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As we head into meet season, here are a few reminders to help make this season a success!
- Gymnasts are expected to arrive 15-30 minutes before Open Stretch time READY TO COMPETE. Gymnasts should wear their competition leotard and warm up. Gymnasts will carry their competition bag. Please send your gymnasts onto the floor barefoot or in flip flops/slides. Boots, tennis shoes, etc. are heavy to pack and take time to get out of and put away. A small snack/water is allowed in the competition bag.
- Hair should be out of face and secure-no flyaways. Buns, short ponytails/braids close to the head are preferred. Avoid long ponytails/braids. Hair should not be able to touch the ground/beam in a handstand.
- Remove nail polish and jewelry.
- Undergarments should match the leotard.
- Please refrain from distracting your gymnast during competition.
- Parents should not be on the competition floor.
- Athletes must stay on the competition floor until the last routine is completed for the session.
- Athletes may not have electronic devices on the floor or at awards.
- It is never appropriate to contact meet officials. Doing so could result in points being taken away from either your gymnast or our team score.
- Gymnasts/parents are expected to be respectful of other teams, officials, etc.
- Gymnasts should wear warm ups to the awards ceremony. Jackets should be zipped.
- Gymnasts are expected to stay until the awards ceremony ends.
Other Meet Information
- Our goal for our athletes at each competition is to improve their individual and all around scores. If your athlete stays on the beam for the first time all season, congratulate her on that victory. Please refrain from focusing on improvements that need to be made immediately following the competition.
- Please remember that becoming an exceptional competitive gymnast takes time. It is essential that we remember a score is an evaluation of a single routine and may not always be the best representation of a gymnast’s ability. We consider these teachable moments for our athletes. These instances are an opportunity to teach good sportsmanship and composure when things do not go as we would like.