Updates from the National Office

January 17th, 2019 by olssonf Leave a reply »

National Gymnastics Foundation Head Tax / Scholarship Application

Under the current financial conditions, the National Gymnastics Foundation is still in place and operating as normal.  Communicate to all your constituents that the $1/gymnast head tax should be paid on each sanctioned event to avoid any sanction violation.  

On this note, remind your constituents that if they have a graduating senior(s) who may be interested in applying for the Men’s Program 2019 Scholarship, the applications are due to USA Gymnastics by May 15.  Here is the link to the Scholarship page of our website:  https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/scholarship_program.html

Academic All-American Recognition Award

As mentioned last week, the Academic All-American Recognition Award online application portal is now open. Between Thursday and Monday, I received close to 80 applications.  Our kids are on top of it.  If you haven’t looked at this, I updated the questions for this year and the answers have been simply great to read.  Everyone is different and has great things to say.  For the most part, the majority of the kids are being recognized whether through morning announcements, a page in the year book or interviewed by the online school news portal.  However, there are a few that report that they get no recognition from their school.  Please encourage your coaches to be proactive and if they have athletes in this situation, contact the school(s) to ask about how to get those athletes recognized – even if it is only a morning announcement.  I can see by reading these answers that even the littlest recognition goes a long way.  Here is the link again to the AAA portal – https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/academic_allamerican.html

Also communicate that this award will now be presented to the athletes at their respective Regional Championship and not JO Nationals.

NCAA Release of Information Online Form

The NCAA Release of Information Online Form is active as well.  Communicate to everyone who has a high school athlete interested in being recruited to complete this so that we can give his information to the NCAA coaches.  Here is the link: http://www.usagymforms.com/ncaa-release/

State & Regional Chairmen Elections

Note that this is an election year for the State and Regional Chairmen positions.  Plan accordingly and review the Rules & Polices that outline election rules.

State High School Championship Results

Remember to email me the results for the High School State Championships portion of your State Championships.  A couple of clarifications on this:

  1. If your state has an organized state championship, email me those results and I can post them.
  2. When reporting the results, it should be:
  • High School Team Results (home schools and virtual schools should not be included)
  • All-Around Results, if available (may include a high school level home/virtual schooled athlete)
  • Individual Event Results, if available (may include a high school level home/virtual schooled athlete)
  1. Feel free to include a photo or two and I will post it as well

Mark Your Calendars

Here are some tentative dates to mark on your calendars:

1/18-19RD761 Jr International Team CupKaty, Texas
2/15-17Winter Cup Challenge (F/Su Competition)South Point Hotel, Las Vegas
3/2Elite Team CupGreensboro
3/2American CupGreensboro
3/29-30Men’s Collegiate National ChampionshipsNaval Academy, Annapolis
5/1-5JO NationalsReno
6/16-20L8/9 National Team CampUSOTC
7/5-7National QualifierUSOTC
7/7-11L10 National Team CampUSOTC
7/11-15Future Stars CampUSOTC
8/8-11U.S. ChampionshipsKansas City
TBDChairmen’s Summit & JOPC MeetingTBD
9/25-29Jr Development Camp (formerly Deci Camp)USOTC
10/4-13World ChampionshipsStuttgart, Germany
10/13-17L8/9 National Team CampUSOTC
10/17-21L10 National Team CampUSOTC
11/14-17Future Stars Nationals & Coaches WorkshopUSOTC
12/5-9L10 National Team CampUSOTC

* Events at USOTC are tentative pending USOC program approval

That is all for today.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dusty, Dennis or me.

Have a wonderful week.

Lisa MendelMen’s Program Manager130 E. Washington Street, Ste. 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204p: 317.829.5664 | usagym.org
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