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    a new organization?? NGA

    the fact that posting pictures of medals and lowering the age requirement for the upper levels before even releasing anything on athlete safety or board members IMO is very telling of the priorities...$$$. Pretty medals and allowing 9 year olds to compete level 10 does nothing to change the...
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    a new organization?? NGA

    I thought this was supposed to be a simpler format and all optional anyway? That just makes even more complex and essentially just looks like they have straight out copied USAG. How is this supposed to be simpler?
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    a new organization?? NGA

    Is Mike Naddour the father of Alex Naddour?
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    a new organization?? NGA

    This is the response that I got from them when I voiced my concern and opinion about the lack of transparency and this is the response I got. I only blacked out my name for privacy. Still a lack of professionalism in my opinion.
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    a new organization?? NGA

    Yes, this. If the main focus and first priority is putting up information on competitions and not an introduction of the organization, board members, and how they plan to keep athletes safe and promote healthy training environments, then I have little faith this new organization will address and...
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    a new organization?? NGA

    Oh great, let’s make an expensive sport even more expensive .That alone speaks volumes to me about where the priorities are. Doesn’t seem to be that different from USAG.
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    a new organization?? NGA

    I saw this on Facebook. I think it’s very unprofessional and does not invoke trust. I don’t like USAG, but what’s that saying ...”better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t?”
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    For Parents Can we talk about IG Brand Ambassadors?

    I created an IG account for DD’s Gymnastics for me only. This is a place where I can store her best routines and videos from coaches of the new skills she is working on, without having to filter through various albums on my phone. It’s all in one place. I also created it for family members and...
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    back walkover on beam

    She was the same age as your daughter. I watched them first and then let her watch them and she then did her own progression ladder and talked to her coach about it and her coach was on board with it. I think they reach a point where they become so frustrated that they are willing to try...
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    Controversial view on gymnastics in a pandemic

    I think my post lacked clarity. I would like to see smaller, local meets for gymnasts. I wasn’t even considering regionals or nationals where major travel would be involved. It would be nice for the seniors to have something and a couple of local meets would be better than nothing at all. I know...
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    back walkover on beam

    My DD had fears of going backwards on beam. She struggled for months with the BHS. I didn’t ask her about it much, but just encouraged her when it did come up. I think it helps to know too that your DD isn’t the only one that has ever experienced a mental block. Knowing that other gymnasts dealt...
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    Controversial view on gymnastics in a pandemic

    It can be done safely, and honestly I think it should be done. Every gym is in the same boat of lost training time so I think expectations can be adjusted and that may mean some level repeats and smaller meets. But I think returning to some sort of normalcy is good for their mental health as well.
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    For Parents What do coaches want in a gymnast

    My question for coaches is this: would you rather take a girl but with a strong work ethic but less talent, or a girl with talent but maybe lacking in work ethic?
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    Does anyone know of new outbreaks at gyms?

    It’s unrealistic to expect proper mask wearing from elementary school kids for several hours, especially kindergarteners and first graders. They will take them off or jerk them down below their noses, constantly touch them, etc. If my child’s health depended on proper mask wearing from...
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    For Parents Can we talk about IG Brand Ambassadors?

    There will always be parents that will try to live through their children’s accomplishments, and will care more about fame and medals than the mental and physical well being of their child. And it’s appalling. There is a lot of blame to go around, but I believe those types of parents contributed...
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    Does anyone know of new outbreaks at gyms?

    Our gym has been open 4 weeks now without any cases. Our area only has about 150 cases out of a population of around 80,000. The gym is cleaning and taking appropriate safety measures so I have no concerns about her being back in the gym.
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    For Parents Athlete A

    My initial opinion was to not decertify USAG, just fully clean house, but after watching this and seeing the visual timeline, I understand why some have a “burn it to the ground” mentality.
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    For Parents Athlete A

    My heart breaks for Maggie. And I did not realize until watching this just how important the role that the IndyStar played was. They didn’t just run a story, I think they truly cared about getting those girls justice.
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    Shift Movement Facebook Post

    Yes, exactly. I’m not advocating necessarily for an off season, but how about we take a couple days off after a big meet, or at the end of the season let’s take two to three weeks off. I’m seeing the importance of giving both the mind and body a rest. I think this will put at least some power...
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