Congrats and Good Luck

Posted: 03.25.2015

Congratulations and Good luck to Megan Skaggs (GAA) and Emily Schild (Everest) of Region 8 at the Jesolo Cup in Italy.  They will compete March 28 in the senior team and all-around finals, 4 p.m.; March 29, senior individual event finals, 10:30 a.m. All times are EDST.
 

Live webcast

 


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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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Program Director needed

Posted: 03.11.2015

Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics is looking to hire a Xcel Program Director. This could be a full or part time position and would require someone specifically comfortable with beam and floor for Xcel Bronze through Platinum. Dance and choreography experience is preferred. Someone who is organized, pays attention to detail and is high energy would be a perfect fit! Salary is determined on experience. Please check out our website and call 941 753-FLIP for more details. Come grow with us!
 


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Level 9 & 10 Regional Championships information

Posted: 03.11.2015

Region 8 Level 9 & 10 Regional Championship information is available HERE.


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Coach needed

Posted: 03.04.2015

River City Gymnastics is looking for a Girls Optional Team Coach with experience. Positivity and a love for the sport is a must! River City Gymnastics is located in Memphis, TN and has been open since 1987. Please email your resume to River City or contact Erica Anderson for additional information.
 


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Coaches needed

Posted: 02.23.2015

Tift Gymnastics Academy is looking for Team and Rec Coaches!
knowledge of the JO, reliable, responsible and a love for coaching and kids is a must.
TGA is Located in the heart Tifton Ga.
Please contact Ben Ledl
 


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