Gymnast is shy and doesn’t like to show off routine because she thinks it’s awkward. Should she choose a slow/classical music so it doesn’t draw much attention and isn’t dramatic or should she choose energetic music that she liked but has to work on her showing it off and performing well?
I’m hoping this is like “allowed” or whatnot but my dancer/gymnast friend and I choreographed an Xcel Silver floor routine. We just had our first meet & as much as I am proud of them floor did not go as well as i’d hoped. The girls love their routine and so do I, but i’m not sure if the...
I’m trying to gain a better understanding of the Level 7 bar routine:
First, if DD doesn’t quite make her cast to handstand at first on low bar, but then she makes it on the high bar, does that still count?
Second, she will probably do two giants on high bar (clear hip to 45 on low). I’ve...
My daughter will have her own routine for the first time. She will learn it this week with the choreographer coach. The gym is charging $200. Should I tip the choreographer when I take her for the lesson to learn the routine? Not sure what the etiquette is for this. Thank you!
My DD just got officially moved up to Xcel Platinum. She has all her skills, but is still working on connecting her bar routine. Her routine is kip cast free hip kip squat on hb kip cast layout flyaway. She can connect the high bar fine, and her kip squat on is good, but she is still struggling...
What would be the start value of this level 9 bar routine?
Kip squat on, jump to the high bar, kip cast to handstand, 1/2 pirouette to shootover, kip squat on, jump to the highbar, kip cast handstand, giant, giant, double back dismount.
If it's not a 10.0 start value what is missing?
Just a fun thread: what are some unique and creative floor routines that you have enjoyed watching?
From Classics I loved Nola Matthews' creepy floor. Some of the Juniors have had interesting choreography too (Ella Kate Parker and Cora Burke's had unique music choices and felt unexpected...
I'm coming from a small gym where we have never competed in DP before (I'm petitioning in) so it's been hard to understand all of the rules and requirements perfectly. Currently my bar routine is Kip, handstand, pak salto, kip, handstand 1/2 pirouette, kip, jump to high, kip, handstand, giant...
I am currently working on coming out of retirement after 5 years and multiple injuries/surgeries and wanting some imput of routines.
Currently planning on competing platinum as that's what I was before retiring.
Bars: kip, cast, clearhip, kip, squat on, HB kip, cast away flyaway
at first i though this was weird, but my coach (retired xcel diamond) played her old music during practice for everyone saying she would love to give it to one of us, and it was a beautiful dramatic piece. Literally the music of my dreams, a bit but mature for the nine year olds on the team who...
Does anyone know what the norm is in terms of skills for hs gymnastics? I'm in Illinois if that helps. Skills I currently have:
FHS step-out RO
Punch front step out RO
Working RO-BT with spot into pit off rod floor
This summer would like to go to silver to gold. These are some skills I have in my current floor routine
Turn- full turn
Tumble pass 1- Roundoff back handspring
Leap pass sissonne, chasse, leap, 1/2 straight jump
Tumble pass 2- Side aerial
Is my tumble passes enough for gold or do I have to...
So I need to pick out a floor music for excel gold and I have to get it from jumptwist music but there are so many choices. I also really like the song A Million Dreams as I am sure many do lol. But I do not see that in the catalog. I know I can get a custom cut for a song but thats expensive...
Just out of curiosity, what does your (or your child’s) stretching routine look like to improve flexibility for gymnastics? I want to see how everybody’s compares to mine, as I haven’t been progressing much lately.
This is what mine looks like:
Butterfly stretch , 5 minutes
Frog stretch, 3...
What would the SV be on level 9 for this bar routine:
Kip cast handstand pirouette
Kip cast handstand to Chinese sit up (toe shoot??)
Kip cast handstand
Free hip handstand
Double back dismount
They are taking pak out temporarily for more work/clean up.
Due to injuries/conditions, my L7 needs to rework her floor routine. It seems her passes of 1) RO-BHS-BLO and 2) FLO would be sufficient for the acro and B skills. Is this correct? Now to make sure she has enough A skills, where can those be found? She has switch leap+ front tuck jump, full...
Any older former gymnasts remember these routines from the early 1990s? I’m just coming back to gymnastics with my kids after a 30-year hiatus and I’m trying to figure out how the current levels compare to the old levels. I think contemporary JO level 4 and 5 are like the 1989 level 5 & 6...
My 8 year old daughter is having a great first season competing XB! She loves it and is managing solid 35s AA.
Her biggest challenge area is general sloppiness and performance appearance. Especially on floor. Her arms flap around, she takes lots of extra hops, and she struggles to smile/look...