- Jul 19, 2019
I was just curious how evaluations and progressing through rec works at other gyms? As I’m a little perturbed at our current gym. So, they used to a star system where stars were given or even taken away at two week evals every two months. You could move up if you got every last star. I was never a total fan of this method per say because depending on the coach depended on the star given or removed because you did not perform the skill correctly for them. Well, now they have gotten rid of evaluations all together (citing too much pressure on kids) but they still have the same star system. Only now you better hope the coach of the class catches you doing a skill AND remembers to plug it into the star chart. Else you aren’t gaining any more stars than you went to class with. In fact, my daughter has not received any more stars since the end of September. I ended up giving her a private lesson today and coach was surprised she had not because her skills he tested were great. I just really wondered how other gyms worked rec? And as you have to be on the advanced level to even try out for level 2 this brings my hopes down.. I mean, i didn’t like taking stars away at evals but I like evals in that you were in fact tested to see if you could move up. Now what? I almost feel like obligated now to pay for a private lesson every week just so she can actually be evaluated.