February 17th, 2016
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.

Gymnastats update: ~
Because a number of you are reporting your scores from the meets you host in PDF format or something not excel...it is very time consuming and impossible for Beth to hand type in each score to the gymnastats website.  We have been asking everyone to use an excel spreadsheet for this purpose.  If you submit your scores to Jack Paulson (the statician) you are supposed to do it in an excel type document, if you can do this Beth can easily do a function that takes 10 seconds to upload the scores to the site.  If we all do this we can see every gymnast's score that has competed, year after year.
Together we can make this work.
~ Janet / MAGA secretary


February 17th, 2016
Congratulations to all members that participated in the MAGA competitive season 2015-2016. 
We are a strong association because of you. Keep up your hard work providing a quality gymnastics program in your area.


Teams that qualified for an MAGA State divisional meet are posted below:

Faribault MN - Faribault Middle School: 704 – 17th St SW
February 27 & 28
Divisions 7, 8 & 9

DIVISION 7 - Sunday February 28th - Meet Starts - 11:40am

BAGC - TEAM 1
BRAINERD - ELITES 2
JUNIOR TIGERS - JTG TEAM 2
LAKEVILLE - SPARKS 1
MENOMONIE - EXCALIBUR
NORTHFIELD - BLACK
PREMIER COMPLEX - FIRE
WOODBURY ROYALS - SILVER

DIVISION 8 - Saturday February 27th - Meet Starts - 5:10pm
AUSTIN - TEAM 1
FARIBAULT - FLIPS
K&G GYMNASTICS - CRYSTAL BLITZ
KAATS - Team 2
KENWOOD - ACROS
MAGS - BLIZZARDS
MMGA - AERIALS
NEW ULM - BLACKDIAMONDS


DIVISION 9 - Saturday February 27th - Meet Starts - 10:40am
FARMINGTON - COBRAS
FRAZEE - TUMBLE FORCE 1
JAGS - TEAM 2
JAGUARS - JAGUARS
MAGS - EARTHQUAKES
MCA - Super Novas
OWATONNA - DIAMONDS
PGA - GLAM


K&G Mankato MN - K&G Gymnastics: 19288 State Hwy 22. Mankato, MN 56001
March 5 & 6
Divisions 4, 5 & 6


DIVISION 4 Sunday March 6th - Meet Start time - 11:40am
BIG LAKE - FLIGHT 1
FARMINGTON - GRIZZLIES
JR BULLDOGS - TEAM 1
JUNIOR TIGERS - JTG TEAM 1
KENWOOD - EXTREME
MENOMONIE - EXCEL
MINNETONKA - TEAM 1
WOODBURY ROYALS - BLUE
 

DIVISION 5 Saturday March 5th - Meet Start time - 4:45pm
GOLDEN KNIGHTS - GOLDEN KNIGHTS
JON ANSTETT GYMNASTICS - PURPLE
MAGS - TSUNAMIS
NEW HOPE - TEAM 1
PERFORMANCE ELITE - BLAZE
RIVER CITY - TEAM 2
RIVER FALLS - ROCKETS
SARTEL SAPPHIRE - SILVER 

DIVISION 6 Saturday March 5th - Meet Start time - 10:30am

JACKSON - ACHIEVERS
K&G GYMNASTICS - SILVER BLITZ
NEW PRAGUE - SUMMIES
OWATONNA - WARRIORS
ROCKFORD - ATHENA
ROSEMOUNT - LEPRECHAUNS
TOBLERS - JOY
WILLMAR - WINGS 2


River Falls WI - Meyer Middle School: 230 Ninth Street River Falls, WI 54022
March 12 & 13
Divisions 1, 2 & 3

DIVISION 1 Sunday March 13th - Meet Start time - 11:40am

FARIBAULT - FLAIRS
K&G GYMNASTICS - OCEAN BLITZ
KENWOOD - ELITE
MAGS - AVALANCHE
PREMIER COMPLEX - ICE
RIVER CITY - DYNAMOS
TOBLERS - COURAGE
WILLMAR - WINGS 1 

DIVISION 2 Saturday March 12th - Meet Start time - 5:10pm
BRAINERD - ELITES 1
KAATS - Team 1
MMGA - SALTOS
NEW PRAGUE - TWISTS
NORTHFIELD - BLUE
NORTHFIELD - SILVER
PGA - GLITZ
WOLFDEN - BLACKWOLVES 

DIVISION 3 Saturday March 12th - Meet Start time - 10:40am
FARMINGTON - FALCONS
HIGHLAND - DRAGONS 1
JAGS - TEAM 1
K&G GYMNASTICS - ONYX BLITZ
MAGS - STORM
RIVER FALLS - STARS
SWAGS - SALTOS
WATERTOWN - BLUE

New Prague MN - 200 12th St NE, New Prague, MN 56071
March 19 & 20
Individuals & 10



DIVISION 10 Sunday March 20th - Meet Starts - 11:45am

JACKSON - BELIVERS
JR BULLDOGS - TEAM 2
KENWOOD - AERIALS
NEW PRAGUE - FLIPS
PANTHERPAWS - TWISTERS
PERFORMANCE ELITE - SPARK
PREMIER COMPLEX - WIND
RIVER CITY - TEAM 3
SARTEL SAPPHIRE - BLUE
ST. PAUL CENTRAL - BLACK
SWAGS - AERIALS
WOLFDEN - WHITEWOLVES



2015 Fall Meeting -
Great attendance!
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

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


G.Registration
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.

H.Championships
Deadline to let statician know your club will not be participating in the Divisional meets is on or before Feb 15th, 2016.
I.Other
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
12:20pm

 

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.