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New Guide to Gymnastics

Posted: 07.18.2016

New Guide to Gymnastics


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Advertisement for Coaching Position

Posted: 06.01.2016

Team Attraction Gymnastics, one of the premier gymnastics training centers in the Triangle area, is actively seeking a competitive team coach. Located in Apex, NC (listed as one of the Best Places to Live), with our State-of-the-art facility, we are proud of our entire team, ranging from our Pre-Teams to our Xcel and JO Regional, National and Collegiate Scholarship athletes! Seeking a positive, hard-working, and reliable coach, who is willing to learn & share knowledge.

Job openings in all levels of competitive coaching experience. Current USAG & Background Check required. Wages and benefits based on experience and knowledge.  

Come be a part of a strong, growing program! Please send resumes and inquire to EMAIL.


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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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2014 Xcel Regionals Schedule

Posted: 05.07.2014

The Xcel Regional schedule is now available.

Xcel Schedule


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Region 8 Congress is FULL

Posted: 06.12.2013

Region 8 Congress is full and registration is closed.  There will be NO onsite registration.


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RXCC Election is finally complete

Posted: 05.17.2013

Congratulations to Elaine Wulf.  Elaine was elected as Region 8's first Regional Xcel Committee Chairman.  Elaine's first meeting is June 2-4 th.  National Xcel rules will be presented at Region 8 Congress.  You can contact Elaine here.


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