- Jul 25, 2019
So I only watch practice once a month or so for 30 or 40 min at the end so I usually catch bars. My DD is level 5 but they're doing a ton of uptraining level 6 and even 7 right now probably because of the uncertainty of meet season. So she gets to the high bar her coach spots her on a giant, she goes for her flyaway slams her legs on the bar and then hits her forehead on the mat. She got up quickly but crying and all I wanted to do was console her which of course I couldn't. Like a champ she took a few minutes then got back in line went again (poor baby was shaking) and went again, not a perfect flyaway from her giant but atleast didn't hit her legs or feet. After bars they practiced their fulls and when she walked up to me after practice she was almost in tears, turns out she feels everyone has their full or almost does but her. We sat down together and I gave her a good pep talk when we got home but all I could think was why oh why did I pick today to watch the end of practice?? Its so hard when they get discouraged about getting a new skill. I will for sure be staying away from practice for the foreseeable future!