Self Growth Interpretations of 10 Levels in Gymnastics

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Having a son in Taekwondo for the past 7 years has taught me so much about this amazing sport and discipline. When my son was 6, he was going through a tough time where his behavior passed the “cute” stage and so he would act out to get attention. My husband and I tried to refocus him and enrolled him in several sports before … Read More

This One Exercise Will Improve Your Jumps And Tumbling By 20%

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Photo credit: Sean Hansford, ISA National Gymnastics Finals 20th Feb 2011 This article was originally written by Coach Sahil M. from TumblingCoach.com and is Republished (and revised towards gymnasts) under permission, granted to allgymnasts.com on Aug 7th, 2015. Let’s face it, every gymnast under the sun – no matter how good he or she already is, wants higher jumps along with tumbling that is … Read More

A Letter to New Gymnastics Mom

Jodi Brichta-CoyneGetting Started, Gymnastics Parenting, Motivation2 Comments

Dear New Team Mom, A big warm welcome to the team!! Get ready for an amazing ride filled with many ups and downs and plenty of plateaus. I am sure your athlete was ecstatic about being asked to join team and worked really hard to get there. She was jumping up and down with her team mates and couldn’t wait to … Read More

It’s Only Gymnastics.

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Photo Credit: Will Ferrell from Kicking and Screaming Last week I heard a story about a family who got kicked out of a gymnastics competition because the father caused a huge emotional scene during his daughter’s competition. The little girl was on bars and fell on her front hip circle. The dad was clearly upset and started having a fit. … Read More

5 Unusual Ways To Overcome Mental Block in Tumbling

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This article was originally written by Coach Sahil M. from TumblingCoach.com and is Republished under permission, granted to allgymnasts.com on Aug 7th, 2015. Let’s face it, mental blocks are very real and something you may have to deal with at some point in your tumbling career. Personally, I hope you never get them and tumble fearlessly forever. However, after coaching so many athletes over the … Read More

A Salute to Gymnasts Who Never Stand on the Podium

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Unless you spend a great deal of time in a gym, you don’t understand everything that goes into creating gymnast. Gymnastics is more than four routines, high scores, and podiums. In fact, if an athlete wants to get shiny new bling and their chance to salute the audience from the podium, they need to put in work, and lots of … Read More

5 Tips To Help Keep Gymnastics Fun

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Did you know that according to a 2014 research study by George Washington University, the number 1 reason why athletes quit their sport is because it is no longer fun? Did you know that 75% of athletes will quit by the time they are 13? As parents, what do we do with this information? Parents have a large part to … Read More

Why Gymnastics? (Technically Explained)

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Gymnastics is an activity of ancient origins and modern tensions. Most large and medium size cities and towns have a private gymnastics school or offer gymnastics activities via a park district, public school, Turners, Sokol, or YMCA. Media attention toward gymnastics has continued to grow, making gymnastics one of the top television-audience draws. Gymnastics at the top levels continues to draw attention. It … Read More

Hospital Emergency Rooms Visits Caused by Sport Injuries.

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This table shows the number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms in 1997 categorized by sports injuries. Note that hunting injuries are not included. In somecases, injuries caused by using equipment are separated from the activity, such as swimming. The number of people visiting emergency rooms is listed after the equipment/activity and the percentage of patients admitted to a hospital is shown in parentheses. … Read More

How to Find the Right Gymnastics Gym/Club

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Gymnastics is a great activity for kids of all ages and abilities. In addition to amazing upper and lower body strength, gymnastics also helps kids develop balance, co-ordination, flexibility, and self-confidence. Not to mention, the gym is a great place to have a ton of fun. If you are thinking about getting your son or daughter into gymnastics, you need … Read More