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  1. I

    WAG Quitting

    I just received the news that I will be doing another season of level eight and I want to quit. I have all the skills I need for level 9 except my double back off of bars and the only reason I don’t have that is because my coaches won’t let me work it. I really don’t want to do another season of...
  2. J

    For Parents Quitting Gymnastics

    My daughter is 13 yrs old, level 8. She just started gymnastics in 2017. Till recently she has loved gymnastics. Never wanted to miss practice etc...and has moved quickly with her skills, her life was gymnastics. Well, this year another gymnast joined our gym. She is the exact age as my...
  3. S

    WAG quitting or staying

    hello! im a level 7/8 gymnast and i’ve done gymnastics for about 8 years now. i’ve always loved the sport and i’ve always dreamed about doing college gymnastics after i graduate (which is 3 years). for about 2 months now i’ve been dreading practice more and more. its getting close to summer...
  4. gymnastsiena

    WAG Quitting

    My friend just quit gymnastics and I am really upset. Of course I understand it is her decision but I am worried we wont be friends anymore because we go to different schools and got to see each other at gymnastics. She keeps saying she's going to do volleyball, but she said that last year and...
  5. C

    i regret quitting so much :(

    hi all, i just came across this forum and just wanted to vent/share my regret for leaving gymnastics and if it is possible to return. i started men's gymnastics relatively late (11 years old) and was put into level 5. i made a ton of memories, friends, and progressed really fast. however, i...
  6. E

    For Parents My daughter’s blog post about quitting level 10 gymnastics

    https://letsgetem.squarespace.com/blog-1/once-upon-a-time-i-was-a-gymnast-why-quitting-is-sometimes-the-best-thing
  7. Jessleemom

    WAG Quitting JO after a month?

    My 9 year old recently joined the JO team at her gym. She will be competing level 3 this year and is with girls who have been on preteam for several years. Her background is just a couple years of rec classes. She insisted this was something she wanted to do and I know she IS capable. Now, one...
  8. S

    For Parents On quitting (ahem, retiring)

    So DD told us last week that she intends to stop gym at the end of the school year. I recognize it's a good time for her to do so. She'll be headed to HS in the fall and wants to try new things. Plus she had a good L7 season and would end on a high note. But despite all my gripes about the...
  9. O

    For Parents DD is talking about quitting

    DD has been in gymnastics classes since she was a preschooler. She was almost immediately put on a team track. When it was time to move to team, she stayed in pre-team for another year because she was doing another activity that she wanted to finish. The next year she moved to Level 3 at age 10...
  10. M

    WAG Can I restart gymnastics after quitting 2 years ago?

    I started gymnastics when I was 8 and worked my way up to level 8 training 9 by age 13. I was a decent/good gymnast and went to regionals my first (and last since i quit) level 8 season and placed. I moved to a new gym right after regionals and stayed there for only a few months until I quit. I...
  11. M

    Can I restart gymnastics after quitting 2 years ago?

    I started gymnastics when I was 8 and worked my way up to level 8 training 9 by age 13. I was a decent/good gymnast and went to regionals my first (and last since i quit) level 8 season and placed. I moved to a new gym right after regionals and stayed there for only a few months until I quit. I...
  12. A

    Thinking About Quitting

    I’ve been thinking about quitting for months now. I train and compete in Australia Andrew for the past few months have been dreading training sessions. Each session I just feel “ugh” to put it simply before going in. I am unmotivated when I am at training and don’t feel the desire to improve or...
  13. G

    For Parents Quitting because of nerves?

    DD age 10 is training to repeat L4 this year. This year she moved from a more laid back gym to a more competitive gym. She has gotten much stronger and her skills look great, but she has just told us that she thinks she is ready to quit gym. She says that 'it is very hard', which she says is...
  14. F

    WAG Quitting.

    I’m a senior in high school and a level 8 right now, but i’m taking a gap year next year and planning on college the year after. The plan was to do gymnastics all the way through that gap year. Now though, I’ve been in a rut for months. It’s gotten to the point where I’m dreading practice, and...
  15. A

    WAG Quitting gymnastics?

    Hi! I'm a 15 year old gymnast. We don't use the same level system as in US, but I'm about a level 5 gymnast. I've been doing gymnastics from when I was 6, but only started competing a while ago. Since that I've been through many injuries (ankle sprain, muscle sprains, shoulder overuse, elbow...
  16. J

    For Parents Dd quitting

    After 5 years training 20+ hours a week my 12 year old didn't want to go to training today, burst into tears and said she wanted to stop. I always knew this day would come but have to admit to feeling really sad. She's had more than her fair share of injuries but has always fought back & is...
  17. Sarah_the_gymnast

    WAG Quitting Gymnastics to do Pole vaulting ? :(

    I am thinking about making a difficult decision. Let me give you the background. I'm a freshman in high school. I do xcel gymnastics. I love it, and I could compete level 7-8 if I were in JO. I placed 2nd all around in region 6 as platinum. But there is no way that I could do this for college...
  18. E

    For Parents Quitting

    I have learned so much from this site. This is my first time posting. DD (just turned 9) who just completed level 4 has decided to quit. She decided this right after she learned she would have to do another year at level 4. I think she is upset and not thinking about the real consequences...
  19. e'smum

    For Parents another alternative for those quitting gymnastics

    Rock climbing! my gymmie is going through something right now and i'm not sure if she will continue once our exhibition meet is over. we pulled her out of the small high performance group she was in and she seems to have perked up/become excited about the gym again. she's also racking up her...
  20. Z

    For Parents Advice on quitting because of lack of coaching

    Hello all! I need some advice for my 8 year old son. We live in a small town with only one gym 30 minutes from our home. He has been in gymnastics and on the team for 2 years and he loves it but there have been so many coaching problems. It's hard to find a good boys coach. We had a good one...