Monday, February 28, 2011

Coach Scott Update Monday 2/28/2011

Good afternoon,

To start off this week, I am working on a tentative schedule that gets every group into the gym and allows me to continuing planning and strategizing for our own building.

I need to accomplish so many things this week and with our travel plans to Houston, Texas in there as well – the clock is ticking…


4:00 ~ 5:00pm Recreational Class – any age to start with

4:00 ~ 6:00pm All lower-level Team athletes

6:00 ~ 8:00pm All upper-level Team athletes

All training and hours will be inside the Desert Storm Building #8


Desert Storm runs a “Special Needs” group / class in building #8 from 6:30 ~ 8:00pm and during that time they need the whole gym.

So, for now the only option on Tuesday is from 4:00 ~ 6:30pm

4:00 ~ 5:00pm Recreational Class

4:30 ~ 6:30pm Training Team


4:00 ~ 5:00pm babies Recreational class ages 2 ~ 4yrs old.

5:00 ~ 6:00pm Recreational class ages 5+

5:00 ~ 8:00pm Team Training at Desert Storm + ½ run to Aspire (7:30 ~ 9:30?)


4:00 ~ 5:00pm Recreational Class TDB (NOT starting this week!)

5:00 ~ 6:00pm Recreational Class TDB (NOT starting this week!)

6:00 ~ 8:00pm Training Team


4:00 ~ 5:00pm Recreational Class

5:00 ~ 8:00pm Team Training at Desert Storm+ ½ runs to Aspire (6:30 ~ 8:30?)


9:00 ~ 10:00am Recreational Class

10:00 ~ 12:00pm JumpStart Team Training

Once we get up and running I will do several hours of “make-up” time for both Team & JumpStart!

Overall this is very similar to what we used to be running – as we work through this first week or two, please be patient and flexible.

There are several wonderful things happening, but I must dot every “i” and cross every “t” before I start making announcements…

For this first week our “trial week” please bring water bottles and remember we are sharing a bathroom w/ the Main Desert Storm Building. We will rotate in groups to handle all of this – we will use a “buddy system” for sure! Also, if you are planning to stay and watch – please bring a chair or something to sit on – at this point we don’t even have chairs set up.

I grew up reading this and I used this at Flames Gymnastics for years:

“Champions risk what others Dare not: DREAM what others think impossible: DO what others say can’t be done.” Mark Twain

We are all healthy, happy, and one STRONG Family!

Coach Scott

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coach Scott Weekly Update

Hi everyone,

First off let me say a big THANK YOU to all of you! Your emails, texts, and phone calls have being wonderful. You are all so wonderful and understanding; I again am sorry about this waste of time and delay in our training. I am forwarding a lot of your kind words to Mikey, Hillary, & Sharon so they can feel your support and love.


Second I would like to thank several gymnastics clubs / T&T clubs for their support and reaching out when I needed it most. Scottsdale Gymnastics, Aspire, Oasis, Desert Devils, & Ultimate Gymnastics have all offered time & space for us to train and prepare for up coming meets. I have personal friends at all of these clubs and have spent a better part of my adult professional life in and around these people. I thank you! Jon & Rob from Aspire both took time to call and check in – again thanks!

Wednesday night meeting – again thank you…I am excited to see the enthusiasm, support, smiling faces, and happy kids & parents to get back to training. Exhausted and with tired eyes, I watch athletes running around and playing with laughter in their voices; it all sort of felt all rightJ

Friday 2/25 training:

5:30pm at Desert Storm blding 8 – anyone and everyone that is on Training Team and upJ

6:00pm those that want to train at Aspire need to start driving. (We WILL need help w/ carpooling)

We have been invited to train at Aspire from 6:30 ~ 8:30/9:00pm

6:00 ~ 8:00pm at Desert Storm on the above ground tramp for those that want to stay.

Saturday – no training this week – Both owners of Desert Storm will be out of town.

I am working on next week's schedule – I will post this by tomorrow J

I am down but not out and will return stronger and more prepared then I was in the past. This has been overwhelming and something that I hoped would never experience again – I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right???

It can only get better from here,

I will be in touch,


Coach Scott

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A message from our booster president

Hi All,

Please join some of the GREATEST COACHES speak of new opportunities available to any of us who would like to stay and train together with the best to be the best.

There will be on "Open House" at Desert Storm Elite Cheer tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:00 ~ 6:00 pmJ

We will email more info after the parent/athlete meeting if you cannot attend. This will NOT be a high pressure sale forcing you all to choose on the spot. Most parents already know what is best for their athletes.

During this meeting the athletes can warm up and stretch and OUR coaches will have the above ground tramp up and runningJ

The upper levels or Houston athletes can then drive over to Aspire and train from 6:45 ~ 8:30pm (please pack water and sonething healthy to eat on the way)

We may need help with carpools so let me know if you are available.

Here are the parking instructions

Desert Storm Elite

8455 North 90th St. Suite #3

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Please park in back – North & East sides of the building - Suite 8

The front doors will be locked, enter from the back of the building – we will have the roll up doors open

Any Athlete who wishes to compete in the Cactus Cup with OUR coaches PLEASE PLEASE bring your $80.00 payable to Air Sports. If you are part of a syncro team and wish to enter into this meet please add $10.00. Oasis is hosting and is aware of our special situation.

Kelly Peterson

Feel free to call me with any questions 602-505-2745 (c) or 602-938-4484 (h)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Classic Rock Team Pictures

The 13- and 14-year-old group. Four first place finishes and three second places from theseathletes. Way to rock it Air Sports!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tentative Cactus Cup Schedule

Cactus Cup

2011 Trampoline & Tumbling Invitational

Hosted by Oasis Gymnastics


Aspire Kids Sports Center

50 S. Hearthstone Way

Chandler, AZ 85226

Tentative Schedule:

Saturday March 12, 2011

Evening Session

Ages 11-12

Sunday March 13, 2011

AM Session

Ages 10 & Under

PM Session

Ages 13 and Up


Euro Double Mini and Frame

2 In-Ground Euro Trampolines & 2 In-Ground Aussie Trampolines (for synchro only)

Rod Floor

Air Sports Rocks the Stadium

Way to Rock the House Team Air Sports! Two second place team trophies (Trampoline and Double Mini) and a third place tumbling one. AWESOME!

Monday, February 14, 2011

REVISED Schedule

Classic Rock Invitational Final T&T Meet Schedule
Friday 2/18
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
All Saturday competitors open training
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
All Sunday Competitors open training

Saturday 2/19: ages 13-14 (level 9 and under)
Warm up 9:00 am- 10:00 am
March in 10:00 am- 10:15 am
Competition 10:15 am- 12:15 pm
Awards 12:15 pm -12:45 pm

Saturday 2/19: ages 15 and over (level 9 and under)
Warm up 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
March in 2:00 pm- 2:15 pm
Competition 2:15 pm- 4:15 pm
Awards 4:15 pm -4:45 pm

Saturday 2/19: All level 10-elite competitors
Warm up 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
March in 5:15 pm-5:30 pm
Competition 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Awards 8:30 pm-9:00 pm

Sunday 2/20: ages 11-12 (level 9 and under)
Warm up 9:00 am-9:45 am
March in 9:45 am-10:00 am
Competition 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Awards 12:00 pm -12:30 pm

Sunday 2/20: ages 10 and under (level 9 and under)
Warm up 12:30 pm -1:15 pm
March in 1:15 pm-1:30 pm
Competition 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Awards 3:30 pm-4:00 pm

All level 10 and elite athletes competing in a lower level on other events will report to the corresponding session times for that event.