Acrosmith Point Challenge Winner Ė Samantha Decker
One of the fun ways we motivate our gymnasts is to award points for things like: Skill Achievement, Good Form, Work Ethic, Over Coming Fear, etc. Points can be awarded for just about anything that has positive implications for the athleteís growth.
Sam won our first challenge hands down with over 300,000 points. We donít record specifically where points come from, we just add to the total on a dry-erase board daily. Samís coach, Shawn Smolen, remembers that her success on this particular challenge came from an absolutely tenacious work ethic as well as mastery of difficult skills.
The first Challenge lasted a couple of months and ended in October. The next one ends on December 14th. Looking forward we will continue to set dates for the girls to set their sights on. We should have another points call in January or February.