Online registration -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
certificates of insurance from when I return from practice
This is what I need from everyone:
Remain calm...you 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
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
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.
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 you...you 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.
everyone for your patience and support.
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,
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.
coder lives in India - there is a time difference - thank you
for your patience.
~MAGA Board secretary ~ Janet Winter
Update November 16, 2015 -
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
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
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
Thank you for your patience as we
become 2015 techy.
2015 Fall Meeting -
Thank you Doug Admunsen for hosting
Good food selection & site
MAGA 2015 ANNUAL
SPRING/SUMMER BOARD MEETING MINUTES
I. Call to order –
10:10am Creeksbend Golf Course – New Prague, MN
Doug, Dianne, Tyler, Cassie, Tammy, Joel, Janet. Guests Jack
Paulson & Beth Bursch
III.Treasures report –
checking $9846.90 & savings $4051.86 = $13,898.76 – subtract
outgoing fees from today’s meeting (meal and outstanding bills)
A.2015 Division Championships Evaluation and
7, 8, 9 Rockford – only concern was view restriction of
wall between the gyms
4, 5, 6 Monticello – no concerns
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
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)
members nominations and vote
Statician – Jack Paulson – is a
board voting position. Joel made motion Gabe 2nd.
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 –
2.$500.00 – Lily Noble – Big Lake
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
Discussion and vote on all points:
Program to make all gymnasts scores visible for all to see.
Program built for online registration and payment by club
with member & team fee uncreases.
Online registration and payment will be used this year.
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
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.
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.
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.