Often pop gymnastics sport psychology fails to recognize that all physical actions are run by the subconscious and conscious mind actions just interfere.
While USA Gymnastics has a supposedly systematic system of training and competing gymnasts, the lower levels leave much to be desired in terms of training.
Gymnastics coaching is often too one dimensional and focused on training, when there are other negative factors limiting gymnastics success.
Blind gymnastics would seem impossible, but there have already been blind gymnasts, who have succeeded. There are likely many lessons for us in the sport.
Self-taught gymnastics is a bad idea, because early habits are the basis for all future gymnastics. Get the best instruction possible from the beginning.
Choosing gyms is not easy for parents who have little experience with the sport. Gymnasts should be in the best possible gym as early as possible.