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Our Future Stars
This past weekend Coach Josh took our Future Stars Boys Team to Gainesville, Florida for the Future stars testing. Due to Hurricane Irma we had a lot of gym time out, but the boys came in during the day with Coach Josh and worked hard to get ready. MGA, the parents and the coaches are all so proud of the boys and their accomplishments this weekend.
Theo won his division for the 8 year olds. Thomas won his age division for the 12 year olds. Saran was 2nd for his division Level 8. Clay was 4th in the 10 year old division. We could not be happier with all of the boys.
Tumbling Factoids #1
Did you know that there different types of gymnastics tumbling skills? There are front tumbling skills, back tumbling skills, aerial or kick over skills. There are twisting skills, double flipping skills and multiple bounding skills. Tumbling works your whole body and strengthens your arms and legs and even your torso. Tumbling is an anaerobic activity which uses burst of energy for training like sprinters. Tumbling helps with balance and coordination and it requires only a minimal amount of flexibility in your arms, legs and back to accomplish. People that tumble have good bone density and posture and the activity helps to trigger your lymphatic system when you turn upside down and move. Overall, tumbling is one of the healthiest activities that gymnasts, cheerleaders and even people that do parkour can do for themselves.
Tumbling Factoid #2
It is important to learn tumbling skills in order starting with basic skills like front roll, back roll and cartwheel. These three skills are your building blocks for learning intermediate and advanced skills. When you skip the basics and go straight to the harder skills, your brain does not learn a pathway from beginning to end. More advanced skills may be sloppy and inconsistent. Just like in the movie “The Karate Kid”, Mr. Miagi taught his student to do the boring basics over and over until he perfected them. Those basic movements helped his student to develop strong advanced skills, and beat his opponent. Even though basics are dull it is important to learn them and repeat them. A solid pathway of learning is important to every sport, and gymnastics tumbling is no exception.