Tag Archives: Motivation

Not Too Slow for This Team

Tryouts for our gymnastics team were always more of a showpiece than a real tryout. The decisions about who had made the team were made by evaluating daily practices seeking out the qualities I favored in my team girls. Our gymnastics team had an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally and being on our gymnastics […]

Missing Man

As everyone and every team does, we have had our share of tragedy and grief. Our most poignant period was when the little brother of one of our team gymnasts got leukemia. Over a period of almost a year, this had a daily effect on our life and the lives of everyone on our team. […]

A Handshake and a Smile

The gymnastics business in America can tend to be an inhospitable, cutthroat, steal their gymnasts before they steal yours, don’t tell anyone your secrets because they might use them against you terrain. Assistant coaches or coaches may leave the gym where they have been working for years taking with them the best gymnasts. Coaches have […]