Recent content by John

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    Meets this year

    Maryland
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    Meets this year

    We had a meeting last night. Our hosted meet is off and it was decided we would not attend any meets but do our best to have in house meets possibly sanction a few should things turn around in the spring, kids would have some scores. This was all decided on the idea that should a meet be forced...
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    For Parents DD's gym is closing

    So so sorry.
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    For Parents Back in the gym

    @MILgymFAM I would love more detail on how you went from VA to MN? Is your daughter at the same college?
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    More suspensions

    I was also thinking in a thread on a forum as the OP it would be an awesome feature to be able to restrict certain members from participating in your thread.
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    For Coaches Leg lifts

    I am not a coach but I would like to add that the abs really only have one purpose, to shorten the distance between the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the rib cage. It's impossible to engage abs with an arch in the lower back.
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    More suspensions

    I have been thinking about the athlete. I think the normal gymnast starts their journey very young. This youth is blind and wide eyed at the same time. They are eager and willing. A coach is their leader in the gym and their parents lead them at home, and they follow. As the gymnast ages and...
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    @ldw4mlo It was bars, I was no more than 15 feet away.. His squad was warming up. A girl peeled from high bar badly. His reactions and his words were unkind at best, she was distraught. Overall I interpreted his actions and attitude at the meet in the same manor as his actions on this forum. I...
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    My comment about what I saw at one meet was simply to let others here know that I felt there was truth in the allegations to start an open conversation. For me one very important trait any coach needs is to care more for the athletes success than for their own success. If a coach does this it...
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    @ldw4mlo you may very well be a wonderful human being but here on the Chalkbucket that is not my opinion of you. I have read most of your posts and my opinion of you is someone who believes they know what is best in every situation. I wish I had that confidence but I don't as it has been my...
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    @ldw4mlo I could tell everyone what I saw but felt that was inappropriate as that would be more my opinion or interpretation. Everyone in entitled to their opinion and message boards are postings of personal experience and opinion nothing more. I shared mine. I believe the athletes who...
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    More suspensions

    @MILgymFAM I could not agree with you more. You took the thoughts right from my head. He had some great posts and thoughts but I always felt he had a closed mind. Watching him at the meet was an eye opening experience.
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    I would like to add a few things. In the article I would have hoped that all the coaches would have apologized. Their statement could have been I do not know what I've done to these gymnasts but whatever I have done that was interpreted as wrong I am sorry and I apologize. Coaches have a...
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    More suspensions

    I have had my problems with him here on the Chalkbucket and I have always felt his true attitude was to bully. My daughter's team competed in Vegas early this year, end of last season, he was there coaching his team. I watched him closely during the meet and to me he was not who he wanted...
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    For Parents Remembering

    You made me laugh. She had worked her way up to 25 miles rides. She went down crossing railroad tracks and landed on her elbow. Surgeon says only bone damage no ligament or tendon damage. Few screws and some hard work and good as new. He put her arm through full range of motion during surgery...
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