One skill set many coaches lack is the ability to communicate well with parents.
If you don’t educate them on the very complex sport of Artistic Gymnastics, don’t be surprised if they arrive at some of these wrong conclusions.
With tuition that can approximate a car payment each month, missed family dinners and weekends lost to travelling to remote locations to sit inside a gym or hotel convention center eating over priced hot dogs and too many brownies, no one can doubt that gymnastics parents are among the most dedicated sports parents. …
Here are a dozen dangerous ideas that can plague even the best-intentioned gym parents:
1. If my child fails to make consistent progress it is her coach’s fault and we should change gyms.
2. For all the money I am paying, there better be results
3. The more time in the gym, the better.