GOLDEN: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts

PREMIERING TONIGHT RIGHT AFTER TRIALS! Golden: The Journey of USA’s Elite Gymnasts, will premiere June 27th. The docuseries follows Laurie Hernandez, Morgan Hurd, Sunisa Lee, Konnor McClain, and MyKayla Skinner as they compete for a spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Watch on Peacock! Am I signing up for Peacock Premium for this… you bet I am! Let us know …

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Xcel or Development Program: Which is the right path for your gymnast?

USA Gymnastics - Xcel or Development Program

Across the US, there are several different competitive gymnastics programs, but the two with the largest participation are the Xcel program, and the Developmental Program (formerly known as Junior Olympic, or JO), both run by USA Gymnastics (USAG). Parents new to competitive gymnastics often wonder which is the right path for their child, and while …

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Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?

In a perfect world, every gymnast would start and finish in one gym where excellent coaching, supportive teammates, and a plenty of opportunity for athlete growth combine to create an ideal atmosphere. In reality, somewhere along the line many parents find themselves wondering if it’s time to make a gym switch. But, uprooting a gymnast …

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Technique with Taucer: Landings

Kohei Uchimura at 2014 World Championships “How do you *really* define a stuck landing”? Does it mean no steps or is there more to it?”-PreciousJ The short answer No movement of the feet, back straight, knees bent, no excessive movement for balance, and a complete stop. For maximum score, the upper torso should be upright …

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Kip Cast Handstand Tower

ChalkBucket is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. I figured I would start posting some of drills and systems that we use in the gym as that is what ChalkBucket is all about.  ChalkBucket was created in 2005 to help everyone learn more about gymnastics. The …

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ChalkBucket Is Looking For Freelance Writers is looking for freelance writers to fire up our blog. While we do not have a large budget… we do have a budget. Here are the initial goals that we are looking to accomplish… Very captivating for our audience (gym parent articles… JO (now Developmental Program)… Xcel… recreational gymnastics… preschool gymnastics… scholarship help… child …

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2021-2029 Compulsory Program

What does everyone think of the new compulsory program?  I’ll add my opinion on it when I have a bit more time… overall… many positive points.  The link to the program is below… Click to view document