#LifeLesson, a Parent’s Perspective



A couple weeks ago, JAG’s USAG compulsory level gymnasts competed in their State Championship. One of our Level 4 gymnasts, Madi, who placed first in the All-Around at Sectionals, had a very good chance at winning the All-Around at State.

Pretty exciting stuff when you are 11 years old. But also for her family, her coaches and the entire JAG community.

You know how you sometimes have those kids, the ones who are incredibly hard-workers with near perfect attendance, who always go above and beyond what is asked of them, and who don’t complain about what level they are asked to do, which group they are placed in or what the conditioning is for the day?

That is Madi. So, yes, I’ll admit it: I too really wanted to see this kid get rewarded for her hard work and win State.

But she didn’t place first. Not through any error…

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