Season’s Cancelled. Is There Life After Gymnastics?


Well, it’s official. The gymnastics season is over for all gymnasts in the JO and NCAA Programs. Given the situation with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, I completely understand the decision, and I fully support it. We must take care not to unknowingly infect others, especially those who are the most vulnerable, to a potentially deadly […]

Weekly GymNews: March 11, 2020


NCAA Gymnastics News: Long Island University is adding a gymnastics team for the 2020-2021 season! NCAA rankings for the week: 3/9/2020. It’s pretty tight at the top, with the season nearing its end! NCAA updates from last weekend’s meets: Collegiate recap from USA Gymnastics’ site Live blogs from The Balance Beam Situation: Friday, Saturday, and […]

Making Sense of Composition – Level 10 Beam


Composition Deductions What skills make up a great Level 10 beam routine? At Level 10, the requirements are much more rigorous than other levels. Judges have deductions available, called composition deductions, to reward gymnasts who perform higher level skills. In 2018, those deductions became a LOT more specific… and a lot more confusing. Modeled after […]

Making Sense of Composition – Level 9 Beam


What skills does a Level 9 gymnast need for an exceptional beam routine? She will need a combination of strong acro skills, dance skills, and a big dismount. Judges have deductions available, called compositional deductions, to separate gymnasts of different skill levels, within the same competitive level. In 2018, those deductions became a LOT more […]