Find information about College of the Canyons womens gymnastics, recruiting, scholarship eligibility, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA rankings. Athletics program data follows where available. If you are a college sports fan, a long list of college and university team schedules, individual player stats, and the latest game results, can be found in the table below. If you are a player, on the other hand, you may compete either at the intercollegiate level for competitive sports, or simply play intramural sports on campus. Summer can be a crucial time for athletes who are looking to get recruited. Stay in touch with prospective college coaches throughout the summer, and keep training hard, as if you were sure that you were playing in the fall.
For college-bound students, applying to college has many steps, and for student-athletes who plan on playing college sports there are additional factors to take into consideration, such as time-management, strength building, and weight-loss. While college sports websites can provide general information and stats for women's gymnastics,
it's best to double-check with the athletic department for the complete women's gymnastics competition schedule. Not all recruiting is done like NCAA Division I football and basketball. NAIA college coaches have less rules on when they are allowed to talk with recruits, and NJCAA scouts may show up at your high school games without any notice. College coaches are more interested in players who already know about their team and college, so do your research before visiting a college campus in person. Colleges that are eager to recruit star freshman athletes may urge student-athletes to apply via early decision. Students who are considering applying via early decision should be aware of the rules and obligations that this commitment entails.
Athletic Training Exercises
Practice the basics, over and over, especially targeting skills related to your position. Become a super-specialist, and you'll always find your place on the team. Always maintain a positive attitude, especially when you're in pain, or losing a game. Believe you'll be successful, and then go out and make it happen. Push yourself, work hard, and you'll improve as a player. Find a position you really like to play, not just settle for what you're good at. Over the long haul, you'll have a better career. In the weight room, don't be fooled by players who are always pumping iron. It takes a lot more than big muscles to succeed in college sports. You need to develop muscle strength along a natural range of motion. Good, old-fashioned push-ups, with a clap in the air every other rep, will do wonders to increase your chest and triceps. Chin-ups will increase your biceps, and pull-downs will bring out your lats.
Track stars have revealed the secret to developing running speed. You need to be able to breathe in proportion to the distance you are running. As lactic acid builds up, and muscle fatigue sets in, untrained players think they've reached their limit. Track stars, and well-coached basketball teams, train by sprinting short distances, over and over. It's not fun, but it works. After a few months of training, the lungs begin to process oxygen more efficiently, and players find that they can run long distances non-stop, or sprint for a longer period of time.