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

10 Reasons Your Parents are Lucky You’re a Gymnast

Your Parents are Lucky You’re a Gymnast

You probably feel pretty lucky to be a gymnast! Your friends are probably envious of you, and you probably realize how hard your parents work to keep you in the gym. But, did you know you parents are lucky you’re a gymnast too. Find out why below. You’re Very Confident Confidence is a tough thing to teach. Some kids go … Read More

CHEERS to Gymnastics Moms For These 20 Things

Unless you are a gym mom, it’s hard for others to see how much you sacrifice for your child in order for them to participate in a sport such as gymnastics. Gym moms give up a lot in terms of time, money and energy so they can support and encourage their athlete to be all that they can be. Other sports parents … Read More

Big dreams or Realistic goals?

Dream Big, Set Goals, Take Action

Last week I read a Facebook post where a mother of a gymnast was in a panic because her daughter wasn’t going to move up a level this year. This repetition caused her daughter (and the mother) much frustration. The daughter had set big goals for herself. She started competing in gymnastics in 2014 at the age of ten. This … Read More

A Letter to New Gymnastics Mom

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