Fourth of July Parades, Warm-Up, Fourth of July Practice Schedules, New Optional Routines

FOURTH OF JULY PARADES — As per our usual custom, we will participate in several Independence Day parades. As of now, we don’t have any information on the West Allis or Butler parades. The following is information on the Wauwatosa and Brookfield parades.

Wauwatosa Parade: Saturday, July 4. Girls’ Level 2-5, Girls’ Xcel Bronze, Silver, Gold; Gold Bugs

We are lineup space 53. Staging is at the Wauwatosa Civic Center/Wauwatosa Library at 76th and North. You may drop your child at the Wauwatosa Civic Center at 8 a.m. Note that North Avenue will be closed along the length of the parade route. You can (be there by 8:30 a.m. at the latest) access the staging area from Wauwatosa Ave. (76th St.).

The parade begins at 9 a.m. and will proceed west from 76th St. through to 104th St., ending at Mayfair Mall. Pickup will be in the Mayfair Mall parking lot, nearest the Boston Store entrance on the southeast side of the parking lot. The parade route is 1.7 miles long.

Brookfield Parade: Saturday, July 4. Girls’ Level 6, 7, 9; Girls’ Xcel Platinum; Girls’ Fast Track; All T&T athletes not on a gymnastic team; all Boys team.

We are line-up space PURPLE 41. Staging is in the Brookfield Central High School parking lot nearest the tennis courts. You may drop your child at Brookfield Central High School at 9 a.m. From the city of Brookfield, “For participant drop-offs, enter the EAST drive to Brookfield Central on Gebhardt Rd. and utilize the driveway in front of the school.”

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel west on Gebhardt Rd. to Calhoun Rd., then north on Calhoun to North Ave., and West on North Ave. to Norhardt, then south on Norhardt. The parade route is approximately 1.5 miles long.

Butler Parade: Saturday, July 4. All Team Gymnasts

We don’t have a lineup number. Lineup is at 1:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Church, which is located at 12801 W. Fairmont Ave. It is a very short parade, but this is all the information we have at this time.

Please wear sunscreen, bring stretchy gloves and bring a disposable water bottle. In the water bottle, pour out half the water and freeze overnight. In the morning, fill the water bottle the rest of the way with water. Girls’ Gymnasts may wear their exhibition leotard or any old 4th of July or red, white and blue leotard. Boys’ Gymnasts should wear a Wildcard gymnastics t-shirt. Girls’ gymnasts may wear a Wildcard shirt if they don’t have a leotard. We need parent volunteers to hold our signs at each parade and pass out brochures. Parent volunteers should also wear a Wildcard t-shirt.  Please understand that we need help during that time and that walking in the parade implies that you are willing to assist with passing out brochures, carrying a banner, passing out water, etc.  If you want to simply watch your child, then your best bet is to sit along the parade route.

The West Allis parade is set for Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. All gymnasts are welcome to participate. We will provide more information as we have it.

WARM-UPS — Please know that we have passed the deadline for the Warm-up purchases. Due to many families still needing to make the purchase, we are extending the deadline to June 26. PLEASE PLACE THE ORDERS ONLINE BY THIS DATE. The site is You do not need to put in a size. We have the sizes and will communicate them to the company. Please, in the notes, list how you want the garments personalized. (Typically, we just put the gymnast’s first name on the warmups. You may add a last initial if your child’s name is repeated on one of our levels.)

Click here to place your order. If you have not placed your order by June 26, your gymnast will not be allowed to compete.

The following families HAVE purchased the warm-ups:

Level 2: Jillian C., Payton D., Grace D., Lily D., Alanna L., McKayla M. (4 orders still needed)
Level 3: Kayla B., Siena F., Olivia G., Jordyn H., Korynne M., Ruth O., Sadie P., Jordan S., Taylor W. (13 orders still needed)
Level 4: Angela B., Vanesa K., Sarah S. (7 orders still needed)
Level 6: Christen B., Nadia J., Kamryn W. (5 orders still needed)
Level 7: Ava C., Bradyn F., Lilly J., Elie L., Jordan M., Camille P., Eden R. (2 orders still needed)
Level 9: Crystal S.

The following gymnasts have ordered, but are not required to order until September:
Xcel Bronze: Leslie G.
Xcel Silver: None
Xcel Gold: Alivia K., Anna P.
Xcel Platinum: Hattie B.

FOURTH OF JULY SCHEDULES — Due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday, we will be making some schedule adjustments.

July 2: NO TEAM PRACTICE PM due to West Allis parade. We will re-schedule Xcel practice at a time and date TBD. Come to the parade!
July 3: All Girls’ Levels 2-9 practice 9-12:30 p.m. Open gym will be held 12:30 – 2 p.m. Levels 2-5 will be holding tryouts for their level.
July 7-8: Practices return as scheduled
July 9: Practice as scheduled.  NO OPEN GYM

NEW OPTIONAL LEVEL ROUTINES — We are opening a window for the creation of optional level routines. Gymnasts in any optional level (Xcel Gold, Xcel Platinum, Level 6, Level 7, Level 9) who wish to have a new floor routine should begin thinking about new music and bring those choices to the team coaches for approval. We highly recommend that all Level 6s keep their routines for the next season.

Level 6, 7, 9 and Xcel Platinum gymnasts should sign-up for a routine time. The cost for Level 6 gymnasts is $40 and for Level 7-9 gymnasts is $50, payable directly to the instructor. Xcel gymnasts will not be charged if they do choreography during their practice time. Xcel Bronze, Silver and Gold will receive choreography during their scheduled practice time.

Maria’s coaches from Brazil, Clarissa and Vanessa, are in town next week and MAY be willing to do choreography then. They will have limited time if they agree to do choreography.  Please check with an instructor.

Please check with Amy or Alie to schedule your time. Plan on an hour and a half to two hours for the choreography sessions. Please note, neither will be available the week of July 6-11. Beam routines MAY be done during this time as well, if time allows. If not, they will be done during practice.

MEET FEES — This is a reminder that meet fee installments will be due at the end of the month. If you have not yet paid them by the due date, they will be automatically charged to your account:

The installments are due starting at the end of June. They are the following:

Level 2 Fees: $225 ($75 per installment due June 30, July 30, Aug. 30)
Level 3 Fees: $450 ($150 per installment due June 30, July 30, Aug. 30)
Level 4 Fees: $480 ($160 per installment due June 30, July 30, Aug. 30)
Level 5 Fees: $150 ($50 per installment due June 30, July 30, Aug 30)

TRYOUTS — We will be scheduling compulsory level tryouts July 3rd at Friday morning practice. All compulsory gymnasts (Level 2, 3, 4, & 5) will be evaluated for proficiency at their level. We anticipate that most gymnasts will be proficient at their current training level; however, should your gymnast be recommended for a different level, you will be notified as soon as possible. The tryout will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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