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  1. Avasmom

    For Parents Puberty

    My daughter is 12 (3 months away from turning 13). She is definitely going through puberty. That mouth! OMG! I love her but I could definitely do without the sassy mouth. Our pediatrician does not think she will start her cycle for another 1-2 years. I know this has been discussed in the past...
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    For Parents ExtraOrdinary Athletes

    I'm proud of my daughter for always giving 110% even though I know she's tired of long practices especially when she's not feeling 100%. She also started middle school this year has maintained all A's, got student of the month for responsibility, has made new friends and kept the old ones too...
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    For Parents Need advice: I am dreading this meet season

    I don't dread meet season because I absolutely love to watch my daughter compete. I dread the falls on the beam that are bound to happen and how hard she is on herself afterwards but my dd has also been in compulsories for the past 3 seasons so it starts in Sept and ends in December for us. The...
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    For Parents Level 6 vs Level 7

    Hello there! My dd just finished up her level 5 season and is now working on level 6/7 skills. It was my understanding that my dd would do level 5 skip 6 (if she had the skills) and compete 7 next year. My dd tells me she is competing 6 (per coach) next year. Because most of the other girls...
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    For Parents Changing gyms? What do you think?

    Here's my opinion. My daughter was older when we moved gyms. She was in 3rd grade so a couple of years older than yours. She never said she wanted to quit but she did say my coach doesn't believe in me. She lets _____ and _____ do harder skills because they score high at all of the meets. So I...
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    For Parents My daughter is scoring low for the second year in level 4

    Level 5 has been similar for us. My dd has not scored very high but she has consistently improved unless she fell on beam in every area so that is what I try and look at.
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    For Parents Level 7 or XP

    My daughter just finished up level 5 last weekend. Her coach has said they will either complete level 7 or XP next year depending on if they get all of the skills required for level 7. We were told at the beginning of competition season that level 5 is harder than level 6. I'm not sure if that...
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    For Parents Too much pressure

    My daughter started middle school this year. She's a type A personality and has always been an all A student even though she has dyslexia. She's in all advanced classes which I advised against and goes to gym 4 days a week for 3.5 hours and we have a 30 min drive back and forth so she has about...
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    For Parents Travelling to meets

    Thanks for all of the advice. We decided as a family we will not do this meet unless another family would be willing to take her. Even then I'm not sure she would want to go without us. She's 11 so it's a tough call. I found out the meet is optional anyways. Our gym has a requirement that a 35...
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    For Parents Daughter level 4 - need advice

    I was overly involved when my child did xcel. Looking back I see why. There was too much down time and not enough pushing the girls. Excel wasn't right for my daughter at the time. Once my daughter moved to jo she thought she would be able to compete level 4 but had no kip. Ultimately she...
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    For Parents Travelling to meets

    My daughter is competing level 5 this year until December and moving to platinum in January if she scores well enough in level 5. The first platinum meet is 16.5 hours away. I haven't even discussed it with my family (just got the meet schedule for the year tonight) but my thought is we would...
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    For Parents Level 5 Questions

    My daughter will be competing level 5 in September. I have read on CB the scoring is really tough in level 5. Her coach requires them to get a 35 at one meet and then at state which is in December to move up. Her coach feels like level 5 is really valuable. While I was hoping she would do level...
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    For Parents Panama City Vacation

    My daughter would like to train a few hours while we go on vacation. Any recommendations of gyms that allow this in the Panama City area?
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    For Parents Pain vs Injury

    This is so hard for me too. I think you just have to judge your child. My daughter never complains and has a high pain tolerance. My daughter was out of gymnastics 2 years ago for 6 weeks for jumper's knee. I thought it was no big deal. She told me her knee hurt. I iced it and told her to tell...
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    For Parents Progression

    I don’t know. We came from an xcel program so my daughter doesn’t want to go back to xcel. My thoughts are they are using it like 6/7 but I don’t know for sure. I am not at the gym often because we carpool and practices are so long so I just leave it up to my daughter to communicate with me. I...
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    For Parents Question about repeating

    My daughter didn’t repeat but she started off in xcel and competed bronze and silver then decided she wanted to compete compulsories. At first we (coaches and I) thought she would compete 4 until we saw how weak her bars were so she had to compete level 3 instead. Depending on how you look at it...
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    For Parents Progression

    My daughter finished up level 4 and is training for level 5. She has all of her skills for 5. The back walkover on beam is the most inconsistent. Last year the previous 4’s scored out of level 5 and did platinum. This year the new head coach feels strong about competing 5. She says there are...
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    For Parents College gymnastics meets

    My daughter is going to a college gymnastics meet this weekend with a friend from gymnastics. I have never been to a college meet and since she is going with a friend I was wondering what souvenirs might be available for an 11 year old girl that eats, sleeps, and breathes gymnastics. Thanks!
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    For Parents Level 4 Beam requirements

    My daughter had a meet this past weekend and fell on her cartwheel and forgot an element (she calls it the grapevine although I'm not sure that's the technical term). Just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for what deductions she received for that. I know .5 for the fall...
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    For Parents Xcel to JO

    My daughter transitioned from xcel to JO. I originally wanted her in xcel because I wanted her to be able to experience many different activities and find what she loved the best. After competing bronze and silver it was very obvious she wanted more. So we researched other gyms in the area and...