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Mobile Team ID: 407665

Gymnastics

Regular Season 2017-18
2017-18 x Regular Season

Amy Stites

Head Coach


Weekly Update (1-15-18)

Wow! What an amazing weekend!  We had so many great things happen at our meet on Friday and again at the JV invite on Sat.  We are so proud of all the gymnasts!  They continue to work hard and challenge themselves each day.  We are enjoying watching them achieve their goals and set new ones each week.  The split practice times is giving each gymnast more reps on the equipment and allows the coaching staff to meet their individual needs. Please check the schedule regarding practice times.  Below is a summary of the week:

Tuesday and Wednesday:  Split practice times as usual

Thursday:  This is a combined practice time.   This is a "pre-meet" workout which means the gym is open from 4-7.  Each gymnasts can determine how much time she needs to prepare for the meet on Friday.  The idea is to come in, work out then go home to mentally prepare for the meet.  It is not a day for working new skills or having an extended practice.  Plan rides accordingly.

Friday:  AWAY vs Mankato.  Each high school will be releasing the gymnasts at 2:15. They should go immediately to Gage East.  The middle school athletes should plan to get out at the same time.  They need to have a parent call or write a note to be excused early.  The bus is scheduled to leave at 2:45.  The meet starts at 6 PM and there are 5 teams so it will be a long meet.  We typically get back home around 11:00 PM. 

Saturday:  Mini-camp Fundraiser.  If you are looking for volunteer hours, this is a great way to get them in.  See Coach Christina for details.  

Tournament Plans:  We have been working behind the scenes to organize the conference and section meets in Feb.  We are looking for volunteers to help with simple tasks like supervising the concession stand (JV gymnasts will work a shift as a fundraiser), donations to the hospitality room and decorating.  Look for an email with more details in the near future.  There will also be a signup genius account for food and drink donations.  We appreciate your support.  

As always, thanks for your continued support in and out of the gym.  We couldn't do it without you!

PS-Bring It Home, Vikes!!

 

Weekly Update (1/7/18)

Congrats to all the competitors and thank you to all the teammates and families who came out to the meet on Saturday!  We appreciate all the support!  Special congratulations to Maddie Rashid who placed 4th on beam with a score of 9.35.  Special recognition goes to Olivia Baratz and Aimee Rothschild for their high beam scores as well.  Liv scored 8.95 and Aimee scored 8.8.  There were many other successes to accompany the high scores.  A number of gymnasts had "no fall" beam routines and there were a few entertaining "saves" on bars and beam.  Good job, girls!

We are beginning a new schedule this week with separate practice times for varsity and JV gymnasts.  We believe this will allow for more individual support and extra time on equipment.  Thanks for all the support as we implement this change.  Please let me know if you have questions. 

We have another busy week coming up.  The summary is below:

MONDAY:  JV only practice from 6:00-8:00. 

TUESDAY - THURSDAY:  Varsity practice from 4:00-6:30 pm and JV practice from 6:00-8:00 pm.

FRIDAY:  HOME meet vs Faribault.  Meet starts at 6:00 with march-in at 5:55.  This is also our Senior Gymnast and Parent Recognition Night!  We will host an ice cream social following the meet.  Please join us as we celebrate our senior gymnasts and ALL the parents who support us through the season!

SATURDAY:  JV Invitational at KAATS in Pine Island.  This is a great meet for all of our JV gymnasts!  Bus will load at 7:15 with a 7:30 depart time.  The meet starts at 11:00 am.  You may want to get there early as seating is limited.

Over the next few weeks we will be reaching out for your support as we begin to detail our needs for the conference and section meets that are being hosted by our teams.  Please look for details and ways to support these two big events.  We ask for the JV gymnasts to remain involved even during the weeks when their practices are done and especially on the days of the meets.  One area we know where we will need help from the JV gymnasts and their parents is in the concession stand during the tournaments.  We ask each gymnasts to work a shift for the meets.  This is one of our fundraisers for the season.  Any money we make is given back to our program in the form of equipment and/or team events.  Thanks.

First update of 2018!

Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe 2018 is already here!  I hope the winter break provided you all with rest, relaxation and time with family.  We are off to a fast paced start already.  Here is what you need to know for this week.

Tuesday: HOME meet vs Red Wing.  Gymnasts should arrive between 4:00-4:30.  March-in will be at 6:25 PM with the meet starting at 6:30 PM. If you are donating items for the hospitality room, please drop them off any time after 4 and before 5:45. Thanks.

Wednesday: Regular practice 5:00-7:30

THURSDAY: Split Practice Times!!!  B Squad practice is 4:00-6:00 and A Squad is 5:30-7:30. (This is a correction from my original post). Calendar above is the correct times.

Friday:  Varsity Invite Practice only (4:00-6:00 PM). If you are competing on Sat or if you are listed as an alternate, please plan to attend practice on Friday.  (updated lineup will follow Tuesday's meet).

Saturday:  Faribault Invite (all day).  The bus will load at 6:30 AM and departs at 6:45 AM.  The meet is held at the Faribault Middle School and begins at 11:00 AM.  If you ordered a T-shirt, please bring your $12 by Friday.  All JV and varsity teammates are expected to attend the meet to support their teammates who will be competing.

That's all for now. Hope to see you at the meet tomorrow.

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