Many gymnasts experience injuries throughout their career. We learn as a gymnast how to be tough and push through pain, soreness, injury and defeat to develop toughness. Gymnasts will experience pain from small injuries, rips, learning new skills, conditioning, to serious injuries throughout their career.
Another skill learned from gymnastics is determination. This sport requires gymnasts to learn how to be determined within the training. Gymnasts will need to be determined to learn new skills, face fears, accomplish goals, compete fearless and stay positive.
Respect is a life skill that is taught each and every time a gymnast is in the gym. The relationship between a gymnast and a coach is built strongly off of respect. With respect comes trust from a coach to a gymnast. Gymnasts also learn respect from other competitors and gymnasts through their career.
Gymnastics is a sport that takes a lot of dedication from the athlete. This sport is very tough and demanding which takes a lot of hard work. This sport sees a lot of gymnastics quitting at times due to the dedication it takes. Gymnasts who succeed in this sport are 110% dedicated to gymnastics and their success.