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EDITORIAL: August 1975 The USGF has experienced a busy summer and looks to a schedule that will not slow significantly until Montreal in 1976. We have had two exceptionally fine performances by girls, one in France and one in Germany. Cathy Howard went to Antibes, France and was certainly the best gymnast in the competition and even more remains a truly outstanding representative of her club, coaches, the USGF and the sport nationally. She won two events and the all-around and the hearts of a lot of people. In Berlin, the Gymnaestrada is a non-competitive event with many thousands of gymnasts of all ages participating in a week -long festival of group drills, team exhibitions, etc. There is, however, a night-of-stars type of exhibition featuring the show of the world's best ... invited by name and performing for large crowds during the evenings. Kyle Gaynor was invited and performed in Berlin, and received not only a tremendous ovation for her performances but was asked to come back for more. Another great showing of American gymnastics to the rest of the world.


The USG F Junior Olympic meets for the boys and girls were held a few weeks past. The boys were in Iowa City, Iowa and the girls at New Haven, Conn. Both, in their second year of development, were reported to be excellent events. Development camps co-sponsored by the USG F and the U.S. Olympic Committee follow, and they should provide future Olympians with a real positive push in the right direction. The USSR Summer Tour will take place in early August and stops are firm for Tucson, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Hartford. It's a great team making six appearances in seven nights before going home from Montreal's pre-Olympic event the end of July. The team, with Olga Korbut (who is not with the summer tour), returns for a six-city tour in early December.



The USGF National Elite Championships were combined in Carbondale, Illinois in mid-June. Both the men's and women's events went so smoothly it seemed difficult to imagine the scope of the meet. Bill Meade and Herb Vogel (who carry a few years of experience with them) did superb jobs as hosts and the level of performance, even with some veteran performers out with injuries, was truly impressive. Our thanks to S. l.U. and the coaches for their efforts to make it a great meet. This Fall will see some gymnasts off to Japan, then our eyes will turn to preparations for Montreal and the Olympic Games in 1976. The First American Cup remains a hoped-for event in early 1976 and our two qualification meets for Montreal must be conducted as well, so all in all it looks like a busy year for our sport. See you all in Denver this November for the USGF CONGRESS 75 .

Frank L. Bare Executive Director USGF


THE F.l.G . ... a time for change The international gymnastics federation (FIG) is a most responsible association of nations. Charged with the duties of organizing a sport that is growing so quickly now that it staffers one's imagination to watch it develop. Where years ago, we were a relatively insignificant part of the Olympic movement, gymnastics now ranks among the most popular, with gate-receipts as well as television interest to testify to that fact. To bring the international program for gymnastics to a higher plane and to bring into being more and better gymnastic events is the difficult and many times thankless task of the F.1.G. and in particular the Executive Committee of that Federation which is charged with the management of affairs. This Executive Committee must also arrange for an annual Congress of member nations and the related simultaneous translations in as many as five languages and further the Executive Committee must deal with numerous problems of a nationalistic nature which truthfully have little to do with sport. During the past two years there seems to be a silent, undercurrent of activity concerning the F.1.G. The meeting in .Montreux, Switzerland which saw the site of the 1974 World Championships moved (again) let this movement surface briefly. Many of the nations most vocally noticeable at that meeting had one thing in common ... they had no gymnasts. Since that time we see groupings of nations, as we witnessed at Berne, for the 1975 FIG Congress, at tables, for the express purpose of voting unilaterally on issues. There are some questions as to what prompts the group voting as witnessed in Berne, but again of great significance is the fact that the entire group of nations in that case do not apparently participate in large-scale gymnastic programs at home or abroad. Surely their votes are not cast based on any particular political theme, but it does cause one to wonder as to the dedication to some decisions and the seeking of a common vote among their group when the first and most important consideration might be to return to their homelands and bring gymnastics into being, for the good of the sport and, in turn, the FIG. In Rotterdamn, Holland the FIG Congress ended rather abruptly when the room we occupied for that large and impressive group of more than forty nations, was no longer available for use.

Some attempt to reassemble the nations in a hastily secured hotel lobby-room was made, and thanks to the many-language capabilities of the highly regarded Hellmut Rohnisch of Sweden, the meeting tried to some degree to continue. It crossed my mind at the time to think it almost unforgiveable to bring so many people, from so many parts of the world together, at obviously great Expense to themselves and their respective federations only to not have a meeting room sufficiently long enough to complete the business at hand . I admit I dismissed the thought almost immediately. It came back to me again in Berne. In Berne, in 1975 the GIF Congress convened once again. The meeting had no less than forty items to consider on it's overwhelming agenda. Not the least important item was one that easily could have taken days of time alone, that be ing the revision of an FIG Constitution that had been un-touched for a number of years. Many nations, the United States being just one of those many nations, submitted items for consideration at the Congress. We had, in fact, five proposals for consideration and hopefully action, by the nations gathered together for this meeting. They were not defeated in Berne, and to the contrary they were not passed. They were never even discussed. These dead proposals were also buried in delay along with not less than thirty others of varying subjects and from various nations. Not defeated, never even considered. I do not have the knowledge that might enable me to speculate on the funds expended by the more than forty nations gathered there. Funds spent on travel and housing to reach Berne, might well by themselves total more than $150,000. It is not a figure to be overly concerned about I suppose but the USA spent $5,000 on airline tickets alone to attend. If the other nations spent near that or even half that amount, the figure quoted above is far too low. Thats a financial comment, but the most important loss were the items buried in delay and neglected by lack of time. The Congress began mid-day one day and was expected, according to schedule to end approximately early afternoon the second day. All those nations, all those agenda items, all the important issues for our sport, and yes even all that travel money, was limited to scarcely more than one business day of time. Even our small


Congress in the USA, held each Fall, schedules, meetings for three days and involves committees in two more days and yet our agenda items are few compared to the scope of involvement of the FIG. In 1975 can it be so hard to imagine that we might have asked for a meeting room for three days if the business at hand demanded it. Once you travel to a meeting of this size can one more days hotel bill affect the over-all costs significantly, particularly when you come to work and the work you aspire to complete is never even considered? The mid-afternoon of the second day the meeting room for the 1975 FIG Congress was no longer available. Goodbye all forty-plus nations ... goodbye delegates, and goodbye issues yet to be discussed and acted upon. See you next year. After Berne, 1975, the FIG Constitution has yet to be revised. The agenda items such as ours have yet to be discussed or acted upon. Will Montreal be any different or will the anxiety to get into the competition ... coupled with the candidacies for President and other vitally important spots overwhelm the. meeting once again .. . I believe it will be so. Time ... yes and gymnastics as a sport in the world of amateur sports ... have moved on but the administrative organ of the FIG has not. I feel comfortable saying that because I am a part of that Committee and as such must assume my proportionate share of the blame for an administrative breakdown of responsibilities that must now be all too clear to the entire world. Even now the preparations for the FIG Congress in Montreal must have begun. The FIG is blessed with a General Secretary who on a part-time basis, does a magnificent job with his reports and I can only imagine the records. outstanding work he would accomplish if hired on a full-time basis to make the business end of a rather rapidly growing business function as I know he could. Max Bangerter accomplishes his work with a maximum efficiently and amazingly well on a part-time scale.



THE F.I .G ... . a time for change


There is considerable talk in all corners of the gymnastic world as to who will be the next President of the FIG. The question should be more broad in scope. Who will make up the next FIG Executive Committee. There undoubtedly will be many changes in personnel. Some members will retire and obviously others will not be re-elected in the name of change or by a result of lack of candidacy on their part. Of the tern members now on the Executive Gemmittee as many as seven or-eight will most certainly change. We can all only hope it will be a change for the better, as far as administration is concerned. Certainly it is time for modernization of meetings, broadening of FIG programs to include world championships every year, more involvement in regional games, and special-events like the World Cup. The gymnasts improve each year. In those nations having viable gymnastics program the athletes improve and thanks to the coaches involved continue to thrill the world with their achievements in our sport. Such improvement fortunately will continue. On the other side, if some changes do not take place with the newly elected Executive Committee following Montreal, the FIG and it's members will have a bleak four years to look forward to. Let us hope the change is a positive one.


May 28, 2 9, 1975


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AGENDA Men's Technical Assembly 28.5.1975: 16.00-20.00 at Berne 28.5. 1975: 09 .00-12 :30 Opening of the assembly by the chairman of the MTC. Rell call nd verificat ion e f powers by the secretary of the MTC . Approval of the report of the chairman of the MTC. Approval of the minutes of the technical assembly in Rotterdam in 1973. Approva l of the technical regulations. 6th Gymnaestrada Berline 1975. 9th intercontinental course for men judges, September 3-7, 1975 in France - other judges' courses and questions concerning judges . Trainers' course and questions concerning trainers. 1975 World Cup (November) . XXI Olympic Games Montreal 1976 . Proposals of the federations and the MTC. Proposals made by the FIG authorities. Miscellaneous.

4 Members of FIG Te c hnical Committee - left to right . M . Karl - Hein z Zschocke of GDR, Chairman M . I v an Ivancevic , Y ugosla v ia, M . Ale x and er Lylo , C ze cho s lo v a k ia, M . Tuo m o J a lan t e, Finland .


President Ivan lvancevich opened the meeting at 4 :00 p.m . on May 28 and thanked the Swiss Federation and their president, Mr . Chabloz. He also introduced Committee Directors who we ~e p ~ese At , essFs. Koneo,- Speith, Thoresson and Bangerter. Forty-three countries had representation at the meeting, which later grew to 45 and varied during voting at the meeting. The Assembly approved the report of the Chairman, which was published in the March 1975 issue of the F.l.G. Bulletin. The Assembly approved the minutes of the Technical Assembly in Rotterdam 1973. These minutes were published in the USGF News. The new technical regulations have been two years in the making; however, it is not possible to accept them as yet because of the new statutes to be brough~ up at the General Assembly . The Technical regulations cannot conflict with the statues. Representative of West Germany asked if in fact the best gymnasts would participate in Berlin at the 6th Gymnaestrada since Yugoslavia had withdrawn. None of the Eastern Countries, to whom the question was directed, answered . Fourth Cycle judges' course will be held in France - Sept. 3 to Sept. 7, 1975. The details will be mailed soon and Mr. lvancev ich said the course would consist of : 6 theoretical lessons 6 practical lessons He also said there would be much discussion concerning the new Code of Points which was completed in December 1974 and will be ready in German and French in July. English will come later. The lecture subjects will be : 1. Aim and reason and application of the new Code. 2. Combination and the Floor Exercise. 3. Mounts and Dismounts. 4 . Execution on floor from technical point of view . 5. Taxation - practical. 6 . Code of Points and the Coach-Evaluation and trainin~.

FRANCE System of qualification for 1976 Olympic Games Having read in FIG Bulletin No. 4 about the system of qualification There will also be: envisaged for the Olympic Games, we are 2 hrs. - Vaulting astonished that this principle can be 2 hrs. - Floor Exercise continued in view of the fact that it was 2 hrs. - Analyzing/evaluating exercises the object of a complaint made by our There will be an oral examination and country in 1972. practical scoring when you shall explain The only point we do not contest is the score you have given. the selection of the six winners of the There followed a long discussion on World Championships in Varna. which people should have to take the For the remaining teams, we consider course. Mr. lvancevich said that those tha it is impossible to compare the total earning Brevets in Zurich 1964 (1st cycle) number of points obtained among the and Rome (2nd cycle) 1968 must take various countries: the course. Those earning a Brevet in on different dates Madrid in 1971 did not have to take the under different judges course. A vote was taken later and the among countries about to co-opt in Assembly voted 31 to 5 against taking an bi-lateral matches. exam. Ours is a subjective sport and requires lvancevich said no more than 80 a system adapted to it. would be allowed to take the course. The United States, because we took part in Proposal: that three pools be formed, the last four Olympic Games, will be valuewise and geographically. allowed three judges, as will other MEN Pool A countries with similar record. Switzerland (7th at Varna) These discussions lasted until 8 : 15 Poland (10th) p.m. and were resumed in the morning. Bulgaria (12th) Nothing was done on Coaches' Course Italy (14th) which had been planned to be held in Finland (18th) Kuwait, Spain or Austria. Next year it X (Europe will be realized. Pool B The 1975 World Cup for men and Czechoslovakia (9th) women will be held in London on France (11th) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Yugoslavia (13th) October 27 to 29. This will be the 1st Great Britan (15th) Official World Cup. There will be 12 men X (Europe) and 12 women and the Technical X iEurope) Committees will select the gymnasts . The British delegate gave a short report and Pool C USA (8th) stated that all tickets would be sold S. Korea (16th) overnight_ Canada (17th) OLYMPIC GAMES - Time Frames Cuba 17 Minutes per Apparatus N. Korea MEN X (America/Asia) Compulsory - 1A 7/18/76 Two countries in each pool should Group 1 12:30 a.m. START organize the first and second meetings. Group2 - 19:15p.m. FINISH France is a candidate for pool B for Group 3 - 22:45 p.m. FINISH one of the meetings. Optional - 1 B 7 /20/76 Addition of the points obtained in the Group 1 3:00 p.m. END two meetings. Group 2 7:00 p.m. ENO The first two countries in each pool Group 3 10:30 p.m. END qualify for Montreal. Competition No. 2 - 7/21/76 WOMEN 18 Minutes per Apparatus system) (same 8:00 p.m . START Pool A Finals - 7 /23/76 FRG (8th) 25 Minutes per Apparatus Poland (10th) 7:00 p.m. - START Italy (13th) The Swiss delegate asked lvancevich Switzerland (15th) whether the Assembly could discuss the Great Britain (17th) published proposals for qualification Belgium (19th) from France and the U.S.S.R. as follows: Sweden (21st) FIG Tech Comm. Meeting Berne, Switz.

Pool B Bulgaria (9th) Holland (12th) France (14th) Norway (16th) Yugoslavia (18th) Spain (20th) Pool C USA (7th) Canada (11th) Australia (21st) North Korea South Korea Cuba USSR Draw up a system of qualifications for the Olympic Games according to which the right of participation would be accorded the best nation al teams on the basis of the results obtained at the previous World Championships, as well as to 6 teams selected from among the international meetings on two level s (1st level : bilateral or multilateral meetings; 2nd level : finals where these 6 teams would be designated). Ivancevich sa id it was too late. The Committee Directors have already approved those published in the F.l.G. Bulletin as follows: Qualification for the 1976 Olympic Games This question was thoroughly discussed and the following decisions taken : a) The period of qualification will last from October 17, 1975 to April 17, 1976. b) The teams classified 1st to 6th in the World Championships at Varna are regarded as already qua I ified. All other teams intending to participate in the 1976 Olympic Games will have to qualify. c) The standard of qualification must be achieved in two competitions, one of them on home ground and the other abroad ; these competitions must each be against a different team. The results of both meetings will be taken into account. d) The programme will include competition No . 1 with compulsory and optional exercises. e) The FIG Secretariat must be informed about the qualifying competitions 4 months in advance. f) A minimum of two neutral judges must be present at the qualifying competitions. Tiley will be nominated by the technical committees. The same applies to the chief judge.


g) The standard of qualification for men and women is set at 8.75 points. This standard applies to both teams and individual gymnasts. Apart from the 6 teams already officially qualified on the basis of the results obtained at the 1974 World Championships in Varna, the 6 teams which obtain the best results in the qualifying competitions will also qualify. The organizatory rulings concerning . these decisions wil! be drawn up by the two technical committees and published in due time. The chairman of the MTC : Ivan Ivancevic The chairman of the WTC : Valerie Nagy The secretary of the MTC: Karl -Heinz Zschocke The Assembly at this point was disgruntled because of their inability to discuss and vote on technical matters. France said they were prepared to withdraw their proposal but wanted to discuss it. He was told there was no time for discussion. The Canadian delegate thanked the U.S .S.R. delegate that Canada be automatically allowed to enter full teams in the 1976 Olympics. lvancevich said it was not possible according to the statutes and there was no proposal and it couldn't be accepted. The Canadian delegate said it was not his proposal but the proposal of the U.S.S.R. and he would like some discussion on the subject. lvancevich said it could not be discussed here. The delegate from W. Germany asked, "Why do we come here if we cannot discuss." lvancevich said that time was short there was no Congress last year - show gooJ will. The U.S.S.R . delegate said the vote was not unanimous in the Technical Committee. Canada should be admitted automatically. lvancevich: We have no right. Propose to General Assembly. Do you realize there will be only 5 places left. We proposed 13 teams but this was unacceptable. U.S.A.: Spoke in favor of Canada's admission and said we should vote on it. Swiss: Propose a study be made . Canada: It is too late for that. Please vote on Canadian automatic entry into 1976 Olympics and for the host country in all future Olympics .


lvancevich: It is not on the agenda. I will not allow it to go to a vote. W. German: Should be first six countries plus host nation. The French proposal was mailed in February and not discussed 'til April. Ivancevich: We have decided with the women also that the 1st six in Varna automatically qualified and printed it in the Bulletin and there was no reaction then . Canada: Please vote - it can be brought on the floor for a 2/3 vote. lvancevich: I ao not o5ject if you want to have an informal discussion . The Canadian automatic qualification for Montreal was finally voted upon and they lost by 3 votes of a 2/3 majority. The F.1.G. Technical Committee qualification was then approved. The W. German delegate spoke in favor of open scoring with the five scores turning at the same time . lvancevich said the judges could see each other's scores, which would influence them . The Technical Committee had rejected the proposal. W. German delegate said they considered the open system to be more objective. lvancevich: Where can you point to non-objective judging? Present it to us . Mr. Schocke has analyzed the scores and found them to be good and gave percentages of deviation which he said would be published in the Bulletin . W. Ge 11any: We are satisfied that an attempt was made but is not sufficient proof and it should be studied further. W. GERMAN PROPOSAL 4. Finals at the apparatus During the finals at the apparatus (competition No . 3) at FIG championships, the number of finali sts will be increased from 6 to 8 gymnasts . The same aim should be pursued for the gymnastic competitions at the Olympic Games . Reasons: Greater equality of chance. Various other Olympic disciplines adopted this satisfactory measure some time ago. lvancevich: The Technical Committee agrees and this will be done. Austria's proposal to form a Category B World Championships was tabled until the next Congress because the proposal was not definite. The Technical Committee was asked to present a system .



SPANISH PROPOSAL b) Artistic gymnastics We propose that, on the occasion of World Championships and Olympic Games, the formation of sub-divisions for competition No. 1A (compulsory) be made by drawing lots among all the teams and individual groups previously formed, without taking into account the classification obtained at the previous World Championships or Olympic Games. For Competition No. 1 B (optional), the status quo should be maintained, that is to say, the formation of subdivision taking into account the points obtained in Gompetition o. 1 (compulsory)-. - - Reasons: 1. All the participants have the same rights and should therefore, in principle, be afforded equal chances of fitting into one of the established subdivisions. This is possible only through the drawing of lots. 2. It is a well-known fact that the gymnasts who work in the morning in the first subdivisions are judged far more severely . 3. It has been seen that the marks obtained during World Championships or Olympic Games are not suitable in all cases for · judging in advance the standard of certain teams two years later . The Spanish proposal was accepted. The French questions printed only in French in the F.1.G. Bulletin were answered as fol Iows : 1. The Compulsory Floor Exercise does not have to be performed within a time limit . 2. The floor Exercise cannot be totally reversed - only for parts specified . 3. There is an error in the text under Part 9 where it says 65° - it should say 115°. Hungary proposed 2 vaults for men, averaging the 2 vaults . It was rejected by lvancevich since the Code of Points is already being printed so it is too late to change. They also proposed a mat for Vaulting and High Bar to be set at 18 cm. After much discussion on the contents of the mat, the cover, etc., Mr. lvancevich said that this was decided in Munich and that all decisions must be approved by the Committee Directors. The Swiss delegate angrily said, "Why don't you make a list of proposals we can vote on . We never get to vote." lvancevich then said the Technical Assembly could vote and the Hungarian proposal won.




Three mats of 6 cm for a total of 18 Berne, Switzerland cm could be used in Vaulting and Horizontal Bar. GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC b. 7th element - 360° circle Technical proposals with very little arm bend . 1. The order of appearance of the c. Tempo must be the same as gymnasts in the World in Rotterdam. Championships and Olympic Games d. New elements - Tempo and (th e order in which the men and rh ythm is free or optional. women gymnasts in the teams e. Clubs - You may use the appear at the various apparatus ) is same music for all of the I to be given only after the gymnasts, but the exercise compulsory exercises. has to be different. 2 . The d istribut ion of the groups at f . Difficulties were also the World Championships and discussed in Madrid but she Olympic Games should be arranged says everyone already knows in su ch a way as to place in the last about them. group the teams classed 1st - 4th 5. Acrobatics in the exercise - take (women) and 1st to 6th (men at the I the problem in hand in your last World Championships or federation because the object of Olympic Games. MRG is not acrobatics. No . 1 was approved by the Technical a. We w i 11 be very strict Committee. internationally about this in No. 2 was already decided in Spanish the future. proposal. b. 1.00 penalty for each SWISS PROPOSALS acrobatic part. Technical proposals c. Parts should be normal not 1. Floor Exercise acrobatic . The technical regulations and the d. F .I .G. Book #3 page 22 - a Code of Points sh ould be list of allowed acrobatics. supp lemented as follows: On the e. On the jury - one lady will occasion of international meetings Muriel Grossfeld take care of just the and ordinary competitions, the acrobatics. floor exercise can be executed on a f. Please inform your Reviewed some things from the I. spring-floor which con f orms with federations. judges' course in Madrid. Andrea the prescriptions and whose Schmidt already has all of this II. Judging Problem measurements are 4x 18 m. information. Most important points A. You cannot judge a big Reasons: The present exercises comprise are in mailing to follow. competition unless your name is on above all a series of jumps. A surface of A. Requ ired exercise for next the F .l.G. list. 4x 18 m. is therefore sufficient. Many Championship. B. Be sure your federation sends the manifestations take place on theatre 1. 1st and 3rd element from '73 correct names to the F.l.G. states, concert platforms and the like exercise. C. Corrections are always possible on which are rather exiguous, the floor 2. New Championships in Madrid. the F .I .G. list. But a letter must be exercise separately in a gymnasium. The 14th and 15th bar of music sent from the President of your intenist of the public is decreasing. In the (15th not in your paper) . federation to Mr. Max Bangerter. big sports hal Is, the extensive floor The gymnast has two choices: 111. Report on Judges' Course in Madrid surface dominates and the apparatus is a. 14th and 15th bar as in '73 A. Forty-eight (48) people from many relegated to the side Ii nes . b. or just 14th and go on with countries. The Reuther spring-floor at present costs exercise. B. It was extremely difficult to do the sFr. 32 400.- . This is too expensive for 12 little circles with left hand course because many ladies were the federations lacking official support. under the right - then bending beginners. The proposal of a surface of 4x 18 m. - you don't have to. C. Many thanks to the Spanish would cut these costs by 50%. It should 3. 6th element: Federation - they were really good be possible to use other materials than a. The exercise must be done as and always hei'pful. the Reuther floor. written . lvancevich talked against it as being b. We can bend our body IV. This year Intercontinental Course. too narrow and would increase Then next year Continental and a sideward with the club and acrobatics. few National courses as in Artistic then again . Finally after a vote, the proposal was Gymnastics. 4. Different: A. Europe - One ( 1) course in French. defeated. adjourned at 2:30 p.m. a. 1st and 7th part - 1.00 pt.





F.1.G. CONFERENCE BERNE, SWITZERLAND Women's Technical Committee Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics One ( 1) course in German and English at the same time . B. The best people from the Intercontinental course will teach the Continental and National courses . One lady from the F .l.G. MRG committee will be the director of these courses. C. Perhaps on a few continents there - -are- not- enoog ¡ alifietl eacfl ers for the courses so the organizers must get four or five ladies from the committee in Europe. V.


The World Championships in Madrid - Nov. 23. A. The committee has visited the Sports Hall in Madrid . It is large and pretty and seats 10,000. B. The organizing committee is doing good work and everything should be perfect. C. Spanish president of MRG speaks : 1. Everything is going well in Spain. 2. There are four (4) training halls that are the same as for competition . 3 . Each team will be able to train in the competition hall for three (3) hours. 4. Training hall can be used from early November. 5. It costs about $18.00 per day per person. 6. All federations - please send everything early or on time.

Code of Points. It is a little old. We have already worked on it. A. Put everything together in a new book. B. Two (2) books. 1. Code of Po ints. 2. Difficulties, all implements, judges' regimen . C. New items in Code of Points. 1. Now only six (6) finalists. Sometimes there is a tie for 6th. Best all-around will go in finals . 2. They are taking under consideration having eight (8) gymnasts in the finals. 3. Work of president of the jury. In the future when there is a disagreement on the score the Base Note will be considered. 4. Time for the exercises is shorter. a. Individual - 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds. b. Group exercises - 2 minutes

30 seconds to 3 minutes. Brazil - One (1) ribbon, One (1) 1) Group has thirty (30) ball. seconds to begin the Clubs had most votes. exercise. This thirty (30) F. Individual Apparatus seconds starts when the Rope last gymnast enters the Ribbon floor. Hoop 5. Apparatus out of bound s. Ba ll When any apparatus goes out of G. Chief Judge's Role (French bounds (covers the line). the proposal # la) penalty is 0.1 . It is mainly to call the judges 6 . Attire - The trim must be part together when the differences of the leotard and they expect between the notes are too big. two colors or wristLoecLband aJk ed abou dQuble 12enal t,y,-= bu .,__,,__ _ type of thing . They cannot put IX. Courses on flowers, etc. They are There will not be any courses with forbidden. coaches and judges together. a. Penalty X. The MRG film will be ready in two 1) One ( 1) gymnast - 0.5 weeks. 2) Group - 1.00 It is obtained from Mr. Max VII. Work of the Committee Bangerter. The committee before the 1977 World Championships must do Note : Andrea Schmidt has all of many things including: the information much more A. Define what is MRG. detailed in number I. B. Im prove the judges' regimen. Therefore, because of the many tasks the committee has to do, it proposes No Compulsory Exercises for the 1977 World Championships. BRITISH AMATEUR GYMNASTICS This recommendation was passed ASSOCIATION No compulsories and the Appointment of National Coach competition will be in five (5) for Women's Gymnastics known apparatuses. There will be no new apparatus for the 1977 Applications are invited for thypost of World Championships. National Coach with responsibility for a VI 11. Proposals number of areas of development in Women's Gymnastics. A. Finals - using neutral judges. Neutrals will be used as long as it is Applicants can be either male or possible. female, but they must: B. Open Scoring: a. be educationally qualified in the Defeated - still afraid of tomatoes teaching of Physical Education; b. be a qualified gymnastics coach and 3 votes in favor. C. Eight (8) gymnasts in finals. have considerable experience in Passed 13 to 10 - Federations are both the coaching of teachers and supposed to try it as soon as coaches and of gymnasts to a good standard; possible. c. be a capable organizer and D. Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics administrator. Name Change The salary will be negotiable within Voted to change to Gymnastics the Pelham Scale Lecturer/Senior Rhythmic Sportiff. E. French proposal for Ribbon for Lecturer grades, dependent on qualifications and experience, and with Group Exercise. Mme. Gotta asked a member of the the Association's recognized scales of committee, Mme. Valentina Bataen travel, subsistence, etc. Applicants are requested to submit a (USSR). to speak on this. full and detailed letter of application to: Essentially she said: The General Secretary, 1. Space problem is foreseen. British Amateur Gymnastics Assn., 2. Ribbon is too new - keep 23a High Street, optional for now. Slough, 3. Suggests clubs. Berks., Proposals: England. France - Ribbon Applications should arrive not later Bulgaria - Club Canada - Two (2) balls than July 1, 1975.




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UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING June 13, 1975 Carbondale, 11 linois Members present: F. Bare - Chairman, Shirley Bryan V. Coco V . Edwards M. Grossfeld, G . Treiber, H. Vogel. he meeting was deemed informal by the Chairman as there was no official request to the members for attendance . In view of the majority members present, items of business were conducted .

I. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF GYMNASTS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 1975-76 SEASON. A . USGF Meet, qualifying, Women's Championships or USA International Competition can be designated as a trial for selection if notification of said competition is issued in sufficient time prior to the competition . B. The Top 15 will be designated the USA National Team and selection of individual gymnasts will be based on score. Selection for International Competition of Major Importance will be based on the Top 7 . C. International Competition held in the USA will utilize the top 7 from the designated competition . 11.

OFFICIAL USA NATIONAL TEAM UNIFORMS A. Designs for official leotards for the USA Team will be submitted to the FRC WD for approval. B. The leotards will be worn only by members of the National Team. 111.

PAN AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP S. Bryan reported the status of recommendations made by the F RC W D to the USOWGC. A. The Camp will be held 10 days prior to departure. Accepted B. Event Specialists should be responsible for assisting the Pan American Games Coach at the Camp. These specialists would be recommended by the FRC WD and approved by the USOWGC. Accepted C. The top 9 (revised from 10) gymnasts in rank order from the trials will attend the training camp. Accepted

D. If a gymnasts arrives at the training camp unprepared, she should be reviewed by the coaching staff and re p laced if necessary by the next gymnast in rank order. Rejected E. The Pan American Compulsory routines will be distributed immediately after the National Elite Championship Meet to those who qualify for the Pan American Trials . Accepted I N T E R N A T I 0 N A L COMPETITION I NVI TA Tl ONAL ANTI BES FRANCE, JUNE 18-23, 1975. A. Gymnast Janette Anderson designated as USA Competitor. Diane Dunbar designated as alternate in case of injury or illness to Anderson. Not yet confirmed B. Coach: Vannie Edwards designated as coach for USA Herb Vogel - coach in case of injury or illness to Edwards. C. Judge: to be sent at the expense of the USG F. Joanne Pasquale, Audrey Schweyer and Sharon Weber were recommended . Joanne Pasquale designated as judge for the USA . V. PRE-OLYMPIC GAMES MONTREAL, CANADA JULY 30-31 - AUG. 1. (note change of dates) A. Gymnasts 1st 3 places in rank order from the USG F National Championships for Women . B. Coach: USA National Head Coach, Muriel Grossfeld. C. Judges: National Association for Women's Gymnastics will be requested to recommend 3 in priority order to the USGF . Final selection will be determined by the USGF . IV.

USGF OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT CAMP: AUGUST 10-16, 1975 Staff: Confirmed Staff. Coaching Coordinator: M. Grossfeld . Event Specialists: Bill Coco, Dale Flansaas, Jim Fontaine, Abie Grossfeld, Fritz Feiter and Patsy Wester. Confirmed VI.


K ath y Howard was se lected to represent the United State s in competition in Antibes, France. She replaced Debbie Fike, who was injured. She was selected by her placement in the 1974 Final Trials . Mr. Bare delineated the responsibilities of the Foreign Relation s Committee. Their activity shal: be primarily directed toward post elite level, creating programs for the Top 15, determining criteria for selection of coaches for USA teams and team selection methods . Criteria for placement on U.S. team, if medically excused from 1975 Elites: ::r:he to 15- from the- 19-75 Elite- Championships shall be designated the National Team. Petitions will be accepted by this committee from anyone who was injured for the competition and therefore is not currently ranked in the Top 15. These petitions will be evaluated according to past performances of the gymnasts, all international competition participated in during the past year and current competitive success. Should a petitioner be evaluated higher than others in the top 15, she may be placed on the USA team for international competition by the FRC . All gymnasts not presently ranked in the 1975 Top 15 must requalify through the USGF Elite Program into the Elite Championships for 1976. No one will be placed by pet1t1on into the Championships of the USA. The top 3 gymnasts from the 1975 Elite Championships will represent the USA in Pre-Olympic Games in Montreal in July. (Manville, Cheshire, Howard) Result - Howard declines, dropping to 4th place for 3rd gymnast Reed. National Coach, Muriel Grossfeld, will be coach for Montreal Pre-Olympic Games. Junior Gymnasts to be sent to Japan. Gymnasts eligible by age for this trip wi 11 be solicited in the order of their finish: Mannville, Casey, Ahten, Liveri, Shapiro, Heidenwolf, Baker. Result - Casey, Ahten accepted. Coach designated to accompany these girls: George Kreutzer; alternate: Fritz Reiter. Mr. Kreutzer accepts. ¡ The FRC was informed by Mrs. Treiber that the staff of the Pan American Games training camp would be: team coach and manager, national head coach plus the coach of each gymnast in the camp. Mr. Bare explained the proposed restructuring of the Olympic Committee after 1976. He anticipates an expanded

Foreign Relation s Committee Meeting (continued) FRC assuming these roles. A list of suggested additional members was proposed. Mr. Bare will contact two of these persons: Cap Acudill and George Kreutzer concerning their appointment to the FRC. The United States Gymnastics Federation Olympic Development Camp will be held in Miami in August. The FRC appointed the following gymnasts to the 16 available slots for camp participation (noting that 4 gymnasts w ill attend as the result of winning 1st and 2nd place in each age group in the Jr. Olympic Nationals). Placed by finish in Elite Nationals: Baker, Gaynor, Hansen, Heggie, Heidenwolf, Jones, Liveri, Spira, Shapiro, Walker (Hansen and Spira placed, based on performance in Elite Qualifying Meets, though they were injured for National Championships). Placed by finish in Jr. USGF Nationals: Turbow, Huebner, Cantwell. P laced by finish in USGF Sr. Nationals: Lipper, Stephenson, Alston Note: There was a tie for 3rd place in Sr. Nationals between Alston and ¡Carmichael. The tie was broken based on their finish in the AAU Sr. Nationals where Alston finished higher. Carmichael will be placed as the f irst alternate. The remain ing alternates will be se lected from the USGF Jr. Championsh ips in the order of finish: Chapman, Harr ington. Ginny Coco will send invitations and details to each selected gymnast. B. Recommended Staff: (1) Wilma Jean Fizzell, Camp Administrator (2) Bruce Davis, Business Manager (not yet confirmed) B. Gymnasts 1. Top 2 from each division of the USG F Junior Olympics 2. 16 Gymnasts to be selected in June based on the 1975 Competition & Evaluation by the FRC-WD . VII.

INTERNATIONAL JR. GIRLS GYMNASTICS COMPETITION AUGUST 26-31, 1975. A. Gymnasts: to be confirmed at June Meeting. B. Coach: to be confirmed at June Meeting. The next FRC Meeting is planned prior to the Coaches Congress in Denver in November. Confirmation notices will be sent. Submitted by V. Coco

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UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE FOR MEN Minutes of Meeting at Carbondale, 11. June 13, 1975. The meeting was called to order by acting chairman, Frank J. Cumiskey at 1 :00 PM. Business proceeded as follows: SELECTION OF 3 MAN TEAM AND COACH FOR MONTREAL The committee decided to send the first three, to the pre-test Olympic competition, from the USG F National Championships. The competition will be contested from July 30 to August 1, 1975 and most of the best countries will compete. (Bart Conner, Tom Beach and Tom Weeden finished in the top 3 in the all-around and will compete in Montreal) Harold Frey, Gymnastics Coach at the University of California at Berkeley was e Ie ct ed Coach of the team . The committee alro recommended that someone go to Montreal to film the compu lsory exerc ises, especially the Japanese and the Russians and make. such films ava ilabl e to all coaches . Mr. Bill Meade was later se lected for this and will keep the cost low . SELECTION OF THE USGF ELITE TEAM The committee elected to continue to name the top 15 in the USGF Championships as the Elite Team. All will be eligible to be se lected to compete aga inst Fore ign Teams, both here and abroad , by the committee. The committee also dec ided to add the fo llowing gymnasts to the Eli te list because they could not compete in the USG F Nationals because of in juries supported by a Doctor's certificate : Steve Hug, John Crosby, Marshal l Avener, James lvicek, Wayne Young, and Doug Griffith. The following is the cr iteria adopted by the committee for se lection of the Elite Squad. The USGF Elite Team will be chosen on the basis of results of the USG F National Championships (top 15) and for absent members who have demonstrated current International capabi li ties (including a compu lsory exercise


program) and were unable to s;ompete because of legitimate medical injur ies or serious extenuating circumstances pending approval by the USG F Foreign Relations Committee. ELITE TEAM CERTIFICATES The committee recommended that each member of the USG F Elite Team receive a certificate with the nam es of the team inscribed thereon. The gymnasts would then have a positive knowledge and reward for being se lected for this honor. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE The committee recommended that Ed Gagnier be dropped from the committee for non-attendance and seem ing lack of interest. They also recommended that Dick Wolfe, Gymnastics Coach at Ful le rt on be added to the committee. The committee decided to have two regular meetings a year, one at the USGF National Elite Championships and one at the USG F Coaches Congress. The next meeting will be held at the Congress in Denver on November 7, 1975. The Committee adopted the following membership rule . Unless an acceptable written excuse is forwarded to the USG F office prior to a scheduled meeting, a member will be considered as unexcused. Two such consecutive absences wil I cause a member to be dropped from the committee. FOREIGN TEAMS The committee was advised that the USG F had invited East Germany to meet our team in the United States but had sent their own contract which made certa in demands. Mr. Wettstone reported that the end of January would be a better t im e. The committee recom m end ed that this office invite them in January and if they refuse, then we should invite another country, poss ibly Roumania . The committee asked Mr. Cumiskey to remain as chairman with no vote . The meeting was ad journed at 3 :30 PM.

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REPORT: ANTIBES, FRANCE June 20-23, 1975 Written by Joanne Pasquale REPORT: ANTIBES, FRANCE 'on Wednesday, June 18, 1975, we departed from New York's Kennedy Airport bound for Nice, France. Kathy Howard, United States gymnast, was accompanied by Vannie Edwards, coach, and Joanne Pasquale, judge. It was a long flight but pleasurable aboard an Air France 74 7. We spent a brief time in Paris before we continued to Nice . Once in the airport, we were confronted with an uncomfortable situation - no one to meet us. Somehow there had been a miscommunication and the arrival times had been confused. Among the three of us we had a very limited French vocabulary. We did manage to get a message to the proper people and were soon met by a dashing young Frenchman in a sports car. Jean Luis wisked us off to the hotel Tananarive where we unpacked quickly. It was still morning and we hurried to closely inspect the French Riviera that we had seen earlier from the plane window. The beach was lovely and ¡ we enjoyed a short sunbath before going on to the gymnasium. There were provisions for two da ily . workouts. We felt the need for only one . Meals were served in the hotel and all the gymnastics personnel were seated banquet-style with an array of international flags decorating the tables. Here we had the opportunity to socialize with the various gymnasts, coaches, and judges attending the meet. On Friday, June 20, there was a , technical meeting during which the draw was conducted and all important technical information was disseminated. There were several English-speaking persons present to help bridge the language barrier. Among these was an especially gracious lady from Hungary, Mme. Klara Bejek, who acted as superior judge on the balance beam event. The results of Friday's competition are enclosed. As you read them you will see that our own Kathy Howard was 1st place All Around. Goreac of Romania was favored to win the meet. She was in first place but had the misfortune to suffer an injury during Floor exercise warm-ups. She was unable to complete competition. When Kathy was named the winner, the audience gave her their most boisterous approval. It was an emotional United States t rio that viewed our Stars and Stripes being raised to our National Anthem.

The results of the finals are enclosed. Saturday was Kathy's birthday and we let a few of the French delegation know this. After she won a gold medal on the uneven bars and three si lver medals on the vault, beam, and floor, Kathy was to happily endure a throng of autograph seekers before we could depart for the banquet at a nearby castle. Vannie quietly helped her to make progress toward the bus. At the banquet, everyone sang Happy Birthday in English to Kathy and tried to get her to taste some French Champagne. The food was plentiful and appetizing but we were not able to dance to the music they offered. Here we had an opportunity to exchange gifts and socialize once more . On Sunday we read about Kathy's success in all the French papers . In the morning we went sightseeing and shopping in a quaint little town, St. Paul. Vannie had become accustomed to a load of French bread and a quart of mi lk every morning and this morning was no exception. He was the picture of satisfaction as he ate his bread and drank his milk walking along the cobblestones of that village. In the afternoon we were taken to a festival of flowers where we sat and watched many floats made of flowers and bands with majorettes marching to happy music. During the festivities everyone partakes in a battle with flowers. We all threw roses and carnations at each other and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Sunday evening we went for a last walk to the beach with two new friends: Mme. Bejek of Hungary and Mr. Cermak, coach of the two Czech gymnasts . Monday at 6: 15 a.m., we were on the road to the airport and bound happily for the U.S.A. I might add, we had to use quite a bit of ingenuity to gather all of Kathy's awards and gifts into a suitab le arrangement for flying home. REPORT_ ANTIBES, FRANCE by Vannie Edwards From the technica l meeting on Friday evening, the gymnasts were divided into two groups of seven for the competition. Kathy was in the first squad and drew the follow ing pos1t1ons for competition: fourth up in vaulting, third in parallel bars, second in beam, and first in free-ex.


In the vaulting competition, Kathy did two Yami-halfs and had two very minor landing faults on both jumps. She rece ived the score of 9.25. There were several very well-executed half on back off vaults and a thirteen-year-old Hungarian, Ovarie, did a very fine handspring full twist. We vaulted the horse at the old heighth of 110 cm . This was a littl e bit unexpected as we had been told previously that we would be vaulting at the new heighth, which is approximately 4" higher. Training time prior to competition was very short and there were several significan t adjustments to be made pertaining to the competitive apparatus. The parallel bars we used were those that wi ll be competed on in Montreal . There is quite a bit of difference in the rail action due largely to the way the rails are attached to the uprights. The regu lar System Reuther ra il fits into a socket on top of the upright and the new system rail fits into a movable socket which allows not only action from normal bar flection but also act ion from the point the ra il is attached to the upright. This causes a lateral horizontal action. On the first couple of casts, Kathy kept saying it felt like the bar was moving, but this was due to the double action of the rail. In reality, the rails are much more active and alive and they require a longer wait with a slower action than we are accustomed to. They are much spr ingier than ours and shou ld be easier to work. Kathy made a ll the adjustments to the bars and threw a fantastic exercise, scoring 9.4 in preliminaries and a 9.55 in finals to win the gold medal in bars. As expected we competed on the leather-covered beam, which is a little sl ippery on the edges and much more alive near the middle. It is about like a stiff reuther board. On leaps and jumps you can impulse with spring from the beam but landing requires a very exact position on the ball of the foot and lowering to the heel. If you work flatfooted and land, the action of the beam continues after you land and will definitely throw you off balance. After about seven routines, Kathy had pretty well made all of the necessary adjustments and in competition she did a fantastic job. She received a 9 .2. She was up second and I was certain it was the best routine we saw all night. I protested her score and was informed the scores ranged from 9.5 (Hungarian) 9 .0 - 9.3 9.3 (all French judges). Her score was not changed.


Antibes - France Uneven bars and floor were the best events she worked Friday night receiving a 9.4 and 9.45 respectively . She was up first on floor and Grigaras of Romania tied Kathy in the preliminaries . During the warm-up period in the free-ex, Goreac of Romania injured a muscle in her calf and had to withdraw from the meet. At the time, she was leading the all-around by 15 hundredths of a point. I personally believe that Kathy could have beaten her that much in floor, but I doubt that the ~---_,, scoring would have allowed it,_ _ _ __ With Goreac out of the al I-around, there was a battle between Kathy and Grigoras of Romania and Kathy won, becoming the new Antibe s Invitational All-Around Champion . For the U.S. gymnastics world, Kathy's parents and coaches, Joanne, Kathy, and I all got a chill up our spines as the American flag was hoi sted and the Star Spangled Banner played . Gymnastically speaking, you know in a major European meet that is not exactly a common sight.

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1975 U.S.G.F. JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Southern Connecticut State College Fieldhouse New Haven, Connecticut July 11-12 The youthful talent gathered together and marching behind each regional sign was a joy to watch enter the competitive floor. That feeling of joy and hope for the future of gymnastics was maintained throughout the championship competition as a result of careful planning of the organ izing committee and the manner in which the gymnasts performed and conducted themselves. When each girl received her "good luck" flower personally from Women's Committee Chairman, Shirley Bryan, the tone for the meet was truly set . The 1975 U .S . G. F. Junior Olympic National Championships had begun! The audience sat above the floor in balcony seating, responding with enthusiasm and warmth that continued through each of the four sessions of the meet. The gymnasts created an aura of excellence in their performances that made one wonder if somehow the word "Junior" had been inserted in the meet t itle by error. The "soul" of the entire meet cou ld only be described as that of Olympic spirit and desire to excel . As the 15 and Up Division of compulsory competition unfolded, we found Peggy Jaskowski (N.J.) the winner of vaulting, Barbie Weida (0) the winner of uneven bars, and Lisa Ingebretsen (N.Y.) in first place on both balance beam and floor exercise . The all-around was at that point a tie between Barbie Weida and Lisa Ingebretsen, both with scores of 35.00. Barbie Weida continued her strong performance into the optionals, placing first on vault and beam and tying first with Bobbi Haas (Wash) on floor exercise. Sheri Smith (Cal) was the outstanding performer on optional bars. Barbie's consistency and excellence of performance earned her a score of 70.30 and the first place all-around award of her division of the championship. Congratulations to Barbie and her coach Colleen Eckel from Gymnastics of Ohio, Canton, Ohio! The 12-14 age group managed to "charm" the audience a little bit extra because of their sizes, ages and the extreme earnestness with which they performed. But the crowd learned very quickly that it wasn't merely cuteness that was getting to their hearts. These

girls meant business and their outstanding gymnastics showed that. During compulsories Lisa Cawthron (Tex) and Liz Marino (Conn) emerged as top contenders for the all-around, with Lisa winning vault, Liz winning bars, Lisa ending up in a four-way tie situation on beam (also Jill Ornstein (Cal), Jennifer Huff (Va), and Lisa Martin (Fla); and both Li sa and Liz tying with scores of 8.85 on compulsory floor . Ahead by several tenths at the end of compulsory competition was Lisa Cawthron (35.40). Overcoming a bit of difficulty from compulsories, Robin Heubner (N.D.) displayed exceptional performances during optionals, winning uneven bars, balance beam, and becoming part of a three-way tie on floor with Jennifer Hugg and Liz Marino . Vaulting was a tie between Liz Marino and Jill Ornstein. Everyone watching awaited the al I-around results breathlessly, not really knowing who would emerge with the highest combined point total. It was Lisa Cawthron from Arlington, Texas who had maintained her strength of performance to earn that top score of 70.75 and the all-around championship of this division. Lisa is coached by Bill Valentine and Cindy Jetton of Arlington Gymnastics Club. National Coach Muriel Grossfeld summed up what many observers couldn't quite put into words. She felt that, "Both divisions showed that they were well-coached and well-prepared for the meet, making the competition one of high standards and extremely enjoyable to watch." She added that, "The performance of the 12-14 age group represents incredible growth and improvement of United States gymnastics. The content and technique of their exercises and the expression of their performance is such to indicate much hope for our country's gymnastics future." As final scores were being tabulated during both sessions, Elite members of the Southern Conn. Gym Club performed an optional exhibition. The crowd and the gymnasts were overjoyed to have these additional performances representing the next level of competition that the gymnasts in this meet are striving to reach. Barbie Myslak, Kyle Gaynor,


Denise Walker, Cole Dowaliby and both winners of last year's Junior Olympic Championships - Sharon Livieri and Jill Heggie were the performers for that exhibition. The "Olympic spirit" continued to the end, reaching an appreciative "high" as winners accepted their awards and flowers, and all participants received certificates and momentos of the com petition from Mrs. Bryan and U .S.G . F. Junior Olympic National Chairman, Mrs. Audrey Schweyer. Thi s wa s done with fitting dignity and honor - and much applause! It was difficult to believe that the two days' competition wa s actually over, for the spirit remained . One had only to look high up on the wall and read once more that large red-white- and-blue banner . The U.S.G.F. can well be proud of this program. Final All Placement:





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STANDARDS FOR OFFICIALS RATING IN GYMNASTICS Effective September 1, 1975 Mini mum % score for both theoretical a nd practical examinat ions must be met as stated. In the event the practical exam in ation is not required, theoretical minimum score appli es. PROCEDURES FOR RATING JUDGES: ** Appli es to those examinees who received certification prior to September 1, 1975. NATIONAL - CLASS I 1. Minimum Grade: * * Theoretical and practical 85% . 2. Eligibi lity: 20 years of age. ** Must have previously attained a State, Regional, or National rating. 3. Duration: Until D ecember, 1980 (throughout the Olympiad). Must judge three meets per year and file reports to maintain status . 4. Recomm ended minimum fees: $2 0 . 00 per sess i o n, transportation, and $20.00 per diem (food and lodging) or mea l allowance in the event lading is not required . 5. Examination Content: a. Practical - optional exercises in all four events. b. Theoretical - 50 questions Class I (Adv anced ) Compulsories; and 50 questions general knowledge. 6. Qualified to judge any Cl ass I competition in any geographical area . REGIONAL - CLASS I 1. Minimum Grade: ** Theoretical and practical 80%. 2 . El igibility: 18 years of age. **Must have previously attained a minimum of State rating. 3. Duration: Until December, 1980 (throughout the Olympiad). Must judge three meets per year and fi le reports to maintain status. 4. Recommended minimum fees: $ 15 .00 per session, transportation, and $20.00 per diem (food and lodging) or mea l al lowance in the event lodging is not required. 5 . Examination Content: a. Practical - optional exe rcises in all four events . b . T heoretical - 50 question s Class I ( Advanced)

Compulsories; and 50 questions general know ledge. 6 . Qualified to judge any Class I competition up to and including the Regional level in any geographica l area.

a judge must maintain active status at that level for one Certification Year before being eli gibl e to take the Class I rating examination . 7. Qualified to judge any Class II sectiona l , l oca l, o r state competition in any geographical area .

STATE - CLASS II 1. Minimum Grade: **Theoretical and practical 75%. APPRENTICE - CLASS Ill 1. Minimum Grade: 2. Eligibility: Theoretical only 70%. 18 years of age. 2. Eligibility: ** Must have previously attained a 16 years of age. minimum of Associate rating. 3. Duration: 3. Duration: Until ¡ December, 1980 Until December, 1980 (throughout the Olympiad). (throughout the Olympiad). Must judge three meets per year Must judge three meets per year and file reports to maintain and file reports to maintain status. status. 4. Recommended Fees: 4 . Recommended fees: $5.00 per session, $10.00 per sess i on, tran sportation, and $20.00 per transportation, and $20.00 per d iem (food and lodgi ng) or mea l diem (food and lodging) or meal allowance in the event lodging is al lowance in the event lodging is not requ ired . not requ ired. 5. Examin~tion Content: 5. Examination Content: Th eoret i ca l exam in atio n a. Practical - optional exercises consisting of 50 questions on in al l four events. Cla ss I ll (Beginning L evel) b. Theoreti ca l - 50 quest ions Compul sories. Cla ss 11 (Interm ed iate) 6. Upon atta ini ng an Apprentice Compulsori es; a nd 50 Rati ng, a judge must maintain questions general knowledge. active status at that level for one 6 . Upon attaining State Rating-Class Certifi cat ion Year before being 11, a judge must m aintain active eligible to take t he Class 11 status at t hat level for one exam ination . Certification Year before being 7. Qu alified to judge any Class 111 eli gible to take the Class I rating meet in an y geographical area. exam ination. 7 . Qualified to judge Class II SPECIAL NOTE: competitions up to and includ ing 1. Any individua l who attained a the State leve l in any geographica l rating prior to September 1, 1975 area. and tai led the test and re-test in the ASSOCIATE - CLASS II 1975-76 Certification Year w il l be 1. Minimum Grade: perm itted to take the examination * * Th eoretica l and practical 70%. at Class 11 or I, provided they meet 2. Eligibility: eligibility requirements, in the 16 years of age. 1976-77 Certification Year. This **Must have previously atta ined a "grace period" will expire August minimum of Apprentice rating. 31, 1977. 2. Any individual who has never 3. Duration: Until December, 1980 attained a rating prior to September (throughout the Olympiad). 1975 must enter the 1 Must judge three meets per year C~rtification program at Class 111. and file reports to maintain 3. In order to judge all three levels, status. the judge must atta in a rating for all 4 . Recommended Fees: levels . Class I or 11 rated judges may $7 . 50 per session, judge at Class 11 and 111 , but are transportat ion, and $2 0.00 per required to take the theoretica l diem (food and lodging) or meal (Compulsory) examination and al lowance in the event lodging is attain score requirements for lower not required. levels. 5. Examination Content: 4. An examinee must indicate to the a. Practical - optional exercises TA the Class l evel(s) of in all four events. examination she intends to take b. Theoretica l - 50 questions prior to the administration of the Cla ss II (Int ermediate) exam inat ion. Compulsories; and 50 5. A session is to be defined as a questions ge neral know led ge. ma x imum of 3 .5 hours . 6. Upon attaining an A ssociate Rating,


USGF 1975 ELITE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN & WOMEN Co-meet directors Bill Meade and Herb Vogel brought men's and women's gymnastics back together, in competition, in the effective staging of the 1975 USG F Elite National Championships. Two completely separate operational and administrative units were utilized in a competitive setting that featured two gyms under one roof, the dome of the Southern Illinois Universit)' S orts Arena. The numerous meetings and the intellectua l interchange of this nations gymnastic leaders gave the 1975 Elites the flavor of a mini coaches Congress with the social interchange of gymnasts, coaches, officials, parents and friends ... remenicient of the national Christmas gymnastic clinics of old. Competitively, 1975 USGF National Champions were crowned and the 1975 Pan American Team Qualifiers were determined. Injuries, prior to the competition, produced an incomplete field of contestants in both the men's and women's sessions but only the officialdom . were aware of their absence .. . the spectators came to view elite class gymnastics and they were not disappointed. The 1975 USG F Elite National Championship for Men & Women will go down in history as a "total" event, emphasizing US Gymnastic Friends ... perhaps that what its all about!

UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIPS OF THE U.S .A. 915lJSGF' Elite National Champion:;i1ips for Men, Carbondale , Illinoi s.

Tom Beach of the University of California at Berkeley and Bart Conner of Niles West High School in Illinois tied for first p lace in the All-Around of the USG F 'Championships of the U.S.A.' in Carbondale, Illinois, June 11-13, 1975. Tom Weeden, also of the U of California, was third by less than one point. Beach, Conner and Weeden staged a stirring duel right down to the wire. At the end of the compulsories, Conner was leading both Beach and Weeden by a scant margin, 52.15 to 51.95. Beach then outscored Conner on the Optionals 53.(}0 to 53. 70 to force the tie for the Championship. In fact, on the last event, the Horizontal Bar, Beach scored a 9.65 to a 9.30 for Conner . Meanwhile, Weeden was in contention up to the next to last event, the Para llel Bars, and only scored an 8.20, a 9.20 would have given him the TAIVIMY MANVILLE Title. This year can be called the year of the injury, with most of last year 's stars 1975 missing from the action. Wayne Young, USGF Elite National Finals Championships, leg injury, Steve Hug, arm injury, Jim Women's Division, 1975 USGF National Championships lvicek, broken arm, John Crosby, broken Carbondale, Illinois Vaulting finger, Marshall Avener and John Whelan, All-Around Results: Contestant Score Place shoulder injuries. Young, lvicek, Hug, and 1. Tammy Manville 74.30 K. Casey 9.5375 1 Whelan were members of the U.S.A. 2. Denise Cheshire 74.30 T. Manville 9.325 2T World Games Team in October 1974 in 3. Kathy Howard 73.25 D. Cheshire 9.325 2T Varna, Bulgaria. 4. Trish Reed 73.00 The results of the competition clearly Bars 5. Roxanne Pierce 72.90 show that with Beach, Conner, Weeden, L. Wolfberger 9.55 6. Nancy Thies 1 72.85 and Korman coming on strong and with D. Cheshire 9.425 7. Leslie Weisberger 72.75 2 Young, Hug, lvicek, Crosby and Avener K. Howard 9.400 8. Debbie Wilcox 72.70 3 on the road to recovery, the prospects are 9. Susan Archer 72.65 for a strong finish next year at the Beam 10. Jan Anthony 72.40 Olympic Games in Montreal. Bart Conner K. Gaynor 9.5375 1 11. Kolleen Casey 72.30 at 16 under John Burkel is improving Manville T. 9.4125 2 12. Joanne Beadle 72.25 very rapidly and is the youngest USG F D. Payton 9.2125 3 13. Donna Payton 72.20 Champion ever. On paper, w'tn 14. Jan Ahten Floor Exercises 72.00 everybody well and one more year on 15. Gail Wycoff 71.825 Howard these compulsories, we can expect to 9.55 1 16. Pauline Litowsky 71.75 have the strongest team we ever had at Thies 4.40 2 Donna Johnson 71.75 the Olympic Games. Manville 9.375 3







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MODERN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE SUMMARY OF MEETINGS May 9-12, 1975 - San Francisco A. Schmid brought up the question of Present: Mildred Prchal (Chairman), Shirley Bryan, Helena Greathouse, Jane financial support by USGF at this time in Jurew, Andrea Schmid, and Norma Zabka our deve lopm ent, which was offered at the November 1974 Congress. At that Excused: Anne I is Hoyman time the Committee was told that it SESSION NO. 1 could expect support for international World Championships Modern competition, for judges, and awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics -~=a= drid, the nati ona I Ieve I. S. Bryan stated hat i November 1975 th e commitment was made then the The Committee discussed the USGF will honor the ir commitment. The upcoming World Championships iri bill is to be presented to S. Bryan by A. Madrid. A complete delegation would Schmid. consist of 3 individual gymnasts plus 1 alternate, 6 gymnasts plus 2 alternates for Workshop It is important that each Regional the group number, 1 delegate, 1 judge, 1 Director make a strong effort to organize coach, and 1 pianist. Shirley Bryan felt workshops for the compulsory exercises. that a complete delegation would not be These workshops should culminate in a possible. Therefore, it was felt that 4 competition during the 1975-76 season. individuals, 1 delegate, 1 judge, 1 coach, and 1 pianist would be a more realistic World Championship Delegation The personnel to be selected for th e request due to the large financial outlay for a complete delegation. World Championships in Madrid was discussed . Great concern was expressed Eligibility for World Championships The 1975 National Championships will about musical accompaniment for our serve as a Qualifying Meet for the Final gymnasts . All four events in MRG require Trials. The tentative date of the Final the cooperation and excellence of Trials will be October 11 pending dedicated accompanists. The Committee approval of facility availability. The recognizes that our gymnasts' selection of following sites were considered : ( 1) Cedar music and performance of accompanists Rapids, (2) San Francisco, and (3) Los are presently very weak . After discussion , Angeles . A decision regarding the site will the selection of a pianist was narrowed

the m eet. 3. The possibility of a non-c1t1zen attending an international course or serving as a national coach representing the USA was brought up. S. Bryan was dubious of the possibility, but will seek further

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be made based on a central location fo r the majority of finalists. A Training Session for competitors will be held the Sunday and Monday immediately following the Final Trials . It is expected that the team will leave for Madrid no later than November 16. IV National Modern Rhythmic Championships - 1976 The fol lowing sites were proposed: 1. Dallas (to be explored by N. Zabka) 2. Cedar Rapids (to l:>e explored by K . Smith, if necessary) 3. Indiana (to be explored by S. Bryan, if necessary) May 22, 1976 was recommended as the date for the next National Championships. The first site choice is Dal las or nearby Texas. The events for the 1976 National MRG Championships will be the same as those for the World Championsh ips 1977. Compulsories for Class I will be according to the program for the World Championships.

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1. Dona ld Morrison 2. Hildur Nelson 3. Ronald Williams In response to a request for an opinion , Danny Hoctor suggested seeking the assistance of New York/Hollywood established professional accompanists . He is willing to assist us. SESSION NO. 2 Following is a summary of the various points discussed at this meeting : 1. In connection with future National Championsh ips, we will attempt to seek payment for judges' transportation, or at least an amount to defray expenses. 2. Helena Greathouse questioned the selection of judges for the 1975 National Championships. A. Schmid stated that the selection was based, first, on the International and National Judges' List, and secondly, on whether the judge had a competitor entered in



4 . Every effort will be made to notify Committee members of seminars, courses, etc ., to which the USGF is invited. 5 . State Chairmen are to be appointed by Regional Chairmen with final approval by Chairman, Mildred Prchal through Norma Zabka, who is current I y attempting to coordinate the Regional / State organization . The Committee recognizes that the opinion of Regional Chairmen is most important at this building stage. 6. The Age-Group Program is based on the MRG Compulsory exercises and the age division is the same as in artistic gymnastics. 7. A. Schmid is coordinating the preparation of a test for MRGJ judges. A. Hoyman and J. Jurew have had input into this test. Following a "discussion of this test, it was agreed that all members of the Committee would review the test and indicate approval or disapproval of each question with a b r1e · f ·f necessary. comment, 1 Deadline for comments is May 25. Administrators of this test will be Regional Directors and the MRG National Committee . 8. As a complement to the judges' test and promotion of competitions utilizing compulsory exercises, S. Bryan is negotiating with the Ath letic Institute to do a research film on MRG to be distributed to officers and regional chairmen to use for teacher education and judges' training. SESSIONS NOS. 3-4

1. USG F approved financing a team of 4 individuals (3 plus 1 alternate), 1 delegate, 1 judge, 1 coach, and 1 pianist to the 1975 World Championsh ips in Madrid.

MOD ERN RHY T HMIC GYM. COMM. SUMMARY OF MEE T INGS May 9-12, 1975 - San Francisco

Ann eli s S. Hoym an FreP.r Gymnasium University of Illino is 61801

2. Th e se ven high est scoring all -aro und Janue Jurew gymn as t s in the Nation al 710 S. Humphrey Champion ships will be invited to Oak Park , Illinois 60304 attend th e Final Trial s tentatively Andrea B. Schm id scheduled for Oct . 11 . A Schmid San Francisco State Universi ~y will check on the availability of San San Fran cisco, California 94 132 Francisco State as this wa s th e committee's choice of site for th e U .S. GYMNA ST ICS FE D ERATI ON Final Tri als. Five judges will be REG IONA L CHAIRMEN invited . COMPET IT IVE 3. Confirmation of eligibility for th e RHY TH MI C GYMNASTICS Final Tri als will be sent to 7 REG ION 1 gymnasts by Mildred Prschal . They (California, Nevada, Ut ah, Ar.izona, will be requested to provide her Hawaii) with their music well in advance of Marian Duncan th e Trials for preparation of th e Dept. of Physical Edu ca tion pianist . They will also be notified that it will be necessary to remain California Stat e Univ. - Long Beach Long Beach, Californi a for the training session two days following the trials if they place REG ION 2 among the top 4. (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, 4. After a request by Dale Flansaas, Montana, Wyoming) coach of the Reno entires of individuals and the group, the REGION 3 (Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, committee agreed to invite both Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, groups entered in the National Louisiana) Championships to the Final Trials Susan Meister w ith the following stipulations : 6326 Rutgers Street a. It will be necessary for the teams Houston, Texas 77005 to raise their own money if they want to enter the 1975 World REGION 4 Championships . (North Dakota, South Dakota, b. The money to cover all expenses Nebraska, Minn esota, Iowa, is to be deposited with the Wi sconsin) USG F prior to the date of the Kveta Smith Fin al Trial s. Appro x im ately 1940 Washington Ave. , S.E. $12-15,000 is necessary to cover Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 6 gymnasts and 1 alternate . REGION 5 c. The MRG Committee will revi ew (Mi ssouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indian, the performance at the Fin al Kentucky, Ohio) Trials and it will be necessary for Jane Jurew the MRG Committee to give 710 S. Humphrey final approval for entry in the Oak Park, Illinois 60304 World Championships . M. Prchal is to notify S. Bryan and H. REGION 6 (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Greathouse of item No. 4 above . Mass., Rhode Island, Connecticut, Respectfully submitted, New York) Norma B. Zabka Monica Volkman U.S. GYMNASTICS FEDERATION 685 West End Avenue NATIONAL New York, N. Y. 10025 COMPETITIVE RHYTHMIC REGION 7 GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Mildred Prchal, Chairman Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, 2419 Scoville Ave . Virginia, Washington, D.C.) Berwyn, Illinois 60402 Ellen Garlicki 67 Maplewood Ave . Norma B. Zabka, Vice-Chairman Bogota, N. J. 07603 61300 Boulevard East West New York, N . J. 07093 Helena Greathouse 4975 S. W. Angel Ave. Beaverton , Oregon 97005

REGION 8 (Tennessee, N. Carolina , S. Carolina, Mississippi, F lorida, Alabama, Georgia)


Dates to remember: August 8-9 Wom en's Pan Am Trials August 10 - 15 Women's USGF Olympic Development Camp July 20 - August 15 Men's USGF Olympic Development Trng. Camp August 26 - September 1 Japan Jr. Competition September 2 - 8 FIG Judges Course

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Iowa City Tokyo Thonon , France

September 22 - October 2 Pan American Games Training Camp/Women Reno, Nev_ September 26-27 Chicago Men's Pan Am Trials October 2 - 5 Team Processing Pan Am Games Dallas, Tex. October 5 - 25 Training and Pan Am Mexico City Games October 11 World Games Trials Modern Comp. San Gymnastics Francisco October 12-13 V Camp World Games Training November 4 Canada Milk Meet November 13 - 21 Chunichi Cup Japan




MINUTES SUMMER MEETING U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE June 14, 1975 - Carbondale, Illinois I. Call to Order. A . The meeting was ca l led to order by Chairman William T. Meade at 9: 10 a.m., June 14, 1975¡ B. A roll ca ll of membership was taken (atch). The following members were absent:

trials to cons ist of one set of Pan American Compulsories and one set of Optionals to decide the top seven (7). Roetzheim and others - Reviewed the new two (2) judge system. He

suggested an additional judge if needed and allowed in Mexico City Excused: Unexcused: could be made available by the Jack Becknei:---~dward Gagnier- - - NG:JA. Bert Lark William Coco David Rowlands Frey - Suggested the Northern California Judges Association cou ld A letter was sent . after the last also supply an additional judge. meeting regarding a replacement for Mr. Coco. His replacement is still Maloney Moved the judges' forthcoming. selection of Ted Muzyczko and Jerry Wright, plus any additional As this was Mr. Gagnier's second assistance in this area, be approved unexcused absence, a letter will be - passed by a 15-0 vote. se nt the USOC requesting a replacement. Shanken - Additionally offered the services of his twin brother, who It was suggested an athlete resides in Mex ico City. re presentat ive be selected for one of the open positions. Roe tz he i m Described the C. The Chairman acknowledged the two-week voluntary open training presence of Mr. Jerry Lace, camp to be provided prior to the Assistant Director of Operations, final trials at the site. Financial U.S. Olympic Committee, and Mr. coordination to be finalized with Frank Bare, Executive Director of the Chairman. the U.S. Gymnastics Federat ion, B. The Chairman req uested action on and solicited their constructive the open slot positions to the Pan comments. American Final Trials. He reviewed D. The Chairman welcomed other the appeal letters. An open vi sitors present but instructed them discussion by all ens ued. to leave the room durin g the Wettstone - Moved acceptance of nomination process for Olympic four (4) appeals - Hug, Young, Coach and Manager. Other vi sitors lvicek and Avener (Schwe nzfei er, were: seconded ) - passed by a 15-0 vote. C. Cumiskey suggested a discuss ion on Rusty Mitche ll the seventh place finisher (normally Dick Wo lfe the alternate). E. Mr. Roetzheim moved for approval Schwenzfeier and Roetzheim of the minutes of the past meeting Requested the final competit ive (Shanken, seconded) - passed by a team (6) be selected by them just 15-0 vote. prior to the competition in Mexico 11. Old Business. City with the final tr ials placement A. The Chairman requested a review being cons idered as a facto r, but and discussion concerning Pan not a d irect ive. Discussion by all Amer ican Final Trial da t e, site and ens ued. tra inin g plans. Discussion ensued re lat ive to time in Mexico, change Wortman - Moved acceptance of i n current ch art er a i r craft the above proposal (Hinds, scheduling, school time lost, judges, second ed ) - passed by a 15-0 vote. coach and managers' requests, etc. D. The Chairman req uested a review of Maloney - Moved the Final Tri als the Junior Olympic Development be held at the University of Illinoi s, Camp planning. Chicago Circle, on 26 and 27 Cum iskey Described the September 1975 (Milan, seconded) four-week training program headed - passed by a 15-0 vote. by Coach Watanabe and a series of Schwenzfeier - Described the final three ass istant coaches each week.



New Business. A. Th e Chairman requested a revi ew of the 1976 Olymp ic Trial situation. A discussion by all followed regarding se lection by q ualify ing score versus a numbered list. Wettstone - Moved a qualifying score of 106.0 or listing among the top 24 scores be the criteria for entranc the semi-fioa!_trials (Maloney, seconded ) - passed by a 15-0 vote. Chairman Appointed a committee of Wettstone (Ch airman), Cumiskey, Maloney, Allen and Frey to determine the acceptability of v ar iou s routes / meets to be utilized to establish the qualifying score of 106.0 or determine the top 24. Chairman - Prompted a discussion by all on any possible hardship cases and the addition of both the semi-final and finals scores for te a m selection. Frey - Moved the scores of both the semi-f in a ls and fina ls be added to determine the final team se lection (Grossfeld, seconded) -: passed by a vote of 15-0. B. The Chai rman open ed discussion of the semi-final and final trials dates and sites. Th e bids from Philadelphia and Southern California had been withdrawn, leaving bids from the University of California at Berkeley and Penn State University . Frey - Made a presentation of his bid. Wettstone - Made a presentation of his bid. Both were excused from the room for a vote. Cumiskey - Moved a vote of the finals site for either June 18/19 or 25/26. Resultant vote was Penn State 10 and the University of California 2 (Maloney, seconded ) Frey - Expressed interest in the semi -final trials . Shanken --,. Moved the semi-finals be held at the University on May 20 - 22 (Woerhle, seconded) - passed by a 15-0 vote.

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C. T h e C h a i r m a n so lici ted nominations for Olympic Coach, ex pl aining that th e fina l li st to Olympic House must be limi ted to fiv e (5). Di scuss ion ens ued to possibly su bm it a joint li st of ten different names for both Coach and Manager positions. It was decided to proceed separately . The following were nominated for Coach: Frey Grossfeld Wettstone Meade Mitche ll Willson Schwenzfeier Shanken - Moved the nominations be closed (Roetzheim, seconded) passed by a 15-0 vote. A vote was taken to select t he f ive nominees to be forwarded to t he U . S.O.C. with the following resultant nomin ees : F rey Meade Grossfe ld Wettstone Schwenzfei e r Th e fo ll owing were no m inated fo r Manage r: F re y Wettston e Todd Mead e Wo lfe Roet zhe im Will son Sch wenzfe ier Frey - Moved the nom inations be cl osed (A ll en, seco nded ) - passed by a 15-0 vo t e. A vote was take n to se lect th e f ive nomi nees t o be forwarded to th e U.S .O.C. with th e fol low in g res ult nomin ees: Frey Meade Wettstone Roetzheim Schwenzfei er D. The Chairman r equested a determination of our next meeting. Allen - Moved our next meeting be held in conjunction with the U.S.G.F . Coaches Congress to be held in early November at Denver (Milan, seconded) - passed by a 15-0 vote. E. Allen - Moved for adjournment (Maloney, seconded) - passed by a 15-0 vote. Submitted by, KARL K. SCHWENZFEIER, Lt. Colonel, USAF Secretary, U.S.0.8.C. (l'v1en)

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The Canadian Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation The Canadian Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics Federat ion is proud to announce that we h ave been chosen to plan and present the Opening Ceremonies at the 1976 Montreal Olympics . Canada is a very large country and this expos ure will go far in demonstrating to the public what modern gymnastics is all about. Twenty-five hundred rhythmic gymnasts will perform during the Opening Ceremonies and we feel that it is vital to have the top Gymnastique Mod erne gymnasts from ten countries performing at this important event . All participating, including so loi sts, will perform to the same music, but of course, each soloist may choose her own ap paratu s. During the individua l's performance, the rhythmic gymnasts will be making only statical movements . The individual routines will run for one minute and thirty seconds . There were over 150 proposals made for the Opening Ceremonies, including Folk Dance Groups, National Ballet, choirs, and so on. In 1974 in Varna, I

took my first step toward this goal at a meeting with Mr . Worra ll, and with the help of Mme Tchakarova, w e began to se ll modern gymnastics . Now that we have approval, I am asking help from the International Modern Rhythmical Gymnastics Technical Committee to support me in my request to have soloists from other countries perform at this event . This demonstration involving both rhythmic and competitive modern gymnastics, will help our sport to grow throughout the world , and perhaps lead to the 1980 Olympics . For these reasons we are requesting the participation of the top gymnasts from other countries. Since Canada is hosting an Invitational Meet from June 22 to 28, 1976, it may be possible for gymnasts to perform at both events, and so help the financial situation for the participating countries, as the modern gymnastics team may travel with the Olympic team. In order to facilitate this, it may be possible to move the Invitational Meet to the first week in July, if this is your wish.


Participants in the Invitational Meet, gymnasts and officials, will have accommodation and meals supplied by the Canadi an Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation for seven days . A more detailed letter will be se nt to the countries that are invited. For the ne xt World Championship, Canada proposes a 2 ball routine as an individual or group exercise. Already , quite a few countr ies such as Sweden , Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, and the Province of Estonia in the USSR, are working with 2 balls. This would be a challenge for many countries, similar to the time when they first began working with 2 clubs .


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WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING Elite Qualification Meet Thursday, April 24, 1975) 10:00 a.m. Rero, Nevada

Roll Call *WTC Chairman - J. Fi e - present *WNC - Grossfe ld - present Region I RT D - Pasquale - absent *CR - Flansaas - present Region II * RTD - Patoile - prese nt CR - Lewi s - absent (prese nt at coaches' m eeting) Region Ill RTD - Weber - absent *CR - Hill - present Region IV RTD - Weaver - abse nt (Fie present - acti ng RTD) RC - Johnson - absent Region V RTD - Treiber - absent *C R - Ca udil - present Region VI * RTD - Va ll ey - prese nt RC - Chencin sk i - pre se nt *CR - Coco - present Region VII * RTD - Schweyer - present RC - McBride - present *CR - Strauss - present Region VIII RTD - Darst - absent (present during afternoon session) * CR - Edwards - present *Voting members present - 11 The f irst order of business was a motion by Mrs . Fie to limit debate to three minutes. Anyone was allowed to yield their time to another person to speak. The motion was seconded by Patoile . The motion carried by majority being in favor of such action . Sharon Valley then brought up the subject of what was a quorum or what was needed to pass items on the agenda . Shir ley Bryan sa id it was Mrs. Fie's decision to state w h ich subjects would be discussed and what wou ld constitute a majority vote to pass an issue . Mrs. Fie then stated that six of the ten voting members present would be needed to pass any issue . (One delegate was out of the room when count was taken .) It was then stated by Ms . Valley that something needed to be put in the "operating code" concerning those members who are always absent from the technical committee meetings . No action was taken.

The 1975-76 Regional Elite Program (Based upon recommendations from the Regional Coach es Meet ing in February) A . Score .requirement for participants in Regional Elite Program 1. Gymnasts must have attained an 3 .50 in a regional or national class 1 program or 2. an 8 .50 in the el ite program to participate in the regiona l el ite works hops . B. Certificate of achievement for Regional Elite Program All those part ici pating in the regional elite workshops will be given a cert ificate of merit. This can be added to other awards she had earned. C. Obhgation s of eligibl e participating Reg ion al Elite gy mnasts There w ill be no wr itten state ment of obl igation, but all gymnasts that qualify at the elite level are expected to participate in the regional elite cl inics . It should be emphasized that the gymnast will improve her level and skills if she is present at the workshops t o receive any interpretations in person. D. Elite Region a l Board (When selected, li st s of perso nnel should be sent to WTC by R HC. 1. Structure The elite regional boards will consist of the following persons : Regional Technical Director Regional Head Coach, and Nation a I Head Coach and possibly two others selected by the three existing members . There could a ls o be recommendations from Class I coach es if there are no elite coaches in the region . 2 . Function a . Besides running the elite program in the region, the board will take into consideration allowing exceptio nal gymnasts who have not rece ived the ¡8.50 required score to participate in the regiona l elite program. b. Criteria for "exceptional cases" will be developed by the eight regional coaches and presented to the WTC in June. E. Fee structure 1. Al l adults who attend any regional function must be a member of the USGF Women's Committee.


2 . Fees for clinics will be as follows: a. Gymnasts - $10.00 b. Coaches - $5.00 c. Judges - $5.00 d . Observers - $5.00 Any nationally rated judges or elite coaches will not be required to pay fees to participate in regional elite function s. 3. Meet entry fees for gym nasts (N ational Meets) After several people debated w hether the entry fee shou Id b~ the burden of the meet director or the gymnast and her family, it was decided to ta b le the issue until the June meeting. 4. Clinic Accounts - Regional and Nation a l a . The money from any regional function will be kept in the account of the Regional Chai rperso n, who w ill keep an acc urate record of how mu ch of her account came from any elite functions. b. The money wi ll be used at t he d iscretion of the Elite Reg ion al Board, bu t it was sugg ested that the fund s be used: 1) As travel fund to get gymnasts to competitions 2) To send the regional coaches or regional technical director to meeting and/or competitions . All other matters concerning the Elite Regional c li nic, including the format and calendar, w ill be presented by the eight regional coaches' representatives in the June meeting .

11 . Proposals for 1975/76 Regional Class. I Program A . Score requirement for participants - will be discussed at the June meeting. B. Certificate of achievement Badges and/or certif icates that could be framed were disc ussed but a final recommendation wil l b~ presented at the June meeting. C. Obligations of eligible participat ing Class I gymnasts The obligations would be understood. Those gymnasts eligible would be expected to participate, but this cannot be made mandatory. All remaining issues concerning the Class I Regional program will be presented by the e ight regional coaches in the June meeting.


111. Format for all USGF Competitions Elite, Classes I, II, Ill Proposa l: Al l compulsory exerc ises wil l be performed on the first day, with all optional exercises on the second day. When two sets of judges are used, vau lting and ba lance beam will run simultaneously, followed by uneven bars and floor exercise. When one or four sets of judges are used, international order will be followed . During final event competitions, when there are six places, one set of judges will be used and international order _ will be fol lowed . W final event competitions more than six places are competing, two sets of judges w ill be used. International order will be followed with events alternating so that one gymnast performs at a time. The draw for order of competitions wi ll follow FIG regulations. When there are six finalists, 6, 5 and 4 w ill draw to determine in which order they will make the first three performances for that event, similarly, places 3, 2 and 1 will draw to determine the order of the last three performances for that final event. When there are more than six in the final event competition, places 10-6 will draw for the first five performances while places 5-1 must do the same to determine the order of the last five performances. In the event two events are run alternately and a gymnast draws the same or similar performance number in both events, it will be at the discretion of her coach and the meet referee to determine her event order. Mot ion - Edwards Seconds - Caudil Motion passed and approved as amended from agenda. IV . Elite Competitive Program and Schedule for 1975-76 A . Philosophy of fixed or flexible dates : It was moved by Coco and seconded by Grossfeld to accept the flexib le dates set one year in advance in accord with the international schedule. Motion passed. B. Schedule for 1975-76 Elite Competitions: 1st Regional Ou al. Meet: October 31-Nov . 1, 1975 1st National Oual. Meet : December 5-6, 1975 2nd Regional Oual. Meet: January 16-17, 1976

2nd National Qual. Meet: February 6-7, 1976 USGF Elite National: March 4-5-6, 1976 Olympic Trials: May 13-14-16, 1976 C. Elite Program Regulations 1975-76 1. Score requirement (earned at Regional Level) for entry into 1st or 2nd National Qualification Meet 8.75 average or 70 .00 AA. Motion - Caudil Second - Hill Motion passes . 2. Score requirement (earned at National Level Qualification Meets) for entry into Elite Nation als - 8.75 average or 70.00 AA . Motion - Valley Second - Schweyer Motion passes. 3. For the 1975 "National Best" The WTC recommends/suggests that the top fifteen gymnasts from the 1975 Elite National Championships be exempt from further competition until the 1976 Elite National Meet. Motion - Edwards Second - Coco Motion passes. 4. Injury Clause for Pan-Am trials and competition at the request of the USCO . a. The Pan-Am trials will be August 8-9, 1975 in Miami Florida. The Pan-A~ Compulsories will be used. b. A suggested injury clause was discussed, revised and passed - Please see attached for complete details. Note: Injury clause was submitted to USOCWG and revised there . Available from Chm . Bryan. 5. "Elite dropout" regulations in relation to Class I Program 'Yâ&#x20AC;˘OO a. Any girl who earns a 6&40AA total at her regional Elite pre-qualifying meet or at either of the two National Elite qualifying meets will be eligible to go directly to Jr. or Sr. Nationals if she is unable to earn the required score to cont i nue in thâ&#x201A;Ź El ite program. (Retroactive to include the 1974-75 season.) b. It must be understood that during Olympic and Pan-Am years, t here must be open entry into the regional


pre-q ualification meets . This is to meet the requirement of the USOC that any individual must have an opportunity to be a member of either of these teams. 6. Masters Meet Proposal a. It is recommended that the meet be called the United States of America Championship. b. It is being suggested by FRC that the top 15 girls from the previous year 's Elite National Championship compete with the top 15 of the current year's lite National Championship. c. The proposed date for the USA Championship in 1976 is April 8-9-10, 1976. During ensuing years, the meet w ill be scheduled around the flexible dates of the Elite program. V. Age Group Program and Schedule for 1975-76 A. It was the general agreement of the comm ittee to support fixed dates from year to year. B. Schedule Event State Meets March 19-20, 1976 Regional Meets April 16-17, 1976 Junior National May 6-7-8, 1976 Senior National May 20-21-22, 1976 Note: AIAW April 1, 2, 3 YMCA April 9-10 C. Score Requirement 1. It was moved that the score requirement remain the same for the 1976 season. ( <JA ,;r.. , ~) Motion - Coco Second - Schwyer Motion passes. D. Team Championship Requirements 1. Jr. and Sr. Nationals (Class I) It was moved that a team score be obtained by totalling the top three scores for any given team in each of the eight events compulsory and optional. No team members need be predesignated. Motion - Caudil Second - Grossfeld Motion passes. 2. For the remain ing meets at the


(continued) loca l, state, and reg ional level, a committee composed of Sharon Vall ey - Ch airperson, JoAnne Pasquale, Rod Hill and Bi ll Strauss w ill prese nt proposa ls at the June meeting. VI. Procedure review for 1975 Regional records and results for Jr. and Sr. Nationals A. Meet results from state meets must be sent to the Regional Technical Director. B. It is very important that the entry forms for Jr. and Sr. Nationals be mailed to the RTD's before the regional meets so that those qualified can be given them as soon as the meet is over. C. Jackie and Shirley are again in the process of appointing an Age Group Chairperson, who will handles petitions, check results and handle other matters of the age group program . Th e fo 11 ow i n g n am es we re suggested: 1. Ruth McGinty 2. Lauran Rogers 3. Mary Ann Wagner VI I. Qualification by USGF Membe r Organizations for 1976 Before the items were discussed, the committee was asked to re view the passage, by mai l vote, of the petition to allow girls from the AIAW National meet to qualify into the Elite Qualifying meet if the All Around total was sufficient. The request passed by one vote - of course, causing several concerns from some members. Some of these being : A. Some girls had three chances to qua lify , while most others just had two . B. T he committee had previously voted not to accept any such petitions and why the change of heart. Through discussion, it was decided that once an issue has been decided, it should not be changed in mid-season . A. Elite Program Sharon Valley volunteered to present a statement of the philosophy pertinent to the reasons that other organizations should not be able to use their national meets as a means of entering t he Elite Program. B. Class I Program Again, it was the consensus of the group that other organizations may not use their meets to qualify gymnasts to Jr. or Sr. Nationals. The committee was in favor of allowin g State High School meets


that use Class I routines and tallow FIG rules and that follow the guidelin es as stated in the Rules and Policies, to qualify those gymnasts into Regional Class I meets. The only stipulation being that a girl may not have two attempts to qualify . If she chooses to qualify through the high school meet, she may not also enter the State USGF meet. It is recommended that S.H.S. meets be held at least two weeks before USG F regional meets and if held only one week before, the score be phoned in within 24 hours. C. Not discussed. D. Proposals of USGF Member Organizations. It was moved and seconded that none of the meets of these organizations be used as qualifying meets into the USGF program. Motion - Coco Second - Grossfeld Motion passes. VI 11. Qualifications of an Elite Judge A. The philosophy and criteria for Grouping of Elite Judges into Groups I - Iv will be presented for approval after Sharon Vall ey writes a brief introductory statement. B. Review of judging Groups I through IV . The list is to be amended following the rep lies of those judges who seem to have become inactive . C. Status of Kathy Stacey Mrs. Stacey received her FIG course in South Africa, but is now living in the United States. She wil I be placed in Group V-B. IX . NAWGJ - Review of criteria for selection of judges A. Philosophy of Judges Groups I VI is to be presented in June by Sharon Valley . B. RTDs, RCs, and RJDs in relation to rotation system and Judges Groupings . When judges are being assigned, severa l things shou ld be taken into consideration, such as the judges' participation in an FIG course, the success of previous performances on judging, and their years of service . Be ing ass ign ed to judge meets is one method of rewardi ng these qua lified people for their service to the USG F and NAWGJ. C. Mandatory Membership in NAWGJ. The committee supports mandatory membership of all judges used in any USGF program. D. Addition of Meet Director "input" in decision making of RJD with assistance of RTD concerning


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The meet directors will be consulted as to what will help geographically to help meet expenses. It is the duty of the RJD to assign judges, but she mus.t be in contact with the RTD at the Regional level. E. Extent of geographic representation for National and Regional Meets. The commitee supported the concept of assigning judges so that all parts of the country are represented. F. Fee Structure and Per Diem Review . No final decisions were made on this issue . X. Rules for 1975 Elite Championships A. Vaulting During Elite Nationals, the gymnasts will 1. Use two vaults which can be the same or different. 2. Use two different vaults during finals, one which must contain a half twist, turn, etc. B. Pan-Am Trials Pan-Am compulsories will be used during the Final Tria ls (Pan-Am) XI. Procedures for handling new equipment designs Due to the appearance of new designs and equipment products, a need for a special committee to test t his equipment is evident. At the request of the equipment companies, this committee will be established . It will consist of the eight Regional Head Coaches, the National Head Coach, plus two other coaches selected by the WTC, namely, Mr. Bruce Davis and Mr. Jim Founta ine . Representatives from the AIAW and the NHSF, in addition to a representative from each equipment company, would be members also. All final decisions concerning the formation of this committee will be completed in June at a meeting of this new committee. A. Padded Beam - will not be used in the 1975 Elite Nationals. B. Uneven Bars it has been requested that the American portables and Nissen 609 bars not be used in Elite competitions, since they do not go out wider than spec. Many coaches have requested t his increased distance of 10 cm (from 78 to 88 cm). (After talking with a Nissen and an American representative, it seems that the problem has been resolved, enabling the bars to go out further as requested.)

Recording Secretary, Karen A. Patoile

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INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS COMPETITIONS MONTREAL July 30. 31. Auqust 1 The Pre-Olympic Women's Gymnastics Competition in Montreal produced a fierce battle between the European Champion Nadia Comaneci of Ru mania and Nelli Kim of the USSR. Nadia squeaked out a narrow victory in the All-Around with 76.85 to 76.50 points. Nadia's 76 .85 total is a tre~endous average of 9.606 per exercise. Our 3 young American gir ls gave a good accounting of themselves, Trish Reed was 8th with 73.65 points, Tammy Manville 10th with 73.40 and Denise Chesire 14th with 72.60. Nadia Comaneci is only 14 years of age and demonstrated once again that she is probably the best gymnast in the world. Imagine the battle next year at the Olympics between Olga Korbut and Nadia!! The test match proved to be a success and proved that the organizing committee and the Canadian Gymnastics Federation can conduct a fine competition since everything worked with efficiency. The Forum where the competition was held will be the site of the Olympics and tickets are very scarce. The results of the All-Around :

The Fina ls for Women with Nel li Kim winning 3 Gold medals to one for Comaneci. Nadia had a mishap on the Beam but was suberb on the Unevens scoring a well-deserved 9.85 in the finals . Our American girls in the Finals, Trish Reed was 4th in Vaulting and Tammy Manville was 4th on the Beam.







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INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS COMPETITIONS MONTREAL 1975 July 30, 31, August 1 The Men's All-around proved to be a run-a-way for the two Japanese gymnasts, Mitsuo Tsukahara with 112.95 and Shun Fujimoto with 112.50. The young Soviet gymnast Alexander Detiatin was 3rd with 110.45. It was unfortunate that Nicolae Andrianov of the USSR, the European all-around champion, suffered an arm injury prior to the start of the competition, and was unable to compete. Eberhard Gienger, of West Germany, had to withdraw after the compulsories due to a severe case of dysentery which he says he contracted in Mexico during a 2-week stay in Mexico. Our American boys gave a good account of themselves with 16 year-old Bart Conner finishing 10th with 107.55, Tom Beach was 13th with 105.55, Tom Weeden was 15th with 104.55. Bart Conner was in two Finals finishing 5th on the Horizontal Bar and winning the 3rd place medal on the Parallel Bars.

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UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION BOYS JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 18, 19, 1975 University of Iowa The USGF Boy's National Jr. Olympic Championships was a sma shing success with boys entered from all of the 8 Regions. James Mikus, of Reading, Pa., coached by Larry Moyer, repeated as All-Around Champion in the 12-14 Age Group with a fine total of 95 .00 points. He was an easy winner with Scott Wilce of Lexington, Ky., coached by Jeff Appling, in 2nd place with a total of 91.46 points. In 3rd place was Chris Riegal, also one of Larry Moyer's team from Reading, Pa. This was the 2nd Annual USGF Boys .Ir. Olympic Championships and there were 25 boys entered in the 12-14 Age Group. The calibre of work that these young boys d id was outstanding. James Mikus starts his floor exercise with a round-off back flip, full twisting back, back flip to knees, back flip to split. The other events had all giant changes, vault catches, circles and travels, full twisting fly-a-ways and many other difficult moves with good execution. Outstanding were the compulsory exercises with Mikus scoring a 51 . 19 and most of the boys in the high 40s. These exercises will be used for next year's championships.

Phil Gon za les of Van Nuys, Ca lifo rnia, coached by Les Sasvary, was the winner in the 15-18 Age Group with a score of 98.80 points, followed c losely by Ji m Hartung of Omaha, Nebraska , coached by Mr. Cahoy, with a close score of 98. 16 points. Craig Martin of Park Ridge, Illinois, coached by Dirk Martin, was third with 96.68 points. Ron Gallamore from Florida, one of the favorites to win, injured himself while warming up on the Parallel Bars and had to scratch. Much of the work of these boys was outstanding and the most significant was the fact that most all of the boys scored over 45 points in the compulsories. Dick Holzaepfel, Coach of Gymnastics at the University of Iowa, directed the competition and ran a smooth meet. Each sessi on lasted about 1-1 /2 hours with 3-minute warm-ups for each event_ Three sets of judges of 3 each did a fine job in getting their scores in. The 3 scores were totaled and divided by 3. The 3 scores had to be within the allowable range. The judges were Jim Howard, Clarance Johnson, Francis Allen, Neil Schmitt, Dick Foxall, all University coaches, and Paul Fina, Pastorino, Repp and Kit.



In ad di ti on to medal s for six all-aroun d places in each Age Group, medals were awarded to the first 3 places in eac h event . The top 5 places in the all-around in the 12-14 Age Group were invit ed to attend the USGF Jr. Development Camp under th e direction of Masayuki Watanabe, with Foxall , Miki and Schmitt. There will be other coaches in as replacements as the 4-week camp progresses, such as ¡ Frey, Ziert, Takei and Hamada. The first 10 high scores in the 15-18 Age Group were also invited to attend the camp which is an al l-expense-paid for the 15 boys. The boys will be quartered about 100 yards from the gym . The camp will stress compulsories and basic movements. The USGF feels that with the compulsories closely following the Olympic Exercises, that a direct tie-in has been established right from the beginner exercises to form a ladder for the boys to climb to the Olympic Games. The camp will set the pattern to enable the boys to train properly and to get the proper techniques on the basic moves, which are the foundation for all gymnasts. A report will be made at the conclusion of the camp.

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1975 USGF GYMNASTICS TEAM TO HAPOEL GAMES, ISRAEL The anticipation of visiting Israel at this point in time can cause a few moments of anxiety in the hearts of men and needless to say practically all newcomers present on our flight appeared to be the slightest bit apprehensive. As we debarked at LOD International Airport in Tel-Aviv, we were immediately confronted with a security blanket of soldiers who carried Uzi machine guns that proved to be ever present throughout the remainder of our stay. We very quickly lost fear and anxiety and began to enjoy this most beautiful and historic country, knowing that we were being very closely protected against the ominous te rrorist activities. The Israeli people and the administrators of the Hapoel games were the most gracious hosts with red carpet treatment the order of the day. The Hapoel Games are conducted every four years by the Labor party of Israel. They employ the Olympic format in hosting friendly nations in competitive and exhibition sporting activities . The United States was relegated to performing gymnastics exhibitions since it was quite apparent that we would have been much too strong for the most of the countries present. Thus, our entire trip was a most relaxing experience with literally no pressures, many days of pleasant workout situations and time for hours of sunshine and swimming on the Mediterranean . This was perhaps one of the few times in our lives that we could go to bed at night and know that the next morning we would arise to a total day of cloudless, sunshine-filled skies and warm temperatures . It never rained! The exhibitions in Tel-Aviv and Haifa were enthusiastically attended by large audiences and a captivated television following of three million people. It is interesting to note that there is only one television channel in all of Israel, which is viewed in every home, business establishment and Kibbutz by an avid populace . The four-member team representing the United States consisted of the veteran Jim Culhane, who performed in five events, Sam Schuh of Southern Connecticut State College, who wowed them with his double-back in pike position on floor X, Cole Dowaliby, the 1975 Women's Collegiate Champion, with stunning balance beam and floor exercise

routines very ably choreographed by Muriel Grossfeld, and a surprisingly charismatic fifteen-year-old Denise Walker of Lowell, Massachusetts . Denise very quickly won the acclaim of the Israeli people as she performed with startling aplomb both in the exhibition arenas and on the national scene . Once Denise's floor exercise was viewed by some 9,000 people in the Tel -Aviv arena and a national t e levision audience, she had arrived as the Israeli's heroine, an instant symbol of all that is good from the United States. It was quite apparent that larger groups were appearing at Wingate University Gymnasium to view our we rkout sessions and, of course, all eyes trained on Denise. As the groups began to swell into large audi e nces, it became obvious that we would have to grant a special question and answer int e rview and impromptu clin ic highlighting, of course, Denise Walker. Once again Denise performed with great confidence and completely won over her vast following. The United States team, coached by Ed Knepper, proved to be a valuable asset to America at a time when diplomatic relations were in a rather tenuous :iosition; thus, it is felt, that through the efforts of this small contingent, a rewarding friendship has been refurbished .

3. An examinee must indicate to the TA the Class level(s) of examination she intends to take prior to the administration of the examination . 4 . The Certification Period is January 1, 1976 - December 31, 1980. The following revisions were approved by the Committee: 1. A judging session is to be defined as a maximum of 3.5 hours. 2. In the event lodging is not required, a meal allowance is to be issued to the judge. 3. An individual who has attained a National rating prior to September 1, 1975 must take both practical and theoretical examinations for Class I rating. 4 . Minim um Score Requirements : National - Class I (T & P) 85% Regional - Class I (T & P) 80% State - Class 11 (T & P) 75% Associate - Class 11 (T & P) 70% Associate - Class 111 (T) 70% It was recommended tha t three separate rating cards be made, o ne for each class, to be distinguished by color : Class I, blue; Class II, red; and Class Ill , white. In view of the testing procedure for those who want to test below Class I or II, in addition to rating a :ained, it was recommended that to facilitate computer scoring, the 50 item Compulsory

- - - - - - - - -- - -- -- - - - Examination be given double score (2 - - - -- - -- -- - -- -- - - - points) for each item. The Certification MINUTES Coordinator is responsible fo r computer programming and has ful I authority for JOINT CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE May 30, 1975 the format of the program. Terre Haute, Indiana It was recommended that a session on "Procedures for Administration of the The following clarifications were made Certification Committee" be offered at regarding the 1975-79 Certification the USG F Congress of Coaches for Program. authorized TA's chief lecturer : Sue 1. An individual who has never Ammerman . The Chairman of Sub-Committee, attained a rating prior to September 1, 1975 must enter the Compulsory Routines was appointed for Certification Program at Class 111 . the 1980-84 National Compulsory Routines. Grete Trieber, representing the 2 . In order to judge all three levels, USG F, was appointed and has agreed to the judge must attain a rating for all accept this position on the Joint levels. Class I or 11 rated judges may Certirication Conim;ttee. judge at Class 11 and 111, but are There being no further business, the required to take the theoretical meeting was adjourned. (Compulsory) examination and Shirley Bryan, Chairman attain score requirements for lower Joint Certification Committee levels .








Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, he was enrolled in the Turner Gymnastic classes at the tender age of four, and he continued until he was eighteen. He attended a two-year leader course in Pittsburgh, Southside Turners, then taught the Charleroi Turners for a year. Schiget attended Indianapolis Normal College, being graduated in 1925. He coached the Monessen Turners, Pennsylvania, two years, then the St. Louis, Mo. Schiller Turners for two. He was instructor at Northside YMCA, St. Louis, for two years. For eighteen years he instructed the Clinton, Iowa Turners, increasing enrollment from 42 to 900. He also increased the Society membership to 1,000. During World War 11, he directed a Turner Musical Comedy for the purpose of raising funds with which to establish a U.S.O . in Clinton, Iowa. He also presented shows for Canteen, Red Cross and hospitals. At Clinton, he participated in civic activities, conducting camps for youngsters, without salary. He won all Upper Mississippi District Championships, Turners, 17 years in succession. When he left Clinton for Milwaukee to take over the Turners of the latter city, the City of Clinton honored him with a special award . He was in Milwaukee for nine years. In 1955, he directed the American Turners National Turnfest. He was Director of the American Turners for a year. In 1959, Schiget moved on to Chicago where he directed the Northwest Turners, staging Invitational Turnfests in 1961, 1965 and 1968. In 1967, he won the American Turners National Gymnastic Festival. He became the receipient of the Turner Honor Key in 1965, a highest honor. He devoted most of his life to the Turners and Gymnastics.

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RULE 26 APPROVED BY THE 75th SESSION OF THE IOC OCTOBER 21, 1974 AT VIENNA ELIGIBILITY CODE c) Accept prizes won in competition To be eligible for participation in the within the limits of 2,000. - Swiss Olympic games, a competitor must : Frs. fixed by the FIG. • Observe and abide by the Rules and d) Accept academic and technical Regulations of the IOC and, in scholarships. addition, the Rules and Regulations of 2. A competitor must not: his or her International Federation, as a) Be or have been a professional approved by the IOC, even if the athlete in any sport, or contracted federation rules are more strict than to be so before th e official closing those of the IOC. of the Game. • Not have received any financial b) Have allowed his person, name, rewards or material benefit in picture or sports performance to be connection with his or her sports used for advertising, except when participation, except as permitted in FIG, National Olympic Committee the bye-laws to this rule. or National Federation enters into a contract for sponsorship or Bye-laws to Rule 26 equipment. All payments must be 1. A competitor may: made to the FIG, National Olympic a) Be a physical education or sports Committee or National Federation teacher who gives eiementary concerned, and not to the instruction. individual. b) Accept, during the period of RULE 26 (a) preparation and actual competition, the assistance mentioned under i) and ii). The limit fixed by FIG is 90 days. i) Assistance administered through his or her National Olympic Committee or National Federation for: • Food and lodging • Cost of transport • Pocket money to cover incidental expenses • Insurance cover in respect of accidents, illness, personal property and disability • Personal sports equipment and clothing • Cost of medical treatment, physiotherapy and authorized coaches ii) Compensation, authorized by his or her National Olympic Committee or National Federation in case of necessity, to cover financial loss resulting from his or her absence from work or basic occupation on account of preparation for, or participation in, the Olympic Games and international sports competitions. In no circumstances shall payment made under this prov1s1on exceed the sum which the competitor would have earned in the same periods. The compensation may be paid with the approval of the national federations or the National Olympic Committees at their discretion.

Medical 1. Doping is forbidden . The IOC will prepare a list of prohibited drugs. 2. All Olympic competitors are liable to medical control and examination, in conformity with the rules of the Medical Commission . 3. Any Olympic competitor refusing to take a doping test or who is found guilty of doping shall be eliminated. If the Olympic competitor belongs to a team, the match or compet1t1on in question shall be forfeited by that team . After the explanations of the team have been considered and the case discussed with the International Federation concerned, a team in which one or more members have been found guilty of doping may be d isqualified from the Olympic Games .

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In sports in which a team may no longer compete after a member has been disqualified, the remaining members may compete on an individual basis in agreement with the IOC. Olympic competitors in sports restricted to women must comply with the prescribed tests for feminity . A medal may be withdrawn by order of the Executive Board on a proposal of the Medical Commission. A Medical Commission may be set up to implement these rules. Members of this commission may not act as Team Doctors. The above regulations shall in no way affect further sanctions by the International Federations.


Be a Part of History Attend the FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GYMNASTICS BIOMECHANICS AND JUDGING at THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO CIRCLE CAMPUS Friday 4 :00 to 7 :00 PM September 12, 1975 Saturday 9 :00 AM to 6 :00 PM September 13, 1975 Hear: Original Research Presentations and Reviews Participate In : Lively Panel Discussions with the Experts Receive : A Bound Volume Containing All of the Papers Presented and a Certificate of Attendance Accommod ati ons available at nearby hotels at inex pe nsive rates PreLate RegisRegis· tration after tration Sept. 1, 1975 Friday only $10.00 $15.00 Saturday only $15.00 $20.00 $20.00 Fri. and Sat. $25.00 Copy of the Transactions $12.00 $12.00 All Authors and Group Chairmen will receive a free copy of the Transactions and will have the Registration Fee waived. NOTE: All those wishing to present a paper should write for a Guide for Authors. Papers will be reviewed by our Editorial Board for acceptance. In general we invite original research presentations, reviews, statistical studies, etc. Typed papers will be due no later than August 10, 1975. We w ill also attempt to send transcripts of the question and answer sessions, as well as panel discussions by mid-October. If the Transactions are ready, we will mail them out before the meeting. If not, they will be ready upon your arrival. Send all Registration Fees, inquiries about presentations, accommodations, etc., to : Ted Muzyczko 530 West 36th Street Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 Phones: Home: 312-969-2152 Business: 312-344-4300 Ex. 398

1975 UNITED STATES GYMNASTICS FEDERATION CONGRESS THE DENVER MARRIOTT HOTEL 1-25 AT HAMPDEN ROAD DENVER, COLORADO 80222 (303) 785-7000 The 1975 USG F Congress will be held at the new Denver Marriott Hotel, and will commence Friday, November 14. The meetings this year will stretch over a three -day peri0d involving Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning . The meetings will begin Friday noon and end on Sunday noon . General sessions are scheduled for Friday at 1 :00 p.m., and Saturday morning again at 9:00 a.m. Special CONGRESS REGISTRATION CARDS are available from the USGF Office, and those interested in attending should send their registration to the USG F, P.O. Box 4699, Tucson, Arizona 85717, along with their Congress Registration fee, and request hotel registration forms. The special rate for rooms will not apply unless you specify you are registered for the USG F Congress, so be ready wel I ahead of ti me and send now for your forms . The 1975 Banquet is scheduled for Saturday night at 7 :00 p.m. Guest speaker is being sought and the program should prove to be very interesting ... and the speaker will be announced when firm commitments have been received.










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Who's Who in Gymnastics'' 1976 WHO'S WHO IN GYMNASTICS


Compiled and edited by the U.S . Gymnastics Federation The 1976 Edition is being compiled and is destined to be larger and more informative than the original edition . All those appearing in the 1973 Edition will remain and new names from all parts of the gymnastics world will be added . Judges, gymnasts, officials, equipment representatives and enthusiasts are all included, along with background information and honors achieved, present position and address. To be a part of this newest and most up-to-date publication for gymnasts, please complete the following and mail immediately. (Deadline for entries is October 1, 1975) .


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