GAT Athlete Clinic

GAT Clinic with Special Guest Coaches Andriy Stepanchenko, Head Coach at the United States Olympic Training Center and Former Olympian Lance Ringnald!

When:  Sunday September 1, 2019


Level’s 6-10  8:30AM to 12:30PM (Limited to the 1st 60 athletes that sign up)

Level’s 4 & 5 10AM to 12:30PM (Limited to the 1st 30 athletes that sign up)


Crenshaw’s Athletic Club – 5000 Fairview Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Cost: $35 per athlete

To sign up: Use the Texas meet entry form, completely filled out. Email the form to Brian Smith – and mail to

Brian Smith
5228. S. Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX 76132

or bring to GAT copy of the form and a check made payable to GAT to Brian Smith or Bryan Kiser.

NOTE: Your athletes will NOT be allowed on the floor or get a refund, if they have not completely filled out the mandatory Crenshaw’s Release form. Coaches, we STRONGLY suggest getting your parents to fill this out at your gym and YOU bring it to either Brian Smith, Bryan Kiser or Glenn Morris at GAT. We do not plan on having any extra copies.


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Ernie Kirkham Will Be Missed

I have some sad news to share with the community. Sunday, June 21st Ernie Kirkham passed away. Though he has not been active in the community in the last few years he is an important figure within our community, one that has worn many hats. Those that knew him know he was a quiet person but was willing to do anything for those around him. I have included a link to information about the visitation and burial. I have also included a link where you can upload pictures for a tribute that is being put together, please have them uploaded by 2:00 on Sunday. 
Thank you.

Action Requested for Chris Cox

As many of you already know, our talented Level 10 Men’s team athlete and coach, Chris Cox, suffered a severe spinal injury a couple of weeks ago. The medical expenses for his surgeries and recovery process are overwhelming his family. Chris is working hard to regain mobility of his arms and legs and making progress, but he has a very long road ahead of him.

If you would like to be a part of Chris’ recovery, you can help by participating in one or both of the fundraisers below:

I. Benefit for Christoffer Cox, Sat Aug 24th 2-8pm @ Clancy’s Public House



T-shirts are being sold for $30, or you can simply make a donation. Click here:–c7PdcvMI


On behalf of his family, prayers and healing thoughts are very much appreciated. We can all be a part of Chris’ recovery journey. Thank you in advance for your support.

2019 Summer Business Meeting

This year’s summer business meeting will be Saturday, June 29th, at Kingwood High School. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am with lunch provided at 12:30 pm and goal of finishing by 2:30 pm.

2701 Kingwood Dr
Kingwood TX 77339

Contact: Justin James (979) 255-1321

Kingwood High School is located on the corner
of Kingwood Dr and Valley Manor Dr. Park in
Staff /Faculty lot off Valley Manor Dr at back of
school. Enter back of school immediately turn
right and Room 2210 is the first room on right.
See you there!

Voting items this year include:

  • State meets
  • State Chairman
  • Bookkeeper

If you have any other items that you would like to see on the agenda, please email them to me.

You can register your club and coaches online. Due to the robustness of our account, I am suspending the club fee for this year.

Club Registration

Coach Registration

If you have a meet, clinic, or event you would like on the calendar, please fill out this form:

Add to Calendar

If you would like to bid for a state meet, use these two forms:

Texas State Championship Bid

Michael Sims North/South State Bid

I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks!

Regional Qualifying Procedures

The Region 3 Championships Qualifying Procedures are now out. Please read over them carefully. All optional level athletes qualify. All compulsory levels qualify by Regional age groups and the allotment numbers can be found on each state meet website.

Please make sure that you bring the items listed on each website to register your athletes for Regionals

Qualifying from North State
Qualifying From South State
Qualifying from Texas State Championships

Older JO Level 8’s at State

After much discussion with coaches last weekend and this week, we will be allowing the older age groups of JO Level 8 to compete at Texas State Championships. The regional age groups have not changed though, so if you choose to have your athlete compete at this level at state that is as far as he can go.
If you want your athlete to compete at regionals, he will need to compete as a Level 9 or as a JD 1.
The choice is yours.

We Always Need Judges!

We are always looking for new judges. With the explosion of new meets over the last few years and multiple meets on the same weekend, we need more judges. If you would like to judge or you have any former athletes that might be interested, the TGJA National Courses are coming up!

Information can be found at:   or contact

If you know a college athlete that wants to give back to the sport, we recognize that they might having difficulty with the start up costs associated with becoming a judge (i.e. USAG Registration, Safety Cert., Background Check, and the judging fees). The state is willing to help offset those costs. Please contact me at