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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

Seeing Athletes as Individuals

Positive Coaching Alliance defines culture as “the way we do things here,” and it’s important to define what it means to be a part of the “we.” Defining the “we” in culture and developing an inclusive environment starts with getting to know our athletes individually; with their unique stories, unique strengths and unique differences.

3 Areas Your Athlete’s Nutrition Might Be Slipping (PDF)

By David Benzel
Performance requires fuel. And our bodies are no different. Athletes, in particular, can’t afford to live on-the-edge when it comes to keeping their bodies charged and ready to go.

Video: Prisoner, Settler, Pioneer

Adversity makes us stronger, when we battle through it. But not everyone chooses to embrace their obstacles or welcome adversity. In fact, many of us whine, complain, and run the other way when things get tough or ugly

7 Things Not To Do When Coaching Your Own Child

By TrueSport
Coaching your child’s team or coaching your child in an individual sport can be an extremely difficult task, albeit an incredibly rewarding one. It’s not a position that should be taken lightly, and there are a few things to remember before you start.

Why and How to Calculate Your Athlete’s Sweat Rate

By TrueSport
When it comes to proper hydration, calculating sweat rate is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your young athlete is drinking enough to stay hydrated during sport. And understanding sweat rate—how fast an athlete’s body is sweating out fluids—is important for both performance and safety.