It’s Meet Week — We’re so excited that it’s home meet week. This is, from what we’ve heard, one of the largest meets in the state this season, so we’re really excited to put on a good show. With your help, we can make this a great competition. Unfortunately, with meet week there are changes to the gym schedule which will be reflected in this blog post.
Spirit Week — With home meets come spirit week. Sorry for the late notice on this so we hope Monday won’t be much of an issue for all. Boys and Xcel, please make sure you participate. Here are the theme days for the week:
Monday — Color Wars. Each group wears a different color. Fast Track/Gold Bugs, wear black. 2s wear orange, 3s are in purple, 4s in blue, 6s in green and 8s in pink. Coaches wear tie-dye. This can be a leotard or shirts, leggings, etc.
Tuesday — Cowgirl Country Day (dress in your best boots and Cowboy hat, give it that Wild Wild West flair.)
Wednesday — Masquerade Day (wear a costume or mask)
Thursday — Crazy Day (Crazy hair and socks, etc.)
Friday — Wildcard exhibition (Short-sleeve) leotard
Change in Practices — With the gym unavailable for practice on Saturday, everyone will practice on Friday. Friday will be a shortened practice for each level as there will only be 2 sets of equipment to use (we will leave both bars in the back and move the AAI set to the front after practice with the optionals help. The following is the practice schedule for the week:
Monday — No change
Tuesday — No change
Wednesday – Xcel begins at 5:30 and ends at regular time
Thursday — No change
Friday — Levels 2, 3, 3/4 and all Xcel from 4-6 p.m.; Level 4, 5, 6, 8 from 6-8:10 p.m. (all levels feel free to arrive 15 minutes early to stretch … practice will move fast).
Ice Chests/Coolers — With a big meet, we are in need of ice chests/coolers for concessions. Please let us know if you have any we can borrow.
Sign Ups — We still need some slots to fill for working the competition. The following are spots still needed to fill:
Saturday 7:30 a.m. — Ribbon Writers (4), Beam Timer (1), Music Player (1), Awards Presenters
Saturday 9:45 a.m. — Beam Timer (1)
Saturday 12:15 — EVERYTHING. Literally, we have just one volunteer for this session.
Saturday 3 p.m. — Admissions (2), Score Inputter (1), Ribbon Writers (4), Beam Timer (1)
Saturday 5:40 p.m. — Admissions (1), Concessions (1), Score Inputters (4), Awards Presenters
Sunday 7:30 a.m. — EVERYTHING. Literally, we have just one volunteer for this session as well.
Sunday 10:15 a.m. — ALL FILLED!
Sunday 1:10 p.m. — ALL FILLED!
Sunday 3:40 p.m. — Score Inputters (3), Award Presenters
Level 4-up gymnasts (and older Level 3s) please make sure you volunteer as well. We’re less concerned about award presenters as we are about score inputters and beam timers.
From what we can tell, the following families haven’t volunteered:
Level 2: Donovan, Mulvey, Podoll, Scheid
Level 3: Brown
Level 4: Davis, Xiong
Level 6: Laspisa, Literski
Level 8: Dundun, Gordon, Raebel
Xcel: Bridegroom, DiCarlo, Keys, Mulligan, Reed-Hammon, Roecklein
Boys are excused from volunteering because of the state clinic on Saturday and their competition on Sunday. HOWEVER, it would be certainly OK if boys parents were able to volunteer.
Captains — You will get your information by e-mail on Monday.
Parking — Parking will be EXTREMELY tight over the weekend, especially if construction is still on going (the corners were laid this weekend so we’re hopeful more street parking will be available.
There is a lot a block east on 126th an Auer that has about 100 spots in it. The building has no tenants and the owner isn’t around. We have been told by a former tenant that parking shouldn’t be an issue for the weekend. You may try parking there and if there are issues, you can move your car. Also, if you don’t mind the walk, there are plenty of spots in the back of the Culver’s lot.
Meet Fees — Xcel, girls’ optionals and boys, the second installment of meet fees is due Oct. 15.