IK GYM Miami News and Updates

  • 10 Things Parents Do that Drive Coaches Crazy
    1. Being late to practice or competition. Stretching and warm-up are very important for the safety of your athlete. If they stretch after they arrive, then they are interrupting the practice. Being late to a competition is inexcusable! There is so much to be done before a competition - check in, makeup/hair touch ups, uniform checks and just encouraging everyone to compete! Be on time, or better yet - be early. 2. Ignore information from the gym (newsletters, text messages, etc) then complain you don’t know what is going on. Make it a priority to stay informed. When parent meetings are held- make a point to attend, take notes, and ask questions. If you cannot attend, ask another parent to take notes for you or follow up with your contact at the gym (coach, office manager, etc) for meeting notes. After all, it is your job as the parent to stay informed. 3. Ignore coaches’ recommendations and push your child too hard. Technique and proper progression must be followed for safety and to build the…
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  • 3 Main Reasons Most Kids Quit Sports
    According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports 70% of children in USA are dropping out of organized sports by the age of 13. So what are the main reasons that kids turn away from sports at a time when they could benefit from them the most? 1. It’s no longer fun Actually, the #1 reason why kids quit sports. When it comes to sports fun is defined by kids as trying their best, being treated respectfully by coaches, parents and teammates, and getting playing time. If young athletes are not having fun during sports classes, they will eventually walk away, regardless of talent or how good their team or coach is. Solution: It always has to be fun, bringing joy and excitement! Remember that your athlete is never too old, or too talented, to answer the question “Are you enjoying yourself out there?” And if it stops being fun, you need to figure out a way to make it fun, or before you know it, early retirement! 2. They lose ownership of the experience…
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  • The Best Films for Young Athletes – 12 Inspirational Sports Movies
    Good sports films inspire kids to feel dedication, the desire for victory, and teach them the essential life lessons and skills. Check out these 12 inspiring, compassionate and lively-feel great movies - your athlete will love them! Full Out (2016) A gymnast comes back from a devastating injury with the help of her inspiring coach in this film based on a true story. Ariana Berlin (Ana Golja), a teenage gymnast and hip-hop dancer, is involved in a serious car accident that threatens to derail her career. She is aided in her recovery, however, by her dedicated coach Val (Jennifer Beals), and ends up making the UCLA women's gymnastics team, and chasing one of her biggest goals.   Dangal (2016) Dangal ('Wrestling') revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who is forced to give up his dreams of winning gold for India in international wrestling due to lack of financial support. When his eldest daughter Geeta, aged 14 and his second daughter Babita, aged 12, bash up a group of boys from the…
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  • Paws for a Cause Invitational 2018
    Paws for a Cause Rhythmic Invitational was traditionally held at the Georgia World Congress Center in the heart of Atlanta on February 9-11. It was fun, energetic, fast paced and brilliantly run. Three of IK gymnasts competed at the meet and none of them went back home without AA medals! Congratulations to girls and their coach Valentina - you make us happy and proud! No matter how many IK gymnasts go to a competition - they always rank high at rhythmic meets. Results - IK School of Gymnastics Level 3 Leora Bikbulatova - 1st AA Sofia Novova - 2nd AA Level 5  Karina Georgieva - 2nd floor, 2nd ball, 2nd clubs, 2nd AA, 3rd hoop Paws for a Cause Invitational 2018 - Official Results
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