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2018 State Clinic Recap

This weekend’s state clinic was a huge success!

A big thank you to the clinicians: Tony Eusini, Tian Zhang, Tiffany Mills, Calley Cook, and Leeanne Cheshko for taking the time to come work with us.   And, thank you to our state judges for being there to help with any questions and critiques the gymnasts and coaches had.  The gymnasts and coaches appreciated all the help, and advice given.

Also, thank to Gene, our state clinic director, for putting together this year’s wonderful clinic.


State Clinic 2018

The WV State Clinic will be take place October 13th-14th this year.  It will be held at WVGTC in Morgantown, WV.  There is a $25 per gymnast registration fee that is to be made payable to WVUSAG.  Please only send in one check per gym. There has been a registration set up on USAGym.  Registration and money are both due by September 21, 2018, as well as a roster to WVGTC.

This event is for levels 3 – 10 and Xcel Silver – Platinum.  Gymnasts and coaches must be current members and we highly recommend that gymnasts be able to do a kip to attend.


2018 Region 7 Pre-season Prep Training Camp

Registration is now open for the 2018 Region 7 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp scheduled for July 13-15, 2018 at World Class Gymnastics, Newport News, VA.  
This year’s camp will feature trampoline specialist Joy Umenhofer-Stovall who is a master at using trampoline to drill skills for artistic gymnastics.
This camp is for gymnasts planning to compete Levels 8-10 in the 2018-19 season.  Level 8 is scheduled for July 13-14, Level 9/10 July 14-15.  We will accept the first 100 registrants per camp on a first come, first served basis.
The registration deadline is June 1, 2018 unless the camp fills earlier.  Please view this 2018 Region 7 Pre-season Prep Training Camp brochure for camp details and registration process.

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.

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:

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.

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.

Training Opportunity Reschuled

The Tom Forster Training at Revolution Gymnastics has been rescheduled for Wednesday November 2nd.

Tom will be working with coaches from 9:30 am through 12:30 pm and will be focusing on conditioning, shaping, swinging and circling for bars.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Susan at