So Your Gymnast Wants to Quit

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So, your gymnast wants to quit gymnastics. This is probably something you never imagined happening, how is this possible? Your gymnast has been so involved with gymnastics basically her entire life. She has spent so many hours dedicating and committing herself to the sport, and you just cannot fathom why she does not want to do gymnastics anymore. Many people … Read More

What to Put Under the Tree for Your Gymnast This Year

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I recently just wrote a post on what to stuff your young gymnast’s stocking with this Christmas, and now I am getting to the bigger and maybe even to the more exciting things! With fall kicking in and the Holiday Season around the corner, it is only natural to start wondering what to put under the tree for your gymnast. … Read More

What Your Gymnast NEEDS in Their Stocking This Year

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October just kicked in this week with Halloween just around the corner. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here and then the best time of year will be approaching- Christmas. How awesome, and may I say cozy, is the Holiday season? Who does not love the constant smell of cookies that linger around the house, the warmth from the … Read More

Gymnastics and Sportsmanship: Why is the Relationship Important?

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Hello gymnastics community! The weather is getting cooler and fall is kicking in, which means meet season is just right around the corner. I am sure your little gymnast had worked their butt off all summer to perfect that one skill, learn something new, or even moved up a level! Either way, it is quite an exciting time during this … Read More

Gymnastics Must Haves, Gymnastics Essentials and What to Pack

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A big meet is taking place this weekend and you and your gymnast are putting together a checklist. It’s hard to think of everything that you think your gymnast would need because it is most likely that you may forget a thing or two. This situation can cause stress, and there have been times where I have seen judges take … Read More

How Much Practice Is Too Much or Too Little?

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Gymnastics is a sport that needs to be practiced almost every day in order to keep up the skills. But there does need to be a balance because you don’t want to overdo it and you definitely don’t want to underdo it. How Much A Gymnast Should Practice Gymnastics should always be a fun sport, so if your gymnast is … Read More

An Open Letter to my Gymnast: Thank You

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Dear my Little Gymnast, I cannot believe how fast you are advancing and how fast you are growing up. It feels like yesterday when I used to carry you on my hip, or when your entire little hand could only wrap around my finger. I remember when you would try to do little summersaults on the couch, and when you … 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

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