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USA Gymnastics statement regarding the National Team Training Center

January 19th, 2018

Public Announcement made by Kerry Perry, president and CEO.

“USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center.

“It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December. Our most important priority is our athletes, and their training environment must reflect this. We are committed to a culture that empowers and supports our athletes.

“We have cancelled next week’s training camp for the U.S. Women’s National Team. We are exploring alternative sites to host training activities and camps until a permanent location is determined. We thank all those in the gymnastics community assisting in these efforts.”

New 2018 FIG Code of Points

January 18th, 2018
Good Afternoon Everyone,

This morning the FIG released the updated January 2018 version of the MAG Code of Points.  This updated COP is effective immediately and contains updated skills and interpretations from the previous MTC Newsletters and the World Championships.
You can find the updated January 2018 version of the MAG COP at NGJA.org under latest FIG News or at the FIG website under Rules.
Please share this with everyone in the judging community.
Best to all,

Mike Juszczyk
NGJA President

JO UPDATE 4.0

January 12th, 2018

Happy New Year!

Updated #4 to the 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program has been posted on our website and is in effect for the 2018 competitive season.  Please share this with the people in your community.  Here is the link for your convenience – https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/index.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Dusty Ritter at dustyritter@usagym.org.

Have a nice weekend!

LISA MENDEL

USA Gymnastics,  Men’s Program Manager

From USAGymnastics:

January 3rd, 2018

Below, please find update information for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Academic All-American Recognition Award Application

Since making the Academic All-American Recognition Award application an online submission, it has been a great success. In 2017, we had over 500 submissions – a record! The 2018 application process is now open. An announcement will be put into tomorrow’s member club newsletter, so if you could send a blast out to the pro members in your area, it would be greatly appreciated. Further, please link the USA Gymnastics page to your website if you have one. Here is the link: https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/academic_allamerican.html. Note that the deadline for submission is February 15, so getting the information out to the community is time sensitive.

Accounting

We have a new employee handling the accounting for our Chairmen. Her name is Shawna Ping and she can be reached at sping@usagym.org, 317/829-0452. If you have any accounting questions or concerns, please contact her. On that note, I have attached a new State/Regional Chair Financial Activity instructions cheat sheet to refer to in case you need a reference on an accounting topic. For those states/regions that have an elected treasurer, be sure to share this document.

State and Region Accounting Instructions

Branding

As we are heading into season, many of you will be planning your state/regional championships. Please be aware of the USA Gymnastics branding guidelines when designing logos, etc. Here is the link to the Branding Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2u34ni9vvmy90ti/AABgBwn66qCSwsJyviDLkCMOa?dl=0. Please let me know if you have any issues getting to this information. If you have specific questions or need to confirm a logo, please contact Rachel Brazo, rbrazo@usagym.org.

Event Calendar

Attached, please find a tentative 2018 event calendar. I would like to highlight some events. Please help bring awareness to these events and encourage people to attend and cheer our athletes on! Let’s not just make this the year for Men’s Program; let’s make it the quad for Men’s Program!!

MAG 2018 Calendar update 11.30.17

February 15 & 17 – Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nevada – event information posted here http://dustyritter.com/
March 3 – Elite Team Cup, Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, following the 2018 American Cup – http://www.americancup.com/info/
March 29-30 – Men’s Collegiate Championships, Air Force Academy, Colorado – when ready, event information to be posted here http://www.usagymcollegiatechamps.com/
July 14-15 – Men’s National Qualifier, USOTC, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA Gymnastics Bylaw Amendments

The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors met on December 9, and approved amendments to the USA Gymnastics bylaws to strengthen safe sport provisions and complaint processing. Please visit our website to review the updated bylaws: https://usagym.org/PDFs/About%20USA%20Gymnastics/Governance/usag-bylaws.pdf. You can also read the article regarding the changes by clicking here https://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=21125&prog=h.

SafeSport

The SafeSport page of our website has been updated. Visit the web page and familiarize yourself with it and link it on your website: https://usagym.org/pages/education/safesport/. If you have any SafeSport questions or concerns that you may need clarification on, feel free to email Mark Busby at mbusby@usagym.org.

Also, a new requirement to hold a professional or instructor membership is the completion of the U110 USOC SafeSport course. Encourage our membership to go online and complete this: https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/U110/. This includes judges. Please note that there is one little hiccup in the USOC’s system. It asks for your membership number, but it does not prevent you from completing the course if you do not enter it. However, if the membership number is not entered or entered correctly, it will not get downloaded to the member’s profile with USA Gymnastics. If someone shows his or her certificate, let that person know that he or she needs to contact USA Gymnastics Member Services to have them update the membership profile manually.

On behalf of the Men’s Program and all the athletes, coaches, parents and judges, we are grateful for everything you do and all the time you volunteer for our program. We all look to your leadership and guidance and it is truly appreciated!

I wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2018!!!!

LISA MENDEL

USA Gymnastics, Men’s Program Manager

State and Region Accounting Instructions

 

West Coast Classic

November 12th, 2017
Hi Everyone, hope all is going well with preparations for the competition season! I’d like to thank everyone for their continuing support of the West Coast Classic, especially the following registered clubs:

Here’s a table if that helps

Accel Gymnastics
Auburn Gymnastics
Cal Sports Center- Race
Cal Sports Center-Great Oaks
Clovis Academy
Davis Diamonds
Extreme Gymnastics
Gymnastics Zone
Incline Gymnastics Training Center
Liberty Gymnastics
Omega Gymnastics
Oroville Gymnastics
Redwood Empire Gymnastics
San Mateo Gymnastics
Stanford Boys Gymnastics
Lee’s United Gymnastics
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

All sessions are now full, and registration through the USAG website has been closed. If you feel that your gym should be on this list and isn’t, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks again,
Heather Flores
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

Judges Cup Information

October 30th, 2017

Based on the response we’ve received to date, this year’s Judges Cup is scheduled for 1 session. Details are below:

When:
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Stretch: 2:30 pm
Warm Up: 2:50 pm
Start: 3:05 pm
End: ~6:00 pm

Where:
Head Over Heels Athletic Arts
4701 Doyle St. Bldg. F Emeryville, CA 94608

Format:
Warm-Up, Perform, Feedback
If you haven’t been part of a Judges Cup in the past, this is a great opportunity for gymnasts and coaches to get feedback from the judges in a non-competitive atmosphere. After gymnasts perform their event, judges will provide feedback to the gymnasts and coaches. Our goal is to keep a friendly dialogue open between the coaches, gymnasts, and judges. Judges’ feedback can include any missing parts, routine construction, or general comments to help improve and prepare for the season. At the end of the clinic, the judges association will be providing each gymnast with a gift for their participation.

Judges
The judges will be our State Apparatus leaders and have been selected to judge at this year’s State Championships.

Sanction
This will be a USAG sanctioned event, however, since it is considered a clinic and no scores are being provided, it cannot be used as a state qualifying meet.

Registration:
Registration can be completed through the USAG Meet Reservation Portal. We are waiting for our sanction and will provide additional information once obtained.

Costs: $50/gymnast
Payments are accepted via check or PayPal.
Checks should be made payable to NCGJA and sent to:
1080 Stanford Ave #4 Oakland, CA 94608.
For PayPal, please send to ncgja.secretary@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your gym at this year’s Judges Cup. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Tom Kutz
NCGJA Secretary

Cal Benefit Cup

October 27th, 2017

2018 CBC Schedule

Here is the Tentative Session Schedule for the 2018 Cal Benefit Cup. Please use this for planning purposes as we don’t anticipate any major changes.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Level 9

Open Warm-up 2:00 pm; March-In 2:20 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 2:30 pm

Level 10

Open Warm-up 5:45 pm, March-In 6:05 pm Competition (warm-up and compete) 6:15 pm

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Level 4 Division 1&2 and Level 5 Division 2

Open Warm-up 8:00 am, March-In 8:20 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 8:30 am

Level 6 Division 1&2

Open Warm-up 11:45 am, March-In 12:05 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 12:15 pm

NCAA & Level 10 Qualifiers

Open Warm-up 5:00 pm, Competition 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Level 5 Division 1

Open Warm-up 8:00 am, March-In 8:20 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 8:30 am

Level 7 Divisions 1&2

Open Warm-up 12:15 am, March-In 12:35 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 12:45 pm

Level 8 & JD

Open Warm-up 3:45 pm, March-In 4:05 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 4:15 pm

Nakamori Memorial Invitational

October 27th, 2017

February 23-24, 2018

Red Morton Community Center, Redwood City, CA

MontCo Invite

October 27th, 2017

4TH ANNUAL MONTCO INVITE – FEBRUARY 3-4, 2018

We are pleased to announce that The Fourth Annual Montco Invite will be on February 3rd and 4th, 2018. Many of you inquired and assumed that our Invitational would take place as it has in the past, over the first weekend in March; however, our goal was to be certain that there would be no conflict with the 2018 PBI. We selected the weekend of February 10 -11, not being aware that KMC had also scheduled their meet for that weekend. Bottom line… We thank you for your patience as we pursued an alternative date and hope you all can join us February 3-4, 2018.

Information and updates regarding the 2018 Montco Invite are available on our website. There, you will find registration forms, hotel information, and a portal for any questions pertaining to the meet. We look forward to seeing you all again this year!

CLICK ON THE MONTCO INVITE LOGO BELOW TO VISIT OUR WEBPAGE; REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

2018 Winter Cup Challenge Format

September 25th, 2017

Information regarding format changes for the 2018 Winter Cup Challenge, the 2018 National Qualifier and the 2018 P&G Championships is now available at the following link:

https://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/Mens%20Program%20Events/18formats.pdf

Additional information regarding ‘2018 Winter Cup qualifying competitions and national team selection will be released at a later date.

If you have any questions regarding this information please contact the Men’s Program at USA Gymnastics.

LISA MENDEL, USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Manager