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It seems timely, as the nation begins to rebuild, redefine and strengthen our sport that we revisit these valuable concepts we hold true to our mission.
Be the kind of teacher that helps students to learn and the kind of coach who prepares athletes well for competition.
Deconstructing skills is essential for safe progression - break skills down into the smallest steps and be patient with the process.
Early in the history of gymnastics coaching, spotting was essential for athlete safety. Today, with access to education/knowledge, use of progressions, and advances in equipment, athletes can gain confidence and good habits in their skills to do on their own.
Practice sincerity in choices of words used in positive coaching. “Good Job” and “Way to GO” can be used excessively. Earned praise can be impactful when timed with desired improvements and corrections.
Use conditioning is a privilege; not as a punishment.
Gymnastics is a venue for teaching life lessons such as discipline, courage, perseverance and work-ethic.
Respect is a two way street to be earned by coaches and athletes alike.
Gymnastics skills are unnatural to humans. Misshapes will happen again and again as the body learns new habits. Be patient with the process.
When a student says I can't, challenge yourself to hear that as a signal they are not ready and back up a few steps until they ARE ready.