spotting boxes for Bars

Al Fong perfected the science of using spotting boxes for teaching Bars. It’s a portable channel pit that can be changed around depending on the level of gymnasts and target skill.

Click PLAY or watch one example on YouTube.

Tumbl Trak is now selling Al’s system. Cost for the package is $2275.

Men’s Best Scores of 2017

Uncle Tim updated his UTRS (Uncle Tim Ranking System).

The top scoring H Bar routine is 15.0 for Xiao Ruoteng. Here’s his most recent set.

Click PLAY or watch Xiao Ruoteng on YouTube.

6.2 + 8.333 = 14.533

4 Tkachevs? That’s too many. FIG MTC has been successful in decreasing the number of ugly Rybalko skills, but the rules should encourage a variety of different releases.

Also … is coach actually going to try to slow him down if he misses one of those Tkachevs? That’s a tough spot.

inappropriate coaching behaviours

Vinnie Silber:

Giving gifts, especially if only some children receive them. Gifts given by coaches included gadgets and electronics, clothing, jewelry, stuffed animals and bicycles.

Spending time alone with children, especially behind closed doors. …

Tickling.

Poking.

Massaging stomach or other areas.

Hair stroking.

Sitting in laps.

Putting hands in inappropriate places while spotting gymnasts.

Talking about romantic or sexual relationships.

Sexual jokes or comments. …

Warning Signs of Sexual Abuse

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AN INDYSTAR INVESTIGATION TRACED THE PATH OF FORMER COACH RAY ADAMS ACROSS A DOZEN GYMS IN FOUR STATES.