Rips, What You Need to Know

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Photo Credit: Grand Forks Air Force Base Gymnastics Whether you have a gymnast, are a gymnast, or are interested in getting your child into gymnastics, there is one thing you will need to expect. Rips. What is a rip? A rip is something that is bound to happen in the sport of gymnastics. When a rip happens, the skin on the … Read More

Gymnastics Grips Buying Guide

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So as a gymnast you are getting together everything you need to be the best gymnast you can be, but OH NO! You forgot something that is actually important…Grips! What are Gymnastics Grips? A gymnast will typically wear grips while working with Uneven Bars (female) and on the High Bar and Still Rings (male). Gymnasts will wear their grips on … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnastics Coaches Understand

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Life as a Gymnastics Coach If you are a parent of a gymnast, a retired gymnast wanting to coach, or someone new to the sport but are interested in coaching, it might be helpful to understand what a coach does. Coaching gymnastics is probably one of the most rewardable jobs to do. A coach is almost like a second parent … Read More

Things Only Gymnast’s Dads Understand

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I will never forget the first gymnastics meet I ever went to: sparkly leos running around everywhere, different colored artificial roses to give to your gymnast, lines of gymnasts stretching, racks of GK leos being sold, the moms wearing team shirts to support their little one, different pins that state gymnastics levels, and of course- the excitement within the dads. … Read More

Understanding Uneven Bars in Gymnastics

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If you have a little gymnast who is wanting to start the wonderful sport of gymnastics, you might want to know what that will entail. First off, there are four events; the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Knowing about the events might be helpful for you as a parent. You could help explain to your new gymnast … Read More

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

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