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2011 Eastern Nationals

Posted: 01.13.2011

Information for 2011 Level 9 Eastern National is available at website and Facebook.  These sites are up and material is added on a regular basis.

 

 


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Grants to athletes

Posted: 11.02.2010

There is a Pink Invitational that is held each year in Pennsylvania.  This invitational is now giving $1,000 and $2,000 grants to USAG member athletes who have a family member with breast cancer.  Go to Pink Invitational for grant applications.


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Tech Notes - Marian Dykes

Posted: 10.19.2010

 


2010 –2011 Selected JO Changes
 

General
·     Judges are not allowed to accept gifts in addition to the USA Gymnastics Compensation package judging fee.
·      Effective August 1, 2010, for those judges involved in a carpool, each judge will be reimbursed for his/her full mileage to meet the carpool.
·      Appreciation gifts from the Regional Committee will be limited to a monetary value of $50.00 per annum per judge.
 
Vault
·      Athletic tape, Velcro strips or small chalk marks may be placed across the width of the vault runway. The markings should be removed no later than at the end of the rotation.
·      Optional Vault (Levels 7-10) to add a deduction of “up to 0.10” for incorrect foot form in each phase (pre-flight, support, after-flight) of the vault.
 
Uneven Bars
·      Whenever more than one extra swing is performed following a single element, the maximum deduction is 0.60.
·      Flyaway dismounts must be initiated from the high bar to receive value part.
·      Level 7 only: No penalty for extra swing will be applied if a counter swing is performed prior to salto forward (front flyaway) dismount (#8.107 or 8.207)
·      Level 7 and 8 Bars: Circle Element from Group 3, 6 or 7 Special Requirement
Level 7 and 8 gymnasts are allowed to perform the following selected “C” elements for “B” value part credit in order to fulfill the Group 3, 6, 7 Special Requirement:
o   #6304 Back stalder to handstand, also with half (180°) turn,
o   #7.309 Piked sole circle backward to handstand, also with half (180°) turn
Note: These selected elements are in addition to the Clear hip circle to handstand, also with ½ (180°) turn, already permitted at both Level 7 and 8.
·      Bars: Delete the starting position of “Handstand on HB” from any dismount currently described as such in the JO Code of Points.
·      Bars: In order to receive “B” value part for a back uprise, a gymnast must show a closed shoulder angle, pulling the shoulders over the bar (not an extended shoulder position in a long swing)
 
Balance Beam
·      5 seconds will be added to the maximum time limit for Level 2 and 3 Beam Routine (now 35 seconds).
·      New deduction effective August 1, 2010:“Failure to perform value parts from the turn category in high releve’—Up to 0.10”
·      the deduction for lack of tempo/poor rhythm between elements performed in a series to up to 0.20 for:
       acrobatic (forward acro, counter acro, backward non-flight acro)
       mixed series
       dance connections
Note: The connection of two or more backward acro elements, with a minimum of one flight, is still evaluated as either connected or not connected. If not, deduct 0.50 for missing the Special Requirement and do not award value part credit for the second element IF both elements are the same.
·      Beam: If a dance element is performed that is a variation of an element listed in the JO Code of Points and the root skill is recognizable, it may be given the same value as the root skill and can be used to fulfill dance requirements.
·      The following change of wording in the JO Code of Points (Beam element #2.108) to indicate that the stretch jump no longer is required to move forward or show an arch to receive A value part.
1st illustration: Stretched jump or arch jump
2nd illustration: Stretched jump with ½ turn (180°)
3rd illustration: Stretched jump with change/beat of legs
 
Floor Exercise
·      Floor: Stag switch leg leap is now #1.104 and is listed as an “A”.
·      Floor: Double leg stag leap or jump with a 360˚ turn is a “B” (#1.201)
·      The same dance element (from Group 1 or 2) may used in a direct connection on Floor
Exercise to receive C+ C (same or different) Connection Value bonus of +0.10
·      Floor: If a dance element is performed that is a variation of an element listed in the JO Code of Points and the root skill is recognizable, it may be given the same value as the root skill and can be used to fulfill dance requirements.
·      Dance Passage Re-defined
In order to allow for more creativity and simplification, the committees made some changes to the Dance Passage Special Requirement (changes in italics type):
Recommendation to redefine the Floor Exercise Special Requirement, effective August  1, 2010, as:
Dance passage with a minimum of two (2) different Group 1 elements, directly or indirectly connected, one of which is a leap (one foot take-off) requiring a 180° cross or side split position.
An indirect connection would allow for running steps, small leaps, hops, chassés, assemblés, or any kind of turn on 1or 2 feet between the two dance Value Part elements.
·      No pauses or stops are allowed within the dance passage.
o   Example: Using a lunge preparation that creates a pause prior to a turn on one foot would break the dance passage.
·      Acro elements performed between the dance value part elements will break the dance passage.
·      Change in JO Code of Points, pg. 224, 3.d.: Group 1 elements in the dance passage may land on one or both feet as the first and/or second/last element of the dance passage. Rebounding out of a leap/jump is allowed and does
NOT constitute a pause or stop.
·      The leap with 180° split
1.     If the cross position is used, it must have the forward leg extended.
2.     If the forward leg of one of the two dance value parts finishes in a stag position, it will NOT fulfill the Special Requirement.
3.     If the rear leg finishes in a stag position, it WILL fulfill the Special Requirement.
4.     The stride leap forward with change of legs to wolf position (#1.404) DOES NOT    require a 180° split; therefore it will not fulfill that part of the Special Requirement.
·      The second (or last) element may also land in a prone or split-sit position.
·      Recommendation to reduce the Chief Judge deduction for coach on the floor exercise mat at Optional levels from 1.00 to 0.50
 

 

 


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JO News

Posted: 10.09.2010

 

Dear Region 8 Professional Members:
 
The summer of 2010 was another great one for Region 8. In July we were in St. Petersburg, Florida for the 3rd annual “Regional Team” Training camp and it was great. The camp was comprised of some of the top - level 7’s and 8’s in the Region and the talent was amazing! The focus of the camp was basics, core skill development and intermediate optional development. The kids and volunteer coaches worked extremely hard and everyone was very happy with the results.
 
In August we traveled to New York City for the fourth annual Region 8 “All-Star” trip. The team was made up of the level 9 & 10 athletes that best represented Region 8 at the 2010 Easterns and National Championships. This year’s team was as follows:
 
 
Level 9
Julianna Cannamela of Southeastern
Lexi Graber of Southern Starz
Abbott Llewellen of GAA
Meghan Brannon of Lafleur’s Largo
Claire Kern of Southeastern
Kelly Martin of ACE, FL
 
Level 10
Ashleigh Gnat of ACE, FL
Christina Pheil of Tampa Bay Turners
Tiffany Henry of Tampa Bay Turners
Courtney Bisbee of KPAC, NC
Hayley Watts of Southeastern
Haley Bodenheimer of Salem Gymnastics Center  
 
The athletes and coaches took part in two excellent training sessions at Chelsea Piers Gymnastics Center with head staff Brad Harris, Nikolai Cherchen and Kristie Phillips. Everyone involved really enjoyed the workouts but enjoyed even more the relationships that were created and the true feeing of camaraderie. We even had the pleasure of working along side the level 9 & 10 girls from the Chelsea Piers Team! It is our hope that this trip has been and will continue to be a great source of motivation within the Region.
 
I would like to personally thank Chris McClain of Chelsea Piers and the team girls for being such wonderful hosts.
 
In September - the 3rd annual “Nationals Team” Training Camp was held at Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta. The camp hosted some of the Region’s top Level 9, 10 and Elite athletes and coaches. We also (once again) had several NCAA coaches on the staff due to a new allowance in the rules to do so. I am going to continue to work very hard to insure that we have at least one representative from every college in the Southeast of the USA. Thanks to Jon Aardema and the great people at GAA for an awesome experience!
 
October 8-10 will see Region 8 in the Orlando area at ACE Gymnastics for the Level 8/9/10 Training Camp. The weekend will host over 100 of the Region’s L 8-10 athletes that represented us so well at R 8 Championships (and in some cases Nationals) in 2010. As always, we are hopeful the camp will have a high level of energy and that everyone gets a lot out of it. Thanks to Ray, Joan, Jon and the staff at ACE for allowing us the use of your awesome gym.
 
 I would like to conclude by thanking everyone who is involved and continues to support our three training camp system. When you support the Camps you are actually supporting yourselves and our great athletes. Although we are continuing to move in the right direction we still do not have full participation. I have asked and will continue to ask that every club that qualifies athletes to Level 7-10 Regional Championships be a part of at least one of the three camps. Being a part can mean: hosting a camp, sending athletes to a camp, volunteering to coach or all three. Please understand that all of the funds raised go directly back to our athletes and coaches for apparel and our “All-Star” trip. Please do your part.
 
 
Thanks a lot and GO Region 8 –
 
Brad Harris
Region 8 Junior Olympic Committee Chairman
 

 


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Tim Rand Fund

Posted: 10.06.2010

The Tim Rand Fund has paid for all Level 10 National entries for 2009 and 2010, $11,400.00 and has aided many state clinics giving $4,000.00 over the last several years for coaches and judges education. WE WANT TO DO MORE! We would like to pay both the Level 10 National entries and the Level 9 Eastern National entries in 2011. We need your help! If every judge, coach and gym gave we could reach our goal. Your contribution is tax deductable. Please make your check payable to Tim Rand Fund – Region 8 USAG and mail to 394 Stonebridge Road, Birmingham, AL 35210 TODAY!
Tim Rand Memorial Fund download view


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Thank you!

Posted: 10.06.2010

Region 8 would like to thank the following gyms for hosting 2010 Training Camp!

 
Level 7 & 8                 Tampa Bay Turners
National Team            Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Level 8, 9 & 10           ACE Gymnastics
 
Also a big thank you for all the wonderful volunteers who helped to make these weekends a great success!


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Bids awarded for 2012

Posted: 10.06.2010

The Region 8 Committee awarded the following bids in their meeting at National Team Training Camp:
 
2012
April 12-15, 2012            Level 7 & 8 Regionals            Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando Metro            Osceola Heritage Park’s Exhibition Hall             Kissimmee, FL
 
April 19-22, 2012                        Level 9 & 10 Regionals            FL USAG and Tampa Bay Turners            Manatee Convention Center                        Brandenton, FL
 
May 3-6, 2012                        PREP Regionals            Meet Control                                                 Jackson Convention Complex            Jackson, MS


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USAG Open Championship Competition

Posted: 10.06.2010

USA Gymnastics is hosting USAG Open Championship competition at the ESPN  Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. This competition is for Levels 4-8 and PREP Gold (Division C) and up. Registration is open. Go to USAG Disney Meet for more information.


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Bids Open for Regional competitions for 2013

Posted: 10.06.2010

Bids are now open for all 2013 Region 8 Competitions. 
Please go to Region 8 Competition Bid Form download  for a bid form.
Dates for these meets are:
Level 9 & 10 Regionals – April 11-14, 2013
Level 7 & 8 Regionals – April 18-21, 2013
PREP Regionals – April 25-28, 2013
The Region 8 Committee will meet on December 17, 2010 to decide bids.


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Region 8 PREP Rules

Posted: 08.25.2010

On the floor clarifications for Silver, Gold and Platinum the first description said " *1 acro series SR & 1 dance series SR minImum"  Some people were misinterpreting this to read that athlete had to do the Dance Passage when it was meant to state athlete had to do one Special Requirement from a dance category.  I changed floor to "*1 acro category SR & 1 dance category SR min."  Then I looked at Beam and it says "*Must do 1 Acro SR  and 1  Dance SR minimum".  After conferring with Marian I changed Beam to read the same as floor. 

SO, there is not really any change.  Only clarification!

PREP Rules

 


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