What Parents Need to Know at the First Gymnastics Meet

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Gymnastics Meet

Your son or daughter’s first gymnastics meet is coming up and you are probably beside yourself with excitement. You’ve been to practices, you’ve talked to the coaches, and even older team members parents, so you think you’re good to go, right? Nope. No matter how prepared you think you are, you are probably going to be confused the moment you … Read More

30 Things Gymnastics Parents Should Avoid

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Whether you are a newbie gymnastics parent or an old pro, you have probably heard all the things gymnastics parents are supposed to do but have you heard of all the things you shouldn’t do. Gymnastics is beneficial physically and mentally for gymnasts in all levels of competition, and as parents there are things we definitely shouldn’t do to make … Read More

Will My Gymnast be an Olympian?

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WILL MY GYMNAST BE AN OLYMPIAN

Many parents wonder if their competitive gymnast could be an Olympian someday. Parents of stellar adolescent baseball players and track stars also have dreams of having a pro athlete in the family someday. However, the bottom line is that most kids (no matter how well they do in competitions) will probably not become professional athletes, and this includes gymnasts. When … Read More

13 Helpful Tips for Parents New to Gymnastics

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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

5 Great Things Gymnastics Offers Your Kids

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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 some level during their lifetime. As a bonus, children that specialize in gymnastics … Read More

5 Tips for Gymnastics Parents from Nastia Liukin

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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

10 Things Only Gymnast’s Moms Understand

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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

The Marathon Gymnast

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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. She first started out she was on level 4, where a lot of girls start, and she improved very quickly. I saw other girls her age skipping levels and thought, … Read More