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    WAG 2022 TOPs testing

    When you say “fully tanked” are you saying it’s over and not going to be around much longer?
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    WAG 2022 TOPs testing

    Please excuse my ignorance……I believe you all are discussing how no one knows what is going on with testing and dates for the CURRENT year. BUUUUTTTTTT……. Do we know when the NEW season would start? I see we are currently in the 22/23 season, so if your kid was just invited would I be safe in...
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    For Parents Great Read: The 'Less Athletic' Kids

    Such a good article!
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    For Parents No power!

    This was my next question. How do we know for sure what a kids physical abilities are so young? I get the impression her coach thinks she’ll never have the power. I asked what she could do to help increase power and she said nothing. They already do plyo in gym. I’m no gymnast but I do know...
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    For Parents No power!

    Thank you soooooo much for this! We will do this!
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    For Parents No power!

    Wow! That is a big difference. I see that both comments on this post are from coaches. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. Do you recommend waiting until she is older for this kind of training or earlier the better? Obviously she has big plans for her gymnastics career (like every...
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    For Parents No power!

    Thank you for the suggestion! I will do some research for our area.
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    For Parents No power!

    Hello! I’m just curious if there is anything a gymnast can do to gain power or is this only something you’re born with? My dd has flat feet and a bit knock kneed so it effects her running which in turn effects her jumping. She is only 7 and pretty strong and flexible. The other day she was...
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    WAG Coaches, what do you think of parents that watch the entire practice?

    Such a great point! My daughter is 8 and still wants me to watch her. One day I’m sure that will stop, so in the meantime I’m gonna soak it up! Xoxo
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    WAG Coaches, what do you think of parents that watch the entire practice?

    Hi there! I am a gym mom too. I stayed for DD’s rec classes but when she was invited on to team I left. However, it really depends on the situation. We had a problem with some of the girls on the team for a few months. I stayed at every practice and watched like a hawk. Once the problem was...
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    For Parents Is XCEL a waste of time?

    Perfect!! I think this is exactly what our gym is doing. We do have optionals at our gym and they are doing very well. They have gymnasts up to level 10, which I am assuming is as high as it goes before college. This was very helpful. Thank you for posting. I don’t know if my kid will really...
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    For Parents Olympic gymnast scores when they first started as kids.

    Thanks for trying! It would be so cool if they would.
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    For Parents Olympic gymnast scores when they first started as kids.

    Will do!!!! Yes! Thank you so much for commenting! I saw the gym change for Jade. I wasn’t sure if that was the same person. There are 3 gymnast with my kids name. I did show my DD and she was REALLY encouraged. It’s nice for her to know you don’t have to be Simone Biles to have a gymnastics...
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    For Parents For the love of the sport: “Should I stay or should I go”

    Thank you so much! That’s what I was thinking but I’m new at this and know nothing about this sport! :’D
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    For Parents Olympic gymnast scores when they first started as kids.

    Hi there Is there any place where you can see the scores of Olympic gymnast when they were little, like 6? I’m trying to show my kid that most people dont get it perfectly the first time. I saw a mom say we could see Jade Carey’s scores but I could only find her upper levels. Is this possible...
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    For Parents Is XCEL a waste of time?

    Hi again! Gymnastics newbie here! I never did gymnastics so this world is all new to me. I have a question about XCEL vs. Developmental (JO.) Our gym only offers XCEL at these early levels. From what I can tell they switch after diamond and start developmental at level 7? I could be wrong...
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    For Parents For the love of the sport: “Should I stay or should I go”

    Hello! Newbie here……. So my daughter is almost done with her first year competing. She is 7 years old in XCEL Bronze. I think she has done wonderful and we are so proud of her, but she has noticed she is the lowest scorer on her team. Everyone else is 1st and 2nd place AA. She just earned her...