Newsletter

MAY NEWS

Congratulations to gymnast Brie Clark for qualifying to Level 9 Nationals!  This is a MAJOR achievement and she will represent the Southeast Region in New York in May.  Congratulations to all our team members who made us proud at Regionals this month.  Our Excel team will compete in Daytona at the end of April.

All new team members should be starting practice this month.  There will be a parents meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 5.30pm at Planet.  You will get all the information you need from the chairman of our Parents’ Association, lots of handouts, and will be able to speak to the coaches individually if you want.  Please bring your questions and be sure to sign up on our official Planet team facebook page.

The Team Banquet for members of the 2017-2018 team will take place on Thursday, May 10th from 6-8pm at the Mitchell Center.  Tickets should have been ordered already.

Our annual Planet Mini-Olympics takes place on Friday, May 18th from 4.30-6pm.  Everyone is invited to sign up for this event.  $10 in advance at the front desk lets you participate and go home with a medal and goody bag, after you have had some cake and juice, of course.  Spectators are free, so invite all your family and friends.  Students are already  working on their routines.  Team gymnasts should wear their competition leotard – levels silver/3 and up will assist and perform an exhibition.

The gym is closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  Make ups for Monday class students will take place on Saturday, May 19th.  Sign up at the front desk to get your time.

Summer camps start at the end of this month, so see the front desk for information.  Walk -ins are welcome, but if you bulk buy in advance you will save money, and can use your days anytime during the summer.  Ages 3-14.

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APRIL NEWS

First of all, let me send out a big thank you to all our Planet team parents who assisted in the running of the Alabama State Championships at the Civic Center.  They organized sign ins, presented awards, and even timed routines.  We are proud to say that 24 of our students became State champions, including many of our new level one team.  Some will go on to represent Alabama at the Regional level.   As for team results, Planet finished 2nd in the state at the Bronze and Silver levels, and 3rd at gold and level 9!

If your child wants a chance to be part of our awesome team, we will have tryouts available to everyone on Thursday, April 12th from 4.30pm until we finish.  Please sign up at the front desk so we know how many to expect, and we will call everyone over when we start.  Parents will receive a letter with our recommendation after the tryouts, and should see the front desk to make any changes to their membership.

This month we will have some fun gymnastics games, challenges, and face painting during class for Spring Fling week from April 16-21.

Towards the end of this month, we will start to prepare for our annual Mini-Olympics on May 18th, as students begin to learn their routines on all events.  This will be a fun meet with podium medals and goody bags.

Summer day camps start at the end of May.  Grab an information postcard from the front desk if you don’t already have one.  If you are signing up for Olympic Gymnastics Camp, hand in your form as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on ordering the camp leo/shorts/tee package which must be ordered by May 1st.

MARCH NEWS

March brings our annual favorite event – Egg Hunt Week – from March 26 to 31.  Classes finish 5 minutes early to let students search for a candy egg.

Planet hosts the Alabama State Championships at the Civic Center on March 16-18.  Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, free 5 and under. Come and cheer for our team gymnasts.

Summer Camp postcards will be given out this month.  Day camps take place from May 24 through the return of school in the fall.  With the use of the whole gym, campers get to play on the trampolines, jump in the pits, play organized games and arts & crafts.  Snacks are provided and lunch is available for sale or you can bring your own.  Walk ins are welcome, but you will save money by bulk buying your days to use anytime during the summer.  Ages 3-14 years.

Planet Olympic Camp for gymnasts who seriously want to learn new skills, takes place on June 11-14.  All team members should sign up for this camp.  Level 1 team and class gymnasts are allowed to do a half day or full day camp.

Remember, if you have any questions or suggestions, you can email them to management at PlanetGymnasticsAL@comcast.net.

FEBRUARY NEWS

The 20th annual Planet Mardi Gras Invitational takes place from Friday, February 2nd at 3pm all the way through Sunday 4th at 5pm.  All of our team gymnasts will be competing against teams from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana.  Admission for spectators is $7 adults, $2 children, free for under 5 years.  You can see a detailed schedule at our front desk, or on our website at planetgymnastics.com under “meets”.

Planet Summer Day Camps  information will be out this month.  Our day camps run all summer long and you can book by the half day even.  Planet Olympic Gymnastics Camp information will also be out this month.

The gym will be closed on Monday, February 12th and Tuesday 13th for Mardi Gras.  Make ups for these classes will take place on Saturday morning  24th, so sign up at the front desk to see what time your class will be.

The Alabama State Championships will be hosted by Planet Gymnastics and the Mobile Sports Authority at the Civic Center Centre on March 16-18th.  If you know of any sponsors, vendors or volunteers, please let the front desk know.  Information on this event is also on our website.

JANUARY NEWS

Welcome to 2018 at Planet Gymnastics.  We hope it will be a happy and productive year for you and your children, so drop off your comments at the front desk.  Congratulations to those who are joining our teams this month.

Planet Gymnastics in conjunction with the Mobile Sports Authority will once again host the Alabama State Championships, at the Civic Center on March 16-18, 2018.  Details are listed on our website at http://www.PlanetGymnastics.com.  Please see our front desk if you would like to be involved in this special event.

The gym will be closed on Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The make up day for those classes will take place on Saturday 20th, so sign up at the front desk to get your time.

Deadlines are approaching for our 20th annual Planet Mardi Gras Invitational which takes place over the weekend of February 2-4.  Dynamites, Juniors, and Recreational Developmental Team members all have the opportunity to participate in a full meet with USA judges and electronic scoreboards.  Your $65 entry fee is due by January 10th, so sign up at the front desk.  Your coach will give you more details.

DECEMBER NEWS

Congratulations to all our State Champions!  Team levels 1-5 just finished their State Championships, and many of our gymnasts returned with gold.

Team tryouts take place this Thursday, 7th, at 4.30pm.  We have different levels of commitment on our teams for preschoolers, recreational gymnasts, and serious competitors, so turn up on Thursday if you are interested.

The big event for this month is the Winter Wonderland on Friday, December 8th, from 5-6pm.  Bring family to enjoy this 1 hour show  and  some festive refreshments afterwards.  Spectators are free.  Participants should sign up at the front desk for $10 which also gets them a gift from Santa.  Team gymnasts should turn up in their competitive leotard.

The team holiday party for Senior levels 1 and up takes place on Saturday, December 16th.  A big thanks to the parents committee who organize this event every year, and also use it to remind our kids to give back.

The gym will be closed from December 25th, and reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  Make-up classes will take place on Saturday 16th, so if you take a class any day from Monday through Thursday, sign up at the front desk.

We thank you sincerely for your business this year.  We are grateful to be involved in your children’s lives.  Lets hope 2018 is peaceful.

NOVEMBER NEWS

This Thursday, November 9th, gymnastics and fencing coach, Natasha Novikov will sign her official national letter of intent to join NCAA Division 1 school, Wagner College,  with a scholarhip to compete on their fencing team.  Join us at 7pm in the gym to celebrate the signing and eat cake.  Natasha will start in fall 2018. Go Seahawks!

Planet will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 22-26.  Friday and Saturday are the only days without 4 practices this month, so Friday classes will have make ups on Saturday 18th, 9-11am, and Saturday classes should pick a class during the week.  See the front desk to sign up or if you need any help.

There will be no Open Gym on Friday 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our annual Winter Wonderland exhibition will take place on Friday, December 8th, from 5-6pm, so coaches will begin working on routines.  Always our best night of the year, keep this one free in your diary.