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2018
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In Good Standing List for Region 8 Eastern and JO National Coaches Apparel

Posted: 03.15.2018

In order for coaches to receive apparel at no cost for Easterns and JO Nationals the club must be in "Good Standing".
"In Good Standing" is defined as:
1. Host a Camp within the last 2 years OR
2. Send volunteer coaches to a Camp to actively work with gymnasts within the last 2 years OR
3. Send athletes to a Camp within the last 2 years OR
4. Make a $1,000 donation to the Regional Apparel Fund. (Prior to start of Regional Championships)
Coaches of clubs that are not in "Good Standing" must purchase apparel by paying $200 (1 day of competition), $250 (2 days of competition), or $300 (3 days of competition) per coach for the appropriate apparel and wear apparel at Easterns and JO Nationals or their state will be fined.  
 
Due to below motion the Region 8 All Star Trip will be cancelled.
 
Motion                       Brad H Due to the current climate and statements about travel made by USA Gymnastics, the 2018 Region 8 All State Trip and future Region 8 All Star Trips will be cancelled until policies can be clarified.
2nd                             Toni R
 
 
To check to see if your gym is In Good Standing with Region 8 USA Gymnastics click HERE.
If you volunteered or had athletes attend a training camp in 2016 or 2017 and you are not on the Good Standing list please contact Deb.

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Women’s Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions

Posted: 03.07.2018

 

All nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old, and meet the prerequisites in Article V of the Operating Code Sections E, F and G found posted on the USA Gymnastics website, Women’s Program home page. The positions are four (4) year terms 2018-2022.

Nominations are to be sent to Annie Heffernon, the Women’s JO Program Director, at the USA Gymnastics office by March 31, 2018.

 

National officers shall be elected by the members of their respective committee.

  • The voting shall be by written ballot.

  • Shall serve for four (4) years

    NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (NJOCC)

  • Must have coached a gymnast who has qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals or

    East/West Championships within the prior or current Olympic cycle.

  • Presently coaching at the Junior Olympic level.

  • Must have been a Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) or National Junior

    Olympic Committee Chairman (NJOCC).
    I nominate: _________________________________________________________

    NATIONAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (NTCC)

Must have been a Brevet judge for at least six (6) years and served as a member of the

Technical Committee.

I nominate: _________________________________________________________

NATIONAL XCEL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (NXCC)

  • Must have been elected and served as a RXCC or NXCC and

  • Is currently working as a coach, judge or administrator in the Xcel program.

    I nominate: _________________________________________________________


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JO Nationals Training Day Schedule

Posted: 03.13.2018

2018 Jr. Olympic Nationals

Training Day Schedule – Jr.’s

Friday, May 11th

Region 8 will split our Jr. athletes into four groups (one group on each event) on a sign-up sheet that will be available at the 3:15p meeting. We will have 30 mins. per event. There will be approx. 10 athletes per group and you will rotate in Olympic order from where you START.

 3:15 p.m. – Mandatory Region 8 Coaches Meeting

 3:30 p.m. – Stretch in JR. Gym

 4:00 p.m. – Rotation # 1 in the Jr. Gym / Flight 1

 4:30 p.m. - Rotation # 2 in the Jr. Gym / Flight 1

 5:00 p.m. - Rotation # 3 in the Jr. Gym / Flight 1

 5:30 p.m. - Rotation # 4 in the Jr. Gym / Flight 1

 Coaches may decide to break the athletes up into two groups for 15 minutes each to facilitate apparatus changes.

View article for Senior's workout schedule.

2018 Jr. Olympic Nationals

Training Day Schedule – Sr.’s

Friday, May 11th

 

Region 8 will split our Sr. athletes into four groups (one group on each event) on a sign-up sheet that will be available at the 3:15p meeting. We will have 30 mins. per event. There will be approx. 10 athletes per group and you will rotate in Olympic order from where you START.

3:15 p.m. – Mandatory Region 8 Coaches Meeting

3:30 p.m. – Stretch in SR. Gym 

4:00 p.m. – Rotation # 1 in the Sr. Gym / Flight 1

4:30 p.m. - Rotation # 2 in the Sr. Gym / Flight 1

5:00 p.m. - Rotation # 3 in the Sr. Gym / Flight 1

5:30 p.m. - Rotation # 4 in the Sr. Gym / Flight 1

Coaches may decide to break the athletes up into two groups for 15 minutes each to facilitate apparatus changes.


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All of Region 8's volunteer state and regional officers meet with USA Gymnastics new CEO.

Posted: 03.15.2018

I am proud to let you know that all 8 State Chairman and all 4 Regional Chairman met with 76 other state, regional, and national chairman, from all over the country, and USA Gymnastics new CEO Kerry Perry and USA Gymnastics Women's programs National staff members yesterday.

 

I came away from the meeting with renewed confidence that USA Gymnastics is doing the right things to correct past errors and to move forward to be better than ever! Better communication with athletes, clubs, coaches, parents, and judges has already began and more will start soon. Look for video during American Cup coverage this weekend.

 

This is a statement from the 88 volunteer chairman that met February 28, 2018 in Indianapolis:

 

USA Gymnastics holds the highest standard of care for athletes and members.

 

We have the desire to rebuild and to move forward.

 

We have the opportunity right now, in the history of USA Gymnastics, in our sport, and in our country, to lead, saying, we are going to get it right. By doing that, we will honor our athletes who have been impacted and we will honor all USA Gymnastics members and participants, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers.

 

We will not be the organization that shuts the doors, changes the name, and puts a new face on the same institution.

 

At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to improve USA Gymnastics. We have an obligation to meet the challenge that has been set before us and to become a better organization. It is about sharing positive gymnastics stories and getting it right.

 

We will get it right.

 

Eighty-Eight Women’s Program USA Gymnastics National, Regional, and State leaders stood today to wholeheartedly support USA Gymnastics.

 

Here are some of the highlights:

 

  • Athlete Assistance fund has been set up to assist affected athletes
  • Athlete Task Force has been set up to help shape our future
  • The Ranch training center has been closed and USA gymnastics is working to set up a world class Training center for all the disciplines of USA gymnastics
  • Kerry Perry, CEO has set up and attended listening forums at clubs around the country with coaches, athletes, parents and professional members to discuss safe sport and ideas for the future of USA gymnastics

 

We would love to have your positive thoughts to help us move forward. If you have a special positive story about an athlete that shows how gymnastics can impact athlete's lives, please send it to me. If your club is making changes in your policies that may go over and beyond what Safe Sport is doing or you have an idea that will benefit our athletes/coaches and clubs please send it to me. We can not let the bad press from Nassar define who we are and take away all of the positive things that our sport provides. Be a part of making our sport better than it has ever been.

 


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Numbers of Athletes Per State to Qualify to Level 6, 7, & 8 Regionals

Posted: 03.13.2018

PERCENTAGE QUALIFIERS TO REGIONALS -- 2018

LEVEL 8:

                           Total # OF

STATE                GYMNASTS

AL                         20  (8 team + 12)     


FL                         98  (8 team + 90)                                                    


GA                        72  (8 team + 64)                                                    


LA                        17  (8 team + 9)                                                        


MS                         8   (8 team)                                                  


NC                       65   (8 team + 57)                                                                 

SC                       31   (8 team + 23)                                                       


TN                        32   (8 team + 24)                                                                                                                        

                           343                

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LEVEL 7:

                          Total # OF

STATE               GYMNASTS

AL                        21   (8 team + 13)       

FL                      132   (8 team + 124)                                                  


GA                       87  (8 team + 79)    

                                                  

LA                        21  (8 team + 13)   

                                                     

MS                         8  (8 team)          

                              

NC                       58  (8 team + 50)     

                                                             

SC                       37  (8 team + 29)   

                                                     

TN                       50  (8 team + 42)                                                                                                                        

                          414                

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LEVEL 6:

                            Total # OF

STATE                 GYMNASTS

AL                          21  (8 team + 13)         

FL                        103  (8 team + 95)                                                      


GA                         83  (8 team + 75)                                                      


LA                          21  (8 team + 13)    

                                                    

MS                           8  (8 team)      

                                  

NC                         45  (8 team + 37)       

                                                             

SC                         34  (8 team + 26)                                                        


TN                         34  (8 team + 26)                                                                                                                              

                             349                

 Any state with a fraction of .50 gymnast or higher rounded up. Any with a fraction of .49 or less rounded down.

A foreign athlete is eligible to compete at Level 7 Regionals as long as an additional gymnast from that state is accepted to Level 7 Regionals.  The foreign athlete would receive duplicate awards at Regionals.  Foreign athletes would be in addition to the above numbers.

 


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