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

Posted: 03.02.2018

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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Safe Sport Webinar

Posted: 01.29.2018

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

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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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Bids Awarded

Posted: 01.11.2018

2018 Training Camps
Level 6/7/8 Training Camp        Bull City                      July 20-22, 2018
National Team Training Camp  University of Georgia  September 7-9, 2018
Level 8/9/10 Training Camp      LaFleur’s Tampa         October 19-21, 2018
2019 Regional Championships

Level 9/10 Regionals      GAA at LakePoint Sporting Community Center       
Level 6/7/8 Regionals     Ultimate Gym Sports at Chattanooga Convention Center
Xcel Regionals                Foothills Gymnastics at Hickory Metro Convention Center

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Region 8 January 2018 Newsletter

Posted: 01.10.2018

Region 8 January 2018 newsletter was emailed January 10th.  If you are an active member of USA Gymnastics and live in Region 8 and did not receive this newsletter, please update your information at USA Gymnastics under Membership, then My Profile.


To receive copy of January 2018 newsletter email Deb.

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Region 8 Committee Minutes

Posted: 01.02.2018

Minutes from the December 5, 2017 Region 8 Committee meeting are available HERE.

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National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs

Posted: 12.26.2017

High school graduation marks a turning point in our lives: we leave home, make new friends, find out how expensive groceries really are, and start to figure out who we are as adults. Unfortunately, due to diminishing opportunities at the collegiate level, the end of high school also marks the end of gymnastics careers for hundreds of young athletes. The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) is dedicated to the promotion and support of collegiate club gymnastics. With more than 115 university club teams and with over 1,500 active members, the NAIGC is creating widespread opportunities by providing students with avenues to continue competing at the collegiate level.

This past year we were proud to establish the NAIGC Scholarship Fund which awarded $1,500 scholarships to two male and two female gymnasts entering their first semester of college. Granted on the basis of financial need, dedication to the sport, and overall academic achievement, this scholarship fund has allowed these accomplished gymnasts to continue competing in the sport they love. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to continue to provide opportunities for future college gymnasts.

Here’s where we need your help:
We are asking for a tax-deductible gift of $100 to grow this program and ensure that gymnasts are focused on their passion rather than their finances. Your support will give gymnasts the unforgettable experience of collegiate competition and create lasting friendships.

You can make your donation via our secure portal at NAIGC Scholarships page, or you can email scholarships@naigc.org for information on how to mail a check. We sincerely thank you in advance for your support!

For the love of the sport,

Tim Michaels | President | NAIGC Board of Directors
| NAIGC.net | Facebook


About the NAIGC:

The NAIGC sanctions a network of regional collegiate club competitions throughout the country culminating in an annual National Championships with over 1,200 participants. In 2006, the NAIGC elected its first Board of Directors and incorporated as a nonprofit. The NAIGC was recognized as a tax-exempt public charity in 2008.

Today, an elected Board of Directors, alongside its Advisors, runs the NAIGC. Most of these dedicated volunteers are current and former college club gymnasts. The NAIGC hosts this annual National Championship meet, as well as other gymnastics events throughout the year and supports its member clubs with variety of technological and administrative services.

Club Membership in the NAIGC is open to any collegiate and/or adult community gymnastics club in the United States. Individual Membership is open to any interested person over the age of 18, or any 17 year-old who is enrolled in a college or university. For more information, visit www.naigc.net

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Mileage for Meet Directors and Judges

Posted: 12.26.2017

Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors:
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard IRS mileage rate will be 54 cents per mile, up 1 cent from 2017.

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Region 8 Rules and Regulations

Posted: 10.26.2017

Rules and Regulations for Region 8, compilation of passed motions from Region 8 Committee meetings, are available here.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Posted: 09.01.2017

USA Gymnastics supports GAT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The fund will provide assistance not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also in Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics.  “USA Gymnastics is proud to support GAT’s relief initiative, and having one central point for channeling the gymnastics community’s effort to help its beleaguered brethren is an ideal approach.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of those who can contribute to the relief fund, whether it is large or small.”
“It is with great appreciation that we receive the notes and prayers the community has sent to us directly and through USA Gymnastics," said James Jeffers, chairman of Gymnastics Association of Texas. “It is truly inspirational to those of us who are on the ground and dealing with the realities of the situation.  We realized the importance of an effort to assist our clubs in moving forward, and we thank USA Gymnastics for its immediate and steadfast ongoing support of our gyms and people in need here in Texas and the other areas impacted by the storm.”
Donations to the GAT Hurricane Relief Fund may be made via the association’s website and/or Facebook page.  GAT is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Information for gym clubs about how and where to apply and the process and the criteria for awarding assistance will be posted on the GAT website.
“Experience has shown just how much our gymnastics community can do when working together for the benefit of our sport, athletes and clubs,” said Jeffers. “Thanks to everyone for whatever support you can provide to help us through the difficult days, weeks and months to come.”
The Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) exists to serve the gymnastics club owners, coaches and judges by providing the most up-to-date training, teaching, business and early childhood development practices available. Through an annual convention, GAT serves not only the great State of Texas, but also the entire United States by being a go-to source for everything gymnastics, both recreational and competitive.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to USA Gymnastics.

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