AAU NATIONALS: For those of you planning on competing at AAU Nationals, we need to have your payment for registration in by May 4. The deadline for registering for the AAU Nationals meet is the following week and late entering this meet is very difficult due to its competition size. If you plan on attending AAU Nationals, please let us know ASAP. The cost for AAU Nationals is $85.
AAU has updated its competition schedule, which is slightly different than what they previously announced. The following is its overview schedule (the daily schedule runs from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.):
- Wednesday, June 12: Check-in (available every day)
- Thursday, June 13: Girls’ Level 3, 4; Opening Ceremonies/Athlete Dance Party 8-9:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 14: Girls’ Level 3, 4, 5
- Saturday, June 15: Girls’ Level 5, 7; Boys’ Level 3, 4
- Sunday, June 16: Girls’ Level 7, 8, Open; Boys Level 3, 4
A session-by-session schedule will be available later in May.
For hotel arrangements and Disney theme park options through AAU’s travel provider, click here. You do not need to book your hotels or theme park tickets through this link, but there are some savings offered on Disney-owned and other Disney-area hotels. There are also some savings on Disney World tickets. These savings are unavailable through any other means. For example, an adult 7-day, park hopper ticket is regularly $367 and through this link its $306. Not all tickets are discounted, however. A night at Disney’s All-Star Sports will normally run $150 per night before tax. Booking through this link, a night in All-Star Sports will be $95 per night before tax.
Ordinarily, we would be arranging a practice for those planning on competing at AAU Nationals, however, given the proximity of the end of school, we will not be arranging a practice.
SOKOL NATIONALS: The 2013 National Sokol Festival will be held in West Allis and Wauwatosa this summer and local area gyms have been given the opportunity to compete. Sokol is a national social and athletic organization with local chapters and they hold a national sports festival with competition in multiple sports. They have graciously allowed us to participate with their organization without becoming members. They use USA Gymnastics routines and will have competition for both boys and girls. The festival will be held June 25-29 with the gymnastics competition taking place at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. The cost of this meet is $45. We need to have payment and your child’s intent to participate by May 10 to meet their deadline. If you wish to register after the deadline, the cost is $90. We recommend that all of our boys’ and girls’ team members in all levels (including optionals) participate in this meet.
The schedule for the competition is as follows (the descriptions are from the Sokol organization):
- Thursday June 27: Male & Female Gymnastics, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Friday, June 28: Male and Female Gymnastics, 8 a.m.-noon
- Saturday, June 29: Children’s Lower Level Gymnastics, 8:30 a.m.-noon