Gym Blog Central:
We sat down with Lyn Ferrer, the mom of former Jr. Elite and now soon to be LSU Tiger Bailey Ferrer, to find out what it was like to raise an Elite gymnast. …
- How the decision was made to go elite
- Advice for picking an Elite gym/coach
- Boundaries between coach, parent, athlete
- Sacrifices an Elite family makes
- Time devoted to the sport
LF: We built a home and within 6 months we refinanced our home not once, but 3 times to support Bailey’s Elite travels to and from the “Ranch”, the USA Gymnastics National Training Center. The amount of monies for qualifying meets, hotels, American Classics, P&G’s, Classics, etc.; none of which includes your normal gym fees, doctor visits, and surgeries. …
GBC: Looking back, was there ever a time you should have called USA Gymnastics or Safe Sport on one of Bailey’s coaches? If yes, why didn’t you?
LF: As we look back on Bailey’s Elite training, my answer would be yes, we should have filed a complaint throughout those specific years.