Fund-raisers Due, This Week’s Practice, Holiday Practices

Fundraisers Due — Team, the fundraisers were due on Saturday. If you haven’t had the opportunity to turn yours in, PLEASE do so today (Nov. 17). It is imperative that we get those in hand so we can place the order to have in prior to Thanksgiving.

Don’t Forget About the Drop & Shop Overnight Next Week — The Thanksgiving night Drop & Shop overnight is Thursday, Nov. 27, starting at 8 p.m. with pickup at 10 a.m. The pre-registration cost for team kids is $35. Friends and family members are welcome! Click here for more details.

Also, remember about the New Year’s Eve Overnight. It is $40 for pre-registered team kids. Drop off is 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 with pick-up at 7 a.m. Jan. 1, 2015, to be precise. Click here for more information on this sleepover.

This Week’s Schedule — With the girls’ competition taking place over three days this weekend and with levels being split across days, we’re adjusting the practice schedule for those competing gymnasts slightly. The following are changes to the practice schedule:

Thursday — The Level 4s that compete on Friday (Madeline, Kerigan, Ella, Maeggan) should come on Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday — The remaining Level 4s should come to practice on Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. All Level 3/4s (Mariyah, Aniyah, Nora, Angela, Ayanna, Taylor) should come to this practice as well, regardless if the gymnast competes on Saturday or Sunday. The remaining Level 3s who compete on Saturday (Emma L., Jordan S.) should come on Friday. The Level 6s and 8s will practice as normal on Friday.

Saturday — All the Level 2s and Level 3s that compete on Sunday and didn’t practice on Friday (Essence, Sarah, Rhianna, Kaylie, Vanesa) will practice 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday. Xcel will practice as normal 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

No TOPs on Saturday. Optional Purple will practice.

We know this is a bit confusing, so if you have questions, let us know.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule — The following are the changes to the Thanksgiving Week Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 24: No changes, practice as usual.

Tuesday, Nov. 25: No changes, practice as usual.

Wednesday, Nov. 26: Level 3/4 and Level 4 will practice 4:30-7 (note the abbreviated practice time). Xcel Silver will practice 5-7 p.m. and Xcel Gold will practice 4:30-7 p.m. (please note the changed practice times for Xcel). We are trying to be done early on Wednesday. Boys practices, TBD.

Thursday, Nov. 27: No practice. Please come to the Thanksgiving overnight.

Friday, Nov. 28: Levels 6 and 8, noon-3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29: Levels 2, 3, 3/4, 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Boys TBD, Xcel TBD.

Christmas/New Year’s Schedule — The following are the changes to the schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s weeks for Girls’ Levels 2-8 only (Boys and Xcel practices TBD):

Monday, Dec. 22: No changes, practice as usual.

Tuesday, Dec. 23: No changes, practice as usual.

Wednesday, Dec. 24: Levels 6-8, noon-3 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25: No practice. Merry Christmas!

Friday, Dec. 26: No practice.

Saturday, Dec. 27: Levels 6-8, 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 28: No practice.

Monday, Dec. 29: No practice.

Tuesday, Dec. 30: Levels 6-8, 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: No practice. Please come to the New Year’s Overnight.

Thursday, Jan. 1: No practice. Happy New Year!

Friday, Jan. 2: Levels 6-8, 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3: No practice.

Sunday, Jan. 4: No practice. Boys’ meet at Altius.

At this point, we don’t have a compulsory workout scheduled. We might add one or two in so they don’t go the whole time without working out, but given that it is just after the conclusion of their season and we’ll just be transitioning to the introduction of the new levels, they should be fine. Those gymnasts who pass out of Level 5 into Level 6 can come to the Level 6-8 practices.

Boys’ will have practice times during this schedule to prepare for their meet on Jan. 4. Those times will come later.

Xcel will have practices scheduled during this time as well. Those will be announced later.

The practice on Dec. 24 for Levels 6-8 is being held to keep the group from having more than two consecutive days off during the holiday break. We will understand if your gymnast will not be able to attend this workout, but for gymnasts that miss practice regularly, this is a great opportunity to get the work in.

Please watch the blog for a holiday workout to be done at home on the off days. Please encourage your gymnast to do the workouts so their bodies will be in peak physical condition.  (Feel free to do it with them after eating all the turkey/holiday goodies.)

Make Up Pictures — Make-ups for photos will be done on Monday, Nov. 24 beginning at 4:30 p.m. All Gold Bugs II who are competing should show up with their competition leotard for an all-team photo even if they have had their individual photos taken. And as a reminder, Gold Bugs are on the recreation schedule, not the team schedule, so they will not have practice on Monday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.

Any other boys’ or girls’ team members who have not had their photos taken should come at this time.

Photos for those who have had theirs taken should be available for viewing and purchase by the end of the week.

State Meet Information — At this time, we still do not have a schedule for either the Level 3, 4, 5 state meet or the Level 2 state meet. As with every other meet, once we get the information from the meet organizers, we will send it out to the parents through the blog immediately. We do not sit on any information regarding meets. We anticipate the Level 3, 4, 5 state meet information coming next week sometime once the last meet of the qualifying season has finished.

Upcoming Meet Fees — Gold Bugs II and Fast Track will have their second installment of three of meet fees will be due December 15 (with the final installment due January 15). Those meet fees will be paid in three installments of $65 each. All Fast Track gymnasts are expected to compete in the winter meets.

As of now, the following Gold Bugs II parents have paid their meet fees and will be signed up for meets: Jillian C., Grace D., Lily D., Serenity J., Alanna L. and Mahogany S. For those not listed, please pay the meet fee promptly if you are planning on having your child compete. We can not enter your child in any competitions, if these fees aren’t paid ahead of time.  Please let us know if your Gold Bug II gymnast is going to be competing.

Also, all boys and Level 6 & 8 girls have their final set of meet fees due on Dec. 15.

Any competing gymnast not paid for meet fees by the due date will have the charge automatically billed to the credit card on file.

Success Wall Additions — Once again, we had a very successful meet with several additions to the success wall. Those with photos going up from the Camouflage Classic are:

Level 3:
Aniyah B. — 9.525 on vault, 9.100 on beam
Essence B. — 9.000 on beam
Angela B. — 9.000 on beam
Vanesa K. — 9.500 on vault
Mariyah L. — 9.075 on beam
Sarah S. — 9.225 on bars
Taylor T. — 9.300 on beam

Level 4
Madeline C. — 9.050 on beam
Aaliyah K. — 9.050 on vault
Ryann W. — 9.000 on beam

We also have one correction from the M&M Meet’s success wall additions. Emily C. was inadvertently left off for Level 2. She scored a 9.200 on bars and 9.250 on floor.

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