CAN Nationals MAG – day 1

Canada’s goal is to qualify a full team to the Paris Olympics. Top 12 at Worlds 2023.

The have a good talent pool to choose from. Zach Clay’s 14.350 Pommels is a BIG number for this team.

Yurchenko twisting progression


I wouldn’t use this often. But it might help a gymnast feel confident at the beginning of adding a second twist.

It might even work for a gymnast trying to delay initiating a half or 3/2 twist.

way-too-early 2024 NCAA predictions

  1. Oklahoma
  2. LSU
  3. Cal
  4. Utah
  5. Florida
  6. Alabama
  7. Michigan
  8. Kentucky
  9. UCLA
  10. Michigan State

Read more on College Gym News.

Cal Hall of Fame = Barry Weiner

For me Barry is one of the most astute technical coaches in the world.

His ascension to the Cal Berkeley Hall of Fame well deserved.


Paris Olympics – Pride House

The Pride House is designed to be a welcoming and inclusive space and will be in operation throughout the period of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

… gender equality, diversity and equal opportunities …

Pride House has been launched alongside the Fair-Play Association, which aims to promote fair play, inclusion, equality and respect for people in sport regardless of gender, sexual orientation, expression or gender identity. …

Olympic ideals. Racists and homophobes should stay away.

NEW Pommel Book by Miguel Costante 

Amazon for Kindle or Paperback:

The English translation has just been released. Miguel has coached in Canada for decades and is completely bilingual.

Miguel is widely recognized one of the best MAG age-group coaches.

He’s available as a consultant for any club worldwide.

Happily, Miguel also has a lot of FREE content on his site in both English & Spanish so you can check out his coaching philosophy first.

The NEW website is (no S at the end of Gymnastic)