- Dec 9, 2014
So, last year I questioned finding a gym as ours closed. When the 2 gyms were combined we had a large team with several optionals. Some graduated and I assume others found new gyms. Now we seem to only have a hand full of optionals. The highest level is 8. Even my DD L3 team is only 5-6 girls this year and maybe 3 in L4 and only 1 in 5. It seems we now have a very large xcel team. I credit this gym with making my DD the gymnast she has become. She has blossomed this past 15 months. She loves her coaches and her teammates. And I do to but now I am questioning if staying there would be right for her. I see everyone here talk about the importance of the team producing good optionals. She has loved gymnastics since the first time trying it at 4. I can't say what the future hds for her. Should I just relax and see where she goes in Compulsorys and not worry about it or do I need to start looking into other programs? My goal is for her to continue to love the sport and be too busy as she grows up to get into trouble. I find it hard to think of an 8 yo to really know that she will want this years down the road. But in her mind she would love to compete though HS and college.