Shaping Healthy Minds

TAGS Gymnastics offers classes for walkers all the way through age 17.  This allows us an opportunity to help develop the minds of children and teens who participate in our program, and that is a responsibility we take seriously! TAGS is dedicated to being the home of fun, fitness, and friends. Here are some ways we strive to be a positive influence on our gymnasts at TAGS:

We promote good behavior!

  • Our goal is to have FUN while learning, so Blog 1we teach listening, safety, and social skills that prepare children to be considerate participants in gymnastics and other activities
  • Students learn that following along helps lessons to run smoothly and maximizes their fun and fitness experience
  • We care about our students and focus on maintaining a respectful environment

We help children reach goals!FB Blog 2

  • Whether we have a Beginner who masters their cartwheel or an Ultra Advanced student who perfects their round off back handspring, we love to celebrate success
  • We understand that children progress at different rates and our coaches are here to help students recognize their individual strengths and guide them to new achievements
  • Setting goals helps athletes develop a strong work ethic and creates opportunities to learn from both setbacks and successes

We know what kids need!

  • Fun!  TAGS provides a warm and positive atmosphere that keeps ourunnamed gymnasts excited to learn and grow
  • Fitness!  Exercise is the key to shaping healthy minds and bodies for all ages and gymnastics builds a great foundation for all sports
  • Friends!  Kids, families, and staff at TAGS Gymnastics cultivate friendships that strengthen children’s confidence and self-image

TAGS has the tools to help children flourish. From our safe and fun facilities to our passionate and knowledgeable coaches, we are here to make a difference. Join us today to experience the TAGS way!

 

 

 

 

Spotlight On: Tots & Minis (Ages 3 & 4)

Tot Mini Blog Pic 3The Tot and Mini classes at TAGS Gymnastics are designed with the 3 and 4 year old brain and body in mind! At TAGS we know that 3 and 4 year old children are filled with boundless energy and learning potential, so we provide classes that coordinate specifically with age and ability to maximize the physical and mental benefits of gymnastics. Tot and Mini classes give children an opportunity to learn fun new skills while they interact with other children in a safe and structured environment.

What do they do in class?

In Tot and Mini classes at TAGS, children learn basic tumbling progressions and explore other apparatus and activities based on individual readiness. Apparatus include bars, balance beam, trampoline, rings and more. Students are challenged through a series of obstacle courses which help build strength, coordination, and flexibility. Themes and music are often incorporated into lessons to promote a fun atmosphere for learning. Lesson plans are varied from week to week and session to session in order to challenge each gymnast in fun, new ways!

Tot Mini Blog Pic 2Why gymnastics?

Gymnastics provides a great foundation for boys and girls physically, mentally, and emotionally. Along with helping to develop fine and gross motor skills, gymnastics can teach children behaviors that will help them become successful in school and other sports and activities. Gymnastics creates a basis for strong, healthy bodies and minds.

Is my child ready?

We strive to create a fun, postive learning environment for all children. Gymnastics classes at TAGS are a great way to introduce children to new situations and new people! It is not uncommon for children to be shy or experience challenging moments at first, so we work through obstacles with fun activities while learning good behaviors like following directions and taking turns.

Why TAGS?

At TAGS we have many years of experience on our side! Our Tots and Minis follow lesson plans that are designed by qualified instructors to optimize the fun and fitness experience of 3 and 4 year old gymnasts while promoting good habits that help build strong students and athletes.

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I Got the Medal, but He got the First Hug.

TAGS South Head Team Coach Kevin Brown coached and trained gymnasts in the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games. We are loving this heartwarming story from Wendy Bruce that exemplifies the amazing coach he was and still is today!

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When I competed in the 1992 Olympics we had a team of six members. There was me, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Dominique Dawes, and Kerri Strug. Kim, Kerri, and Betty were coached by Bela Karoyli. Dom was coached by Kelli Hill. Shannon was coached by Steve Nunno and I was coached by the great Kevin Brown.

Back in 1992 we had to compete 8 routines. The entire team had to compete compulsories on all four events and optionals on all four events. Luckily during compulsories we were allowed to have our own coaches on the floor, but for optionals USA Gymnastics had to pick one head coach and one assistant coach for our team. They picked Bela and Steve. I knew Mr. Brown wasn’t going to be picked as a head or assistant coach for the team competition because it was customary to have the number one and two gymnasts…

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TAGS Spring Progressive Meets are Around the Corner!!!

Spring is an exciting time at TAGS as our staff and students begin preparations for the Progressive Meet! All students who participate in the Progressive Program or Trampoline & Tumbling Program and are registered for the Spring Session are eligible to compete in the annual TAGS Spring Progressive Meet. Lisa with Ribbon Kids

Students learn a routine on select events during the Spring Session and get to showcase their skills at the meet, which will be held May 27th, 28th, and 29th. All gymnasts receive a ribbon for each event and a trophy for the all-around award. Our goal at TAGS is to introduce competition in a positive atmosphere. Register for the meet by April 25th to join the fun!

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Competition is beneficial to children in many ways as it can help them develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. Participating in competitive activities at an early age helps Girls on Award Standchildren understand the different aspects of winning and losing. Most importantly, they can learn to utilize their successes and failures for personal growth. At TAGS we strive to provide a positive environment so our athletes will gain valuable life skills and have tons of fun along the way!

Not signed up for the Spring Session? Don’t worry! Registration is open for our Summer Session that runs from June 8th to August 14th and includes Unlimited Makeups! Our Summer Session also concludes with a Progressive Meet that will be held on August 14th.Trophies

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Progressive Meet!