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    For Coaches Gymnastics games for kids

    HMMM I've got alot! I'll give you our newest one! I call it bars and beam the kids start in the middle and I say beam they run one direction and when I say bars they run the other direction. The other orders are like Bridge Hollow Splits The last person into those postions is out (you will...
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    where to order a Matt and a bar???

    I bought my dd a bar for x-mas last year from norberts.com we love her bar! I am however a coach and don't know that she would have one otherwise. Her bar is not wobbly at all and her father and I have both played on it. but I got her a smaller one mostly for pull overs, front and back hip...
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    For Parents WE moved to SW Iowa fyi....

    Well glad to hear things are going well. I'm not on here to much but I just thought I would give you a shout out. We went to the university of Nebraska's gymnastics camp last summer and got to meet some of the Premiere gymnasts they were great. But so was everyone at camp. Anywho the girls...
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    For Parents benefits to competing level 2?

    In our area we compete in AAU instead of USAG because they start competing in level 2. I love it because we have a small gym and the girls don't spend a ton of hours training I'm talking like 3 hr a week tops. Anywho so it is alot harder to get those level 4 skills fast when your gym time is...
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    Controversy at the gym

    I think that the rules are in place and that the parents in this situation did not and are not setting a good example. I mean by defending their actions the parents are sending the message to their daughters that they don't have to follow the coaches rules. As a coach I would be very...
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    For Coaches Coaching Autistic Children

    It is challenging but very rewarding so hang in there. We have a 9 yr old autistic girl who does very well after getting used to everything. Right now our biggest issue is just letting her know when she is asking inappropriate questions. I think the most important thing is to keep reminding...
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    For Parents coach and dd buting heads?

    As a coach I would much rather have a parent talk to me if nothing else at least to recognize my frustration. I really like having parents talk to me rather than hold things in. I keep a very open forum in the gym comments and questions are always welcome. I would also talk to your daughter...
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    What can she do to score higher

    You know after one of my first L4 meets I went to the judge and asked what could help us and she said that on the small hops in the beginning that their hands need to not flop around they only go up on the straight jump and out on the leap. It was really hard to see the routine but I noticed...
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    Need all the Luck you can Send!!

    Hello all, My team has their first meet this weekend starting at 8am tommorrow! I am so excited to see how they will do. We could really use some bar fairies(KIPS Ecspecially) for level 5! Level 4 needs the bar fairy as well! Level 3 needs Beam Fairies and level 2 just need some nerve...
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    For Coaches Arm Circle/Hurdle Problems

    We have just started working vaults with our rec kids to my frustration! And a couple things that worked well for us is: Taking away the spring board and making a square on the floor were they are supposed to punch. They run hurdle punch and focus on the arm swing and try to lift their feet...
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    Class coverage when sick

    Our gym is rather small and it is only me and the gym owner as coaches we coach every class together!!! We could probably hire at least one or two more coaches but neither of us trust that anyone else will do as good as job. Anywho I don't get sick days for this reason I stick it out. Right...
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    For Parents My hair hurts! (and other nonsense)

    As a parent I tell my daughter to shake it off and to stop being a sissy she is 2.5 and now says I a sissy mommy!!! I'm a bad parent what can I say. But as a coach I have one class in particular that is full of excuses for everything. Just yesterday we had two girls who stepped wrong on...
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    For Parents Summer camps

    Camp is so much fun!! I am a coach as well as a parent so I went last year even though dd wasn't old enough. But I know that we found some camps that were willing to give gymmies half price if a parent went as a chaperone. The camp we went to was Huskers Gymnastics camp and they did not offer...
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    help!! with gymnastics vocabulary

    drillsandskills.com has alot of videos of skills and the names with a description but it is all in english. Sorry I'm not more helo!
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    For Coaches Straddle on Sole Circle Dismount

    This may sound super silly but I am having troubles finding the right place to spot on a Straddle on Sole Circle dismount. We just haven't done them till this point. I have taught them in the past but I have some girls that are having troubles gaining the confidence to get their feet on. I...
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    back extension roll

    We do a drill which is very simple but it seems to help a lill. I have the girls lay on their backs with arms straight out and legs in the air. I grab their ankles and have them start trying to pull to that handstand and then I pull their ankles . But it really helps them feel how to use...
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    For Parents Advice on Political Correctness needed...

    I get very frustrated also! Our small town paper puts all sorts of junk in the paper but can't spare the space to report on gymnastics. They say that its because were a privately owned club. I think that is crap becuas they take up like a whole page to report on swim club which the kids also...
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    For Coaches A coaches point of view....

    You know without being there and seeing the situation I will say that as a coach you have to learn how to push each individual child. Different kids take different types of motivation and as a coach its hard to find. He may have been thinking that no one has ever pushed her like that and...
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    The dreaded mill circle

    We compete from level 2 and up and I really don't like this whole discussion. Its like your all saying that only higher level gymnasts are worth anything. And the girls get so much confidence and strength just from doing any gymnastics it doesn't matter the level. I may not love every skill...
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    For Coaches Splits problem!

    Okay so I have a gymnast who is competing level 4 this year and her splits are so far off the floor but I know she is trying her hardest. This lil girl was born without hip sockets and had to have surgery as a baby to fix it I mean she has the scars to prove it. Anywho she was in a body cast...