As a parent, if we were asked if we would like to know how to set our child up for success, we would not only say, "YEAH!", but, "HECK YEAH!"
Here is some pretty awesome information for you to consider...
Gymnastics is a unique sport that encompasses many health attributes including strength, power, coordination. flexibility, and balance. The influences of gymnastics training extend well beyond the gym.
If you want your child to gain confidence and be a good student at school, consider enrolling them in a gymnastics class. Children can start classes as young as 18 months.
Schedule a free trial class to see if gymnastics is a good fit for your child. Call the gym to schedule your free trial: 952-898-3889.
The benefits you will be giving your child include:
1. Builds coordination of the mind and body
Gymnastics will build a high degree of spatial awareness in your child which will give them a foundation for other sports and in their everyday life.
2. Good for overall health
With regular practice, children will develop an overall great physical well-being which can help ward off heart disease and bone loss later in life.
3. Builds discipline
To learn and become proficient at the demanding skills of gymnastics requires a lot of determination and hard work. The practice requires a great deal of focus and dedication. This will aid in other aspects of your child's life including their school studies.
4. Creates a great foundation for other sports
Gymnastics training focuses on both the physical and psychological aspects of the sport. This rigorous training will set your child up for success in other sports too.
5. Builds good sportsmanship
Gymnastics classes are done in a group environment although, it is an individual sport. This encourages supporting their classmates by cheering on each other's successes and achievements. Gymnastics meets do have a "team" component too which will help your child learn what it takes to be part of a successful team.
6. Builds their confidence
Learning and acquiring gymnastic skills requires a lot of practice and dedication. When a new skill is attained and achieved your child will gain confidence in their abilities and will learn how hard work and dedication pay off.
7. Teaches goal-setting
Gymnastics is an art form that takes a great deal of patience to learn. Students will learn to set goals as an individual and as a team to encourage them to focus on the end result. This will also train your child how to manage stress when under pressure.
8. Increases strength and flexibility
Gymnastics will build your child's strength and flexibility. These attributes will follow them throughout their athletic career; think of that 1st base stretch for your son or that huge spike your daughter will be able to make in volleyball.
9. Teaches perseverance
Learning intricate gymnastics skills will take your child weeks, months, if not years to attain. This will train them to focus on each detail of the skill while celebrating each little achievement of that skill. Patience is a virtue in the sport of gymnastics and as a result, your child will learn the importance of perseverance. The art of perseverance will follow through to other aspects of their life including their schoolwork.
Being able to accept constructive criticism and coaching is a must for every athlete. Starting your child in gymnastics training at a young age will give them a headstart on the importance of listening and following instructions. This skill is a vital part of school and many other aspects of their life.
IGM Gymnastics offers classes including Parent & Tot, preschool, recreational, rhythmic, and team for both boys and girls. We also have day camps when school is out, parties, parent's night out events, and open gym. Whether you want your child to learn the important skills of gymnastics or have the opportunity to enjoy the gym during day camps or open gym, we have you covered.