Spring Break, Summer Schedules, Butter Braids

Butter Braids — Please note the Butter Braid fund raiser is due on Tuesday, April 1. Orders will be received by April 14. Please note we have no flexibility in these dates because these arrive frozen and need to be delivered quickly. Please have your orders in by Tuesday.

Friday, April 4 Schedule — With the meet at Carousel on Saturday, April 5, we will have some changes to the Friday schedule. ALL LEVELS will practice on Friday. Levels 2 (competing Level 2s only, not former Fast Track), 3 and 4 will only practice from 4:30-6:30 p.m., regardless of whether or not your child is competing. All other levels will practice from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

There will be no Level 2 or Level 3 practice for Saturday, April 5 due to the meet.

Monday, April 7 Schedule — All teams will practice from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This will be a regular change for the first Monday of every month so we may have all-staff meetings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Gymnasts who work should plan on staying until 8:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. The next Monday practice change will be Monday, May 5 and will continue the first Monday of every month.

Spring Break Schedule — With the spring break for schools fast approaching we will have some changes during the days surrounding Easter. The following is the upcoming Spring Break Schedule:

Monday, April 14-Wednesday, April 16 — Rec and girls’ team practices as scheduled
Thursday, April 17-Tuesday, April 22 — No rec and no girls’ team practices
Wednesday, April 23 — No rec practice, but girls’ team practice as normal
Thursday, April 24-Friday, April 25 — Rec and girls’ team practices as scheduled
Saturday, April 26 — Rec and girls’ team practices as scheduled with the exception of TOPs and HOPEs, which are tentatively on as scheduled
Monday, April 28 — All schedules resume as normal

Boys’ team changes, if any, will be announced later.

Tentative Summer Schedule — We have tentatively set a summer schedule, with a start date still to be determined, but plan for the middle of June. Again, boys’ schedule will be announced at a later time. The following is the tentative summer schedule:

Mondays
Girls’ Level 8-9 — 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
TOPs Competition Team — 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3/4, 4, 6, 8, 9 — 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays
Girls’ Level 6-9 — 9 a.m.-noon
Non-Competitive TOPs* — 9-11 a.m.
Fast Track — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 2 (both groups including the recently promoted Fast Track) — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 6, 8, 9 — 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesdays
Girls’ Level 2 (both groups, including the recently promoted Fast Track), and Level 3, 3/4 & 4 — 9 a.m.-noon
Girls’ Level 3/4, 4 — 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Girls’ Xcel — 6-8:30 p.m. (note extra half hour)

Thursdays
Girls’ Level 6-9 — 9 a.m.-noon
Fast Track — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 2 (both groups including the recently promoted Fast Track) — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 6, 8, 9 — 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Fridays
Girls’ Level 3/4, 4, 6, 8, 9 — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Open Gym — 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

Saturdays
Girls’ Level 2, 3 — 9 a.m.-noon
TOPs Competitive Team — 9-11 a.m.
HOPEs — 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Girls’ Xcel — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A printable version of the schedule is available here.

*The schedule includes a non-competitive TOPs training team which will provide extra strength training on the TOPs curriculum for $20/month.  This will be open to any gymnasts Level 2 – 6 who are interested in participating.  Members of the non-competitive TOPs program (turning 7 years old – 10 years old by Dec. 31) may be eligible to be promoted to the competitive TOPs team at a later time. Anyone who doesn’t meet the age requirements are still invited to participate as they will gain valuable strength and form training that will benefit them throughout gymnastics. Please notify us by June 10th, if your child is interested in participating in this group.

This schedule provides for very little change to the current evening practice. Evening practices will likely have some re-structuring in September when we return to the normal school year evening practice times.

AAU Nationals & Junior Olympics Registration — The AAU age group nationals will be held at the Disney Resort in Florida from June 11-15. The following is the tentative schedule with all competition running from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. each day:

Wednesday, June 11 — Registration
Thursday, June 12 — Registration; Girls’ Level 1-4; Athlete Dance Party
Friday, June 13 — Registration; Girls’ Level 1-5; Xcel Silver
Saturday, June 14 — Registration; Girls’ Level 5-8, Open; Girls’ Xcel; Boys’ All Levels; Freestyle Acrobatics
Sunday, June 15 — Ladies All Levels; Boys’ All Levels; Freestyle Acrobatics

Click here for more information on AAU Age Group Nationals. Registration costs are $85 and must be made to Wildcard Gymnastics by May 1.

AAU Junior Olympics will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 27-30 at the Iowa Events Center. We STRONGLY encourage everyone to attend given the proximity of the event. The competition is only held on the July 28th-30th with a registration day on July 27. Competition is being held in all girls’ levels (Levels 2-8, Open, and all girls’ Xcel levels).

Entry fees are $85 and due to Wildcard Gymnastics by June 25. These entry fees will include the $10 entry for the team performance competition. At Junior Olympics, there is a team performance competition, similar to that of the summer group performance shows we have. Given the number of competitors we will likely have, we probably will field two show teams. After watching these teams last year, we are CONFIDENT we can do very well, if not even win.

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