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    International Elite Maggie Haney suspended

    I wasn't expecting it to be 8 years. However, I am glad that they took drastic measures. Coaching has to evolve and if she is stuck in the old ways, things need to be done for the safety of the athletes. I have had some old school coaches in my day and it isn't always easy to feel good about...
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Thank you. I am glad to get some answers and I will be sure to contribute. Thank you.
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Her mom wanted her to get adjusted to America when they moved her from Japan and wanted her to experience other sports and other things that were available to her. They also lived far away at the time, but they were able to moved closer to the gym and to her new job late last year.
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    She was only able to compete two meets this year due to CoVid-19, but she scored pretty well at both. Her form is really good. She was trained in Japan for a while so her toe point and straight legs are really nice. It scores a little harder in JO here than Xcel, but there isn't too much of a...
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    I am thinking 8. She can flip her Yurchenko and land it consistently. She has all the skills for 9 on two events, but I would rather her be prepared for level 9 when she goes in. So probably 8 for a season, but we also have to see how she is doing when we can finally go back to the gym. She...
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Thank you all for your input. I really appreciate it. I wanted to know as much as I could so her mom and her can make the best decision for her.
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Vault is my biggest worry for her. She is really small so getting over the vault table was the biggest challenge for her at first.
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Thank you so much for your response
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    She is working on a pak currently. Thank you so much.
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    Junior Olympic Questions about Xcel to JO

    Hi. I have a kid at my gym who is 9 years old and she just finished competing her first season of Xcel Diamond. She is already excelling out of the diamond program. She is starting to throw BHS LO LO on beam and double backs on floor. We are unsure what we can do to help her continue to grow...
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