Getting Serious

This category is a listing (by most recent) of gymnastics articles for those serious about gymnastics, or looking to get serious. If you are looking for introductory posts about gymnastics check out the Getting Started category, or the Having Fun category for light fun posts about the sport.

As another school year is now underway, our kids schedules have changed from carefree summer days with often times earlier gymnastics practices, later bedtimes, etc. to school schedule with getting up earlier, longer days with practices and homework after school. It's often challenging and difficult to transition schedules, this year maybe more than most due… Read More →

Handstands are the ultimate gymnastics skill - they are the only skill that is performed in every single event in gymnastics. There are important elements in the handstand such as form, duration of hold and the angle of your handstand. In this article, we are going to give you 4 tips to help you hold… Read More →

These are the Level 4 gymnastics requirements; Level 4 is the fourth level in the USA gymnastics level structure.  Level 4 is a compulsory level so each gymnast competes the same, identical routine. These are the skills that make up the new compulsory routine. Level 4 is the first required competitive level. Refer to our article outlining… Read More →

  These are the level 3 gymnastics requirements. Level 3 in gymnastics is not a required competitive level; learn more about the gymnastics levels here. To compete in level 3 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do the following skills on each of the four events and have reached her 6th birthday. Click Here… Read More →