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  1. MILgymFAM

    Tattoo? Wisdom teeth?

    Questions for any adult gymnasts here- how long were you out of the gym after getting a tattoo and how long after wisdom teeth removal? We are trying to figure out the best timing for both for my DD. The tattoo will be on her hip, if that matters. Thanks!
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    International Elite 2024 Olympics They’re going back to five per team already!
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    Slightly Off Topic- more than one way to do gymnastics in college.

    We just received notification that my DD was accepted into an incredibly selective scholarship program (under a 2% acceptance rate). She’s going to the absolute best college for her in terms of academics and fit, and she’ll do club gymnastics while she is there. I know there is a thrill to the...
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    Legal documents from usag.

    Did anyone/everyone else’s DD receive a big old envelope filled with legal documents about a “bar date” to file monetary claims? The whole document seems to be referring to sexual abuse, which my daughter neither suffered nor claimed... so I’m not sure why she got it unless every member got the...
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    Xcel Diamond Bars SV Help

    Ok, so I need help. My DD is competing diamond and had a 9.8 SV on bats at her first meet. The SV was verified by the score card, and seen on the judges table by my daughter and her coach at the meet. Her coaches do not have an updated COP (either JO or Xcel) so they’re kinda lost in the sauce...
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    Today I am thankful that DD has made the choice to compete Xcel diamond rather than chase L8. While everyone is confident that she will make her score out of L7, being ready to score decently in L8 (by our standards, simply qualifying for states/regionals) is a whole other ballgame. She’s only...
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    Seems the problems aren’t limited to artistic..

    USAG is just such a mess. Sigh.
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    Question about scores.

    As far as I am aware, there is not centralized usag repository of scores, correct? So my DD is competing alone without her team at a meet in a different state. She’ll be all duly registered and be a guest gymnast of another team (which she trains with while at boarding school), with their coach...
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    Why don’t parents protest?

    I’ve just been reading yet another thread about the exorbitant cost of a gymnastics uniform, and I’ve got to wonder- why don’t parents band together and demand something more reasonable. Since I’ve seen all the comparison threads over the years, I know there is a HUGE range and some gyms are...
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    Xcel to ncaa

    I didn’t previously think it was actually possible, but today I happened across a girl going to NCAA (div III, but still) from Xcel Diamond. She went from L8 to diamond in her senior year. I just thought it showed that you can have an alternative path to the “must be L10 by 9th grade” to compete...
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    Permanently ineligible list

    If a coach is on the permanently ineligible list, and this is listed as their violation, what does it mean? “SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, IV.A.(c) Abuse of Process Bylaw 10.14(b)”
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    Can someone tell me if..

    The dismount DD is practicing is a legit dismount in the COP. We don’t have one. Her coach isn’t sure (and I’m not sure why she’s not sure), but DD would love to know. She starts in the middle of the beam with arms up and swings one leg forward into a one leg takeoff of a front pike off the...
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    Different regions

    Does anyone know why they don’t just standardize the regions in terms of what levels are terminal at what meet (states, regionals) and what the minimum qualifications are for those meets? Some regions start regionals at L6, some at L8. Some have really low qualifying scores and some have high...
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    World Cup Gymnastics

    In Chappaqua, NY- anyone have experience with them?
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    What happens if...

    A session of a state meet is canceled due to weather. Not the whole meet, just one session. Don’t ask why only one session because it doesn’t really make sense to me either. Has this ever happened to anyone? Would they squeeze the girls in some other meet/session? Would it just be so sorry, too...
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    “A Letter I’ll Never Send”

    My DD is still working through her stint at a terrible gym.. and I thought I would share how she felt/feels in her own words, which I find more powerful than anything I could ever say on the subject. My mom input is this: when you know something is wrong in your gut, take action. Always trust...
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    Tape/bracing rule for meets

    Does it have to be flesh toned, or is white allowed? Search isn’t working for me. Thank you!
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    Gyms near Dobbs Ferry NY

    Does anyone know of competitive gyms close to Dobbs Ferry? My DD is planning to spend 4 months at a boarding school there next year, and I’m beginning the planning phases of that. Part of that planning is finding a gym where she can do regular privates and/or open gyms to keep her toe in gym as...
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    First college club team for rhythmic!

    My DD still loves and follows rhythmic gymnastics and sent me this recently. She’s really hoping it catches on and becomes a bigger thing!
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    Do coaches know you?

    My DD has been on her new team for a bit over 3 months now. I stopped in to try and pay meet fees today (unsuccessfully- they don’t take debit cards) and tried to say hi to two of my DDs coaches. Neither had any idea who I was and I realized that they’ve never spoken to me before. I know hands...