Such hard work, practicing skills, developing trust and the place where they are true teammates. This could be anything. Any "Job" an adult may have, any experience we all find ourselves in... but it is not. This is Competitive Gymnastics and Cheerleading! Children from 5 to 17 years old who train from 7 to 15 plus hours per week.
Children who with straight and tight bodies propel themselves over and around the High Bar on the uneven bars. Children who have learned how to trust another person - the same age or not much older to catch them as they with all their might and concentration keep themselves tight are tossed into the air and caught by their team mates.
Children who have coaches who put their safety first, but their true well being right there too. Well being for their ability now, but more difficult for the children and parents to sometimes see their well being, nurturing and allowing them to grow into their talents. This is probably one of the most difficult, challenging and sign of a really great coach you will find.
Everyone (children and parents) wants a skill, wants a certain spot and that is so important, but it is up to the coaches, parents, we as the adults must all work together to teach and challenge our wonderful athletes.
We are so proud of each and every one of our athletes who put forth the effort and work to get them to where they know they want to be and achieve to get to. Hard work is the only way any off us get to those goals. Myself as the one entrusted to this incredible program, the coaches who believe and inspire and most importantly, the children who put everything they have into following their dream and leaning that there are no shortcuts and that it takes hard works to achieve it.
What do you think? We would like to hear your thoughts and those of you
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss
Sometimes we overlook what the simple things in life are telling us. It may not always be easy, but YOU can go where you want in your life, but it doesn't happen by accident! Think carefully where you steer yourself but do it! Remember, steering yourself through life is ongoing and requires you to be responsible for yourself.
Coaches help to give direction but only the athlete can put it into action.
This is a coaching and teaching philosophy that WSGD has been founded on and continues to positively reiforce to all of our children. This is true of gymnastics, other sports and most importanly in life itself. Learning disipline, good work ethics and a positive outlook will become part of what makes you, you and will help you attain success in all you do!
Welcome to our first post on our new blog! We thought that it was appropriate to give kudos to the gymnastics community coming together to help with a very worthy cause!
We are thrilled that we once again had a great response of donations at our meet.
Saturday April 11th WSGD hosted the 2nd annual Handsprings for Hope Invitational with 17 gymnastics clubs from PA, WV, MD, NJ, and VA!
From this, we were able to donate $826.00 and over $1,500.00 worth of wish list items. This is our second year that we have contributed to the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations! Lefty & Mr. Rod
About this Blog
WSGD has started this blog to provide information on gymnastics, cheerleading and dance and how theses sports play an active part in children's lives no matter what they choose to do in the future.
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