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  1. Jard.the.gymnast

    Training game: brainstorm/game design

    If you have an injured athlete, have them be a help coach. If you don’t, maybe pair the gymnasts up with each other, and let the non-performing give out points to the performer? Obviously, you have to make the expectations clear from the start, but I love having athletes help and ‘coach’ each...
  2. Jard.the.gymnast

    Gymnastics speech

    Are their any requirements about what it should relate to, or is any topic OK?
  3. Jard.the.gymnast

    Anwsers Finally

    That’s great news, congratulations! I hope surgery goes well and you’ll be back in no time
  4. Jard.the.gymnast

    Exercises for injured gymnast on trampoline?

    I wouldn’t let her go on the trampoline at all, it seems like a huge liability issue. There can always be a freak accident. Can you ask her doctor what she is allowed to do?
  5. Jard.the.gymnast

    Dropping chest in jumps

    What does your coach say?
  6. Jard.the.gymnast

    Hi! Xcel Gold gymnast here! I'm Amelia

    Welcome! How old are you?
  7. Jard.the.gymnast

    Gifts for Coaches

    I absolutely love getting hand written notes or other personal things!
  8. Jard.the.gymnast

    Tips for higher casts?

    My 2 cents as a coach: you tell her you love her and are proud of her whatever she does, and that the skill will come given enough time. Doing drills at home can only reinforce bad habits. Bad habits are hard to break, that is one big struggle for both coaches and the gymnasts. That is the...
  9. Jard.the.gymnast


    Strength and prehab were my go tos. Limiting numbers on hard surfaces, really focusing on quality above quantity. Yet injuries still happen, sometimes you are just unlucky
  10. Jard.the.gymnast

    Kips - straddle vs. no straddle

    I teach both piked and straddled glides first and then start them on whatever kip works best. Most drills are still legs together
  11. Jard.the.gymnast

    International Elite 2019 World's Team - let's discuss

    The world cup route. Her scores will not count in the team finals at the olympics
  12. Jard.the.gymnast

    Back handspring on beam hand placement help

    Let her coaches deal with it. Your daughter is probably frustrated as it is. You pushing her and offering her (well meant) advice is not the right thing in this situation. I know you want to help but helping is not useful in this case. Good luck to your DD!
  13. Jard.the.gymnast

    Back hip circle undershoots

    If you mean a back hip circle connected to an undershoot, work cast to 2 back hip circles in a row first. Helps with creating an amazing wrist shift.
  14. Jard.the.gymnast

    Side Aerial struggles

    Stop doing them on your own, this is dangerous. You need supervision of a teacher. What does your teacher say you are doing wrong?
  15. Jard.the.gymnast

    Is this allowed?

    The repeating is true. To go from old level 4 to new level 4 while moving up a level, old level 4 must have been equal to new level 3. If it was the other way around, you would have gotten kids skipping levels (old 4 moving up to new 6)
  16. Jard.the.gymnast

    Looking for advice - gymnast distracts others

    Seperating them does not seem childish in this case. It seems the best for everyone to put them in a position where they cannot be distracted. Why do you think that is childish?
  17. Jard.the.gymnast

    Hello everyone!

    Welcome! Best is of course to ask a coach for corrections, but if you have no access to a coach (which is common in adults), your best bet is to ask in either the WAG or MAG forum (depending on wether you are female or male). Make sure you stay safe in a gym though!
  18. Jard.the.gymnast

    New Parent.

    Welcome to the chalkbucket! Trust the process, keep gym in the gym, support her but protect your daughter and enjoy the ride!
  19. Jard.the.gymnast

    Hyperextended elbow

    Totally worth it. We are not allowed (or should we want to be allowed) to give medical advice