ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Added Thursday Practice, Fall Practice Schedule

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — Alie has been nominated by our coach, Dianna Capcik, to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. Alie is going to obviously take the challenge but she is going to change the rules! We are inviting all of the Wildcard Gymnasts/coaches to join in the challenge by bringing $1 to donate to ALS and then we’ll “cool off” after T25 on Monday night (August 18)! Wildcard will match the funds raised. Bring a $1 and a towel. Prepare to be cold. Stay tuned for who Wildcard will be challenging!

Added Thursday Practice — To keep the gymnasts from having too many days without practice during our trip to the national convention, we are adding a girls’ workout on Thursday, Aug. 21 We will offer two sessions. One for girls’ Fast Track, Level 2, Level 3/4, Level 3 and Level 3/4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The second session will be for girls’ Levels 4, 5, 6, and 8/9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The later practice will be more open work-out style. This is not a mandatory practice, just an added practice to the schedule. The following a reminder of the schedule for the rest of the month:

Wednesday, Aug. 20 —Xcel and boys will be held, no other girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention)
Thursday, Aug. 21 — Girls’ Levels FT, 2, 3/2, 3 and 3/4 — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Levels 4, 5, 6, 8/9 — 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 —No girls’ team practices (coaches at national convention),
boys’ practice as scheduled
Saturday, Aug. 23 — Xcel will be held, no other boys’ or girls’ team practices
(coaches at national convention)
Sunday, Aug. 24 — Boys’ clinic at M&M

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

Fall Schedule — Below is the fall schedule, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Please note that Friday, Sept. 5 will have a different schedule due to the pre-season meet and all-team photo and that there will be no team practice on Saturday, Sept. 6 for Levels 2, 3/2 and 3 (Xcel will practice):

Monday
Competitive TOPs — 4-5:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3/4 & 4 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Boys’ All Levels — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Purple — 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Silver & Teal — 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday
Mini TOPs, Fast Track, Girls’ Level 2 — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3/2 & 3 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Purple — 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Silver & Teal — 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Non-Competitive TOPs — 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday
Girls’ Xcel Silver — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3/4 & 4 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Boys’ All Levels — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Xcel Gold — 6-8:30 p.m.

Thursday
Fast Track, Girls’ Level 2 — 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls’ Level 3/2 & 3 — 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Purple — 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Girls’ Optional Silver & Teal — 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Non-Competitive TOPs ** — 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday
Girls’ Level 3/4, 4, Optional Purple, Silver & Teal — 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday
Fast Track, Girls’ Level 2, 3/2 & 3 * — 9 a.m.-noon
Girls’ Optional Purple — 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Boys’ All Levels — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Girls’ Xcel Silver & Gold — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Competitive TOPs — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

* If a Level 2 or Level 3 gymnast has a competition on Saturday (or the meet schedule dictates that we need to move these gymnasts), they will practice on Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. that weekend.

** Non-competitive TOPs is open to any gymnasts in Fast Track through girls’ Level 6 who are interested in improving their conditioning, form, flexibility and who want to learn the TOPs physical abilities tests, routines and begin working skills that are in the TOPs and HOPEs routines.

*** Optional purple, silver and teal are mixed levels consisting of girls in Level 6-9. With the size of the Level 6 team, it makes the most sense to have three groups of combined level gymnasts. Groups will be determined on a bi-weekly basis and will be comprised based on the needs of the gymnast, work ethic, spotting needs and skill acquisition. The goal will be to try to rotate individuals in the purple group (more practice time) by gymnasts earning that spot.

Click here for a PDF of the fall schedule.

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