- Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 264 pages
- Dimensions: 173mm x 249mm x 23mm | 476g
- Publication date: 8 March 2011
- Publication City/Country: Champaign
- ISBN 10: 0736084037
- ISBN 13: 9780736084031
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 2 illustrations, 604 photographs
- Sales rank: 242,150
Bars, floor, balance beam - its all here. Developed by ASEP in co-operation with USA Gymnastics, "Coaching Youth Gymnastics" covers all the basics of coaching and gymnastics in a concise, easy to read style. Techniques and skills for bars, floor, balance beam and vault are presented by skill level rather than by age groups and are applicable to both boys and girls where appropriate. With content aimed at developing the entire coach, beyond just skills and drills, "Coaching Youth Gymnastics" will help you to create an environment that promotes learning, enjoyment, safety and motivation for youth gymnasts.
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Kathy Feldmann is vice president of membership services at USA Gymnastics and has been involved in gymnastics for over 40 years. She has been a high school and college coach, physical education and health teacher and private gymnastics club owner.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Stepping Into Coaching; Chapter 2. Communicating as a Coach; Chapter 3. Understanding Rules, Apparatus, and Equipment; Chapter 4. Providing for Gymnasts' Safety; Chapter 5. Making Practices Fun and Effective; Chapter 6. Teaching and Shaping Skills; Chapter 7. Gymnastics Basics; Chapter 8. Floor Skills; Chapter 9. Vault Skills; Chapter 10. Bar Skills; Chapter 11. Balance Beam Skills; Chapter 12. Coaching on Meet Day; Chapter 13. Developing Season and Practice Plans.