THE COMPLETE ATHLETE
All of our programs are based on The Complete Athlete™, a proprietary system of coaching developed by Gotham Gymnastics that goes beyond fundamental techniques to support the development of well-rounded gymnasts through, but not limited to, an emphasis on eight core components:
Gymnastics is the reason we exist. We utilize the latest breakthroughs in sports science to maximize training with progression systems that have proven positive results.
Our goal is to improve the athletic performance of our gymnasts individually and as a group. We do so efficiently with strength and conditioning protocols that include yearly periodization to prevent injury and overtraining.
We consider mental performance to be every bit as important as athletic performance. We provide our gymnasts with sports psychology lectures on topics ranging from strategy to self-care. To ensure a healthy and supportive environment for all, we also encourage our athletes, parents and coaches to develop a triangle of trust with each other.
Balanced nutrition and hydration are crucial and often overlooked when it comes to training. We educate our athletes with periodic lectures on healthy food choices and the importance of properly fueling their body. We also provide live group nutritional support and family education to promote healthy eating at home.
We provide extensive physical therapy resources to support our gymnasts’ health and safety. These include frequent onsite troubleshooting visits from physical therapists to address individual or group issues, rehab and prehab programs to help prevent injuries, return-to-play protocols after an injury or illness, and additional assistance as needed.
Our programs are developed with recommendations from the medical community, and we are always mindful of the latest medical news to impact the sport of gymnastics. We partner with the medical community to help support the latest research in sports medicine, and we provide medical referrals to our athletes as needed.
Our enrichment initiatives provide our athletes with events, opportunities and programs designed to strengthen leadership skills, teamwork, and a sense of community service. These initiatives include charity events, leadership & mentoring programs, team-building exercises, and our PROACTIVE college recruiting program.
We help educate families about the training process and involve them in the support of their athletes. Families who understand the training process, trust the coaches and support their athletes are essential to helping athletes reach their highest potential.