2019 Tumbling Meet
Jacobs Gymnastics 17th Annual Tumbling Meet Entry
Jacobs Gymnastics Club is hosting our 17th Annual Tumbling Meet! The meet will be Saturday August 17, 2019, beginning at 8:00 AM, here at Jacobs Gymnastics Club. The entry fee is $45, which includes a meet T-shirt for each participant. There will be no extra fees: no spectator admission or parking fees.
We encourage ALL of our gymnasts, ages 4 and older, to participate!
Gymnasts will compete with other gymnasts in the same age and ability level. Each gymnast will be assigned a session – each session is one hour in length, start to finish. We offer the opportunity for our gymnasts to compete in the tumbling meet, just once a year in August! The meet is for Jacobs Gymnasts only and must be enrolled through the summer!
The gymnasts will be practicing the tumbling routines during their class times. This meet is an excellent chance to try out competition and perform in front of parents. The emphasis is on having fun, trying our best, and improving our skills and form throughout the summer. There will be awards (medals) given to all participants. No prior competition experience is required- this is the place to gain that experience and confidence. It is also great motivation to improve skills and technique.
Exact competition times available by July 29. All competition will be held between 8 AM and 2 PM, starting with the youngest gymnasts and continuing through the oldest/most advanced.
Entry forms are required by Monday, July 15! Orders for T-shirts, leotards and medals must be placed early!
Also, we have 2 camps dedicated to practicing and polishing the meet routines – August 5/6 and
August 12/13 both from noon-2 PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $70 each camp.
Pre-registration for the camp is required – space is limited.
See Chris or your gymnast’s coach if you have any questions.
Summer 2019 Tumbling Meet FAQs:
The meet will be held on Saturday August 17, 2019 here at Jacobs Gymnastics Club. Please check the website, www.jacobsgymnastics.com (Tumbling Meet page) or the lobby bulletin board as the schedule will be available Thursday July 27. Please double check your child’s name for spelling, age and level. Please let me know of any errors ASAP. We have double checked all levels of our gymnasts. Our goal is to have a smooth meet, so if you have questions or corrections – let Chris know ASAP!
How long is the meet? Each session is one hour. Each gymnast is scheduled for one session only. Schedules will be posted July 20.
Should my gymnast memorize the routine? Yes – It is all about confidence, and your routine will look better! We are working on the routines during the tumbling portion of class. We also have camps in August to help gymnasts get extra practice too! Register early!
Will my gymnast be nervous? Everyone is a little! It’s ok – but everyone coming to watch is a parent or grandparent, watching their own gymnast.
What should my gymnast wear? Leotard, hair up/out of face, no jewelry, no socks, no shorts.
What is the best score you can get at the meet? We use the traditional 10.0 scoring format.
What are the standard deductions (what makes your score go down?) Form breaks – bent arms/legs, not pointing toes, not stretching tall Extra steps in between skills, pauses, fixing your hair or leotard, falling….
How many gymnasts in toddlers gymnastics compete at one time? ONE!
How many warm up routines will each gymnast have at the meet? 1-2 routines – then line up, march-in, compete, and finally, awards!
Will there be coaches at the meet to help your gymnast – verbally or physically? YES! Sometimes gymnasts get nervous and forget their routine – we can talk them through it. We try to match each gymnast with a routine that gives challenges, but not to the degree that they will need spot during a meet. Meets are for presenting routines with few flaws and confidence – not to showcase the coach’s spotting abilities.
What are the routines? Click here for a pdf file of the routines.
Should we cheer for the other gymnasts? YES PLEASE – good sportsmanship!
Will everyone get a medal? Yes – placements depend on your score!
Will everyone get a meet t-shirt? Yes, after the awards!
What is the most important thing to remember about the meet? The kids are encouraged to “Do your best and have fun!” The parents are encouraged to enjoy watching your child tumble and participate in the competition experience!