UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR Region 8 XCEL CHAMPIONSHIPS

***ITEMS IN BLUE REPRESENT CHANGES TO PROTOCOL***

 

Congratulations to everyone who Qualified to this year’s Region 8 Xcel Championships. This is the fifth meet the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta has done during the pandemic. With that being said, we learn at each meet and try to make improvements along the way. The Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta along with LakePoint have come up with safety guidelines to keep all our spectators and gymnasts as safe as possible.  As most of you are aware, LakePoint is a large venue that will allow for lots of Social Distancing.  We ask that all gymnasts and spectators adhere to these guidelines to allow everyone to have a safe experience.

PLEASE NOTE EACH PARENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT A WAIVER ON BEHALF OF THIER ATHLETE. BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE WAIVER. ONCE YOU FILL OUT THE WAIVER YOU WILL BE SENT A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW THIS EMAIL UPON ENTRY TO THE VENUE.

https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/ezpSPngGLiVyFecRssd5HG/

  • There will be no charge for parking. HOWEVER, THE GATE IS CASHLESS—YOU MUST HAVE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD FOR PAYMENT.

  • Due to State Guidelines changing as of April 8, 2021, each gymnast will be allowed four spectators. SPECTATORS MUST ENTER WITH THEIR GYMNAST, THIS WAY WE CAN CONTROL THE CROWD. Unfortunately, last meet many spectators did not abide by this so we had to implement this policy. NO ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED WITHOUT A GYMNAST.

  • All spectators, gymnasts, coaches, and judges must wear a mask upon entry to the building. ALL SPECTATORS AND COACHES MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE VENUE. THIS IS A USAG RULE.

  • Gymnasts will also be required to wear a mask during down times as well as at awards. They will not be required to wear it at warm up or competition.

  • Gymnasts need to bring their own water bottles and chalk in their own personal bins.

  • Make sure your gymnast arrives dressed and ready for competition.  The bathrooms will not be open to do hair and change clothes.

  • PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MIN PRIOR TO STRETCH, DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN THAT.  Each Gym must be cleared and disinfected between sessions. IF THE PREVIOUS SESSION ENDS EARLY WE WILL START THE NEXT SESSION EARLY. 

  • The bleachers will be marked to allow for social distancing.

 

  • We will not be passing out score sheets or rotations. They will be emailed out prior to the meet and placed on the website for parents to print off. There will be QR codes at gymnast check in so parents can follow the rotation.

 

  • Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout the building.

 

  • MORE INFO WILL FOLLOW CLOSER TO THE MEET. AS THINGS CHANGE IN OUR AREA WE WILL MAKE CHANGES ALSO.

 

 

Thanks to everyone for your help in this process.  We look forward to a fun weekend of gymnastics. It is our goal to give the gymnasts and spectators the best experience while keeping them safe!  We learn each meet and try to improve each time. See you all at the meet.