Today on the podcast, I have one of the most open and vulnerable conversations about how I feel gymnastics has changed and what still needs to change in terms of culture, weight training, flexibility, and being happier as a coach.
I was asked to come on the Omni Gymnastics podcast with Yohai and Jamie both ex-elite tumblers now coaches whose goal is to provide valuable knowledge and perspectives to coaches and gymnasts in the Trampoline, Double-mini Trampoline, and Tumbling world.
Our conversation evolved into an epic two-hour discussion, so the podcast will be broken up into two parts.
Part one I talk honestly about myself as a younger coach, I was egotistical and had the wrong mentality which ended up making me miserable.
This slowly crept into our gym and is something that I’m not proud of.
A lot of it came from insecurity and fear of judgment.
I hope this episode can help others feeling burnt out and unhappy with their job and give some practical advice.
- My background in gymnastics.
- Coaching is a joint partnership towards a common goal.
- How to find true fulfillment in your personal life.
- Making a positive impact on someone’s life through coaching.
- What separates gymnastics from so many other sports.
- What gymnastics teaches us about fear. And…
- Athletes shouldn’t train more hours than their age.
My Honest & Current Thoughts on Gymnastics Culture & Needed Changes
Hope it helps!
Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science