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GSL gymnasts readying for season competition

The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers’ Gymnastics team has heart — as individuals and as a team, Kim Hahn said. They have veterans that know the ins and outs of practices and understand competition and know how to be ready for it, which takes heart in itself. But it’s also newcomers to the team that detail the heart of Panthers gymnasts.
“The new girls that come on completely new to the sport — and what it takes to learn the skills, requirements, lingo, what to expect at meets and with judges — and they learn this in a few weeks before their first meet. That takes a lot of heart …” Hahn said.
Their passion for the sport has been readily on display at practices, with girls showing up at practice daily with smiles and their faces and ready to work hard, Hahn said.
“They really take what us coaches are teaching them and go with it.”
So far, in practice, which Hahn said is going great, the coaches have been assessing skill sets and trying to implement their routines for the specific events with which they will be competing. Concentrating on routines and getting ready for the first meet eats up a lot of practice time, but they make sure to find time for conditioning.

For the complete story, see the Nov. 27 edition of The Chronicle.