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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

The Far-Reaching Impact of Sportsmanship (PDF)

By David Benzel
Although you cannot predict the future for your children, you recognize that the steps you take today can impact that future. In fact, you probably make decisions fairly regularly, that reflect this belief.

Winning Connections Newsletter – August, 2018

– Is Your Child a Gritty Learner
– Bonus Video Feature: “Let’s Do It Anyway!”

Video: The Potency of Positivity

Summer Tips for the Prospective Student-Athlete

Many believe summer is a time where college coaches switch to lower gears. The regular season is complete, and the student-athletes have headed home for a well-deserved break. Nothing can be further from the truth! Opportunity is eminently knocking, and summertime is a prime season for recruiting.

3 Important Elements for Teaching Self-Respect (PDF)

If I told you that you just won the “parent lotto” and could “gift” your child athlete with any one quality, what do you think it would be? Make sure to choose wisely! But before you do, remember that you want this gift to equip them to face the many challenges that life will bring – well beyond school and sports.