WAG Protocol for competing a kid that is sloppy? Or afraid?

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raenndrops

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Are the bars on the lowest settings available? Since it is only L4, as long as the low bar is high enough for them to still get a good kip, then go with the lowest bar setting (within specs) and see if that helps... and pit an 8 incher under the high bar.
If they can compete the routine safely (with a coach standing in for safety), then let them compete.
 

CuriousCate

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Our gym would/has competed some sloppy kids (mine included on more than one occasion!) but not unsafe. For L3, two kids "lost" their BHS and did RO-backwards roll (apparently got connection points, but no credit for BHS? no matter.) because it simply wasn't safe. If you really think it isn't safe, I wouldn't let them do it.

Can they do it with you standing in but not actually touching them? If so, can you do that at a meet to help with the fear?
 
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