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Springers Gymnastics Team

The Springers are a recreational gymnastics team. The team consists of girls ages 5-18 years old. Springers compete in the Illinois Park District Gymnastic Conference (IPDGC) at the Tumbling, Compulsory and Optional Levels.

Join Anytime

The Springers Gymnastics Team always accepts new team members and there is no experience necessary. Join a supportive, welcoming gym community, with coaches who want to gymnasts succeed.

To join schedule an assessment with the head coach and be placed at the correct level.

Schedule Assessment

Springers Private Lessons

Work with Coach Chris, Jori or Jerry to keep your Springers skills fresh. All levels of Springers team members welcome.

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Springers Tumbling Team

See how the team works without year-round commitment join the Springers Tumbling Team. Practices are only once a week. Train to compete in tumbling meets in the IPDGC conference.

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Springers Handbook

Competition

Eligibility to Compete

  • Prior to tumbling meets, gymnasts must attend the practice immediately before a meet or they are not allowed to compete.
  • Prior to all other meets, gymnasts must attend 2 of the 3 practices before a meet in order to be eligible to compete.
  • The last practice before a meet is mandatory.

Fees

Tumbling, Compulsory, and Optional meet fees paid through a code for the entire season. In addition, gymnasts who qualify for sectionals and state meets owe an additional fee a week prior to the meets. Event qualifications are provided by the coaches once confirmed. All payments must be made on time and with the registration team at the front desk. Compulsory Meet Fees are due: September 1. Tumbling meet fees are due November 1. Optional meet fees are due by Dec 1. Exact Costs are distributed at the fall parent meeting

Additional items you may choose to purchase include spirit wear and meet t-shirts. Information is distributed when available and payments are accepted at the front desk.

There are additional required fees for the program such as team leotards and meet fees that are not included in the monthly cost. Below is an estimated price range and break down:

Future StarsRising StarsShooting StarsSuper Stars
Team Leotards$150$150$150$150
Tumbling Meets$45$45N/AN/A
Tumbling Sectionals$12$12N/AN/A
Tumbling State$15$15N/AN/A
Compulsory Meets$75$75$75$75
Compulsory Sectionals$12$12$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max
Compulsory State$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max
Optional MeetsN/AN/A$80$80
Optional SectionalsN/AN/A$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max
Optionals StateN/AN/A$10 per event / $50 max$10 per event / $50 max

Forms Required to Compete

  • Medical Release
  • Parent Code of Conduct

Forms are distributed at the preseason informational meeting.


Meet Schedule

The competition season is from September to May. All meets are local, usually on Sundays, with some on Saturdays.

Participate in 5-10 meets, depending on what division of competition you are in:

  • Tumbling – five regular meets, one sectional meet, and one state meet
  • Compulsory – five regular meets, one sectional meet, and one state meet
  • Optional – five regular meets, one sectional meet, and one state meet

Transportation

Transportation to meets is not provided by Carol Stream Park District and is the responsibility of the gymnasts’ parent/guardian.

Level Requirements

Future Stars

Skills Required No minimum skills required. 

Gymnasts are required to compete in a minimum of three (3) tumbling meets per season to maintain team status. The competition season is September through February. Competes tumbling passes and USAG level 1 & 2 Compulsories when skills are met.


Rising Stars

Skills Required Forward roll, backward roll, cartwheel, handstand, round off, back walkover, back extension roll, front walkover. 

The gymnast should be at the advanced beginner tumbling level. Gymnasts are required to compete in a minimum of three (3) tumbling meets per season to maintain team status. The competitive season is September through February. Competes tumbling passes and USAG levels 2 & 3 Compulsory routines when skills are met.


Shooting Stars

Skills Required Vault-handspring; Bars-kip, front and back hip circles, cast-squat on; Beam-cartwheels, handstand; Floor-round-off flip-flop and front handspring. 

The gymnast should be at the Level 4 Compulsory level, and the bronze/silver Optional Level. Gymnasts are required to compete in a minimum of three (3) Compulsory meets and three (3) Optional meets to maintain team status. The compulsory season is September through January and the Optional season is January through May. Tumbling meets are optional. Competes USAG level 4 Compulsory and Optional routines when skills are met.


Super Stars

Skills Required Vault-handspring; Bars-long hang kip, free hip, fly away; Beam-back-walkover; Floor-tuck-back, front.

The gymnast competes in Level 5 compulsory routines and silver or gold optional routines. This is the highest level of competition. Gymnasts compete in individual routines following the Illinois High School Association guidelines. Additional practice time includes Open Gym and extra practices. These are recommended for this level but are not mandatory. Gymnasts are required to compete in a minimum of three (3) Level 5 Compulsory meets and three (3) Optional meets to maintain team status. The compulsory season is September through January and the Optional season is January through May. Competes for USAG level 5 Compulsory and Optional routines when skills are met.

Parent/Guardian Commitment

Home Meets Volunteering

  • One parent/guardian from each household is required to volunteer at all home meets.
  • Options include set-up the prior evening or a variety of positions the day of the meet.
  • Volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Preseason Informational Meeting

  • Parent/Guardian must attend the mandatory preseason informational meeting.
  • The meeting date is in August.

Parent Volunteer Committee

Springers Parent Volunteer Committee which meets monthly. Positions need to be filled on an annual basis. Open positions are advertised.

Practice

Springers practice year-round, 2-3 times a week.

TeamSummer HoursFall, Winter & Spring Hours
Future StarsTuesday & Thursday (4-6 pm)Tuesday & Thursday (4:15-6:15 pm)
Rising StarsMonday 3-6 pm Tuesday & Thursday (4-6 pm)Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (4:15-6:15 pm)
Shooting StarsMonday, Wednesday & Friday (3-6 pm)Monday & Wednesday (4:15-7:15 pm) Friday (4:15-6:15 pm)
Super StarsMonday, Wednesday & Friday (6-9 pm)Monday, Wednesday & Friday (6-9 pm)

Breaks

Nine weeks throughout the year where Springers do not have structured practice. Open gyms may be available during the time off, and more information is given closer to those breaks.

  • May 7-18
  • June 26-July 7
  • August 7-18
  • November 20-24
  • December 25-January 5

Discipline

Discipline is carried out in a way to help children develop self-control and assume responsibility for their own behavior. We make every effort to assist the child in correcting any unacceptable behavior through re-direction, reminders of expected behavior, time-outs, and parent conferences. Our approach focuses on positive reinforcement; staff acts in a manner that is kind and caring, yet firm.

If an incident occurs, coaches have a behavioral form detailing what happened for parents.


Injuries

Gymnasts with injuries are still encouraged to attend practices. Certain skills can still be learned and accomplished. If they are not attending and you wish to put your membership on hold contact the supervisor.


Missing Practice

As a courtesy to our coaches, we ask that you call or send a note before your child’s absent. We cannot schedule make-up practices.


Parents Viewing

Because parents see their children in competition, we do not hold a parent-viewing week. We are happy to discuss your child’s progress or any concerns you may have before or after practice.

Registration

Medical or Injury Suspension

If an injury occurs and participation needs to be suspended, a medical note is required. A prorated refund or credit can be issued and is not subject to a ‘Service Fee’.


Payments

Springers is a monthly membership fee, which covers the practices and the coaches fees. There are additional required fees for the program such as team leotards and meet fees that are not included in the monthly cost. Springer members must meet the financial requirements for team practices, competitions, special performances, and uniforms.

Payments can be made on a month to month basis or in full.

Payments – Monthly Basis All payment plans must be made via automatic withdraw on the 15st of each month. Complete an automatic payment request form at the time of registration. Payments are set up to be made two weeks prior to participation. Payments that are not successfully processed prior to the first of the month or participation is suspended. The monthly fee is determined based on the average monthly cost to run the program annually. Price per month is not broken down by the number of practices that month. When there is time off during the summer, fall, and winter the monthly rate remains the same.

TeamMonthly Fee
Future Stars$85
Rising Stars$125
Shooting Stars$157
Super Stars$172

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

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Springer participants abide by the Carol Stream Park District Refund and Withdrawal Policy. There are no refunds for missed classes, meet fees or team uniforms.

Team Events

EventDate
Mandatory Preseason Informational MeetingAugust
Holiday PartyDecember
Picture DayDecember
End of Year PerformanceMay
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