I’m super excited to be starting a new series of posts for the Gymnast Training Pro website called “Event Introduction”. I am going to be introducing gymnastics apparatus’ to explain the basic stepping stones for each event. Gymnastics is a physically demanding sport, so you’re going to want to hear what you or your child needs in order to be safe, confident, and talented.
Perhaps you aren’t necessarily a beginner, but need a recap on a few aspects. Regardless, feel free to follow along with us for an important, detailed understanding of each event and everything you’ll need.
Usually before you’re even able to ask any questions about what it takes to become a gymnast (I mean that literally, it’s a little difficult knowing what your child needs just for their first day of class), and being unprepared is uncomfortable so stick around to avoid that.
What to expect from the Event Introduction – Gymnastics For Beginners
I will be reviewing all aspects of each event in a detailed discussion about the apparatus itself, skills for that specific event, equipment related to the apparatus for practicing or competing, conditioning exercises related to that event, and finally ways to reach improvement on it.
Also I will go through the correct way to spot a gymnast. Safety is the number #1 rule to all sports, and being educated on how to remain safe is an important topic. Spotting should be done inside a gymnastics gym, we do not encourage the practice of unfamiliar skills at home without a certified coach present.
That being said, there are several adults who are interested in learning gymnastics lessons for beginners at home that we will also cover. How to teach yourself gymnastics at home can be dangerous, so you’ll need to pay close attention to what equipment is needed to remain safe while practicing at home.
Check out our Level 1 Gymnastics Skill Requirements to get an idea of what’s to be expected of gymnastics for beginners.
Going over the events
You will see new posts updated frequently on every event to completely go over gymnastics for beginners from start to finish. Often times I will use videos and picture as visual aids to better explain my thought instead of typing it out, which could get confusing for both of us! The videos will go over exercises, skills, and spotting examples while the pictures will show the gymnastics equipment for home and the gym as well as a mix of important things I want to show everyone.
Will not cost you a dime.
Information like this is only provided in gymnastics classes that are incredibly costly.
Yes, it is dangerous to practice unfamiliar skills outside the gym, but the skills themselves are only a portion of what gymnastics is about. Training the body to be able to do those skills is where the most time will be committed to (which doesn’t require a gymnastics gym).
Take it from me, I practically learned in my backyard! I was a freshman in high-school before I went to my first gymnastics meet. My coach actually referred to me as a backyard tumbler when I first joined the team. By the second year, doing district and compulsories was a breeze.
All because I had access to the information I needed without even going to a gymnastics gym (uncle was a former coach and help train me, I lucked out).
Just like you have lucked out by seeing this event introduction series that you will need to follow along with.
Sum it all up
To conclude the entire post I’d like to share how much I’m looking forward to our first actual event introduction and how helpful gymnastics for beginners will be without having to pay for a gymnastics class to get this information.
Even if I was a gymnast for 9 years and a coach for 3 years, I’m not perfect and I don’t know everything, but there are valuables I can share that will make the beginning process easier for others.