One of the greatest gifts to a young child is to provide environment to build self-confidence. Gymnastics builds self-confidence through small challenges in various learning stages. Activities that may seem very difficult at first (like doing forward and backward flips) are broken into small manageable steps, providing each child with guidance and directions to achieve agility, flexibility and strength.
Coaching kids to improve listening skills is one of the most valuable learning’s which they can apply throughout their life.
To facilitate children with different learning styles, Coaches begin each lesson with a theoretical explanation and physical demonstration of the activity so that they can process the information and follow the instructions.
Positive feedback from the Coaches reinforces the entire process of ‘listen, watch and practice’.
Gymnastics class requires children to practice following directions with constantly changing lesson plans, exercises and activities. Fundamental concepts like body shapes (Tuck, Straddle, Pike) and landing positions (safety stop) are the consistent threads that bind all of the lessons together.
STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
Gymnastics is the best activity for overall fitness, strength and flexibility. Holding one’s own body weight in various positions and gaining muscle strength through tumbling, jumping and static flexing help children develop strong and powerful bodies.
In simple words, Flexibility is the ability to move muscles through their full range of motion. Flexibility is important in everyday life; it reduces tension, helps coordination, develops body awareness and promotes circulation. Every gymnastics lesson teaches strength and flexibility exercises.
In gymnastics children are exercising their brains as well as their bodies. Latest research suggests a strong correlation between academic achievement and physically fit children.
Every time you send your child to gymnastics class, your child is engaging in physical exercise that encourages healthy brain function. Connections in the brain are strengthened through multiplication of nerve cells and it is not surprising that children who are engaged in consistent physical activity, such as gymnastics or any active form of sports, are more likely to get better grades than their inactive peers.
Children need to have hobbies or activities in their lives where self-control and discipline are important. Learning what is allowed and what is not acceptable is part of every gymnastics lesson. Not only is self-discipline an important part of learning, it is also vital in keeping children safe. Concepts like “look both ways before you cross the street” are taught, practiced and reinforced in a gymnastics lessons.
MOVEMENT AND COORDINATION
Gymnastics fosters to enhance the development of coordination and gross motor skills. When children learn to jump, roll, swing, climb, balance and tumble in a safe environment, they reduce the risk of injuries in the “real world”. For instance, a child who learns a “safety stop” at gymnastics will use the same technique when jumping off equipment on the playground or while taking part in any other sport.