Oh my lord. Bless her. Such crummy luck to get injured once she finally got her skills!!! Is she repeating b/c of the injury or would she have repeated anyway? What do you attribute her taking longer to get the skills on bars to?
And I 100% agree about needing to hear something new or from someone else...Why I came here for advice (insert wink emoji I don't know how to add). We have several new coaches on the staff so I thought that would help....though she's now been working with them for several months so not so new anymore. I hope they are being creating but not sure....She's started doing work in the belt although I am not sure what that's for. Once coach thought she wasn't strong enough to straddle cast to handstand but the others disagree. (I do too b/c I have seen girls who are bigger and/or weaker get it). And she's good at all the usual drills recommended. She can't press to handstand anymore but several of the girls can't and they're ok doing it. Once when a coach spotted her by pushing her shoulders to vertical from the front of the bar, she got up. So it's something with getting those arms/shoulders vertical. But b/c the others don't spot her hard at all I don't think it's strength. Rather her brain for some reason is not giving her body the cue to open up there when she does the skill on her own. My potentially dubious and uneducated theory.....
Good luck to your daughter. And to you.
Each coach has a different theory -- they're probably all right! One says it's pure timing -- something about when her legs are in front of the bar out of her kip; another says she doesn't lean far enough over the bar out of her kip; another says her heel drive isn't strong enough; another says she straddles too soon; another says she forgets to shift her wrists at the right time ... again, I'm sure it's a bit of all of this, but I personally (and Very unprofessionally haha) think it's mostly related to her shoulders ... she doesn't lean over the bar far enough for sure but also she doesn't push down on the bar enough fully from her shoulders (or her lats, maybe?) ... she tends to push from her biceps and not from her shoulders. I think it's the whole "open shoulders" thing they always talk about but I never understand? Again, what do I know. Mostly her current coach is so tired of her not having the skill that it seems she's given up so she (DD) isn't really being coached/helped -- she's only being verbally corrected, which absolutely doesn't work with her. I really hope she gets it again soon; otherwise, it's going to be another long season of looking away when her bars score comes up! And in my mind, she's repeating b/c of that issue. Even though she got the skills in the summer, the fact that she never got a 36 (a non-negotiable at our gym for moving up) held her back. You could do really well on all the other events w/o these skills and still get a 36 AA but she also struggled with beam series. She got in the 35s, but could never make it to a 36. Oh well!