DD had two falls on beam at her meet and it didn't bother her she actually focused on the positive from the event (trying a new skill) she tends to get negative when things dont go right so I was happy to see her positive attitude.
I swear, her father and I hate a good warm up. Especially on bars and beam. We find when she gets the bobbles out of the way she does better when it counts. We see a good bar or beam warm and look at each other and go uh oh who knows how this is going to go. Been like this since L2......I watch, and then wonder why he misses those same skills when the judges are watching.
I have asked my DD to watch her successful version of a skill (from a mock meet) just to help her with visualization and to remind her that she CAN do it. Knowing something intellectually and seeing herself actually do it are very different somehow.I'm going to start videoing warm ups. She would of loved to been able to see that vault. And if she can do it once it will come again.
When my girl gets frustrated with anytHong, school, gym, whatever. I pull up her first cartwheels..... and whatever the last thing she struggled with that now is solid. So helpfulI have asked my DD to watch her successful version of a skill (from a mock meet) just to help her with visualization and to remind her that she CAN do it. Knowing something intellectually and seeing herself actually do it are very different somehow.
Good for her- that's fantastic!After being cast aside last spring by the gym where she’d spent five years, this weekend my daughter had a successful L5 debut. She beautifully landed all the L5 skills the old gym said she’d never be able to do, and took third on bars to boot. She doesn’t think it’s anything special, but I have rarely been more proud.
Wow!My DD is definitely extraordinary to me. Today is the 6th anniversary of her first gymnastics meet (thanks fb memories!), and she just Venmo’d a meet director payment for her first college club meet (college sure works differently! Ha!). She’s injured and can only compete two events. She doesn’t have a team- her college has a practice club but no official NAIGC team- so she’s getting on a bus (I bought the ticket as a gift) 4 hours each way to compete on her own. She is the living embodiment of doing it for the love of the sport, and she is amazing to me for it.
There are lots of places and times where scores/placements/etc.. get celebrated, including on the podium, end of year banquets, brag threads, and social media. This thread is not that place! This thread is for celebrating the other stuff So please leave scores/medals/etc out for this thread please - Thanks!!Without including scores, placements, other other accolades, I would so love to hear from anyone who wants to celebrate or share something cool and positive about their athlete(s).
Those are my favorite moments in the gym and at meets when someone does something new or gets something they lost or any number of the individual victories they achieve--and then everyone goes nuts. I remmeber one night an EXCEL girl was working on her kip the entire last rotation of the night and by the end all practices were done there were JO and Excel Girls and coaches in the gym parents in the waiting room all watching her try and get that kip and encouraging her and then she finally did it and everyone was cheering. It was so cool to see. I didnt know who the kids was at all but I was cheering in the waiting room too.So glad I got a good video that shows her routine and her team mates jumping up and down for her when she caught it.