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Building Explosive Vaults and Competing Them Safely with Pete Etherington

Today on The Shift Show I am joined by the esteemed Pete Etherington, an expert in the art of vaulting. 

Vaulting is often considered a challenging discipline, with numerous factors to consider for athletes and coaches alike. 

Pete shares his invaluable insights on mastering the fundamentals, conquering fear, and progressing safely in the world of vaulting.

He is an international performance coach with over 25 years experience of in coaching high-level gymnastics, delivering coach education courses for British Gymnastics, and currently works at Waveney gymnastics club as the director of coaching.

Pete is personal coach to the youth Olympic Champion, Junior European, and World Champion Giarnni Regini Moran.


We discuss:

You don’t have to be an amazing gymnast to be a good coach.

Golden Rules of teaching high-level Gymnastics.

Why do coaches go through burnout? 

What goes into making high-level vaulters.

The importance of running drills. 

Finding the right number of steps for a vault run-up.

Tips and tricks for coaching younger gymnasts on vault.

The secret to upgrading and adding extra half turns on vault.


How to fix the twisties.


Building Explosive Vaults and Competing Them Safely with Pete Etherington





To further enrich your understanding of vaulting mechanics and progressions, Pete Etherington will be presenting at the upcoming Shift Symposium giving two lectures on Parallel Bars and Vault, a must-watch for anyone involved in gymnastics. 

The symposium promises a wealth of knowledge from esteemed experts in the field, including Pete himself. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best and gain a deeper understanding of vaulting techniques. 

Visit https://shiftmovementscience.com/2023shiftsymposium/ to secure your spot at this transformative event. 

Act quickly, as ticket availability may be limited by the time this podcast episode is released.


Hope it helps!

– Dave

Dr. Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS
CEO/Founder of SHIFT Movement Science