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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.

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College Recruiting: Kick-Off the New Year

By Tom Kovic
A New Year is upon us and opportunity lurks. Those who organize best, execute well-developed plans, and beat the bushes will maximize their success in college recruiting. You can create change, make new commitments, and clean the slate and kick-off the New Year on a high note.

How Parents of Youth Athletes Can Navigate Anti-Doping Rules and Medications

s the parent of a youth athlete who is a member of a National Governing Body (NGB) of Sport, you may have heard about anti-doping, or the processes that help keep sport clean, fair, and healthy at every level of competition. Did you also know that every member of an NGB is subject to anti-doping testing?

How to Keep Kids Active in a Winter without Organized Sports

By TrueSport
With many schools opting out of organized sports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are looking at a long winter with kids at home immediately after school, or possibly home 24/7 if your district has gone remote.

How to Eat for Immune Support During COVID-19

By TrueSport
Nervous about your young athlete’s immune system as cold and flu season continues and COVID-19 is still a part of everyday life? You’re not alone. But luckily, there are some easy ways to boost your child’s immune health without turning to supplements or pills: Food can be a powerful tool in your efforts to keep your child healthy this year.

3 Risky Supplements Parents Should Make Sure Athletes Avoid

By TrueSport
To achieve excellence in their sport, many young athletes dedicate hours of work each week, put intense strain on their bodies, and hold themselves to extremely high expectations. Parents who witness this effort may understandably want to do everything they can to support their athlete’s goals and hard work, whether that be with the best equipment, physical therapy, or a sports psychologist.