Competition sign up is very simple, please follow these steps:
Be watching your email for competition information. Typically information will be emailed out 6-8 weeks prior to event. Review details and decide if your child will attend the specified competition (minimum of 3 competitions per season required, see Holli for exceptions).
See Holli at class to sign form with your child's competition information and review your child's levels and events and submit check for events by the deadline.
Each competition runs $40-50. Make check to Winterset Gymnastics, we send a check to meet host from our club.
**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. 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:
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.
While parents always have good intentions, they 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 from the stands.
We most definitely want you to communicate with us. You are the expert on your child and on what works best to encourage your child. We welcome any input you have to help us do a better job coaching your child.
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 important and fun to place high on the podium, learning to competitive gymnastics hold 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. What do you want for your child? 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.