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Recent content by Teammom

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    Lower levels (1-3) compared to middle levels (4-5)

    Thanks for all the insight! I think if my daughter sticks with it, her power and strength will be an advantage.
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    Lower levels (1-3) compared to middle levels (4-5)

    Just curious, my daughter is average but not knocking it out of the park with lower levels. But, conditioning and picking up new skills is her strength. She is a long lean power house gymnast. But in level 1-3 I feel like the girls scoring high are graceful dancer types. Does anyone have a...
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    Age groups at meets

    So is it normal for the age groups to compete at the same time? So, during awards they have it separated into age groups?
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    Age groups at meets

    My daughter is about to have her first meet in September. The level 3 girls range from ages 7-12. They all compete at the same time. Will they give awards based on age group or all the girls that compete at the meet?
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    Meets

    Just curious...after your gymnast’s first meet, did he or she enjoy gymnastics more or did the nerves of competition make him or her like it less? Or, did meets not make a difference? My 7 yo daughter is about to begin level 3 competitions in the fall. She likes gymnast plenty right now. She is...
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    Plum leotard

    Do plum leotards run about the same size as gk leotards? Trying to order a last minute Christmas gift!!
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    Shoot through help

    Not to mention she has a long torso and isn’t naturally flexible :( Is there any hope getting this dumb thing?
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    Shoot through help

    My 7 year old daughter is having trouble with her shoot through. It’s funny how some skills come so easily and others don’t. She has the front mill circle & front hip circle beautifully! I’ve found some good YouTube videos so she can see it in slow motion. To me it looks like the hips go up a...
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    Help! DD needs split by November

    I’ve posted about my dd’s poor flexibility before. She is 6 and hates to stretch at home and her pre-team class is only one 3 hour class per week. So, she isn’t getting a lot of gym time to work on flexibility. In order to be considered to move up to JO level 3, she has to have her split. I...
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    BHS

    Is not having a super strong standing bridge going to slow down my 6 year old dd bhs progress? Do typically girls with very flexible backs (but little arm strength) get their bhs before others? Her back walkover is ok, not pretty like some other BWO I’ve seen. A standing backbend is her least...
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    Maybe it’s not for her?

    @Annikins @GymMomA3R The video was helpful!! I don’t think she’ll mind doing it at home plus it won’t hurt her back. @NutterButter the gym we’re at is very selective of who they take. Her coach has told me she needs to work on her splits at home, but he didn’t seem as concerned about her back as...
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    Maybe it’s not for her?

    Do you think back handsprings will come easier for her then the BWO? I appreciate all the replies! It’s strange that she is beginnng to love gymnastics more and more but she isn’t mastering the skills as fast as her peers.
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    Maybe it’s not for her?

    I’m confused! But, I want to know! Hold the stick above your head and do what? Sorry, I don’t get it!
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    Maybe it’s not for her?

    Right now, she’s in the gym 4 hours, so she isn’t getting a ton of time stretching. Would just holding backbends help at all?
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    Maybe it’s not for her?

    My daughter (6) had a preteam class Thursday night. I watched, normally I don’t. She is full of power and muscles. She isn’t the least bit flexible. Not in her shoulders, legs, back... you name a body part she isn’t flexible!! Her class was doing back walkovers and front walkovers. She can’t...