I’m not sure I would want my daughter being best friends with someone like that.
I always tell my daughter not to worry about other people’s scores, to just have fun out there and do the best. Her goal is always to improve on her own scores from prior meets, whether that is improving on her...
How many hours a week are you practicing? A private lesson with a coach might be helpful as they can help identify specific deductions you are getting and tell you more precisely what to work on to improve your scores.
oops sorry, I made a mistake. Level 2 girls actually practice 6 hours at our gym. 2 hour practices, 3 times a week.
Level 2 competed 5 meets during the season years ago when my daughter was in it, I’m not sure about now. Every gym is different and some don’t have girls compete until level 3...
Preteam level 2 girls do 4 hours a week at our gym, 2 hour practices, twice a week.
I’m not sure of the exact requirements but the girls from the rec classes are usually scouted and invited to join from the coaches.
Just wanted to say that I absolutely love this thread and what a great reminder it is that gymnastics is not only about performing well and medaling.
It’s so rewarding to see you all post about the little wins in gymnastics and what important life lessons our kids are learning from it!
I like Sunisa Lee too and think she has a good chance of making it. She’s a beautiful gymnast to watch and she has been looking so strong lately. I also love her backstory about being one of six kids and not growing up wealthy. Her parents had to struggle to afford getting her to the meets...
How about Tango Amore for the music? As for choreography, I would say a lot of more sharp hand/arm movements to match the beat of the tango music rather than cutesy flowy gestures. Look on YouTube for gymnastics tango floor as inspiration!
If she’s feeling better by Saturday and wants to compete I would let her. But if she’s not showing any improvement by Friday afternoon or feeling weak, I would skip the meet and let her recuperate.
It also depends on the child too. If she just wants to go out there and have fun and get another...
Obviously Simone Biles is a lock to get a spot but who are your favorites to make the women’s team?
Have you been following any of the other gymnasts and hoping they get one of the spots?
I’m looking forward to watching the American Cup next month and of course the Olympic trials!