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1 Dear Parents and Athletes, The staff and coaches of American Twisters are very proud of how hard all of the girls have been working and are very excited about the upcoming competitive season. We are also continuing to Go Green with the administration of team paperwork. We have compiled a team list, so please look for important team notices in your inbox and on the team bulletin boards. We will frequently be directing you to our website, teamtwisters.com, where you can download important forms. Please print out and return the forms that pertain to your child s particular level. Due to the continued growth of the entire Twister girls team program we have been able to maintain a low overall cost of competing, as we are able to spread the budget out over more team members. The fees and information in this packet pertain specifically to competitions. These competitive fees are separate from your monthly tuition payments, which are dedicated solely to the expenses associated with the training of the athletes in the gym. The attached ompetition Season Packet contains the following: 1. Selection of Meets 2. Explanation of Fees 3. Tuition vs. ompetition Fees/Fundraising Page 4. Misc. ompetitive Team Items: Parents Meetings, Leotards and 10-Day Rule! 5. ompetition Schedule: Levels 1 & 2 6. ompetition Schedule: Level 3 7. ompetition Schedule: Levels 4 & 5 (Fall Program) 8. ompetition Schedule: Levels 4 & 5 (Winter/Spring Program) 9. ompetition Schedule: Level ompetition Schedule: Level ompetition Schedule: Level ompetition Schedule: Level ompetition Schedule: Level ompetition Schedule: Level 10 (hase the up!) 15. Invitational flying Meets for Levels 8 10 Thank you for your support of the program and for the privilege of working with such wonderful athletes! Sincerely, The American Twisters Gymnastics Organization

2 As you review the attached meet schedules, you may ask yourself the questions Which meets should my child attend? or How many meets should my child attend? We have answered these questions for you. The competition schedule has been set up to space out the competitions and to provide our athletes with meet experiences to prepare them for their state championships. At both the compulsory and optional competitive levels, it is important that an athlete participate in a minimum of five competitive meets prior to peaking at the State, Regional, or National competitions. There are 3 things we do to design a competitive schedule: 1. There must be a deadline competition. For all optional levels, it is the late-december In-House Meet. This serves as a deadline for athletes to be in shape and able to perform their competitive skills. Without this, it is too easy for both the coach and the athlete to continue to say, We aren't ready yet! and continue to delay their first competition all the way up to the State meet. The deadline for designation of each girl s compulsory level for Levels 4 & 5 is the mid-september. For Levels 1 through 3, the level designations will be made by November 1 st after completion of a series of skill verifications and physical abilities testing during fall workouts. 2. There should be multiple competitions where the girls get out the bugs and in some cases try out new skills. At these meets our athletes will have the opportunity to learn to compete. Two to three weeks prior to the State hampionships there should be a final tune up competition to prepare for State. 3. The girls should have the opportunity to participate in a special competition. A meet above and beyond a normal in the gym competition. For example, the Presidential lassic at Disney s Wide World of Sports is one of the largest and most prestigious gymnastics meets in the country. Here your child will not only have the opportunity to compete at Disney World, but they will also have the opportunity to watch some of the best gymnasts in the country and compete against girls from over 20 different states in an amazing venue and an exciting atmosphere. Levels 8 through 10 are also offered a traveling meet to a different part of the country. In the next few pages you will find the Twisters competitive schedule for each level. You will want to find a place for this on your desk or refrigerator for future reference. You will note that all meets listed usually have both a Saturday and Sunday date listed (in some cases a Friday date). Team entries (with a club check) are usually due 8 to 10 weeks prior to the competition date. This deadline varies based on the meet host and the popularity of some meets that fill up sometimes 5 or 6 months in advance. Once the meet director receives our check and entries (we must send one club check since meet hosts do not accept individual personal checks), gymnasts are then assigned their competition days and times. We are completely at the mercy of the meet host AND they can assign any level to any day or time slot. Usually (75% of the time), Optional level gymnasts compete on Saturdays and ompulsory level gymnasts compete on Sundays. However, any level can be assigned any day, including Friday competition (this may happen once or twice a year). ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw ( opt out ) from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition).

3 Twister Annual Registration Fee Twister Gymnastics assesses an annual registration fee of $155 for compulsories (USAG) and $225 for optional (USAG) gymnasts. This fee covers: Team insurance fees, oaches registration, education, and certification, Athlete fees for obtaining USAG competitive memberships, Team equipment replacement/refurbishment fund that is used specifically for team and upgrading equipment to meet competitive standards. The Team Twister Registration fee is due annually each year (8/15/17 for ompulsories; 9/11/17 for Optionals). General ompetition Fund: The General ompetition Fund is made up of an additional $75 from each compulsory athlete, $95 from each level 6/7, and $135 from each level This fund benefits everyone by spreading out administrative costs across the whole team. This fee helps cover the administrative costs of: Entering athletes in the meets and filling out approximately 175 competitors entry forms for each meet, ollection and accounting of competitive expenses and fees, Making coaches travel arrangements. Additionally, this fund helps defray the costs for the highest-level gymnasts that are traveling nationally to competitions. Instead of burying these fees somewhere, we prefer to disclose what the fees will be used for and present it as a way for those who will eventually be at the higher levels to support those that are currently there. This means that when your child reaches these levels, there will be funds to help support her travel to regional and national competitions throughout the country. With fewer athletes competing at the higher levels, coaching expenses are spread among fewer families. The following meets are eligible to receive the subsidy from the fund: Level 6/7/8/9/10 Regionals Level 9/10 Regionals and Nationals The General Fund ontribution will be charged to all Team Families on November 16, 2017

4 The Difference between Tuition and ompetition Fees Please be aware of the important difference between tuition and competition fees/expenses. Monthly tuition is paid to American Twisters and this revenue is used to pay expenses associated with your gymnast s daily training. ompetition fees/expenses are used to pay expenses associated with competing (meet entry fees, coaches traveling expenses, etc.). ompetition fees are divided into two categories oaches Fees & Entry fees. oaches Fees: Our annual competition budget is over $90,000 and our goal is to break even. The coaches fees are different for each level and are based upon the projected coaching costs associated with each competition. These fees cover coaches expenses such as travel, food, lodging, coaching compensation, and to cover coaches classes & team assignments when they are away at meets. Entry Fees Entry fees for competitions vary from $55-$165 per event. The level of competition, the location and the nature of the competition (invitational, state championship, regional & national competition) are all factors in the hosts setting their entry fee. (Entry fees are set by meet hosts, not by Twisters) All entry fees are collected by Twisters in a lump sum and remitted to the competition host a minimum of 6+ weeks in advance in order to ensure that our team secures a space in the meet. Entry fees are not pro-rated or refunded for missed competitions. The next section will outline fundraising opportunities that are available to all Twister families interested in defraying the costs of competing. Participation in these fundraising opportunities is completely optional. Help defray your competition fees!! Twisters offers a variety of options to help you pay for your competition fees for the upcoming season. By early November, we will be have a fundraising meeting for all families interested in raising money to subsidize their competition fees. We will notify all team parents when this meeting date has been set and a packet with more detailed information has been posted online. Below are 4 ways you can subsidize your personal competition fees for the year by signing up businesses to support Twisters and USA ompetitions (USA). 1. Sign-up a business to advertise in the USA competition program: Our meets offer businesses valuable exposure to consumers in South Florida. 2. Sign-up a business to purchase a banner in the Twister Gym: Twister s banner fundraising program gives business exposure to the hundreds of families that attend Twisters each week. 3. Sign-up a business to become a corporate sponsor of a USA ompetitions event: USA ompetitions offers lucrative, cost-effective marketing opportunities for its corporate sponsors. 4. Purchase a good luck ad for your daughter in the USA ompetitions program: Grandparents and relatives usually like to show their support in this way and often buy an ad that includes a picture of the athlete.

5 Annual Parent Meetings: ompulsory Levels will meet on Saturday, 9/9 at the following times: Level 1 & 2s 9:30-10:30 Level 3s - 8:00-9:00 Level 4 & 5s 11:30-12:30 Optional Levels will meet on Saturday, 9/2 at the following times (All based on Last Years ompetitive Level!): Level 10 8:00-9:15 Level 8 & 9 9:30-10:45 Level 6 & 7 11:00-12:15 Leotards/Warm-ups: ompulsory Levels 1/2/3 are required to purchase the: "Tank style" team leotard Warm up suit (jacket and pants) Twister gym bag for meets (choice of cinch bag or book bag) A Hair Scrunchie (or 2 scrunchies if your daughter will be wearing her hair in 2 buns at meets), available for purchase at the front desk. ompulsory Levels 4 & 5 gymnasts are required to purchase the "Long sleeve style" competitive team leotard (to be used for at least 2 years) Warm up suit (jacket and pants). Twister gym bag for meets (the larger book bag only). A Hair Scrunchie (or 2 scruchies if your daughter will be wearing her hair in 2 buns at meets), available for purchase at the front desk. Levels 4-10 all wear a special hair bow over their scrunchie -- it can be purchased at the front desk. Optional Levels 6-10 are required to purchase the Optional Team: Long-sleeve team leotard Warm-up jacket and pants Hair bow Team bag * All the Twister spirit apparel & book bags mentioned above can be purchased by contacting Linda Thomas at ompetitive Level Designation Deadlines: Optionals -- To allow the girls the maximum amount of time to develop the skills necessary at her next highest competitive level, we do not designate competitive levels until AFTER the December. ompulsories --- The deadline for designation of each girl s compulsory level for Levels 4 & 5 is the mid-september In House Meet. For Levels 1 through 3, the level designations will be made by November 1 st after completion of a series of skill verifications and physical abilities testing during fall workouts. 10-Day Rule! Parents please become aware of and familiar with the American Twisters 10 day competitive meet rule. Please realize that this rule is in place for the safety of YOUR child! All gymnasts must show meet readiness starting 10 days prior to EAH meet. This includes: Their ability to get through competitive routines on the events they are preparing for, Showing consistency in the skills within their routines that they intend to use, Accomplishing all skills safely without the fear of a potential injury, Attending all practices leading up to the competition from this 10-day preparation point forward. Meet readiness is determined by the Head oach based on the above criteria each day of training for the 10 day prior to a competition. The Head oach, WILL NOT allow participation in a meet if any athlete is not ready to compete SAFELY. A gymnasts may be scratched if she misses practices in the 10 day meet preparation window of time or if they are not physically fit enough to perform routines safely. The decision to withhold any gymnast from one or multiple events will be communicated directly to the gymnast and her parents should this become necessary. SAFETY FIRST!

6 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Levels 1 & 2 = ompetition will be compulsory routines only. + PA = ompetition will be both compulsory routines AND physical abilities testing. You will note that all s are billed AFTER the competition to those girls/families who participated in the meet. ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee Total Fees harge Date Notes: 1/14 Teddy Bear Meet American Twisters /16/18 & PA testing 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 3/2-3/4 AT Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Rock Super Stars Fort Lauderdale, FL /16/18 4/8 Judges Evaluation In- House Meet American Twisters /10/18 4/28-4/29 FL rown hampionships Boca Raton, FL /06/ /16/17

7 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 3 = ompetition will be compulsory routines only. + PA = ompetition will be both compulsory routines AND physical abilities testing. You will note that all s are billed AFTER the competition to those girls/families who participated in the meet. ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee Total Fees harge Date Notes: 1/14 Teddy Bear Meet American Twisters /16/18 & PA testing 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 3/2-3/4 AT Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Rock Super Stars Fort Lauderdale, FL /16/18 4/8 Judges Evaluation In- House Meet American Twisters /10/18 4/28-4/29 FL rown hampionships Boca Raton, FL /06/ /16/17

8 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 4 & 5 Fall Season For those Level 4 & 5 s ready for competition in the fall as determined by PA test results and the Sept 10 th. = ompetition will be compulsory routines only. + PA = ompetition will be both compulsory routines AND physical abilities testing. You will note that all s are billed AFTER the competition to those girls/families who participated in the meet. ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition) Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee Total Fees harge Date Notes: 9/10 Meet the Team & PA Testing 9/24 Judges Evaluation American Twisters /12/17 American Twisters /26/17 & PA 10/7 10/8 elebrate America Invite Genies Wellington, FL /05/17 10/20 10/22 Fright Invite oral Springs, FL /06/17 11/4 11/5 Think Pink Invite Gym Like This West Palm Beach 12/2-12/3 Level 4 & 5 State hampionships /03/17 Bradenton, FL /24/ /16/17

9 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 4 & Level 5 Winter/Spring Season ompetitive schedule for those not quite ready for competition in the Fall season but expected to be ready for competitions beginning in January = ompetition will be compulsory routines only. + PA = ompetition will be both compulsory routines AND physical abilities testing. You will note that all s are billed AFTER the competition to those girls/families who participated in the meet. ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee Total Fees harge Date Notes: 1/14 Teddy Bear American Twisters /16/18 & PA 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 3/2-3/4 Tim Rand West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Rock Super Stars Fort Lauderdale, FL /16/17 4/8 Judges Evaluation 4/28-4/29 Florida rown hampionships American Twisters /10/18 Boca Raton, FL /06/ /16/17

10 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 6 ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). Mandated Or hoice M Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee 12/16/17 Meet the Team Total Fee harge Date American Twisters /18/16 M 1/13/18 Teddy Bear Meet In House American Twisters /15/18 M M M For Regional Qualifiers 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 3/2-3/4 AT Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Level 6 State hampionships 4/8/18 Judges Evaluation In House learwater, FL /13/18 American Twisters /10/18 4/21-4/23 Level 6 Regionals Athens, GA Stand Alone TBD /16/17

11 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 7 Mandated Or hoice Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee M 12/16/17 Meet the Team M 1/13/18 Teddy Bear Meet In House Total Fees harge Date American Twisters /18/16 American Twisters /15/18 M 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 M 3/2-3/4 AT Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/23-3/25 Level 7 State hamps oral Springs, FL /20/17 M for regional 4/8/18 Judges Evaluation American Twisters /10/18 qualifiers In House 4/20-4/22 Level 7 Regionals* Athens, GA Stand Alone TBD /16/17 ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). ** Stand alone meet expenses will be divided between the Twister gymnasts that attend. ing Events (Regionals, Nationals, Elite events) are eligible for travel fund subsidy.

12 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 8 Mandated Or hoice Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee M 12/16/16 Meet the Team Total Fees harge Date American Twisters /19/16 1/11-1/14 Maryland Invitational Gaithersburg, MD Stand Alone TBD 3 Tier Billing Washington, D area Entries, Flights, Post meet M 1/26-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 M 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 M 3/2-3/4 Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/23-3/25 Level 8 State hamps oral Springs, FL /20/18 4/19 4/22 Level 8 Regionals* Athens, GA Stand Alone TBD /16/17 ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). ** Stand alone meet expenses will be divided between the Twister gymnasts that attend. ing Events (Regionals, Nationals, Elite events) are eligible for travel fund subsidy.

13 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 9 Mandated Or hoice Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee M 12/16/16 Meet the Team Total Fees harge Date American Twisters /18/17 1/11-1/14 Ozone Invitational Knoxville, TN Stand Alone TBD 3 Tier Billing Entries, Flights, Post meet M 1/27-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 M 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 M 3/2-3/4 Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Level 9 State hamps learwater, FL /18/18 4/13 4/15 Level 9 Regionals* Tampa Bay, FL Stand Alone TBD 5/3 5/6 Level 9 Nationals Rochester, NY Stand Alone TBD /16/17 ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). ** Stand alone meet expenses will be divided between the Twister gymnasts that attend. ing Events (Regionals, Nationals, Elite events) are eligible for travel fund subsidy.

14 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 10 (open to all Level 10 s) Level 10 s may choose either Level 10 schedule but may NOT mix and match the two. They may opt out of those meets where they have a hoice. Mandated Or hoice Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee M 12/16/16 Meet the Team Total Fees harge Date American Twisters /18/17 1/11-1/14 Elevate the Stage Reno, NV Stand Alone TBD 3 Tier Billing Entries, Flights, Post meet M 1/27-1/28 Sun & Surf oral Springs, FL /07/17 M 2/16-2/19 Presidential lassic Disney World, FL /14/17 M 3/2-3/4 Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17. 3/16-3/18 Level 10 State hamps learwater, FL /13/18 4/13 4/15 Level 10 Regionals* Tampa Bay, FL Stand Alone TBD 5/10 5/13 Level 10 Nationals incinnati, OH Stand Alone TBD /16/17 ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). ** Stand alone meet expenses will be divided between the Twister gymnasts that attend. ing Events (Regionals, Nationals, Elite events) are eligible for travel fund subsidy.

15 Twisters ompetitive Schedule Level 10 (hase the up!) Level 10 s may choose either Level 10 schedule but may NOT mix and match the two. They may opt out of those meets where they have a hoice. Mandated Or hoice Date ompetition Location Entry Fee + oaches Fee M 12/16/17 Meet the Team 1/6-1/8 Atlanta rown (NL Qualifier) M 1/19-1/20 Sand Dollar Invitational (NL Qualifier) 2/3 2/6 Pikes Peak (NL Qualifier) M 2/17-2/18 Magical Meet (NL Qualifier) OR Presidential Total Fees harge Date American Twisters /19/16 Atlanta, GA Stand Alone TBD 3 Tier Billing Entries, Flights, Post meet Orlando, FL /07/17 oral Springs, FL Stand Alone TBD 3 Tier Billing Entries, Flights, Post meet Orlando, FL 11/14/ or or 202 M 3/3-3/5 Tim Rand Invite West Palm Beach, FL /12/17 3/16-3/18 Level 10 State hampionships learwater, FL /13/18 4/13-4/15 Level 10 Regionals* Tampa Bay, FL Stand Alone TBD 5/10-5/13 Level 10 Nationals* incinnati, OH Stand Alone TBD /16/17 NL Qualifier = Nastia up Qualifier top Jr. and top Sr. advance to the Nastia up in hicago, March 3 rd. All Nastia up meets are very high level and it normally takes a to win. ALL Twister athletes will be entered in ALL the listed meets for her level. Ten (10) days prior to each individual meet charge date, the team manager (Elayne Anderson) will send out an about the upcoming competition. You will then have one (1) week to withdraw from the competition with no penalty or billing to your account. Three (3) days prior to the meet deadline, Twisters will send in the official club entry & club check from that point on it is out of our hands and we cannot get a refund. Once the check is sent, we must wait to be notified of our assigned days and times of competition (usually 7-10 days prior to competition). ** Stand alone meet expenses will be divided between the Twister gymnasts that attend. ing Events (Regionals, Nationals, Elite events) are eligible for travel fund subsidy.

16 Levels 8 thru 10 Invitational Flying Meets (aka Stand Alone ) Each year, we offer Levels 8 through 10 a flying or stand alone meet. These competitions have travel and sightseeing opportunities for the girls along with a quality meet in a large venue. The meet costs (entries, flights, hotels, rental cars, coaches expenses, etc.) are all calculated and divided among the athletes who attend. This year, the Flying meets for each level are open to all who wish to attend. You will see these listed on each levels competitive schedule chart. Each of the levels parents will be contacted by mid-september, to see if they wish to send their daughter on this trip. If you have further questions about these meets please Gary directly at These trips traditionally cost between $700 to $1100. Flying Invitational (Stand Alone) Meets have a three phase billing system: #1 In order to secure our entry into the meets we must send in the entry fees as much as 6 months prior to the competition. In previous years we have been shut out of meets we wanted to attend because we waited too long (3 months before the meet) and the meet closed. These meet entry fees are usually between $100 and $150. Since flying to Stand Alone meets are not required, parents will be given the choice of entering these meets or to decline. If they choose to enter, the entry fee for this meet will be billed to their account when the entry is sent in this could be as many as 6 months prior to the competition. #2 Two to three months prior to a Flying Invitational meet, the girls and coaches plane tickets must be purchased to get a reasonable rate. When these tickets are purchased, you will be billed. Please realize that this may be 2 to 4 months in advance of the competition. Once this ticket is purchased, it is YOURS! Should you daughter get injured or sick and not attend this competition, this airline ticket will be turned over to you for future use. #3 Within 10 days from returning from the trip, there will be a final billing. This will be the cost of rental cars, gas, hotel rooms, coach s time and meals, etc. These costs will be totaled and divided between the number of girls that went on the trip and billed directly to your account.