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2014-2015 Emeth Team Policies

Dear Emeth Gymnastics Team Athletes and Parents,

 

Enclosed are our updated 2014-2015 Team Policies. Please read the policies, then sign and return the form at the bottom. New team members are required to sign and return the form before they begin practicing with the team. Existing team members are required to sign and return the form no later than June 1st, 2014.

 

Existing team members: Updates to last year’s team policies are in red. We ask that you read through the entire policies each year, but be sure to review these new sections before you sign and return the form at the end.

 

I. Team Tuition, Membership Fees, and Competition Entry Fees

A. All team members are required to have a completed and signed credit card on file at Emeth. You may pay tuition on your own each month, or choose to have it automatically charged to your credit card on file on the 5th of every month. Team members on automatic charge receive a $5 discount every month. If you are not on automatic charge, you may only take the $5 discount if your tuition is received on or before the 5th of the month. Tuition received on the 6th or after is regular price.

 

B. Team members that have not paid tuition in full by the 15th of the month will be contacted, and may choose to either have their unpaid balance charged to their credit card on file or stop coming to practice until another form of payment has been submitted. Team members are not permitted to be in practice past the 15th of the month if tuition has not been paid.

 

C. Monthly tuition (Annual tuition for your child’s level divided by 12) is the same amount each month. Practices you miss or adjustments team directors make to the schedule due to holidays or other circumstances do not affect your monthly tuition amount.

 

D. Emeth 2014-2015 Team Membership Fee is $220 for each athlete, and is due June 1st, 2014. Emeth Family

Membership is given for free to any family with one or more athletes on team. ($50 value, making all family members eligible to register for Emeth classes and receive discounts on all special events.)

 

E. USAG Memberships and AAU Memberships (Whichever are required in order for your child to compete in their level) are due by August 1st. USAG memberships for Levels 3-10 are $54. USAG Memberships for Level 2 and Xcel are $20. AAU Memberships are $16.

 

F. Competition entry fees are due at various times between August and March, corresponding to our need to send entries in before the deadline for each meet. A schedule of your child’s meets and entry fee deadlines is made available in August/September. Athletes whose entry fees are not paid will not be entered in the meet.

 

II. Team Conduct Policies

 

A. Team members and parents are held to the highest standard of respect and positive attitudes towards Emeth coaches, teammates, team parents, and all other Emeth students and parents. If violations of respect or negative talk occur, a meeting will take place between appropriate parties (coach, athlete, and/or parents) to discuss the problems that are occurring, express the standard of conduct that is expected, and find a way to solve the problem. In extreme cases, when respect issues or negative attitudes cannot be resolved and are becoming a detriment to others, an athlete will be removed from the team.

 

B. Team members and parents are expected to have excellent sportsmanship at meets. Please refrain from negative comments about any other gymnast, team, coach, or judge. Encourage everyone!!

 

C. Parents – As we strive for excellence in competitive gymnastics, our goal is to build good character qualities, including determination, patience, and self-discipline. Because we are more focused on inward character training than we are on a score or an award, we don’t want our gymnasts to feel that their value is based on whether they win or don’t win. Please prepare your athlete for the fact that they may not receive awards at every meet (many competitions only give out awards to the top 50%) and let them know that you are proud of their performance and the good character qualities they are building… not just how they score or place!

 

III. Practice Policies

 

A. We value the priority of family events or vacations and religious commitments, but aside from this attending practice regularly and being on time (in practice attire and ready to begin before practice starts) is an important expectation that team directors and coaches have of all Emeth team athletes.

 

B. If an Emeth team member chooses to compete for her high school team, she may not practice or compete with Emeth during her high school season. Whether an athlete can obtain approval from their team director to be part of the Emeth team during the high school “off-season” is based on whether that athlete’s training group can accommodate them, and what their skill level and training schedule is. (Because of safety and commitment requirements, our highest level athletes are not permitted to participate in another sport or with an additional team.)
 

 

C. Our expectation is that a parent inform us ahead of time when you will be on vacation, miss a practice arrive late, or leave early. As team members get older and grow in the areas of self-discipline and time management, we want them to take responsibility for planning ahead and informing us themselves.

 

D. Injured athletes are expected to attend practice and participate in whatever areas they are able to, according to clearance and limitations given by doctor. Individual training plans and modifications are used for injured team members.

 

E. The last team practice before a competition is mandatory. A team member not present for a mandatory practice will not compete UNLESS a reasonable explanation is provided by a parent ahead of time and approved.

 

F. Mandatory Practice Attire for girls team: Team girls will purchase a mandatory practice leotard in September. It is to be worn to every mandatory practice. This leotard may not be worn to any other practices until after Star Watch, when it may be worn at any time.

 

G. Practice Attire:

  • Girls must wear a leotard. If shorts are worn, they must be fitted gymnastics shorts (such as the GK shorts we sell in our pro shop).

○     Girls training 2-3 days per week may only wear shorts once per week

○     Girls training 4+ days per week may only wear shorts twice per week.

○     No shorts at mandatory practices.

○     Hair must be put up neatly before every practice, completely out of eyes and face.

 

  • Boys must wear a close fitting T-shirt and athletic shorts that are not extra long or baggy. No zippers, buckles, buttons, or pockets.

○     Boys must have a short haircut that looks clean and professional, and is approved by the Men’s Program Director. If hair grows too long parents will be notified.

 

  • Team Bags: All team members are required to have team bags to bring to meets. We recommend using them for practice as well. This is where athletes are expected to keep wristbands, tape, grips, tape, braces, or other personal items needed. You will receive order forms when bag orders are being done.

 

H. FOR PRACTICES LONGER THAN 3 HOURS: A 5-15 minute break is given. Please send a snack or money for your child to purchase a snack for their break. Athletes must sit at the chairs and tables that are provided in the snack area when eating and clean up after themselves when finished.

IV. Joining team or dropping out and returning to team

 

A. Athletes that have been students in classes at Emeth and who have achieved the skill level needed for an introductory level of team will be invited to join the appropriate level of team in June of each year. Girls team members must be practicing with the team by August, or there will be a three month wait-period from the time they begin practicing until they compete.

 

B. A previous team member that has left the team and wishes to return or an athlete who joins our team for the first time and has not come from the Emeth program must schedule a meeting with the appropriate team director and be approved to join the team. If necessary, they may also be required to schedule private lesson(s) to prepare them for training with their group before they begin.

 

V. Emeth Gymnastics’ Competitive Levels

 

Outlined below are the competitive programs that we currently offer:

Boys Team:

Our competitive boys train year round and compete using the USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic program rules and routines. Their competition season is approximately from December/January through April.

 

Level 4: This is the first competitive level for boys gymnastics. These boys train twice per week and compete in the North East Ohio Boys Gymnastics League (NEOBGL). These are AAU sanctioned competitions. There are approximately five competitions per season.

 

Levels 5-10: As our boys team members progress and advance, they will continue on through Levels 5 and up. These boys train three or more times per week and compete in AAU and USAG sanctioned competitions, including USAG State Championships. The boys compete with the USA Junior Olympic Men’s Program routines.

 

Girls Team:

Our competitive girls team trains year round and participates in USAG sanctioned competitions. Their competition season is approximately from November through April, depending upon their level. Advancement is based on achievement of the necessary requirements and the team director’s discretion of readiness. In most cases, girls who are ready to advance do so between May and July, after competition season is over. Introductory level competitors typically start in Level 2 of the J.O. program or the Bronze Level of the Xcel program and advance from there.

 

Girls Levels 2-5: These are the introductory levels of the USAG JO program. These levels are compulsory, which means all routines are the same in each level. Skill level is progressively more difficult from one level to the next. These levels train between two and four times per week. Girls advance from one level to the next when they have achieved the scores and skills required. These girls compete in 5-7 meets during the season, depending upon their level. The introductory levels compete in close-by competitions, while the more advanced levels also compete in meets that are farther away or out of state. Girls in level 3 and up who have made qualifying scores during the season compete in State Championships at the end of the season.

 

Girls Xcel Bronze and Xcel Silver: These are the introductory levels of the USAG Xcel program. The competitive format of these levels is optional , but at Emeth we create compulsory-style routines which are uniquely designed for each group to compete with every season. Bronze and Silver usually compete in 6 competitions during the year. Those with qualifying scores compete in State Championships.

 

Girls Optional: (Competitive JO Levels 6-10 and Xcel Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) These girls have individually designed routines that are unique to each athlete. The requirements for difficulty that must be included in each routine get progressively harder as they progress from one optional level to the next. These levels train two to five times per week, and advance from one level to the next as they achieve the necessary scores and skill requirements. These girls compete in about 6-8 competitions during the year, which may include meets out of state. Those with qualifying scores compete in State Championships. Level 8 and above may advance from State Championships to Regional Championships if a qualifying score is made at State Championships. Levels 9 and 10 may advance to National Championships if they qualify to the Regional Championships at their level and place high enough when competing at Regionals.

 

VI. Requirements for Level Advancement

A. Skill Requirements:

All team members are expected to achieve mastery of the skills required for the next level to be eligible to move up. Skill evaluations are given by the coaches, and the standard of mastery required is determined by the team director. Thorough evaluations are done for every athlete who is eligible to move up at designated times of the year. Additional evaluations may be conducted on an individual basis as needed according to the team director’s discretion.

 

B. Maturity Requirements:

In addition to skill requirements, every time an athlete moves up to the next level, there is a higher level of maturity required in the areas of self-discipline, responsibility, and experience that results in knowing how to handle themselves at that level. These are things that we intentionally train with all our athletes and require before we promote them.

 

C. Once an athlete meets the requirements to move up, they will be invited to do so. An athlete is never required to move up – they may stay in their current level as long as they wish.

 

VII. Choreography for Girls Team Members

 

A. Girls in Level 2, 3, 4, 6, Bronze, and Silver are required to attend clinics to learn their beam and floor choreography. (Exception: Team members who are repeating Level 2, 3, or 4 this year are not required to attend.) 2014-2015 Clinics are as follows:

 ○     Level 2:                       Friday, June 27th        12:00-2:00 pm – $20

○     Level 3 & Level 4:       Friday, June 13th        12:00-3:30 pm – $30

○     Level 6 & Silver:          Friday, June 20th        12:00-3:30 pm – $30

○     Bronze:                        Tuesday, June 24th    12:00-3:00 pm – $25

B. Girls in Levels 7-10 and Xcel Levels Gold, Platinum, and Diamond are required to have their own beam and floor routines individually choreographed. Beam routines are typically choreographed during practice, and there is no extra charge. Floor routines must be choreographed outside of practice.
If you are a new optional athlete, you are required to obtain new floor music and choreography.

 

If you are an experienced optional athlete, the decision of whether to use your music and choreography from last year or to get a new routine should be made between you, your coach, and your parents. Everyone in this “team” has an important say in the matter.

 

Floor music is something that you, your choreographer (Usually Miss Janet), and your head coach are required to work together in selecting. We want you to have music that you like, but we will also guide you in selecting something that is appropriate for your movement style and performance ability, and be sure that you have a basic willingness to work within the styles and artistry that your music and your skill level of dance dictates.

 

Once your music has been selected and approved by your head coach, you are responsible to schedule choreography sessions with your choreographer. If you choose to work with a choreographer that is not a part of Emeth coaching staff, you must obtain a list of routine requirements from your head coach before starting choreography, and you must perform your routine for your head coach and have it approved before your deadline.

 

Typical cost includes $50 for floor music and $160 for choreography.

 

Optional A Choreography Deadline – July 12th

Optional B Choreography Deadline – August 9th

Optional C Choreography Deadline – September 1st

 

VIII. Competition Apparel

A. Competition apparel is ordered in July for girls team and September for boys team.

 

B. Team Athletes must come to competitions dressed as follows:

 

Boys: Team competition uniform (shirt, shorts, pants, and jacket) and a neat haircut.

 

Girls: Competition leotard and team warm-ups. If wearing a bra and/or underwear, we require that it is the appropriate GK bra and underwear (which can be ordered through us) that will fit under the leotard neatly and remain unseen. This is to avoid deductions that are taken from your score for undergarments showing. Hair must be put back neatly and securely with no hair hanging over the eyes or around the face. Hairspray is recommended. Glitter is permitted. All nail polish must be removed from fingers and toes. Hair accessories may not be worn on wrists.

 

Everyone: Temporary tattoos must be removed and real tattoos must be covered. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn, except for one stud earring in each ear.

 

C. AWARDS: Sometimes coaches are unable to attend the awards ceremony because they are busy with another session of team girls who are competing, but we ask that our athletes represent Emeth in a professional manner. Please wear your full competition uniform (jackets zipped up!) when you stand up for awards (Girls – no leotard sleeves hanging out of your jacket.) Please cheer for your teammates, be polite to other teams, congratulate winners, and avoid any negative expressions or displays of bad sportsmanship.

 

IX. Talent Opportunity Program availability for girls team ages 10 & under

 

TOPS stands for Talent Opportunity Program, which is a nationally recognized program designed by USA Gymnastics specifically for athletes that show exceptional potential in our sport in the areas of strength, flexibility, good form, and technique. The program is meant to take these girls at a young age and provide them with intense training in all of these areas that will significantly increase their rate of progress in the sport. The TOPS program provides increased strength, confidence, and precision for all its participants. It also requires a very intense level of physical stamina for the athletes and a high level of commitment both on the part of the athlete and the athlete’s family. At Emeth we have been operating a successful TOPS program since 2007. We began with several young athletes who were willing to make a commitment to the program. Since then, the TOPS program has become an excellent training boost for young team girls who are interested in an extra challenge. We have had some members or our TOPS program advance to state and national TOPS events. It has helped to identify and increase potential for our young athletes, and opened up opportunities for them to advance at a faster pace. TOPS participation is open to any of our girls’ team athletes age 10 and under who wish to make the commitment to be a part of it. TOPS practices are in addition to an athletes regular team practices for their level. Participants must start by committing to TOPS practices on Saturday mornings from 7:00-9:00 am. Please ask for more information if you are interested.

 

X. Emeth Pride

We are very excited about our season coming up! Our team program this year will include competitive boys training Levels 4-10, and girls training in Levels 2-9 and Xcel. We are a high quality competitive program that does an excellent job training each gymnast to reach their highest level of potential in the areas of technique, form, and skill. The dedication of each of our coaches is amazing. The passion and effort they put into their coaching goes far above and beyond their obligations as coaches. Each one truly loves what they do, and it shows during training and at competitions. There is no challenge that is too great for these coaches, and no team of coaches that will conquer the challenge with more love and genuine care for their athletes! We are so glad to have you as a part of our team this year and look forward to seeing your athlete grow in true character through experiencing the challenges and rewards of competitive gymnastics!

 

Sincerely,

 

Heather and Jim Leshovsky, Owners

Nikki Arnold, Girls Team Director

Judah Arnold, Boys Team Director

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2013-2014 Emeth Team Policies

Dear Emeth Gymnastics Team Athletes and Parents,

 

Enclosed are our updated 2013-2014 Team Policies. Please read the policies, then sign and return the form at the bottom. New team members are required to sign and return the form before they begin practicing with the team. Existing team members are required to sign and return the form no later than June 1st, 2013.

 

Existing team members: Any changes or updates to last year’s team policies are highlighted in red. We ask that you read through the entire policies each year, but be sure to review these new sections before you sign and return the form at the end.

 

 

I. Team Tuition and Competition Fee Policies

 

A. All team members are required to have a completed and signed credit card on file at Emeth. You may pay tuition on your own each month, or choose to have it automatically charged to your credit card on file on the 5th of every month. Team members on automatic charge receive a $5 discount every month. If you are not on automatic charge, you may only take the $5 discount if your tuition is received on or before the 5th of the month. Tuition received on the 6th or after is regular price.

 

B. Team members that have not paid tuition in full by the 15th of the month will be contacted, and may choose to either have their unpaid balance charged to their credit card on file or stop coming to practice until another form of payment has been submitted. Team members are not permitted to be in practice past the 15th of the month if tuition has not been paid.

 

C. There are no make-ups for missed team practices. Monthly tuition is not pro-rated for breaks, cancelled practices, holidays, or injuries. Injured athletes are expected to attend practice and participate in whatever areas they are able to, according to limitations given by doctor. Individual training plans are created and closely monitored for injured team members.

 

D. A schedule of competition fees for each level of team is made available prior to the start of their competition season. Competition fees are a set monthly payment for a certain number of months during the season that is in addition to your monthly tuition. Amount and number of months differs according to level. These costs are fees that we must pay out for all competition related expenses. Your child’s competition fees include all of his or her individual entry fees for meets they are competing in for the season, their portion of team entry fees, and the extra expenses that are incurred by coaches traveling to the meets. (Our coaches are reimbursed for their mileage, tolls, or gas expenses as appropriate, as well as any hotel costs or required certifications.) Emeth Gymnastics pays the coaches for their hours for when they are coaching at the meet – this is part of what your monthly tuition provides for.

 

E. Competition fees are broken into monthly installments. They must be paid on time each month. If they are not paid on time, your child may not be entered into one or more of their competitions. Some of the competitions that we participate in have entry deadlines that are long before the actual date of the meet. We are very organized and always submit entries in a timely manner to assure our athletes spaces in the competition. Your child’s entry will not be sent in unless you are current with your competition fee payments.

 

II. Team Conduct Policies

 

A. Team members and parents are held to the highest standard of respect and positive attitudes towards Emeth coaches, teammates, team parents, and all other Emeth students and parents. If violations of respect or negative talk occur, a meeting will take place between coach and athlete, coach and parent, or coach, athlete and parent to discuss the problems that are occurring, express the standard of conduct that is expected, and find a way to solve the problem. In extreme cases, when respect issues or negative attitudes cannot be resolved and are becoming a detriment to others, an athlete will be removed from the team.

 

B. Team members and parents are expected to have excellent sportsmanship at meets. Please refrain from negative comments about any other gymnast, team, coach, or judge. Encourage everyone!!

 

C. Parents – Our goal in training competitive gymnasts is to build the character qualities of determination, endurance, and self confidence as we strive for excellence in all skills and routines. We don’t want our gymnasts to feel that their value is based on their score or the award they win or don’t win. We are very proud of them for working hard at practice and doing their best in competition, even if they make a mistake. Please prepare your athlete for the fact that they may not receive awards at every meet (many competitions only give out awards to the top 50%) and let them know that you are proud of their performance and the good character qualities they are building… not just how they score or place!

 

III. Practice Policies

 

A. Regular and prompt attendance is necessary in order to maximize the quality of their training your child receives. Arrangements may be made if possible on an individual basis for athletes who must miss practice due to an important religious commitment. We make no special arrangements for an athlete who misses practices for any other reasons.

 

B. For safety reasons and in order to better support each athletes’ team, if an Emeth team member chooses to compete for her high school team, she may not practice or compete with Emeth during her high school season. She may train and participate in practices and competitions with Emeth until she begins her high school practices for the season. Ohio rules do not allow her to compete for Emeth during the time that she competes for her high school. It is our desire to promote 100% commitment to whatever team you are competing for, and also to prevent overuse injuries that are caused by trying to practice on two different training plans at once, which is why we now feel it is best for our athletes to make a choice rather than try to practice in both places.

 

C. It is greatly appreciated when you inform us ahead of time when you will be unable to attend practice, and when you will be on vacation. This helps us in our planning!

 

D. Injured athletes are expected to attend their normal practices. Individual training plans are developed  according to the limitations given to the athlete by the doctor.

 

E. The last team practice before a competition is mandatory. A team member not present for a mandatory practice will not compete UNLESS a reasonable excuse is provided by a parent ahead of time and approved.

 

F. Mandatory Practice Attire for girls team: Team girls will purchase a mandatory practice leotard in September. It is to be worn to every mandatory practice. This leotard may not be worn to any other practices until after Star Watch, when it may be worn at any time.

 

G. Practice Attire:

  • Girls must wear a leotard. If shorts are worn, they must be fitted gymnastics shorts (such as the GK shorts we sell in our pro shop).

○     Girls training 2-3 days per week may only wear shorts once per week

○     Girls training 4+ days per week may only wear shorts twice per week.

○     No shorts at mandatory practices.

○     Hair must be put up neatly for every practice, completely out of eyes and face.

○     Hair must be up before practice begins, and stay up for the duration of practice.

 

  • Boys must wear a close fitting T-shirt (Under Armor type shirts are preferred) and athletic shorts that are not extra long or baggy. No zippers, buckles, buttons, or pockets.

○     Boys must have a short haircut that looks clean and professional, and is approved by the Men’s Program Director. If hair grows too long parents will be notified.

 

  • Team Bags: All team members are required to have team bags to bring to meets. We recommend using them for practice as well. This is where athletes are expected to keep wristbands, tape, grips, tape, braces, or other personal items needed. You will receive order forms when bag orders are being done.

 

H. FOR PRACTICES LONGER THAN 3 HOURS: A 5-15 minute break is given. Please send a snack or money for your child to purchase a snack for their break. We request that athletes do not share their snacks or drinks. Athletes must sit at the chairs and tables that are provided in the snack area when eating and clean up after themselves when finished.

 

 

IV. Joining team or dropping out and returning to team

 

A. Athletes that have been students in classes at Emeth and who have achieved the skill level needed for an introductory level of team will be invited to join the appropriate level of team between May and July of each year. Girls team members must be practicing with the team by August, or there will be a three month wait-period from the time they begin practicing until they compete.

 

B. A previous team member that has left the team and wishes to return, or an athlete who joins our team for the first time and has not come through classes at Emeth will receive an evaluation and be assessed for which level they appear to meet requirements for and be assigned a tentative team level and group to train with. They will continue training with that group unless it becomes apparent within the next month that the athlete needs to be placed in a different group.

 

V. Emeth Gymnastics’ Competitive Levels

 

Outlined below are the competitive programs that we currently offer:

 

Boys Team:

Our competitive boys train year round and compete using the USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic program rules and routines. Their competition season is approximately from January through April.

 

Level 4: This is the first competitive level for boys gymnastics. These boys train twice per week and compete in the North East Ohio Boys Gymnastics League (NEOBGL). These are AAU sanctioned competitions. There are approximately five competitions per season.

 

Levels 5-10: As our boys team members progress and advance, they will continue on through Levels 5 and up. These boys train three or more times per week and compete in AAU and USAG sanctioned competitions, including USAG State Championships. The boys compete with the USA Junior Olympic Men’s Program routines.

 

Girls Team:

Our competitive girls team trains year round and participates in USAG sanctioned competitions. Their competition season is approximately from November through April, depending upon their level. Advancement is based on achievement of the necessary requirements and the team director’s discretion of readiness. In most cases, girls who are ready to advance do so between May and July, after competition season is over. Introductory level competitors typically start in Level 2 of the J.O. program or the Silver Level of the Xcel program and advance from there.

 

Girls Levels 2-5: These are the introductory levels of the USAG JO program. These levels are compulsory, which means all routines are the same in each level. Skill level is progressively more difficult from one level to the next. These levels train between two and four times per week. Girls advance from one level to the next when they have achieved the scores and skills required. These girls compete in 5-7 meets during the season, depending upon their level. The introductory levels compete in close-by competitions, while the more advanced levels also compete in meets that are farther away or out of state. Girls in level 3 and up who have made qualifying scores during the season compete in State Championships at the end of the season.

 

Girls Silver Prep and Silver Pro: These are the introductory levels of the USAG Xcel program. These levels are optional, but at Emeth we create compulsory-style routines which are uniquely designed for each group to compete with every season. Silver Prep and Silver Pro both compete in the same level at competitions (Xcel Silver), but are divided into separate practice groups according to skill level. The prep group is training and competing introductory level skills. The pro group is training and competing with more advanced skills. These girls usually compete in 6 competitions during the year. Those with qualifying scores compete in State Championships.

 

Girls Optionals: (Competitive JO Levels 6-10 and Xcel Gold, Platinum, and Diamond) These girls have individually designed routines that are unique to each athlete. The requirements for difficulty that must be included in each routine get progressively harder as they progress from one optional level to the next. These levels train two to five times per week, and advance from one level to the next as they achieve the necessary scores and skill requirements. These girls compete in about 6-8 competitions during the year, which may include meets out of state. Those with qualifying scores compete in State Championships. Level 8 and above may advance from State Championships to Regional Championships if a qualifying score is made at State Championships. Levels 9 and 10 may advance to National Championships if they qualify to the Regional Championships at their level and place high enough when competing at Regionals.

 

VI. Requirements for Level Advancement

 

A. Score Requirements:

 

Girls Team: There is no score requirement at New Level 2 in order to be eligible to move up. In New Level 3 & 4, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, athletes are required to score a minimum of an 8.5 on each event and a 34.0 All Around before being eligible to move up. In New Level 5, athletes are required an 8.3 on events and a 33.5 All Around, and in Levels 6-9 and Diamond athletes are required an 8.75 and 34.5.

 

Boys Team: There are no specific score requirements in the boys competitive program.

 

B. Skill Requirements:

All team members are expected to achieve mastery of the skills required for the next level to be eligible to move up. Skill evaluations are given by the coaches, and the standard of mastery required is determined by the team director. Thorough evaluations are done for every athlete who is eligible to move up at designated times of the year. Additional evaluations may be conducted on an individual basis as needed according to the team director’s discretion.

 

C. Once an athlete meets the requirements to move up, they will be invited to do so. An athlete is never required to move up – they may stay in their current level as long as they wish.

 

VII. Choreography for Optional and Xcel Girls Team Members

 

A. Girls in Levels 6-10 and Xcel Levels Gold, Platinum, and Diamond are required to have their own beam and floor routines individually choreographed. Beam routines are typically choreographed during practice, and there is no extra charge. Floor routines must be choreographed outside of practice.

 

B. Floor Music – You may purchase it yourself, or you can purchase Floor Express music through Emeth for $50. (This is the actual cost of the music whether you purchase it yourself or through us).

 

C. For the 2013-2014 season, all athletes who are in an optional level will be responsible to have their floor routine choreographed by August 19th. You are free to get choreography from any gymnastics choreographer you wish. We highly recommend having your routine choreographed through Emeth by Miss Janet. The cost for choreography with Janet (a 3-4 hour private session) is $160.00.

 

D. Once you have floor music and choreography, it is recommended that you keep it for two years. We will adjust the difficulty level within your routine to fit the new skills or new level for your second season. Whether to get a new routine is a decision that you will make with your team director.

 

VIII. Competition Apparel

A. Competition apparel is ordered in July for girls team and September for boys team. All girls team members will need to purchase a new team leotard this summer. Girls warm-ups will be the same as last year (unless for some reason the company cannot provide this warm-up again). Currently, we are planning for all boys team members to purchase a new competition shirt this September. Boys shorts, pants, and warm-ups will be the same as last year. Emeth will no longer be facilitating any used competition apparel sales.

 

B. Team Athletes must come to competitions dressed as follows:

 

Boys: Team competition uniform (shirt, shorts, pants, and jacket) and a neat haircut.

 

Girls: Competition leotard and team warm-ups. If wearing a bra and/or underwear, we require that it is the appropriate GK bra and underwear (which can be ordered through us) that will fit under the leotard neatly and remain unseen. This is to avoid deductions that are taken from your score for undergarments showing. Hair must be put back neatly and securely with no hair hanging over the eyes or around the face. Hairspray is recommended. Glitter is permitted. All nail polish must be removed from fingers and toes.

 

Everyone: Temporary tattoos must be removed and real tattoos must be covered. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn, except for one stud earring in each ear.

 

C. AWARDS: Sometimes coaches are unable to attend the awards ceremony because they are busy with another session of team girls who are competing, but we ask that our athletes represent Emeth in a professional manner. Please wear your full competition uniform (jackets zipped up!) when you stand up for awards (Girls – no leotard sleeves hanging out of your jacket.) Please cheer for your teammates, be polite to other teams, congratulate winners, and avoid any negative expressions or displays of bad sportsmanship.

 

IX. Talent Opportunity Program availability for girls team ages 10 & under

 

TOP stands for Talent Opportunity Program, which is a nationally recognized program designed by USA Gymnastics specifically for athletes that show exceptional potential in our sport in the areas of strength, flexibility, good form, and technique. The program is meant to take these girls at a young age and provide them with intense training in all of these areas that will significantly increase their rate of progress in the sport. The TOPS program provides increased strength, confidence, and precision for all its participants. It also requires a very intense level of physical stamina for the athletes and a high level of commitment both on the part of the athlete and the athlete’s family. At Emeth we are going into our seventh year of running a TOP program. We began with several young athletes who were willing to make a commitment to the program. Since then, the TOP program has become an excellent training boost for young team girls who are interested in an extra challenge. We have even had some members or our TOPs program advance to state and national TOPs events. It has helped to identify and increase potential for our young athletes, and opened up opportunities for them to advance at a faster pace. TOP participation is open to any of our girls’ team athletes age 10 and under  who wish to make the commitment to be a part of it. TOP practices are in addition to an athletes regular team practices for their level. Participants must start by committing to TOPs practices on Saturday mornings from 7:00-9:00 am. Athletes who attend regular Saturday morning TOPS practices and who show potential to benefit from further TOPS training may be invited to join Thursday morning practices from 6:00-8:00 am. For more information on the Emeth TOP Program, please contact Nikki or Heather.

 

X. Emeth Pride

We are very excited about our 2013-2014 Season coming up! Our team program this year will include competitive boys training Levels 4-10, and girls training in Levels 2-9 and Xcel. We are a high quality competitive program that does an excellent job training each gymnast to reach their highest level of potential in the areas of technique, form, and skill. The dedication of each of our coaches is amazing. The passion and effort they put into their coaching many times goes far above and beyond their obligations as coaches. Each one truly loves what they do, and it shows during training and at competitions. There is no challenge that is too great for these coaches, and no team of coaches that will conquer the challenge with more love and genuine care for their athletes! We are so glad to have you as a part of our team this year and look forward to seeing your athlete grow in true character through experiencing the challenges and rewards of competitive gymnastics!

Sincerely,

Heather and Jim Leshovsky, Owners

 

 

 

Emeth Team 2013-2014 School year team schedule

May 28-June 8th and resuming again on August 19th

LevelMonthlyTuitionMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
New Level 2$2004:00-6:159:30-12:00
Silver Prep$2004:00-6:154:00-6:30
Silver Pro$2156:00-8:3012:15-3:00
Silver Pro 3x/wk$2456:00-8:306:45-9:0012:15-3:00
New Level 3$2504:00-7:004:00-6:309:15-12:15
New Level 4-5$2754:00-7:004:00-7:308:45-12:30
New Level 4-5 4x/wk*$3054:00-7:004:00-7:303:45-7:158:45-12:30
Optional A$2203:45-7:1512:15-3:00
Optional A 3x/wk$2503:45-7:156:45-9:0012:15-3:00
Optional B$2753:45-7:153:45-7:158:45-12:30
Optional B 4x/wk$3053:45-7:153:45-7:153:45-7:158:45-12:30
Optional C$3303:45-7:153:45-7:153:45-7:153:45-7:158:45-12:30
TOPS 1x per week$557:00-9:00 am
TOPS 2x per week$756:00-8:00 am7:00-9:00 am
Boys 1st year Level 4$2004:45-7:151:15-3:30
Boys 2nd year Level 4$2205:45-8:3012:30-3:30
Boys Level 5$2205:45-8:3012:30-3:30
Boys Level 5 3x/wk$2454:45-7:155:45-8:3012:30-3:30
Boys Level 6-10 3x/wk$2753:45-7:155:30-9:009:00-1:00
Boys Level 6-10 4x/wk$3103:45-7:153:45-7:305:30-9:009:00-1:00
Boys Level 9-10 5x/wk$3203:45-7:153:45-7:305:30-9:003:45-6:009:00-1:00

*4x per week option is available to New Level 5 athletes

 

 

 

 

 

Emeth Team Summer 2013 Practice Schedule

June 10th – August 16th

LevelMonthlyTuitionmontueswedthursfri
New Level 2$2004:00-6:304:00-6:15
Silver Prep$2004:00-6:154:00-6:30
Silver Pro$2154:00-7:006:00-8:30
Silver Pro 3x/wk$2454:00-7:006:00-8:306:45-9:00
New Level 3$2504:00-7:004:00-6:304:00-7:00
New Level 4-5$2758:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
New Level 4-5 4x/wk*$3058:00-11:458-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
Optional A$2208:00-11:459:00-11:45
Optional A 3x/wk$2508:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
Optional B$2758:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
Optional B 4x/wk$3058:00-11:458:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
Optional C$3308:00-11:458:00-11:458:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-11:45
TOPS 1x$554:00-6:00 pm
TOPS 2x$754:00-6:00 pm4:00-6:00 pm
TOPS Team4:00-7:00 pm4:00-7:00 pm
Boys 1st yr Level 4$2004:45-7:155:30-8:00
Boys 2nd yr Level 4$2204:15-7:155:45-8:30
Boys Level 5$2204:15-7:155:45-8:30
Boys Level 5 3x/wk$2454:15-7:154:30-7:005:45-8:30
Boys Level 6-10 3x/wk$2758:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-12:45
Boys Level 6-10 4x/wk$3108:00-11:458:00-11:458:00-11:459:00-12:45

 

*4x per week option is available to New Level 5 athletes

No practices on July 4th  –  Practices during the week of July 8-12 are adjusted due to strive camps:

 

(No changes to boys Level 6-10 practice schedule – all practices for them stay the same)

Monday: New Level 2 & New Level 3, 4:00-6:00 pm / Silver Prep & New Level 4-5, 6:00-8:00

Tuesday: Optional A, B, & C, 8:00-11:45 am / Silver Pro, 4:00-6:00 pm / New Level 4-5, 6:00-8:00

Wednesday: Optional B & C, 4:30-8:30 pm

Thursday: Optional A, 4:00-7:45 pm

 

 

 

Team Policy Signature Form

One form per family – multiple team members from the same family may sign one form.

 

By signing below, we confirm that we have read the 2013-2014 Emeth Team Policies, and that our family agrees to respect and follow all policies.

 

Parent Name:  ________________________  Signature: ________________________ Date: _________

 

 

 

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