- Aug 22, 2008
This is about your daughter and whether she still sees value in gymnastics. Reality check - If the expense wouldn't be an issue if she was winning, then it shouldn't be an issue now. Throw away those dreams of elite and college scholarships. Sure, it might happen but the chances for any gymnast to make it to that level are minuscule. Everything has to align - talent, drive, finances, family support, staying healthy, and so much more. Right now, the focus is on whether she enjoys the sport, is continuing to progress (not measured just by scores), and it is still healthy for her both physically and mentally. She will decide in her own time and on her own terms whether gymnastics is getting "too hard". If you let her make that decision, she will transition to another sport more easily. Lots of girls make this decision around middle school, when the peer pressure to have more free time skyrockets and school sports come into play. Bars is often the deciding factor but beam too, if there are fears.