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Coach needed

Posted: 05.20.2016

Coach needed!
Harris Chalkettes Gymnastics Team is looking for optional level coaches - part-time or full-time positions available. Pay commensurate with experience.  We currently have 150+ gymnasts on our team, ranging from bronze to level 10.  We are located in Charlotte, NC, in the largest YMCA in the USA, both membership and facility wise.
If interested please email Elaine Roberts.
 


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Region 8 Charity

Posted: 04.01.2016

In an effort to teach our athletes the importance of giving and thinking of other Region 8 has chosen St Jude's as our charity for 2016 and 2017.  Please plan to donate at Regional competitions

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 

 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission here, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).


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New Online Courses for Coaches and Judges

Posted: 02.02.2016

Women’s Artistic Coaches and Judges! Take a look at the NEW course J412- Optional Beam Connections: To Give or Not Give covering how to identify connected elements.


Visit the Complete Course Catalog on the Education page for details on the course!
 


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Level 8 Vault Review

Posted: 01.19.2016

Since Optional season is now underway, there have been some questions regarding Vault, especially for Level 8. In order to stay consistent across the country, I have consulted with the National Chairs of the JO and Technical Committees and the JO Program Director and am presenting the following explanation of the rules on their behalf. Please feel free to post this on your websites.

Level 8 Vault Questions
 
Is a coach allowed to ask for and receive the average of the first vault at Level 8?
Coaches can ALWAYS ask for the score of the first vault at ANY level. Many times it’s an issue of protecting a slightly injured athlete from doing another vault if the first vault score is adequate and acceptable.  Sometimes the gymnast plans to perform two different vaults and the coach wants to know the score of each to determine which was the counting vault.  For Level 8’s, it’s essential that the coach knows the score of the first vault to assist in their decision to have the gymnast try a second vault or not.
 
Please explain the 1.00 deduction for the coach spotting (assisting) during the post-flight for Level 8?  Is there ever a time that we would void a Level 8 vault, in regards to the spotting deduction?
If a Level 8 (or any optional gymnast for that matter) is spotted in pre-flight or support phase, the vault is Void.
Since Level 8 is the first level at which salto vaults can be performed, the JO and Technical Committees decided to add a 1.00 deduction for spotting in the post-flight to encourage coaches to not be reluctant to “bump” the salto in order for the athlete to complete more of the BA rotation. While the intent was to keep the athletes safer on flipping vaults, it is also applicable to any vault performed by Level 8’s.
 
If the gymnast is spotted not only in the post-flight, but also during the landing phase, the spotting assistance on the landing phase deduction of 0.50 will also be applied for a total of 1.50.
 

CONNIE MALONEY
USA Gymnastics
Technical Director of Women’s Jr. Olympic Program

 


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Floor exercise music approval form

Posted: 11.24.2015

If you have Floor Excercise music that has the possibility of a deduction due to words/song please download this form and send to Marian Dykes, Region 8 Technical Committee Chairman for approval.


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Level 9 & 10 Regional Scores

Posted: 04.12.2013

Click here for link to Level 9 & 10 Regional scores.

Link for photographer.  EBS Productions


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REGION 8 USA GYMNASTICS LEVEL 7 & 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS charity is The Pat Summitt Foundation

Posted: 02.16.2012

 

REGION 8 USA GYMNASTICS LEVEL 7 & 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS charity is The Pat Summitt Foundation

 
 
Region 8 is proud to announce the selection of The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, as the designated charity for the Level 7 & 8 Championships April 20-22, 2012 in Kissimmee, FL at the Heritage Park’s Exhibition Hall. The home base of the Fund—Nashville, Tennessee— is located inside Region 8.
 The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund believes no family should have to hear a diagnosis like Pat’s early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. The Fund will make grants to nonprofits which provide:
·      education and awareness of Alzheimer's, its onset and treatment
·      support services to patients, their families and caregivers
·      research to treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate this disease
 
Talking with Danielle Donehew, leadership volunteer with The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, “Pat Summitt is a true champion on and off the basketball court.  As she faces her toughest opponent, we are extremely thankful for the commitment of the USA Gymnastics Region 8 leadership for Joining Pat’s Team.  Please accept our sincere thanks for your efforts in supporting The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund through your Level 7 & 8 Championships.  Thank you for promoting awareness of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease coupled with financial support to invest on the front lines of research, treatment, and caregiving initiatives.  Best wishes for your event! “ 
 
Contributions to the Fund are tax deductible. More information can be found at www.PatSummitt.org
 
 
 

 


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Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble

Posted: 12.08.2011

There will be a golf scramble held with Region 8 Congress

SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble

Details to Follow

For Questions, donations or ideas please contact the Tournament Organizers:

Kenny Morphis     Brad Harris

Please plan to join us for a fun filled day of golf to commemorate the five year anniversary of Tim Rand's passing by doing something that he loved. All proceeds from this event will directly support the soon to be renamed Tim Rand Memorial Fund. The TRMF gives thousands of dollars annually to the membership of Region 8.
 


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2012 Region 8 Congress

Posted: 12.05.2011

Region 8 Congress will be held in Nashville, TN August 10-12, 2012.  View entire article for details.

 

2012 Region 8 Congress
General Information
 
date/site:          
Region 8               August 10 – 12, 2012       Nashville, TN             Sheraton Music City Hotel
 
PURPOSE OF REGIONAL CONGRESSES:
The purpose of regional congress is to provide education to the teachers, coaches, judges and gymnastics business owners of the region. Education and training enable everyone to effectively and professionally serve in the development of the young gymnasts across the country.
 
REGION 8 EDUCATION:
Over 75 Sessions covering the following areas:
 
Coaches Education – Sessions covering popular topics for the developmental through elite gymnastics coach. Learn from leaders in the gymnastics community.
 
Recreational Education – A recreational track covering programs for tots through teens; be the best instructor in your gym!
 
Business Education – Sessions covering marketing, managing your business, staff retention and more.
 
Judges Education – Sessions covering compulsory, optional and elite judging criteria and technique.
 
Registration will begin on December 16th.
Online Registration will be available for members and printable forms will be available for all others here.
COST
Early Bird
(Ends June 17th)
Regular Price
 (Ends August 2nd)
On-site Registration
Full Dinner
Banquet
Professional, Jr. Pro & Instructor Members
$145.00
$175.00
$200.00
$25.00
Other Member Types and Non – Members
$175.00
$205.00
$230.00
$25.00
Member Clubs*
1st – $145.00
2nd - $135.00
3rd - $125.00
4th - $115.00
5th - $105.00
6th or more - $100.00
1st – $175.00
2nd - $165.00
3rd - $155.00
4th - $145.00
5th - $135.00
6th or more - $125.00
N/A
$25.00/ea
One Day Price
Friday - $75.00
Saturday - $75.00
Sunday - $50.00
Friday - $100.00
Saturday - $100.00
Sunday - $75.00
Friday - $125.00
Saturday - $125.00
Sunday - $100.00
 
 
HOUSING
A block of rooms has been reserved. Call by July 19, 2012            Sheraton Music City Hotel
National Travel Systems Sports Travel Team                               777 McGavock Pike
Toll Free: 1-888-603-8747; Main Line: 806-794-3135                      Nashville, TN 37214
Single/Double Rate of $110.00 + tax
Any reservations after the cut-off date will be based strictly on availability.
 
 
 
Please check the USA Gymnastics website – www.usa-gymnastics.org for a detailed daily schedule/speakers – coming soon.
 
HERE IT IS THE OBLIGATORY FINE PRINT: 
*Offer above is only available to Pro, Jr. Pro & Instructor Members affiliated with a Member Club.
There is a $30.00 cancellation fee up until August 2nd; no refunds after August 2nd.
Cancellation request must be received in writing to callen@usagym.org  
Substitution of participants will be allowed until August 2nd if submitted in writing to callen@usagym.org.
Onsite substitutions will be charged a $30 transfer fee.
Minimum age for Congress attendees is 16.

 


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Head Coach Needed for Sunny South Florida Gym

Posted: 09.26.2011

We are seeking a head coach to lead and strengthen our growing competitive team (levels 2-8). Must be comfortable spotting upper level bars and vault. Position includes appx 20+ hours of coaching in addition to administrative responsibilities. We are looking for the right individual that can provide leadership to our team coaches and instill leadership among our gymnasts. If you are interested in working in a beautiful facility at a family oriented gym, we are ready for you NOW! Competitive salary and benefits available. Contact AMY


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