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#326 EssentialBludger

Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:26 AM

Mards my dd can't currently get her beam routine under 1.30. It's going to be tough!!!! What are the deductions for time over?

Good luck again to your dd!

#327 mards

Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:50 AM

i will tell you later when we find out at comp - all new to this - going to be very strange tonight!

#328 EssentialBludger

Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:37 PM

How did she go?

#329 mards

Posted 08 June 2015 - 07:56 AM

Oh wow she did well - got her kip! I would love to send you the clips I will pm u?  She came 3 on beam and Floor and 6 on bar 5th aa - really pleased !

#330 EssentialBludger

Posted 08 June 2015 - 08:54 AM

Oh wow that's wonderful!! Congrats to her!!! I would love to see the clips! :)

#331 protart roflcoptor

Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

Ooooo, I'd love to see them too Mards!

#332 mards

Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:04 AM

pro tart can you pm me your email please if you would like a viewing LOL! - i have no other idea how to put them up...

#333 mards

Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:54 AM

How is everyone going? DD had combined schools comp on Thursday and has Gala today in Sydney - so has been a busy week... then we get a couple weeks break for regional champs.

DD has been getting her kip at comp and now at every training session - so i guess officially she has it now?!

Enjoy the ride of comp season!! love to hear how you are all travelling.

#334 EssentialBludger

Posted 21 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

4 weeks out from comps and dd is "injured". Hopefully it turns out to be her drama queen self nothing. Ugh.

#335 mards

Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:54 PM

EB - what has she done??? i hope its not serious!!

#336 EssentialBludger

Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

Hurt her foot doing sole circles on the bars yesterday. Dunno who's idea it was to try tricks she knows she can't do right before comps. :p

#337 FiFiLicious

Posted 21 June 2015 - 02:00 PM

Hey 10 years, which gym did you end up with?  I know you were looking at a few in the inner west a while back? Are you happy with where you are now?

I have a level 3er who is being assessed for L4.  She's 8 and has only done a small number of comps with the next invitational in early Augs. I honestly couldn't tell you how well she stacks up against potential competition although she came 5 over all at her last comp mid last year?? I think it was regionals? Can't remember.  She does 10.5 hrs a week and LOVES every second of it.   Nice to have a little group on EB to chat about gym with, I'm also very out of the loop since the changes came in so am a bit lost.  She competed last year as a level 1 WAG and all of a sudden being assessed as L4? I don't know, seems a bit of a jump if you asked me?

#338 mards

Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:09 AM

Hi Fif - All the levels have changed this year - pretty much Level 5 (is the old level 4) pretty much same skills etc.

So level 4 now is pretty much what last years level 3s were doing - so they are probably right in moving her up - as level 2 would prob be too easy for her - and she would get bored.

Level 1-3 seems pretty much to be foundation skills and basics.

I hope that makes sense  - DD went from level 3 to level 5 this year - so pretty much right on the mark as skills are very similar to last years 4s.

#339 EssentialBludger

Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:50 AM

I think a lot of clubs have no idea where to put a lot of their girls this year to be honest. That said, DD missed the foundation levels altogether. Jumped straight into old NDP 3, and now new 5 in her second year of gym. She did a few weeks of 1 and 2 when we first started, but she had most of the skills to compete 3 so they moved her there.

How did your dd go at the gala mards?

DDs foot is much better, phew!! I got a grilling from the coach for not sending her to training on Sunday though. WTF.

#340 mards

Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:06 AM

oh girls are so funny with their gym EB!!

yep they went well it was a gala team event - they got 2nd vault and 3rd beam and came 3rd AA.

there were only 3 places they gave out - they were lucky!!

they are really skimping on the awards this year - they just got ribbons not medals LOL! - we have a regional event in a couple of weeks.

EB sounds like your dd is recovering quickly!

#341 EssentialBludger

Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:47 AM

Good job to your dd!

We just got our schedule for first comp, I am pretty p*ssed about it. Everything is worked out on birthdays, which I think is SO stupid. They've split clubs up completely, and a couple of poor girls are competing all on their own without a single one of their teammates, which I think is just REALLY sh*t.

It's not even my kid (who just seems to be lucky enough that all her teammates have birthdays close together) and I'm p*ssed at GWA for the way they work these things out.

It also means that she will be competing against the same 20 or so girls all year, boring!!!!

#342 Fionam2

Posted Yesterday, 01:35 PM

my DD had a group routine yesterday at State RG multiples. the girls had so much fun and did have a little drop but thats ok as they really havent practiced the routine that much.

the news in our gym is that there is a push to increase the hours for select group of girls and for them to be elite.  anyway DD has been asked but is yet to make up her mind as she does other sports as well.  The training hours will increase from 12 to 20.  the additional hours will be before school so i dont know how logistically that would work but im not thinking about that until DD has made her decision.

the problem is that there was only 10 girls asked and there is about 6 or so that havent been asked, which has made for some unhappy parents and kids.  i dont think the gym has handled it the best.

I would love a crystal ball to help with the decision LOL

hope everyone is going well

#343 babygirl03

Posted Yesterday, 05:36 PM

Increase from 12 to 20hrs - wow, that is some crazy hours! What level is your dd doing?

I've got an RG girl as well who is at Level 6 and doing 7.5hrs a week. We'll be hard pressed to do 12 as she does dance and aerobics too so I'm keen to find out how your dd fit everything that she does in. Thing is, as they move up the levels and especially if she's good at it, the training hours go up and something has to give, isn't it?

Good luck with deciding, lol

#344 mards

Posted Today, 12:58 PM

20 hours a week??/ what level is that? My DD does 14 and thats enough  - level 5 - it won't go up too much for level 6.

I know a few IDP girls that do 20 hours a week - they finish school at lunch on a Friday to do a 5 hour session to fit it all in for the week.

#345 Fionam2

Posted Today, 01:12 PM

DD is currently level 7 and is giong to level 8 next year.

she extra hours will be mainly before school with the start time of 6am !!

Apparently there is a big push from gymnastics australia to develop more skills of the girls as apparently the isnt many girls that go into the elite group and its tough against other counties how do way more hours then we do in australia. or some reason like that.

my DD does many others sports so it is going to be a big decision for her.  it want actually clash with her other sports but she is also in the selective class in high school and we have told her if her grades drop (she is an a to b grade student) that her sports will be very limited.

its funny as she has limited time to do homework but never procrastinates (how ever you spell that word) and just does her homework whereas my DS has way more time to do homework and is always leaving it till the day before.

there will be some big conversations coming up with DD about this gym decision.

thanks girls for listening to me.

i hope everyone is going well




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