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    WAG Inequitable training hours

    Hi! I have a question about how gyms handle training hours between squads. At our gym, there is a [seemingly] "favourite" squad who has always had the privilege to get more training hours and special opportunities over other squads at our gym. For example, when the squad was training for level...
  2. Gym_momma

    Parents Level 2/3 training hours

    My daughter is currently in level 2 and will move to level 3 once she gets her front hip circle. I'm curious how many hours others at similar levels train? She is 7.5 and doing 9 hours/week.
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    Parents Too many training hours!

    Does anyone else struggle with the training hours required, and if gymnastics is the right sport for your kid? My daughter (who will turn 10 this summer) is training level 6 and moving to 15 hours a week (5 days/3 hours). I struggled last season with 4 days a week, and if I was doing the right...
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    Parents Heel pain(severs apophysitis ) with increased training hours

    Hello all, first post here! Just took my young gymnast(6yo) to the sports medicine doc with heel pain. She recently increased her training hours from 4 to 9 since joining the gyms level 3 team. I was told she is experiencing “severs apophysitis” or basically pain in her growth plate area...
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    Coaches training hours for TOPS and elite pathway gymnasts?

    For any coaches/clubs who have elite pathway programs, training TOPS gymnasts or are training young gymnasts with a lot of potential, how many hours do your girls train a week? I have 5 girls on my team (ages 6-8) who seem to have a lot of potential and i’m trying to get a sense of what it takes...
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    Parents Training hours and cost

    I am curious, how many hours a week does your upper level optional gymnast train and what is the monthly cost (excluding meet fees, leotards, travel, etc.)?
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    Parents Training hours during school time.

    How do you feel about elementary aged kids missing school for practice? My daughter will be training level 4 next year and one of her scheduled gym practices is a school day 12-4. I hate this. I expressed concern to competitive manger and they are not willing to change time, not willing to let...
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    Parents Training hours

    Just out of curiosity, how many hours do your 5-6 year old competition gymnasts train for per week? Thanks
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    Coaches Pre team training hours

    Hi all, im a young coach and ex-competitive gymnast with three years experience coaching competitive gymnastics. This is my first time developing a pre team from the beginning all on my own. They are 5-7 years old and they’ve been training 4hrs a week (2hrs 2 days a week) since august and from...
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    Parents Training hours for a 7-8 year old

    I’m curious as to how many training hours would you consider to be appropriate for a 7-8 year old competitive gymnast, training xcel gold. Xcel is used in place of the lower level JO levels in her gym. How many hours do you think would be too many for this age? I have my own opinion on this but...
  11. Kyra

    advice for gymnast on training hours and possible gym swap?

    Hi, I recently turned 17 and started gymnastics when I was 14. Before that, I taught myself to master most of the basics (cartwheel, forward and back walkover, handspring, 1 min handstand hold) and was always flipping around at home. When I started gym I quickly got moved into a squad which...
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    WAG Training hours

    Sorry, I know variations of this have been posted a lot, but I haven't exactly seen the answer to this: What are the minimum hours of training you have seen/know about for someone to qualify as elite? And at what age do you need to start doing those hours? How many hours are necessary at...
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    WAG Ideal training hours

    I didn't want to hijack the post about USAG regulating training hours so I started a new thread. In your opinion, what would be a reasonable/safe/ideal amount of training hours for young children? I know each child is different and can handle different amounts, but I'm wondering what people...
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    WAG Could USAG limit training hours?

    I know that USAG has an age requirement for some levels to protect young gymnasts. While it’s highly unlikely and I imagine would be very difficult to monitor, would they ever consider capping training hours based on level to protect young gymnasts from overuse injuries and early burnout?
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    Parents Training hours for levels 6/7

    How many hours do the level 6/7s train at your gym? I feel like our gym has high training hours for compulsories but then they are on the low end for the beginning of optionals. Thanks!
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    Parents Xcel Bronze training hours

    what are typical xcel bronze training hours. We opted for xcel due to reduced hours and dds other varied interests. The new schedule has her group training two 3hr sessions, side by side with xcel silver. Also they train until 8:30pm and her bedtime is 8 (she just turned 8 and will be in third...
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    WAG Summer Training Hours

    How many hours a week are you training in the summer? As a level 7 gymnast is 22 hours a week on par with other gyms?
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    WAG Training hours per age

    I’m hoping to get feedback from coaches and other parents regarding opinions on appropriate training hours per age. Our dd has been asked to move up a training level but I think the hours are unreasonable for her age. She is 6 and the level they would like her to train at trains 12.75 per week...
  19. Peachy88

    Parents Training Hours at 5 years old

    I have posted about my 5 year old before when we were having gym difficulties. They have not really gone away, but we are learning to work with what we have. I am pretty excited for her because she is training with the Level 3s now (she can't compete until next year) 4 hours a week and 1 private...
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    New Grades and Training Hours.

    It seems like dd's group will be doing the new grades next year, she will either do 6 or 5, the coach has told the girls a little about it and the have begun work on the range and conditioning side of things. How many hours on average are needed to train for these grades? My dd's group...