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    Level 3 bars-kip

    We are not letting the girls have them compete them yet. They haven't perfected it enough yet so it's just going to hurt them in the end. We will continue to work on them throughout the season and then if the kip looks great we'll put it in.... but just not yet :)
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    Kids that hate to condition

    Ask her to explain why it is different if she can. Then maybe you can get to the bottom of it!
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    Deductions on xcel dance skills

    Also, i believe they look for the basic optional criteria as well. Such as a variety of dance and poses, movement throughout the routines and things like that.
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    Kids that hate to condition

    She hates the feeling of being out of breath... is she out of breath after a floor routine or after a vault?
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    Kids that hate to condition

    This is interesting... All of my girls never really like to condition but they do it anyway... it's never to the point of wanting to quit. You said that you do lots of games and change it up. Does she not like it because it's not fun? or does she not like the idea of conditioning at all? Maybe...
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    How much have your gymnasts learned?

    Our girls have learned all of their beam routines and all of their floor routine. Some of them can do it with music but its needs some work. Our first meet is in October so we need to be speeding things a long!
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    athletes foot and mat cleaning

    We scrub the mats once a month and clean the gym regularly once a week. We constantly have parents who send their kids to gym even if they are sick. We've had kids with mono and once a kid with pink eye!!! So we definitely make sure the gym is cleaned :)
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    New level 4 and 5 beam.

    I noticed the guy in the video corrected an arm position once in the level 4 floor routine after the straddle jump. other than that I think it is the gymnasts in the video adding a little dance to the routine :) I was confused about all of this and went over with some one about it and the text...
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    Vault Table Question

    We don't have a required setting for our girls that go over the vault. It just so happens that they all prefer to vault on the same setting. The littler girls vault on one setting and the bigger girls on a higher setting. This makes it much easier for us coaches :)
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    Requesting Back Handspring Drills for a beginner

    well... she didn't show up tonight so I didn't have the chance to use any of these drills. But I will next time!
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    Requesting Back Handspring Drills for a beginner

    Thanks for these! I will try these tonight when we have the lesson. I'm going to try to explain the "L" shape a little better... When I am spotting her I have to physically flip her backwards because her shoulders do not go back. If i wasn't there to spot, she would land flat on her back with...
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    Requesting Back Handspring Drills for a beginner

    I do private lessons with a girl who wants to learn a back handspring. I have her doing back limbers and back handsprings over a barrels and those are looking great. She also does jump body slams and those look good also. When I spot her in a resi pit, she brings her legs up way before she...
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    New compulsory music

    I'm leaning towards the piano for all levels... its the only one that I believe that sounds half way decent :)
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    Comparing the 7s

    So... since there are only "A" clear hips and more amplitude deductions, does anyone think that the scoring will be a little harsher this time? as in do you think the judges will be focusing on the clear hips more?
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    How do you deal with whining kids?

    When our little ones start to do that I just tell them, in the nicest way possible, that if it's really bad then they can call mom and go home. It usually works. We use to sit kids down then a majority of them wanted to sit also. Or, if they keep on about something hurting then tell them that...