National Coaches Week Reason #1

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#1 Coach Nicole. I met Nicole at work, but I didn’t find out until after months of begging and pleading for her to go out with me that she had a secret life as a gymnastics coach. I remember the first time I went to the gym to meet her after coaching. I was fascinated […]

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National Coaches Week Reason #2

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#2 Broken ankles and broken hearts. How my perspective changed in 2015. Every coach knows you can’t stay emotionally separate from your kids. Every season they weasel their way into your heart leaving sweaty little footprints on your soul. You want the best for them, you get their best from them in any way you […]

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National Coaches Week Reason #3

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#3 Sarah Smith and Evolution Gymnastics Aurora Fall of 2010 I walked into EGA for the first time not knowing if I would ever coach gymnastics again. I was happy to do some strength and conditioning for both adults and the kids and kept hoping that I would one day be able to coach competitive […]

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National Coaches Week Reason #4

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#4 My first solo competitive kids. Back in 2007 I was given 8 kids, no instruction manual and a stopwatch. Little did I know what a life changing experience it would be. Stef, Lia, Anastasia, Sarah, Anita, Jessica, Brigitte and Maddie had mostly trained with me before but this time it was just them and […]

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National Coaches Week. Reason #5

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This past week was National Coaches Week and to celebrate I wrote about the biggest contributing factors to my coaching career. They were very well received on Instagram and Facebook so I thought I would replicate them here for posterity. #5 Karren Lee My first head coach and the person who really clarified to me […]

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