State Clinic Review

We would like to thank all those involved with this year’s State Clinic.  We had nine gyms with a total of 85 gymnasts in Saturday’s session and 105 gymnasts in Sunday’s session.  The clinic was a huge success due all who participated including the gymnasts, coaches, judges, parents, host gym, and of course our wonderful clinicians.

Dave Adlard was our lead clinician, who lead a high energy, fun, and exciting warm up.  Then he went on to teach tumbling techniques and lead our floor rotation.  He closed each day with a great cool down.  On beam we had Li Li, a former Olympian and National Team member for China, who now works as an Elite coach for Buckeye Gymnastics.  She lead the girls through dance, beam presentation, skills, and drills.    Daniel McCarthy, who works for Gymnastics Progressions, lead our bar rotation.  He worked with the coaches and gymnasts to show them different approaches to drills, body positions, and skills on bars.  Lastly, we had Leeanne Chishko who ran an exciting rotation of floor dance.  She taught the girls basic dance along with a fun dance routine.

We also had our state judges there to help review routines and skills on all four events.  This was a great preparation for the girls to start the new season.  A special thank you goes to them.

And of course, a huge thank you to our host gym of WV GTC, and our state clinic coordinator, Gene Diaz.  Gene, his staff, and parents ran a very smooth and successful clinic for all involved.

USA Gymnastics supports GAT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The fund will provide assistance not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also in Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics.  “USA Gymnastics is proud to support GAT’s relief initiative, and having one central point for channeling the gymnastics community’s effort to help its beleaguered brethren is an ideal approach.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of those who can contribute to the relief fund, whether it is large or small.”

 

“It is with great appreciation that we receive the notes and prayers the community has sent to us directly and through USA Gymnastics,” said James Jeffers, chairman of Gymnastics Association of Texas. “It is truly inspirational to those of us who are on the ground and dealing with the realities of the situation.  We realized the importance of an effort to assist our clubs in moving forward, and we thank USA Gymnastics for its immediate and steadfast ongoing support of our gyms and people in need here in Texas and the other areas impacted by the storm.”

 

Donations to the GAT Hurricane Relief Fund may be made via the association’s website and/orFacebook page.  GAT is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

 

Information for gym clubs about how and where to apply and the process and the criteria for awarding assistance will be posted on the GAT website.

 

“Experience has shown just how much our gymnastics community can do when working together for the benefit of our sport, athletes and clubs,” said Jeffers. “Thanks to everyone for whatever support you can provide to help us through the difficult days, weeks and months to come.”

 

The Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) exists to serve the gymnastics club owners, coaches and judges by providing the most up-to-date training, teaching, business and early childhood development practices available. Through an annual convention, GAT serves not only the great State of Texas, but also the entire United States by being a go-to source for everything gymnastics, both recreational and competitive.

 

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.

2017 Fall Clinic

The 2017 Fall Clinic will be held at the WVGTC in Morgantown, WV on September 30th – October 1st.

We are excited to expand our clinic this year to include clinicians, coach training, judge certification testing, judging CPE hours, and a state meeting.  There will also be a coaches  social gathering Saturday evening.  Coaches, even if you are unable to make the training portion of the clinic, we invite you to join us Saturday night.

There are two clinicians coming this year,  Dave Adlard and Leeanne Kardos Cheshko.  Dave Adlard is a long time coach who has taught at clinics and congresses around the world.  He  is also accredited with running some of the most successful events around the country, which includes many years of running Region 2 Congress in the pacific northwest.  Leeanne Kardo Cheshko runs TLC Dance World while also working as a choreographer specialist, level 10 judge, and current fitness competitor/ judge.

The Clinic Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 30th – 12:45 PM Check In Levels – 6-10 and Xcel Diamond
1:00 PM-1:30 PM~Warm up/Stretch – Dave Adlard
1:30 PM-2:15 PM~Dave Adlard-Interactive Tumbling Trends
2:15 PM-2:55 PM~First rotation
2:55 PM-3:35 PM~Second rotation
3:35 PM-4:05 PM~Break / Coaches discussion with Dave Adlard
4:05 PM-4:45 PM~Third rotation
4:45 PM~5:25 PM~Fourth rotation
5:25 PM-6:05 PM~Fifth rotation
6:10 PM:6:40 PM~Open Workout
6:40 PM:7:00 PM~Cool Down/Final Remarks

*The State Meeting/Coaches Social Gathering will be held Saturday night.  Time and location TBD

Sunday, October 1st – 11:00 AM Check In Levels – 4&5, Xcel Silver, Gold, Platinum
11:15 AM-11:45 AM~Warm up/Stretch-Dave Adlard
11:45 AM-12:30 PM~Dave Adlard-Interactive Tumbling Trends
12:30 PM-1:05 PM~First rotation
1:05 PM-1:40 PM~Second rotation
1:40 PM-2:10 PM~Break / Coaches discussion with Dave Adlard
2:10 PM-2:45 PM~Third rotation
2:45 PM-3:20 PM~Fourth rotation
3:20 PM-3:55 PM~Fifth rotation
3:55 PM-4:30 PM~Open Workout
4:30 PM-4:50 PM~Cool Down/Final Remarks

All rotations, throughout the weekend, will occur in Olympic Order: Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor.  LeeAnne Cheshko will run a floor dance rotation upstairs in the dance room.

Gymnasts are responsible to bring their own food for break.  WVGTC will provide fresh fruit and Gatorade at this time.  Gatorade will also be provided for the gymnasts during the clinic.

The fee is $25 per gymnast.  Please fill out the 2017 Fall Clinic Registration Form, and send in one check per club by the deadline of September 20th. Checks should be made out to WVUSAG.  Payments and registration forms are to be sent to:

WVGTC
226 Vista Del Rio Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26508

The State Clinic is a sanctioned event, so all those attending (coaches, judges, and gymnasts) must have up to date memberships.  Each gymnast must be accompanied by USAG certified coach.  Coaches will work with their gymnasts on each event along with available clinicians and judges.

U.S. Classic 2017

You can watch Konnor McClain, from Revolution Gymnastics, compete at the U.S. Classic on July 29th by watching U.S. Classic live coverage page or USA Gymnastics on YouTube.  The live streaming junior competition will start at 2 p.m. ET.

The senior division will be broadcast on The Olympic Channel from 8-10 p.m. ET.  You can also view the coverage at OlympicChannel.com.

You can also watch the Hopes Championship on Friday, July 28th starting at 3:30pm.  On either the U.S. Classic live coverage page or USA Gymnastics on YouTube.

Code of Points Revised (Xcel and J.O.)

The J.O. Compulsory & Optional, and Xcel Code of Points replacement pages have been posted on USAGym.

The Xcel Code of Points replacement pages can be accessed by by clicking  here.  Then click on Xcel Code of Points Revised Pages (posted 7/21/17).  

The J.O. Optionals Code of Points replacement pages can be found by clicking here.  Then click on Revised Pages (posted 7/26/17).  

The J.O. Compulsory Code of Points replacement pages can be viewed here.  Then click on Revised Pages (posted 7/26/17). 

You can also view the 2013-2021 JO Compulsory & Optional Flip Book replacement pages here.

State Clinic 2017

Our state clinic is set for September 30th and October 1st 2017.   Gymnasts in levels 4-10 and Xcel Silver – Xcel Diamond are invited to come.  If you are interested in hosting the state clinic please fill out State Clinic Bid Form.  All bids must be submitted by August 1st, 2017.

If you have any question in regards to the state clinic or the bid form, please contact our WV State Clinic Coordinator, Gene Diaz.