A Message from Head Coach Jeff Garmon Regarding Tryouts
My name is Jeff Garmon, and I am the Head Coach for Ranger Girls Gymnastics at CTHS. I am also the head coach for Ed Willkie and Marine Creek middle school gymnastics teams. While I know some of you already, we have many newcomers that have signed up and showed an interest in joining our program. At this time, I just wanted to give you some information about potential tryouts for the upcoming season. Under normal circumstances, we would be having tryouts around this time, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we obviously had to adjust our plans.
Please see the documents below. Two documents cover information that pertains to everyone who wants to be on the gymnastics teams (Prospective Gymnast Letter & Middle School Gymnastics Skill Sheet). The next two documents are from our athletic trainers, and they are for all gymnasts as they pertain to the required athletic forms that must be completed prior to any participation in athletics, including tryouts for gymnastics. (Physical Locations, 2020-21 Athletic Resgistration Form Instructions).
The last thing I want to point out is that all returning gymnasts will have to meet higher standards than the incoming athletes for tryouts. Why? Because you have had almost a full year of gymnastics and you have been working on the Conditioning and the Activities Checklists I have been sending you for distance learning assignments for the past 10 weeks. Do not be shocked when you have to perform skills that you stated you completed on the Conditioning and on the Activities checklists. See the checklists again below.
IMPORTANT: Parents this is a competitive program and not a PE recreational class. We meet 8th period, everyday at CTHS until 4:15pm, all year long. We will pick the kids up from their middle schools and drive them to Chisholm Trail HS to workout. You will be required to provide transportation home each day from the high school at 4:15pm. Additionally, gymnasts will be required to purchase uniforms (shirts, leotards, shorts, capris and a pullover) to wear for practices and for meets.
If you have any questions, then don't hesitate to email me or call me 940-367-4812.