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    For Parents XCEL Skills

    Our gym sounds pretty similar! Most golds have: Floor: ROBHSBHS, ROBHSBT (or ROBT), front tuck, front handspring. Some have or are working on ariels, switch leaps, and back layouts. Beam: BWO (some connected with a second BWO), cartwheel-cartwheel or cartwheel-handstand, full turn, back tuck...
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    Thank you! Without knowing for sure, I would say they do not train kips as much as they should. I have heard it is one of those skills that requires a ton of repetition and I just don't think that is happening, unfortunately.
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    Thank you! Your response, and others like it, make a lot of sense. Thank you! Thank you for this! I do think body awareness is a huge part of it that may naturally come easier with age. From time to time, I do think she’d benefit from private lessons, but her coach doesn’t really encourage...
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    We are relatively new to the sport and really had no idea what to expect. I think the plan is for her to score out/switch to JO after next year, but I know every gym (and gymnast!) is different.
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    I totally get that. Seems to be pretty standard in our area though at her level (again, not necessarily age). We inquired at two other gyms and they were both 4-hour practices, either 3 or 4 days a week, although one would’ve required her to leave school early.
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    From what she says, they don’t work kips as much as they probably could/should. As a silver, it wasn’t required and she was the only one on her team that had it so I think they probably did spend more time on other things. She is generally in a group of 8-10 (so not too big) sometimes larger...
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    She started off 2 days a week (8 hours total), which we felt was reasonable at the time, and about half as many hours as she was asked to do at a different gym. So even 12 hours seems ok (and she handles it well) but I don’t disagree - I had thought she’d be more consistent with that skill after...
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    For Parents Reasonable Progress Expectations

    What are reasonable expectations when it comes to your child's progress in the gym? My daughter is 8, training Gold for the summer. Her gym is small and uses Xcel in place of L3-5. As a silver, she practiced 8 hours a week, bumping up to 12 in April. She is training 15 hours over the summer then...