My daughter has been practicing gymnastics for 3 years already, during this time visits to the school with a certain set of things have already been brought to automatism. I am sure that our experience will be useful for those who are just thinking about starting this beautiful sport.
Here qualities such as comfort, the absence of unnecessary distractions, and dark color are important (the figure and the technique of making the elements are better visible). At first, I thought it would be enough to purchase a form in any specialty store. In addition, the daughter always dreamed of a beautiful sports swimsuit, like a gymnast on TV.
But the school administration has outstripped us – all the girls are engaged in the form of the same (black) color with the studio emblem sewn on it. You can choose from tricot options (like ours) or shortened leggings with a T-shirt (T-shirt picks up, which is not very convenient).
In addition, the daughter sometimes puts on a sports bolero, so as not to pull the unheated muscles at the beginning of the workout.
For three years, we have already changed three forms – first, the daughter grows, and second, the knees are wiped down to holes. The bolero also has a universal size, we have not bought a new one yet.
This is a very important point, because the incorrectly chosen Czechs significantly affect the child’s ability to work. Naturally, the sole should not be firm, it should bend easily.
The first year we had ordinary leather shoes in our run, but in the second class they were already uncomfortable in pulling a sock (the backboard prevented, even though it was not solid). And, despite the fact that we bought new fashionable oxblood Czech shoes, they had to be replaced by others.
The next were cloth rags, in which the leather had only stripes on the insole – under the heel and the front part of the foot. Apparently, this was done as protection against rubbing the sole. But the daughter constantly complained that the skin of the patch crushes under her heel.
Now all the girls are engaged in Czech half – leather Czech, in which only the front of the foot is closed, and on the heel only two fixing elastic bands. Rezinochki these, by the way, you can sew or tie into a knot, if the Czechs fly off.
This is a separate point to which our coach always pays attention. According to her, they should be white, there should not be a pattern on them. We try to fulfill this rule, but it does not always work. After all, we often run for training from the kindergarten or are late after a nap, so we forget about socks.
It is convenient for me to buy a pack of five to seven pairs of identical white sports socks. It’s cheaper, and you don’t need to look for a pair when washing – let them get confused, they are all the same. I wash the socks, by the way, separately – at high temperature with bleach, so that they are white.
The hair net we somehow did not catch on. The ones I saw on sale – with creepy glitter or poisonous flowers. And her daughter’s hair is not so long. The main thing for us is to hold the gum tightly with a high tail or a pigtail, otherwise by the end of the training half of the girls are already engaged with flowing hair.
There are no special requirements. It should not be roomy – a bottle of water, Czech, a form and a diary. For the daughter, as well as for other children of her age, the image on it is important. We have this, of course, favorite Winx fairies.
We can also purchase branded backpacks with the logo of the studio, but they are too big and do not have a rigid form. It’s not very convenient for a child to cope with them.
As you can see, the set of necessary things is minimal, but every item in it matters. Of course, I want it to be beautiful – skirts and sparkles, but now all the same, the training process, the technique of performance and discipline are more important.
I nevertheless bought a velor sports swimsuit for my daughter, but she only practices it at home. Says that the coach does not allow another form in the classroom.
Did your children do gymnastics? What are your equipment requirements?