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GG = Group Gymnastics M= Men ACRO =Sports Aero NOTE: Dotes and events subject to change or cancel/atian.




TR = Trampoline TU = Tumbling


level 10 State Meets (WI (' see belowl American Challenge / American Classic (WI Turnier der Meister (M/Wl level 10 State Meets (WI (' see abovel

Various Sites Fishers, IN Cottbus, GER Various Sites

APRIL 4-6 6 6-7 10-13 11-14 13-14 18-20 18-23 20-21 26-29 27-28 TBD 30-May 6

NCAA National Championships (Ml NCAA Regionals (WI level 9/10 Regional Championships (WI USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M/Wl

Norman, OK Various Sites Various Sites Springfield, MA Springfield College Flanders IntI. Puurs Aero Cup (ACROI Puurs, BEL level 10 Regional Championships (WI Various Sites NCAA Notional Championships (WI Tuscaloosa, AL Colo. Springs, CO Senior National Team Training Camp (Ml Natl. Camp. Team Invitational level 5·6 (WI Joliet, Il Houston, TX Pacific Alliance Training Camp (WI E- Orlando, Fl level 9 Eost/West Championships (WI W- Rapid City, SO 2nd Information Meeting, 2003 World Gymnaestrodo (GGI lisbon, POR Pacific Alliance Championships (M/W/R - Sr./Jr.l Vancouver, B.C. CAN

MAY J.O. Notional Championships (Ml J.O. Notional Championships (WI J.O. Notional Championships -Individual & Group (Rl National Team Training Camp (WI Veronique Kristoffy Memorial ( Rl International Friendship Camp (WI Senior National Team Training Camp (Ml Spring Executive Committee/Board of Directors Meeting

Son Diego, CA landover, MD Houston, TX Houston, TX Corbeil, FRA Houston, TX Colo. Springs, CO TBD

9-16 14-16 15-16 21-23

Junior National Team Training Camp (Ml Natl. Opt. Team Invitational level 7-10 (WI level 9 Championships ( Rl Notional GymFest & PAGU Invitational Gym Fest (GGI


National Qualifier (Ml

Colo. Springs, CO Joliet, Il Son Rafael, CA Sea World Orlando, Fl Colo. Springs, CO

Rhythmic Western (Rl J.O. Notional Championships (lR/TUI U.S. Classic / U.S. Challenge (WI Rhythmic World Championships - Group ( Rl Sports Acro J.O. Elite Chomps (ACROI Future Stars/Junior Development Team Camp (Ml Rhythmic Eastern ( Rl

Portland, OR Indianapolis, IN Virginia Beach, VA New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA Colo. Springs, CO New Orleans, LA

1-5 3-5 3-5 8-15 10-12 17-23 28-June 5 31-Junel


JULY 6-7 10-16 12-14 12-14 14-18 14-21 TBD

AUGUST 7 7-10 8-10 8-10 10 11 16-18 23-25 24

24-25 25-29 25-29 28

Sports Aero World Age Group Gomes (ACROI Junior Pan American Championships (M/W/Rl World Championships (ACROI Broadcast- U.S. Gymnastics Championships(MI NBC Sports 4:30·6:00p EST

Riesa, GER Santo Domingo, DOM Riesa, GER Cleveland, OH


MARCH 16-17 21-24 22-24 23-24


National Business Conference Cleveland, OH U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/R/TR/TUI Cleveland, OH USA Gymnastics Notional Congress Cleveland, OH USA Gymnastics Notional Gym Fest & Team Gymn Nationals (GGI Cleveland, OH Broadcast- U.S. Gymnastics Championships (WI NBC Sports 8:00-9:00p EST Cleveland, OH Broadcast- U.S. Gymnastics Championships (WI NBC Sports 7:00-8:00p EST FIG World Cup Series (lR/TUI FIG World Cup Series (lR/TUI Notional Gymnastics Day

Cleveland, OH Edmonton, CAN Greensboro, NC



4-6 5 5 9-14 18-20

Notional TOPs Testing (WI l-Day Boot Camp/Business Conference Reese's Gymnastics Cup Senior Notional Team Training Camp (Ml International French Open Tournament (M/Wl

TBD Seattle, WA Seattle, WA Colo. Springs, CO Paris, FRA

NOVEMBER 1-2 13-17 16

FIG Congress Future Stars Notional Camp/Coaches Workshop (Ml Broodcast- Reese's Gymnastics Cup NBC Sports 4:00-6:00p EST Artistic World Championships (M/Wl World Cup Final (lR/TUI International DTB Pokal

20-24 23 28-Dec 1

Athens, GRE Colo. Springs, CO Seattle, WA Debrecea, HUN Hannover, GER Stuttgart, GER

DECEMBER 7-8 7-11 11-15

World Cup Final ( Rl Notional TOPs Team Training Camp (WI Notional TOPs "B" Training Camp (WI



Dusseldorf, GER TBD TBD



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l-Day Boot Camp/Business Conference

Fairfax, VA

MARCH Visa American Cup (M/Wl March or April TBD American Team Cup (M/Wl

Fairfax, VA TBD

APRIL 5-6 12 12-13 24-26 25-27

level 9/10 Regionals (WI NCAA Regionals (WI level 10 Regionals (WI NCAA Notional Championships (WI level 9 East/West Championships (WI

Various Sites Various Sites Various Sites TBD TBD

J.O. Notional Championships (WI J.O. National Championships (Ml

TBD Savannah, GA

U.s. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/R/TR/TUI


FIG World Gymnaestrado (GGI

lisbon, POR

Pan American Gomes (M/W/Rl Artistic World Championships (M/Wl World University Gomes (M/W/Rl Notional Congress World Business Conference

Santo Domingo, DOM Anaheim, CA Taegu, KOR Anaheim, CA Anaheim, CA

MAY 2-4 6-11

JUNE 18-21

JULY 20-26

AUGUST 1-17 16-24 21-31 TBD TBD


Rhythmic World Championships-Individual & Group ( Rl

Maastricht, NED


Trampoline World Championships (lRI

Hannover, GER


MARCH 2002

Reese's Gymnastics Cup PAGU Jr. Interclub Championships (M/W/R Group Jr/Srl PAGU Children's Interclub Championships (M/W/ Rl GUA Four Continents Championships ( Rl

Colo. Springs, CO USA TBD VEN

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FEATURES Determining Twist Direction in Trampoline & Tumbling .. . ... . . .. ... . .. . . . ....... 6

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USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ron fraehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob Colarossi; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sandy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; PUBUC SEGOR: Bill Hyb!, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Mike Slanner, AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milan; AMERICANTURNERS: Jerry Ja(quin; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION·MEN: fronds Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COllEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Mike Ja(ki; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION fOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Marilyn Slrawbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: Corole Ide; NATIONAL COllEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·MEN: Doug Von Everen; NATIONAL fEDERATION Of STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: SuS()n True; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Bul(h Zuni(h; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: John Brinkwarth; U.S. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS CLUBS: Paul Spadaro; u.s. EUTE COACHES ASSO(IATlON·MEN: fred Turoll; u.S. EUTE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·WOMEN: David Holcumb, Tony Gehmon; U.s. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Marc Yancey; u.S. RHYTHMI( GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSO(IATlON: Suzie DiTullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIANASSOCIATION OF THE USA: Cosey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLfTIC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Marie Robbins; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIREGORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Grossfeld; RHYTHMIC: Andrea S.hmid, Mi(helle LaflOn; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Kalhy Oslberg; TRAMPOUNE: Shoun Kemplon, Ma"ha Weiss; ATHLffi OIREGORS: Vanessa Vander Pluym, (hair; LorisS() fon1aine, vice (hair; Jair Lyn(h, se(relary; Domini(k Minicu«i, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Mihai Bogiu, Brooke Bushnell, Chari Knighl Hunler, Amanda Borden, Karl Heger, (hri~ie Hayes, John Roelhlisberger; ASSOCIATE OIREGORS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lori Ko1z; SPE(IAl OLYMPI(S, Kale faber·Hi(kie; U.s. COMPETmVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, Howard Xhwortz; U.S. SPORTS ACROBATICS FEDERATION, Bonnie DavidS()n. CHANGE Of ADDRESS ANDSUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES: In order 10 ensure uninlerrupled delivery of TE(HNIQUE magazine, noli(e of (hange of address should be mod. eighl weeks in advance. for foslesl service, pl.ase .ndose your presenl moiling label. Dired all subs(riplian moil 10 TE(HNIQUE Subscriplions, USA Gymna~ics, 201 S. Capilol Ave., SI•. 300, Indianapal~, IN 46225. POSTMASTER; S.nd address (hanges 10 TECHNIQUE </0 USA Gymnaslics, 201 S. Capilal •., Suil. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225. lfCHNIQUE (lSSN 0748·5999) (USPS 016872) ~ published monlhly excepl bimonlhly in Sepl/ 0d and Nov/ De< by USA Gymn~ics, Pan Am.ri(an Plaza, Suile 300, 201 Saulh (apilol Av.nue, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (phone: 317·237·50501 or visit online @ w.w· usa-gyonastics. org Periadi(al p~ag. paid 01 Indianapolis, IN 46204. Subscriplian prices: U.s.-S25 per year; Canada/ Mexi(I)-S48 per year; all olher foreign (aunlries-S60 per year. If available, ba(k issue single copies S4 plus poslag./handling. All reasonable (are will be loken, bUl no respansibilily con be assumed for unsolidled malerial; endose relurn poslag •. (opyrighl1998 by USA Gymna~ics and TE(HNIQUE All righls reserved. Prinl.d by Sport Graphics, Indianapolis, IN.

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SA Dear Members,

There are many exciting events taking place in the rhythmic program in 2002. Just a few weeks ago, the rhythmic program completed the Rhythmic Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo. Congratulations to the Senior Champion Olga Karmansky from Isadora Rhythmics in New York and to the Junior Champion Lisa Wang from Rhythmic Gems in Illinois. Also, the top three all-around junior and senior gymnasts from the Rhythmic Challenge will travel to Vancouver, Canada in May for the Pacific Alliance Championships. From the looks of the high level of competition at the Rhythmic Challenge, the U.S. rhythmic team have a great chance for success in Canada. Jan Exner Rhythmic Program Senior Director

Another major rhythmic event on the 2002 Group. For the first time ever, the Rhythmic Orleans, July 19-21. The dominant countries Belarus, are expected to compete as well as

schedule is the 2002 Rhythmic World Championships World Championships will take place in the USA, in New in this discipline, including Russia, Greece, Bulgaria and numerous other countries.

For those of you not familiar with group, five gymnasts compete on the floor at one time and the group competes two routines. One routine utilizes five ribbons and the other routine utilizes three ropes and two balls. The gymnasts work as one cohesive unit and are judged on the ability of the athletes to demonstrate mastery of body and apparatus skills in a synchronized and harmonious manner. The group athletes must execute elements involving both large and small exchanges of equipment. The more interaction between the gymnasts, the better the exercise. The USA has put together a group team who has been training in Lake Placid since October of 2001. The team and their coach, Stella Angelova, are living and training at the Olympic Training Center. The experience proved to be very inspiring for the gymnasts since they trained alongside many of the 2002 winter Olympians. The gymnasts, who are ages 15-18, were selected during a camp in May and will continue to live, train and go to school together until the Rhythmic World Championships in July. They are also preparing for their first international competition in France in March which will give them valuable training experience leading up to the World Championships. The athletes include: Athletes


Nina Chubrikova Mauriah Kraker Masha Krakovskaya Taryn Look Marissa Pierce

Daly City, California Milwaukee, Wisconsin Los Angeles, California Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Highland Park, Illinois

For more information on the group gymnasts or the Rhythmic World Championships go to and touch on the Rhythmic World Championships logo.

For the first time, the Rhythmic Program developed a Future Stars test, which models the men's Future Stars and the Women's TOPs programs. The goal of the program is to identify talented young rhythmic gymnasts and provide education to the athletes and their coaches. It was successfully completed in the winter of 2001. The Future Stars National Team will be invited to a training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid this spring. To learn more about this new program check out the website and click on the rhythmic icon.

Jan Exner

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In order for tumblers and trampolinists to be competitive at the advanced and elite level, it is necessary fo r them to learn mUltiple somersaults with multiple twists. Th is task becomes much more difficult, if not impossible, when they perform their f ront and back somersault twists in opposite directions. Therefore, it is critical fo r coaches to make sure that their athletes are twisting in the same direction.

ne of the apparent causes of this problem is confusion over the twisting direction of a cartwheeL and the practice of teaching a barani from an aeriaL cartwheel. To avoid this, athLetes and coaches must reaLize that a cartwheel initiated with the RIGHT foot forward and the RIGHT hand down first is actually considered a LEFT twisting skill. SecondLy, the barani shouLd be taught as a front somersauLt with a late twist. Baranis that are taught from an aeriaL cartwheeL tend to twist too early and usuaLLy have a distinct, awkward appearance.


athLetes to twist in the proper direction earLy in the Learning process, athLetes wiLL sometimes switch the direction of one of their twists without being aware of it. Therefore, it is necessary for coaches to periodically check the direction of BOTH front and back twists. It can save a Lot of time and troubLe in the future. To check twisting direction, stand to the side of athLete. Have them perform a barani and then an immediate back haLf or fuLL. If they are twisting aLL in one direction, you wiLL see their stomach on the barani and then see their back on the first haLf twist of the back somersauLt. Or you wiLL see their back and then their stomach if they are twisting in the other direction . If they turn their BACK toward you at the beginning of BOTH TWISTS, or if they turn their STOMACH toward you at the beginning of BOTH TWISTS, they are twisting in opposite directions and






you have a problem.

If you discover that you have an athLete who is twisting in opposite directions, you must decide to change either their back twisting or their front twisting direction. ALthough deciding which to change is rather arbitrary, usually it is easier to go back and re-Learn the barani rather than the back fuLL.

Another common probLem is that, even though coaches begin to teach their



Seeing this is not aLways easy and a lot of coaches have troubLe seeing direction untiL they have had some practice. If you are not sure, have another coach heLp you determine the direction of twist.


Let's get our athLetes started out in the right direction!

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Working in groups fosters partnership and teamwork among athletes in the gym, and helps to develop athletes' interpersonal skills through lasting friendships with their partners. Help prevent "burn out" in your students by introducing sports acrobatics into your recreational program. And there is no extra equipment involved! Routines can be performed on basic panel mats at the lowest levels of competition, and on a regular 40' x 40' spring floor for higher levels of competition. The sports acrobatics program is working to develop information on how to start and run a sports acrobatics program. For more information, please contact the Sports Acrobatics Program Director, Alexa Hukari, at or 317.829.5667.

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Sports Acrobatics can provide a competitive environment for your athletes whose strengths lie in dance and tumbling skills as opposed to other gymnastics events. One of the most positive aspects to sports acrobatics is that athletes of all different heights, weights, and body types can participate. Smaller, more flexible athletes are needed for the top or 'flyer' positions, while taller and stronger athletes are ideal for the base positions. In addition, acrobats can compete competitively into their late twenties. This allows you to keep athletes in the gym who may have out grown artistic gymnastics events. Equally important is the fact that sports acrobatics is FUN!


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In short, I have made a decision-making habit of devoting our finite resources toward the bigger returns. Less is more. Clarifications: (1) Know that one club's splinter program may be another club's bread and butter; (2) We do engage in teeny, tiny profit centers known as pilot programs with the expectation they can develop into full blown programs. Over time, many pilot programs become splinter programs, which means it is time to cut. The most dramatic example of focus is in fact our company's very essence-our core concept (and our name). In our five mile radius market area we have 130K people. With our company's 86,000 sq. ft. and $4M of debt to service doesn't it seem the safest decision wou ld have been to design a business capable of servicing every one of the 130K people? It may seem so however, obviously, we did not. Instead, we opted for a core concept and a name-Kids First-that blatantly EXCLUDED 80% of our population! We chose to focus on kids 3-8 yrs. of age and because of that decision we have a bangup business with Uust shy of, darn it!) 5000 students. I honestly believe, had we sought to be all things to all people we would have a lesser business and perhaps would have sunk, as do so many 'sports complexes'. Less can be more. Think it through. Di rect topic requests to: Make it a great month, Jeff Metzger USA Gymnastics Business Development Partner President, GymClub Owners Boot Camp President, Kids First Sports Center

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National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network 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 2002 update with individuals from the fields of Nutrition, Sport Psychology Consultant, Clinical Psychology, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Sport Science, Psychiatry, and Orthopedic 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 Kathy Kelly, Senior Women's Program Director, 317-237-5050.

REGISTERED DIETITIANS Don 8enardot, Ph.D., R.D., LD. Assodole Dean Georgia Stole University College of Health & Human Stiences University Plaza Atlanta, GA 30338 (404) 651 -1582 (ph) (404) 651-3231 (fax) Jackie Berning, Ph.D., R.D. University of Colorado ol Colorado Springs Deportment of Biology 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (303) 593-3078 (ph) Ruth Carey, R.D., LD. Nutri~on Consultant 4121 SW 43rd Ave. Portland, OR 97221 (503) 203-8991 (ph) Nancy dark M.S., R.D. Sports Nutr~ionist SportsMedidne Brookline 830 Boylston Street, #205 Brookline, MA 02467 (617) 795·1875(ph) (617) 795·1876(fax) Chris~ne

Doolittle, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Consultant 730 Bridle Path Dr. Wexford, PA 15090 (412) 597-1509 (ph) Michelle Dusserre·Farrell, M.B.S.,R.D'·· USOC Sport Partnerships One O~mpic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719)578-4500 x3311 (719)578-4957 (fax)

Ph01is Kennel Krzos, M.S., R.R., LD.N. 48 Par la Ville Rd., Su~e 295 Hamilton, HM 11 Bermuda (441) 236-5717 (phone ond fox) Johnna Kudlac MS, RD. lD 43 Highview Grde Denton, TX 76205 (940) 898-2644 (ph) (940) 898-2910 (fax) Kim laPiana, M.s., R.D.18 Mikro laguna Niguel, CA (949) 363-2813 (ph) Rick lewis, Ph.D., R.D. Department of Foods and Nutrition The University of Georgia Dawson Hall


Athens, GA 30602 1706) 542-4901 (ph) (706) 542-5059 (fox) rlewis@l! Melinda Manore, Ph.D., R.D." Professor, Dept. Nutrition Arizona State University-East Campus 7001 E. Williams Field Rd. Mesa, AI 85212 (480) 727-1705 (ph) (480) 727-1064 (fax) dept. email: Website: hHpj / nutrition Mildred Mcinnis Cody Ph.D., R.D., LD. Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Georgia State University Atlonta, GA 30303·3083 (404) 651-1105 (ph) (404) 651 -1235 (fox)

John DiFiori, M.D. Assistant Professor UClA Division of Sports Medidne, Ste. 220 200 UClA Medicol Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825·8941 (ph) (310) 794·6097 (fax) Steven A. Giles, M.D. Moreland Fami~ Medidne Assoc., S.C 717 W. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188 (262) 542-9100 (ph) (262) 542·7366 (fax) Brian Halpern, M.D., FAAFP Sports Medidne New Jersey 475 County Rd. 520 Marlboro, NJ 07746 (732) 946-2100 (ph) (732) 946-4039 (fax) Suzanne S. Hecht, M.D"·· UClA Dept. of Fami~ Medidne 50-071 CHS, Box 951683 los Angeles, CA 90095·1683 (310) 206-1299 (ph) (310) 206·5351 (fax) (current elite judge)

Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD., R.D., Doctor of Nutrition Educolion/ Exerdse Physiologist 250 E. Hartsdale Hartsdale, NY 10530 (914) 725-5703 (ph) (914) 725·6220

David Herzog, M.D. Director, Eating Disorders Un~ Massachusetts General Hosp~al 15 Parkman St., ACC 725 Boston, MA 02114 (617) 726·2724 (ph)

P~ Tveit Milligan, M.S., R.D...• Corporate Well ness Dietifion Henry's Morketplace 9320 Fuerke Dr., Suite 105 la Meso, CA 91941 (619) 460-3032 ext. 727 (ph)

Mimi Johnson M.D. Sports Medicine Physician 12707-12Oth Ave. N.E.Ste. 202 Kirkland, WA 98072 (425)899-4200 (ph) (425)899-4202 (fax)

Mary Sowa, R.D. CNSD Sports Nutritionist 18 Wadsworth Irvine, CA 92620 (949) 857-8364 (ph) (949) 857-8324 (fax)

Steven Karageanes, 0.0 Dir. Sports Medicine FellowshipProgram Henry Ford Hospital Center for Athletic Medidne 6525 Second Ave. Detro~, MI48202 (313)972-4088(ph) (313)972-4202 (fox)

daudia Wilson M.S., R.D. Sports Nutritionist/ Oinical Dietitian 555 Foothill Dr. #301 Soh lake Lily, UT 84112 (801) 581-8000 (ph) (801) 585-5393 (fax)

Daniel Krah M.D. Methodist Sports Medidne Center 1815 N.Capitol Ave. Ste. 600 Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317)924-8600 (ph) (317)921 -0230 (fax)

MEDICAL DOCTORS / PRIMARY CARE Gndy Chang, M.D. University of California University Health Service Tang Center, 2222 Bonuoh Way Berkeley, CA 94720 (510) 643-3627 (ph) (510) 643-9790 (fax)

Teri Metcalf McCambridge, M.D"· Sports Medidne Physidan Ruxton Professional Center 8322 Bellona Ave., Ste. 100 Towson, MD 21204 (41O)337-7900(ph) (410)337 -532l(fax)

Katherine Dec, M.D. Integrated Muscular Skeletallnstitu~on 1429 Johnston·Wiliis Richmond, VA 23235 (804) 745-9000 (ph)



larry Nassor, D.O., AIC" Michigan State University Sports Medidne 2900 Hannah Blvd., Suite 104 East lansing, MI 48823 (517) 336-4520 (ph) Aurelio Nottiv, M.D"· Assodate Professor UClA Division of Family Medidne, Div. Of Sports Medidne 924 Westwood Blvd. Ste#650 los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 794-0794 (ph) (310) 794·6097(fax) Margot Petukian, M.D., FACSM Director, Primary Care Sports Medidne, Penn State Univ. Assodate Professor Dept. Orthopedics &Rehabilitation Hershey Medicol Center University Park, PA 16803 (814) 865-3566 (ph) (814) 865·4054 (fox) mxp Sami Rifol, M.D. Sports Medicine Associates 44199 Dequindre, Ste. 314 Troy, MI 48098 (248)828-5454 (ph) (248)828·5410 (fax) srifot© Alan R.Stockard, D.O. Director Sports Medicine Univ. of North Texos Health Science Center at Forth Worth 3600 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX 76107 (817) 377-3422 (dinic phone) (817) 735-9034 (dinic fax)

MEDICAL DOCTORS / ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS James R. Andrews, M.D. Alabama Sports Medidne and Orthopaedic Center 12011lth Ave. South, Suite 200 Birmingham, Al35205 (205) 939·3000 (ph) (205) 933-8042 (fax)

(616) 343- 8170 (ph) (616) 382·8490 (fox) Polrida C Chamberland, M.D. Orthopedics Surgeon Chamberland Orthopedics 711 North Taylor Sf.. Gunnison, CO 81230 (970) 641-4355 (ph) (970) 641·0377 (fax) Wahon W.Curl, M.D. Woke Forest University School of Medidne Medicol Center Boulevard Winston-Solem, NC 27157-1070 (910) 716-4207 (ph) (910) 716-6286 (fax) Hamilton Easter, M.D., Ph.D. Tooze &Eoster 720 South Queen St. Dover, DE 19904 (302) 735·8700 (ph) David Fischer, M.D"· Minneapolis Sports Medidne Center 701 25th Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612)339-7734 or (952)944-2519 (ph) (612)339-5391 or (952)944·0460 (fox) Robert Frederick, M.D. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery Associate Director of Sports Medidne The Rothman Institute/lhomas Jefferson University Hosp~al 925 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 955·4952 (office phone) (215) 503-0533 (office fax) (610) 529-8328 (home fox) Stade Grossfeld, MD Orthopeadic Specialists 4003 Kresge Way louisville, KY 40207 (502)-212-BONE (ph) (502) 212-2004 (fax)

Jay Binder, M.D., M.P.H. Director of Sports Medidne Center The Sports Medidne Center 4720 1-10 Service Rd., Su~e 301 Metairie, lA 70001 (504) 885-8225 (ph) (504) 885-7642 (fox)

Carlos Guanche, M.D. Minneapolis Sports Medidne Center 701 25th Ave. South Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 339-7734 (ph) (612) 339-7434 (fax)

Quinter BurneN II, M.D. K. Valley Orthopedics, P.C and The Southwestern Michigan Sportsmedidne Oinic 315 Turwililane Kalamazoo, MI49006

Jeffrey l Halbrecht, M.D. Private Practice 2100 Webster St., Su~e 331 San Frandsco, CA 94115 (415) 923·0944 (ph) (415) 923-5896 (fax)


William Hayes, M.D. Houston Northwest Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center 13635 Michael Rd. Tomball, TX 77375 (281) 351·7261 (ph) (281) 351·2515 (fax) Mark Hutchinson, M.D.*' Associate Professor of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Dir. of Sports Medicine Services Univers~ of Illinois at Chicago 209 Medical Science S. 901 Wolcott, M/C844 Chicago, Il60612 (312)996·7161 (ph) (312) 996·9025 (fax) Douglas Jackson, M.D. Southern California Center for Sports Medicine 2760 Atlantic Avenue long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 424·3441 (ph) (562) 427·1235 (fax) Jack Jensen, MD, FACSM 9180 Old Katy Road, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77055 (713)984·1400 (ph) (713) 984·0544 (fax) David M. Joyner, M.D., F.A.e.S. 1125 Quail Hollow Rd. Hummelstown, PA 17036 (717) 566·5839 (ph)

(717) 566·9719 (fax)

(701) 237·9712 (ph) (701) 237·0922 (fax)

(606) 268·0268 (ph) (606) 268·4519 (fax)

Thomas P. Knapp M.D. Santa Monica Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group 1301 Twentieth Street Su~e 150 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310)829·2663 (ph) (310) 315·0318 (fax)

Bert Mandelbaum, M.D." Santa Monica Orthopedic Sports Medicine 1301 20th St., Suite 150 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315·0136 (ph) (310) 315·0326 (fax)

Robert A. Stanton, M.D. 325 Reel Road Fairfield, a 06430 (203) 255·2839 (ph) (203) 254 3685 (lax)

Robert J. Meislin, M.D. Phoenix Orthopedic Group 2620 North 3rd St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AI 85004 (602) 277·1558 (ph)

John Steubs, M.D. Orthopedics Surgeon 305 ENicollet Blvd. #282 Minneapolis, MN 55454 (952) 892·1800 (ph) (952) 892·0833 (fax)

Peter Kurzwell, M.D. Director Sports Fellowship 2760 Atlantic Avenue long Beach, CA 90806 (562) 424·6666 (ph) (562) 989·0027 (fax) Thomas N. lindenfeld, M.D. Gminnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center 12115 Sheraton lane Gminnati, OH 45246 (513) 671·0311 (ph) Mary Uoyd Ireland, M.D. Kentucky Sports Medicine Clinic 601 Perimeter Dr. lexington, KY 40517 (606) 268·0268 (ph) (606) 268·4519 (fax) KsportsMed@AOLCOM Mark A. lundeen, M.D., P.e. Orthopaedic Associates Fargo 2301 25th Street South Suite A Fargo, NO 58103

Bill M~chell, M.D." / '" SportsMedicine Brookline 830 Boylston St., Suite 112 Brookline, MA 02167 (617) 731 ·6300 (ph) (617) 731 ·9640 (fax) Susan M. Otto D.O. Gunthrie dinic 1 Guntrie Sq. Sayre, PA 18840 (570)882·3356 Terry Francis Reardon, M.D. Orthopedic Associates of Middletown 51 South Main St. Middletown, a 06457 (860) 347·7636 (ph) Yvonne E. Satterwh~e, M.D. Kentucky Sports Medicine 601 Perimeter Dr. lexington, KY 40517

Kevin M. Supple, M.D. Greensboro Orthopaedic Center, P.A. 1401 Benjamin Parkway Greensboro, NC 27408 (336) 545·5000 (ph) (336) 545·5020 (fax) Douglas P. Tewes, M.D. lincoln Orthopaedic Center, P.e. 6900 AStreet P.O. Box 6939 lincoln, NE 68506 (402) 436·2000 (ph) (402) 436·2099 (fax) John W.Uribe, M.D. 5000 University Drive, Su~e 3320 Coral Gables, Fl33146 (305) 669·3320 (ph) (305) 669·3324 (fax)

David LWalden, M.D. Southern Colorodo Orthopedic dinic 2233 Academy Place, Su~e 101 Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 570·7272 (ph) (719) 570·9030 (fax) George J. Zambetti, Jr., M.D. 343-345 West 58th Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 765·2260 (ph)

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Todd Thornton, 19, just vaulted to victory at the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge where he won the all-around title. Todd is from Houston, Texas, where he trains at Team Chevron - Houston Gymnastics Academy and is coached by Kevin Mazeika. Todd was an alternate to the 2001 World Championships team in Belgium and said that he was highly motivated from the experience. After the World Championships were complete Todd competed in the Glasgow Grand Prix and took fifth on floor and sixth on vault. Todd won the all-around in the junior division at the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships and was sixth all-around at the 2001 U.S. Championships in the senior division . He's eager for the 2002 U.S. Championships and his goal is to be competitive with his teammate Sean Townsend and other top gymnasts as well. He's looking forward to having the 2003 World Championships held in the USA and would like to be a part of the USA Team at the event.

Todd began the sport of gymnastics in 1989 when he was 7 years old and has been a member of the Junior National Team for three years and the Senior National Team for one year. Todd is the youngest of four brothers and is a freshman at San Jacinto Community College where he is studying business. He has aspirations of opening his own gymnastics facility someday! In his spare time Todd enjoys going to movies and hanging out with friends . He's also starting a new website which will be dedicated to the fans of gymnastics. He's going into this new venture with Townsend and another teammate Jason Furr. The threesome hope to have the site up and running by the middle of March or beginning of April. •

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National Gymnastics Day is scheduled for August 24, 2002. We hope your planning is underway or that you'll begin your plans soon. This year we will, once again, organize a National Gymnastics Day Cartwheel-A-Thon. This event will be an opportunity to raise money for your club, your National Team and/or the Children's Miracle Network. More details on this event and pledge sheets will be published in future issues of Technique and posted on the website.

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National Gymnastics Day was created to celebrate our sport and to generate interest and enthusiasm about the wonderful sport of gymnastics. Remember, the more gymnastics clubs in the country that get involved in National Gymnastics Day, the better the exposure for our sport!

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USA Gymnastics released an announcement on National Gymnastics Day to the press on February 6 (see release at right). Feel free to develop your own press release using the copy from the press release as well as information on what your club plans to do locally. (You can also download the release from the web site and click on National Gymnastics Day.) Send the release to your local newspapers, TV stations and radio stations to generate interest in your area. Visit our web site at and click on the National Gymnastics Day button to find a listing of what clubs are planning to do around the country. This may give you some ideas on ways to celebrate. Once you have your plans established, email us at so that we can post your plans on our website. All USA Gymnastics Member Clubs will receive a marketing kit to promote gymnastics and National Gymnastics Day. Expect this kit around May. Check out the contents on page 24. If you'd like to sign up as a Member Club in order to get the Marketing Kit, contact Loree Galimore at 317-829-5654 or at

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Bela Karoly;, Kim Zmeskal Kurt Thomas and Peter Vidmar Named Honorary Chairs ~ruary 6, 2002

v (aress, USA Gymnastics, 317-829-5656 USA Gymnastics has designated August 24, 2002 as the fourth annual National Gymnastics Da~ the millions of children who participate in gymnastics in celebration of the physical and mental iport offers. s for 2002 National Gymnastics Day are world-renowned coach Bela Karolyi, and gymnastics las, Peter Vidmar, and Kim Zmeskal, who together serve as honorary National Gymnastics Day s served on the team since 1999, its inaugural year, and is the world's most successful coach in nastics. Thomas was a two-time gold medalist at the 1979 World Championships, Vidmar was ldalist at the 1984 Olympic Games, and Zmeskal was the 1991 World All-Around Champion he 1992 bronze medal-winning Olympic Team. ltional Gymnastics Day is headed into its fourth year and I believe this will be the most Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics. 'Thanks to Bela Karolyi, Kim Zmeskal, Kurt 'idmar for their support. Their successes and lifelong dedication to the sport serve as a great g gymnasts across the country." host a nationwide celebration in los Angeles on National Gymnastics Day, which will serve as ticket sales for the 2003 World Championships, held in Anaheim, California. For more '003 World Championships, please visit the official website at ebration in los Angeles, clubs across the country are encouraged to celebrate National eir own unique way. For the second year in a row, clubs will have the opportunity to Iwide Cartwheel-A-Thon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network, their dub, nal Team. Other past club activities include securing state proclamations, hosting exhibitions 'ms, at other sporting events, or at a local mall, and offering free gymnastics lessons. lay takes place in August as it is a peak enrollment time for gymnastics clubs in the United for more information and to learn how gymnastics clubs in ,Iebrating National Gymnastics Day.

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On National GymnastiCS Day, gymnastiCS dubs acroSS the United StateS partner with USA GymnastJcS to helgbtel\ the visibilItY of tile sport and encourage participation at the grassroots level, CollectiVely, our nation striVes to encourage greatness and achievement


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Cleveland, Ohio August 7-10, 2002 ''Gymnastics Excellence Through Education" Combined with afford ability, accessibility and award-winning service, Cleveland will make an excellent site for the 2002 USA Gymnastics National Congress. Cleveland has world-class attractions and museums, great restaurants and shopping, plus professional sports and golf courses.

Congress Location: Cleveland Convention Center 500 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Within walking distance of all the Congress hotels listed below! Congress Hotels:

USA Gymnastics National Congress will again be presenting more than 12 different tracks offering lectures for all your staff to increase their knowledge.

All hotel accommodations must be booked directly with National Travel Systems at 888-603-8747 or 806-331-1930 or email They can also assist with your air travel arrangements.

• Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center - $139.00 127 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44114-1305 • Embassy Suites - Cleveland Downtown at Reserve Square - $129.00 1701 East Twelfth Street Cleveland, OH 4411

Thursday, August 8 - Saturday, August 10 • Congress Sessions • Exhibit Hall • Dance Party (Marriott Hotel's Key Center)

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Professional Membership Cards We developed a new tool with DMG/ gomembers to address the problem of incorrect expiration dates. The result of this is we identified the 5% of the membership, who due to system errors had incorrect data in their file. The member services representatives corrected all of these records and thus the membership cards can now be printed and mailed. Nearly 5,000 Professional membership cards were mailed to members during the week of February 18th. This mailing includes all members that were affected by the software / query problems from October 2001 to December 2001. If you have not received your Professional membership card, contact Member Services as soon as possible at 1-800-345-4719. We will gladly reissue another card to you. Renewal Leiters As part of our membership growth and retention initiative, we are running and sending out renewal letters. It is our goal to continually improve customer service for our members. If in the future a member finds an error in receiving the renewal, they should contact us and we will make the correction or adjustment immediately. If you receive a renewal letter and you have renewed, please excuse us for the cross in the mail. It is our desire to make sure that we continue to improve our service to you. Sports Acrobatics Sports Acrobatics membership is being integrated into the USA Gymnastics system. We will have full integration into the system by the beginning of July. The membership entry is taking place with our membership representative in Florida. This program brings forth approximately 250 coaches and officials and 850 athletes. The member services department in the Indianapolis National Office conducts all sanctioning, including Sports Acrobatics. Educational Services USA Gymnastics educational services staff are working with the safety instructors to determine better and more efficient methods r.-=2-=a:-------------------1(

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National Congress and U. S. Championships Plans are already underway for National Congress and the annual Trade Show. Information is on our web site and in all future issues of Technique . A very special Congress sessions and Championships ticket package will be available for our professional and instructor members only. Only members attending Congress will be able to receive this special member benefit. Pre-registration by July 13 must take place for this special offer. New Member Services Online Registration Fonnat Have you noticed the new "table" format on the Member Services

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A: The judge runs the event, so she should raise her hand and announce that the 30-second time is running.

Selected Questions & Answers from the 2001 Women 's Technical Symposium, National Judges' Courses & NAWGJ Symposium

3. Q: If the gymnast actually mounts the apparatus and begins her exercise without the signal from the Chief Judge, what is the procedure? A : The Chief Judge must ask the gymnast to get off the apparatus and repeat the exercise immediately. A 0.50 deduction will be taken from the average by the CJ.

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GENERAL INFO FOR OPTIONAL EXERCISES: Chief Judge Deductions: 1. Q: If the gymnast is doing poorly and the coach tells her to get off the apparatus, then within 30 seconds she continues her exercise, is this considered coaching!signaling? A: Yes, deduct 0.50 for the fall and issue a warning to the coach.

2. Q: If the judge is ready for the next competitor, but the gymnast is standing with her back to the judge, when do you start the 30-second time to begin the exercise?

4. Q : If the gymnast lands and lifts both arms to present, but never turns toward any judge, does that meet the requirement for "presentation"? A: Yes, she does not have to turn to face the judge(s). 5. Q: Short Exercises- Please clarify the procedure for calculating the final score. A: Example for Level 10: Start from 9.5, subtract any missing Value Parts, Special Requirements, etc., then take deductions for composition and execution/ amplitude faults, add any Additive Value, then deduct

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2.00. It is a very rare occasion that a negative score would result. 6. Q: In regards to the Incorrect Padding deduction, are "heel cups" acceptable? A: The heel cup taped to the foot is acceptable. 7. Q: Incorrect attire: Is a medical bracelet allowed without deduction? A: Yes, it should be secured with athletic tape. 8. Q: Are leotards with spaghetti straps acceptable? A: Spaghetti straps are considered incorrect attire. According to the FIG Code, the shoulder strap width must be a minimum of 2 cm. 9. Q: Incorrect attire: After a warning, the gymnast continues to wear incorrect attire. Is the deduction applied only once, even if she has the same leotard (or earrings) in the next event(s)? A: Yes, the deduction is taken only ONCE if the gymnast continues to wear the incorrect attire after a warning. The judge who issues the warning must communicate with the Meet Referee or the Chief Judges on any remaining events that the gymnast has been warned, so that any subsequent violation would receive a penalty.

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VALUE PARTS: 10. Q: Does a different landing position make an element different if listed in the FIG Code under the same number? A: Yes, on Beam; No, on Floor Example on Beam: Front handspring step-out and Front handspring to two feet are considered different elements. Example on Floor: Back layout to two feet and Back layout step-out are considered the same element. 11. Q: On dismounts, if the gymnast lands on the feet and buttocks simultaneously (not the feet first), will she receive Value Part credit? A: Yes, always give the benefit of the doubt to the athlete. Void the element only if another part of the body lands prior to the feet.

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DEDUCTIONS: 12. Q: If the coach touches the gymnast without assisting in the completion of the element, is Value Part Credit given? A: Yes, take 0.50 for the "spot" and give Value Part credit. 13. Q: What is the deduction for "touching" the apparatus with hands/arms, but not falling against the apparatus on landing. A: Deduct 0.30, the same as for "hit on mat". (Touching is not as severe as falling against the apparatus.)




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Round-off 1/2 (180°) turn on - handspring 1/1 turn (360°) off



Round-off 1/2 (180°) on - handspring 1 1/ 2 turn (540) off



Round-off, 1/1 turn (360°) on - tucked salta backward off



To be same value as: 5.402 Round-off 1/2 turn (180 °) on - 1/2 turn (180 °) tucked salto backward off. - 9.50 FIG./lO.O for fa Round-off, 1/1 turn (360°) on - piked salta backward off



To be same value as: 5.405 Round-off 1/2 turn (180 °) on - 1/2 turn (180 °) piked salto backward off. - 9.70 FIG110.0 fa Round-off, 1/1 turn (360°) on - stretched salta backward off





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To be same value as: 5.505 Round-off 1/2 turn (180 °) on - 1/2 turn (180 °) stretched salto backward off. - 9.80 FIG110.0 fa Round-off, flic-flac with 1/1 turn (360°) on - 1/2 (180°) turn, tucked salta forward off

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Handstand on HB - Giant circle backward with 1/2 turn (180°), uprise backward with rear vault in flight over HB to hang Clear hip circle forward to handstand, also with 1/2 turn (180°) (Weiler-kip) Clear hip circle backward with 11/2 turn (540°) in handstand phase Giant circle backward with 2/1 turn (720°) in handstand*see below note Handstand on HB - giant circle backward with 1/2 turn (180°) and further 1/2 turn (180°) to counter straddle in flight over HB to hang (Handstand on HB) - swing down forward (back facing LB) between bars in reverse grip, backward swing, release and 1/2 turn (180°) in flight between the bars to catch LB in hang (Handstand on HB) - giant circle swing forward in L grip with stretched body (L grip giant), release or hop-change grip to initiate 1/1 turn (360°) completed in handstand phase Giant circle swing forward with stretched body in L grip to handstand with 1 1/2 (540°) turn in handstand phase

* Note: In previous CODES the WTC has not allowed an increase in difficulty above a 1 1/2 turn in handstand from any root skill / circle. With 11/2 turns the direction is changed, but with 2/1 turns the swingful execution is disturbed and thus felt to be inappropriate.


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Description Giant circle swing forward in L grip with 2/1 (720°) turn in handstand phase. - *see note on page 32 Stalder circle forward in L grip with 1/1 turn in handstand phase Facing inward - Stalder backward with release and hecht to hangonHB Clear pike circle forward to handstand, also with 1/2 turn (180°) in handstand phase (Endo-piked) Clear pike circle backward to handstand, also with 1/2 turn (180°) in handstand phase (Stalder-piked) Clear pike circle forward with 1/1 turn (360°) in handstand phase (Endo-piked) Clear pike circle backward with 1/1 turn (360°) in handstand phase (Stalder-piked) (Handstand on HB) swing down forward between bars with reverse grip - salto forward stretched with 2/1 twist (720°) (Handstand on HB) swing down between bars - swing forward to saIto backward stretched with 2 1/2 twist (900°)

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Tour jete with additional 1/2 turn (180°)



Split leap forward with leg change and 114 turn (90°) to side split or straddle pike position with additional 1/2 turn (180°) 1/1 turn (360°) with free leg held with hand above horizontal from start to end of turn Salto forward stretched with 2/1 twist (720°) - take-off only from both legs Gainer salta backward stretched with 2 1/2 twist (900°) to side / end of beam













Straddle pike jump with 1 1/2 turn (540°) - take-off from both legs



Tuck jump (legs together) with 2/1 turn (720°) - take-off from both legs, with landing to front lying support Salta forward stretched with 3/1 twist (1080°)





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Salto forward landing in cross or side stand - approach at end of beam Aerial walkover forward to cross stand - approach from end of beam Round-off at end of beam - salta backward tucked or stretched to cross or side stand Wolf jump with 1/2 - 314 turn (180°-270°), also landing in front support - take off from both legs Split jump from side or cross position with 1/1 turn (360°), take-off and landing on both legs Tour jete with additional 114 turn (90°) (same as tour jete)

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NATIONAL CLUB TEAM INVITATIONALS FOR COMPULSORY LEVELS 5 - 6 AND OPTIONAL LEVELS 7 - 1 0 Two competitions will be conducted in Joliet, Illinois in the spring of 2002. Each club is invited to send one team of 4 gymnasts per level for Levels 5 and 6 and one team of 3 gymnasts per level for levels 7 through 10 to compete for National Club Team honors! Be a part of it II Complete information and registration forms are available at our web site at USA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL COMPULSORY TEAM INVITATIONAL (LEVELS 5 & 6)


Date: Sat./ Sun., April 20-21, 2002 Who's invited? Any club in the US entries accepted on a first come-first served basis. Only one team per level per club. Site: Aerial Gymnastics Arena, 2701 Black Road, Joliet, Illinois (approximately 45 minutes from Chicago airports) Entry fee: $65.00 per gymnast; $30.00 per team per level Deadline for entries is March 22nd. Format: Club Team competition (4 compete/4 count) per session using Modified Capital Cup format. 8 squads of 8 gymnasts (2 teams - 4 per club) for a total of 64 gymnasts per session 4 sessions per day: Level 5 competition on Saturday and Level 6 competition on Sunday Awards: Awards for top 3 Teams per session plus awards for top 10 overall Team Champions per level. Individual Event (top 6) & All-Around awards (top 10) per session . Meet hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 411 S. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL $69.00 per night plus 13% tax Reservations must be made no later than March 19th to insure group rate. Please call National Travel Services for reservations at 1-888-603-8747 Apparatus: Spieth-Anderson equipment will be provided. AAI Stratum boards also available. USAG Contact: (317) 237-5050 Connie Maloney, Women's Jr. Olympic Program Manager or Renee Behrens, Women's Program Assistant

Date: Fri ./ Sat./ Sun., June 14-16, 2002 Who's invited? Any club in the US entries accepted on a first come-first served basis. Only one team per level per club. Site: Aerial Gymnastics Arena, 2701 Black Road, Joliet, Illinois (approximately 45 minutes from Chicago airports) Entry: $75.00 per gymnast, $30.00 per team per level Deadline for entries is May 17th Format: Club Team competition (3 compete/3 count) using modified Capital Cup. 8 squads of 6 gymnasts (2 teams - 3 per club) for a total of 48 gymnasts per session, 4 sessions per day: Level 7 competition on Friday, Level 8 Saturday, and 2 sessions each of Level 9 & 10 competition on Sunday. Awards: 1st - 3rd place Teams per session, plus trophies for the top 10 overall Team Champions at Levels 7 & 8 and top 6 overall Team Champions at Levels 9 & 10. Individual Event & AllAround awards (top 6) per session. Meet hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 411 S. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL $79.00 per night plus 13% tax Reservations must be made no later than May 13th to insure group rate. Please call National Travel Services for reservations at 1-888-603-8747 Apparatus: Spieth-Anderson equipment, including Vault table & conventional horse, will be provided . AAI Stratum boards also available. USAG Contact: Connie Maloney, Women's Jr. Olympic Program Manager or Renee Behrens, Women's Program Assistant

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GYMNASTICS 2002 NATIONAL COMPULSORY CLUB TEAM INVITATIONAL Compulsory levels 5/6 - April 20-21 TEAM ENTRY FORM CLUB NAME _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ CONTACT PERSON _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ CLUB # _________ __ MAILING ADDRESS CITY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ __ _ __ _ _ _ _ STATE _ _ _ ZIP _ _ __


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March 22. Payment is due in full at time of initial registration. There are no refunds after March 22. Refunds must be requested in writing, by fox or e-mail. If your entry is received after all spots are token, your check will be returned.


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WOMEN'S JR. OLYMPIC PROGRAM TECHNIW ANNOUNCEMENT January 24, 2002 Latest clarifications/updates, effective immediately for the 2002 season:



The FIG has recently changed the principle regarding the extra swing deduction. Since the change is to the benefit of the athletes, the Jr. Olympic program will also adopt this in order to benefit the Level 9 and 10 athletes who are eligible to receive additive value (bonus). Effective immediately, the 0.30 deduction for an extra swing will be considered a "compositional" deduction and will no longer be attached to the preceding element. Therefore, if the element itself does not incur 0.30 or more in execution/ amplitude deductions, it will be eligible for additive value, even if it resulted in an extra swing.

B. Performance of an unallowable "C" element receives a 2.00 penalty, but it still may be used to fulfill an event Requirement.

C. If an allowable element is attempted, but not performed well enough to receive Value Part credit according to the optional criteria (didn't grasp the bar, insufficient amplitude, or other such criteria), it still may be used to fulfill an Event requirement, as long as the judge can recognize that an "A", "B" or allowable "C" was being performed/ attempted. The requirement would be considered fulfilled and a deduction of "up to 0.80" for "incomplete element/ requirement" would be applied.

II. UNEVEN BAR ElEMENT VALUE CHANGE The FIG and the USAG Jr. Olympic program have changed the following "B" elements to "A" elements: Clear straddle circle forward (6.201) and backward (6.204) on LB or HE to clear support (looks like a straddled seat circle) are now listed as 6.101 and 6.104, respectively.

III. NEW VAULT TABLE MESUREMENTS A. Height Clarification For the 2002 season, all age divisions of those J. O.levels allowed to use the new vault table may use it at any height, provided it does not exceed the FIG maximum of 125 cm ± 1 cm (1250 mm ± 100 mm). The measurement for height should be taken at the mid-point of the table from the crown (highest point) to the floor. When using the two-piston model of the Vault table, both pistons must be set at the same height. B. Vault Runway measurement When using the new Vault Table, the vault runway is measured from the front edge (nearest the vault board) of the vault table. The runway for the conventional horse will continue to be measured from the middle of the horse. • When using the Vault Table, the minimum Vault runway requirement is a minimum of 76 feet. • When using the conventional horse, the minimum runway requirement remains at 78 feet.

IV. LEVEL 7 The following information is also included in the Questions and Answers from the 2001 Judges Courses, which are presently posted on the web site. A. If an allowable element at Level 7 is performed a third time, it can be used to fulfill the Event requirements. In order to receive no penalty at Level 7, the requirements must be fulfilled by performing elements that are allowed at that level (skills listed in the FIG Code or fO Element Supplement or Technical Handbook as "A", "B" or allowable "C") . The Value Parts are not counted as they are in optionals (exception-the 8element requirement on bars must be met with 4 Value Parts plus the 4 required skills).


D. 8-Element requirement for Level 7 Bars: If a gymnast attempts an element (for example, a straddle back over Low bar) as one of her 8 elements, but does not receive a "B" value part because she did not complete the element (didn't grasp the bar, insufficient amplitude, or other such criteria), take a 0.80 deduction for not having eight Value Parts. For the counting of eight elements, the four required skills (kip mount, 60° cast, 360° circling element to 60° and salta dismount) automatically count. The other four elements must be elements of "A", "B" or allowable "C" value, based on optional criteria. In this case, the gymnast attempted an element but did not achieve value part credit. Deduct 0.80 for not meeting the requirement of 8 elements; DO NOT DEDUCT 1.8 FOR DELffiERATE OMISSION OF THE REQUIREMENT. The 1.80 deduction (1.00 for deliberate omission and 0.80 for the value of the requirement) would be applied only if there was no attempt at performing an eighth element. If two casts are performed, one of which is high enough to receive "A" credit (between 11° and 44° of vertical) and the other is too low to receive Value Part credit, both can be considered in the counting of 8 elements/ skills. Always count to the advantage of the gymnast. Usually, the higher cast counts for the requirement of a 60° cast in order to minimize deductions for insufficient amplitude. However, since the second cast is of no value, it would be to the gymnast's advantage to use the low cast as the required cast (taking the appropriate insufficient amplitude deductions) and use the higher cast of "A" value to count as one of the additional four value parts. If two casts are performed, both below "A" level of 44° - 10° from vertical, neither will receive Value Part credit. Therefore, one will count as the required cast and will receive the appropriate penalty for insufficient amplitude. The other can be counted as the 8th element, but since it did not receive Value part credit, a deduction of 0.80 would be applied.

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INTERNATIONAL ELITE COMMITTEE Houston, Texas fa/wanj 12, 2002

I. ROLL CALL Roe Kruetzer Tom Forster Kelli Hill Steve Rybacki Donna Strauss Tatiana Perskaia Evgeny Marchenko Kim Zmeskal Martha Karolyi Kathy Kelly

Chairman Coaches

Alt. Athlete Representative National Team Coordinator Senior Director Women's Program

The committee discussed the 2003 Calendar and made the following recommendations.

II. MINUTES Steve Rybacki Donna Strauss


Recommendation to accept the 2002 World Championships Selection Procedures as amended. Tom Forster Steve Rybacki

IV. TRAINING PLAN Recommendation to accept the 2002 Training Plan.


Tom Forster Kelli Hill

The committee discussed the need for educational experiences for the coaches. Recommendation that the national staff, or requested experts, organize and conduct a coaches' clinic on Sunday morning at each Classic Meet. Steve Rybacki Donna Strauss

Recommendation that the Karolyi Ranch be deSignated as the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team Training Center. Motion: Second: PASSED


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VIII. FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS Recommendation that any prize money earned by pre-NCAA athletes who cannot receive it, should be placed into the Women's Program Budget in addition to the budget already approved by the board. Motion: 2nd: PASSED

Steve Rybacki Tom Forster

Recommendation that if any national team member who is eligible to receive support funding does not receive all the allotments, the remainder of her funding will go to the next athlete in rank order. Motion: Kelli Hill Second: Donna Strauss PASSED Recommendation for the 2003 calendar year to increase the Medal Pool and Club Support. (Proposal submitted to Program Director)


Motion: 2nd: PASSED

Recommendation that the women's competition at the 2003 U.S. Championships be for Seniors only conducted on back-to-back days. The Junior Championships will be conducted on the podium during the 2003 World Championships.

• Office will clarifij the NCAA ruling on this issue and implement if allowable

Martha presented the 2002 National Team Training Plan to the committee and explained her philosophy. Motion: 2nd: PASSED


Motion: 2nd: PASSED

The committee discussed in depth the selection procedures for the 2002 Individual World Championships. Tom Forster presented a proposal for consideration including a "point system" involving multiple competitions.

Motion: 2nd: PASSED

VI. FIG REPORT Jackie Fie sent a complete report on World Championships to the office which was distributed to the national team coaches. The FIG/WTC will meet in late January and some decisions will be reviewed i.e, scores, vaulting rules, etc.

Recommendation to accept the previous minutes as published. Motion: 2nd: PASSED

The committee discussed and will draft a proposal for improvement and additions to the National Training Camp site. This proposal will include specific requests, timelines for implementation of each phase and recommendations for financing. Tom Forster will be drafting the proposal for the committee.

Motion: Steve Rybacki Second: Donna Strauss PASSED

• This recommendation will for beforwarded to the Finance and Accounting Committee for consideration in the development of the 2003 Budget.

IX. COMPETITIONS Recommendation that the VISA American Cup return to a day of preliminary competition and finals with more foreign countries included and a minimum of eight U.S. athletes to better mirror the formats of other major international meets. Motion: Second: PASSED

Donna Stauss Tom Forster

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Recommendation that a World Cup Event be conducted in the United States and that we fully participate in the World Cup Series. Motion: Second: PASSED

Tom Forster Steve Rybacki

* The FIG is presently preparing to re-format the World Cup. Bob Co/arossi will attend a meeting in mid-March to participate in developing the new format and will distribute the new system upon its approval. Recommendation that the cancelled Pontiac Team Meet be replaced with another tearn experience. Motion: Kelli Hill Second: Donna Strauss PASSED * Discussions are underway with the USOC and the Ukraine for a dual meet

this year.

x. MISCELLANEOUS Recommendation that any previous National Team Member can submit a petition to be placed onto the National Team if she competes at the next Classic and places in the top 12. Motion: Second: PASSED

Tom Forster Donna Strauss

Recommendation to the Women's Program Committee to extend the IEC Committee Chairman's term to the end of the quadrennium. The term of the Chair would correspond with the Olympic cycle. Motion: Second: PASSED

Kelli Hill Steve Rybacki

Recommendation to add to the criteria for eligibility of the Chairman of the IEC that the individual must be unaffiliated. (not currently coaching elite athletes). Motion: Second: PASSED

Steve Rybacki Tom Forster

Approved by Bob Co/arossi, USA Gymnastics President, January 2002


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MEN.S PROGRAM COMMITTEE Conference Call Minutes JanuanJ 7, 2002 Meeting called to order at 8:02 a.m. PST by Chair, Yoichi Tomita.

I. ROLL CALL Members Present: Yoichi Tomita Steve Butcher George Beckstead Kurt Golder Bill Foster Mihai Bagui John Roethlisberger Butch Zunich Ron Brant Dennis McIntyre Ron Galimore

Motion: 2nd: PASSED:

Bill Foster John Roethlisberger Unanimously

III. TEAM CHEVRON MPC Chair & Vice-Chair for Men MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. FIG Rep. (absent) Sr. Coaches Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep. Athlete Rep. Athlete Rep. NGJA Rep . (voice, no vote) Sr. National Team Coordinator (voice, no vote) Jr. National Team Coordinator (voice, no vote) Senior Director, Men's Program (voice, no vote)

The merger between Chevron and Texaco is now complete. Chevron is currently honoring the Texaco commitment to the National Training Centers. Galimore said he wants to approach Chevron in the near future regarding the potential funding of the entire men's senior national team. Galimore proposed to the committee that Sanjuan Jones become a member of Team Chevron OTe. Motion: To add Sanjuan Jones to Team Chevron of the NTC Colorado Springs Motion: John Roethlisberger Bill Foster 2nd: PASSED: Unanimously


II.NEW SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE TO MPC A new senior representative to the MPC is needed to replace the position vacated by Yoichi Tomita. Mr. Tomita is now on the MPC as the Vice-Chair for Men. The MPC must select a temporary replacement for Mr. Tomita. The next formal election for this position will take place at the National Congress. Three names were nominated through the committee and discussed: Stacy Maloney, Miles Avery, and Tom Dunn. Motion: To appoint Miles Avery as the interim Sr. Coaches

Viorel Popescu, originally from Romania, has requested to participate in the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge. He is presently married to a U.S. citizen and is eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship in 2003. He may be available to compete for the U.S. internationally in this quadrennium. Motion: To permit Viorel Popescu to compete, exhibition only, in the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge. Motion:

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2000 NationaL Championships Sr. Event Finals .................... $25.00


2000 Pontiac InternationaL Team Championships .................. $15.00


2000 Men's OLympic Games ALL Around Finals ...................... $20.00

PLEASE NOTE All USA Gymnastics videos are designed to be used for educational purposes by gymnastics coaches and judges. All videos were produced with commercial equipment by amateur videographers unless otherwise stated. Our Olympic technical videos are presented from one camera angle and show the entire exercise without cuts, close-ups or other effects and enhancements. Except for women's floor exercise, the videos do not have sound. The Atlanta Technical videos are available for purchase to USA Gymnastics members only.


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2nd: PASSED:

Mihai Bagui Unanimously

V. NEW BONUS DOCUMENT The majority of senior national team coaches and athletes have requested that Ron Brant check on a new bonus system. There was lengthy discussion as to whether it is appropriate to change the bonus system so close to the Winter Cup Challenge competition.

Mihai Bagiu left call at 8:40a.m. Motion: To use the 2001 Bonus Document for the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge

The following materials have been updated for 2001 and will soon be available:

Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Bill Foster PASSED: Unanimously



2001 FIG Code of Points ........................................ $50.00


2001-2005 Women's JO Compulsory Book ................ $35.00


2001-2005 Women's JO Compulsory Music CD ............$15.00


2001 TOPS Manual ................................................ $10.00


2001 TOPS Video .................................................. $15.00


Elite Testing Book ................................................ $10.00


Elite Testing Video ................................................ $10.00


2001 JO Technical Handbook ................................ $25.00

The Pacific Alliance Championships could be a USOC marker event for 2002. It is important for us to send our best available athletes to this competition. Three athletes and one alternate will attend the senior portion of this competition. To be considered for selection athletes must participate in the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge or have been members of the 2001 World Championship team (includes alterna tes ). Motion: Athlete selection for the 2002 Pacific Alliance Championships will come from the participants of the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge or members of the 2001 World Championship team (includes alternates). Recommendations will be made by the Senior National Team Coordinator and later approved by the MPC in early March.


Yoichi Tomita John Roethlisberger Unanimously


2001-2004 FIG Code of Points ................................ $50.00


2001-2004 JO Compulsory Book .............................. $35.00


2001-2004 JO Compulsory Video ............................ $19.95



2001-2004 National Team Program Video ................ $19.95


Physical Preparation for Young and Beginning Boys Video ................................ $25 .00

Butch Zunich suggested that the NGJA member of the MPC become a full voting position. This will be discussed at the Winter Cup meeting.


Boy's Basic Skills Achievement Program (BSAP)* ...... $35.00 *Includes booklet, wall chart & video

Jay Thornton will attend the Winter Cup MPC meeting for John Roethlisberger. The MPC meeting will be at the Winter Cup Challenge on Friday morning, February 8, from 8:00am-11:00 a.m. and possibly Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.


2001-2004 FIG Code of Points ................................ $50.00

John Roethlisberger off call at 9:10 a.m.


2001-2004 JO Compulsory Book ............................ .. $30.00



2001-2004 Technical Book ...................................... $15.00


2001-2004 JO Compulsory Video ............................ $25.00


2001-2004 JO Compulsory CD ................................ $15.00

Motion: Motion: 2nd: PASSED:


2001-2004 FIG Code of Points ................................ $50.00


2001-2004 JO Program Guide .................................. $30.00

To adjourn Steve Butcher Kurt Golder Unanimously

Call adjourned at 9:15 a.m. PST. Respectfully submitted by: Steve Butcher, MPC Secretary Approved by Ron Galimore, Senior Director, USAG Men's Program Approved by Bob Colarossi, USA Gymnastics President

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Technique Magazine - March 2002  

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