Tomorrow Invitational!

Hey everyone-

Hope everyone is having a great day off! I am still at work today, but gettin’ caught up on lots of odds and ends!


***Tomorrow we have a invitational up at  Maple Lake High School- Teams that will be there are:

– Maple Lake
– Alexandria
– Paynesville
– Henry Sibley
– St. James
– Howard Lake Waverly Winsted
– St. Louis Park

There is a broad range of abilities and some teams that we would never see during our normal season. We came in 1st place last year in our division! Even though the bus ride is long- It is a very fun meet!

Maple lake high schools directions:

Details you need to know-
– Please be at Sibley High School at 6:45am! If you are not there I will call and wake you up 😀
– Bus will leave Sibley at 7am. In the past we have stopped somewhere to get some breakfast, so if we have time we will do that as well! Bring some money for Concessions and a pit stop for food.

– Warm ups start at 8:30am and then we will roll along with the morning. The meet actually starts at 11am!
– Please bring all of your competition gear, snacks, money and comfy blankets for the bus ride.

If you have any questions let me know! See you all tomorrow morning Bright and early!


the importance of practice…. especially when we only have 5 weeks

Hey Everyone-  I can’t believe I am even saying this- but we only have 5 weeks left of our season. We have done a lot over the last 3 months, and we are now in our final stretch of the season. This part of the season is the most crucial part. We have had injuries and many people out sick the last couple weeks. We need everyone to be healthy and on top of their game for the next 5 weeks. That means all the girls need to make sure that they are being responsible and getting some good sleep at night, fueling their bodies with healthy meals throughout the day and making sure that they stretch and warm up properly when they come to practice. We need EVERYONE at practice EVERYDAY till our conference and section meets!

YOU ONLY HAVE 11 PRACTICES Left until our conference meets! We need to have everyone in the gym and working their very hardest when they are there. I know that gymnastics is a long season- and sometimes in January it can hit us with holidays being over and cold weather, and we are struggling. But we have to push through it- and we have to remember that we need to push our selves to be our very best by the end of the season. No regrets when we finish our season!

Please make sure you hold your team mates accountable for coming to practice. Myself and Peterson have showed up every day this year. We dedicate ourselves to this team and we can only ask that you do the same.

In my sparetime-(or lack there of) I like to read blogs. One of the blogs that I follow just happen to be talking about the importance of practice today. She was mostly referring to her yoga practice, but I took some things that are very applicable to everyone no matter what they are practicing- So I thought I would share:

“When you practice, you use your skills and you build on them. You start to break boundaries, the ones you swore you’d “never be able to do”; you push past your old edge and start playing around new ones. Simply put, you get better with practice. It empowers and enables. It reminds you that building a skill is difficult but not impossible. Practice makes things possible. Practice opens doors but only – and not a minute sooner than – when you are ready for it.  Consistent and regular practice has more of an exponential than a linear effect. If you practice your dance weekly, you advance very slowly over time but if you practice it daily, the jump is not linear. It is exponential – in other words, it’s a big jump, a huge jump, the kind of jump that makes the difference between good and great, mediocre and magnificent. And practice rewards handsomely in all instances. It does not care about the state of economy, your business or even your relationships. When you practice something – anything – you improve, you grow, you advance, you gain a skill and heaps of confidence to boot.

“Without practice and use, you lose what you built. The less you practice, the faster it fades and it is a terrible thing to witness so stop the insanity early on!”

This is just a little something I thought I’d share in the midst of our last 5 weeks and also the time when we need the most motivation! Lets finish this season strong!



Meet Today!!

We have a meet today at Mahtomedi!!

Bus will be leaving Sibley at 4:15 to head over to Mahtomedi. Please have the following and be at school in plenty of time-

Warm up leotard-
Red and black velvet leo
Warm up pants and jacket
Hair stuff-
Snacks or dinner!

Meet starts at 6:30pm. Mahtomedi is a tough school. They are close to number one in our conference! We are going to have our best meet yet! Can’t wait to see all the girls show off their hardwork from christmas break!

Here is the address for Mahtomedi High School-

8000 75th street North
Mahotomedi, MN. 55115

Any questions let me know! See you all Tonight!
Happy Flipping!!


Welcome Back!!

So as hard as it is to come back to school after the long break- here we are! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday break! The time always flys by!

We had a great break- got lots of work done, and even had some fun in there too! Thanks to all the parents and kids who made the effort of coming to the holiday practices and driving your kids to school.


We are back to our normal schedule- Practices everyday after school this week till 6pm. There are NO meets this week. We will jump back into our meets on Thursday 1/10 at Mahtomedi High School.


FLiPS for Kids- Session 2 will start next week- January 7th. The classes are the same days and same times! If you have any questions- please let me know!