I know I have been conspicuously absent these past few weeks. This holiday season I decided to take a much needed break from work, including Swing Big! I’ve got some big things planned for Swing Big! in the next year and wanted to take a few steps back and just reflect on how much it has grown in the last twelve months. Swing Big! started as an idea more than seven years ago, an idea that I wanted it to be EASIER for coaches to get good information, information that would help them and their athletes. And this last year I have seen a fantastic community grow around Swing Big! and I’ve been able to reach more coaches and help more gyms and gymnasts than I could have hoped for. Next year is going to be an even bigger year for Swing Big! and I can’t wait to share it with each and every one of you. So to some all of that up in a few simple words: THANK YOU. Thank each and every one of you for reading and sharing and applying…I really couldn’t have done it without you.
1. More clinics – I did clinics in 5 states last year. But in 2015 my goal is to get to at least 15 states (Many are already booked). If you are interested in having a clinic in your gym or hosting an open clinic shoot me an email [firstname.lastname@example.org]
2. More original content. My Quick Tips are easily my most viewed posts. I did 39 Quick Tips last year, and that was great but this year I would love to get it up to 50. If there is anything you would like to see in a Quick Tip leave a comment.
3. More online resources. This is still being sorted out but I am trying to decide between more books/ebooks or starting to put out downloadable videos or dvds. Which would you prefer? And what would you like to see in them?
Alright, enough with the sappy stuff. I haven’t shared videos in a bit but the one today has some really good ideas in it from Troy Wright. I had the pleasure of working with him at the JAOVideos camp last summer, and I have to say it’s a pleasure to watch him coach (especially vault) – and the kids have a great time. The reason I like the drills especially at the beginning of this video is they stress body tension which is something that’s hard to SHOW gymnasts and not just tell them.
Find it here!
The full 45 minute lecture of Bars Shaping from Pre-Team Up is now available for download, along with the full powerpoint and all of the videos!