The Gymnastics Guide

Helping gymnasts and coaches to be their best every day!

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 […]