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  1. tumblerK

    Balance Beam Recovery Kits

    Hi All, A couple of our low beams have been in terrible condition for years, and we finally have the funds and permission to buy recovery kits so that there will actually be some cushion between the leather and wood! Huzzah! Does anyone have experience with any particular kit from a...
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    JO to Xcel level transition

    Just double checking what I think is allowable. We had a gymnast transfer from another gym. Last year she competed level 4 with limited success, she didn't get a move up score to move up to level 5. She moved to our gym at the beginning of the summer and has been thriving and picking up skills...
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    Xcel Competition Leotard Sleeve Length

    Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm still coaching and loving it. My gym has decided to make the switch from JO to Xcel, and I think I've got all those changes down. We're looking at getting new competition leotards, and at my gym we do it a little differently to try...
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    For Coaches The other coach's opinion...

    I have been coaching team twice a week, one with another team level coach, and the other with the head team coach. We're all college age coaches. I like the head coach, but the other coach kinda worries me sometimes. She's vegan, and sometimes shares her sometimes extreme opinions and view...
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    For Coaches flinging BWOs on beam

    Hi everyone! I haven't been on in a while. I was kinda busy graduating from college. Anyways, I have a big girl job now, and I coach just for fun at my little Y gym on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have missed my girls, but man did they pick up some interesting fears and habits over the last 3.5...
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    Challenge: RO BHS drills for a 6'4" college guy

    My college gymnastics club has been going pretty well lately, but we have one who we have run into a challenge with. He's 6'4", very strong, very into parkour and such. He learned a front tuck and standing back tuck, both above my head height in about an hour last year, and perfected them within...
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    Packed and headed to Lake Owen!

    I'm packed and ready to go, although my laptop is not. I'm hoping to be way too busy and way too tired at Lake Owen to care or notice. I get to be there all summer long and I'm very excited to learn all kinds of cool fancy coachin' stuff! À bientôt, CB!
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    T minus 168.5 hours...

    until I will officially be 1/2 of a mechanical engineer! This has been one heck of a semester, but in a week I will be done with final exams! Another week after that and I'll be home! And my summer plans... although I planned on getting an internship for the summer, my parents actually...
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    2011 Visa Championships

    I just signed up to volunteer! I went in 2006 with a bunch of people from my team and it was a blast! I didn't know they were going to be in the Twin Cities again. I'm really trying hard to get an internship for this summer, but this is the 2nd week in August and since I'm volunteering and...
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    I'm a former former gymnast!

    So someone at my college started a gymnastics club. It was some freshman guy who was a level 9 and apparently didn't know that there was no gymnastics at my college what so ever. So he started a club. And I get to train again!! :D So far it's just a club that will meet at the one tiny gym...
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    cell phone rant

    I have had the same phone for over 2 years now, LG VX8550 Chocolate. It still works well, despite a close call last fall when I played ultimate frisbee with it in my bra and the screen stopped working for a night. So my dad decides that I should get a more reliable phone before heading back...
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    coaching brag :)

    I've been back in my gym for three weeks now and I've been subbing for lots of different classes, but I have been able to coach our progressive class (levels 1,2, and 3) almost consistently for the last couple weeks. And today it paid off :D One girl FINALLY made two pullovers and got her back...
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    Exam week

    I'm 8 hours of exams, a 4 hour car ride, 5 hours of work, 3 hours of coaching, and a whole lot of packing away from being back at my gym for the summer!! It's the 8 hours of exams that I could use some luck on. Monday- Physics- If I get all the extra credit done today then I can get 7...
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    Exams...

    I'm 8 hours of exams, a 4 hour car ride, and a whole lot of packing away from being back at my gym for the summer!! It's the 8 hours of exams that I could use some luck on. Monday- Physics- If I get all the extra credit done today then I can get 7 wrong out of 50 and get an A... that's a...
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    For Coaches Coaching at an unfamiliar gym

    I started coaching the level 2-3s and 4-5s at the gym by my college back in January. It's been fun and I've learned a lot, but sometimes it's still kinda frustrating. I've never met the main coaches, and I imagine they must be pretty good coaches since the most of the girls have all their...
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    I know I'm a gymnast...

    ... when I'm climbing down from my bed and my foot misses the top of my dresser and I fall and instinctively bend my knees and hold for a moment to make sure I stick it :)
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    They're all leaving...

    I things were going to change at my gym while I was away at college, but I still don't like it. :( I've been gone for about 6 months and been back to visit a couple of times, but since I've left 3 girls have decided they wanted to be more serious about gymnastics and move to a more competitive...
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    I coached a back hip circle!

    Today was my 4th week coaching at the gym by my college, and I'm really really excited to say that one of my level 2s got her back hip circle by herself today! Yes, I've been coaching for almost two years now, but today is the first time that I have felt like I had a direct effect on one...
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    well who woulda thunk it?!?!

    Broomball is a really big deal at my college, so getting into the the spirit of being a freshman, I joined my hall's team. And I'm pretty sure that both gymnastics and cheerleading have really helped with broomball! Tonight we had our 5th game, and our record is 3-2. I've come to the...
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    Staying in shape as a former gymnast

    This time last year I was deep into training for level 7- practice 3-4 times a week, cheerleading 3 times a week, and competition cheerleading 3 mornings a week. I was never the pure muscle, tiny gymnast, but I was happy with my fitness level. And now I'm headed into the 4th week of my second...
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