Level 6s on Friday; This Saturday; Butter Braids; Team Dinners

GIRLS’ LEVEL 6s END EARLY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13 – With a competition at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the LGA Lucky Invitational in Waukegan, we are ending the girls’ Level 6s early on Friday. They will end at 7:30 p.m., so the gymnasts can go home early to get rested for the early-morning meet on Saturday.

NO TOPs SATURDAY, MARCH 14– There is no TOPs practice on Saturday as a majority of the gymnasts in TOPs will be competing at the LGA Lucky Invitational on Saturday morning. TOPs will return on Monday.

GIRLS’ LEVEL 2, 3, 3/4, 9-11 a.m., SATURDAY— All girls’ Level 2, 3, and 3/4 gymnasts who normally come 9 a.m.-noon will only be coming this Saturday from 9-11 a.m. due to coaching availability.

BUTTER BRAID FUNDRAISER — The annual Butter Braid fund-raiser will begin soon. The selling window will be very short in order to get the Butter Braids in prior to Easter. As soon as the order brochures arrive, they will be distributed to all team members. Product orders will arrive on April 1st, ready for pick up at 4:30 p.m. Please note that we have no freezer storage availability, so the orders would need to be picked up that day. More details will come once we get the order forms. (Please remember that we are doing fundraising in order to put in a foam pit. The more we sell, the closer we get to the goal of putting the pit in!

LEVEL 3s STAY UNTIL 7:30 p.m. — All Level 3s, including the girls who competed Level 2 at the first two meets and have been promoted (former Fast Track) should now stay until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

GIRLS’ LEVEL 6-10 STATE SCHEDULE CHANGE — There were again tweaks to the Girls’ Level 6-10 state meet, especially for Sofia B. in Level 6, who is now in the middle session. Also the middle session for Level 8 has been backed up 15 minutes. Please review the most recent schedule here.

TEAM DINNER REMINDER — This is to remind the Boys and Xcel teams that they will have their team dinner following practice on Wednesday, March 18. Practice will run until 7:45 p.m. and Xcel gymnasts will start at 5 p.m. that day. Gymnasts should bring nicer clothes to change into for the dinner. We should be done by 8:30 p.m. Accounts have been billed the $10 fee for the team dinner.

BOYS’/XCEL STATE WEEK PRACTICES — There are a few slight changes for the week of boys’ and Xcel state. The changes are the Xcel gymnasts on Wednesday, March 18, will practice from 5 p.m.-7:45 p.m. and that the boys will end at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday, March 21, there will be no Xcel Gold practice, but there will be Xcel Silver practice. There will be no boys’ practice on that Saturday as well. Candace may add an additional practice that week for the boys.

TRAVELING MEET 2016 — There is an opportunity for a traveling meet for 2016 if we have interest. The Cancun Classic is being held Jan. 1-4 in Cancun, Mexico. This is an opportunity to do a traveling meet with almost no school and limited work interruption. If we have enough support, we are willing to add this meet to the 2016 schedule.

We are still also leaning toward Hawaii in 2016 (if this meet doesn’t work out and the rest of the meet schedule works out) or Hawaii in 2017.

Please let us know if you would be interested in attending the Cancun Classic in 2016. The Cancun meet offers both boys’ and girls’ competition, but it is a non-sanctioned competition.

SUCCESS WALL ADDITIONS — We had one gymnast compete last week, Reed in Level 8 at the Salto Invitational. He made the success wall with an 11.8 on vault.

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