I’ve begun doing “star charts” with my group again, whereby they have a list of moves on each piece that they are to work to achieve. Some are long term and some are short term goals. For each move that they achieve by themselves and can continue performing, they earn a star. Stars are also earned for hard work and effort in class and also when for working hard at their flexibility and conditioning. We have agreed on the end of the summer when we take a months break to be the time when we will decide who has won. Whoever has gained the most stars for moves achieved and hard work will receive a prize.
So this afternoon I was thinking, what a good prize would be. For any young gymnast the best gymnastics related prize they could be given is a new leotard! I had a look on eBay to see what’s there before looking into Milano or The Zone etc and came across my very own first leotard. I first got this leotard 17 years ago when I started training! I thought I was so cool in it. I’m surprised it’s still available as I thought it would be considered not stylish!
Can you remember your own first leotard?