AAU Nationals – Opening Ceremonies Info & Athlete Registration

Athlete Registration – pick up credentials
* Registration starts 6/29 (W) from 12-6 pm.
6/30 Thurs 7:30 am – 4 pm
7/1 Fri 7:30 am – 2 pm
7/2 Sat 7:30 – 2 pm

* Everyone should plan to pick up their own credentials unless you NEED to arrange something else with AMY. Because not all gymnasts of the same Level are in the same sessions, it will be easier for all gymnasts to pick up their own credentials. Please note that this could take an additional 30 minutes; and we are asked to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the meet. AAU intends to start sessions early if it is possible, so we recommend getting there early!!!

6/30 Thurs – Is Coach Ben’s birthday. He would like to invite all to come and hang out at dinner. Everyone is more than welcome. We are thinking Downtown Disney but we will have more details soon!

7/1 Fri is Opening CeremoniesMeet at 6:00 pm at the ESPN Giant Globe to walk in together; late comers will need to follow the directions below.  * We will wear our RED WISCONSIN T-SHIRTS and SILVER SHORTS (that will be delivered to Florida).  I will bring them to the gymnastics sessions and Friday night’s dinner – text AMY to make other arrangements.

The Celebration of Athletes Ceremony will be Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Josten Center. Athletes will need to report to the main entrance of Champion Stadium promptly at 6:30 to line up for the grand march in. The districts are divided by alphabetical order to line up on either the 1st or 3rd baseline outer concourse. This is a covered area with industrial fans and water stations. You should look for the lollipop signs with your district name. Coaches we will need your help, so please plan to have at least one representative line up with your team if at all possible. You should let your parents know that it does take some time to march in so many kids but we will do our very best to provide an enjoyable experience for all.

We will head to the 1st base Concourse (in this order): Central, Florida Gold, Iowa, Lake Erie, Michigan, Missouri Valley, New England, Ohio, Ozark, Pacific Southwest, Southeastern, Wisconsin

As the athletes march in, they will be seated in designated areas on the floor for the entertainment portion of the celebration. We will have performances which will include musical and vocals, acro national team performance, our very special guest speaker, and other special appearances. At the end of the celebration, district will be released one at a time to their coaches who can assist making sure athlete return to their parents.

Not sure where to meet but we can plan to meet at the Giant Globe again.
Amy’s cell: 414-303-5195

PS- I will have the WISCONSIN Leotards! They will be delivered to the district office in Florida and I will pick them up. Bring your Exhibition & Competition leotard just in case! If you are coming to dinner on 6/30 – I can get you your leotard then if you let me know. Expediting them pulled the cost up $10 but they are so cute and totally worth it.

Safe Travels! See you in Florida! Good luck Wildcard Girls & Coaches!

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One Response to AAU Nationals – Opening Ceremonies Info & Athlete Registration

  1. kdenneau says:

    we won’t be there for Friday events as we are leaving in the morning. Are Level 3’s still competing on Thursday morning as outlined in the original email? Thanks! Kim

    On Friday, June 24, 2016, Wildcard Gymnastics Competitive Team News wrote:

    > wildcardgymnastics posted: “Athlete Registration – pick up credentials * > Registration starts 6/29 (W) from 12-6 pm. 6/30 Thurs 7:30 am – 4 pm 7/1 > Fri 7:30 am – 2 pm 7/2 Sat 7:30 – 2 pm * Everyone should plan to pick up > their own credentials unless you NEED to arrange something else” >

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