BENEFITS OF GYMNASTICS
List of Benefits of Gymnastics Below:
All children benefit from gymnastics!
Discipline: This is a very important aspect of gymnastics and it comes in two parts. In the gym there are rules for the children’s safety. These rules must be followed and this takes discipline. The other part is self discipline. Each student must have the self control to make corrections when a coach asks them to. Children must also have the self discipline to stay on task when a coach is working with another gymnast. Working hard, even when you think no one is watching, is a great asset to any individual’s character and cannot be overlooked.
Determination: Gymnastics breeds determination. Most skills in gymnastics take a number of tries to get them right. This is true with a number of things in life. Gymnastics encourages kids to get up and try again even if they messed up, because they know if they continue to work hard that they will achieve their goals.
Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle: This love of movement translates into other sports as well as a lifetime of activity. By teaching children they can be successful at physical skills, it encourages them to get up off the couch and put down their iPads and Tablets!
Coordination: Gymnastics instruction helps develop better coordination and body awareness.
Strength Development: Gymnastics produces, the best athletes in the world. Gymnastics uses almost exclusively body weight exercises to build upper body, lower body, and core strength.
Flexibility: Flexibility is important in injury prevention and helping prevent the every day aches and pains. No sport gives an athlete the flexibility that gymnastics does. Not only is flexibility great for gymnastics, but it aids in the development for other sports as well.
Social Skills: Gymnastics provides an opportunity to develop social skills. Younger children learn how to stand in line, look, listen, be quiet when others are talking, work and think independently, be respectful and others. The older kids in the gym learn to inquire about why something works the way it does. They also learn how to set a good example for the people who look up to them and become role models at a young age.
Self Confidence: Children gain confidence as they progress through different gymnastics skills. They become more confident in themselves and that carries over into all aspects of their lives.
Politeness: Being polite means to respect your coach and fellow gymnasts and visa versa.
Work Ethic: Gymnastics is a difficult sport. Nobody can give you anything. Every skill you learn is earned through hard work and repetition. A great thing about gymnastics is being able to see the direct relationship between hard work and results. The harder children work the more quickly they progress. A way for a child to see how hard work and determination pays off.
Overcoming Fears: There are things in gymnastics that are scary. Our gymnasts are often challenged to try new things and our coaches lay out a path that allows them to achieve those challenges in a step-by-step manner. This approach allows kids to develop strategies to overcome things that they see as impossible and encourages them to try new things both in the gym and in life.
Performance: In gymnastics, it becomes second nature to perform in front of others. It creates confidence. They gain the confidence in themselves to be right, and the understanding that even if they are wrong, that they gave their best effort.
Compassion: All of our gymnasts learn compassion through the example of fellow gymnasts, coaches and parents.
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