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Please notet that on Sunday, June 5th we will be running our ReTryouts for tumblers who are presently in the tumbling program. I have posted a list here of athletes who are seeking to gain readmittance into the tumbling program for another season. If your name (or athlete's name) is on this list but you are not planning on coming back please let Don know via email.
If you are presently in the program but are not planning on attending next season you do not need to attend the Retryout. No regularly scheduled classes will take place on Sunday, June 5th. Only the ReTryout sessions will take place.
Athletes are divided into groups based on where we preceive they will fit best for the next season. Because you are testing with a certain group doesn't mean that you will necessarily compete in at the leve of the group you are allocated to but rather the group dynamic may be a better fit (age, skills, mental focus and maturity, etc.).
During the ReTryout athletes will be asked to perform some basic tumbling and be given some physical testing.
National Group tumblers will have an Interview style ReTryout and do not need to be prepared to tumble. An Interview list will be posted here on the blog before Sunday with times for the the individual tumbler's interview so that you do not need to be at the gym for the entire 3:30 to 5:00pm session.
More details about next season: hours, schedule, coaches, expectations will be posted here by the week's end so that you can make an informed decision if you are invited back to the program.
Please note that some athletes may not be invited back to the Tumbling program for the 2011/2012 season. There are several factors that we take into consideration. Factors such as: commitment and dedication to the program on the part of both the athlete and the parent, level of success in the program, attendance, behaviour, etc.
Please note that if we invite you to leave the program we will have justifications as to why and you are welcome to meet with the coaches at that time to find out what those justifications are. If we don't feel that this sport is the optimal sport for your child we will let you know. This should be thought of as a good thing as your child may be better suited for another sport and we want to be completely honest with you about your child's prospects in the sport.