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    WAG Talk to me about Vault Table height

    I'm just curious and trying to learn the mechanics of this. My YDD is a newly minted 9 year old who is definitely on the small side. Her gym tests out of level 4, competes Gold, tests out of 5, and competes 6. Her new vault coach just had her move her front handspring vault from a 105 setting...
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    WAG Which vault is easier to flip?

    Question first, before the long tale of why I am asking! In your experience as a gymnast, coach, judge, parent, etc, is a Yurchenko or a Tsuk easier to flip? Background is that my DD broke her shoulder at the main growth plate last year, seemed to recover fine. Then this year started having...
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    WAG Regionals - lower numbers than usual - any insight?

    So I put this in a post about region 8 but wondered if anyone in any region had some insight. I noticed for NC level 7, in 2019 the top 105 girls (out of 213 competitors) made it to regionals. This year, it says that they will only take 56 girls. I wondered a few things: 1- are other...
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    For Parents Region 8 regionals - breakdown?

    Wondering if anyone has seen the percentage breakdown for Region 8 Womens yet. Thanks!
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    For Parents Quick beam series question

    Can anyone tell me how long a handstand needs to be held in a HS-BHS series? My kid is repeating 7 for what is left of this season after training for 8 all year (then getting injured), so she plans to compete a BHS-BHS that she had planned for 8, but will use a HS-BHS as a back up. I noticed...
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    How are all of you judges feeling about meets?

    Have you been given any word on how you will be kept safe with all of the coaches and athletes, and even the other judges (!) around you? Particularly with interstate competitions? I'm wondering if you all have been told anything about how some of these big interstate meets will be run given...
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    New Jersey ban on interstate indoor youth sports?

    https://www.trentonian.com/sports/gov-phil-murphy-bans-interstate-indoor-youth-sports-games-indefinitely/article_50a7e994-22cf-11eb-8901-5fc08ba2b73c.html My mom (I no longer live in NJ, but my family does) just emailed me that the NJ governor is planning to ban interstate indoor youth sports...
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    For Parents Flat feet = poor releve

    So my kiddo has really flat feet. Like really flat. Nothing to do for them really as they are "flexible flat feet" not "fixed ...we just help her strengthen her ankles to she is less prone to sprains. I have recently noticed, though, that she has a tough time getting her feet to look pretty, for...
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    For Parents Beam series level 7/8 and moving forward

    So my kid has had a BHS-BHS on beam for a while now, competed it on level 7 for her last few meets before COVID. She has always hated a BWO on beam and has *never* competed it. She did a single BHS on L5 and L6 and then a BHS-BHS on L7. After they were allowed to return to gym, she was assigned...
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    WAG What big or major meets have already been postponed or canceled?

    I read a post in another thread saying that many big meets were already canceled for the 2021 season. I figured that I'd start a thread so folks could list those meets in case anyone else is curious. I'll start with The Gala in Asheville, NC. Not huge, but a pretty big and well attended meet...
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    For Parents No word on meets yet?

    Wondering if any of you whose kids have been back at gym for a few months already DON'T have meet scheduled or any word on meets yet. We've been back since mid-May and have not heard a word about whether the gym is planning to forego the season or do some in-state and drivable meets. They have...
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    For Parents Anyone gone back to school in person yet?

    My kids start back 4 days a week in person in two weeks and have to wear masks all day, obviously. The school made parents commit to all virtual or a hybrid of in-person/virtual last week and only 40% wanted the hybrid option, so they are actually letting our kids go 4 days since there is enough...
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    WAG 30 for 30 Heavy Medals

    Has anyone listened to this season of 30 for 30? It's about the Karolyis. I was wondering if it was worth listening to.
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    For Parents Is ANYONE's gym still open?

    Just curious. No judgment. I realize every area is different with different risks and required precautions. Our city just went on mandatory stay-at-home orders until 4/30...except healthcare, so I'm now in full blown panic about how my DH and I will keep managing to go to work and somehow...
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    For Parents State Meet gift bags stuff - what to do?

    As I'm sure many of you have done, we had started our annual collection of items for state meet bags prior to the meet cancellations. I'm the one who was to be putting the bags together. Including myself, only about 1/2 of the parents contributed items prior to the decision and no one has...
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    For Parents Stinky pitts on meet leo

    Oh friends, please help. We had to buy a used meet leotard for my daughter as she grew like 5" since we bought her original one last year. She just turned 10 and definitely sweats, but doesn't really have that tween/teen true body odor yet. So she wore the used leo for a meet this weekend and...
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    WAG For those heading the Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational (GGI) this weekend...

    Make sure to keep your eye on the weather especially if you are flying into CLT today. Most schools in the Piedmont and Triangle area of NC are closing early today for severe flood warnings and tornado watches. Weather should be fine by tomorrow but still concern for flooding for river levels...
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    Dreams

    For years, I have tried to write in a journal. I tried traditional, bullet (which I actually liked better and still use occasionally), etc, but never stick to it. They usually turn into to-do lists. So I bought a "prompt" guided journal hoping that it would inspire me to write more and given...
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    For Parents Not gym related - ideas for gifts by age

    Okay, so I'm procrastinating at work and trying to think of a million gift ideas for the millions of kids in my life and coming up short! Mostly girls. Reaching out to this cool crew for ideas! I figure that it might be of help to everyone! So I'll write out the categories below and if you...
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    For Parents injuries...

    SO unfortunately the week after discovering that she had made level 7, my poor sweet kiddo got hurt - growth plate fracture of the shoulder. This is her first "real" injury where she really can't do much of anything except leg conditioning and splits for 4 weeks. I was wondering from those of...