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  1. ReluctantGymMom

    Anon My son is now fearful and afraid of a coach

    I know boys programs and boys coaches are in desperately short supply but I just want to note, that if this post was referencing a daughter and not a son, the responses would be completely different. TOTALLY. People will immediately say to move gyms if a coach so much as raises their voice at...
  2. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Circling skills - how important are they?

    Our gym doesn’t do privates. She’s working toe-ons a bit on strap bar now, I’m hoping there’s time in the summer to work other circling skills consistently because she’s bored out of her dang mind right now. Unfortunately issues with beam mean she’s not in the right group for bars right now...
  3. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents How to Get my 11 YO Daughter into Xcel to compete?

    Congrats! Different gyms have totally different philosophies in coaching xcel (I’m talking about the ones strictly using Xcel the way it was meant, not as a jump to DP). Our xcel silvers ALL compete RO BHS back tuck as one of their passes, our golds all do kips and flyaways. That’s not the...
  4. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG New optional changes?

    Ohhh I know so many parents who are going to be so happy about this - we have multiple girls with mental blocks going backwards who were dreading the back layout.
  5. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG New optional changes?

    I can’t tell what changes there are lol - that all looks about the same?? At least level 6,7,8?
  6. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG New optional changes?

    So I saw the new Optional code of points is out - are there any major or significant changes?
  7. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Advice for how to handle shifting teams now that the meet season is over?

    I’m mildly dreading this myself - I know DD is moving up, and her best friend is being put in like a bubble inbetween group due to missing skills. They don’t know that yet though. And ASAIK, if her friend doesn’t move up they plan on moving gyms. It’ll be a rough summer. Kids are resilient though!
  8. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Cutting down hours

    For the duration of summer, when there isn’t also school hours cutting into the day, can she do more climbing? If she hasn’t hit puberty yet, dropping down to XD or cutting her hours may make it difficult to retain her skills if she does happen to hit puberty in the upcoming year (height, body...
  9. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Gift for coach?

    Our coaches are a married couple - I’m wondering what I could get them??? The guy is legit a big kid, he loves cars, energy drinks, baseball, the lady is a lot more reserved… we don’t spend as much time chatting so I don’t know as much about her. She loves coffee but Starbucks seems so generic...
  10. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Can giants be the only circling skill for level 6?

    Thank you! I’m still miffed that I can’t just find what is in each group but at least this specifically says giants are not group 3,6,7. She would be horrified if I suggested taking clear hip back to low bar - not sure about coach but probably a miscommunication somewhere
  11. ReluctantGymMom

    Anon Order of kids for events

    Our beam coach puts most consistent to least consistent as an order. Our bar coach puts highest scoring to lowest scoring. Sometimes they just ask who wants to go first. Vault is by table height usually
  12. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Can giants be the only circling skill for level 6?

    She competes a clear hip handstand on high bar, she has no issue hitting handstand on it - she’s competed giants out of the clear hip handstand at most of her meets. She’s under the impression that if she feels like she’s going to miss the clear hip handstand, she could just go into giants and...
  13. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Can giants be the only circling skill for level 6?

    USAG 6 - I know the giants aren’t required, they’re part of her routine. As back up routines if something doesn’t feel right, she either omits the giants or the clear hip handstand. Usually the clear hip to avoid falling in practice. She is -sure- she could compete just the giants and fulfill...
  14. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Can giants be the only circling skill for level 6?

    DD competes HS to CHS to giants to layout for her bar routine - she said her back up routine is HS to giants to layout without the CHS if (insert random gymnastics words about pushaway angle) is off. Would that actually fulfill her requirements? I know they have to have a circling skill for...
  15. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Circling skills - how important are they?

    Lol maybe it’s having seen so many clear hips but the other circling skills look cooler
  16. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Circling skills - how important are they?

    My kiddo is not a toe on person lol - to be fair, he did try teaching it to her first but she couldn’t get the timing down from the handstand (in the like…week they did them, but she hit handstand in her clear hips and entered meet season so stuck with that). One girl knows how to do her stalder...
  17. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Gymnastics Summer Camps... Which One?

    That sounds awesome - do you know how they decide to split them up then? My kid is pretty shy unless it’s on “her” event
  18. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Gymnastics Summer Camps... Which One?

    I managed to sign up by 12.01 and by 12.02 everyone got waitlisted! I literally picked this one out of distance convenience although we are gators fans. What level was your daughter when she went? They’re split up by levels right? Did the gators coaches also hands on coach? Was there a good...
  19. ReluctantGymMom

    WAG Circling skills - how important are they?

    Thanks! She can turn but of course no flight yet lol. I have seen her working on pike sole circles to handstand, I didn’t know this was a “thing” :). And for single bar releases (which I hope are a long way away), this has nothing to do with them right?
  20. ReluctantGymMom

    For Parents Gymnastics Summer Camps... Which One?

    Does anyone have info for Gators camp? Like how did their kid like it, what did they do, how was the coaching?