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  1. RosieMom3

    Parents New gym....mean girls

    We switched gyms at the beginning of summer this year, mainly to experience some different coaching. My daughter had an amazing group of friends at her old gym, had been there for 5 years....the very sweetest girls. When she made the final decision to switch gyms (and we let her make that...
  2. D

    Off Topic Mean coach? Or just pushy?

    Hey guys! So I have a coach who’s kinda mean. I try my best at practice and I think my form is pretty good. I got too much power on certain tumbling, my lines are really good though. I just feel like no matter how hard I try she doesn’t notice. It sometimes seems like all I get is criticism. I...
  3. G

    Parents Growing pains/mean girls

    My 13 year old is a platinum and spends about 20 hours at the gym a week, she loves it, happy as can be and super confident in herself outside of the gym. Her non gym friends have totally turned on her and are being awful — saying terrible things like ‘why do you spend so much time there, you...
  4. Anonymous Post

    Anon Sensitive Kid or Mean Coaching?

    I know there was a question already posted like this before mine. I wanted to post this before, but I didn't know if it was that important, but thank you to the person who posted their question before mine. My DD just started gymnastic classes as an early teen. The gym offers competitive levels...
  5. Anonymous Post

    Anon The mean girls want to follow dd to the new gym

    I am posting because this has been a rough year and we thought we had turned a corner, but now it seems it may be shortlived. A little backstory. My DD had been at a particular gym for years. It was highly competitive and she is a good gymnast, but definitely not the podium finisher the gym...
  6. F

    What does it mean to be a self taught gymnast and is it bad or good?

    Sorry if i report this question again. So sorry.
  7. Ali'sMom

    WAG What does "Allowed to walk-on" actually mean?

    I know of a gymnast who had a commitment taken away, but then was recently told by that college that she'd be "allowed to walk-on". The girl hasn't applied and been accepted to this college yet. Does anyone know what this usually means? I believe there's no scholarship there, but does that mean...
  8. M

    WAG When is enough enough - mean coach?

    My daughter fell on her double BHS and is now struggling with it, again. She previously lost it about 1 1/2 years ago but gained it back through persistence. She also recently lost her BWO on beam due to a fall. Can a coach switch up routines during competition season to lighten the pressure...
  9. MuggleMom

    Parents Am I a mean mom?

    I am so confused as to what is going on with DD. We are coming up on her first season at level 4. Everything seemed to be going fine, has all skills but vault but vault is improving she seemed excited and working on new things. Last Saturday she rolled her ankle and hurt it. Didn't really say...
  10. rosiekat

    MAG What does this mean?

    Just trying to understand exactly what the terminology means here: "Only gymnastics event specific shirts or competitive tops will be allowed during training." I'm gathering none of my son's usual baggy tshirts, lol, but would a compression shirt be allowed? He only has one competition step-in...
  11. L

    Parents Mean girl

    Hi, if you read my other post “reforming cgm”...I’m here with another, related problem. LT moved into devo class in January and was put in the most advanced group within that class. She’s been complaining that a girl in the class is mean. Mean like pushing, kicking. I told her to stay away...
  12. G

    WAG What would decertification mean for us?

    I am learning so much about how USAG works lately but still have so much to learn. USAG has been given deadlines by which they need to accomplish certain tasks or they will be decertified as an organization. If that happens, what does that mean for us? Does it mean that immediately any...
  13. gymmomtotwo

    WAG Intervene with mean girl issue?

    DD is an 11 year old level 8. Her group is closeknit and does alot together socially. They range in age 11-14. The group had alot of shifting in the fall of girls that weren't going to make 8. Some are doing High School, some went to Xcel, one moved gyms. DD misses them alot. The group gets...
  14. Jard.the.gymnast

    Off Topic What does this mean?

    I was reading in the trampoline subforum and one topic had little glasses next to the subject. What does that mean?
  15. M

    WAG what does final roster mean?

    When a meet says a final roster is due, what does that mean? Just the names, or names and levels? Our first meet had a final roster due last week. Scratch date is in 2 weeks. It says nothing about level changes on the flyer.
  16. N

    Parents Elite track, what does it mean?

    We have a few new girls in our gym that are elite and/or on the elite track. Whathe exactly does that mean?
  17. Sarah_the_gymnast

    WAG does start and end on the beam mean this?

    Could you do RO back tuck on the beam? and have it count for flight? Or does it not count? Thanks
  18. R

    Parents Navigating mean girl drama

    DD is in third grade on currently on Xcel Bronze. She is in class with a girl who goes to the same gym and is on L3, and we frequently carpool b/c their practice times overlap. Over the course of this year the other girl has gotten increasingly nasty to DD in school. She announced to the class...
  19. kassgymnast_

    Off Topic What does this mean???

    I'm fairly new here. Kinda. I've picked up a few of these but I'm still somewhat confused. When people are saying L6 and L7, they ARE referring to LEVEL right? Because I've used that in a few posts hoping that's what it is! And dd means 'daughter' correct? Is there anything else i'm missing...
  20. B

    Parents What does dd mean?

    I have noticed allot of parents calling they're kid dd. What does dd mean?