A Letter To A New Gymnastics Dad

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Dear New Team Dad, How excited are you for your little gymnast right now? She was asked to become a member of the team and she cannot stop smiling or stop jumping with joy! Your gymnast deserves that spot because not only has she been working hard on her skills, but also you have watched her grow from tumbling around … Read More

Gymnastics Meet Photography: The 10 Do’s and Don’ts

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Going to a competition and watching your gymnast do what they love is a rewarding experience for any parent. Most of the time you’re going to want to capture each and every moment that is going to happen. There are certain steps to be taken when photographing your gymnast. The DO’s Do take pictures of your gymnast! It will be … Read More

Aly Raisman Was Not Impressed With A TSA Man

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We all know Aly Raisman, one of the greatest U.S. Gymnasts, a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Well, someone at TSA doesn’t seem to have any idea who he was dealing with. Nevertheless, whether she is a gold medalist or not, no one deserves body shaming! But Aly had the perfect response: Lady at TSA: “Gymnast? I recognized u by ur … Read More

Am I Too Old For Gymnastics

Most people are amazed when they see young girls and boys tumbling across a gym floor. If you aren’t familiar with gymnastics events, the athletes may look superhuman. With this in mind, many older kids (12+) often wonder if they are too old to start gymnastics classes. The answer everyone wants to hear is “no.” People will tell you; you … Read More

Signs Your Gymnast Needs a Sports Psychologist

Everyone knows and recognizes that gymnastics is a very physical sport, but not everyone understands how truly mental the sport is as well. It takes a lot of emotions for gymnasts to be able to do the things they do in the gym. For instance, dismounting from high bars, or tumbling through the air can’t be done without a bit … Read More

The 10 DO’s and DON’Ts of Gymnastics Private Lessons

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About four weeks before the state meet every year, the phone starts ringing off the hook and the calendar starts booking so tightly that to get a private lesson is nearly impossible. There are some very simple guidelines you can follow when you are considering private lessons because they are truly an investment in your child. Do Know The Policy … Read More

Top 10 Tips To Become A Better Gymnastics Parent

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Gymnastics is fun Gymnasts often talk about how they love gymnastics. They mesh with well with their teammates and have a real connection with the coach. While every day isn’t perfect, it should be a great experience.

How to Cheer Up an Injured Athlete

No one likes to be injured. An injury can impact your life in many different ways; especially if you’re an athlete. Young athletes like gymnasts live and breathe their sport, which means when they are unexpectedly taken out of the sport with an injury, they are vulnerable to stress, fear, depression, and even a loss of identity. One of the … Read More

7 Sports to Consider When You Retire Your Leo

No matter how much talent you have or how hard you work in the gym, there is going to come a day when it’s time to hang up the leotard. Whether your gymnastics career is cut short due to fear, finance, injury, or time restraints – sooner or later, it will happen. Instead of worrying about what you are going … Read More

Understanding Sever’s Disease and Gymnastics

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Sever’s Disease can come on Quickly A few days before my daughter’s third gymnastics meet of the season, she began to complain of heel pain in her left foot. She’d been practicing hard and I just chalked it up to overuse. When the heel of the left foot began to swell, I still didn’t think much of it. We simply … Read More