Judges Availability, In Gym and Tracking Form for 2017
The Judges Availability, In Gym and Tracking Form for 2017 are available HERE.
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2016 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble
2016 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble
June 19, 2016
Golf Course: Skybrook Golf Club
Hosted by: The Region 8 Committee
11:00 a.m. – Registration and Boxed Lunch
12:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start
Please join us for a fun filled day of golf, prizes and food to commemorate Tim Rand's passing by doing something that he loved. All proceeds from this event will directly support the recently renamed “TR Legends Fund”. This fund gives thousands of dollars annually to the membership of Region 8. To make this event the best it can possibly be we are looking for golfers to take part in what we feel is going to be a wonderful day!
The Tournament will be a four-person scramble. We will have prizes and other fun contests available for those who wish to take part. After the tournament we will have an awards ceremony, raffle give-away’s, a silent auction and buffet in the beautiful clubhouse.
The price per player is $100.00. Please make all checks payable to: Region 8 USAG.
The golfer registration form.
For gyms or individuals willing to sponsor this event, the form is here.
Thanks and hope to see you there.
Hotel information For Level 6, 7 & 8 Regionals
Here is a LINK to hotel information for Level 6, 7 & 8 Regionals. If you make a hotel reservation and then decide not to attend Level 6, 7 & 8 Regionals please cancel ASAP so other athletes can make reservations.
Level 9 Eastern and Level 10 Nationals Meet Information and Hotel Block
Level 9 Eastern and Level 10 JO Nationals meet information and Level 9 Easterns hotel block links are below.
Level 10 JO Nationals Web Site - Hotel information will be given to qualifiers and coaches in apparel room after each session.
New Online Courses for Coaches and Judges
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!
Hotels for Level 9 & 10 Regionals
Hotels for Level 9 & 10 Regionals are listed on Meetmaker.
Winter 2016 Constant Contact Newsletter
Click here to read 2016 Winter Region 8 Constant Contact Newsletter
Donations for TRLF – Tim Rand Legends Fund
Please consider making a donation to the TRLF. Region 8 has paid for all Level 9 & 10 entry fees to their National Championships for the last several years. Entry fees and Level 10 number increase this year, so we need your help to continue paying National entry fees. Please consider donating a percentage of the profits from your invitational. Have a Cartwheel-A-Thon. Come up with something new, but please help us out!
Minutes from Region 8 Committee Meeting
Minutes from the Region 8 USA Gymnastics December 2016 are available HERE.
Level 8 Vault Review
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.
Technical Director of Women’s Jr. Olympic Program