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  1. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Nervousness about switching classes

    My DD did this exact thing her first day in the developmental program at 4-going-on-5. She was nervous and excited and wanted to impress everyone and the gym was crowded and..... it just boiled over in a rush of emotion. She's on pre-team now and thriving as she turns 6 next week. Stick with...
  2. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Newbie with 5yo - What Can I Expect?

    I never asked for a private tour of the gym during operating hours. I asked for a piece of paper or perhaps a webpage (they have a pretty good one - it would be easy to add) that says, "here is generally how thing work when you are in a competitive track. Herepick ups and drop offs work. Here...
  3. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Newbie with 5yo - What Can I Expect?

    You have exactly proven my point. We were doing exactly what we were supposed to be doing, as had been communicated to us from the beginning. My DH and I are smart, observant people who want to do the right thing. But we aren't telepathic. If there was a different process, on one particular day...
  4. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Newbie with 5yo - What Can I Expect?

    I really appreciate all your thoughts and input. I'm learning a few things about myself along the way. -- My athletic experience as a child was mostly team-oriented. I did softball (as you may have guessed), volleyball, and swimming (which is sort of individual but still mostly team-ish). I...
  5. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Newbie with 5yo - What Can I Expect?

    I get what y'all are saying about "letting it be fun," I really do. But I don't think that letting her have fun/releasing expectations and understanding the general process are mutually exclusive. If I wanted to put her in baseball/softball, I'd probably get some handbook explaining that...
  6. RockyMtnAmy

    For Parents Newbie with 5yo - What Can I Expect?

    Hi there. My DD started at our competitive (with Elites, etc) gym about a year ago - coincidentally right after the Rio Olympic games. She was 4 years old at the time and started in the preschool rec class. We sort of stumbled into this sport. She was displaying athleticism that was quite...