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    For Parents Beam series level 7/8 and moving forward

    My own daughter would not do a blind/front giant, but would do a blind/stalder in front grip. Fortunately, everyone thought that was fine so there were no issues! She has always said that the bhs/bhs was the scariest thing to her in gymnastics. Whatever works and keeps your daughter healthy is...
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    For Parents Sit back and wait or express interest

    Sounds like you are handling the situation extremely well and looking out for your daughter. Everyone gave great advice. It's a sad gym world we live in, however, that asking a very reasonable question on behalf of your daughter risks labeling a mother as "pushy." I understand we should trust...
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    For Parents Beam series level 7/8 and moving forward

    No one should do 10 BWO in a row over multiple days. It's physically dangerous. Period. It's not dynamic back flexing, but it's still hyperflexing at a vulnerable area for gymnasts in light of the pounding they do on other events. Your coach should talk to a doctor before continuing to push...
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    For Parents Recovery after pin placement in finger

    My daughter had her pinky pinned (1 pin) over 10 years ago. I *believe* healing relates to the severity of the injury. If your daughter only broke her pinky bones, she should heal fully, but you need to wait the entire 6 weeks so that the finger becomes stable again. I believe my daughter's...
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    For Parents No word on meets yet?

    They've had mini camps at least in Texas and AZ and also offered zoom verifications. I believe they ramped up in case USAG sends a team to Japan in 2020.
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    For Parents No word on meets yet?

    Understood and agreed, but USAG has already held mini regional camps for NT and developmental athletes with at least 15+ athletes in the past month. They observe CDC protocols and the training and evaluations have been successful. USAG also has already used live video verification in case USAG...
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    For Parents No word on meets yet?

    Oops. That location link was for 2020. Must be why I haven't heard of a location, but the rest is correct. ;)
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    For Parents No word on meets yet?

    I hear American Cup is going to definitely take place. When and where I don't know. It's not going to be an international meet and instead all 2020 and 2021 qualified American athletes at the Senior, Junior and Hopes level will be eligible to compete. These rules are subject to change, but...
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    NCAA 20-21

    @Aussie_coach Redshirting preserves a year of athletic eligibility to compete in the NCAA in that particular sport. It does not mean you get 5 years of scholarship, although they can give you an additional year of scholarship in their discretion. Most gymnastics teams do not have an extra...
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    Kim Zmeskal-Burdette gets called out ( #gymnastalliance )

    To the extent anyone is implying Texas Dreams had trash cans in the gym to account for athletes vomiting during the time period Kenn and Ashton are discussing, that rumor is false.
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    For Parents Dissolving a Booster

    The bylaws of your organization will dictate where the funds go, and the governance around its distribution. Follow the bylaws so the individual board members do not become personally liable for the distributions. Non-profits can give donations to a for-profit, but if they are not a 501(c)(3)...
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    For Parents Can we talk about IG Brand Ambassadors?

    Very well explained. Gymnasts should be paid for these services because they are providing a significant financial benefit to the leotard companies. My problem is with the NCAA, and not with parents. Fortunately a series of law suits against the NCAA has moved the needle.
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    NCAA 20-21

    The OU team's financials appear in OU's EADA Report. The team gets close to filling the side of the extremely large arena where they compete. https://soonersports.com/documents/2019/11/4/EADA_FY19.pdf OU Women's Gymnastics 2019 Expenses: 2,971,978 Revenue: 343,671 I'm no accountant...
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    For Parents Can we talk about IG Brand Ambassadors?

    @GAgymmom @LJL07 No, I meant what I said. I know the payment rules, although they have recently been greatly relaxed. I think getting a small number of free leos in exchange for advertising on a social media site means the female athlete is being paid less than their worth. BUT my daughter...
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    NCAA 20-21

    @gymgal is correct. NCAA gymnastics loses millions of dollars. I cannot think of one NCAA gymnastics team in the top 36 that breaks even, but please correct me if you can think of any? The information is mostly public, and last time I looked a few years ago I *believe* every team in the top...