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7 Reasons Why Being In Sports As A Child Is Important

At JAG we’ve always said that we measure our success as a coaches and managers not by the number banners we put on a wall or even the number of NCAA athletes, international level competitors or even Olympians our club produces, but instead by the quality of young adults we help families raise. I know […]

GYMNASTICS: BEGIN HERE, GO ANYWHERE

Introducing your child to gymnastics at a young age isn’t about choosing a sport for your child, it’s about introducing a variety of skills that they can utilize in whatever sport or activity they might one day choose.

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16 WAYS BEING A GYMNAST MADE YOU A SUCCESSFUL ADULT

Someday she will perform her final cartwheel, back tuck or giant swing. There will be no more achievement ribbons to earn, compulsories or optional routines. No coaches wrangling kids into classes, and no judges in blue handing out scores. And the leotards will be tucked into storage or passed on to former team members. Someday, […]

BACK TO SCHOOL… A DOZEN TIPS FOR BALANCING SCHOOL WITH GYMNASTICS

One of the more remarkable things gymnasts do is balance on a four inch wide beam, performing skills that most would not even think doable on a floor. But each September, many of these young athletes face a different kind of balance challenge: balancing school with practice. Gymnastics does not need to be an impediment […]

HOW GYMNASTICS HELPS YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL (BACKED BY HARVARD RESEARCH)

Harvard School of Education released their findings on their latest research project; and, they could have simply titled it “Why Your Kid Should do Gymnastics if You Want Them to Develop the Kind of Character That Helps Them Succeed at School.” Okay, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue…but it cuts to the core of […]

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15 Reasons Competitive Sports are Great for Kids (That Have Nothing to do with Winning)

Excerpt from Jag Gym Blog Why should kids compete? Is competition good for them? Is it necessary to get them prepared for their grown-up lives? I don’t think that competition is either good or bad. It just is. Rather it is how we think about it and cope with it makes it good or bad. […]

Fit Kids do Better in Kindergarten

Children 4 ½-5 are getting ready for Kindergarten in the fall. During gymnastics classes we focus on physical skills that can help make their kindergarten year a highly successful learning experience. Our preschool gymnastics programs have these Kindergarten skills “built in,” so lets advertise the benefits we have. These can be some good conversation topics […]

Get Your Hula Hoop On!

Hula hooping allows children to practice both their fine and gross motor skills. It provides children with the chance to develop their problem-solving skills while improving flexibility and enjoying the outdoors. Children need a hula hoop for this game. Before the lesson, let children experiment with different ways of using a hula hoop. Then demonstrate […]