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    For Parents Training hours for a 7-8 year old

    When my daughter was Gold she did 7 hours. As a Platinum it is 9. She has come up through the Xcel program doing one year at each level except Platinum. This is her second year on Platinum. She has placed well at State every year (always won at least one event and high AA) and placed well at...
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    For Parents Training hours for a 7-8 year old

    When my daughter was Gold she did 7 hours. As a Platinum it is 9. She has come up through the Xcel program doing one year at each level except Platinum. This is her second year on Platinum. She has placed well at State every year (always won at least one event and high AA) and placed well at...
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    WAG Is this against the rules?

    Since athletes spend the majority of their sport career with their club coaches it would be detrimental to a serious athlete’s progression/goals to say they cannot do both for the High School season. That really adds up over 4 years. However egos seem to get involved and what is best long term...
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    WAG I need help deciding if I should quit.

    Retiring from gymnastics would not take away all that you have gained from the sport. I understand completely why it feels that way. In life (speaking as a 48 year old) this will happen many times. You start on a path either career wise or perhaps in a relationship and you give so much of...
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    For Parents DD is talking about quitting

    My daughter is a 10 year old on an Xcel Gold team. At least 70% of her team is 12 and over (there are about 30 girls on Gold at her gym). If there is an Xcel team in your area that may be a great option. I know not all gyms treat Xcel the same so I would check their philosophies and maybe watch...
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    Social Group Re-creation

    Thank you! And thanks for all of the time you must put into this!
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    Social Group Re-creation

    So, are the social groups down now then? I was just looking for Xcel to check in and couldn't find it. Thanks for any info and thank you to everyone that keeps this site up. I am learning a lot on here and love the positive environment!
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    For Parents Why

    As a professional USA Swiming coach for the past 22 years and former Age Group and D1 swimmer, I can say the same things apply to competitive swimming once the athletes are truly invested. Athletes who have parent support in these areas go the farthest and honestly tend to love the sport the...
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    For Parents Moving - looking for gym in Denver

    My daughter is at CGI and competing Xcel She is 8. It is her first year competing and she loves it! The coaches are kind and the kiddos work hard. She receives plenty of positive feedback and constructive feedback. I have been a full time coach (swimming) for over 20 years so I am looking at...