This is a documentary of the optional team at Memphis Point Gymnastics Academy. The optional team is the more advanced group of girls, who have been in the sport for 6-12 years. These images focus on the in between moments of practice hours. The nitty gritty part that isn't as well known as the final performances we are accustomed to see. These girls train 25+ hours a week and for the majority, it isn't easy. It is high stress with a lot of hard work and determination that is demanded into every practice. Getting to know these girls was my favorite part. I built a connection with them and would find myself feeling as if I was back in the game. Seeing their struggles and bright moments reminded me of mine. I often times found myself reminiscing while looking through the lens. Their journey through the first half of the season is one I am glad to have captured.