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.
Words cannot express our thanks!
R 8 JO Chairman
2015 Xcel Regional Schedule
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.
Level 7 & 8 Regional Schedule
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.
National Entry forms
- 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.
- 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.
Regional Championships Schedules
Level 9 & 10 Regional schedule is posted HERE.
Xcel Regional Schedule will be posted HERE by Wednesday, April 15th after the final Xcel State Championships in Region 8
JO Nationals Training Day Scedule
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)
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!
Region 8 Xcel Chair
Level 8 Regional Qualifiers Per State
Number of qualifiers for Level 8 Regionals per state are listed below:
Level 7 Regional Qualifiers Per State
Number of qualifiers for Level 7 Regionals per state are listed below:
Level 9 Easterns and JO Nationals Age Groups
The JO Championship Age divisions are now posted in the following places: