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Gymnastics Hotline | 9.21.23-9.28.23

Gymnastics Hotline | 9.21.23-9.28.23

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


1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS


CONGRATULATIONS!

*Congratulations to Bella and Sophia on a great USAG meet at FEW last weekend! Both girls had incredible routines—Bella received 1st place on floor, 5th on vault, and 8th All Around, and Sophia placed 2nd on beam, floor, and All Around! Way to go girls!


SATURDAY INTENSIVES

*SATURDAY INTENSIVES WILL BE FROM 12:00-2:00 ON 9/23. They will return to their regular time on 9/30. *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 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.


FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!

Lakeside is hosting a event called North Texas Eco Friendly Vehicle Fair on October 15th!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE TO HELP SPONSOR THE EVENT!

UPCOMING PRACTICE CHANGES

*We will have practice Columbus Day, October 9th. *We will not have practice on Friday, October 13th, as the staff will be at a company outing.


2024 IN HOUSE CAMP *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 (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)

PROSHOP UPDATE *SPIRIT SALE: Thank you to everyone who ordered from the spirit sale! All items should arrive by expo.
*MEET LEOS: All meet leos 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.

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 are listed on past hotlines


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

-Sunday, October 1st: Judges Cup -Arrive @ 3:45 pm -Location: Classic Gymnastics 7560 NE Loop 820 N Richland Hills, Tx. 76180

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, 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

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, September 21st: Wear orange Friday, September 22nd: Wear any Excite! leo Monday, September 25th: Wear black Tuesday, September 26th: Wear purple Wednesday, September 27th: Wear Leaf your Mark leo Thursday, September 28th: Wear Leaf your Mark leo Friday, September 29th: Wear red


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


2024 IN HOUSE CAMP


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: Joslyn Level 2: Adalyn Level 3: Lily Level 4/5: Addie Bronze: Hayes Silver: Kaitlyn Gold: Nicole

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

Tia (469) 486-2780

Julie (214) 674-5451

Excite! (972) 874-8500


8.IMPORTANT LINKS


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