USA Gymnastics has gathered lots of articles on a variety of topics to help parents get all the information they need about both the sport of gymnastics and having a child involved in the sport.  View the most recent articles below or use the links to view all articles within a given category.

Recent Articles

How to Best Support Student-Athlete Mental Wellness and Why It Matters

By TrueSport
More conversations are happening about the importance of mental wellness for student-athletes, and mental health is increasingly talked about in similar ways as physical health. But how are communities, schools, trainers, parents, coaches, and even the athletes themselves best able to support mental wellbeing within youth sport?

How to Turn Any Soup into a Healthy, Hearty Meal

By TrueSport
When chilly fall weather hits, there’s no meal that’s more comforting and satisfying than a hearty soup or stew. And with your athlete in the middle of a competitive season and busy school year, soups are also a simple option for parents who are simply too busy to spend hours in the kitchen. Whether you’re making soup from scratch or buying it in a can, there are a few simple ways to make a standard soup into a heartier, more athlete-friendly meal.

How to Prevent a Workaholic Culture from Ruining Youth Sport

By TrueSport
Unfortunately, workaholism is a term that’s no longer reserved for adults, and our experts are finding that young athletes and student-athletes can easily fall into this trap too.

Do you know how to practice communal care?

By TrueSport
You’ve probably heard of self-care, but have you heard the term ‘communal care’? As a member of a team, whether you’re in a leadership role or not, you can be practicing communal care to help your teammates—and to help yourself in the process. But how do you do this?

6 Ways to Use Small Moments to Teach Respect

By TrueSport
Many parents mistakenly think that setting rules like ‘respecting your elders’ is enough when it comes to teaching kids and teens about respect. But what exactly does respect mean, and what does it look like in the real world? As with many things in life, the best way to teach respect is by modeling the behavior rather than just talking about it.