i'm curious if there is another sport where it can get this ugly when moving teams/ gyms? i agree, this is why parents usually don't switch on a whim.
that's crazy that they didn't call you immediately about that injury. did you get her checked out for a concussion?
i will say one thing - i find it weird that she was working out at both gyms at the same time. i've never heard of that being "allowed". usually you go for a week long evaluation and, from my experience, gyms require you to let your home gym know that you are trying out there. if they don't ask you to tell them, then they will (as a courtesy) call your home gym and let them know. then you choose one. the whole foot in both doors is tricky and i'm guessing what set off the old gym. and if you choose a new gym, the old gym isn't usually very nice about it.
but it sounds like a gym switch was what your family needed and the most important thing is your dd is happy and the new coach is communicating with you. best of luck!
Baseball can be very ugly- we have dealt with that for years with our middle son...Unfortunately I hear high school isn't much better...Yes. My son left a travel baseball team after a considerable amount of drama with coaches and coach's wives, and when I gave notice to the coach was told that my son was "no loss to the team" and have been talked crap about since. We actually pulled our son from little league (he was playing little league and travel ball) in order not to have to come in contact with that coach anymore.
The new gym should never have taken her on 2 days a week as a team gymnast. That would cause most any gym to get upset. I can guarantee it wouldn't go over well at most gyms. You don't train competitively at 2 different gyms. Just not accepted. And at many gyms once you leave, you aren't welcome back. I'm not surprised this caused drama. Glad it turned out well though!
The only time I have seen training elsewhere for summer be accepted is if the child goes out of state or the area for summer due to travel or being with other parent.
I gave them several notices that the summer hours would not work for us.... ... we literally had no way to get her there in the morning and still make it to work on time, and she would have to sit in the lobby for hours each day waiting to be picked up which is not acceptable to us.
I do want to point out about the hours, though, that it is very possible as your daughter advances that your current gym may at some point have hours that 'don't work for you'. You will not be able to dictate hours and schedules as a team gymnast family. You will really have to find a way to make it work if having your daughter in gym is important. We have never had easy hours for our family either. So families must sacrifice to hire drivers, work very hard to arrange sometimes not-s0-convenient carpool situations, or sacrifice work hours. Single parents, in particular, are often hard-pressed to make arrangements, but many find a way. And yes, I have seen quite a few gymnasts in summer bringing books, work or other hobbies to the gym for several hours while waiting for a parent to arrive. Not ideal of course, but many, many families have to work very, very hard to make non-ideal situations work anyway. Just a caution.
Sorry to hear about the drama! I totally understand why the first gym would be offended by the whole situation. But I am happy to hear things are working out for you now. Since you only live a half mile away from your current gym, maybe if the hours don't work out for you to drive her back and forth, if she is old enough could she just walk home?