5 Tips To Help Keep Gymnastics Fun

Wendy Bruce MartinGymnastics Parenting, Gymnastics LifeLeave a Comment

KEEP GYMNASTICS FUN

Did you know that according to a 2014 research study by George Washington University, the number 1 reason why athletes quit their sport is because it is no longer fun? Did you know that 75% of athletes will quit by the time they are 13? As parents, what do we do with this information? Parents have a large part to … Read More

Finding Zen in Gymnastics

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Recently I was reading an article on the teachings of Buddhism and I couldn’t help but draw certain correlations between the basic philosophies and how we can easily apply them into youth sports today, particularly competitive gymnastics. In today’s fast paced world where everyone is trying to get somewhere as quick as possible, we often forget that what is happening … Read More

16 Ways to Overcome Psychological (Mental) Block in Gymnastics

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Virtually 70% of high level gymnasts have experienced psychological blocking. Psychological blocking which is also commonly called mental block is the inability to perform a skill previously performed with ease. Only a small percentage of these athletes experience blocking to the point that it disrupts their performance. Nonetheless, for those who do, the experience is devastating. Occasionally, a clear-cut starting … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnast’s Moms Understand

Tawnya HouselGymnastics Parenting, Fun Stuff1 Comment

When my daughter first became interested in gymnastics, neither she nor I had any idea that it would become such a big part of our lives, of our family’s life. Life of a Gymnastics Mom Today, from November to March our life pretty much revolves around the next meet, team practices, and private sessions. Sometimes when I meet new gymnastics’ … Read More