Category Archives: Important Updates

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.

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.

New Mobility Scores

USAGym has changed the mobility scores for the J.O. Program effective August 1st. 2017.  If a gymnast has met their necessary score previous to this date they will be grandfathered in.  The new mobility scores are:

– Level 4 to 5 – 34 AA
– Level 5 to 6/7 – 32 AA
– Level 6 to 7 – 32 AA
– Level 7 to 8 – 32 AA
– Level 8 to 9 – 34 AA
– Level 9 to 10 – 34 AA

Regional Entries UPDATED

To help streamline the regional entry and payment process, Region 7 will be using Meet Maker this year. Instead of going through a State Committee Member, each club will be responsible for registering and making payment on their regional qualifiers.

If you have any issues or questions about the process, please contact your appropriate State Committee Representative.

Meet Maker Information Sheet for Entering into the Region 7 Level 8 Regional Meet

Meet Maker Information Sheet for Entering into the Region 7 Level 9 and 10 Regional Meet

Attention Meet Directors

As we are trying to clean up judging in WV, it has come to our attention that we are supposed to be collecting judge request forms as well as assigning fees for meets. This is detailed on page 28 of R&P.

Because requests have already been coming in prior to us sorting through this process, I am going to continue to work on securing judges for your meets. As I work on that, if you could send me the form and assigning fees, I would appreciate it. The fees will go into the NAWGJ WV account. It is really important that we start to follow the policies. The mailing address is:
Alison Clausen
1146 Shawnee Drive
Buckhannon, WV 26201
As for securing judges, we are down to 3 level 10 rated judges that can travel (4 if you’re meet is in Parkersburg). We are trying to utilize Ohio judges as much as possible, but are running into scheduling issues. If you have specific requests of other judges, please let me know. I will send you each an individual email with the confirmed judges so far for your meet.
I’ll keep you posted! Thanks.
Alison Clausen
WV SDJ