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Gymnastics Hotline | 9.7.23-9.14.23

Updated: Sep 13

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

1. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. *BACKPACKS: All backpacks were passed out in practices this week! *PRO TIP: As you are receiving new items, please LABEL everything with your child’s name!

HYGEINE, PRACTICE ATTIRE, AND GRIPS

*During these hot summer months, it is very important that our athletes come to practices with deodorant on. We want the girls to be strong and confident and smelling fresh 😊 Athletes please wear and bring deodorant with you to practice! *Watches and jewelry are not permitted at practices! *Level 4 and up need their grips at all practices

COMPRESSION BRACES

*Please send in a doctor’s note if your child needs to wear a brace to practice. While supportive braces can help relieve pain, the right brace for your pain will depend on your condition. Your healthcare provider will recommend the type of brace that is right for you, and when you should wear a brace. While supportive braces can be beneficial, sometimes using one can actually cause more harm than good.

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. **See important time restrictions below!** 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: 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: Sinay: Uptown Funk Bella: Burn

Sophia: Confident -CHOREOGRAPHY: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SIGN UP GENIUS! 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 INFORMATION

POWER OF 3—DANCE CLASSES (September 9-10)

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE, PRICING, AND MORE INFO

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

2. MEET SCHEDULES & INFO

USAG COMPULSORY MEET SCHEDULE – (USAG Levels 3 & 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: 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).

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 7th: Wear leaf your Mark leo Friday, September 8th: Wear a headband or scrunchie Monday, September 11: Wear red, white and blue Tuesday, September 12th: Wear black Wednesday, September 13th: Wear logo practice leo Thursday, September 14th: Wear logo practice leo Friday, September 15th: 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

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: 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 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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