this meet was a little different. Each kid got a plaque w/ the meet name and year on it. Then when they were called up for their award they go a little plastic piece that sticks onto the plaque w/ event and place on it. No medals, No trophys.
They also took a team picture of each team at the beginning. The winning teams picture was slid into a frame holder on a plaque as well.
so, she got her first plaque !!
Vault and bars are her favorite - she hates floor, and it shows.
I just asked her and she said she likes beam "way better than floor." she does not like floor at all. Her favorites in order are: Bars, Vault, Beam then at the bottom of the heap - floor.
Her absolute favorite is the tumble track. Maybe she will like floor better when she gets to do more tumbling. She can do a roundoff w/ 10 backhandsprings, working on back tuck. She can do her front tuck.
You're probably right, once more complicated tumbling comes into play floor may be tolerable. Floor and beam may even switch spots on her list of favorites then! Does she work out at the same time as the optionals? Watching them always made the 4's that were vocal about floor being blah perk up a bit. Personally I think her list of favorites is awesome. If she thrives on the events that require the most strength (bars) and the least fear (vault) then getting over dance is just a matter of seeing it as a necessary hurdle to get to those sick tumbling passes!
She does work out with the bigger girls. We only have one optional - she is L8. Then we have 3 L6, 5 L5's, 2 L4's, 9 L3's (only 4 competing currently, I think another 3 will join them in two weeks). My DD is L3. She is supposed to move to L4 in January. The entire team warms up together then splits off based on level.
Our gym is only 4 yrs old.
That is so awesome- is she glad she is doing L3 again now that she is sweeping up all those awards Tell her to keep up the good work !!!
I think it's great that there's a variety of levels yet small enough to allow for a lot of individual attention! You've got a whole lot of goodness in your gym it sounds like. Your DD shutting it down at meets is awesome, here's to a fabulous season
Good for your DD! What a great meet, you & she must be very proud. She seems ahead of the game, so L4 should also be a great season!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of what they did for awards @ this meet! I'd like to find out more about how they did it/what company they used for the plaques, etc., if you have any info at all. I have been the 'Meet Awards Coordinator' at both of our past gyms and have volunteered to help w/ that w/ our currrent gym. Any new & fresh ideas are ALWAYS good to implement!
Thank you! I have worked w/ Crown Trophy before. I see it's as simple as ordering the plaque & a bunch of those plastic event placement tags.It was a really cute idea. There is a website listed on the back: crowntrophy.com
I put a picture of it in Noodlebugs album.
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