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FEATURES

USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS (hair: landy Knapp; President: Kathy lcanlan; President Emeritus: Mike Donohue; Amateur Athletic Union: Mike Stonner; American Sokol Organizotion: Jerry Milan; USA Trampoline & Tumbling: Wayne Downing; American Turners: Belly Heppner; Jewish Community Centers: Lori Katz; College Gymnastics AssociationM: Roy Johnson; National Association of (ollegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women: Gail Davis; Notional Association for Girls and Women in Sport: Morilyn Strowbridge; Notional Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges: Yvonne Hodge; National (ollegiate Athletic Association: (hris Voelz, Tom Dunn; National Federation of Stole High School Associations: Susan True; National Gymnastics Judg es Association: John Icheer; National High School Gymnastics (0 aches Association: John Brinkworth; Special Olympics, Inc.: Kale Fober·Hickie; U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Association: luzie DiTullio; U.S. Association of Independent Gym Clubs: Lance (rowley; U.S. Elite Coaches Association for Men's Gymnastics: Mark Williams; U.S. Elite Cooches Association for Women's Gymnastics: Gory Anderson, Roe Kreutzer; U.S. Men's Gymnastics Coaches Associotion: Morc Yancey; U.S. Sports Acrobatics Federation: Bonnie Davidson; U.S. Competitive Sports Aerobics Federation: Howard Shcworlz;Young Men's Christian Association of the USA: Rick Dodson; USA Gymnastics National Membership Directors: Men's: , Roy Guro, Jim Hoh; Women's: Lindo Chendnski, David Hol<omb; Rhythmic: Alia IYirsky, Tomaro Dasso; Athlete's Advisory Committee: Tonyo Service Choplin, chairi Chris Woller, vice chair; Kristen Kenoyer Woodland, sec; Wendy Hilliard, Vanella Vander Pluym, Peler Vidmar, (onrod Voarsonger, Kim Zmeskol; USOC Athlete Representative: Michelle Ousserre-Forrell.

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Traits of a Successful Coach

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1997 USA Gymnastics National Congress

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1997 Pre-registration Form

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1997 Congress Schedule ..

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Preview to the 1997 National Congress

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Rhythmic Judging Courses at the 1997 Congress

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1997 Congress Add-on Form

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Living in a Classroom

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Athlete Wellness Program Update

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KAT Accreditation Teacher's List ..

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1997 Women's Jr. Olympic Compulsory Book Errata

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World University Selection Procedures ......... .

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National Gymnastics Foundation 1996 Donor Honor Roll

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USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Junior Olympic Group Program

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FIG Code of Points and USA Gymnastics

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USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMITIEE Chair: londy Knopp; Ipecial Adyisor to the Chairman of the Board: Roe Kreutzer; President: Kolhy lconlon; Seuetary: Mike Milidonis; Vice Chair Wom en: Joon Moore Gnat; Vice Chair Men: TIm Doggell; Vice Chair Rhythmic: (ondoce Feinberg; FIG Executive Committee: Joy Ashmore; FIG Women's Technical Committee: Jockie Fie; FIG Rhythmic Technical Committee: Andrea Ichmid·lhopiro; FIG Men's Technical Committee: George Be<ksteod; At Large Members: Jim Hartung, luson True; Athlete Directors: Tanya lervice (hoplin. Wendy Hilliard, Peter Vidmar; USOC Athlete Representative: Michelle Dusserre-Forrell; President Emeritus: Mike Donohue. (HANGE OF ADDREII AlID IUBI(RIPTION IIIQUI RIEI: In arder 10 ensure uninlerrupted deliyery olTECHIIIQm magazine, notice of change 01 address should be mode six 10 eighl weeks in advance. For fosleslservice, pleo~ endose your presenl moiling label. Direcl all subscriplion moil to TECHIIiQUE lubscriplions, UIA Gymnaslics, 201 loulh (opilol Ayenue, luile 300, Indionopolis, lN 46221. TE(HN IQUE 111111 0748·599991 is published 10 limes per yeor by UIA Gymnaslics, Pan Americon Plaza, luite 300, 201 I. (opilol Avenue, Indianapolis, III 46221 (phone: 31 J. 237·10501. Third dass pastoge paid 01 Indianapolis, III. lub.riplion prices: U.I.·S21 per yeor; (onoda/ Mexico· S48 per year; all olher loreign counlries·S60 per yeor.11 available, bock issue single copies S4 plus pasloge/hondling. All reasonable core will be loken, bulno responsibility con be assumed for unsoliciledmoleri ol;endose relurn pastoge. (opyright 1997 by UIA Gymnastics and TECHIlIQUE. All rightsreserYed. Prinled by Iport Grophics. lndionopolis, III.

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ADMINISTRATION

~RESIDENT'S Kathy Scanlan

The USA Gymnastics Executive Committee and Board m et May 30-31 in Indianapolis. Key areas covered at the Board Meeting included: Adoption of a Confidentiality Policy to Supplement the Existing Code of Ethics This policy clarifies those items that are to be trea ted as confidential and the process to be followed by members in accessin g confidential information. Confidential information is presumed to include: persolmel records; contracts and contractual information w here the party w ith w hom USA Gynmastics is contractin g and USA Gynmastics have agreed that the terms of the agreement remain confidential; proprietary inform ation provided to USA Gymnastics by third parties; m ember d isciplinary materials; and bids submitted to USA Gymnas tics by third parties in circumstances where USA Gynmastics h as received such bids for purposes of awarding its events or other similar activities. Board Directors and Executive Committee members have access to confidential materials. Others may access confiden tial m aterials with permission of the President. Adoption by the Executive Committee of a Team and Professional Membership for General Gymnastics This is designed to provide a membership category for the hundreds of athletes and coaches participating in the general gynmastics initiative. Report and Demonstration on USA Gymnastics Online Rachele Harless, Webmaster, gave an interesting presentation on the official USA Gymnastics website-now u p to 1,500 pages. We are rurming contests and "live" coverage of our major events. Our goal is to increase the utilization of this new teclmology and introduce Regional and State websites in addition to USAGO. We are utilizing the site for members to check Professional and Team numbers. Members can join USA GYl1mastics through the site and anyone can purchase merchandise on the site. Member clubs can utilize the site at no cost to advertise job openings. The address is: http://www . usa-gy mn a s tic s . or g.

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Report on the 1996 John Hancock Tour of World Gymnastics Champions The 1996 Jolm Hancock Tour of World GYllU1astics Champions was a tremendous success, with attendance on the first 34 stops totaling 445,000 representing a remarkable 82% of cap acity. The Tour was extended to an additional 22 cities in January and February, 1997. This fall, the Tour will visit another 33 cities. This w ill be the first time in the history of USA GYllU1astics that a tour has taken place in the year following the Olympic Games-We hope this will lead to an annual tour. Review of the 1996 Budget for USA Gymnastics The success of the 1996 Jolm Hancock Tour was the key to an extraordinarily successful financial year for USA Gymnastics. We ended the year with a $1 million surplus; w hich we plan to expend in 1997 and 1998 in ord er to maintain the high level of support for our national teams that led to our success at the 1996 Olympics. Please note that as a consequence at year end 1997 we will have operated in the red by approximately $500,000-the result of carryin g forward funds from 1996. Review of the National Gymnastics Foundation The Found ation h ad an extraordinary year with the launching of the GYM. ("Give Youth More") program for inner city you th. This program is now taking place in four cities: A tlanta, Tuskegee, Cincilmati, and Indianapolis. The Foundation also awarded scholarships and raised funds for the A thlete Wellness Program. As a result of start up costs associated with the initiation of its fundraising efforts, the Foundation broke even, inves ting the interest earned on the principle in these efforts. Panel Discussion on Marketing Gordon Kane, Director of Corporate Participation and Planning fo r the USOC, Tod Rosensweig, Director of Olympic and Event Marketing for John Hancock, and Michael Lynch, Vice President of Event Marketing for Visa U.s.A. all gave presentations on marketing to the Board and participated in a follow-up question and answer period. The presentations focused on how corporate sponsors make the decision to become USA GYllU1astics sponsors and what associations they are looking for. Report on the National Team Funding and Support Agreement The Athlete's Advisory Council reported on their work on the new National Team Funding and S upport Agreement. This Agreement is designed to clarify both the obligations and responsibilities of National Team membership and the benefits provided by USA GYllU1as tics to members of the Nation al Team. Report on the Events Bidding Process USA Gynmastics is currently bidding out its events for this quadremuum, with awards expected to occur w ithin the next 6090 days for nationally televised events. The Executive Committee and Board spent considerable time assessin g ways in which we can improve the spectator enjoyment at our events and improve attendance. Particular attention was given to the impact of the new FIG Code of Points. The Board does a remarkable an10unt of work during its meetings and this time was no different. They exemplify the tremendous volunteer effort that keeps USA Gymnastics goin g. Listed are the current members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the Board if you have questions or concerns about the direction of our organization.

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Executive Committee (10 votes) Officers: Sandy Knapp Kathy Scanlan Tim Daggett Candace Feinberg Joan Moore Gnat Mike Milidonis

Chairperson President (non-voting) Vice Chair for Men Vice Chair for Rhythmic Vice Chair for Women Secretary

Special Advisor to the Chairperson of the Board: (non-voting) Roe Kruetzer At-large Members: (The two At-large Members are elected by the Board.) Jim Hartung Susan True Athlete Directors: Tanya Service Chaplin, Women Wendy Hilliard, Rhythmic Peter Vidmar, Men

Nat'! Federation of State High School Associations Susan True Nat'! Gymnastics Judges Association-M Jolm Scheer Nat'! High School Gymnastics Coaches Association Jolm Brinkworth U.S. Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs Lance Crowley U.S. Elite Coaches Association-M Mark Williams U.S. Elite Coaches Association-W Gary Anderson Roe Kreu tzer U.S. Men's Gymnastics Coaches Association Marc Yancey U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Association Suzie DiTullio

USOC Athlete Representative: (non-voting) Michelle Dusserre-Farrell USA Gymnastics' FIG Committee Officers/Members: (non-voting) Jay Ashmore, Executive Committee George Beckstead, Men's Technical Committee Jackie Fie, Women's Technical Committee Andrea Schmid-Shapiro, Rhy tlunic Technical Committee President Emeritus: (non-voting) Mike Donahue

Board of Directors The Chairperson presides over all meetings of the Board of Directors. The Board consists of 32 voting and five non-voting Directors who are selected as follows: Active Member Directors: (19 votes) These Directors are appointed by each of the USA Gymnastics Members listed below: Amateur Athletic Union Mike Starmer American Sokol Organization Jerry Milan American Turners Betty Heppner

Young Men's Christian Association of the U.S.A. Rick Dodson National Membership Directors: (6 votes) Men: Ray Gura Jim Holt Rhythmic: Tamara Dasso Alla Svirsky Women: Linda Chencinski David Holcomb Athlete Directors: (7 votes) Tanya Service Chaplin, Chairperson Chris Wallel~ Vice Chairperson Kristen Woodland, Secretary Michelle Dusserre-Farrell, USOC Athlete Representative Wendy Hilliard, Member Vanessa Vander Pluym, Member Peter VidmaJ~ Member Com-ad VOOI¡sanger, Member Kim Zmeskal, Member Associate Directors: (non-voting)

College Gymnastics Association-M Roy Johnson

Jewish Community Centers Lori Katz

Nat'l Association of Collegiate Coaches-W Gail Davis

Special Olympics, Inc. Kate Faber-Hickie

Nat'l Association for Girls and Women in Sport Marilyn Strawbridge Nat'l Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges YVOIme Hodge Nat'l Collegiate Athletic Association Chris Voelz Tom DUlU1

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Is it a "B" Ol~ is it a "C"? Does it meet the special requirement? What do you think? Can we get a definitive answer? While not all rules and questions can be answered directly, the men's gymnastics program has the advantage of a website, www.ngja.org.maintained by Ken Achiron. The site, as part of the National Gymnastics Judges Association, Inc. (NGJA), provides some of these answers and makes the rules available to judges, gymnasts, coaches, and parents. Beginning last year, with the approval of then NGJA President Harry Bjerke, I began to investigate a web site to maintain rules interpretations, training aids, and other pertinent information. Previously, I had begun to make some of these available on my personal home page. As the number of materials grew, the need for a website of our own (with our own domain name) was evident. We were able to have our site hosted by a local nonprofit organization, Dorsai Embassy, which does work with a number of local schools in New York City and also maintains sites for other organizations. After a short waiting time for our domain name to be registered, we were off and running.

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To get to our site, first log on to the Internet through your service provider. Then, open your browser (usually either Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer). The address to enter for the site is http://www . ngja. org. ww w. n 9 j a . 0 r 9 is basically broken down into the following areas: Latest Information, where the newest judging or other information is available; Association Material, where material such as meeting minutes and an email directory can be found; Technical Information, where all our technical articles and rules interpretations are archived; and an International Area, so far consisting of a group photo of the judges at the Atlanta Games. True to form, the top article you find on our site is a link to a report from the recent FIG Men's Technical Committee, held in San Pedro, Calif. This meeting was hosted by George Beckstead, USA Member of the Technical Committee. Hardy Fink, President of the Men's Technical Committee, asked us to post this update. Using the Internet is the fastest way to disseminate rule updates worldwide and the NGJA is proud to supply this service to Men's gymnastics. To get to FIG/TC article, simply click on the highlighted, underlined text6this will send you directly to the article. Also on this page is a link to the latest set of NGJA Interpretations, a link to the USA Gymnastics-JO Update 3, and additional links to other technical articles and information. The site is organized to easily find separate junior and senior material. There is some overlap and some files will be linked to from either the junior or senior pages. A special type of file you might see listed are those in Adobe Acrobat form. HTML, the language of the web, does not allow for very tight page formatting. Information flows in more or less a streaming output. On the other hand, some judging materials, such as vaulting tables, and the JO Compulsory Event Sheets, are best handled with very tight page formatting. Adobe Acrobat is perfect for this-and, what better name for a product that is used on gymnastics pages? In brief, Adobe Acrobat is a printer driver to which the tightly formatted table or chart is printed. It doesn't matter if the original was done in WordPerfect, or Word, or even Excel. Any windows program can print to Acrobat. Adobe distributes a free reader which is then used to view and print these files. This allows us to create documents that maintain printed form while they are able to be used with the freeware Acrobat Reader regardless of what other programs you may own. Acrobat Reader may be freely downloaded from Adobe's web site www.adobe.com. Many other software companies are starting to prepare their online and CD manuals with Acrobat so you may already have it on a new program CD for some other program! An interesting and exciting aspect of maintaining this web site has been the opportunity to meet online, judges, coaches, gymnasts, and other interested people from

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across the country and throughout the world . As part of our site, I maintain an email directory and a distribution list to which email is sent notifying people when a major new rules piece is posted on the site. Judges who request it, have their email addresses listed, along with links to various others. Included on our site is an International Section, with links to judges and federations in other countries who have asked to be listed. It is our pleasure to include these links as a service and as part of the friendship in our sport. Since beginning the site in March of 1996, the use of the internet to speed communication has truly revolutionized

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TIlls page is lUider constant construction and renovation! If you are a member of Ute NGJA, and wish to have your email address llsted, please notify Ken Achlron. Suggestions for other links are welcomed for cOJuideration. Officers

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the dissemination of rules and interpretations in men's gymnastics. Where once it took weeks and months for new rules to travel across the country and throughout the world, at this year's FIG course, judges had the unique experience of coming to the course prepared with the latest rules interpretationsoeasing the process and improving the course. With the ability to log-on and check the NGJA's site, both coaches and judges will no longer be in the uncomfortable position of arriving at a meet and finding there are new rules that others knew about for months. This can only bring more fairness and improved evaluation to our sport.

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The USA Gymnastics Online (USA GO) Classified Ad area allows gymnastics clubs to advertise employment opportunities and coaches and other gymnastics professionals to advertise their employment availability. To explore the USAGO Classified area, visit our homepage at http : //www.us a - gym n a s tic s . 0 r 9 and "click" the Classified "Star" in the right-hand column. You will find complete information on advertising rates (very affordable) and how to submit your ad. As of June 1, 1997, USA Gymnastics Member Clubs now have an added benefit: the ability to place a FREE employment ad on USAGO. One of the Membership goals is to provide a service which enables Member Clubs to communicate staffing needs to the gymnastics community. Member Club employment ads include an icon which not only signifies their status as a Member Club, but also draws attention to their ad. If you are in need of a coach or are seeking employment, read on to learn more about how to advertise in the USAGO Classified Ad area. USAGO Classified Ads are submitted through a form available on the USAGO website. If you do not have access to the web to submit your ad, try locating a friend or gym parent who is willing to help you out. Submitting the ad is a short and simple process. Steps to Submit an Employment Ad 1. Go to the USA Gymnastics website at h ttp://www.usa-gymnastics.org

2. Click on the Classifieds star 3. Click on the word "submit" at the top of the page. Follow the prompts

For USAG Member Clubs: 4. Click on the phrase "Go to Member Club Employment Form" 5. Fill out the requested information in the form (see example at right). Note: You will need your member club number! 6. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. Are you a savvy swier? If so, you can skip all the way to step 3 by accessing the following location (URL): h t t P : / / www â&#x20AC;˘ usa gymnastics.org/classifieds/info.html

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When will my ad be posted on the website? New ads are posted every two weeks, usually on Mondays. The classified update schedule is posted on the website, and can be found by clicking on the phrase "Upload Schedule" after step 3 above. The deadline for Member Club employment ads is the Wednesday before the next scheduled upload. The deadlines are clearly noted in the Upload Schedule. This is urgent-I can't wait two weeks! Can my ad be uploaded overnight? USAGO Classifieds offers a RUSH service for an additional fee. This service is currently not available to Member Club ads. RUSH ads must be purchased through the RUSH forms online, at which time you will be charged the standard classified fees . The regular rates range from $10 for a 4-week ad to $40 for a 24-week ad, plus the additional $15 RUSH surcharge How long will my ad run? Member Club employment ads can run for either 4 or 12 weeks. You may extend that by resubmitting your ad, or by sending an email with your requested extension to class ifieds@usa-gymnastics.org. How many ads can my Member Club run? While the number of employment ads that you can run is unlimited, member Member Clubs can run only ONE complimentary ad at a time. Additional ads must be purchased at regular classified rates. If you submit multiple member club employment ads, we will run only your last submission. Likewise, if you submit a new member club employment ad before an existing one expires, we will end your current ad and begin running your new ad. I want to change the wording of my ad. How can I do that? To change the wording of your ad, simply resubmit the ad. At the time of our next update, we will remove your existing ad and include the new ad you just submitted. What about the other categories? As a Member Club can I submit a free advertisement for my summer camp in the miscellaneous section? The only category of complimentary ad available for member clubs is the "Employment" category. Ads outside the Employment category will be charged the regular rates. How many people read the USA Gymnastics Online Classifieds? Should I bother placing an ad online? Throughout 1997, USAGO has received approximately 40,000-45,000 website visitors per month. Of those, approximately 2,500-3,000 per month have visited our classified ads page.* At the time of this writing, there are over 25 employment ads in USAGO classifieds. * These numbers only include the audience who "hit" our website online. Web pages are often printed and passed around to those who don 't have online access. We currently do not have a way to measu re the off-line audience.

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In the struggle with eating disorders, athletes have a lot on their side. When Christy Henrich lost her battle with anorexia nervosa in 1994, people assumed it was just another case of an athlete who had pushed herself too far. Elite female gymnasts, figure skaters, runners and athletes in other sports in which body composition is believed to play an integral part of performance are under intense pressure to maintain a certain weight and percentage body fat. Is this pressure any greater than what the average female teenager faces in trying to be accepted by her peers? Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are horrible diseases that manipulate the mind to create a distorted body image. And while we examine the connection between athletics and eating disorders, such disorders by no means affect just female athletes. MANY

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When athletes such as Henrich and or fellow gymnast Cathy Rigby suffered from eating disorders, it made national news. The same was true when singer Karen Carpenter died following a tumultuous battle with eating disorders and when Princess Diana admitted to suffering from bulimia. Does this mean that only celebrities suffer from eating disorders? No, they just happen to be in the spotlight. Athletes and celebrities are not alone in this fight. According to a 1995 Gallup Poll, 20 percent of college-age women and 10 percent of adult women suffer from eating disorders. Recent studies also indicate that the preoccupation with weight begins at an even earlier age. The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health reported that 40 percent of third-grade girls said they were dieting to lose weight. Among fifth-graders, that figure climbed to 75 percent. In some sports, such as gynmastics and diving, the ability to perform acrobatic feats w hile maintaining aesthetic beauty is critical. Body composition may limit an athlete's ability to perform those skills.

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That d oes not m ean that participating in those sports must lead to an eating disorder. Many sports' governing bodies, including the American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Gymnastics and US Swimming, have created educational m aterials for coaches an d athletes on strategies to minimize the likelihood of developing an eating disorder. N utritional knowled ge and a clear understanding of healthy eating habits have become as much a p art of a coach's resp onsibility as know ing how to perfornt a flip . The key element in any athlete's training regimen is the balance of exercise w ith proper caloric intake. SPORT CAN ACTUA LLY ACT AS A DETERRENT TO EATING D ISORDERS, BECAUSE GIRLS WHO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS BENEFIT FROM HIGH ER THAN AVERAGE LEVELS OF SELF-ESTEEM.

An eating disorder is a signal that som ething is wron g. Self-destructive behaviors such as avoiding food and binging and purging are the result of underlying problenls. Eating disorders u su ally strike p eople w ho suffer from d epression and low self-esteem. Instead of treating just the eating disordel~ it is crucial to find out what is cau sing the depression and to treat accordingly. Sport can ac tually ac t as a d eterrent to eating disorders, becau se girls w h o participate in athletics benefit from higher than average levels of self-esteem . Women w h o were active in sp orts and recreational activities as girls generally have increased confidence and self-esteem and a more positive body im age. Women w ho continue to exercise have lower levels of blood su gal~ cholesterol and triglycerides and lower blood pressure than non exercising wom en . Active women report being happiel~ having more energy and feeling m ore satisfied w ith their health than th ose w ho are self-proclaimed" cou ch potatoes." Sport is one of the strongest socializing fac tors in any society. The skills learned w hile playing games as a youth serve as preparatory skills for playing the game of life . Discipline, teamwork, time managem ent, how to deal w ith pressure and h ow to cope w ith failure are just a few of the lessons learned on the playing field. Sport is an activity that can be enjoyed by all w ithout negative repercussions. The key is to balance an active, physical lifestyle w ith healthy eating habits in an effort to gain the greatest satisfaction out of life. See you at the gym and then at the training table! Benita Fitzgemld Mosley is president of tile WO II/ en's Sports Foun da tion all d a tI,ree-til11e This article is reprillted frOIll WOIll en's Sports + Fitness Ma y Iss ue.

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CROSS-TRAINING FOR SPORTS: PROGRAMS FOR 26 SPORTS

Duane Knudson and Craig Morrison

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Cross-Training for Sports provides guidelines on how to incorporate new ways of training to improve sport-specific performance. It helps coaches develop personalized training programs that target areas for improvement.

Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement provides a tool to improve the ability to observe movement, to detect errors, and to diagnose each situation to help athletes move more effectively, efficiently, and safely. Gymnastics-specific examples are used throughout the book. Specifically, judging, vaulting, and video imaging. The book covers: Introduction and History of Qualitative Analysis in Kinesiology The Role of Models in Qualitative Analysis The Role of the Senses in Qualitative Analysis The Role of Information Processing in Qualitative Analysis Preparation: The First Task of Qualitative Analysis Observation: Developing a Systematic Observational Strategy Evaluation and Diagnosis: The Third Task of Qualitative Analysis Intervention: Strategies for Improving Performance Tutorials in Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement Theory Into Practice Situations Videotape Replay Within Qualitative Analysis The 166 illustrations makes it easy for the reader to better understand the process of qualitative analysis. With its tutorials, case studies, and examples from a variety of sports including gymnastics, it is an excellent resource for coaches. Price: $32.00 Pages: 216 Publication: February, 1997 Item #: BKNU0523 Human Kinetics 1-800-747-4457

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Traitsll= OJ a SuccessfuL Coach by Bill Olsen contrary to what people might believe, a consistently successful program does not just depend upon the skills of its athletes, and successful programs are not always composed of superior athletes. Althou gh skilled athletes are certainly a key factor to success, it's evident that there are common traits shared by coaches who oversee successful programs. Here are some key characteristics of a successful coach .

new ideas. A coach who thinks he/ she has nothing more to learn will generally not help their program grow.

• GOOD ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

• KNOWLEDGE SEEKER Good coaches are knowledgeable in their sport, but great coaches will continue to pursue additional insights. They often continue to improve their sport-specific knowledge by reading, observing, attending clinics, holding clinics, and in general, exposing themselves to a variety of

ALL young peopLe need positive roLe modeLs, and coaches are often pLaced in a position to Lead by exampLe.

An effective coach will have training plans for the day, week, year and beyond. Details regarding schedules, transportation, itineraries, and other seemingly ordinary concerns are also the domain of the coach of a smooth running team. Athletes find it frustrating when a coach is unprepared to meet unexpected contingencies, and good coaches prepare for everything.

• HARD WORKING Having a strong work ethic is a quality that can not be overemphasized. Coaches must be willing to put forth as much time and effort as they dem and from their athletes. Being prepared to "outwork" competitors by putting in additional time w ill pay off for a team. Being persistent and tough minded, or having a "bulldog" attitude, is also part of a solid work ethic. A coach w ho possesses this quality will never give in to failure, and can serve as an inspiration to his/ her athletes. The athletes believe they can trust their coach to help them "find a way" to succeed .

• GOOD COMMUNICATOR The ability to communicate effectively with the coaching staff, athletes, parents, and fans is also a trait that most successful coaches possess. The coach must transfer knowledge and technique to his/ her athletes and staff. He/ she needs to let them know what is expected of them and how

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Good coaches are knowLedgeabLe in their sport, but great coaches wiLL continue to pursue additionaL insights. â&#x20AC;˘ APPROACHABLE &CARING Showing athletes that the coach has a human side is also a good idea. A coach should find time to laugh with the athletes and show them he/ she has a sense of humor. Being too serious can kill athletes' enthusiasm for the sport. We all know of potentially good athletes who got burned out too early because coaches forgot that sports should be enjoyable. We need to show that we care about our athletes as people and not just as gymnasts. It's good to acknowledge our human qualities, to show that we can make mistakes, but we learn to bounce back and overcome them. Athletes need to believe they can also overcome a fall or bad day and they will, if the coach is willing to demonstrate the same quality.

â&#x20AC;˘ HONEST & FAIR The last and most important trait for a coach to possess is integrity, which is comprised of several components. Loyalty is critically important. As coaches we are part of a big fraternity, and we \ must stick together, especially in public. / Problems and concerns that exist among a --=:::::r~r;. coaching staff should remain behind closed' doors. We owe our athletes this same loyalty if we want their respect. Being honest and fair are also components of integrity. Coaches should be up-front and honest with their athletes. Athletes should know their role, and where they stand with the coach and the program . Athletes might not always like what they hear, but they and the program w ill benefit in the long run if expectations are spelled out early.

The most important commodity the coach possesses is his reputation. Coaches should not comment on a competitors ethics or coaching ability unless it is in a complim entary m anner. This goes beyond loyalty and is an integral part of a coach's philosophy. Overall, it' s the coach w ho set the tone and leads by example fo r their athletes. It's how the coach lives and what he/ she stands for that athletes w ill remember in the future. An athlete may not remember a meet where he/ she had a fall or the score he/ she received, but will remember how the coach handled it. All young people need positive role models, and coaches are often placed in a position to lead by example. It's a large and rewarding opportunity. Bill Olson is the Head Baseball Coach at Ol11aha No rtllwes t High School (reprinted fro l11 the Coaches' Comer, a service of the Gatomde Sports Science In stitl/te)


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1997 CONGRESS

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Hyatt Regency Denver 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202

Congress Dates:

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Pre-Congress Sessions: August 13, Denver Marriott Hotel

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 Sessions: August 14-16, Denver Convention Center Post Congress Sessions: August 17, Denver Convention Center 1997 John Hancock U.s. Gymnastics Championships: August 13-16, McNichols Sports Arena

CONGRESS RATES AND REGISTRATION DATES

Rates: $110 for single/ double; $120 triple

$150 Pre-registration

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

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No pre-registration after July 25 (registrations must be postmarked by July 25). After July 25, you must register on-site. Non-Members $250

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 will be conducted at the Denver Convention Center. Accommodations at the Denver Marriott City Center boast mile-high standards of hospitality, elegance, and comfort. Rates: $120 for single/ double; $130 triple

(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 Jolm Hancock U.s. Gymnastics Championships call LTI Corporate Travel Services at 1-800-321-1136 or 303-397-1386. N OTE: July 14th was the cut-off date for the room block holds at each of the hotels. Additional rooms may be available. Please call the hotels for further information.

The Comfort Irm Downtown offers EXHIBITION HALL you more than just an affordable The Exhibit Hall, located in the Denver price. You'll be greeted with a warm Convention Centel~ will provide welcome by a friendly staff that takes Congress attendees with the opportugreat pride in providing for your nity to see the latest and the best in every need. equipment, apparel, and services. Rates: $89 for single; $99 for SPECIAL ASSISTANCE double/ triple For any Congress attendees with TRANSPORTATION /TRAVEL needs requiring special assistance, ARRANGEMENTS please contact Steve Whitlock at USA Gymnastics (317-237-5050) no later All of the above hotels are a short than July 25. 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 Gymnastics. Call the USA Gynmastics Travel Desk now at

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CONGRESS COSTS Professional or Instructor Members Pre-registration (postmarked by July 25) $150 On-site $17 5 Non-Members $250

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CONGRESS COSTS Fee includes: • One credential for entrance to Congress sessions and master clinics on Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall featuring the Industry's finest products and services. • One ticket to the Congress Banquet. (Additional Banquet tickets for spouse/guests are $50 each-available at registration). • The annual Ceremony of Honors. Please return this registration form to: USA Gymnastics Congress Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225 Please call Events/Marketing Department regarding Championships tickets at 317-237-5050.

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1997 CONGRESS SCHEDULE NOTE: The Following schedule is tentative and subject to change .. (Revised: 24路MAY-97) Pre-Congress sessions are conducted at the Marriot Hotel. Congress sessions are conducted at the Denver Convention Center. John Hancock U.S. Championships competitions are conducted at the McNicholas Arena

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C______W_ED_N_Es_DA~Y,~A_UG_U_ST_l_3____~) PRE-CONGRESS ADD-ONS (are all conducted at Marriott Hotel on Wed.) 8:00 am-12 noon Decorator set-up at the Convention Center Exhibition Hall 10:00 am-7:00 pm Registration Desk (iocation TBD) 8:30 am-6:30 pm Congress" Add-on" sessions 9:00 am-7:00 pm KAT Workshop 9:00 am-6:00 pm PDP II: ASEP Sport Principles Course 8:00 am-5:00 pm Athlete Wellness Course 1:00-8:00 pm Exhibitor set-up at the Denver Convention Center Exhibition Hall 1:00-4:00 pm PDP IVideo Clinic 1:00-5:00 pm Safety Course #1 (for those who are recertifying) 1:00-5:00 pm Safety Course #2 (for new participants in the Safety Certification program) Women's Skill Evaluator Examination TBD 7:00-9:00 pm Sr. Men All-Around and Event Finals

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1:00-3:30 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 2:45-3:45 pm 4:00-5:00 pm 5:00-7:00 pm 7:00-9:30 pm

at Denver Convention Center Registration Desk open (at Denver Convention Center) Exhibitor set-up continues Congress Sessions (Round #1) Congress Sessions (Round #2) Congress Sessions (Round #3) Exhibition Hall Open LUNCH BREA K - (90 minutes) NOTE: 30 minutes to transport to McNichols Arena Jr. Women All-Around and Event Finals (McNicholas Arena) Congress Sessions (Round #4 ) Congress Sessions (Round #5) Congress Sessions (Round #6) DIN NER BREA K - (120 minutes) Sr. Women All-Around and Event Finals (McNicholas Arena)

C_______F_RI_DA~Y,_A_UG_U_ST_1S______~) Congress Sessions Conducted 7:00 am-6:00 pm 8:30-9:30 am 9:00-11 :00 am 9:45-10:45 am 11 :00 am 11: 15-12:30 pm

at Denver Convention Center Registration Desk Open Congress Sessions (Round #7) Exhibition Hall Open Congress Sessions (Round #8 ) Doors open for President's Session President's Session - (Round #9 )

12:30-2:00 pm 1:00-5:00 pm 1:00-4:00 pm 2:00-3:00 pm 3:15-4:15 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 5:30-7:00 pm 7:00-9:30 pm 9:15 pm 9:30 pm 9:45-11 :30 pm

LUNCH BREA K - (90 minutes) NOTE: 30 minutes to transport to McNichols Arena Exhibition Hall Open Jr. Men All-Around Finals (McNicholas Arena) Congress Sessions (Round #10) Congress Sessions (Round #11) Congress Sessions (Round #12) DIN NER BREA K - (90 minutes) Sr. Men All-Around Finals (McNicholas Arena) Doors open for Ceremony of Honors Ceremony of Honors video presentation Ceremony of Honors

C_______SA_TU_R_DA~Y,~A_UG_U_ST_l_6______) Congress Sessions Conducted at Denver Convention Center Men's Notional Team Meeting (tentative) TBD Men's State and Regional Chair's Brunch (tentative) TBD 8:30 am-3:00 pm Registration Desk Open Exhibition Hall Open (open to the general 9:00 am-2:00 pm public and Congress attendees) 9:00-10:15 am Congress Sessions (Round #13) 75 minute sessions 10:30-11 :45 am Congress Sessions (Round #14) 75 minute sessions 11 :45 om-I: 15 pm LUNCH BREA K - (90 minutes) NOTE: 75 minutes to transport to McNichols Arena 1:00-3:30 pm Jr. Women All-Around Finals (McNicholas Arena) 1:15-2:30 pm Congress Sessions (Round #15) 75 minute sessions 2:45-4:00 pm Congress Sessions (Round #16) 75 minute sessions 4:00-6:00 pm DIN NER BREA K - (120 minutes) Notional Safety Certifiers' Meeting TBD Exhibitor tear-down TBD 6:00-8:30 pm Sr. Women All-Around Finals 9:15 pm Doors open to Closing Banquet Party (at Denver Convention Center Ballroom) 9:45 pm-l :00 am CLOSING BANQUET PARTY

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TBD 9:00 am-l :30 pm 9:00 am-12 noon 9:00 am-l 0:30 am

Departures ... Women's Notional Team Meeting Safety Course #3 (for both those recertifying and those new to the Safety Certification program) PDP Levell Video Clinic Women's Skill Evaluator Exam

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Preview to the 1997 National Congress

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS JUDGES COURSES REGISTRATION FORM----------------

By Jennifer Galla/w e Lee

The USA Gymnastics 1997 National Con gress promises to be one you won' t want to miss. There are several exciting and educational sessions in the works. Following is a brief d escription of some of the sessions that are scheduled . As a reminder, the 1997 National Congress is Au gust 14-17 in Den ver, Colo., and is bein g held in conj u nction w ith the Jolm H ancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships.

Women Look fo r sessions offered on the new Junior Olympic compulsory routines w hich w ill focus on training and preparing the athlete for better performance. For judges, there will be several practice judging sessions as w ell as sessions on composition consideration s. Also, the p op u lar hand s-on sp otting sessions will be conducted in the p erformance area of the exhibition hall. Other topics include: collegiate gymnastics, tumbling, choreography, vaulting, bars and much more! Men Look fo r sessions on everythin g from skill development and training plans to information on the direction regarding the new Code of Points. Also, look fo r sessions on h ow to start a boys program in yo ur gyIIDlastics club and how to enhance its growth. Each N ation al Apparatus Leader w ill give an event-specific session that w ill include d evelop ing tren ds, ways to maximize bonus and problem areas for coaches.

Rhythmic In addition to the business and sports medicine sessions that apply to all rhythmic programs, specific rhytlunic sessions that are tentatively scheduled include: how to train a rhythmic gynm astics group, how to deal with rhytlunic-related injuries, how to improve the elevation of leaps, and a teclulique question and answer session w ith National Team coaches The Get It Going program will have introductory skill sessions with all of the apparatus, class planning, preschool activities. Judges courses for all levels w ill be offered .

Preschool Once again there are a series of presch ool gYI1mas tics sessions to choose from. There are 15 sessions sched u led on a variety of new topics including: communicating with p arents, academics in movement, new lesson plan ideas, warm-u p and games, m obile program s, discussion on discipline and skill-specific lesson planning, just to name a few.

Business As always, there are man y sessions on business-related topics including: staffing solution s, d eveloping an efficient budget, the most common lawsuit claims, ways to help your employees with retirem ent, how to make a career of gymnas tics and much m ore .

General Gymnastics Educational sessions on the new area of general gymnas tics include: understanding general gYI1mastics, a preview of the 1999 World Gymnaestrada, h ow to introd uce general gymnastics In your gymnastics club and general gYI1mas tics coaching tips. Ad ditionally sport science, coaching education and alternative session s will be a large p art of Congress this year.

*The sessions listed above are tentative and subject to change.

Site: USA Gymnastics National Congress, Denver, CO Dates & Times below

(omplete one form per person- Please photocopy form for additional registrations

Name: _______________________________________________ Social Sec .#: -------------------------------------USAG Pro. #: __________ Exp. Date: ________ Safety Exp. Date: _______________ Mailing Address: ______________________________________ City: ____________________________________________ State: ___________________ Zip: ____________________ Day Phone: (____-'-_______________________________ Night Phone: (_ _-'--_________________

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Level 5 Course National Course Thursday, August 14

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Saturday, August 16

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Saturday, August 16 Level 6 Saturday, August 16

1:15pm - 3:30pm 9:00pm - 12:00pm 1:15pm - 3:30pm

Level 5 Saturday, August 16 Written test for all levels Sunday, August 17

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must be registered for Congress. All course participants are expected to bring the latest edition of the Junior Olympic Teaching and Coaching Manual for the Level 5-8 courses and the FIG Code of Points for the National Course. Congress Attendees who are not taking a course for certification may sit in on any of the courses without preregistration. Deadline: July 21, 1997

Make check payable to USA Gymnastics and send with this form to: USA Gymnastics Congress Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225

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LIVING IN A CLASSROOM

The Gymnaestrada Experience by Dean Capelotti and Steve Whitlock art of the experience of attending a World

PGymnaestrada is the housing of the participants. At the 10th World Gymnaestrada in Berlin in 1995, groups were given the choice of living in school classrooms or a designated hotel. Our group selected to stay in a school. This decision turned out to be a good one for a variety of reasons .

Experience the ambiance Staying in a school put us in a local neighborhood and gave us a better feel of daily life in Berlin. Instead of a high-priced tourist district we lived where the locals live. We adapted to their way of life-shopping in their local shops and markets and learning their customs. We discovered that pointing with one finger meant that you were ordering two of whatever you were pointing to. If you really wanted just one, you needed to hold up your thumb. One evening we ordered a pizza with a description in the German menu that had a word we thought meant pepperoni- our pizza came covered with red chili peppers! None of us will forget the look we got in a restaurant when we asked for water from the tap instead of bottled water. We also wanted ice in our water and discovered what a precious commodity ice can be in many European countries. You are lucky if you get two or three cubes of ice in your drink! I guess that they have not figured out that the more ice in the drink the greater the profit margin.

... we ordered a pizza with a description in the German menu that had a word we thought meant pepperoniour pizza came covered with red chili peppers! Making new friends In Berlin, two other USA Gymnastics Delegation groups were housed in the same school with us . This permitted group members to make friends with gymnasts from other groups and for the Group Leaders to better communicate with each other. We learned a lot from each other and established relationships that continue to be helpful today.

As we attempted to communicate while frantically flipping through our English to German phrase books, the people in our neighborhood were tolerant, friendly, and helpful. While there were no typical American" convenience stores" in our neighborhood, there were several local shops that satisfied our needs and cravings-that is, if your craving is for a bratwurst on a little hard roll with mustard at 10:00 in the morning. Judging from the smiles from shopkeepers as our group members approached their tiny shops, I believe they were very pleased that, "The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming!"

Getting back to the basics We used the showers in the school locker rooms for bathing (one for the boys and one for the girls). This was a shock for a number of our kids since showering after gym is no longer mandatory in most American schools. Our kids chose to shower in their bathing suits, leading to comments that the Fallbrook Gymnastics group had " the cleanest swimsuits in Berlin." After talking to a group from Australia, I found they had similar experiences with their groups.

Community fun and "trading stuff" We found the school setting more conducive to meeting people and socialization than a typical hotel lobby. One evening, we had a party with groups from Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and Israel. Once we got past the first few minutes, the groups began to intermix. The younger children started playing games, the teenagers broke into their own groups and started sharing stories about things they had seen and done in Berlin, and the adults talked about gymnastics! Of course, this visit permitted perhaps one of the most common Gymnaestrada activities-trading stuff! At the Gymnaestrada practically everything is up for trade . USA Gymnastics pins, Club pins, T-shirts, hats, and so forth. Any item we had with "USA" printed on it was a hot trade item. I'm sure that w hen we returned home some of the parents were surprised to find that the only articles of clothing that hadn' t been traded were underwear, and I'm not sure if this would have held true if our underwear was imprinted with a "USA Gymnastics" logo! We had to make a rule that our group members could not trade their national sweats until after the Closing Ceremony. We were concerned that we wouldn' t have anyone with national sweats or routine costumes left for the final performances!

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Getting around Berlin is a huge city. I was amazed, however, at how fast our group members mastered the tram, subway and bus systems. By the second day, one of our youngest members was our best guide-he really had it all figured out! Security was impressive. One evening on our return to the school, an obviously intoxicated individual entered our railcar. At the next station (only a few minutes ride away), he was escorted off the train by two security people.

Staying in the school was an adventure none of us will forget. It was educational as well as fun. Waiting for a train or riding the subways provided additional opportunities to meet the locals and other Gymnaestrada participants. You could always tell Gymnaestrada participants since most wore their national sweats and the official World Gynmaestrada Participant Credential. Every participant attending a World Gynmaestrada receives this credential that not only permits entrance into the performance venues, but allows for free admission to museums, and use of public transportation (buses, trams, and trains) . I've learned that for the 1999 Gynmaestrada, the Participant Credential will permit free entrance to the popular city amusement park (Liseborg) and excursion boat rides on the canal that runs through Gi::iteborg. In Berlin, our credential allowed us free entrance to a local " bath house" (swimming pool) near our school. Berlin in July is very warm, so we took great advantage of using the " bath house." Remember that the Fallbrook Gynmastics group had " the cleanest swimsuits in Berlin." I think that several of our group members chose swimming opportunities over using the school shower facilities. Getting to sleep Each classroom was the "home" for 14-16 people. We had already pre-planned the rooming list, who were paired "buddies," and how each classroom would be chaperoned and supervised. This helped the kids (and the adults) to easily adjust to the situation. The atmosphere was very much like a summer camp. Each evening when the "lights out" call was made, it didn' t take very long for all to fall asleep as our Gymnaestrada days were active, full, and long. We conducted a group meeting every evening to review the day and discuss plans for the next day. During the morning breakfast provided at the school, we would review our daily plan and go through our equipment, costume, and prop checklist. After breakfast it was off to our activities.

NOTE : At the 1999 World Gymnaestrada in Goteborg, USA Gymnastics is planning to have a USA Gymnastics Delegation staff member housed in the schools to facilitate communication and assist with logistics and problem solving.

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Food Besides the nice breakfast that was part of our school accommodation package, we purchased the optional lunch meal plan. These very affordable lunches were provided in a giant "mess hall" in the Gynmaestrada performance venue. The Food Hall served about 15,000 lunches and dinners each day! Some of the other groups in the USA Berlin delegation did not purchase the lunch option. We thought that this would be a quick and easy gathering place for our group and that it would ensure that our group members would get at least two meals each day and guarantee that they wouldn't spend their food money on T-shirts and other purchases. The lunches were very good and (except for the lack of ice-water) offered a wide variety of hot and cold food selections. The food service accommodated provisions for people with special dietary needs. A benefit of participating in the lunch program that we did not anticipate was the opportunity to meet and socialize with other Gynmaestrada participants. I would definitely recommend the lunch plan to groups attending the 1999 Gynmaestrada. Although we could have purchased an optional dilmer meal plan, we thought that it would be a good thing to keep our third daily meal more flexible. This ended up to be a good decision. The evenings were less regimented than our daytime activities and we often would break into smaller groups to go exploring, enjoy the local atmosphere and activities, as well as find our own special restaurant. The evenings were a lot of fun and there was much more to do than we had time for. School? or Hotel? Staying in the school was an adventure none of us will forget. It was educational as well as fun. Schools are the "accommodation of choice" for most of the groups attending a World Gynmaestrada. We discovered that even the groups composed mostly of adults selected the school situation. I was told by several different people that, "Staying in the schools is the best way to experience the true spirit of the Gynmaestrada." Compared to much higher costs for hotel accommodations, the schools provide bedding, a daily breakfast, and opportunities for camaraderie. In many cases, groups are able to take advantage of the school gyms, playing fields, and other facilities. The Gynmaestrada Organizing Committee takes security seriously. The schools have a 24hour staff and are regularly patrolled. We felt comfortable and secure in the school and our neighborhood. We returned to America more confident travelers and appreciative of missed comforts of home, but with life-lasting memories of the World Gymnaestrada and our stay in the school. Looking forward to the 1999 World Gymnaestrada in Gi::iteborg, Sweden. Based upon the experience in Berlin, and after conducting a site survey of school and hotel accommodations in Gi::iteborg, the USA Gynmastics General Gymnastics Advisory Panel (GGAP) has voted to require USA groups attending the 1999 World Gynmaestrada to stay in school accommodations.

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Living in a Classroom continued USA Gymnastics has secured a limited number of rooms at an American-style hotel in Goteborg within walking distance of the Gymnaestrada venues and the center city area. This hotel will serve as the Official USA Delegation Headquarters and provide a USA Gymnastics Information Center and meeting rooms. Rooms w ill be available at the hotel for USAG VIP's, USAG Sponsors, special guests of USAG, and Delegation members who are not part of a performing group (such as participants in the FIG/GG Instructor's Forum). A limited number of rooms in the hotel will be available to non-participating family members of official USAG Delegation participants. The GGAP has yet to determine how these rooms will be allocated. NOTE: the GGAP strongly recommends that all participating groups encourage their en tire entou rage to sign-up as performing members- this includes mom and dad, brother and sis tel~ and even the grandparents! Remembel~ General Gymnastics ... It 's for EVERYONE! About the Authors and For More Information:

USA Gynmas tics Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 S. Capi tol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46225 Phone: 317-237-5050, ext. 236 Fax: 317-237-5067 Email: gg@usa路 gymn a s tic so 0 rg General GYllm astics on USA Gynmastics Online@ http: // www ou sa路g y mnasticsoorg See "Safety and Education \ General Gymnastics"

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The Athlete Wellness Program recently sponsored three events. The first was a Health Care Summit held in Colorado Springs at the US. Olympic Training Center, April 25-27, 1997, where 25 health care professionals (most of them former gymnasts) met to learn about the program and to be apprised of the most recent research relating to athlete wellness in gymnastics. (A list af presenters is shawn at the end af this article. ) The Summit provided a valuable opportunity for participants to glean from experts and to network with others in similar fields . Drs. Benardot and Duda explained the results of their ongoing research looking at the correlation between different motivational environments and the success and satisfaction level of an athlete's experience in gymnastics. They also noted the task oriented motivational climate resulted in better nutritional habits and higher self esteem of athletes. Drs. Balague and Hutchinson relayed information about their involvement with the Rhythmic National Team members, Dr. Nattiv spoke on the importance of understanding the Female Athlete Triad (amenorrhea, disordered eating and osteoporosis), and Dr. Nassar outlined the USA Gymnastics medical services program and reviewed the philosophy behind the selection process that determines health care team members. US Swimming's Jaci Van Heest commended those in attendance saying, "USA Gymnastics is clearly the leader in developing athlete wellness programs."

Dr. Silby referred to the research done by Dr. Duda and Dr. Benardot and offered seven suggestions on how to develop a task-oriented motivational environment: o View the athlete as having more than one need (gymnastics mastery) and structure the environment to meet athletic, social, emotional and developmental needs. fj Adapt a coaching style to the individual athletes instead of operating on the assumption" one style fits all." @) Be a good role model. o Turn failure into a learning experience. o Set reasonable expectations. o Plan ahead and prepare athletes for a variety of competitive outcomes. fi Focus feedback on corrections to encourage the belief that small adjustments are important. Shifting focus from outcome to process relieves pressure. Many of those in attendance will be providing health care expertise at various regional and national clinics and Athlete Wellness Programs. The Summit was funded by a grant from the National Gymnastics Foundation. Following the Summit, the Athlete Wellness Program conducted courses at both National CompulsOly Workshops. The first was in Reno, Nev., May 30, and the second was in Providence, R.I., June 7. More than 300 people attended the course and received instruction on "Successful Motivational Environments" by Caroline Silby Ph.D., "Nutrition for Gymnastics Success" by Kim LaPiana M.S, R.D., and "Understanding the Female Athlete Triad" by Silby and LaPiana.

LaPiana reviewed the essential nutrient mix for peak perfOl·mance. She underscored the importance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water to maintain a balanced diet. She discussed the theory that "food is fuel" and explained why it is important to encourage a nutrient break after 2 1/2 to 3 hours of training. In the joint presentation, the Female Athlete Triad was emphasized because of the developmental stage of the majority of athletes involved in gymnastics; coaches and parents need to understand healthy attitudes toward the gymnast's involvement in sports . The Wellness Courses were very well received. "Something like this is long overdue," said Joe Pipia from Port Townsend, Wash. ''I' m very honored to be on the ground-level of the program. What a privilege to take part in something as important as this. I know this will make a real difference in m y gym."

''I'm impressed," said Linda Carson of Arlington, Texas. "We definitely need something like this . I'm really enjoying the program. I know I'll take this back to my gym." Course topics are still in the pilot phase and attendees continued to assist in the development by evaluating the content and presentation. Eventually a curriculum will be established and a course book published. The next Athlete Wellness Course will be offered August 13, 1997, prior to the National Congress and John Hancock US. Gymnastics Championships in Denver, Colorado.

List of Presenters at the Health (are Summit: Dr. Don Benordot, Chair of USA Gymnastics National Health Care Advisory Board and National Team Nutritionist (1992-1996) Dr. Joon Dudo, Artistic National Team Sport Psychologist (/992-1996) and Health Care Advisory Board Member Dr. Glorio Bologue, Rhythmic National Team Sport Psychologist and Health (are Advisory Board Member Dr. lorry Nassar, USA Gymnastics Medical Services Coordinator and Health Care Advisory Board Member Dr. Mark Hutchinson, Rhythmic National Team Physician Dr. Aurelio Nattiv, Health (are Advisory Board Member Other Attendees: Representotives of the USOC USA Swimming US Figure Skating Associotion USA Gymnostics Program Directors Kothy Kelly & Ron Golimore USA Gymnostics Choir of the Boord Sondy Knopp

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I. Roll Call Members Present: David Moskovitz Dean Capelotti Lori Laznovsky Steve Whitlock

Leader Member Member USA Gymnastics

Moskovitz repor ted that Deborah Gavron has stepped down from the panel. She will remain active in general gymnas tics and has scheduled clinics on the east coast as preparation and promotion of the 1997 ational GymFest.

Tile lI1eeting fo llowed the itell1s on the ngendn distributed prior to the cnll.

II. Membership Moskovitz reported that the USA Gynmastics Execu tive Committee (EC) approved the GGAP request for a membership category for GG. The reason that EC approval was necessary is due in part to the logistics of membership material and that waiting for full Board of Directors approval in May would occur following the publishing deadlines for 1997-98 membership season. Whitlock reported that a GG category wi ll appear on the registration forms for Team Member, Instructor, and Professional Members. The GGAP needs to develop a GG Rules and Policies book for publication. It was agreed that the Rules and Policies book will be discussed at the next meeting of the GGAP. Discussion fo llowed regarding the next step in membership development. Capelotti reported on his work in developing a GG performance season in Southern California. The season w ill include several performance dates; negotiations are underway w ith several theme park locations.

III. USA Gymnastics National Congress Whitlock reported that there will be a performance area in the main Congress Exhibit Hall. This will be a tremendous opportunity for GG performances. He will develop an announcement/ application form to be published in Technique for soliciting groups to do displays during the event. Mr. Tore Green from the 11th World Gymnaestrada Organizing Committee will be attending the National Congress. Whitlock has committed space to the WGOC at the GG booth space in the Exhibit Hall. It was agreed that Whitlock continue discussions with Mr. Green in an effort to have a Congress session for information pertaining to the World Gymnaestrada. Several other international guests may attend the event prior to the 1997 Na tional GymFest. It was agreed that these guests be provided the opportunity to perform in the Exhibit Hall area and/or to present or participate in GG Congress sessions. Whitlock directed the GGAP to forward their Congress session requests to Jelmifer Gallal1Ue Lee as soon as possible. It was agreed that the issue of Congress sessions be addressed fully at the next meeting of the GGAr.

IV.GG Internship with USA Gymnastics Laznovsky, has accepted an 12-week internship with USA Gynmastics. She will be assigned responsibilities wi thin the Safety and Education Department. Several of her responsibilities will fall under the General

Gymnastics category. Laznovsky reported that she wi ll be attending a Sokol Slet in early June, followed by her "move" to Indianapolis. Whitlock reported that Laznovsky's responsibilities will also include attendance at several events on behalf of General Gymnastics: Sokol Slet in Chicago (possibly accompanied by Gallahue Lee); National Congress; 1997 National GymFest; GAT Convention. In addition, he has a list of other projects. The panel w ishes Laznovsky well in this final task necessary to complete her degree requirements.

V. 1997 National GymFest at Walt Disney World Report by Whitlock: A preliminary room-list request has been submitted to Disney Sport Reservations. We are very fortunate to have a va riety of special g uests attending this event including Mr. Bruno Grandi, President of the FIG; Kathy Scanlan, President of USA Gynmastics; and Mr. Tore Green, Executive Secretary of the 11th World Gymnaestrada Organizing Committee; members of the FIG/GG/TC, and other international clubs/ groups. There has been some confusion wi th room reservations for attending groups. Whitlock has already mad e a req uest for clarification. There are numerous specific questions that remain unanswered. The current procedure is to utilize email fo r conununication with Disney staff. The FIG/GG/TC wi ll conduct the "Group Performance Workshop" at the Disney Institute. This is an excellent location and should meet the specific needs of this activity. Whitlock requested that the panel consider selec tion criteria for attendance at the "Group Performance Workshop." The Workshop is designed for 30 participants, two per country. Who will represent the USA? It was agreed that selection criteria for USA participation in the FIG Group Performance Workshop be developed at the next meeting of the GGAr. Whitlock also reminded the panel that the USA is also responsible for conducting an FIG/GG Instructor Certifica te Course. The original request had produced a date which conflicted with the 2nd Information Meeting for the 11th World Gynmaestrada in 1999. Dates and location for the certificate course must be forwarded to the FIG/GG/TC in May. Discussion followed. Several dates and locations were considered. It was agreed that a date in late October or November is preferable. The panel will investigate several possible venues.

VI. 11 th World Gymnaestrada (1999 in Giiteborg, SWE) Whitlock reported on his trip to Sweden w ith Kermit and Jean Davis from International Sports Exchange. The trip was very valuable. As one of the first delegations to make specific requests, many of our important USA issues w ill be resolved well in advance. The USA pre-event ga thering w ill need to be held at the World Gymnaestrada site; logistics of travel and coordinated housing w ill not allow the gathering to be productive in a different location. A preliminary schedule was discussed. Brian Stocks from Great Britain has requested that groups participating in the English Speaking National Evening meet in London prior to the World Gymnaestrada for rehearsals and plalming with the British clubs. The issue of delega tion staff was disc ussed. It was agreed that specific individuals will need to be identified to fulfill roles as leaders of the various aspec ts of the USA delegation. It was agreed that a specific staff list would be developed at the next meeting of the GGAr.

VII. 2nd Information Meeting of the 11 th World Gymnaestrada Whitlock stated that this w ill be an opportunity for the panel members to interact wi th thei r counterparts from other nations. It is important that the delegation be prepared with specific questions/requests for the LOC in order for our needs to be met at the World Gynmaestrada. The delegation to the 2nd Information Meeting w ill include: Whitlock, Capelotti, and Moskovitz. Whitlock will confirm travel itineraries through International Sports Exchange for this trip.

Respectfully submitted, Dnvid Moskovitz, Lender Mny 8,1997

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By Grete Treibel~ Associate Professor of Physical Education at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana he invitation to serve as the "Grand Marshall" of the T1997 Women's Jr. Olympic Compulsory Workshop

was a great surprise for me since I have been retired from competitive gymnastics for six years. By this gesture, the USA Gymnastics staff has paid tribute to all of us who were instrumental in creating, publishing and presenting the developmental compulsory programs in the past. Jackie Fie, Muriel Grossfeld, Dick and Linda Mulvihill, Delene Darst, Dale Kephart and many more of the leaders of the sport should be commended for the past and present jobs well done. With the introduction of the 1997 compulsory program, a new era has begun in our domestic gymnastics program. A new generation of young, energetic and capable people with necessary wisdom are behind the wheels. The future of our sport is in good hands! The Master's Workshops were held in Reno, Nev., May 28-31, and Providence, R.I., June 4-7. There were 1,200 coaches in attendance in Reno, and 800 in Providence. The Master Workshops provided identical staff and programs. The format included three days of instruction from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to the four events, a general conditioning program was presented with emphasis on strength and flexibility. The seven developmental levels on each event were introduced by lecture demonstrations. The floor exercise and balance beam events involved practicum as well, where coaches actually went through the routines.

The 1997 Women's Jr. Olympic Compulsory Workshop Staff.

Participants at the workshop were eager to learn the new routines. Each day a question and answer period was available to clarify text or movement techniques with the master teachers. The two most significant changes from the past to present are: 1) the method of creating the curriculum and its routine compositions, and 2) the increased number of Master's Teachers. The emergence of the large number of college trained former gymnasts who are now experienced coaches, teachers and judges, created a special condition in the development of the 1997 compulsory program. Each of the eight regions had their own representatives who were serious-minded specialized people w ith experiences in the various disciplines of the sport, and were able to collaborate by contributing their best for the program! They were able to establish a valid core selection of skills for fundamentals and developed the skills into a sensible progression6all with the best interest of the gymnast in mind! Level 7 serves as a "bridge," leading the gymnast into semi-optional work and allowing for creativity in movement linkage. The skills and movement combinations were tested out in various gyms and refined numerous times for the final draft of the text. Practically the entire country had a voice in the program through their regional

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the Junior Olympic Compulsory Program Manager. And, the large number of staff orchestrated could not come off with such perfect harmony without the leadership of Kathy Kelly, the Women's Program Director. USA Gymnastics presented a flawless Workshop. The friendly office staff made the participants feel most appreciated and as a part of the family. The message was "We are here for you, just tell us what we can help you with." To all the people involved with creating, teaching or serving on the 1997 Junior Olympic Compulsory Program, congratulations for your superb work!

Former Olympic, World Championships and National Team members participated in the workshop. representative. Naturally, this was a very difficult process. Much credit is due to the Junior Olympic Committee and chair, Tom Koll, for the successful outcome. The second positive change came from the increased number of Master's Teachers. Their knowledge of the material and their skills were phenomenal. Not only the "Do's" but the "Do Not's" were presented on floor and beam.

The message was "We are here for you, just tell us what we can help you with." The youn g gymnasts who assisted in the demonstrations were well coached, well prepared for demonstrations, and were mind readers of their coaches. Much valuable time was saved for instruction due to their rapid performances. Levels 1 through 7 were very well received. The routines allow for easy memorization and carryover values between events, allow economical use of the gym space, and, of course, adhere to strict safety considerations. In addition, the musical compositions brought many compliments from the participants. The music encourages the performers self-expression and provides strong articulations and mood changes. Observing the participants during the floor work, one realized the increased number of exquisite, highly trained individuals. There were even beautiful grandmothers moving with force, elegance and control! The many former Olympians were the highlight of these sessions, drawing the eyes of the observers with their breath taking grace and precision. USA Gymnastics Connie Maloney was recognized by the eight regions for her many years of superb work as

USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program Committee Darla Franz, Region I Mike West, Region II Cheryl Jarrett, Region III Bryon Hough, Region IV John Geddert, Region V Bob Colarossi & Larry Goldsmith, Region VI Kelli Hill, Region VII Elaine Wulf & Tim Rand, Region VIII Tom Koll, National Junior Olympic Chairman Cheryl Hamilton, Women's Technical Committee Representative Master Workshop Demonstrators: Vault Glyn Sweets Brittany Morgan Uneven Bars Becky Scannell Shelby Warner Becca Clausen Balance Beam Alexa Martinez Heather Bounds Christy Mann Floor Exercise Jessica Snead Holly Hallet Amanda Quartoroli

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Illustration of Candlestick-6th figure: H ead should be on top of beam. Illustration of Back shoulder roll-2nd & 3rd figures: Right hand should be on top of beam Illustration of Back shoulder roll-2nd & 3rd figures: Right hand should be on top of beam. A.) Deduction box is missing; refer to Penalties, page 161. B.) Deduction box-last deduction-delete "in a straight hollow position" Penalty Box: 2nd penalty: change excute to "execute". Pts. for Evaluation Box: Delete #12 and renumber since there are two #8's. Mount: Penalty box-insert ( before the (90 Q) #5 180Q Turn: Change the first arm description to read "Lower the Left arm to side-middle; lower the Right arm to forward-middle curved to prepare for the turn. Two Straight Jumps with 180Q Turn: Add * (asterisk) to indicated reversal is allowed. Box: 11 th point: Change" fee" to "feet". #12 Dismount: Add * (Asterisk) to indicate reversal is allowed. #5 Side Pose Illustration 3rd figure delete arrow to Rt. of body #9 Squat Turn Illustration: 3rd figure should have arms down at the side of body. #10 Cartwheel: Text (7th line) should read: "Place the Left hand on the beam sideways OR slightly turned in. " #13 Straight jump: 1st column, begilming of 2nd paragraph: Insert.: "The gymnast MAY lower the heels to push off the beam .. ". #9 Underswing: 7th line of text-change staright to straight. #13 Dismount: Penalty Box: Insert "Insufficient height of hips at point of release Up to 0.60". #5 Side Pose-Illustration-4th fi gure-delete arrow to the left of body #5 Last pivot turn: 3rd colurrm, 3rd paragraph: Text should read "Quickly execute a 90Q turn to the right in rei eve, with the heel of the Right foot pressed against the front of the Left foot at the completion of the turn. #13 Straight jump: 1st column, beginning of 2nd paragraph: Insert.: "The gymnast MAY lower the heels to push off the beam .. ". lliush'ation of Backward Roll to Handstand, 2nd row, 8th figure: Delete the "1 sec:' circle above the figure, Illustration of Flic-flac Step-out, 8th figure: Right leg should be stepping down. #12 Aerial Cartwheel: Add * (Asterisk) to indicate reversal is allowed. #17 Final Pose: 2nd paragraph of text, delete" (to face side 7)" 1. A. 3. a) After Artistry add (BB,FX) 1. C. #2. Change" ater" to "after" . #2 Front Hip Circle: Delete "Failure to finish in an extended front support-Up to 0.10 Add the following deductions: Failure to execute a small cast after the front hip circle = Up to 0.10 Failure to return to front support (performs immediate squat through) = 0.50 Lack of control in returning to bar = Up to 0.10 Level 5/ 6 Floor Pattern

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Roe Kreutzer commended the JOPC for their decisions regarding the new Code modifica tions for the JO Program. She also reported that the Athlete's Council is attempting to start a mentoring program for our ational Team athletes. The TOPs National testing will be conducted in Reno, NV, and Roches ter, NY, in October.

I. Roll Call Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 by Chairman Tom Koll. Region I Darla Franz Mike West Region II Region III Cheryl Jarrett Region IV Bryon H ough Region V John Geddert Region VI Larry Goldsmith Region VII Kelli H ill Region VIII Tim Rand, Absent Ex Oficio Elaine Wulf WTC Rep Cheryl Hamilton EPCC Roe Kreutzer WABC Kathy Feldmann (Sun. only) WPA Ka thy Kelly JOPC Cormie Maloney

II. Women's Administrative Board Report

VII. Women's Technical Committee Report

c. Hamilton repor ted that the WTC is diligently prep aring for the WTC Symposium and the printing of the 1997 Jr. Olympic Technical Ha ndbook for Coaches and Judges . VIII. 1998 Level 9 East/West Championships Motion that when detennining the percent of qualifiers from each region, the number used will be based on the total number of athletes per age division who have qualified to their Regional meet w ith a MINIMUM score of 34.00 All-Around. Mo tion- J. Geddert Second-K. Hill PA SSE D

K. Feldmann informed the conunittee that the WAB will be reassessing the geographic boundaries of the regions to insure that USA Gynmastics is servicing the membership in the most effective way possible.

Age divisions for Level 9 East/West Championships: The National office w ill run a query to determine the number of registered Level 9 athletes per age. The final decision w ill be determined at the Fall meeting.

Regional Board m eetings will be conducted at Na tional Congress on Thursday evening, August 14. The State Chair Workshop will be held Wed. August 13 from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.

IX. Skill Evaluator Certification

In order to assist the apparel sponsor for J.O. ationals, the Regional Boards were requested to assign a contact person who would be in charge of their region. The WAB requested that the RJOPC send a list of their activities, timelines and schedule of m eetings to their Regional Chair. A fo rm is being d eveloped that all Regional officers must complete following any of the Na tional Committee meetings.

III. Optional Warm-up Time The committee discussed the new 11/2 minute optional timed warm-up requirement. The foll owing CLARIFICATIO was made: For traditional format competitions (warm-up all fo ur events, then compete w ith only one set of equipment), the 11/2 m inute time is required. If a warmup/compete format is used in which there is no 30-second touch (warm-up on competitive apparatus inu11ediately before competing) or a "Capitol Cup" format in which tvvo gyms are used (with warm-ups in one gym, competition in the other), a tvvo minute timed warm-up may be used.

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X. Bids for Future Jr. Olympic Events Bids for the 1998 and 1999 Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships, as well as fo r the 1999 and 2000 Jr. National (Level 10) Championships are being accepted. The na tional office would like to announce the 1998 and 1999 sites at the Na tional Congress in August of 1997. Please call COimie Ma loney for information regarding the bid process and req uirements of the competition.

IV. Petitions to Regionals

XI. Compulsory Workshops

Committee discussed the petitioning process and possible abuses of the system. There were no recommendations for changes.

The committee continued to work on the final preparations for their presentation of the new compulsory exercises.

V. Jr. Olympic Vault Values

ex t meeting will be held at Na tional Congress in Denver. Day and time to be almounced .

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Note: All petitions should include huo all-around optional scores from current seasons, or docum entation of the athlete's competitive experience, and must be received in the LlSAG National Office no later tiJan June 15, 1997.

World University Games Selection Procedures

IV. World University Games Team : a. All qualified athletes must sign and agree to the Athletes Code of Conduct an d return with their en try / acceptan ce for m in order to com plete their entry requirements. b. A team member may be replaced in the case of violations of the Athletes Code of Conduct w ith the approval of the USAG Ethics Committee or, if time constraint is an issue, w ith the approval of the President of USA GYl1mastics. e. Replacements to the team, d ue to condu ct violations or injury of one of the team members, w ill be made in All-Around rank order from World University Games Trials. Injury replacements m us t be d ocumented by a d octor approved by the United States Olympic Committee or USA Gymnastics. d . N o injury p etition onto the team w ill be accepted . e. The members of the team m ay be required to attend a training camp one week to ten days prior to processing by the Olym p ic COl1unittee. f. The lineu p fo r each event w ill be by vo te of the head coach, assistant coach, and team leader. In addition, the two (2) ju d ges and the athlete representative will receive a vo te if they w ere in attenda11Ce at the Trials and Training Camp, if one is held.

I. World University Gam es Team w ill be determined at two sep arate events. II. Qualification to the World University Games Team: a. The two highest ranking all-around gYl1maststlu'ough number five - from the 1997 NCAA Championships All-Around competition, w ho accept the invitation, will be placed on the WUGTeam . b. The tlu'ee remaining slots will be filled in rank order fro m the World University Games Trials, w hich w ill be held June 27-29 in Cincilmati, Ohio. e. Ties in the All-Around for placement onto the team will be broken by the highest ind ividual event score. d . All athletes competing fo r a p osition on the World University Games Team must either be currently enrolled in a university or college or be a senior in high school and have been accepted and enrolled in an ins titution of higher learning in the fall of 1997 and meet the minimum age requirement of 17 years of age on January 1, 1997. e. No mem.ber of the World University Games Team may compete in the 1997 John Hancock U.s. GYl1mas tics Championships. III. Entry into the World University Games Trials will be by p etition only. Petitions fo r the World University Gam es Trials w ill be con sidered by the Selection Committee for: a . A collegiate gYl1mast w hose team competed at the 1997 NCAA Regionals and Nationals, the 1997 USAG Collegiate Nationals, or the 1997 USAG National Invitational Tournam ent and w ho did no t compete in the All-Around. b. Any USAG elite athlete or 1997 Level 10 regional or above qualifier. e. World University Gam es Trials w ill use 1997 FIG Code of Points, Competition I Rules.

V. Coach Selection The Head Coach and the Assistant Coach w ill be determined by the Selection Committee and the President of USA GYl1U1astics after the team has been determined based upon the follow ing criteria: (1) proven team leadership ability (2) internation al experien ce (3) rank order of the athletes The World University Gam es Team and Coaches are bound by the guidelines outlined in the National Team Coaches Responsibilities Manual. Note: Distributed to all elite age-eligible athletes and coaches at NCAA Regionals, Nationals, and J. O. Nationals.

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USA GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC JUNIOR OLYMPIC GROUP PROGRAM Nora Campbell

JUNIOR OLYMPIC GROUP PROGRAM · The purpose of the Junior Olympic Gro up program is to encourage rhythmic clubs to teach the rhythmic group aspect to rhythmic athletes and to provide a compu lsory program to assist coaches with group development. · It is recognized that the process of developing a large and successful Group Program in the United States will take time. Because very few rhythmic programs have large numbers of athletes in any given age division and/ or skill level it has been necessary to design competition rules that facilitate club group development. These rules are listed below and have been established for 1997 and 1998 J.O. Group Comp etition. · Junior Olympic Group Competition is encouraged at all competitions. · The 1997 Group Championships will take place October 11 and 12, 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia.

LEVEL There will be four levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, advanced/elite. The level at w hich a group will compete is determined as follows: Two or m ore of the gymnasts are Level 6 e.g. : 6, 6, 6, 7

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beginning level

Intermediate level: Two or more of the gymnasts are Level 7 e.g.: 6, 6, 7, 7

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intermediate level

Two or m ore of the gymnasts are Level 8

· The purpose of the FIG Elite group program is to encourage coaches of rhythmic programs w ith a higher number 9/10 athletes to begin FIG elite group programs and to develop groups that w ill eventually lead to elite/ international USA group performance. Elite Group Competition will take place at National Championships .

1997-98 Junior Olympic Rhythmic Group Rules

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Beginning level:

Advanced level:

FIG ELITE GROUP PROGRAM

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advanced level

Advanced/ elite level: Two or more of the gymnasts are Level 9 and/ or 10 e.g.: 7,8, 9, 9 = advanced/ elite level NOTE: When there is an even split (e.g.: 8, 8, 9, 9) the level of competition is determ ined by the HIGHER level athletes.

EQUIPMENT

AGE DIVISION There w ill be three age divisions: children, junior, senior. The age division is the AVERAGE age of the team members as determined by how old each gymnas t will be on December 31st in the year of competition. Children division: Junior division: Senior division: E.g.:

Average age between 9 and 11 years Average age between 12 and 13 years Average age 14 and up A group consists of gymnasts age:

10,10,11, 12

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The size of the equipment is determined by the age division according to equipment regulations in the Rules and Policies. Ribbon: Children

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MULTIPLE GROUPS If a club enters more than one group into a competition a maximum of two athletes from that club can be entered into a maximum of two groups.

EVENTS All groups must enter the rhythmic floor exercise event. Each group may choose the ribbon event, the hoop event, or both. The Rules and Policies for the Junior Olympic Group Program will continue to be revised annually according to the growth and needs of the program .

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RHYTHMICGROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS (Please type or print information below)

The 4th Rhythmic Group Championships will be held October 11-12 in Atlanta, Georgia. All dubs are encouraged to spend the summer training in Group work. Group Categories Beginning Level (Level 5/ 6 skills) J.D. Intermediate Level (Level 6/ 7 skills) J.D. Advance Level (Level 8+ skills) J.~ .

Compulsory RFX, Hoop, Ribbon N OTES: Junior Olympic Groups may compete 1-3 routines. All rO. Groups must compete the RFX routine.

Compulsory RFX, Hoop, Ribbon Optional RFX, Hoop, Ribbon

For additional rules and policies see the 1996-1997 edition of the Rhythmic Rules and Policies, the J.D. Rhythmic Technical Handbook and the January, 1997 issue of Technique.

Rhythmic Group Entry Form Local Organizing Host: Chattooga Gymnastics 4005 Canton Road Marietta, GA 30066 (770)924-2832

Meet Director: Dates: Times:

USA Gymnastics October 11-12, 1997 Length of competition will depend upon the number of entries. Tentative finish time is 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12 Host Hotel: TBD Entry Fee: $160 (Checks payable to USA Gymnastics or by credit card) Entry Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Monday, September IS, 1997 Entry Fee: $160 (Checks payable to USA Gymnastics or by Credit Card, see below) Team Name_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Club Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Phone (. _____ ,_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ City ____ __ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ __ Level of Competition: Events:

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Athlete Names Member #'s Age Level Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian 1.________________________________________________________________________

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4. ___________________________________________________________________ 5. (AIt.)_______________________________________________________________

Please provide the following information: Head Coach _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Pro. Membership #_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Safety Cert. Exp._ _ _ __ Asst. Coach

Pro. Membership#

Safety Cert. Exp ._ _ _ __

Meet Entry Forms and Entry Fee must be postmarked on or before Monday, September 15, 1997 Additional information will be sent upon receipt of entry,

Signature of Coach _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Entry Fee: 5160

Check: _ _ (Payable to USA Gymnastics)

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Elite le't'el - Ciodonati GylDnastics AcadelDY Featuring on Elite Level workout from Cinci!lOoti Gymnastics Academy with Olympic coach, Mary Lee Tracy and Olympic Gold Medalists, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps. 2 tope set #2705 ..... . .... . .... $29.95

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Magic Music Days Disneyland. All performances are included. 2 tope set #2704 . . .. ... .. .. ... . $19.95

WOMEN'S Atlanta 1996 T edlnical Video-WolDen's TealD Optionals* Features all teams from Atlanta as well as individual athletes competing for other countries. Including the gold medal winning USA, RUS, ROM, CHN, BLR, UKR, FRA, GRE, AUS, HUN, JPN, ESP. 6 tope set: all events #2950 ...... . ....... . $49.95

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1996 U.S. National

GytnFest Anaheim, CA. Gymnastics really is for everyone ot Gym Fest! These topes include every performonce from Gym Fest plus the Opening Ceremonies ond the Gola Showcase. USA participants of Gym Fest were joined by the fantastic and creative, FLI PAcrobatic Club from the country of Siovinia. The USA Notional Group Routine that will be used at Gymnaestroda in 1999 is a highlight of the Gala Showcase,

Atlanta 1996 T ecimical Video-WolDen's E't'eot Finals' Features all competitors, including: Lilia Podkopayeva (UKR), S. Miller, A. Chow, D. Dawes and D. Moceanu (USA), G. Gogen, L. Milosovici, A. Marinescu and S. Amanar (ROM), D. Kochetkova, S. Chorkina and R. Galiyeva (RUS), Mo Huilan (CHN), S. Boguinskaia and other athletes. This video available to USA Gymnastics

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1991 AlDerican Classic

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1991 AlDerican Classic

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"'T h ese videos are designed to be used (or educational purposes by gymnastics coaches and judges. NOTE: The video s were produced with co mmercial equipment by amateur videographers. Th e exe rcises are pres ented from one camera angle and show the entire exercise witho ut cuts, close-ups o r other effects and enhan cements. Except fo r women's floor exe rcise, the vid eos do not have sound . The videos do NOT incl ude features, voiceovers, commentato rs, graphics and o ther specia l effects.


FIG CODE OF POINTS AND USA GYMNASTICS J.O. COMPULSORY MATERIALS Now that Atlanta is behind us and Sydney is on the horizon, it is time to roll out new compulsory exercises and Codes of Points. Below is information related to M/W/R Codes and Women's Compulsories. Note that the Men's J.D. Materials are currently available and RSG J.D. materials will be used in the upcoming quadrennium with only minor changes.

• ITEMS: Women's FIG Code of Points Men's FIG Code of Points RSG FIG Code of Points

• WHAT ARE THEY? These are the official international competitive rule books. They include the values of all elements with illustrations, bonus points, special requirements, combinations, and penalties. In addition, they provide the foundation on which J. O. optional routines for the 1997-1998 through 2000-2001 competitive seasons will be based.

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Aaron (otler Wins Dan Zimpfer Memorial Scholarship The 1997 recipient of the Dan Zimpfer Memorial Scholarship is Aaron Cotter. Cotter graduated in May, 1997, with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa. His future career plans are still undecided. He may return to school for an MBA or attend Law School, but for the time being, he is focusing on gymnastics. Cotter recently obtained a spot on the Senior Elite National Team and qualified to the John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships. He currently trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. His goals are to make the 1997 World Championships Team and compete at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. This is the first scholarship to be awarded by the Zimpfer Family in memory of their son Dan. Dan, a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Minnesota, was a gymnast for 14 years. He was a member of the USA National Gymnastics Team and was also a member of the University of Minnesota Men's Gymnastics Team which placed second at the NCAA Championships in '90 and placed third in '88 and '89. After his collegiate career ended, he went to Colorado to train with Ron Brant at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. In October 1994, he and a friend were caught in a winter storm while hiking northwest of Buena Vista, Colo. He died a week before his 26th birthday from hypothermia and exposure.


Peter Kormann Hired as USA Gymnastics Men's National Team Coordinator 1995 World Championships and 1996 Olympic Team Coach Peter Kormann was hired as the Men's National Team Coord inator for USA Gymnastics. Kormann's role is to coordinate the efforts of the U.S. elite athletes and coaches across the country. H e will assist w ith the d evelopment of individual training plans and goals for the athletes and coaches, as w ell as for the U.s. team at major national and international events. H e will oversee the v isitation and elite clinician programs. H e w ill also organize national team training camps and final preparation camps for major international events. Kormaru1 was named by the Men's Program Committee as Head Coach of the 1997 World Championships Team in early 1996. Konnaru1 will con tin ue to lead the team at the World Cham pionships, along with his assistant coach, Ron Brant, from the U.S. Olympic Training Center. KonnalU1 resigned from Ohio State University to take the position with USA Gymn astics. "After 20 years of coaching in collegiate gynU1astics I felt it was time to move on and try some other things," said KormaIU1. ''1' m looking forward to working with USA Gyrru1astics ."

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USAG Men's Program Committee Conference Call April 24 & 28, 1997 Conference call meeting called to order at 12:11 EDT April 24 by substitutechairman Tim Daggett.

Motion - F. Turoff Second - M . William s Lots of discussion. Can a team be sent by

NCAA/CGA instead ofUSAG? FAILED - 6-1

I. Roll Call Members present on call: FIG Representative George Beckstead USAG Vice-chair for Men Tim Daggett Coaches Representative Dusty Ritter, Jr. Coaches Representative Fred Turoff, Sr. Chris Waller A thlete Representative Sr. Coaches Representative Mark Williams Men's Program Direc tor (voice, no vote) Ron Galimore Men's Program Man ager (voice, no vote) Demus McIntyre Member absent from call: Chair, MPC (Thursday, April 24 only) Marc Yancey

II. World University Games Situation was re-examined . What can be accomplished by sending this team-opporturuties to compete for those not in top group (World Championships team ). Women's situation can't be compared-different pools of athletes. [George Beckstead joined during the discussion.] Best situation is to h ave trials be US Championships, then best athletes available would be sent. Team can be processed after US Championships in New York and go direc tly to Italy. If they n-uss podium trairting it isn' t a debilitating factor. But there are many factors to consider. Budget for an 11 person delegation (5 gymnasts, 2 coaches, team leadel; trainel; 2 judges) needs to be d etern-uned . Since we don't have budget information needed to make this decision, Ron & Dem-us were asked to put together a financial picture by Monday w hen we' ll reconvene to finalize tI-us discussion. Fred w ill produce selection procedure utilizing US Championsl-ups. TI-us item and others w ill be finished on Monday's call.

III. July 12 qualifying meets for 1997 US Championships

Interest in allowing an outside orgar-uzation, CGA for example, to put toge ther a selection procedure and sponsor a team that is not part of our strategic plan so US can be represented but USAG not be the sponsor. It must be know n that we are not sending our bes t team due to conflict of dates but USA should be represented there. R. Galimore w ill check to see if USOC w ill recognize it. If USOC allows non-national team going to WUG to not have an effec t on our funding, then allow the CGA, if they desire, to d evelop selection procedure and a funding mechanism . If USOC ar1d USAG-EC approve, the CGA goes from there. USOC-WUG standards must be followed. Motion - M. Williams Second - T. D aggett PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

VI. Assignments to coming meets A. Pan American Cup. Meet will be held July 2-6 in Medellin, Columbia. Motion to select team by rank order of national team. Motion - T. Daggett Second - C. Waller PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

B. Italiar1 Inv ita tional Meet to be held May 30-31. Format is different from u sual Grand Prix. Could be a u seful meet to expose athlete prior to World Championships. We should send someone likely to do very well ar1d impress international judging commuruty. Blaine Wilson w ould be the fir st thought. Judge sent should be a judge w ho would be our choice at World Championships Additionally, this might be a chance to expose a young gynmast. Motion to extend opportunity to Blaine Wilson to attend Italian Grand Prix. Mo tion - M . Williams Second - C. Waller

Six bids were received and discussed . Motion to approve following sites for qualification meets: International Gymnastics Camp (PA); University of Minnesota (MN), Juergen's Gymnastics Academy (TX); USOTC (CO), UC Santa Barbara (CA). Mo tion - G. Beckstead Second - F. Turoff PASSED - UNANIMOUSLY

VII. USOC/NCAA Program Grants

Meeting adjoumed 1:07pm EDT To be recon vened Monday, noon EDT Meeting reconven ed April 28, 1997 at 12:12 pm EDT by chair Marc Yancey.

Arizona State is interested in reinstating men's program if women's row ing can be coupled in grant. New provost at UCLA might be approachable.

IV. One路touch warmup at US Championships

VIII. Goodwill Games

C. Waller has canvassed 11 of 14 athletes. They want one-touch. R. Brant hasn' t given input ye t. Reps w ill canvass their constituents so we can d eal w ith tl-us on our next call.

Committee members should sp eak to their constituents regarding event strategy and be prepared to discu ss our p articipation in d etail at our n ex t m eeting.

V. World University Games- continued

Subll1itted: Fred Turof! secretary, USAG Men's Prograll1 COll1l1littee Approved: Ron Galill1ore, Men's Prograll1 Director Approved: Kathy Scanlan, USAG President Pending Men's Program approval

Ron found tha t USOC will not consider accepting names after Au g 7. Selection in 1995 was an aberration - USOC didn't realize we had such a late selection d a te last time w hich cau sed problems. Motion to adopt selection procedures submitted by F. Turoff last week utilizing a July 12 qualifying meet to select our team.

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Houston, TX

I. Roll Call Members present: Andrea Schmid Candace Feinberg Catherine Yakhimovich Maureen Broderick Vanessa Vander Pluym Nora Campbell

FIG Representative Vice President RSG Program Coaches Representative Judges Representative Athletes Re presentative Rhytlunic Program Direc tor

II. International Competition Selection Four Continents Championships Oune 3-6)-Sydney, Australia Seniors:

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Natalie Lacuesta Lauri Illy Ellie Takahashi Liriel Higa

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III. World Championships Selection Procedures The World Championships Selection Procedures were approved by the USA Gynmastics Executive Committee. A copy was included in information sent to all National Championships ath letes and the procedures will be printed in the magazine. All Senior Na tiona l Team Members and their coaches w ill be invited to a ttend. Dnte: Septelllber 12-14, 1997, Downers Grove, IL

IV. 1997路1998 Athlete Funding Grant The athlete funding proposal for 1997-1998 was approved by USA Gynmas tics and w ill be implemented immedia tely follow ing the 1997 a tional Championships. The success of the grant format will be reviewed at the end of one year.

Kate Jeffress Heilie Isaacs Lindsay Powell Rhy tlunflex

V. World Championships Training Camp

Galina Burns Olga Morozova Catherine Yakhimovich Effrosina Anguelova Rosa Litva Alla Svirsky Hana Christie

A training camp has been approved a t the OTC in Lake Placid for the World Championships Team, October 13-16. This will be inunediately before d epa rture for the World Championships.

VI. 2000 Olympic Games Schmid aru10unced that positions have been approved for twenty-eight individua ls and ten groups a t the 2000 Oly mpic Games.

Koop Cup Oune 20-2)-Canada Seniors:

Kate Jeffress Danielle Lord Jessica Howard JR Group: Rhy thmflex- official entry Rhy thmic Gems-exhibition Note: If junior group competition w ill be held Coach: TBD Judge: TBD * Selected by the Judges' Selection Committee

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Tempe, AZ Various Sites Various Sites Minneapolis, MN TBD Seattle, WA

Kathy Kelly Ron Galimore Gary Warren George Grainger Nora Campbell Kathy Kelly

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Colo. Spgs., CO Denver, CO Denver, CO Sicily, ITA Orlando, Fl Orlando, Fl Colo. Spgs., CO lausanne, SUI

Nora Campbell Jeff Olsen Steve Whitlack Kathy Kelly Steve Whitlock Steve Whitlock Connie Moloney Gary Alexander

317-237-5050 317-237-5050 317-237-5050 317-237-5050 317-237-5050 317-237 -5050 317-237-5050 317-237-5050

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Steve Kass Cheryl Jarrett Chere Crowhurst Gary Alexander Gory Alexander

512-251 -2439 408-238-7245 317-237-5050 317-237 -5050

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Jeff Metzger Gory Warren Ron Galimore Renee Niccollai Nora Campbell Gory Warren Dennis Mcintyre

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Gary Warren

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Denver, (0; 1:00·5:00 p.m. (ourse #2 for new and expired certifications At USA Gymnastics Notional (ongress (ontact: TIna Sunier 317-237-5050 ext. 238 (ourse Dir.: TBD Denver, CO; 9:00 a.m.-l :30 p.m. 17 new ond renewols At USA Gymnostics Nationol (ongress (ontoct: TIna Sunier 317-237-5050 ext. 23B (ourse Dir.: Betsy Sprague 22 East Stroudsburg, PA; 1:00-4:30 p.m. Internationol Gymnastics (amp local (ontact: Bruno Klaus 717 -629-0244 (ourse Dir: Phil Fronk 609-786-3977 Redwood City, (A; 1:00-6:00 p.m. 24 Paragon Sports Tech Services (ourse Dir: Steve Scoll 415·368·7747 Raleigh, N(; 2:00·6:00 p.m. 24 5400 Atlantic Springs Rd (ourse Director: Don Davis 919-790-9400 SEPTEMBER 1997 Sonto Claro, CA; 9:00 a.m.-l :00 p.m. Nor (01 Mini (ongress Santa (lara Marrioll local contact: (here (rowhurst 408-238-7245 (ourse Oir: David Moskovitz 13

• All materials (including the Safety Handbook) for 3rd Cycle courses are provided at the course and are part of the course fee. • Certification is good for four years. • To achieve Safety Certification, the participant must be at least 1Byears of age at the time of the course. Please make checks payable, in full, /0 USA Gymnastics Safety Certification Mail registration form and payment to: USA Gymnastics Safety Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46255 or Fax to 317-237-5069 ~

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loke Harmon, PA; 6:00·10:00 p.m. 1 lake Drive (ourse Dir: Billy Bob Taylor 304-344-3279 Knoxville, TN; 1:00-4:00 p.m. location: TBD locol contact: Boog Poller 423-588·2502 (ourse Dir: Billy Bob Taylor 304-344-3279 Sonta (Iaro, CA; 9:00 a.m.-l :00 p.m. Nor (01 Mini (ongress Santa (lara Marrioll local contoct: (here (rowhurst 408·238-7245 (ourse Dir: David Moskovitz 27 Edison, NJ; 2:45 registration, 3:00-9:00 p.m. course Henderson's Gymnastics; 216 TIgley lone (ourse Dir: (athy Finkel 201-586·180B OCTOBER 1997 TBA (opley, OH; 1:00·5:00 p.m. Westside Gymnastics, 1347 Sunset Drive (ourse Dir: Kim Domogalski 330-745·8903

Cost: Pro-Member with Current Safety Certification wishing to recertify . ... no charge Pro-Member with expired or new Safety Certification ... . ..... .. .. $50.00 Instructor Member . ... . ........ $50.00 Non-Member or General Member . .. ........ . . . . $100.00 ' You must have your USA Gymnastics number on the registration form in order to qualify for the discount. NO APPLIED FOR numbers will be accepted. You may not register for a course to recertify any earlier than 8 months prior to your expiration date. No on-site registration. You must pre-register no later than 10 days prior to the course. To register please fax to 317-237-5069 or mail your participation Registration Form to USA Gymnastics.

Technique Magazine - July 1997