Thank you all for your words of encouragement. It really makes me feel better about our decision. Last night was the last straw. She went to ask the coach to tape her and he actually said to her, "your ankle is fine, you don't need the tape any more!! Who says you need tape?" She responds that her doctor said she has to remain taped for the rest of the year, whenever she's at practice. Well, her coach says back to her, well, your doctor's stupid. OMG! I was in total disbelief and shock at that response. How dare him ignore a doctor's order and my dd's desire to not want to hurt herself!! Tell you what, he just made our decision even easier.
Wow that's so callous and ridiculous! It's the easiest thing in the world to pop a kid up on a block and tape them up. Was the coach feeling 'put out' by going through a few strips of tape, for real? Even if he really thought she didn't need it, doing it would put people's minds at ease, which makes it worth it. Oh and hey the instruction coming from a doctor should have some weight too. Jeez.
I do have another dilema, though. Our sectional meet is April 24-25th. What gym should she compete with? The new gym wants her but wants her to start next week. Or, do I make her stick it out, compete with her team or do we make the switch now? She's so close to these girls, they're like sisters, been together for almost 5 years. It won't be easy but I think it may be in her best interest to move ~ NOW!! Any advice?
I would go yesterday. Make some good bye cards for her current team mates with contact info on it so she can stay in touch. Make sure your DD understands the reason behind the move so she feels empowered by the change rather than hindered and hope for the best!