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    Child in DDs age group passed her out skill & performance wise, coach playing favorites

    I would never want to consciously want my child to overtake another. Yes she will gain skills and may excel more at times rather than others. I would just be focused on your child and you give her praise. The coaches should be praising all children and you shouldn’t be worrying about ur child...
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    Child in DDs age group passed her out skill & performance wise, coach playing favorites

    If you want to succeed you never want to be the best in the gym. Or in anything. No one is the best at anything. There is always someone better at things in life in general. You want ur dd to be surrounded by amazing gymnasts to give her a healthy competition to continue to strive. No point in...
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    Lower levels (1-3) compared to middle levels (4-5)

    I think there’s two ways when training lower levels. Competition season training lengthened and gymnasts spending extra time to perfect their routines to gain those higher scores. Or competition season training minimised to allow gymnasts more time in uptraining skills for higher levels which...
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    Can anyone help me with around what level on average should your daughter be based on her age?

    Level 3 age 7 max 8 then each year level up level older under they reach level 7. With age 11 level 7 after that leaves room for growth and puberty and ability to complete level 10 prior to year 12 school commitments or possibility of elite path if not already on it.
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    Switching process?

    I don’t think it was a snap at you I think the poster just Assumed you wanted them to prove how they went to 8 after platinum but all they knew was they were platinum one year then level 8 the most. Which you weren’t you were just clarifying they must have scored out. Most likely either scored...
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    Level 9 bar requirements

    I know our gym is training two release moves at level 9. With no expectation to compete it unless attained but still expectant to learn it if at that stage.
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    Level 9 bar requirements

    Also is it a requirement or a prerequisite that the coach has now adapted for their level at their gym? I know many gyms that compete at the minimum for the requirements and also many that compete the same level in an advanced prerequisite based on what their gym expects. Especially at that...
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    Heartbreaking

    A agree it’s a glass half full half empty thing. You can be angry at an assumption that may or may not have occurred at the end of the day this was a freak accident that even through a very dangerous sport death does not occur on a regular basis. I agree with the long term evaluation that...
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    Heartbreaking

    My post previously stated numerous ways a parent can gain knowledge to be secure in the coaches they hand their children over to. Also it’s not stated not to speculate how a gymnast died. But I would assume it would be polite not to speculate through scores and assumptions about a persons death...
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    Heartbreaking

    An and I have seen many gymnasts get hurt on their strongest event. Speculation isn’t the right thing to discuss on this thread. Information on how to discuss a death in this sport to gymnasts is and how to source information in regards to safety in the gym.
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    Heartbreaking

    Parents are able to educate themselves to be able to gain that knowledge. Either by asking questions to coaches in appropriate ways such as emails or asking for a set time meeting where you write down the questions you have and discuss. By asking to come into the gym during a training session or...
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    Rec Evaluations

    In regards to rec to development we have a system where coaches of our rec Programs note down gymnasts names that have the suitable height, work ethic, flexibility and other pre-requisites at a certain age which we then notify those parents for an assessment but we also allow families interested...
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    Daughter retired. Mom can't.

    Every child has made decisions in their life that may have not been what their parents wanted. Not even just in gymnastics. At the end of the day you need to accept that your child will make decisions for themselves and whether their positive or negative it’s their own journey they need to...
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    question about opening up a new gym

    It completely depends on your purpose. Retail gyms tend to bring more recreational. Where’s warehouse gyms if proven can provide more of a competitive gym. Depending on height of roof aswell. A lot of insight has to go into it. What is your code of ethics. Will you be open to more of a...
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    Last Minute Level Downgrade

    Also I’ve never actually stated that it is a good thing for a child to do what you have stated in bold. This was my response to that I had above . “My thoughts are that if your dd is asked to compete 4 because she doesn’t have xyz does that mean the gym will cease her uptraining to learn? In my...
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    Last Minute Level Downgrade

    I’m sorry if you feel personalised in this discussion I have never said anything about you personally or your child. My whole comment was in regards to different children adapt differently in different gyms. It’s not a negative thing. Not at all and I find you victimising my statements a bit...
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    Last Minute Level Downgrade

    I don’t think expecting to get a certain amount of skills a gym requires is torture but I do agree each child and family are different. Some thrive in certain gyms where others don’t. And can be the case of coaching techniques. Some need more nurturing and time whereas some don’t. At the end of...
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    Last Minute Level Downgrade

    Again each child is an individual and as you have read through this post that some gymnasts don’t adapt this this coaching technique. However it sounds this is the technique used in ur dds gym atm. High expectations to exceed above the minimal requirements. Which does affect some children...
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    Last Minute Level Downgrade

    My thoughts are that if your dd is asked to compete 4 because she doesn’t have xyz does that mean the gym will cease her uptraining to learn? In my experience a good gym is no. They will compete her in level 4 however during comp season only which is about 3 months of the year. If that. The rest...