12 Helpful Tips for Parents New to Gymnastics

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

What Gymnastics Offers Your Kids

Photo Credit: Altadore gymnasts by Rick McCharles is licensed under CC BY 2.0 The most important aspect of gymnastics is what it offers your kids. In addition to being a physical outlet, it also offers children of all ages the opportunity to grow emotionally and mentally. The great thing about gymnastics is that most kids can participate in gymnastics at … Read More

5 Tips for Gymnastics Parents from Nastia Liukin

Nastia Liukin, a 5-time gold medalist. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. national champion, winning twice as a junior and twice as a senior. Nastia has also been known for her commitment … Read More

Which Beam is Best for Home Practice and Where to Find It?

Gymnasts Girl Feet Strapped Beam

If you have a gymnast in your life, you probably have or need an at-home beam. Beams are the easiest to use piece of at-home gymnastics equipment, and one of the most difficult events for any gymnast to master. An at-home beam is affordable, easy to install, and can quickly inspire confidence in any gymnast. If you are thinking of … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnast’s Moms Understand

by: Tawnya (This article was originally written here. Re-posted by permission from the author.) Life of a Gymnastics Mom When my daughter first became interested in gymnastics, neither she or I had any idea that it would become such a big part of our lives, of our family’s life. Today, from November to March our life pretty much revolves around the … Read More

The Marathon Gymnast

A Gymnasts runs into vault

As a mother of a level 7 competitive gymnast, I sometimes find myself trying to figure out when she will make it to level 10- the highest level before Elite. You see when she first started out she was on level 4 (where a lot of girls start), and improved very quickly. I saw other girls her age skipping levels … Read More