Online registration -

December 14th ~
Many of you have completed the online and US mail registration process ~ Thank you.

If you are one of the few that attempted to log in and are waiting for activation you need to email me at  You cannot create a new log in at this point. I have your user email and password.

I have been going through the reports and it is tedious work.  I need your help to cross check that the money was charged to your credit card.

I have everyones proof of insurance certificate ~ Thank you.

Jack has sent me his report of the items he has on file.  A handful of you are missing your athlete registration forms.  These are required the same time as all your forms.  Check with Jack to make sure they have not been misplaced or you forgot to get the forms into your packet. 

I look forward to completing this project with all of you.  As we enter into the holiday season it can get hectic. I appreciate your attention to get your teams registered online. Email me as soon as you can if you are having difficulty logging in.

Lastly ~ Beth Bursch has been entering your gymnasts into the gymnastats website to get all scores  entered from our meets this season.  You probably have been receiving emails that this is being done.  Only the coaches emails are being attached to the individual gymnasts.  You can disregard these emails at this point. You will want to log in and check your teams/gymnasts when the rankings are posted to compare where teams; as well as individuals are as the season progresses.  This will help us prepare for our MAGA state divisional meet weekends.
~ Janet / MAGA secretary

Good afternoon Nov 30 -
Site is working for some ...others are getting frustrated. I feel your pain.
The money is going through...keep trying we have looked on both ends and people are getting through the registration process.  We see teams and gymnasts registered.  KEEP TRYING.  It is ok to ask for help...but remember we coach too.
It isn't the greatest but remember we didn't pay very much to have this site made or give the coder much time to develop and work out the glitches.  After the 1st year is complete we will take in the feedback and decide how to make it better and how much money it will take to make it that way...again thank you for your patience.

If you interpreted the info below correctly YOUR EMAIL WAS ACTIVATED by Scott last night.  I believe you were sent a password to use.  Don't use the "I forgot my password" button.  It isn't working yet because we are all using the same password...we are all in the testing phase together. :D

I will be posting who I have
not received certificates of insurance from when I return from practice tonight.  This is what I need from everyone: Remain will not be "kicked out" of our association if the only thing you don't have complete is the online payment due to the glitches.  Every time you do try to use the site logged in with your email we can see the date and time on the admin side.  Even if you don't finish it will send a message FAILED. 
The true reason for the online payment and to mail your forms by Dec 1 is because we had people not pay last year which put the board and the members in an uncomfortable place.  The board does not want to be put in that situation again. Together we will keep this organization strong.

If you have not sent in forms post marked on Dec 1 or earlier and have not attempted to log in we will know.  Those are the individuals that are not following the rules.  Those are the individuals that will be ineligible for any MAGA meets and state meets.

You have time to register... deadline is actually tomorrow 11:59pm.
Attempt to log in.  Send me an email that you did (thank you to all that have already done this) and keep checking back to this page for updates. ... yep the glitches keep popping up...we will stay on it and keep trying to resolve the issues.
~ Janet 4:22pm

Sunday Nov 29 - I hope you have all enjoyed the long holiday weekend with family & friends. While I was enjoying the time I was also keeping my eyes on the process of the online registration. The glitches are still being ironed out...3 clubs have successfully registered payment online.  Scott will be activating everyones email address that is on the member page for you to be able to register online. This will take him about an hour.  We have 2 boys in hockey...we are finally home from the weekend of tournament and games.  He will be doing this after we get dinner, showers and the routine of getting our kids and ourselves ready for the week ahead. 

One question / statement has been reoccurring: "What if we can't pay online? We want to use a check payment."
I do not know what else to tell must register online. Deadline is Dec 1.  If you are attached to a school district an idea is - register online with your personal credit card and get reimbursed by your district. If you did mail in check payment to insur you didn't miss the deadline great! ...but that check cannot be used as your online payment it will be shreaded when you do register online. The time and date of the transaction is immediately sent to the admin site.

I look at the deadline like an event.  Example - you have a gymnastics meet scheduled on a specific date the doors are a specific time.  You arrive and participate at that meet on that specific date etc... look at the online registration processs like an event you will get to experience 1 time a year on or before December 1, 2015.  This is a positive item for our association.
Thank you everyone for your patience and support.
~ Janet

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.