Winning Connections Newsletter – February 2014

Gymnastics & Parenting Articles

Winning Connections Newsletter – February 2014

Passion is Caught More Than Taught
The Element – How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
New GCFL Promotion
A Creative Spin to Growing Champions and Figure Skating Success

Winning Connections Newsletter – January 2014

Humility or Arrogance: Where is Your Child Headed?
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
New GCFL Promotion
David Benzel to Speak at US Figure Skating National Championships

Avoiding Defensive Conversations

By David Benzel
Here are some tips about avoiding defense conversations with your athlete.

Why Gymnastics is Great For Kids (PDF)

Gymnastics provides a fun and safe activity that gets kids physically active. Not only does the sport provide a good, solid fitness foundation, gymnastics also provides many other benefits, from socialization skills to life skills to basics that can enhance performance in other
sports.

Gymnastics is the Answer!

Gymnastics not only increases strength, grace and flexibility, but also encourages hard work, discipline and determination.

The Role of Gymnastics Parents

By Michael A. Taylor
Signing a child up for a Gymnastics class is a major first step toward a healthy lifestyle. What happens then? Research strongly suggests that parents play the largest role in influencing the development and healthy socialization of their children involved in sports.

Gym Dandy and the Flying Kazuki

By Mike Peal
I’m a gym dad. Been one for about seven years and I’m finally beginning to catch on to the “gym lingo.” I now hear real words instead of grunts and groans followed by hand signals and head shaking from the coach.