My 10-year-old daughter decided to stop gymnastics. She worried that she would disappoint her coach and he would be mad at her for leaving. She received this letter from him the day she quit.
Hi Sammie!
How are you?  I hope you are well 🙂  Just wanted to send you a quick letter to let you know how much I will miss you not being in the team anymore.  I’m sure it was very hard on you to decide what you wanted to do.  However I am very proud of you for making such a hard decision!  No matter what I just want you to be happy and enjoy yourself.  I will never be mad at you for deciding not to do Trampoline & Tumbling.  I hope you will be able to find something that you enjoy doing now that you will have Monday and Wednesday’s off.  You are a SUPER talented little girl, with a very strong mind.  I know that whatever you choose, you will be the best!
I will never forget your very first meet…how nervous you were that day…and how Stephanie and I wanted you to do your best.  When you did your first warm up on the floor.  You did roundoff, whip, 5 back handsprings, to the worlds highest back tuck…and you should have seen how big the other coaches eyes got!  I swear their jaws were to the floor!!  LOL, Stephanie and I still laugh about that today.
Then there was that one time when you tried out for the Jumpstart National Team…we had only practiced for about one week, and you smoked all those other kids that had been training all year.  And you even made it to the top 20% in the whole United States!
I also love how you were the only one in the team who knew what a “Burpie” was LOL!
We had some good times!  I hope you remember the good ones and not the hard or bad ones 🙂  Even though it wasn’t for very long…It was such a pleasure to have you in my group!  I will remember you always as “Sammie from Miami”  :)))
Your friend,
PS – keep in touch and let me know how you are doing 🙂