Miss Val – in defence of Gymnastics

Miss Val is angry.

Millions of people around the world are angry.

I can’t stop thinking about the 158 victims who came forward to give their impact statements in the sentencing of Larry Nassar. …

I have been asked many times,

“Why would parents put their kids in gymnastics now?”

The answer is crystal clear. Gymnastics is not the culprit. Gymnastics is a master class on life skills.

Gymnastics teaches discipline, focus, and attention to detail. Gymnastics hones courage to face fear head on. Gymnastics teaches the importance of thorough preparation. Gymnastics teaches perseverance, as there’s no one to pass the ball to when things get tough. Gymnastics demands that one learns how to finish. Gymnastics teaches one to dare to dream as none of the skills learned in gymnastics are innate in us. Gymnastics is the perfect combination of athletics and performance. … 

Gymnastics: The Ultimate Master Class


Published by

Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.