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2012 January Edition

Volume 1

Issue 7    

In This Issue
Hasty Awards
Xcel Regionals/USA Gymnastics Open Championships
Notes From Deb
2012 Competition Tour
February Meets

Winter On The Beach
Hosted By: Gymnastics Plus
February 3-5

Luney Toons
Hosted By: ACPA
February 4-5

Mardi Gras Invitational
Hosted By: GymSouth
February 11-12

Classic Rock Invitational

Hosted By: Arizona Sunrays

February 17-19 

Excalibur Cup

Hosted By: Excalibur Gymnastics

February 17-19 


Xtreme Invitational

Hosted By: ConXion Gymnastics

February 18  

Charleston Cup

Hosted By: Paul Padron 

February 24-26 

FB Logo

Aloha From Memphis

Hosted By GymStars

February 25-26  

2012-2013 Competition Tour

Upcoming Meets  

Region 8 Xcel Regionals
Jackson Convention Complex
Jackson, MS
April 27-29

2012 USA Gymnastics Open Championships at ESPN Wide World Of Sports
May 31-June 3

Quick Links

Happy New Year!  

We had a very busy January, traveling to Memphis, TN; Biloxi, MS; Knoxville, TN; Ottawa, OH; Hendersonville, TN and Charlotte, NC. 

To view all the results from our December meets log on to our website: 

To view our calendar to see where we will be going and to get information about our upcoming meets, please click below:

View Our Tour 


 Feature Of The Month:

Meet Control/Hasty Awards


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We offer many items for end of the year banquets and Senior recognitions.   Please contact us for a quote at 

Hasty Award information can be found on our website:

  More Features:

Xcel Regionals 

Meet Control is proud to announce that we will be hosting Xcel Regionals (formally known as Region 8 Prep Optional Regionals), April 27-29, 2012, in Jackson Mississippi. This event will be held at the Jackson Convention Center.    


Location:  Jackson, MS Convention Center 

105 E. Pascagoula Street  Jackson, MS 39201 

Accommodations: TBD


Organization: Meet Control 

Format: Capital Cup 

Equipment: AAI by Wynn-Wynn

Levels: Xcel Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum 

Meet Director: TG Hawkins 

Scoring and Sound: Powered by Meet Control  

2012 USA Gymnastics Open Championships

USA Gymnastics is hosting the 2nd annual nationwide invitational for Women's Levels 4-8 and Xcel (Prep-Op). This competition will feature both individual and club team champions for Xcel and Levels 4-7, a Level 8 Regional Team competition and will crown an overall club team champion.  


Location:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex-Jostens Center


Equipment: AAI

Levels: 4-8 and Xcel  

Scoring and Sound:  Powered by Meet Control

Entry Fees: $75/gymnast; $15/club team per level 

General Information: Entry deadline is March 1, 2012. Late fee is $25 per gymnast. Refunds will be granted minus a $25 administrative fee per athlete. No refunds after May 1, 2012. The final schedule will be available, April 2012. Registration will be available on the USA Gymnastics website. 

Tentative Schedule:  May 31-Xcel; June 1-Level 4; June 2-Level 5; June 3-Levels 6-7 & Level 8 Regional Team.  

 Notes From Deb...

The Power That Surrounds Us


Every day, we are surrounded by physical power. In fact, a great part of our competitive success depends on that physical power so we constantly train our athletes to become more powerful.


As owners and managers, we are surrounded with another type of power- brain power and very often, that awesome power is overlooked. This power comes from our employees and co-workers who are defined by a great deal more than their gymnastics knowledge.


When is the last time you asked an employee what they thought? Just asking the question could give you a different view of your employees, convince you of what to do or what not to do, open a door you didn't know existed, and empower those around you because they become more than coaches and employees, they become resources.  


Take the time to listen to your employees. Let employees offer suggestions as solutions to problems. Let employees offer new ideas. Give your employees the opportunity to bring up concerns and offer solutions to those concerns.  


The people you are working with can be one of your most valuable assets. Tap into that talent pool, and get your employees working with you to make your business stronger. We are very good when it comes to developing physical power, and we need to become better when it comes to using the brain power that surrounds us every day. Include a "brain trust" segment in your next staff meeting. This "what do you think" segment may be a key to an entirely new resource that you are already paying for, but haven't taken advantage of.

It's not too late to join our 2011-2012 tour! Please feel free to contact us for more information.




Thomas Hawkins and John Williams

Meet Control

2012 Xcel Regionals