The Complete Guide to Gymnastics Levels

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Gymnastics levels are designed to help gymnasts understand where they are in their skills and serve as a guide for which skills a gymnast should learn next. Levels also determine which competitive events a gymnast can participate in. There are two programs: Junior Olympic and Xcel, that gymnasts usually advance through. Each program has its own set of requirements.  This … Read More

Recreational vs. Competitive Gymnastics: Which is Better for Your Child?

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Find out the differences between recreational and competitive gymnastics, and which one will better suit your budding gymnast! New Found Love for Gymnastics So, your child wants to start gymnastics. They’re talking nonstop about Gabby Douglas, dreaming of doing handsprings and cartwheels just like her. They’re practicing splits and leaps in the backyard, their favorite stuffed animals and dolls acting … Read More

Artistic Gymnastics Events: Everything You Need To Know

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Artistic gymnastics is a sport that consists of a lot of time, hard work, dedication and commitment. Typically, there are four events that take place in artistic gymnastics and they are: bars, beam, floor, and vault. Each event is completed by a gymnast that prepares and performs routines. Each routine is under a minute, and if you blink too fast … Read More

What Are The Benefits Of Being A Gymnast?

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Finding a sport or an activity for your child or yourself to participate in can be stressful and hard. Sometimes trying a handful of different things can be very time consuming, and expensive. I, 100 percent support doing what you can to find that right activity for yourself or for your child, but after trial and error your child or … Read More

Cute Gymnastics Hairstyles

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Whether your gymnast is going to practice, a clinic, a meet, or a camp, hair is always something girls are concerned about! In the sport of gymnastics, it is required that your gymnast’s hair is pulled back so it is out of her face so it does not interfere with her performance. Not having your hair pulled back can be … Read More

So, What is a Vault in Gymnastics?

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Hello, gymnastics community! Today in this post I will be discussing “the vault” to help you understand more about it. Have you ever been to a meet or to a practice and wonder what that giant object is that your gymnast uses to perform a skill? You know, the giant thing your gymnast runs towards with all his/her might? The … Read More

Picking the Right Floor Music

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What is the only thing you hear at a gymnastics meet besides cheering? If you answered “music” then I definitely have to agree with you! There is nothing more overbearing than a million different lyric-less songs playing back-to-back for a few hours while you are watching your little gymnast compete. Some songs are definitely catchy, others are elegant and soft, … 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