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Dominican Republic All Star Blog #2: Coaches Perspective

10/24/2014- Blogging are Kathryn Geddert, Anna Li, Deanna Sigler and Nanci Moore                            Hi this is Kathryn Geddert in the Dominican Republic with the All Star team.  One of the best things I come away with from these trips is opening the eyes of the girls to other cultures.  Sometimes we get all wrapped up into how we live, the luxuries that we are accustomed to, and just the overall living conditions.  When travelling from the hotel to the ...

2014 Region 5 All Star Team Blog- Dominican Republic

10/25/2014- Blogging are Carly Preston, Rachel Dickson, and Rachel Cutler                                Hola! It's Rachel Cutler! I'm here in teh Dominican Republic, and so far I've been having so much fun despite all the bugs in the hotel and the bacteria-filled water. The beach is absolutely gorgeous. It has been extremely warm here and sunny all the time. Tuesday was so fun because we got to do yoga and play games right on the beach. On Wednesday, we went to "Tr...

Article of the Week-"Leadership"

Article of the Week-"Leadership"

Kim Dowis

October 14, 2014, 9:44pm

Our next article of the week comes to us from Mr. Tony Retrosi and his Gymmomentum Blog. I really like this article because it talks about how to be a great leader and anyone who is educating and teaching needs to know how to be an effective leader. Being able to not only lead your students/athletes, but being able to lead your staff and get them to be motivated and stay motivated will only create a functional and postive atmosphere for your business. Leading by example is one of the  greatest assets for any head coach or gym owner,  ...

Article of the Week-"The power of words"

There are many blogs and websites out there today with interesting and informative articles for Gymnasts, Coaches and Parents. Every week I am going to be sharing some of my favorite articles with the Region 5 Insider family. Hopefully, everyone finds them as informative and intesting as I do.  The first article comes to you from JAG Gym Blog it focuses on the power of words.  I found this to be a very interesting article and found myself thinking about words I use with kids and parents in the gym and the words that they use with me. ...

Kailey Miller to CMU

Kailey Miller to CMU

Jason from Gymnastike

September 17, 2014, 9:25am

Congrats to Premier Athletics Level 10 Kailey Miller on her verbal commitment to Central Michigan University. Kailey is coached by Lauren Snowden. She will join the Chippewas in the fall of 2015. Here is some background information on Kailey career in gymnastics.              Kailey began competing level 9 in 2010 and finished 1st on floor and 9th all around at regionals. In 2011, as a 2nd year level 9, Kailey finished 3rd AA at state as well as 3rd on floor at regionals. She moved up to level 10 in 2012 and w...

Jones To Penn State in 2015

Congrats to Youngstown Gymnastics Level 10 Jessica Jones on her verbal committment to Penn State University. Jessica will join the Nittany Lions in the fall of 2015. Here are some of Jessica's gymnastics accomplisments through her optional career.                    Jessica made the TOP's National Team in the fall of 2007 and began competing level 9 in 2008 and qualified to Eastern Nationals. In 2009, Jessica was the state and regional level 9 all around champion. She qualifed for her 2nd Easter...

Gymnastics Doctor on Flip For Autism

From: Dr. Larry Nassar I am honored that I have been asked to write an article about my non-profit organization called Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation. This is a non-profit foundation and public charity in compliance with the IRS Code under section 501 (c) (3) granted Feb 8, 2011. I started this foundation as a means to combine my passion for gymnastics with my love for my autistic daughter Caroline. As a parent of an autistic child, I have learned to appreciate so many things about being a parent. Even with being a part of 4 Olympic Gymna...

Blast from the Past...A look back at Entertaining Region 5 FX @ US Championships

The final installment of my favorite Region 5 routines at US Championships takes us to one of the most entertaining events in Womens Gymnastics, the Floor Exercise. The floor is unlike any other event. Floor encompasses both power, grace, style and high flying tricks.  Lets take a look at some of the most outstanding Region 5 floor performances. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnatics Academy (CGA) 1994 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Morgan White-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1999 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Liz Tricase-Ill...

Blast from the Past...A look back at Dynamic Region 5 Beam at US Championships

The 3rd installment of my favorite Region 5 Routines at US Championships focuses on Dynamic Beam Routines. Region 5 has showcased some great Beam Routines at US Championships. Beam has always been one of my favorite events and the list below has some pretty impressive routines. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1996 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Ashley Priess-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 2006 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Briget Sloan-Sharp's Gymnastics 2008 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Samantha Pesz...

Blast from the Past...A Look Back at Region 5 Uneven Bars at US Championships

The second installment of my favortie Region 5 routines at US Championships takes us to the Uneven Bars from 1994-2012 Region 5 has had some great bar workers. Lets take a look at these amazing, jaw dropping uneven bar Routines. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1994 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Jaycie Phelps-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1995 & 1996 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Video by USA Gymnastics Alyssa Beckerman-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 2000 US Nationals Samantha Sheehan-Cincinnati Gymnati...

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