Level 8-up Regional Training Camp, Date Specific Practice Changes

Regional Training Camp — Region 4 Training camp will be held on Oct. 10-12 in Chanhassen, Minn. (a Minneapolis suburb), at Classic Gymnastics. This camp is open to all Level 7-up gymnasts based on a qualification system. Based on history and qualification standards, all of our Level 8-up gymnasts who choose to attend will get in the clinic. The clinic is staffed by coaches from around the region and college coaches. It’s a great opportunity to get hands on coaching from other coaches and to interact with gymnasts, other coaches and judges from across the region.

The cost for the clinic is $170, transportation and lodging are not included in that price. If there are enough gymnasts, we will rent a multi-passenger van and get multiple hotel rooms. Estimate $25 per night for lodging and between $40 and $60 for van rental and gas. Gymnasts will also need money for food during this clinic. It will be a great team-bonding exercise as well.

We will leave on Friday morning, Oct. 10. The first session is at 3:30 p.m. It will be done on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Saturday will be an all-day session. We will return home after that. Please respond by Sept. 15 if you wish to have your child attend this camp. We highly recommend it and hope that the majority of the the Level 8s attend.

Monday, Sept. 8 Practice — To accommodate our monthly staff meeting, the Monday, Sept. 8 practice will conclude at 7:30 p.m. Those in the optional Silver and Teal groups should come at 4:30 p.m. to get a full practice in.

Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 Practice — Due to the competition on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14, we are making an adjustment to the practice schedule that weekend. This may change depending on coach availability, but the Level 3s who are competing that weekend should come on Friday, Sept. 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Those who are competing Level 2, including the Level 3/2s, should come to the regular practice on Saturday, but practice will be shortened from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Xcel and boys will practice as scheduled.

Purple Optional Group Clarification — The Purple optional practice time starts at 4:30 p.m. One thing we neglected to mention was that the gymnasts may be done with practice at 7:30 p.m. if homework dictates. Otherwise, they should stay until 8:30 p.m.

AAU Age Group Nationals Hotel — The AAU Nationals meet this year is set for Las Vegas, Nev., June 10-14, 2015, at the Riviera Hotel and Casino Convention Center. Hotel reservations can now be made, so if you are planning on attending this event, lock your hotel rates early while rooms are still available. Rates start at $49 at the Riviera. We recommend making reservations for the duration of the meet, then cancelling what you won’t use prior to the cancel deadline. Reservations for that meet may be made by clicking here.

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