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  1. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Level 9 States Report

    DD's 1st event was bars, which has been coming along all season but inconsistent in her dismounts (double pike), usually over rotating. She did a really nice routine, right up to the end, where this time, she under-rotated and fell - 8.575. Beam was 9.4 with a couple of wobbles, 7th place...
  2. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Trying to Manage DD's Expectations.... And a little brag :)

    As a small gymnast, DD has had her struggles with vault over the years. A tiny 6 yr old Level 4, she did "ok" but never great. Levels 5-6 saw alot of scores in the 6-7 range. Eventually by L7 she had grown a little to start doing well at the FHS. Fast forward...now she is 12 years old, L9...
  3. Gymmonkeymomma

    WAG First Level 9 Meet

    Ugh, wrote a whole meet report and IE went crazy..... Little Monkey had a great day! She loved being part of a TEAM. And Team took 2nd :D Started on bars with shaky warmups. Not sure of SV but not 10.0 because she does a kip/cast after pirouette before baile. Didn't quite hit handstand...
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    WAG A little update- 1st L9 Meet in 3 Weeks and....

    Little Monkey finally got her last piece together! She connected her pirouette to baile for the first time yesterday andI was lucky enough to be there to see it! It was her first time trying the connection, even the night before, she told me she might start with pirouette-kip-cast-baile, but...
  5. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Time for Uptraining

    My Little Monkey was a tad disappointed about not making Regionals (she just missed the last alternate spot by 0.075). She was grumpy about it for a few days, but now it seems that even though the 9s/10's are busy training for Regionals/Nationals, uptraining has begun for LM. For the past 2...
  6. Gymmonkeymomma

    First Meet Post Injury - She's Back!!!

    Little Monkey fractured her foot on Jan 14th, just days before our trip to Sand Dollar, needless to say, she had to miss that meet, as well as Parkettes and the 2nd Sectional. This Sunday she competed for the first time, 8 weeks since getting hurt, at the last Sectional before States...
  7. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Please send extra fairies this way!

    Some of you may remember my post from a few weeks ago, Little Monkey fractured her right foot at the 5th metatarsal. She was in a boot for 3 weeks, had to miss Sand Dollar and Parkettes meets. She was quite upset over not being able to compete, even though we did travel with the team. She was...
  8. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Sidelined for a few weeks :(

    Little Monkey caught her foot between 2 mats on Saturday and ended up with an avulsion fracture :( So.... this means no Sand Dollar Meet this week and no Parkettes next week (at least we can stop worry about report time now!). Going to see sports ortho tomorrow to confirm diagnosis and discuss...
  9. Gymmonkeymomma

    First Level 8 Meet Saturday

    Little Monkey is competing at COTC this Saturday...her first Level 8 meet, her first meet on her new team.... She's very excited and I'm probably more nervous than she is. She loves her new teammates and coaches (well, not so new anymore I guess, she's been there since May 2nd) and can't wait...
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    For Parents First week training optionals :)

    Little Monkey flew into the gym Monday night wanting to know if she gets to go in the "big girl" group now, lol. Well, it just so happened that there was a parent meeting that night about some behavior/attitude issues with the older girls and after the meeting and talking to HC and the other...
  11. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents L6 States Over, Done with Compulsories!

    Little Monkey was all pumped up for States. She has been working really hard with the coaches, tweaking everything, etc. She has been absorbing their lessons like a little sponge. That's why today was such a sad ending to an otherwise awesome season! We had an 11:30am report time, so I...
  12. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents An Update on my Two Monkeys

    Just so I don't hijack anyone else's posts,lol, I wanted to fill anyone who's interested, in one what my two have been up to. I have been M.I.A. from this board for a few weeks due to busy work-travel schedule (2 weeks to Denmark between Dec 6-Jan 15)!!! I have yet to upload Little Monkeys...
  13. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents I am still in shock! Level 6 Sectional Report

    Brag Alert! Today was Little Monkey's 2nd Lv 6 Sectional...8am report, 45 min car ride. We were late getting on the road because we had hair product issues, LOL, so I was speeding..good thing there's really not much traffic at that hour on a Sunday. LM was alone again, since there are...
  14. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents 2 Meet Reports - Level 8 and Level 6

    This will be a quick report, while it's still sort of fresh in my mind. I left Sunday for Denmark on business and just got home today. Kelsey, had her first Level 8 meet on Sat 8am report time. She is my no-confidence-doesn't-want-to-work-hard girl, however, I was proud of the fact that she...
  15. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Proud Little Monkey :)

    Last night was the first session of the Rutgers Classic, we had a 4pm report time. Awards started at 8:30, it was a late night and a long meet. The 9 yr old group had 23 girls. They had 8 squads so LM was in the 2nd rotation. First up, vault - they practice in the back which my older DD...
  16. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Update on big DD and gymnastics

    Well it's been a few weeks since big DD's announcement about "hating" gymnastics and wanting to quit. Since then 2 of her Level 8 teammates have left, as well as 1 level 7 who was her age and a good friend. The 2 8's left the sport, the 7 is doing Joga at a gym 10 mins from her house, and she...
  17. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Little Monkey First Level 6 Sectional

    It was a long day, report time was 4:45pm. LM was by herself but ended up in a squad with one of her former teammates and best buddies. Afterwards she told me she likes competing alone, it helps her stay focused, lol. She had her favorite coach and that was all she needed. Another former...
  18. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Little Monkey's 2nd Level 6 Meet Report

    LM competed at the Acorn Team Cup so if you didn't have enough kid in your level to make a team (3) they were put in a mixed "all star" session - we had Level 3's, 5, 6, 7's. LM had her favorite coach there so she was very positive. First up was bars - warmups looked great! However, she...
  19. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents Tough choice :( (very long)

    Well, I guess I knew this day would come. My oldest has decided to quit gymnastics. A couple of weeks ago, HC decided it was time to have everyone "step up their game". No more lollygagging. Now this gym has been known for having a relaxed atmosphere with focus on personal goals rather than...
  20. Gymmonkeymomma

    For Parents First Level 6 Meet Report

    Good news is that Little Monkey qualified for Sectionals. The frustration news.....and meet report: First off, it seems that scoring is tougher in the southern part of the state - maybe Granny Smith can comment. This was our first invitational meet that was "down south" but it seemed across...