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Archive for category: Gymnastics Tips
06
13
2017

Abuse in the Gym: How to Recognize It and Combat It

This is a pretty touchy subject right now in the world of gymnastics. As a parent and a coach, I see both sides of the picture. As a coach, you always want your team to succeed and be the best. You want them to stand out on top, hit the podium every meet and end on a great note as state champion. You push your athletes beyond limitations at times because you know they are fully capable of being the best at what they do. But where do you draw the line? I have seen coaches scream and belittle thei...

02
21
2017

Body Image Bullying and Injuries Episode 2

Listen in on Jumptwist as we discuss body image, bullying and injuries. In todays society, body image and bullying is a serious subject. We open up on our personal experiences, how to deal with them, how it affects someone and what to do if it happens to you. We also chat about injuries and how to take every one serious. Your body is your instrument and you must keep it well kept to continue on a safe healthy long career.  If there is a topic you would like to hear us discuss, let us know.

02
07
2017

Fear, Social Life, Sacrifice, and Competition Tips | Episode 1

What happens when a gymnast/coach, retired gymnast, and gymnastics judge talk gymnastics? Topics in this gymnastics podcast include fear, social life, sacrifice, competition tips, visualization, raw talent vs. hard work, and choosing floor music. This podcast is meant to give gymnasts some insight and mentorship. Team Jumptwist gives advice on many topics that can help motivate and encourage gymnasts throughout their careers. If there are topics you would like us to discuss, please comment below...

12
16
2016

Ready Or Not It’s Competition Season!

It is that time of year again when the holidays come to an end, and the meets begin! For some gymnasts, this is a glorious time while for others it can’t get any more nerve-wracking. For those gymnasts who feel overwhelmed this time of year, Team Jumptwist is here to help! These are our top 4 tips to be prepared and enjoy competing.      Tip #1     Control Your Emotions: This tip is at the top of the list because it is hands down one of the most important. Keeping your emotions under contr...

11
22
2016

U.S. Figure Skating Launches Inspirational Get Up℠ Campaign

By: haley0

Information about Get Up Get Up was introduced on the 21st of October where campaign spokesperson Scott Hamilton appeared on TODAY. The website,www.WeGetUp.com, had officially launched earlier of that week along with a multichannel paid media campaign. The website,www.WeGetUp.com,  includes films that are created by a British film director. These films feature U.S. Figure skating Members, as well as include interviews with Team USA skaters; inspirational Get Up stories and a celebration of organ...

11
21
2016

10 Simple Fixes to Increase your Compulsory Beam Scores

Sometimes the scores on the balance beam can be unbelievable to a coach, parent, or gymnast especially if the gymnast managed to stay on the beam. However, there are so many deductions that the judges can take that it is easy for them to add up without the routine actually looking so low-scoring. There are times where you may see one gymnast fall off the beam and still score higher than her teammate who stayed on the entire time. If you read the following 10 tips to improve your beam scores, you...