The Dubuque Tumbling Team – Fliptastics

“The Fliptastics”

We are members of USTA and follow the USTA program. Students attend one weekday class of tumbling and/or gymnastics as well as the Competitive Class that meets on Friday/Saturday (Advanced students attend twice during the week and then on Friday/Saturday). Competitions are primarily on the central to east side of the state.

Day of Competition Reminders:

  • Arrive an hour before scheduled warm up time.
  • Hair must be pulled back / secured / must stay put.
  • Sports bras / straps must not show
  • No team warm up suits into warm up area at meet.
  • Text Mr D upon arrival 563-663-8483
  • No body stickers, tattoos, no polish on fingers/toes, no jewelry, no
    watches, no earrings.
  • They call age and level 3 times, after the 3rd call, you are not eligible to

Tumbling Team Hours and Fees

  • Students take Year Around:
  • September – May students take a weekday class and Fri. (Maq) or Sat. (DBQ)
  • Summer / twice a week – no weekends
  • Fees are listed on the “prices” page
  • If you need to give notice to discontinue, a full 30 days is required (by March 1st for summer, by July 1st for the school term). Please understand, staff must be trained, certified, and have their personal affects in order for the term.  To do this notice must be given by these dates or you are responsible for fees as outlined on your registration form and in our online agreement.

Equipment needed:
•Studio Warm Up (10 – 12 week order)
•Competition Leotard (girls $35, boys – shirt and shorts $75).
•Both girls and boys uniforms may also be worn in class.

A few other things to note:

  • Regular lessons run The Tuesday after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day, Summer runs 7 – 8 weeks June – Aug with no classes the entire week of the 4th of July.  Please be aware that early June and late Aug there may be need for extra hours that are not included in the above pricing.
  • All competitors should eat appropriately (whole – fresh foods – fruits, veggies (5 – 8 per day), eggs and whole grains (not cold cereal)), 8 – 12 glasses of water, absolutely no pop or flavored drinks, stretch legs and backs on a daily basis and condition their abs for maximum outcome.
  •  If you have a balance on your account that is overdue for tuition or anything else, your meet fees will not be paid.  You must be in good standing with our club and have your account balance at zero to register for any tumbling meets.
  • If our recommended schedule is altered in any way, please know it will directly affect the progress of your student.  The program is set up specifically to progress and develop your child, if you choose to alter it, we understand, but YOU are also choosing to alter their level and development.

In addition:

  • We compete in approximately 5 – 9 tumbling meets a year.  Students are not required to attend all meets, but you must RSVP your intentions via email by the deadline given and pay your meet fee.  Your confirmation that you are registered is when you see your athletes name listed under the competition.
  • It is your responsibility to double check your team page, as this is your confirmation for the meets we are entering your athlete in.  Be sure your athlete is listed correctly on everything.
  • While we would like a coach personally present for each athlete, all athletes should be prepared and be able to perform on their own.  They need to be alert, and know the process at competition with or without their coach.
  • All competitors pay a membership fee to compete of $50, July 1st for the upcoming fall / spring season.
  • The meets we attend are on the eastern half of the state, and we may also choose a meet from Illinois / Wisconsin each year.
  • Parents, family members and friends are barred from the competition floor / area.  It is against policy to approach directors, coaches, judges – contact should be made through your head coach.
  • We attend one State Meet and one National Meet every year – if your student qualifies for these meets, this will also be an option for them
  • Invitational Meet fees are $37 per meet, State are $50 and National fees are $75. This amount includes a coaches fee to assist in covering wages, food, travel expense.
  • The address of the meet site is always on the original sign up form for that meet.  So you will know the address and be able to map out distance and location before you commit to the meet.
  • Meet times are distributed as soon as we receive them.

Many times it is the weekend before competition

  • Parents are responsible to have their competitor:  Arrive on time to the designated site (approximately an hour before warm up time), find the area to obtain the competitors number and make sure the number is marked on her or his hand.  Report on time to their coach, dressed and ready for competition.  Have a nutritional breakfast eggs, toast and fruit (no doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, sugar cereal, that will put them in a “food coma”, forgetting their routine, or affecting their emotional state).
  • Absolutely no hair touching the floor or face.
  • After your competitor leaves the competition floor – they should head right to the awards area and wait for awards.  There is a certain amount of time that needs to pass before awards are read and distributed, but please be patience and wait at the designated area.
  • We try to place students where they will excel and do well.  It is important that parents influence the “correct competitive atmosphere”.  Please be aware that if you lose control your child will be barred from competing.  We are never vocal towards Judges, Directors, or other teams in a negative way.