Practice and Parade Information for July 2-6

  • Monday July 2nd we will be walking in the West Allis parade. For specific information please refer to the previous post. updates: Coach Sarah will be on site as early as 6pm, if you can not find her day of feel free to text or call (though texting would be easier with the noise). We will be lining up at 6:30pm, but being number 75, if you are running late don’t sweat it. Do not forget a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, gloves, and appropriate clothing such as sneakers and either your wildcard leo, wildcard T-shirt, or hoodie depending on the weather.
  • Monday July 2nd there is no practice. No rec classes. Gym is closed.
  • Tuesday July 3rd there will be practice.  From 9am-noon any gymnast is welcome. 4:30-7:30 Goldbugs 2, Optionals, level 3. 6:30-8:30 Fast Track Purple (Fast Track Teal is welcome to jump in, as their fast track is canceled this week.)
  • Wednesday July 4th there is no practice. Please refer to the earlier post about the 4th of July parades. Coach Sarah will be in Brookfeild, Coach Amy and Coach Ben will be in Tosa.
  • Thursday July 5th there will be practice. From 9am-noon any gymnast is welcome. 4:30-7:30 Goldbugs 2, Optionals, level 3. 6:30-8:30 Fast Track Purple (Fast Track Teal is welcome to jump in, as their fast track is canceled this week.)
  • Friday July 6th there will be practice. From 9am-12:30 any gymnast is welcome to attend. From 12:30-2pm there will be open gym. Prices are as follows: 5$ for Prek, 8$ for team gymnasts, 10$ for non team members, 2$ extra if you’d like pizza.

 

We look forward to having a great week of practices and festivities. Please remember to drink a lot of water this week and next as it will be very very hot. Drinking water before, during and after practice will help your gymnasts feel their best throughout the day.

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AAU Nationals – Practices this week

  • Morning and Evening Practices will be as normal (except Optionals and Xcel will only practice 4:30-7:30 p.m. and MW Fast Track is cancelled per Lindsay, Sara and Veronica).  Fast Track gymnasts are encouraged to come to the morning practice Tues or Weds 9-noon.  (Actually, anyone is welcome to come on Tuesday mornings).
  • If you have not picked up your new EXHIBITION LEOTARD – you must pick it up from AMY on Monday!  We are leaving for Nationals on Tuesday!  Team gymnasts must be paid for both the Longsleeve and Shortsleeve in order to pick them up ($145).  Fast Track gymnasts will need to purchase the new exhibition leotard if they do not have one.  The long sleeve competition leotards will be coming soon.  Cost for the new exhibition leo is $45 and $100 for the longsleeve.  Gold Bugs I and II are encouraged to purchase both for the upcoming competition season. 
  • There will be open gym this coming Friday 6/29 and 7/6.
  • Remember there is no practice at all on July 2nd and July 4th.  Team gymnasts (boys, girls, Fast Track and Gold Bugs) are strongly encouraged to attend the West Allis and Tosa/Brookfield Parades.  Details are in an earlier blog post.  We do need parents to help out since Ben and Amy will be at Nationals on the 2nd and the teams are split on the 4th.  Please click here to sign up to help.  
  • Boys practice should be as normal (or whatever Ben told you – lol – Mr. Tim will be coaching).
  • Good Luck to our ladies competing at AAU Nationals!
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Team / Fast Track / Boys Conditioning

Starting the week of July 9th – Every Saturday, we will offer Team Conditioning from 10:30-12:00 p.m. Come improve your strength, flexibility and endurance!  We will do some circuits and stations to enhance our performance and routines! Open to all Fast Track, Boys and Girls Team members ages 6 and up.  Give yourself a head start – improve your strength now!  Cost is $5 per Saturday!  Pay as you go or pay for the session – $30.00!  Hope to see you!

 

 

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Independence Day Parade Info

July 2nd – West Allis Parade

The West Allis Fourth of July Parade is on Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m. As a result, there is no team practice for any level (morning or evening)!  (No Rec classes that week either). Xcel can make up their practice at another time. No other levels will be made up as we offer extra practices for the summer. New Gold Bugs and Fast Track should plan to attend; as well as Boys team!  Ms. Sarah will be spearheading the parade since Amy/Ben, and a few other coaches will still be in Florida.

We are space number TBD and typically towards the end of the parade. They do ask that everyone be lined up by 6:30 p.m., however, given the fact that we are near the back, if everyone starts coming by 6:45, we will be OK with that. Please wear your NEW  exhibition leotard (the black, purple and teal shortsleeve) or a Wildcard t-shirt. If it is cool, wearing Wildcard warmups or sweatshirts are ok. (Hopefully our new leotards will be here by then!). Boys should wear a Wildcard shirt and black shorts.  Don’t forget to wear those winter stretchy gloves for tumbling and tennis shoes.  Wear sunscreen and bug repellant if you need it.  We may need someone to bring the banners and wagon for Ms. Sarah (her car isn’t big enough).  We will need about 3-6 parents to help walk in the parade – but you must have a shirt.  Click here to sign up to help at either parade! 

We will be lined up along 77th Street between Greenfield and Pierce (probably closer to Pierce). The parade runs along Greenfield Ave. east to 70th St. and proceeds south to National, ending at Veterans Park. There is a little festival after the parade. Please promptly pick up your child at the end of the parade.  Click here to sign up to help at either parade. 

July 4th – Tosa and Brookfield Parades

We don’t have a problem if you need to change parades, just let us know.

Tosa:  Levels 3, 4, and Optionals/Xcel   (Amy & Ben)

Brookfield:  Gold Bugs I & II, Fast Track and Level 2, Boys   (Sarah, Erin?) 

Tosa Parade info:  Arrive at approximately 8:20 am in front of the Wauwatosa Civic Center/Public Library (or “White Area”) on 76th Street. We are number 27.

Remember, please wear your exhibition leotard, socks, and athletic shoes with patriotic themed hair and makeup. Don’t forget your stretchy gloves for tumbling.  Boys should wear a Wildcard T-shirt and shorts.

The Wauwatosa Civic Center/Public Library is located across from Longfellow Middle School on North Ave and Milwaukee Ave (76th St).

Parade runs west from 80th & North Ave to 104th Street.  Pick up should be at the southwest Mayfair Parking Structure.  Please contact Amy 414-303-5195 or Ben 414-218-2022 if you have questions.

We will need 6 parents or older siblings to help with carrying the banner, passing out brochures and water to the gymnasts. Parents please sign up to help at the front desk for parades. Only one parent has signed up so far for anything. We need sign holders and people to help pass out brochures. Make sure that you are in Wildcard gear.

Gymnasts should wear their NEW exhibition leotard for all parades and exhibition events.  Boys can wear a Wildcard shirt and black shorts.  Don’t forget to wear socks and tennis shoes and bring a pair of stretchy/magic gloves so you can TUMBLE in the parade.  Parents MUST wear a Wildcard shirt to walk/ participate.  We should have some new shirts and tank tops available in the ProShop near the front desk.  Gymnasts – please freeze a squeezable water bottle half full and fill up the remainder with water in the morning.  Don’t forget to wear sunscreen!!  And deck yourselves out in patriotic head wear!

Brookfield Parade Info:

Brookfield Parade: Wednesday, July 4.

We are line-up number 85  – 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.  If there is someone that can bring an extra wagon for the water bottles that would be awesome.  We will need about 4-6 parents/older siblings (in Wildcard Gear) to help with the banner, brochures and passing out water.  Please sign up at the front desk.   Don’t forget to wear your stretchy gloves, tennis shoes and sunscreen!

Brookfield has some cool other events that day too:  Family Fest is from 6-9 p.m. at Mitchell Park and Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

If you have not picked up your new EXHIBITION LEOTARD – you must pick it up from AMY on Monday!  We are leaving for Nationals on Tuesday!  Team gymnasts must be paid for both the Longsleeve and Shortsleeve in order to pick them up ($145).  Fast Track gymnasts will need to purchase the new exhibition leotard if they do not have one.  The long sleeve competition leotards will be coming soon.  Cost for the new exhibition leo is $45 and $100 for the longsleeve.  Gold Bugs I and II are encouraged to purchase both for the upcoming competition season. 

 

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Stephanie Keller Intro : Sport Psychology Intern

Hi Parents,

My name is Stephanie Keller and I will be working with Wildcard gymnastics completing my final internship for my Masters in Sport Psychology. I am currently working towards my degree online through JFK University in California. I have completed two other internships during my time at JFKU, one with youth soccer players and incarcerated youth in California, and one with the varsity girls basketball program at Sussex Hamilton High School. I am very excited to start working with your kids this summer!

My internship includes three things: observing your kids during practice and competition (so you will see me sitting in the gym taking notes and observing – feel free to come say hi!), working with them as a team in team sessions, and working with them individually in one-on-one sessions.  Team sessions will be 30-45 minutes and done at the gym, most likely in the party room if it is available. I will get a schedule out with those dates and times ASAP so you can put them on your calendars. Individual sessions will be scheduled for about 30-45 minutes a session when it is convenient for your child to meet with me and you will schedule those meetings with me directly. Again, we can use the party room to complete these sessions or we can decide on an outside location for these meetings. There is no need for you to be there during the sessions so you can drop off and pick up before and after. Every session that I complete with your children will be recorded with an audio or video camera to be watched only by me and my internship advisor.

The things that we will be working on in team and individual sessions really depend on what the team and your kids need to work on. Common topics include: team building, communication, focus, goal setting, confidence building, motivation, attitude, energy management and anxiety control, just to name a few. Again, I will cater my lessons and what I work on with your kids to what they need the most. For example, my basketball team had a lot of issues occurring with their communication during defense in games. A lot of our sessions were spent on that skill and improving that part of their game and by the end of the season we saw extreme improvement in their communication on the court.

Attached is an informed consent form that needs to be signed by all the parents for me to be able to start work with your team. Please read it carefully and sign (no virtual signatures are allowed) and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I officially start with the team today (Monday, June 11th) and can start working with gymnasts as soon as I have your forms. To schedule individual sessions with me you can contact me directly and we can set something up! Just remember – this is most likely the only time that your kids will have access to FREE sport psychology training, so I encourage you to take advantage of my work!

Feel free to call, text, or e-mail me with ANY questions and I will get back to you ASAP! I look forward to working with you and your children!

Thank you,

Stephanie Keller

skeller@email.jfku.edu

262-442-2648

BELOW IS A COPY OF THE INFORMED CONSENT LETTER: COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE GYM

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM INTERNSHIP

INFORMED CONSENT

 I, _____________________________________, hereby give my permission to

(Athlete-Client)

___Stephanie Keller_________________________, a Sport Psychology Master’s Degree Student at

(Student-Intern)

John F. Kennedy University, College of Psychology, to apply his or her knowledge of the theories, research and techniques in the field of Sport Psychology.  The application of this knowledge is viewed primarily as an educational enterprise.  This may include:

  1. Teaching participants specific performance enhancement skills for application in sport, exercise, and other contexts. Examples of techniques include relaxation, concentration, imagery, positive self-talk, and centering.
  2. Within performance settings, helping participants understand, measure, and improve elements of their performance through strategies such as goal setting, etc.
  3. Educating teams, organizations and groups on topics such as communication, leadership and team cohesion.

Sessions will generally take place at the training facility; in the event that the training facility is unavailable, a mutually agreed-upon location (between parent/guardian, client, and student-intern) will be used. Additionally, contact with the client may be done via phone, email, and text.

Confidentiality

It is understood that the student-intern will keep all sessions confidential, but in the event the client is to potentially cause harm to oneself or another, or there are signs of abuse (e.g., child abuse, elder abuse), the JFKU Sport Psychology Program (SPP) requires that the student-intern break confidentiality by informing the appropriate school officials, primary site contact, or other necessary professional.  In addition, if the student-intern suspects habitual substance abuse, this may be grounds to break confidentiality. In the event something arises outside the student-intern’s scope of practice, a referral will be made to the client to see the school psychologist, counselor (or similar school or outside resource), or if not at a school site, to an outside professional referral.  The student-intern has permission to follow up with the person the client was referred to ensure that the client has made contact with the appropriate resource.  When working with minors, the student-intern may also encourage the client to share with his/her parents or guardian they have been referred to another professional resource; and, in some instances the student-intern may also break confidentiality and tell the parent/guardian about a referral if the student-intern feels this is appropriate (i.e., in the best interest of the client).

It is also understood the (SPP) student-intern reports to their supervisor and Group Supervision instructor information gained through work with this team, athlete or organization.  The Fieldwork Directors will oversee all of this student-intern’s work. The student-intern’s supervisor and/or Fieldwork Directors when possible may typically make at least one site visit.  The SPP also requires the student-intern audio and/or video record work performed.  These recordings are for training purposes only and will only be used in supervision meetings and/or Group Supervision seminar class.

 _____________________________________________                  _______________________

Sport Psychology Program Student-Intern Signature                           Date

_________________________________________________          _______________________

Signature of Client                                                                               Date

_________________________________________________             _______________________

Signature of Parent/Guardian (If client is under the age of 18)       Date

_________________________________________________             _______________________

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GIRLS TEAM 2018 SUMMER SCHEDULE

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9-12PM

 * We may make this open to all Levels since not many 2s came to practice!

LEVEL 2

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

9-12PM

 

FT TEAL

FT PURPLE

LEVEL 3 SILVER/BIG

9-12PM

 

LEVEL 3 PURPLE/SMALL

LEVEL 4

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

9-12:30PM

 

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3 (ALL)

LEVEL 4

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

4:30-7:30PM

 

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3 PURPLE/SMALL

LEVEL 4

4:30-7:30PM

 

LEVEL 3 SILVER/BIG

4:30-7:30PM

 

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3 PURPLE/SMALL

LEVEL 4

4:30-7:30PM

 

LEVEL 3 SILVER/BIG

12:30-2PM

OPEN GYM

4:30-8:30PM

 

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

 

4:30-8:30PM

 

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

 

  4:30-8:30PM

 

OPTIONALS (L5-9)

 

6:30 – 8:30PM

 

FAST TRACK TEAL

6:30 – 8:30PM

 

FAST TRACK PURPLE

6:30 – 8:30PM

 

FAST TRACK TEAL

6:30 – 8:30PM

 

FAST TRACK PURPLE

 

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Missing Fundraiser items?

If you are missing fundraiser items and have not yet notified Lindsey please do so by 10pm on Sunday.  You can email sugartreepress@gmail.com or tell her in person.

All missing items need to be shipped out at once and will arrive on Tuesday.

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