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  1. H

    For Parents Quitting?

    My 8 yr old dd has been at one gym for about 4 years. This is her third year on team. She has generally loved going to the gym and lamented not going on days off. Her coach has been very tough and often grouchy (meaning a lot of yelling, sarcasm, and negative talk), but she enjoyed what she...
  2. Orangesoda

    WAG Do you ever regret not quitting sooner?

    Dd tried out for and made a club soccer team at a very legit soccer club and wants to do it, so we quit gym. I seriously cry every day. I know it's such a first world problem, but I'm just so sad and question whether I should have made her stick with gym another year. Dd says she likes gym, she...
  3. J

    WAG sorry long post but please help - post gymnastics depression, quitting, what to do

    Ok guys, I have been on this forum for at least 2 years now. I wasn’t a member until now but always watched the new threads and searched for things I needed. At the moment, I have a very tough time. Everything is going to change and I am pretty desperate and so I thought I would register here...
  4. tarheel618

    For Parents advice on quitting

    (background) So both my DD are gymmies. Recently my oldest has been not to keen on the gym the last few months. She is repeating level 5-at first I thought it was the thought of practicing optional skills this summer, she has always been my fearful one. She doesn't want to go to the gym...
  5. A

    For Parents Daughter talking about quitting for all the wrong reasons

    How can I convince my daughter to not quit the sport that she loves because she is picked on by a couple of her teammates? Her father and I want to go to another facility. When I asked the coach about it, I was told not to go to one particular gym because they focus only on the talented kids...
  6. M

    For Parents Advice on whether to encourage quitting?

    My daughter is a 14 year old second year, level 8 gymnasts. Her competition season was so-so, mainly struggling to flip vault and inconsistent on bars. She finished the season with a lower State meet score this year than last and everything that could go wrong did. Although she is a good...
  7. skschlag

    MAG Friends quitting

    So, D is at the age where lots of his friends are giving up the sport. His 2 best friends have both quit in the last month. One more is talking about it. D isn't wavering, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for me to help him with this. I always worry about the peer effect...
  8. gymnastem

    WAG Quitting

    I've decided that it's time to quit and move on from gymnastics. I just don't love it anymore. I know I want to quit and I'd be miserable if I had to keep going. The thing is, I'm not exactly sure how to tell my parents I want to quit. I know that they like me doing gym and that's what makes it...
  9. MaryA

    WAG Quitting question

    Someone "liked" a really old post of mine and it prompted me to go back and read the thread. As so many of the best CB threads do, it touched on a bunch of different topics, one of them being quitting. In it, dunno stated something along the lines of gymnasts quitting 3476234 times during their...
  10. G

    For Parents Quitting??

    I have been reading thread after thread trying to gain wisdom and insight from all you gym moms regarding our current situation. You are full of great advice and have more "gym mom" experience than myself so here it is: My dd is 11 and training (new) level 6 this season. This will be her third...
  11. Uglybetty

    WAG Wow...this video about not quitting is amazing

    Aya Magoub posted this on twitter today.....I have one word....."awestruck"
  12. Salto

    Quitting

    Hello, I am writing this post in question of wether to quit. I am a 13 year old level 5 (also there is no way I could or want to be elite or collage) For the past 6 months I have been dreading going to practice. But in the past month I never ever want to go to practice, I have been...
  13. M

    For Parents Quitting due to fear?

    I've always told both my gymnasts that continuing to do gymnastics is their choice, that when it stops being fun is the time to reconsider. Ds has been ambivalent for a few months, saying that gym "is no fun anymore" and flip flopping between continuing one day and then quitting the next day...
  14. L

    For Parents DDs best buddy at gym is quitting

    I bet this happens all of the time and especially at the end of the season. DD's best gymnastics buddy is quitting. I was told by the mother, to give me a heads up, but DD's friend plans to tell her at practice in a couple of days. I am just looking for some advice on what to say to my DD...
  15. L

    Quitting the Sport- how to tell friend

    I haven't been on this site in forever, but I knew the time would come when I would have to ask this question. I have been doing gymnastics for quite some time, and so has my best friend. She joined my gymnastics class three years ago when she stepped down from a higher position on the team...
  16. S

    Quitting gymnastics? + Pushy mum and coach?

    So I currently do level 8 gymnastics - acrobatics, trampolining & tumbling. I train about 11-12 hours per week and i'm going to be in year 11 next year. This year, balancing school with training and friends was really hard. Sometimes i just want to quit because my mum is one of those pushy...
  17. MamaofEnS

    For Parents My DD got a skill back after breaking her foot and quitting gymnastics

    Hi All, Many of you know that my DD quit gymnastics last spring after suffering three broken bones in 1 year, and never being allowed to compete L7. Below is the skill she broke her foot on in January, a RO BHS Layout Full. Here she is doing it again, on the floor, landing in a pit that is...
  18. stargazer

    Quitting gym?

    I was wondering if you have any advice on transitioning from competitive gymnastics to adult recreational classes? I'm 18, Level 5 and training 8 hours a week with a coach I love and obviously, doing a sport I adore. This is only my second year in competitive, I joined very late, and I'm not...
  19. stargazer

    Quitting gym?

    Hey all you adult gymnasts out there! I was wondering if you have any advice on transitioning from competitive gymnastics to adult recreational classes? I'm 18, Level 5 and training 8 hours a week with a coach I love and obviously, doing a sport I adore. This is only my second year in...
  20. B

    How to help smooth the 13-14 year transition? (A "quitting" question.)

    My elderly neighbor recently made the too-typical comment that she reads the obituaries to check up on her friends. Several recent Chalk Bucket threads made me think that gallows humor might seem an appropriate respite in gymnastics, too, as we watch so many of those super-talented kids leave...