spotting a stalled Jaeger

Russian junior gymnast Vladislava Urazova hit her feet on Jaeger stalling the forward rotation. I thought her coach did a good job slowing her down on the fall to her back.

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Giant on P Bars

Spotting alternatives. Most coaches spot from the side.

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SUPER BUNGEE!

Astounding.

Watch how Aerialist skiers train.

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Gymnastics “saves”

I skipped the Gymnastics FAILS meme not wanting to encourage people considering falls as entertainment.

But I do love gymnasts who can SAVE a skill or routine. That takes psychological toughness.

There is some great coaching SPOTTING in this blog, as well.

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Click PLAY or watch the original SAVES montage on YouTube.

Kayla DiCello – Bars

Kayla feels confident to do this routine with no coach standing in.

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Keeping Gymnasts SAFE

Chalk It Up Buttercup is the YouTube channel of 8-year-old Buttercup.

In this excellent video Buttercup and her coaches talk about keeping gymnasts safe, especially on appropriate and inappropriate touching.

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This is the video I’ll be showing to kids. It’s relatable and balanced. #BurnItAllDown types seem to want to ban all spotting. That’s dangerous, of course.

(via Aimee B)