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#276 mards

Posted 20 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

Essential Bludger thats great about the beam!! - its so hard to SEE in our gym - as they are there for 3 hours - and do all the good stuff in the middle LOL - they do strength first and then some tumbling/stretching last so don't so any routines. The kip came and has disappeared - but everyone said that is normal  - only 2 out of our 6 level 5s have them - so no one is really worried - such an experimental year - so much dance in the floor routine!! so strange...

anyway - sounds like things are going ok for most gymies.

#277 mards

Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:27 PM

ahhh DD got her roundoff/flip on the floor today phew!! such excitement... needed to share

#278 karkat

Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:12 PM

Yay for your DD Mards!

Glad it all seems to be working out for everyone a bit better as the year goes on.

DD1 has now decided that she just wants to take next term off and head back to gym in term 3.

Her group had a "carnival" with the rec kids that was supposed to be non-competitive, but they gave kids ribbons based on their circuit being excellent, v good, good, acceptable etc. so they all figured it out pretty quickly and there was a couple of kids get quite upset that they only got good/acceptable (kids that last year quite happily took any score as being fine) when they saw others get excellent/v.good's.

DD got 2 excellents and 2 v goods, but I think they were a bit generous, her form from last year has dropped quite a bit despite doing similar skills.

DD2 also got to do the carnival in the rec section and had an absolute ball! The coach didn't want her to do it because she was going to be the youngest, but she "just had to do it Mummy!" cos her big sister was going to be there.

Anyway, this'll probably be my last update as DD1 is off to tennis next term, but hopefully be back in term 3.

Good luck to everyone's kids, hope the skills keep coming and good luck for the competitions!

#279 EssentialBludger

Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:01 PM

Got confirmation this week that DD is definitely competing level 5. Eek! How's your dd going mards??

#280 Fionam2

Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:19 PM

Hi all
i hope eveyone is well.

my DD has completed her gymnastics competitions for the year and unfortunately just missed out on going to nationals by .4
I was really shattered for her but also so proud of what she has achieved this year.  She was the youngest by about 2 years in her division which is open and it was a tough & talented group of girls.
I think this has made DD hungry for it next year.

the next few months she will just be practising elements before her coach puts the routine together.  DD spent a bit of time googling elements and is trying them out at training.  some are coming off and some need a bit more practice.

good luck to all the kids at their next competitions

#281 Ninja Lemur

Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:38 PM

View Postziggy72, on 19 March 2015 - 09:15 PM, said:

Yes, my DS1 is doing level 4. We have just moved from interstate and he was in level 3 there for a term but this new club wants him to go up to level 4 (though can't compete till Nov because we missed cut off).

We are giving it a go, but he also skipped level 2, hence only ding one term of level 3 before going up to level 4. He is no star, just enjoying the sport.

What about your son?

He's doing Level 3 open as he's a late starter.  He Is doing really well as he loves it but he doesn't have a competitive spirit.  What state are you in?  What do you mean not competing until November?  What months does his competitive season run?

#282 mards

Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:42 AM

fiona - Was that level 7? - A friend of DD is going to Nationals in Melbourne - to represent NSW - she is very excited. - she is level 7. Awesome efforts from your DD!! that is so close   - and of course you never know what next year will bring too..

Essential B- DD is also competing 5!! EEKKK!! has only get a kip a handful of times - first comp next month so will be a very very interesting time!!

Are you in NSW EssentialB?

#283 babygirl03

Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:30 PM

View PostFionam2, on 04 May 2015 - 01:19 PM, said:

my DD has completed her gymnastics competitions for the year and unfortunately just missed out on going to nationals by .4

Is this for rhythmic gym? What an awesome effort!

2 of the girls from our club are the current national champions for Levels 7 and 9, and will be attempting L8 and L10 respectively later this month. So, exciting for them but as my dd is only a Level 6 girl this year, we'll have to wait till next year. Who knows we may see you there :-)

#284 Fionam2

Posted 06 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

babygirl03 - yes its for rhythmic. what a great club that your DD belongs to having 2 national champions.  good luck for them at nationals.

mards - DD is in level 7. good luck to your DD's friend

#285 EssentialBludger

Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:08 PM

I'm in WA mards

#286 ziggy72

Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

View PostNinja Lemur, on 04 May 2015 - 01:38 PM, said:

He's doing Level 3 open as he's a late starter.  He Is doing really well as he loves it but he doesn't have a competitive spirit.  What state are you in?  What do you mean not competing until November?  What months does his competitive season run?

My DS was to compete in Level 3 open this year in NSW, but we moved to VIC and they compete the first half of the year and we only made contact in late Feb, thereby missing out on first trial and hence not being able to compete in Level 4, which is where the coach wanted him training at. Fast forward to now and he is just cruising, as he is a kid who needs competition to focus his practice, so it seems like he'll end up doing level 4 next year too. No stress though, but it has knocked his confidence.

#287 mards

Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:42 PM

Anyone keeping up with Nationals! - my friends dd is in level 7 and they came second NSW on Tues night - very exciting - individual comp is tomorrow morn at 8am!

Does anyone else know anyone or going there this weekend?

it would be amazing to watch.

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