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FAQs

My child has a mental block with her tumbling. Can you help?

YES, OF COURSE! Well, I sure can try. With over 15 years of coaching experience, and specializing in the psychology of performance-based power tumbling, I have encountered almost every conceiveable iteration of fear in the cheer athlete. Over time, in teaching the same concepts to hundreds of athletes over and over again, I’ve learned to recognize the patterns of human behavior and understanding. I’ve studied these patterns and behaviors, and am passionate about helping you and your athlete understand their fears, to help reinstill their confidence and get them back on the road to steady progress!

Coach Lain Athletics prides itself on helping to instill confidence in the cheer athlete. In an industry with high expectations, a fast rate of turnover for skills, and a rarity of quality instruction, there is a lot of negative pressure facing your young athlete. I believe that, “Technique bridges the gap between CONFIDENCE and SKILL,” and strive every day to communicate that to each and every single athlete I work with. No matter the level of skill, each athlete receives the same amount of care, confidence training, and quality instruction.

If you have an athlete who suffers from a debilitating mental block, contact me today!

Do you do private lessons? If so, how much do they cost?

YES, I most definitely do. At the moment, private lessons are a bit challenging if you don’t already have a dedicated space where we can do them. I don’t have a home gym at the moment, but I do have several gyms that allow me to rent space in their facilities.

Email me today for pricing and more info.

Do you travel?

Indeed I do. Whether it’s a camp, clinic, class, coaches training session, private lesson or speaking engagement, I’ll travel to where you are (US Domestic or International). Email me today for more info.

Do you have your own gym or facility?

At the moment, no. I don’t currently have a “home gym” or location where I teach out of regularly. As a traveling coach, I’m contracted by different schools, programs, gyms and organizations to travel to their locations and render my services there.

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We try to treat our comment section like a series of dinner parties, where our job as hosts is to foster interesting, free discussion for all our guests, not just the loudest, most assertive, scariest ones. You can be a poor conversationalist, present a different viewpoint, or talk loudly and brashly. But if you threaten, annoy, derail, or in other ways spoil the atmosphere of discussion for others, we reserve the right to not invite you back next time. If that principle is too restrictive for you, there are many other sites out there that share our coverage and have more liberal commenting rules.

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