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an official publication of USA Gymnastics Technique an official publication of USA Gymnastics

Publisher Editor Graphic Designer Men's Program Director Women's Program Director Rhythmic Program Director

Kathy Smnlan Steve Whitlo(k Billy Huys Ron Galimore Kathy Kelly Nora Campbell

USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS (hoir: Sandy Knopp; President: Ka lhy S"nl,,; President Emeritus: Mike Donohue; Amateur Athletic Union: Mike Stonner; American Sokol Orgonization: Jerry Milan; USA Trompoline & Tumbling: Wayne Downing; American Turners: Belly Heppner; Jewish Commu nity (enters: Lori Katz; College Gymnastics Association-M: Roy Johnson; National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women: Gail Davis; National Association for Girls and Women in Sport: Marilyn Strawbridge; Notional Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges: Yvonne Hodge; National Collegiate Athletic A.. odotion: (hris Voelz, Tam Dunn; Notionol Federation of State High School Associations: Susan True; National Gymnastics Judges Associotion: John Scheer; National High School Gymnastics Coaches Association: John Brinkworlh; Special Olympics, Inc.: Kate Fober·Hickie; U,S, Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Association: Suzie DiTullio; U.S. Associalion of Independent Gym (Iubs: [once (rawley; U.S, Elite (ooches Assodation for Men's Gymnastics: Mark Williams; U.S. Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics: Gory Anderson, Roe Kreutzer; U.S. Men's Gymnastics Coaches Association: Marc Yancey; U.S. Sports Acrobatics Federation: Bonnie Davidson; U.S. Competitive Sports Aerobics Federation: Howard Shcwortz;Young Men's (hristian Assodotion of the USA: Rick Dodson; USA Gymnastics Notional Membership Dire ttors: Men's: , Roy Gura, Jim HolI; Women's: linda (hencinski, David Halcomb; Rhythmic: Allo Svirsky, Tomaro 00550; Athlete's Advisory Committee: Tanya Service Choplin, chair; Chris Woller, vice chair; Kristen Kenoyer Woodland, sec; Wendy Hilliard, Vonesso Vonder Pluym, Peter Vidmar, (onrad Voorsanger, Kim Zmeskal; USO( Athlete Representative: Michelle Dusserre· Farrell.

USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Choir: londy Knapp; Spedol Advisor to the Choirmon of the Boord: Rae Kreutzer; President: Ka lhy S"nlon; Secretory: Mike Milidanis; Vice Choir Women: Joon Moore Gnal; Vice (hoir Men: nm Daggell; Vice Chair Rhythmic: (ondoce Feinberg; FIG Executive Committee: Joy Ashmare; FIG Women's Techni,,1 Committee: Jackie Fie; FIG Rhythmic Techni,,1 Committee: Andrea Schmid· Ihopira; FIG Men's Techni,,1 (ommittee: Gearge Becksleod; At Large Members: lim Horlung, Susan True; Athlete Directors: Tanya lervice (haplin, Wendy Hilliard, Peter Vidmar; USOC Athlete Representative: Michelle Dusserre·Farrell; President Emeritus: Mike Donahue. (HAUGE OF ADDRESI AlID IUBSCRIPTIOII 1110UIRI EI: In arder 10 ensure uninlerrupted delivery 01 TECHIIIOUE magazine, notice 01 chonge of address should be mode six to eight weeks in advance. For fosle51 service, please endase your present moiling label. Dired oil subscriplianmail to TE(HIIIOUE lubscriptians, UIA Gymnastics, 20 I louth (opitol Avenue, Suite 300, Indianapolis, III 4622S. TE(HIIIOUE (11111 0748·19999) is published 10 times per year by UIA Gymnoslics, Pan American Ploza, Suile 300, 201 S. (opilol Avenue, Indianapolis, IU 46221 (phane: 317·237-\010). Third dass pastoge poid ot Indionapalis, 111. SubscriPlion prices: U.I.·S21 per year; (onoda/Mexico· S48 per year; oil other lareign counlries·S60 per year. If available, back 'sue single copies S4 plus pastoge/hondling. All reasonable "re will be laken, bulno responsibililyconbeos5umedforunsoliciledmoleri 01; enclose relurn pastoge. (apy,ighl 1997 by UIA Gymnastics ond TECHUIOUE. All rights reserved. Prinled bylpart Graphics, Indianapolis, IU.

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CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION President's message ... .... .. .. . ... ... . .. .. . . . .. .. .. . . . ... 2 1997 USA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL GYMFEST 1997 GymFest to be Held at Disney's Wide World of Sports . .. . . .... 3 TELECOMMUNICATIONS USAGO in the "Spotlight" ... , .. , ... " . . , ....... . ........ .. 4 COVER STORY The Inner Gymnast ...... . ...... , .... . .. ... .. . , .. ... .. ... 6 COACHES' EDUCATION Steps to Achieving PDP Levell Accreditation ... . ........... , .... 8

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Get it Going Program " . ........ ... ........... . .10 1998-2001 Rhythmic Junior Olympic Compulsory Program .22 ERRATA to the Rhythmic FIG Code of Points ... . , ..... . .34 WOMEN'S PROGRAM 1997 National Talent Opportunity Program (TOP) .... . .. ... . . . . .. 12 1997 CONGRESS Athlete Wellness Coaches Courses. .14 1997 USA Gymnastics National Congress .16 .17 Congress Women's Exa m ...... . .... . .17 Rhythmic Judging Courses at the 1997 Congress 1997 Pre-registration Form .18 1997 Congress Schedule . . . .19 1997 Congress Add-on Form .20 FIG CODE OF POINTS FIG Code of Points and USA Gymnastics J.O. Compulsory Materials ...... . ..... . ........ , . , , .. . .... 22 GENERAL GYMNASTICS Maintaining Enrollment During the Summer Months ........... . .. 24 WOMEN'S JUNIOR COMPULSORY MATERIALS Order Form . . ... , , . , , .. , ... .. . . ... 26 MINUTES General Gymnastics Advisory Panel (GGAP) .28 Rhythmic Technical Committee ......... . .41 CLASSIFIEDS .............. . ...... 44 Classifieds

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Coordinator, reporting to Ron Galimore the Men's Program Director, plays a critical role. As stated in the Program: The position of Men's National Team Coordinator is very important for the success of the Men's National Team Program. It is essential that the National Team Coordinator be a focal point for the continuing education of both coaches and athletes, a resource for gathering and dissemination of information, and for the coordination of educational efforts. The position of the National Team Coordinator must be a very pro-active one that must be in constant contact with National Team members and coaches assessing their individual needs . The specific duties of the Men's National Team Coordinator are: Serve as a resource person and a conduit for the gathering and exchange of information to the National Team coaches. Consult with National Team athletes and coaches and through that consultation develop and monitor a training plan for each member and log and file the physical, attitudinal, and competetive status of each team member. Conduct periodic clinics for National Team members and provide formats for training camps for the national team. Serve as a technical consultant to National Team members, National Team coaches, Men's Program Committee, Junior Olympic Program Committee, and National Gymnastics Judges Association. Serve as the contact point for coaches and oversee the logistical aspects in the implementation of the Expert Clinician Program. Assist the assigned coaching staff in the development and implementation of any competition plan for international events. Attend major national and international events as necessary. Provide the National Team with relevant information on other countries progress and perSOlUl.el. Provide technical videos for judges, coaches and National Team members after major competitions where applicable.

ach of our National Team programs continue to make strides towards success. I would like to particularly commend the Athlete's Advisory Council under the inspired leadership of Tanya Service Chaplin for their efforts and support of all three National Team programs. The AAC has worked successfully since the beginning of the year to assist in reformatting the National Team meetings and to review and improve our National Team agreements. They are also working on a four-year plan for all of their activities this quadrelmium, with the goal of representing the rights and interests of National Team members and of all gymnasts. Peter Kormarul. has earned the respect of the athletes and coaches The seven vo ting members of the Board of Directors who serve involved in our National Team program. As the United States 1976 on the AAC are elected by the Senior National Team members on Olympic Bronze Medalist, Peter has demonstrated his personal a staggered basis, with each Athlete Director serving a four year understanding of what it takes to be a champion athlete. His coachterm . In order to be elected, an individual must either be a current ing credentials include coaching the 1995 World Championships member of the Senior National Team in his or her discipline or have been on the Senior National Team within the last 10 years. . Team, 1996 Olympic Team, the 1996 NCAA Champion Ohio State Team and Blaine Wilson, 1996 USA Gymnastics National The Athlete's Advisory Council also includes three alternates, one Champion. Peter had already been selected to serve as head coach for each discipline, elected on an annual basis who serve in the for the men's 1997 World Championships team and will continue to event that a director is not able to attend a meeting and the athlete serve in that capacity. His role as National Team Coordinator means representative to the USOC's Athlete's Advisory Council. that he will no longer coach at Ohio State; the Buckeye's loss will be I attended the Rhythmic National Championships in Houston, a gain for our National Team program. where Natalie Lacuesta became our Senior National Champion The elite clinician program so successfully implemented in the and Kate Jeffress became the Junior National Champion. This Women's National Team program is being emulated in both the Championships also inaugurated the new funding program for rhythmic and men's National Team programs. The elite clinicians in support of our top senior and junior team members; support the women's program provid e the services of the National w hich we hope w ill allow these athletes to have additional trainCoaching staff, including Muriel Grossfeld, Vladimir Artemov, ing in preparation for international competition. Geza Pozar, Tammy Biggs, and Arthur Akopyan, to coaches and The top rhythmic athletes will be competing in early June in Sydney in the Four Continents Championships. Good luck to each athletes w ho are on the Senior and Junior National Teams. Senior athlete representing the United States. National Team members receive four visits per year and Junior The recent appointment of Peter KormalUl. as Men's National National Team members, two visits per year. These same clinicians Team Coordinator was a red letter day for the Men's National also work with the teams at training camps and provide support for Team program. In late January the Men's Program Conunittee TOPs . They have proved a critical component of the adopted the 1997-2000 USA Gynmastics Men's ational Team on-going success of the Women's National Team program and I Program. Under that program the Men's National Team know that they will continue to do so in the future.

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1997 GYMFEST TO BE HELD AT DISNEY'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS isney's new Wide World of Sports® complex at Walt Disney World® in Orlando will serve as the venue for the 1997 USA Gymnastics National GymFest. Tentative schedule:

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Registration All participants must first register with their Group (Club). Group Leaders should contact USA Gymnastics to obtain Registration packets containing information about how to contact Walt Disney Sports Reservations to secure accommodations. Competitive air inclusive packages are also available. Cost: $75/participant (paid to USA Gymnastics) Includes: Participant GymFest Credential Entrance to all GymFest activities Plaque for each registered group Opening Ceremony (march-in and possible display) Optional outdoor performance (large groups only) USA GymFest Gala (possible display for your group) Certificate for each GymFest participant Entrance to Disney's Wide World of Sports® Magic Music Days ( 1\ GymFest groups are able to perform their GymFest routine or another display routine in one of the Walt Disney World® Parks as part of Disney's Magic Music Days. This activity compliments the GymFest and provides significant savings for groups to obtain VIP-Passports. Information will be included in the 1997 GymFest Registration Packet. NOTE: Your Group's Magic Music Days pelformance will be scheduled the days either immediately before or after the GymFest activities.

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Cost: $85/ participant Includes: One performance in one of the Walt Disney World® Parks (i.e., Epcot®) Up to 4-days admission to the Magic Kingdom®, Epcot®, and Disney-MGM Studios® with parkhopping privileges using the VIP-Passport Disney Magic Music Days T-shirt and lapel pin Use of the Walt Disney World® transportation system linking the Parks NOTE: The VIP Passport is available to all performing members in the group and one cha{!erone per everyJive paid i\1MD pelformers. Groups receive two FREE VIP Passports Jar their Group Leaders. Standard admission is available to the remail1lng members of your travelll1g party.

Accommodations Take Advantage of Special Packages Position yourself or your group perfectly with a Sports Package. Right now you can take advantage of special sports packages at selected Walt Disney World® Resorts starting at $227* per participant (based on four participants per room). Each person receives: 4 nights accommodations Special Disney Theme Park ticket providing unlimited admission to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, and Disney-MGM® Studios throughout the length of your stay. GymFest Welcome Party Enjoy the same package components at a Walt Disney World® Good Neighbor hotel. Walt Disney World® Good Neighbor hotels are located just a short drive from Disney's Wide World of Sports® and the Walt Disney World® Resort. Packages starting at $221 per participant (based on four participants per room). Book your packages today!* There are limited number of rooms available at this rate. Additional per person charges may apply. * All participants must first register with USA Gymnastics for the event. You will then be able to call your travel agent or Walt Disney Sports Reservations at (407) 939-7810 to arrange your accommodations. Competitive air inclusive packages are also available. More detailed information will be provided in the Group Registration Packet. Write to: 1997 GymFest USA Gymnastics Pan American Plaza - Suite 300 201 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225 Telephone: (317) 237-5050 Information is also posted in the General Gymnastics pages on our web site: URL: http://www.usa-gymnastics.org Email: gg@usa-gymnastics.org

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Steve Whitlock, USAGO Content Editor Rachele Harless, USAGO Webmaster Do you want to keep up with the latest USA Gymnastics news? USA Gymnastics Online (USAGO) is the official web site of USA Gymnastics. Here you will find breaking gymnastics news as well as information on all aspects of the sport. Our Homepage features the "Spotlight" where you will find thumbnail announcements about recent postings-we make additions to our pages almost daily. By clicking on the announcement title, you will be taken to one or more pages with complete and detailed information. This article presents 30 days of Spotlight announcements to demonstrate the variety of gymnastics information available on USAGO. You will find many reasons to v isit USAGO in our 1500+ pages. Note, listing events and announcements in reverse chronological order is characteristic of the web. By doing this, the most recent news is at the top of the page and therefore easily accessible. Visit USAGO often! Our URL is: http ://www.usa-gymnastics.org

In the Spotlight-April 17-May 17, 1997 MAY 17: Interested in Coaching in Mrica? USA Gymnastics is looking for coaches interested in coaching this surruner in Senegal and Namibia. All expenses will be paid and an honorarium will be given. If you are interested please contact Ron Galimore, USA Gymnastics' Men's Program Director at 317-237-5050 for more details. A once in a lifetime opportunity! MAY 16: National Health Care Referral Network USA Gymnastics announces the establishment of the National Health Care Referral Network. This Network is comprised of health care practitioners with proven experience working with athletes. These

professionals have met the criteria in their field set by the National Health Care Advisory Board and they are willing to partner with local gymnastics programs to provide health care services for athletes. MAY 15: Technique Updates Several new articles have been added to our Technique magazine postings over the last two weeks. MAY 15: International Team Video A video of the junior women's competition and some Romania/ China training is now available from our Lockerroom online! MAY 15: 1997 Junior Olympic National Championships (Men) The J.O. Nationals are this weekend in Orlando, Florida. "The Junior Olympic National Championships is an incredibly important event to the men's program. It not only awards the top athletes, but it also selects athletes for the Junior National Team and qualifies gymnasts to compete in the National Championships. Many of our top gymnasts in the country will compete in the Junior National Championships." -Dennis McIntyre, USA Gynmastics MAY 15: USA Gymnastics Membership If you are looking for a club, try our online list of USA Gymnastics Member Clubs. Also, fans interested in becoming a member of USA will be excited to know that the General Membership program offers several new Member Kit items, beginning this month! MAY 14: Talent Opportunity Program Our TOPs pages have been updated to include some 1997 information, such as the program description and calendar. MAY 13: President's Message Read Kathy Scanlan's message, from the May 1997 issue of Technique magazine.

MAY 10: New Minutes We have new minutes in our women's and men's program areas, plus RSG World Championships selection procedures. MAY 9: San Jose State Drops Men's Gymnastics By a 6-0 vote with one abstention, the San Jose State athletic board approved an athletic department proposal to dissolve men's tennis and men's gymnastics and revive its long-dormant men's cross-country team. MAY 8: Men's Junior Olympic Nationals Qualifiers are listed on the Men's J.O. Nationals web site, hosted by Mike Strada. MAY 8: What is the Address of Dominique Moceanu's Official Web page? Read our answer to this and many other interesting questions. MAY 7: Gymnastics on TV Gymnastics is on TV this weekend, next week, and next weekend! MAY 6: Rhythmic Nationals Photo Gallery Gyrru1astics photographer Steve Lange shares ten of his beautiful photos from the Rhythmic Nationals with USA Gymnastics Online visitors. MAY: 5 Hilary Grivich (1977-1997) Nineteen-year-old Hilary Grivich, a member of the 1991 World Gymnastics Championships Silver Medal Team, was killed in a car accident on Sunday. May 4, in Houston, Texas. A scholarship fund is being set up in memory of Hilary. USA Gynmastics offers our condolences to Hilary's family and friends. MAY 4: Natalie Lacuesta Claims the National Championship Natalie Lacuesta (Rhythmic Gems) wins the 1997 Rhythmic Nationals. Lauri Illy, her teammate, jumps to second place for a 1-2 finish. Kate Jeffress easily wins the junior division, by a seven point margin! MAY 2: Rhythmic Nationals The 1997 U.S. Rhy thmic Gymnastics National Championships competition is underway ! After the first day of preliminaries, Natalie Lacuesta leads the seniors and Kate Jeffress leads the juniors. The Rhy thmic National Championships, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the qualifying event for the Junior and Senior USA National Team.

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competition will be p laced on the national team . APR 23: Join USA Gymnastics Learn how to become a member of our organization! Online sign-up is available for General, Member Club, Ins tructor, or Professional membership . APR 20: How Do I Send Fan Mail? Ch eck out our informa tion on h ow to sen d fan mail to your favo rite gymnas ts! APR 20: 1997 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships Both the men's and women' s 1997 NCAA Gynmastics Championships begin on Thursd ay and end on Saturd ay of this wee k. The men' s ch ampionships, held at the University of Iowa, will offer live info rmation fro m the fl oor. Wednesday features quotes an d m ovies fro m the coaches press conference, w hile Thursd ay -Saturday's competition w ill fea ture live scores, movies, and digital photography. APR 19: Gymnastics on TV The International Team Gymnastics Championships w ill air on television tod ay! Watch the senior women's com petitio n on NBC. APR 18: Pan American Invitational On Saturday night, the USA Gymnas tics wom en' s program w ill host fifteen countries in a team competition in Houston, Texas. "Quick Hits" will not be available for this com p etition.

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the zone, the rewards can be enormous: your gymnasts might be perfect on the beam, stick bar routines, or score a perfect 10 on the vault. The coach can be the postman for the zone. It's an easy job in some cases. Diver Greg Louganis, who in the 1988 Olympics was able to come back and enter the zone to win his gold medal after he hit his head on the diving board, overcame a realistic fear that an errant dive could possibly cost him his life. Heisman trophy running back Tony Dorsett said he knew where defenders were when he ran the football without

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forget what play was called two and three downs previous. The coach simply stays out of the way in these cases. Whatever it takes to get into the zone, in these cases the athlete has it. But for every athlete like that, there are dozens of others who struggle to get to their zone on a consistent basis. The very best thing a coach can do to help those players is to find out exactly what the zone is and how peak performers get there. I did, though it took years of trying through observation and interviewing peak performers, and plenty of frustrating dead ends. I started with the idea that only top gymnasts could find the zone. It must be some special place, I surmised, found through their physical training and the fact that they are

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performers. I had it backwards . Athletes first find the zone, then find peak performances. If you ever had a chance to ask a gymnast after an incredible p erformance what they were thinking I guarantee they answered it with one word. "NOTHING." " My mind was blank." "It was like something was instructing m e other than m y mind." "Whatever that something was I just released m yself to it."

Finding the Zone For the p eak performing gymnasts, finding the zone first requires relaxing every part of the body. Most people seldom experience this state, because their thoughts, especially the judgmental ones, get in the way. For some, it might be the thought that they're too slow, uncoordinated, or weak. Others might start thinking about that bit of criticism their coach threw at them earlier in the day. These thoughts have GOT to go, or the zone w ill be impossible to find. Here's a hint: Instruct the athlete to sit quietly, in a quiet place, and listen to his or her breathing. Just sit and learn to enter a calm state and allow the mind to go quiet. It is the ability to create a quiet mind that allows one to go into the zon e. The mind that is blank can perform in the zone: just sit, listen to their breathing and "blank" their mind. That is all. Only after they have calmed down and are starting to slip into a "blank mind" state, can they see themselves p erforming on the field, in an optimal way, with the mind completely focused on w hat they are doing. No judgmental thoughts, just performin g. The gymnast' s body knows w here to go without being told. The body w ill go on flow and the mind on automatic pilot. The

body, in the visualization knows w here to run, when to jump, how to perform on the beam. Performance is perfect. Some gymnas ts ma y find an increased awareness and an ability to flow with the visualization. They

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pelh pelftJrml~g gqm~lsls dlel~ there., will be able to blank their mind of any thoughts and perform as in a dream. They have found the zone. Others m ay struggle. Some gymnas ts may be too "h yped-up." This is an area that the accomplished gymnasts are aware of. The art of gymnastics demands the gymnasts be able to alter their arousal level. For example the vault requires the gymnast to "psych-up" to perform well. The gymnast needs to self-talk to get the blood flowing. Self state-

m ents like: "Here we go," "Lets do it," "All we got," are thoughts that can pump up the gymn ast. Also, more aggressive breathing can h elp. Conversely, the beam requires the gymnast to bring arousal level way dow n . Falls are often attributed to athletes bein g too high and unfocused. The same technique is successful. Self-talk statements like: "Focus," "On e step at a time,," "Quiet mind," are all effective. Slowing and making the breathing d eeper is another technique that is effective in lowering arou sal for this event. Practicing these techniques with visualization as well as doing them "in vivo" during the m eet w ill greatly assist the gymnast.

Manufacturing The Zone Obviously a coach cannot get all their gymnasts into the zone every time. If that occurred the team would win every meet. We all know that doesn't happen. But we can place the gymnasts in position to enter the zone as opposed to work. ing against it h appening. We can allow the gymnasts to develop mental training habits to help produce this zone state. We, as champion coaches, can train ourselves to be disciplined in our interactions with athletes to increase the probability of this occurring. If we do these things the zone w ill not occur in our gymn asts in every meet, but it w ill occur m ore frequently. Dr. Kevil1 Elko has beel1 n peljormnl1 ce col1su ltnl1t for the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Ul1iversity Of Minl11i Hurricnl1e Footbnl/, al1d the Ul1iversity of Pittsburgh Athletic Depnrtl11el1 t. Debbie Yohl11nl1 just fil1ished her 11 til senson ns Hend Coach nt the University of Pittsbu rgh. A lso, she is n level 10 gyml1astics officinl nnd chnir of the l1ewly formed womel1 's Col/eginte Progrnlll COII/lllittee.

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STEPS TO ACHIEVING PDP LEVEL I ACCREDITATION USA Gymnastics Professional Development Program All coaches interested in becoming PDP Level I accredited should follow this simple step-by-step guide.

PDP LEVEL 1 MATERIALS

Step 1* Rookie Coaches Gymnastics Guide

Order the Rookie Coaches Guide to Gymnastics and Sequential Gymnastics II from the USA Gymnastics Merchandise Department or "check-out" these books from your gym and make a copy of the accompanying test. Complete both tests.

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Look for the Video Clinic listing in Technique, on USA Gymnastics Online (http://www,usa-gymnastics,org), attend a Regional or National Congress that offers the Video Clinic, or inquire within your club to see if there is anyone qualified in your gym to give the Video Clinic (see below for Video Clinic Administrator qualifications). NOTE: If your club decides to give an in-house Video Clinic, please contact USA Gymnastics Safety and Educa.tion Department (317-237-5050, ext. 238) to notify them so they can advertise your clinic to other members.

Step 3 ** Attend the Video Clinic. When the clinic is over, tear out the last page of the Workbook, fill out the information requested, and obtain the Video Clinic Administrator's signature.

Step 4 Once all of the above is completed, send your Rookie test, Sequential test, and Video Clinic form to USA Gymnastics along with a $10 check (processing fee) made payable to "USA Gymnastics." Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of official certificate or notification of re-test. One certificate indicating completion of PDP Level I will be issued. * Participants have the option of purchasing their own books through USA Gymnastics. ** The Video Clinic Administrator has a right to charge $10 per person for administration of the course. This check can be made payable to the Video Clinic Administrator or the host gym.

Video Clinic Administrator Qualifications and Guidelines A Video Clinic Administrator must complete all requirements for PDP Level I, hold a current USA Gynmastics Professional Membership, be currently Safety Certified, and purchase the Level I Video Clinic Instructor's Starter Kit.

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SITES FOR MEN'S QUALIFICATIONS MEETS The following sites have been confirmed to host qualifying competitions for the 1997 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA

Santa Barbara, CA Contact: Steve Butcher 619-563-8530 or Mircea Badulescu~ 619-296-8411 INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS SCHOOL-CAMP

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Minneapolis, MN Contact: Fred Roethlisberger~ 612-625-1585 JUERGAN'S GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

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RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

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The USA Gymnastics Get It Going Grant program is designed to promote the addition of rhythmic gymnastics classes to club, school, YMCA, or Park District gymnastics programs who have had little or no rhythmic programming in the past. Twenty people (through application) will each receive a grant equivalent of $350 to attend a special Rhythmic Gymnastics Introductory Workshop at the 1997 Congress in Denver.

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Procedure for application 1. Complete the application form and return to USA Gymnastics postmarked by June 23, 1997. 2. Complete the separate registration for Congress (in this issue of Technique) if you plan to attend regardless of your acceptance into the "Get It Going" program. 3. If you have already registered and are accepted into the "Get It Going" program, you will be reimbursed for your Congress registration. 4. Grant winners will be notified by mail by JW1e 27, 1997. 5. Grant applicants are responsible for their own travel and hotel arrangements. Grant winners will be reimbursed after submitting a copy of their receipts.

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Grant recipients will receive from USA Gymnastics ~ Congress Registration ~ Two nights of housing (1/2 double) ~ Two days per diem ~ One full set of Level 1-4 Rhythmic Curriculum materials (includes video, book, and music cassette)

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WOMEN'S PROGRAM

1997 National Talent Opportunity Program (TOPs) Description Regional Testing Athletes must be between the ages of 7-12 years old in 1997. Athletes test the age they are by December 31, 1997. Athletes must have a current USA Gymnastics Athlete Membership. Coaches must have current USA Gymnastics Professional Membership and Safety Certification. All forms are to be completed by the time of Regional Testing: (all forms can be found in the TOPs Manual) You can purchase a TOPs Manual from USA Gymnastics Member Services (1-800-345-4719) . The Forms include: Athlete Personal Information Form Coach Information Form Access to Information Form Medical History Form Physician's Evaluation Form (athlete pre-participation physical) NOTE: The TOPs Manual and all associated forms will be posted on USAGO at a futu re date. www.usa-gyml1as tics.org

Registrations and registration fees ($30.00) must be returned to the Regional TOP Director or Regional TOP Testing Site Coordinator prior to testing. REGIONAL TOP TESTING

Anthropometric Measurements NOTE : No Anthropometric Measurements will be taken at Regional Testing.

Flexibility Tests Active Shoulder Flexibility . Right Forward Split â&#x20AC;˘ Left Forward Split Strength and Power Tests Leg lifts Pull-ups Push-ups 20 meter sprint (65.5 ft.) 3 Bounding Jumps Hollow Hold for Time (60 sec. max.) REGIONAL TOP CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Region I Contact: Derrick Mollenbeck, Gym Nevada, 702-355- 7755 June 13-15 Arizona Sunrays Phoenix, AZ July 11-13 Gymagic Sacramento, CA Region II Contact: Brad Loan, Puget Sound, 206-845-0910 TBA Alaska Testing TBA

TBA TBA Hawaii Testing TBA Idaho Testing TBA TBA Oregon Testing TBA Region III Contact: Scott Crouse, Lone Star Gymnastics, 817-738- 0688 July 18 River City Gymnastics Little Rock, AR July 19 Tulsa World Tulsa, OK July 25 Wichita Gym Club Wichita, KS July 27 New Mexico Testing Albuquerque, NM Aug 1 Gym os San Antonio San Antonio, TX Aug 2 Dallas School of Gym Dallas, TX Region IV Contact: James Chudy, Salto Gymnastics, 414-549-3344 June 7-8 Team Central St. Louis, MO July 11 Twin City Twisters Minneapolis, MN July 11-13 Capital City Lincoln, NE SaIto Milwaukee, WI July 26 TBA North Dakota Testing TBA Region V Contact: Patrick Jordan, Queen City Gynmastics,513-489-7575 June 7 Queen City Cincinnati,OH June 14 University of Illinois Champaign, IL July 12 GTC of Roches ter Roches ter, MI Region VI Contact: Jay Villegas, Kingstown Gymnastics, 401-884-2830 July 19-20 GTC of Roches ter Roches ter, NY Region VII Contact: Gary Anderson, Marvateens, 301-468-9181 July 11-13 Marvateens Rockville, MD Region VIII Contact: James Linderholm, Huntsville GYl1mastics, 205-883-0566 July 11 Tucker Recreational Center Tucker, GA

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Contact: Gary Warren, USA Gymnastics, 317-237-5050 ext. 227 October 4-5 West (Regions I , 2, 3, 4) Reno, NV Gym Nevada October 11-12 East (Regions 5,6,7, 8) R oches tel~ NY GTC of Rochester NY December 4-8 Camp (9-12 Year Olds) Tulsa, OK Tulsa World

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1997 CONGRESS

ATHLETE WELLNESS COACHES COURSE Nancy Marshall, USA Gymnastics Athlete Well ness Program Manager Delwel; August 13

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Coaches Course will be held In conjunction wIth the 1997 USA Gymnastics Congress in Denver, August 13.

Background In Novembel~ 1995, the Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics unanimously accepted the recommendations of the Task Force on the USA Gymnastics Response to the Female Athlete Triad. With this action, the Board made a commitment to implement those recomm endations by funding the USA Gymnastics Athlete Wellness Program. In creating this program, USA Gymnastics is taking a leading role in developing safeguards to balance some of the stresses elite athletes face.

AWP Coaches Course Description The pilot Athlete Wellness Program Coaches Course was conducted prior to the annual USA Gymnastics Congress and Olympic Trials in Boston, June 27, 1996. The curriculum for this course was developed by Dr. Joan Duda (artistic national team sport psychologist), Dr. Gloria Balague (rhythmic national team sport psychologist), and Dr. Dan Benardot (national team nutritionist) . Over 75 men's, women's and rhythmic N ational Board members, Regional and State Chairmen, and National Safety Certifiers participated in the 1996 course and subsequent evaluation process. Their feedback is critical to the development of the course which will eventually be offered to the general membership through national and regional con gresses and regional symposiums.

Stress-How to identify and manage stress in the athletic environment. Child Development-Emotional and physical makeup of the adolescent as it relates to involvement in gymnastics. The Female Athlete Triad-What is it? Why gymnasts may be at increased risk?; Are there possible long-term implications? A lso included:

Psychological factors associated with the athlete's experience that may exacerbate an underlying pre disposition to a disordered eating pattern; Signs to look for that identify a problem; and What to do if you suspec t a p roblem. Balanced Perspectives-The athlete, coach, and parents. Maintaining a healthy passion for the sport. * Notification of fina l curriculum for the Denver course will be announced as the faculhJ is confirmed.

The Manager of the Athlete We llness Program is Nancy Thies Marshall. Nancy is a 1972 Olympian, the former Vice-Chair for Women for USA Gymnastics (1992-1996) and the Chair of the Task Force on USA Gymnastics R esponse to the Female Athlete Triad.

Course Topics The following topics are those currently included in the Athlete Wellness Program curriculum.* Nutrition and Gymnastics Success-How to reduce nutritional risk to improve performance and development.

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The Concierge Level surrounds you with an even higher level of service and treats you to exclusive access to the Concierge Lounge

Pre-Congress Sessions: August 13, Denver Marriott Hotel Congress Sessions: August 14-16, Denver Convention Center Post Congress Sessions: August 17, Denver Convention Center 1997 John Hancock U.S. GYlmlastics Championships: August 13-16, McNichols Sports Arena

CONGRESS RATES AND REGISTRATION DATES

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Comfort Inn - Downtown 40117th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Fitness center includes a lap pool, free weights, state-of-theart equipment, saunas, hot tub, and locker rooms.

The Comfort Inn Downtown offers you more than just an affordable price. You'll be greeted with a warm welcome by a friendly staff that takes great pride in providing for your every need.

Cut-off date: July 14, 1997

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The Hyatt Regency Denver downtown is a luxury hotel offering guests the largest sleeping rooms in the city. Along with a newly renovated Colorado-style lobby featuring a magnificent 20-foot sandstone fireplace, the hotel provides services, amenities and facilities unparalleled in the Denver area.

CONGRESS HOTELS Denver Marriott City Center 1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202 303-297-1300 The Marriott Hotel will serve as the host hotel for the Congress Add-on sessions on Wednesday, August 13. All other Congress sessions w ill be conducted at the Denver Convention Center. Accommodations at the Denver Marriott City Center boast mile-high standards of hospitality, elegance, and comfort. 612 guest rooms displaying an array of amenities which are the hallmarks of Marriott

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Located in the heart of the city's business and financial district, places Denver attractions w ithin walking distance of the hotel. Just a block away is Denver's principle shopping district, the 16th Street Mall. This mile-long pedestrian walkway, with free shuttle service, offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The Hya tt is three blocks from the Colorado Convention Center. Cut-off date: July 14, 1997

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Each of our newly remodeled guestrooms are contemporary in style and feature comforts and conveniences such as cable TV and room service. Our elegant one and two bedroom suites offer a panoramic view of snow-capped Rockies, as well as large living rooms and work areas to make you feel right at home. Cut-off date: July 14, 1997 Rates: $89 for single; $99 for double/ triple

TRANSPORTATION /TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS All of the above hotels are a short walk from the Denver Convention Center (3-5 blocks). Taxi service is available from the hotels, the Denver Convention Center, and McNichols Arena. Hotel parking: TBD at Denver Marriott; TBD at Hyatt Regency; TBD Comfort Inn. Ross & Babcock Travel is the Travel Agency of Choice for USA

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Gymnastics. Call the USA Gymnastics Travel Desk now at (317) 237-5050, Extension 259 to make your reservations for the 1997 USA Gymnastics Congress. Ross & Babcock is a full-service travel agency and can arrange for all of your travel needs. For special rates to the 1997 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships call LTI Corporate Travel Services at 1-800-321-1136 or 303-397 -1386.

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PRESENTATIONS Watch Technique for specific information on the Congress presenters and topics. Sessions will be conducted at the beautiful Denver Convention Center providing a modern, elegant, and flexible environment for the Congress. Sessions will feature informative speakers discussing club business, technique and sport science, preschoolj developmental, judges training, as well as men's, women's, and rhythmic topics. This year, we

will be expanding the number of "hands-on" sessions.

EXHIBITION HALL The Exhibit Hall, located in the Denver Convention Center, will provide Congress attendees with the opportunity to see the latest arld the best in equipment, apparel, and services.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE For any Congress attendees with needs requiring special assistance, please contact Steve Whitlock at USA Gymnastics (317-237-5050) no later than July 25.

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Site: USA Gymnastics National Congress, Denver, CO Dates: Sunday, August 17, 1997 Times: Written and practical - 8:45a.m.-12:15 p.m. Test Administrator: Betty Sroufe

Site: USA Gymnastics National Congress, Denver, CO Dates & Times below Complete one form per person-Please photocopy form for additional registrations

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1998-2001 Rhythmic Junior Olympic Compulsory Program Compulsory Routine Changes Minimal routine changes have been made by the choreographers for the 1998-2001 competitive season. These are listed below.

Rhythmic Floor Exercise LEVEL 6

Finish turn in demi-plie on Right leg, LEFT leg remains in arabesque. Close feet together. Arms: optional (eliminate 270 Q passe turn) Step forward LEFT and curtsey...

Rope No Changes

Phrase 4, paragraph 6 execute a back shoulder roll arms extended to side to finish kneeling on two knees

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Arms: finish high

Level 6 (directional changes only, changes are underlined)

Extend RIGHT leg forward and slide forward to the RIGHT split...

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-ORAs written in original text executing a RIGHT back walkover

NOTE: If a gl{mnast executes the back walkover instead of the back shoulder roll, she will be given a bonus of 0.20. All execution deductions will appil/.

LEVEL 7 Phrase 3, paragraphs 1-2 Moving towards corner 4 step LEFT chasse Right, step RIGHT LEFT and execute SPLIT LEAP RIGHT step LEFT and execute SIDE LEAP RIGHT ARMS: optional Step back onto LEFT knee and slide forward to the RIGHT split... Phrase 4, paragraph 4 Chass LEFT Step LEFT and execute a TOUR TETE LEAP, continue turning step forward LEFT towards side 3, step forward RIGHT and execute a RIGHT needle kick. Arms: optional

(after chasse/ toss, forward roll catch) Step up right toward corner 6, step forward left turning approximately 155Q to face the mid-point of side I , between the center line and side 7. HOOP: (same) cat leap (R,L) into hoop ... (same) HOOP: (same) cat leap (R,L) out of hoop sideways to the right facing the mid-point of side I , between the center line and side 7. Close life to right in demi-plie ... (same) HOOP: (same) execute a small jump landing on the right, left foot tendu forward toward the mid-point of side L between the center line and side 7. HOOP: (same) Phase 5 Hoop: place on ground .. . (same) Hoop: roll hoop forward toward the mid-point of side I , between the center line and side 7. Chasse forward left... (same)

LEVEL 8 Phrase 5, paragraph 6 Execute a 720Q arabesque turn RIGHT on RIGHT leg w ith LEFT leg extended to back arabesque. Arms: high fifth

lunge forward on either leg and execute a forward roll using both hands for support. Roll up on knees approximately 90 Q to face corner 4 HOOP: (same) execute a side straddle roll...(same)

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arch back ... (same)

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turn upper body 135 left bending left knee to a deep lunge with right leg resting on floor, look toward side 1.

BALL: catch with RIGHT at RIGHT side (eliminate exchange under leg)

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Lean back onto LEFT hand and lift RIGHT leg

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BALL: with RIGHT hand hold ball against chest

Step forward (R,L,R) toward side 7 in preparation for turn

Step up RIGHT developp LEFT leg side, hold with LEFT hand under the heel to extend.

HOOP: (same) execute a 720Q passe turn RIGHT on RIGHT

BALL: roll out the RIGHT arm Balance in reI eve two counts

HOOP: (same)

BALL: extend to High

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Release the LEFT leg and step forward LEFT

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BALL initiate a figure 8 by executing a CCW circle overhead

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Turning 90Q RIGHT to face side 3, step R,L,R

Execute a forward roll

finish the figure 8 by execu ting a CW circle under the arm

Stand and close feet together.

Step into LEFT lunge

BALL allow ball to bounce on floor and catch in RIGHT hand.

BALL: Place ball on the floor under the LEFT leg and roll ball toward side 3.

Step forward LEFT to curtsey with Right foot behind.

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BALL: execute a small toss with the RIGHT hand and catch behind back with two hands.

No Changes

Releve and execute a high toss of the ball.

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Leading with little finger, carry ball to right side middle (elbow up), and continue to circle arm clockwise over head (spiral action) to finish with ball in RIGHT hand at front middle.

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NOTE : rand de jambe eliminated

Execute one turning leap RIGHT

Step forward RIGHT... (same)

RIB: execute large CCW circle overhead

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Close LEFT to RIGHT and soutenu 360Q RIGHT

Phrase 2, paragraph 6

RIB: swing through front horizontal to RIGHT side middle

Ball: place on stomach with two hands. Roll up body and arms during the backscale. Close two feet together

Close feet in demi-plie and with body wave

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Phrase 3, paragraphs 7 and 8

RIB : Execute figure 8 beginning with low CW circle into CCW circle overhead

Developpe RIGHT leg forward and rond de jambe RIGHT leg to back arabesque

ALL LEVEL 6 ROUTINES

BALL: using the RIGHT hand, circle ball CCW around neck and down RIGHT arm Releve in arabesque, close feet together in releve BALL: hold on palm with arm extended forward

Because of the growing number of competitive rhvthmic athletes, all coaches are stronglv encouraged to train their level 6 gymnasts to compete with two girls on the floor. A video showing how this should be done will be available this summer from USA Gynmastics.

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The members of the Fallbrook Gymnastics Club Performance Team range in age from 5 to 61. One of their most popular routines is performed to the music "Cotton Eyed Joe" and utilizes gymnastics components including tumbling, Acro-sport, rhythmic, mini-tramp, and dance. To combat the "summer enrollment blues," Fallbrook plans a major performance for the end of summer or early fall. Students are informed that they will participate in special workouts and rehearsals on the routines for this performance. Last year, they started working on the routine for our participation in the 1996 National GymFest that was held at Disneyland in December. They experienced an increase in income from the previous summer of over 11 percent (June, July, and August). The special GG training brought a lot the gymnasts back early from vacation and kept a number of families in the gym instead of taking a month off. For the summer of 1997, they have two major performances: the National GymFest at Walt Disney World, August 22-27; and a pre-game performance at a major league baseball game. For the pre-game performance, They will combine with another local club that does GG, Charter Oaks Gymnastics. Fallbrook selected these two activities because the cost of the trip to Florida would be fairly expensive- the lower cost pre-game performance will be a nice alternative that appeals to a larger number of gymnasts. For the first time, this they will be trying a flex schedule. Instead of a monthly enrollment period, we are going to offer a plan where participants can enroll for a 6, 7, 8, or 9 week session. The price will vary depending on the total number of weeks a family enrolls-with the greatest value for the family who enrolls for the full summer. This suggestion is from Jeff Metzger (Queen City Gymnastics Center).

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• WHEN ARE THEY EFFECTIVE? For the 1997-1998 through the 2000-2001 competitive seasons. • WHO SHOULD HAVE THESE MATERIALS? If you are coaching or judging in women's gymnastics in the U. S., you should have these definitive materials.

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May 2-4, 1997

I. Roll Call

Whitlock presented the GGA P members with a notebook containing up-to-date materials rega rding all areas of GG. The panel went throu gh each item in the noteboo k.

Members Present:

Discussion followed each sec tion.

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Dean Capelotti

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Steve Whitlock

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David Moskov itz

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V. World Gymnaestrada Staff Considerations Moskovitz reminded the Panel of the USA experience at the 10th World Gymnaestrada in Berlin (1995). The delegation over-extend ed itself in participation commitments and therefore crea ted very difficult logistical issues.

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II. Disney Site Survey Panel members Whitlock and Capelotti conducted and ex tensive site survey of the Disney Proper ties. Attempts were mad e to conduct face- toface meetings w ith Disney staff responsible for the va rious aspec ts of the 1997 National GymFest. Whitlock and Capelotti worked on various aspects of the meeting agenda. Som e time was devoted to observing the Women's Junior Olympic Championships. being conducted a t Disney's Wide World of Sports. Sat1lrday, May 3,1997

Capelotti discussed the need to follow the regulations pertaining to group sizes. He also noted some of the benefits of accommodations in the schools along wi th some of the difficulties experienced by the USA de lega tion. Whi tlock sugges ted a rev iew of the organizationa l chart tha t was a dapted as part of the World Gymnaestrada Tationa l Delegation working document. Discussion followed regarding the chart. It was agreed that for the chart to fu nction properly, terminology wou ld need to be a dop ted to better match the need of the USA delega tion. In addition, the hierarchy w ould need to include the GGAr. USAG Board of Directors

III. Presentation to the Women's Region VIII Board A breakfast meeting was con vened at 7:00 a.m . to d iscuss a presentation for the Women's Region VIII Board. Afterwards, the members traveled to the Disney Wide World of Sports complex to make a presentation to the Region VIII Board. Whitlock was introduced to the Board by the Regiona l Chair. The Women's J.O. event was the first of three USA Gynmas tics events to be h eld at this location in 1997. Whitlock asked tha t the Board to consider attendance/assistance at the Na tional GymFest. The Board was asked about clinics being conducted in the region prior to the Gym Fest, and wo uld it be possible to include General Gym nastics and GymFest info rmation. General discussion followed. The Panel answered specific questions from the Board members. The Panel thanked the Board for their time and consideration . Several Region 8 Board members asked for more specific information on General Gymnastics and the 1997 National GymFest. Whitlock w ill fulfill information requests. Whi tlock and Capelotti then took Moskovi tz on a tour of the faciliti es to be used for the 1997 ational GymFest. The Panel continued its meeting. It was agreed that an ex tended period of time be d evoted to developing an agenda to reflect the diversity of issues to be covered during the meeting. The following agenda items were organized: 1. Review General Gymnastics Materi als Notebook 2. 1999 World Gymnaestrada preparations A. Staff B. Youth Camp C. 1 a tional Choreography, Large Group B D. Group Selection Criteria 3. GG Governance A. Membership B. Stru cture

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Advise USA Gymnastics on Genera l Gymnastics and World Gymnaestrada budge t development ~ Produce a General Gymnastics Rules and Polices document, including Performance Gu idelines and all necessary selec tion criteria for General Gymnas tics events Discussion followed regarding specific staff positions for the World Gymnaestrada. It was agreed that the following positions would be beneficial fo r the

USA's successful participation in the World Gymnaestrada: Delega tion Leader Assistant Delegation Leader Protocol Officer Public Relations Officer (information and communications) Mar keting/ Sponsorshi p /Sales Officer Travel/ Lodging Manager Equipment and Logistics Manager Schools Coordinator Large Group Performance Coordinator (GG Na tional Choreographer) Assistant Group Performance Coordinator FIG Gala Coordinator ational Evening Coordinator Opening/ Closing Ceremony Coordinator It was agreed that a "Position Available" advertisement be published and distributed for the Assistant Large Group Performance Coordinator. This would be necessary for the logistics of routine development and to coordinate w ith the National Choreographer. FIG World Gymnaestrada Youth Camp The regulations for this aspect include provisions for one coach and 12 participants age 12-18, with the possibility of one additional coach . Participants in the WG Youth Camp follow their own program of activities separate from the Gymnaestrada performances. Discussion followed regarding the logistics of selection, supervision, and responsibilities. Whitlock, with input from Nora Campbell, suggested that participants be selected in pairs. It was agreed that selection would be accomplished through an application process. Whitlock was assigned to develop an application for distribution and publication. Discussion fo llowed regarding solicitation of participants from special groups including the Na tional Gymnas tics Founda tion; Park and Recreation De partments; Youth Sport Associations; youth "at-risk" groups, as well as participants from main stream clubs w ith GG programs. It was agreed that applicants should be invited to attend the 1998 Na tional GymFest. A special course of activities and seminars would be d eveloped to educate the group on General Gymnas tics and the World Gymnaestrada. This would also give the GGAP an opportunity to meet and interview the applicants. Large Group " B" Performance The GGAP re-affirmed its commitment to present a Large Group "B" Performance at the 11th World Gymnaestrada in Goteborg, Sweden. Discussion follow ed regarding our experience w ith the large group performance at the 1996 lationa l GymFest. It was noted that a va ri ety of issues caused difficulty with the presentation: developmental timeframe; scheduling at the event; miscommunication and misunderstanding by group leaders; lack of co mmunication with the Na tion al Choreographer. It was agreed that a long-term contract be developed w ith the National Choreographer. Terms and conditions of the contract wi ll include specific responsibilities throughout the development of the routine and its perfonnance at the 11 th World Gy mnaestrada. Moskovitz was assigned to

contact Paula Lord, ational GG Choreogra pher, for the purpose of contract development. No te: It was agreed that special attention will be given to Large Group Performance in the development of the Daily Schedule for the 1997 Na tional GymFest. Group (Participant) Selection Whitloc k rev iewed the document he had prev io usly prepa red. Disc ussio n follo wed the document sec tion-by-sec ti on. Revisions were noted. It was agreed that Whitlock w ill con tinue to adapt the document to bet-

ter match the progress of General Gynmastics in the USA and USA Gynulastics poliCies. It was agreed tha t the USA World Gymnaes trada ational Team Selection document be published as part of a USA Gymnastics General Gy mnastics Rules and Polices book.

VI. GG Governance USA Gymnastics Members hip - General Gymnastics Category Whi tlock shared "proof sheets" of the new USAG Membership fo rms, which included the General Gymnastics ca tegory. Begimting w ith the Membership Enrollment Forms for the 1997-1998 season, Athlete "Team" members will be able to designate participation in Women's Artistic, Men's Artistic, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and General Gymnastics categories. For athletes participating in more than one ca tegory (e.g., Women's Artistic and General Gymnastics), this will NOT require an additional fee. Likewise, a General Gymnastics category will be added for USA Gymnas tic s Instructor and Professional members to indicate their participation and interes t in Women's Artistic, Men's Artistic, Rhythmic Gymnas tics, and General GYIlmastics ca tegories. As in the past, USAG Instructor and Professional members will be required to pay an additional fee for "add-on" ca tegories. The Panel expressed its thanks to the USA Gymnastics Exec uti ve Committee for its foresight and commitment to developing programs, including General Gymnastics. Discussion followed regarding the initiation of mandatory membership for participation in General Gymnastics events. The Panel expressed its concern wi th Sanctioned events in that all partici pants including Professional Members are part of the displays; who is ac tually covered under the Sanction's insurance program ? Moskovitz was assigned to contact K & K Insurance to discuss the issue. General Gymnastics Governance in the USA Whitlock discussed current developments and proposals being considered by the FIG. Discussion followed regarding the development of several sport areas including: trampoline, tumbling, AcroSport, sport aerobics, and competitive general gymnas tics. It was agreed that the GGAP proceed with its work along the lines of cur-

rent USA Gymnas tics programs and policies. Discussion followed regard ing the potential of " Develop ment Directors" for General Gymnastics in the USA. The concept included a variety of fund ing m echanisms, responsibilities, and support structures. Whitlock noted that this type of position is included in other countries. Moskovitz noted the need to follow the progress of GG Membership. The process of development may take several years as GG member numbers grow and membership can be required for participation at the national level. A variety of national, regional and local governance structures were discussed under the leadership of a proposed USA Gy mnastics General Gymnastics Program Committee (GGPC).

NOTE: It should be /loted that the USA Gymnastics structure does not ClIrrentIy provide for a GGPe. TIle General GYlllnastics Advisory Panel (GGAP) is the current body recognized by USA GY"l11astics with the responsibility for the development of GG in the U.S. Th e GGAP attempted to draw sil11ilarities of

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stru cture with the Artistic and Rhythlllic Prograll1 Comlllittees as well as foreigl1 federatiol1 schellles. Cape/alii proposed a regiol1al structure - East al1d West. Moskovitz added to the proposal to il1clude elected regiol1al represel1tatives to f01"ll1 the GGPe. After d iscussion, this proposal was dropped . A USA Gymnastics GGPC can only be elected after approval by the USA Gym nastics Board of Directors at some future d a te. Disc ussion turned to the d evelopment of guidelines for the structure of a fu ture GGPe. It was agreed that the first GGPC shou ld : Consis t of five members elected by the Professional Members in the GG ca tegory plus the USA Gynmas tics Direc tor of General Gy nmastics. Potential GGPC member candida tes must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have World Gymnaestrada experience, and be a USA Gymnas tics Profess iona l Member in the GG category. Once elec ted, the GGPC will selec t its Chair from the fi ve commi ttee members.

It was agreed tha t Whitlock investigate Indian apolis as a h os t site. The pro-

posed d ates of the course are November 15-23, 1997, to coincide wi th the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors Meeting. The proposed Indianapolis course w ill con sist of 64 hours of training/ instruction resu lting in each successful participant earning an " FIG/GG Instructor's Diploma."

VIII. 1997 National GymFest The current tentati ve schedule was reviewed, with specific attention devoted to the use of two performance areas. Discussion fo llowed regarding the logistics and the purpose of having two performance a reas for the GymFes t. It was agreed that:

Two performance areas will be used. Each partiCipating group w ill have the opportunity to present their routine in each loca tion, w ith the exception of those groups requiring large appara tus in which case the group would present its routine on the main floor space The schedule will be revised to reflec t Large Group Performance rehearsals on the main floor during the morning hours. Ed uca tion seminars for group lead ers would be conduct ed during the morning hours. MA TDATORY Group Leader meetings w ill be schedu led . The possibility of out-door rehearsals/perform ances for large groups w ill continue to be d eveloped.

Discuss ion followed. It was understood by the Panel that the earliest possible election could take place following the 1998 Tational GymFest. Whitlock suggested that as part of the 1998 a tional GymFest ind ividuals complete the process of n omination for GGPC positions. General Gynmastics Rules and Policies It was agreed that the development and publica tion of a GG Rules and Policies book be added to the list of Goals for the GGAP. Discussion followed. It was agreed that the following informa tion be included in the first (1997-98) GG Rules and Policies book: Structure of the GGAP and GGPC USA Gymnas tics Code of Ethics Guidelines for participa tion in and conduct of the Na tional GymFest Genera l Gymnastics Performance Guidelines World Gymnaes trada Participation Guid elines Other-TBD Whitlock reviewed the current documents w hich have been published / distributed in various forma ts. It was agreed that Whitlock w ill compile a ll documents pertaining to the GG Rules and Policies book and distribute drafts to the GGAP. Further, work on the GG Rules al1d Policies is to proceed rapidly w ith the intention of presenting a preliminary document at the ational Congress.

VII. FIG Courses FIG/GG Certificate Courses Whitlock presented an updated FIG Events Calendar, specifically highlighting the General Gymnastics courses. Discussion fo llowed regarding the commitment mad e by USA Gymnastics to cond uct an FIG / GG Ins tructor 's Certifica te Course.

NOTE: Specific till1e adjustll1el1ts lI1ay be necessary based upon additiol1al inforlIlatiol1 froll1 the Wa lt Disney Wide World of Sports staff Whitlock presented a list of questions tha t was developed over the course of mee ting which are to be presented to the Disney staff. Addi tional questions were added to Whitlock's list. It was agreed tha t Whitlock will present the lis t to the Disney staff as soon as possible and urgently request their answers.

IX. Additional Items 1997 National Congress Whi tlock asked the Panel for session topics and to consider possibilities for the Performance Area in the Exhibit Hall. Discussion followed. It was agreed tha t presenta tions prepared fo r the ational Congress be d eveloped into articles for publication. Capelotti was assigned to develop a presentation on partic ipation in the Wo rld Gymnaestrada. This presentation w ill be a follow-up to a session presented by Mr. Tore Green of the 11 th World Gymnaestrad a Organizing Committee. The GGAP reques ted that Whitlock contact Mr. Brian Stocks of Grea t Britain to prepare a presenta tion. Moskovitz was assigned to develop a presentation on the General Gymnastics Membership category and introduce the components of the GG Rules and Policies. Laznovsky was assigned to develop a presentation to describe and further introduce the concept of General Gymnastics in the USA.

Vario us issues were ad dressed including confusion w ith communication to the FIG on w hich particular course the USA wanted and the ava ilable d a tes/sites. One concession that was made included the presentation of the Group Performance Workshop by the FIG/GG/TC at the 1997 Na tional GymFest. Whitlock s tated tha t it is still necessa ry to give the FIG a date/site to conduct the FIG/GG Instructors Certificate Course. In addition, there is also an FIG/GG Instructor Course (for managers of Member Fed eration Courses) to be cond ucted in Italy in Oc tober, 1997.

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Discussion followed regarding who should a ttend the course in Italy, and the spec ific purpose of sending an individ ual(s) to the course.

Whitlock outline proposed duties and responsibilities of GGAP member Laznovsky w ho w ill be doing a su mmer internship at USAG.

It was agreed that the USA should send two participants to the FIG/GG Managers Course in Italy. The individual(s) who attend s will then be responsible for assisting in the development of GG educa ti on programs in the USA.

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Discussion fo llowed. It was agreed that Whitlock, Capelotti, and Moskov itz wi ll continue development of GG RlIles al1d Policies componen ts during their trip to the 2nd World Gymnaestrada Information Meeti ng in June.

The lIIeetil1g was adjourned at 3:05 p.m Respectflllly su bmitted, David Moskovitz, Leader May 14, 199 7

Discussion fo ll owed regarding the potential hos t sites for the FIG/ GG Instructor Certificate Co u rse.

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Would You Like Your Club to Perform at National Congress? During the 1997 National Congress, selected clubs will be able to do general gymnastics display performances in the Exhibition Hall. This year, the Exhibition Hall will include a performance area measuring 60' x 80' with a 42' x 42' AAI floor exercise area (carpet plus mat-NO spring floor). Selected groups will be able to perform their display routines in this area during the Congress Exhibition Hall showtimes. The routines should be choreographed to music and last no longer than 10 minutes. Limited equipment and matting will be available. Each group is responsible for their own costumes, props, etc. Following the General Gymnastics philosophy, performers may be children, youth, adults, and/ or seniors. The routines can consist of artistic gymnastics displays, rhythmic, acro-sport, gymdance, tumbling, cheer, movement education, and other specialty areas.

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Interested groups should contact Steve Whitlock at the USA Gymnastics National office for more information no later than July I, 1997. Steve Whitlock USA Gymnastics Pan American Plaza Suite 300 201 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225 PH# 317-237-5050 FAX# 317-237-5069 Email: gg@usa-gymnastics.org

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ADD: This means that ...or if it is a "Special Case." Within other combinations (not mixed), the difficulty still caunts as a single element. ADD to: SPECIAL CASES - Ball - Criteria 4 4 different free rolls over the ... ADD: 3. "Special Cases B" can be performed either isolated, or within a (ombination C, but not used for a combination D. This means that an unauthorized cambination will count as two separate difficulties. 4. "Special Cases B", with required apparatus element are also valid as isolated basic Bdifficulties; however, "Special Cases (" cannot be used as isolated basic Bdifficulties.

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Group Exercise: Composition Faults Artisti( Value End of the ex.

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V, VI, VII, and VIII

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Along with the updating of the Junior Olympic program, the judging tes ts w ill be reviewed and the informa tion will reflect the new rules.

VI. Number of Judges Required at State and Above Meets A discussion took place on the problem of the large number of judges requ ired at the meets, espeCially at the 9/10 level.

Rhythmic Technical Committee May 1, 1997 Houston, Texas

Motion to recommend to the Rhythmic Program Committee to have only one panel of judges plus one meet referee at Rhythmic Challenge and the gymnasts compete only one set of routines. Mo tion - M. Broderick Second - E. Nyemcsik PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

I. Roll Call Members present: Maureen Broderick Marina Davidovich Helena Grea thouse Diane Massad Andrea Schmid Norma Zabka Jac kie Jones Ellen Nyemcsik Alla Svirsky

Motion to have the same six judges at both the East and West Qualifying meets, and the remaining six judges to be assigned locally to minimize expenses. Motion - A. Sclunid Second - M. Broderick PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

VII. National Judging Assignments

II. Certification of Judging Instructions A form for applying to become a certified rhythmic judging course instructor at the J.O. level was rev iewed . The form w ill be sent to all Level 7/8, ational and Brevet judges. The process of selec tion w ill be implem ented by a J.O. subcommittee of the RTC.

A suggestion was made that more clubs host meets for the level 9/10 gymnasts. More judges could be assigned at that level and it also gives these gymnas ts more of a competitive season.

VIII. Level 9/10 Qualification Motion to request the Rhythmic Program Committee review the qualification process for Level 9 and 10. Mo tion - A. Svirsky

Motion to accept the form. Motion - D. Massad

Second - N. Zabka PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

Second - M. Broderick PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

IX. USA Gymnastics Club Championships

II. Judging Card With the ad vent of a new judging cycle, a new judging report card has been proposed by the USA Gynu1astics office to replace the judging book. Motion to accept the judging card.

Motion to request the Rhythmic Program Committee to discuss the concept of a USA Gymnastics Club Championships to be initiated in 1998. Motion - A. Svirsky Second - H . Grea thouse PASSED

Motion - J. Jones Second - E. Nyemcsik

X. Judges for Level 7/8 Regional Competition

PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY To fulfill the requirement for one clinic each year, it was agreed that the clinic should be at least two hours long. A pre-meet judges meeting could be used for this purpose if it were plam1ed in advance to be two hours or longer.

III. Congress Judges Course Instructional Assignments Each technical committee member was assigned a judging course to teach at Congress. Courses in Level 5, 6, and 7/8 w ill be offered as well as the National level course. The USA Continental Judging co urse fo r Brevet and National judges will be held prior to Congress from Augu st 8- 13 in Colorado Springs.

IV. FIG Report - Andrea Schmid Information was given on World Championships to be held in Berlin, Germany and Four Continents scheduled for Sydney, Australia. Group World Championships for 1998 w ill be in Spain and the 1998 Four Continents co m es to Jackson ville, Florid a . The 1999 Wo rld Championships, w hich w ill be the 2000 OlympiCS Qualifying event, w ill be in Japan. The 2000 O lympics Rhythmic competi tion w ill feature 28 individuals and 10 groups.

V. J.O. Handbook

A problem concerning the number of judges used at Regional Competitions for the Level 7 and 8 optionals was brought forth. Some regionals use one judge for composition and one for execution, but because these gymnasts are qualifying for J.O. Championships from this meet, she would like to see the requirement changed to two judges on composi tion and two on execution. Motion to recommend that, whenever possible, for Level 7 and 8 optional routines at Regional Championships, two judges make up the composition panel and two judges make up the execution panel. Motion - H . Greathouse Second - D. Massad PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

XI. New Judges Motion to implement a program at the regional level to encourage former and current athletes w ho are at least 15 years old to take a judging course and test. Mo tion - M. Broderick Second - M. Davidovich PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

Broderick covered the progress of updating the Junior Olyll1pic Program Handbook for the new judging cycle.

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Motion to add to the judges rating chart (on page 55) "Credit for judging a meet will only be given if the judge already has the full, appropriate rating, not a provisional or lower rating." Motion - M. Broderick Second - N. Zabka PASSED - UNA lMOUSLY A discussion was brought forth concerning the definition of "affiliation" on page 56. The d ecision was not to make a change, so no vote was required. MstisR ts allsw j1:ltlges ts wear ISRg flaRts as flaFt sf tileiF j tltlgiRg tlRi fSUR at all meets. C1:IFFeRti) it is SRI) allswetl at state It,eets aRti Belsw. Motion - A. SVirsky Second - H. Grea thouse FAILED - (2 for, 7 against)

XIII. Ethics Information It was recommended that the judging courses stress the information on

judging ethics that is already in place and in print. No evaluation should be done on video tapes from a past competition and evaluations should be done only wi th the coach present or with permission of the coach and all evalua tion results should go to the coach and not the parent or gymnas t.

XIV. Preview of the Technical Committee Broderick solicited ideas from the committee on new ways to disseminate teclmical information to all interested parties. Educational avenues were suggested and all members were assigned to come up wi th one new idea.

XV. Correspondence Letter from Bev Bruce requesting to use her judging experience at the Western Qualifying meet to fulfill her practical requirement. This would allow her to obtain a full certification as a Na tional Jud ge. Motion to allow Bev Bruce to take the Continental Judging course in August, but she must still fulfill her practical experience according to the Rilles and Policies. Motion -

J. Jones

Second - N. Zabka PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY Letter from Ka thy Bry m stating that before the change to the new judging system (from Class Iv-I to Level 6-10) she was a Class I judge, but somehow did not retain the level of that rating and w as only relegated to Level 7/8. She does not ask to have her rating elevated to National, but wo uld like permission to take the Continental Judging course in August. Motion to allow Kathy Brym to take the Continental Judging course. Motion - D. Massad

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Seco nd - E. Nye mcsik PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

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Invitations w ill be sen t to all USA judges w ho are currently full y certified at the National and above level. Petitioned judges will be allowed to take the course as a Na tional Certification course only. USA Gymnastics w ill finance the cost of all current Na tional Team Coaches to attend the course.

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Nomination of Maureen Broderick to be re-elected as committee chairperson. Motion - M. Da vidovich Second - A. Svirsky PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

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SeoHle, WA Various Sites Houston, TX Cincinnati, OH

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503-246-0818 317-237-5050 713-980-6150 317-237-5050

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Medellin, COL Tempe, AZ Various Sites Various Sites Minneapolis, MN TBD SeaHle, WA

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Colo. Spgs., CO Denver, CO Denver, CO Sicily, ITA Orlando, FL Orlando, FL Colo. Spgs., CO Lausanne, SUI

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Tulsa, OK

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