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  • Rick Mc 1:01 pm on August 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    foam pit log rolling 

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Quick Tip – Jumping 

    Swing Big:

    … one of the drills I do with young gymnasts to develop their punching and coordination. …

    There are lots of ways you can do these drills, this is with a small hula hoop, but I really prefer carpet squares or a chalk box on the floor. The more ways you can get gymnasts punching and jumping early, the better off they’ll be.


    click through to see the rest – Quick Tip: Developing Punching and Coordination

    (via Gymnastics Coaching)

  • Rick Mc 2:19 am on February 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Rell’s Handstand Game 

    Carrie Spender Lennox:

    In my house, my kids know the rule that we don’t throw balls in the house. But, handstands, cartwheels and bar routines are A-OK!!!!

    My couches have been pushed aside in order to make room for the Brianna Beam and Junior Kip Bar – and, since we live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, these products are a savior for keeping my kids active!

    My girls, Rell and Quinn, are recreational gymnasts at Twisters Gymnastics in Port Hadlock, WA. Having some equipment at home allows them to play with such creativity, outside the structure of a class. During this past holiday break, I heard the familiar, “Mommy, watch this!!” and found Rell upside-down against her Handstand Homework Mat playing a tossing game with her stuffed animals and my pots and pans. …

    Don’t Throw Balls in the House ;-)

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 3:16 am on February 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Start Here, Go Anywhere. 

    Gymnastics New South Wales in Australia seems to have embraced the USAG motto. :-)

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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on October 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    jumping UP on Beam 

    A nice set-up for the little ones from GAGE Gymnastics.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    (via Swing Big)

  • Rick Mc 10:36 pm on September 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    USA Congress Handstand Presentation 

    For the first time ever, Tumbl Trak staff member, Carrie Lennox, and ambassador, Michelle Kocan worked collaboratively to present a lecture at National Congress.

    The lecture discussed the fundamentals of shaping a great handstand in recreational – pre team athletes. Information was geared toward fun and creative ways to positively encourage coaches to instill good habits in athletes early on.

    Feedback from the lecture was positive, including one comment, “I didn’t know there was so much to learn about HANDSTANDS!”

    You can see their slide show online here.

    perfect handstand

    Please Contact Carrie (carrie@tumbltrak.com) with any questions or observations you may have!

    That’s from the Tumbl Trak Sept 2013 email newsletter

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on August 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Parkour cross training for gymnasts 

    Urban Gymnastics set-up at our annual Gymnastics Camp in Idaho 2013.

    Great for building confidence, improving MOTOR fitness: rhythm, agility, timing, balance, etc.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    (via HPTC)

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on June 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    elephant headstands 

    One of the most unlikely creatures to do a headstand must be Pachyderms.

    … Or are they trunkstands?

    elephant headstands

    Google image search for elephant headstands.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on June 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    $17 gymnastics “Fun Stick” 

    Low cost, yet with plenty of uses.

    Fun Sticks are a NEW fun product that have multiple uses. Velcro™ flaps on one end of each Fun Stick allow them to stand up on closed loop carpeted surfaces. Use a set for jumping over, marking stations, obstacle courses, and more!

    Fun Sticks are an essential element in creating a Forster Handstand Training System, which helps gymnasts learn to self-correct handstand positioning at all skill levels. The Handstand Training System is a great side station for bars that will keep your gymnasts working and learning new skills while they wait their turn on bars.

    All that is needed to create a Forster Handstand Training System are Fun Sticks, a wall with closed loop carpet, and a Floor Bar or Beam. For early learners, have students kick up to a handstand with their legs touching the Fun Stick. Move the Fun Stick down on the wall to wrist height and watch your more advanced gymnast’s impressive handstand work.

    Individual Fun Sticks are supplied in random colors. Packages of 6 include one of each color.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


  • Rick Mc 12:08 am on March 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply  


    Good reminders for those managing sports programs.

    1. Hire right.
    2. Offer clear goals.
    3. Manage by walking around.
    4. Share your finances.
    5. Do incentives right.
    6. Build trust.
    7. Treat workers like people.


    Island Tag, a classic gymnastics game that helps develop motor skills like balance, agility, coordination and spacial awareness.

    That’s A-Mazing Adventures in Regina.

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