Back extension rolls on beam are an almost never chosen option for USA Gymnastics Compulsory Level 6 gymnasts for good reason.
More perspective on what constitute sandbagging and what are the signs of a good, well-organized gym training program.
Should a gymnast jump from Level 5 to Level 7 when her coach offers the choice to do so? There are many reasons to do so and few reasons to hold back.
Is staying at any compulsory level for two years ever a good idea and should a 15 year old be allowed to move up to optionals without having to score a 36.0
Giving a few suggestions for a coach working with Level 5 -7 gymnasts at camp on pit bars.
Many gyms “sandbag” gymnasts. We call them “professional compulsory gyms” because they are usually the same gyms that can’t produce high level optionals.