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Coaching

Get tips and advice for instructing gymnasts of all levels and ages -- from preschool beginners to competitive team members.

Teach a Square Split
How to get your athletes to a 180-degree, square split.

Gymnastics Skills, Drills and Conditioning Exercises
A great web resource with animations of many skills, resources for coaches trying to teach those skills, and conditioning exercises for gymnasts.

Developing a Conditioning Program
Advice for creating a strength-training plan for your gymnasts, with suggested exercises for lower body, abs and upper body.

Developing a Self-Reliant Athlete
A great article from the USOC that applies to gymnastics as well as other sports.

Nutrition for Female Athletes
Guidelines to help your athletes develop a solid eating plan.

BLOG: Gymnastics Coaching
An informative blog from gymnastics coach Rick McCharles.

BLOG: John Geddert
Jordyn Wieber's coach, John Geddert, talks about his training techniques for all athletes, beginner to elite.

Bela Karolyi Bio
Bela Karolyi coached Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Dominique Moceanu and Kerri Strug, among many others

Martha Karolyi Bio
Martha Karolyi, alongside husband Bela, has coached many Olympic champions and served as national team coordinator for the US women's program.

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