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Junior Notional Team Training Camp (M) Jeff Metzger's 41/ 2Day Boot Camp level 9 Championships (R) Senior Training Camp (TR) Notional GymFest & PAGU Invitational Gym Fest (GG)

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Colo. Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Son Rafael. CA Colo. Springs, CO Sea World Orlando, Fl Colo. Springs, CO

10_Notional Championships (TR/TU) U_S_ Elite Challenge (TR/TU) Rhythmic Eastern (R) U.S. Classic / U.S. Challenge (W) Rhythmic World Championships-Group (R) Future Stars/Junior Development Team Camp (M) Sports Aero JO/Elite Notional Championships (ACRO) Rhythmic Western (R)

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

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AUGUST Notional Business Conference Cleveland, OH U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R/TR/TU) Cleveland, OH USA Gymnastics Notional Congress Cleveland, OH USA Gymnastics Notional Gym Fest & Team Gymn Nationals (GG) Cleveland, OH Sports Aerobatics Team Trials (ACRO) Cleveland, OH Broadcast- U.s. Gymnastics Championships (W) NBC Sports 8:00-9:00p EST Cleveland, OH Broadcast- U.S. Gymnastics Championships (W) NBC Sports 7:00-8:00p EST Cleveland, OH 10. Notional Team Training Camp (W) Colo. Springs, CO FIGWorld Cup (TR/TU) Edmonton, CAN FIG World Cup (TR/TU) Greensboro, NC Notional Gymnastics Day 1 Day 800t Camp/Business Conference Santo Claro, CA

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SEPTEMBER Reese's Gymnastics Cup SA!BRA!UKR Training Camp & Competition (W) World Age Group Gomes (ACRO) Junior Pan American Championships (M/W/ R) World Championships (ACRO) Broadcast- U.S_Gymnastics Championships(M) NBC Sports 4:30-6:00p EST

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Seattle, WA Curitiba, BRA Riesa, GER Santo Domingo, DOM Riesa, GER Cleveland, OH

Notional TOPs Testing (W) I-Day Boot Camp/ Business Conference Senior Notional Team Training Camp (M) SuperClinic #1 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) SuperClinic #2 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) International French Open Tournament (M/W) Notional Compulsory Team Challenge, levels 5-6 (W) World Championships Team Selection Camp (W) SuperClinic#3 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) Notional Team Training Camp (W) Junior Notional Training Camp (TR/TU)

Indianapolis, IN Seattle, WA Calo_Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, OH Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Paris, FRA Joliet, Il Houston, TX San Diego, CA San Diego, CA Houston, TX TBD

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Seattle, WA Debrecen, HUN Cincinnati, OH Hannover, GER Stuttgart, GER

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SuperClinic #4 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) World Cup Final (R) Notional TOPs Team Training Camp (W) Notional TOPs "B" Training Camp (W)

Dallas, TX Dallas, TX Dusseldorf, GER Houston, TX Houston, TX

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MARCH 1 Visa American Cup (M/W) 6-9 American Classic/Challenge (W) March or April TBD American Team Cup (M/W)

Fairfax, VA TBD TBD

APRIL 5-6 11 -13

level 9/10 Regionals (W) NCAA Notional Championships (M)

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NCAA Regionals (W) level 10 Regionals (W) NCAA Notional Championships (W) level 9 East/West Championships (W)

Various Sites Temple University Philadelphia, PA Various Sites Various Sites TBD TBD

10. Notional Championships (W) J.O. Notional Championships (M) U.S. Classic/ Challenge (W)

TBD Savannah, GA TBD

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U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W/ R/TR/TU/ACRO) Milwaukee, WI

JULY 20-26

FIG World Gymnaestrada (GG)

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Pan American Gomes (M/W/ R) Artistic World Championships (M/W) World University Gomes (M/W/R) Notional Congress World Business Conference

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

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

SEPTEMBER 19-29

Rhythmic World Championships-Individual & Group (R) Maastricht, NED

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 4-6 5 9-14 11-13 11 -13 18-20 18-20 18-20 19-20 22-26 25-27 25-27 27 -30 30 - Nov. 3

Broadcast- Reese's Gymnastics Cup NBC Sports 4:00-6:00p EST Artistic World Championships (M/W) Jeff Metzger's 41/2 Day Boot Camp World Cup Final (TR/TU) International DTB Pokal

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JUNE

10-16 10-16 12-13 12-14 12-14 14-21 14-1B 20-21

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FIG Congress Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) Future Stors Notional Camp/ Coaches Workshop (M) Sports Aero World Age Group Gomes (ACRO)

Athens, GRE Pocatello, 10 Colo. Springs, CO Zielona Gora, POL

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World Championships (TR/TU) World Age Group Gomes (TR/TU)

Hannover, GER Hannover, GER

NOVEMBER 22 22 TBD TBD TBD

I-Day Boot Camp/ Business Conference Colo. Springs, CO Reese's Gymnastics Cup Colo. Springs, CO PAGU Jr. Interclub Championships (M/W/R Group Jr/Sr) USA PAGU Children's Interclub Championships (M/W/ R) GUA Four Continents Championships (R) VEN

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I-Day Boot Camp/ Business Conference Visa American Cup (M/W)

TBD TBD

MARCH March or April TBD American Team Cup (M/W)

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APRIL 10

NCAA Regionals (W)

Various Sites

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FEATURES Trampoline for Preschool Children . . . . ........ . . .. .... ... . . .. . ....... .... . 6 Strategies to Minimize Injuries & Lost Time in the Gym

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USA GYMNASTICS Message Dear Members, Spring has been a very busy time here at USA Gymnastics as we attend and plan for numerous activities and national and international competitions. Following is an update of the items at the forefront of our agenda at this time. SENIOR PACIFIC ALLIANCE

I'd like to congratulate the men's, women's and rhythmic teams that represented the United States at the 2002 Senior Pacific Alliance Championships. We wo n all six team gold medals and four of six all-around medals. I am extremely proud of our strong performance and the teamwork we displayed . I believe this success affirms that our athletes are indeed on track for the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games. Bob Colarossi USA Gymnastics President

u.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS AND CONGRESS If you haven't done so already, make your plans today to attend the 2002 U.S. Championships and Congress this August in Cleveland. It will be a week fulL of exciting gymnastics and educational seminars. Special Congress ticket packages for

Championships are available now as you register for Congress at a discounted price. Buy your tickets soo n as lower bowl seats are going quickly. Support the national team as we continue to prepare for the 2002 and 2003 World Championships and the 2004 OLympic Games. Once again, I recommend you participate in the Business Conference which will take place Wednesday, August 7, in conjunction with Congress. Another exciting component of this year's Congress is the new risk management course for safety certification, which is the debut of the course for the next cycle. It will be conducted by Dr. Bill Sands and will provide must-know information for aLL gymnastics professionaLs. ALso taking place in conjunction with Championships and Congress is the annuaL USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tickets are avai Lable for the induction luncheon on Saturday, August 10, to honor this year's members. On behalf of the Hall of Fame committee, I am pleased to announce the Class of 2002: George Beckstead, Dickie Browning, Bil Copp, Trent Dimas, Jair Lynch, Alexandra Nicolson, Betty Okino and Kerri Strug. Each of these individuals has made a strong impact on gymnastics in the United States and I look forward to honoring their accomplishments. In addition, the USA Gymnastics service awards will also be awarded at the luncheon. 2002 RHYTHMIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Another significant event happening this summer is the 2002 Rhythmic World Championships, July 12-14 in New Orleans. It's a very special event co nsidering it's the first time it has ever taken place on U.S . soil. The U.S. group continues to train in Lake Placid and I expect a strong performance from the team. Tickets and traveL packages to New Orlea ns can be purchased at usa-gymnastics.org/ events/2002/ rhyworlds. 2003 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ticket sales for the 2003 World Championships in Anaheim are off to a great start. I'm pleased that many members of the gymnastics community have taken advantage of the discounted strip ticket offer. As of press time, less than 2,500 tickets remain in the lower bowl of the Arrowhead Pond . Tickets go on sa le to the generaL public August 24, 2002, so order now for the price discount and preferred seating location . See worldchampgym2003.com, the official website of the event, for a ticket order form. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to support our men and women and their quest for gold! NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY

National Gymnastics Day, set for August 24, 2002, is fast approaching. Be sure to let us know ho w your club plans to celebrate by emailing ciub@usa-gymnastics.org so we can promote the activity on the website. See page 16 for the latest National Gymnastics Day information including how to get involved with the Children's Miracle Network Cartwheel-A-Thon, a great way to promote your gym in the community while taking part in a good ca use. FIG UPDATE

At the recent FIG Council Meeting in Tokyo, rules were estabLished for upcoming World Championships and Olympic Games competition. First, the 6-3-3 format for team finals competition has been renewed. All-around finals however will no w feature 24 athletes with a maximum of 2 per country as opposed to the previous 32 athletes and a maximum of 3 per country. Th e proposal to lower the minimum competitive age to 14 was defeated, therefore it wilL remain that an athlete must turn 16 in the competitive year to represent their country (except the year prior to an Olympic Games when an athlete may be 15). In closing, as you can see from the above list, there are numerous ways in whic h yo u can get invoLved, either by attending an eve nt, hosting a National Gymnastics Day function or checking out our website to stay up on current events. There's a lot happening in the wo rld of gymnastics right now and I encourage you to be a part of it!

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here is aLways so much excitement in watching chiLdren grow and deveLop. That is probabLy the major reason most preschooL gymnastics teachers do what they do. AduLts who provide chiLdren diverse situations to experience positive reinforcement, encouragement and the opportunity for a Lot of repetition can definiteLy guide this deveLopment.

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Repetition. That is probabLy a famiLiar word to any gymnastics instructor. Not many 3 year oLds Learn to skip or cartwheeL over a mat on the first try. It usually takes dozens of attempts (aLthough hundreds is what it feeLs Like sometimes) for a chiLd to show improvements that eventuaLLy Lead to skill mastery. This brings up the question, "How do you motivate anyone to perform those repetitions that are necessary?"

LuckiLy, preschooL teachers are some of the most creative peopLe around. They search to find new and exciting ways to encourage young chiLdren. TrampoLine is not onLy one of the most exciting and favorite pieces of equipment in the gym, but sadLy one of the most under used pieces as weLl. Most peopLe are probabLy wondering how this can be true. Coaches say, "We get on the trampoLines every class because it's the kids' favorite." However, there is a big difference between "just getting on" the trampoLine and using it to heLp a chiLd's deveLopment.

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Many trampoLine rotations in preschooL classes consist of students practicing their straddLe jumps and then maybe a second turn to do their favorite "trick." (If that were how the rest of the class went, parents wouLd LikeLy stop bringing their chiLdren back.) Since trampoLine has the eLement of excitement built in, teachers need to take this opportunity and mix the fun with Learning . TrampoLine is a great tooL for heLping children Learn body controL and awareness, air sense and even memory skilLs. A pLan incorporating knowLedge of chiLd deveLopment, trampoLine safety and skill progressions is aLL that's needed to heLp turn a trampoLine Lesson into a fun opportunity for chiLdren to grow and deveLop. The goaL of this article is to encourage increased and more diversified trampoLine

use in earLy chiLd deveLopment programs by providing information about trampoLine safety, child deveLopment and progressive teaching methods.

EQuipment SaFety Equipment safety is the first consideration for any program. In most cases, common sense and safety awareness is sufficient for a teacher or club owner to decide what equipment is appropriate for preschooL students. There are a few areas to keep in mind when considering trampoLine equipment, including bed seLection, padding, and extra protection. There are three main types of trampoLine beds avaiLabLe: bLack (poLyurethane) beds, webbed straps and strings. Most trampoLines are acceptabLe and safe for preschooL classes. ALL shouLd be checked reguLarLy and kept in a good state of repair. Padding shouLd cover both the frame and springs. SpeciaL attention shouLd be given to the corners of the trampoLine. Since there are usuaLLy no springs in the corners, there are spaces where an athLete or coach might step through. Added support in the way of a spring stretched across this space or extra padding is usually an acceptabLe soLution. The short sides of the trampoLines are typically where an athLete who has made an error will traveL, so extra matting is needed. The size and type of this padding is dependent on specific factors such as size and Location of the trampoLine, as weLL as if the trampoLine is above or inground.

Above VS. l...ground Trampolines Both above and in-ground trampoLines can be safe for the preschooL age athLete. It's recommended that above ground trampoLines have safety pLatforms (or "end decks") on the short sides of the trampoLine. The Long sides ofthe trampoLine must be spotted by aduLts or addressed in another way such as a pLatform or padded waLL aLong one side. AdditionaLLy, young athLetes shouLd be spotted whenever mounting and dismounting the apparatus. While in-ground trampoLines heLp eLiminate the need for spotting during mounting and dismounting, speciaL consideration shouLd be taken in regard to the shorter sides of the trampoLine.

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Developmentally Appropriate

Drops

Our main goal in gymnastics (and trampoline specifically for this article) is to help children develop their gross and fine motor skills. Chart A shows a guide of children's development from the ages of 2 through 6 years of age. We want to choose activities on the trampoline that are age appropriate and that challenge them to develop to the next level. Chart B was developed based on the information from Chart A and experience gained from working with these age groups in gymnastics classes. Remember, these charts should be used as a guide only. Some children will be slightly above or below their listed level of development. These charts should be used as a reference to help develop initial lessons.

Drops on the trampoline are children's first experience of rotation in the air. They are wonderful to expose young children to if done in a safe and progressive manner. Drops introduced in this article will be the seat drop (fig.4), hands and knees drop (fig. 5), front drop (fig. 6) and back drop (fig. 7) . Knee drops should not be performed at this level due to concern over low back injuries.

SaFe Teaching begins OFF the Trampoline! The most important concept in this article is to always teach a skill on the floor or a skill cushion first before progressing to the trampoline.

Increased height and power not only make skills easier to complete but also make them more dangerous. Simply put, all athletes should safely perform all jumps or drops on the floor or appropriate skill cushion before they are asked to perform these skills on the trampoline. All skills discussed here should be performed without travel from the center of the trampoline.

Jumps and Turns Conceptually, jumps with or without twist are straightforward to teach. First, children should be taught their positions seated on the floor (figs. 1,2,3) (e.g. tuck, pike, straddle, split). Second, they should practice their jumps in each position on the padded floor. Take special care on pike jumps with children younger than 5 years old, as they tend to rotate and lose balance. Third, they should begin to perform their jumps on the trampoline with NO BOUNCE. Only once a child can safely perform jumps in this way should they be encouraged to take small jumps before these skills. Remember, even simple jumping with arms in different positions (down, over head, out in front) can be challenging to young children .

First, all drops should be performed seated or lying still on a padded floor. Second, children should perform them on a thick skill cushion or solid foam pit from a stand. (A bent-kneed "freeze" position as shown in fig. 8 works well as a starting point.) Instructors should use their own judgment and make certain the mat is not too soft that the athletes will "bottom out." Third, the athlete should perform the drop onto a skill cushion (4 - 8 inches) on the trampoline, again from a stand (fig. 9). For most children under the age of 7, there is no need to perform any of these drops, with the exception of the seat drop, on the trampoline without the mat. Trampoline safety is always the priority. If children are still benefiting from using the mat on the trampoline, coaches should not feel a need to remove the mat more quickly just to perform the skill on the bed.

Combinations Combining skills shows another level of mastery by the child. Asking children to combine skills on the trampoline not only helps with their motor development but also helps their cognitive (memory) skills. First, children should be asked to combine identical skills together such as tuck jumps. Quickly they will be able to perform this one skill in a series. Second, they will be ready to combine two different skills together such as tuck jump-straddle jump. Then they can progress to repeating these two skills to form a pattern. Third, they will be able to combine three or more skills together such as tuck jump-straddle jump-1/2 turn. Again, they should progress to repeating these skills to form another pattern. When developing lessons one should be creative. Children love to try different combinations of skills they have already learned! Remember safety is always first! This (continued on page 20)

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INJURIES & LOST TIME IN THE GYM by Dr A. Jay Binder, Team Physician for Sports Acrobatics

How to reduce their risk of overuse injury here are severaL ways to reduce the risk of injury or, if injured, to keep from making your athLete's injury worse and minimize Lost time in the gym. Know how to prevent lnJunes when possibLe, assess injuries when necessary and assist in rehabilitation when abLe. Try to estabLish a reLationship with a doctor, therapist or trainer who knows our sport or at Least experienced in deaLing with athLetes. This will be your best chance to get your athLete back from injury quickLy.

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How to reduce their risk of acute injury Staying injury-free is obviousLy the best way for your athLetes to miss Less time in the gym. Prevention of acute injuries has everything to do with safety-consciousness and common sense. FoLLowing gymnastics and acrobatic progressions in a LogicaL way, with experienced spotting, wiLL reduce injuries to a minimum. Other strategies include: • Create a safe environment at practice and competition • Know the appropriate use of mats, beLts, pits and trampoLines • Eliminate goofing around or rough pLay on or around gymnastics equipment • Don't try to work when your athLetes are too fatigued or too sweaty • Teach athLetes to refrain from trying a new or advanced skill without an experienced coach and spot • Refresh your knowLedge and improve use of the USA Gymnastics Safety Certification Handbook in your gym

Overuse injuries are reduced by cross-training, pre-season conditioning, a LogicaL training program, an environment that encourages earLy reporting of injuries and using the strategies Listed above for acute injury prevention: • Cross-training with a Low-impact exercise program Like ellipticaL or EFX trainers, cycling, weight-Lifting or swimming • Pre-season conditioning is discipLine specific and shouLd aLso emphasize your athLete's known physicaL weaknesses • A LogicaL training program which aLLows muscle recovery time and time off between seasons • Create an environment that encourages earLy reporting of injuries instead of minimizing injuries and exerting pressure to compete • Strategies for acute injury prevention appLy here, too, because many of them reduce athLete fatigue and "wear and tear" due to repetition

How to keep from making their injury worse Acute and overuse injuries can occur even in good gyms with conscientious coaches and fit athLetes. When injuries do happen, you need to know how to keep from making the injury worse. Many of us have heard of the athLete who was injured further by improper handLing. ALso, we've aLL seen someone who pulled a muscle, rested it for severaL weeks, and then returned to sport onLy to re-injure the same muscle. To keep from making injuries worse you need to recognize an acute or overuse injury earLy, get them appropriate treatment and rehab, and not return them to practice or competition too soon. Acute injuries are usually obvious and coaches and instructors in the gym need to know how to deaL with them. They include sprains, strains, cuts, contusions, fractures, disLocations, Ligament and cartiLage tears and nerve injuries: • Each coach or instructor needs to have some idea of how to assess the kind and severity of injury and provide first aid; it is heLpfuL to have basic spLints, dressings, tape and eLastic wraps avaiLabLe, some may have specific training Like CPR and athLetic injury first aid. • Have a pLan for routine and catastrophic injuries in your gym (see USA Gymnastics Safety Certification Handbook for detaiLs), post emergency numbers where aLL can find them; some hoLd injury "fire driLLs" to make the staff more comfortabLe and proficient at handLing these situations .

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How does the type of injury affect treatment and return to the gym

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• Teach athletes and coaches t hat early reporti ng of injuries often simplifies t reatment an d red uces recovery time and lia bility. Overuse injuries will begi n to give yo u clues before they become more serious pro blems like te ndonitis, bu rsitis, subluxation (slipping of the kneecap or shou lder) an d stress fractures: • These sym ptoms can include: pain , swelling, lack of endurance, muscle spasms, loss of skill height, diffic ulty ba lancing, loss of acce leration, more frequent falls or misses, giving way, a sense t hat something "pops out of place" and general problems like difficulty sleeping and overall fatigue. • Teac h coac hes how to reco gnize t he signs of overuse injury and report it early. You can t hen modify t heir practice to acco mmodate t he problem unti l th ey are seen by a doctor. • Like acute inj uries, early t reatment of overuse problems makes recovery much easier, faster and less expensive; it also reduces lia bility and lost ti me fro m t he gym .

What is reasonable treatment and how can you help them • Coaches need to know enough about orthopedic injuries to he lp t hei r athletes and t hei r parents seek th e ri ght care. Don't just assume that what the doctor recommends is the only option, especially if t hey don't usually works with athletes. There are usually several reasonab le ways to treat t he same problem. You shou ld usually expect more proactive treatment for a high- level athlete and perhaps a little slower form of treatment for a recreational athlete. • In general, ask more questions about treatme nts that involve: prolonged immobilization or casts, no obvious rehab plan or recommendations for extended time out of the gym. If you are concerned about your athlete, get a second opinion , especially if a sports medicine doctor is

• Return time after an acute or overuse injury depends upon the severity of the injury, skills that need to be worked, time of the year (related to the competitive season) and response to treatment. Total recovery time is actually minimized with early evaluation and treatment ea rly return to gym with skill restrictions and agg ressi~e early motion and rehabilitation . • Skill restriction involves scaling back the training program to accommodate the injured athlete. It's similar to light duty for an injured worker. The sports medicine doctor, therapist or trainer should be able to give you guidance on how to limit and when to advance your athlete. • Examples of lower body skill restrictions include: avoiding fatigue, avoiding high impact activities, having spotted landings and dismounts, avoiding tumbling, avoiding beam and vault, avoiding temp routines (acro). • Examples of upper body skill restrictions include : avoiding high impact or high stress activity like vault, tumbling and giants (artistic), tempo and tumbling (acro), tumbling (T & T), clubs and tumbling (rhythmic). • Try to thin k of injuries in four broad categories: minor acute, moderate acute, severe acute and overuse. These groups are similar with respect to treatment, skill restrictions required and return to competition. It doesn't apply to all but gives you some idea of what to expect.

General Categories of Injury and Treatment Minor Acute Injuries • Types of Injuries: Minor sprains, strains, cuts and contusions; minimal alteration in flexibility, strength and endurance. • Treatment: Responds well to rest, ice, compression and elevation with oral anti-inflammatory medicine; may need braces, taping or supports. • Skill Restrictions: Minimal. • Interference with competition : Little or none. (co ntinued on page 36)


J. McNeal, Ph.D., Eastern Washingtan University Bill Sands, Ph.D., California lutheran University

Of all the factors influencing success in gymnastics possibly the most limiting factor, at least from a coach's perspective, may be the factor of TIME. We are always working against it, there

just organize the total training schedule of a week's worth of training based on the competitive events and common activities.

never seems to be enough of it, and other agencies (school, family) are always competing for it. Time affects every decision made by a coach. How much time is there until Nationals? How long w ill it take to learn this skill? How long to put it into the

We will continue working with the hypothetical situation of 5 training days, 1320 minutes per week. Next, we will list all of the regularly occurring activities that must be undertaken within a week's worth of training. Your list may be very detailed, or it may

routine? How long until Suzie hits adolescence?

be composed simply of the 5 events (remember conditioning is the "fifth event!"). The following is an example of a list of activities that might comprise a typical training schedule.

Fortunately, there is a very simple, logical method for making the most of the time available for training . This method will help to keep

TRAINING ACTIVITIES

both you and your gymnasts appropriately ontask, and to avoid over-training a particular event, skil l, or ability. To begin, it might be interesting to have an observer, such as a parent or other coach, keep track

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of the time course of your workouts for a week. You might be shocked to discover how long your "warmup" period really lasts, or how much time is spent in "transition" from one event to the next. Once the actual time

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during training, you will find that you will be surprised where your current plan places each activity in relation to the others. The key to successful management of training time is to develop a training time schedule that is based on the current importance or emphasis on each activity that is undertaken during training . This scheduling can be done for many levels of training. For example, how much conditioning time should be spent on the kipping movement, versus casting, jumping, trunk extension, etc.? This would allow you to determine the number of exercises, sets and reps that will make appropriate use of your conditioning time based on the weaknesses of your athletes. For our purposes, let's

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% of importance for each activity. This is where it gets interesting. Perhaps you may decide that beam is the most important event, and requires at least 50% of your time. This means that you have 9 other tasks to undertake in the remaining 660 minutes

example, training 5 days/week for 22 hours/week is 1320 total minutes available for training) . Then divide the

has already been consumed. Now, perhaps that number is exactly where you want it to be. However, we suspect that as you start to determine the percentages for all the other activities that take place

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available to you . If we go the simplest route of giving each of these 9 items equal time, then you have only 14.7 minutes per day for each of the remaining tasks! Below is an example of how training might be partitioned within a week for the above tasks.

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Of course, these tasks are not going to be performed on each day of training. Consequently, the percentage of importance for vault, for example, may seem low, however it is a relevant percentage considering what is done within the total week. For vault, the total available minutes are 79.2 per week. If vau lt is trained each day, there would only be 15.8 minutes allowed per day, hardly enough time to rotate to the event. So, we choose to train vault only twice per week, allowing 40 minutes for vault training on two different days. Once the percentage of allotted time for each task is determined, the training schedule for a week then can be created .

Below is a hypothetical weekly schedule for training including all of the above tasks according to their appropriate % of training time. Actual training time in the week is 1324 minutes, slightly more than we budgeted . Remember too, that transition time from one event to the next has not been accounted for. By simply rounding down on all numbers above (for example beam = 55 min, bars = 50 min, flexibility = 20 min), adequate transition time can be built in to the schedule. A simple spreadsheet program such as Excel or QuattroPro will easily perform the calculations you need and keep track of your schedules as they change throughout the training year. This information, combined with team results on each event over a season, may help the

coach adjust the training goals and daily training load for the next training cycle. The final step for planning would be to determine the rotation schedule based on the clock, so that each coach is aware of the exact time that an event has to be completed and when rotation should occur. What is the benefit of the above planning? It ensures that the coach remains on-task and does not over-emphasize one event or training task more than another. It ensures that the day-to-day trai ning corresponds to the importance the coach has placed on achievement or improvement in each of the training tasks.

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SELLING A POTENTIALLY UNPOPULAR IDEA (READ: 'CHANGE') A few years ago, a friend gave me a mug engraved with the quote, "if you keep doing the same things you have aLways done, you will aLways get what you have aLways got." To state it another way, "if you are banging your head against the wall and it hurts, then, stop." RhetoricaL question: why is it, many foLks will repeatedLy take an action (or inaction) even though they 'inteLLectuaLLy know' that taking this action (or inaction) wiLL resuLt in frustration and sometimes emotionaL pain. After a short period in a Leadership position, I began to reaLize that virtually every time I found a need to introduce a change there was opposition no matter how vaLid the need and how 'good' the decision. In the name of not banging my head against the wall, I began to devise a 'modeL' to give me the greatest chance of successfully seLLing a potentially unpopuLar idea. It has five steps and it takes time to think them through and present them, but the time you invest on the front end saves way more time and stress on the back end. The five steps are as foLLows :

1 ArticuLate the probLem Gust this much separates you from the average Leader)

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Identify all the aLternatives you considered (shows thoroughness)

3 List the pros and cons of each soLution including the disadvantages of the one you chose (shows confidence, objectivity and wiLLingness to share perspectives)

4 Announce your decision and why 5 ConfidentLy ask for the support of your constituents (punctuates your decisiveness and generaL Leadership skill) Roll this modeL around in your mind, tinker with it and you wiLL begin to see how many appLications there are. Best of Luck selling your changes! 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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Looking for a way to attract media attention and promote your club and the sport of gymnastics? National Gymnastics Day can do just that! National Gymnastics Day is scheduled for August 24, 2002. USA Gymnastics encourages you to participate in National Gymnastics Day by planning and executing a Cartwheel-A-Thon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. This is a great way to support your local children's hospital. while gaining recognition for your gym. To learn more about the Cartwheel-A-Thon or to print out the Pledge Sheets go to www.usa-gymnastics.org and click on the National Gymnastics Day '02 button. You'll get a listing of all the State Proclamations signed to date, a list of planned activities from clubs around the country, a coloring sheet to hand out to your students about National Gymnastics Day, plus much more! Nationa l Gymnastics Day can be a great success if clubs around the cou ntry can pull together to plan an activity. Here are some co mmon questions that USA Gymnastics has received and so me answers to these questions. Q: What if our club is busy on August 24?

A: No problem, organize your National Gymnastics Day activities on a day that better fits your sc hedule. Q: What if we don't want to conduct a Cartwheel-A-Thon?

A: That's okay. Plan a different activity to promote National Gymnastics Day but just get involved. In the past, clubs have done mall exhibitions, open houses, performed at baseball games, worked out on the beach, and tumbled down the ais les of Wal-Mart. Be creative! Q: We want to organize a Cartwheel-A-Thon but don't know how to begin.

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A: Email your information to club@usa-gymnastics.org and we'll include your club on the website. Q: Last year you published photos from National Gymnastics Day

celebrations. Can we send photos from our club's celebration to be included? A: Yes, please submit photos showing the way in whi ch you celebrated National Gymnastics Day and we'll print some photos in USA Gymnastics magazine, Technique magazine and on the website. Send via email to club@usa-gymnastics.org or to USA Gymnastics, attn: NGD, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Ste. 300, Indpls., IN 46225. Q: How do we get our local media to cover our National Gymnastics Day

celebration? A: Send a press release letting your local media know about National Gymnastics Day and what activities you are planning. A sample press release was included in the March 2002 Technique pages 22-23, or can be found on USA Gymnastics webs ite. Follow up with the media a few days in advance! When kids are raising money for a good cause, such as the Children's Miracle Network, this is always a great story for the media. Q: I keep hearing about the National Gymnastics Day posters and other

materials. How do I get these? A: The National Gymnastics Day posters are part of the Club Marketing Kit that goes to all USA Gymnastics Member Clubs. You can't buy these items separately; you must be a Member Club. Call 1-800-345-4719 for more information.

A: Print out the pledge sheets from the website. Hand the pledge sheets out to your students along with a note from you giving them the details of the event such as where, when, what. why. The students will collect pledges or money from family, • • • •~f!l~ friends and neighbors. On the day of the event, line the kids up and have them do cartwheels. Read the National Gymnastics Day section of the website to learn more details or call Loree Galimore at 317-829-5654. Q: How do we become eligible for the

grand prize of a visit from a National Team clinician? A: Participate in the Cartwheel-A-Thon or other CMN fundraisers (see website for details) and the club which raises the most money for the Children's Miracle Network (and turns it in by the deadline) wi ns the grand prize. Last year DeVeau's School of Gymnastics in Fishers, Ind. , won the grand prize and Tammy Biggs visited their club and worked with their gymnasts. Q: We wou ld like to be included in the listing

of activities posted on your website. Ho w do we get included?

These posters are included in the USA Gymnastics Member Club marketing kit.

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UPDATES January

Certification Program Level II in Women's Program, Sanction fee increase information. February

Reminders on Women's Program meet director and skill evaluator certification programs, Safety Certification policies, procedures and timelines, Sanction procedures, complete listing of all accident and liability insurance coverage for a sanctioned event. March

Membership statistics, membership cards, renewal letters, Sports Acrobatics, educational services-safety, online registration new format, National Congress, general information on USA Gymnastics office. April

Announcement of membership fees for 2002-2003 season, new Junior Professional membership category, reminder of processing timelines, banned from membership list, limited athlete membership information; men's meet director sanction information. May

Member Services divisions all at the 1-800 number, Junior Professional Membership for 16 and 17 year old coaches and judges, sanction violations.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Safety and Education-Certification Programs Don't miss this year's National Congress and Trade Show in Cleveland from August 7-10, 2002. There will be something for everyone. Continue your educational and certification programs. National Congress attendees will receive Professional Development Certification Program credits. These credits will be applied to the Level 3 and Level 4 certification programs. Find out more on the USA Gymnastics Certification programs at National Congress.

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Attend the new Risk Management course for Safety Certification on Wednesday, August 7, 2002. The author, Dr. Bill Sands, will give the safety course. This is the debut course for the next cycle. Information that you, as a gymnastics professional, must know. Remember you can begin your re-certification process one year ahead of your expiration date. Preschool teachers! Your certification program is offered on Wednesday, August 7 with the KAT and MELPD courses. This time it is arranged so that you may take both courses in the same day and you will receive the new low discounted price. More than 12 sessions will be devoted to pre-school education at National Congress. Attention club owners, club managers, and program administrators: business knowledge is your key to success. The third annual Business Conference will take place August 7. Remember you must pre-register and this has been sold-out fo r the past two years. More than 12 sessions will assist you in all aspects of running your business during the three days of congress. Judges and coaches at all levels in all programs-this is the place for you to learn from the best! Women judges' certification tests will be offered August 9 after the congress sessions. You will also have time during breaks, late afternoons and evenings to learn while watching the very best at the U.S. Championships. Trampoline & Tumbling and Rhythmic Championships will be in the Grand Hall in the Convention Center. The Sports Acrobatics Team Trials will take place in the Exhibit Hall of the Convention Center and Men and Women's Artistic Championships will take place a few blocks away at the Gund Arena. Look inside this issue to find out about the special congress and ticket package that is available to USA Gymnastics members. See you in Cleveland! Avoid any late fees and register today!

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Chart A: General Development: The Emerge nce of Motor Skills

article shou ld be used as a reference or a starting point to develop fun and appropriate lessons for children. No article can substitute for experience. Working with an experienced teacher should always be a priority for any aspiring teacher. Under the guidance of a careful and knowledgeable teacher, trampoline is a great tool for children of all ages to develop coordination and foster a love of physical fitness.

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Runs well, skillful jumping, begins to skip, Holds pencil, copies square, wa lks balance beam pedals tricycle

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Hops about 50 feet, balances on one foot, Colors within lines, forms letters, dresses can catch large ball, good skipping and undresses self with help, eats more neatly

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Carries bundles, begins to ride bicycle, Ties shoes, uses scissors, uses knife and jumps rope, can catch a tennis ball fork, washes self with help Reference: Human Development Across the Lifespan (3nl edition), John S, Dacey and John F. Travers.

• Learning ruLes such as freeze, stay in box • Learning to stop • Learning to bounce with control

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Jumping with arms up or down Tuck and straddle jumps General turning Seat drops on a mat

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Seat drops Learning hands & knee drops and front drop on a mat Freezing and walking off trampoline Combines identical jumps in a series 'Iz and full turns

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Learning all general body shapes and drops Can jump lOx in box Knows to stay on cross Learning to face correct direction Learning to straight jump with different arm positions Continue mastery of tuck and straddle jumps

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Knows all shapes and drop positions Can jump 5x on cross Beginning to arm circle jump Learning (small) pike jump and split jump Learning all drops on a mat

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Lisa Wang, 13, is a rhythmic gymnast from Buffalo Grove, Ill., where she trains at Rhythmic Gems and is coached by Lana Lashoff. Lisa began rhythmic gymnastics at age 9, just four years ago. In this short time, Lisa has moved up the ladder quickly. In fact, she was crowned Junior National Champion in 2001 and also won titles in two events, ball and ribbon. Recently, Lisa took first all-around and won every event at the 2002 Pacific Alliance Championships held in Canada. Competing in only her third international competition, Lisa said, "It was really fun. There were so many of my teammates on the trip and we were able to support each other and have fun together. I was surprised to win everything. I just wanted to go in and be consistent." This is Lisa's last year as a junior and she would like to keep

her title at the 2002 Rhythmic National Championships. This seventh-grade student works out five days a week for 5-6 hours each practice. She has about a 40 minute commute each way from her home to the gym but she makes good use of her time by doing homework. Lisa is the daughter of Ping and Cindy Wang. She has one brother Jordan, who is 6 years old. Lisa's favorite subjects in school are reading and math. She may be interested in journalism and/or media in the future. Her goal in rhythmic gymnastics is to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games. _

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

• Gymnastics Coaches & Teachers: All Levels, Boys, Girls, Artistic, Rhythmic, General Gymnastics, Trampolme & Tumbling, Sports Acrobatics • Gymnastics Coaches For Programs, High Schools

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• Preschool Instructors • Judges At All Levels • Gymnastics Business Owners • Gymnastics Business Managers • Cheerleading Coaches • Aspiring Coaches and Judges

USA Gymnastics National Congress is the premier learning opportunity in the U.S. Approximately 72 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 pariYt and over 2/000 of your closest gymnastics friends and you will find out why most National Congress attendees return year after year. TECHNIQUE • JUNE 2002


USA Gymnastics National Congress §' S.A GYMNASTI CS Combin,d with ,ffonhbility.

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. USA Gymnastics National Congress will again be presenting more than 12 different tracks offering lectures for all your staff to increase their knowledge. Wednesday, August 7 • Business Owners Conference • Add On's including KAT and MELPD Certification, Safety Course, AACCA/ Cheer Certification, Trampoline & Tumbling Levell Coaches' Course, Booster Clubs

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''Gymnastics Excellence Through Education" All hotel accommodations must be booked directly with National Travel Systems at 888-603-8747 or 806-331-1930 or email usagama@ takeavacation.com. They can also assist with your air travel arrangements. Deadline June 28. Congress Hotels:

Note: all rates are plus 14.5% tax

*Check for Congress Registration information in this issue or on USA Gymnastics online at www.usagJJmnastics.org

• Embassy Suites - Cleveland Downtown at Reserve Square $129.00 1701 East Twelfth Street Cleveland, OH 4411

Congress Location: Cleveland Convention Center 500 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114

• Holiday Inn Select - $119.00 1111 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114

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• Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center - $139.00 127 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44114-1305

• Sheraton Cleveland City Centre $104.00 777 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114

Special Congress/Championships Package for USA Gymnastics Pro and Instructor Members Attending Congress. Must pre-register by July 13 and pay in full.

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Cleveland, Ohio August 7-10,2002

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

Within walking distance of all the , Congress hotels!

A special member package has been developed for those USA Gymnastics members attending Congress. The package includes Congress Registration and tickets to see all the u.s. Championships events including Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline and Tumbling and Sports Acrobatics. In addition, with this package you will receive a Special Gold Level seating for senior Men's and Women's Artistic evening sessions. A $455.00 value for only $300.00 - this includes Congress Registration and all U.S. Championships events. This offer is only available to USA Gymnastics members attending Congress. Registration forms will be included in this issue or online www.usa-gymnastics.org TECHNIQUE· JUNE 2002

Transportation: RTA public transportation system can take you eaSily from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Tower City Center in downtown for only $1.50. The airport is located just 20 minutes from downtown. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown is only $20. Visit www.usa-gymnastics.org for more information on Congress or to get to the National Travel Systems website.

Cleveland Convention Center Cleveland, Ohio

Congress Costs Pro &Instructor Members Pre-registration Guly 13) .... $230 On-site registration .. .. .. .. $330

Non-Members Pre-registration Guly 13) . ... $350 On-site registration ......... $450

Note: Member Clubs receive a substancial discount for Congress. Call Loree at 31 7-829-5654 or visit the member club only site.


"Gymnastics Excellence Through Education" 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 $230! • Congress Dance Party included: a $35 value. • Free Exhibit Hall admittance worth $3 (5-12 yrs.) and $6 (13 yrs. and older) per day. • Congress briefcase and Information Guide. • Learn from, interact with, and watch the best the U.S. has to offer. • Discount tickets for the 2002 U.s. National Championships.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE SELECTION & SAVINGS • • • •

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIQUE & SPECIALIZED NEEDS OF YOUR BUSINESS • Marketing & Managerial Sessions. • Staff Retention & Improvement Lectures. • Gymnastics Lectures: begilU1er 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. • Begirmer 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.

IF KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ••• THEN NATIONAL CONGRESS IS ESSENTIAL

CONGRESS EXHIBITION HALL One of the highlights of the alumal USA Gymnastics National Congress is the Exhibition Hall. This is where gymnastics industry suppliers and consultal1ts display and sell their products and services. You will find the latest al1d greatest in gymnastics equipment, apparel and services! The Exhibit Hall will be open to all Congress palticipal1ts Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Day passes to the exhibit hall for the general public will be available at the Congress Registration desk.

NOTE: Children under the age of 5 will be admitted free when accompanied by their parent 01' guardian.

• Learn the latest information concerning: Teclmique, 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. 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 attend sessions in order to increase their professional skills and knowledge base. USA Gymnastics strongly discourages attendance of children in any Congress sessions. Congress Hosts and Hostesses will monitor entrance to Congress sessions to those displaying appropriate credentials.

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2002 Nati,onol (ongre.ss and U_ S. Championships Wednesda"v., August 7 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m . .......... Business Conference .... ......... .. ... ... .... .. ... ... ..... ..... .. .Cleveland Convention Ctr. 11 :00 a.m.-6:00 p.m . .... ... .Congress Registration Booths Open .............. .... ..Cleveland Convention Ctr. See page 29 ......... ...... ...... .safety, KAT, MEL PO, Cheer Certification ...... ... .Cleveland Convention Ctr. Trampoline Coach Certification Level 1, Booster Club Seminar 1:00-4:00 p.m ........ .... .. .....Jr. All-Around & Event Finals (Men) ... ....... ........ Gund Arena 7:00-10:00 p .m . ..... .. .........sr. All-Around Prelims & Event Finals (Men) .... Gund Arena

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7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m ........... Congress Registration Booths Open .. ... ........ ....... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m ........... Congress Sessions .... .. .... .. ... .......... ..... ........... ... ...... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 10:30-11:30 a.m ............... Exhibit Hall: Gym Club Owners Preview .......... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m . ........ Exhibit Hall: Open to All Congress Participants ...... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 9:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m ........... Jr. All-Around (Rhythmic) ........ .. ...... .... .... ........ .... CC - Public Auditorium 1:00-3:30 p.m ...................Jr. All-Around Prelims & Event Finals (Women) .... .. Gund Arena 2:30-7:30 p .m ................... Sr. All-Around (Rhythmic) .... .. .. ............................ CC - Public Auditorium 7:00-10:00 p.m ................. Sr. All-Around Prelims & Event Finals (Women) .... Gund Arena

Friday ( August 9 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m . .. .. .... Congress Registration Booths Open ................ .... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m ...........Jr. Competition/Sr. Prelims. (Sports Acro) .... ...... CC - Exhibit Hall 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m ........... Exhibit Hall Open .............. .................................... .. Cleveland Convention Ctr. 8:30 a.m .-4:30 p.m ........... Congress Sessions .................................................... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p .m ...........Jr. Elite Prelims (T&T) .................. .. ..... .. .......... ...... .CC - Public Auditorium 4:00-7:30 p .m ................... Sr. Elite Prelims (T&T) .................... .... .................... CC - Public Auditorium 4:15-5:15 p.m . .......... ... ..... Exhibit Hall Social/Happy Hour ....... ...... ............ .Cleveland Convention Ctr. , 7:00-10:30 p.m . ............ ... .All-Around Finals (Men) ......................... ............... Gund Arena

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8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m ........... Congress Registration Booths Open .................... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m ........... Exhibit Hall Open .. ...... ..... .................................. ..... Cleveland Convention Ctr. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p .m ....... .. Congress Sessions .............. ........ .. ............................ Cleveland Convention Ctr. 10:00 a.m.-l:30 p.m .........Jr. Event Finals (Rhythmic) ...... ............................. .CC - Public Auditorium 10:00 a.m.-l :30 p.m .. .... .. .Jr. Event Finals (T&T) .. .................. .. .. ...... .. .. ............ CC - Public Auditorium 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. .. .... Jr. Competition/ Sr. Finals (Sports Acro) .............. CC - Exhibit Hall 1:00-3:30 p.m ... ... .......... ...Jr. All-Around finals (Women) .. ..................... ... .. .. Gund Arena 2:30-6:00 p.m ................... Sr. Event Finals (Rhythmic) .................................... CC - Public Auditorium 2:30-6:00 p.m ........... .. ..... .sr. Event Finals (T&T) .... ...... ........ .. ........................ CC - Public Auditorium 6:00-8:30 p .m ................... Sr. All-Around Finals (Women) ......................... ... Gund Arena 9:30 p.m .......................... .Dance Party (Congress Attendees) .. .................... Marriott Hotel's Key Center *Note: SUBJECT TO CHANGE rECHNIQUE • JUNE 2002


USA Gymnastic,s Business Owners Confefence VVednesday, August 7, 2002 Cleveland, OH Who: What: Where: When: Why:

Cost: Host:

Club Owners and Directors Business Conference Cleveland Convention Center Wednesday, August 7, 2002 from 8:30 a,m,-5 p,m, To bring USA Gymnastics and its clubs owners together to facilitate the sharing of ideas and concepts relevant to the success of the gymnastics business, With our ongoing commitment to your success, we want to create a network of gymnastics business owners and professionals, $100 for Member Clubs and $200 non-member clubs (per person) Included in this fee : morning coffee, lunch, and a business gift Gary Anderson

Speakers include: Bob Colarossi, Kathy Feldmann, Steve Penny and Loree Galimore from USA Gymnastics, Club Owners and consultants from across the country include: Jeff Metzger, Tom Lenzini , Tom Forster, Rita Brown, David Holcomb, Lynne Ledford, Frank Sahlein, Sean Dever, Steve Greeley, Patti Komara, Julia Thompson-Aretz, and Jeff Lulla,

Business Building Blocks

You will receive invaluable advice on how to run a successful gymnastics club at this conference. The conference was a sell-out in 2000 & 2007, so please register early!

MARKETING EDUCATION SYSTEMS

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BUSINESS PLAN / MISSION

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$100 per person from a Member Club $200 per person - non-member club

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Fax to 317-237-5069 attention: Loree Galimore or mail to : Registration Deadline: July 13

Attn , Loree Galimore 201 S, Capitol Ave, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46225

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USA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL CONGRESS 2002 INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM

DATE RECV'D AMT. PD. CHECK #

Minimum age for Congress registration is 16.

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

DEPOSIT CRCD APP #

Complete one Form per person - Photocopy for additional Registrations. As aprafessional or instrudor member, yau have two prices fram which to choose. One price is For Cangress only. The other price is for Congress and tickets to see all U.s. Championship events. Please see page 30 where additional tickets can be purchased For non-members, spouses, friends, etc. IF yau wish to be seated next to yaur co-workers, Friends, spouses, etc., send all registration and ticket order Forms together at one time with payment.

Your Pro or Instructor Address (listed in the USA Gymnastics member database) will be used lor all correspondence. The tickets will be sent to the member database address 4 weeks prior to Championships. I

CON G RES S COS T S (postmarked by July 13) PRO & INSTRUCTOR MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS 0$230 Congress pre-registration $350 Congress pre-registration 0$300 Congress pre-registration and ncket package $450 for on-site registration $330 for on-site registration (no ticket package) Name ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Social Security No . . . . Birth date .

USA Gymnastics Pro/lnst. No . .

Mailing Address .................... ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 0 This is a new address ~")' ........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Must check club owner box for admittance to Exhibition Hall Preview

Check all that apply:

o Member club Owner o Club Owner o Women's Artistic o Coach/Teacher o Judge o Group Gymnastics o Regional Chair o National Chair o Sports Acro o Office Staff o Trampoline & Tumbling o State Chair o Men's Artistic o Rhythmic J

CONGRESS FEE INCLUDES ONE TICKET TO THE CONGRESS DANCE PARTY

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CANCELLATION POLICY

• Credential far entrance ta Congress seesions and clinics August 8-10, 2002 Cleveland, OH

NO REFUNDS OR TICKET EXCHANGES ON TICKET PACKAGES

• Entrance to the Exhibit Hall featuring the industry's finest products and services.

AU registration cancellations must be in writting.

Submit request in writing to USA Gymnastics, Anention: Cathy Allen

• One ticket to the Congress Dance Party on Saturday evening, August 10

(additional Congress Dance Party tickets for spouse/guests are $35 each- available at on-site registration)

Before July 13th - Registration fee less $30 service fee per person canceling. After July 13th - 50% of registration fee per person canceling.

Videotaping: Videotaping of Congress sessions is permitted FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY unless the Session Presenters announce that his/her/ their session may not be videotaped.

SUBSTITUTION POLICY To transfer registration to another person, the new cong ress aHendee

Language: The official language of Congress is English . USA Gymnastics wi ll make no

special provisions for translation of sessions into other languages. Congress attendees with special needs must notify USA Gymnastics in writing in this

must also have a professional or in structor membership.

Before August 1 - $30 per substitution ON-SITE - $50 per substitution Submit request in writing to USA Gymnastics, Atte ntion : Ca thy Allen

regard prior to the July 13 pre-registration deadline. We suggest that this information be included with the congress pre-registration form.

NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER AUGUST 15TH


2002 CONGRESS ADD-ONS REGISTRATION FORM

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Use this form to register for the 2002 Congress tests, examinations, certificotions, etc. One form per person. Photocopy for additional add-on registrations. NOTE: Your Pro or Instructor Address (listed in the USA Gymnastics member database) will be used for all correspondence. Name Birth date

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WOMEN'S JUDGES CERTIFICATION EXAMS

INST. PRO NON SUB MEMBER MEMBER MEMBER TOTAL

SAFETY CERTIFICATION COURSES Minimum age for Safety Certification is 16

Fri. August 9, 4:30 p.m. (written), 6:30 p.m. (practical) Email to register: jcirene@aol.com Cost $22 per port

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Wed. August 7, 8:30-12:30 p.m. For recerts. MUST be currently safety certified AND a pro-member. N/A o For those not already safety certified. $50

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RHYTHMIC LEVEL 8 JUDGES COURSE

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BOOSTER CLUB SEMINAR

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Wed., Aug. 7, 8:30-12:00 Cost: $50 This seminar is designed for those coaches/ club owners or Presidenls of Boosler Clubs who wanllo maximize Ihe lalenl wilhin Iheir membership. Dave Holcomb, owner of Buckeye Gymnaslics will be Ihe featured speaker and will cover • supporling Ihe Iraveling learn • Fundraising • PR • Parlies and Celebralions • Facilily Enhancemenls, elc.

Language: The Oflicial language of Congress is English. USA Gymnaslics will make no special provisions for Iranslalion of sessions inlo olher languages. , Congress Attendees with special needs musl nolify USA Gymnaslics in wriling in Ihis regard prior 10 Ihe July 13 pre·regislralion deadline. We suggesllhallhis informalio be included wilh Ihe Congress Pre-regislralion Form. Videotaping: Videolaping of Congress sessions is permilled FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY unless Ihe Session Presenlers announce Ihal his/her session may nol be videolaped.

DOTAL PAYMENT MAKE CHECK/MONEY ORDER PAYABLETO USA GYMNASTICS

KAT & MELPD

$170

$170

$2450

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TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING LEVEL 1 COACHES COURSE

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CONGRESS 2002 PRESENTER PREVIEW Congress 2002 will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, August 7-10, in conjunction with the U.S. Gymnastics Championships for men's, women's, rhythmic, trampoline and tumbling and sports acrobatics. It's a gymnastics function that you won't want to miss! Many great sessions and presenters top the list at this year's National Congress. Below we've listed the invited presenters and their topics. Don't miss out on all the new information and updates that will occur at this event. There's something for everyone!

Akopyan, Arthur . . ....... . .. .. ... .. ...... . .. . Uneven Bars Nat'l Elite Compulsory Program with National Staff Nat'l Team Strength & Conditioning Program with National Staff Anderson, Gary . ....... . . . ...... Your Passion Can Be Profitable TOPs Update with Gary Warren Arnold, Alison .......... _.. .. .... Zen & and Art of Gymnastics Breaking Down the Block Artemov, Vladimir .. .. . ... .. . ... .. PH Single leg Skills, Flair HS, and HS Pirouette Skills Beck, Jon .. . . . . . . .. Tumbling: Round-Off Back Handspring & Whip Teaching the Double Back Bergonzoli, Victor .. ..... .. .. ... ... .. ... Video Technology and How it Can Maximize your Training Biggs, Tammy ......................... .... ... . ... Beam Nat'l Elite Compulsory Program with National Staff Nat'l Team Strength & Conditioning Program with National Staff Binder, Jay ...... ACoaches Guide to Dealing with Common Injuries How to get your Gymnast or Acrobat Back from Injury Faster Biron, Beau ... . ..... .... ... .. ... . Increase Annual Gross Rev. with Non-Instructional Programs If 10%of enrollment is team what to do with the other 90% General Gymnastics Round Table (with Capelottil Buchheister, Kris .. . ............ ... .. ... ... . Correct Posture Prevention of Shoulder Pain Body Joint Motion-achieving correct range of motion shoulders, hips, ankles & wrist Bunge, Carole .. ... . . . . ..... level 9 Review and Practice Judging Butcher, Steve ........... .... .. .. Transition the Key to Medals Calvert, Chris ... . ...... Cheerleading Partner Stunt Fundamentals Advanced Cheer Partner Stunts & Transitions Cheerleading Choreography Creating an All Star Team Capelotti, Dean ... .. ......... . .. .. . .. TeamGymn -Just Do It! (including meet/intersquad compoGrid) General Gymnastics Round Table (with Beau Biron) Cates, Michael .... . Dream Things That Never Were & Say Why Not? Special Needs Caviness, Michelle ............... How to Incorporate Sports Acro Into Your Kindergym Program Christensen, Char ............ Compulsory Beam -Practice Judging

Cross, Marilyn . .......... ... TIps on Int'l. Judging with Schweyer Culbertson, Jon .... Common Errors to Avoid in Routine Construction Juniors Dalldorf, Ose . .. .. . Dream Things That Never Were & Say Why Not? Special Needs Davies, Nadine . . ... .. .... .. . . ........ .. ..... TV/ AV Forms level 5-7 Update Davis, Nancy ................. Sports Acrobatics levels 6 and 7 DeCristoforo, Maria .. ............. . .... . . Technique for Beam DeGuire, Marcia .... . .. ...... Getting Started in Sports Acrobatics Dever, Sean . ... . .............. . . . ... . Show Me The Money Dykes, Marian .... .. ..... .. level 7 Review and Practice Judging Elfenbein, Myra . . .... . . . . .... Compulsory Floor Practice Judging Elsass, Gil . . .. . ... .. ... . ..... . .. Boys Programs are Profitable Feldmann, Kathy ..... . ............ Member Services/Education Fie, Jackie . .. . .......... . . . . .. . International Judging Update Floyd, Diane ........ . . .. ... . .... Choreographic Considerations when Creating Exhibition Routines Creating Group Performance Opportunities Galper, Raisa .. . .... .. .......... Keeping Athletes in your Gym with Sports Acrobatics Gardner, Beth .. .. ....... . .... .. .. .. ....... Preschool Props Positive Discipline with Steve Greeley Great Idea ... But now what? Creating lesson Plans Organized Chaos Preschool Class Management Round Table Panel Discussion Gearhart, Megan . ...... .. ... .. .. . .. . . Strength and Flexibility Geddert, John . ... . . ...... . . . . . . .... .. .... Club Philosophy Gerlock, Tamara ... . .............. . . . Get It Going - 2 sessions Future Stars Graff, Sue ... ... ......... .. ... . .... Vaulting -The New Table Greeley, Steve .. No Tears Marketing: Simple & Inexpensive Solutions Positive Discipline with Beth Gardner Awards, Rewards & High S's Grossfeld, Muriel ................ .. .. .... .. .... ..... TBD Nat'l Elite Compulsory Program with National Staff Nat'l Team Strength & Conditioning Program with National Staff Hamilton, Cheryl ..... . ....... . .... Technique for Uneven Bars Harris, Brad . .............. . . . ..... .. . Drillsfor Compulsory Henderson, Pat . . ... . .. . . lost Skill Syndrome &Overcoming Fear Intermediate Trampoline Analysis of the Arabian & the Cruise/Twisting Somersaults Hisey, Jim .. .. Basic Skill Development & Refinement - V,PB, and HB Holcomb, David .. Staff and Employee Handbooks: at will vs. contract Holt, Kevin .. .. ... . The Power of Mental Training &Team Building Jarrett, Cheryl .. ............ . .. .... JO Update with Tom Koll Juszczyk, Dave ................ Practical Judging Using Symbols Karolyi, Martha .. . National Program Plan & Report with Kathy Kelly Kelly, Kathy ... National Program Plan & Report with Martha Karolyi

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Kerr, Wayne . .. . . . . . .. .. . . .. . . .. . HB: Developing In-Bar Skills Kilcorr, Ph.D., Patrick . . .. The Impact of ADD on Athletes: Developing Coaching Strategies KolI, Tom . ... . ... . . .... . . ... . JO Update with Connie Maloney Do's and Don't's for Travel to Away Meets 2005 Compulsory APreview Komara, Patti .. .. .. .. . . . . .. Successful Parent and Tot Programs How to (reate lesson Plans 101 The A-B-C's of Teaching Preschool Hiring, Training, and Inspiring ATop Notch Staff latino, Jackie . .. . . . . Acrobasics: Gelling Strated for Coaches Part 1 Acrobasics: Getting Strated for Coaches Part 2 laznovsky, lori . ... . .. .. .. . Fun Activities for your Closs Program World Gymnaestrada lisbon or Bust in 2003 lenzini, Tom ... . So Coaches, You Think You Want to Open Your Own Gym lord, Jim . ..... .... .. . Cheerleading Partner Stunt Fundamentals Advanced Cheer Portner Stunts & Transitions Cheerleading Choreography Creating an All Star Team lord, Paula ... ... . ... . . . . ... ... . Toke Home a Group Routine Integrating Music, Dance, and Partner Work into Closs Program lulla, Jeff .. . ... . . . ... . . . Raising the Value of Customer Service lutska, Brant ... .... . .. . .. .. . . .. .... Why Thematic Teaching Maloney, Connie ...... ... . .. . .. . . ... JO Update with Tom Koll Maloney, Stacy ... . Developing the Whip Bock and Front Handspring Marinitch, Vitaly ... . .. ... ...... . . PH Single leg Ski,lIs, Flair HS, and HS Pirouette Skills HB: Multiple Releases, Jaeger Matthews, Down . . . . .... . ... Training Preschool Teachers to Teach Maynard, Jackie . . .. Group Performances - What you need to do it! Integrating Music, Dance, and Portner Work into Closs Program Creating Group Performance Opportunities Mazeika, Kevin .. . SR: Boils Forward & Backward, Turnover Swing, & Dismount Refinement Mcintyre, Dennis . .. . . ....... ... . . . Developing a Training Plan McPherson, Don .. . .. ... .. .. .. Hey Dude .. . You're Being Sued Meadows, Tom ... . . .. . .. Spotting: 3-4 target skills on every event Meier, Bob & Pam ... .. . . . . . . . .. . ........ Making Money with Sports Acrobatics in Your Rec. Program Metzger, Jeff . .. . . .. . ... . ... .. ..... . Simplify Hiring &Firing, Staff Evaluation, Team Building Mikszan, laura ... .. .. ... .. . .. . ... . . .. Budgeting for Growth Moskovitz, Dave .. ... . . . . . . . .. ... TeamGymn - Rules &Judging (including judges exam) Fun Activities for your Closs Program Moskovitz, lynn .. . . . . . ... . .. . .. . . . .. . ... . ... . . Pro Shops Mulvihill, linda ..... .. . . .. . . . . ... . . Practice Judging level 10 Nassar, larry . .. . . . .. . .. .... .... . ..... . . . . .. . .. . . . TBD Nickerson, Susan . . . . .. . ..... .. Sports Acrobatics levels 6 and 7 Novikov, Vladimir .. . . . . . . . . New Vaulting Table Front Entry Vaults O'Connor, Pot . . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. . leI's Talk Turkey What you Really Need to Know About Coverage Ostberg, Kathy . . . .. .. ... . .. .. . . ... .. .... Prep-Op Program

Panichas, Pot ... . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . .. Technique for Floor Exercise Peco, Selena . . .. . . .. Acrobasics: Getting Started for Coaches Port 1 Acrobasics: Getting Started for Coaches Part 2 Pongetti, Gino . ........ . .. . ...... . . . .. Hip Flexor Stretching Pozsar, Geza ..... . . . ... . ...... ...... . . ... . . . . .. Artistry Nat'l Elite Compulsory Program with Notional Stoff Nol'l Tm. Strength &Conditioning Program - Notional Staff Rayson, Peggy . . . .. . .. ... . ... . . . . . .. . . . JumpStart Program Reeves, John ... .. . . Make Tramp. More Fun and Prof. In your Gym Trampoline for PreSchool & Kindergarten Children Resnick, Neil .. . .... .... ... . .. . . New Table Compulsory levels New Vaulting Table Round-Off Entry Ritter, Dusty . . . .. . . . . .. Conducting a Successful Men's Competition Sahlein, Frank .. .. . .. . . Thriving in a Competitive Business Market Sands, Bill . .... .... . . .. . ..... Essential Basics in Bio-mechanics Coordinating Your Gymnastics & Strength Plan The New Risk Management Program Modern Gymnastics Techniques: How To Gouge Performance Savage, Phil . . .. . . . . . . Developing a Successful Boys Class Format Savenkova, Elena .. .. .. . . . . Artistic Value - Recognition & Creation level 5-7 Update Scheer, John ... . . ... . . . . . ... . . . . . . Common Errors to Avoid in Routine Construction for Seniors Schweyer, Audrey . . . .. . .. . . . . .. TIps on Inl'l. Judging with Cross Shannon, Quin .. . 50 Cool Floor Drills for Developmental Gymnastics Sharipov, Rustam . ... PB: long Hang Swing - Giant, Moy, and TIp pelt Sikora, Randy . ..... . ... Managing Growth & Engineering Change Spielkamp, Nancy . . .. .. . . .. .. . . . . . Transition the Key to Medals Sun, Yuejin . .. . ... . . .... . .. Skill Development &Refinement FX, PH, SR, V,PB, and HB V: Developing & Refining Kasamatsu & HSVaults Tanskenen, Juha .. .. .. . . Spotting: 3-4 target skills on every event Taylor, Michael .. . .. ... .. . . .. . . .. . Effective Use of the Internet Setting Up Your Preschool Gym Safely Safety in the Gym for Closs Instructors Thomas, Annette . . . . . .. . . ..... . . . . ..... .. . .... 24/7/365 Thorberg, linda . ... ... . . . .. level BReview and Practice Judgin!l Compulsory Bars - Practice Judging' \ Preschool Balance Beam â&#x20AC;˘ Umenhofer, Joy . . The Secret of Twisting Single & Double Somersaults Turning Artistic Coaches into T&TCoaches Von Patton, Daile .. . . . . . . . .. . . . ... . . . Physicol Abilities -TOPs Vogelaar, Ileana . ... . .. . .. .. . . . .. . .. . Pilates and Gyrokinesis Walls, Deb .. . .. . . . . . ... _. . ... ... . . . Community Involvement Warfield, Russell .. ... ... ... . ... . ... . .. ...... ... .. .. TBD Warren, Gory .. .... .. .. . ... . . TOPs Update with Gory Anderson Watanabe, Mas . .. ..... PB: Peach, Peach 1/2, Peach 1/1 & Healy Weckerly, Judy .. . . . ... . . . . . . . ..... Teaching Gross Motor Skills Creative Parent/Child and Preschool Warm Ups Whitlock, Steve ... .... ... ... . . . . .. . ... .. .. . .. .... .. TBD Yuan, Xiao . . .... . V: Developing & Refining Kasamatsu & HSVaults Note: Subject to change

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Moderate Acute Injuries

exe rcise or gym) it just makes it worse; oral antiinflam mato ry medicine and ice may help; may need bra ces, tapin g, suppo rts, casts, boots, bone stimulators or surgery. • Skill Restri ctions: Temporarily avoid any skill or activity t hat leads to sharp pain or fatigue; sho rten practice length and number of repetitions, vary type of work more often than usual. • Interfe re nce wit h competition: Little or none unless the condition is severe or a stress fractu re; minimi ze practice time to "save them" for the competition ; most overuse problems improve greatly within 4-6 wee ks; severe conditions and stress fracture can take 3-4 months to resolve.

• Types of Injuries: Moderate sprains, strains, cuts, contusions; minor fractures, dislocations and nerve inj uries; moderate alteration in anatomy, flexibility, strength and endurance. • Treatment: Initially treat with rest, ice, compression and elevation with oral anti-inflammatory medicine; probably needs to see a doctor; surgery and extensive testing rare; requires time for adequate healing and exercise or physical therapy to restore normal flexibility, strength and endurance; may need braces, taping or supports. • Skill Restrictions: They usually miss a week or two and then can return in limited capacity; skill restrictions are moderate initially and may keep athletes off certain apparatus or routines. • Interference with competition: Figure time lost from gym plus time with skill restrictions plus time to get back to pre-injury performance level, usually 3-6 weeks total before competition.

Remember that prevention and safety are always th e best option and it is your job to provide this for you r athletes. It's also in your job to learn the basics of injury management so t hat you can know when the t reatment "just doesn't sound right." Good docto rs are not afraid of answering questions so you shouldn't be afraid to ask. Your best bet is to establish a relationship with a knowledgeable health professional and you r athlete inju ry management becomes easy!

Severe Acute Injuries • Types of Injuries: Severe sprains, strains, cuts, contusions, fractures, dislocations, ligament and cartilage tears and nerve injuries; severe alteration in anatomy, flexibility, strength and endurance. • Treatment: Initia l evaluation is in the E.R. or doctor's office; still treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation, oral anti-inflammatory medicine and possibly pain medication and muscle relaxants; requires extensive time for adequate hea ling, may require surgery and exercise or physical therapy to restore normal anatomy, flexibility, strength and endurance; often needs braces, taping or supports. • Skill Restrictions: They usually miss weeks to months and then can return in limited capacity; skill restrictions are significant initially and will keep athletes off certai n apparatus or routines; work in the gym progresses as they hit rehab milestones, they may not return to full practice until 1-6 months. • Interference with competition: Figure time lost from gym plus time with ski ll restrictions plus time to get back to pre-injury performance level, usually 2-9 months total before competition

* Dr. Binder is an orthopedist and sports medicine doctor from near New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the team physician for Sports Acro and has covered all of the disciplines in gymnastics. This article is an excerpt from two of Dr. Binder's presentations at the 2002 USA Gymnastics National Congress in Cleveland, Ohio. "A Coach's Guide to Dealing With Common Injuries " and "How to get your Gymnast or Acrobat Back from Injury Faster. " USA GYMJIAS11Cl PflOTOGiAPH <l:l VAl DOWNS

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WOMEN'S JR. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MEETING May 6-7, 2002 Largo, MD Meeting was called to order at 8:40 a.m. Eastern time by Tom Koll, Chairman.

I. ROLL CALL Present: Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 RegionS Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 NECC NTCC NACC JOPM

Neil Resnick Laurie Reid Chery I Jarrett Don Houlton Jolm Geddert Larry Goldsmith Mike Milchanowski Brad Harris (interim chair-appointed by Region 8 RAC) Gary Anderson (Monday morning) Cheryl Hamilton (Tuesday only) Jan Greenhawk (Monday afternoon) Connie Maloney

II. NATIONAL ELITE COMMITTEE REPORT Gary Anderson reviewed the changes and accomplishments for the National Elite program and thanked the JO Committee for their input and recommendations on making the Elite program more "userfriendly."

VI. DETERMINING AGE DIVISIONS FOR LEVEL 9 & 10 Recommendation to the National Administrative Committee that the State Administrative Committee Chairmen be requested to report the names of all qualifiers to Level 9 and 10 state meets to their Regional Administrative Chairmen by the date of their state meet entry deadline. The Regional Administrative Chairmen will then compile the data for their region and forward it to Connie Maloney in order to determine the age divisions earlier in the season. Motion: C. Jarrett Second: D. Houlton PASSED

VII. COMPETITIVE SEASON The committee discussed the possibility of making changes to the competitive season to reduce the conflicts with the collegiate season. The committee members were asked to request feedback from the coaches in their respective regions.

VIII. PROCEDURES FOR MEET DIRECTORS A. DRAWS FOR STATE MEETS Recommendation to the National Administrative Committee to add to the Rules & Policies that the State Administrative Committee set up specific guidelines that determine the order of competition for the age divisions and/or levels (for example, by random draw or youngest to oldest) for State Meets. Using those pre-determined guidelines, the meet director and State Administrative Committee Chairman (or other state committee member designated by the SACC) conduct the draw to determine the order in which the age divisions will be conducted. Motion: N. Resnick Second: L. Goldsmith PASSED

III. ADMINISRATIVE COMMITTEE REPORT Jan Greenhawk reported on the upcoming projects of the National Administrative Committee. 1. Judges' Contract negotiations by July 31, 2002 2. Operating Code 3. Consolidation of the Rules & Policies

IV. WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE REPORT Cheryl Hamilton reported on the activities of the Technical Committee and the upcoming meeting in June.

V. RULE CHANGES T. Koll discussed the recent problems with changes in optional rules after the start of the competitive season. The JO and Technical Committees will be working together to set rules to be maintained for an entire season and will adopt the philosophy to make rule changes ONLY at the Spring meetings.

B. PRE-MEET (TIMED) WARM-UP PROCEDURES 1. Recommendation that the amount of time for Vault and Floor Exercise pre-meet timed warm-ups is to be determined by the number of athletes in the largest squad of the session multiplied by the allotted time per gymnast. No block time is allowed by individuals or by club on the Vault and Floor Exercise events. Motion: B. Harris Second: L. Goldsmith PASSED

2. RECOMMENDATION TO ADD TO THE RULES & POLICIES: BAR SETTINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRE-MEET WARM-UP TIME. Motion: L. Reid Second: M. Milchanowski PASSED (continued on page 40)

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Gymnastics World 6630 Harris, Broadview Heights, OH Tuesday, August 6, 2002 8:00 am - 12:00 pm $50.00

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C. ONE-TOUCH WARM-UPS (30-SECOND TOUCH) PROCEDURES Recommendation that the one-touch warm-ups on Vault, Bars and Beam are not required to be conducted in competitive order; however, the first athlete to compete must be given the opportunity to touch first. Athletes will be allowed to take the touch warm-up in any grouping to expedite the one-touch warm-up, but each athlete must still be individually timed 30 seconds on Bars and Beam. • For the one-touch warm-up on vault, the athletes may warm-up in any order, but each athlete is still guaranteed a maximum of 2 vaults (Compulsory levels) or 3 vaults (Optional levels). • If the one-touch warm-up on Beam is staggered with warm-ups between competitive routines, the one-touch warm-up must be in competitive order. Motion: M. Milchanowski Second: B. Harris PASSED

IX. APPARATUS/EQUIPMENT CONCERNS A. VAULT Each region reported on the use of the table versus the horse in their region this season. Recommendation to give the State Administrative Committee the right to decide if the Level 5, 6, 7 and/or 8 athletes in their state have the choice to use the new vault table for the 2002 Fall season (August 1 - December 31, 2002). The State Administrative Committee must make this decision prior to August 1, 2002. Motion: J. Geddert Second: N. Resnick PASSED If the State Administrative Committee votes in favor of a choice: a. Both the conventional horse and the new vault table MUST be provided at the designated State Championships that are held prior to January 1, 2003.

b. If a state has no athletes at the levels designated above that require the new vault table, there is no need for the Meet Director to provide one. No te: If a State allows a choice of vault apparatus for any of the above levels, all meets (qualifying and/or invitational) below the State Championships have the OPTION to provide the vault table and MUST provide the conventional horse. Meet information must indicate the equipment to be provided. No te: As the minutes of May 2001 stated, the va ult table will be the required apparatus effective January 1, 2003. The committee discussed the need to include the following specific measurements for the height of the vault table as well as the placement of the tape measure for the nmway in the Rules & Policies. Height: Jr. Olympic athletes may use the vault table at any height, regardless of age division; howe v el~ the height must be within a minimum of 100 cm (± 1 cm) and a maximum of 125 cm (± 1 cm). No te: The Va ult Tables produced by AAI have two pistons, both of which must be set at the same number of notches. Also, the settings on the models made by AAI are different: Conversion kit (retro-fit using old horse base): 125cm = 4 notches New AAI free standing model: 125cm = 5 notches Speith-Anderson and Jantzen-Fritzen models have only one piston and cm markings are on the piston. Runway: The tape measure is placed at a point even with the front edge of the table (drop a vertical line from the near edge of the Table closest to the board) . The nmway must be a minimum of 76' and a maximum of 80'.

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C. MATTING The committee discussed the regulations regarding the use of skill cushions. Recommendation to allow "up to 9 inches" of additional matting (any combination of skill cushion andlsting mats) on the allowable competition landing mat. Motion: J. Geddert Second: 1. Goldsmith PASSED

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XI. LEVEL 7 A. LEVEL 7 VAULT Recommendation to the Technical Committee to eliminate the squat, stoop and straddle vaults from the list of allowable Level 7 vaults. Motion: D. Houlton Second: B. Harris PASSED Note: Watch for the minutes of the Technical Committee's June 7-9, 2002 meeting for the final decision on all recommendations made to the Technical Committee.

B. LEVEL 7 UNEVEN BAR REQUIREMENTS Recommendation to the Technical Committee to eliminate the "minimum of eight elements" requirement for Level 7 and replace it with a new requirement: • A second 360° circling element that finishes in or passes through a clear support with no minimum angle required. One of the two required 360° circling elements must be an element listed under Groups 3, 6 or 7 in the FIG Code of Points. Motion: N. Resnick Second: D. Houlton 6 in favor, 2 opposed Clarification: Both 360° circling elements are required to finish in or pass through a clear support. Bar element # 7.l03-sole circle forward or backward (tucked or pike) on HB or LB, also with grip change to hang on HB will not fulfill this requirement because it does not finish in or pass through a clear support. Only one of the 360° circling elements is required to finish in or pass through a clear support at a minimum of 60° above horizontal. If the gymnast performs only one circling element (instead of two) and it finishes less than 60° above horizontal, it would count as the circle with no angle requirement. In this example, a 1.80 deduction would be taken for missing a 360° circling element that finishes in or passes through a clear support at a minimum of 60°. If two circling elements are performed (one of which is from Group 3, 6 or 7) and both are below 60°: • Use the circle with the highest angle to meet the requirement of the 360° circling element that finishes in or passes through a clear support at a minimum of 60° • Apply the appropriate deductions for insufficient amplitude.

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XII. LEVEL 8 DIFFICULTY RESTRICTIONS Recommendation to the Technical Committee to allow Level 8's to receive "B" credit for performing "C" level elements, effective August I, 2002. Motion: D. Houlton Second: M. Milchanowski PASSED 5 in favor, 3 opposed (continued an page 42) ----------------------------------(~___ TE_C_H_N_/~O_U_E_.__J_UN_E _ 2_0_0_2 ___)~------------------------------~,


XIII. ROUND·OFF ENTRY VAULT FOR LEVEL 9 Recommendation to the Technical Committee to allow the performance of the following types of Round-off entry vaults for Level 9 athletes, effective August 1, 2002: Group 4 vaults (Flie-£lac on) with twists only (no saltos) or RO, £lic£lac on -salto off without twist RO, FF on - Back tuck #4.201 RO, FF on - Back pike #4.304 #4.305 RO, FF on - Back layout RO, FF on - 1/1 twist off #4.312 RO, FF on - Ph twist off #4.313 RO, FF on - 2/1 twist off #4.412 Group 5 vaults (RO, £lic-£lac with 1/2 tum on) with twists off (no saltos allowed) #5.201 RO, FF 112 on - 1/1 twist off RO, FF 112 on -11/2 twist off #5.202 RO, FF VI on - 1/1 twist off #5.307 #55.420 RO, FF 112 on - 211 twist off Motion: J. Geddert Second: M. Milchanowski PASSED

XIV. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LEVELS 8 -10 A. BARS 1. Recommendation to the Technical Committee to eliminate at Levels 8, 9 & 10 the Special Requirement of a minimum of "B" element starting and finishing on the Low Bar. Motion: B. Harris

Second: N. Resnick PASSED 2. Recommendation to the Technical Committee to add the following special requirement: For Level 8: a minimum of an "A" element from Groups 3, 6 or 7 For Level 9: a minimum of a "8" element from Groups 3, 6 or 7 Motion: N. Resnick Second: M. Milchanowski 4 in favor, 4 opposed, Chairman voted in favor PASSED B. BEAM Recommendation to the Technical Committee to eliminate the Special Requirement of a hold element on beam. Motion: N. Resnick Second: B. Harris PASSED

XV. VAULTING DEDUCTIONS The committee discussed the deduction for bent arms on the Tsukahara entry vaults performed on the new Vaulting table. A. Ree8fftffteftaati8ft te tIte 1'eeItftieal C8fftfftittee te elifftiftate tIte aeatteti8ft fef a Beftt fifst affft 8ft 1'sttl£aItafa 'fattlts Motion: D. Houlton Second: M. Milchanowski DEFEATED 2 in favor, 6 opposed

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Il. ReeSftlfReReaHSR ts l'eeft."l:ieal Csl'I'I:ffiittee ts eSRsieer less effing tRe eeel:leHSR fSf eeRt arffts fSI' tRe first arfft SR Isl:lllaflara val:llts frsfft "l:If! ts Q/搂Q" ts "l:If! ts Q.;;IQ" . Motion: B. Harris Second: D. Houlton DEFEATED 2 in favor, 5 opposed, 1 abstention

XVI. ELEMENT VALUES FOR LEVELS 8路10 A. BARS 1. The committee discussed the FIG principle for awarding value part credit for falls on release moves. Recommendation to Technical Committee to allow release elements to receive credit for Value Part and Special Requirement for the JO Levels if the gymnast touches but does not momentarily grasp the bar. Motion: 1. Reid Second: N. Resnick PASSED 2. John Geddert questioned the rationale of having different values for the back and front giants on low bar and high bar. R:eesftlffteRaaH8R t8 tke TeekRieal C8fftfftiUee t8 a,Yartl tke saffte V'all:le t8 skills fJerf8fftl:etl 8R eitker eal. Motion: J. Geddert Second: M. Milchanowski DEFEATED 2 in favor, 5 opposed, 1 abstention 3. Recommendation to raise the value of Uneven Bar element 54.307 from "C" to "D", (Back giant on LB with flight and 112 turn in tuck position to catch HB -Laumann) Motion: M. Milchanowski Second: D. Houlton PASSED

4. Recommendation to Technical Committee to raise the value of the following release elements from "D" to "E" in order to reward the athlete who chooses a major release to fulfill the Special Requirements: #3.401 Clear hip circle through handstand with flight to hang on HB, also with 112 turn-Shaposhnikova/Khorkina #53.408 Clear hip circle forward on LB facing HB to front salto over LB with flight to hang on HB (Pelaez) #4.406 Pak salto #4.405 Tkatchev #4.407 Gienger/Deltchev/Nyeste/Liu #5.405 Jaeger tucked or straddled #5.406 Khorkina #6.405 Back stalder with flight to hang on HB, also with 112 turn #7.410 Piked sole circle backward through handstand with flight to hang on HB

B. BEAM/FLOOR Recommendation to the Technical Committee that all turns that are presently described as requiring an "above horizontal" leg position be described as "at or above horizontal" in order to receive Value Part credit. Motion: 1. Reid Second: C. Jarrett PASSED (continued on page 46)


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The committee voiced an opinion regarding FIG's recent elimination of the tempo deduction in series on beam and advised Cheryl Hamilton that the Jr. Olympic committee would like the judges to maintain the tempo deduction.

XVII. 2005 COMPULSORY DEVELOPMENT

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April 23-25

April 30-May 2

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2005 March 19-20 or Level 9/10 April 15-17 April 2-3 Level 10 only April 23-24 Easter is March 27

XIX. NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be conducted in December, date and site TBA.

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

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Physical Preparation for Young and Beginning Boys Video ........ .. .... .. ..... .. ......... $25.00

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

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Boy's Basic Skills Achievement Program (BSAP)* ... ... $35.00

Approved by USAG President Robert Colarossi May 16, 2002

*Includes booklet, wall chart & video

RHYTHMIC PROGRAM #1301

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

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

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

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

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

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2002-2004 Trampoline JO Code of Points ................$10.00

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2002-2004 Power Tumbling JO Code of Points ..........$10.00

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2002-2004 Double Mini JO Code of Points ................ $10.00

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

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

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The Safety Schedule is updated weekly on our website www.usa-gymnastics.org Please see the website for the most current schedule. LATE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A BOOK OR ADMISSION TO THE (OURSE. Safety certification is non-refundable but may be transferred to another course within six months with prior written notification_ Late fee will apply for non-notification. Minimum age for Safety Cerlifi/alion is 16 years. 18 is minimum age for Professionat Membership.

JUNE 15 Stroudsburg, PA 1B360; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. International Gymnastics Camp, 9020 Bartonsville Woods Rd Directions: Bruno Klaus 570-629-0244 Course code: PF06152002PA Instructor: Phil Frank Phone: 856/ 786-3977 21 South Hero, VT 05486; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dunkley's Gymnastics Camp Directions: Ruth Dunkley McGowan 802-372-8898 Course code: GM06212002VT Instructor: Gail McGann Phone: 802/273-3627 22 Hillard, OH; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Universal Gymnasts, Inc. Directions: Bobbi Montanari·Fahrnbach 614·777·9430 Course code: BF062220020H Instructor: Bobbi Montanari-Fahrnboch Phone: 614/777-9430

28 lisle, IL 60532; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3000 Warrenville Rd. Directions: Wendy McGrath 630·393-6639 Course code: EP062820021L Instructor: Edgar Pulido Phone: 630/784-1460

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30 SI. Louis, MO 63017; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Region IV Mini Congress Directions: Robin Smith/Tom Burdorf 636-980-1903 Course code: RW06302002MO Instructor: Robin Weidmaier Phone: 816/ 232-3839

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12 Grand Forks, ND 58201; 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Red River Volley Gymnastics Directions: Shone Martin 701-746-2797 Course code: L007122002ND Instructor: Lynne Ostrem Phone: 701/776-5906 13 Kenner, lA; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pontchartrain Center; In conjunction with Sports Acrobatics Notional Championships Directions: Dr. Joy Binder 504-885-8225 Course code: JB07132002lA Instructor: Joy Binder Phone: 504/ 885-8225 19 Austin, TX 78735; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Notional Elite Gymnastics, 7632 Hwy. 71 West Directions: lisa England 512-288-9722 Course code: CR07192002TX Instructor: CorDI Robuck Phone: 210/ 496-5348 or 889-4897

Coble, WI 54821 ; 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lake Owen Gymnastics Camp Directions: Ron Lenz 715-798-3785 Course code: J007062002WI Instructor: Joson Orkowski Phone: 608/848-3547 12 New Orleons, lA 70130; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. New Orleans Convention Center Directions: Kathy Feldmann 317-237-5050 Course code: CC07122002lA

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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. 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 after that time or on site will be charged an additional $25. * USA Gymnastics reserves the right to alter the course deadline. • All materials (including the Safety Handbook) for 4th Cycle courses are provided at the course and are part of the course fee. • Certification is valid for four years.

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