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  1. Aero liked bogwoppit's post in the thread Dr Sands article - What is wrong with WAG in the US.

    I read this on my favourite gymblog, www.gymnasticscoaching.com, that is run by Coach Rick McCharles. It is a great piece, by a...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  2. txgymfan replied to the thread Switching Teams.

    Did you get the job?

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:39 PM
  3. Aero liked wandrewsjr's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    The dive cartwheel and round off are just fine, composition-ally. When done well they are beautiful and just as progressive and...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:24 PM
  4. Aero liked wandrewsjr's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    Here are some basics: Level 8 - 10 sv from special requirements Level 9 - 9.7 sv from special requirements, 0.3 gained from cv bonus...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:24 PM
  5. Aero liked Hollowarchkick's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    As a coach that used to be on the men’s side, the “up to level” and composition deductions still drive me nuts. I don’t get the point of...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:15 PM
  6. Aero liked Aussie_coach's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    As long as the 10.0 system is being used then there is going to be a ceiling. An ultimate difficulty level for each level, once the...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:14 PM
  7. Aero liked coachp's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    And that problem has been in place for about 15 years. As the kids and coaches get better around the nation the rules need to be...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:12 PM
  8. Aero liked wandrewsjr's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    The changes really only help separate the girls who should be scoring 9.5/9.6/9.7 from those who should be scoring 9.3/9.4, so the girls...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  9. flippin out liked GymMomK's post in the thread WWYD-Coach Hard To Get Along With.

    No need to be sorry. I appreciate your response. Helps me feel a bit less crazy ;)

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:11 PM
  10. Aero liked chalkbowl's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    Athletes can still pause for 1.5 seconds w/o a deduction, as it's been for at least several years. The 2 second pause deduction still...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:08 PM
  11. Starfly replied to the thread Switching Teams.

    Thanks! Some great sentences: short and simple!

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  12. Aero liked coachp's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    Because kids throwing big difficult routines are getting outscored by kids throwing easy routines.. it’s about time and it’s the only...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:06 PM
  13. Aero liked gymgal's post in the thread Why the Continual Push to make the Upper Levels Harder?.

    The requirements for 9/10 have not changed much in several years. It has more to do with the up to level deductions. I think it partly...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:06 PM
  14. Starfly liked fuzi's post in the thread Switching Teams.

    I would keep it really simple: "This is better for my family right now." And then flip the conversation. "I miss Susie. How is she...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:03 PM
  15. Starfly liked coachp's post in the thread Switching Teams.

    They don’t need to know anything except “it wasn’t a good fit for me”. Screw everyone else

    Oct 20, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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