Virginia Men's Gymnastics
New To Gymnastics?
Kip, hollow, free hip, spindle, dislocate (really??)  If you're new to the sport of gymnastics, it can sound like a foreign language.  What in the world have you gotten into?  We've all been there.  Even if you've been around for a few years and think you finally have it figured out, think again, because every four years, it all changes.  New rules, new scoring, new quadrennium.  Don't worry, you're in the right place, and there are resources to help.

For a general overview of the sport of gymnastics, including a description of each event and an article on "Why Gymnastics?" check out the Guide to Gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics has also created a parents' resource website at with tons of information and articles especially for parents of gymnasts.

"There's an app for that!"  Did you know that there are apps in the App Store that will let you track meet scores all season and create graphs comparing results from meet to meet?  Gymnastics Meet Tracker is one popular app that will let you do just that, but there are more being added all the time, so be sure to check the app store. is a men's gymnastics blog with up-to-date news, stories, scores, and information about men’s gymnastics, fitness, bodyweight exercises, and nutrition.

Click the links below to learn about specific common topics of interest.  If you still have questions, chances are, others do to.  Use the Contact Us link and we'll try to provide answers either directly, or via our FAQ page.