Diamond Invitational Countdown:
September 13-15, 2019
“Diamonds Are Forever”
When: September 13-15, 2019 (Friday will be used only if number of entries dictates additional session)
Deadline: August 17, 2019 Scratch: September 3, 2019
Competition Levels: Girls 1-10 & Xcel
- Levels 1-2 $85
- Levels 3-10 & Xcel $95
- Team Fees $50
Admission: $5 per person 5 years of age and older
Where: Southern States Gymnastics, 4546 Research Park BLVD, Huntsville, AL 35806
Contact: Deborah Santos, 256.837.7395, Debbie@southernstatesgymnastics.com
Meet Director: Deborah Santos
Awards: Individual and team awards will be given after each session. Places will exceed USAG standards. Medals for individual awards and banners for team awards.
Format: Modified Traditional 2 judge panel for levels 3-10 & Xcel,
Judge Panel: 1 judge panel for levels 1-2
Diamond Invitational Guests,
Last year’s Diamond Invitational was a tremendous success with over 300 of the state’s most talented gymnasts competing for the gold. All gymnasts shined bright like a diamond. That is why we cannot wait for this year’s Diamond Invitational.
The Diamond Invitational is very dear to Debbie Santos, head coach and owner of SSGA. Each year, Debbie out does herself. Her vision becomes more elaborate and more enjoyable for the gymnasts, judges, coaches, and parents.
The Diamond Invitational is aptly named. Debbie believes that gymnasts are like grains of sand, refined and polished over time by the coaches that serve them. The Diamond is Debbie’s opportunity to serve the gymnasts, coaches, and judges in our state. She admires and respects you all immensely.
With sincere hearts, we THANK YOU for making each of our meets a success. We look forward to seeing you this September!
Men’s State Gymnastics Championship
Welcome to Huntsville, Alabama for the 2019 Men’s State Championship. I am Deborah Santos, the owner and head coach of Southern States Gymnastics Academy (SSGA). This is actually our third time to host Alabama’s finest male athletes. Each time, we strive to make your experience better. My vision becomes more elaborate because I want every gymnast, judge, coach, and guest to feel appreciated and celebrated.
To the parents, please know that I recognize your financial sacrifice; That’s why we give medals to all gymnasts, first to last place. To the judges and coaches, our hospitality room is my way of honoring your tireless commitment to the sport of gymnastics. To the gymnasts, our dungeon and dragons theme is my way of celebrating your hard work and the incredible talent that God has given you. Thank you for attending. We pray for a safe, victorious competition for you all and a safe return home.
Click Here: Hampton Inn – Huntsville at Providence
How to Book: (256) 722 – 2882 (ask for Wanda or Audrey)
Booking Link: http://group.hamptoninn.com/southernstatesgym
328 Providence Main St., Huntsville, Alabama, 35806 (1.6 miles from gym)
Located at Village at Providence,
Within walking distance to 9 great restaurants including, Edgar’s Mellow Mushroom, Grill 29, Moe’s, The Brick House, Taco Mama, and more!
Mention Southern States Gymnastics or Diamond Meet
**Room rates have been discounted from $205/night to $99 per night
- Heated indoor pool
- Close to Huntsville Botanical Gardens, U.S. Space & Rocket Center and downtown Huntsville.
- Microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker and iHome alarm in each room.
- Cribs, connecting rooms and kid-friendly breakfast choices.
What you can Expect!
The safety of your gymnasts and ours is of utmost importance. Our competition equipment is carefully inspected. In addition, we always pray, asking God to please protect our athletes.
Debbie’s ability to bring her incredible vision to life is awe-inspiring. She and parents spend countless hours carrying out their fearless leader’s vision. Every year, she out does herself.
We treat our Judges and Coaches like the esteemed guests they are. Our hospitality room is always stocked with catered food, delicious desserts, and comfortable seating. It’s our way of serving you and showing you how much we appreciate your attendance.
Lots of Medals!
You can always expect us to award medals from first to last place. Always. In addition, we give goody bags with yummy candy. It’s very important to us that all gymnasts leave our meet with a smile on their face and a strong sense of pride and self-worth.
Listen, we understand how valuable your time is. We run our meets like a well-oiled machine. In fact, we are known for having one of the most efficient, yet memorable, Awards presentations.
Memorable and Fun!
If you asked Coach Debbie what her goal is for each meet, she’d tell you “memorable and fun”. She carefully considers the experience she wants for not only the gymnasts, but the for judges, coaches, and families.
See you soon!