My daughter is six and is competing her second year of level 2. She recently started saying that she doesn’t want to go to practice and that she hates gymnastics and wants to quit. After several conversations, it came out that she doesn’t like two of her coaches. When we talk about checking out other gyms, her face lights up. She doesn’t want to move to the next level because she doesn’t like the coach for the next level (who is also one of her current coaches). I know she hasn’t lost her love of the gym because she enjoys practice when she has coaches that she likes. She has been in love with gymnastics the past couple of years and saying she hates it and wants to quit is new this season, as she has different coaches. I watch practice often and I don’t see any major red flags with the coaches that she doesn’t like. They have on occasion yelled at my daughter or the team but that is rare and I’m able to chalk that up to everyone has a bad day every once in awhile. The one coach is not really child friendly and does tend to use a mean tone at times. The other coach kinda makes subtle verbal jabs at the kids but they are not necessarily inappropriate or anywhere along the lines of abusive. I do think my daughter picks up on that as she is smart for her age. I think she might feel that she just can’t do it good enough for this coach. My daughter loves the coaches who take the time to build a relationship with her and the two coaches she doesn’t care for, don’t take the time to build a relationship with her or are too focused on practice to allow for relationship building. I’m unsure if her not liking the coaches is a reason to leave the gym and look at other gyms. If it’s no longer fun for her then I don’t see the point of her continuing to do it, but I know deep down she loves the sport and competing, so I would hate for her to quit. I know there is always going to be coaches that a child might not care for but we are at a small gym and she would have both of these coaches for the next several years. Thoughts??