Let It Rip, Reload, Win or Learn – A Three Piece Competition Day Strategy

The day of a gymnastics competition is probably stressful for you. There are additional stressors that don’t show up at practice, such as judges and spectators, the equipment is sometimes different or unfamiliar, and you’re worried about what scores you’ll receive, and what kind of mistakes you could potentially make.

Fortunately for you, it doesn’t have to be that stressful, and there is a better way to approach your competition day. In this blog post, we’ll cover a quick, three-piece strategy that can help remove some of the stress from your competition.

[Coaches’ Corner] Reversing the Cycle of Low Motivation

Being a gymnastics coach is a noble (and worthy pursuit), but it’s no doubt a challenging one. It’s a career path that requires near-constant sacrifice, dedication, and a true passion for learning that can be surpassed by nothing. I truthfully believe that around 90% of gymnastics coaches are well-intentioned educators that are looking to make an impact in the lives of young people through teaching and coaching gymnastics.

Quick Tips for Building New Habits

There’s no more effective way to reach your goals than to build new habits that support that goal, and to stick to it. But building a new habit can be tough. It takes a little bit of strategy and lot of dedication to use your new habits to reach your goal. In this article, we’ll cover eight quick tips for building a new habit that will make reaching your biggest goals and making your biggest dreams a reality, a breeze.

The Basics of Gymnastics Visualization

I just released (like right now, 30 seconds ago) my second “Gymnastics Mindset” episode, and we talked all about how using visualization in your gymnastics can create more consistent gymnastics, all while reducing fear and self-doubt. Sounds great, right?

We’ve found that most coaches know what visualization is, and that many even try to include it as a small part of their training program or curriculum if they can. However, the issue is that most gymnasts don’t see the importance of visualization, or they don’t know how to visualize, or they feel awkward doing visualization exercises in the gym. For those of you that either listened to the podcast episode already, or just wanted it in writing, here’s the basics of visualization for gymnastics that you can use to make a real, noticeable difference in your performance.