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    WAG 2024 Commit Thread

    We’ve been in contact with some coaches…
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    For Parents Age for ankle weights?

    I would only use 1lb or lower. Anything else just applies extra pressure to the muscles and is unnecessary. DDs use them on bars. When casting to handstands. Also when learning releases to teach them how to flip faster. They learn to use their power to flip with ankle weights on, then when they...
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    For Parents When Kids Should Start Swimming Lessons?

    I meant learn to swim They can definitely learn survival techniques earlier
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    For Parents Young Gymnast - TOPS Elite track

    My opinion although y’all may not like it: I support you for homeschooling you daughter when gymnastics is where she thrives best. A kid at that age needs to be in environment with others her age to develop socially, and from what I understand she gets that at the gym. Most kids get their social...
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    For Parents When Kids Should Start Swimming Lessons?

    6/7 if they have the body co-ordination
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    For Parents Meets question

    Gas (assuming a 4-5 hour drive) 80 dollars extra Hotel - max 100 extra for 4 of us Restaurant - max 20 extra for 4 of us Meet fees haven’t risen as far as I know That’s 200 extra in total per away meet (of course depends on the area) - which I would still call marginal in the big scheme of...
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    For Parents Meets question

    We usually make it to 2 Nastia qualifiers, one is an hour from our gym, the other about 5 hours. I would be very upset if our gym told us they were no longer travelling to the further one due to travel expenses. Those large meets provide experience, exposure and of course the opportunity to go...
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    WAG Level 10 beam mount downgraded

    Depends on the rest of her routine. Could give her a 9.900 SV.
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    For Parents Gymnastics college team seeker, high school gymnast mom

    Nope you don’t have to go to WOGA to be on the National team, our gym has produced a couple as well. Going to a gym with elite experience may help a gymnast’s prospects of getting to National team.
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    For Parents Gymnastics college team seeker, high school gymnast mom

    Yes, worth moving if you want to give your DD the best chance to be on the national team and are willing to take all the risks which come with it. Not worth moving for gymnastics if you want quality of life, if you have a gym you are happy with, your DD is in school etc.
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    WAG Xcel Sapphire Division

    We are looking into DD13 competing this next year. She is drastically reducing her hours (began last week), planning to make a decision in September whether she’ll aim for level 10 or Sapphire routines. Waiting to see some more details. I’m also curious how competitive sapphire will be - if...
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    WAG Baker, Memmel and Sacramone-Quinn new high performance coordinators

    As far as I remember she stepped down as allegations began coming out so she wouldn’t be charged. I may be wrong.
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    For Parents Always hurting?

    We’ve been through injuries and all but none of mine would say they are constantly in pain. For reference I have 3 gymnasts, 2 level 10’s and a level 7. We’ve only done PT and therapies post injury, never on a constant basis. DD16 was in pain last year for about 2 months after she fractured a...
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    WAG Any changes to L10 scoring/skill value? What about NCAA?

    Mine just got her maloney to Pak so she’ll be devastated. I wonder why they downgraded it?
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    WAG Baker, Memmel and Sacramone-Quinn new high performance coordinators

    If that’s the job of HPC why isn’t Martha still in power?
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    WAG Baker, Memmel and Sacramone-Quinn new high performance coordinators

    It was a system which got medals but broke their athletes in the process. Athletes over medals.
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    For Parents L10 gymnast (The Reality Of College Gymnastics)

    No one on here is supporting 20 hours a week at level 4. You don’t need high hours to reach optionals, you need high (er) hours to be competitive at upper optionals
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    For Parents L10 gymnast (The Reality Of College Gymnastics)

    A level 9 scoring mid 8s is considered a top gymnast. Level 9 scoring is extremely low. A mid 8 on every event would get to roughly 37.00 AA which would qualify the Easterns and Westerns I think in every region! You can correct me if I’m wrong with that. Point being I don’t believe your...
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    WAG Good luck to the 2024s!!

    That’s us! *gulp*