Weekend Practice Changes, State Info

Practice Changes — Due to this weekend’s girls’ meet in Waukegan, Ill., there will be no TOPs or Hopes practice on Saturday, March 8. Additionally, the Level 2s and 3s that normally come on Saturdays will have practice end at 11 a.m. instead of noon due to coaching coverage issues.

Boys’ team for this weekend is on as scheduled as their meet in Kenosha is on Sunday.

Additionally, we are also canceling team Saturday practice on Saturday, March 22 due to the Level 6-10 State Championship meet that we are hosting at Brookfield East. We will be very short staffed that day. This includes all Level 2, 3, TOPs and Hopes. No specific makeup will be offered for this date.

There will be no boys’ practice for Levels 4-up on Saturday, March 15, due to the State Championships meet in Jackson. There will be no boys’ practice for Levels 3-up on Saturday, March 22 due to the girls’ State Championship meet that we are hosting. A makeup for Level 3 boys’ team will be offered.

Additionally, there will be practice changes to the Friday, March 21 practice and that will depend on what time we can begin move in to Brookfield East. There will be no team practice on Monday, March 24 for any level.

Boys’ Spirit Week — Next week is State Championship week for the boys! We wish them luck in their quest for a state title. As we did with the girls, we will make a spirit week for the boys. Girls are highly encouraged to participate to show their team spirit for the boys too. The spirit days will only be on boys’ practice days. The events are as follows:

Monday: Mismatched socks day (wear two different, crazy socks)
Wednesday: Tank-tops (find your best tank top and wear it to practice)
Thursday: All Black (wear all-black shirts and shorts/pants (or leos) to practice)

Boys’ Team Dinner — On Thursday, March 13, we will extend practice by 15 minutes to 7:45 p.m. and we will then take them to a team dinner to Noodles (on 124th and Capital). We will drive the boys there, but pick up will be at Noodles. We will have a signup for food orders in the gym by Monday. Pick up at Noodles is at 8:30 p.m. All Level 4-7 boys are encouraged to attend Thursday’s practice and team dinner. The meal will include an entree, bread and a drink. Costs will be posted on the signup sheet.

State Championships Signup — By Monday, the signup sheet for volunteer opportunities at the Girls’ Level 6-10 State Championship meet will be up. This is the most important meet that we have ever hosted and all eyes in the state will be on us. It is very important for our reputation that this meet runs smoothly and competently.

All of you are very good at helping us run a fun, festive, issue free meet and we trust that the same will occur at State. We receive numerous compliments at our home meets. All volunteers will receive a wristband for free admission for the weekend. There will be some really good gymnastics at this meet and we hope that you all come to support the rest of the team at the first USA Gymnastics-sanctioned home optional meet that we have ever hosted.

There will be some differences in how this meet is run and some differences in who we allow to volunteer at various positions. We will also need a large team of strong volunteers to help us with meet set-up on Friday night and tear down on Sunday night. We must supply 20 workers to set up the equipment and we’re waiting on help from the high school, but we can’t count on it.  The more people we have to help, the quicker the equipment set-up and tear down will go.

Also, we again will have captains. This time, the compensation is one month of tuition for one gymnast. You may split captain duties among two people provided there is coverage the entire time. One person may not do more than one captain position. The captains will be the following:

Coaches’ & Judges’ Room
Leotard / Flower Sales

Please note that being a captain will require you to be there the entire weekend, including Friday for set -up, and probably some pre-event duties.

We are also looking for a person to read awards, which is one of the biggest jobs available. It really sets the tone for how people think of the meet. Anyone who is interested, please see Blain.

We realize we’ve asked a lot of our parents this year and we thank you for making our year so successful. In fact, someone came up to Alie and Amy’s parents after the first session of the Wildcard Cruise Classic and said this was the best run, most fun meet they’ve ever been to. We also had someone post on our Facebook wall after the meet how great a time it was and we had two posts to our Facebook wall after Level 2 state how well we did. A lot of that gratitude goes to the parents who helped make it run smoothly.

Success Wall Additions — We are a little behind on updating the success wall and for that we apologize. It has been a very busy couple of weeks for us. However, we will add the following gymnasts to the success wall from the results of the Wildcard Cruise Classic.

Level 2
Olivia G. — 9.000 on beam (first place), first place on vault
Lilly Joh. — first place floor, first place all-around
Claire M. — first place on bars

Level 3
Angela B. — 9.550 on vault (first place)
Ayanna L. — 9.000 on floor (first place)
Mariyah L. — 9.500 on vault (first place), first place on bars, first place on floor, first place all-around
Emma L. — first place floor

Level 4
Madeline C. — 9.000 on beam (first place)
Aaliyah K. — 9.100 on bars (first place), first place on vault, beam, floor and all-around

Level 6
Delaney H. —9.000 on bars (first place), first place on vault, beam, floor and all-around

Level 8
Heidi K. — first place vault, first place all-around
Anastasia R. — first place beam
Emma S. — first place bars
Bella G. — first place floor

Hallie F. — Meet records on vault and beam

Xcel Silver
Anna P. — 9.100 on vault (first place), 9.200 on floor (first place)
Katherine R. — 9.000 on vault, 9.100 on beam (first place), first place bars, first place all-around

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