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2014 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble

Posted: 11.18.2013

Save the Date!!!!!!

2014 Tim Rand Memorial Golf Scramble
June 22, 2014
Golf Course: Quail Hollow Golf Club
Hosted by: The Region 8 Committee

11:00 a.m. – Registration and Boxed Lunch
12:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start
Awards, food and refreshments to follow.

$100.00 per player (includes cart, lunch and post tournament food and drinks)

All proceeds will support the "TR Legends Fund" and go directly back to the membership of Region 8

Registration and sponsorship materials to follow.


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Another Coach needed

Posted: 10.31.2013

Starlight Gymnastics in Jacksonville, Florida has immediate openings for recreational and competitive team coaches. Positive, energetic, responsible and reliable is a must! Please email resume.


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Soph/Jr form changed to 8th grade to Senior

Posted: 10.03.2013

Due to new NCAA  rules allowing recruiting of athletes in 8th grade and above the Soph/Jr form is now for athletes graduating 2018 and before.  Be sure to put athletes graduation year in under the Academic Information section.  Once you hit SAVE at bottom of form information goes into a database that will be sent to all NCAA schools with a competitive gymnastics program.

Soph/Jr Form


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Region 8 Financial Statement

Posted: 09.26.2013

You can find the financial statement for Region 8 USA Gymnastics financial statement from 7/1/12-6/30/13 HERE.

 


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Region 8 Rules and Regulations

Posted: 09.19.2013

The updated version of Region 8's Rules and Regulations in available HERE.


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Letter from Brad

Posted: 09.17.2013

TO: Region 8 Professional Members
FROM: Brad Harris - Region 8 JO Chairman
 
I reached out to all of you last May as we geared up for Easterns and JO Nationals for your help and support in regard to our three training camps. Frankly the numbers were down a bit, and I was a little frustrated. WOW...what a response! Region 8 is preparing for our largest training camp attendance in our history. On behalf of the regional committee, I would like to thank our three hosts, LaFleur's of Tampa, the University of Alabama, the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta and YOU.... the people that make the system thrive.
 


These camps are not only great training opportunities for our athletes but they are a place where we can all share our knowledge with one another to make the Region as strong as possible, (By the way....we were 3rd at JO's this year, only behind R 3 and R 5, our best finish in many years!) They are also the "life blood" of our apparel fund and "All Star" trip. 100% of the money raised by these camps goes directly back to our Level 9 & 10 gymnasts and their coaches. In other words, the training camp system is the system that supports YOU....thank you so much for supporting IT in return.

With growth however, can come some challenges. Unfortunately, we had to either wait list or turn away several clubs who got their entries in a little late. If the demand continues, as I hope it will, we are open to the thought of a fourth camp. Please give me your opinion on that. In addition, the groups will tend to be a little larger and the number of stations will expand. With that said, we will need our volunteer clinicians and attending personal coaches to work "hand in hand" to provide the athletes with the best possible training opportunity.

At the remaining camp (L 8/9/10) we are going to model our procedure after what happens at the Karolyi Ranch for the JO National Team Camp and Tier 2 Camp. There will be a volunteer clinician (or clinicians) at each station that will supervise and perhaps give some guidance in terms of a warm up or complex. Once that is complete, they will turn the kids over to the attending coaches. Athletes at the camps that do not have a coach in attendance or have a coach that is working as a volunteer will be well taken care of by the many coaches that will be present at each station. We did it at the National Team Training Camp in Tuscaloosa and it worked out great!

The main point I am trying to convey is that the focus of our camps should be on the positives! What a great way to come together as we prepare for the upcoming season. What a great way for the athletes and coaches to work as one and have a little fun along the way..... but most importantly, what a great way to raise funds so that Region 8 can continue to improve our apparel for the kids and coaches at the National Championship events. We have come a long way and will continue to do so.

I hope to see you all in the upcoming weeks and Months!

Go Region 8!


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2014 Region 8 Congress

Posted: 09.17.2013

2014 Region 8 Congress will be held June 20-22 in Tampa.  More details later!


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Thank You

Posted: 09.17.2013

Region 8 USA Gymnastics thanks 2013 Regional hosts. Nancy Lay, John Williams, Deb Walls and Meet Integrity did a fabulous job hosting the largest Region 8 Level 9 & 10 Regionals ever! Michelle and David Pomerantz and Gymnastix were great hosts for Level 7 & 8 Regionals with more Level 7’s than ever before!  Gary and Mendi Knisley and Upstate Events made over 1,000 Xcel children very happy with unbelievable march in’s and fabulous competition!
 
Thank you to LaFleur’s Tampa for hosting Level 7 & 8 Training Camp. Their fabulous facility provided a great atmosphere for close to 100 athletes. National Team Training Camp was at University of Alabama. Region 8’s top Level 9 & 10’s had great time in a outstanding gymnastics facility. Level 8, 9 & 10 Training Camp has more athletes than we have had in a very long time. Thanks to Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta for opening their gym and finding us additional stations to handle all these wonderful athletes. Of course, none of these Training Camps would happen with all the great volunteers willing to give their week end to coach these fabulous athletes. Special thanks to Brad Harris for setting up and running all 3 of these camps.


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Another Letter about All Star Trip

Posted: 08.02.2013

Hi Brad,

We wanted to let you know what a fabulous time Meredith had on the All-Star trip to Puerto Rico. She hasn't stop telling us about all the great times. We were so happy that Meredith got to travel with and meet other gymnasts from Region 8. She has spoken so highly of all the girls and of how nice everyone was. The girls took lots of photos of all the fun! This is a trip she will always remember. Thank you so much for taking her.

Sincerely,
Mike and Linda Robinson
 


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Athletes needed for Research Project

Posted: 08.01.2013

My name is Amanda Ramon, and I am a senior Exercise Science major with a minor in Child Growth and Development at The Florida State University. Before coming to Florida State University, I was a competitive gymnast for eleven years at the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia. As part of my undergraduate degree at FSU, I have decided to take my experiences from gymnastics and turn them into an Honors in the Major research thesis.


I am working with Dr. Jasminka Ilich-Ernst to investigate the causes of back stress fractures in female high school gymnasts. My research will focus on evaluating risk factors, besides the mechanical stress caused by gymnastics. Since most of these gymnasts will be under the age of eighteen, I will receive consent from the gymnasts’ parents or legal guardians before the gymnasts will be allowed to complete the study. The study will involve the gymnasts answering several surveys about their physical activity, nutritional habits, menstruation patterns, and gymnastics career. The gymnasts do not have to have a history of back stress fractures to participate in the study, but they will need to be training on levels seven through ten, elite, or pre-optional gold or platinum. Participants in the survey must also be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.

I am looking for volunteers for my study, and I was wondering if you would be willing to send information about my study to the gyms in Region 8. I have contacted several gyms in Georgia, but I am still looking for several more volunteers. This study really means a lot to me, and the results may provide helpful information to doctors, coaches, parents, and gymnasts about gymnastics and back stress fractures. I have pre-written emails that I can give you to send out if that makes it easier on you. Any volunteers that I can get will help me with my thesis!

If you would be willing to forward on information for me or you have any questions, please contact me by emailing Amanda. Thank you in advance for your help and interest! I greatly appreciate it!
 

Amanda Ramon


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