Buckeye Gymnastics update

Founder and Owner David Holcomb:

… it was encouraging when team auditions and registrations reached an all-time high last spring …

While our recreation enrollment has been soft our competition team hours have grown significantly. Preschool enrollment, particularly day-time preschool enrollment, is down. School-age recreational programs are flat.

The bright spot for us has been our competition programs. We have always fielded a large team with competitors at levels 2 through elite. We have also fielded Xcel teams at the recreation level for over a decade in a league involving other gyms in Central Ohio. This year we started offering Xcel as part of our competition program and the huge response has been something of a surprise. Those gymnasts are excited and ready to begin competition within the USA Gymnastics Xcel program.

Our new and still growing Xcel team will encourage us to expand the Buckeye Classic to include additional sessions at all Xcel levels. …

We have expanded Buckeye Warriors with more space and exciting new equipment with an emphasis on obstacle courses that is attracting a lot of boys new to the gym. …

Buckeye Gymnastics has gone green. We have generated over 75,000 kWt hours since we added solar and replaced our fluorescent lights with LED lights saving significantly on the electric bills. We should break even on this investment within five years …

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Buckeye coach Kittia Carpenter is on the USAG CEO core search committee along with Justin Spring and others.

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TAG = does not come from Touch And Go

Ty checked. Snopes research concluded that ‘tag’ did not originate as the acronym of ‘touch and go’. 

___ original post from July 18th

I’ve yet to hear from any coach who knew TAG was an acronym for Touch And Go.

I’m guessing the evolution of that word was something different.

(via RecGymnastics)

Lebron’s daughter started Gymnastics

Heart this on Instagram.

modifying Trampoline for very young children

Putting preschool kids on a competitive Trampoline bed can be dangerous. Especially if Mom or Dad climbs on with them — risking a double bounce injury to spine / neck.

Best practice is to put some kind of mat on top of the Tramp for young children.

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