Friday, June 4, 2010

We had a really great QOD today on Cheer Moms!

How do people feel about favortism in their gyms...do they feel it happens...doesn't happen. Whether it be in the forms of kids moving onto teams there not ready for but it seems to happen because of what there parent(s) do for the gym or perhaps within teams...maybe certain kids being treated greatly while others are treated not so fairly?


So I am going to answer this here on my blog, number one cause I think it's a wonderful question and can go many difrrent ways, and number two lets not all forget about the wonderful fact that I am not suppost to be on facebook from work...lol


I don't think that there is any need for favirtism. I know that it happens in some gym's- I am lucky that it really doesn't happen in ours. Our girls get moved up based on the needs of the team, their skills level, and generally who is going to be the best fit, and do the best job.
I would be upset as a parent if any kids, including my own where being treated any diffrent then others- rather is was in a good or bad way.
My own daughter went through this last season in a kinda diffrent way, she was asked to crossover to another team mid season. Because they needed a base, and because she could learn what she needed to in the time that she needed to learn to it. Which ended up being a week. Alot of girls, and even some parents got really upset that she was asked to "move up" even though her tumbling wasn't at the skill it needed to be at. And I can tell you first hand that it wasn't fun to deal with. But we delt with it, I ignored alot of it. I told Kate to ignore alot of it, and if it got bad for her to go to her coach about it. And well basicly she had earned her place to move up, and it was no one elses place to say anything to her or me about it. If they had questions or problems they could take that with the coach and she could explain it if she wanted too.


Happy Friday everyone!!

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

    Have a nice day!!

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  2. I agree..but sometimes I think what is seen as 'favoritism' is actually the coach working with kids who try more..I mean who would YOU want to work with and move up...someone who will try but doesn't exactly have the skills..or someone with the skills who thinks their crap don't stink and won't try and just be bratty?

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  3. Becky- thats a really good point!!

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