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Region 8 Committee Minutes

Posted: 07.26.2017

Region 8 Committee minutes fro the June 22, 2017 meeting are available HERE.

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JO National and Level 9 Eastern Sites Announced

Posted: 07.20.2017

INDIANAPOLIS, July 20, 2017 – USA Gymnastics has selected the sites for the three 2018 Junior Olympic championship events for women’s gymnastics:  U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio; Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships, Rochester N.Y.

Click here for the online announcement.

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Admin, JO, Tech and Xcel Minutes now availble

Posted: 06.14.2017

ALL Women’s Program Minutes from the May meetings are now approved and posted on the

USA Gymnastics web site.

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Emails about Xcel Invitational meet

Posted: 05.16.2017

Good morning Professional Members,
There are marketing materials circulating in the community regarding a 2018 Xcel Championships Invitational. It is important to understand that this invitational is NOT supported or endorsed by USA Gymnastics as an official Championship of any kind.  The qualification requirements to this event ARE NOT governed by USA Gymnastics Women’s Rules and Policies.  The athletes competing in the competition are participating in an Invitational, NOT a USA or National Championship.
If you have questions, please let me know.
Thank you,
Annie Heffernon

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Floor Exercise Music Approval Form

Posted: 05.13.2017

Use form below to make sure the vocals in Floor Exercise music are acceptable for competition.

Floor Exercise music approval form

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Region 8 JO Committee Chairman Election

Posted: 04.17.2017

The election for Region 8 JO Committee Chairman election ended Saturday.  Brad Harris was reelected as Region 8's JO Committee Chairman.  Thanks to Brad for his willingness to serve!

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When do Optional JO and Xcel Rules Change?

Posted: 04.13.2017

Confused about when JO and Xcel Optional rules change?  Read this!

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2018 Regional Championships Bids Awarded

Posted: 01.10.2017

The following bids were awarded by the Region 8 Committee for 2018 Regional Championships.
April 12-15, 2018             Level 9 & 10 Regional Championships
                                        Bradenton Area Convention Center
                                        1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
April 20-22, 2018             Level 6/7/8 Regional Championships
                                        The Classic Center
                                        300 N Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601
April 26-29, 2018             Xcel Regional Championships
                                        The Ocean Center
                                        101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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Region 8 Congress is FULL

Posted: 06.12.2013

Region 8 Congress is full and registration is closed.  There will be NO onsite registration.

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2012 Region 8 Congress

Posted: 12.05.2011

Region 8 Congress will be held in Nashville, TN August 10-12, 2012.  View entire article for details.


2012 Region 8 Congress
General Information
Region 8               August 10 – 12, 2012       Nashville, TN             Sheraton Music City Hotel
The purpose of regional congress is to provide education to the teachers, coaches, judges and gymnastics business owners of the region. Education and training enable everyone to effectively and professionally serve in the development of the young gymnasts across the country.
Over 75 Sessions covering the following areas:
Coaches Education – Sessions covering popular topics for the developmental through elite gymnastics coach. Learn from leaders in the gymnastics community.
Recreational Education – A recreational track covering programs for tots through teens; be the best instructor in your gym!
Business Education – Sessions covering marketing, managing your business, staff retention and more.
Judges Education – Sessions covering compulsory, optional and elite judging criteria and technique.
Registration will begin on December 16th.
Online Registration will be available for members and printable forms will be available for all others here.
Early Bird
(Ends June 17th)
Regular Price
 (Ends August 2nd)
On-site Registration
Full Dinner
Professional, Jr. Pro & Instructor Members
Other Member Types and Non – Members
Member Clubs*
1st – $145.00
2nd - $135.00
3rd - $125.00
4th - $115.00
5th - $105.00
6th or more - $100.00
1st – $175.00
2nd - $165.00
3rd - $155.00
4th - $145.00
5th - $135.00
6th or more - $125.00
One Day Price
Friday - $75.00
Saturday - $75.00
Sunday - $50.00
Friday - $100.00
Saturday - $100.00
Sunday - $75.00
Friday - $125.00
Saturday - $125.00
Sunday - $100.00
A block of rooms has been reserved. Call by July 19, 2012            Sheraton Music City Hotel
National Travel Systems Sports Travel Team                               777 McGavock Pike
Toll Free: 1-888-603-8747; Main Line: 806-794-3135                      Nashville, TN 37214
Single/Double Rate of $110.00 + tax
Any reservations after the cut-off date will be based strictly on availability.
Please check the USA Gymnastics website – www.usa-gymnastics.org for a detailed daily schedule/speakers – coming soon.
*Offer above is only available to Pro, Jr. Pro & Instructor Members affiliated with a Member Club.
There is a $30.00 cancellation fee up until August 2nd; no refunds after August 2nd.
Cancellation request must be received in writing to callen@usagym.org  
Substitution of participants will be allowed until August 2nd if submitted in writing to callen@usagym.org.
Onsite substitutions will be charged a $30 transfer fee.
Minimum age for Congress attendees is 16.


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