Lakota Junior High gymnastics team




Practice Schedule

Gymnastics season starts in the beginning of November and ends at the end of January. During the season we will be practicing two days per week at Flip N Twist Gymnastics: Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Sundays from 4-6 p.m. There is no school transportation provided to practices or meets.


Paper Work and Fees

The first day of practice, you will need to have all athletic forms on Final Forms ( and a Physical Evaluation Form completed.


Participation fees are due November 20.That fee is $225 per athlete. Included in the participation fees are: gym time, sleeveless competition leotard, and meet fees. The normal Junior High athletic fees do not apply to gymnastics.


About Junior High School Gymnastics

This is the fifth year that the Lakota East High School Gymnastics team and the second time Lakota West is sponsoring a junior high gymnastics team. The purpose is to encourage growth of gymnastics in the Lakota District. The team will be coached by former Lakota East gymnast Jennifer Shafer, with assistance from the Lakota East and West varsity coaches and the high school gymnasts.


This program is for all levels of gymnasts, both club and non-club gymnasts. Junior high school gymnastics uses modified USA Gymnastics level 6 rules for competition. Not every gymnast will compete in every event in every meet. Eight gymnasts will compete in each event at each competition (vault, bars, beam, and floor). We will try to get every gymnast to compete on at least one event.


There are no rules regarding competing for your YMCA or gymnastics club and for your Junior High team. You many compete for both if you would like. Please let us know if you plan on doing this.



Each gymnast is provided with a sleeveless competition leotard. Each gymnast is responsible for providing her own:

  • Black or skin colored sports bra and underwear to wear under competition leotard
  • Grips (if needed)
  • Tiger paws (if needed)

Practice Attire:

Gymnasts should wear leotards with or without tight fitting shorts to practice. No loose fitting clothing is allowed. Hair should be tied back in a pony tail.


Meet Schedule

The following is our meet schedule:


January 9


Miamisburg Middle School Meet (5:00 warmup/6:00 competition)

January 19 (?)


Lakota Invitational. Details are still being worked out. It will be a Friday in January.

January 27


Anderson Middle School Meet


Transportation to Competitions

There is no school-provided transportation to competitions. We will need to carpool. All athletes are REQUIRED to have a travel release in order to do this.


Contact Information

Please feel free to contact coaches for more information. You can call or text 513-607-0267 or email or 

 Flip ‘n’ Twist Gymnastics

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Flip ‘n’ Twist Gymnastics is located at:

25 N Enterprise Dr, Hamilton, OH 45015513-860-3351