Gymnastics for Parents

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. I have outlined some of the biggest changes below that will affect gymnasts and coaches. GymnasticsHQ's Skill Progression Charts… Read More →

Home gymnastics equipment is great for helping both beginner and advanced gymnasts improve by practicing at home. Practicing at home can help your child improve faster thanks to the power of repetition -- without spending extra money for more time in the gym. It’s also a great way for your gymnast to show you the skills they are learning in… Read More →

Here are 100 gymnastic gift ideas for your favorite gymnast! Pick out the perfect gift for your gymnast, whether it's a piece of clothing, a great motivational book, a leotard or a gymnastics accessory. There are a couple gift ideas for your gymnast's family, too :) You can also check out GymnasticsHQ's 2018 Gift Guide. Would… Read More →

The Xcel Program is a national USA Gymnastics program of gymnastics levels that runs alongside the Junior Olympic (JO) program. The Xcel program is a completely separate, alternate program.  I was talking to a gymnastics mom last week who wanted my help deciding whether her gymnast should compete in the Xcel program or switch to a gym that… Read More →