2018-2019 Registration Information

The 2018-2019 Season has ended.  Below is information on the season for reference only.  Updated information on the 2019-2020 will be made available in August/September 2019.  Please check back then.

Registering for the Team
The gymnastics team is hosted by Groves High School and is considered a club.  Therefore, athletes do not pay BPS when they register.  Registration fees are handled by the Booster Club.  Gymnasts need to complete their online athletic registration through BPS prior to participating in practice -- even if they are just trying the team out for the first three days of practice.

Online Athletic Registration
  • Go to the Athletic Registration page at www.bpsregister.com  This will be changing - more info to come.
  • Select "Groves Winter Athletic Registration" (even if the student attends Seaholm or International Academy)
  • Complete the required forms
  • Under "Pay to Participate Fee", select "$0"  (team fees are paid directly to the Booster Club)
  • Print the completed Athletic Registration and bring it to the Groves athletic director's office along with Physical Form and Emergency Treatment Form.  They will give you a blue card to participate.  This card must be given to the coach before girls are allowed to practice.
  • If your student attends Seaholm or International Academy and participated in Fall activities, students must turn in Physical Form to Groves even if they have one on file at their own school.

Participation Card
Before participating, students must get a blue "Participation Card" from the Athletic Director at Groves.  Card must be turned into coach before gymnast can participate  The Athletic Director will need the following to receive a green card:

Cost to participate:

Below are the main costs for participating on the team.  There are a few other minor expenses.

In lieu of a BPS Athletic Fee, the Booster Club collects a registration fee to cover the team's costs.
  • $185 - check payable to "Birmingham Unified Gymnastics" or "B.U.G." - due immediately

Team Apparel - If gymnast is new to the team or needs new apparel, it must be ordered prior to the start of the season to ensure that it arrives in time for the first meet.  The apparel parent will contact girls once they join the team.  
  • Competition Leotards: $115 - Payable to B.U.G. (need 7 weeks lead time from order to delivery)
  • Warm-Up Jackets: $30 - Payable to B.U.G. 
  • Warm-Up Pants: Girls can wear their own black leggings
  • Team T-shirt: Included in registration fee

Club Gym Usage Fee
Twice a week, the gymnasts will be using the Sports Club of West Bloomfield for practices.  Gymnasts carpool from their schools to the club. The cost of the club is approx. $9 per use.  Payments are due at the end of each month.

Fundraising
All families are required to participate in team fundraising to cover the costs of the team.  Information will be provided throughout the season. Current fundraisers include:
  • Pretzel and Cookie Sales - Sold at conferences and in the Groves office
  • Raffle Tickets - Jan/Feb - girls work together to sell tickets at local grocery stores
  • Senior Yard Signs (Groves) - ongoing - sold through the Groves website and senior party advertisements

Opting out of the Raffle fundraising
Not every family wants to participate in fundraising.  However, our team needs the revenue to pay our expenses.  If a gymnast family decides to opt out of doing the Raffle ticket sales, they will be required to make up the lost revenue by donating $260 to the team.  
All girls should make an effort to participate in pretzel and cookie sales at conferences.