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St Johns' Community Center, April 2002


Grandmas signed Brynnen up for tumbling at our Community Center. At the first class, the instructor was not the regular instructor. Instead, we were blessed with "Coach," who was an astounding fellow.
We were a little early, and Coach was still teaching a soccer class. Often it seems that Brynn is a little hesitant to join a new group of people, so I sort of gently asked her if she wanted to try it out. Coach happily announced "course she does! Go get a ball, kid!"
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Brynnen took off to the cluster of soccer balls over by the wall and brought one quickly back. She lined up with the other kids on the line and kicked on her cue. The ball flew unerringly, perpendicular to the wall (ie, straight where she was kicking it).
I mentioned that Coach wasn't the normal tumbling teacher, right? He did take them over to the tumbling room and show them the equipment. It was the first class anyway, so I didn't expect any "serious" work (well serious for five year olds). He helped them do front rolls and thought about doing a shoulder roll. And they did side rolls down one of the ramp. After that, the kids spent the time running in circles, hopping on the mats, flopping down, and generally having fun.
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Until Brynnen realized how disorganized it all was, and rearranged the whole thing; she helped organize a track of mats that they could run and roll along.

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Brynnen had a great time, both running in circles and rolling at the tumbling class and kicking the ball and chasing it in the soccer class; in fact, kicking the ball and chasing it was rated as the best part of the morning.
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