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Tips and Tricks #8

Watch for our new App

These are exciting times in the age of technology. Glory and Power are offering an app that will provide amazing customer features such as video with slow-mo playback, side-by-side video comparison, video gallery with skill comparison, and the ability to add watermark and post directly to social media. Most importantly, the app can turn your phone/tablet into a delayed video feed by linking directly to a television.

Implementing this app in your gym will give your athlete the opportunity to see themselves performing each skill as they progress from beginning the skill to perfecting that skill. Additionally, coaches will be able to upload examples of skills for demonstration and teaching. The “delayed playback feature”, will allow the athlete to perform the skill and auto-play back for immediate feedback. This app will encourage the athlete to make immediate correction (if needed) and increase perfecting skill.

This app will increase the individual athlete’s gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading skills.

Apple download-https://apps.apple.com/us/app/power-skills/id1451493897

google store-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gloryandpower.PowerSkills

Tips and Trick #7

Spring Floor Maintenance

Spring floors are the most used apparatus in every gym. Unfortunately, they get the least amount of attention. It is recommended that gym owners take the carpet and foam off to inspect the floorboards and springs at least every two years. This is an important part of long term spring floor maintenance and injury prevention.

DOUBLE LAYER WOOD FLOORS

The biggest advantage of two-layer floor systems is there are no H-channels or straps to move or get loose. However, these floors are made of boards that will eventually break. The most common boards to break are the top boards. Cracks and breaks usually occur in the high traffic areas, the punching and landing zones. Additionally, bottom boards can break, but not as often as top boards. Be sure to inspect both layers of wood during your inspection.

PLASTIC FLOORS

Plastic floors are incredibly durable, but they require regular maintenance. Over time, springs can fall off, the H-channels will shift, and straps can loosen. As a result, gaps will form between the boards. Temporarily, Duct-Tape may be used to hold the H-channels in place, but eventually, the Duct-Tape will break and the channels will move. It is very important to inspect this floor every two years to ensure the channels are where they should be and there are no broken boards. Additionally, inspect the straps to make sure they are tight and that gaps have not formed between the boards.

SINGLE LAYER WOOD FLOORS

Single layer wood floors will have the same maintenance requirements as the plastic floors. However, with the single layer wood floor, the wooden boards will break and/or get cracks in them. Inspect the wood floor yearly, especially at the high traffic, punching and landing areas of the floor. The floor boards are most prone to breaking and cracking.

Contact us for spring floor repair or upgrade to a new spring floor

Tips and Tricks #6

Keeping Your Cheer or Gym Carpet Clean

1. It is important to Prevent tracking debris from outside surfaces directly onto the carpeted surface. adhering to a few simple rules will help keep your cheer carpet clean:

  • Position doormats around the cheer floor .for wiping feet;

  • street shoes shall not be worn on the carpet surfaces;

  • students shall put approved Cheer shoes on once they enter the carpeted area.

2. maintaining beautiful carpeted cheer/Gymnastics floors:

  • Hot water extraction, or steam cleaning, is the best way to maintain the beautiful appearance and hygiene of the cheer carpeted surface. Regular vacuuming will remove debris before it can be ground into the carpet.

  • Do not use “Soap” in the hot water extraction process. all of the soap will not be removed. the carpet will have a “sticky feel” from the soap. the remaining soap will attract more dirt and grime, creating destruction of the carpeted cheer floor. (The foam on the back of the carpeted cheer floor will not absorb water like the carpet pad in your homes or offices. Since the water will not soak through the carpet into the pad, more water may be used. **Caution** water will leak through the seams to the floor below. Be sure to vacuum the water out of the carpet. Place several fans to blow air across the surface of the floor. Use caution not to get the gym floor wet under the rolls. It is a good idea to roll the rolls up off of the floor to inspect for any water.


Tips and Tricks #5

Spring Cleaning

Thoroughly cleaning the gym is important to the health and safety of student athletes. A thorough cleaning requires moving mats and cleaning areas that don't regularly get cleaned. Take time to disinfect and wash chalk off mats while inspecting for tears. Clean and inspect all floor areas and equipment.

Make it a work day for the whole staff to help keep equipment clean and properly maintained.

Tips and Tricks #4

When is it time to replace a mat?

Mats are an important part of every gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading program. Mats must be in perfect shape to protect athletes. Therefore, gym owners must inspected all mats monthly, or at least quarterly, for tears in covers and the break down of the interior foam. Over time mats will break down from everyday use in a gym environment. When worn corners and tears are observed in vinyl covers, a replacement cover only can be ordered. When the interior foam deteriorates but your vinyl cover is still intact, replacement foam inserts can be ordered. Purchasing new gym mats can be a large expense for the gym owner. Therefore, repairing vinyl covers or foam inserts, will prolong the life of the mats at a lower cost.

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Tips and Tricks #3

Tips and Tricks #3
Mats with multiple uses

Top three mats you need in your gym.

1. Inclines - This mat can be used to teach an athlete a front roll to standing fulls. Inclines allow the athlete to gain confidence and they are an advantage when practicing skills.

2. Panel Mats - The uses of a panel mat vary for every situation. Use panel mats for conducting drills and working in stations. Use one for handstands and have another panel mat for cartwheels and/or round-offs. Use panel mats for stretching drills or as a barrier for athletes that reach across their body when tumbling. The uses for this mat are endless. Definitely a must have for any gym.

3.Landing Mats - A good landing mat can go a long way, whether using it for a dismounting surface, on an apparatus, or learning skills for the first time on the floor. When partnered with a good throw mat, this combo allows for a softer landing when developing skills.

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Tips and Tricks #2

Steps to inspect a trampoline

Conducting routine trampoline maintenance is important. Follow these steps to ensure the trampoline in your gym is safe for all athletes.

1. Inspect the entire frame and make sure all bolts are tight. If any bolts have loosened, tighten them up.


2.Inspect the bed for tears or fraying fabric. A trampoline with tears or fraying fabric is quite dangerous. The bed of the trampoline can be replaced if the frame is in working condition.

3. Inspect the edging and springs. Inspect each spring to ensure none are over-stretched and all springs are properly attached. Replacement springs can be replaced if the frame is in working condition.

Regular inspection of your trampolines will keep all athletes safe.

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Tips and Tricks #1

How to secure carpet to a Spring floor.

Follow the steps below to prevent the “walking” of carpet bonded foam.

  1. Cut a 4 ft piece of velcro for each corner.

  2. Velcro one side down.

  3. Run the velcro under the corner between the springs.

  4. Pull around to the front and velcro down.

Doing this will hold your corners true and keep your carpet bonded foam from shifting around.

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