It’s that time again! Everest Gymnastics is finally slowing down a bit after a long and exciting season. Here, the coaches share some advice on what to do between the end of a long run and the start of a new gymnastics year.
Q: Should gymnasts continue training throughout the summer?
Everest Gymnastics: Yes, of course. We suggest rest and small incremental breaks in training. Keep in mind that their bodies have just undergone some pretty intense workouts, and resting will help them regain their physical and emotional strength. We like to see them take it easy on themselves for a few weeks so that they can build themselves back up to high-intensity training.
Q: What is the purpose of screening athletes during the off season?
Everest Gymnastics: A pediatrician or qualified physical therapist can perform a complete physical on your young athlete. During this time, they can discuss lingering pain from old injuries and evaluate their range of motion. This health care provider will provide personalized attention and a plan of action if necessary to help get them back in top shape.
Q: Are coaches available to talk between seasons?
Everest Gymnastics: Absolutely. The coaches of Everest Gymnastics work year-round, even during the off-season. In fact, your athlete’s down time is the perfect opportunity to get together with their coaches and team members to talk about ideas for the upcoming year. You are welcome to contact us to schedule a meeting to address any questions or concerns you might have. Remember, having a relationship with your child’s coach is paramount to their success and is one way you can show your support.
Everest Gymnastics offers classes for both recreational and competitive gymnasts. While casual class members likely do not need an “off season,” parents are encouraged to allow their child to take a break after any injury.