Today's Gymnast of the Day is the amazing, adorable, awesome:
Isn't that a fun picture? She looks like a ghost.. but a ghost that is doing a very nice front tuck dismount on the ol' beam-a-ro.. it's so nice and high but we need to work on tightening those knees so that your legs'll be a little more together.. sorry! The coach in my is a coming out!
Alyssa is SO, SO, SO much fun! She is hilarious and has supa gestures. Let's just say she gets into what she's saying and her hands'll be flying and her eye-balls start bugging out.. it totally cracks me up! This girl can DANCE too. Her floor routine has an O-so-cute Latino kinda jive. She does it so eloquently and with her own Alyssa style. Judges comment on how polished she looks.
Lys is the gal to the left with a hilarious face goin' on. =)
What I like most about Lyssa:
Lyssa has SUCH a positive outlook on gymnastics and life in general. Not much gets this girl down. She is an extremely hard worker and so incredibly coachable.
Alyssa's Greatest Accomplishment:
Alyssa has done so well at perfecting her floor routine. Last year I remember hearing her music the most during practice because she was continually doing routine after routine to make sure that her floor-ex was the best that it could be. This girl is so naturally talented as well. She recently got her backhandspring tuck and has started working layouts. By about her 3rd one we were sooooo completely impressed! They were beautiful!!! The skill looked like she'd been doing them for years. So proud of you girlie and we need to keep working them so that we can slap that baby in a routine soon. =)
Funny story of Alyssa:
Oh gosh.. she and I came up with her beam mount and it's this super cool shoulder roll thing. We were practicing it and as I was spotting her, I went in too quickly and completely punched her in the face. Yep, coachal abuse, right here. Bless her heart she came up laughing with tears in her eyes and kept saying how it didn't hurt and she was only crying because it was near her eye and her eyes were watering. Yeah, right.. "I JUST PUNCHED YOU IN THE FACE!" But we laugh about it now and this just shows how cute and tough this little gal is. =) And apparently likes to be smacked in the face!
What makes Alyssa, Alyssa:
I just love Alyssa's personality! It's so bubbly and fun. She's SO smiley and giggly.. so contagious. Love you girl and this type of outlook on life and personality will get you SO far in life. (holy cow, let me say SO one more time!!!)
Oh yeah, another ghost picture! Promise she's not see-through in real life!!!
How I am proud of Alyssa:
I am proud of you for how you've contributed to our team.. your fun-ness, talent and positive outlook benefits our team immensely. Can't imagine our team without you!
Here we go bloggers!!! Time to tell Alyssa what a cutie-head she is!!! BTW.. Thanks for praising my girls. I've got parents and some of the girls friends checking out the blog to see their Gymnast of the Day.. you are helping make this a huge success!!! They all have made comments to what you've said.. thanks so much!!