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#151 karkat

Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:53 AM

Congrats to your daughter Mards! I'm originally from regional NSW and loved Country Champs, was always such a fun comp.

I'm in FNQ now and sort of wish that there was something like that, but it's such a big state geographically that it would be just about impossible.

Our club is hosting level 3-6 regional champs in a few weeks and they're holding a level 1-2 invitational at the same time, so DD is very excited to be competing again. She did a comp in Cairns just a few weeks before and had such a great time. Her team came 6th/7 for most apparatus but she loved being in such a big gym and the level 1's were going around with the level 3's, so we've been having re-enactments of the level 3 floor routines. She's now trying to teach DD2 (who's nearly 4yr old) her level 1 floor routines!

After the invitational in a few weeks DD will be moving to level 2, I have my concerns that they're pushing her through a bit fast, but at this stage she's just loving it and there are a few girls in grade 1 from her school that she knows that will be in level 2 so hopefully it's a smooth transition. She's the only one of the "little" ones from level 1 that's moving up, the others that are moving up are 8-9 yr olds.

Where does everyone get training leo's from? Poor DD is still wearing her cheapie "dance" leo from target that I got at the beginning of the year (in case she didn't take to levels) and she's starting to grow out of it.

#152 whatnamenow

Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

View Postkarkat, on 12 July 2014 - 09:53 AM, said:



Where does everyone get training leo's from? Poor DD is still wearing her cheapie "dance" leo from target that I got at the beginning of the year (in case she didn't take to levels) and she's starting to grow out of it.

this is where we got DD's new leo from.  http://www.flipwear....astics-Leotards

Silvia P is the other place a lot use but I find it more expensive.

If your DD is little then you will have lots of luck on EBAY or gumtree.

I wouldn't worry about moving up early,  they obviously think she is ready and reality is they can move from 1-3 quite quickly if they have the talent.   Our club has a junior development squad for those 5-8 and they've moved those girls from level 1-3 in about 6 months.

#153 karkat

Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for that, I'll check it out.

I know last year they moved a couple of girls through to level 3 quite quickly but they're already 7-8 yr olds, whereas DD isn't 6 until December. I think DD was a bit upset that another little girl that was encouraged to move up isn't due to conflicting commitments on the days level 2 train. At first I was really worried about it, but looking at the skills I think she'll have more of a challenge at level 2, she's been doing pullovers on the swing set at home for the last 6 months and constantly cartwheeling everywhere! Anyway, we'll see how she goes.

Off to check out leotards!!

#154 whatnamenow

Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:08 PM

View Postkarkat, on 12 July 2014 - 03:02 PM, said:

, but looking at the skills I think she'll have more of a challenge at level 2, she's been doing pullovers on the swing set at home for the last 6 months and constantly cartwheeling everywhere! Anyway, we'll see how she goes.

Off to check out leotards!!

Just remember if she cant consistently get the pullover at comp at level 2 its 1.2 deduction if she fails and needs help and only 0.4 deduction if instead of trying she just does push to support.
Just in case she's not quite there or nerves are getting to her.


edited to add OMG i'm to much of a gym mum.  I need to step back and not know that kind of stuff!  lol

Edited by whatnamenow, 12 July 2014 - 03:09 PM.


#155 mards

Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

check out this FB page for gym ware - they are having a sale

https://www.facebook...stralia?fref=ts

they gave some great stuff

#156 mards

Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:58 PM

Karkat -- she will be fine - i sometimes think a year at the same level in the early levels is way way too long. My DD wasn't ready to be pushed to 4 - we have a very small gym - and the other girls were pushed from 2 to 4 - but a a full year older than my DD... now she is happy as she is the only level 3 in the gym and feels rather special - and she will be more than ready for level 4 next year...

FNQ is beautiful - we used to live in Airlie Beach - wish i was back there now - its freezing LOL!

#157 mards

Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:59 PM

Karkat - what are the regions where you are? like how far do they come from? Mission beach - townsvile? Port Douglas how to they arrange them into regions?

#158 karkat

Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

We're inland a bit so absolutely freezing here at the moment, much warmer on the coast.

I think this is the first year that there is a separate FNQ region, it had previously been in with NQ. FNQ is from Weipa in the north to ?Tully I think in the south and inland to Atherton/Mareeba/Malanda. Not sure what the NQ region includes but definitely Townsville and inland to Hughenden I think.

DD is very excited that it's back to school and gym tomorrow!

Off to do some leotard shopping, thanks for the links!

#159 whatnamenow

Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

to tired but staying up to watch the commonwealth games live streaming gymnastics.

Spent the last 2 evenings putting together the training bar that arrived from the states,   so now that's up, padded and can be used after training tomorrow.  Box 1 and Box 2 of the training beam has arrived but box 3 with the risers still hasn't arrived. All looks pretty good though.

#160 NineFeralYears

Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

I stayed up and watched the rhythmic team competition streamed last night.

How good was the coverage!  Hours of gymnastics, every routine, quality local commentary, scores shown on screen etc.  It really was fabulous - so much nicer than just getting the highlights shown in ten minute snippits at random times that we're accustomed to from previous Games.

I hope there's similar coverage of the artistic gymnastics when they start.

Edited by NineFeralYears, 25 July 2014 - 10:23 PM.


#161 babygirl03

Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:00 AM

View PostNineFeralYears, on 25 July 2014 - 10:23 PM, said:

I stayed up and watched the rhythmic team competition streamed last night.

How good was the coverage!  Hours of gymnastics, every routine, quality local commentary, scores shown on screen etc.  It really was fabulous - so much nicer than just getting the highlights shown in ten minute snippits at random times that we're accustomed to from previous Games.

I hope there's similar coverage of the artistic gymnastics when they start.

Was this on free to air? I haven't been able to find anything tonight.

#162 NineFeralYears

Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:13 AM

Babygirl03 it was on one of their web channels.  They seem to be where the really good coverage is as the TV just jumps around to try to please everyone and ends up pleasing no one.

#163 mards

Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

the WG starts Tuesday morning at 4am on the live streaming on the web apparently!

not sure if there is ANY way you can watch it later? could i watch the Rhythmic today ? or once its gone is it gone?

#164 whatnamenow

Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:57 PM

View PostNineFeralYears, on 26 July 2014 - 01:05 PM, said:

I've been thrilled with it, because they showed hours of rhythmic gymnastics uninterrupted by ads and with intelligent commentary on one of their webstreams and plan to do the same with the artistic. Every competitor instead of just the top one or two!

The TV is as dodgy as the coverage of any big games ever is.  Trying to please everybody they please nobody.  But the web streams have been a great way to tune into sports that otherwise don't get much screen time.

The only problem is you can't record them, so you have to sacrifice sleep to see what you want to see.

View Postbabygirl03, on 26 July 2014 - 01:00 AM, said:



Was this on free to air? I haven't been able to find anything tonight.

You can watch it on tens jump in later,  agree great coverage.

#165 babygirl03

Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

Thank you, NFY and WNN! Found it at tenplay, which was not there last night.

Love the uninterrupted broadcast with everyone being shown :smile:




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