Palmetto Athletic Center
1193 N. Lake Drive Lexington, SC
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Make Sure Information is Updated
You should have received a Constant Contact email on October 23rd. If you did then your email address is updated with USA Gymnastics. Email addresses are pulled from National Membership database for National, Regional and State emails. If you have coaches in your gym or other friends who did not get this email then their email may not be updated. To issue you receive most recent information make sure all of your information is updated. Go to usagym.org, sign in, then Member Services, then My Profile and update your information.
While looking at mailing list I noticed that many of you have Expired or Pending by your membership due to expired or unfinished background check. Background checks expire after 2 years on 7/31. Safety is good for 4 years and expires on also 7/31. USA Gymnastics memberships are for 1 year, but Safety and Background checks must be active for USA Gymnastics Membership to be active.
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!
Level 8 Vault Clarification
The motion reads:
Recommendation that for Level 8 Vault only: If the coach spots the gymnast during the post flight, a 1.00 deduction is applied rather than voiding the vault. The current 0.50 deduction for spotting assistance upon the landing is still in effect.
Motion: Larry Goldsmith
Second: Linda Mulvihill
I believe the intent is a 1.0 deduction for spotting the post flight and 0.5 deduction for spotting the landing for a total of 1.5. Hopefully this email will clear up any confusion.
RTCC Region 8
2015-2016 USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies
Meet Directors, Coaches and Judges go to R&P for your copy of 2015-2016 USA Gymnastics Women’s Rules and Policies. Read at least the highlighted text to remind you of changes for this year.
Renew your Safety Certification early!
Professional Members whose Safety Certification expires July 31, 2016 can register and renew starting today! Members can renew up to one year prior to expiration. Your new expiration date will be 7/31/2020
Update your information
You should have received an email from Region 8 USA Gymnastics in the last week. Email addresses are pulled from National Membership database. To issue you receive most recent information make sure your information is updated. Go to usagym.org, sign in, then Member Services, then My Profile and update your information.
Webinar for Updates
Join us Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern Time for our Women's Jr. Olympic and Xcel Program Update. We will cover all the latest changes of the Women's Program for the Jr. Olympic Program and the Xcel Program.
You must register for the Webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details.
Go HERE to register.
Have you EXPIRED!!
All Professional and athlete memberships expired on July 31 - ALL members need to renew as soon as possible - Please check your expiration dates on your background and safety test as your membership will not become ACTIVE until everything is up to date
Once you have signed in go to Membership and then My Profile and check your information. PLEASE take time to update. ALL Regional mailings come from this database.
Athlete Memberships - ALL Clubs need to double check all of their athletes registration on line for the following
Membership is current (with a JULY 31, 2016 expiration date)
LEVEL MUST BE CORRECT
BIRTHDATE MUST BE CORRECT
SPELLING OF NAME MUST BE CORRECT
Correct address so that they will receive the USA Gymnastics magazine.
All of this is much easier now with the new system. Changes are a push of a button. If the athlete moves up a level or moves from JO to Xcel or Xcel to JO, please update online.
Meet Directors will pull the roster for your club when you enter a competition and use that information to enter your athletes in their meet - if the level or birthdate or name spelling is not correct, your athlete will be entered in the meet incorrectly. It is not the responsibility of the meet director to know the correct level or birthdate of your athlete - IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK YOUR ATHLETE ROSTER ON THE USA Gymnastics NATIONAL OFFICE WEB SITE -
Level 8 Vault
Please be aware of this rule change regarding Level 8 vault:
"The athlete may choose to attempt one or two vaults. If she decides to perform the second vault, she is declaring the score of the second vault as her final and official score, regardless of the result."
This and more updates can be found at