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Acrobatic gymnastics is a thrilling, exciting & dynamic sport. It is glamorous & daring & embodies the true spirit of the Olympic games.
The sport demands strength, flexibility, endurance & a lot of training from its gymnasts. It's the type of sport that you will become addicted to. Trust me;) Follow the u-tube link below to see acrobatic gymnastics in action. Be prepared to be amazed;)
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The sport of swimming has been under pressure recently, from not only dealing with reduced pool time for youth programs, but from colleges and universities giving up on their swimming programs. Recent events spurred by our governmental fiscal crisis are affecting swimming and diving, as well as golf, wrestling, and gymnastics, within the Bellevue School District (BSD).
BSD has recently formed a Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) for the purpose of seeking input on additional budget cuts. More information is available at http://www.bsd405.org/.
We take this threat to cut swimming, golf, wrestling, and gymnastics very seriously. If we don’t act, it is a matter of when, not if these programs will be cut, even assuming a higher participation fee (aka "pay-for-play") is instituted for the 2010-2011 school year. Cutting these programs is not a viable option if BSD wishes to maintain its reputation for excellence.
Numerous studies show a quantifiable link between participation in high school athletics and success in school. We would like to work with BSD to preserve these programs and ensure the opportunities for success they offer to all who participate.
|From 2009 districts win gymnastics|
High School athletics are an important part of our community and no programs should be cut. Focusing on the Maidens' Gymnastics Team here are some highlights of their recent achievements:
2003 State Champions Bronze Division.
2008 State Champions Silver Division.
2009 3rd Place Gold Division - highest level
2008 and 2009 District Champions.
2008 broke the school record with a 141.3!
2009 Undefeated for the first time in over 20 years!
2009 Mackenzie Brumbaugh - State All-Around Champion (Silver Division)
2009 Tracie Cline - State All-Around Champion, Beam Champion and Vault Champ (Gold Division)
Some important statistics from the Title IX Athletic Statistics website:
-"In the 2007-2008 School year, girls made up 49% of the high school population, but females only accounted for 41% of the participants in athletics.
-"Female athletes have better grades and high graduation rates than non-athlete females."
-"Women who participate in sports are more likely to be engaged in volunteering, be registered to vote and to feel comfortable making a public statement."
-'Female athletes are less likely to use illicit drugs, smoke, be suicidal, they have a lower prevalence of sexual risk-taking behavior, are less than half as likely to get pregnant, and are more likely to have a positive body image.'
Making them "independents" will end the program, they will have no where to train and no access to equipment because they are not club gymnasts. The fact that we have such high level gymnasts who participate purely in the high school arena speaks volumes about the quality of the program. By taking away high school gymnastics this would impede on these young women's potential to obtain scholarships and take away their opportunity to represent their school in the sport they love.
2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars
This petition is for the wonderful gymnast, Alicia Sacramone, to please join the tour. This tour without Alicia, is like a candle with no fire. Doesn't work.
This is a petition to help with the bid of Newton Abbot gymnastics club to secure the premises that were formerly the bowling club in Kingsteignton that the Council are selling off and it might become a cinema, casino, bingo hall or conference centre. There may even be a possibility for someone to get change of use to use it as offices.
The bowling club was built using public money as a sports centre and Newton Abbot Gymnastics club want to make sure that this facility continues.
They have over 450 members and 500 children on the waiting list, with bigger premises these 500 children could also take part in a sport which will benefit their health and mental well being.
January 22, 2006
The University of Texas at Austin at one time had an NCAA Division I Gymnastics Program, however due to loss of funding, the program was cut several years ago.
The need for an NCAA Division I team has arisen given the level of national talent within the Junior Olympic Gymnastics Community in Texas that is taken by out of state gymnastics programs such as 3 time NCAA National Champs, OU, and other programs ie: Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
Texas Junior Olympic athletes rank among the top in the Nation, and as a university dedicated to both scholastic and athletic achievement, we need to keep these athletes in-state to compete for the great University of Texas and continue our reputation for both academic and atheletic excellence.