Benefits of Gymnastics
Many of the benefits of gymnastics are not related to learning gymnastics skills, but more important developmental areas that will help your child become a better student and young adult. Arising Stars is not solely about creating gymnasts. The areas listed below are a small sampling of the actual benfits of gymnastics.
Self Confidence: Through the challenge of learning skill, students gain condifence with each step. DOing the skills on the beams and bars helps them gain confidence in their own abilities.
Coordination: Gymnastics instruction helps develop better coordination, body movement and fine motor skill development.
Social Skills: Especially for the younger ones, gymnastics gives the little ones a weekly chance to learn aout social skils like listening and following directions, taking turns, being a quiet, respecting others and much more.
Determination: Gymnastics builds determination. Some gymnastics skills are hard to master so the children learn determination in continuing to work hard even when skills are tough.
Fitness: In this world of obese children, fitness is critical to the current and future health of our children. Gymnastics is full of activities that will make your child more fit and help keep them healthy.
Learning to perform in front of people: Gymnastics has students perform their skills in front of other students which helps teach "performance" and make performing in front of others easier.
Discipline: A gymnastics class is a controlled environment that has rules that are very important. The more discipline the children get today the btter off they wil be.
Hard Work Ethic - Overcoming Fears - Strength Development - Flexibility
You have done a great job as a parent choosing gymnastics for your children. Gymnastics enefits all athletes and every child regardless of talent and ability. Your child will be a much more mature, well prepared young adult becuase of their involvement in gymnastics. Gymnastics teaches mroe than forward rolls!