- Jan 16, 2023
My daughter changed gyms last year and had a successful season (qualified for regionals!). The other girls at her level have been together from the beginning and definitely have a little clique (as do their mothers). Without going into detail, I'll just share that my daughter is not always treated as part of the team. Here is an example: At a recent meet, my daughter was in an older age group than her teammates. During the awards ceremony, they all up and left after their age group had received their awards. I was truly flabbergasted and appalled that their parents would not stay an extra 15 minutes to support their "teammate". I actually don't have much hope for improving the current situation but I'm wondering if I should consider another gym change? Could team camaraderie be better someplace else or is it hard being the newcomer?