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How Can I Help My Child Succeed in Gymnastics?

As parents we like to fix things for our children. We like to protect them and make sure that they have the best chances possible to be successful in life. After all, that’s what good parents do, right? In a sport like gymnastics where the hours can be long, and the days can be either wonderful or really, hard, sometimes it’s difficult to know what to say or do to help your child succeed. Whether your child is in classes or on team, here are a few pointers on how to support your child in their sport. 1) Just Be There: The first and, in my humble opinion, most important thing a parent can do to support their gymnast is...

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5 Qualities of a Great Gymnastics Coach

What separates the good gymnastics coaches from the great ones? Is there a specific formula to follow to make sure your gymnast ends up with a great coach? Or should you just wing it and hope for the best? Well, there really isn’t a set formula for greatness, but definitely don’t wing it! Here are a few guidelines of what to look for to make sure your child’s coach is a great one. A great coach understands that every gymnast is different. Each one has different strengths, different weaknesses, and different fears, and each one responds differently to various coaching techniques. Your child’s coach should understand this and coach each gymnast according to their individual needs. If your child shuts...

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