I just wanted to tell you a few things that are happening at the gym that you might not know about.
1. We got some new equipment!! We now have a tramp spring board that will help greatly with vaulting. We also got a Forester bar that helps with bar skills and back extension rolls and what I call a torture bar that is supposed to help with posture. It’s not really torture, just a way to get there arms above there head without us coaches having to say it a million times. I’ve been looking forward to getting these items all year!
2. A fun coach game. We always play games for the kids. Now it’s the coaches turn. The kids get to vote for the next three weeks for which coach they preferred on four different coaching subjects. Example – who was the most positive. The coach with the highest percentage of votes wins 50.00 per category and the runner up gets 25.00. Just another way we train our coaches to be better. Let the kids give us feedback.
3. A clinic for our team kids. Each year we try to invite guest coaches to come in and help evaluate how we are doing and give us new ideas on how to coach. This is so beneficial. We know we don’t know everything and we love to be critiqued too. It helps us to grow. The kids love getting a new perspective on tricks they are learning. This year we’ve been fortunate enough to have these coaches come twice. They are from SUU and coach the collegiate and Junior Olympic gymnasts.