Boys’ Clinic/Sheboygan, Girls’ Level 3 Practice, Wild Wild West Info

Boys’ Sheboygan Meet/Regional Clinic — The boys’ regional clinic and Sheboygan meet will overlap, we have official confirmation. The regional clinic is all-day Saturday and Sunday morning. The Sheboygan Meet, which will serve as the boys’ mock meet, is on Sunday. So, our suggestion is that the boys participate in both the clinic and the mock meet.

The Sunday portion of the clinic is more open work out style and the attention will be paid more to those in Future Stars (which none of our boys are eligible for). It is only a three-hour work out. They will benefit more from the Sheboygan meet in preparation for the regular competition. Please let us know by Oct. 1 your intentions to participate in the Regional Clinic. All boys are being entered in the Sheboygan meet as part of the meet fees.

Reed is expected to attend the Regional Clinic.

Girls’ Level 3s/Saturday TOPs — Due to the Girls’ Level 3s participation in the Swiss Cup on Saturday, Sept. 27, the Girls’ Level 3s should come to practice on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Those in Level 3/2 and are not competing in this meet should come to the regular Saturday practice.

Any Girls’ Level 3s in TOPs should not come to TOPs practice on Saturday as they will be competing later that day. Those not competing until Sunday should come at the regularly scheduled Saturday time.

Fund-raising — All fund-raising has been distributed. If your child hasn’t received the fund-raising packets, please see a coach.

Non-Practicing Children and Gymnasts Waiting for Practice — As a safety measurement for your child and those in the gym, we again ask that all gymnasts waiting for practice not be on any equipment except for floor stretching. The chance of injury greatly increases when a gymnast is unsupervised on equipment.

Additionally, if your child is here during a time in which they are not scheduled to practice, it is important that they are not on any equipment as well for the same reason. Children here during sibling’s practices should be with a parent or in the playroom. There have been times in which several children have been playing in the front running through the lobby nearly knocking over adults who are coming in the building. Thank you for your understanding.

Wild Wild West Classic Meet Schedule, Volunteer Opportunities and Donations — Parents, this is our largest home meet ever (even larger than optional state). There are 467 gymnasts registered for this meet (to give an idea, last year’s Wild Wild West Classic had 162 entries). We will have 5 sessions on Saturday, Oct. 18, and 4 on Sunday, Oct. 19. The full meet schedule will be out Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

We are confident the great show we put on for Optional State is the reason why gyms chose our meet. We need to put that same kind of good show on so gyms will continue to come to our meets. We want to be known for running great competitions.

With the meet being so large, we are definitely needing the help on Thursday with tear down and organization, Friday with decoration, Saturday and Sunday with meet administration and Sunday evening with tear down. We will need every family to help out in some way (boys’ given your commitment for that weekend, we understand if you can’t commit to the competition, but there will be opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday of meet week). With the number of families we have on our competitive and soon-to-be competing teams (including Fast Track and Gold Bugs II), we should be able to have  families just participate in one or two sessions to cover all our needs. If that isn’t the case, some families will be here more than that and that isn’t fair.

We will have our four captains as usual and those volunteers will get a month’s tuition for one child, but bear in mind that attendance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is mandatory to receive this discount.

The general meet schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 8 a.m. — Non Wildcard Level 2s
Saturday, 10:05 a.m. — Level 3s (age 8 and 11)
Saturday, 12:45 p.m. — Level 3s (ages 6, 7 and 10)
Saturday, 3:20 p.m. — Level 3s (age 9, 12-up)
Saturday, 6 p.m. — Level 5s (no Wildcard gymnasts)

Sunday, 8 a.m. — Level 4s (ages 9-under, 11)
Sunday, 10:45 a.m. — Level 4s (age 10, 12-up)
Sunday, 1:20 p.m. — Level 2s
Sunday, 3:45 p.m. — Xcel Silver, Xcel Gold, Level 6s, Level 8s

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