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  1. PeanutsMom

    Anon What level should elite qualifiers compete?

    I have a question. I know many gyms train up and compete down, but if you made an elite compulsory qualifying score, but competed level 8 for season doesn't that just mean you should be competing at a higher level? One of the gyms in our area qualified 3 kids. 2 of the 3 were competing in elite...
  2. PeanutsMom

    For Parents BQBC (Beam Queen Boot Camp)

    Hi! Has anyone attended Beam Queen Boot Camp? Is it worth the time and price? My DD is a level 7 and beam is her hardest event. She struggles in pretty much every meet. Also, she is recovering from a back injury so pointers on other series that would count for level 8 or XCEL diamond would be...
  3. PeanutsMom

    For Parents This may be the end

    Hi everyone. Peanut's mom here again with yet another setback. It looks like the dreaded injury is likely taking my girl out of gymnastics. She had been complaining of hip pain on and off for months. We did PT, we tried stretching. It would get better and then it would return. We made an...
  4. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Gym GoFundme

    I know we can't post a link to a GoFundMe here, but does anyone know of a public forum other than Facebook we could reach a larger gymnastics audience? We are a very small gym in a semi rural area, so reaching out via social media and the internet is our greatest chance. Thank you.
  5. PeanutsMom

    For Coaches Best place to buy quality, used equipment

    Hi everyone, I am a rec coach at a small gym where my daughter is on team. The gym is young, only 18 months under the current ownership. The previous owners sold the gym with all the equipment included. They were not completely honest about the condition and quality of the equipment. The old...
  6. PeanutsMom

    For Coaches Yurchenko round off mat recommendation

    Hello. Our gym does not have a mat for Optionals to practice Yurchenko entry drills. They have an old panel mat to use for the round off. I am wondering what round off mat you would recommend. I have found Norberts, Gymnova (quote only, I can't tell the price) Mancino mats, and one at Ten-O. Is...
  7. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Her Journey Continues with a SMILE!

    I feel like all of you have taken this bumpy journey with my DD and me as we have navigated departing a toxic environment and moved on to a new one. It funny, when I first started documenting this journey, more for my sanity than anything else, I was hesitant to use the word toxic. The gym...
  8. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Can a judge/coach hep me understand?

    Hello! My DD is settling into her new gym. She is finally letting go of her flyaway again (long story). She hasn’t done her giant flyaway since February because her coach at the other gym said that it was getting too many deductions. Her coach at the new gym said it isn’t a huge deduction as it...
  9. PeanutsMom

    For Parents We have a new gym!

    For those of you following the saga of my DD, I am happy to report she found a new gym. The gym was purchased in 2019 from an old gym that went out of business. It is super small (2 sets of bars, 2 high beams, 2 low beams), one vault, but its so low key and friendly. They are just starting a JO...
  10. PeanutsMom

    WAG Chellsie's Husband

    Random thought occurred to me while watching Night 1 of US Champtionships? Does Chellsie's husband get as nervous for her as we parents get for our athletes (think Aly Raisman's parents and their viral videos watching Aly compete). Sending him lots of calming mojo as being a spectator is super...
  11. PeanutsMom

    For Parents The journey continues....

    Many have you have chimed in and been super supportive as my daughter "retired" from one gym and is working on finding another. I am happy to share that we have trials at 2 gyms in other areas. One is a brand new gym without a JO program. They are just starting a JO program to compete in 2022...
  12. PeanutsMom

    WAG Can an athlete compete without being affiliated with a gym?

    With our new gym situation, I was wondering if an athlete could compete without officially being affiliated with a gym? If my DD keeps her level 7 skills and uses various open gyms in the area to just stay current and not try to upgrade until we find a new home, can I enter her into meets as an...
  13. PeanutsMom

    For Parents My heart is breaking for her...

    There has been so much going on in our gym as of late that I feel like I have turned to this community more and more. It the hard part of being in a gym..when things aren't going well you don't want to bad mouth the gym for the kids who are not experiencing the same thing, but then at the same...
  14. PeanutsMom

    WAG XCEL Diamond Bar requirements

    My daughter just moved from JO level 7/8 to XCEL Diamond. She is working on bar skills and I am wondering where they fit to the COP. I have looked at the sheets, but since I don't know the individual value of each skill, I am wondering if I can just list them here: kip cast handstand to clear...
  15. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Proud parent moment but not what you think...

    My DD has been a competitive gymnast since age 7. If yo read my "Need to vent" post, you know there were some things happening in our gym that made it hard for girls who are not in TOPs to move forward. My daughter made the choice to switch to our gym's XCEL program. It was SOOOOO HARD! She had...
  16. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Need to vent a little

    I need to vent a little. I am a little leery of putting this on here because I am pretty sure other gym parents are on here and I have NO idea if any of our coaches are on here, but it has gotten to the point where my child is noticing and I need some advice. Our gym has always been a place...
  17. PeanutsMom

    For Parents The hits just keep coming..

    Last weekend was States, and after a rough season of competing only 2 events due to a huge growth spurt, Severs, and a lot of pain, DD got to compete all 4 events, ended 6th in the all around, had personal bests on 3 of 4 events and came away feeling like she was back on track. In practice this...
  18. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Gyms near Offutt AFB

    Hey everyone, I am hoping to pick your hive minds. My hubby is up for a new position at Offutt AFB near Omaha. We would likely be in the Papillion, or SE (I think) Omaha area. What gyms are there that are positive environments? You can PM if you want. My DD is a level 7 working level 8...
  19. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Growth spurt strikes..at the worst possible time

    Last year in March of 2020 when everything shut down for months. My 11 year old daughter was 4'4 inches tall. This year she is 4'9". At least she looks like a 6th grader now. However, her bones in her legs and feet grew faster than the muscles and she is having terrible pain in her feet and legs...
  20. PeanutsMom

    For Parents Optional State Championships

    Does anyone know how Optional State Championships will work? I know some states still have many restrictions, while others are opened up and running seasons. Does that mean only some states will have championships? Also, does anyone know if qualifications to state have changed? I think my kiddo...