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    Anon Struggling with "what are your goals" questions for 9-year old gymnast

    Hi all. I am struggling with choosing a new gym for my 9-year old who has had a relatively (?) successful 2 years competing. Gym 1: newer program, large (over 300 gymnasts on team), super successful and lovely coaches. Trains compulsory in TOPS style (I'm really not sure what that even means)...
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    Anon Xcel gold to Xcel platinum struggle?

    Do you feel that there is a big jump in scoring requirements from xcel gold to xcel platinum? If one struggled with the jump from silver to gold but then scored well when repeating gold, would you expect a similar struggle when moving from gold to platinum?
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    Parents Struggling with vault

    Does anyone have advice or experience with a child who did not have a powerful jump/spring/punch and learned it later? Did it just click at some point? My daughter is 6 and has been on preteam for about 6 months and does not seem to be improving at near the rate she was prior to preteam on any...
  4. Chocolate_Chip

    Parents Struggling on Bars

    Hi all, Looking for some advice for my 9-year-old. She just finished her Level 4 season, and while she had a good amount of success on vault/floor, and did well on beam when she hit, she struggled big time on bars. She has excellent air awareness, and is a powerful tumbler - she will sometimes...
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    WAG struggling

    So, I’ve had my standing back tuck on dead mat for about four years. I cheer at university and after we went on Christmas break I came back for practice and am having massive trouble with cutting my tuck short/landing short. I’ve NEVER struggled to stand tuck until now. I’m not really sure...
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    Parents Struggling with a Round Off Backhandspring Back Tuck

    Hi, My daughter is struggling with connecting her round off backhandspring back tuck. She can do her round off triple backhandspring and a round off back tuck beautifully. Are there any tips or tricks?
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    WAG xcel silver beam struggle

    I am an Xcel silver gymnast and recently I’ve been struggling. I feel like I am progressing slower than most of my teammates. Skills that I used to be closer than them to getting they now have an I seem to be getting less close. Overall I feel like I’m getting worse at all my skills and I...
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    Parents Struggling level 6 gymnast

    My daughter is a level 6 gymnast, she’s not doing the best. Actually her last meet she came in last place with a 33. When she first started competing in Level 3, she would always be in first or second place but over the years she has not been in the top 10. My husband and I are really...
  9. alexishuebner

    Coaches The Struggle is Real!!

    Hey everyone!! So I teach private lessons to 3 sisters, 4,6, and 7. The 7 year old is really good, and the 4 year old is just there to have fun haha! But Im having some trouble with the 6 year old. She doesn’t understand the “kicking” part. Like kicking into a handstand and cartwheel. She has no...
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    MAG The Junior Year struggle

    We have reached Junior year Slog. Son has done gymnastics since second grade, and was good enough to continue, but no superstar. I don’t really care about performance, but it gave him friends and a great sport out of school. Now that schools are back up, his group of 8 has declined to 4, and...
  11. jessicagym

    WAG Struggling with L7&8

    Hi! My name is Jessica, I have competed in L6 three times and L7 once. I have mostly been held back by the uneven bars. I just can't seem to figure out the timing and other aspects of circling and kip cast handstand elements. I am really hoping to compete in L8 this coming season. Do any...
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    Parents Struggling Gymnast

    My daughter is a 7yo Level 4 Gymnast. As a Level 3 last year, she was one of the lowest scorers on her team (depending on the meet) but she competed all around and scored in the 32-34 range. She was the last on the team to get her floor and bar skills. This year as a level 4, she was the last...
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    Struggling to stay positive in practice

    Hi! So as some of you know, I’m working on coming back from almost a year off due to an injury. I have really been struggling to stay positive in practice though. I get frustrated thinking of the skills that I’m working to get back that I had them consistently but now I can barely do them...
  14. StayTru2U

    Parents team struggling - parent needs advice

    Hi All, I am new to the site and seeking advice. I just got out of a Level 4 team meeting with parents and coaches (and gym owners) regarding our DDs. Almost the entire team of 12 girls (ranging in age from 8 to 13 years, with most being on the younger side of the range) are struggling this...
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    Parents New Gym, struggling with Coach Communication

    So after 4 years at the same gym, we moved gyms back in April. The main coach has been a coach for 30+ years, but seems to struggle with communication both with the gymnasts (my 11 year old DD is afraid to ask questions) and with the parents. So last night my daughter was frustrated as she was...
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    WAG DD struggling, is it really worth it :-(

    Hi, my DD is 7 and is training to Elite level in the UK. Her next competition is compulsory level 5 but there is a question mark as to whether she will be ready in time. Basically shortly after she started her gym trial nearly two years ago she came down with Whooping cough but it was...
  17. Flippingout

    WAG Straddle cast handstand struggle!

    Hi guys! This is my first post on here, I am training level seven and I hopefully will be able to skip 8 when I get over this!! My straddle cast handstand on bars is becoming a big problem for me. I can giant pretty well between bars but I just can't get the cast handstand all the way to...
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    Parents Please advise: a very long struggle for a kip

    My daughter aged 10 has been trying to get her kip for longer than 2 years, moved up to L4 without cause she was so close. Did well in beam , floor vault, but kip remained elusive only making it a few times in January, once at a meet. Many privates later still no kip. It is heartbreaking, we can...
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    WAG Struggling with bwo

    If a gymnast can do a backbend kickover with good form but cannot perform a backwalkover without some support what could be possible issues to fix? Lack of flexibility? I have 2 gymnasts who've been doing bwo with stand-ins for about a month and a half now with only slight improvements. Thanks...
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    Parents Repeating L7/Struggling with Skills

    HI all-- Want some success stories about kids who struggled with L7 (or other optionals) and repeated and found their DD seems so far off-- an injury sidelined her for months and now she is doing bare minimum on skills and her scores show that. Her coaches say they are not going to...

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