Gymnastics Poses for Pictures

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The 2017 meet season is approaching and you and your gymnast are looking to update her gymnastics photo that is sitting above the fireplace along with the rest of your family pictures. A lot has happened within the last year, whether your gymnast moved up a level (or two, or maybe three!) or maybe she is on a different team. … Read More

How to do a Cartwheel

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Cartwheels. A cartwheel is a gymnastics skill that is one of the first skills taught to a young gymnast. Cartwheels are so popular and common that your little gymnast probably was doing them before even entering gymnastics. If your gymnast is working towards tumbling, cartwheels are one of the first steps. Cartwheels are super familiar with kids, it is like … Read More

What to Pack for Meets

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Hello to the gymnastics community! I hope all of you are getting yourself prepared along with your gymnast for the upcoming meet season. For those that are new gymnastics parents, this will be a great post for you because sometimes it can become stressful to know exactly what to pack your gymnast when it comes to meets. Below I have … Read More

Teamwork and Gymnastics

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“We work hard every day. It’s hard to do things by yourself, but as a team you can go so far.” -Laurie Hernandez in Rio after USA won a gold medal in gymnastics That says it all, doesn’t it? How do you think the USA women’s gymnastics team dominated the Rio Olympics? Was it because they only focused on themselves … Read More

Friendships and Gymnastics

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Friendships. What are friendships honestly? According to the Dictionary, friendships are a state of mutual trust and support between two or more people. Friendships are eating pizza at midnight while laughing and cracking jokes. Friendships are being a shoulder for someone to cry on, or a pat on the back for a job well done. Friendships consist of many memories, … Read More

10 Quotes to Inspire Any Young Gymnast

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Photo Credit:¬†Danilo Borges/brasil2016.gov.br Hello, gymnastics community! Summer is coming to an end which means gymnastics meet season is coming to a start soon. As we all know, gymnastics is an extremely hard sport that includes some serious dedication. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be an actual gymnast, and I have seen with my very own … Read More

Mind Over Matter: Mental Blocks

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Gymnastics is a fun sport. It is thrilling, an adrenaline rush, and being a gymnast is something that makes life exciting. At the same time though, gymnastics can be a scary, dangerous sport. At anytime a mental block can form, and sometimes it could be the end of gymnastics for a gymnast. But I hope that if anyone reading this … Read More

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

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

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