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Join a Virtual Gymnastics Training Course this Week or Weekend

Why attend an online conference? I find that challenging times are the best time to renew and rejuvenate. We need a way to relieve the weight of these difficult circumstances and uncertainty. Now is time to connect with others and draw inspiration. So while our gyms are on pause, let us take the time to […]

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How to Motivate Kids to Learn and Succeed in Sports Training

Creating a collaborative and welcoming classroom takes a little bit of creativity and a lot of consistency. However, the effort is well worth it. I always tell my teachers that they will have to stay on their toes regardless. They can either use constant encouragement and positive reinforcement to set the tone, or they can […]

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Calorie Poker Chips

I met Daniel at the Region 6 Congress this past summer. I’ve thought a lot about athlete nutrition before – mostly about what athletes should eat. Daniel’s lecture opened my perspective. Nutrition is not just about what you eat; it’s about how you workout. Daniel was so kind to share his ideas on nutrition with […]

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Free Download: Developmental Chart

This early gymnastics developmental chart is a great reminder for both staff and parents of upcoming milestones!

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Five Things I Learned from Flipping Education

Meeting Linda & Brant I can’t remember exactly the first time I met Linda Thorberg and Brant Lutska of Flipping Education. What I do remember is that I was immediately hooked. Every time I heard they were coming to do a seminar nearby, I made sure to attend.  By now, I’ve attended at least a […]

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Summer Summits & Conferences

Why attend a conference? Attend a conference in order to network with people in your industry, learn something new and get inspired. I find that the summertime is the best time to renew and rejuvenate before the crushing weight of fall registrations and a new season approaches. There is something about the long days and […]

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How To Include Children With Special Needs in Your Gymnastics Program

Guest Post by Ashley Lebeau At the Champaign Gymnastics Academy (CGA) we believe that gymnastics truly is a sport for everyone.  We have made steady progress over the last seven years since our inception to find ways to serve our special needs community.  As more funds, staff and other resources became available we have employed […]

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Free Resource: Home Practice Booklet

Get Your Students to Practice At Home Getting your gymnastics students to practice at home… easier said that done, right? That’s why we created the “Home Practice Skills” booklet. Home Practice Skills contains simple exercises and drills that your gymnastics students can do right at home. These exercises set the foundation for all gymnastic skills, […]

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Candlesticks to Build Your Core

Skill of the week is a little section about introducing at-home exercises for your athlete. At our gym we do a skill of the week every week with our recreational classes so we can introduce fitness in a fun way also so that we can take the time to breakdown the technique for conditioning exercises […]

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Introducing the Cartwheel-a-Gator!

Cartwheel-a-gator is a visual tool to teach kids how to cartwheel. We encountered several struggles when teaching cartwheels so we created the gator as a teaching aid. Two recurring issues when teaching a cartwheel is teaching the difference between left and right sided cartwheels and getting kids to turn their hands sideways. Our preschool students kept […]