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Vault Question

sce

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Mar 11, 2014
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I am hard wired like this quote. You may not be.
Both my kids have experienced more failures than successes and they have learned to make goals that they have some control over. Do they always reacht heose goals, no but they keep working towrds them. But, If an enire event for a whole level is scoing low during a season, then setting a score goal that won't be met because of that is unrelaistic. A realistic goal is to learn to punch harder, have better shapes etc. Easy to meet? No. Possible for the gymnast to control? Yes. This whole "argument" started when soemone said that long-term it doesn't really matter. This is still true, this is a vault used for a season or two, and, for now, is scoring low for even pretty good ones. In the long-term span of a gyamnast's career it really is not big deal. Short term, sure it might mean this girl never gets her 38 at this level, hoepfully though she is learning a good timer that will lead to a solid, safe flipping vault and higher vault scores in other levels down the road.
 

sce

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Mar 11, 2014
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I still think a conversation with the kid could happen without crushing her. "Hey, I know you realy want a 38 this season. That would eb amazing! I know too taht you work so hard in the gym to do ebtter eveyr day. I am so rpud of how you work do hard, I've noticed that the new vaults are scoring pretty low across the board. Jsut keep that in mind whe thinking about wheteher you will get to that 38." Or soemthing like that. Sometimes goals get readjusted, it's all part of learning to set goals.