We are a small gym with a super large heart! That is attributed to one thing. The coaching staff. I believe athletes are taught what they learn and see around them. That was evident by a couple teams that we faced at competitions this past season. Telling our girls that they sucked and that “they got this”. Our girls never once retaliated even though they ended up taking second by .4. It showed when our girls went on to win the sportsmanship award for their presentation.
Our coaches always teach the girls that it doesn’t matter what the outcome is or the hardware that you bring home. Sure that is the awesome perk. What matters is that you bring your best to the mat, leave any frustrations on the mat and most of all have fun. We’ve had a great season this year and come home with three national titles and a couple grands, but in those competitions where they didn’t quite hit that stunt or nail that tumbling pass our coaches told them to keep their chins up. It’s no one persons fault. You win as a team, you lose as a team.
Being the mother of a flyer that really makes me feel better that these girls are not being taught that any one person can ruin the routine. My daughter goes out with confidence when she flys and if she makes a mistake she is upset, because she feels she let her team down, not because she’s going to be yelled at or pulled from the stunt. We’ve been there going on 7 years now and have never once felt unloved or unappreciated.
Hats off to the coaches at Cheer Xplosion Allstars in Denver, NC
Submitted by : ~Lynn~