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Penn State Hires Becerra, Drass As Assistant Women’s Gymnastics Coaches

Penn State Hires Becerra, Drass As Assistant Women’s Gymnastics Coaches

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Sarah Brown has announced the addition of Dallas Becerra and Robert Drass to the coaching staff as assistant coaches. Becerra was an assistant coach under Coach Brown last season at Eastern Michigan, while Coach Brown was a student-athlete under Drass at Missouri from 2008-10. “I’m so excited ...

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University of Washington Picks Rosso As Assistant

University of Washington Picks Rosso As Assistant

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  Head Coach Elise Ray announced that Ralph Rosso has been hired as an assistant coach at Washington.  Rosso brings with him coaching experience as an assistant at George Washington last season, as well as two seasons at Arizona State, as an assistant coach and interim head coach.  While at GW, Rosso helped the Colonials ...

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Pitt Gymnastics Hires Samantha Snider As New Head Coach!

Pitt Gymnastics Hires Samantha Snider As New Head Coach!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The University of Pittsburgh has named Samantha Snider as the new Panther head coach! After 31 years as the head coach for the Panthers, Debbie Yohman stepped down, retiring from her long standing career in gymnastics.  Samantha Snider joins the Panther team after an eight year run working with the Arkansas Razorbacks Gymnastics team. The ...

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Gymnastics Coach Banned In Romania For Abuse Faces Abuse Allegations In The USA

Gymnastics Coach Banned In Romania For Abuse Faces Abuse Allegations In The USA

Gymnastics News Network -Posted by Brandon Chaney Recently GNN added a tip line to our website. We wanted to give people in the community a voice. We knew there were still victims out there. We also knew that parents and coaches were eager to make sure gymnastics stayed a safe sport. What we quickly realized as tip after tip came in, there ...

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GNN Exclusive! Yet Another USA National Gymnastics Coach Being Questioned For Abusive Behavior During Practices – The Abuse In Gymnastics Needs To STOP Now!

GNN Exclusive! Yet Another USA National Gymnastics Coach Being Questioned For Abusive Behavior During Practices – The Abuse In Gymnastics Needs To STOP Now!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon It comes as no surprise that in the wake of Larry Nassar being indicted with count after count of sexual assault from more than 80 individuals, that USAG would sit up and take notice to other abuse claims that have been filed within their organization. GNN has acquired information that a prominent team coach ...

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Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnasts Everywhere – Wear Pink On Friday In Support Of Maddison!

Gymnastics News Network This beautiful gymnast from Classics Gymnastics has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Six short months ago, Maddison was a healthy and very active gymnast. Now she is ready to turn 8 years old on Friday and we are rallying the gymnastics community to ban together wearing pink in support of Maddison – praying for a miracle. Maddison has ...

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Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Another Coach Turns A Blind Eye – Be An Advocate, Not A Bystander

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Recently GNN reported that a victim, Jane Doe, brought suit against former club owner and head coach, Mike West, for sexual abuse that happen during the 1980’s and 1990’s. We also noted that West’s assistant coach, Sam Mc Bride, witnessing the abuse taking place, yet remained silent as court documentation states, ’West managed to ...

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Men’s JO Gymnastics Level 10 Nationals Results Including JE (Top Finishers)

Men’s  JO Gymnastics Level 10 Nationals Results Including JE (Top Finishers)

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Recently the Men’s JO Nationals were held in Kissimmee, Florida at the Silver Spurs Arena.  The competition featured over 850 gymnasts from all over the US.  Below are the results from Men’s Junior Elite & Junior Olympic Level 10  (Top 10+ finishers): JE 15 & 16 yr olds:   JE 17-19 yr olds:     ...

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3 Easy Breathing Drills For Gymnasts to Correct Over Arched Back Positions

3 Easy Breathing Drills For Gymnasts to Correct Over Arched Back Positions

Gymnastics News Network I work with a lot of athletes struggling to correct very overextended lower back and anterior tilted pelvis positions. In itself, I really don’t think a little bit of overextension and forward hip position is a huge deal. However, when it becomes really exaggerated and the athlete loses their ability to reverse this posture it can often create ...

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Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics Sideplank Clam/Reverse Clam for Hip Strength – Video Quick Tip

Gymnastics News Network I’m a huge fan of using doublets or triplets in our strength program to sneak in some much needed, but often overlooked, hip exercises for the smaller stabilizer muscles. They are so important for both injury prevention and optimal hip performance during gymnastics skills. As a busy coach, I know all too well hard it can be ...

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