Region 8 Rules and Regulations

Posted: 10.01.2014

The updated version of Region 8's Rules and Regulations in available HERE

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Xcel Update

Posted: 09.30.2014

There have been important updates to the Xcel program. Hopefully you have already read the Minutes from the Xcel Committee's meeting in late May and have started to incorporate those changes.

The Errata (changes to the Xcel Code of Points) have now also been posted. It is amazing how many places in the Code had to be "fixed" for each change!!! I realize there are a lot of "fixes" for you to make in your books, but I am confident you will be happy with the changes the Committee has made. The updated pages for the Xcel Code will be posted at a later date. (There has been quite a lot for the USA Gymnastics office to do with Errata and Code changes for both Xcel and JO.) At this point in time, the iCode has the basic corrections from the Committee meeting. However, the detailed corrections included in the Errata have not been made in the iCode. I will let you know when this has been done.

The Xcel Committee has also posted another very important document. It is entitled "Order Matters - Steps to determine if a series receives SR credit". It is extremely important that you read this document. The Committee worked hard to present a concise procedure for looking at acro Floor series to determine both SR and VP credit. This document is posted to get the entire country on the "same page" in this process. It CHANGES some of the ways SR was awarded (or not awarded) last season. If you have questions regarding this, please contact me or Marian. We will both be happy to help you understand the process.

The Committee Minutes, the Errata, and the Order Matters document are all available at as PDFs'. A link to the new Rules & Policies is also available on that page. The new R & P contains two chapters dealing exclusively with Xcel. It should be able to answer your mobility, meet, and equipment questions.

The Xcel Vault and Rules Charts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available at as well as the files for the Errata and Order Matters.

This year, Xcel technical questions are being handled by our RTC, Marian Dykes. If you aren't sure where to send your question, I will be happy to look it over and answer if it is a matter of helping you understand a rule or find the information. If your question requires a technical interpretation, I will let you know I have forwarded it to Marian.

Have a great year!

Elaine Wulf

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College Form

Posted: 09.24.2014

The Sophomore/Junior form's name has been changed to College Form for 8th grade through Senior Region 8 Level 9 and 10 Athletes.  Region 8 will compile the information and send it to all NCAA schools with Gymnastics programs.


Complete form here -

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Region 8 Financial Statement

Posted: 09.24.2014

You can find the financial statement for 7/1/13-6/30/14 for Region 8 USA Gymnastics HERE.

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Bids Needed

Posted: 09.19.2014

Region 8 Committee is accepting bids for 2015 Training Camps and 2016 Regional Competitions. Region 8 Committee will meet December 9, 2014 to assign available bids. Please contact Deb Kornegay for a bid packet if you are interested.


July 24-26, 2015                   Level 7 & 8 Training Camp

September 11-13, 2015        National Team Training Camp

October 2-4, 2015                 Level 8, 9 & 10 Training Camp

April 7-10, 2016                    Level 9 & 10 Regionals

April 22-24, 2016                 Level 7 & 8 Regionals

May 13-15, 2016                  Xcel Regionals

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2014-2015 Address Book and Planner Now available2014-2015 Address Book and Planner are now available! Address Book order form Planner order form

Posted: 09.19.2014

2014-2015 Address Book and Planner are now available!

Address Book order form    Planner order form

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2015 Region 8 Congress

Posted: 09.19.2014

2015 Region 8 Congress will be held in New Orleans at Hilton New Orleans Riverside June 19-21.

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Everest Athlete qualifies as member of World Championship Team

Posted: 09.19.2014

Congratulations to Everest Gymnastics and athlete, Ashton Locklear, who qualified as member of 2014 World Championship Team! 

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Arson closes Apollo School of Gymnastics

Posted: 07.03.2014

Apollo School of Gymnastics, in Clearwater, Florida was attacked by an arsonist on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Shortly after their Open Gym ended, the fire was intentionally started in the middle of the gym and the smoke and water damage has shut the school down. They are currently operating their summer camp program out of a local church and looking for a temporary facility to reopen the class and team programs.
Their insurance coverage did not cover the loss and any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Follow this link to make a tax deductible donation to help Apollo get back on its feet.
Donate HERE
To make a donation directly, mail your tax deductible donation to:
Apollo Gymnastics Boosters
P.O. Box 2893
Dunedin, Florida  34697
 Stay updated at the Apollo Gymnastics Facebook page or contact the Apollo School of Gymnastics directly at E-Mail


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Sad News

Posted: 06.23.2014

It is with a very sad heart that I tell you that Hoylene Noble, USA Gymnastics Region 8 Administrative Committee from 1987 to 1997 and Georgia State Committee Chairman from 1977 to 1987, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 after a short hospital stay for heart condition.  

Service is Wednesday, June 25th with visitation 1:00-3:00 at Sam Jones United Methodist Church, Cartersville, GA. Service follows at 3:00.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to Region 8 USA Gymnastics for the Tim Rand Legends Fund.

Please make checks payable to Region 8 USAG. Please write TRLF on memo/for line of check. Mail to 394 Stonebridge Road, Birmingham, AL. 35210. The Tim Rand Legends Fund was developed to provide a way for the families and friends of loved ones who devoted their lives to the wonderful sport of gymnastics to contribute in their memory. The Tim Rand Legends Fund supports the athletes by paying their entry fee to their national competition each year. We have been honored to be able to pay these entry fees for our athletes for the past 5 years.

All sympathy cards should be mailed to Hoylene's son Scott Noble. 126 Williams Street, Ringgold, GA. 30736.

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