Meet the Coaches and Staff
“It is impossible to underestimate the importance of the coach in the development of an athlete. From the youngest player to the elite Athlete, the coach is the pivotal character in the moral as well as the physical development of his/her charge (C.L. Dublin, 1990)”
Coaches can impact a gymnast’s sense of self by teaching and reacting in a positive manner in all aspects of training. Being positive means reacting to situations in a positive way. It involves a conscious effort to make the gymnast feel good about what he/she has done, and will be able to do in the future. It is not only about not being negative, but also about not being indifferent. It means making a difference every chance possible! Being positive means being aware of: actions, words, facial expressions, tone of voice along with the spoken words. It is not always easy but the extra effort will be worth it!