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Mountain View Gymnastics offers gymnastics & cheer to children of all abilities ages 18 months to 18 years. Free trial lesson available! Please call the gym to set up your trial today! 509-244-7061 If you are interested in our program, please stop by our website for additional information. www.mountainviewgymnastics.com
Look at how much fun our little ninjas are having with coach Michael!
[11/13/19] We would like to wish coach Chandler good luck in his next adventure.
There are so many different factors that go into gymnastics, but I would argue that your brain is the biggest component. You can be the strongest person in the gym, but it won’t matter if you are fearful of many different skills.
Let's talk about the brain!
Did you know that your brain can be rewired for confidence and success?
Locking in thought patterns, unlocking negative patterns, and gratitude conditioning are just a few of the places you can start.
For more details and different ways to rewire your brain, click the link below and start building your confidence today!
We 💯 agree.
There is no shame in repeating levels. Often, it's the necessary step to make forward progress, swiftly and efficiently. Gymnasts are placed where they stand the best chance to flourish and succeed.
If you trust your coaches, then also trust their judgment and trust the process.
Parents, coaches, and gymnasts should always work together toward a shared vision and goal. Communication and regular skills and physical abilities testing dates are key.
Thank you to all of our veterans. We appreciate all that you do for us.
We will be open tonight.
Here is some helpful information about sleep for your athlete and your family. Check out Gymnast Care’s website and page for other information about taking care of your athlete and your family.
Does your family get enough sleep? Or do you often wake up tired? I know I’ve been in the not enough sleep camp before…but it’s not a good place to be, so I want to give you a few helpful tips on how to maximize sleep.
Sleep is critical. It will help increase your athlete’s performance in their sport, helps them get ready for school, and helps clear their mind, both physiologically and mentally. It’s like a mental reset that we really need to take full advantage of.
Start by knowing how much sleep your kids need:
Under the age of 12, they need 10-12 hours of sleep each night.
Over the age of 12, they need 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
These recommended hours of sleep needed are Non-Negotiable if you want your athlete to be successful. Athletes that get 6 or less hours of sleep increase their chance of injury by over 70%. That is a shockingly high chance for injury! I definitely don’t want to risk that for my kids, and I’m sure you don’t either! So let’s help our kids get the recommended amount of sleep they need every night.
Make it the same EVERY night- set a routine, should be about 15-25 minutes, let your body relax and wind down.
Have a CHECKLIST- (example below)
-Mobility work, breathing
-Sleep (eyes closed)
-No DEVICES/PHONES once the checklist starts- multiple studies have shown that having your phone in your bedroom while sleeping will decrease your quality of sleep.
Just set the habit of charging it overnight outside of the bedroom. Challenge your whole family to get in on this, and set up a central charging station in a common location (living room, family room, etc.)
Use the CHECKLIST every night!
Download our sweet dreams checklist. Have your athlete fill one out, and fill one out for yourself as well. You can find the checklist at www.sportsperformance.academy
It’s so important to understand how important sleep is (especially for your athlete), and how critical it is to get the recommended amount. Make it a priority tonight, for your athlete’s sake!
We had some fun building forts at Parents Night Out! We hope to see you at our next one in December.
Gymnastics has so many benefits it would take me all year to list them all but I figured this was a good start.
An insanely great video posted by Jason J Orkowski of Gymfinity Children’s Activity Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
It was reposted by:
Recreation Gymnastics Professionals, where you will find the most comprehensive recreational gymnastics resource site available today!
Visit their website at www.recgympros.com where you can read about the founder, Ali Stoffels, why she started RGP and then check out the vast amount of information she has made available!!
One of the biggest fears I hear about is failure.
When your athlete puts in so much time, effort, and energy into their sport and then fails, it can be very disappointing.
But did you know there is actually value in failure?
You get to help your athlete find that value!
Have a discussion about the fear, legalize the fear, and remind your athlete that failure leads to success!
For tips on how to be a support system for your athlete struggling with fear of failure, click the link below!
In order to get past the fear, you have to address it first!
This is a kiddo from our academy class. When I asked her how her back handsprings looked she laughed and said she wasn’t close at all. I must be a miracle worker then because I spotted her 5 times, gave her some corrections and then she tried by herself.
[10/31/19] Please remember that we are closed tonight (10/31/19) for Halloween. I hope everyone stays safe and warm. If you really miss us we will be at the trunk or treat at Sunset Elementary tonight.
Are you guys ready for the official number of pounds of food that were donated from the Harvest Festival to Second Harvest Food Bank? Our goal this year was to donate 1,000 pound of food. Drum roll please!!!! You guys donated 1,111 pounds and $150. We are so overwhelmed by your generosity! Just for a reference, Second Harvest Food bank says $1=1 meal. That is so many meals to people in our community who need help. Next year let’s go for 1,500 pounds!
Congratulations to our winners of the pumpkin coloring contest and the costume contest.
Thank you so much to everyone that helped set up for the harvest festival and to those that came to party with us. Here is a quick look at all the food you donated. I can’t wait to drop it off at Second Harvest Food Bank!
I know this is talking about dance but it easily applies to gymnastics as well.
FROM A DANCE PARENT:
One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money and spend so much time running around for your daughter to dance ?" Well I have a confession to make: I don't pay for my daughter's dance lessons. Or her pointe, Jazz & tap shoes. Or her hundreds of costumes.
So, if I am not paying for dance , what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my girl becomes so tired she feels like quitting but doesn't..
- I pay for the opportunity that my girl can have and will have to make life-long friendships.
- I pay for the chance that she may have amazing instructors that will teach her that dance is not just about movement but about life.
- I pay for my child to learn to be disciplined.
- I pay for my girl to learn to take care of her body.
- I pay for my daughter to learn to work with others and to be a proud , supportive, kind and respectful team member.
- I pay for my child to learn to deal with disappointment, when she doesn't get that score she hoped for , or fell during a move she has practiced a thousand times, but still gets up and is determined to do her BEST next time...
- I pay for my girl to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my daughter to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.
- I pay so that my daughter can be in the studio instead of in front of a screen...
I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for dance; I pay for the opportunities that dance provides my child to develop attributes that will serve her well throughout her life and give her the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen for many, many years, I think it is a great investment!
Author : S.Martin
So I’m closing the blinds in the front and I see something sitting outside on the window sill.
I go outside and look and I find these two rocks. I got a good laugh out of it so....
PS I’m keeping these for next year.
This is too cute not to post. This is miss Caelyn’s class doing some strength training while singing songs. It’s kind of hard to hear because of the other noise in the gym but they are singing “Thunder.”
We are getting all the goodie bags ready for the harvest festival! We are so excited for this years harvest festival.
There is still time to turn your pumpkin in for the coloring contest that’s happening this Saturday at our Harvest Festival. We already have some hanging up on our wall.
[10/16/19] Remember that open gym is this Friday from 4-6 PM!
completeperformancecoaching.com Today's Topic: Helping Your Pint-Sized Perfectionist Athlete Be sure to check out the video above
#signingsunday This week, we will learn the sign for Tick Tock. Next week we will learn the sign for Cartwheel 2 Times. If you have any questions or signs you'd like to see let us know in the comments.
Wow! I just hope I can do a handstand at 68.
68 year old Eberhard Gienger!
[10/09/19] We will be open tonight. Please call the office to schedule a make up if you aren’t able to make it. Drive safely.
Here is Karina’s kip. She made a couple last week but never when I was videotaping. I’m so proud of her for working hard to make her kip. Also, look at that smile!
#signingsunday This week we will learn the sign for Front Limber. Next week we will learn the sign for Tick Tock. If you have any questions or specific skills you'd like to see, let us know in the comments.
Who is going to be watching the world championships this weekend?
olympics.nbcsports.com Simone Biles and Co. compete live on NBC Sports from Stuttgart, Germany.
shiftmovementscience.com Chapter 10 Gymnastics Culture Ebook, Gymnastics Nutrition, The SHIFT Show What Gymnasts Need for Nutrition with Dr. Josh Eldridge Nutrition for gymnasts, and more specifically what they can eat to fuel themselves for training, is one of the most highly talked about topics in gymnastics. Rightfully s...
We are so excited for our Cheer program to start in October! We have all the cheer bows and pom poms.
It only takes a minute of your time to make a difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjwiCmCIOOs
Some of our team kids got their floor routines today. Can’t wait for the new season!
[09/26/19] Have you heard about our referral discount? If you refer a friend to MVG and they sign up you get $10 off your tuition!!
Mid week funnies.
Very well said.
Good coaching does NOT involve putting athletes down, embarrassing or demeaning them. It is about lifting athletes up and inspiring them to push past their limits and beyond what they may think is possible!
Good coaching is NEVER demeaning! Humiliating athletes in front of their peers is not a coaching tool. It is a sign of weakness on the coach's part and a symptom that there is something very wrong with the coach psychologically that he/she feels the need to abuse their power by bullying younger athletes!
Good coaching demands that athletes embrace hard work and the pursuit of excellence! It encourages athletes to continually challenge themselves and regularly step outside of their comfort zone! It NEVER utilizes fear and emotional abuse to get the job done. Those coaches who "teach" by using fear, threats, punishment and personal attacks on their athletes are seriously deluding themselves if they think that this is how you get the best out of your players! This is, instead, how you drive athletes away from competitive sports!
Coaches who utilize personal attacks on and bullying of their athletes undermine mental toughness, kill their athletes' love of the sport and regularly create performance problems. There is no constructive value EVER in this kind of misguided treatment of athletes! This is not how you help athletes better handle the pressure of competition. This is not how you toughen your athletes up. This is not how you create winners!
Good coaching pushes athletes to greatness through a personal interest in and caring about each individual! Good coaching is respectful! Good coaching creates a safe environment for athletes! It is not nearsighted to believe that winning is the only thing of importance here! Instead, good coaching keeps the outcome in perspective because these kinds of coaches know that there is far more important things at stake here than the outcome of a competition!
[09/24/19] Don’t forget to sign up for our Parents’ Morning Off on Thursday from 9:30-11:30.
Hannah making her kip. She not only made it for the first time but then did it 4 more times. Congrats Hannah.
P.S. sorry for the camera tilt I was trying to help her make it.
Molly was making her kip more consistently on Thursday. I love to see the support of not just teammates but other coaches in the gym. Coach Iris is in the background cheering for Molly.
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