- Aug 21, 2023
We switched gyms at the beginning of summer this year, mainly to experience some different coaching. My daughter had an amazing group of friends at her old gym, had been there for 5 years....the very sweetest girls. When she made the final decision to switch gyms (and we let her make that final choice) we knew leaving her old team behind would be hard. The new coaches are great, but the team is not what we are used to. The girls are snarky behind each other's backs, seeing some bad attitudes, not very inclusive outside of the gym (birthday parties and sleepovers) and just not super welcoming anymore....at first they were very nice, but that has seemed to die out. I know gymnastics is not about the team, but I feel like we had it so well with the other friendships with the girls and moms and now it feels very very different. My kiddo is strong and she seems okay, but I have seen a little spark go away in her and I wonder if that is because she misses her old teammates. Anyone else been through something like this? Does it get better or did we make a mistake by switching gyms for coaching reasons? This kind of stuff keeps me up at night!