I am new to the forum. I was looking for information to help my daughter when I stumbled upon this forum. I am not very literate about blogging or message boards or social websites but I will give it a try. I have a 7 yr. old in her first year of competition. Her first competition is at Chow's in Des Moines, IA next week. She is very excited but I am a little concerned because she will have to scratch bars if she doesn't get her front hip and front mill circles in the next 9 days. She just recently got past a fear of trying the front mill circle on her own and so she is behind. I think she is holding onto the bar too tight as she comes around it so that she can't get up. As for her front hip circle, she is very close but doesn't quite know how to throw her weight over the bar to make it all the way around. I am told that her meet at Chows goes off total points so that her scratching an event will have a big impact. I don't really care what she scores as long as she has fun but I know that she is SOOOO close to having this event and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help her. We have a practice bar at home.