- Jun 22, 2009
My daughter was asked to join a USAIGC team. Her gym has two levels of pre team. THe first level she was on for about 5 mos. and the second level only 2 months. Now they asked her to be on the team. I'm not really sure if she is ready so soon. SHe freaked out on the high beam the other day and started crying that she didnt want to be on the team. (She is almost 12 yrs), later on she did go on with the coach spotting her and then decided she does want to be on the team. They will start competing in January, but I dont want her to feel pressured to get on that high beam, I would rather her take her time, stay on the pre team and work through the fear with no pressure. She is very upset about my decision and says she will be brave and do it. SHe is the type of girl who is very hard on herself if she feels like she failed. Also, there are 5 girls going on this team. I was thinking they asked my daughter because they need 5 to make a team, if she doesnt do it, there will only be 4..can a team only have 4 girls? She is a quick learner, but after 2 mos, I am a little shocked they would ask her to be on a team. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated!