Articles

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

6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Athlete Resolve a Coach-Athlete Conflict

By TrueSport
When a young athlete has a conflict with their coach, it’s often hard for parents to know exactly how to handle it. It’s tempting to immediately interfere and email the coach on behalf of your child, but that’s not always the best solution for your growing athlete.

Nutritional Serving Sizes: What You Need to Know

By TrueSport
Young athletes don’t always understand nutrition basics, and the American food landscape has been set up for easy overeating – especially when it comes to less healthy options. As a parent, this environment makes it tricky to teach portion and serving sizes to children. Help educate your child about nutritional serving sizes with these five facts in mind.

A Check List for Parents Considering Gymnastics for Their Child

A CHECK LIST for parents seeking a gymnastic program for their children. Ultimately the child should have an enjoyable and positive learning experience while developing appropriate gymnastic skills.

Post-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
After a hard practice, your student athlete is probably feeling exhausted and hungry—and it may be best if they don’t wait until the next meal before refueling!

Pre-Workout Fueling

By TrueSport
Young student-athletes are often faced with a tough challenge when rushing to practice after school. How do you fuel for a practice or workout with limited time and when lunch is often hours before the final bell rings?