*Read the hotline in its entirety! Information is subject to change weekly without further notice.
1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
LOST AND FOUND
*Lost and found will be donated to CCA on Thursday, November 16th. Please check for any lost or missing items before that date!
DANCE CLASS – WHY DO WE DO IT?
*As many of you may know, our athletes attend a dance class once per week with our incredible dance teacher, Jana Mitchell. When in dance class, Jana works with the girls on various aspects of dance including strengthening exercises for injury prevention, technical breakdowns of jumps, leaps, and turns, along with musicality and movement. For our nutcracker performance on December 8th, Miss Jana has methodically constructed routines for each level so that their Nutcracker dance directly correlates with the skills each level is working on in their routines.
EXCITE! APP – AVAILABLE NOW!
*Our app is now Live!!! We are so excited to announce after lots of hard work from our Marketing Department and a great investment for all. Our app is available for Apple and Android users and is now LIVE and FREE on the App Store and Google Play! The app will make it easier for you to view the hotline, sign up for classes, buy from the proshop, and much more! Before downloading the new app, please delete the old Excite! app as it is no longer working. Download the new app today: Excite Gym and Cheer.
EXCITE GYM TEAM & JM DANCE COMPANY NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE
*December 8th at 7:00 pm *CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION *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.
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.
2. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO
USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Level 5)
November 11: 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 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).
*Additional USAG Meets: Additional USAG meets will be billed on November 15th.
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, November 9th: Wear any Excite! leo Friday, November 10th: Wear yellow Monday, November 13th: Wear red Tuesday, November 14th: Wear black Wednesday, November 15th: Wear red Thursday, November 16th: Wear pink Friday, November 17th: Wear orange
5. UPCOMING DATES
-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
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: Level 2: Level 3: Level 4/5: Bronze: Silver: Gold:
Platinum & Optionals:
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
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2023-2024 HANDBOOK Updated 5/16/23
LEVEL 5 FLOOR ROUTINE COMING SOON!