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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on January 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Rec Gymnastics in Texas 

    WOGA, Frisco

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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on January 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    vaulting circuit for little hot shots 

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  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    L’il Gymnastics Ninja 

    I Can Gymnastics, LLC‘s mobile Gymnastics program discovered this acrobat.

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  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on January 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    LANDING on the feet 

    As Keith Russell always says: We teach landings first. We teach landings best.

    Landing and falling safely are LIFE skills.

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  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on December 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    recruiting Gymnastics instructors in Australia 

    Here’s how it works.

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  • Rick Mc 3:04 am on December 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Merry Gymnastics Christmas 

    via Mismo Gymnastics

    Christmas Gymnastics

     
  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on December 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Tic Tac Toe relay race 

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  • Rick Mc 3:00 am on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics for All in Sri Lanka 

    The FIG Gymnastics for All Committee held a “Join the GfA Activities” course in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on November 23-25, 2017, with the participation of 49 enthusiastic Gymnastics coaches from seven national federations from the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), namely Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on December 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    teaching BRIDGES in Gymnastics 

    Many children can do a back bend before they get to your first Gymnastics class.

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    Some cannot. Some are not strong & flexible enough. Some are still nervous about falling on their backs.

    Never force a group of kids to do Bridges. It can be a BIG disincentive for participation.

    Instead challenge children to do Bridge activities. Start with activities lying over soft equipment in a Bridge position. Encourage them to work towards Bridges balancing on head, hands and feet (Wrestler’s Bridge).

    The final goal is an elevated Bridge. Hands on the floor, feet up on something higher.

    Never spot beginners into the Bridge position. Let them discover how to get into position on their own.

    Certainly some children will never be able to achieve a proper Bridge. That’s OK.

     
  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on December 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    teaching LANDINGS at Gymnastics 

    We teach landing and falling safely FIRST at Gym.

    We teach landing and falling safely BEST at Gym.

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    Of the 6 movement patterns we teach, LANDINGS are the most important.

    Children should practice in a padded playground under supervision long, long before they have a bad fall from a bicycle out in the cold, cruel world.

     
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