i agree. i've seen this happen too. we had girls who just stopped showing up. and then when they decided to come back the gym said, "well, your spot has already been filled." there is always another girl who wants to move up or who is willing to work even harder if it means a spot on a team. but, i have seen things happen where a coach left because the gym was in an awful situation. the owner was falling apart and a lot of promises were broken. well, all the girls followed that coach who left. but, the gym that they left ended up turning out okay too.