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Academy Meet and Expo: Benefits of Participating in a non-competitive format

academyOur Academy Meet and Expo is coming up soon! We are excited to present this awesome event where children can perform to the best of their ability in this non-competitive format.

While gymnastics is a competitive sport, recreational gymnastics is also an extracurricular activity where kids can learn exciting new skills and obtain personal growth in strength, endurance, stretching, and other beneficial attributes. While healthy competition can be a great way for children to learn fundamental qualities of life, such as good sportsmanship, it got us thinking about the benefits of participating in non-competitive sports and activities.

Participating in non-competitive sports and activities teaches a lasting set of life skills which are more likely to influence children later in life.

Recreational gymnastics is a great, non-competitive sport that improves general health, motor skills, coordination, balance, and strength. Recreational gymnastics also teaches commitment, discipline, social skills, and improves self-esteem. Some other benefits of participating in non-competitive sports, such as recreational gymnastics, is self-growth.

When children are participating in activities where they are focused on developing their individual skill, they are learning ways to improve themselves without the need to be better than someone else. In essence, they are competing to be better than the person they were yesterday. Children get a chance to test themselves against their best performance.

Recreational gymnastics, as well as other non-competitive sports, promote sustainable habits of movement and fitness that will last a lifetime. Maintaining health and weight, while also learning a new skill, does not have to be achieved through competitive victory. Sustaining health, while also having fun, is best achieved through diversity, pleasure, and a joyful experience. Childhood physical activity should get kids to enjoy movement and enjoy developing their skill. Recreational gymnastics is a great way to get children exciting about being active, learning awesome tricks, and using those skills for the rest of their lives. In addition to recreational gymnastics, some general lifelong activities also include biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, karate, running, walking, in-line skating, paintball, fishing, horseback riding, and youth camps. Regardless of the activity, research shows that active children are more likely to be active adults; therefore, getting kids active early in life is imperative.

Our Academy Meet and Expo is a momentous event where children of all levels and ages can display everything they have learned in their gymnastics classes. Although not competitive, children will be proud to show their family and friends all that they have learned in their gymnastics class.