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  1. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Proud of my daughter

    Neither of us ever heard of this before, but it’s apparently at least a semi big deal, so I’m proud of her! She’s still loving gymnastics and can’t wait to get back to her college next year to restart their program- it fell apart when she left.
  2. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Back in the gym again

    Hey again to everyone who remembers us, and hello for the first time to people who don’t! My D is now all settled in at Oxford and signed up for the gymnastics team today. She starts practicing Saturday- and she signed up for trampolining too! The whole year of gymnastics, including membership...
  3. MILgymFAM

    OT After gymnastics and the grit they learn

    I don’t post very often anymore (my older daughter is in a coronavirus hiatus from training until June), and when I do it’s usually about my older daughter.. because she’s still my gymnast, really. Today I wanted to post about my younger daughter though. I apologize but this is going to be a bit...
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    For Parents Doing a happy dance

    My daughter had planned to give up gymnastics if she was accepted into Oxford University for next year, which she was. She hasn’t been able to train since late fall due to covid restrictions, and then with going away next year.. well she was kinda sad about it and has been missing gymnastics a...
  5. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Back in the gym

    Hey everyone! It’s been awhile since I made a post- I think my last ones were actually in the private groups that don’t exist anymore. Anyway, my daughter was out of gym since March 2nd (she went to one practice in June but didn’t feel it was safe so pulled back), so she was feeling ready to go...
  6. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Some words of advice

    About three years ago we moved across the country, and at that time my older daughter left three teams in California- artistic, t&t, and rhythmic. She wrote out a month’s worth of daily advice for her younger teammates in rhythmic and sent them a practice at a time. I came across her list...
  7. MILgymFAM

    It looks like they’re being postponed I think it is the right call, though a gut wrenching one- both from an economic standpoint by the Japanese, and from the standpoint of athletes at the end of their careers.
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    WAG Tattoo? Wisdom teeth?

    Questions for any adult gymnasts here- how long were you out of the gym after getting a tattoo and how long after wisdom teeth removal? We are trying to figure out the best timing for both for my DD. The tattoo will be on her hip, if that matters. Thanks!
  9. MILgymFAM

    WAG 2024 Olympics They’re going back to five per team already!
  10. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Slightly Off Topic- more than one way to do gymnastics in college.

    We just received notification that my DD was accepted into an incredibly selective scholarship program (under a 2% acceptance rate). She’s going to the absolute best college for her in terms of academics and fit, and she’ll do club gymnastics while she is there. I know there is a thrill to the...
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    For Parents Legal documents from usag.

    Did anyone/everyone else’s DD receive a big old envelope filled with legal documents about a “bar date” to file monetary claims? The whole document seems to be referring to sexual abuse, which my daughter neither suffered nor claimed... so I’m not sure why she got it unless every member got the...
  12. MILgymFAM

    WAG Diamond Bars SV Help

    Ok, so I need help. My DD is competing diamond and had a 9.8 SV on bats at her first meet. The SV was verified by the score card, and seen on the judges table by my daughter and her coach at the meet. Her coaches do not have an updated COP (either JO or Xcel) so they’re kinda lost in the sauce...
  13. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Thankful

    Today I am thankful that DD has made the choice to compete Xcel diamond rather than chase L8. While everyone is confident that she will make her score out of L7, being ready to score decently in L8 (by our standards, simply qualifying for states/regionals) is a whole other ballgame. She’s only...
  14. MILgymFAM

    Seems the problems aren’t limited to artistic..

    USAG is just such a mess. Sigh.
  15. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Question about scores.

    As far as I am aware, there is not centralized usag repository of scores, correct? So my DD is competing alone without her team at a meet in a different state. She’ll be all duly registered and be a guest gymnast of another team (which she trains with while at boarding school), with their coach...
  16. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Why don’t parents protest?

    I’ve just been reading yet another thread about the exorbitant cost of a gymnastics uniform, and I’ve got to wonder- why don’t parents band together and demand something more reasonable. Since I’ve seen all the comparison threads over the years, I know there is a HUGE range and some gyms are...
  17. MILgymFAM

    For Parents Xcel to ncaa

    I didn’t previously think it was actually possible, but today I happened across a girl going to NCAA (div III, but still) from Xcel Diamond. She went from L8 to diamond in her senior year. I just thought it showed that you can have an alternative path to the “must be L10 by 9th grade” to compete...
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    For Parents Permanently ineligible list

    If a coach is on the permanently ineligible list, and this is listed as their violation, what does it mean? “SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, IV.A.(c) Abuse of Process Bylaw 10.14(b)”
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    WAG Can someone tell me if..

    The dismount DD is practicing is a legit dismount in the COP. We don’t have one. Her coach isn’t sure (and I’m not sure why she’s not sure), but DD would love to know. She starts in the middle of the beam with arms up and swings one leg forward into a one leg takeoff of a front pike off the...
  20. MILgymFAM

    WAG Different regions

    Does anyone know why they don’t just standardize the regions in terms of what levels are terminal at what meet (states, regionals) and what the minimum qualifications are for those meets? Some regions start regionals at L6, some at L8. Some have really low qualifying scores and some have high...