- Jul 5, 2021
I’m sitting here in tears after my daughters coach slammed the office door in my face and told me to go back to my old club, after a question was raised. We walked into gym and one of my daughters friends fro her team had moved up. Super excited for her. However, my daughter has been told for months that she would go up In September as no one goes up in comp season. This is the second child to go up, this comp season. My daughter is 8. She’s been in level 3 for 18months. I understand COVID has played a lot in this and that we shouldn’t compare to other children, however. She has podiumed every comp she has been in and has topped the scores for her team at every comp. She can do ALL the skills for the next 2 levels (not perfect obviously) and has just loved from level 1 to 5 after 6 months in Acro. She has other coaches at the club wanting her in their team, and I am constantly asked by parents why she hasn’t gone up. I asked the question tonight after my daughter was in tears and it didn’t go down well. We live in a small town, we don’t really have any other options and I feel we are punished for trying another club 12 months ago that didn’t work, and for doing Acro. She loves gym and wants to keep going but I don’t feel I will ever be welcomed back. Have I done something g wrong? Am I a bad parent for asking the question? Is this my fault? I keep seeing I should trust the coaches, but I do t understand and as an 8 year old, not sure how she is supposed to?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.