Monday, December 6, 2010

Turkey Tumble Highlights




Hello everyone,

I am going to keep this one very short because I need to relax w/ the familyJ

I will be working on the “long” version tomorrow.

While there are 100+ things I need to explain and talk about – two things I can’t wait on.

Serena today pulled a major score on trampoline – she was awarded a 9.0 from the judges. That was the highest tramp score given for the entire weekend all levels combined. The last time I saw a 9.0 on tramp it was Breanna when she was crowned the USA National Champion! Mmmmmm and this is only the first meet!!!

Second, our newest boy on the team – Seth just had a coming out meet that no one will ever forget! This was his first T&T competition and with running nerves, endless questions, noises, multiple coaches instructing, all the above – Seth was cool, calm and in control.


Seth’s floor routine was awarded the FIRST ever PERFECT score given in AZ. With Jon Black (State Technical Director) as a superior judge (he can be difficult to please at times) and a very experienced judging panel – all four judges flashed a PERFECT 10.

I thought I had seen it all in the sport of gymnastics or Trampoline and Tumbling – this was even a first for me – a perfect score offered up and all judges were in agreement! It was a moment that I can’t really explain – the first score came up and I thought that Jon was just playing with me. He had a puzzling look on his face so I just sort of smiled and looked away – then the other judges flashed their scores and we all just freaked out – it was an amazing feeling rushing around inside that gym.


The cheering and screams from the audience were incredibly loud and every coach in the place was smiling from ear to ear.


Seth – you are an amazing athlete and one that will find success in everything you do – thanks for allowing us to be part of your success – WOW is about all I can say!

I will highlight each athlete in tomorrow’s email – for those that are new at this – my meet result emails can be quite long, but they are always “my version” or what I see from the other side of the ropes up close to these incredible athletes.

We are all blessed with such an amazing group of kids and parents – you all make my job such a fulfilling and rewarding task - I can’t thank you enough for your support and love that you all express towards the coaches and athletes while we are doing our jobs.


I know I say this a lot – but here I go again – the future of this team is so bright, the sky is the limit to our growth! With athletes like this – it is almost scary to see what we can accomplish…

Thanks,
Coach Scott

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jumpstart

Congratulations to our very own Katie C who qualified for Jumpstart National testing to be held in January in Huntsville, Texas. Way to go Katie!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rummage 2010 a Success!


Here are the kids taking a break from selling at our annual rummage sale to support the booster club.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

2011 T&T Scholarship Camp Dates Set

If you have questions about Camp Wakeshma, Ari and CC went last summer and had a blast. Pictures can be found in the Picasa Photostream (top right).

The 2011 T&T Scholarship Camp is scheduled for July 31 (Sunday drop off) through August 5 (Saturday pick up). This will be the 8th annual camp to raise funds for the T&T Scholarship Program, providing approximately $25000 each year to athletes who wish to continue competing trampoline, tumbling or double mini-trampoline while attending college. Dr. George Drew is the founder and director of the camp held each summer at Camp Wakeshma in Three Rivers, Michigan. Campers are treated to a variety of water sports on Lake Corey and other activities in addition to training the three T&T disciplines. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin in January.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Peace, Love TnT from Coach Scott

Peace, Love Competition was a success!!!

First off let me say a HUGE congratulations to Scottsdale Gymnastics – they just successfully hosted the state JumpStart Testing at their gym, a T&T competition at Aspire’s gym, and then finished off the weekend with a girls gymnastics competition late Sunday afternoon.

Here I have a lot to talk about – I will try to keep things short & to the point.

Session 1

Amanda – first time level 7 on Tramp & Dmini – level 6 tumbling

Bree – first time level 6 on everything

Amanda pulled off a great “first” routine on tramp & I am bummed to tell you that is all I was able to see – I was judging tramp all day.

Bree as well – her first ever and very little trained level 6 routine was great – that was about all I sawLLL


Bree successfully reached the mobility scores on both tramp & dm & is now moving onto level 7 – bye bye level 6J I have to say that was the shortest level 6 career that I have ever seen – a few short months of training while doing jumpstart & one competition and that was it…

Great job both of you!!!

Session 2

Abby – first T&T meet EVER & she just joined the team a few months ago…

Sara – also first meet EVER & she has not competed in gymnastics in over a year or year & half.

Ariana – first level 7 tramp, first level 8 dm, & first level 6 tumbling

Tory – this would start her 2nd actual T&T season – level 8 on both tr & dm / she started T&T as a new level 7

Hayley – level 9 tr & tumbling

I will say this – Abby you are a Super Star. She came into this sport just a few months ago and performed like a champ. She carried herself with controlled nerves and with a great attitude. She never questioned the challenge or task ahead, just worked hard and focused on the goal. Great things are coming your wayJJJ Welcome to the world of T&T – it’s a blast!


Sara – well this adventure started some 10+ years ago or more. I was – I think – one of or the first coach to train and put Sara on the floor of competition with girls’ gymnastics. She was part of our TOPs team and found success at all the levels she competed at. This was her first day back in competition after some time off and switching to T&T. She was also in great control of nerves and kept great body position at this first meet. She did hit her routine on tramp – but that was again all I sawL Sara you ROCK!


Ariana – what a great success today – she “HIT” was all I kept hearing…I saw the tramp & Yes’ she hit – like Bree she started working level 7 just a few weeks ago – we have been in skill training not routine training. She learned the routine & performed with precision and I am sure hit the mobility score and can say good-bye to level 7 and welcome in level 8 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh great job AriJ


Tory – also my part time babysitter – did great. This is again the starting of only her 2nd season and she is at level 8 on both tramp & DM w/ most of the level 9 skills and she was NEVER in gymnastics…WOW is about all I can say – she just keeps getting better and better. Meet experience(s) are so tricky and working them to keep each and every athlete in a positive mind set is difficult – Tory is getting more comfortable with the protocol at each meet and is getting better with handling stress and pressures of competition.


Hayley – well well well we didn’t get much from trampL at level 9 but she did make a few improvements during training and warm-ups. She is much more comfortable with her doubles on tramp and working them into her routines. She was super excited about tumbling at level 9 – she was the 2010 Regional Tumbling Champion at level 8 – I only saw warm-ups and some of the first pass – so I don’t know outcome or resultsL She did look really good and powerful on the rod floor. I will also say that Hayley is become a better leader for the team. She helped with smiles and support all around and we did not have a teary eyed moment. Great job Hayley – keep working hard and let’s get these routines ready for the season!!!

Ok…that was it in a few more words then I hoped…

Again great experience for all – we have the best athletes & parents in the valley.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mark Your Calendars

The 2011 T&T Scholarship Camp is scheduled for July 31 (Sunday drop off) through August 5 (Saturday pick up). This will be the 8th annual camp to raise funds for the T&T Scholarship Program, providing approximately $25000 each year to athletes who wish to continue competing trampoline, tumbling or double mini-trampoline while attending college.

Dr. George Drew is the founder and director of the camp held each summer at Camp Wakeshma in Three Rivers, Michigan. Campers are treated to a variety of water sports on Lake Corey and other activities in addition to training the three T&T disciplines. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin in January.

Xtreme T&T parents: Ariana and Serena attended this camp last year and LOVED it. If you have questions about the camp, please contact Diana. Pictures of their time at camp can be found on the right, in the Picasa Photos.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


The Xtreme Team with Coach Joy! Thanks for a great clinic!!
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Congratulations Xtreme Team Jumpstarters

Congratulations Katie, Serena, and Breanna !! Great job at State testing! We are all very proud of your efforts!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

T&T Clinic this Saturday!

This week the T&T Team & Men’s / Women’s Gymnastics Teams will all be offered a clinic with Coach Joy Umenhofer. She is part of our USA National Team Coaching Staff over several disciplines. She mainly does T&T and Mens Gymnastics – but she also offers a lot in the girls’ gymnastics side. So, Xtreme is bringing her in and we are splitting her time up over this Friday and Saturday.

Friday workout hours are the same for the Team; however, the athletes will be split into age & ability groups for Joy to work with. (T&T, men’s, & women’s gymnastics)
(Friday w/ Joy is FREE & will take place during our normal training hours)
Advanced group 4:30 ~ 6:30 levels 8 ~ Elite
Intermediate group 6:30 ~ 7:30 levels 6&7
Beginner group 7:30 ~ 8:30 levels 3~5

On Saturday Joy will be running a State Wide Clinic for ONLY T&T athletes from 10 ~ 2pm. This clinic is all levels together and will cost $40.00 per person.

Currently Oasis, USA Youth Center, Aspire, Old Pueblo in Tucson, & Xtreme have signed up to attend. It is a great time to rub shoulders with other athletes in our state and see the level of competition out there. Joy is a wonderful clinician & has coached some of our country's best. I hope to run one of these clinics each year – this is the first State Clinic I have seen in Arizona – let's try to attend & support this clinic & our state's T&T Program. Payments for the clinic are paid directly to Xtreme Gymnastics.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jumpstart

Good luck to Breanna, Katie C., and Serena as they head to the state test for Jumpstart!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Portugal






Coach Scott and Noah have returned from a fantastic experience in Portugal. Stay tuned for Coach Scott's replay of the event. In the meantime, here are a few pictures.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2010/ 2011 Arizona T&T Tentative Schedule

October 16
Jump Start State Testing
Scottsdale Gymnastics

October 17
State Meeting
Aspire Kids Sports Center

December 5
T&T Turkey Tumble
Host and Location: Aspire Kids Sports Center

Jan 22-23
North Valley Invite
Host and Location: North Valley Gymnastics
Laurapendleton@cox.net

Feb 18-20
Classic Rock Invitational
Hosted by Arizona Sunrays and Aspire
Location: Glendale, AZ

March 13
Oasis Cactus Cup
Host: Oasis
Location: Aspire Kids Sports Center

April 2-3
Flip & Splash Invitational
Host: Air Sports T&T
Location: Phoenix, AZ

May 7-8
State Championships
Host: Air Sports T&T
Location: Jewish Community Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

May 27-29
Region 2 Championships
Host: Aspire
Location: Arizona Grand Resort

July 5-16 Junior Olympic National Championships and US Elite Challenge
San Antonio, TX

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Woodward Information

The deadline for the Region 2 Benefit Camp over Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. If your team member is planning on attending this camp at Woodward, please get your registration fee of $285 is due at practice by tomorrow. Kelly will be sending the team registration with one check to camp director by Monday July 19th. Please make check payable to Twister Booster Club and note athlete's name on check. She will also need to know t-shirt size. Coaches that are interested in going are $100.

If you are interested in being a chaperone/cabin parent please email your interest to Karl Ziehn (camp director) at zcraziness@yahoo.com Upon acceptance of team registration, Karl will send welcome packets for parents and for chaperones that have been selected. There is no charge for parent chaperones. If you put your name into chaperone and are not chosen and want to still attend as spectator there is a hotel on site for $99 per night. There is an opportunity for you to buy additional meal tickets to eat on site and may observe activities. Dependant on how many athletes are attending, we will be coordinating transportation. Most likely we will have parent chaperones/coaches drive personal SUV’s over to keep cost down. There will be a need to pitch in for gas. There has been a question as to siblings attending. This is a USAG event and only team USAG members can attend. There is no other camps being held that weekend at Woodward. If you have any additional questions, please let me know. Additional info can be found at:
http://www.californiatnt.com/

Again PLEASE get your deposit in this week in order to meet registration deadlines.

Thanks
Karie
Breanna’s mom

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