For Parents Question about Squat on for Bars

MuggleMom

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Does it matter if you do a "squat on" vs a "pike on" at any level? DD is level 7 and a strong bar worker but still does a little squat on. Would that negatively impact her score at all? She seems more comfortable doing this and her coach has never said she has to do anything different. Just curious because at comps I feel like most kids by level 6/7 are doing more of a "pike on"
 

novagymmom

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Thanks for asking this. My daughter is a Level 9 and STILL does a squat on. It's so ugly and all her peers do beautiful pike ons. I've never mentioned it because I figured that was between her and her coach. But I admit it does make me feel better to hear that. ;)
 

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And she is competing (as an exhibition score) for UCLA so I guess it's fine ;)
(although I agree it's kinda ugly)
 

MuggleMom

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The pike on is pretty but hey bars is hard enough she can do whats comfortable lol. But yeah for my dd its not pretty she stays so small when she does her squat on its like knees to chest its kind of funny. But the rest of her routine is beautiful its the main event she has a chance to medal on.
 

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