Habits…for a lifetime!
More than mere words, "Habits…for a lifetime" are the fundamentals from which we continually strive to improve every boy and girl in our Oregon based NGTC program.
Gymnastics is a wonderful activity. The young athletes that make up the classes and teams at NGTC find gymnastics is more than just flipping over a vault table, twirling around the low and high-bars, or doing cool tricks on the balance beam or floor. In fact, we believe it's much more.
For hundreds and, in some cases, thousands of years, the martial arts has taught the fundamentals of living; focus of both the mind and body, proper nutrition, healthy sleep habits, exercise for all the bodies parts, strength and mental discipline, to name a few. And, if it's worked for so long, surely those same principles can be applied to young gymnasts. That is what we incorporate.
Our goals for every child that we have the privilege to work with is that he/she begins to learn the importance of not only proper technique, but:
- Etiquette toward the coaches and fellow classmates,
- Respect for coaches and fellow classmates,
- Learning to be a positive teammate,
- Goal setting (even small ones),
- Goal evaluation (self progress-report),
- Learning what to do with anger, disappointment and resentment,
- Overcoming negative self-talk.
THE NGTC MISSION
NGTC Will Provide a Safe, Fun, Family Environment of Continual Self-Improvement for Members to Learn and Develop Healthy Habits, Goal Achievement, Competitive Spirit and Self-Confidence Through the Sport of Gymnastics.