Posts Tagged ‘coaching’

You can’t coach your own kid

June 19, 2008

Remember that gymnastics myth.  I think it’s safe to say that it’s been blown out of the water.  Many of the top national team gymnasts are coached by their parents these days.  Bieger, Liukin, Artemev, Memmel.  Top prospects all coached by their parents.  

I think the real deal is you can’t coach your own kid if you don’t know what you’re doing.  Can you help your kid with her back handsprings at home?  According to the myth, no.  According to reality, as long as you know what you’re doing, go for it.