Newsletter 1 – 2017

Dear gymnasts and parents.
I cannot believe I am already writing 2017. But we are into the New Year! I hope you are all well rested and prepared for the challenges of 2017. I wish you all a blessed and successful 2017.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank coach Jolandi for the 2 years she spent to help building our gymnasts, her valuable input will be sorely missed, but we wish her well with all her endeavours.
This is only a welcoming and information newsletter. Newsletter 2 has all the information about fees and registration. We register as usual a week before we start, the 12th, 14:00 – 17:00 pm at Van der Stel, just to give us time to organize everything and for you to sort out the school programmes. I know school sports take lot of time, but please try to fit all in as well as possible.

Please complete and bring the registration form with on registration day. The registration form is added to Newsletter 2 2017. The Existing gymnasts can do the registration by email BUT we need the indemnity form of each gymnast every year as the SAGF requires it.

We will start officially on Monday the 16th for artistic and rhythmic. Home schoolers start Tuesday 17th, 09:00 to 10:30 for artistic and 10:30 to 11:30 for the rhythmic at Van der Stel.
Rhythmic for school children will as always be on Mondays and Wednesdays and Thursday for the advanced girls, always 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at AF Louw. The advanced artistic girls need to train 4x per week, so we are looking to include Tuesdays 17.00 – 19.00 if it is viable but this is not a either class. Gymnasts choose their classes and that is for the year.

Please use our website and Facebook for tracking information

https://web.facebook.com/vdstelgim/
https://www.facebook.com/Van-Der-Stel-Rhythmic-Gymnastics-589169577797978/
https://vdstelgim.wordpress.com/home/

WE have quite a few talented gymnasts in the younger classes and the coaches are looking at the possibility of putting then into more specialised classes. But this involves time and discipline and cost. After selection the coaches will forward more information. The idea is that the gymnasts still do their level, but will also prepare for more difficult work. I am not talking about High Performance, because then we need at least 3 hours per day for three days for gymnasts 6-8 old and 4 hours for four days for older gymnasts. So we start off with selected elite groups and see how it develops.

We look forward to seeing you all again!
Kind regards
Annette, Mamré, Esmé, Leone, Bernice, Christelle, Caroline en Lindsay

Club and training ware for all gymnasts
Please the hair MUST be done up/pony tail/ plaits/ and clipped
1. Kabouters/.little ones : T-shirt and shorts in the summer and tracksuit pants and top for the winter. PLEASE no fairy or superman outfits it is dangerous
2. The 6/7 year olds: black ski pant and tight fitting top
3. The 7 and up: ski pants and a leotard or tight fitting top ( no T-shirts). All competitive gymnasts must have a club leotard (more information to follow as we have a new club leotard) and a club tracksuit. NB these must be order at least 6 weeks before the competitions.
Competition dates to follow in Newsletter 3
Club leotard: Mrs………………………………… tel no…………………………………. (to follow)
Approx.. cost R250 to R300
Track suit: Mrs Gail Browning tel, no 083 230 4600 Ask for Van der Stel tracksuit
Approx. cost R450 and up

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