These packages make a great starter equipment for those who are just beginning!
The Jr. Kip Bar will grow with your child! The standard bar is great for that 4 year old who is hanging on it and playing all the time. Use the extensions and it works wonders for the 10 year old who is learning casting, kipping, and basic circling skills.
Tumbl Trak Tumbling Mats are the highest quality mats on the market! They make great holiday gifts and are available in a wide range of colors and sizes.
ARE YOU COACHING TO THE TEST?
By Michelle Kocan, Tumbl Trak Ambassador
I am intrigued by my teacher friends and parents around me talking about standardizing tests and how they have to teach to the test or that their kids are missing out because they just learn for the test. That got me thinking….Do I coach to the test? Are my kids only learning enough to get good scores at the meets? Is this really the best way to coach, help create great gymnasts…
So here are some of my thoughts.
First we need to have good basics, we do them every day. Our kids know that these have to be done correctly to move on to the more challenging skills. When your athletes understand this concept they are more willing to make the basics the best they can every practice.
Second we use a progressive nature to teach skills. We spend a lot of time doing drills for skills. We may introduce drills for a skill they may not use for years. We do the drills so that when it is time to perform the skill the confidence is there. We have lead ups for almost any skill you can think of and if we don’t have one we will create one. I love it when the kids say,”Coach Michelle, you have that look, what drill are you thinking of today”. [Read More]