GymnasticsPre-Competitive Development Ages 5-9
Gymnastics is a beautiful work of art if you have the right types of programs. I teach gymnasts of all ages and levels but my favourite thing to do is teach at the pre-competitive (pre-comps) level and mold them into well conditioned and higher level gymnasts. I usually consider a pre-competitive gymnast age 5-9 years old but of course there is always exceptions for kids a little younger or a older. It is more about the program they are following over their age.
I have had the opportunity to raise many pre-competitive groups over the years as well as work with other athletes of all ages and levels. Through trial and error I have been able to make many guides and programs that get results. Do you need to learn how to make plans for your athletes? Do you need help to learn how to raise little gymnasts into higher level gymnasts? Do you know how to get the most out of your cute little pre-comps? You have come to the right place. Check out below what I have to offer.
My Clinics Cover
- Basic Skill Development – What Skills To Teach and Why?
- Conditioning Progressions – What Are The Most Effective Exercises?
- Sufficient Repetition For Individual Skills – How Many Kips Does It Take To Do it By Themselves? Etc.
- All About Plans – How To Make A Plan and Why They Are Important
- Spotting Pre-comps on Bars – How To Shape Them Into The Proper Positions
- Learning How To Teach Individual Skills – Pre-Competitive Development Skills
Our coaches need to feel challenged as well as feel appreciated so they can be successful in their development as well. Without coaches we would have no sport.
As a competitive athlete you always have people watching you. Spectators always have something to say whether that be positive or negative. How do you handle the negative comments or thoughts of others? How do you feel when you are exposed to that kind of negativity?...read more
It’s tough to watch your athletes struggle. Whether that be mentally, physically or even emotionally, it is part of their natural development as an athlete. Not everything comes easily which means sometimes a struggle is necessary. I like to look at struggles like...read more
5 Benefits of Daytime Training For Competitive Gymnasts (And Other Sports) Is it okay to miss school for training? If so, how much? When is the best time to incorporate that type of schedule? Should they be of a certain age or level? These are questions I hear all the...read more
How many hours should a pre-competitive gymnast be training? This seems to be one of the most popular questions I get from coaches. What is reasonable at what age and level? Through trial, error and many years of experience teaching pre-comps, I have come up with a...read more
Over my years of coaching I have come up with a few ways to help make stretching more exciting and worth-while for my younger aged athletes. Of course it is not something I do every practice because training flexibility has to be serious as well. It takes discipline...read more
Flexibility is such an important part of gymnastics that I find it is often overlooked because most athletes don't enjoy it and would rather train skills. In the past couple years I have noticed that flexibility overall has decreased in gymnastics. Is that just a...read more