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2016-2017 Women's Rules and Policies Available

Posted: 08.02.2016

2016-2017 Women's Rules and Policies is now available online.


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Level 9 Easterns and JO national Sites Announced

Posted: 08.02.2016

Level 9 Eastern and JO Level 10 Nationals sites announced.


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Regional Update

Posted: 07.18.2016

Here is the Region 8 Update from Region 8 Congress.


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May Minutes now available

Posted: 05.25.2016

Minutes from JO, Technical, Xcel, Administrative and many other Committees are now available.  LINK

These changes go into effect August 1, 2016.  Read this information NOW before you construct new optional or teach compulsories to athletes moving up.


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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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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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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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2011 Region 8 Congress

Posted: 07.05.2011

Region 8 Congress will be held July 14-17, 2011 in New Orleans, LA. Come join us for wonderful lectures, Hall of Fame induction, National Champion presentation, Auction, Safety Course, Judges test and HOT Course. Go to Registration form to register today!


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