Question by  steffie (42)

What is the best age to start gymnastics?


Answer by  CoachLauren (35)

Children can start gymnastics as young as 18 months. Gymnastics is great for young children to learn coordination, balance, agility, and gross motor skills. You can check USA Gymnastics' website to find gyms in your area with age level appropriate classes.


Answer by  kbowdridge (79)

Any age before 10 is a good age to start. Three years old is a good age to start. Kids are more independent from their parents and can participate without them. They are able to follow instructions from the coach better at this age. The younger someone is the less fear they have to try new things.


Answer by  SaraADI (38)

You should start children as young as possible at gymnastics whilst their bodies are still supple. If children show early signs of talent they stand a much better chance at a young age to train for competitive gymnastics. If a child is able to crawl they are able to stretch, sign them up at a baby and toddler gymnastics session.


Answer by  phyl896 (62)

I feel the younger the better. The more a child works at it at a young age, the better they will perform when they are older. I am a big fan of gymnastics and think at the age of 5 or 6 they are ready to start some sort of activity in that field.


Answer by  kgrim (510)

The best age to start gymnastics is as soon as you can walk. It keeps the body flexible and in shape. It is also a good way to use excess energy in children.


Answer by  meridian (466)

The best age to introduce a child to gymnastics is at about 5. They are naturally flexible and active at that age, but have ability to pay attention and listen.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Any age is a good age to take gymnastics. Usually those who really excel competitavely started by the age of four. However lots of kids take it recreationally or for reasons such as improving cheerleading tumbling. Many adults take it to stay in shape, and sometimes whole families participate to gain a healthy strong body.


Answer by  thewerewolfmage (520)

It really depends on why you're starting gymnastics. Do you (or you child) want to be a competitive gymnast? Do you want to be in the Olypmics? If that's the case then starting very young (like 3 or 4) is usually the case.

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