coach Chellsie Memmel

Chellsie on transitioning to Coaching:

Chellsie… Switching sides going from being the athlete to the coach has been a huge transition for me. …

Being an athlete, you are in complete control of yourself and your movements. As the coach, you aren’t. And that can be frustrating sometimes, especially when, as the coach, I know I was as able to do that particular element (my own way). I know how to physically make something happen and what needs to happen mentally for me to do that particular skill. A coach can give their gymnasts all the tools and training techniques and practice, but the gymnast is still the one that has to physically do it. That has been hard for me…not having control over the gymnastics aspect.

Another big difference is figuring out each child’s personality and how they learn. …

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