Region 8 Judges Availability

Posted: 02.15.2018

There was an update in Adobe that canceled the addition of the Session Tracking Form. 


Region 8 Judges Availability for 2019 Regionals and Nationals is ready for use.  You must have Adobe Reader for fields to populate throughout forms.  Click HERE for 2018 Judges Availability form.

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2018 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble

Posted: 02.08.2018

2018 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble

June 10, 2018

Golf Course: Tanglewood Golf Course

Hosted by: The Region 8 Committee


11:00 a.m. – Registration and Boxed Lunch

12:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start


Please join us for a fun filled day of golf, prizes and food to commemorate Tim Rand's passing by doing something that he loved. All proceeds from this event will directly support t “TR Legends Fund”. This fund gives thousands of dollars annually to the membership of Region 8. To make this event the best it can possibly be we are looking for golfers to take part in what we feel is going to be a wonderful day!


The Tournament will be a four-person scramble. We will have prizes and other fun contests available for those who wish to take part. After the tournament we will have an awards ceremony, raffle give-away’s, a silent auction and buffet in the beautiful clubhouse.


The price per player is $100.00. Please make all checks payable to: Region 8 USAG.


Schedule of Events


11:00 a.m. – Registration, sale of “Mulligans” and raffle ticket packages, Boxed Lunch


11:30 a.m. – Rules Meeting


12:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start


After Tournament – Awards Reception, Raffle Give-Aways, Silent Auction and Buffet.


Tournament Organizer: Brad Harris  and Kenny Morphis


Golf Course


Tanglewood Golf Course

4201 Manor House Circle

Clemmons, NC 27012

(336) 703-6421


The golfer registration form.

For gyms or individuals willing to sponsor this event, the form is here.

Thanks and hope to see you there.

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2019 and 2020 Eastern Bid Brief and Intent to Bid

Posted: 01.31.2018

2019 AND 2020 Eastern and Western Bid Brief Information is available on the USA Gymnastics Web Site at  under bid forms.  In addition, I have attached the 2019 AND 2020 Bid Brief for East/West Championships and the Intent to Bid Form.
The JO Event bid process has two steps:
1.  Complete the attached Intent to Bid Form, scan and return to Annie Heffernon AND Jordan Dillon.  This form is due Friday, March 9, 2018.
2.  Upon receipt of the Intent to Bid Form, we will send the Bid Book which outlines the requirements in detail.  Final bids are due April 13, 2018.  Send final bids electronically to Annie Heffernon and Jordan Dillon .  Fax final bids to USA Gymnastics, Attn: Annie Heffernon at 317-237-5069.  Mail final bids to USA Gymnastics, Attn: Annie Heffernon, 130 E. Washington Street, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN.  46204.

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Safe Sport Webinar

Posted: 01.29.2018

Informative Safe Sport video originally presented in the fall of 2017.

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Region 8 Training Camp Forms

Posted: 01.23.2018

Region 8 Training Camp Forms.

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Petition Forms

Posted: 01.22.2018

Petition forms for Level 9 & 10 Regionals and Xcel Regionals are available. Please use form link below and not the petition form from the national USA Gymnastics website. Petition Form, Letter from Coach and scores must be received by midnight Monday after your State Championship. There are no petitions to Level 6/7/8 Regionals since athletes qualify by percentage. NOTE: Regional qualification scores for Xcel athletes have been raised for the 2018 season. Petition scores must be 1.00 higher than qualification score.
Petitions may be sent as early as coach determines that the athlete will be unable to compete at their state championship.
Petition scores are as follows:
Bronze  38.00 or greater                       Xcel Petition Form 
Silver  37.50 or greater
Gold   37.00 or greater
Platinum 36.50 or greater
Diamond 36.00 AA or greater
Level 9 36.00 AA or greater                  Level 9 & 10 Petition Form   
Level 10 36.00 AA or greater

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State Chairman Elections Coming Soon! Nominations Requested

Posted: 01.11.2018

Nominations for State Administrative Committee Chairman must be in hand March 1, 2018.

Nomination form for State Chairman
City: ___________________________State: __________ Zip: ____________
Phone: ___________________________________________________________
Email: ____________________________________________________________
Mail completed form to Region 8 USA Gymnastics, % Debby Kornegay, 394 Stonebridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35210 or e-mail complete information to
Mailed and e-mailed forms must be in the hands of Debby Kornegay, Region 8 RACC no later than March 1, 2018. Any nominations received after this date will not be accepted.

1. State Administrative Committee Chairmen (SACC) shall be elected by the Professional members of the Women's Program in their respective states.
2. They shall serve for two (2) years and be elected in the spring on even- numbered years.
3. Elections to be completed by April 15th. Term of office to begin July 1st.
Criteria for nominations:
Nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program professional members for a minimum of two years in the state program in which they seek election
Nominees must be at least 21 years old and be members in good standing.
It is strongly recommended that the State Committee Chairman candidates have financial skills, organizational skills, communication skills, a working knowledge of the program and the willingness to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Duties and responsibilities of the SACC:
The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) is responsible for the overall organization of all designated qualifying events and programs within their State. The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) shall work in close cooperation with the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC), Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) to effectuate State programs. Any problems that cannot be solved by the State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) should be submitted to the appropriate regional personnel.
For specific job responsibilities of State Administrative Committee Chairs, please see pages 23-26 of the Women’s Operating Code.

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Former Elite Athletes Now Competing in the JO Program

Posted: 01.11.2018

Do you have any former Elite athletes that now plan to compete in the JO Program? If so, these athletes MUST petition to drop back to JO through the Junior Olympic Committee Chair, Tom Koll, BEFORE they compete in the JO Program. Any scores obtained in a USA Gym sanctioned competition prior to approved drop back CANNOT be used for qualification or petition to state championships. Please see page 126 of R&P for full details:
I. An Elite gymnast may choose to return to the Junior Olympic Program (Level 10) the following competitive year by sending a “reason for change” letter FROM HER COACH to the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman.
1.    All petitions must be received at least three weeks prior to the Level 10 State Meet.
2.    The National Junior Olympic Committee will review the petition and the Chairman will notify the coach of the acceptance/denial of the petition and will copy the respective State and Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen.
3.    Accepted petitioned athletes may not re-enter the Elite/HOPES Program during that Elite competitive year.

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JO Athletes who are not US Citizens

Posted: 01.11.2018

If you have ANY athletes, JO or Xcel, on your team that are NOT US citizens, or have represented a foreign country in an international competition, please read Chapter 2, pages 30-33 of the Women’s R&P. Each case is different, so please make sure you know the rules and follow the steps listed on page 32 of the Women’s R&P to insure your athlete eligible to compete.

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2018 Class ´╗┐Region 8 Hall of Fame

Posted: 01.11.2018

The 2018 Class for Region 8 Hall of Fame are as follows:
Melody LaFleur
Tim Lucas (posthumously)
Darlene Rose
Please join us as we induct these well deserved coaches at the banquet at Region 8 Congress on Friday, June 8, 2018. As you order tickets, if you are attending to honor a specific inductee, please put their name on your order form. This will assist with table assignments that are arranged prior to the banquet.

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