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We did thank our friend Tony for coming up with this great idea, The Gymnastic Minute, but what we forgot to mention is that Tony & his band plays the introduction to our gymnastic minute!!  We hope you are all enjoying them, and remember, you can subscribe to them on YouTube!

  • Mary Lee Tracy has been busy posting on her blog..tell our coaches what you would like to hear about.  Let us know what you want. 

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  • Visit The Gymnastic Minute for free quick tips on training from our coaches!!

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May DVD Releases

Circuit Training for Muscle Endurance   DVD
by Mary Lee Tracy

THow to increase your athlete’s ability to do full sets, finish strong and be safe. Mary Lee Tracy’s DVD, Circuit Training for Muscle Endurance, covers this rarely covered but extremely important topic. We normally talk about muscle and plyometric strength, but not muscle endurance capabilities necessary to compete effectively. This video covers two different muscle endurance circuits that Mary Lee uses in her gym.  (More info). $29.95

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Yurchenko Progressions Part 2 – Flipping   DVD
by Tony Retrosi

Learn how to Successfully and Safely Develop the Advanced Yurchenko Vault.  Tony, Retrosi’s DVD, Yurchenko Progressions Part 2 – Flipping continues the development of this extremely popular vault from his first video Yurchenko Progressions. He begins with drills to improve landings and cover how to improve the flipping and twisting elements of advanced twisting Yurchenkos.
(More info). $29.95

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Yurchenko Progressions 2 Disk Set (1 & 2)  DVD
by Tony Retrosi

Training your mind is as essential
Learn how to Successfully and Safely Develop the Advanced Yurchenko Vault. Tony Retrosi’s Yurchenko Progressions clearly covers all the elements needed to successfully teach the Yurchenko Vault. On the first DVD he breaks the vault into six distinct elements: the run, the hurdle, the round-off, the back handspring, the flip, and the landing. Included on the video is a section that puts all the elements together. The second disk begins with drills to improve landings and covers how to improve the flipping and twisting elements of advanced twisting Yurchenkos.
(More info). $54.95

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Great Programs for you and your Coaches

GEW – Gymnastics Educational Workshops have announced their schedule for 2009!!

GEW offers affordable workshop that provides tools and ideas to improve, educate and motivate gymnastics class instructors to teach recreational and preschool gymnasts.

Workshop Dates & Places

* Fri 5/29/2009: GEW-May29 & 30 USAG WA State Clinic
* Sat 7/11/2009: GEW-July 11 & 12 Camp
* Sun 8/23/2009: GEW-Aug 23-Raleigh NC
* Sun 8/23/2009: GEW-Aug 23-Chicago, IL
* Sun 8/23/2009: GEW-Aug 23-Atlanta, GA
* Sun 8/30/2009: GEW-Aug 30- Kansas, MO
* Sun 8/30/2009: GEW-Aug 30-Kalamazoo, MI
* Sun 8/30/2009: GEW – Aug 30 – Virginia/DC area
* Sun 9/13/2009: GEW-Sep 13-Denver, CO
* Sun 9/13/2009: GEW-Sep13-Milwaukee, WI
* Sun 9/27/2009: GEW – Sep 27 – Columbus, OH
* Sun 10/4/2009: GEW-Oct 4-Indianapolis, IN
* Sun 10/4/2009: GEW – Oct 4 – Philadelphia Area

www.gymnasticseducationalworkshop.com

The Gymnastic Minute

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The Gymnastic Minute

This You Tube Channel has short gymnastic training tips from some of the most well known and successful gymnastic coaches.

Some of the videos already have hundreds of views!!

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/thegymnasticminute

and subscribe to receive notice of updates, we hope to be adding tips weekly!!

The Five Rings of Mental Toughness Training – Women’s Gymnastics   DVD
by Alison Arnold Ph.D,

Training your mind is as essential
as training your body…

These five sessions lead by USA Gymnastics Sport Psychology Consultant Alison Arnold Ph.D. will help you become the gymnast you were meant to be. The mind is the most important muscle you will ever use. Each section helps you train your mind with drills, visualizations, and motivational tips from some of the leading gymnasts and coaches across the USA. Get ready to take your gymnastics to the next level. Train your mind and change your life.  (More info). $75.00

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