Children are in a stage of life where they are discovering everything around them and it’s in this stage when they start developing social skills. Because of this, we at Hi-NRG know that social skills play an important role in just every part of a child’s life. Social skills are crucial for children to ensure healthy relationships with themselves and others.
By enrolling your kids in a tumbling class, you are helping them develop social skills as they are influenced by other kids and coaches. Students in one of our classes (including tumbling) learn teamwork, effective communication, and empathy. When practicing a sport like tumbling or gymnastics, communication is a primary focus, since the kids need to talk to each other and their coaches. We encourage students to express their ideas and feelings to the coach. As they coordinate their movements in routines with the whole team, it helps enable proper communication where they learn respect for themselves and others.
Along with communication, we stress empathy as part of the core values for our students. Children develop empathy as they learn to put themselves into other people’s shoes. Being on a team that relies on each other to accomplish a main goal will garner empathy.
As children comprehend what the other person is feeling and respect it, they can then encourage one another. Applying yourself every day to be part of the team is a worthwhile objective and makes everyone better.
On the same token, it’s important to learn from mistakes. When children struggle to accomplish a new skill, we are careful to provide encouragement while not being pushy. Everyone at HI-NRG is taught that it is a safe place to communicate how they feel when they fail. Making mistakes is part of the journey and they should be proud of the opportunity to learn from a failure as long as it motivates them to do better.
Our goal is to provide kids with the possibility of a positive perspective of life not just in our gym. We teach respect, discipline, and the value of teamwork. We have some of the best coaches who do all of this while making sure their students are having a blast.