High School Gymnastics

While gymnastics can be traced back as far as 2,000 years, it wasn't until about a century ago that it evolved into a modern sport. This challenging and artistic sport vaulted into U.S. schools in the 1930s, and since then, thousands of high school students have dedicated themselves to learning various forms of the sport, including artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, tumbling and more.

High school gymnastics can be more than a fun after-school activity, however. Excellent student-athletes can parlay their athletic prowess into scholarships and entry into NCAA teams at Division I and II universities and colleges across the United States. Schools want the best of the best; if that's you, you could be recruited by top-flight schools and take your pick of the cream of the crop.

High School Gymnastics Scholarships Pave the Way to Excellent Educations

According to the NCAA, each Division I college with a gymnastics program can offer 12 "full ride" scholarships to women each year. These include universities like UCLA, Penn State, Stanford, UGA and more. Very few high school gymnasts make it to the collegiate level, and even fewer make it to the Olympics and beyond. However, the education you receive via an athletic scholarship can benefit you long after you retire from floor exercises.

How can you get yourself noticed by college gymnastic recruiters? One way is to make sure they get a chance to see you in action. Luckily, today, they don't even have to see you in person. At Real Deal Recruits, you can create a free profile and upload the highlights from your gymnastics meets. Long before NCAA regulations would allow coaches to contact you directly, they can discover you online and follow your high school gymnastics career.

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