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Gymnastics Hotline | 9.14.23-9.21.23

*Read the hotline in its entirety! Information is subject to change weekly without further notice. 1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 (times TBA) 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) WEBSITE UPDATE *Over the past month our marketing department has been working hard to build a new website and app! Our constant financial investment and commitment to make life easy for our customers. The website is now live! YAY!! Our app is having some technical difficulties and will be up soon! More information will be coming out soon. Thank you for your patience and support through this transition! PROSHOP UPDATE *SPIRIT SALE: Thank you to everyone who ordered from the spirit sale! All items should arrive by expo. *MEET CAPRIS: All meet capris were passed out this week to anyone that placed an order. *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. Contact phone number: 972-691-3557. *PRO TIP: As you are receiving new items, please LABEL everything with your child’s name! MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY INFO—Gold, Platinum, Level 6 *MUSIC Requirements: Purchase the MP3 version of the song. CD's or flash drives are not needed. Gold: Music must be shorter than 1 minute Platinum & Level 6: Music must be shorter than 1 minute 15 seconds Music selections:

Ashlynn: Dream Chaser/Thunder Mashup Brooklynn: Nicole: Splish Splash Hannah K: Build Me Up Buttercup Evey: Pink Panther Mina: Alone Lauren: Violins Orchestra Natalie: Devil Went Down to Georgia Emery: Kylie: Bruno Victoria: All I Do Is Win Hannah T: Halo Theme Clara: Alice in Wonderland Sinay: Uptown Funk Bella: Burn Sophia: Confident


CHOREOGRAPHY: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SIGN UP GENIUS! -Choreography costs $200 paid directly to your choreographer the day that your choreography is done.


LEVEL 1-5 CHOREOGRAPHY DATES

*Please save the dates below, as attendance at these practices is very important! There is no extra charge for these practices.


**If you missed September 9th choreography, you need to schedule & pay for a private lesson with the coach listed below. Deadline: October 1st. -Level 1: Caitlin/Sydney -Level 2: Kourtney/Katie -Level 3: Caitlin/Tia -Level 4: Caitlin/Tia

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


2. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO


USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Level 5)

Qualifying Meets

-September 16th: Level 5 USAG @ FEW -Arrive @ 4:45 pm -Location: Forrest E. Watson Gymnastics (FEW) 1100 Raider Rd Bedford, TX 76040


-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


3. BILLING

*USAG compulsory qualifying and district meet fees will be billed on September 15th. ($380)


*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)


*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, September 14th: Wear logo practice leo

Friday, September 15th: Wear red Monday, September 18th: Wear green Tuesday, September 19th: Wear white Wednesday, September 20th: Wear orange Thursday, September 21st: Wear orange Friday, September 22nd: Wear any Excite! leo


5. UPCOMING DATES

All upcoming dates are subject to change.

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


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.


Banquet: April 18th
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: Olivia Level 2: Aubrie Level 3: Avery Level 4/5: Caroline H Bronze: Kalie Silver: Emory C Gold: Hannah K

Platinum & Optionals: Sinay


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

Tia (469) 486-2780

Julie (214) 674-5451

Excite! (972) 874-8500


8.IMPORTANT LINKS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2023-2024 HANDBOOK Updated 5/16/23

CLICK HERE TO JOIN LEVEL 1 BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN LEVEL 2 BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN LEVEL 3 BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN LEVEL 4 & 5 BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN BRONZE BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN SILVER BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN GOLD BAND

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PLATINUM & OPTIONALS BAND


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