I should probably clarify myself - what I mean is that if you have a group of L5's and the gym's best beam coach picks only a few girls to work with and leaves the others to work sort of on their own - so the coach shouts instructions or critiques them from afar - yet his real focus is only a small group of girls. So basically what happens is that the L5's are not getting equal time, support, or spotting from the coach. Which kind of leaves them hanging and they feel badly.
Thanks for your replies. I don't think there is anything wrong with spending more time with one kid on any given day, etc. or spending time on the children that are working the hardest and not fooling around, or even spending time with a child that shows promise....it is all good to me. It is human nature to do things like that. But.....
In our current gym, one coach spends all of his time with one girl, every day of every month. The other girls wait their turn and then do their routines, albeit badly, with no input from the coach. I found out today that my daughter taught herself her fly away without any help from anyone. I think a coach ran over and spotted her at the last minute. She said she has taught herself all of her skills and doesn't get any tips, tricks or spotting from anyone. It is sad because she works so hard, shows up and for the money that I pay, she deserves some help and coaching now and then! Not to mention I am very concerned about the safety of my daughter.
That is not the case with any of the coaches at DDs gym. At all levels they seem to give all girls an equal chance to work each skill. Some girls would require more spotting or corrections than others, but they would usually get a chance to correct the next time around. DDs coach in particular gives each girl the same level of attention. She may take a little longer if someone isn't getting a skill to just spot them through it, but otherwise everyone gets pretty much equal time.