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Things That I am Thankful For 2014

Things That I am Thankful For Dear Gym Momentum Coaches, Camp and Clinic Attendees, and Gymnasts. Like every year this year has had its ups and its downs.  The constant is YOU. Your support, your friendship, your dedication and enthusiasm is why I do what I do.  When I hire my staff  for Gym Momentum Camps or Clinics I'm looking for people who, like me,   strive to be amazing and go beyond the expectations of all attendees. I'm hoping that my staff will also be friends. What I've … [Read More...]

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Front Aerial Drill

I have always loved front and side aerials. Not just for their artistic enjoyment but for the leg drive that it teaches. Here is a drill that showed really good results with this young lady from … [Read More...]

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Dear Gymnastics Coaches

This morning I came across this article posted by WENDY BRUCE MARTIN on her blog GET PSYCHED. I couldn't contact her fast enough asking permission to repost. Please take the time to follow her blog. You will NOT be disappointed.  I am very excited to announce that Wendy will be working at GYM MOMENTUM CAMPS this summer! View original article  Dear Gymnastics Coaches, Since working with athletes over the past years I have found a few common themes that I hear from the athletes. Since … [Read More...]

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Habits of Productive Gymnastics Coaches

This will be the first in a series of articles that I intend to write. Some will be here, hopefully some will be published in magazines that I contribute to. (But don't worry- if they don't get picked up- I will put them here!) Heading to the Region 6 Development Camp last week Neil Resnick and I had a great conversation about what the most successful coaches do (possibly differently from others). What makes them a success. The most successful coaches I know are also the most productive … [Read More...]

I AM A REFLECTION OF YOUR LIGHT

November 4, 1994 First day in the gym.  My Gym. Wow. This place is HUGE. I hope we can get to 280 students this year. This is going to be great! November 4, 2014 Tuesday. My Gym. Things are really tight in the gym. I may have to cap enrollment at 600. I wonder if I should expand or look at opening up a third location? This is going to be great!  I AM A REFLECTION OF YOUR LIGHT The last 20 years have been pretty amazing. (Read Letter To Myself) On the way into work this morning I was … [Read More...]

Dealing With Difficult Parents

You probably never imagined contending with difficult parents when you dreamed of becoming a coach. Unfortunately, almost every coach is faced with an irate parent at some time. Not only is dealing with an angry or unreasonable parent upsetting, it’s time consuming. It’s only natural for parents to want the best for their child. Every now and then there are parents who refuse to accept that their child struggles in the gym. It can be easy for them to make excuses and blame others for their … [Read More...]

27 things parents of gymnasts should avoid

I recently came across the article. I cannot remember the first time I read this but I remember being a VERY rookie coach handing this out to all the parents of my current team. It was written by J. Howard, Professional gymnastics coach since 1980, Tumbling, Double mini and Trampoline coach since 1986, gymnastics author of 26 books, Gymnastics/Sports hypnotist, Coach of Gymnastics, Tumbling, Double-mini, Trampoline and Cheer-leading State, Regional, National, Jr. Olympic National, Jr. Elite … [Read More...]