Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary classes have now completed their 2nd class of Educational Gymnastics. The students have learned different levels of space and upright and inverted balances. They have also learned rolls that can connect their balances together to form a Balance Roll Balance Routine which is part of the South Carolina Physical Education Assessment Program for Educational Gymnastics. Gymnastics is the foundation of all sports here are 2 reasons why Gymnastics is a good sport for kids:
1) It’s a sport for all sports
Gymnastics provides a great foundation for ALL sports. Gymnastics develops strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination…all skills needed for sports like hockey, basketball, volleyball and football. The flexibility used to do a leg split is the same flexibility a hockey or soccer player uses to save a goal. The balance and coordination a gymnast develops to jump on a balance beam is similar to the skills needed by a pitcher on the baseball mound. Whether you become a competitive gymnast or participate in other competitive sports, gymnastics gives you a great foundation to succeed!
2) It makes you a better math student
That’s right, math is considered a spatial sport, which means the more children move in different ways, the more connections are made in the brain that improve spatial awareness. Kids need good spatial skills to understand mathematical equations and geometric principles. Gymnastics does just that! Gymnastics moves improve body awareness and help wire the brain for math success.