Since SBGC opened in 1975, we have had athletes in all levels of competition, from local meets through the National Championships. We are a gym that prides itself not only on having great athletes, but also well-rounded kids. Our mission statement is to build physically and emotionally strong people. We use competitions as ways to meet that mission, and never put them before the it.
While many gyms will hold their kids back just to possibly win, we choose to have our kids at levels where they can perform well, but still be challenged. We not only want to have our gymnasts be successful, but also to like what they are doing and to be excited about coming to the gym and learning new skills. While we do practice fewer hours than many of the gyms against which we compete, yet we still are quite successful. By requiring fewer practice hours, we have athletes who are able to be involved not only with gymnastics, but also with other activities and family functions that they enjoy. They also have down time to just be kids. With fewer training hours, we also find the kids have fewer overuse injuries and stay in the sport longer.