Coaching Library

We are proud to be a longstanding provider of information for coaches, from skill development and technique to ideas for choreography and physical preparation. This Coaching Library contains a rich source of technical information that can be applied, adapted or referenced within a training programme.

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Physical Preparation
Floor Skills Part 1
Floor Skills Part 2
Vault Skills
Bar Skills 
Beam and Basic Bar Skills
Choreography and Trampoline Plus
Basic Biomechanics for Gymnastic Coaches
Conditioning Cards
Basic Gymnastics - The Foundation for Elite Gymnastics
Basic Gymnastics for Girls
Activity Cards - 32 Activities


 

 

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Vol 1, No. 1 - Pages 1-21
Handstand; Rolls; Beam; Parallel Bars; Rings; Pommel Horse; Horizontal Bar; Rotation
Vol 1, No. 2 - Pages 22-40
Beam; Physical condition; Undersomersault; Backward walkover; Rolls; Back circle; Handstand; Stockli B; Vault; Asymmetric Bars
Vol 1, No. 3 - Pages 41-60 Rings; Parallel Bars; Pommel Horse; Horizontal Bar; Asymmetric Bars; Beam; Vault; Donkey Kick; Upper arm swing
Vol 1, No. 4 - Pages 61-79 Asymmetric Bars; Parallel Bars; Pommel Horse; Beam; Underswing; Straddle; Horizontal Bar; Rings; Floor; Trampoline
Vol 1, No. 5 - Pages 80-99 Asymmetric Bars; Parallel Bars; Rings; Beam; Horizontal Bar; Vault; Chronobiology; Injury
Vol 1, No. 6 - Pages 100-119
Bar work; Forward roll; Vault; Parallel Bars; Horizontal Bar; Asymmetric Bars; Nutrition
Vol 1, No. 7 & 8 - Pages 120-154
Tumbling; Pommel Horse; Beam; Horizontal Bar; Vault; Dance; Judging; Anatomy; Tracks; Cartwheel; Mill Circle; Full Spin

Vol 2, No. 1 - Pages 1-20 

Asymmetric Bars; Beam; Rings; Horizontal Bar; Pommel Horse; Bridge; Forward Roll; Handstand
Vol 2, No. 2 - Pages 21-40 Horizontal Bar; Asymmetric Bars; Beam; Floor; Medical
Vol 2, No. 3 - Pages 41-60 Parallel Bars; Beam; Rings; Asymmetric Bars; Dance

Vol 2, No. 4 - Pages 61-80

Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Catch; Straddle round; Australian Institute of Sport
Vol 2, No. 5 - Pages 81-100
Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bars
Vol 2, No. 6 - Pages 101-120
The tkachev; The trunk; Horizontal Bars; Asymmetric Bars
Vol 2, No. 7 - Pages 121-140
Vault; Asymmetric Bars; Beam; Men's judging; Conditioning
Vol 2, No. 8 - Pages 141-160
Pommel Horse; Parallel Bars; Asymmetric Bars; Education and performance; Nutrition
Vol 3, No. 1 - Pages 1-16 Horizontal Bar; Asymmetric Bars; Floor; Moscow; Beam
Vol 3, No. 2 - Pages 17-32 Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Floor; Parallel Bars
Vol 3, No. 3 - Pages 33-48 Asymmetric Bars; Parallel Bars; Floor; Physiology
Vol 3, No. 4 & 5
The 10 S's; Conditioning
Vol 3, No. 6 - Pages 53-68 Parallel Bars; Vault; Asymmetric Bars; Pommel Horse
Vol 3, No. 7 - Pages 69-84 Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Rings 
Vol 3, No. 8 - Pages 85-100 Junior results analysis 1984
Vol 3, No. 9 - Pages 101-116 Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Coaching; Cartwheel; Olympic Games
Vol 3, No. 10 - Pages 117-132 Horizontal Bar; Asymmetric Bars; Olympic set skills; Parallel Bars; Beam; Jump
Vol 3, No. 11 - Pages 133-144 Asymmetric Bars; Pommel Horse
Vol 3, No. 12 - Pages 145-160 Beam; Vault; Floor; Rings
Vol 4, No. 1 - Pages 1-16
Parallel Bars; Beam; Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Vault; Judges
Vol 4, No. 2 & 3 - Pages 17-32
Parallel Bars; Asymmetric Bars; Floor; Shape and Technique; Physical Education
Vol 4, No. 4 - Pages 33-44 Round off Vaults
Vol 4, No. 5 - Pages 45-60 Parallel Bars 
Vol 4, No. 6 - Pages 61-76 Asymmetric Bars; Horizontal Bar; Parallel Bars; Motivation
Vol 4, No. 7 - Pages 77-92 Asymmetric Bars; Pommel Horse; Floor; Romanian experience
Vol 4, No. 10 - Pages 121-134 Flairs
Vol 4, No. 11 - Pages 135-154 Longswings
Vol 4, No. 12 - Pages 155-166 Horizontal Bar; Floor; Beam; Choreography
Vol 5, No. 1 - Pages 1-16 Asymmetric Bars; Vault; Parallel Bars; Training 
Vol 5, No. 4 - Pages 45-60
The Centenary; Triples; Headspring; Low Bar
Vol 5, No. 5 - Pages 61-84
Chinese gymnastics
Vol 5, No. 6 & 7 - Pages 85-108
Chinese gymnastics
Vol 5, No. 8 - Pages 124-139
Floor; Beam; Vault
Vol 5, No. 9 - Pages 109-123
Somersaults; Beam; Making difficulties
Vol 5, No. 10 - Pages 124-139
Asymmetric Bars; Parallel Bars; Scientific
Vol 5, No. 11 & 12 - Pages 140-167
Vault; Asymmetric Bars; Training; General; Rings; East German gymnastics

Vol 6, 1st Quarter - Pages 1-48

Vault; Beam; Dance; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Nutrition; Competing abroad; Parallel Bars; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Recreational/Educational; Judging; General
Vol 6, 2nd Quarter - Pages 49-96
Vault; Beam; Dance; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Nutrition; Competing abroad; Parallel Bars; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Recreational/Educational; Judging; General
Vol 6, 3rd Quarter - Pages 97-144
Vault; Beam; Dance; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Nutrition; Competing abroad; Parallel Bars; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Recreational/Educational; Judging; General
Vol 6, 4th Quarter - Pages 145-188
Vault; Beam; Dance; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Nutrition; Competing abroad; Parallel Bars; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Recreational/Educational; Judging; General
Vol 7, 1st Quarter - Pages 1-48 Vault; Beam; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Rings; General
Vol 7, 2nd Quarter - Pages 49-96
Vault; Beam; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Rings; General
Vol 7, 3rd Quarter Pt1 - Pages 97-120
Vault; Beam; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Rings; General
Vol 7, 3rd Quarter Pt2 - Pages 121-144 Vault; Beam; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor; Horizontal Bar; Rings; General
Vol 8, No. 1 - Pages 1-32
Rhythmic; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Rings; Judging; General
Vol 8, No. 2 - Pages 33-64 Vault; Rhythmic; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar
Vol 8, No. 3 - Pages 65-96
Rhythmic; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar; Rings; Recreational/Educational Gymnastics and Pre-School; General
Vol 8, No. 4 - Pages 97-128 Dance; Rhythmic; P ommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar
Vol 8, No. 5 - Pages 129-160 Beam; Rhythmic; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar; Rings
Vol 8, No. 6 - Pages 161-192 Vault; Rhythmic; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Parallel Bars; Floor & Tumbling, Horizontal Bar; General
Vol 9, No. 1 - Pages 1-32 Dance; Rhythmic; Pommel Horse; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Judging; General
Vol 9, No. 2 - Pages 33-64 Rhythmic; Pommel Horse; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Horizontal Bar; General
Vol 9, No. 3 - Pages 65-96 Vault; Pommel Horse; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Floor & Tumbling; General
Vol 9, No. 4 - Pages 97-128 Rhythmic; Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Parallel Bars; Horizontal Bar; General
Vol 9, No. 5 - Pages 129-160 Asymmetric Bars; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Horizontal Bar; General
Vol 9, No. 6 - Pages 161-192 Rhythmic; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Acrobatic Gymnastics; Parallel Bars; Floor & Tumbling; General
Vol 10, No. 1 - Pages 1-32
Rhythmic; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar; General 
Vol 10, No. 2 - Pages 33-64
Rhythmic; Asymmetric Bars; Floor & Tumbling; Rings; General
Vol 10, No. 3 - Pages 65-96
Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor & Tumbling; Horizontal Bar 
Vol 10, No. 4 - Pages 97-128
Vault; Dance; Anatomy/Physiology/Science/Medicine; Floor & Tumbling; General

 




 

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Issue 1  - Talent ID; Trampoline; Take-off; Tumbling 
Issue 2  - Core stability; Handstand; Flexibility; Pairs; Double back
Issue 3  - Classes; Flexibility; Apparatus; Aerial Awareness
Issue 4  - Conditioning; Take-offs; Pairs; Parallel Bars
Issue 5  - Beam; Take-offs; Resilience and swing; Circuit training; Coach interview
Issue 6  - Floorwork; Exchanges; Take-offs; Sports psychology; Parallel Bars
Issue 7  - Beam; Jumping; Sports psychology; Conditioning; GMPD
Issue 8  - Rebound; Massage; Jumping; Obs & analysis; Sports psychology; Conditioning; Coaches forum
Issue 9  - Asymmetric bars; Sports psychology; Training; Gaining height; Conditioning; Coaches forum
Issue 10 - Developing height; Technical value sheets; Tumbling; Sports psychology; Injuries
Issue 11 - Floorwork; Technical sheets; Planning; Sports psychology; Conditioning, Coaches forum
Issue 12 - Pairs balancing; Sports psychology; Vaulting; Coaching methodology
Issue 13 - Asymmetric bars; Floorwork; Biomechanics; Body tension
Issue 14 - Interview with Alan Sommerville; Coaching methodology; Landing; Parallel Bars
Issue 15 - Tumbling; Coaching methodology; Strength training; Landings; Code of points
Issue 16 - Floorwork; Teaching methodology; Biomechanics; Olympics
Issue 17 - Trampoline; Teaching methodology; GMPD
Issue 18 - Teaching methodology; Asymmetric Bars
Issue 19 - Physical conditioning; Teaching methodology; GMPD; Twisting; Dance
Issue 20 - Biomechanics; Jumps and leaps; Tumbling; Coaching methodology
Issue 21 - Vault; Handstand; 1 arm Handstand; Twisting
Issue 22 - Trampoline; Mechanics; Coaching methodology
Issue 23 - Trampoline, Teaching methodology; Twisting
Issue 24 - Asymmetric bars; Physical conditioning; Index
Issue 25 - Floorwork; Coach parent relations; High bar; Physical conditioning
Issue 26 - Floorwork; Sports psychology; Twisting; Back/front combinations
Issue 27 - Rings; Back/front combinations; Clubs; Safety
Issue 28 - Coach education; Teaching methodology; High Bar; Vault
Issue 29 - Skill progressions; Straight saltos; Fundamental movement skills; Teaching methodology


Beth Tweddle's A.Bars Routine - European Championships, Milan, April 2009


 Sports Coach UK

Research Summary no 16: pdf Embracing the Paradox (1.15 MB)
Research Summary no 17: pdf Self Compassion Strategies for Coaching (461 KB)
Research Summary no 18: pdf How to Coach a Narcissist (439 KB)

 

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