I am a strong believer that as coaches, we should spend a lot of time in class on conditioning and basics. With my current group of gymnasts, I have spent a huge amount of time on handstands and the all important core conditioning […]
If you haven't seen it already (or even if you have!) check out this great video of 13 year old Greg
Char wrote a nice piece on Aerial Skiier Ashley Caldwell Your chair is your enemy - a piece from The New York Times Aileen Gallagher of NY Magazine on Why figure
My girls competed excellently at the competition last weekend. Their individual scores were so consistent that we came away with the team gold. I'm so delighted for them.
Many thanks to Gymnastics in Europe for drawing my attention to this blog Coaching Gymnastics In The New Millenium. So far I have just skimmed through some of
I recently bought "Letters to a young gymnast", a book by Nadia Comaneci. It just arrived today so I'll be snuggling up in bed to read it tonight.
It's one particular thing I love about coaching. I love seeing the gymnasts smile. My groups are doing really well lately and achieving some great new things. I
There’s something I have noticed about myself since I’ve come through my teenage years and left my gymnast days behind. I am now nearing my mid-twenties and have
Many thanks to Rick McCharles for posting a link to these FANTASTIC photographs from The Big Picture of gymnasts in action at the World Championships in London. I am
This week the World Championships 2009 will kick off in the O2 Arena in London. Unfortunately I won't be able to make the trip across the pond to see the
Tonights training session will be the first for me in the 2009 - 2010 season. I hope that this year will be a very successful year for all
Irish Gymnastics have released their new Code of Ethics on their website. You can download it from the download section in the main menu. How does this compare
I often find it hard to recall moments from my childhood; the first time I rode a bike, the first time I went on holidays, but I can
Thanks to Rick at GymnasticsCoaching.com for posting this youtube video of a fantastic little gymnast Catherine Lyons from the UK. Catherine was competing at Level 4 and shows some
Everybody involved with gymnastics has their favourite routines from the competitions and events over the years. Below are some of mine. I have chosen some performances from the