Meet season is here again for Tyler.
He moved up to level 7 this fall and will compete in division 2 with the basic routines.
He's struggled with his skills and add new ones, having gained some of the requirements and then losing them. There are also a few things missing or very close, mainly needing to find some confidence that he can do them. So we'll see what happens throughout the season.
He did have fun and that's what counts.
He started on the pommel. Some work on his legs will go a long way, but he stayed on the horse the whole time, a good place to start.
Floor was his second rotation. I was proud to see that he tried all his tumbling passes. He just missed the landing on his front tuck series, but he can get it. He needs to do a layout instead of a tuck in his first pass, so that docked him some points as well. Presentation is always his issue on floor, it's amazing how many tenths he loses with this.
I'm not really sure how his vault looked, I didn't click the record button right on my camera and missed it. He's been doing so-so at practice because he's not coming off the table very strong. He's doing better with his harder vaults, but not ready to land them yet. Hopefully, he'll be able to transition towards the end of the season.
Vault upgrades he's working on.
Rings are always a flip of the coin, today wasn't his best but he made it through. Presentation and the little things are a starting point, then needs some confidence in the harder skills. All things he can do and fix, only up from here.
High Bar was his bottom even today but we knew that would most likely be the case.
He has some big skills added in this year, with giants going both ways and having to do a pirouette to switch directions as well. He has done it all in pieces, but not all together. Even with a fall off the bar today, he had some small victories. Confidence is key.
His gym twin, also with some crazy legs.
His last event was P-Bars. Same comments as above apply here as well. He is currently missing his dismount, a bit of a mental block for him right now. Handstands and form are killing him, but again, all stuff he can fix.
His first meet of the season will be the second weekend of January at Cal in Berkley, about a month to work out some bugs and gain some confidence.