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Annual FTTBC Meeting!

Who:  Each athlete/family must have one parent attend (we welcome and invite both parents to come)

What:  Annual FTTBC Meeting

When: Sept 27, 6:30 pm

Where: The glass meeting room

Why:  This is one of the 2 mandatory meetings for the FTTBC.  Please save the date now!  Bring your calendars, lots of information to cover!  We look forward to seeing everyone and are excited about the upcoming season!  Go Fairland!

New member parent orientation!

Welcome to the Fairland Trampoline and Tumbling Team!

There will be an orientation meeting for parents of new team members.  All new parents – WELCOME!  Please attend one of the two following meetings:

Saturday, Sept 8 at 10 am.  Meeting will be held in the glass meeting room (on the pool side of the facility).

Thursday, Sept 13 at 5:30 pm.  Meet by the wood mailboxes on the upper level.



Annual Awards Banquet

What is better than an afternoon spent with friends and food?  This afternoon we officially closed out the 2015/2016 Competitive Season with our Annual Awards Banquet.  It was so nice getting to see everyone outside the gym and it not be because we are at a meet!

This caps off a great year for all our athletes.  I’d like to list all the awards and accomplishments as everyone did a super job this past year, but this is supposed to be a web post and not a book!  Some award highlights:

Best Attendance – Compulsory Level – Bisrat
Best Attendance – Optional Level – Lily
Most Improved – Macie
Graduating high school seniors – Sean, Addison
Jr National Team Member – Jessica

Thank you to all our coaches for your hard work and dedication.  Without your tireless effort our kids would not have the success they do!  A very special thank you to Debbie who continues to dedicate countless hours each year. Her diligence and expertise is priceless!

A big thank you to all parents.  Each one of you plays a vital role in contributing to the success of the team!   Some roles may be more visible, some may be completely behind the scenes, but we can’t do it without you!  And last but not least, thanks Melissa, Kelsey and everyone else who put together today’s banquet.

Parents and athletes, if you have better pictures, please send them!  Any photographers / photo enthusiasts out there?   (hint, hint, hint…)     Here’s to a great season last year and an even better one this year!


Uniforms 2018/2019

We will be using the same competition leotards / boys uniforms and warm-ups as last year in the 2017/2018 season.

Mandatory Uniform Requirements

Compulsory Level Competition Leotard Levels 3-7 Girls
Optional Level Competition Leotard Level 8 – Elite Girls
Competition step-in(unitard) All levels Boys
Competition pants All levels Boys (Trampoline only)
Competition shorts All levels Boys
Warm-up All levels, all athletes
White socks/trampoline shoes* All levels, all TR and DMT athletes
Black Fairland T-shirt All Level 8- Elite athletes

Non-mandatory Uniform Requirements

Black Fairland T-shirt All level 3-7 athletes
Team Bag / Back pack All levels, all athletes
Girls Training Leotard** All levels
Boys Training Step-In** All levels

* Athletes are required to wear white socks for trampoline and DMT competition.  Socks must be all white—no logos, no colored toe seams, no wording, no grey heel/toe—socks must be completely white and be below the ankle (no-show style—not crew style).  Socks may be purchased at your favorite retailer.   Trampoline shoes are recommended (and typically preferred) for level 8 and up athletes.  Trampoline shoes are ordered individually.  The pro shop or FTTBC does not sell trampoline shoes.    We have found the best price is at, but can be purchased through your favorite trampoline shoe distributor.

** Training uniforms are optional; however for competitions/events with designated training / equipment familiarization sessions (Fairland Classic, State, Regionals, Nationals, etc), athletes not wearing designated team training uniform, must wear competition uniform.

Specific pricing and ordering information will be disseminated through the closed Yahoo email group.

2016 Stars and Stripes Championships

Five of our level 5-7 athletes braved the heat wave and traveled to the 2016 Stars and Stripes Championships in Tulsa, OK.  Awards were given to the top 6 places in each category.  Complete results can be found on the USAG website and Fairland results will be posted under the results tab of our website soon.  Congratulations to all our athletes for a job well done!

Emily – 2nd place – TR, lvl 7,  15 and over girls
Evelyn – 3rd place – TR, lvl 6, 12 yr old girls
Emily – 3rd place – TU lvl 7, 15 and over girls
Emily – 4th place – DMT, lvl7, 15 and over girls
Bisrat – 4th place – TR, lvl 5, 9-10 boys
Mia – 5th place-DMT lvl 6, 11 yr old girls
Kiara – 6th place – DMT, lvl 6, 12 yr old girls
(and an honorable mention to Evelyn who finished in 7th place DMT lvl 6, 12 yr old girls)

Great job, we are proud of you!

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2016 USA Gymnastics Championships Finale

Being an Olympic year, the main focus at the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships was on the Olympic Selection event.  Even so, the competition in the Rhode Island Convention Center where all other athletes competed was fierce!  In addition to our Synchro medalists, congratulations to Neomie who won the silver medal in DMT for level 9, 11-12 women!  She handled the pressure and had her highest score in finals!  Jessica hung in there and won the bronze medal in junior elite women’s trampoline.  The competition was intense, only 0.035 separated 2nd and 3rd places!

Jessica’s performances at 2016 Elite Challenge and the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships secured her a spot on the 2016/2017 Junior National Trampoline Team.  Congratulations Jessica!
Every year, rules and procedures are tweaked, changed, modified.  Late May, USAG announced that only the top 6 athletes in each level 8-10 division would receive awards.  There was no change for elites where only the top 3 receive awards.  However, here are Fairland’s top 8 finishers.  Congratulations to all our athletes.  It was a fun week!
Gold:  Andrew (SY)
Silver: Lily (SY), Jessica (SY), Neomie (DMT)
Bronze: Delilah (SY), Jessica (TR)
4th:  Andrew (TR)
8th: Lily (TR), Megan (TR), Macie (TR), Andrew (DMT)
Full competition results can be found on USAG’s website.  Results for Fairland’s athletes will be posted soon under the results section of this site.  Time to crack those books open and study for final exams!
Thanks for all the pictures you sent in.  We have some great pictures from the team dinner, a few from out and about in RI, and more meet pictures.  If you have more pictures, email them to me.  All pictures will be loaded into the picture gallery.  Please stand by, we are experiencing technical difficulties (also known as operator error).  
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2016 USA Gymnastics Championships Half-time Report

Greetings from Rhode Island! We have officially reached the half-way point of the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships. Lily, Andrew, Jessica, and Delilah kicked of Fairland’s participation Wednesday evening with synchro competition. Andrew once again paired up with Casey from World Elite and brought home the gold medal in men’s open elite synchro. Lily and Alyx (Novak’s) paired up for women’s L-10, 17+ synchro winning the silver medal. Jessica paired up with Isabel from Gymagic and secured the silver medal for junior elite women. and  Delilah paired up with Courtney (ETA) officially capturing the bronze medal.

Thursday and Friday were long days and included all preliminary competiton for all level 9, 10, junior elites, and open elites. Athletes placing in the top 8 in preliminary competion have earned a spot in Saturday’s finals competition. Neomie is currently 1st in L9, 11-12 DMT, Jessica is in 3rd in JR TR, Andrew is 4th in OE TR and L-10, 17+ DMT, Lily is 4th in L-10, 17+ TR, Megan is 4th in L9, 15+ TR.

Friday evening we actually managed to get pretty much everyone together (athletes, parents, judges, coaches) outside of the gym! We had a great time eating dinner and socializing. The athletes looked great being all dressed up! It was a lot of fun!

Good luck to all our athletes competing in finals!  Saturday evening is prelims for senior elite trampoline. Good luck and congratulations to Delilah–how exciting to be able to participate in the final Olympic Selection competiton!

Sunday starts level 8 competition and well as Senior elite finals. Monday wraps up the USA Gymnastics Championship with the last of the level 8 competitors. Go Fairland.  (more pictures to follow-upload speed is just too painful to handle)

2016 Elite Challenge

 Delilah, Andrew, and Jessica traveled to Colorado Springs last week for the 2016 Elite Challenge.  The competition was quite intense as it was an elite mobility meet, the 3rd and final National Qualifier for all elite divisions, the 1st of 2 National team selection meets for eligible juniors and seniors, and the 2nd of 3 Olympic selection meets for eligible seniors.  The competition was held at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Between just being at the OTC during an Olympic year and so much at stake for so many athletes, it was intense!  No holding back!  Go big or go home!  

Delilah (senior elite) solidly finished her preliminary routines and qualified for finals competition. In finals, she again performed a solid routine, moving up and finishing in 7th place.  Andrew had a bit of a rough go on individual trampoline (open elite), but he redeemed himself with a last minute synchro pairing/entry where he brought home a gold medal as well as tying for the bronze medal in level 10 DMT.  Jessica (junior elite) completed two great routines in prelims-getting new personal bests in both compulsory and optional.  She went into finals in 2nd place and completed a solid finals routine–capturing the gold medal.  

The team managed to sneak away from the competition venue for what seemed like 20 minutes out of the entire 4 days.  It rained for about 15 minutes out of the whole 4 days.  Yes – their timing was impeccable (or NOT), but they did manage to get a quick visit to the Garden of the Gods!  

This time of year is very busy:  AP exams, final exams, school projects, class/school trips, graduations, spring cleaning, and this year it is time to buckle down for Nationals!  For the first time (ok maybe it’s not the first time, but it’s the first time that I know of), Nationals will occur before school is out!  The USA Gymnastics Championships is less than 1 month away!  This will be a very exciting event as 1.  It’s Nationals-what’s not exciting about that?!   2.  Olympic Team as well as US National Team will be named!   See you there!!!

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2016 Regional Championships

Approximately 580 athletes from 13 states (44 teams) participated in the 2016 Region 6 Championships held in Chantilly, VA.  Fairland athletes ‘held their own’ bringing home 18 Regional Champions and 46 National Qualifiers (28 athletes).  Congratulations athletes!  Congratulations and thank you to all Fairland coaches.  Without your hard work and dedication, our athletes’ success would not be possible.

Fairland also brought home the 1st place Optional Level Double Mini Team Award, 2nd place Compulsory Level DMT Team Award, and 3rd place Complusory Level Trampoline Team Award.

USA Gymnastics divides the country into 6 regions.  Maryland is in region 6 which is comprised of: Connecticut, Deleware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hmapshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.

It is a quick turn around for several of our elite atheletes as they will compete in the 2016 Elite Challenge in Colorado Springs May 4-8.  The USA Gymnastics Championships will be held June 8-13 in Providence, RI for qualified level 8 and up athletes followed by the Star and Stripes Championships in Tulsa, OK in July for qualified level 5-7 athletes.  Reminder to all- send pictures!