Competition sign up is very simple, please follow these steps:
Be signed up for the weekly newsletter. Information will arrive by email for competitions, typically 6-8 weeks prior to the event. Review details and decide if your child will attend the specified competition.
See Holli at class to sign form with your child's competition information, review your child's DOB, levels/events, and submit check for events by the deadline.
Each competition runs $40-60. Make check to Winterset Gymnastics. We submit a check with our club registration to the meet host.
**Parents must come in to register their child. No meet registrations will be completed via email or submitted without payment for event. Your signature must be on the form and check must be in my hand. We typically have a strict timeline we are following to get signed up. Please respect the timeline and be prepared.**
COMPETITION WARM-UP SCHEDULE:
Schedule is received usually 1 (sometimes 2) weeks prior to the event. We will send it on to you right when we receive it.
Look for your child's events, level, and age group on the schedule. Your child will compete at their age as of December 31.
Show up to the competition at least 45 minutes prior to your child's first event (unless otherwise specified by host).
DAY OF COMPETITION:
Remember the following for competitions:
Competition leotard. Fitted shorts are now allowed, see Holli for details.
Pull back hair and secure, no flopping ponytails or bangs in face.
Remove all jewelry, including earrings.
Make sure your child is well rested before a competition, and has filled their tummy with high protein breakfast and snacks.
Parents are not permitted on the competition floor, there will be a Winterset Coach stationed at each event to coach your child.
Parents always have good intentions. They can often confuse their child, and place undue pressure on them, when they attempt to coach their child at a competition from the stands. When athletes start to look to their parents for corrections, it becomes difficult as a coach to provide uninterrupted feedback. Lots of smiles and thumbs up are a great way to encourage to your athlete during competitions.
We most definitely want you to communicate with us. You know your child best, and what works best to encourage your child. We know gymnastics.
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR ATHLETES:
As Double Goal Coaches, we strive to win, but we place more importance on the life lessons our athletes learn through the sport of gymnastics. While it is fun to place high on the podium, competitive gymnastics holds major life lessons.
There will soon be times when they are on their own and they are faced with a choice: be complacent or work to improve and move forward. We want to be part of training them to take personal responsibility and have the perseverance to improve and move forward.
In gymnastics and in life, the pressure to succeed can be overwhelming, but even Olympians have found that self-worth and genuine happiness isn’t found in a gold medal. Happiness and success is found in who we are as individuals, and it's up to all of us—whether we're coaches, athletes, parents, or friends—to treat others in a way that positively impacts their world.
2019-20 Competition Schedule
January 25th, 2020 Dunkerton High School
February 29th, 2020 Pleasantville High School
March 14th, 2020 Winterset High School
March 28th, 2020 Cardinal High School (Double-mini, Trampoline, Single-mini)
April 18th, 2020 Truro High School
May 2nd-3rd, 2020 State Meet Pleasantville High School