Message from Coach James:
I love gymnastics. Both as a boy and as an adult. I believe that other boys would love the sport too if they had the opportunity to try it. So, I started the academy to bring affordable gymnastics to an area that may not ordinarily be exposed to men's gymnastics. I completed gymnastics coaches training with my local recreation center in 2019, and I am a certified gymnastics instructor with USA Gymnastics. I am looking forward to growing this program with you and your sons.
Participating in gymnastics can do wonders for a boy's health. Gymnastics has shown to improve coordination, flexibility, and endurance. Participating in gymnastics just once a week could potentially improve the overall health of all athletes.
Gymnastics is an amazing confidence booster. Boys train both individually and as a team. The individualism allows boys to master skills at their own pace. The team aspect allows them to use their skills with other boys for a common goal. Both the individual and team aspect of gymnastics can lead to boys being more assertive, more decisive, and more focused.
Gymnastics is a competitive sport and through this pilot program, we hope to build a competitive team! We are focusing on two levels of competition: Xcel levels 1-3 and Junior Olympic Level 4.
Every gymnast worth his weight in chalk dreams of going to the Olympics. The Olympics are a great goal, but there is also AAU gymnastics, high school gymnastics, college gymnastics, and adult gymnastics. So, there is plenty of room to build a future in the sport.