- Sep 21, 2021
I hope this makes sense! My daughter is 5 years old, has been doing gymnastics for 2 years. We have been at the same gym from the start. Up until the last 3 months we have had zero issues. She was recently invited to an advanced, invitation only team. On that team she seemed to accel, was once again invited to another, more advanced invitation only team, after 2 months on the first. At first everything was great and then her coach was injured. He couldn't continue coaching for 6 weeks. After the initial 6 weeks, he was back. Then for the last 3 months they have different coaches each class...she meets twice a week for an hour each session. Lately she has been made to sit out and she ends up sitting on the floor bawling. The coach only seem to be able to tell me that she doesn't listen...and I dont really know whats going on. I watch every class but I can't hear what goes on. From my perspective it seems like she's doing what her teammates are doing. And I've noticed this only happens with one specific coach. Neither my daughter or the coach give me specifics aside from "I/she didn't listen" and its very frustrating. At the very least I feel like the coach should be communicating more clearly with me. I am at a point where I want to pull her and find a new gym. I am unhappy with the fact that every class is a different coach and there seems to be no consistency. Her original coach will only be with them once a week, sporadically. She has voiced that she like sgymnastics and she enjoys doing it but she wants to quit. How do I even begin to approach the gym about this? I understand if she's not listening there needs to be consequences but I'm at a loss at how to handle this entire situation! I feel like there should be consistency in the coaches with the team, and I'm unhappy about that as well.