Why I Hate the F Word

Miss Val:

This past year the UCLA Gymnastics team set a goal to win the National Championship. We finished 5th.

It doesn’t equate to failure. It means we didn’t perform well enough to earn enough points to take first place.

Facts: We finished higher than we’d been ranked all year. We hit 48 for 48 routines at the NCAA championships. We stuck more landings in those two meets than we did all season. We reached the pinnacle of Coach Wooden’s pyramid of Success – Competitive Greatness: “to be able to be your best when your best is needed.” …

Why I Hate the F Word

Miss Val

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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