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#226 whatnamenow

Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:03 PM

saw fracture clinic with DD today.  He said 6 months of physio before she is back to somewhat normal.  She's not sure she's coming back.  Will keep in this thread as still have one Level 2 girl and my little dd who is 2.  This thread is probably the only place ( apart from gym) who understand that I am trying now to get her prepared for the development squad...

I mentioned it once elsewhere on EB and got flamed....

#227 mards

Posted 04 November 2014 - 06:45 AM

Hi there,
Anyone going to REGIONALS in Sydney level 1-3 WAG this weekend?

Have a great week

#228 Fionam2

Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:51 PM

hi gym mums
well DD had her state (NSW) competition the other and got 2nd overall in RG so she was sooo happy.  we were very proud of her as we had only just got back from 3 weeks overseas the tuesday before the sunday competition.
she is moving up to level 7 next year and their comps are early in the year with state in April so not really that much time to learn new routines.  DD is really training hard and is picking the new routine for the first apparatus up well (it normally takes her a while to learn the routine), so figners crossed for the otehr 3 routines as well.  its 4 routines for DD next year and she has only ever competed in 3 routines per competition so this all be new for her.
now its level 7 they can wear any leotard (there is no requirement to wear the club one) so im hoping DD can borrow 2 from another gymnast and i did mention i would buy one.  Buying a leotard for Rhythmic is extremely hard as no many people stock them in australia.
if i cant find one hopefully DD can get by with just the 2.

twinmum - i hope your DD is ok.

#229 mards

Posted 06 November 2014 - 07:39 PM

Hey Fiona2 _ RG seems so difficult!! doing all those things on each aparatus!! - Awesome result for your daughter - and doing level 7 Yep its weird how the higher levels even in WAG - have all their comps at the beginning of the year

here is a local FB site - from where i live that sell RG leos:
maybe have a look and see i you like any of them?


#230 karkat

Posted 07 November 2014 - 05:03 PM

It's been a while since I've been on here, but congratulations to all the great competition results and hope your DD heals quickly and without complication whatnamenow, must've been so scary!

So DD has her last competition for the year tomorrow, just a local invitational and will be competing level 1. There was a bit of a rigmarole surrounding which level she and the other girls who had recently moved up to level 2 would be competing in. DD is unfortunately for her the only one of her group to drop back to level 1, although she's one of the better one's that moved up. Basically it was decided that due to her age (not 6 til Dec) and combined with a lack of competitiveness to hold her back. I'm secretly quite relieved as there's so many level 2's in our area and a couple of girls in DD's club talk a lot about scores and winning which DD just doesn't understand and stresses her out. So hopefully she has a good comp at level 1 and finishes the year on a high!

#231 mards

Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:05 AM

Karkat- How did she go?

SO regional state has finished!! all over for another year!
our DD team came 4th over all in juniors level 3 so great way to end the year -

Next week we find out what level they will be competing in 2015.. all exciting as the new levels program comes out next year....

Cheers to everyone

#232 karkat

Posted 09 November 2014 - 05:25 PM

So DD had a great comp. Placed 4th on beam (she stayed on for the first time in competition!), 3rd vault, 1st floor and 4th overall! She had such a great time with the little group of level 1's from the club and then helped a couple of the older girls flash scores for the level 2's while I did my volunteer duty. Really happy that she finished off the year with a positive experience.

Congrats to your DD too Mards!

#233 ElizabethIAm

Posted 09 November 2014 - 06:53 PM

Hi gym mums, I didn't even know this thread was here lol. My DD is 9 and she has just finished NDP2. Her coach said they will probably move up to 4 or 5 next year but who knows as last year they said her team would skip level 2 and that didn't happen. She currently does gymnastics for 10.5hours every week. The comps were not the best for us this year as they were low on girls and she was always in a team of 3 which means no room for error. My girl also does dance comps which does often cause a clash on comp days, one of these days she is going to have to make a choice. She said dancing is more fun but in gymnastics she learns more stuff lol

#234 mards

Posted 10 November 2014 - 06:29 AM

Wow Elizabeth dance and gym - now that would be really hard! - we have said to DD that you can do any other sport you please but you would have to to drop gym. DD coach has not divulged what level they are doing - hopefully find out this week - all the new levels next year seem to be "less intense" so i wonder if she will skip 4 - time will tell -

Hey Elizabeth - coaches do tend to change their minds at times hey!!!

Karkat - thats great for your DD!! great way to end the year...

#235 twinmumplus1

Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:56 AM

I use these guys for RG leos (well one of the places- LOL)


DD is currently training towards level 4 RG.   After much debate with her coach, she is sticking with level 4 (she wants her to aim for 5 - but with bars as her weakest apparatus, it just isn't the right fit for her).  State team have just told her she needs to fit in an hour of ballet training as well. She also loves her hockey - going to make the shuffling after school very interesting.  LOL

#236 mards

Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:51 PM

twinmum - so does your DD do RG & WAG?

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