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Gymnastics Hotline 10.5.23-10.12.23

*Read the hotline in its entirety! Information is subject to change weekly without further notice.


1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS


PINK OUT FOR BREAST CANCER—October 6th

*PINK OUT and bring in your extra change to support Debbie Helmstetter (an Excite! alumni) who just rang the bell after her battle with breast cancer. We will have a gym-wide contest to see which team brings the most change!


TRUNK OR TREAT—October 27th

*WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!! We will have our fourth annual Trunk or Treat at the gym on October 27th. If you are interested in volunteering your car for the Trunk or Treat, please email gymnastics@ by October 15th to let us know! -Age-appropriate spooky games and costume contest!


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!


IMPORTANT MEET SCHEDULE UPDATE! (Platinum and Optionals ONLY!)

*We have made a couple of changes to the Platinum and Optionals meet schedule. With a combination of athletes wanting to compete TAAF and USAG, we will be doing a combination of meets from each “umbrella” of gymnastics. Please see the adjusted meet schedule below: -Texas Tough (TAAF) -Biles Invitational (USAG) -WOGA (USAG) -Beach Bash (TAAF) -USAG State meet for your level *If an athlete would like to attend the TAAF state meet as well, you will need to email in to gymnastics@ to let us know if they will attend Metroplex or ASI Lakewood as their third qualifying meet for TAAF state. *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.


SUPPLIES AT PRACTICE—Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, Platinum

*Please start bringing your gymnastics journal, ankle weights (3-5 lb), and a jump rope to all practices.


SATURDAY INTENSIVES

*Saturday Intensives have begun! CLICK HERE TO ENROLL *Level 1, 2, and Bronze will need coaches’ approval before enrolling in intensives.


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.


FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!

Lakeside is hosting a event called North Texas Eco Friendly Vehicle Fair on October 15th!

Flower Mound Arts Festival CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


UPCOMING PRACTICE CHANGES

*We will have regular practice Columbus Day, October 9th. **Only for those who usually come on Mondays!** *We will not have practice on Friday, October 13th, as the staff will be at a company outing.

2024 IN HOUSE CAMP DATES *In House Camp for all levels will be at Excite July 10-13, 2024. *This is included in team billing with no extra charge. Mandatory for all athletes.


EXCITE! EXPO

*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. -We are renting more bleachers this year to help have more seating. Our staff will all be working to make a great experience for you along with setting up on Saturday and assisting all day Sunday. We want this to be a great FUN big deal and kick-off for a great confident season for all! -Tickets are already available to purchase! Log into your parent portal and find Expo tickets under events. Tickets will be $15. Children 5 and under are FREE. These will be available for you to pick up the week before the event.

Other information:

-We will also be giving the option to pre-purchase flowers.

*Deadline: October 22

-All details such as where to drop off, etc. will be released in a couple of weeks.

-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)


PROSHOP UPDATE

*SPIRIT SALE: Thank you to everyone who ordered from the spirit sale! All items should arrive by expo. You will receive an email when items are ready for pickup.

*EMBROIDERY: If you would like to get your athletes name on their backpack or warm up jacket, please take them to Flip Dog Sportswear located in our parking lot. They will know what font and color to use for both items. (backpacks white, jackets black, both block print) Contact phone number: 972-691-3557.


CHOREOGRAPHY INFO

Gold, Platinum, Level 6

*Music selections, requirements, and choreography sign ups are available on previous hotlines. If you have not yet registered for your choreography, please complete this through the sign up genius no later than October 1st.

Upcoming Floor choreography:

-Bronze & Silver: October 7th 9:00-12:00


2. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO


USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Level 5)


District & State: October 15: Level 5 USAG: District Championship (Bedford, TX) -Arrive @ 8:45 am November 10-12: Level 5 USAG State (Houston, TX) -All athletes have qualified for USAG State. Please go ahead and set up any hotel arrangements. We will post schedules as soon as we receive them.


TAAF MEET SCHEDULE – (ALL LEVELS)


Qualifying Meets

-January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough -All levels

-February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston) –Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, Platinum ONLY

-February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge -Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Bronze, Silver, Gold

-March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash -All levels

-April 6-7: ASI Lakewood -Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Bronze, Silver, Gold


State Meets:

-April 27-28, 2024: Level 1, 2, and Bronze State (McKinney, TX)

-May 4-5, 2024: Level 3 & Silver State (Lancaster, TX)

-May 11-12, 2024: Level 4, 5, Gold State (Hillsboro, TX)


USAG MEET SCHEDULE – (ONLY Gold, Platinum, Level 6 USAG)


Qualifying Meets:

-February 2-4: Biles Invitational (Houston, TX)

-February 10-11, 2024: WOGA Classic

-March 2-3, 2024: Rose City Classic -Make-up meet if needed to qualify for state

State Meets:

-April 6-7, 2024: Level 6 & Platinum USAG State

-April 13-14, 2024: Gold USAG State

-April 20-21, 2024: Level 6 All Star

-April 27-28, 2024: Platinum Regionals

-May 4-5, 2024: Gold Regionals


3. BILLING

*Qualifying Meets: TAAF meet fees and USAG meet fees for Gold, Platinum, and Level 6 will be billed on October 16th. Please write in to office@excitegym.com for any special billing requests.

-Level 1, 2, Bronze: $320

-Level 3, 4, 5, 6, Silver, Gold, Platinum: $340 + Travel meet fees (amounts TBA on future hotlines)

-USAG Gold, Platinum, Level 6: USAG qualifiers & Travel meet fees to be posted on next week’s hotline


*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 5th: Wear yellow Friday, October 6th: PINK OUT for breast cancer! Monday, October 9th: Wear a headband or scrunchie Tuesday, October 10th: Wear orange Wednesday, October 11th: Wear white Thursday, October 12th: Wear white Friday, October 13th: No practice


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:

-November:

-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


6.TORCH

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: Suhana Level 2: Eleanor Level 3: Lily Level 4/5: Lana Bronze: Aniksha Silver: Kambree Gold: Emery

Platinum & Optionals: Tori


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


8.IMPORTANT LINKS







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