The Frame Bar can be mounted to the Tumbl Trak,™ Inground Tumbl Trak, Xtreme Tumbl Trak, Recreation Tumbl Trak and Porta Trak.
It allows gymnasts to practice a variety of bar skills including handstand skills, uprises and several release moves. The Frame Bar easily attaches and detaches with steel knobs (no hardware required). It has become a “must have” accessory to any Tumbl Trak.™
Turn your Tumbl Trak™ into a vaulting station by using the Cross Supports in conjunction with the Table Top Vault Blocks. These two metal bars are placed across the Tumbl Trak™ and are adjustable to also fit other tumbling tracks. Price includes safety padding.
Designed specifically for use with the Tumbl Trak or Porta Trak, this mat attaches securely to the end of either unit with nylon webbing straps. A multi-density filler is covered on the top, sides and bottom with 18 oz. coated vinyl. Nylon mesh breather fabric is located along each side.
The NEW T-Trainer can help train skills for vault, tumbling AND bars. Shaped like a vault top, springy like a Mini Tramp and as useful as a vault board, the T-Trainer will quickly become your favorite training aid. The top surface is made with our Xtreme bed material and measures the same as a vault table, (3’ x 4’). Your athletes will love this bouncy vault top for Yurchenko’s, Tsuk’s, Handsprings and more.
From the Experts: 5 Things you can do TODAY to improve your athletes; By Nick Ruddock
In my various roles as a personal coach and national coach, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many clubs, countries and continents. Throughout this time I’ve learnt that irrespective of where you are in the world, athletes and coaches face the same struggles day in, day out.
Gymnastics is, well gymnastics. There may be different styles, different methods and different philosophies, but the key principles will never change, and with that in mind, I’m never too surprised to come across the same common barriers holding athletes and coaches back in their pursuit of high performance results.
I’ve compiled these into a ‘top 5’ common barriers holding athletes and coaches back:
1. Improve your Physical Preparation program. No question, this is number one. I’ve written in previous articles about the importance of a ‘layered’ approach to coaching elements, and a solid foundation of physical preparation will always give a great return. You can’t build a house on sand, so how can we try teaching an unconditioned athlete to backward giant or kip cast to handstand? If you could only focus on one part of your coaching education, this would be it.
2. Look at the Volume of Training You may be working with a great athlete, and coaching in a technically sound way, but without the necessary time to practice and consolidate it just isn’t realistic to expect an athlete to fulfill their potential. Sorry guys, 10 hours a week for a 12 year old just isn’t enough at top end … Of course the quality of training is as essential as the quantity so increasing your training by 5 hours a week will only be beneficial if the ingredients are of a high quality!
3. Improve the Work Ethic of your Athletes (and yourself) What does work ethic look like? It’s the athlete that works FAST, for the opportunity to perform as many repetitions as possible in a session, making use of all the time available to improve. It means running between apparatus, moving equipment fast, not wasting time in the changing room etc. The result? More practice! A few extra repetitions on each apparatus soon multiply over time. Do the math and you’ll be astounded of how this plays out over a year … Remember, an athlete’s work ethic is often a refection of the coaches. !
4. Set Gold Medal Standards. What’s acceptable to me may not be the same as what it is acceptable to you. High performing coaches all have one common factor, high standards. They understand the benchmark they are working to achieve and will continue to work towards the finite details. The details are the difference that makes the difference. Could you raise your performance expectations?