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May Minutes now available
Minutes from JO, Technical, Xcel, Administrative and many other Committees are now available. LINK
These changes go into effect August 1, 2016. Read this information NOW before you construct new optional or teach compulsories to athletes moving up.
Harris Chalkettes Gymnastics Team is looking for optional level coaches - part-time or full-time positions available. Pay commensurate with experience. We currently have 150+ gymnasts on our team, ranging from bronze to level 10. We are located in Charlotte, NC, in the largest YMCA in the USA, both membership and facility wise.
If interested please email Elaine Roberts.
Region 8 Charity
In an effort to teach our athletes the importance of giving and thinking of other Region 8 has chosen St Jude's as our charity for 2016 and 2017. Please plan to donate at Regional competitions
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Study of Mental Blocks performing backward skills
I am a former Finnish National Team member, Olympic qualifier, and Division I collegiate gymnast. I am currently a doctoral student studying mental blocks in performing backward moving skills and twisting in gymnastics for my dissertation. I have been researching this topic for the past 4 years and published an article in USA Gymnastics Technique Magazine. You can read my article here.
Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics is currently looking for compulsory and optional team coaches. Full and part time positions available and salary and benefits determined upon experience. We are currently the 2015 Florida Compulsory Club of the year and our program prides itself on coaching great technique and form. We are located 45 minutes south of Tampa and are 25 minutes from the white sand beaches of the gulf. Please send a resume to Lakewood Ranch or call us at 941 753-FLIP. Come see why life is so good at the ranch!
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!
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