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USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMlnEE CHAIR: Ron Froehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorossi; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Tim Oogge"; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Paul Parillo; SECRETARY: Gory Andersan; TREASURER: Bob Wood; FIG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Joy Ashmore, Ron Froehlich. FIG WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMlffiE: Jackie Fie; FIG MEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEt George 8eckstead; AT LARGE MEMBERS: Peter Vidmar, Susan True; ATHLETE DIREGORS: Chari Knight·Hunter, John Roethlisberger, Vanessa Vander Pluym, Karl Heger; USOC ATHLETE DlREGOR: Dominick Minicucci.

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President's Message ............ ..... ............... 4



Member Service Update ...... .. .. .... ..... .. .22 Men's Program Update ............. .. ......... 35 What's New? .......... .. .. ................. ....... 28 MELPD Workshop Schedule .................. 32

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With more than 120 sessions to choose from, this year's Congress offers something for every coach, club owner, judge and administrator. Continuing with the theme of "Excellence through Education," we've planned an informative line-up of seminars focusing on everything from technique and safety to the best ways to market your gymnastics business. I'd especially like to encourage your attendance at the Club Owners Business Conference in which you will receive invaluable advice on how to run a successful gymnastics club. This seminar was sold out in 2000, so please register early this year. Furthermore, the Exhibit Hall will once again have the latest in gymnastics products and services at discounted prices. Philadelphia. August 8-11, 2()()1

The 2001 Hall of Fame celebration will take place at the U.S . Championships in Philadelphia. Congratulations to the Class of 2001: Ed Burch, Phil Cahoy, Lance Ringnald, Andrea Schmid, Sue Soffe, Ann Carr Tunney and Kim Zmeskal, along with Frank Endo and Jerry Wright who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

National Gymnastics Day is set for August 25 . Together we can make this year the best yet for increasing the visibility of our sport! I am excited to inform you of our plan to create a nationwide Cartwheel-A-Thon. USA Gymnastics will partner with a national charity and the proceeds raised will be divided between the charity, the USA National Team and your club. Be on the lookout for more information about the Cartwheel-A-Thon in the near future.

The newly formed FIG Council met for the first time April 11-12 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Members of the council were elected in November of 2000 at the 73rd FIG Congress in Marrakesh . The members discussed numerous issues concerning both the Codes of Points and the Technical Regulations for all FIG competitions, including the World Championships and Olympic Games. Following are the highlights of the decisions made: • A touch warm-up will no longer be permitted in event finals (Competition III) and team finals Competition IV) of artistic gymnastics. • For artistic gymnastics, 8 teams will qualify to compete in team finals (Competition IV). A 6-3-3 team competition format (6 per team, 3 compete on each apparatus and 3 scores count) will be used. • All-Around (Competition II) finalists wi ll be divided into two groups of 16 gymnasts based on results from Competition I. • Beginning in 2005, the rhythmic age limit for seniors will be raised to 16 years of age.

In an effort to better service your needs, I am pleased to tell you that we have ordered a new and improved telephone system to be installed May 21. If all representatives are busy when you call Member Services, you will be placed in a que so that your needs ca n be serviced at the time of your call. Also, Internet speed will be increased four times which will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes for you to register online and search for data.

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Network. It's easy to get isolated in a home business or your own smalL business operation. Force yourself to get out and meet with others that can provide a business support structure for yo u. One of the benefits of a corporation is the workings of teams and the on going support structure it provides. You need to create that for yourse lf. Don't think you can do it all by yourself; By talking to others in business you will find out great ideas and it will help motivate you .



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Read what Nancy Clark has to say about protein and how she answers questions from athletes.

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Q. I want to lose weight so I'll be a lighter, quicker athlete. I've stopped eating starches like potato, pasta, bread, and other fattening carbohydrates. But I wonder: what's the right balance of protein and carbs for weight loss? A. The current popularity of high protein diets for weight loss stems from protein's ability to curb hunger. That is, an egg-based breakfast takes longer to digest and can be more satisfying than is an equal number of calories from a plain bagel. By being satisfied, you'll be able to eat fewer calories, and thereby create the calorie deficit needed to lose weight. Despite popular belief, carbohydrates are NOT fattening! Rather, EXCESS CALORIES are fattening-excess calories of carbs, protein, or fat. As an athlete, you actually need a carbohydrate-based sports diet to fuel your muscles, because only carbs get stored in muscles as glycogen. When your muscle glycogen stores become depleted through repeated days of hard training with too few carbohydrates to replenish the losses, you'll become needlessly fatigued. Rather than eliminate carbohydrates (which are likely among your favorite foods), I recommend you consult with a sports nutritionist who can design a personalized food plan that will help you lose weight, maintain energy for training, and include your favorite meals. To find a local sports nutritionist, go to www . eatright. org and use the referral network of the American Dietetic Association.

Q. I struggle with hypoglycemia, so I've cut back on carbohydrates to avoid II sugar highs and sugar lows. II I'm eating protein with each meal but I am afraid to have potato, rice, and bread. I've heard these foods have a high glycemic index and quickly elevate my blood sugars, only to create an excessive amount of insulin that takes too much sugar out of my blood and makes me "crash." What's the right balance of protein

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A. Of the athletes I counsel who complain about hypoglycemia, the vast majority simply underconsume calories at breakfast and lunch. They get light-headed in the afternoon not because of a reaction to carbohydrates, but because they failed to put enough fuel in their bodies and are running on fumes. The solution is not to limit carbs but rather to eat heartier breakfasts and lunches. These meals should include both carbs (for energy) and protein (for satiety}-such as milk with cereat turkey on bread, and meat sauce with pasta.

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USA Gymnastics National Congress is the premier learning opportunity in the U.S. Approximately 70 different lectures will be running in any time slot. Topics will be varied and cover all aspects of the gymnastics industry. Beginners, as well as seasoned veterans, will find lectures designed to increase their wealth of knowledge. Add to that the U.s. Championships, a huge dance pa~ and over 2,000 of your closest gymnastics friends and you will find out why most National Congress attendees return year after year.

WHAT A DEAL! • More than 120 Congress sessions to choose from. Bring your entire team of professionals and return with more information. Many professional seminars begin at $399. USA Gymnastics National Congress is a deal at just $205! • Congress Dance Party included: a $35 value. • Free Exhibit Hall admittance worth $5 per day. • Congress backpack filled with coupons, ideas and information, including the Congress Information Guide valued at over $50. • Learn from, interact with, and watch the best the U.S. has to offer. • Discount tickets for the 2001 U.S. National Championships.

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIQUE & SPECIALIZED NEEDS OF YOUR BUSINESS • Marketing & Managerial Sessions. • Staff Retention & Improvement Lectures. • Gymnastics Lectures: beginner to elite, all disciplines. • Plan on attending the Club Owners' Business Conference Add-On.


More than 100 vendors in the Exhibit Hall. Your one-stop gymnastics shopping showcase. Congress specials, promotions & discounts Save $$$$$ on shipping.

IT'S WHERE YOU & YOUR STAFF BELONG • Improve all areas of your business in one exciting weekend.

• Beginner coaching & office management lecture series. • Member Clubs-Register your non-member class teachers as Instructor Members and bring them to Congress for a discounted price. Contact Loree Galimore. • Reward and educate your staff. • Spread out, attend a variety of lectures, and share a wealth of knowledge. • Professional Members & Member Clubs receive special prices on almost all Congress functions.

EXCITING LOCATION • Rich in history, one of America's oldest cities. • Plan your family vacation around Congress.

IF KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ••• THEN NATIONAL CONGRESS IS ESSENTIAL • Learn the latest information concerning: Technique, Training, Rules, Policies, Marketing, Routines & Business. • Listen to, and interact with, the leaders of our industry in all areas. • Raise the level of safety awareness in your gym and across the USA.


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TLursday - s/9 7 a.m .-5:30 p.m ....... . Congress Registration Booths Open 8:30 a .m.-4 p.m .. . . . ... Congress Sessions , 0 :30-" :30 a .m. . .... . Exhibit Hall: Gym Club Owners Preview " :30 a.m.-4 p.m... . ... Exhibit Hall: Open To All Congress Participants '-3:30 p.m......... . . U.S. Championships Jr. Women AA Prelims & Event Finals 7 p.m ... .......... . . U.S. Championships Sr. Women's AA Prelims & Event Finals

FridaT - SIlO 7:30 a .m.-3:30 p.m. .... Congress Registration Booths Open 8 a .m.-4 p.m. . .. . . .. Exhibit Hall Open 8:30 a .m.-4 p.m ..... . . . Congress Sessions , 0 a.m .-' :30 p.m.. . . ... U.S. Championships Rhythmic Jr. AA Competition 2:45-6:'5 p.m .... . . . . .U.S. Championships Rhythmic Sr. AA Competition 7 p.m . . .. .. ..... .. .. U.S. Championships Men's AA Finals

Salurday- SIll 8 a.m.-3 p.m. ......... Congress Registration Booth Open 8 a .m.-2 p.m .......... Exhibit Hall Open 8 a.m .-4:'5 p.m........ Congress Sessions '-3:30 p.m . .. . .. . .... U.S. Championships Jr. Women AA Finals 2-4 p.m . . .... . ....... U.S. Championships Rhythmic Jr. & Sr. Event Finals 6 p.m. . .. . .. . . ... . .. U.S. Championships Sr. Women's AA Finals 9:30 p.m ............. Dance Party



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• Registration at Marriott Begins Wednesday, August 8, 9:30 a.m.

• Pre-Congress Add-Ons at Marriott Wednesday, August 8 (Times subject to change)

(Additional fees, see Registration) Safety Certification KAT Certification MELPO Certification General Gymnastics Seminar Club Owners Business Conference Member Club Website Training

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:00-5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 1:00-5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 12:30-4:30 p.m. (By Invitotion)

USA GYMNASTICS MEMBER CLUBS For USA Gymnastics Member Clubs that pre-register their staff as a group (who are USA Gymnastics professional or instructor members) by June 1, 2001, the following group discount will apply:

• $205 for the first listed person on the Member Club Congress Registration Form. $180 each for the next listed staff members (up to five additional names) on the Member Club Congress Registration Form. Further discounts for 6-101 NOTE: Member Clubs will receive this special Member Club Congress Registration Form on the Member Club website. It must be returned postmarked no later than June 1, 2001 to receive this special group rate.

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Please Note: Congress sessions begin early Thursday and end late Saturday. The Women's Finals are on Saturday night. Suggested travel days for Congress are: In Tuesday (jor add-ons) or Wednesday and Out Sunday.

CONGRESS DANCE PARTY Included in Congress registration Marriott Hotel Saturday, August 11 • 9:30 p.m. CONGRESS EXHIBITION HALL

RATES AND REGISTRATION DATES Individual USA Gymnastics Professional & Instructor Members

• $205 Pre-registration (postmarked by July 13, 2000) • $230 For on-site registration Non-Member Congress Registration

• $305 for Pre-registration (postmarked by July 13,2000) $330 on-site registration NOTE: Use the Individual Congress Registration Form. No Individual pre-registration forms will be accepted after July 13, 2000. After this date, you must register on site.

Congress Attendees with special needs must notify USA Gymnastics in writing in this regard prior to the July 13 preregistration deadline. We suggest that this information be included with their Congress Pre-registration Form.

One of the highlights of the annual USA Gymnastics National Congress is the Exhibition Hall. This is where gymnastics industry suppliers and consultants display and sell their products and services. You will find the latest and greatest in gymnastics equipment, apparel and services! The Exhibit Hall will be open to all Congress participants Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Day passes to the exhibit hall for the general public will be available at the Congress Registration desk for $5.

NOTE: Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by their parent or guardian. USA GYMNASTICS POSITION ON CHILDREN (GUESTS) ATTENDING CONGRESS SESSIONS Attendees should keep in mind that the Congress sessions are designed for adult gymnastics professionals who have paid to offend sessions in order to increase their professional skills and knowledge base. USA Gymnastics strongly discouroges affendance of children in any Congress sessions. Congress Hosts and Hostesses will monitor entronce to Congress sessions to those displaying appropriate credentials.


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* Convenient location to Congress * August 8-11, 2001 * Watch the crowning of prestigious

National Championship titles along with qualification to the u.s. Team for the upcoming World Championships in Belgium for the men and women.

* Will Jessica Howard win her third national rhythmic title? * Will Blaine Wilson win his sixth straight national title? *

Who will replace Elise Ray as the U.S. National Women's Champion?

FOR CONGRESS PARTICIPANTS ONLY, A TICKET PRICE THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! All Session Ticket for only $65. That's a $135 ticket value. USA Gymnastics has discounted individual sessions and packaged Free TIckets to all Junior and Rhythmic events. What a deal! Available only to National Congress registrants. USA Gymnastics wants you, our valued members, to attend the most important U.s. gymnastics competition of the year and support your USA National Team. Sign up for National Congress and you will receive the information on this program. Limited tickets available, register early.


AnENTION ALL GYMNASTICS CLUBS! Want to participate in discounted ticket sales program ($75 all session ticket) to the u.s. Championships for your clients? Plus, you can earn a rebate for your club, VIP tickets and credentials, entry into the spirit competition, and a club listing on our web page and program. Visit our web site and simply download the information and sign up to participate. General public tickets are available at the Liacouras Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 215-336-2000, or USA Gymnastics prefers Visa.




Minimum age for Congress registration is 16.




No Pre-Registration after July 13 After July 13 you must register on-site


Complete one Form per person-Photocopy for additional Registrations.

Your Pro or Instructor Address (listed in the USA Gymnastics member database) will be used for all correspondence. CONGRESS COSTS PRO & INSTRUCTOR MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS $205 Pre-registration (postmarked by July 13) $305 Pre-registration (postmarked by July $230 for on-site registration $330 for on-site registration Name ..


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please return this registration Form to: USA Gymnastics Congress, Pan American Plaza, Suite 300, FAX: 317-237-5069 ATTENTION: MEMBER SERVICES

201 S. Capitol, Indianapolis, IN 46225


• Credential for entrance to Congress sessions and clinics August 9-11,2001 . • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall featuring the industry's finest products and services. • One ticket to the Congress Dance Party on Saturday evening, August 11. (Additional Congress Dance Party tickets for spouse/ guests are $35 each-available at on-site registration). Language: The Official language of Congress is English . USA Gymnastics will make no special provisions for translation of sessions into other languages. Congress Attendees with special needs must notify USA Gymnastics in writing in this regard prior to the July 13 preregistration deadline. We suggest that this information be included with the Congress Pre-registration Form.

CANCELLATION POLICY All cancellations must be in writing. Before July 13th - registration fee less $30 service charge per person canceled After July 13th - 50% of registration fee per person canceled Submit request in writing to USA Gymnastics, Attention: Cathy Allen Videotaping: Videotaping of Congress sessions is permitted FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY unless the Session Presenters announce that his/her session may not be videotaped. NO REFUNDS after AUGUST 15, 2001. SUBSTITUTION FEE:

Congress Attendee Substitution Fee: $25 if received in writing BY August 3 . $50 after August 3 .




No Pre-Registration after July 13 After July 13 you must register on-site for a $25 additional late fee per course per person






NOTE: Due to limited space and materials, admission to Congress add-ons is not guaranteed unless pre-registered. Due to time constraints, several courses may overlap. Please be aware of this when scheduling add-ons.




Use this form to register for the 2001 Congress tests, examinations, certihcations, etc. One form per person. Photocopy for additional add-on registrations. NOTE: Your Pro or Instructor Address (listed in the USA Gymnastics member datobasel will be used for all correspondence. Name ... Birth d a t e / . j

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General Gymnastics Seminar

Minimum age for Safety Certification is 16

o Wed. August 8, 1-S p.m.


Wed. August 8, 8:30-12:30 p.m_ o For reeerts. MUST be currently safety certified AND a pro-member. N/A o For those not already safety certified. $50

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Women's Judges Certification Exams

Wed. August 8, 1-5 p.m. o For recerts. MUST be currently safety certified AND a pro-member. o For those not already safety certified.

$0 $50

N/AO $100 0

Language: The Official Language of Congress is English. USA Gymnastics will make no special provisions for translation of sessions into other languages.

N/A $50


MOVEMENT EDUCATION AND LESSON PLAN DEVELOPMENT (MELPD) o Wed. August 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $100 $100 $125 0

NOTE: Pre-registration guarantees a MfLPD Workbook. Enrollment is limited. Minimum age is 16.

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Limited enrollment.

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Call lCI to register. Contact Rene Niecolloi 561-395-4104

Congress Attendees with special needs must notify USA Gymnastics in writing in this regard prior to the July 13 pre-registration deadline. We suggest that this information be included with the Congress Pre-registration Form. Videotaping: Videotaping of Congress sessions is permitted FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY unless the Session Presenters announce that his/her session may not be videotaped.






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Safety Certification-Sanctions PDP & KAT Certification Meet Director Certification Skill Evaluator Certification Group Gymnastics


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their sanction approval packet. Please make sure that you have this on hand at the sanctioned event.


Remember that the insurance on the athletes_covers_ an injury, which took place at that sanctioned competition. The report must be done at the site of the competition. The meet director should document the incident for his/her files. The athlete membership benefit regarding insurance is Secondary Insurance and carries a $500.00 deductible. Complete insurance coverage information and benefit explanations will be forthcoming in the next few issues of Technique. You will also find information on the USA Gymnastics web site


Our insurance carrier has notified us that there has been a change in the claims handling process. When sending an accident claim, please use this new address: BLANKET ACCIDENT CLAIMS UNIT PO BOX 3856 ALPHARETTA, GA 30023

www.usa-gymnastics .org /membership/.

The address on the claim form (Benefit Design) is no longer applicable. This procedure will be in effect until July 31, 2001.

2001 ¡ 2002 SEASON

Procedures regarding insurance and claims for the new 2001-2002 season will be released within the next 90 days. USA Gymnastics is in the final review process of the bids received for the insu ra nce program that will be in effect for the 2001-2004 time period.

REMINDER: ACCIDENT CLAIMS AT SANCTIONED EVENTS The meet director must have the Accident Report form filled out and signed by the Meet Director, Coach or Trainer from the specific event. The Claimant or the Parent can not sign this report. The Accident Insurance Claim Form must be completed and signed by the claimant or the parent. The blank Incident/Injury Report is sent to all meet directors in

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LIMITED: FIRST-TIME ATHLETE REGISTRATION-MAY 1 THROUGH JULY 31, 2001 For a fee of $25.00 per athlete, one can become a "limited member" of USA Gymnastics for the summer only. USA Gymnastics once again offers this benefit to help those athletes who are involved with TOP's testing, Gymfest or some other summer event only. The membership is good May 15-July 31, 200l. This limited membership receives the following benefits: Membership card, Secondary Accident Insurance when injured in a sanctioned event, and the 10% discount on USA Gymnastics merchandise apparel when ordered through Member Services. Use the standard USA Gymnastics Athlete membership form and send in your $25 payment. On-line registration is not available for this special membership. You must mail or fax the compLeteLy filled out form along with a check or credit card to the USA Gymnastics Member Services office at Pan

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Day is scheduled for :#.ational :im;;Ol.~e hope your planning is ' August , that you'll begin your plans . underway or . the first annual . e wiQ orgamze . soon. Th1s year w. Da Cartwheel-A-Thon. Th1s National GymnastiCS ~h' to raise money for your J.. "'l b n opportunhy . ~ event Wll e a d National chan~. ' ' . l Team an a club, your Nation~ t will be published in the . More details on th1S even next issue of Technique. . celebrati' ng National 'll .' us 10 We hope you Jom ber this day was . . 2001. Remem Gymnastics Day 10 rt and to generate t brate our spo . created to ce e . the more gymnastiCS 1as interest and enthus ; t ~et involved, the better clubs in the country t a the exposure for our sport! sti




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Visit our web Slt: a nastics Day button to and click on the National ~YbmS are planning to do ·sti· of what ClU find a l1 ng . e you some ideas t This may gw around the coun ry. have your plans on ways to celebrate. Once you ..t1\, 'l at dub@usa::l~ established, emal us lans on our website. so that we can post your P 'll ive a marketing kit to All Member Clubs Wl rece. stics Day. .cs and National Gymna nasti promote gym Check out the contents Expect this kit around Jun:. s a Member Club 'd l'ke to slgn up a at right. If you 1 k ti' Kit contact Loree et the Mar e ng , in order to g ext 340 or at 1-800Galimore at 317-237-5050 . 345-4719. ke lots of photos at your Don't forget to ta I bration and submit l G nastics Day cele Nationa ym sti so that we can post them to USA Gymn~ . ~ur publications. E-mail them on the web an 10 asti· or r ti ns@usa-gymn them to pub lea 0 mnastics, attn: National mail them to USA Gy . n Plaza 201 S. . D Pan Amenca ' Gymnastics ay, . l' IN 46225. 't lAve Ste 300, Ind1anapo lS, CaplO ., .


SET FOR AUGUST 25, 2001! Theme for 2001 National Gymnastics Day is .IIGymnastics - A Great Foundation!" For Immediate Release (ontact: (ourtney (aress, USA Gymnastics, 317-237-5050, ext. 256

Inclianapolis- Dedicated to bringing together the millions of children who particip~! Gymnastics has designated Saturday, August 25, 2001 as the third annual National G) "National Gymnastics Day has become a true celebration of the many benefits our spa) Bob Cola rossi, President of USA Gymnastics. "The goal for 2001 National Gymnastics D· strong foundation we've established over the past two years in order to maximize the, gymnastics across the country." . The theme of 2001 National Gymnastics Day is "Gymnastics-A Great Foundation!" Th promotion introduces opportunities in sport for all ages and ability levels in the 4,300:g) across the United States. This theme highlights the physical and mental benefits gained f\ . gymnastics, which include strength, flexibility, coordination and enhancement of self-es,te\ setting abilities. USA Gymnastics encourages clubs across the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Da1 unique way. This year clubs will have the opportunity to participate in a nationwide CartwH raise money for a charity, their club and the USA National Team. In 2000 and 1999, clubs state proclamations and hosted National Gymnastics Day in their gym, at other sporting eVi malls and in numerous other creative ways. National Gymnastics Day takes place in August enrollment time for gymnastics dub in the United States. Log on to for more information and to inquire about how dubs in your community are celebrating National Gymnastics Day.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the Unitt mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. For more inform! Gymnastics and its programs, access USA Gymnastics Online at http://WlNW.usa-gymnasl

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each meal, such as peanut butter on a breakfast bagel, beans on the lunch-time salad, and tofu with pasta at dinner. • • I counsel too many athletes who call themselves • "vegetarians" but are actually just non-meat eaters who • eliminate meat but fail to add in beans, soy, and other plant proteins. Their bagel & pasta diet is deficient in many • nutrients that are essential for health and top performance • including not only protein (for building, repairing, protecting muscles) but also iron (for preventing anemia), and zinc (for • healing and strengthening the immune system). No wonder • these athletes complain about chronic fatigue, poor recovery after exercise, colds they can't shake, • and overall lack of energy. They • also have visible signs of malnutrition: blotchy facial complexion and grayish • coloring-both of which • disappear once they • balance their diet with • adequate protein. •

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GYMNASTICS of gymnastics together through a new youth initiative. The sport of gymnastics can teach young boys and girls essential life lessons while also providing the tools to help motivate them to excel both in and out of the gym. The Goodwill Games and USA Gymnastics feel an obligation to give kids all the necessary encouragement to reach their maximum potential. The Goodwill Games brings forth a tremendous opportunity to co-sponsor an incredible youth program and we are pleased to be associated with them, said Steve Penny senior vice president of USA Gymnastics. The partnership will provide opportunities for USA Gymnastics s youth to be a pari of the Goodwill Ganles spirit. As encouragement, the Goodwill Games, in conjunction with USA Gymnastics, have developed a new and exciting youth initiative, the Athlete Ambassador Scholarship Program. For those under the age of 17, there will be an

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III. COMPETITION SPECIAL BONUS Ron Brant reviewed the new special bonus document. This special bonus will be used in all national competitions through 2001. In 2004, we will judge straight FIG at all competitions.

March 21, 2001-{;alled to order at 9:05 a.m. Pacific by Chair Yoichi Tomita



Members Present: Yoichi Tomita George Beckstead Steve Butcher Bill Foster Tun Daggett Kurt Golder John Roethlisberger Mihai Bagui Ron Brant Dennis Mcintyre Butch Zunich Ron Galimore

MPC Chair & Sr. Coaches Rep. IG Rep. (absent) MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep. Vice-Chair for Men Sr. Coaci1es Rep. Athlete Rep. Athlete Rep. (absent) Sr. National Team Coordinator (voice, no vote) Jr. National Team Coordinator (voice, no vote) NGJARep. (voice, no vote) Senior Director, Men's Progran1 (voice, no vote)

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Changes and clarifications to the document: 0 Elin1inate #3 0 If you achieve #1 and #2, then you get an additional 0.1 bonus Any execution deductions will result in a maxin1um score of 9.95 10.0 is the maxin1um score Motion: To adopt the Special Bonus document with the new changes and clarifications. B. Foster Motion: K. Golder 2nd: Approved Unanimously


~ Ron Brant pointed out that the United States has been consumed with start ~ value. Now we must focus our attention to execution in order to move to the II. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM HEAD COACH Two names have been suggested from the men's community for this position: ~ next level. He felt that this document should help move us in the right

Yoichi Tomita and Kevin Mazeika. Input was gathered regarding these individuals from the Sr. National Team athletes and coaches at their last training camp. A majority of the Senior National Team athletes and coaci1es supported Kevin Mazeika. This resulted in Yoichi Tomita withdrawing his name. Tomita stated at one point that he would be interested in this position only if he received full support from the national team athletes and coaches. There was a lot of conversation regarding the pros and cons of having a neutral head coach. Other conversation focused on the differences in input from 2000 Olympians in comparison to new Senior National Team members. Ron Brant later mentioned that he would be working very closely with the head coach regardless of who was selected. Motion: To select Kevin Mazeika as the head coach of the 2001 World Championships Team. Motion: K. Golder 2nd: J. Roethlisberger Approved Unanimously

~ direction and is not intended to recreate the Code of Points. This document ~ will also not reflect deductions. The Senior National Team coaches provided ~ great input for this document. Kurt Golder requested that we not stifle the ~ progress of new skills by too strictly evaluating them. MPC members were

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III. Koll updated the committee on the actions taken on the Executive Committee call regarding the 2001 World Championships Selection Procedures and Operating Code. The 2001 World Championships Selection Procedures will be sent to the committee for their signature, published in Technique and distributed to the senior elite athletes.

Mnrch 15, 2001-Call rommenced at 12:00 noon.

I. ROLL CALL Roe Kreutzer Kelli Hill (absent) Valeri Liuken Steve Rybacki Dorma Strauss Mary Lee Tracy Martha Karolyi Larissa Fontaine Jackie Fie (exofficio - absent) Kathy Kelly (exofficio) Guest: Tom Koll (ex officio)

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II. Roe opened the call and expressed her gratitude to the committee for all their hard work and dedication and her belief that the cooperative spirit that has been demonstrated by all the coaches will contribute to the realization of our team goals. Roe commended Tom Koll as the Vice Chairman for his leadership, which has set the tone for everyone.


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Recommendation to accept the minutes of the last conference calls. Motion: Dorma Strauss Second: Mary Lee Tracy PASSED

Kathy explained the USOC Athlete Funding Programs and updated the committee on pending NCAA legislation, which could alter current methods of distribution of support funds. 111e committee instructed Kathy to draft two distribution policies for each scenario and submit both to the USOC for their approval.

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VIII. NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING PLAN The committee discussed the National Team Training Plan that was submitted by the National Team Coordinator. They requested further information on any changes to the suggested conditioning program and/ or physical testing. Options/ concerns were discussed. Kathy will contact Bill Sands regarding the issue. Bill will be available for the May camp and hopefully changes will be finalized by then. The Conference Call was concluded at 2 p.m.

WOMEN'S JR. OLYMPIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL April 11, 2oo1--Called to order at 11:00 a.m. central time In) Tom Koll, Chainnan.



Present: Neil Resnick Laurie Reid Cheryl Jarrett Don Houlton Larry Goldsmith Mike Milchanowski TrmRand Cheryl Hamilton Connie Maloney Absent: John Geddert Gary Anderson Jan Greenhawk Kathy Kelly

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II. OPTIONAL VAULT DEDUCTIONS C. Hamilton addressed the committee on the issue of the deduction for vaults failing to land on the feet first. In the past 4-year cycle, the FIG Code had a l.OO deduction if a vault did not land feet first. The JO Program has used that deduction for twisting vaults only, while voiding (0 score) any salto vault that failed to land on the feet first.

Under the new 2001 Code of Points, all vaults that fail to land on the feet first will be scored "0" (Void). Hamilton asked the committee if they wish to change the deduction for twisting vaults to correspond with the new FIG Code Recommendation to accept the new FIG Code of Point penalty of voiding ANY vault that fails to land on the feet first. Motion: 1. Reid Second: T. Rand PASSED unanimously.

III. PROPOSED CHANGE IN LEVEL 5 VAULT After the announcement in November 2000 of the change of the levelS vault to a handspring to land in a straight back-lying position on a mat stack behind the horse, the gymnastics community has brought forth many concerns to the JO Committee. The committee then used a survey to ascertain the recommendations of their regional Professional Members in order to re-visit this issue. Recommendation to retain the Handspring vault as described in the 1997 JO Compulsory book for the next four years. Motion: D. Houlton Second: 1. Goldsmith PASSED unanimously ~1~3~8-----------------------------4(~___r_EC_H_N_'~O_U_E_.__ M_AY_2_O_O_l___)~-------------------------------

IV. PROPOSED CHANGE IN LEVEL 4 VAULT As stated in the October JO Committee and Technical Committee minutes, the proposed vault for Level 4 is to perform a jump from a board to a handstand on a stacked mat surface, maintain a straight body position and fall to a straight lying position on the back. (See Januaty 2001 Teclmique, page 29 at1d Febmaty 2001 Teclmique, page 24/'25). 111e committee was asked to review this decision, based upon the results of the swveys. RoeeSlTlffieFIaei'iSft te f€EjI:l:i:re H-1e g)'H":flEl5t ts elsel. (l:Ise f€!3l:1:1sisftl s!f Il~e Hlet tslaHa eitJ..el' if! e Stfaigl~t lyiHg !38siEi8ft 8ft "be aBel. 81' in a SB;aigAt sffit La 8ft tJ.,e feet.

Motion: N. Resnick Second: C. JatTett DEFEATED (4 opposed, 3 in favor)


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Motion: N. Resnick Second: L. Reid DEFEATED (5 opposed, 2 in favor) Rationale: If the landing position is optional Qanding on back or in a stand), the committee feared that one method would be considered "bettel" when the gymnasts were judged. By stating that there is only one required landing position, all gymnasts can be evaluated from the SaJ11e standard. After reviewing by region the results of the survey and discussing the above defeated motions, the committee deemed that there was support for this change by a majority of the Professional Members in their regions. There was no need for a motion since there is no change from the minutes of October 2000. Therefore, beginning August 1, 2001, the Level 4 vault is as follows: Jump from a board to a handstand on a stacked mat surface. Maintain a straight body position at1d fall to a straight lying position on the back. The start value is 10.00. Clarification as stated in the October minutes: Repulsion from the hands is not required. If there is repulsion phase that results in a gymnast's landing on the feet first, she must retum to a straight lying position on her back to receive no penalty.



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BALANCE BEAM: The Straddle Jump is listed as a "B" in the 2001 FIG Code of Points; however, for the Jr. Olympic Progratn it will remain as a "C" element (#52.302) in the JO Element Supplement. The new Code also lists a Straddle jump with less than 150° split as an "A" (#2.102). However, the Technical Directives printed in the new Code indicate that at1y leap, hop or jump that is required to show 180° split will be evaluated for insufficient split as follows: For missing 1° - 20° of split, deduct .05 - .10; for missing 21° to 45° of split, deduct .20. If more than 45° is missing, give credit for the actual lower value part performed. Therefore, if you applied the above insufficient split deduction to a Straddle jump perfonned with 150° split, instead of calling it an "A," it would be to the athlete's benefit to evaluate it as a "C" Straddle jump with 30° insufficient split at1d deduct 0.20. Therefore, the JO Committee agrees with the Teclmical Committee to eliminate the Straddle Jump with minin1um of 150° leg separation (#2.102) as an"A" element for the JI: Olympic Progratn. Therefore, please be aware that since both the Straddle Jump and the Switch-leg Leap will be listed as "C" elements only for the Jr. Olympic Progratn, they will not be allowed at Level 7 (Level 7's must choose elements listed as "A" or "B" in the FIG Code or the JO Element Supplement). As a reminder, any "C' element perfOlmed at Level 7 will incur a 2.00 penalty.

Conference call111eeting concluded at 12:00 110011 central time. Next meeting is scheduled for Mfly 21-22,2001 ill San Diego, California.


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Level 9 East/West Championships (W)


Senior National Team Camp (M)

East - Landover, MO West - San Diego, CA Colo. Springs, CO

2 16-17 23-24 TBO

Spring Executive CommiHee/Board of Directors Meeting Women's Technical Symposium (W) J.O. National Championships, Individual & Group (R) Jr. & Sr. Elite National Championships (TR/TU) Levels 5-10 J.O. National Championships (TR/TU) FIG Colloquium Competition in General Gymnastics (GG) American Challenge (W) Level 9 Championships (R) National Gym Fest & PAGU Invitational Gym Fest (GG) National Judges Course (W) u.s. National Championships Qualifier (M) Elite Regionals (W) American Sokol National Slet (GG)

Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX lillsved, SWE Virginia Beach, VA Chicaga, IL Orlando, FL Indianapolis, IN Santa Barbara, CA Various Sites Oetrait, MI




USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge (M) American Classic & Challenge (W)


Visa American Cup (M/W) (#1 of 2) Levell 0 State Meets (W) (#2 of 2) Levell 0 State Meets (W) Rhythmic Challenge (R)

TBO Various Sites Various Sites TBO

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JUNE 1-3 1-3 1-3 7-9 10-16 15-17 15-17 16-17 22-24 24-30 30 TBO TBO

Women's High Performance Coaches Seminar (W) U.S. Challenge (W) Rhythmic Western (R) U.S. Classic/National Gymnastics Festival (W) Rhythmic Eastern (R) Future Stars Camp (M) World Championships (TR/TU) Elite Regionals (International Only) (W)

Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN San Rafael, CA Pomona, CA New Britain, CT Colo. Springs, CO Odense, DEN Various sites

World Age-Group Games (TR/TU) U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R) USA Gymnastics National Congress J.O. National Team Training Camp (W) World Games (R/TR/TU) World University Games National Gymnastics Day Goodwill Games (M/W/ R/TR)

Odense, DEN Philadelphia, PA 8Philadelphia, PA Colo. Springs, CO Akita, JPN Beijing, CHN

AUGUST 1-4 8-11 11 16-19 16-26 22-Sept. 1 25 29-Sept. 9

Brisbane, AUS


NCAA Regionals (W) Level 9/ 10 Regional Championships (W) Level 10 Regional Championships (W) NCAA National Championships (W) Level 9 East/West Championships (W) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M/W) USA Gymnastics National Invitational Tournament (W) 2nd Information Meeting, 2003 World Gymnaestrada (GG)

Various Sites TBO TBO Tuscaloosa, AL TBO TBO TBO lisban, POR

J.O. National Championships (M) J.O. National Championships (W)

San Diego, CA TBO

Pontiac American Team Cup (M/W) National Gym Fest & PAGU Invitational GymFest (GG) U.S. Challenge (W) J.O. Notional Championships, Individual & Group (R) Level 9 Championships (R)


U.S. Classic/ National Gymnastics Festival (W) Rhythmic Eastern/Western I (R) Rhythmic Eastern/Western II (R)


U.s. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R/TR/TU) USA Gymnastics National Congress


Rhythmic World Championships - Group (R) Artistic World Championships (M/W) Reese's Gymnastics Cup Future Stars National Championships (M)

Paris, FRA Budapest, HUN TBO T80

MAY 1-5 3-5


JULY 5-8 7-8 7-8 20-22 21 -22 23-29 26-28 TBO

6 6-7 13-14 18-20 27-28 TBO TBO TBO

Sr. Pan American Championships (M/W/R)

8-9 21-23 TBO TRO TBO


AUGUST 7-10 8-10



2 OCTOBER 5-7 17-21 28- Nov. 4 TBO

TOPs National Testing (W) Rhythmic World Championships - Individuals (R) Artistic World Championships (M/W) Sr. National Team Training Camp (TR/TU)

Indianapolis, IN Vienna. AUT Ghent, 8EL TBO

NOVEMBER 15-18 T80 T80

Future Stars National Championships (M) Reese's Gymnastics Cup (M/W) Jr. National Team Training Camp (TR/TU)

Colo. Springs, CO TBO TBO

5-8 8-12 6-11 16

TOPs National Training Camp (W) 2nd Level TOPs Training Camp (W) Senior National Team Camp (M) Four Continents Championships (R)

TBO TBO Colo. Springs, CO 12Curitiba, BRA



MARCH TBO or April TBO 5-6 12 12-13 24-26 25-27

Visa American Cup (M/W) Pontiac American Team Cup (M/W) Level 9/ 10 Regionals (W) NCAA Regionals (W) Level 10 Regionals (W) NCAA National Championships (W) Level 9 East/West Championships (W)

TBO TBO Various Sites Various Sites Various Sites TBO TBO

J.O. National Championships (W)


FIG World Gymnaestrada (GG) World University Games (M/W/ R)

lisbon, POR Taegu, KOR

MAY 2-4



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The Safety Schedule is updated weekly on our website LATE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A BOOK OR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE. Monday, (by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard TIme) is the last day registrations will be accepted for courses being conducted the following weekend. Registrations received alter that time ar on site will be charged an additional $25. Minimum age for Safety Certifi,ation is r6 YeDrs. lS;s minimum age for Professional Members"ip.

MAY 19 Tupelo, MS; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; TAG Gym; 126 Fenco; me: EC0519200 1MS; Directions: Tamara Collins 662-844-6585; Instructor: Ellie Counsellor 662-332-3776


Burbank, CA; 12 noon-4 p.m.; Fun & Fit Gymnastics; use: JL06032001 CA; Instructor: Jeff Lulla 818-845-0700


Lansdowne, PA; 9 a.m.-l p.m.; Community YMCA; 2110 Garret Rd; me: PF0603200 1PA; Directions: Belly Lou Hadley-Laird 610-352-4455; Instructor: Phil Frank 856-786-3977

15 Novato, CA; 9 a.m.-l p.m.; Novato Gymnastics Center; 950 Seventh Street; me: PS0615200 1CA; Instructor: Perry Siu 415-209-9595 16 Tampa, FL; 6-10 p.m.; Lightening City Gymnastics In conjunction with Florida USAG State Clinic; me: ML06162001 FL; Instructor: Marci Levine 305-861-8753

OCTOBER 10 GA-To Be Announced - call Chris Calvert 404-687-9911; 6-10 p.m.; Region VIII Congress; me: CCI 01 02001 GA; Instructor: Christine Calvert 404-687-9911 21

Hilliard, OH; 1-5 p.m.; Universal Gymnasts, Inc; me: BFl 0212001 OH; Bobbi Montanari-Farhnbach 614-777-9430

23 Hilliard, OH; 12 noon - 4 p.m.; Universal Gymnasts, Inc; use: BF062320010H; Instructor: Bobbi Montanari-Fahrnbach 614-777 -9430


For safety certification courses hsted by state, visit the Member Services section of

19 North Las Vegas, NV; 2-6 p.m.; Go For It USA; 431 0 Losee Rd #2; use: DS0819200 1NV; Instructor: Don Spencer 702-658-9003

Pro-Member with Current Safety Certification

Name: Soc. Sec. # _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Birth Date _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ City: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ State: _ _ _ _ _ _ Zip: _ _ _ _ __ Telephone: (H) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (W) Course Code: Course City/State: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date:

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16 Stroudsburg, PA; 1-5 p.m.; International Gymnastics Camp; me: PF06162001 PA; Directions: Bruno Klaus 570-629-0244; Instructor: Phil Frank 856-786-3977


Professional or Instructor #:


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SO 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. Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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

• All materials (including the Safety Handbook) for 4th Cycle courses ore provided ot the course and ore port of the course fee. • Certification is volid for four years.

Please make checks payable, in full, to USA Gymnastics Safety Certification Mail regis'ration form and paymen, '0: USA Gymnastics Member Services Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 USA 201 S.Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225 GYMNASTICS

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