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  1. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Unpopular Opinions

    Always going to be someone doing more. High level sports, be it gymnastics, football, soccer. USAG, travel teams, high school, college, pros……… only so many top spots, there are no participation trophies. The stats are something like only 7 % of high school athletes go on to play in college...
  2. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Unpopular Opinions

    I forgot one, Leo’s prompted NO light colored leos on the bottoms. Again any kid in puberty fears them. And depending on the Leo’s the potential peep show aspect, which you might not see until photo…… Nope. Dark color bottoms only Our High school state team last year had a light color Leo...
  3. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Unpopular Opinions

    Exactly. My kid has worn shorts to practice since she was 3, she is not a fan of just Leo’s. She just deals at meets because she has too. Any kid that I know that has hit puberty wears shorts to practice. Regarding the glittery over done ones. I know a lot of kids who can’t stand them...
  4. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Unpopular Opinions

    1- High hours aren’t necessary 2-Time off is ok 3-Gym should not be a child’s whole life. This would make a child more able to deal with blocks, bullies, injuries. If they have other places and people in their world. A bad day at one place (the gym) is a bad day in their whole world...
  5. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Unpopular Opinions

    How many of the hundreds have you actually asked? How many of the hundreds have been given choices and chosen the one they actually wanted? How many of the hundreds have been given shorts told its fine to wear them and personally chosen not to?
  6. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Vacation over training?

    Why are you against time off? A week off doesn’t mean there is no commitment or that she and “it” is not serious And the post was update. She went.
  7. ldw4mlo

    For Parents It's over :(

    Yes it gets easier. And perhaps she needs to step away from coaching. Because instead of just quitting once she is essentially quitting over and over, every time she goes and then leaves. She needs to try new things And she needs to do it by opening the new door and closing the old. Keeping...
  8. ldw4mlo

    WAG NYS USAG website ????

    Thank you both
  9. ldw4mlo

    WAG NYS USAG website ????

    Greetings any NYS folks or anyone really have a working website link for NYS USAG? Any I stumble upon seem to be not working Thanks
  10. ldw4mlo

    WAG XG Floor Music beeps

    You can get the beep. I did but sorry I don’t remember where. And to the best of my knowledge and 10 yrs of beeps it has nothing to do with the time
  11. ldw4mlo

    WAG How do gymnasts or their parents care for their gymnastics leotards and care for them before while and after wearing?

    They literally just get put in her Leo drawer, maybe folded in half. Her comp Leo stays on the hanger in the bag it arrived in from GK. Also in the bag her warm up and bra so she knows everything is together. We would transport them this way (hanger hung in the car) if she wasn’t changing until...
  12. ldw4mlo

    WAG Looking for Star Wars music for floor

    Thanks mine is dark and strong. The cantina one is totally not her
  13. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Complusory vs Optionals as a Parent

    Yep please let them land uninjured
  14. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Complusory vs Optionals as a Parent

    In optionals it becomes about just let them get through a clean routine and no injuries. I find it’s actually easier to see who had the best routine since the details aren’t scored the same as compulsor. A twist is a twist on the floor, a BHS-BHS on beam is what it is. The detail in between...
  15. ldw4mlo

    WAG Looking for Star Wars music for floor

    So the kid is looking to change her floor music. She is liking Star Wars music, even Darth Vader/Empire. Anyone have any already cut Star Wars music or sites to find what she is looking for. She has lots of orchestractions, but would need to edit. Would rather purchase something already done. TIA
  16. ldw4mlo

    WAG How do gymnasts or their parents care for their gymnastics leotards and care for them before while and after wearing?

    my kid there is no folding it gets stuffed in her gymnastics drawer. Comp Leo goes with comp warmup on a hanger in the closet
  17. ldw4mlo

    WAG How do gymnasts or their parents care for their gymnastics leotards and care for them before while and after wearing?

    All my daughters Leo’s go in the regular wash and dryer. Her comp Leo goes in the sink to hand wash or delicate cycle. Air dry. It’s weeks between wearings.
  18. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Training weeks in the summer

    What are L7/8 hours, very different at different gyms At our gym optionals top out at 12 hours during the year. Summer camps can be more. Max technically 30 hours but really 24 as there is lunch and and hour of play/downtime in the 6 hour day. My level 8/working some 9 skills did 9-18 hours...
  19. ldw4mlo

    For Parents Training weeks in the summer

    There no 22 hour minimum for safety
  20. ldw4mlo

    WAG Quiz: What's the Deduction?

    I got 7/12 which surprised me. Only 2 I flat out had no clue. The others were just a question of degree