Wednesday, 04 December 2013 20:55
Every fall, a new set of Women's code modifications are published by the NCAA. These code modifications outline variances in the NCAA code from the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Level 10 code. This is the means by which all routines are evaluated during the upcoming season. The latest update contains a few changes from last season, primarily adding special considerations for those athletes that do certain elements of difficulty in their routines, while not raising the minimum standards needed to get a 10. Although the NCAA has different Special Requirements than the NCAA, it shares the same execution deductions as…
Character is defined as: The way someone thinks, feels or behaves. I was at Level 9 Westerns last year and noticed something interesting. I was standing next to a college coach of a top 12 team. We were watching the meet together, focused on the younger age groups. This coach standing next to me had a tablet out and was jotting down names of girls he saw that were being positive, encouraging teammates and respectful to their coaches. He was not focused on performance, but on character.
It is the start of a new experience! You have worked hard and have been committed to your academics and gymnastics. You have put in a ton of hours to achieve your dream of competing for a college gymnastics team. You journey as a college athlete now begins.
Friday, 30 August 2013 19:28
With the direction college gymnastics recruiting is going, unofficial visits are becoming a house hold name. No longer is the norm of waiting until you are a senior to have your visits paid for, and then making your final decision. Gymnast are making verbal commitments long before they become seniors, thus the importance of making the most of your unofficial visits. Call: Be assertive and make phone calls to coaches of colleges in your area and schools that are a good match for you athletically and academically. Connect: Make a plan and ask if you can set…
Friday, 30 August 2013 19:11
I think we can all agree that there will be a laundry list of tasks on the college recruiting checklist that require attention. Face to face meetings with college coaches are important, first of all as a means of creating a stronger interpersonal connection between prospect and coach and secondarily, as an opportunity for both sides to simply size each other up. This article offers 3 key tips that prospects and families can use to maximize on-campus interviews with college coaches.