Online registration is being built -

Good morning,
Tuesday Nov 24 - PayPal is having a qlitch - coder is working on it right now.  I will be trying to register this afternoon.  I will keep you posted with updates.

Update Monday November 23,
MAGA members, The coder has updated Scott a few mijnutes ago (4pm) requesting the connection for our PayPal account confirmation.  After the last phase is complete the ability to register should be this evening or tomorrow morning.  When the site is ready: Go to the FORMS tab.  Here you will create your own sign in.  From there it should be self explanatory.

The coder lives in India - there is a time difference - thank you for your patience.
~MAGA Board secretary ~ Janet Winter

Update November 16, 2015 -
MAGA members,

When the proposal was brought to the board in July from the web developer it was bid it will take 8 to 12 weeks to build the site we are requesting.

It takes many steps (hours) to build a website especially a secure site.

We had our fall meeting on September 20 which is when it was voted on by the members and passed that we would have online registration this year.

With that said...the web developer is working hard to get our site done by Dec 1.
Scott Winter has contracted this job out to a co-worker because his day job is too demanding right now to put in the time.
She is on week 8 of production within the 8-12 weeks bid. She emailed today that tomorrow and Wednesday the site will be in the testing phase and if there are no glitches (which there normally are) we can all register by Friday November 20.

IF there are problems the coder will fix.
Either way you will be notified when the site is available for you to register your athletes and teams.

Remember you still need to US mail Jack your athlete signed forms, your season schedule, and your roster. If you are afraid you will be late to turn in your packet you should mail them now with a check to cover your fees. Jack will tear up the check once you have completed the online registration purchase.

Thank you for your patience as we become 2015 techy.

2015 Fall Meeting -
Great attendance!
Thank you Doug Admunsen for hosting
Good food selection & site


I. Call to order –
10:10am Creeksbend Golf Course – New Prague, MN

II.Roll Call –
Doug, Dianne, Tyler, Cassie, Tammy, Joel, Janet. Guests Jack Paulson & Beth Bursch

III.Treasures report –
MAGA checking $9846.90 & savings $4051.86 = $13,898.76 – subtract outgoing fees from today’s meeting (meal and outstanding bills)

IV.Old Business
A.2015 Division Championships Evaluation and Review
7, 8, 9 Rockford – only concern was view restriction of wall between the gyms
4, 5, 6 Monticello – no concerns
1, 2, 3 Medford – concerns
1. Food wasn’t enough for judges & coaches room. 2. Equipment & Mats – not enough for all events and floor ex boundary wasn’t regulation.
Individuals & 10 New Prague – no concerns
B. Touch Warm-ups will continue – found satisfactory
C. EIN# 46-2005048 non-profit tax exempt with volunteer board. ( 501 C3 est. 2013)
a. Tyler will be working with his accountant to file 2015 establishing a start date. MAGA will follow the fiscal year for tax purposes (Jan-Dec)

V.New Business
Board members nominations and vote
Statician – Jack Paulson – is a board voting position. Joel made motion Gabe 2nd.
Secretary – Janet Winter term is up – no nominations – accepts staying on 2017.
Membership Director – Cassie Townsend – no nominations – accepts staying on 2017.
Member at Large – Tammy Handevidt – accepts staying on 2017.
Vice President – nominated – Jason Passeri/Rosmount – accepts 6 yr position ending 2021.

D.Awarded Scholarships 2015
1.$500.00 – Gabbie Kittel – Albertiville
2.$500.00 – Lily Noble – Big Lake
3.$500.00 – Samantha Czec – Sartell

E.Divisional Host Sites 2016
1.Divisions 7, 8 & 9 Faribault MN – Feb 27 & 28
2.Divisions 4, 5 & 6 K&G Mankato MN – March 5 & 6
3.Divisions 1, 2 & 3 River Falls WI – March 12 & 13
4.Individuals & 10 New Prague MN March 19 & 20

F.Policy change
Discussion and vote on all points:
Program to make all gymnasts scores visible for all to see. PASSED
Program built for online registration and payment by club with member & team fee uncreases. PASSED
Online registration and payment will be used this year. PASSED
Athlete form must be signed and collected by coaches and mailed to Statician.
Paid position for score collection as stated in rules and policy section III Competition Guidelines D. Reporting meet results. PASSED
Addition to policy on late reporting of scores; habitual occurrences will be addressed by the board and can include consequences of fines, non-participation in divisional meets as well as removal from the organization. PASSED
Top 3 scores will be used to rank club teams. PASSED

1.Dec. 1st due – Team registration, Athlete registration Proof of Insurance Certificate and all fees
2.All no exceptions EXCEL FORMAT
Form e-mailed out by Jack or if program is ready by fall meeting.
3.Late Procedures no fines, no petitions. No exceptions
If you do not have all requirements in by Dec 1, 2015 your club is ineligible for any MAGA competitions for the 2015-2016 season.

Deadline to let statician know your club will not be participating in the Divisional meets is on or before Feb 15th, 2016.
Petition discussion – John Tobler Jr. is asking for 7 USAG gymnasts for family reasons for 2015 – discussion and vote.
Jon Janson made a motion to change the limit to 10 gymnasts USAG and no further discussion can be made on this subject until 2020.
Rob Esse 2nd. Motion passed.
J.Adjourn / meet scheduling / lunch


Our Founding Fathers

Rob Esse - Willmar, John Evans - Northfield, Craig Sandburg - New Prague, Mike Taylor - Faribault,
Scott Young - St. Louis Park, Lindy’s Gymnastics - Mounds View

In 1982, out of the ashes of the old Minnesota Independent League, five clubs got together at Young's Gymnastics Academy in St. Louis Park to form the Minnesota Amateur Gymnastics Association, a few years later, renamed to the "Midwest" Amateur Gymnastics Association to reflect the number of teams from all over the upper Midwest that were involved.

A thank you and a tribute to the "Founding Fathers" who had the foresight to create an organization that would last a benefit thousands of young athletes.

That first year, the above mentioned clubs competed 6 teams at the "State" meet. in 2012 MAGA had 57 clubs and 119 teams competing in both women's and men's gymnastics with 1068 registered athletes

This program promotes fair competition in a no pressure fun for the gymnast atmosphere. The goal of MAGA is to help prepare participants for high school gymnastics. For more information see our Policy and Rules Section.