- Feb 16, 2022
I'm just curious how you all feel about coaches changing skills at a competition after a kid has had a couple of unsuccessful attempts at the skill during warmups. The skills in question were not in danger of being unsafe for the gymnast to perform, and even though the replacement skills were "easier," there was only maybe a .1-.2 increase in the score. Do you think a .1-.2 tenth gain is worth possibly messing with a kid's confidence when it is already shaky? I don't want to give to much backstory or context in the hopes of truly staying anonymous, but suffice it to say, this gymmie has lost a lot of confidence in the build up to this season due to her current coaching situation. I'm probably overreacting, but I'm just curious about how common this is, because it's definitely a new practice in our gym.