Second Installment of Meet Fees, Preseason Meet, Team Photo

Meet Fees, 2nd Installment — The second installment of meet fees for girls’ Levels 2, 3 and 4 are due August 15. Please pay prior to then or you will be billed and charged on August 15. If you are not on autopay, you need to take care of these prior to the due date or your child will not be able to compete. The final installment is due September 15. The meet fee installments are:

Level 2: $65 (three installments for $195)
Level 3: $145 (three installments for $435)
Level 4: $150 (three installments for $450)

Several families have not paid meet fees because they are not on auto pay and couldn’t be billed and have not paid in another fashion. If you are one of these families, you need to be caught up on meet fees by Aug. 15 or your child will not be registered for any competitions until you are paid. Our first meet entry is already due and the second meet entry is upcoming. We can’t pay those entries to the other gyms unless you have paid us. We will send out invoices to those who haven’t paid on Friday.

Exhibition Leotards — In case you haven’t noticed, there are quality issues with the new exhibition leotards.   The company has indicated that the issues are fabric related and it is something they will replace. We will likely have to send the exhibition leotards back to the company, but not until we have received a replacement. They will either replace with a higher quality printed leotard or a suitable replacement. On the boys’ side, we will likely be switching to a different style of leotard as the replacement fabric will not be conducive.

Boys’ will also be picking a different competition singlet as it was the same company, same material and same process that was used to produce the boys’ singlet.

Due to this issue, we will postpone the summer spectacular to make it either a fall or holiday show.  We will be collecting all exhibition leotards once the replacement leotards have arrived.

Girls’ competition leotards are shipping tomorrow, so we should have those in the next week or so, pending ship times from Australia.

Preseason Meet — We will be holding the preseason meet on Friday, Sept. 5. This pre-season meet is a “mock competition” for our Girls’ Level 2,3,4, and 5 teams.  Please note, the all-team picture will take place at 4:30 p.m, and open stretch will likely start at 5:15 p.m.  All Girls’ levels, including Xcel, and Boys’ Team should be there for the picture.  The meet should be concluded by 8:30 p.m. No other levels will be practicing that night and there will be no open gym. As a result, the Level 2s and 3s will not have practice on Saturday, Sept. 8. All levels (not including Xcel) are expected to be at the meet to help out.

All-Team Picture — The all-team picture will be at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5. Everyone should be here with competition leotards on and hair pulled up. All levels who are expecting to compete between September 2014 and May 2015 should be in attendance, including all boys’ levels and Xcel levels.

Summer Practice Schedule — The following are girls’ practice dates and times for the remainder of August:

Wednesday, Aug. 20 —Xcel will be held, no other boys’ or girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention)
Thursday, Aug. 21 —No boys’ or girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention)
Friday, Aug. 22 —No boys’ or girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention)
Saturday, Aug. 23 — Xcel will be held, no other boys’ or girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention)

Monday, Aug. 25 — No morning practices, evening as currently scheduled
Tuesday, Aug. 26 — No morning practices, evening as currently scheduled
Wednesday, Aug. 27 — No morning practices, evening as currently scheduled
Thursday, Aug. 28 — No morning practices, evening as currently scheduled
Friday, Aug. 29 — Levels 3/4, 4, 6, 8/9 practice moved to 4:30-8:30 p.m., no open gym
Saturday, Aug. 30 — Morning practices as scheduled

The fall schedule will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2. A separate communication will be posted regarding fall session times once those are finalized. Don’t expect or anticipate a major change.

Aloha Gymfest 2015 — Hopefully parents have had the chance to begin planning for Wildcard’s competition in Hawaii, Jan. 16-18, 2015 in Kailua, Hawaii. This competition is open to all girls in Levels 2-10. There is no Xcel or boys competition.

At this point, we’ve had good interest in the competition, but have yet to take any formal reservations. The cost of this meet is $100. Please pay the $100 meet fee by Sept. 15 so we may enter your child in the competition. Again, we need at least four additional families to attend or we will not go. Wildcard will not be making group travel arrangements either as families will want to stay different times.

We will recommend the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Currently, it is available for $183 per night and is right on the beach. You will not pay for the hotel until the time of the travel so you can book now without worry to reserve a good price. You might even be able to find it at a better rate if you search.

Girls’ Optional Meet Schedule and Fees — The Level 6 and 8/9 girls will compete the following schedule (the schedule is subject to change):

Oct. 18-19 — Wild Wild West Classic (Brookfield, AAU, serves as mock meet, Levels 6-8/9)
Nov. 1-2 — M&M Invitational (New Berlin, Levels 6-8/9)
Dec. 20-21 — Buffalo Grove Invitational (Schaumburg, Ill, Levels 6-8/9)
Jan. 10-11 — M&M Invitational (Waukesha, Levels 6-8/9)
Jan. 16-18 — Aloha Gymfest (Kailua, Hawaii, Levels 6-8/9, not part of meet fees)
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — St. Valentine Invitational (Grayslake, Ill., Levels 6-8/9)
Feb. 7-8 — Wildcard Cruise Classic (Brookfield, Levels 6-8/9)
Feb. 22-23 — Twisted Moose (Minneapolis, Minn., Level 8/9)
Mar. 15-16 — LGA Lucky Invitational (Waukegan, Ill., Levels 6, 8/9)
Mar. 22-23 — State Championships (Franklin, Levels 6, 8/9)
Apr. 25-26 — AAU State Championships (Reedsburg, Level 6)

Meet fees are the following:
Level 6 — $775 (9 meets, paid in four installments)
Level 8/9 — $790 (9 meets, paid in four installments)

Installments are due the following:
Aug. 15 (Level 6, $195; Level 8/9 $200)
Sept. 15 (Level 6, $195; Level 8/9 $200)
Oct. 15 (Level 6, $195; Level 8/9 $200)
Nov. 15 (Level 6, $190; Level 8/9 $190)

Boys’ Meet Schedule and Fees — The 4, 5 and 8 boys will compete the following schedule (the schedule is subject to change):

Dec. 13-14 — Judges Invitational (Racine, all levels)
Jan. 4-5 — Altius Invitational (Franklin, all levels)
Jan. 10-11 — M&M Challenge (Waukesha, all levels)
Jan. 30 — Snowflake Invitational (Sheboygan, Level 4)
Feb. 7-8 — Wildcard Cruise Classic (Brookfield, all levels)
Feb. 21-22 — Infinite Invitational (Brown Deer, all levels)
Mar. 6-8 — Salto National Invitational (West Allis, Levels 5, 8)
Mar. 21-22 — State Championships (likely Waukesha, all levels)
Apr. 21-22 — Region 4 Championships (Brookfield, Levels 5, 8)

Meet fees are the following:
Level 4 — $635 (7 meets, paid in four installments)
Level 8/9 — $790 (8 meets, paid in four installments)

Installments are due the following:
Aug. 15 (Level 4, $160; Level 5, 8 $200)
Sept. 15 (Level 4, $160; Level 5, 8 $200)
Oct. 15 (Level 4, $160; Level 5, 8 $200)
Nov. 15 (Level 4, $155; Level 5, 8 $190)

Girls’ Xcel Schedule and Fees — The Xcel silver and gold girls will compete the following schedule (the schedule is subject to change):

Oct. 18-19 — Wild Wild West Classic (Brookfield, AAU, serves as mock meet, Levels XS, XG)
Jan. 10-11 — M&M Challenge (Waukesha, Levels XS, XG)
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — St. Valentine Invitational (Grayslake, Ill., Levels XS, XG)
Feb. 7-8 — Wildcard Cruise Classic (Brookfield, Levels XS, XG)
Mar. 28-29 — State Championships (New Berlin, Levels XS, XG)

One meet will be added to the Xcel schedule in late Feb. or early March as the Xcel schedule has not been finalized yet).

Meet fees are the following:
Levels XS, XG — $420 (6 meets, paid in three installments)
Level 8/9 — $420 (6 meets, paid in three installments)

Installments are due the following:
Sept. 15 ($140)
Oct. 15 ($140)
Nov. 15 ($140)

Girls’ Winter Level 2 Meet Fees and Schedule — The schedule and meet fees for girls’ Level 2 competitors in Jan., Feb., and March will be published in the fall.

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5 Responses to Second Installment of Meet Fees, Preseason Meet, Team Photo

  1. Vicki Busalacchi says:

    Preseason meet – should this be Friday Sept 5?

  2. Beth Croasdaile says:

    Friday the 5th or Sunday the 7th for team pictures?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Vicki Busalacchi says:

    You can charge my account for the meet fees.

    Vicki Busalacchi

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