- Feb 19, 2007
agree 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!this is when i have a problem with tops ^^^^ all gyms should train it for all team girls, if they are going to do it. Girls who are that good will make the team without having endless extra hours. Girls who make it on extended training hours are just loading their chances, it doesn't make them more talented, just over worked. You know like winning l4 states because you train 20 hours a week!
We have a member on here who lived in japan with her dd, they moved back to the usa and her dd tested tops, without all the mega hours some gyms are demanding, she made a team no problems. Now that is a talented kid.
When gyms are having selected kids train extra hours for tops training, they are making buckets of money off parents dreams and their kids are just doing way to much. We all know tops success is not indicator of future success in the sport. We also know that too many hours is detrimental to a childs health and well being. They also create this, unecessary, illusion of elitism. That causes some ugly feelings to be expressed publically by people who have no sensitivity filter.