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  1. Valentin

    For Coaches Developing stoop Through for Zuchold

    Thanks dunno, That is how I was going to approach it, however I was more in search for pointers on the actual Jam part.. Aside from keep shoulder angle open, and hips above shoulder, what are some drills, specific exercises (my list is limited to 2-3 drills, but I am sure there is more clever...
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    For Coaches Developing stoop Through for Zuchold

    Hello, So I have decide to play around with teaching one of the girls a Zuchold. Reason I chose this skill for her is, because she has flexible shoulders, understands the basket swing well, its linear, simplifies the teaching, she is not the best with having to do many things haha.. In any...
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    For Coaches Level 8 Beam series options

    Thanks for replies everyone
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    For Coaches Level 8 Beam series options

    Hello, I am relative new to coaching Beam, actually its my first year in 10 years of coaching haha, so I am definitely behind the ball on it. I have a level 8 that can do BHS-BHS series which is ideal, but she is kinda on her way out, and the connection has been nothing but headache for her so...
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    For Coaches Over-training Young Gymnasts

    that is true!
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    For Coaches Over-training Young Gymnasts

    I think you will get the same advice from everyone here, which is basically what you are doing.. Do high volume, of low impact and low risk reps on forgiving surfaces like tumble track, rod floor, even if tumbling on floor regularly you can put down panel mats onto of floor, just for extra...
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    For Coaches Need some hip flexor stretches, post 'em if you got 'em!

    Hi, The lunge stretch is with a straight back leg is most ideally stretch, the back leg can either be resting on the ground, or for a more advanced athlete, on the ball of the foot with a straight back leg. Athlete should focus on maintain square hips. shoulder above hips, and be actively...
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    For Coaches Starting to coach optional gymnasts

    Thats fantastic, keep it up
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    For Coaches Starting to coach optional gymnasts

    Best advice i can give you is (by the way boys or girls? ) 1- education, there is a lot of info on the internet, youtube especially. And watching, assisting the head coach that usually means self initiative 2- do not be afraid to tell the kids you dont know, but you will find out, and follow...
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    For Coaches Example Assignments & Goals for Optional Level Gymnasts

    I would like to know too. We have a very flexible policy to keep people on events till assignments are complete. However because of shared space, and apparatus, mental troubles, that does not always happen very often
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    For Coaches iPad apps?

    Yeah this is a great app.. I second its use.. I also use Meet Tracker
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    For Coaches Example Assignments & Goals for Optional Level Gymnasts

    I am having a change of heart lately. Over the last week or so, I think I came to the conclusion that the way I am applying the program and assignments and team management is not effective. I need a revamp, and to get back to good old fashioned pen, paper... PLANNING- I have started keeping...
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    Girls JO proposed changes

    You my friend are the best! Do you know if these are final? Are you aware of any changes to the current Level 7-10? any differences there?
  14. Valentin

    Girls JO proposed changes

    Hi there folks, Does anyone have an up to date list of all the proposed changes that are to be coming into play, or know where I might be able to find that? Or have some inside scoop. Thanks,
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    For Coaches problems with gymnast

    My suggestion on this difficult topic Pull her aside when she has one of these moments, and calmly, explain to her how this attitude and work ethic is counter productive. Does she realize what this is doing to her gymnastics? Sometimes it seems obvious to us, but the kids so damn pre-occupied...
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    For Coaches Example Assignments & Goals for Optional Level Gymnasts

    This is a fantastic! question.. Yes in our gym, assignments are used daily. (My assignments at my gym in mind are on the low side, not because I want to but because the kids I took over this year, cannot handle more without over training and injury. We have had to slowly and gradually increase...
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    For Coaches 10 Coaching Commandments

    Good to know all of the above, thanks
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    For Coaches 10 Coaching Commandments

    Hey.. Here is an article I wrote on 10 guiding principles by which I coach. Would interested to know the boards thoughts Just a rant on some of my coaching philosophy | Coaching Methods
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    For Coaches What makes a good program director?

    Thanks gymcoach26. All those sounds like fairly standard admin tasks, what about leadership? how would you like to see the team director make use of his/her leadership role?
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    For Coaches What makes a good program director?

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if the board members can help shed some light on this for me. In every club I have worked at so far, there has always been a team director, but they never did much more than some basic administration towards getting kids signed up for meets and handling some fees...
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