How Do You Become An Elite Level Gymnast?

Do you have a young gymnast with big dreams of competing at the National or International level? Read on to learn about the opportunities available for gymnasts who want to travel to path to elite level gymnastics. Women’s (WAG) Elite Program What is TOPS? The Talent Opportunity Program (TOPS) is designed to screen and identify …

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Is it Time to Move On?

Maybe your child used to live for gymnastics, but lately they’re talking about quitting, or maybe they insist they still want to do the sport, but it seems like their spark is gone. How do you know when it’s the right time for your gymnast to retire and move on to new challenges? Reasons to …

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All About Acro & Tumbling and College Club Gymnastics

Competing on an NCAA gymnastics team isn’t the only way for college students to continue to participate in the sport. Acrobatics & Tumbling and college club gymnastics both provide students with other opportunities to use the skills they’ve worked so hard to develop. What is Acrobatics & Tumbling? First introduced at the collegiate level in …

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Get Ready for Travel Meet Season!

After staying home due to Covid restrictions for the last two years, many gyms are eager to embrace a wider pool of competition at travel meets, and destination travel meets are more than ready to welcome gymnasts back. Still, it’s been impossible to miss recent news stories about delayed or cancelled flights that have left …

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Stay Sane in a Sometimes Crazy Sport

Most of us had no idea what we were getting into when we first signed our child up for a rec gymnastics class. What we found once they started competing was an intense, year-round sport that challenges athletes physically, mentally, and emotionally. As soon as meet season ends the push for next level skills begins. There is no doubt it’s a demanding …

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Stave Off Sibling Rivalry in the Gym

Having more than one gymnast in the family means managing multiple practice schedules, having the seats in your car covered in chalk, and your weekends devoted entirely to meets, but it could also mean dealing with sibling rivalry, especially if your gymnasts progress at different rates or have different levels of success. How can you …

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