Team Tryouts, AAU National Events, Badger State Games

TEAM TRYOUTS — As a reminder, the Team Tryouts for Boys, Girls’ Xcel and Tumbling & Trampoline are on Saturday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. If your child is interested in any of these three teams, please make sure you’re here at that time. Gymnasts can try out for more than one team at the tryout. These three teams are also good for athletes with little experience and who wish to compete, so bring friends who might be interested. Tryouts are scheduled until 4 p.m., but may end earlier. We will have a short parent information session at the beginning of the tryout while the gymnasts stretch and warm-up.

AAU NATIONALS ENTRY DEADLINE — The deadline to register for AAU Nationals (June 10-14, Las Vegas) is Friday. The cost is $85 and we need you to have your credit card with you when we register your child as we will be registering directly on the AAU site (we will not be billing accounts).

As of this time, we have the following gymnasts registered and scheduled to compete:

Girls’ Level 3: Caelyr G.
Girls’ Level 4: Aniyah B., Essence B., Mariyah L., Sarah S.
Girls’ Level 6: Bradyn F., Emily G., Nadia J., Aaliyah K., Maria R., Norah T.
Boys’ Level 5: West F.

If you have not made hotel reservations at the Westgate Resort, you can do so at the following link:

As of now, they have no regularly-priced rooms available for Sunday night, only Concierge rooms, which are twice the price.

As with all other events, we will not have the competition schedule available until three weeks prior to the event. There is a generic schedule available, but it doesn’t give us much information other than the compulsories will likely not be on Sunday and the boys will not be Thursday.

If you have not registered and plan on attending, please do so by the end of the week.

AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS — As of now, the registration window for AAU Junior Olympics (Aug. 4-7, Virginia Beach) has not opened. Meet fees are $85. We will let you know when registration has begun. We will do the same registration process as with AAU Nationals, by registering directly on the web site. The competition is Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 4 is the on-site registration day. We recommend being in Virginia early as the on-site registration is not always available at the competition venue. As with AAU Nationals, we do not have a meet schedule until 3-4 weeks prior to the competition. Please note that this competition is for girls’ gymnastics only.

The hotel reservation window has opened, however. You can register through the AAU’s hotel partners at the following link:

When searching for a hotel, use Newport News as the location. The gymnastics competition is at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Newport News.

As of now, the coaches have hotels booked not through the AAU but through the Country Inn and Suites in Newport News. You can book a room through this link:

Hotel nights are available for as little as $70 per night, much less than the AAU properties.

Also, anyone interested in chartering a bus to the competition, please let us know. We have researched prices and the cost of a 50-passenger bus is roughly $200 per person, if we can fill the bus. The fewer the people on the bus, the more the per person cost is. Please note, that we will not have access to the bus for transportation during the competition time. The bus would simply get us to and from Virginia. We will likely not charter the bus unless we have a full group.

BADGER STATE GAMES — A third, non-sanctioned summer competition is available for our girls’ gymnasts. Badger State Games will be held Saturday, June 27 and Sunday June 28 in Wesson, Wis. at Gymsport. This is another opportunity for your gymnasts to remain competitive. The cost for this meet is $45 for compulsories and $55 for optionals and Xcel gymnasts. Registration deadline for this competition is June 1.

We HIGHLY recommend this for all of the former Level 6s to try Level 7 for the first time, especially those planning on going to AAU Junior Olympics.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADES — We have added a third Fourth of July parade to our rotation. In addition to the morning parades in Wauwatosa and Brookfield, we are doing an afternoon parade in Butler. All gymnasts are invited to participate in this parade. Line-up starts at 1:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 2 p.m. It’s a very short parade. We expect it anticipate the parade to be done by 3 p.m. More information will be made available as we get closer to the parade.

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