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Any gymnastics coaches out there?

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BellBookandCandle Tue 25-Aug-09 16:07:51

......if so can you give me a bit of advice please? DD (just turned 7) has been working towards her level 4 since November last year - is this normal? She doesn't seem to be making any progress. Also she seems to get stuck on the vault and tumble track week in week out - can't remember the last time she was on the beam or bars.

I've raised this with the coaches but they seem unconcerned. Am I being a pushy mum or should she be making some progress?


BattyBum Mon 14-Sep-09 00:02:59

My DD has completed her level 1 age 9 and did only low level beam and no bars (not availible at her class, 1 competition a year etc). Her freind the same age does beam and bars and lots of competitions etc), no idea what level she is at, but it is all done very much at the childs speed and not rushed so as to build confidence and skills, some move on quicker than others. I am sure she is making progress but it may not be the "wow" high level stuff you are looking for.

MrsShrekTheThird Mon 14-Sep-09 00:06:16

yes I'm a gym club coach, level 4 seems good to me. Is she enjoying it?

newspaperdelivery Mon 14-Sep-09 00:09:02

Can I ask something? <<gatecrash>>

Is there anywhere we can find out what they do at each level?

MrsShrekTheThird Mon 14-Sep-09 00:18:04

yes, british gymnastics - will get you a link to their website unless the bit you want is members only, I do check it on there

MrsShrekTheThird Mon 14-Sep-09 00:26:19

go here, newspaperdelivery,may be of some use? The detailed stuff is for coaches, but I'm still hunting for you....

newspaperdelivery Mon 14-Sep-09 00:45:27

Thank you very much smile dd1 is a very proud owner of level 7. As far as we can see she can do a forward roll. grin

She enjoys it though and loves the leotard so it's all good. She had has developed strength and is more physically brave and active too, which is lovely to see.

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