- May 11, 2020
Yes, exactly.One thing to note about "no fear" kids.
While many times there are no signs of issues in the gym and they are fully able to push themselves though fear with seemingly no issues to the coach... sometimes the issues manifest themselves in other parts of their life... or they just hold it all in until one day they just suddenly quit.
I do agree that "no fear" is definitely something that coaches look for though.
While my daughter had zero fears at the gym, she has always had massive anxiety everywhere else. She thrived in the gym structure, and needed things in an organized manner even as a preschooler - but in the outside world? Where things are not in her control? It's a hard no.
So because she could be pushed, was fearless, completely unemotional, and learned big skills fast - they bumped her up several levels.
I wonder if she would have remained fearless if she had a better foundation, and probably wouldn't have fallen in the same ways that triggered the fear.
There's another girl at our gym who started in level 4, and her old gym jumped her to level 8 - she's been in level 8 for 3 years now, but odds are she'll never make it to 9 because the intensity of her fear on every event is wild, and she's only turned 12. In level 4 she was fearless and picked up skills fast, and well... that's what you get.