how parents can keep Gymnastics FUN


1. Focus on improving skills and not on the result of the competition.

4. Remind your child how far she has come since she began the sport.

9. Don’t compare your child to teammates.

12. Build on the sports experience to create happy childhood memories.

Click through to <a href="https://annejosephson.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/12-ways-to-keep-gymnastics-fun-for-your-child/ ” target=”_blank”>Jag Gym Blog to read the rest.

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Kate Foster – Good Morning America

Kate Foster lost her leg to a leukemia-related infection when she was 12, but she didn’t let that stop her from becoming a competitive gymnast.

“I’ve never really found anything that I’ve loved more,” Foster, now 16, told ABC News. …

ABC

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

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NY Times – Simone Biles article

JULIET MACUR:

… “I’m not thinking about being in the Olympics,” the gymnast, Simone Biles, said. “Well, at least I’m trying not to think about it.”

Biles is the best American gymnast since, well, probably ever. She is 4 feet 9 inches, with size 5 feet, but there’s an unfathomable amount of power packed into her petite package. …

Biles wrote her goals for 2016 in a leather-bound journal that Nike, her sponsor, gave her after she turned professional last summer. When we met in January, she let me leaf through the pages. There was not one mention of a gold medal anywhere. …

NY Times – For World’s Top Gymnast, a Body in Motion and a Mind at Rest

Simone

The “Leyva”

Giant 1/1 to 1-rail.

Click PLAY or watch a great interview on 6 South Florida TV.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=367871781&videoID=EG3ssXsJM9ig&origin=nbcmiami.com&sec=news&subsec=local&width=600&height=360

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