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.

Gym Momentum Training Camp 2017

Tony Retrosi‘s annual Camp went July 6-9, 2017 in Boston.

Great staff: Ivan Ivanov, Chris Gallardo, Vasko Vetzev, Wendy Bruce-Martin, Nicole Langevin, Jamie DonkinCarley Meyer, Daire Oceanlag, Jame Parent, Brian Korman, Jeremy MosierJody Nichols.Cara GonzelesBrian PickardChris Lakeman, Hildur OlafsdottirEmbla Jóhannesdóttir and Vladimir Zmudia.

Click PLAY or watch highlights on YouTube.

Tanya Ho new Seawolf Gymnastics Head Coach

ANCHORAGE – Interim athletic director Tim McDiffett announced Thursday that the University of Alaska Anchorage has hired Tanya Ho as the Seawolves’ new head gymnastics coach.

… Ho becomes just the second head coach in 34 years of Seawolf gymnastics history. …

Go Seawolves 

related – Sea Wolves are for real. I saw some on Vancouver Island.

Canadian Teams named to Worlds


  • Ellie Black, Halifax, NS – Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club
  • Brooklyn Moors, Cambridge, ON – Dynamo Gymnastics
  • Shallon Olsen, Surrey, BC – Omega Sports Centre
  • Isabela Onyshko, Brandon, MB – Brandon Eagles Gymnastics


  • Brittany Rogers, Calgary, AB – Calgary Gymnastics Centre
  • Rose Kaying Woo, Brossard, QC – Gym-Richelieu


  • Zachary Clay, Chilliwack, BC – Twisters Gymnastics Club
  • Scott Morgan, Vancouver, BC – Flicka Gymnastics
  • Jackson Payne, Calgary, AB – Calgary Gymnastics Centre
  • Thierry Pellerin, Lévis, QC – Gymnamic

Under consideration:

  • Rene Cournoyer, Repentigny, QC – Club Gymnika
  • Kevin Lytwyn, Stoney Creek, ON – Burlington BG’s
  • Samuel Paquin, Saint-Jérome, QC – Centre Père Sablon

Gymnastics Canada

These names are not carved in stone. It’s early. No doubt the competing team will be those athletes healthy and consistent in Montreal with the best chance of qualifying to a final.

The Canadian Men have good depth right now. Jackson Payne won the final AA mock meet at Camp.