- May 18, 2023
This is our experience too! She was asked to do vault in her tryouts but had literally never done that in her class. I have inquired with a few more and explained her skills. If another gym sees her potential we will supplement her and get more individualized training. She does have a drive and desire to get better and learn more skills so I’ll definitely see what else we can do for her. Her current gym is large and might be more body type focused- she isn’t the typical skinny Minnie gymnast but is stronger than most 5 yr olds I see!Get a second opinion for sure. My daughter started at a rec only gym. Most kids had no interest in learning the owner suggested another gym for my daughter. We moved to a gym with a team but took Rec classes. Again most kids were not interested. She did move up to an advanced rec class though. She ended up getting invited to the team tryout. There were a million girls there and she was not selected. It seemed odd to me that the things they were asked to do at tryouts were never drilled at the adv rec level prior. My daughter was pretty bummed about not making the team but more so because she just wanted to do more gymnastics and 1.5 hours a week didn’t seem enough for her. We then called a different gym and they gave her an evaluation. They put her on the level 3 team immediately even though she was still missing many of the skills. She just finished her first season got all her skills has a real passion that is actually being fulfilled and challenged . She is moving up to level 4 next season.