At what age can a child begin practicing gymnastics?
Right now is the best age! Many students begin gymnastics in their early teen years and go on to have very successful gymnastics careers. In their teen years, new gymnasts are still physically capable of quickly picking up the sport of gymnastics, while developing lifelong attributes such as commitment, perseverance, and teamwork. It is also beneficial to place your child in a gymnastics class as early as 18 months. It is important to remember that for the most part children develop their fundamental movement skills between ages 2 and 5. It is critical to take hold of these learning periods and give your children the tools and the place to practice and develop those skills in a safe environment.