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    For Coaches training hours for TOPS and elite pathway gymnasts?

    For any coaches/clubs who have elite pathway programs, training TOPS gymnasts or are training young gymnasts with a lot of potential, how many hours do your girls train a week? I have 5 girls on my team (ages 6-8) who seem to have a lot of potential and i’m trying to get a sense of what it takes...
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    For Parents Spin Off The "Confused" Post, Question about Elite Training

    I'm just curious for more information after reading through the "Confused Myself" thread. I'm not really interested in doing junior elite with my 8yr old (level 4) but I do wonder if she may want to do senior elite someday. Is it possible for a child to go elite in a town with no elite gyms? I...
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    Anon Training frustrations

    I don’t understand, I never have, why gymnasts who are already good get extra training days offered to them to make them even better, while gymnasts who may be struggling or who could benefit from an extra training day do not get the same offer extended to them. I’m not talking about time...
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    For Coaches CIT Program (Coach In Training)

    Thought I would ask here before I started the program at the gym. The program I ran at a previous gym we just did shadowing, because we were a fairly small gym, but this facility is much larger. I would like to implement a program that is even better! How do you run your CIT program? Do you...
  5. JBS

    WAG Gabby Douglas Training At WOGA?

    Ok... this could be awesome. Hopefully she is coming back!
  6. Lovegymmom

    For Parents Vacation over training?

    Hi, everyone! This is my first post. I have an 11 year old daughter who is training level 5/6. We just made a gym change at the end of May because her former gym shifted to an all-Xcel model for the compulsory levels. The new gym has set practice days for each training group and her group...
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    For Parents Training weeks in the summer

    Hi all, My daughter is entering her second year of comp. she’s 9 (turning 10) and expected to be level 4/5 this year. As last summer’s training schedule was still disrupted by COVID restrictions, we weren’t sure what to expect for this summer and only got the summer schedule after we made some...
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    For Parents Training hours and cost

    I am curious, how many hours a week does your upper level optional gymnast train and what is the monthly cost (excluding meet fees, leotards, travel, etc.)?
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    For Parents Thoughts on Visiting Gyms for Training While Out of Town

    My daughter will be going to visit her dad for about two weeks this summer. I plan to ask her coach about this but was curious to hear your thoughts. My daughter struggles with anxiety and gymnastics is her comfort. These visits are always tough on her so I wonder if having the opportunity to...
  10. gymgal

    WAG When does your gym go to 20 hours/week for training?

    Trying to get updated information. If you are in a gym that does not go to 20 hours, indicate never. If your gym offers variable hours, pick the lowest level that 20 hrs is offered. This does not include parent initiated privates. I suppose it should include gym required privates though...
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    Anon Required Staff Training TW: mentions of SafeSport material

    Hello all, I am going to be briefly mentioning some squeamish topics, but nothing grotesque. Just want to give that warning. Anyways, I’m a coach at a small gym that doesn’t go to meets or events. But they have a ‘team’. What I’m here to ask is, is there required sexual abuse training under the...
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    For Parents Training hours during school time.

    How do you feel about elementary aged kids missing school for practice? My daughter will be training level 4 next year and one of her scheduled gym practices is a school day 12-4. I hate this. I expressed concern to competitive manger and they are not willing to change time, not willing to let...
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    For Parents Training in Japan

    Hi! My husband’s job is transferring us to Japan. I have 2 kiddos that compete gymnastics currently in the US. Does anyone have experience transferring and finding good programs overseas?
  14. Mom2Angie

    For Parents Questions about Training Schedule/Hours for Optionals

    Hi parents! My daughter is currently wrapping up her level 7 season and will be training level 8 this summer. She trains 16 hours now; 3 weekdays 4-8pm and Saturdays from 9-1 and will be adding another day next year. We've contemplated switching gyms but the 2 other options in our area have...
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    MAG Flexibility training

    My son had a trial for a MAG gym today. They were impressed but because he’s not been in a mini squad he isn’t as flexible as they’d like or able to hold levers for as long as they’d like. They’ve asked to see him again in 6 weeks and sent him away with a home training programme. Any one got...
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    For Parents Training hours- how much is too much?

    Just curious- does your governing body have easily accessible information on how many training hours is appropriate for your gymnast's age and level? I've just tried to find something from British Gymnastics and it feels like there's no guidance at all! How can parents make informed decisions...
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    For Parents Nutrition for Gymnasts when training through evening meal times?

    Hi, So my child (8) often has a 5-10 minute turn around from getting home from school to leaving for gymnastics (say home from school at 3:25 and gym starts at 4, so barley time to get changed and shovel some food in on the way (which i imagine hasnt settle properly before warm ups) and then...
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    For Parents Questions about switching gyms for higher level of training…

    I’m beginning to question whether we need to look at other gyms for my daughter (8 yo training level 4, coming off a very successful level 3 season). This is a tough one too, as we absolutely love our current gym. We have friends there, the coaches are loving and kind, and I fully trust that my...
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    For Parents Training hours

    Just out of curiosity, how many hours do your 5-6 year old competition gymnasts train for per week? Thanks
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    For Coaches Pre team training hours

    Hi all, im a young coach and ex-competitive gymnast with three years experience coaching competitive gymnastics. This is my first time developing a pre team from the beginning all on my own. They are 5-7 years old and they’ve been training 4hrs a week (2hrs 2 days a week) since august and from...