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.

You spend a ton of time working on improving your gymnastics skills and perfecting your routine with the goal of getting a good score at your meet. Then you go to your meet, judges score your routine, and it can sometimes seem like they take off for everything. They take deductions for skills that aren't… Read More →

If you’re a competitive gymnast, chances are you’re spending hours and hours each week in the gym. Juggling the time commitment of being a gymnast with school, homework, family life, and time with friends can be challenging. In fact, through the years we’ve gotten a lot of questions from our readers about how to balance… Read More →

It’s official! You just finished competing at your gymnastics meet and what a relief it is to be done! However, if you’re like a lot of gymnasts we know, you’re probably replaying the day’s events over and over in your mind picking apart your routines and wondering how you could’ve done better. Even if you’ve… Read More →

Do you wish you could have more confidence in your gymnastics ability? Do you compare yourself to other gymnasts around you and feel less competent than them? Do you let other people's opinions of you determine your confidence in gymnastics? Do you want a free Confidence Bundle with 7 Confidence Building Worksheets ? Click Here… Read More →

The rule books for the Junior Olympic gymnastics program and for the Xcel gymnastics program were updated for the new quadrennium (2018-2022). Most of the rules and values of skills stayed the same but there are some changes. We've outlined some of the biggest changes below that will affect gymnasts and coaches. GymnasticsHQ's Skill Progression Charts have… Read More →