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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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5 True, Must-See Movies to Watch with Your Young Athlete

By David Benzel
It’s hard to deny the power of a captivating story, told well. Perhaps, that is why movie nights are such a great pastime and memory maker for so many families. Watching a true story with a compelling message can open a door to a unique teaching moment between parents and their kids.

Video: 3 Tips for Handling Performance Slumps

A slump in performance is discouraging, but a normal occurrence for young athletes. Learn three strategies for handling those moments so they don’t become a lasting problem.

3 Key Tips to Maximizing College Recruiting Interviews

There is a laundry list of tasks on the college recruiting checklist that requires attention. College recruiting interviews is vital for two reasons. Firstly, as a means of creating a stronger interpersonal connection between prospect and coach. Secondly, as an opportunity for both sides to size each other up. This article offers 3 Critical Tips to Maximizing College Recruiting Interviews with college coaches.

Athletes Create the Right Resolutions by Answering These 3 Questions (PDF)

by Michelle Wells
For those naysayers who feel that New Year’s resolutions are doomed to fail before January is even over, let me suggest that success with resolutions and goal setting has a lot to do with how you go about creating the right ones.

Video: 3 Tips for Teaching Courage

In her book, “Courage to Soar” Simone says, “You might be blessed with some talent but in order to reach your goals you have to have the courage to go after them.” So, let’s talk about 3 ways you can help your athlete learn to be courageous.