Advanced Competitive

Given the complexity of gymnastics scoring, it's not uncommon for gymnasts to receive scores that confuse them. Often we hear from our readers that they are perplexed by a score they received and need help understanding where they got deductions. To help you, we took 5 different beam routines from our readers and broke them… Read More →

Confidence is by far a trait that all gymnasts should strive for. Confidence can help gymnasts score better, feel better, and enjoy themselves more in gymnastics than gymnasts with little or no confidence. In the past we've talked about things to do to improve your confidence before your meet to get you prepared to have… Read More →

Competition season is an important time for many gymnasts and can be filled with both excitement and anxiety. While these emotions are natural for the most part, they can lead to poor performance if not harnessed correctly. One of the best tools a gymnast can utilize before every meet to combat unchecked emotions and to… Read More →

It’s the season when we start purposefully thinking about all the things we’re thankful for. You might have family gatherings for the holidays and spend a few minutes before a meal being thankful for the food on your table or thankful for the family and friends you’re surrounded by. You might have school projects where… Read More →

If you’re in the middle of meet season then you know how important scores are or at least how important you might think they are. In reality, while scores might seem like an indicator of your gymnastics success, they are actually one of the least valuable markers of how you’re doing in gymnastics. Not only… Read More →