Alabama Optional/Xcel State 2018


Planet Gymnastics, in conjunction with the Mobile Sports Authority, will host the 2018 Alabama State Championships for Optional & Xcel Levels, at the Mobile Civic Center, on March 16-18, 2018.

**AL STATE FINAL SCHEDULE** Gyms will have rosters with age groups emailed.

**Please use the SouthEast Arena Entrance on Claiborne Street.

Sponsors: VIP Sponsors include Infirmary Health Care Infirmary Health CareState Sponsors include Saraland Physical Therapy Services

The venue is the Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile, AL 36602.  Parking $5 cash.  Enter only through the Southeast Arena entrance on Claiborne St.

Host Hotel:  Our host hotel is the closest to the venue:  Holiday Inn, 301 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602.  Phone 251-694-0100.  The special rate of only $109 can be booked using the following link:  Book your group rate for US Gymnastics – AL Optional State Meet.

Other Hotels:  Marriott Hotel at Bel Air Mall, 3101 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606.  Ph. 251-476-6400.  The special rate is $104.  Dates 3/16-3/18/2018.  Last day to book 3/1/18.   Book your group rate for US Gymnastics -AL Optional State Meet

Rennaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, $119, 64 South Water St, Mobile, AL 36602.  Ph.251-922-3298.  Dates 3/15-3/19/2018.  Last day to book 2/22/18. Book your group rate for US Gymnastics – AL Optional State Meet

The final schedule is here  – **AL STATE FINAL SCHEDULE** There will be a Thursday afternoon/evening check-in available for coaches and gymnasts, from 3-5pm.**

Here is a link to the Coaches’ Information Package – ALABAMA OPTIONAL INFO SHEET 2018 and the State & Regional qualifying scores – Qualification 2018 and the Senior Recognition form –  Senior form 2018.  (deadline for Seniors is Feb. 20)

Results will be posted on the Alabama State Gymnastics Website at

Sponsor Packages can be found here – State Sponsorship Packages.

Vendor applications can be found here – Vendor Contract state 2018 You will need a business licence from the City of Mobile which you can apply for online at their website here or you can print it out here – City of Mobile business licence application.  Vans or trailers can be parked. Inventory pricing guide and Electrical form.  Email us for the phone number to order your tables and electricity.

Vendors will include BusyBodies Sportswear & Gifts and Shelley Photography.

Planet parents who are interested in volunteering or donating should see the front desk. Team parents are required to work.

Participating gymnasts or parents can fill out a WISHAGRAM at admissions for $5 or send a jpeg/gif photo to for a PICTOGRAM on our big screen for $25.  Check payable to Planet Gymnastics, PO Box 850602, Mobile, AL 36685 or Paypal to

Admission $10 for adults, $5 for 6-12 year olds, free for 5 and under.  $25 weekend pass for adults.  Cash or check only.  The center has an ATM.

meetmakerDirect Link for Meet Entries

Please note that entries must be made through Meetmaker.  Meetmaker fees will be added to your meet fee.  Here is the  instruction sheet – Meetmaker Registration Info 2018.  You will also find directions on this page  If you have any questions please email:

The State Championships will follow USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies 2017-2018.  Dress code enforced.  All coaches entered via MeetMaker will be verified.  Others must bring USAG card with safety, background, W and U100 updated.  Meals will be on a voucher basis for back-to-back sessions, with snack room also available.

meet integrity

Meet Integrity will provide electronic scoring and post the results.

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