Getting your kids to stay active in the winter is hard. While Olympic spirit was in the air, it was easier, but now that winter is fast approaching, it’s not so easy to keep your kids active!
In 2016, people in every country around the world were glued to their television screens watching their country be represented in the Rio Olympics. The phenomenon will occur again in 2020 with a whole new batch of incredibly gifted athletes young and old. Kids develop role models during these games, and they learn the true value of hard work and practice.
Steps to get Trained for Gymnastics:
Even in the years where there is no Olympics occurring, it is valuable to get your children involved in activities over the winter. Young minds and bodies should be pushed and challenged. So that they too can become successful at whatever they put their minds to. When you fill a child’s downtime over the summer with activity and challenges, it helps them to become more well-rounded individuals.
If you are looking for ways to keep your kids active, then why not try a gymnastic program this winter. When a child enrols for gymnastics lessons they will be challenged and encouraged through four beginning and intermediate classes:
1. Beginner Level One
Every skill needs a foundation, and the gymnastics foundation will start here. Children will be taught the basics so that they will be better prepared to engage the more challenging stunts and tricks down the road. This level is an essential beginning. The skills learned will be built upon in a way that encourages proper form and overall safety.
A few important skills that they will learn in this first beginners class is the five basic rolls, how to do a cartwheel, handstand bridge and tripod. In addition, they will learn a basic handstand technique along with conditioning and flexibility strategy.
2. Beginner Level Two
This class is designed to build on the lessons and techniques learned in the first beginners class. It will add variations to the five basis rolls, cartwheel, and bridge already learned. In this class, the child will also learn basic handstand holds and bridge walking.
3. Intermediate Level One Skills
Once a child has mastered the basics developed in the beginner class, they will move up to the intermediate level gymnastics programs. This is designed to build on the foundations already learned to help the child gain the skill to master pre-flight and walkover movements. In this class, the child will learn a front limber and A bridge kick over, as well as walkover preps in a variety of directions. This class will also introduce balance practices.
4. Intermediate Level Two Skills
When a child reaches the second level, they have almost mastered the basic foundations of the practice. They will learn to execute the positions and practices they have been prepping for including the front and back walkover. At this level, they will also learn to do a roundoff, and begin drills to help them develop their back handspring.
These basic foundations are essential in the development of these young gymnasts to help them to become the athletes that they dream to be. Start building upon a passion that the child, like many Olympic athletes, may carry with them for the rest of their life.