- Oct 26, 2013
Well, my 6 year old DD broke her arm in practice this week. I watched it happen. Her coach tried several new skills with the girls that day, and the dive roll was one of them. She stacked a few foam blocks from the pit, and the girls had to jump over them into a roll. (It did NOT appear to me that the coach modeled how to do them correctly and safely) On her second one, my DD stopped and fell over in pain. I knew she was hurt when she didn't want to do bars afterwards. When practice was over the coach apologized for the dive rolls. She said she thought the girls were ready for them. I didn't think too much of it at the time until I got home that night and looked up dive rolls on CB. Now I'm a little ticked. It seems like they shouldn't have been doing them at all. DD is the youngest and smallest in her group, but still...it's rec class. I'm so thankful it wasn't worse!! I'll take a broken arm over a spinal cord injury any day. I like this coach a lot, but I'm starting to question whether DD will be safe with her.