Madi Esmeyer

La Porte senior Madi Esmeyer performance on balance beam in a meet this season.

Getting used to the uncomfortable is an essential part of gymnastics.

“Sports isn’t just about ability, it’s about being confident,” La Porte co-coach Angie LaRocco said. “There are four events – that’s why we practice so much. Other sports, you focus on one thing and you’re able to play together. There are four things to do and there’s a total mindset to each one. We’re focusing more on technique, preparing them to feel confident more than doing big skills.”

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