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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:

#166 ~Catherine~

Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:05 AM

So my girls had their Regionals comp on the weekend and both did pretty good. My youngest for a bronze for vault and 7th for floor and 8th overall and my eldest got 6th for beam, 6th for floor, 8th for bar and 7th overall. The comp had about 40 girls all up so that is awesome result for them.

Just waiting now to see if the girls got into the State finals for everything ... pretty sure my daughter will for vault as she did last year and got 3rd

#167 mards

Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

Hi Cathrine - that is great news.  So do they get in for Individual events? thats cool - ours get taken from the first 5 girls in the region that get top scores out of 2 trials.So they compete all apparatus if they make the regionals.

We had our first Regional trial last weekend and DD was first AA - nearly fell off my chair. i had NO idea - i can never tell one girl from the next. - but she is super happy - there is one more regional trial then they find out if they make the regional team to compete at state!

keep us posted Cathrine and everyone else

#168 karkat

Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

Congrats to your DD Catherine and yours too Mards, 1st allround!!

DD had her last competition as a level 1 a few weeks back and did pretty well, her first vault she decided to jump 3 times on the board before doing her straight jump (her reasoning being that she wanted to go "really high" and at 17kg it's a bit hard to get much bounce out of the board), 2nd vault was a better, less height but at least she only jumped once. 5 yr olds! :rolleyes:

Bars she did great, came 7th and just missed a ribbon, beam was the best I've ever seen her do but she still counted a fall.

Floor was hilarious, she'd been watching the level 2 girls go before her and she decided that instead of doing a straight jump she'd do a split jump, unfortunately she can't really do a split jump so she basically just jumped with her legs going everywhere. She also put her hands on the floor when getting up from her forward roll, so decided she'd do it again, not sure what that would've done to her score, she still came 9th though!

It was quite interesting though that she was competing against 9/10 yr olds, I thought they would've split them up a bit into age categories like they did for the higher levels. Does anyone know if there's a certain number of competitors needed to have to split the comp?

So DD's being doing level 2 know for the last couple of weeks and while she loves the harder skills she's not loving being called a "baby" by a few of the girls. It's tough, because compared to the other girls she's just not got the maturity of them. She's not always moving up in line because she'll be watching the bigger girls doing something or be busy jumping up and down. So I'm just not sure level 2 I the place for her, I guess we'll see out the end of term and then talk to her coach and see whether she'd be better off back training with the level 1 group again, we'll see....

#169 whatnamenow

Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Well we've had a horrible training week.  Ending this week with DD storming off the floor due to being yelled at trying to follow 2 different coaches telling her different things.  ( her coach told her to use the blue foot weights, then coach 2 told her to take them off and go get the purple heavier ones, then coach one screaming at her for not following his directions)

After the session Coach one came off the floor in my face screaming about how my daughter is too old and a waste of his 42 years coaching experience,  and everyone ( including me ) should show respect to him.  To pull her out of his class.  I'm not exaggerating when I say in my face everytime I took a step back he took a step forward until I couldn't anymore and he was yelling so loud kids waiting for parents out the front of the gym heard it.

I've been told its a cultural issue and he is a new coach but its not acceptable and I have made a complaint however due to the club i'm not sure anything will be done.

My poor daughter after hearing all this isn't exactly keen to step back on the floor in his class and I have to support her in that.

If there was another club within 150k's I swear that's where we would be.

#170 karkat

Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

Omg! That's crazy,  how upsetting.  Not sure what else to say.  Cultural or not, that's so not on. Hope the club can do something about it.

#171 whatnamenow

Posted 23 August 2014 - 04:48 PM

View Postkarkat, on 23 August 2014 - 02:10 PM, said:

Omg! That's crazy,  how upsetting.  Not sure what else to say.  Cultural or not, that's so not on. Hope the club can do something about it.

I'm hoping the club will however since I am escalating another issue further to state level after the club response was we will talk to her  I'm not expecting much.

that's half the problem now,  only 3 coaches do WAG, I will now not have coach 1 or 2 anywhere near my daughter which leaves me with coach 3 who is leaving at the end of the year and only teaches level 2 or 5+.  So option is daughter drops another level class or quits.

Edited by whatnamenow, 26 August 2014 - 03:55 PM.


#172 babygirl03

Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

Oh goodness! If your dd was doing RG, I would have said we possibly could belong to the same club.

Ours have some nutters running the club as well with nepotism, double standards and bullying being rife. When I had attempted to escalate to state level, I got told that certain clubs were well known for having certain cultures.

Well, once comps are over within the next month or so - dd had qualified in all 4 apparatus and also for the state championship - we're out of that club!

whatnamenow, I truly hope your state gym will do something about it 'cos it is so wrong that your dd might possibly have to miss out doing what she loves / have something she loves doing being turned into a bad experience :(

#173 mards

Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:56 AM

Whatmenow - WTF!!! that is NOT on at any level - he should be gone!! - what the - Showering together in HER apartment - how does that even happen???????

Who is in charge of this place??? - You must be in so many minds about what to do with your DD...

Babygirl - I hope you enjoy your new club

Karkat -your DD is 5 and doing level 2 now - thats huge for her - at our gym you can't start levels really till your 6 and they do development at 5.... loved your descriptions of her routines. that is too cute... she sounds like she is loving it.

in NSW NDP is broken down into ages so junior. inter and senior -so its a bit fairer as they are competing with their ages.

The only problems we encounter at our club is ageing equiptement and too many people in the gym at once....

Edited by mards, 24 August 2014 - 10:58 AM.





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