In Sunday's meeting you mentioned "all must be good, because things are quiet". I started thinking that how true that is at my work too or just life in general. If people are NOT happy about something you will surely hear about it, but if people are happy about things they do remain quiet. I guess that's just human nature, but the more I thought about it, the more saddened I became. Why is it people don't take the time to let people know when they are happy? So, I decided to write this email because you, Val and the entire Primetime staff deserve to know that you guys are not just doing a "good" job, you are doing a FANTASTIC job!!!! Each & everyone of you is amazing!!!!
People always comment to me that Katelyn must absolutely love cheering since she spends so much time at Primetime. I, of course, reply that "yes she loves cheering", but she loves cheering because of all of you!!! You guys provide such a loving, positive, comfortable environment for your athletes (& parents). As a result they want to be there! Katelyn rushes home from school to get her homework done, just so she can go to Primetime. In the 3 years she has been going to Primetime, not once has she said she didn't want to go. The athletes want to work hard...not because you are pushing them or yelling at them, but because you are encouraging them! You make them feel safe to try a new skill and not to fear failing. You give them confidence. You give them a place to be themselves. You teach them so many important life skills.... respect, teamwork, punctuality, trust, hardwork, commitment, dedication, accountability....and they are having fun all the while!
Amazing friendships and bonds are created at Primetime. Not just with the athletes, but with the staff and the parents. It is so hard to explain to others that Primetime is not just a gym to learn cheering and tumbling skills at, but that it is a family. That became very clear last Sunday when Kevin & I came to pick Katelyn up after practice. One would think after 5 hours she would be exhausted, but no she was so excited that she learned a new skill and she couldn't wait to show us. As we walked to the window to watch, her fellow divas Morgan, Kendall, Kristina and their mothers joined us...all of them excited to see her throw her round off tuck. Morgan turned to me and said "wait til you see it, it looks really good." As I watched and listened to the others clap and cheer her on it really hit me what a special place Primetime is for all. I decided that I could not sit & be quiet, that my voice had to be heard. Thank you to the entire primetime family for everything you do. You truly touch peoples lives!!!