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

Signs Your Gymnast Needs a Sports Psychologist

Everyone knows and recognizes that gymnastics is a very physical sport, but not everyone understands how truly mental the sport is as well. It takes a lot of emotions for gymnasts to be able to do the things they do in the gym. For instance, dismounting from high bars, or tumbling through the air can’t be done without a bit … Read More

The 10 DO’s and DON’Ts of Gymnastics Private Lessons

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About four weeks before the state meet every year, the phone starts ringing off the hook and the calendar starts booking so tightly that to get a private lesson is nearly impossible. There are some very simple guidelines you can follow when you are considering private lessons because they are truly an investment in your child. Do Know The Policy … Read More

Top 10 Tips To Become A Better Gymnastics Parent

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Gymnastics is fun Gymnasts often talk about how they love gymnastics. They mesh with well with their teammates and have a real connection with the coach. While every day isn’t perfect, it should be a great experience.

How to Cheer Up an Injured Athlete

No one likes to be injured. An injury can impact your life in many different ways; especially if you’re an athlete. Young athletes like gymnasts live and breathe their sport, which means when they are unexpectedly taken out of the sport with an injury, they are vulnerable to stress, fear, depression, and even a loss of identity. One of the … Read More

Understanding Sever’s Disease and Gymnastics

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Sever’s Disease can come on Quickly A few days before my daughter’s third gymnastics meet of the season, she began to complain of heel pain in her left foot. She’d been practicing hard and I just chalked it up to overuse. When the heel of the left foot began to swell, I still didn’t think much of it. We simply … Read More

Avoiding the Parent Trap

Avoiding the parent trap in Gymnastics

Of all the wonderful things that sports offers our kids today, I never thought that I would get sucked into the so-called “parent trap”. I admit, it’s not one of my proudest moments, I was turning into “that” gym mom. Luckily, I came to see the err of my ways early on and was able to course correct. In a world … Read More