Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays 5-6 PM at NOLA Gymnastics.
September 21: S for Strength
September 28: P for Practice
October 5: A for Attitude
October 19: R for Respect
October 26: K for Kindness
November 2: L for Leadership
November 9: E for Emotion
November 16: SPARKLE Closing Ceremony and Celebration
NOLA SPARKLE is an eight-week mentorship program at NOLA Gymnastics that helps young gymnasts explore how they can SPARKLE not only as athletes, but as people.
In weekly sessions incorporated within their training, we will use games and storytelling to introduce our athletes to 7 core concepts. Coach Ivan and Lillian will lead questions and answers, and discussions encouraging conversations with the students. These concepts are important in gymnastic training. The girls will learn how these ideas also can empower their life outside of the gym.
The NOLA SPARKLE program will culminate in a very sparkly gymnastics meet and ceremony. Our goal is that the girls will leave feeling empowered, and know that they each SPARKLE in their own special way.
The course will be incorporated into Acro and Artistic training time at NOLA Gymnastics, so there is no added cost to usual lessons.
At NOLA Gymnastics, we believe gymnastics develops fitness, character, integrity, discipline and self-motivation in all areas of their lives. We want our athletes to grow up with loving memories of this sport and develop a sense of fearlessness. Consistent with our mission and the pledge of USAG, we believe NOLA SPARKLE is a program that helps “foster... a safe, positive and encouraging environment throughout the gymnastics community.”