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A Guide To Navigating Puberty In Gymnastics With Dr. Ellen Casey and Nick Ruddock

For gymnasts, growth and puberty phases ( ages 8-14 of puberty in particular) are some of the most challenging to navigate. For gymnasts, parents, coaches, and medical staff, there are many problems that come up. These can range from frustration…
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Advice Men's Gymnastics Needs To Hear With Paul Sargysan

I'm so excited to share this episode with Paul Sargysan today, who is one of the most successful up and coming men's coaches in the United States. I met Paul in 2018 when doing some work with the Junior National Team, and after just a few short…
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Discussing A New Model of Gymnastics Part 4 - Planning The Competitive Year

This lecture series has produced an enormous amount of conversation and positive feedback! I'm grateful that people value my opinions, and it has been awesome to hear everyone's constructive criticism. If you haven't been following along, …
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Discussing A New Model of Gymnastics Part 3 - Micro Principles

This lecture series has been getting some serious downloads and sparking discussions, which is great to see! Like I said in Part 1, I definitely do not have the golden answers. But I do think some of these principles are really important for…

Want Solutions To Your Gymnastics Coaching Headaches?

Gymnastics is in a crazy spot right now. COVID-19, Athlete A, and Gymnastics Alliance movement have (rightfully ) caused gymnastics to change at the fastest rate we have ever seen. It's quite the whirlwind. Most people working in gymnastics…
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Saving Men's NCAA Gymnastics Roundtable Discussion

It's heartbreaking to see the sport of men's gymnastics continue to take a hit as we roll through the Pandemic. Over the last 10 years men's collegiate programs have sadly been dropping off, but in the last few months Minnesota, Iowa, and William…
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My Mental Health Journey and Advice All New Grads Need To Hear

Anyone who has followed me and SHIFT knows that I've had quite the roller coaster with my career, work-life, and personal life. Everyone goes through these crazy hurdles life throws at us. I think it's important that people share their stories,…

When Fear and Culture Get In The Way of Fueling The Gymnast

Nutrition is by far one of the most important areas of gymnastics to make sure athletes are fueled, safe, and getting the most out of their training. As I have said before, this is not my area of expertise and I regularly defer to others to…
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Inside Michigan Women's Gymnastics Strength Program with Lew Porchiazzo

This is going to be a massively valuable podcast for anyone in gymnastics. Specifically, those looking to get gymnasts stronger, more powerful, and more resilient against injury. Lew Porchiazzo is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach…
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Chellsie Memmel Discusses Her Elite Comeback, Lessons Learned, and Positive Coaching Techniques

I'm SO excited to finally be able to share this with everyone! The news of Chellsie Memmel's come back has been one of the most exciting things for anyone in gymnastics to watch. She has been documenting her journey on her YouTube channel,…