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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 3:03 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 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.

  • Rick Mc 5:01 am on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Special Needs Trampolining 

    Is trampoline a good activity for participants with special needs?

    Find out on a new site out of the U.K. dedicated to the topic. It already has a surprisingly number of links.

    Rebound Therapy® is the phrase used to describe the practice of using a trampoline to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of Special Needs. …

    Special Needs Trampolining classes (£4.50 drop-in)

    … a resource for people across the world involved in trampolining and specifically encourage those involved with special needs participants. You might be a special needs teacher, a physiotherapist, a mainstream trampolining coach …

    visit the home page – Special Needs Trampolining

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