level 7 routine with new code of points

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kacoach

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Feb 21, 2009
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I'm working on coming up with routines for my level 7's- i want each of them to have a routine that fits to their strenghts but still meets are the requirements and 7 parts.

I've never coached optionals before and am slightly confused with the new code of points...If i'm understanding correctly there are 4 requirments for level 7. 1) cast abover 45, 2&3) 2 circling elements from groups 3,6,7 4) salto dismount. In addition to these requirements 7 more elements (5a, 2b) must be included in the routine.

Can anyone give me a sample of a basic routine?

A's I was thinking
-kip or a fun variation of:cool:
-sole circle squat on

B's
-uprise

*not sure where a second giant could fit in since i was going clear hip handstand and giant for circling elements
 
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gymch34

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Aug 2, 2008
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east coast
L7 requires 2B's and 4 A's in addition to the 4 special requirements. Your special requirement skills can also count towards your A's and b's. L7 is about CLEAN gymnastics, fulfill the requirements then get off the event!:)

Most bar routines are either: kip cast to HS (or as close as they can get) clear hip circle (that is your 3 6, 7 element), kip, squat on, kip cast and either another clear hip or Giant, flyaway. The better kids do kip, squat on, kip, cast to HS, clear hip HS, giant, flyaway. Other 3,6, 7 elements that are acceptable for L7's are toe circle or stalders (to clear support or HS).
 
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gracefulone

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Exactly. My first year of 7 I did kip, HS, clearhip, squat on, kip, HS, clearhip, fly away.

My second year subsitute the second clearhip with a giant and you have my routine.
 

gymalex

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Jan 3, 2009
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Dallas, TX
Hey! Level 7s need 5As and 2Bs. Most kids do this routine:
Kip, cast, clear hip, kip, cast, squat on. Jump to high bar, kip, cast, giant, giant flyaway. (one of those casts has to be a min. of 45 degrees from vertical)

Or alternate high bar- kip, cast, clear hip, flyaway.

You need one clear hip, stalder, or toe on/off for the 3/6/7, a cast to at least 45 degrees from vertical, and another B. The best thing to do in level 7 is to do the bare minimum. Don't throw in any extra tricks. The kids who do the routines I have listed here score the best because they have only the bare minimum, therefore there are less skills to deduct. Level 7 isn't the place to whip out the code of points and look up which skills look neat. Don't do it! Simple is best! I judge optionals and coached it for a long time...let me know if you have any questions!
 

jls1969

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Sep 27, 2007
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My DD's L7 routine....

Kip cast handstand, clearhip handstand, kip, squat on, jump to high bar, kip cast handstand, giant, giant layout flyaway.

Hope that helps...
 
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