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    For Parents Asked to Join Level 1 at age 4

    My daughter competed level 2 shortly after she turned five. It was four meets for the season. She loved competing, although it was hard for her to remember her routines at that age. She didn’t understand scores and we didn’t explain scores to her and even now two seasons later she still doesn’t...
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    Between levels-what would you do?

    If your child was between levels and could compete a level up or stay at her current level, which would you prefer? If my daughter competed at her current level, she would very likely be bored but have a chance at medaling. If she competed up, she would have less chance of medaling (which I...
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    For Parents Between levels...what would you do?

    If your child was between levels and could compete a level up or stay at her current level, which would you prefer? If my daughter competed at her current level, she would very likely be bored but have a chance at medaling. If she competed up, she would have less chance of medaling (which I...
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    For Parents Help me to understand this vault score

    Thank you. It would make sense that 10 was the start value.
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    For Parents Help me to understand this vault score

    Hi! My daughter had a meet recently. I don’t understand her vault score. The paper that she came home with says that judge number one gave her a 10.0 and judge number two gave her a 8.7/8.7. Her vault score was a 8.7. I thought scores were an average of the two judges but I must be wrong...
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    For Parents When to tell coaches that daughter is switching to a new gym

    Thank you for all of your responses and input. We still haven’t decided when to tell the coaches but your responses definitely give me something to think about.
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    For Parents When to tell coaches that daughter is switching to a new gym

    After some good advice from others on this forum, my daughter will be switching gyms. She is finishing out her current season and will switch to her new gym in a few months when the new gym starts their new season. How far in advance would be common courtesy to let her current gym know she is...
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    For Parents Younger girls training with older girls

    My daughter is changing gyms. The gym that we choose is putting her in a level with a wide range of ages, some who will be 6-7 years older than her. She is 6 years old and will hopefully have a few kids close in age to her, but I suspect she will be the youngest. She is not exceptionally...
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    Tryouts at gyms

    Thank you! It makes more sense to me now to hear a perspective as to why I possibly wasn’t given any input on the spot.
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    Tryouts at gyms

    Hi, My daughter wants to switch gyms. She had an evaluation at two gyms. One gym immediately told us what level she would be placed on and the other gym told us they would be in touch in a week or two. Would there be a reason why the one gym wouldn’t share their thoughts with me right away? Thanks.
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    For Parents Changing gyms? What do you think?

    My daughter is six and is competing her second year of level 2. She recently started saying that she doesn’t want to go to practice and that she hates gymnastics and wants to quit. After several conversations, it came out that she doesn’t like two of her coaches. When we talk about checking out...
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    For Parents Pre team/developmental programs

    If you don’t feel comfortable watching practice because they are too hard on your daughter, then it probably isn’t the gym for you. Remember that as she moves up in levels, she will spend more and more time at the gym and you need to feel comfortable leaving her with the coaches. If it’s...
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    5 year old round off back handsprings-average age??

    I greatly appreciate your wisdom! I try not to fall down that rabbit hole and I’m definitely not a parent who thinks my kid is going to the Olympics or will get a college scholarship. I actually turned down a spot on a team for my daughter when the gym told me how they produce college level...
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    5 year old round off back handsprings-average age??

    My girl learned hers in the gym with a coach so that it would be learned properly. She is definitely not doing it on her head or I would be putting a stop to that real quick. Thank you for your concern.
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    5 year old round off back handsprings-average age??

    Thanks! Hers is not pretty yet as she just got it. I’m sure it will take a lot more practice to perfect it!
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    5 year old round off back handsprings-average age??

    Thanks. Hers is definitely not competition ready as she just got it. She won’t be competing it this year so she has lots of time to perfect it.
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    5 year old round off back handsprings-average age??

    My five year (almost 6 years) old got her round off back handspring. Is this advanced for her age or is this more of the average age that kids get this skill? Thanks!
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    For Parents Does it really matter what gym they go to at 5,6,7 years old

    Does it really matter what gym your child goes to when they are 5, 6, 7 years old? My five year old daughter goes to an average gym. It is family oriented and there are no weekend practices. It’s a low hour gym and the older kids can still participate in other sports if they choose to. It is...
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    Does it really matter what gym they go to when they are 5-6 years old

    Does it really matter what gym your child goes to when they are 5, 6, 7 years old? My five year old daughter goes to an average gym. It is family oriented and there are no weekend practices. It’s a low hour gym and the older kids can still participate in other sports if they choose to. It is...
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    For Parents How to prepare 5 year old for first meet

    To follow up, she did understand at that first meet that there were winners and the winners got medals. She didn’t mention not getting a medal until after the meet. She kinda whined about it for a minute or two and then didn’t mention it again. She did end up winning a couple of medals...
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