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I'm frustrated with my teammates right now. We got a new coach and she's amazing and young, with new ideas. She's a lot harder than our other coaches. The other girls have already decided that they don't like her, just because they actually have to work hard. It's so annoying because the coach competed on a collegiate level recently(ending in March) and she has so much that she can teach us, and they aren't ready to accept it. One of my favorite quotes goes with this, "Just because something is hard doesn't mean you shouldn't try, it just means you should try harder"
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Are you sure that's the reason your teammates don't like her? Could it be that they just don't like her style of coaching? I had a similar experience - sometimes people think of a 'hard coach' and 'making you work harder' as the reason you're not comfortable with a coach or don't like working with them, when it's really their style of coaching - not the hard coach and working hard part. There are many styles of coaching, but you could be working just as hard and progressing in any of the styles, and the quality/experience of the coach can affect/determine the quality of the coaching. You know what I mean? Maybe she's changing around the whole program which they already liked and has a new style of coaching they just don't like. Added to that, maybe it could be also that she's young and they don't trust her?
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Are your teammates around the same age as you?
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Yes, they are the same age. And since the program director is also my boss, her and I were talking about the new coach and she even said that the reason why they don't like her is she's working us harder than any other coach has.
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It is a ymca program, right? Maybe your teammates chose ymca because they want it to be more laid back. Did you ask them why they don't like the new coach though?
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We've always had a strong optionals program, but the girls have just gotten too relaxed. I did ask, and they said that she's too different and demanding/picky. She does ask a lot from us, but I can tell that in the three weeks she's been with us that we've already improved. I think a few others are starting to notice too.
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