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  1. Sk8ermaiden

    Mihai Brestyan finished Australia Contract

    I would love to know what you mean/what's been happening.
  2. Sk8ermaiden

    Do major meets tend to keep the schedules about the same year to year?

    Sometimes they're on meetscores. VERY often meets just make new pages for schedules every year and leave the old ones up so if you google search you can find them.
  3. Sk8ermaiden

    Do major meets tend to keep the schedules about the same year to year?

    I am a nerd who will look up the last several years' schedules to see if I can predict when our girls will go. It seems like 50/50 that the schedule falls in line with previous years. At big meets, levels 8-10 do seem to get the most weekend, prime time slots, but the rest is all just slotted...
  4. Sk8ermaiden

    How many weeks before competing should you have your routines complete?

    This is NOT the case for everyone. If the kid is good at picking up choreo and a natural dancer, the rest is easy. My kid loses a zillion points from the not-skills and too short a time to prepare would be really bad for her.
  5. Sk8ermaiden

    Kara Eaker's beam at Worlds

    There are several where it's mentioned. Nothing official. If you just search Kara Eaker, you'll see at least one pop up at the top.
  6. Sk8ermaiden

    Kara Eaker's beam at Worlds

    I know absolutely nothing, but I read on Twitter that the judges decided to actually care if you hit the right ring positions today and that was why.
  7. Sk8ermaiden

    Xcel Is 13 too old for xcel silver

    Yes! It's rare though. Usually adults do USAIGC instead.
  8. Sk8ermaiden

    Xcel Is 13 too old for xcel silver

    You are never too old if you love it and are willing to put in the work!
  9. Sk8ermaiden

    Wrist pain?

    I know it it hard to be in that position, but you can't let it get in the way of your daughter's physical health. I also have a not-overly-descriptive 10 year old and I know how hard it can be to get a sense of how much they're hurting and in what way. So my policy (and that of her gym) is to...
  10. Sk8ermaiden

    Wrist pain?

    I'm confused. If my kid or her coach (whichever) decided to ignore what a doctor had said she needed to do to heal an injury, she'd be staying home until fully cleared. And this has been going on for two WEEKS? After you came to get her and she was taped and practicing, did you go speak to the...
  11. Sk8ermaiden

    Pre team/developmental programs

    DD was at a gym where I was uncomfortable with how they coached and talked to her. They were OK when she was 4, but even at that age they were extremely tough and intense, and by 6 there was clearly a problem. We changed gyms. My personal opinion is that if you are so uncomfortable with the way...
  12. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    That is a really good thing, and yes.
  13. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    That's what mine had exactly. So sucky. :( Is it lolsys or thesis? (Has it started to slide or not?) The group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/2064600470291669/
  14. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    Please keep us posted. Of course you hope it isn't fractured but it really did sound like it probably is. If she is diagnosed, there is a spondy group on Facebook too. It is very useful (and also shows the WIDE variety of opinions on treatment.) One thing I notice again and again is that...
  15. Sk8ermaiden

    Upper Xcel practice hours?

    I have seen a gym here that does something similar, and it seems that after Gold (actually I think for them it is Silver), they pull most of the girls over to JO. The ones that are left must be either the ones they won't take to JO or who don't want to go. The gym dominates at the lower Xcel...
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    Upper Xcel practice hours?

    During the school year our Golds can go 11 or 15 and our Platinums go 12 or 15. I believe our coaches will let girls go less if asked. There's just an understanding that progress will be slower. Some are headed to JO after and some just wanna continue in Xcel, so that influences it too. Our...
  17. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    I took my daughter in after less than two weeks of minor back pain only while doing certain skills, and the doctor had drawn up the orders for imaging before he even got in the room - just after reading the words "gymnast"and "lower back pain" on her chart. He asked questions and examined her in...
  18. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    I respect you greatly, but I believe that is extremely bad advice. I'm in groups for parents of children with back issues, and starting PT while in that much pain is basically never done - especially when the cause is unknown. If she does have spondy, they certainly won't be recommending...
  19. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    $1,200-3,000, and you may only find the lower number if you shop around. We had already hit our deductible for the year, thank goodness.
  20. Sk8ermaiden

    Back pain... How long to wait?

    Unless the doctor has a clear explanation for why it is happening, then yes, I'd push for an MRI.