The Gymnastics Guide

Helping gymnasts and coaches to be their best every day!

2019 World Championships Event Finals

After Simone Biles’ historic gold medals in the team and AA finals, what will be next for her? She made all four event finals – how many more gold medals will she bring home? And which other gymnasts will shine during these two days? Certainly the biggest question mark is uneven bars. Biles has never […]

2019 World Championships AA Finals

All-around finals is my favorite competition to watch at Worlds or Olympics. There’s just something special about seeing who can put together the best four routines and win the prestigious all-around title. And after the excitement of team finals, along with all the mishaps, I’ve been anxiously anticipating this meet to see who will be […]

2019 World Championships Team Finals

Wow, what a team final! There were several moments during the final when it seemed like no one was going to be able to put it together to win a medal! In a finals fraught with errors, here are the final results: Women’s Team Gold: U.S. — 172.330 Silver: Russia — 166.529 Bronze: Italy — […]

Breaking Down the Level 3 Floor Routine 2022

Breaking Down the Level 3 Floor Routine 2022

This post has been updated to reflect the 2021-2029 compulsory routine changes. It’s time to polish up those compulsory routines! Today we will look at the Level 3 floor routine. This was always one of my favorite levels to coach, because the kids are just learning to compete, and it is so rewarding to teach […]

2019 World Championships Team Selected

After much speculation, the 2019 Worlds team has been selected! It is a six-member team, with the alternate to be selected at least 24 hours prior to the start of competition. The team is as follows: Simone Biles Jade Carey Kara Eaker Sunisa Lee Grace McCallum MyKayla Skinner Check out the full article on USA […]

10 Reasons Why I Love Gymnastics

In celebration of National Gymnastics Day, I wanted to share some of my favorite things about gymnastics. I have been involved in the sport for over 30 years, between competing, coaching, and judging. It’s safe to say that gymnastics has made a major impact on my life! So without further adieu, the top 10…   […]

General Categories for Exemplary Compulsories

 It’s no secret that compulsory routines can be tiring to watch. The same routines, the same music, over and over, all day long. Once, I was judging a meet and the guy running the floor music actually fell asleep. I mean, I had to get up from my table, walk across the floor, and wake […]

Introduction to The Gymnastics Guide

Hello everyone! I am really excited to get this blog up and running. The Gymnastics Guide is an idea that I’ve been tossing around for a little while now, and I am pumped to finally share it with you! A little background: I have been involved in gymnastics as a competitor, coach, and/or judge for […]