Well said!Ok sorry sometimes this just needs to be said. How is it possible with all the ability to see upper level 9/10 gymnasts on youtube, Instagram, meetscores, etc that parents can be so delusional to think their kid is getting a D1 spot when they are so not in that talent pool. Why are coaches so willing to tell parents what they want to hear when it affects the life of a child.
Sorry but come on parents do your research!!! Check out gymdivas look at all the kids NOT getting spots, look at the ones who are and see how they are scoring. Look at gyms scores compared to others. Look at your region to see if kids are scouted there. Does your gym have college connections. Parents willing to sacrifice for something so not happening I don’t understand the willingness to put on blinders Or maybe the stupidity of not understanding. This sports requires so much sacrifice for everyone but where is the parent responsibility to be in reality with it all. Sorry just makes me mad especially when a child seems to have no input.
I say this as a parent of a level 10 kid that is talented but not THAT talented. we did our research accepted the reality a few years ago and shifted goals to enjoy the sport without blinders on knowing there was an end game that to some means there is no reason to do it. ok rant done but just had to vent after watching a kid pulled from a gym that she loved placed in one that is actually inferior cause the parent is just crazy. DO YOUR RESEARCH as a parent take the blinders off and look at your child in reality. You as a parent owe that to your kid.