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Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Social media has become fair game for coaches and recruiters.  Sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have always been a great source for a coach to view the “other side” of an athlete, but in this day and age it has become one of the most useful tools that a coach can ...

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900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Over 900 gymnasts are expected to compete at the 2017 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships scheduled for April 28-30. The Level 9 Eastern Championships will be held in Lansing, Mich., and the Western Championships competing in Boise, Idaho. The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are both USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both ...

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Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

  Gymnastics News Network Talk about a catchy blog title, right? Before anyone thinks I’m here to set fires, I’m not. The goal of this blog post is to give gymnastics and the medical world information, tools, and practical strategies to approach the topic of split and over split training. Hopefully, I can meld current science with the reality of needing ...

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Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   After a busy summer competing all-around in Rio as Peru’s first Olympic gymnast, Ariana Orrego Martinez returned to the U.S. to train at her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia.  The gym first gained notoriety when Gabby Douglas claimed race issues involving the staff and other gymnasts.  “I felt being bullied and isolated from ...

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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic in Gymnastics (Part 3)

Gymnastics News Network Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing some of my thoughts on elbow injuries in gymnastics. If you haven’t read Part 1 (find it here) and Part 2 (find it here), I would be sure to check those out. Today, I’m going to close out the article series with 2 more hugely important points about ...

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Which Super 6 Team Will Be Taking Home The NCAA Championship Crown?

Which Super 6 Team Will Be Taking Home The NCAA Championship Crown?

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Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Understand and Combatting the Elbow Injury in Gymnastics (Part 2)

Gymnastics News Network After publishing Part 1 of this article series last week, I was completely blown away to see the response it got. Along with making it’s way around to thousands of people on social media, I also got quite a few emails asking questions about elbow issues and OCD injuries in gymnastics. I’m really happy that people enjoyed the information, ...

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Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Understanding and Combatting the Elbow Injury Epidemic In Gymnastics (Part 1)

Gymnastics News Network Over the last few years of treating a large amount of gymnastics patients, elbow injuries have consistently ranked in the top five most common issues athletes come in with. A few of them have been more traumatic, accident based problems (fell onto an outstretched arm, accidentally peeled off bars, etc). These injuries are usually elbow fractures, dislocations, or ...

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That Perfect Landing Leaves A Lasting Impression On Judges

That Perfect Landing Leaves A Lasting Impression On Judges

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Regional Competition, from Excel through Level 10 and even those competing at the collegiate level, for everyone is just around the corner! The extremely brief period of time between the state competition or conference championships is the time for refining and perfecting those gorgeous routines that enabled you to advance to the Regional level. ...

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USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

USAG & Lawyers Face Off Over Safety & Solvency

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Although we look to the elite gymnasts as the pinnacle and icons of gymnastics, there are thousands of participants in this sport at the recreational, local, regional and school levels.  The recent criminal and legal issues USA Gymnastics (USAG) faces raises the question … Where do we all go from here? Parents want to ...

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