GETTING STARTED IN GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics Gym Directory

To get started in gymnastics, first you will need to find a gym near you. Use the gymnastics gym directory to search local gyms that offer gymnastics classes. 

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Gymnastics Skill Progression Checklists

These gymnastics skill progression checklists tell you what skills your gymnast should be learning, and in what order. They allow your gymnast to track her own progress by checking off which skills she can do, which she can do well, and which she has mastered. 

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Gymnastics Videos

Beginning Gymnastics for Girls: Skills and Progressions DVD along with Essentials for Floor Exercise and Vault featuring Olympic Champion Paul Hamm are the two DVDs available here. Both are great for helping you understand gymnastics better from home. 

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Pro Tips 4 U

Pro Tips 4 U has a couple instructional videos done by Dominique Moceanu, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, including one on learning a back handspring. 

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GYMNASTICS EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES ONLINE

Amazon Gymnastics Store

Amazon has a full selection of gymnastics equipment, leotards, and other gymnastics supplies. 

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Destira

Destira has a nice selection of very high-quality and relatively inexpensive gymnastics leotards online. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND their leotards. 

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Norberts

Norberts is a supplier of very high-quality home gymnastics equipment. They have great folding panel mats, along with cartwheel and beam mats that are perfect for home use. 

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Deary's Gym Supply

Deary's Gym Supply sells all kinds of gymnastics equipment, supplies and apparel. 

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RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

USA Gymnastics Website

USA Gymnastics is the national gymnastics governing body. On this website you will find rules and regulations for the different gymnastics disciplines: Artistic, Rhythmic, Acro and Trampoline & Tumbling. 

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GymnasticsHQ's Gym Rat Gear

Gymnastics tanks, t-shirts, shorts and pants for gymnasts, and some gear for Mom too!

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FIG Gymnastics

Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG Gymnastics) is the international governing body for gymnastics. FIG gymnastics rules are used for the Olympics

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AAU Gymnastics

AAU is the governing body for amateur gymnastics in the US. AAU gymnastics has different rules and regulations than the more common USA gymnastics program. 

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