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participation and help to standardize the qualifying system. Recommendation that a National Qualifying meet should be held in conjunction with the American Cup (on the podium, if possible) during the Elite Winter Season. If this meet is successful, the committees will consider offering more than one National Qualifier in the 2003 season.

Recommendation that it is no longer necessary to remove the board for all elite competitions. Motion: Jennifer Bundy Second: Brad Loan PASSED

Motion: Tony Retrosi Second: Mary Lee Tracy PASSED The following competitive schedule was proposed for the 2001 competitive season. The "first season" will be from January through March and include: • Regional clinics I camps to be conducted in January or early February. • National Team Training Camps on January 13 -17 ars.) and January 17 -21 (Srs.) • One Regional Qualifier between January 26 and February 10. • The National Qualifier in conjunction with the American Cup the first weekend in March • A "Team" Meet Session for Elite athletes already qualified to the 2002 Classics • Qualifying Sessions for those athletes that need a qualifying score to the American Classic I Challenge • American Classici Challenge the third or fourth weekend in March The "second Elite season" will be from May through August: • In early May each Region will conduct a TOP I Elite clinic • Two Regional qualifiers will be conducted in the month of June • US Challenge and US Classic will be July 12-14, 2002 • U.S. Championships, August 8-11,2002 Recommendation to accept the calendar as proposed.

Motion: Derrick Mollenbech Second: Greg Lafleur PASSED

Recommendation to include the TOP's Vertical Jump test as part of the Elite Physical Ability battery of tests. Motion: Donna Strauss Second: Mary Lee Tracy PASSED Recommendation to allow one 8", OR one landing "throw" mat, OR one sting mat for Vault, Bars, and Beam and one sting mat for FX in all Regional and National qualifying meets. Motion: Mike Harris Second: Greg LaFleur PASSED


Recommendation to only require a two judge panel for all Regional and National qualifying meets. Motion: Ray Gnat Second: Derick Mollenbeck PASSED Recommendation to adjourn the meeting at 10:20 a.m.

Motion: Donna Strauss Second: Valeri Liuken PASSED



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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Technique Magazine - November/December 2001  

Technique Magazine - November/December 2001