Region 8 Hotel for JO Nationals
Region 8 has, once again reserved a block of rooms for the J.O. National Championships in downtown Des Moines, IA. The hotel is .07 miles to the Convention Center and they provide a shuttle. For reservations, all coaches and athlete families will be given a booking link at Regionals in Tampa Bay, POST QUALIFICATION. The reservation will be through the National Travel Systems. NTS’s website is: www.ntssportstravel.com and their phone number is 1-888-603-8747. The rate is $114.98, plus tax per night. The block release date is going to be April 20th, 2015 so please be prepared to book on site at Regionals. If people have already booked hotel accommodations at another hotel in the Des Moines area please cancel them. The Region is really making an attempt to foster National Team camaraderie.
Brad Harris - Region 8 JO Chairman
Region 8 Committee Minutes
Minutes from the December Region 8 Committee Meeting are available.
Guidelines for Regional Entries
Please review the guidelines below for Regional Entries.
Registration for Region 8 Congress is now open!
Registration for Region 8 Congress is now open. Go HERE for more information and registration forms.
The latest Xcel FAQ has been posted on the USA Gymnastics website.
This has some valuable clarifications that coaches and judges should have.
Xcel, Level 9 & 10 athletes who are unable to compete at State Championship due to injury may petition to compete at Regionals.
Level 9 & 10 Petition form
Xcel Petition form
No petition is allowed for Level 7 or 8 athletes since these athletes qualify by placement. All Level 7 & 8 athletes must compete at State Championships in order to qualify to Level 7 Regionals and Level 8 Regionals.
Judges' Mileage Reimbursement For 2015
Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors:
Effective January 1, 2015, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.57 per mile to reflect the recent increase in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2015.
Judges Availability, In Gym and Tracking Forms
Judges Availability, In Gym and Tracking forms are all available here.
You must download and save forms. Then complete forms and save again. All of these forms can be filled in online with the exception of the chart for In Gym. The In Gym form must be signed by coach, so you can fill in your information, print, write in chart information and ask coach to sign. The Tracking Form may not total. It works for some, but not for others.
Floor Exercise Border Matting
The matting for Floor Exercise border has been extended. The matting must extend a minimum of 5’ feet from the edge of the boundary line and extend a minimum of 6’ from the corner of the carpet down each side of the Floor Exercise area.
If you have downloaded 2014-2015 Rules and Policies to your computer or tablet before 11/11/14 please download again for all updates.
Level 9 Easterns
Will be held at Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall in Kissimmee, Fla. This is being hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando Metro Gymnastics. The NTS hotel blocks will go live January 26th.