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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
M

#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?


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

#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)

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


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?

#237 ziggy72

Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:06 PM

Hi ladies,

I am just wondering if anyone can tell me of any gymnastics programs for my son who is doing level 3 MAG. We are moving to Melbourne (inner north) and the vic webiste is not showing anywhere close by. It is so important to DS that I need to find this out quickly, to ease the pain of moving him from interstate.

TIA.

#238 Feral Snow

Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:18 PM

View Postziggy72, on 18 December 2014 - 10:06 PM, said:

Hi ladies,

I am just wondering if anyone can tell me of any gymnastics programs for my son who is doing level 3 MAG. We are moving to Melbourne (inner north) and the vic webiste is not showing anywhere close by. It is so important to DS that I need to find this out quickly, to ease the pain of moving him from interstate.

TIA.

http://www.easterngymnastics.com.au/

Depending on what suburb you're moving to, it's a very quick trip along the Eastern Freeway at non-peak times, and a bit slower at peak!

#239 ziggy72

Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Feral Snow. We are moving to around Clifton Hill. Would there be anything closer?


#240 WhatWouldBuffyDo?

Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

What about BTYC?  I believe it is in Springvale Rd, Donvale.

Just map checked it is 15 mins, also via the Eastern Freeway.

#241 TenYears

Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:18 PM

My daughter's gym just dramatically revised next term's timetable after promising us that the timetable released last term was final.  We got the email today - less than a week before term begins and 24 hours before enrolments must be finalised.

They cancelled entire classes, merged others, and just generally created a nightmare for any parent who has painstakingly arranged their work, after school care or other kids' activities around the gym.  As well as making bizarre decisions like putting five year olds in classes with nine year olds that go until 7:45 at night three times a week.

Final straw.  I have said that before but this time it really is, and tomorrow the wee one and I start gym hunting.  I got a bit teary when I made the decision, because the small one can't remember a time when she wasn't going to this gym, and she loves her friends there.  But we also need a bit more stability.

Does anyone ever look back with hindsight and wish they'd taken their kid to soccer joeys instead of baby gym?

#242 karkat

Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:53 AM

That's crazy TenYears!! I can't believe they would put 5 yr  olds in a class finishing that late?!? I cracked it when DD had a few weeks of training finishing at 6.15, she's in bed by 7 and 45 min to get home, eat, shower etc was just so difficult, thankfully it was only a couple of weeks. I sometimes wonder what's going through the heads of head coaches!

Good luck for the gym hunting, are there many other gyms around your area?

#243 TenYears

Posted 21 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Thanks Karkat!  I had a very short list of gyms within an acceptable drive.  One was another IDP gym but I am done with all that so I called the other gym this morning.  They trialled and offered her a place in their NDP today.  My daughter liked the gym and the coaches, and I got a vibe front the place that was substantially more positive than the vibe at our current gym has been for a while, so I am a little bit excited about what the upcoming year holds!

She still has to train until 7pm, but she is used to that.  But that really is as late as we can go without it affecting her at school the next day.  
She eats dinner on the short trip home so she just has to shower and tumble into bed after training.  Big stuff for a little kid.

If she didn't love it beyond all reason, I would so pull the pin!

#244 EssentialBludger

Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:56 PM

My 10yo is now training until 7.30 Mondays and Wednesdays, I admit I don't like it. Her normal bedtime is 7.30. Any later and I have a grumpy and emotional child the next day. It's at least 8 by the time we get home, then dinner, shower etc. Nothing much I can do about it though.

How's everyone going with the new levels? DD is in level 5, which is what I wanted, but she's struggling a bit. Floor choreography in particular seems to be getting her down. Beam is still her kryptonite and I'm wondering if she's even ready... Oops.

#245 mards

Posted Yesterday, 04:15 PM

Yep My DD is 9 and trains till 730 mon and wed and 8 on Fri nights - she did this last year too..

YEP level 5 struggling to get KIP - i think the summie on the floor is going to be a stretch should be a very very interesting year!!

#246 EssentialBludger

Posted Yesterday, 04:18 PM

We finally have the kip mards, but OMG what a struggle. Seriously, daily tears. I thought it would never happen.

#247 mards

Posted Yesterday, 04:22 PM

oh good on you EB!! - its huge isn't it!! - coach is happy for a few of them to do 4 - but its so close to 3!! she really wants them to go for it!!  - States is in JULY  - in NSW GULP! LOL

#248 EssentialBludger

Posted Today, 12:03 PM

I heard comps were going to be early in WA too, I'm seriously not sure about it. No right to complain of course as I would have whinged if she was put in level 4 hahahaha.

Seriously though, that damn floor choreography looks hard. I know we have the choice of 2 routines, so not sure if they chose the best of them or what. DD was a dancer before gym, and she's still struggling. And from what I hear, with the new rules and compulsory routines everything needs to be perfect or it will be really obvious. I dunno.

#249 Unatheowl

Posted Today, 01:32 PM

Hi all..  I am finally able to participate in this thread!  DD is 4 and starting school this year.  She was accepted into the NDP stream at our gym which is very exciting for her (ahem...me).  She has had 2 classes so far and seems to be going well.  She has been doing kindy gym since she was a toddler at this gym.

She will not be able to compete, as I understand it, until she is turning 6 which will be at least 1 year away, which is fine.  I'm glad if she takes it easy.  Apparently she is the youngest in the whole gym.

We are in Sydney in the Hills District.  Is there anyone else from around here?  Im sorry I didn't go through the whole thread to see if this has been mentioned.

#250 tomkatsmum

Posted Today, 02:36 PM

Hi Everyone,

I only just stumbling across this thread, and have spent the last hour reading away.

Is there anyone in here from Vic? we are in country Vic, and i have a dd 8 - doing WAG level 4 this year, ds10 starting Mag 2, and a DD 4.5 who is doing rec. I also coach at our club, having been a gymnast in my younger days, and this year am taking the WAG 2 squad.

It has been lovely reading your comments from people who are passionate about the sport as we are here.

Hope it's ok if I join in from time to time.

xx




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