Tony Retrosi

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Beware of YOUTUBE Experts.

Why would you want advice from someone who hasn’t done it before or doesn’t have a great deal of experience.<p>A couple weeks ago I needed to a fix a …

YouTube

Gifts for Graduating Seniors

<b>“I judge my success not by competitions won but my how many graduation and wedding invitations I receive” Tony Retrosi</b><i>Hi Tony, I have been to many of</i> …

College & University

TOO MANY RULES

If you have been to GYM MOMENTUM CAMP or worked at my gyms you know you only have to follow 5 simple rules to keep me happy. I used to have a pretty …

General Motors

Become an A LIST Coach

We all know some<b> A LIST</b> coaches. Mary Lee Tracy, Kelly Hill, Tom Forester, Valeri Liukin, Al Fong and Aimee Boorman to name a few. These are great …

Gymnastics

HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE A GOOD LEADER?

Many years ago I worked at a gymnastics camp in Upstate New York. It was a great place where I learned a ton as a coach. What I didn’t realize is how …

New York State

20 Questions to Reflect on Your coaching Year to Make Next Year BETTER

I don’t know how your competition season is going and/or ‘went’ (depending on when you’re reading this).Maybe it was amazing. Maybe you think it went …

Gymnastics

ASK Gym Momentum- Yurchenko Blocking

The question I received last week was on drills for BLOCKING on Yurchenko Vaulting.Not to over simplify it but it really comes down to SPEED and …

USAG Board of Directors Meeting Today

This is a copy of an e-mail sent to Advisory Counsel Representatives to Board of Directors as well as to some members of the USAG Board of Directors. …

4 Questions To Ask Your Gymnastics Educational Mentor

There is a lot of talk these days about <b>FAKE NEWS</b>. But how about <b>FAKE EDUCATION</b>. These days anyone with an iPhone can make a video of a drill, post it …

Ask Gym Momentum

This spring and summer I am trying something new.Gymnastics is such a visual sport often it is very difficult to answer the questions people send me. …

Transparency and Culture Change at USA Gymnastics

Through the miracle of social media I reconnected with a gymnast I worked with back in the late 80’s. She now works at a large firm in the field of …

Gym Momentum Monday 2/19/2018

I love the Winter Olympics.There seems to be so much more comradery than in summer games and certainly more than pro sports. I am an Olympic Junkie- …

USAIGC- just some thoughts.

Some of you may know that I have taken on a position with USAIGC / IIAGC. I will be their Education Committee Chairman. Organizing weekends for …

Gym Momentum Monday 2/12/2018

For the past few months I have been sending out a weekly e-mail/ newsletter to Gym Momentum Camp Attendees, Gym Momentum Camp Staff as well as …

USA Gymnastics’ Financial Outlook Takes Big Hit After Nassar Scandal

Source: <i>USA Gymnastics’ Financial Outlook Takes Big Hit After Nassar Scandal</i>I HAVE ADDED SOME LINKS, BOLD and HIGHLIGHTS TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE from …

Gymnastics Clubs in the USA- Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?Today, for the first day in over a week, I was able to run on the treadmill at my local Planet Fitness and not see Larry …

Secrets to High Level Gymnastics Training

I’m turning 52 this year and I’ve been involved in gymnastics my entire life. When I was first coaching I was looking for “the secret”. There must be …

Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

We talk a lot about having our athletes get out of their comfort zones to move forward and progress. How about us? As coaches we all have our comfort …

Marketing vs Teaching

I know some great gymnastics coaches who are terrified of marketing and sales. I am here to tell you that teaching gymnastics and marketing have a …

Leadership Comes From the Bottom. A lesson for all gymnastics professionals and administrators.

It is fitting that on my gym’s anniversary of opening USA Gymnastics has just announced the hiring of a new CEO/President. <b>Ms. Kerry J. Perry</b> will …

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto for Gymnastics Coaches

Last week, I was listening to some parents who had attended curriculum night at their daughter’s school. Then that Friday night I spoke to a group of …

TIME IS NOT OUR FRIEND

In GYMNASTICS, time is not our friend. There are constant reminders through out warm up and competitions. Looking at time as a whole, it works …

Press Handstands

Press Handstand.This by NO MEANS is an original piece of work. It is a compilation of the drills and ideas of myself, Steve Arkel, Jacobo Giron, …

World Championships recap so far. 10/4/2017

(originally published by USA Gymnastics)<b>Moldauer, Naddour, Whittenburg advance to men’s finals at 2017 World Championships</b>Yul Moldauer of Arvada, …

Why Do Things Like This Happen? How do we explain it to the gymnasts.

I got a text this morning that no one wants to get. Informing me that a colleague had apparently been murdered. Chris Grover has come to a number of …

RESPECT

For me there is no better job in life than Coaching Gymnastics. It’s fun, fast paced and always changing. Excelling at a fast-paced job can be …

USA Gymnastics’ path to Real and Substantial Change

What determines whether a social movement will be a flash in the pan or a real catalyst for longterm change? Why did Occupy Wall Street subside in a …

Dealing With Difficult Parents

You probably never imagined contending with difficult parents when you dreamed of becoming a coach. Unfortunately, almost every coach is faced with …