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How to coach gymnastics AND have a successful relationship.

I published a version of this at my other website, Vacilando.  I Do Not Give Relationship Advice, But…. While recently speaking at Region 2 Congress I was having a conversation with a newly married acquaintance. After the obligatory congratulations and wishing him luck I shared that my 25th anniversary was coming up. He asked- with all the traveling I do, What is the secret for a lasting relationship? He was worried that as a gymnastics coach his relationship may be doomed before it … [Read More...]

Latest Video Drills

Latest Video Drills

Tkatchev Drill

Tkatchev video drill from Arun Kumar Jayan in India. (Known to his friends in the west as Colin Zand) This drill teaches how to maintain posture and body shape throughout the … [Read More...]

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Gym Momentum Training Camp Boston 2015 Schedule

Gym Momentum Training Camp SCHEDULE Yellow Jackets Gymnastics. 4B Lookout Ln. Middleton, Massachusetts Thursday June 25. 6:00 Arrival check in and Orientation. 7:00- 8:30 Light Training with personal coaches JUNE 26th. Training 9 AM – 5:30 PM. Lunch  and a snack will be provided 9:00-9:20 Warm Up 9:25- 10:00 event 1 10:05-10:40 event 2 10:45-11:20 event 3 11:20-11:30 Break 11:30-12:05 event 4 12:10-12:45 event 5 12:45- 1:45 LUNCH/ rest 1:45-2:00 warm up 2:05 –2:40 event … [Read More...]

Social Media Lecture Notes

SOCIAL MEDIA Social Media Tony Retrosi Gym Momentum tony@gymmomentum.com Twitter @gym_momentum @tretrosi @atlanticgym Facebook Tony Retrosi (tretrosi) Gym Momentum (GYM-Momentum) Atlantic Gymnastics (atlanticgym) THE LAST THING YOU NEED IS... Social Media Stop giving me that pop-up ad for facebook.com! There's a reason you don't talk to people for 25 years. Because you don't particularly like them! Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is … [Read More...]

Tumbling and Twisting Notes

Front and back tumbling Tony Retrosi tony@Gymmomentum.com Tony’s 10 Commandments for tumbling 1. PLAN. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance 2. Teach the big picture. - Don’t be so technical when they are learning. 3. Patience - not everyone learns at the same pace 4. Teach it right the first time 5. Safety rolls. Learn how to fall. It is going to happen, be prepared 6. Small muscles help big muscles Use all of them! Conditioning for success 7. provide training stations, … [Read More...]