Updated: Oct 26
*Read the hotline in its entirety! Information is subject to change weekly without further notice.
1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPCOMING PRACTICE CHANGES
*Practice on 10/27 will be from 4:30-7:30 for ALL athletes *We will not have practice on Tuesday, October 31st—Happy Halloween!
TRUNK OR TREAT—October 27th
*We will have our fourth annual Trunk or Treat at the gym on October 27th at 7:00 pm.
-Age-appropriate spooky games and costume contest!
*For those who are decorating a trunk—we have 86 gymnasts on team. You can get to the gym any time after 6:15 for set up; we will block off the main parking lot around 6:45. *TIMES: PRACTICE FOR ALL ATHLETES WILL BE FROM 4:30-7:30.
IMPORTANT EMAIL INFORMATION
IF YOU ARE A TEAM MEMBER YOU CANNOT OPT OUT FOR EMAILS. Please check your account.
NEW EXPO INFO *We are watching the weather for the EXPO. We have been wanting rain but NOT this weekend, but we will adapt if needed. *Bring your weather gear and raincoats and have kids have them on for drop off in case for drop off or pick up they will be outside for a bit. *We will give updates on the Bands if we make any changes to the day’s processes. *Do not worry we are on it and with the blessing of rain it may come with a few issues, nothing we can’t handle. EXPO SEATING: *We have ordered more bleachers this year, but we need to be sure everyone is seated close and no space in between. *We will have chairs too and please do not leave space and fill all seats middle out first. *Wear mask if you would like it will be close seating.
*Excite! Expo is our big season starting showoff each year! This is the first time that the girls get to show off their routines, they will get judged by Coach Janet on one event, and it is a great practice meet to set off the 2024 competition season! Mandatory for all athletes.
Date: October 29th Tickets: Spectator entry for Expo will be $15/ticket. -Pre-orders for tickets were available until October 22nd and will be available to purchase at Expo as well. -Tickets are $15; Children 5 and under are FREE. -Pre-ordered tickets are available at the front desk for pick up.
Drop Off Process:
-Enter the parking lot using our main entrance off of Highland Village Road.
-Follow the Fire Lane to the right of the building past the playground area.
-Drop off your athlete at the single door by the playground- this needs to be a quick exit! Your athlete should be fully ready with their backpack ready to get out of the car
-Excite Staff will greet your athlete when they enter and guide your athlete to their team parents.
-Follow the fire lane out and exit our parking lot by going past the dumpsters.
-Our parking lot will be used for photos, concessions, proshop and gathering so there will be no parking permitted in our parking lot. Only those with handicap stickers will be allowed.
-You may use the parking lot by Seven Mile, painted tree or the businesses on the North side of our building (Trinity Wellness Center lots).
-There will be a lot of people so we suggest to park early to give plenty of time to enter.
-We will be taking Team Pictures on this date and will be available for purchase the following week. (Individual photos will be taken on a different day)
-There will be food and snacks available to purchase.
-There will be lots of proshop discounts! Times: Session 1: Level 1, 2, Bronze
Athletes arrive @ 3:00 sharp!
Parents arrive @ 3:45
1st event shows off @ 4:00
Ends @ 5:30
Session 2: Level 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, Platinum
Athletes arrive @ 5:15 sharp!
Parents arrive @ 6:15
1st event starts @ 6:35
Ends @ 8:05 Attire & What to Bring: Meet day attire (meet leo, meet hair, black capris/leggings, warm up jacket, Excite! backpack, easy shoes, clean & healthy snack, water bottle with closeable lid)
EXCITE GYM TEAM & JM DANCE COMPANY NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE
*December 8th at 7:00 pm **UPDATED DATE INFORMATION! 12/8/23** More information will be on next week's hotline! *This event is mandatory for all athletes. If there is a scheduling conflict with this date and time, please email into gymnastics@ no later than October 30th.
REMINDER—LEVELS SET NOVEMBER 1ST
*Friendly reminder that levels will not be set in stone until November 1st. Coaches are always evaluating athletes’ skills, artistry, and routines, and we set our levels by the end of October. This is to ensure that the girls are in a level that fits their skillset and have a successful competitive season!
IN HOUSE MEET: January 6, 2024
*This meet is REQUIRED for one parent from each family to volunteer (levels 1, 2, and Bronze). Failure to fulfill your volunteer requirement will result in a $150 fine, per the gymnastics handbook. Please save the date now and more information will be posted on future hotlines! *Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, and Platinum will have their volunteer requirement at Beach Bash held at Excite! on March 15-18, 2024. More info TBA.
*SPIRIT SALE: We will have a table for ALL spirit sale orders to be picked up at Expo in the pro shop area outside!
2. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO
USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Level 5)
November 11th: Level 5 USAG State (Houston, TX) -Location: Woodlands Gymnastics Academy 20100 Holzwarth Rd B Spring, TX 77388 -Bella: Arrive @ 11:30 am -Sophia: Arrive @ 3:15 pm
TAAF & USAG XCEL/OPTIONAL MEET SCHEDULE
Levels 1, 2, Bronze:
-January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough -February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge -March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash -April 6-7: ASI Lakewood -April 27-28, 2024: Level 1, 2, and Bronze State (McKinney, TX)
Levels 3, Silver: -January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough -February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston) -February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge -March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash -April 6-7: ASI Lakewood -May 4-5, 2024: Level 3 & Silver State (Lancaster, TX)
Levels 4, 5, Gold: -January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough -February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston) -February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge -March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash -April 6-7: ASI Lakewood -May 11-12, 2024: Level 4, 5, Gold State (Hillsboro, TX)
*Gold ONLY—USAG INFO: *All athletes will have Biles Invitational to qualify for USAG state. If they do not qualify at one of those meets and would like to attend WOGA, please email gymnastics@ by October 16th so we can register them. Rose City Classic will be used only as a make-up meet if they did not qualify at Biles or WOGA. -February 10-11, 2024: WOGA Classic -March 2-3, 2024: Make up meet: Rose City Classic -April 13-14, 2024: Gold USAG State -May 4-5, 2024: Gold Regionals
Levels 6, Platinum: -January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough -February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston) -February 10-11, 2024: WOGA Classic -March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash -USAG State meet for your level: -April 6-7, 2024: Level 6 & Platinum USAG State
-April 20-21, 2024: Level 6 All Star
-April 27-28, 2024: Platinum Regionals
*All athletes will have Biles and WOGA to qualify for USAG state. If they do not qualify at one of those meets and need Rose City Classic to qualify, we will use that as their make-up meet. -Make up meet: Rose City Classic (March 2-3, 2024)
*Banquet fees will be auto drafted for athletes + one parent on January 31st with February tuition. Additional parent ticket purchasing information will be posted on future hotlines. (Amounts TBA)
*State Meet Fees: TAAF State meet fees and USAG Gold, Platinum, and Level 6 state meet fees will be billed on March 15th, 2024. (Amounts TBA).
4. DRESS CODE
*For dress code, you don’t have to wear a leo that is the specified color. If the color is yellow, but you don’t have a yellow leo, you can wear yellow shorts, a yellow headband, a yellow scrunchie, etc.
*It is mandatory that all gymnasts wear a leo to every practice. Hair must be neatly pulled back, secured out of their face. Tight fitting bar shorts or capris are allowed.
Thursday, October 26th: Wear SpOoKy colors! Friday, October 27th: HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST! No leo required at practice, but you can bring a change of clothes if you’d like to change after the contest. We will be playing games! Monday, October 30th: Wear any Excite! leo Tuesday, October 31st: No practice—Happy Halloween! Wednesday, November 1st: Wear leaf your mark leo Thursday, November 2nd: Wear leaf your mark leo Friday, November 3rd: Wear black
5. UPCOMING DATES
-October 27: Trunk or Treat -October 29: Excite! Expo -November 20 & 21: Holiday practices *See info below -December 20, 21, 28, 29: Holiday practices *See info below -January 6, 2024: In House Meet *See info below -January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough
-February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston)
–Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, Platinum ONLY
-February 10-11, 2024: WOGA Classic
-February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge
-March 2-3, 2024: Rose City Classic
-March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash
-April 6-7: ASI Lakewood
-April 6-7, 2024: Level 6 & Platinum USAG State
-April 13-14, 2024: Gold USAG State -April 18th: Banquet
-April 20-21, 2024: Level 6 All Star
-April 27-28, 2024: Level 1, 2, and Bronze State (McKinney, TX)
-April 27-28, 2024: Platinum Regionals
-May 4-5, 2024: Level 3 & Silver State (Lancaster, TX)
-May 4-5, 2024: Gold Regionals
-May 11-12, 2024: Level 4, 5, Gold, Platinum, & Optionals State (Hillsboro, TX) -June 22-24, 2024: Travel Camp *See info below -July 10-13, 2024: In House Camp 2024 (A Excite! – all levels)
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS & EXTRA PRACTICES:
-Gym team practices November 20 & 21 (morning times)
-Camps and clinics offered: November 20-22 –Regular practices & classes cancelled: November 19-25 -Regular practices & classes resume November 26th -December: -Regular practice times through December 19th -Holiday gym team practices December 20, 21, 28, 29 (morning times) –Regular practices & classes cancelled: December 20-January 2 -Regular practices & classes resume January 3rd
IN HOUSE MEET: January 6, 2024
-This meet is REQUIRED for one parent from each to volunteer at (levels 1, 2, and Bronze). Failure to fulfill your volunteer requirement will result in a $150 fine, per the gymnastics handbook. Please save the date now and more information will be posted on future hotlines! -Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, and Platinum will have their volunteer requirement at Beach Bash held at Excite! in March. More info TBA.
2024 TRAVEL CAMP
*2024 Travel Camp will be June 22-25, 2024. SAVE THE DATE! Travel camp will be required for athletes who are currently levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, and Platinum (8 or older). **Added to hotline August 31, 2023
Win the torch by going above and beyond throughout practices and meets, take the torch home, add a decoration, and bring it back to your next practice!
Level 1: Adeline Level 2: Ada Level 3: Mia Kate Level 4/5: Molly Bronze: Ava Silver: Hailey Gold: Evey
Platinum & Optionals: Sophia
7. IMPORTANT NUMBERS: (text preferred)
Caitlin (281) 610-4941
Dustin (469) 964-4106
Janet (817) 312-4781
Kevin (817) 874-6741
Kourtney (214) 458-8791
Noelle (214) 952-9573 Tia (469) 486-2780
Julie (214) 674-5451
Excite! (972) 874-8500
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