Thanks! So you are saying they must
have the BHS on beam?
And don't they need to cast to a handstand on bars?
B/C dd is in a bit of a conundrum:
She is supposed to compete L6 this Fall. Her best bud just decided to not compete L6 as planned, but go back and do a 2nd yr L5. According to dd, the rest of the L6's are either injured or missing skills and may not compete L6, which means dd would compete alone. Not fun, as a big part of this sport for her is being at competitions w/ friends/ teammates & all the camaraderie that goes w/ it. I mean, what 12 yr old wants to sit out there thru a whole comp. w/ just their coach? No offense to the coaches, she LOVES them, but, y' know....
So dd was thinking maybe of asking the coaches if she could 'test out' of L6 & jump up to L7, so she'd at least have a season (Winter) competing w/ a fair number of teammates.
Skills that point toward L7 which she has thus far:
Bars: cast-flyaway, but cannot cast to a handstand.
Beam: BWO. BHS only on low beam. RO to back flip dismount. Some sort of run across beam, punch & front flip off beam (sorry I don't know the terms!)
Floor: Backwards layout. Front handspring (or flyspring maybe?) to front tuck. No fancy leaps yet
Vault: 1/2 on. Tsuk.
I guess I just worry about her getting discouraged & quitting if she has to compete all alone, & wonder if the L7 thing would be worth it---or too hard & frustrating & thus lead to quitting?
She did do 2 years of L5, state titles on beam & bars, so has good basics there. So staying back to do L5 w/ friends would not be right, nor does she want to do that again!
Things may change & all this will probably be 'moot' by this evening, but just wanted your feedback.
Maybe we can pray for a few nice L6's to suddenly join the gym????