January 26, 2018

I always thought I had my eyes open when my daughter was training at her elite gym.  So when we, her parents, told her we we’re pulling her out of this gym she had been training at for 8+ years, taking with her all the hopes of one day becoming elite and making the National team, we all cried. We were leaving because I knew she couldn’t train the way they trained and out of what I considered respect for her coaches and their w...

January 25, 2018

I'm a former professional dancer, Pilates teacher and mother of a formerly Junior Olympic Women's level 10 and Men's level 8/9 gymnasts (9 years).  Over the last 10 years or so, I've scoured the internet for answers for everything under the sun in dealing with my child athlete.  Key word being CHILD, an often underappreciated word in the ambitious world of sports.  I read stories written by former athletes and coaches, watch v...

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