Gymnastics is not just for girls. Not even close. Yes, the sport is considerably more popular among girls. But did you know that many regard male gymnasts as the strongest of all athletes?….
I cannot agree more with this JAG GYM post. Gymnastics is such a foundational sport. If your gym is anything like mine, your boys enrollment drops after kindergym, so it is so important that we lay a strong foundation for sport in those early years! You never know who may go on to be an elite or pro level athlete – and we can help them get a head start.
Back in the 90’s, when I was an athlete myself and a brand new coach-in-training, I remember vividly a little boy named Travis who would bounce off the walls and flip over/on/under/between anything. His mom coached at our gym too, so I remember he had free reign a lot of the time. He moved on from gymnastics to trampoline and then he learned to ski. His passion from there led him to become a World Champion & Olympian in Aerial Ski-Jumping. Travis Gerritts often looks back and attributes his early development to his gymnastics days as a kid! Plus, he’s been on Dragon’s Den! 😉