12 Helpful Tips for Parents New to Gymnastics

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So your son or daughter is new to gymnastics! First, congratulations, gymnastics is an exciting sport that will help your son or daughter grow as a person and athlete. The information here is designed to provide helpful tips for parents new to gymnastics. There is a great deal of information to learn about competition. Some of the things you will … Read More

Gymnastics vs. Dance – Which One is Better?

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Dancing is a part of gymnastics and many dancers love to do gymnastics, so how do you determine which is better? Both gymnastics and dance have similar elements, but many people have a favorite between the two. If you are trying to decide whether to concentrate solely on dancing or gymnastics there are many things to consider to decide which … Read More

Artistic vs. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Which is the Best?

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To many, gymnastics is gymnastics! But, to those that know there is a definite line between the two types of gymnastics, artistic and rhythmic confusing the two is almost a punishable crime. Whether you talk to a fan of artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics, you will likely hear a long story or heated debate about which is better and why. … Read More

Everything We Need to Know About the Balance Beam

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Female gymnast performing on balance beam, close-up, low section.

The balance beam, usually referred to simply as beam, is a women’s gymnastics event. In Olympic order, the balance beam is the third of four events completed during competition. A traditional competition beam is raised about 4 feet off the ground, measures 4 inches wide, and is 16 ½ feet long from end to end. The top of a beam … Read More