Holiday Practice Schedule

With the holidays fast approaching, here is our girls’ team holiday team practice schedule into January:

Wed. Nov. 27: Girls’ Levels 2-9; 4-7 p.m. No Xcel, No Spring Level 2s (former competing Gold Bugs II)
Thu., Nov. 28: No practice, Happy Thanksgiving (No Fast Track)
Fri., Nov. 29: No practice, pictures scheduled 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 30: Girls’ Levels 2-9, noon-3 p.m. (No TOPs, No Xcel, No Spring Level 2s), pictures scheduled 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 2-Thu., Dec. 5: Practice as normally scheduled
Fri., Dec. 6: Girls’ Levels 2-9; 4:30-7:30 p.m. (No Xcel, No Spring Level 2s), No gymnast who is competing on either Saturday or Sunday should stay for open gym
Sat., Dec. 7: No TOPs, No Hopes, No Level 2 (Spring Level 2s can come as scheduled), LEVEL 3-5 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MEQUON

Mon., Dec. 9: HOLIDAY PARTY (Details to come), 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Winter Level 5s and Optionals should practice 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 10-Thu., Dec. 12: Practice as normally scheduled
Fri., Dec. 13: Girls’ Level 2, Winter 5s, Level 8s, Level 9s; Practice 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Only gymnasts competing one of the next two weekends may practice); No Open Gym
Sat., Dec. 14: No TOPs, No HOPES, No Xcel, No Level 2 (Fall or Winter) Practice,
LEVEL 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WILDCARD, Please volunteer for a job during the State meet.  

Mon., Dec. 16-Thu., Dec. 19: Practice as normally scheduled
Fri., Dec. 20: Girls’ Level 8 & 9 only; Practice 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; No open gym, WINTER LEVEL 5s 1st MEET IN SCHAUMBURG
Sat., Dec. 21: No TOPs, No HOPES, No Level 2 Fall practice, Xcel on as scheduled; LEVEL 8s & 9s 1st MEET IN SCHAUMBURG

(The schedule for this week is still tentative)
Mon., Dec. 23:
Girls’ Level 2-9; Practice 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 24-Thu., Dec. 26: No practice for any level
Fri., Dec. 27: Girls’ Level 2-9; Practice 4:30-7:30 p.m., No open gym
Sat., Dec. 28: No practice for any level, No open gym

Mon., Dec. 30: All Team practice (Girls’ Level 2-9) No Xcel or Fast Track; Practice 9 a.m.-noon
Tue., Dec. 31: No practice for any level, NEW YEAR’S OVERNIGHT
Wed., Jan. 1: No practice for any level
Thu., Jan. 2: Practice schedule resumes as normal *

* On Jan. 2, practice schedules return to normal, but the Levels will be rearranged due to competitive levels in the off-season.  Gymnasts will be informed of the new practice schedule and level changes after the Level 3-5 State Meet. We don’t anticipate a major time shift in the times the levels currently come, but given the size of the team, we have to effectively arrange for where we have the most coaches available.

Those gymnasts competing Level 5 in the winter (Sofia, Hattie, Bradyn, Delaney and Camille) to obtain a move-up score for Level 6 may come every day from Dec. 9-13 and Dec. 16-19 in order to maximize training time for the qualification meet on Dec. 13. If a gymnast doesn’t qualify at this meet, we will provide at least one additional opportunity in January.

INDIVIDUAL PICTURES:  Remember to sign up for times for pictures for next week. Gymnasts should bring their competition wear for pictures and should also have it on the days of the level photo. Level photo times are:

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:20 a.m.: Winter Level 2s (Gold Bugs II competing)
Monday, Nov. 23, 4:40 p.m.: Girls’ Level 3
Monday, Nov. 23, 4:50 p.m.: Girls’ Level 4
Monday, Nov. 23, 5 p.m.: Boys’ All Levels (including Level 3)
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 4:40 p.m.: Girls’ Level 2 (fall season only)
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 4:50 p.m.: Girls’ Level 5
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m.: Girls’ Optionals (including all gymnasts planning on competing Level 6 in the winter/spring season)

Xcel will take pictures in early December, once leotards arrive.

FUNDRAISING DEADLINE: Don’t forget that the fall fundraiser of pasta and coffee is due on Nov. 30. In order to get the items back in a quick time frame, we are being stingy with this deadline. If you will not be at practice on Nov. 30 or will be out of town over Thanksgiving, we ask that you turn your forms and money in prior to your departure.

CANCUN FINAL PAYMENT DUE: The final payment for families going on the Cancun trip is Monday, Dec. 2. Invoices are being sent by e-mail. We still have spots for 3 people if anyone still wishes to go. If interested, inquire with Blain.

TOPs: Girls on TOPs team will have their payments suspended for December because of the many dates in which we won’t have TOPs and to accommodate the missed/cancelled dates during the season. A new TOPs schedule will likely come out in January. Please be prepared that the weekday practice for TOPs may change.

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