The documentary follows several Parkettes gymnasts--ranging from the novice competitor Ashley Barry to the elites Nicole Harris, Annie Fogerty and Kristina Coccia--through their daily training routines. It focuses largely on the dynamics between the athletes and their coaches, their parents' sacrifices, expectations and observations, and their experiences dealing with injuries and preparing for competitions.
Several sequences in the documentary have sparked controversy and debate in the gymnastics community and others, such as one in which a seven-year old gymnast works out on a broken ankle at the urging of her parents. After it was aired for the first time on CNN, Parkettes coaches and some gymnasts stated that the documentary did not present an accurate picture of the gym.
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONE OF 30 COLLEGES SELECTED FOR ACHIEVING THE DREAM STUDENT SUCCESS AND COMPLETION RESEARCH PROJECT
Mar 02, 2011; EUGENE, Ore., March 2 -- Lane Community College issued the following news release: Signifying a strong commitment to student...