Championship Gymnastics bridges the gap between theory and practice. Whether you are a gymnastics performer, teacher, coach, or even a judge, this textbook seamlessly weaves together the “science” of biomechanics with the “art” of gymnastics movement. This is the official textbook for the ICGU Level 1 Biomechanical Techniques Online Course. (Enroll to purchase book, price includes shipping within U.S.)
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Gerald S. George, Ph.D.
Dr. Gerald S. George, Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology at the University of Louisiana, is a world-wide, respected authority in biomechanics of sport and injury causation. Having served as author, contributor and/or senior editor to over 10 textbooks and 120 article publications specific to gymnastics training and technique, Dr. George’s writings, research and lectures are well-known throughout the gymnastics world. The most notable of his works include the classic Biomechanics of Women’s Gymnastics which was the best-selling gymnastics textbook in the world for 3 consecutive years. His newest textbook, Championship Gymnastics, has received tremendous reviews worldwide, has been the best-selling gymnastics textbook internationally for the past 8 years, has been adopted by Gymnastics Australia as their Elite Coaches’ Educational Textbook, and is currently being used in 50 countries.
As Director of Education and Safety for the United States Gymnastics Federation, Dr. George served as Senior Editor the first and second editions of the USGF Gymnastics Safety Manuals as well as Project Director of the USGF Gymnastics Safety Certification Program, the original forerunner to the current USA Gymnastics, Inc.’s Risk Management Program. Dr. George also served as Project Director and Senior Editor to all 3 editions of the AACCA Cheerleading Safety Manual as well as the 4th edition slated for release in the Fall of 2018. And finally, Dr. George served as Co-Chairman of the U.S. Diving Inc.’s Safety Consortium and was Project Consultant to both editions of the U.S. Diving Safety Manual.
In addition to having received innumerable professional awards for teaching, scholarship and research including the Patrick Rutherford Endowed Professorship, the Red Lerille Endowed Professorship, the ULL Distinguished Professorship Award. Dr. George has been the recipient of the C.H. McCloy Research Award in Gymnastics (1971), Hartley Price National Honor Research Award, (1972); National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches Research Award, (1980); National Recognition Award for Research in Sports Biomechanics, (1981); USGF Honor Award, (1983); F.I.G. Outstanding Lecturer Award, (1988); U.S. National Diving Safety Service Award, (1989); Helms Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee, (1990); National A.A.H.P.E.R.D. Presidential Citation Safety Award, (1992), National American Spirit Award for Cheerleading Safety, (1996), USAG Hall of Fame Inductee (1996), and the World Acrobatic Society Gallery of Legends Inductee (2011).
Most recently, Dr. George was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction (2011). Throughout his career, Dr. George has been and remains a sought-after lecturer and clinician by gymnastics professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and China.