Point your toes! It seems like its a simple thing to do, right? Well, it took 5 seasons of competition for me to understand that it’s not always that simple. My gymnast was working so hard, but her scores never seemed to reflect that. It was only after the word “prehab” for injury prevention peaked… Continue reading Point your toes! How to help when your gymnast can’t.
What better place to put essential oils to the test than gymnastics? Check out my post here for essential oils for gymnasts. However, putting essential oils to the test right alongside the gymnasts can be the coaches. They have an extremely physically demanding job, often with the background of being a gymnast themselves. Their bodies… Continue reading Essential oils to the test
Biggs has accomplished so much to be proud of in her gymnastics journey. However, she has some aspects of gymnastics that she has always struggled with. For a long time, I believed that because of how she was built, there was little she could do about it. More than 5 years into competing, I pieced… Continue reading Back-walkovers turned homeschool study
Gymnastics competitions are an exciting time. The gymnasts have worked hard to get there. Here are more team gifts for competition. My girls love the fun goodies, and it’s an easy way to make sure every gymnast gets something when there tends to be so much merchandise for sale. My kiddos also love to be… Continue reading More team gifts for competition
Trust the process. I have heard that statement so many times in gymnastics. And many times it applies. Skills are not gained quickly. Many times basics have to be reinforced before higher level skills can be learned. But it is important to understand the role, training, and scope of practice of your coaches. Most of… Continue reading Physical Therapy made all the difference
Most of the competitive gymnasts I know are exactly that, competitive. Biggs has chosen to compete on a sprained foot once she had medical clearance. She’s practiced through many aches and pains, or days of not feeling well. She’s worked on skills at home that she was determined to achieve. But despite her hard work… Continue reading Why are my gymnasts scores not improving?
When I started homeschooling, I was afraid to stray from a pre-made curriculum. I was worried about missing something vital in my kids education. Over the years, I have learned how much more effective interest led learning can be. And many interests can be stretched to cover several subjects. My girls love their sport. Here’s… Continue reading Turning gymnastics into homeschool curriculum
My girls have gained so much from gymnastics. Even though it is largely an individual sport, they still have the opportunity to learn how to be amazing team members. When there are interpersonal struggles, I have encouraged then to always be an encourager. They never know when they are going to be the one struggling… Continue reading Cheap and easy team gifts for gymnasts
It’s recital season! If you’re like our gymnastics family, we ramp up the fun and get crazy busy for recital season. Check out my post here for why dance is so helpful for gymnastics. Here are some tips we use to be dance recital ready. Are your costumes dance recital ready? At the studios my… Continue reading Dance Recital ready
Some gymnasts seem to be able to show up at gym and just excel from the beginning. That has not been my gymnasts. They have to put in extra work for the gains they make. Read my post here about why there are better things than first place. So here is my list of the… Continue reading Equipment to help your gymnast maximize extra work at home