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  1. kristilyn73

    Help with understanding scoring...

    Beetle had her level 9 state meet this past weekend. She would like help understanding the scoring on her beam and bar routine. (She asked me to post her video) 1st Bars - I can see the obvious deductions, not quite Handstand, Step on dismount, turing the pirouette a little late, Tapping...
  2. kristilyn73

    Growth Spurts in gymnasts

    Hi All, My DD, 15 years old competing L9, went through a massive growth spurt over the past year. Our guess is approx 4 inches in 1 year. She is now about 5' 5". She is still able to do most of her skills but they are just not as clean/high/powerful as they used to be. How much do you think...
  3. kristilyn73

    What if...

    So, I was thinking today. For the most part, I am happy with Beetle's gym. But if I could change just one or two things what would they be? 1. More variety in Optional skills. It seems that all our gymnasts train the same skills, Vault 1 year of Tsuks, then Yurchenkos. Beam, BHS then BHS BHS...
  4. kristilyn73

    Vault: Tsuk Vs Yurchenko

    I have a question regarding the thought process behind what vaults coaches teach and why. My DD is training L9. She did 2 years of L8. 1st year did a 1/2 twist on 1/2 twist off vault. Last year vault finally 'clicked' she did a Tuck Tsuk for most of the year and ended doing a Pike at state...
  5. kristilyn73

    Region 4 Championships Post

    We are back safely from Kansas City! It was an experience let me tell you! First of all our drive is about 10 hours. We drove Part of the way Friday, stayed with family Friday Night. Got up early and drove the last 4 1/2 hours in time to watch our L10 compete Saturday. She won Floor &...
  6. kristilyn73

    Regions~!

    Good luck to all gymnasts competing in Regional Championship Meets this weekend! Beetle & Gym Monkey Compete on Sunday at noon. Good luck girls!
  7. kristilyn73

    Shin Splints?

    Hey All, I think my DD Beetle (aged 14 - Level 8/9) Has shin splints. She has pain in 1 shin. It is a sharp shooting pain upon landings and seems to get worse as practice goes on. I have done some research. It seems Ice, Rest, Ibuprophen, taping are the standard fare. She competes this...
  8. kristilyn73

    State meet video

    Here is the video link to Beetle's state meet! YouTube - State Meet
  9. kristilyn73

    Beetle L8 State Meet Report

    Hey guys! I didn't realize how much I missed CB until I couldn't read or post anything for a weekend! Beetle had her State Meet on Saturday. She was the only L8 from our gym to qualify so she was all alone. Although, she was thrilled that Gym Monkey was in her session. We also brought one...
  10. kristilyn73

    State Meet Saturday.

    Beetle has her State Meet on Saturday! I think I could use some valium like faries... do they make those for nervous Mom's? She is certain she will qualify for Regions. By all means she should but this is gymnastics and a couple falls... and no regions. It is all going to come down to...
  11. kristilyn73

    Massage?

    Beetle has been having some back aches lately. She tweaked it doing vault. Because it is Meet Season she just can't take a week off.. so it is a nagging ache. Well I took her for a massage today. She feels Great! The therapist really was able to get in and work out the tension. He worked...
  12. kristilyn73

    Another Northern Lights Meet Report (long..)

    Hi All! Beetle also competed at the Northern Lights meet this past weekend. She had that great ole 7:45 am Sunday morning time. We live about 2 1/2 hours away from the meet and typically we will go down the night before. I have been gone so much lately that we decided to just get up early...
  13. kristilyn73

    Quick Meet Report..

    Beetle had a meet this weekend. I was not able to go, I was out of state at a friends wedding. So DH took her. The last time DH took her to a meet without me she had her best meet ever. DH called me with nice news... 9.05 on Vault 8.35 on Bars 8.1 on Beam (no connection) 8.85 on Floor...
  14. kristilyn73

    Mid Season Meet ....

    Here we are.. Already at Mid season, or I should say past mid season. Beetle had meet on Sunday. I think she did fine. She was disappointed. The coach was disappointed in her too..But she had some events leading up to this meet that I think caused her to lack some focus. 1st... she found...
  15. kristilyn73

    One More Chicago Style Meet Report!

    Okay - My turn! I wish we would have been in the same session as some other CB'ers. But we got stuck with Sunday afternoon. Drove in Friday night. Spent some quality time with family. And then headed to Navy Pier Sunday morning. We walked "vendor row" before the meet and I let Beetle pick...
  16. kristilyn73

    Chicago Faries!

    We are piling in the car and driving 8 hours to Chicago tomorrow! Beetle competes Sunday afternoon. She was working some new L9 passes for next year this week and seems to have tweaked her back. I am glad she has a few days off before the meet. I know Beetle wants to do really well this...
  17. kristilyn73

    Camera Recommendation?

    Hi All.. I am in the market for a new camera. I want to spend $300 or less. I would like the ability to Shoot video and action shots. Of course for meets it needs to have a good zoom ( I saw on previous threads to get an opital not digital zoom). I want to be able to easily transfer video and...
  18. kristilyn73

    Funniest thing ever...

    Beetle just came bounding home from a great practice (dont you just love it when that happens?!?) She is jumping all around and says.. " MOM GUESS what!? I got a rip the shape of Delaware today!! Wanna See?!" I just about died laughing!
  19. kristilyn73

    Florida Meet Results! (long!)

    First let me say I have been reading everyones Posts but have not been able to respond to any of them. Sounds like another fun filled weekend of 1st Optional Meets (way to go Cait), The MN Winter Challenge was well attended by Chalk Bucketers! We woulda competed that meet but instead we hit...
  20. kristilyn73

    Another Meet Update!

    Beetle had her 2nd meet of the season yesterday. She was really looking forward to this meet, our L8 - 10's all got to compete in the same session. Compare that to last week when she competed alone. This was a special treat. She worked really hard this week on Vault, hoping to Tsuk. This...