Northwest gymnastics prides itself in fostering young gymnasts in more areas then just gymnastics. Gymnastics provides a great foundation for ALL sports. Gymnastics develops strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination…all skills needed for sports. The flexibility used to do a leg split is the same flexibility a hockey or soccer player uses to save a goal. The balance and coordination a gymnast develops to jump on a balance beam is similar to the skills needed for all other sports. Whether you become a competitive gymnast or participate in other competitive sports, gymnastics gives you a great foundation to succeed!
In a sport where the best athletes at the highest levels still fall and make mistakes, gymnastics teaches resilience and mental toughness. It’s a sport where you fall again and again, and have to continually “get back on the horse”.
Gymnastics requires kids to stand in line, take turns using equipment, to listen to and apply a coaches feedback. All things that develops real life skills like patience, following directions, being quiet and respecting others. Gymnastics teaches commitment, dedication, respect, time-management, and builds confidence and self esteem…. all the qualities we want our children to have to be successful students and human beings. With gymnastics offering programs starting at toddler age, gymnastics can be great social preparation for starting school.