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USA Gymnastics has gathered lots of articles on a variety of topics to help parents get all the information they need about both the sport of gymnastics and having a child involved in the sport.  View the most recent articles below or use the links to view all articles within a given category.

Recent Articles

100 Days to Maximize College Recruiting

By Tom Kovic
With summer on the horizon and the end of the academic year fast approaching, high school prospects have every opportunity to get a well-deserved breather. Taking time to relax a little after a demanding school year and a rigorous training and competition schedule creates “new life.”

3 Ways to Improve Your Athlete’s Physical Literacy (PDF)

By David Benzel
As you would imagine, becoming physically literate starts early in life when kids are exposed to fundamental movements – things like running, skipping, jumping, catching, kicking, sliding, and striking. Involvement in youth sports then builds upon these basics.

Video: The Art of Controlling Emotions

The idea of controlling emotions seems impossible to some athletes. They believe their feelings of anger or frustration are the direct result of the
events around them, and therefore out of their control.

Supplement Series Part Two: Is it risky to use supplements?

By TrueSport
Did you know supplements aren’t regulated like medications? Did you know that a ‘natural’ supplement doesn’t mean a safer supplement? Did you know that you can’t trust supplement labels? Due to post-market regulation, all supplements come with some amount of risk, which you can learn more about below.

How to Help Athletes Maintain a Positive Body Image After Sport

By TrueSport
When a competitive athlete leaves sport, permanently or briefly to recover from an injury or pursue another activity, it’s normal to feel a mixture of emotions.