#SHELBYSTRONG

Posted: 04.16.2015

Dear gymnastics friends,

I'm not sure if you know, or have heard but one of our former athletes - Shelby Hilton (Sr gymnast on Kentucky) was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and is in for the fight of her life. Her family (wonderful folks by the way) have started a fund to help with the enormous expenses that are piling up. I would never ask unless help was really needed! Please visit the below site and give whatever you can.

Shelby's Fund

Words cannot express our thanks!

Brad Harris
TBT
R 8 JO Chairman


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2015 Xcel Regional Schedule

Posted: 04.16.2015

The 2015 Xcel Regional Schedule is posted HERE.  Then go to Schedule tab at top of page. 

So sorry for the delay, but with over 1600 athletes qualified it took us a while to work everyone into a 3 day meet.


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Level 7 & 8 Regional Schedule

Posted: 04.14.2015

Level 7 USA Gymnastics Regional Schedule is posted on HERE.

PLEASE NOTE if you have Level 8's in Level 8 Regionals that Level 8 Schedule birthdate ranges for sessions have changed.  Your athlete(s) could be in a different sessions than you first thought.  Level 7 USA Gymnastics Regional Schedule is posted on HERE.


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National Entry forms

Posted: 04.02.2015

For 2015, there will be NO online registration for any of the JO Championship events (JO Nationals, NIT, and East/West Championships).  Links for these forms are below.  They are writeable pdfs so there are a few options for registration:
  1. Each club may download the form, complete it ahead of time, save and print it, and bring it to Regionals with them to turn in if/when their athlete(s) qualifies.  You may list all of your athletes and simply mark through any who do not qualify. 
  2. Each club may download the form and print it blank.  They can then bring it to Regionals and complete it by hand and turn it when their athlete(s) qualifies.

 JO National Entry form and Eastern National Entry form


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Regional Championships Schedules

Posted: 04.01.2015

Level 9 & 10 Regional schedule is posted HERE

Level 8 Regional Schedule is posted HERE.  The Level 7 Schedule will be posted by Tuesday, April 14th after the final Level 7 State Championship in Region 8.  Level 8 Age Divisions

Xcel Regional Schedule will be posted HERE by Wednesday, April 15th after the final Xcel State Championships in Region 8


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JO Nationals Training Day Scedule

Posted: 03.25.2015

Training Day Schedule

 

 

2015 Jr. Olympic Nationals

Training Day Schedule – Jr.’s

Thursday, May 14th

 

Every athlete from Region 8 will train with their age group teammates – NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

 

7:45 a.m. – Mandatory Region 8 Coaches Meeting

 

8:00 a.m. – Stretch in Warm up gym

 

8:30 a.m. – Jr. Gym = A’s and B’s – UB

                                        C’s and D’s – FX

9:00 a.m. - Jr. Gym = C’s and D’s – UB

                                       A’s and B’s – FX

9:30 a.m. - Jr. Gym = A’s and B’s – V

                                       C’s and D’s – BB

10:00 a.m. - Jr. Gym = C’s and D’s – V

                                       A’s and B’s – BB

 

10:30 a.m. – Additional Training Time is available in the warm-up gym until 11:30 a.m. if you so desire.

 

Coaches may decide to break the athletes up into two groups for 15 minutes each to facilitate apparatus changes. Please break them up by team however.

 

2015 Jr. Olympic Nationals

Training Day Schedule – Sr.’s

Thursday, May 14th

 

Every athlete from Region 8 will train with their age group teammates – NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

 

7:45 a.m. – Mandatory Region 8 Coaches Meeting

 

8:00 a.m. – Stretch in Warm up gym

 

8:30 a.m. – Sr. Gym = A’s and B’s – UB

                                        C’s and D’s – FX

9:00 a.m. - Sr. Gym = C’s and D’s – UB

                                        A’s and B’s – FX

9:30 a.m. - Sr. Gym = A’s and B’s – V

                                       C’s and D’s – BB

10:00 a.m. - Sr. Gym = C’s and D’s – V

                                        A’s and B’s – BB

 

10:30 a.m. – Additional Training Time is available in the warm-up gym until 11:30 a.m. if you so desire.

 

Coaches may decide to break the athletes up into two groups for 15 minutes each to facilitate apparatus changes. Please break them up by team however.


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Xcel Update

Posted: 03.18.2015

There are revised "Additional 'A' Value Part Skills for Xcel Bars, Beam and Floor Charts" posted on the USA Gymnastics website. One of the main reasons for the update was to include the additional skills that receive an 'A' VP in Platinum and Diamond that do not have a number in the Xcel Code. Also, the bridge kickover and head-kickover were removed from the Beam chart because these are now skills in the Code (7.106)

Xcel Update


That same page has links to the latest FAQ as well as the new Xcel New Element Evaluation Form.

On another topic - on Bars, please remember only one cast must meet the division SR cast angle requirement. This cast would receive VP credit and fulfill the SR. If there is another cast (in a different connection) in the routine that is smaller than the SR cast angle but meets the division requirement for an 'A' cast, this second cast will also receive VP credit. These angles are listed in the Code and on the "Additional 'A' VP Bars Chart.
Bronze, Silver, and Gold Hips off the bar
Platinum Cast 89° to 21° from vertical
Diamond Cast 45° to 21° from vertical

I hope everyone has a great State Meet!


Elaine Wulf
Region 8 Xcel Chair


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Level 8 Regional Qualifiers Per State

Posted: 03.18.2015

Number of qualifiers for Level 8 Regionals per state are listed below:

LEVEL 8:

 

                                    Total # OF

STATE                         GYMNASTS

 

AL                                   24  (8 team + 16)     

 

FL                                 112  (8 team + 104)                                                  

 

GA                                  73  (8 team + 65)                                                    

 

LA                                   14  (8 team + 6)                                                        

 

MS                                    8  (8 team)                                                   

 

NC                                  56  (8 team + 48)                                                                 

 

SC                                  38  (8 team + 30)                                                       

 

TN                                  24  (8 team + 16)                                                                                                                                -------

                                     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 8 Regionals as long as an additional gymnast from that state is accepted to Level 8 Regionals.  The foreign athlete would receive duplicate awards at Regionals.  Foreign athletes would be in addition to the above numbers.


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Level 7 Regional Qualifiers Per State

Posted: 03.18.2015

Number of qualifiers for Level 7 Regionals per state are listed below: 

LEVEL 7:

                    Total # OF
STATE         GYMNASTS

AL                 16 (8 team + 8)

FL                 84 (8 team + 76)

GA                63 (8 team + 55)

LA                13 (8 team + 5)

MS                 8 (8 team)

NC               34 (8 team + 26)

SC               26 (8 team + 18)

TN                21 (8 team + 13)

                  -------
                   265


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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Level 9 Easterns and JO Nationals Age Groups

Posted: 03.17.2015

The JO Championship Age divisions are now posted in the following places:
 

JO Nationals       Level 9 Eastern Championships


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