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    Repeating a level for a third time

    I think a coach can be nurturing while having expectations and be willing to help her achieve her goal at her pace. Many of the coaches are very old school.....if you are afraid then go home..kinda thing. She is not afraid of firm, but that kind of talk is not inspiring.
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    Thanks. Just to clarify we have had two meeting with head coach. One with DD and one without. Your comment about feeling a demotion and potentially shut down, as if people have give up on her, is spot on, especially given her personality. Unfortunately, the coaches are not warm and fuzzy so...
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    Our gym is not small. We have over 100 girls. Level 4 is also a completely different experience than Level 9. And trust me, the gym has been around for more than 25 years. Nobody moves up mid season
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    If you take a look at my post you will see that she decided that she is NOT done. She wants to go back to the gym. That was her choice. She was given the option to quit.
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    Thanks. Yes, we have had a bit of attrition. I think going to the other group might not be good. She was given the choice and wants to stay in her L9 group (BTW, she took a week off because she was trying to figure out if she wanted to quit). Coach says ok but that she thinks she fits better...
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    The gym wants you to compete all four unless you are injured. She wants to be in her L9 group. They are all progressing and so it's tough, but I agree with your point. Just get skills back, meets will come later. If she was put in the other group they do train some L9 skills but really focus...
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    Repeating a level for a third time

    Hi. My dd age 14 did Level 8 for two seasons. Strong gymnast, made it to regionals and placed. This summer she was moved to Level 9. A few weeks ago she developed a few blocks and lost some L9 skills. First meet is in 6 weeks. Coach wants to put her back to Level 8 and move her to a...
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    What does your gymnast do when the gym is closed for vacation?

    I find that at the higher levels, dd is training level 9, it's more difficult to maintain those new skills and keep up when you get back after a 10-day break. There are no coaches available for privates and she has done gymnastics camps for the last 5 years and is not interested in going back...
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    Does your gymnast do any kind of additional training outside of the gym?

    That makes sense. I was actually specifically wondering about other gymnastics related training.
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    Does your gymnast do any kind of additional training outside of the gym?

    Just curious to learn if anybody has additional training for their gymnast outside of the gym. By additional training I do not mean privates with any of their coaches in the gym, but rather training that takes place outside of the gym such as additional private gymnastics training, conditioning...
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    Excessive injuries in gym - comes with the territory or issues with training?

    No, I wouldn't say any of them are newer to optionals. I would say there is an array of stress fractures in the spine, quite a bit of tendonitis in elbows and shoulders, and some other types of elbow injuries as well. Most of these girls are around age 12 - 15
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    Excessive injuries in gym - comes with the territory or issues with training?

    Lately there seems to be a significant amount of injuries in our gym due to overuse/overtraining. This is mostly levels 8 and up. Do you think it is just par for the course or could there be some incorrect training in either/or technique and conditioning? We are a very large, competitive...
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    School exemptions such as PE or language, etc.

    I met with the principal this morning and he asked if I could provide examples from other athletes/districts, so that is one reason I posted here today. We also spoke with the guidance counselor. They are researching and are going to get back to us, but I was also hoping to get some ideas from...
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    School exemptions such as PE or language, etc.

    My daughter is in middle school and they teach Spanish. I am not looking for an exemption for language in high school as she will take language again in high school and is not planning on continuing Spanish as she would like to start another language. So for us, the language exemption would make...