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GYMNASTICS HOTLINE 8.24.23-8.31.23

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


1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROSHOP UPDATE

SPIRIT SALE: LAST CHANCE: Spirit Sale closes Friday 8/25!


BACKPACKS: All backpacks have been sent for embroidery. They should be coming back in 2-3 weeks and will be passed out when they arrive.


PRO TIP: As you are receiving new items, please LABEL everything with your child’s name!


SMILE WEEK @ THE GYM—NEXT WEEK

*This next week will be SMILE WEEK THEME at the gym! We are doing this to honor Brandi Nobel’s brother Chance that passed away in June. Chance was such a giving and caring person. He was a Shriner Clown and visited kids in burn wards and more. He lived by saying “a SMILE can change everything”. He asked us all just to give a smile—it is free and means so much. His clown name was Ocho and he was at spent time at cheer competitions every year raising funds for children in need. He passed away from cancer, but he lived 6 years more than they expected, with little miracles along the way for sure!

*Everyone is free to wear yellow all week but Wednesday we want everyone in either a yellow something or a smile shirt for Brandi. Do not feel like you need to go buy anything—just a little touch of yellow would be wonderful! We will have smile stickers too.


HOLIDAY CLOSING

*The gym will be CLOSED for Labor Day September 1st-4th


MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY INFO—Gold, Platinum, Level 6

*MUSIC: It’s time to send in your top three music choices for the new year! Music is due on September 3rd (Please send in the link for each piece). Coaches will listen to your choices and let athletes know at practice on September 5th which music they will use for the 2024 competitive season. Do not purchase music until you have been told by coaches which one to get.

-Use one of the following music generator websites to look through the options. Make sure all three choices you send are something that you would be happy with. You are welcome to put “first choice, second choice, third choice”, but it is not guaranteed that you will get your first choice of music.

-What are coaches looking for when choosing music? Floor music is best when there is a change of beat/tempo within the music. Sound effects are great too! Think about the style of movement that would match each music piece and think about what you are comfortable trying. Faster music generally means faster movements—keep this in mind when sending in your options!

-WEBSITES:

http://www.energymmusic.com/

https://jumptwist.com/

https://floorexpressmusic.com/

-CHOREOGRAPHY: On September 7th, we will post the sign-up genius on the hotline for you to set up a time to get your choreography done. Each coach will have a set number of spots and times to get everyone’s choreography done. Choreography time slots will be set up for three hours and cost $200 paid directly to your choreographer, the day that your choreography is done.


JM DANCE COMPANY—TEAM OPPORTUNITY

SPECIALTY CLASSES WITH DELANEY TRAIN!!

Delaney is a dancer and certified personal trainer, helping dancers/gymnasts/cheerleaders reach their goals and prevent injuries with strength, flexibility, and technique training.

She will be running clinics at the from on Saturday and Sunday- August 26th and 27th!

CLICK HERE FOR ALL INFORMATION!


JM DANCE TEAM OPPORTUNITY!

All information is here!! Click the link below!

CLICK HERE FOR DANCE TEAM INFO


CHOREOGRAPHY DATES

*Save the date for choreography! We will have extra practices to learn beam and floor routines for all compulsory levels, Bronze, and Silver. Please save the dates below, as attendance at these practices is very important! There is no extra charge for these practices, however if you are unable to make choreography, you will be required to schedule a 60 minute private lesson with one of your level’s coaches to learn the routine.

Beam choreography:

-Level 1 & 2: September 9th 9:00-12:00

-Level 3 & 4: September 9th 12:30-3:30

-Level 5: September 11th 8:00-9:00

-Bronze & Silver: Will be done during regular practice times

Floor choreography:

-Level 1 & 2: September 23rd 9:00-12:00

-Level 3 & 4: September 23rd 12:30-3:30

-Level 5: September 25th 8:00-9:00

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


MEET SCHEDULES POSTED

*ALL meet schedules have been posted in section two of the hotline—see below. Please see the dates listed below and save the entire weekend for any meets listed for your level. We typically receive meet schedules about two weeks prior to each meet, and we will post that information on the hotline as soon as we receive it. Athletes will only be required to be at the meet for their session, which typically lasts 3-4 hours.


ACRO TRYOUTS

*If you enjoyed our Friday practice Acro clinic with Coach Zach from WCC and are interested in joining our Acro team at Excite!, enroll now in tryouts on August 26th! Email into acro@excitegym.com with any questions.


1. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO

USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Levels 5)

Qualifying Meets

-September 16-17: USAG @ FEW

-Arrival times coming soon!


-September 30-Oct 1: Judges Cup (@ Classic Gymnastics)

-Arrival times coming soon!


District & State:

October 13-15: Level 3 & 5 USAG: District Championship (Bedford, TX)

November 10-12: Level 5 USAG State (Houston, TX)


TAAF MEET SCHEDULE – (ALL LEVELS)


Qualifying Meets

-January 20-21, 2024: Texas Tough

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

-February 17-18, 2024: Metroplex Challenge

-March 16-17: Excite! Beach Bash

-April 6-7: ASI Lakewood


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, Platinum, & Optionals State (Hillsboro, TX)


USAG MEET SCHEDULE – (ONLY Gold, Platinum, Optional USAG)

Qualifying Meets:

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

-February 10-11, 2024: WOGA Classic

-March 2-3, 2024: Rose City Classic


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


1. BILLING

*USAG compulsory qualifying and district meet fees will be billed on September 15th.


*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: TAAF & Travel meet fees plus USAG 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)


*TAAF State meet fees and USAG Gold, Platinum, and Level 6 state meet fees will be billed on March 15th, 2024. (Amounts TBA).


1. 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, August 24th: Wear purple

Friday, August 25th: Wear green

Monday, August 28th: Wear white

Tuesday, August 29th: Wear gray Logo practice leo

Wednesday, August 30th: Wear yellow

Thursday, August 31st: Wear yellow

Friday, September 1st: CLOSED for Labor Day

Monday, September 4th: CLOSED for Labor Day


1. UPCOMING DATES

All upcoming dates are subject to change.

See section two of hotline for all meet schedules and dates.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS & EXTRA PRACTICES:

-Thanksgiving:

-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.


Banquet: April 18th


1. 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: Xamantha

Level 2: Amalea

Level 3: Lorea

Level 4/5: Evie

Bronze: Zoie

Silver: Ellison

Gold: Victoria

Platinum & Optionals: Clara


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