Yesterday my dd had a clinic at our gym from 9-4. 45 minute rotations all day. One of those rotations included a Q&A session with a judge. This woman has been judging for 40 years! What a wealth of knowledge. She's judged in Olympic games, Nationals, Worlds, etc. She even judged Nadia Comanicci (sp?) Pretty darned impressive. Turns out she only lives about 10 minutes from our gym. She's come in from time to time to help out our higher level girls with their routines. Can you picture yourself doing it for 40 years?? Needless to say, she really knows the sport. It's not easy, that's for sure. She said she has to take tests every year? I love the sport but don't think I could ever take that step.
Congrats to you :thumbsup: and good luck!