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FEATURES Twist Direction ... ................ ... ... ....... ... ... .. .. ..... ... .. .... ..... ....... ... .............. .. , ..... .. .. ....... ...... 5

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President's Message ... .............. ..... .......... 4 Member Services Update .............. ... ..... 20 USA Gymnastics National Congress 2000 and U.S. Olympic Team Trials ...... 24 What's New .. .. ................ .. .. ......... ....... 36 KAT Workshop Schedule and 1999 KAT Certified Teachers ............ 42 Classifieds ........................................ .. 46 Event Schedule .. .... ... ........ ... ... .. .. .. .... ... 47 Safety Certification Schedule .......... ... ... 48

Hall of Fame .. .. .. ...... .. .. .. .... .. .. .. ..... ....... 28 Invitational Listing ............ ... ... ...... ........ 29 Health Care Referral Network .............. 32 Women's Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions ...................... 35 Women's High Performance Seminar ...... 37 Women's Level 7-10 Judges' Training Video Scripts ..... ..................... 38 Men's Program Update .................. .... ..45



f 1999 was a year of program assessment, strategic planning, and policy changes, 2000 is going to be a year in which Member Clubs come to fully realize the value of their relationship with USA Gymnastics.

In each of my annual Congress addresses I have focused specifically on the Member Clubs and how we can work together to support each other's objectives. This is not an accident. I know exactly how important all of our clubs are to the ongoing success of our sport. We need you to continue the tremendous gains we are making at the grassroots level, feeding more and more talented athletes into the competitive ranks which not only makes gymnastics so compelling on television and in the Olympics, but also serves to further strengthen the enrollment at the club level. And, while you may not think you need us, we are working even harder to ensure that you all see exactly how much value can be derived from the building of a strong partnership.


2000 - 2001 MEMBER CLUB

When I was a club owner, I kept heari ng from the Federation about how important my club, and others like it, were to the sport. Now this is something that my fellow owners and I intuitively believed, but we were always left waiting to see exactly how that importance was going to be manifested. That time has passed. Welcome to the results phase of this new relationship between USA Gymnastics and its membership.

We have already delivered on our first promise, to offer access to comprehensive health care to our clubs and their employees. By now you should have received a full information package describing the program outlined last summer at Congress. And, we are poised to deliver on our other promises: Member Club only website and the ready-to-use website for your club. The Member Club only website is an exclusive site that gives business-related information to Member Clubs prior to being released to our gymnastics community. In addition, Member Clubs will receive a ready-to-use website which will help you reach and service your customers better. There can be no more efficient vehicle than the Internet to deliver information and service, and we are very excited about the promise of this new technology and what it will mean for our Member Clubs.


And this is not all. Further evidence of how we can all work together is being experienced during this year's initial Visa American Cup Series in Las Vegas, St. Petersburg, and Orlando. Our Properties division has worked with our Membership division to construct and implement a ticket sales promotion which provides value both to the clubs which are participating and to USA Gymnastics. Clubs receive tangible value from their efforts with new equipment and revenue, while USA Gymnastics benefits from the higher volume of ticket sales and stronger audience presence in its NBC broadcasts.

This is the model for partnership that we are continuing to replicate throughout our organization. We look to you, our base of support, to help us determine what your needs are and how we can best service them. Together we can shape our sport, and help our athletes at all levels achieve their dreams, and at the same time, allow us to better position and market gymnastics to achieve growth on all levels.

Thank you for your support.


Robert V. Colarossi USA Gymnastics President

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- - . - - wisting and somersaulting make up the majority of flight skills in gymnastics. The gymnastics coach often faces the brunt of the problems related to twist direction due to poor initial learning and resulting bad habits. Gymnasts often learn rudimentary twisting, cartwheel, round off directions, and so forth long before they come to a serious coach. Moreover, given the typical backyard tumbling experiences of young gymnasts, a round off is often discovered from a very early age. Recent discussions on the USA Gymnastics Web site, personal communication with coaches, and abundant unsupported claims led me to explore the issue of twist direction and how a coach might predict the optimum twist direction for a gymnast. In order to investigate the relative distributions of twist and turn directions, I began by observing twist and turn directions at the 1999 Classic Competition held in Rochester, NY. Following the observations, I sent a brief survey questionnaire to coaches for whom I had their email addresses. The observations were recorded by hand at the competition, while the surveys were returned by a number of coaches. In all, 244 athletes' information was provided. The observations at the Classic competition sometimes missed one or more categories of information simply because the gymnast did not perform that category of skills during her competitive routine. When data from a category are lacking, the results are listed in the following tables as "Missing." The competitive levels surveyed are shown in Table l. Table 1 shows that the majority of athletes were Level 10 and above (70.l %). The athlete's competitive levels are probably biased --------------------ÂŤ

somewhat due to the observations being of elite athletes, and the email list coming largely from the U.S. Elite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics. However, since Level lOs and above are more likely to be performing a wider variety of twisting elements, it is probably fortuitous that the sample includes these athletes.




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The descriptive iniormation showing the number of responses for each variable from all the athletes regarding twist and turn direction is shown in Table 2. The variables are self-explanatory, with the exception of the "pirouette." A pirouette in this context refers to a forward or inward turn on one foot.






























































Table 3 shows the number of responses for all athletes regarding forward and backward twist direction. Note that more athletes twist to the left in both forward and backward somersaults. However, the distributions of twist directions were not statistically different (Backward Twist X2(1) = .104, P = .747: Forward Twist X2(l) = 2.222, P = .136). The lack of statistical difference means that the distribution of twist directions in both forward and backward twisting is approximately equal between left and right.





Round offs are among the first skills that a young gymnast learns, usually teaching herself through imitation. Round offs are usually developed from a cartwheel and are used for many other skills and drills. Because the gymnast must place one hand down before the other in a cartwheel and round oft the selection of the appropriate hand is an important consideration. Round offs are also somewhat enigmatic with regard to twist direction. Without going into detait if the gymnast places her left hand down first-she is twisting to the right and viceversa. Cartwheels and round offs are among the first opportunities for a young gymnast to perform turns while inverted. Table 5 shows the frequencies of which hand is placed first in a round off. Note that the majority of the athletes place their right hand down first. The choice of which hand to place first in the round off was also not statistically different (c2 = 2.770, P = .096).

































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Table 4 shows the frequency of responses involved in jump turns and pirouettes. Note that the majority of athletes prefer left turns in a jump turn, while they prefer right turns when performing a pirouette. The "Both" category indicates that the gymnast performs these turns in either direction. The jump turn directions (excluding "Both") were not statistically different X2 = 1.818, P = .178). The pirouette directions (excluding "Both") were not statistically different X2 = .558, P = .455). ......-=6- -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - {(



Table 6 shows the relative frequencies of directions based on the first hand placement in the round off. Clearly, the choice of forward and backward twist direction, once the round off direction is determined, shows significant trends as indicated by the statistically significant c2 values. Note that the trends appear different depending on which hand is placed first in the round off. With regard to backward twisting, if the gymnast places her left hand down first, she will twist left approximately 80% of the time. However, if the gymnast places her right hand down first, she will twist right only approximately 70% of the time. This difference is statistically significant indicating that the difference in twist choice based on round off direction is not likely to have occurred by chance (Cramer 's V = .523, P < .001) .


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Although this small effort at deciphering twisting direction will probably not eliminate controversies among coaches, it is clear that trends on twist direction are evident. The magnitude of these trends indicates that although evident, these trends are not applicable to all gymnasts. Moreover, the fact that much of the data used for this study was obtained during a competition including some of our nation's best female gymnasts, it is clear that a variety of twist direction approaches may be incorporated even among the best gymnasts. The information included here may help coaches make initial decisions with regard to twist and turn direction based on preferences. One study was found in the literature that investigated the relationship between preferred twist direction and hand and eye dominance (Brown, et al. 1983). This study surveyed 171 gymnasts (n = 51) and non-athletes (n = 115). No significant correlations - -- - - - - - --
















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were found between twist direction and hand or eye dominance. As the gymnast progresses, it may be wise to experiment with both directions of turn and twist to ensure that the gymnast has adequate opportunity to demonstrate a preference. Short of this, it appears that the majority of gymnasts who do a round off with a particular first-hand will twist in the same direction as that hand. However, the relationship is not strong enough to allow rule-like assessment and the direction of the round off interacts with the backward twist direction.•

References Brown,J; Tolsma,B; Kamen,G (1983): Relationships between hand and eye dominance and direction of experienced gymnasts and nOI1athletes. Perc. Mot. Skills 57, 470.


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By Alison Arnold, Ph.D. Head Games Sport PsychologtJ and member of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network n the last segment of this series, I wrote about how Mental Choreography can help your gymnasts deal with fear and balking. This article will help you teach them how to work with negative thoughts that lead to negative outcomes in the gym.

Think about teaching a new skill. What happens when you learn and train a loose body position? The skill is inconsistent, right? It is performed poorly and extremely hard to learn. It is the same with the mind. When the mind is "loose," negative thoughts "sneak" in causing fear and balking. Mental Choreography is one way to tighten up the mind, keeping it focused on what needs to happen instead of what the gymnast is afraid MAY happen. Remember, out of control thinking leads to out of control performance. This article explains a technique designed to help gymnasts become more mentally focused and tough . It is another exercise in addition to Mental Choreography that will help your athletes overcome fear. It's called, The "Two-Minute Turn-Around."

What you think is what you do We know that thoughts create feelings and actions. Positive thinking creates positive actions, and negative thinking creates negative actions. The Two-Minute Turn-Around helps the gymnasts practice changing negative thinking as if they were changing a channel on TV. This takes some practice, so it is very important they are patient with themselves and committed to practice. Being able to change negative thinking to positive is like a muscle. It needs to be worked and conditioned to gain strength. Doing a push-up one time does not make an athlete strong. It is the same with mental exercises; they need to be practiced so "mental muscles" are strengthened and conditioned too . (continued on page 10)





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Identifying the Beast and Beast thoughts

has been called "the zone," or "in the flow" by athletes and sport psychologists. It's feeling totally confident, aggressive, graceful, relaxed, and fearless. This is their Vision. When any person is firmly grounded in their Vision, nothing can throw him / her off, not even negative thoughts. Helping an athlete identify a strong vision can interrupt the negative thought cycle, while filling the mind with success-oriented thinking and leaving no space for negative thought processes.

The Beast is the voice inside an athlete's head that beats them up. It is their out-of-control, negative thinking that in turn leads to frustration in the gym. The Beast is merciless and most of the time leaves an athlete discouraged and depressed. It is not a helpful evaluator or motivator. This is the main difference between the Beast and other parts of the athlete's The Two-Minute Turn-Around to Beat the Beast mind that help with motivation and evaluating performance. Here is an exercise that will help your athletes tighten up The Beast is critical of the athlete and beats them up while their thinking and change negative thoughts to positive other types of self-talk assists with motivation. A thought like, ones. It is important to have them practice this exercise in "I know I can do better" is motivating, while "Everyone was and out of the gym. Good times to visualize the Two-Minute watching and you blew it like usual" is self-defeating. That is Turn around are when they're frustrated, during the car ride to the Beast and Beast thoughts. As I mentioned above, the Beast the gym and before bed. The next section of this article will is fueled by unrealistic expectations, self-doubt, and fear. It can give you instructions on how to teach this skill to your also echo things they are afraid someone might say, making athlete. To start, have each athlete get a piece of paper. their greatest fears come true! Some negative messages Have them fold the paper in half with two are impossible to attain for example, "I need to columns. Label one column, "Beast be perfect all the time." Most negative thoughts" and the other column thinking occurs when the athlete is "Vision thoughts." Under the focused on events that happened Beast thought column, instruct in the past or may happen in them to write every negative the future. That is why helpthought that comes into ing them be in the present their head when they are is so important. Teaching feeling afraid and negathem about breathing tive. Tell them not and mental choreograS stands for STOP! Tell your athletes that the minute to leave anything phy is one way to they notice any Beast thought, the first thing they should out. These thoughts keep their minds in do is say to themselves STOP!! might be negative the present. The past statements they tell B stands for BREATHE. Remember, breathing gets (what happened) themselves ("you'll them into the present, not stuck in past or future fear and the future (what thoughts. After they say "Stop! " inside their head, the never get this, you may happen) are the might as well give do is take a deep breath . next thing they perfect havens for up," or "I can't do Beast-like thinking. V stands for Vision. After they Breathe, ask them it"), or feelings ("I It's important to be to change their Beast thoughts to either Vision thoughts or feel a brick wall and aware of messages neutral , motivating thoughts. just can't break through your athletes are telling it."). After they write Go!!! Will help them energize and get themselves that stem down all their Beast statemotivated so they can Beat the Beast! from the negative self-talk. ments, instruct them to It's important to teach your write their comebacks to the athletes that negative thinking Beast under the Vision column. is normal and something every Be sure they have more Vision stateperson deals with. Learning how to ments than Beast statements. Their beat Beast thoughts and think positive is a Vision needs to be strong and powerful. Some life long process. examples of strong Vision statements are, "I can do it, don't listen to him," "I can turn this bad day around," "Breathe, visualize my routine," and "I know I can do it...I've Who can beat up my Beast and Beast thoughts? heard this Beast 1,000 times .. .I'm going to ignore it." The part of your athlete that can change negative thinking is something I call the "Vision." The Vision is the ideal picture of the gymnast your athletes want to be. The Vision has all the After they have written their Beast and Vision thoughts, walk positive qualities that he or she admires in other gymnasts and them through practicing the Two-Minute Turn-Around. To practice the Two-Minute Turn-Around, use the code S, B, V, people they respect in their life. The Vision is every positive Go!!, S, B, V, Go!! is a very powerful tool. Here's what it thought your athletes can think of. When they are in their Vision, they are in their ideal performance state. This ideal state stands for:



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S stands for STOP! Tell your athletes that the minute they notice any Beast thoughts, the first thing they should do is say to themselves STOP!! B stands for BREATHE. Remember, breathing gets them into the present, not stuck in past or future fear thoughts. After they say "Stop!" inside their head, the next thing they do is take a deep breath. V stands for Vision. After they Breathe, ask them to change their Beast thoughts to either Vision thoughts or neutral, motivating thoughts.

with a deep breath. On the exhale, instruct them to flood themselves with Vision thoughts, changing their thinking from negative to strong, powerful, positive thoughts, all the thoughts of their Vision. Have them flood their mind with Vision thoughts. As they do this, instruct them to visualize seeing their day turn around, using frustration as a fuel to motivate them to do better. Be sure to have them flood with positive thoughts two times, taking a deep breath each time .

Go!!! Will help them energize and get motivated so they can Beat the Beast!

After they have practiced the two-minute turn-around twice, ask your athletes how many of them were able to turn-around their negative thinking to positive thinking. You will find that most of them were able to turn-around their bad day and that it became easier every time they practiced it. It's important to reinforce that this is a skill that takes practice!

Have them close their eyes and think of their Beast thoughts ... tell them to let the Beast beat them up. Let them be here for a few minutes. Instruct them to imagine themselves having a bad day. Be sure they imagine themselves balking, feeling frustrated, crying, or whatever typically happens on their worst day. Tell them to let their Beast thoughts get the best of them. After a few minutes, ask them to imagine themselves getting off of the event, going to get a drink (or stepping to the side of the event) and saying "Stop!" to themselves, following

Practicing the Two-Minute Turn-Around will help your athletes block out negative thinking in both the gym and life. Continue to reinforce this exercise by noticing when negative thinking comes up in the gym ("1 think I see some Beast thoughts"), having them get a drink and do the Two-minute turn-around, or using group pressure and enthusiasm to "Beat the Beast!" Remember, taking some time to teach your athletes mental discipline will save you from dealing with hours of fear and frustration later. â&#x20AC;˘

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When you elect NOT to purchase insurance, you' re gambling that no accident or unforeseen circumstance will occur in your facility or on your property. You're making the assumption that your coaches will never make a mistake while giving instruction, spotting, supervision, and so forth; that no one will fall or be injured in your facility; that a natural disaster such as a tornado, flood, fire, or hurricane will not occur. Unfortunately, these things do happen-so why not be prepared! As with all businesses, there are many types of insurance to consider for the owners themselves (if not instructors and employees) with medical, disability and life insurance, for the employees and instructors with worker compensation and employer liability (at the very least, if! as required by law) and for buildings, contents and equipment with various forms of property and allied lines insurance.

disruption of activities, operations, incomes and profits, possibly resulting in bankruptcy and / or closure.

, ' When you elect NOT to purchase insurance, you're gambling that no accident or unforeseen circumstance will occur in your facility or on your property. You're making the assumption that your coaches will never make a mistake ••• , ,

All of the above protect the enormous investments owners make in themselves with their time, talent and treasures. Financing (mortgages, loans, leases), payroll, utilities, maintenance, advertising, accounting, legal counsel and so forth can be enormous expenses. The death, disability or injury of the owners or instructors, allegations of negligence and / or lawsuits could be catastrophic losses to the business and individuals, possibly causing severe disruption of activities, operations, incomes and profits, possibly causing severe

Most families purchase insurance to protect themselves and their family, homes, contents and so forth. Just as families need to protect themselves, gym club owners need to protect themselves, too.

Just the other day, while having this same discussion with one of my children' s grade school class during "Job Talk," one of the students asked what happens if somebody does not buy insurance. I referred to my opening comment that insurance is nothing more than everybody paying some money to protect a lot (money usually). As an example, someone pays $500 annual homeowner insurance premium to protect a $100,000 home ($75,000 contents and $1,000,000 liability). If that same person owns a gymnastics club, why would he / she not pay $1,000 annual minimum premium to protect themselves ($25,000 equipment and $1,000,000 liability), besides protecting themselves by protecting their gymnasts for $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment, $50,000 excess medical expenses and $10,000,000 lifetime catastrophic medical expenses?

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STILL RINGS By Kelly Crumley

The handstand on rings is a bit more complicated than a handstand on floor or parallel bars simply because the rings move and the other pieces of equipment do not!

There are literally hundreds of drills and exercises that can be done to develop the handstand. The handstand is a never ending area of refinement. The beHer the handstand is, the beHer the gymnast will be. There are two main obiectives in which to focus when developing the handstand: Strength and Balance. Both of these are addressed below.

The Handstand Position The handstand must first be developed on floor and then later applied to rings. The desired position as it applies to floor is as follows: The hands should be placed on the floor shoulder width apart with the middle finger perpendicular with an imaginary line drawn between them. The fingers should be spread in order to help produce a wide base of support. Weight should be dispersed to the finger tips. The body should not be entirely supported on the palms of the hand. Balance is controlled at the finger tips. The elbows are locked and turned so that the inside of the elbow faces straight forward. The head is positioned neutral with ears between the arms. There should be equal parts of the head on both sides of the arm so that the line of the arms, bisect the head equally when viewing from the side. The eyes are focused on the floor between the hands. The back is straight and chest is slightly convexed, as if a string were connecting •--. . . " . , - = - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 ( r EC H N IOU E • FEB RUARY 2000 ) } - - - - -- - - - - - - - --

the shoulders together. The back is straight and the seat is tight with the hips turned under so that the lower back is straight. The legs, beginning at the hips, are in turn out with the heels and toes touching. This can best be developed with the use of a wall. A wall will help to, not only balance the gymnast as corrections are made, but also help to align the gymnasts in a straight and vertical position. The gymnast should place his stomach against the wall. His hands should be placed on the floor so that the wrists are 2-3 inches away from the wall. (The 2-3 inches is an estimation depending on the size of the gymnast's chest.) The alignment should be completely vertical with no segmented body parts. The gymnast is working to extend up the wall without leaning against it. This position is very demanding and will take a lot of time to refine. The duration of holding this position against the wall will vary depending on the ability of the gymnast. It is important to hold the most correct position for as long as possible without poor technique. Once the body position declines, the gymnast should rest and begin a second attempt. Increments of 5 seconds up to 30 seconds, is a good progression of development when using this drill.

Working In and Out of the Handstand Position The handstand can be further developed by teaching the control of balance. While in the handstand away from the wall, the gymnast should learn to control the balance position from the shoulders to varying degrees in an arch to a hollow and vise-versa. This can be done on the floor, parallel bars, floor horizontal bar or parallettes. Parallettes can be angled slightly out to stimulate the correct position of the rings. Taping a set of rings to the end of a low set of parallel bars will help to maintain the rings in a turned out position while corrections can be made with regard to body position. Extra sets of rings are not always available, however, if you have them, this is a very good drill to refine the body alignment. (continued on page 18)

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Developing the Handstand on Rings In addition to some of the drills already mentioned, strength development unique to rings will also be required. The movement of the rings, already discussed, makes holding a handstand on rings a bit more difficult than on some of the other events. Holding a proper handstand must first be developed by stabilizing the gymnasts' ability to simply hold a support with the rings turned out. Again, increments of 5 seconds up to 30 seconds is a good progression of development when using this drill. This drill is also used with the introduction of the L position, tuck planche, and back to a straight body support. This activity is introducing fundamental strength development that will later be used to learn a press handstand. In the early stages of learning a handstand on the rings there is a period of "grunt" work by both the coach and gymnast. The gymnast orientates himself by bending the arms and climbing up the straps with his legs. The form is not a concern from the support to the inverted handstand position. However, once inverted, the proper body alignment must be worked and developed. The gymnast should place his legs so that the cable passes along his shins and only his ankles are lightly used to secure balance. He should not warp the cables around his legs.

Once in this position, the coach should assist, in the beginning, with the turning of the rings to parallel or slightly more open than parallel. However, this should not exceed 45 degrees beyond parallel. Once stability is adequate, the coach may begin to help the gymnast balance the handstand position off the straps. This drill is important to develop. It gives the gymnast confidence that a handstand is possible with effort. Assistance from the coach for balance will help the gymnast to experience the correct turned out position for a longer period of time than he could experience on his own. This assistance will accelerate the learning of the handstand and correct body alignment. The next step is to introduce pressing to a handstand from the L position. This is, again, done with assistance by the coach. The coach assists by holding the rings stable in a turned out position while in an L. From the L position the gymnast presses to the handstand with the rings turned out and arms locked. The coach assists in two ways-he is reducing the movement of the rings while at the same time keeping the rings turned out. Once the gymnast gets to the handstand position the coach can continue to assist by balancing the gymnast. This is an acquired spotting ability and takes a few attempts to master. Helping the gymnast balance the handstand is much the same as balancing a stick in your hand. A strap can also be placed across the ring cables so that the legs may be used to rest against it in the handstand. The following are a set of drills and sequences that can be used to further develop the concepts mentioned above.


Lock ann support hold (rings turned out)


Lock arm support hold (rings turned ouO, L hold (rings turned out), lock arm press to handstand (rings turned out)-Gymnast uses legs on straps to balance.


Lock arm support hold (rings turned out), L hold (rings turned ouO, lock arm press handstand (rings turned out)-Gymnast uses straps for balance.

Once the above drills are manageable, introducing the following skills to the sequence will enhance the gymnast's ability to gain further control of the handstand on rings.



From the handstand, straight arm lower (rings turned out) to straight body support (rings turned out).


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ANNOUNCING THE USA GYMNASTICS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Anew National Award has been proposed to and accepted by the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors. It will be known as the USA Gymnosticslifetime Achievement Aword. The Holl of Fome Committee wished to recognize individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the sport of gymnastics in a meoningful manner. The intention is to seek out as well as request from the gymnastics community, information about individuals who have made a considerable impact upon our sport. This recognition will be presented either during the Ceremony of Honors or with the Hall of Fame Awards at the USA Gymnastics National Congress, whenever possible. Since the individuals selected for this award will be responsible for their own transportation and expenses to the National Congress to receive the award, the award may be presented at an appropriate function of regional or national prominence which is located closer to the home of the selected individual. There will be no minimum or maximum number of recipients and the award may not be given every year. Privileges for the recipients will be: • lifetime complimentary membership in USA Gymnastics • recognition in appropriate publications and ceremonies as a recipient of the USA Gymnastics lifetime Achievement Award • presentation of the award • complimentary admission to the John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the World Team and Olympic Team Trials competitions, and the USA Gymnastics National Congress In order to be eligible for this award, the following minimum criteria must be met: 1. Minimum of 25 years dedicated to gymnastics 2. His/her service must stand out above the normal person who loves gymnastics and has a lifetime of appreciationor ordinary participation 3. This person(slshould have accomplished an involvement at the regional, national, and/or international levels in one or a combination of the following: coaching, judging, volunteering, and promotion of the sport of gymnastics. It is not necessary to have been a competitor in gymnastics. He/she may have been a competitor and have continued to enhance the sport in multiple ways. The Hall of Fame Committee has assumed the philosophy that the Hall of Fame will have an emphasis on the accomplished athlete. Coaches and contributors who are inducted will be limited to the few individuals with outstanding and special accomplishments at the very highest level of contribution or coaching. As we have received nominations and credentials for persons who have given a lifetime of meaningful dedication which hos greatly influenced the sport of gymnastics through coaching, judging, volunteering, and promotion of the sport, it was felt that prominent national recognition should be possible through the introduction of the lifetime Achievement Award. Many have contributed to the growth and development which has helped gymnastics in its progress to where we stand today. The Hall of Fame Committee encourages members of the gymnastics community to give careful consideration for nominations and to communicate with nominees in order to provide the most complete credentials and information possible. Only completed nominations will be considered. The nominations which are submitted will be thoughtfully considered and possibly maintained in a credential notebook for future consideration. Additional information may be requested. Please use the Request for Nomination as your guideline for



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needed information. Please submit this information in typed form along with all name ond address information as requested.

You should include os much information as possible using the Following criteria. COACH-list locations and dates of where coached, level of athletes cooched, names of outstonding athletes and major titles won. list coaching contributions through the establishment of regional or national workshops and clinics; as staff members of national level workshops, through presentations at national meetings; and by writing publications. list membership on major committees, describing the work involved. JUDGE-list the total number of years of judging. Include dotes and the number of years at each judg· ing rating held. list dates and major judging assignments. Include contributions made at state, regional, nationol and international levels in teaching, writing and publications, training camps for evoluation of athletes or education, and major committees served, including dates. VOLUNTEER & PROMOTER-list major volunteer efforts, giving dotes and number of years of participation. list state, regional, and national offices held, number of years held, including the type of work accomplished. list any other promotional efforts or invented devises that advanced the technicol performance of gymnastics, contributed to research, advanced the development of apparatus, or promoted a safe gymnastics environment. list research, articles or books published. You may, as the nominotor, also provide a brief personal account of why you feel thot the person who you are nominoting is deserving of national recognition. If the nominee is a past competitor, list mojor occom· plishments of the competitive career giving dates and specific levels of competition, including ony titles won. Please send a copy of this nomination to each of the individuals below NO LATER THAN JUNE 1, 2000. Nominations received after that date will not be considered. Carolyn Bowers, Chairmon of the Hall of Fame Committee 1315 Bourgogne Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402


Kim Clayton, USA Gymnastics 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46225

embers of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Selection Committee are appointed to four-year terms with possible renewal for only two consecutive terms. Mr. John Brinkworth, Chairman of the Awards and Recognition Committee on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, announces two immediate openings on the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.


The Hall of Fame Selection Committee is responsible for annually reviewing nominations and choosing eligible inductees into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Any Lifetime Achievement honor is also selected and the induction ceremony is planned by the committee. Current members of the Selection Committee include: Carolyn Bowers, Abie Grossfeld, Jay Ashmore and Barbara Tonry.

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INVITATIONAL LISTING ALABAMA Event Name· Rocket City Blast·Off Event Site· Rocket City Gymnastics Center Event Start Date · 2/ 25/ 00 Club Name · Rocket City Gymnastics Center 1405·A Weatherly Plazo Huntsville, Alabama 35803 Phone· (256)881·3011 Fax· (256)881·3011 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Name· Pyramid Challenge Event Site· Pyramid Gymnastics USA Event Start Date· 3/4/ 00 Club Name· Pyramid Gymnastics USA 3501 Oak Grove Road Gadsden, Alabama 35905 Phone · (256)492·0024 Women levels· 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

ARKANSAS Event Name· Special Olympic Benefit Meet Event Site· Flame Gymnastics Accdemy Event Start Date· 3/ 3/ 00 Club Name · Flame Gymnastics Accdemy 5912 South 28th Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 Phone· (501)646·1616 Fax · (501)646·7723 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ARIZONA Event Name· Xtreme Xtravaganzo Event Site · Xtreme Gymnastics Event Start Date· 3/3/00 Club Name · Xtreme Gymnastics 15821 N. 79th Street Suite 3 Scoltsdale, Arizona 85260 Phone · (602)596·3543 Fax · (602)596·1310 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 EO PO

CALIFORNIA Event Name· Peter Vidmer Mens Gymn. Invitational Event Site· UClA Event Start Date· 2/ 24/00 Club Name· Broadway Gymnastics School, Inc. 1657·12th Street Santa Monicc, California 90404 Phone · (310)450·0012 Fax· (310)450·6412 Mens Class · 1 2 3 4 6 Event Name· Reach Far The Stars Invitational 2000 Event Site · GymStars Gymnastics, Inc. Event Start Date· 2/ 26/ 00 Club Name· GymStars Gymnastics, Inc. 1740 W. Hammer lane Stockton, California 95209 Phone · (209)957·1919 Fax · (209)951·2785 Women levels· 7 8 9 PO Event Name· Spring into Spring Invitational Event Site · Sunnyvale Community Center Event Start Date · 3/4/00 Club Name· Sunnyvale Gymnastics Club 1507 Kennewick Drive Sunnyvale, California 94087 Phone · (408)737·9735 Event Name· Byers Gymnastics Invitational Event Site· CSUS Gymnasium Event Start Date · 3/5/00

Club Name · Byers Gymnastics Center 29 Massie Court Sacramento, California 95823 Phone· (916)423·3040 Fax· (916)689·8729 Women levels· 7 8 9 10

23Bll Via Fabriccnte Mission Viejo, California 92691 Phone · 1949)76B·5950 Fax · (949)768·3128 Women levels· 4 5 6 PO

Event Name · Beach Bum Invitotional Event Site · Vaccville Gymnastics Event Start Date· 4/ 9/ 00 Club Name · Vaccville Gymnastics 331 Main Street #8 Vaccville, California 95688 Phone· (707)449·6073 Fax · (707)449·6188 Women levels ·4 5 6

Event Nome· Stars & Stripes Invite Event Site· West Coast Stars & Stripes Gymnastics Event Start Date · 5/ 21/00 Club Name · West Coast Stars & Stripes Gymnastics 220 NBingham #104 San Marcos, California 92069 Phone· (760)744·8390 Fax· (760)744·0612 Women levels·5 6 PO

Event Name · Fallbrook Spring Classic Event Site· Fallbrook Gymnastic Club Event Start Date · 4/16/00 Club Name · Fallbrook Gymnastic Club 342 Industrial Way, Ste 103 Fallbrook, California 92028 Phone · (760)728·8582 Event Name· Hawaiian Invitational Event Site· Precision Gymnastics Event Start Date · 4/ 22/ 00 Club Name · Precision Gymnastics 9518 9th 51. B Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 Phone · (909)483-8161 Fax· (909)466·7547 Women levels· 5 6 PO Event Name · Dreams of You Event Site· Gymnastics Olympica USA Event Start Date · 4/ 29/00 Club Name · Gymnastics Olympicc USA 7735 Haskell Avenue Van Nuys, California 91406 Phone· (818)785·1537 Fax· (818)785·1160 Women levels· 5 6 PO Event Name · Olympic Dream Classic Event Site· Broadway Gymnastics School Event Start Date· 5/ 6/ 00 Club Name · Broadway Gymnastics School, Inc. 1657 . 12th Street Santa Monica, California 90404 Phone· (310)450·0012 Fax· (310)450·6412 Women levels· 5 6 Event Name · May Madness Invitational Event Site· Menlo Perk Gymnastics Event Start Date· 5/7/00 Club Name· Menlo Park Gymnastics 501 laurel Street Menlo Park, California 94025 Phone· (650)858·3480 Fax· (650)324·1721 Women levels ·2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PO

COLORADO Event Name· Pike's Peak Cup Event Site· USAFA Field House Event Start Date · 3/ 3/ 00 Club Name· Aerials Gymnastics Center, Inc. 3536 Hartsel Drive Colorodo Springs, Colorado 80920 Phone · (719)260·1893 Fax· (719)260·6994 Women levels · 7 8 9 10

CONNECTICUT Event Name· St Patricks Invitational Event Site· University of BridgeportlWheeler Event Start Date· 3/16/00 Club Name· New Ero Gymnastics 1180 Sherman Ave. Hamden, Connecticut 06514 Phone · (203)281 ·1826 Fax· (203)407·1533 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

GEORGIA Event Name · Spring Fling 2000 Event Site· Cartersville Rec. Twisters Event Start Date · 2/ 25/00 Club Name· Cartersville Rec. Twisters P.O. Box 1390 Cartersville, Georgia 30120 Phone · (770)387-5629 Fax · (770)387·7415 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 EC EO PO Event Name· 2000 February Freeze Inv Event Site· Carrollton Parks & Recreotion Department Event Start Date · 2/ 26/00 Club Name· Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department P.O. Box 532 Carrollton, Georgia 30117 Phone· (770)832·1161 Fax · (770)834·3652 Women levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 PO

Event Name · Glider level 5/ 6 Invitational Event Site · Charter Oak Gymnastics Gliders Event Start Date· 5/7/ 00 Club Name · Charter Oak Gymnostics· "Gliders" 841 North Dodsworth Covina, California 91724 Phone· (626)966·8775 Fax· (626)967-8838 Women levels · 5 6

Event Name· Winter Invitational Event Site· Georgia Gymnastics Accdemy, Inc. Event Start Date · 2/ 26/ 00 Club Name · Georgia Gymnastics Accdemy, Inc. 98 Palterson Road lawrenceville, Georgia 30244 Phone· (770)962·5867 Fax· (770)963·3443 Women levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

Event Name · Spring into Summer Event Site · Accdemy of Olympic Gymnastics Event Start Date· 5/ 20/ 00 Club Name · Accdemy of Olympic Gymnastics

Event Name· Merch Madness Event Site· Cobb Challengers Event Start Dote· 3/ 10/ 00 Club Name· Cobb Challengers 542 Fairground Street Mariella, Georgia 30060



Phone · (770)528·8477 Fax· (770)528·8479 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Name· Cobb Men's Challenge Event Site · Cobb Challengers Event Start Date· 3/ 17/ 00 Club Name· Cobb Challengers 542 Fairground Street Mariella, Georgia 30060 Phone · (770)528·8477 Fax· (770)528·8479

HAWAII Event Name ·luka Nakoa Invit Event Site· Kokokahi Gymnastics Team Event Start Date· 2/27/00 Club Name· Kokokahi Gymnastics Team 45·558 C·21 Kam Hwy Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 Phone· (808)235·6866 Fax · (808)235·6866

IDAHO Event Name · Nighthawk Open Event Site · Wings Center Event Start Date· 2/26/ 00 Club Name · Wings Center 187 SCentury Way Boise, Idaho 83709 Phone· (208)376·3641 Fax· (208)376·3646 Women levels· 2 3 4 5 6 7 EO PO

INDIANA Event Name· 8th Indy Classic Men's Invitational Event Site · Indy School of Gymnastics Event Start Date· 3/3/00 Club Name· Indy School of Gymnastics 8108 Woodland Drive Indianopolis, Indiana 46278 Phone· (317)872·5948 Fax· (317)872·8834

KENTUCKY Event Name · Champion's Derby Classic Event Site· Commonwealth Convention Ctr Event Start Date· 3/10/00 Club Name· Champion Gymnastics 3310 Ruckriegel Pkwy louisville, Kentucky 40299 Phone· (502)267·5560 Fax · (502)267·9305 Women levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

LOUISIANA Event Name · Invitational Event Site · Shreveport Olympiad/ Aero Sports Event Start Date · 2/25/ 00 Club Name · Shreveport Olympiad/ Aero Sports 718 Professional Drive North Shreveport, louisiana 71105 Phone · (318)798·3547 Fax· (3 18)798·3549 Women levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

MASSACHUSETTS Event Name · Tim Daggell National Invitational Event Site · Tim Daggell Gold Medal Gymnastics Event Start Date· 3/4/ 00 Club Name · Tim Daggelt Gold Medal Gymnastics 103 Gold Street Agawam, Massachuselts 01001 Phone· (413)786·4686 Fax· (413)786·0451 Mens Class · 1 2 3 4 6


Event Name· Walker's Bay State Classic Event Site· Greater lawell voke Event Start Date · 3/ 4/ 00 Club Name· Walker's Gymnastics & Dance, Inc. 312 Plain Street lowell, Massachusells 01852 Phone· (978)459-4954 Fax· (978)392·1347 Women levels · 5 6 7 8 910 Event Name · Boston Classics Event Site · Charles River Gymnastics Accdemy Event Start Date · 3/11/00 Club Name· Charles River Gymnastics Academy 231 Rivermoor Street West Roxbury, Massachuselts 02132 Phone· (617)469·4911 Fax· (617)469·9180 Women levels· 5 6 7 8 910 PO

MARYLAND Event Name · Greotest Show on Earth Event Site· Elite Gymnastics Event Start Date· 3/4/00 Club Name· Elite Gymnastics 2745 Old Washington Road Waldorf, Maryland 20601 Phone· (301)870·7938 Fax· (301)870·68 10 Women levels ·7 8 PO Event Name · Think Spring Invitational Event Site· Columbia Gymnastics Event Start Date · 3/ 18/00 Club Name· Columbia Gymnastics 4725 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ste. A·l 07 Ellicolt City, Meryland 21042 Phone· (410)964·2053 Women levels· 4 5 6

MICHIGAN Event Name· Totally Rad 7 Event Site· Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoa Cntr Event Start Date· 2/ 25/00 Club Name · Greater Kalamazoo World of Gymnastics 2723 Kersten Court Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 Phone· (616)381·5749 Fax· (616)381·4776 Women levels· 5 6 7 8 910

MINNESOTA Event Name· Winterfest Event Site · Perpetual Motion Gymnostics Center Event Start Date· 3/3/00 Club Name · Perpetual Motion Gymnastics Center 900 Third Street 51. Paul Park, Minnesota 55071 Phone· (651)459·5837 Fax· (651)73 1·0839 Women levels· 5 6 7 8 910

MISSOURI Event Name· Pony Express Gymnastic Challenge Event Site · St Joseph Civic Arena Event Start Date· 2/25/00 Club Name · Arising Stars Gymnastic Center 12061 Victory Drive 51. Joseph, Missouri 64506 Phone · (816)232·7502 Women levels · 5 6 7 8 91 0 PO

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NORTH CAROLINA Event Nome· Sondstar Classic Event Site· Gym Event Start Dote· 2/ 26/ 00 Club Nome· Sondhills Acodemy of Gymnastic POBox 3789 Pinehurst, North Carolina 28387 Phone· (910)295·0724 Fox· (910)295·0074 Women Levels· 4 5 6 78910 PO Event Nome· Winter Invite Event Site· Clemmer School of Gymnastics and Dance Event Start Dote · 3/ 11 / 00 Club Nome· Clemmer School 01 Gymnastics and Dance 10420 Southern Loop Blvd. Pineville, North Carolina 28134 Phone · (704)583·9998 Fox · (704)553·7026

NEW JERSEY Event Nome· Scarlett Cup Event Site· Rutgers Univ Event Start Dote· 2/ 26/ 00 Club Nome· Wilton Academy of Gymnoslics 2248 Route 9 South Howell, New Jersey 07731 Phone · (732)462·2079 Fax · (732)462·3877 Women Levels· 5 6 8 910 PO Event Nome· SI. Potty's Meet Event Site· Flyers Gymnastics Academy, Inc. Event Start Oote . 3/ 18/ 00 Club Nome· Flyers Gymnastics Academy, Inc. 40 North White Horse Pike Hammonton, New Jersey 08037 Phone· (609)561·7761 Fox· (609)561·7844 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9

NEVADA Event Nome · Springiest 2000 Event Site· High Sierra Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 3/ 4/ 00 Club Nome· High Sierro Gymnastics 120 Woodland Ave.,Ste. 8 Reno, Nevada 89523 Phone · (775)747-7748 Fox· (775)747·1396 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

Technique magazine will regularly list Member Club invitationals by state in order to help caaches schedule their teams in competitions. When you apply and pay for a sandion with USA Gymnastics, your invitational will autamatically be included in the listing. Remember, only USA Gymnastics Member Clubs are eligible for the invitational listing.


NEW YORK Event Nome· Boys 8uffolo Challenge 2000 Event Site · Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center Event Start Dote· 2/ 27/ 00 Club Nome · Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center 1641 NFrench Rood Getzville, New York 14068 Phone · (716)639·0020 Fox · (716)639·0022 Mens Closs · 1 2 3 4 6 Event Nome· LI Classic Event Site· Longwood Sports Complex Event Start Dote· 3/ 3/ 00 Club Nome· Long Island Gym Nest 27 AIndustrial Blvd. Medlord, New York 11763 Phone · (516)924·9422 Fox · (516)924·7812 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome· Spring Dreams Event Site· American Dreams Gymnastics Academy Event Start Dote · 3/ 25/ 00 Club Nome · American Dreams Gymnastics Academy 585 Rand Dr Watertown, New York 13601 Phone· (315)785·5592 Women Levels -4 5 6 7 8 9

810 Slocum Rd Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Phone· (740)653·3547 Mens Closs· 1 2 3 4 6 7 Event Nome · Queen City Trompoline & Tumbling Event Site · Kids First Sports Clr Event Start Dote · 4/ 9/ 00 Club Nome· Queen City Gymnostics/ Kids First 7900 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 Phone · (513)489·7575 Fox· (513)489·9761

OREGON Event Nome· Emerald Team Challenge Event Site · Lone Community College Event Start Dote · 3/ 10/00 Club Nome· Notional Academy 01 Artistic Gymnastics 869 Shelly Springfield, Oregon 97477 Phone · (541)744·2002 Fox· (541)485·2322 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome · Shamrock Inv. Event Site · Gym·Nest Ltd. Event Start Dote · 3/ 11/00 Club Nome · Gym·Nest Ltd. 1414 SE 18Th Ave #100 Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Phone · (503)640·6378 Fox · (503)640·1029 Women Levels · 5 6 7 8 910

Event Nome · Rising Stars Spring Invitational Event Site· Rising Stars Gymnastics Event Start Dote· 4/1/00 Club Nome · Rising Stars Gymnastics 881 Route 28 Kingston, New York 12401 Phone · (914)339·2387 Fox · (914)687·4367 Women Levels · 5 6 7 8 910 PO

PENNSYLVANIA Event Name· March Madness Inv Event Site · Highlanders Event Start Dote · 3/ 11/00 Club Nome · Highlanders 73 Huff Avenue Ext Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 Phone · (724)832·6744 Women Levels · 5 6 7 PO

Event Nome· Lilac Invitational Event Site · ESL Sports Centre Event Start Dote · 5/ 13/ 00 Club Nome · Penev's Eastside Gymnastics 177 6 East Avenue Rochester Rochester, New York 14610 Phone· (716)271·3517 Fax· (716)271 ·7485 Women Levels· 5 6 7 8 910 PO

Event Nome· Friendship Classic Event Site · Pottsville Gymnastics Troining Center Event Start Dote · 3/ 24/ 00 Club Nome · Pottsville Gymnastic Training Center P.O. Box 631 Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901 Phone· (570)628·4966 Fox· (570)544·4773 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

OHIO Event Nome · Winteriest Event Site· Queen City Gymnastics/ Kids First Event Start Dote· 2/26/00 Club Nome · Queen City Gymnostics/ Kids First 7900 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 Phone· (513)489·7575 Fox· (513)489·9761 Mens Closs· 1 2 3 4 6 7

RHODE ISLAND Event Nome· Ocean State Classic Event Site · Rhode Island College Event Start Dote · 3/ 4/ 00 Club Nome · Ocean State School· Lincoln Bronch 3 Curron Rood Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 Phone· (401)231·6636 Fox· (401 )724·2914 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

Event Nome · Blue Chip Invitational Event Site· Cincinnati Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 3/ 4/ 00 Club Nome · Cincinnati Gymnoslics 3635 Woodridge Blvd Foirlield, Ohio 45014 Phone· (513)860·3082 Fox · (513)870·3831


Event Nome · Spring Fling Event Site · Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center Event Start Dote· 3/ 11/00 Club Nome · Hocking Volley Gymnastics Center


Event Nome · Rushmore Invitational Event Site· Stevens High School Event Start Dote · 3/ 3/ 00 Club Nome· Just Jymnoslics, Inc. 2830 West Omaha Street Rapid City, South Dakota 57702 Phone· (605)341 ·5914 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

TENNESSEE Event Nome · Dogwood Invitational Event Site · Civic Coliseum TECHNIQUE· FEBRUARY 2000

Event Start Dote· 3/ 3/ 00 Club Nome· Knoxville Gymnastics Training Center 5331 Western Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37921 Phone· (423)588·2105 Fox · (423)588·0861 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Event Name· Dogwood Invitotionol Event Site· Civic Coliseum Event Start Dote · 3/ 3/ 00 Club Nome· Knoxville Gymnastics Troining Center 5331 Western Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37921 Phone· (423)588·2105 Fox· (423)588·0861 Event Nome · Dogwood Invitational Event Site· Civic Coliseum Event Start Dote · 3/ 3/ 00 Club Nome · Knoxville Gymnastics Troining Center 5331 Western Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37921 Phone· (423)588·2105 Fox· (423)588·0861 Mens Closs · 4 6 7

VIRGINIA Event Nome· Judges Cup/ Sectional Event Site· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 2/ 26/ 00 Club Nome · Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProlessionol Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone· (757)547·0169 Fox· (757)436·2724 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome · Shamrock Invitational Event Site· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 3/ 18/ 00 Club Nome · Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProlessionol Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone· (757)547-0169 Fox· (757)436·2724 Women Levels · 5 6 7 8 910 PO Event Nome· Spring Fling Event Site· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 4/ 15/ 00 Club Nome· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProlessionol Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone· (757)547-0169 Fox · (757)436·2724 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome· Level 4 State Event Site· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 5/ 13/ 00 Club Nome· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProlessionol Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone· (757)547-0169 Fox· (757)436·2724 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome · May Doy Invitational Event Site · Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote· 5/ 20/ 00 Club Nome · Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProlessionol Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone · (757)547·0169 Fox· (757)436·2724 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO


Event Nome· Summer Time Invitational Event Site· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics Event Start Dote· 6/3/ 00 Club Nome· Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics 912 AProfessional Place Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 Phone · (757)547·0169 Fax· (757)436·2724 Women Levels · 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO

WASHINGTON Event Nome· Northshore Invitational Event Site · Sammamish High School Event Start Dote· 2/ 25/ 00 Club Nome· Northshore Gymnastics Center 19460 144th Ave. NE Woodinville, Washington 98072 Phone · (425)402·6602 Fox · (425)483·9621 Women Levels· 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PO Event Nome· CEG Invitational Event Site· Cascade Elite Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 3/ 11/00 Club Nome· Cascade Elite Gymnastics 23101 56th Avenue Wesl Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043 Phone · (425)672-6887 Fox · (425)672·7288 Mens Closs· 1 2 3 4 6 7 Event Nome· Teddy Bear Classic Event Site · Puget Sound Gymnastics Event Start Dote· 4/ 1/00 Club Nome· Puget Sound Gymnastics 1217 13th Street SE Puyallup, Woshington 98374 Phone· (253)845·0910 Fox· (253)845·3021 Event Nome· Ursula's Invitalionol Event Site· Auburn HS Event Start Dote· 4/ 22/ 00 Club Nome· Auburn Gymnastics Center, Inc. 4208 Auburn Way North Auburn, Washington 98002 Phone · (253)854·2838 Fox · (253)856·0370 Women Levels· 5 6 PO Event Nome· April Showers Event Site · Northshore Gymnastics Center Event Start Dote· 4/ 23/ 00 Club Nome· Northshore Gymnostics Center 19460 144th Ave. NE Woodinville, Washington 98072 Phone · (425)402·6602 Fox · (425)483·9621 Women Levels· 5 6 PO

WYOMING Event Nome· March Madness Event Site · High Uinta Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 3/ 25/ 00 Club Nome · High Uinta Gymnastics 275 Saddle Ridge Avenue Evanston, Wyoming 82930 Phone · (307)789·1770 Event Name· April Showers Meet Event Site· High Uinta Gymnastics Event Start Dote · 4/ 15/ 00 Club Nome· High Uinta Gymnastics 275 Saddle Ridge Avenue Evanston, Wyoming 82930 Phone · (307)787·3158





USA Gymnastics invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the National Congress 2000 in Boston, August 18-21. Congress programming is based primarily on this annual Call for Presenters, bringing practical and relevant information to USA Gymnastics professionals. By featuring you and your peers as presenters, USA Gymnastics provides Congress attendees with the strongest forum for information exchange, problem solving and networking on a national level.

SELECTION CRITERIA Proposals received by the deadline will be forwarded to the appropriate national program planning committee. Your proposal will be evaluated on the following:

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Overall quality and innovation National significance Relevance to the program Well-defined focus Sound research/theoretical basis Practical applications of materials~ :.-

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National ~ealth (are and Sport Science Referral Networ~ USA Gymnastics National Health Care Referral Network is comprised of health care practitioners with proven experience working with athletes. These professionals have met the criteria in their field set by the National Sport Science and Health Care Board of Consultants and expressed an interest in partnering with local gymnastics programs to provide health care services for athletes.'

The following list is the Winter 99/00 update with individuals from the fields of Nutrition, Sport Psychology Consultant, Clinical Psychology, Primary Care Sparts Medicine, Athletic Training, Sport Science, Psychiatry, a nd Orthopaedic Surgery. There is also a separate category of former gymnasts in various health care professions. Anyone interested in knowing more about the National Health Care Referral Network or the Athlete Well ness Program can contact Nancy Marshall, Athlete Well ness Program Manager at (503)585-4641 (Oregon) or

REGISTERED DIETITIANS Dan 8enardot, Ph.D., R.D., LD. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics laboratory for Elite Athlete Performame Georgia State University College of Health Sciemes University Plaza Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 (404) 651 -1560 (phone) Jackie Berning, Ph.D., R.D. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Biology 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (303) 593-3078 (phone) Ruth Carey, R.D., LD. 4121 SW43rdAve. Portland, OR 97221 (503) 203-8991 (phone) (503) 203-8988 (fax) Nancy Clark M.s., R.D. SportsMedicine Brookline 830 Boylston Street, Route 9 Brookline, MA 02167 (617) 739-2003 (phone) Christine Dooliffle, M.s., R.D., CD.E. 101 Buckhill Rd. Piffsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 366-5277 (phone) (412)367-4529 (fax) Michelle Dusserre-Farrell, M.B.S., R.D"·· 15215 Magnolia Blvd. #1I0 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818)986-744 I (phone) Phyllis Kennel Krozos, M.s., R.R., LD.N. 48 Par la Ville Rd., Suite 295 Hamilton, HM I I 8ermuda (441) 236-5717 (phone and fax) Johnna KudlacMS, RD. lD RR 4 Box 554M. Sanger, TX 76266 (940) 482-6652 (phone) Kim laPiona, M.s., R.D"·· 609 1/2 Acacia Ave. Corona del Mar, CA 92625 (949) 723-I784 (phone) Rick lewis, Ph.D., R.D. Department of Foods and Nutrition The University of Georgia Dawson Hall Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-4901 (phone)


(706) 542-5059 (fax)

los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 794-0795 (phone) (310) 794-6097 (fax)

Melinda Manore, Ph.D., R.D"· Prafessor of Nutrition 80x 872502 / Cowden Bldg Arizona State University Depl. of Family Resources and Human Development Tempe, A185287-2502 (480) 965-6935 (phone) (480) 965-6779 (fax)

Steven A. Giles, M.D. Moreland Family Medicine Assoc., S.C 717 W. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188 (414) 542-9100 (phone) Brian Halpern, M.D., FMFP Sports Medicine New Jersey Baron Plaza, I0 Route 520 East Marlboro, NJ 07746 (908) 946-2100 (phone)

Mildred Mcinnis Cody Ph.D., R.D., LD. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 (404) 651-1 105 (phone) (404) 651 -1 235 (fax) Karen Reznik Dolins, M.S., R.D., CD.-N. 250 E. Hartsdale Hartsdale, NY 10530 (914) 725-5703 (phone) (914) 723-6620 (fax)

Suzanne S. Hecht, M.D..•• UCLA Depl. of Family Medicine 924 Westwood Blvd., Suite 650 Box 957087 los Angeles, CA 90095-7087 (310) 794-0794 (phone) (310) 794-6087 (fax) (current elite judge) David Herzog, M.D. Director, Eating Disorders Unit Massachuseffs General Hospital 15 Parkman SI., ACC 725 Boston, MA 021 14 (617) 726-2724 (phone)

Paffi Tveit Milligan, M.S., R.D"·· Corporate Wellness Dietitian Henry's Marketplace 9320 Fuerke Dr., Suite 105 la Mesa, CA 91941 (6 19) 460-3032 exl. 727 (phone)

Mimi Johnson M.D. Team Physician, Univ. of Wash. 12707 -120th Ave. N.E.Ste.202 Kirkland, WA 98034 (425) 899-4200 (phone) (425) 899-4202 (fax)

Claudia Wilson M.s., R.D. Sports Nutritionist/ Clinical Dietitian University of Utah Nutrition Clinic Division of Foods and Nutrition HPR-N-239 Salt lake City, UT 84 112 (BOI) 581 -5417 (phone) (801) 585-3874 (fax)

Steven Karageanes, D.O. 8907 Kanis Road, Suite 330 Uffle Rock, AR 72205 (501) 227 -9994 (phone) (501) 221 -0710 (fax)


Daniel Krah M.D. Methodist Sports Medicine Center 1815 N. Capitol Ave. Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 921 -3729 (phone) (317)921 -0215 (fax)

Cindy Chang, M.D. University of California University Health Service Tang Center, 2222 Bamroh Way Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 643-3627 (phone) (510) 643-9790 (fax)

Teri Metcalf McCambridge, M.D..•• Ruxton Professional Center 8322 Bellona Ave., Suite 100 Towson, MD 21204 (410) 337-7900 (Phone) (410)337-5321 (Fax)

Katherine Dec, M.D. Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Center 206 Twinridge Rehabilitation Richmond, VA 23235 (804) 323-1421 (phone) (804) 320-771 1 (phone)

larry Nassar, D.O., AIC" Michigan State University Sports Medicine 2900 Hannah Blvd., Suite 104 East lansing, MI 48823

John DiFiori, M.D. UCLA Division of Family Medicine, Ste.220 200 UCLA Medical Plaza



(517) 336-4520 (phone) (517)332-4576 (fax) Aurelia NaHiv, M.D"· UCLA Division of Family Medicine 924 Westwood Blvd. Suite 650 / Box 957087 los Angeles, CA 90095-7087 (310) 794-0794 (phone) (310) 794-6097 (fax) Margot Petukian, M.D., FACSM Pennsylvania State University Center for Sports Medicine 1850 E. Park Ave., Suite 112 University Park, PA 16803 (81 4) 863-7803 (phone) (814) 865-3566 (fax) mxp Sami Rifat, M.D. Sports Medicine Associates 44 199 Dequindre, Ste. 314 Troy, MI 48098 (248) 828-5454 (phone) (248) 828-5410 (fax) Alan R. Stockard, D.O. Division Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation of Texas 3600 W.7th St. Fort Worth, TX 761 07 (817) 377-3422 (dinic phone) (817) 735-9034 (dinic fax)

MEDICAL DOCTORS/ ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS James R. Andrews, M.D. Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center 1201 I Ith Ave. South, Suite 200 Birmingham, Al35205 (205) 939-3000 (phone) (205) 918-0848 (fax) A. Jay Binder, M.D., M.P.H. Director/lhe Sports Medicine Center 47201 -10 Service Rd., Suite 301 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 885-8225 (phone) (504) 885-7642 (fax) Quinter Burne" II, M.D. K. Valley Orthopedics, P.C and The Southwestern Michigan Sportsmedicine Clinic 315 Turwililane Kalamazoo, MI 49006 (616) 343-8170 (phone) (616) 382-8490 (fax) Patricia CChamberland, M.D. The Hughston of Colorado, P.C


214 E. Denver Ave. Gunnison, CD 81230 (800) 351-1994 (phone) (970) 64 I-0377 (fax) Walton W.Curl, M.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1070 (910) 716-4207 (phone) (910) 716-6286 (fax) Hamilton Easler, M.D., Ph.D. Tooze & Easter 720 South QueenSt. Dover, DE 19904 (302) 735-8700 (phone) David Fischer, M.D"· Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center 701 25th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55454 (6 12) 672-4800 (phone) (612) 672-4560 (fax) Robert Frederick, M.D. Rothman Institute at Jefferson 925 Chestnut SI. Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 955-3458 (phone) (215) 955-4952 (phone) (215) 503-0580 (fax) Carlos Guamhe, M.D. Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center 701 25th Ave. South Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55454 (6 12) 339-7734 (phone) (612) 339-7434 (fax) Jeffrey l Halbrecht, M.D. Private Practice 2100 Webster St., Suite 331 San Francisca, CA 94115 (415) 923-0944 (phone) (415) 923-5896 (fax) William Hayes, M.D. Houston Northwest Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center 13635 Michael Rd. Tomball, TX 77375 (281) 351-7261 (phone) (281) 351-2515 (fax) Mark Hutchinson, M.D"· University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Orthopedics (Ml844) 209 Medical Science S., 901 Woleo" Chicago, Il60612 (312) 996-71 6I (phone) (312) 996-9025 (fax)


Douglos Jockson, M.D. Southern Californio Center for Sports Medicine 2760 Atlantic Avenue long Beoch, CA 90806 (562) 424-3441 (phone) (562) 427-1235 (fox) Dovid M. Joyner, M.D., F.A.e.S. 4750 lindle Rood Suite 365 Horrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 561-5265 (phone) (717) 561 -5264 (fox) Thomos P. Knopp M.D. Sonto Monico Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group 1301 Twentieth Street Suite 150 Sonto Monico, CA 90404 (310) 829-2663 (phone) (310) 315-0326 (fox) Peter Kurzweil, M.D. Southern Colifornio Center for Sports Medicine 2760 Atlontic Avenue long 8eoch, CA 90806 (562) 424-6666 (phone) (562) 427-1235 (fox) Thomas N. lindenfeld, M.D. Cincinnoti Sportsmedicine ond Orthopaedic Center 12115 Sheroton lone Cincinnoti, OH 45246 (513) 671-0311 (phone)

Mory Lloyd Irelond, M.D. Kentucky Sports Medicine Clinic 601 Perimeter Dr. lexington, KY 40517 (606) 268-0268 (phone) (606) 268-4519 (fox) Mork A. lundeen, M.D., P.e. Orthopaedic Associotes Forgo 2301 25th Street South Suite A Forgo, NO 58103 (701) 237-9712 (phone) (701) 237-0922 (fox) Bert Mondelboum, M.D." Sonto Monico Orthopedic Sports Medicine 1301 20th St., Suite 150 Sonto Monico, CA 90404 (310) 829-2663 (phone) (310) 315-0326 (fox) Robert J. Meislin, M.D. Phoenix Orthopedic Group 2620 North 3rd St., Suite 100 Phoenix, A7. 85004 (602) 277-1558 (phone) 8ill Mitchell, M.D." / '-Sports Medicine 8rookline 830 Boylston St., Suite 112 Brookline, MA 02167 (617) 731-6300 (phone) (617) 731 -9640 (fox) Terry F. Reordon, M.D. Orthopedic Associates of Middletown 51 South Moin St. Middletown, cr 06457 (860) 347-7636 (phone)

Yvonne E. SoHervmite, M.D. Kentucky Sports Medicine 601 Perimeter Dr. lexington, KY 40517 (606) 268-0268 (phone) (606) 268-4519 (fox) Robert A.Stanton, M.D. 325 Reef Rood Foirfield, cr 06430 (203) 255-2839 (phone) (203) 254 3685 (fox) John Steubs, M.D. Minneopolis Sports Medicine Center 701 25th Avenue South #400 Minneopolis, MN 55454 (612) 339-7734 (phone) (612) 892-1800 (phone) (612) 672-4560 (fox) Kevin M. Supple, M.D.'" Greensboro Orthopoedic Center, P.A. 1401 8eniomin Porkwoy Greensboro, NC 27408 (910) 545-5000 (phone) (910) 545-5020 (fox) Douglos P. Tewes, M.D. lincoln OrthopoedicCenter, P.e. 6900 AStreet P.O. Box 6939 lincoln, NE 68506 (402) 436-2000 (phone) (402) 436-2099 (fox) John W.Uribe, M.D. 5000 University Drive, Suite 3320 Corol Gobles, Fl33146

(305) 669-3320 (phone) (305) 669-3324 (fox) Dovid LWolden, M.D. Southern Colorodo Orthopedic Clinic 2233 Acodemy Ploce, Suite 101 Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 570-7272 (phone) (719) 570-9030 (fox) George J. ZambeHi, Jr., M.D. 343-345 West 58th Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 765-2260 (phone)

ATHLETIC TRAINERS Dwight Adsit, Ale. 4010 Donolboin Spring, TX 77373 (281) 351 -6300 (phone) Jomes Beitzel, Ale. Heolth South Rehobilitotion 297 VI. 63rd St. Willowbrook, Il60514 (630) 789-9506 (phone) Morino 8iogini IIlLATC, CSCS 30 Goskill Ave. W. Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 739-3145 (phone) Mornie lynn 8rown, Ale., P.T. Sinoi Somoriton Medicol Center Sports Medicine Institute 19601 W. Blue Mound Rd. Brookfield, WI 53045 (414) 821-4460 (phone) (414) 821-4464 (fox)



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Dovid Burchuk, P.T., Ale. lighthouse Physicol Therapy 150 Gosling Rd. Portsmouth, NH 03BOI (603) 431 ·0277 (phone)

J. Rigo Corboiol, Ale. 11 829 44th Dr. Glendale, A7. 85304 (602) 548·9882 (phone) (602) 548·0228 (fox) John Christionsen, P.T., Ale. Health South Rehobilitotion 297 W. 63rd St. Wiliowbrook, ll60514 (630) 789-9506 (phone) Rondy Cro~, P.T., Ale. PROREHA8 12660 lomplighter Square, Suite E St. louis, MO 63128 (314) 842·2990 (phone) Kotherine I. Dieringer, Ale., LAIC. Texos Womon's University Intercollegiote Athletics PO 80x 425349 Denton, TX 76204-5349 (817) 898·2378 (phone) Albert J. Ducker, Ale. HeolthSouthSports Medicine 12115 Sheraton Cincinnoti, OH 452116 (513) 346·3110 (phone) (513) 346-7290 x3501 (voice moil) (513) 346·3113 (fox) (continued


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NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND SPORT SCIENCE REFERRAL NETWORK (con tinued from page 33) Kathleen Hickey Kane, P.l, Ale. Valley Physical Theropy & Sports Medicine 6 Progress Dr, Cromwell, CT 06416 (B60) 635-9622 (phone) (B60) B2B-6303 (fox) (B60) 635-9620 (fax) (w) Kathleen M,laquole, Ph,D" LAle., 1290 Wampanoag Trail East Providence, RI 02915 (410) 437-1977 (phone) Ron linfonte, Ale. Director of Sports Medicine St. John's University Alumni Hall Jamaica, NY 11439 (71 B) 990-6055 (phone) (71 B) 990-219B (fax) linfontr@stjohns,edu Janice loudon, Ph,D, P.l, Ale., S,e.S, The University of Kansas Medical Center Assistant Professor 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City, KS 66160-7601 (913) 5BB-6914 (phone) (913) 5BB-456B (fax) jloudon@kumcedu Timothy Mclone, AlC./L M,B,A, Watson Clinic, llP 1600 lakeland Hills Blvd, lakeland, Fl33B05 (B63) 6BO-72B4 tmdane@Wotsondinic(om Dennis Miller, P.l, Ale." Purdue University Mackey Arena Wes1lofaye"e, IN 47906 (317) 494-0102 (phone) larry Nassar, 0,0" Ale." Michigan State University Sports Medicine 2900 Hannoh Blvd_, Suite 104 East lansing, MI4BB23 (517) 336-4520 (phone) (517) 332-4576 (fox) lowrence,nossar@ht,msu,edu Don Rockey, Al e. 7331 E. Osborn Rd. #190 Sca"sdale, AZ B5251 (602) B92·2121 (phone) Melanie 1 Seamon, P.T, Ale. Healthsouth 6767-B South Yale Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 492·3639 (phone) Kevin Shanahan, P.l, Ale. Health South Rehabilitation 297 W, 63rd St. Wiliowbrook,ll60514 (630) 789·9506 (phone)

linda Tremain, P.l, Ale. Health South Rehabilitation 297 W,63rd St. Willowbrook, ll60514 (630) 7B9-9506 (phone) Debbie A,Van Horn, MS" Ale. P.O, Box 576 Crested Bu"e, CO B1224 (970) 349-5371 (phone) James Zachazewski, P.l, AlC Newton-Wellesley Hospital 2014 Washington St. Newton, MA 02162 (617) 243-6000 (phone)

SPORT SCIENCE CONSULTANTS Dennis Caine Ph,D, (Epidemeiology and Anthropometry) Dept. of Physical Education, Health and Recreation Western Washington University Bellinghom, WA 9B225 (360) 650-3529 (phone) (360) 650-7447 (fax) dencaine@ccwwu_edu Robert M, Malina, Ph_D" Professor and Director Institute for the Study of Youth Sports Deportment of Kinesiology Michigan State University 213 1M Sports Cirde East lansing, MI 4BB24-1049 517-355-7620 (phone) 517-353-5363 (fox) RMAlINA@pilot,msu_edu Jessica Smith, MS'" (Bioengineering) 636 E, 1300 S, Salt lake City, UT B41 05 (B01) 4B7-9349 (home phone) (B01) 314-403B(office phone) tOjsmith@ihccom

William A,Sands Ph,D," / '" 500 Parkview Dr. Pork City, UT B409B (435) 649-3759 wmosands@hotmail,com Mel Siff, Ph,D, (Biomechanics/ Training Theory) 7434 S, Cherry Court li"leton, CO B0122 (303) 221-3336 (phone) mcsiff@aol,com

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTANTS Gloria Balague, Ph,D," UIC Psychology Department 1007 W, Harrison St. Chicago, Il60607 (312) 996-B6Bl (phone) (312) 413-4122 (fax) Gloriab@uicedu Karen 0, Cogan, Ph_D_'" Counseling and Testing Center University of North TexIII PO Box 31 096B Denton, TX 76203 (940) 565-479B (phone) (940) 565-4376 cogan@dsa, lewis Curry, Ph,D, Associote Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance Director, GRIZ Sport Counseling and Performance Enhancement Resource Center 220A & BMcGill/HHP Dept, The University of Montano Missoula, MT 59B12 (406) 243-5242 (office phone) (406) 72B-6252 (fax) curry5B@selway_umt_edu Joan Dudo, Ph,D, Professor of Sport Psychology The University of Birminghom School of Sport and Ex, Sciences Edgebaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom 0121-414-4115 (phone) 0121-414-4121 (fax) Joon,Duda@bhom,acuk

Jeni McNeal, M,e., CS.CS,'" (Exercise phYSiology/strength and conditioning) Department of Exercise and Sport Science University of Utah Salt lake City, UT B4112 (B01) 272-974B (home phone) (B01) 5Bl·5430 (office phone) (B01) 5B5·3992 (fax) jenimmeal@hotmoil,com

Richard 0, Gordin, Ed,D, Department of HPER Utah State University logon, UT B4322 (435) 797·1506 (phone) (435) 797-3759 (fax) gordin@ccusu,edu

Jennifer Kilgore, M.5. (Applied Sport Psychology)'" 1920 S. Foothill Dr, Salt lake, City, UT 841 OB (801 )581·5430 (w. phone) (801)585-3992 (fax) jm.kilgore@m,cc,utah,edu

David A, Feigley, Ph,D, Rutgers Deportment of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Faculty of Arts and Sciences loree Gymnasium, Room 107 PO Box 270 New Brunswick, NJ 08903·0270

(90B) 932-6537 (phone) (90B) 932-953B (phone) (90B) 932-9525 (fax) Wayne Hurr, Ph,D, Georgetown University Counseling & Psychiatric Services One Darnall Hall 37th & "0" Streets NW Washington, DC 20057 (202) 6B7-69B5 (phone) lene larsen Ph,D, Children's Memorial Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2300 Children's Plaza #10 Chicago, Il60614 (773) BBO-3421 (phone) (773) BBO-Bll0 (fax) Joseph Mossimo, Ph,D, 45 Pond St. Apt. 19 Waltham, MA 02451-4569 (7Bl) B91-6769 (home) (7Bl) B93-2009 (gym) lindo Petlichkoff, Ph,D_ Professor, Department of HPER Boise State University 1910 University Drive Boise, 10 B3725 (20B) 426-1231 (office phone) (20B) 426-1B94 (fax) Ipetlic@boisestate,edu James P. Reardon, Ph,D, Consulting Psychologist Worthington Woods Office Condominiums 7550 Pingue Drive Worthington, OH 430B5 (614) 436-99B5 (phone) (614) 436-0256 (fox) Mark Thompson, Ph,D_ Inner Edge 3514 Clinton Parkway Box A-2B5 lawrence, KS 66047 (7B5) 749-2BBB (phone)

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST Polly Rost, Ph,D, (Private Proctice) B07 South George St. York, PA 17403 (717) B43-6561 (phone) (717) B45-6941 (fox) Michael Strober Ph,D, Director, UCLA Eating Disorders Progrom 760 Westwood Plozo los Angeles, CA 90024-1759 (310) B25-5730 (phone) (310) B25-29B2 (fox) MStrober@mednet,

PSYCHIATRY CONSULTANTS Antonia Baum, M,D," /'" George Washington University Oept. of Psychiatry, 8th Floor

2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington D,C 20037 (202) 994-290B (office) (202) 994-6377 (fax) Ronald Kamm, M,D," 257 Monmouth Rd, Building A, Suite 5 Oakhurst, NJ 07755 (732) 517-0595 (office phone) (732) 531-6493 (fax) rlkamm@monmouth,com David Herzog, M.D, Director Eating Disorders Unit Massachuse"s Generol Hospital 15 Parkman St., ACC 725 Boston, MA 02114 (617) 726-2724 (office phone)

FORMER GYMNASTS IN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS Alison Arnold, Ph,D" UC Head Games Professional Sport Psychology B12 N, 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ B5003 (602) 462-1607 (phone) (602) 462-160B (fax) docalison@aaLcom Jennifer Fasonella, MS" R,N" BS,N, 4411 SW 34th St., #902 Gainsville, Fl3260B (352) 336-0B19 (phone) Darcy Heath, M,t, MFCCI Marriage and Family Counselor 2530 Silveruest Ct. Pinole, CA 94564 (510) 223-1B55or (BOO) 596-B945 (phone) PSYCHMEUP@AOLCOM Desiree Jansen, R,D" LD_ Hillcrest Medical Center Hillcrest Exercise and lifestyle Programs 1265 S, Utica Ave" Suite, 200 Tulsa, OK 74101-4964 (91 B) 579-4959 (phone) Kyro Miller, M,S., R,D. 13BB Glenover Way Marie"a, GA 30062 (770) 321·0041 (phone/fax) Mary Sowa, R,D, CNSD Sports Nutritionist lB Wadsworth Irvine, CA 92620 (949) B57-B364 (phone) (949) 857·8324 (fox) Jennifer Whinery, M,A, Theropeutic Recreation Dynamite Academy of Gymnastics 327 Fronklin Ave, Rockaway, NJ 07B66

The United States Olympic CommiHee has estabhshed a Notional Rehabmtotion Network (USOC-NRNJ and the Notional Dentol Referral Network. listed on these Networks are clinics and smools with Sports Medicine programs who have agreed to provide health core to active elite athletes under the USOC elite athlete program. For questions oboutthis network call 1-800-638-1604. • Fees for services provided determined by health core practitioner. .. Indicates member of the USA Gymnastics Notional Sport Science and Health Core Boord of Consultants. - Indicates quahfying health core praditioners who are also former gymnasts. The Athlete Wellness Program has been partially funded by gifts from the Notional Gymnastics Foundation.

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All nominations for positions must be USA Gymnastics Women's Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old, and meet the prerequisites in Article VI of the Operating Code Sections H and I found in the Women's Rules and Policies. The positions are four (4) year terms 2000-2004.

Women's Nominations for National Committee Chair 1. Positions

Nominations are to be sent to the Women's Program Director, USA Gymnastics office by March 15,2000.

Women's Program Senior Director USA Gymnastics Pan American Plaza 20 I S. Capitol Ave., Ste. 300 Indianapolis, IN 46225 Fax: 317-237-5069


National Administrative Board Chairman (the National Administrative Board Chairman is elected by the National Administrative Board.)

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National Elite Program Chair (the National Elite Program Chair is elected by the National Elite Program Committee).

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USA Gymnastics is proud to host the first National Championship for competition in General Gymnastics - TeamGymn. This Championship will be contested in conjunction with the 2000 National Gym Fest. DATES: June 23-25, 2000

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It is time for all qualified gymnasts ~ / "'-...1, ~ to apply for the ((~::. './Y~:J) 2000 Men's Junior ~y 't::::7 ~ Olympic Program Academic All American Recognition Award. All male competitive athletes, who are enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 and have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scalel, are eligible. Applicants must submit a completed application form, along with two letters of recommendation, a biographical sketch and a $5.00 application fee to USA Gymnastics by April 15th. A complete program description can be found in the USA Gymnastics Men's Rules and Policies or on-line at wwW • usa - gym n a s tic s . a r 9

LOCATION: Emory University' Atlanta, GA LEVELS OF COMPETITION: All TeamGymn levels are eligible to participate. Level I squads will receive achievement recognition as per the TeamGymn regulations. Level 2 and 3 squads will compete fo r the nation al title in men 's, women's and mixed groups, as well as by age division . QUALIFYING PROCEDURES: All squads will compete under the USA Gymnastics TeamGymn Regulations as published on USA Gymnastics Online. TeamGymn squads qualify to the National Championships in the following manner: I. Squads must compete in two (2) sanctioned TeamGymn competitions between January I and March 3 1,2000. Event results must be forwarded to USA Gymnastics. 2. Squads must submit qualifying entry forms no later than March 3 1, 2000, to USA Gymnastics. NOTIFICATION AND APPLICATION: I. USA Gymnastics will post qu alifying squad lists on April 3, 2000 on USA Gymnastics online. 2. Qualified TeamGymn squads must submit nominative entry forms no later than April 28,2000. 3. USA Gymnastics will post competition squad lists and preliminary competition order May 8, 2000.

Dear USA Gymnastics,

My husband, Ed and I, were married earlier • this year under interesting circumstances and we thought you might be interested. We that the are both optional coaches in Eden Prairie, Min nesota, at Classic Gymnastics. We had a hard time deciding where to have our wedding because most of our family lives in California, but all of our friends are in Minnesota. By the time we finally decided to have the wedding in Minnesota, all of the reception halls were booked. We ended up getting married in the gym under a set of uneven bars. The idea was actually a suggestion from a bunch of the Minnesota judges. We all had a great time, and we couldn't have done it without the sport of gymnastics.



For more information, registration information, etc. contact:

Yours Truly, Jennifer Savoy

Address: GG at USA Gymnastics Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 20 I S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Phone: (3 17) 237-5050 Email: URL:

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WHEIl-Semi nar:Thursday,June I at 8:30 a.m to Sunday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m. Complete schedule will be mailed in follow-up packet


COS'rS-UEARLY BIRD" Postmarked Before March Ist registered coach ............................ 2 nd coach from same club .................. Postmarked After March I Ist registered coach ............................ 2 nd coach from same club ..................

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ARIZONA Geoffrey Bleakman Eric Brown Jennifer Handy Angaileca Patton

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Simon Chaban Jamie Charshafian Christel Chavez Doug Clinkenbeard Deshawn Cobbs Jerry Cough lin Heather Crowell Shelly Cruddas Katie Cuff Valerie Darnell Hinda Darner Michelle Davey Gilberto De Souza Sheila Di Santo Laura Downing Kelley Dutton Lori Elliott Ilea Erickson Mike Eschenbrenner Dawn Ferriera Jennifer Fish Aimee German Marcie Germani Reynae Gonzalez Jaclyn Gose Christin Hair Cricket Hamar Allison Hamilton Erika Hansen Hillary Harding Pam Hendricks

Diane Hendricks Kathryn Henshaw Jaime Hoffman Shelly Holliday Orla Hopkins Diana Hudtloff Julie Hunt Emily Johanson Jimise Johnson-Wright Holly Kemmerle Carla Knudsen Kea Kratzer Sarah Kron Janette Lathon Sonya Lee Ronald Leschinski Diane Lippstock Jenny MacCrae Mary McKulie Tammie Millard Melanie Mil ler Shannon Moreno Jennifer Mori Suzanne Morris Luis Nava Katrina Ng Lynda Nicol Kathryn Noble Anne Ososkie Barbara Parent Tania Pashkova



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Nancy Vasquez Pearce Wagner Nicole Warren Apryl Weimer Sharon Wenger Sarah Wh ite Deborah Whiting Carolan Whitney Pam Wilder Jamie Winklepleck Patricia Zevallos

COLORADO Rachel Barr Jeff Cottle Donyella Dardano Gina Dardano Joanne Davis Heidi Gardner Angela Kraske Katie La Violette Julie Lindsay Joni Rummell Lisa Shaw


CONNECTICUT Michelle Atwood Manvel Bonilla Lori Brin Rhonda Buitrago Marianne Burke

Kelly Byrne Russell Connelly Jr Frank Du Plessis Jennifer Evan Patricia Foote Marissa Ford Sharon Gostkowski Debra Harnal Lisa Hicks Amanda Le Roux Carol Olsen-Rogers Christina Pothier John Schwartz Pat Semon Rosemary Seto

Kathleen Semok Wendy Settles Keri Shahen Mary Springer Jessica Spurgeon John Stephenson Erik Vie ira Eileen Von Fischer Jill Walker Kandi Wedge William West Corinne White Christina White Ellen Woodley

DISTRICT OF Gregory Brodie Linda Maluso

FLORIDA Cassandraane Adams Adele Al bahae Jody Anderson Michele Beaugrand Mindy Becker Angela Brandel Jill Byrd Tara Calafiore Sherrie Caldwell Carrol Callahan Heather Campbell Ellen Caplan Susie Chisholm Lori Conte Betty Cox Dorrise Crespo Gail Cullen Sally Cuningham Andrea Cunningham Lori Fantauzzo Elvia Ferrer Gloria Gil Aimee Goodman Kelli Gresha m Brandy Griffin Steven Gun nerson Leslie Guy Hortensia Herrera Susan Jeter Carolyn Jurgrau Synne Kennedy Terje Kulu Liliana Lopez Suellen Machold Jennifer Macomber Daisy Marcos Paula Martorana Tanaya Mazur Kelly Melendi Debra Mitchell Maria Moller-Hernandez Quentin Mondello Sylvia Pasnak Shelly Pau ll Kathie Perez Kim Pound Tonia Randle Carri Roberts Jill Rojas Ulises Rubio Sivlina Russo Mary Samma rco


Debbie Bessette Theresa Goth Peggy Jamnik David Jerger Lynn Lenz Teresa Maloney Rebecca Masucci Leah McGhee Karin Morley Susan Saffran Jennifer Stempien Brandy Swager Dia ne Swanson Michelle Thrall Monique Vodicka Amy Wiseley

Mandy Ackley Deborah Allaire Ann Marie Allara Tamara Bowlby Amy Briggs Lisa Burns Jennifer Casey Marion Cherubini Susan Christofi Jennifer Copeland Emmanuel Crespo Karen Dabritz Sharon Dixon Joyce do Couto Melissa Doyle Cynthia Eastman Michelle Femino Barbara Getchell Christina Huber Catherine Lantych Teresa Levesque Beth Litzen Sandra MacMullin Marlyce Mancini Marcia McKeever Joseph Mellen Kathleen Needham Kerstin Olson Neysa Packard Rachel Parent Jennifer Paul Christine Paul-Sudbey J ennifer Peck Deborah Schultz Colleen Small Kim Stiefel Dorothy Vietze Kara Vose Jane Waldman



Geri Berry Jayne Boudia Lynn Fernandez Caris Gephart Rita Grube Sharon Jessup Moore Elizabeth Koehne Brian Lawson Lori Manion Tricia Middleton Lyndsay Pilcher Angela Prewitt Heather Rau Dale Russell Margaret Schessele

Karen Emmett Marisa Giannella Misty Hevey Joanne Kelsey Phnonia Kess Wendy MacNaught Terry Martin Kyann Moell er Aud rey Novak Carol Schnyder Kimberly Walizer Benjamin Walsh Farzaneh Wlotzka

IDAHO Chad Babcock Gayle Beard Scott Bensouv Michelle Carnes Mae Crider Katherine Kolp Jamie Moore Donna Penza Leigh Wilso n


IOWA Tamara Brant Ryan Ellison Christine Estabrook David Hohmann Kevin McMahon Tamara Moeller Maria Ohl son-Fein Kristen Perreault Ginny Sams Liwen Zhuang

Kristi Abercrombie Annie Artalejo J ulie Bishop Justin Boehm Wayne Boyd David Bryan Cathy Ca rter Lara Chartier Johnnetta Fielder-Pitts Jeanette Flint Jamie Ginter Adriana Godown Lauren Green Maureen Gunsolus Michelle Harden Kimberly Heffington Sarah Huttu Heather Kay Kimberley Keough Elyse Krakow Robyn LaRocca Tabatha Lipham Jennifer Lleras Megan McCue Heidi Mignell Tobi Moncus Deena Moore Patricia Murphy William New, Jr. Robert Oster Tami Parker Michelle Parks Rebekah Reyher Virginia Reyher Leslie Riley Jessica Rockwell Christi Ruff Cathy Schliesmann Cheryl Smal lwood Rebecca Sorohan Ang ie Spector Sean Taylor Ellie Thompson Kelly Turner Pamela Webb Brandy Wilbourn Kristen Wilhelm Lisa Woodard


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KENTUCKY Richard Adams Deborah Baker Helen Ba rnes Kimberly Ca in Jill Drain Shawn Janusz Jennifer Layne Jeanine Schilling Patsy Stone Vicki Swick

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MINNESOTA Tricia Adkins Rachel Bruner Barbara Dilbert Cherri Dunfee Corinne Gachne Cindee Haider Brooke J ohnson Jolie Kephart Jill Kraemer Beth Langley James Leshovsky Deborah Longley Janelle Monette Heather Nelson Brenda Robrock Jessica Smithson Sarah Wilker

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OREGON Lauri Allen Catherine Gray Peg Harper Jacque Lansden Heather Tolford

1999 KAT CERTIFIED TEACHERS (continued from page 43)



Lori Gardner Eliza Ghazarian Ca rrie Jones Kelly Judge Kathleen Kelley Steven Michaud Jenifer Ogilvy Heather Rankin Dea nna Shenk

Sheila Leech Darlene Trotsky

NEW JERSEY Brandi Baylor Sandra Bills Amanda Boyum Dannette Conroy Laurie Downs Barbara Etting Andrea Garcia Carol Hickie Christine Hunt Catherine Jankowitz Tammy Jeffries Robert Jordan Christine Kimmins Nicole Labar Dana La chnicht Karen Lewis Kathleen Lowenstein Linda Mailhot Nicole Morgan Cheryl O'Connor Doreen Ohlott Denise Oliver Lisa Parker Kim Parleman Heather Pistell Jennifer Rodrigues Andrea Skwirut Colleen Solovey Kim Solovikos Bonnie Terry Sally Tyson

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NEWYORK Stephanie Amell Nancy Brophy Diane Carder Lisa Copeland Colleen Cuozzo Vicki Di Roma Aaron Diffee Susan Edwards Eric Fossum Lea nne Gionta Joyce Goetz Barbara Hover Jennifer Hutchinson Jennifer Kiedrowski Maria Laurenti no Erwin Lizette Le Blanc Michele Licause Marti Lukralle Thomas Manganiello Michael Mordenga Tammy Morey Josie Orsini Valentina Oush Carolyn Ruback Daniel Sabol Holly Sanders Joshua Schiering Tracy Tubiolo Tracy Uhl Adon is Va lvis Michael Ververs Chyril Wallace Kourtney Wolf

RHODE ISLAND Melissa Carrington Lindsay Corsi Jeanine Milinazzo Kelley Mooney Anne Schultz Dru Siader Deidra West Rachael Wh ite

OHIO Sherry Bauman Rebecca Bird Barbara Bowman Jill Campbell-Claus Melissa Carlson Lori Drenten Amy Drummer Joanne Ferreroff Thomas Kasper Kell i Kopp Rebecca Kronk Susie Long Lonna Meadows Victoria Moore Jamie Parsley Stacy Stephens Stephen Swisher Marika White Laurie White

SOUTH CAROLINA Penny Crocker Deborah Evans Rhonda Whitley Rose Rhead

TENNESSEE Joyce Akehurst Meredith Brotherton Kim Buckles Bruce Burdine Gabriela Geiculescu Liza Griffin Skye Harris Wren Heckman Chrissy Hood Holly Hughes-Barnes Teena Leonard . A ng ela Malone

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Norman McKenzie Deborah Neilson Debbie Peterson Angela Risto Darla Rundell Sarah Strang Roxanne Taylor Angela Taylor Karen Tidwell

TEXAS Misty Ashby Lindsay Barron Jody Basel John Black III Nicole Brambila John Carlson Robyn Casey Anne Cassler Nicole Catrett Coleta Clearman Melissa DeForde Brittany Eagan Chuy Eaton Dianna Eccleston Joli Finch Paloma Garner Gwen Gray Kelly Groft Kerri Hamilton Dwana Hayes Nancy Heidenreich Barry Heinley Evelin Hernandez Julie Hutchens Patty Ihrig Prudence Keenan Lisa Kelley Laura Kennemore Dana Kuehl Merri Jo Leonard Diane Linares Tracy Linn Marla Mantle Kathy Miller Marette Miller Betty Murphy Melia Nix Andrea Orr Chris Perez Jennifer Perez Manuel Perez Jr Robert Reissmann Blanca Schwing Tammy Sherman Briana Stanciulas Deanna Stinebaugh Cheryl Taylor Nancy Toland Brenda Walters Toby Wh itman Sarita Wood Krissy Wright J. C. Young

UTAH Rennly Alston Collette Bowthorpe Nichole Campos Max Collier Margaret Kent Jonathan Sunderland

VIRGINIA Monica Barravecchia

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Tara Donohue Barry Keiser, Jr. Tracey Link Diane McCulloch Chad Mussmon J .J . Tolhur5t

VERMONT Alberta Deutsch Jill Felix Elizabeth Kane Iia Sewall

Laura Brieske Bonnie Brusselback Samantha Carpenter Claudia Cecil

Melissa Garrison Tami Hesselgesser Dana Hunt Guinevere Joyce Angela Kaufenberg Melissa Kennedy Kristin Kuhlmann Edie Metz Tammarra Mohler Adrien Plummer Lynn Rennie Jeff Ronberg Tracy Taft Tricia Wagner Cynthia West


Lea Ann Bohn Lisa Brick Cindy Clark Lori Cohen Linda Dorsey Yvonne Green Kathy Halla Katy Hetebrueg Gloria Koenig Deborah Madden Jill Mamayek Laura Marran Elizabeth Roenspies-Malec Kelly Schiessl Angela Schmitt Bethany Thiede Wray Tammie Wanta


BRITISH COLUMBIA Myriam Benn Stella Nethery

Kurt Golder as the coach. The USA vs. France meet would be a top priority. Pacific Alliance is around the same time. There is a meet in Montreal that we have also received an invitation for.

VIII. 2000 USA BONUS SYSTEM Peter Kormann spoke to the issue of an additional bonus system for the 2000 competition season. He will write up a proposal for the committee to consider at our next meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.ln. CST. Submitted by Mark Williams, Secretary, USA Gymnastics Men's Progralll Committee.



Meeting called to order at 10:40 a.m. CST by Chair Marc Yancey

November 29, 1999

Members Present: Marc Yancey George Beckstead Greg Corsiglia Tim Daggett Mark Williams Barry Weiner Chris Waller Ron Galimore Dennis McIntyre Peter Kormann

Chair MPC & Jr. Coaches Rep. FIG Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep. Vice-Chair for Men Sr. Coaches Rep. Sr. Coaches Rep. Athlete's Rep. Men's Program Director (voice, no vote) Men's Program Manager (voice, no vote) National Team Coordinator (voice, no vote)

II. 2000 OLYMPIC COACH SELECTION Candidates up for the position were asked to leave the call. The subcommittee discussed the coaching selection among themselves. The subcommittee of Ron Galimore, Abie Grossfeld and Chris Waller brought forward the recommendation of Peter Kormann being the 2000 Olympic Coach. The committee expressed the view that there was some outstanding candidates to choose from but that the committee would like to see Peter finish this four-year cycle as coach.

III. 2000 OLYMPIC TEAM SELECTION The discussion began with the selection of the team through rank order 1-5 and picking the 6th athlete. Two alternates would also be picked after the competition. There was interest and discussion of 4-2 as well. Time to select the athletes after the competition should not be a factor in the selection decision. Motion-Greg Corsiglia Choose team 1-4 from rank order and select the 5th and 6th athlete and the 2 alternates. Second-Barry Weiner PASSED 7-0

I. ROLL CALL Meeting called to order at 11:15 a.m. CST by Chair Marc Yancey Members Present: Marc Yancey George Beckstead Greg Corsiglia Tim Daggett Mark Williams Barry Weiner Chris Waller Ron Galimore Dennis McIntyre Peter Kormann

Chair MPC & Jr. Coaches Rep. FIG Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep. Vice-Chair for Men Sr. Coaches Rep. Sr. Coaches Rep. Athlete's Rep. Men's Program Director (voice, no vote) Men's Program Manager (voice, no vote) National Team Coordinator, 2000 Olympic Coach

II. 2000 USA BONUS POINTS There was discussion by the committee about the proposed bonus points document created by Peter Kormarrn. Kormann felt that we needed this document for our best preparation and team selection for the 2000 Olympic Games. The document would have changes made to the vault bonus Motion-Chris Waller Accept the 2000 USA Bonus Points document Second-Greg Corsiglia PASSED 7-0

III. TIE·BREAK FOR THE MEN'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE With the addition of Peter Kormann as a voting member of the Men's Program Committee, the committee now has 8 voting members. Discussion was about how to break a 4-4 tie in the committee's voting. Motion-Tim Daggett Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics, would break voting tie. Second- Marc Yancey

IV. FIG REPRESENTATIVE There was lengthy discussion concerning the upcoming FIG Technical Committee member elections. Meeting was re-called to order at 10:10 a.m. CST, November 9, 1999


IV. FIG REPRESENTATIVE Discussion took place concerning the upcoming FIG Men's Technical Committee Member elections.

There was continued discussions concerning the upcoming FIG Technical Committee member elections.



Ron Galimore reported that American Athletic has notified USA Gymnastics that they prefer to use the Palmer Spring floor at all competitions leading up to the 2000 Olympic Games.

There were discussions about the Technical Assistants positions at the upcoming Olympic Games and the judges who would represent the United States. Discussions were postponed until first of the year.

VII. MEET ASSIGNMENTS Peter Kormann discussed the upcoming meet assignments. Jay Thornton and Scott Vetere were invited to the Chunkhi Cup with


Meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m. CST. Submitted by Mark Williams, Secretary, USA Gymnastics Men 's Program Committee. Approved: Ron Galimore, Men's Program Director Approved: Bob Colarossi, USA Gymnastics President


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R=Rhythmic GG = General Gymnastics

TR =Trampoline TU =Tumbling

13-15 17-19 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

NOTE: Dates and events subiect to change or cancellation.





Marrakech, MAR Indianapolis, IN TBD TBD T8D Mexico Buenos Aires, ARG


FEBRUARY 18-20 20 23 24-27 26

FIG Congress USA Gymnastics Executive Commit1ee/ Board Meetings Future Stars National Championships (M) Coaches Workshop (M) Fall TeamGymn Classic (GG) PAGU Children's Interclub Championships Jr. Pan American Championships

American Classic & Challenge (W) World Cup (TR) Olympic Test Event (TR) Olympic Test Event (M/W) Visa American Cup (M/W)

Reno, NV Sydney, AUS Sydney, AUS Sydney, AUS Orlando, FL

31 -Aprill 6-8 8

NCAA National Champianships (M) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M/W) USA Gymnastics National Invitational Tournament (W)

8-9 8-9 13-15 20-25 28-30

Level 9/ 10 Regionals (W) Level 10 Regionals (W) NCAA National Championships (W) Sr. Pacific Alliance Championships (M/W/ R) Level 9 Eastern Championships (W)


Level 9 Western Championships (W)

Iowa City, IA Tempe, Al (ASU) Mt. Pleasant, MI Central Mich. Univ. Various sites Various sites 80ise, ID Christchurch, NIL 8roadview Heights (Cleveland). OH 8artlesville, OK

J.O. Natianal Championships (M) J.O. National Championships (W) USOC Olympic Media Summit (M/W/ R) J.O. National Championships, Individual & Group (R) USA Gymnostics Executive Commit1ee/ 80ard Meetings Mall Tour (M/W/ R)

Austin, TX Lansing, MI Houston, Texas Seattle, WA Indianapolis, IN TBD

1-4 3-4 16-20 23-25 23-25

Women's High Perfarmance Coaches Seminar (W) Level 9 Championships (R) J.O. National Team Training Camp (W) tentative U.s. Challenge (W) TeamGymn Judges Symposium (GG)

Chicago, IL Houston, TX Calo. Springs, CO Tulsa, OK Emory University Atlanta, GA


USA Gymnastics National Gym Fest & National TeamGymn Champianships (GG)

6-10 14-20 16

National TOPs Training Camp (W) FIG Men's Intercontinental Judges Course (M) Trampoline World Cup Finals (TR)





TBD Prague, CZE Dessau, GER


MAY 4-7 5-7 11 -15 12-14 19-21 May-Sept.


June 24-25 June TBD June TBD

Rhythmic West Champianships (R) GYM-2000 GymFest (GG) World Cup Competition - 2 sites (TU)

Emory University Atlanta, GA W.Bloomfield, MI Kristiansand, NOR Canada & U.S.

JULY 27-July2 7-9 8-9 26-29 26-29 TBD

J.O. National Championships (TR/TU) U.S. Classic/ National Gymnastics Festival (W) Rhythmic East Championships (R) John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R/TR/TU) Youth and Instructor Camp (GG) J.O. National Championships (TR/TU)

Cincinnati, OH Tulsa, OK TBD St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO TBD

National Gymnastics Day U.S. Olympic Trials (M/W/ R) USA Gymnastics National Congress

Boston, MA Boston, MA

SEPTEMBER 16-0ctober 1

Olympic Games (M/W/ R/TR)

Sydney, AUS

OCTOBER 13-15 20-22 20 TBD-TBD 2001

Notional TOPs Testing - East (W) National TOPs Testing - West (W) Reese's Gymnastics Cup (M/W) Post-Olympic Tour (M/W/ R/TR/TU)

TBD TBD New Orleans, LA TBD


Pontiac International Team Championships (M/W Srs.)

Richmond, VA

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Visa Gymnastics Series Qualifier I (M/W)



Visa Gymnastics Series Qualifier II (M/W) USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge (M) RhythmiC Challenge (R) American Classic & American Challenge (W) Visa American Cup Championships (M/W)



Pontiac International Team Championships (M/W Srs/Jrs) TBD Level 10 State Meets (W) Various Sites


NCAA Regionals (W) NCAA Regionals (M) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M/W) USA Gymnastics Nationallnvitatianal Tournament (W) NCAA National Championships (W) NCAA National Championships (M) Level 10 Regional Championships (W) J.O. National Championships, Individual & Group (R) Level 9 East/West Championships ( R)


J.O. National Championships (M) J.O. National Championships (W) Level 9 East/West Championships (W)

Minneapolis, MN TBD TBD

Elite Regionals (W) Natonal Gym Fest (GG) tentative American Sokol National Slet (GG)

TBo Nashville, TN Detroit, MI

U.S. Challenge (W) U.S. Classic/ National Gymnastics Festival (W) Elite Regionals (International Only) (W) Rhythmic Eastern Open ( R) Rhythmic Western Open ( R) World Championships & Age Group Games (TR/TU)

TBo TBo TBo TBo TBo Odense, DEN

John Hancock u.s. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R/TR/TU) USA Gymnastics National Congress World Games (TR/TU) Warld University Games CongressFest (GG)

TBo TBo Akita, JPN Beijing, CHN TBo

MAY 3-6 TBo TBo


JULY TBo TBo TBD TBo TBo 26-Aug. 4

AUGUST 9-11 16-26 22-Sept. 1 TBo





AUGUST 12 15-20 18-21


World Team Trials (M/W)


Artistic World Championships (M/W) TOPs National Testing - West (W) TOPs National Testing - East (W) Rhythmic World Championships (R) Reese's Gymnastics Cup (M/W)


OCTOBER 28-Nov. 4 TBo TBo Oct. or Nov. T80 TBo

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The Safety Schedule is updated weekly on our website

2000 Safety Certification Schedule

26 littleton, CO; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; course rw032600co Champion Gym; B237 So Holly St; Local contact: Richord Villarreal 303-843-0711 Instructor: Raleigh Wilson 307-745-8302

25 N. Myrtle Beach, SC; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; course kd022500sc . N. Myrtle Beach Gymn~stlcs .& More Local contact: Tammy LiqUOri B43-249-5B67 Instructor: Kim Boyd B03-561-91 00

LATE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A BOOK OR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. Monday, (by S:OO p.m. Eastern Standard Time) is the last day registrations will be accepted for courses being conducted the following weekend.


27 Louisville, KY; 1-6 p.m.; course ss022700ky St Xavier High School, Room 119 Instructor: Steve Schoenbaechler 502-495-2501

Registrations received after that time or on site will be charged an additional $2S.

Minimum age lor Salety Certilication is J6 years. 18 is minimum age lor Prolessional Membership.

22 Columbus, OH; 4-8 p.m.; course bf0422000h Universal Gymnasts, Inc.; 4555 Knightsbridge Blvd Instructor: 80bbi Fohrnbach 614-457-1279, 614-876-2930

27 Saginaw, MI; 2-6 p.m.; course hf022700mi 2709 Pine St; Instructor: Helen Fry 517-754-7401

MARCH Mukilteo, WA; 7:30-11:30 a.m.; course kd030500wa Gymagine Gymnastics; Instructor: Kelly Donyes 425-513-8700

FEBRUARY 19 Nevado City, CA; 9 a.m.-l p.m.; course mt021900ca Sierra Rising Stars; Local contact: KimPruett 530-478-5961 Instructor: Michael Taylor 707 -202-4006

10 West Babylon, NY; 9:15 a.m.-l:30 p.m.; course ek031000ny; BK Gymnastics Center Instructor: Ed Konopa 516-422-0116

19 Son Antonio, TX; 5-9 p.m.; course [[021900 tx Gymnastics of Son Antonio Instructor: Carol Robuck 210-696-9699, 210-899-4897

11 Gainesville, FL; 2-6 p.m.; course nb0311 0011 Best Western; Instructor: Nelena Beck 352-493-7512

20 Edina, MN; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; course sg022000mn Togs-Edina; Instructor: Scott Goy 612-953-1911

MAY Louisville, KY, 1-6 p.m.; course ss050799ky St Xavier High School, Room 119 Instructor: Steve Schoenbaechler 502-495-2501

JUNE Tampa, Fl; 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; course nb06080011 lightning City Gymnastics; Region VIII Mini Congress Local contact: lightning City Gym 813-558-0035 Instructor: Nelena Beck 352-493-7512 11 Tampa, FL; 9 a.m.-l p.m.; course ml0611 0011 lightning City Gymnastics; Region VIII Mini Congress Local contact: lightning City Gym 813-558-0035 Instructor: Marci Levine 305-861 -8753

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Monday, (by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) is the last day registrations will be accepted for courses being conducted the fol/owing weekend. Registrations received after that time or on site will be charged an additional $25.

Course Director: I

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Organization represented: Professional or Instructor #: Current Safety Exp. Dote: Form of Payment:







Pro-Member wilh Current Safety Certification wishing to recertify .......................... _... _............._.......... _.. no charge Pro-Member with Expired or New Safety Certification .. _......... S 50.00 Instructor Member .. _.... _.... _................... _.. _........ _.... _.... _.... _.... S 50.00 Non-Member or Associate Member ........................ _............... S 100.00 * You must have your USA Gymnastics number or date applied for on the registration form in order to qualify for the discount.


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Payment Amount: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Nome on Card: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Number: _ _ _ __ Exp. Dote: ___ / _ _ Signature: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

• All materials (including the Safety Handbook) for 4th Cycle courses are provided at the course and are part of the course fee. • Certification is valid for four years. • To achieve Safety Certification, the participant must be at least 16 yeors of oge at the time of the course_

Please make checks payable, in full, to USA Gymnastics Safety Certification Mail registration form and payment to: USA Gymnastics Member Services Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 South Capitol Avenue GYMNASTICS Indianapolis, IN 46225 PREFERS VISA' or Fax to 317-692-5212


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