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AUGUST 2002 • VOLUME 22 • #8

SCHEDULE R= Rhythmic W=Women GG = Group Gymnastics M= Men ACRO = Sports Aero NOTE: Dates and events subject to change or cancellation.




TR = Trampoline TU =Tumbling


AUGUST Broadcast- U_S_Gymnastics Championships (W) NBC Sports B:00-9:00p EST Broadcast- U.s_ Gymnastics Championships (W) NBC Sports 7:00-B:00p EST J.O_Notional Team Training (amp (W) FIG World Cup (TR/TU) FIG World Cup (TR/TU) TJ Maxx Internationol Gymnostics Challenge (M/W) Notional Gymnastics Day 1 Day Boot Camp/Business Conference

11 15-19 16-18 23-25 22 24 30

Cleveland, OH

Broadcast- U_S_ Gymnastics Championships (M) NBC Sports 12:00-1 :30p EST USA/BRA!UKR Training Camp & Competition (W) World Age Group Gomes (ACRO) Junior Pan American Championships (M/W/R) World Championships (ACRO)

23-30 24-25 25-29 27-29

28 28

Cleveland, OH Curitiba, BRA Riesa, GER Sonto Domingo, DOM Riesa, GER

Notional TOPs Testing (W) Senior Notional Team Training Camp (M) SuperCiinic #1 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) SuperCiinic #2 (TR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (TR) International French Open Tournament (M/W) Fall Executive Committee/Boord of Directors Meeting Notional Compulsory Team Invitational Super Clinic #3 (lR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (lR) Notional Team Training Camp (W) Junior Notional Training Camp (TR/TU)

Indianapolis, IN Colo_Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati,OH Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Poris, FRA TBD Joliet, IL Son Diego, CA Son Diego, CA Houston, TX TBD Athens, GRE Pocatello, ID Colo. Springs, CO

FIG Congress Regional JumpStart Testing (lR) Future Stars Notional Camp/Coaches Workshop (M) Broadcast- TJ Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge NBC Sports 1:00-3:00p EST Artistic World Chompionships (M/W) Jell Metzger's 4 1/2 Day Boot Camp World Cup Final (lR/TU) International DTB Pokal

Anaheim, CA Debrecen, HUN Cincinnati,OH Hannover, GER Stuttgart, GER

SuperClinic #4 (lR/TU) Regional JumpStart Testing (lR) 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




Notional Podium Meet (W) l-Doy Boot Camp/Business Conference

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

Fairfax, VA Fairfax, VA


1-17 16-24 21-31 TBD TBD

lisbon, POR

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 Anoheim, CA Daegu, KOR Anaheim, CA Anaheim, CA


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

OCTOBER 17 -19 20-26

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

Hannover, GER Hannover, GER


Colo. Springs, CO Colo. Springs, CO

l-Day Boot Camp/Business Conference Reese's Gymnostics Cup






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


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


APRIL 10 22-24 23-25

NCAA Regionals (W) NCAA Notional Championships (W) NCAA Notional Championships (M)

Various Sites TBD University of Illinois Champaign/Urbano

U.S. Gymnostics Championships (M/W/R/TR/TU) Notional Business Conference U.S. Olympic Team Trials (M/W/R/TR) Notional Congress

Nashville, TN Boston, MA Boston, MA Boston, MA

Olympic Gomes (M/W/R/TR)

Athens, GRE

l-Day Boot Camp/ Business Conference Reese's Gymnostics Cup


JUNE 2-5 24 24-27 25-27

AUGUST 13-29






APRIL 22-24


Various Sites TECH N IOU E •

FIG World Gymnaestroda (GG)


TBD 14-24


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


Foirfox, VA TBD TBD

APRIL Level 9/10 Regionals (W)


Ocl. or Nov. TBD Del. or Nov. TBD




TBD Savannah, GA TBD

Santo Claro, CA



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

2-4 6-11 29-31



6-8 6-8 7-8 7-11 11-15

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



20-24 21-25 23 28-Dec. 1

12 12-13 24-26 25-27

Temple University Philadelphio, PA Various Sites Various Sites TBD TBD

Cleveland, OH Colo_Springs, CO Edmonton, CAN Greensboro, NC Anoheim, CA


1-2 9 13-17 24

NCAA Notional Championships (M)



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AU GUST 2002

NCAA Notional Championships (M)

Army West Point, NY

World University Gomes (M/W/ R) World Gomes (R/TR/TU/ ACRO)

Izmir, TUR Duisburg, GER

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USA GYMNASIIC'SMessage Dear Members, It's August and the month we celebrate our 4th annual National Gymnastics Day event with our gymnastics family. This is the time to share the benefits of the sport with your community and get new kids in your gym. By now most clubs have made plans, but for those looking for ways to get involved with National Gymnastics Day, we have some ideas for you. We have partnered with the Children's Miracle Network for the second year and encourage clubs to host a Cartwheel-A-Thon to help raise funds for this great cause. By working closely with the media and community leaders, you will gain positive recognition for your club and give back to the community while Loree Galimore raising additional money for your club. USA Gymnastics Club Services Manager The following are a variety of ways you can help CMN and your club: • You can hold a Cartwheel-A-Thon and give 100% to the Children's Miracle Network or you can send them a percentage of your earnings and keep the remaining money for your club. • Trophy Nuts - sell a variety of nuts (similar to taking Girl Scout cookie orders) and designate the percentage of the profit you want to go to CMN. • Cartridges for Kids - you can set up a drop off box in your gym for the families to drop off their empty printer cartridges and old cell phones and earn money. This way you are also helping the environment. • Sell CMN balloons at the gym; have the secretary ask clients if they would like to purchase a balloon to be placed in the gym lobby to support your local children's hospital. You could also give each of the team kids some balloons to go out and sell, then post them in your gym. USA Gymnastics has a contest for the individual and club that raises the most money for the Children's Miracle Network funds (see page 30 for details) Every year we send our Member Clubs a marketing kit loaded with useful marketing and support materials to help you promote your club on National Gymnastics Day and year round. We continue to provide valuable services to our Member Clubs and are excited about upcoming initiatives designed to help increase enrollment in your gyms and provide business education to our members. Among these various opportunities in the next months ahead are: • The Business Conference in Cleveland-Wednesday, August 7 th • The series of 1-Day Boot Camps with Jeff Metzger • National Gymnastics Day-Saturday, August 24th USA Gymnastics is also very excited about our partnership with Jeff Metzger to provide business education, improve how gymnastics businesses are perceived and to grow the sport. Look for future information in Technique and on the web site for continued business growth opportunities. For USA Gymnastics,


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These are common questions asked in Congress Preschool Roundtable discussions:

" M anaging" behavior ca n easi ly be interpreted as "controlling" children; to restrict or co nfine them within certain subjective behavior parameters. A "disc ipline policy" sounds like a set of rules complete with punishments. THINK: What usually happens when we try to " control " children (or adults)? THINK: How do children (or adults) respond when slapped with rules or " If you do this .. . then this will happen .. ." situations?

True, growing up is a constant series of choi ces and co nsequences but think .. . even more ...

finger at themselves. They co ncentrate on improving their own teaching abilities and the learnin g environment. In gymnastics c ircles yo u' ll often hear, - "O h no, it's a boy's class!" - " I just have a personality conflict w ith that kid." -"I hate this Monday 5:00 class. Th ey're so hyper." -or co nverse ly " I love this class. All the kids are so good."

their sport but even more importa ntl y, they learn to become better co mmunicators. I have an unshakabl e belief that teaching is 25% know ledge and 75% communication.

Remember this: anyone can teach/ coac h the " good " kids. A true TEACHER can get through to ANY CHILD w ith ANY prob lem or limi tation. Th at's w hat sets them apart from the mediocre masses. They surpass the rea lm of "coach/ teacher" and ca n be co nsidered true ed ucato rs of chi ldre n.

Instead of foc using on the need for discipline, great educators co ntinuall y work on expa nding their teaching abi lities. Th ey not onl y improve their know ledge of the techni cal aspects of

As you watch the BEST teachers-be it in gymnastics, swimming, dance, piano, or school-have you noticed the absol ute fi nest, stand-out, respected, kick-butt teachers have very few discipline problems in th eir classes?


WHY? 1) Great teachers don't dwell o n the need for d isc ipline. They tend to ignore the popu lar labels: 'p rob lem child,' 'AD .H.D,' 's low,' 'delayed,' ' hype r,' 'combative,' 'at-risk.' Th ey don't point their finger at "problem students ." In stead, they point the


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Watch the preschool teachers - or any great teacher - you know and respect. What is it that sets them apart? Probably their communication abil iti es. Put them in front of a group of four-year-olds and watch the magic begin. They use voice inflection . They know how to vary the tone and pitch of their voice to maintain children's interest. They know the power of a whisper and what a 'secret' means to a ch ild . They make sound effects, imitate video game noises and cartoon voices. They're uninhibited . They' ll do just about anything to make the learning process more fun for children. They have mastered physical communication. They're hi gh-energy beings because they know how

children mirror the behavior of the role models in their lives. Watch their body language. It's open, giving and often gawky and slapstick with pratfalls and things kids respond to. They pretend to be physically awkward while demonstrating so the students will take the helm and teach them. Contrast these physical qualities with teachers who do their work sitting, leaning and laying on a mat. Notice the energy level and enthusiasm of the students of "horizontal coaches." They're the coaches who tend to use lots of discipline, control and intimidation .. . they need it because that's all they have, man. They hide behind their size advantage, their loud voices or their position of authority.


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Teaching techniques from the 50s & 60s. They may have worked on Beaver Cleaver, but they don't have much influence on the children of today. Great teachers don't dwell on the need for discipline because they can think on their feet. They're fast. They're one step ahead of every student, no matter how many kids they have that day. If they happen to have a class with Eddi e Haskell, Bart Simpson, Dennis the Menace, the kids from South Park- then Damien III walks in to take a makeup, they can out-hyper them all with a Jedi Training warm up or a full Spider-Man circuit. They keep them off balance, learning and laughing. (continued on page 8)

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working as a clerk at the DMV. They demean, berate, humili ate, and punish . These are behaviors that cause scars, not rel ationships. We ca n all think back to at least one time when we were publicly humili ated. The memory doesn't easily fade, does it? Have you ever REALLY forgiven that person?

Great teachers know how important humor is in a learning situation. Kids love fun. They have no useful job skills at this age, fun is their main occupation, what they live for. They use facial expression and body language to rival Jim Carrey and Robin Williams. They can excite children by their wide eyes, their smile, their laugh . They can make a child evaluate their behavior just by lifting an eyebrow. No reprimand needed.

What type of relationship do the Darth Vader coaches have with their students? Is it one of full mutual respect? Of unconditional approval? Do their classes truly have fun? Do their students come back to visit them years later? Would their students want their own children taught by the same coach? Do these people truly, honestly, absolutely an unequivocally enjoy their profession? Do they apprec iate the gift we've been given of educating and molding the next generation?

These teachers have their classes planned in advance, in writing. They're always early. All thei r equipment is ready, their circuits have been prepared. They know the names of new students in advance. They know the names of today's makeup students . It's hard to catch these teachers having an off-day... 'cuz it rarely happens. Great teachers know the responsibility of being a role model for children (and parents... and co-workers.) They wouldn't think of walking into a preschool class smelling like cigarettes or not looking their best.

Great teachers have empathy, co mpassion and trust. Trust is something that can 't be commanded or demanded. We can only EARN trust from our students wh en we prove ourselves trustworthy.

Great teachers become great by working at it EVERY DAY. NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS THEY' VE BEEN TEACHING! They watch other teachers. They go to other gyms. They read books. They learn from life. They get ideas from movies, from ce real boxes, from watching children to see what motivates and excites them. They don't wait for a once-a-year seminar to improve their abilities!

They believe in making the expectations clear to all students of all ages, in advance. Then they do the hardest thing: th ey TRUST their students to follow their expectations. Yes, some do breach that trust, but if the building blocks of the relationship (continued on page 78)

This is the foundation: ourselves, our character and our teaching abilities. Of these abilities, the last and least significant is our technical knowledge of a cartwheel or a back handspring. Once these are established, the next level is continually growing relationships with our students. As positive as we try to be, we've all seen instructo rs who horrify us, who we feel have no business teaching ch ildren; who are more suited for a day job of clubbing baby seals or = a - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - j(



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ll children get excited about upcoming holidays and special seasons of the year. You can easily enhance your preschool program by including some fun activities and props along with your gymnastics skills and progressions. Why add seasonal/holiday activities? When children know something about a topic, they are more likely to be excited and involved in what you are doing. Take advantage of this opportunity for "teachable moments."


To have success adding extra things to your gymnastics curriculum, keep these things in mind:

1• Emphasize teaching gymnastics and movement. Extra props and activities should be "in addition to"

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• Jump in Trick or Treat bags (pillowcases) around Witches Hats (orange cones). • Step over black cats (beanie babies) on beam. • Pick up bugs/ snakes/ spiders on beam, put into pumpkin bucket. • Toss and catch ghosts (scarves). Put on your head and be a ghost. Twirl them around so they fly. • Hang like a Halloween bat on the bar (bat swing). • Bat orange and black balloons with hand or racket. • Tape a jack-o-Iantern face on mat, cast or swing and jump backward, land on face . • Tape a big pumpkin face on wall and throw beanbags at it.

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always be at an area to directly • spot or supervIse a gymnastics skill-progression, the additional games are to keep the children busy while waiting for another turn with the teacher. The props/ games you add should have a developmental purpose-coordination, strength, balance, manual dexterity. Communicate the benefits of these extra stations to parents with handouts and lobby talk.

3 Be sensitive to religious concerns for some holidays. • Talk to children about how some people celebrate different holidays. It's fun to learn what other people do. You can merge your holidays with seasons, i.e., Halloween / Harvest Fun.

4 Decorate! Don't let your preschool area look the • same all the time. Add colorful posters, banners or balloons to make your area look different and inviting. Easy props to add for color and theme are vinyl shapes (pumpkins, bats, hearts, animals, etc.) to use instead of carpet squares. Make colorful beanbags for each season. Make pillowcases for each holiday / season, they have tons of uses! The visual stimulation of color and props makes even the shy child join in. 1...-;-1-;;:O---------------{(

• String some jingle bells on elastic cord. Let each child wear one on wrist or foot while warming up. Sing "Jingle Bells." • Use jingle bell bands as a relay. Put them in a hoop, put one on your foot, do a locomotor skill across floor to another hoop, take it off, put it in hoop and run back. The noise is GREAT! • Buy some Holiday socks and mittens. Put up a clothesline, use clothespins to hang the socks / mittens. It's a great waiting station and manual dexterity game). Donate the socks and mittens to a shelter. • Drape a Holiday sock over the bar. Hang on bar, lift up feet and grab the sock. • Draw a snowman face on a pit cube. Stack up 3-4 cubes (build a snowman) in front of the bar. Glide swing and kick over the snowman. • Hang jingle bells from bar with string. Lift legs up and kick the bell, or climb sideways across bar and jingle the bell. • Step over, jump over, or pick up Holiday shapes on beam-candy canes, pine trees, presents, etc. • Be a drop off cent,e r for Toys For Tots.


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• Step over hearts on beam "Don't break my heart." • Hang red / pink balloons from bar-swing and kick them. • Cut Valentine hearts into two pieces each. Mix them up. Each child picks a piece and finds the one to match for their partner for some partner stretches.

That's why I switched ... ST. PATRICK'S DAY • Green Leprechaun hats to put on and walk across beam, or put on beam to step over. • Plastic gold coins to carry across beam and put in pot of gold at end. • Shamrock shapes to use for relays.


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• Make a nest with plastic eggs. Put toy animals inside (or dinosaurs) to open-manual dexterity game. • Put plastic rings with eggs inside on beam-step over birds nests. • Hang blow up eggs from bar-swing and kick them. • Use blow up ducks/ chickens (weighted on the bottom, available at Walgreens) under the low bar. Swing and kick the duck. • Put buckets of small eggs at the end of the beam- use a shovel to scoop up eggs, carry across "bridge" and put into empty bucket. • Make a "Briar Patch" - Free exploration obstacle course with a donut in the middle, that's the bunnies hole in the ground. Find all the ways to get in and out of the bunnies house. • Do a relay with eggs, run with them on a spoon, roll them with your nose. Roll them down an incline mat and roll down after. ----------------1(



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by Jeni McNeal, Ph.D., Eastern Washington University

The world has seen an explosion of technology in recent years that has invaded nearly every aspect of our lives. In 1984 approximately 6% of American households owned a personal computer; by 1999 the number was 60.3% (Communications Industry report). An estimated 60% of all jobs currently require skills with technology (The current generation of children is clearly more computer literate than any previous generation. In fact, nearly 2/ 3 of American children are growing up in households with computers (Census report 2001). The world of sport has not been isolated from this technology explosion. It is now possible, even commonplace, to perform basic analyses of sport motion on a laptop on the field or in the gym. Remote coaching via the Internet is even emerging. The world of technology has created possibilities for technical training that have not been available to coaches until recently. The purpose of this series of articles is to introduce computer coaching technologies and provide step-by-step instructions on utilizing these technologies. The focus of the current article is an introduction to these technologies and how they can assist coaches. HOW CAN I USE COMPUTERIZED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY IN COACHING MY ATHLETES? For most of the history of modern gymnastics, motion picture analysis of performance has not been commonplace. While a few coaches utilized Super-8 mm movies in the 60-70's, the development of the home camcorder significantly increased the availability and use of movement analysis in gymnastics in the 80's. Today, it is uncommon to find a gymnastics coach who has not used a camcorder to record a gymnast's performance. Modern gymnastics coaches regularly play back and analyze performances as an aid to correcting errors. Now it is a new millennium. The availability and ease of recording performances have made advanced analyses of movement more accessible than ever before. Several specific applications of computerized video technology will now be discussed.

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Very often a gymnast does not understand the error he/she is making. Having a video clip of a desired performance for comparison and analysis can greatly enhance his/her understanding of the error. Moreover, once viewed on video, the gymnast often simply "knows" how to make a correction. In some software programs, the computer screen can be divided into two or more views, so that different performances can be viewed simultaneously and even synchronized. Then, simple drawing tools allow the coach to edit the videos to show angles or positions more clearly to the athlete. For example, perhaps your gymnast is not completing the extension on the bottom of a giant swing. You could record your gymnast's performance and place it on a screen alongside an excellent version of this skill that you have previously recorded from another athlete's performance. These two skills can be played frame-by-frame simultaneously so that the gymnast receives a clear idea of precisely where the error is occurring, and how the skill should be performed. You could use a drawing tool such as an angle or line to emphasize the technical correction you would like him/her to make (see figure below) .




How many times do you find yourself making the same correction to the same athlete on the same skill, over and over again? Does he/ she not understand what you mean by "turn later?" Sometimes you might give a visual or kinesthetic cue for the athlete to focus on for timing a correction during skill performance. Now, with the use of computerized video analysis, when a gymnast makes a significant change in performance, either positive or negative, the performance can be reviewed with the gymnast and the outcome of the correction readily observed and understood by the athlete. Not only did he/s he feel the change in the skill, but now he/she has a visual of image of what effect the correction made on the actual performance. For example, perhaps your gymnast repeatedly throws his/ her head backward during the tumbling take-off. If you collect an image of the poor performance and an image of a better performance (i.e., with the correction), you can then simultaneously display these two versions of the performance and demonstrate the significance of the correction on the outcome of the skill.


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-I VISUAL DEMONSTRATION --I . OF DESIRED TECHNIQUES OR POSITIONS Often a gymnast does not have a mental picture of the completed skill you are asking him/her to perform. Perhaps your program has not had an athlete perform this skill before, or it is simply a skill the gymnast has never seen. Video clips of skills can be easily archived (sto red in a computerized library of sorts) and displayed when a video representation of a new skill is needed. In the past, this was very clumsy and time consuming with video tape because the correct video tape had t o be selected (among probably hundreds stacked in your office or gym), and then the correct section of the video found either by manually searching or using a number from the video recorder display window.

1 I RECORDING OF INFORMATION ONTO CD --I . OR VIDEO FOR GYMNAST'S REPEAT VIEWING It is possible with these new technologies to create "perfect" performances of routines, parts, or skills that can be recorded onto CD or standard videotape and sent home for the gymnast to use in visualizing his/ her performance. For example, small sections of routines can be performed and then merged together to create an ideal performance for each particular gymnast. The gymnast will be able to watch his/her own performance frequently and will be better able to create a mental picture of his/her own performance to be used in practice and competition preparation .




Often through the drudgery of training, athletes lose interest or focus in refining basic skills because the improvements are so minuscule and progressive that they are not obvious. By cataloging performances over time, the gymnast can periodically be shown that indeed his/ her pe rformances are improving even if the changes are not dramatic and immediately apparent.



Videotaped performances can now be sent via email to college coaches for recruiting.

WhiLe many of these uses may seem time consuming, with just a LittLe practice and a simpLe set-up they become very efficient. A common use of computerized video in other sports invoLves taping and recording private Lessons. As part of the private Lesson, why not include a CD with the gymnast's improvements clearLy visibLe? A fee couLd be charged to the parents desiring a personaL CD of the session, making income for your program. HopefuLLy, this simpLe introduction has opened yo ur imagination to the possibilities of computerized video technoLogy as an important aspect of coaching modern gymnastics. The next article will cover the "nuts and boLts" of hardware and software requirements for utilizing these technoLogies. In addition to Listing various hardware and software options, step-by-step instructions for creating a typicaL setup will be provided.

Perhaps the most exciting use of computerized video technology is in the coach's ability to upload (send) a video file of a performance of one of his/her gymnasts to the Internet so that it can be viewed by others for feedback or analysis. Perhaps you are having difficulty G-:;Farwlfe V1 home software in getting your gymnast to regrasp the bar fie f;dit yaew ~etup !aoto


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you he/shecorrection has not on aprovide Geinger.theNo athlete, matter what been successful. You can now videotape this performance and send it instantly to a specific location on the Internet to be viewed by a specific expert coach located somewhere else in the country, or the world for that matter. This expert coach can then make notations or drawings on the video and send a text message to you as to how to correct the error. This can all be performed in a matter of a few minutes. No waiting in lines at the post office to send a video tape, then waiting for the other coach to receive, view, and write a letter or call you back regarding the performance. This "remote coaching" model is an exciting development that will potentially greatly enhance our abilities to communicate expertise across vast distances without the expense and time of travel. - -- --



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(continued from page 8) are in place, it's a very, very sma ll percentage. And seasoned teachers can easily deal with these minor instances. Often, fellow students will deal with them.

Expectations and trust vs . rules, contro l and punishments. Which do you believe in? Which would you rather work toward in your personal beliefs? In your gym's beliefs? Which wou ld you rather be known for? In the past 30 years I've been to many preschool seminars where young impressionable coaches ask the questions: " What do you do when kids won't listen? .. When they swear? .. When they push and shove? .. When they won't cooperate???"

to take the responsibility to educate ourselves more than once a year. Maybe we need to think much more about the relationships we have with our individual students than with the of cartwhee ls and mechanics handstands.

And I've heard answers like: "Oh, I give them a time out..." " I put them in our 'Penalty Box' ..." "We have a 'three strikes' rule in our gym ... "I won't give them a sticker until they behave ..." "We make the punishment fit the crime." And we set the time machine back to the 50s & 60s ... AGAIN.

Maybe we need to think less about discipline and more about valuing the differences in children. As a teacher, would you really want an entire group of perfectly behaved kids ... hour after hour. .. day after day? "Stepford Kids?" I've learned some of my greatest teaching lessons from that red-haired, wild child who "accidently" falls in the pit or swings on the rope into the wa ll or takes a chalk bath when I'm not looking. I've often thought that I've learned more from them than they have from me.

And I watch as these young, hungry, impressionable coaches write down this stuff, verbatim. Because they need help, they desperately want answers and this is the best they've heard to th is point.

QUESTION THESE ANSWERS, PEOPLE! Do you really believe these to solve our discipline problems LONG TERM? Or are these just techniques, gimmicks, band-aids? I put forth to you the idea that a 'ti me-out' is just a superficial band aid app li ed to a deeper problem. Remember, the kids we apply these band-aids to are usually the greasiest and the toughest. And how long do band-aids stay on greasy, tough kids? Right.

Those of you with your own chi ld ren: Did you raise your second chi ld exactly like the first? How 'bout your third child? Every ch ild is different. Value those differences. Learn from them. Learn to gu ide them instead of controll i ng them. Childhood is a precious fleeting time. Kids need to be kids wh ile they can. As educators, our job is not to stifle the fun but to magnify it, glorify it, ce lebrate it and to cha nnel it into education. It takes thought. It takes work. It takes introspection.

I' ll argue that maybe the problem lies much deeper below the surface. Maybe the problem is that we teachers need to improve our physi ca l and verbal communication skills, need to have more co nsistent, detailed class plans, need to be more creative and fun when teaching preschoolers, need ~1-1-8---------------i(

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Ti路~ INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHALLENGE USA Gymnastics is pleased to announce the firstever T.l. Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge, a team competition pitting "USA vs. the World," August 22, at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The event will be televised on NBC, November 24.

"USA Gymnastics is excited to bring this prestigious event to Southern California as a preview event for the 2003 World Championships next summer," said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics. "The strong field of athletes is sure to provide an evening of world-class gymnastics. Thanks to the Southern California gymnastics community for their support of both the T.J. Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge and the 2003 World Championships." Representing the U.S. at the T.J. Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge is a crop of America's rising stars including 2001 national champions Tasha Schwikert and Sean Townsend. More competitors on the men's side are 2000 Olympians Paul and Morgan Hamm and 2001 World Championships silver medalist Brett McClure. The remaining members of the women's field will be named following the U.S. Championships. World and Olympic Champions Alexei Nemov and Svetlana Khorkina of Russia headline the international squad. Nemov is the 2000 Olympic Games All-Around Gold Medalist and has won

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USAG Contact: (317) 237-5050 Connie Maloney, Women's Jr. Olympic Program Manager or Renee Behrens, Women's Program Assistant

Level 5 competition Level 6 competition

Who's invited? Any club in the US; entries accepted on a first come-first served basis. Only one team per level per club. Athletes must be currently competing at the appropriate level, or have competed in the 2001-02 Level 5 or 6 USAG State Championships. Site:

Aerial Gymnastics Arena, 2701 Black Road, Joliet, Illinois (approximately 45 minutes from Chicago airports)

Entry fee:

$420 per team per level Deadline for Team entries is September 1, 2002 . Final list of competitors and coaches due by September 20 th .


Club Team competition using Modified Capital Cup format. Maximum of 6 per team/ 4 athletes compete per event/ top 3 scores per event count for team score. 8 squads of 8 gymnasts (2 teams - 4 per club) for a total of 64 gymnasts per session; 4 sessions per day.


Awards for top 3 Teams per session plus awards for top 10 overall Team Champions per level Individual Event (top 6) & All-Around awards (top 10) per session.

Meet hotel:


Holiday Inn Express, 411 S. Larkin Avenue, Joliet, IL $79.00 per night plus 13% tax Reservations must be made no later than September 15 th to insure group rate. Please call National Travel Services for reservations at 1-888-603-8747 Spieth-Anderson equipment will be provided. AAI Stratum boards also available. Vault horse and table available.

Schedule each day: SESSION I 8:00 - 8:30 8:45 -11:15 11:15 -11:45 SESSION II 11:30 -12:00 12:15 -2:45 2:45 -3 :15 SESSION III 3:00 -3 :30 3:45 -6:15 6:15 - 6:45 SESSION IV 6:30 -7:00 7:15 -9:45 9:45 -10:15

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Teams will be notified of the session(s) to which they are assigned no later than SEPTEMBER 15 th • Directions: To Aerial Gymnastics Arena: From Chicago O'Hare Airport: Take 1-294 East to I-55 South. Take Exit #253 (Rte. 52 - Jefferson St.) From Midway Airport: Take Cicero Ave. west to I-55 South . Take Exit #253 (Rte. 52 - Jefferson St.) To Holiday Inn Express: From Chicago O'Hare Airport: Take 1-294 East to I-55 South, to 1-80 East. Take Exit BOB, the hotel is on the left hand side - 411 S. Larkin From Mid way Airport: Take Cicero Ave. west to I-55 South, to 1-80 East. Take Exit BOB, the hotel is on the left hand side - 411 S. Larkin

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Motion: Ivanka Kirov Second: Michelle Larson Proposal to change the J.o. team to 8 athletes per each level. Team would be 16 from each region. Vote: Unanimous

Called to order at 8 a.m.

I. ROLL Members Present: Jody Hurlburt Joyce Chaplin Perryne Thompson Suzie DiTullio Nancy Martin Lynn Finkelstein Tyana Marlowe Ivanka Kirov Michelle Larson Caroline Hunt Cindy French

are enrolled in a public, private or home school setting may fully participate in the Rhythmic Junior Olympic program. Vote: Unanimous

Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4/Chair Region 5 Region 6 Judges Representative Coaches Representative 1,2,3 Coaches Representative 4,5,6 Athletes Representative USAG (non-voting)

Welcome from Cindy French and Suzie DiTullio

II. USAG OFFICE REPORT Explanation of the process of final approval of these JOPC minutes. All proposals are subject to the approval of the Rhythmic Program Committee and Bob Colarossi before changes will be in effect. Update of Future Stars Program

III. REGIONAL BOARD STRUCTURE REVIEW Discussion from each region as to the voting procedures, board and regional rebates. Present region financial reports are due bi-annually to the Rhythmic Program Director. Discussion on required format of these reports and changes that may be made.

IV. REGIONAL JUDGING COORDINATOR Discussion on the Regional Judging Coordinators responsibilities in each region. Revise Appendix #22 - Final Confirmation for Judges Add under lodging arrangements: Hotel confirmation # Add under travel arrangements: Flight confirmation # Add with meet director's information: 24 hour phone number / cell phone

V. J.O. OPERATING POLICIES Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Suzie DiTullio Proposal to the Rhythmic Program Committee: For the Rhythmic Junior OlympiC developmental program - foreign athletes who have resided in the U.S. for a minimum of 6 months and


*This motion was approved by Bob Colarossi with the following amendment: Each region will be responsible for any additional apparel costs incurred by adding 4 athletes to each regional team. USA Gymnastics will provide assistance to get the lowest possible costs from the sponsor apparel provider. Motion: Tyana Marlowe Second: Michelle Larson Section 11 - VIILA.1 Proposal for skirts to be allowed in the Junior Olympic program according to FIG specifications. Also, to reinstate a portion of the FIG rules from the 1997-1998 RhythmiC Rules & Policies: Any decoration or trim added to the leotard, either loose or stuck to the garment (flowers, ribbons, etc.) must adhere to the leotard. Vote: Unanimous Section 11 - VIILB. Clarification on excessive nudity: Add examples: bikini lines, plunging necklines, lingerie / underwear, the base color of a leotard should not be nude. Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Joyce Chaplin PfsfJssal l4lat alirir.g tifflea warffi lifJS, atWetes Htiafig sflslila RSt 'ee sA-swing, FlS Eliflers ir. l4leir flair aFla sA-slila FIst 'ee weafir.g sRly liFlaerweaf. Vote: Unanimous Proposal rejected by RPC - revise to read: Recommendation to coaches to have their athlete properly attired for audience appeal and overall safety of the athlete and surrounding athletes. Change accepted by JOPC Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Perryne Thompson Proposal to add: Section 3 - LE.2.a. "or professionally dressed (no mini skirts or transparent garments) and soft soled shoes, or dress attire as specified by host organization. Following a warning the diSCipline deduction will be taken per athlete (.5) Vote: Unanimous Proposal rejected by RPC - revise to read: "or professionally dressed with soft soled shoes when specified by the host organization" No deduction to be taken. Change accepted by JOPC

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V. COMPETITION DATES Recommended dates for Regional Championships and J.O. Championships for 2003: Regions 2 & 4 March 29-30 April 5-6 Regions 3 & 6 Regions 1 & 5 April 12 & 13 May 2-5 J.o. Championships Classics / LevelS / 6 May 23-25 Discussion on the J.O. LevelS / 6 competition being held in conjunction with the Classics competition. USA Gymnastics is in parhlership with the USRGCA. The Level 5/6 team competition entry fees (after competition expenses) w ill be a grant that will go towards to the budget for the Future Stars program. It was requested that the J.O. Level 5/6 competition be rotated through each region as is done with the J.O. Championships.

VI. RULES & POLICIES Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Perryne Thompson Proposal regarding parent discipline: PsHswiFlg a warFMrlg a f'areflt sr 1:H'.a1:ltasri2!ea f'erssfl in tl:te warfFI 1:11" area will Be iss1:lea a f'eFlal~ fsr SElf',eaSFl 'IislaasFl ( .§) ts tae athlete sr athletes they are atteFlair.g. A regisFlal Bsara fFlefFIBer, fFleet aireetsr sr fFleet referee at tae enFlt fFlay iss1:Ie the f'eFlal~. Iae aea1:leaSFl will Be tal<eFl frsfFI tl:te atl:tlete(s) aU arsl:H',a sesre. Vste: UflantfflS1:lS

'Proposal rejected per Bob Colarossi. This item will be tabled for further discussion. Motion: Suzie DiTullio Second: Joyce Chaplin Proposal on Age groups: If there are a large number of athletes in any of the age divisions, it is recommended to divide into age sub divisions (Ex: Award age 7 & 8 or 9 & 10) Vote: unanimous Motion: Suzie DiTullio Second: Joyce Chaplin Proposal for awards: Reduce the requirements from previous rules to event ribbons and all around medals as the mininmm requirement for state and regionals individuals and group. Vote: Unaninlous Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Nancy Martin Section 10 - X. Awards for State and Regional Championships. Prsf'ssal ts f'1:lt iFI f'laee a ae Breal(ir.g systefFI: Caange I. IF.Elivia1:lal eveFlt ae ts Be Brsl<eFl By ftigaest aH arSliFla sesre (wita a eSfFlf'etiasFI tAat assts FWS eveFlts f'er aay aFla e'leFlt awaras are ts Be f'reseFltea eaea aay ae is Brsl(eFl By esffiBining tAe tws eve FItS sf tl:tat aay) AU arsl:H',a aes are ts Be Brsl(eFl By ftigl:test ir.aivia1:lal eveFlt sesre. kl: tae sitl:!:aasFl ',Yaere tae tsf' j.p,ai';ia1:lal eveFlt is alss aea tae refFIailling tl:tree eveFlt sesres wS1:lla Be aaaea ts aeterffline tae aU arsl:H',a f'laeefFIeflt. Vote: Unanimous

'Proposal rejected by Bob Colarossi. In an effort to promote participation in the sport, all athletes should receive the award that was earned at the State and Regional Levels. This issue will be tabled for further discussion. Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Joyce Chaplin

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Section 10 - v.E.1.a-c. Increase the maximum entry fee for level 8 to $85 and level 9/10 & Elite to $95. Level 7 w ill stay at $75. Vote: 9 yes 1 no Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Nancy Martin Prsf'ssal ts aElEl tae U!;A Gyfflfl:asaes ViEles / Pastsgraf'ay f'sliey as aF\ af'f'eFlaiJ( ts tae &1:Iles &: Pslieies. Vote: Unaninlous

The USAG office is working to develop a policy that relates to all disciplines. The poliClJ will be added to all Rules & Policies upon completion. Motion: Ivanka Kirov Second: Jody Hurlburt Recommendation to the Rhythmic Program Committee: If Level 9 is not modified to make it easier, it is recommended that Level 8 athletes can compete at the Level 9 Championships. The Level 8 J.O. teams would not be eligible. Clarification: Requesting modified rules for Level 9 competition. Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Suzie DiTullio Recommendation to the Rhythmic Program Committee: All rules and changes are to be posted by the end of the year (December, 2002) for Level 9 and no changes will be made through National Championships 2003.

Note from RPC: All recommendations regarding Level9's will be revisited during the August meeting of the RPC. Motion: Jody Hurlburt Second: Ivanka Kirov Proposal to Rhythmic Technical Committee regarding intermediate group for 2003: To identify 4 identified skills and 2 exchanges and allow optional music (90 - 180 in length) and optional choreography for RFX and the second event which is to beevent that is to be Clubs. The second apparatus for advanced group will be - 2 rope and 2 hoop. The second apparatus for beginning group will be - ribbon. Motion: Tyana Marlowe Second: Perryne Thompson Proposal to Rhythmic Technical Committee: Modify level 8 requirements to meet J.o. amplitude versus FIG amplitude. A sub-committee was formed of Joyce Chaplin and Jody Hurlburt to look at the Meet Directors Handbook material that currently exists. Their job is to condense it and make it user and spectator friendly. Deadline to complete is by July 1.

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS TO THE RULES & POLICIES BOOK Section 6 - IILH.5. Delete state, qualifying. To read (regional meets and zone meets). Section 8 - IV. Delete - B. Age Divisions are required at state and regional meets. Delete . .. at invitational meets....

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(continued from page 27) Section 10 - Y.D.3. Delete .. USA Gymnastics registered professional members ... insert Clubs/ coaches listed on Club / Coaches Directory.


Section 10 - VLB. Change 1 and 1 h minutes to 2 minutes. 3.a. Change to: lndividual competition - Level 7 - 2 min., Level 8 - 2 1/ 2min., Level 9 - 3 min.

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Section 10 - X.E.l Eliminate achievement awards in all sections. Correction: Section 14 - ILa. eliminate the word age

Tumbl Trak Doug Davis - President Mt. Pleasant Michigan

Recommendation to the Rhythmic Technical Committee: Clarify: Section 18 - XIILE.1 If there is longer than a 15 minute break, is overtime pay required and at what point is overtime required - 30 minutes, 1 hour? Be more specific about judging breaks and delays during the meet.


Appendix 4 - Bid Form - Add at the bottom: Recommended to attach a copy of the facility contract

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Appendix 14 - Remove from R&P - not necessary

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Adjournment called - Perryne Thompson 3:15 p .m.

Universal Cheerleaders Association Greg Webb - Vice President Varsity Spirit, Memphis, TN

July, 2002 All proposals above accepted by the Rhythmic Program Committee with the exception of items noted and changed.

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San Diego, California Called to Order by Chairman, Gil Elsass at 8:15 a.m.

I. ROLL CALL Members: Chairman Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 (Absent) Region 6 Region 7 Region 8 Region 9 Athl. Rep. (Absent) NGJARep. Jr. Rep. MPC Jr. Rep. MPC Jr. Coaches Rep Men's Program Mgr. Jr. Nat. Coordinator Men's Program Dir. (Absent)

Gilbert Elsass Roger Baldwin David Klein Gilbert Elsass Dan Coon Bob Witmer Tom Fontecchio Jeff Barlow Kevin White Dean Schott Mihai Bagiu Jon Culbertson Bill Foster Steve Butcher Kelly Crumley Bo Morris Dennis McIntyre Ron Galimore

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion: Bill Foster Second: Dean Schott PASSED

III. 2003 J.O. CHAMPIONSHIPS HOST COMMlnEE REPORT Nancy and Patrick Kirksey Nancy and Patrick Kirksey reported on the progress of the 2003 National Championships to be held in Savannah, Georgia. To date, the organizing committee has raised $11,000 in support of the meet. They are in San Diego to observe this competition.


IV. MPC REPORT Bill Foster • Bill updated the committee on two important elections that took place recently: Yoichi Tomita was elected as Vice-Chair for Men serving on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors and Miles Avery was elected as the Sr. Coaches Representative on the Men's Program Committee. • On behalf of the MPC, Bill recognized the hard work done by the USA Gymnastics Men's Program staff. • The NGJA has requested that voting status be given to their representative on the MPC. • Bill will be sending out a Coaches Survey on various topics that he would like everyone to respond to as quickly as possible. • The National Men's Gymnastics Coaches Association would like to have dues paid in a timely manner to enable their representative to be present at all USA Gymnastics Board of Directors Meetings.

V. LONG RANGE JR. PROGRAM REPORT Dennis McIntyre • Presently developing a video that will include Presentation of

Development of Strength and Body Positions, Trampoline Development and Yurchenko Vault Development all on one tape. • Also working on a video for core strength targeted for younger

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athletes. This video will also be applicable for the older athletes. • Developing a coaches manual for the mid to high level coaches (with Ron Brant, Bill Sands & OTC Staff) that deals with broad issues of athlete development. They are also working to have the manual put onCD-ROM. • Reviewing the re-organization of the Jr. National Coaching Staff. Each region now has a representative on the staff. • Reviewing the revised Future Stars Program. Minor revisions will be made each year. • On April 1, 2002, Future Stars update #2 was released and can also be downloaded off of the web site. Recommendations for State and Region Level Clinics for Future Stars: A. Regional Chairmen should work with the jr. national coaching staff member to plan their Regional Clinic. B. The 8 & 9 year-old age division should be included at all Regional Future Stars evaluations. More focus should be placed on this program because it is where many new coaches are developed. C. Kelly Crumley recommended that lectures should be structured at the Regional evaluation to help educate parents. MOTION: Regional Chairmen will work in conjunction with their Jr. National Coaching Staff member at Future Stars Clinics, Testing and Camp. Motion: Tom Fontecchio Second: Kelly Crumley PASSED MOTION: 8 & 9 year-old age division evaluations will be included in Regional Future Stars Evaluations and Clinics. This division will also be recognized Nationally by USA Gymnastics. Motion: Tom Fontecchio Second: Jon Culbertson PASSED

VI. USA GYMNASTICS REPORT Bo Morris • 2005-08 Age Group Competition Committee must be formed very soon. A call for resumes will be made in the near future. Interested persons should contact Bo as soon as possible. This announcement will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website. • A survey seeking input on the Junior Program will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website soon. • Bo encouraged club owners & coaches to register their athletes as soon as possible in order for them to receive all membership benefits. The Men's Program athlete membership increased by 400 participants since the 2000-2001 season. • Bo encouraged coaches to enroll and participate in judging courses. MOTION: The FIG Vault Table will be used exclusively at all competitions for Classes 1 thru 7. Motion: Roger Baldwin Second: Steve Butcher FaiIed- 1 For; 10 Against; 1 Abstain MOTION: The FIG Vault Table will be used exclusively for Classes 1- 5. Motion: Dean Schott Second: Kevin White PASSED (continued on page 34)

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NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY National Gymnastics Day is just around the corner August 24, 2002 .

Don't forget ... the club that raises the most money for the Children's Miracle Network earns a visit for the day from a USA Gymnastics National Clinician. The clinician can conduct staff training sessions, work with your athletes, or even give private lessons. Be the gym that hands in the most money by October 1, 2002 for the Children's Miracle Network and your gym can pick a visit from a National Coach for the day. USA Gymnastics will pay all the expenses and make the arrangements. The individual gymnast who brings in the most money will appear on the 2003 National Gymnastics Day poster, will be shown in USA Gymnastics magazine and will be included in the public service commercial for next year. The gymnast's club will also gain publicity in these areas.

Last year DeVeau's School of Gymnastics in Fishers, Indiana, brought in the most money for the Children's Miracle Network by conducting a Cartwheel-A-Thon in the lobby of Riley Children's Hospital. The event was a huge success. It was an hour long event, the hospital patients were able to watch the Cartwheel-A-Thon, and the gymnasts gave medals to the patients afterwards. It was a very touching experience for the gymnasts, patients, parents and the media. Owner of DeVeau's School of Gymnastics, Joan DeVeau selected Tammy Biggs as the featured clinician. Tammy, who is a member of the Women's National Staff, worked with all of the DeVeau's team gymnasts for the day. (see photos at Left) "It was a great opportunity to have Tammy in our gym working

with our gymnasts and side by side with our coaching staff. USA Gymnastics picked up the cost of her airfare, accommodations and fees . It was a very nice experience for all of us!" In addition to earning the clinician visit, DeVeau's School of Gymnastics' Class 7 gymnast, Dalton Wixom, raised the most money individually for the Children's Miracle Network. Dalton appeared in USA Gymnastics and Technique magazines, and on the National Gymnastics Day poster this year. Remember, to qualify for the clinician visit you need to send your checks (all together) to the address listed below by October 1, 2002. If you are collecting the Cartridges for Kids, Selling Trophy Nuts or balloons for your local hospital (see for more details), these companies and hospitals need the orders or money by October 1 as well. We will announce the winning club and individual in both USA Gymnastics and Technique magazines.


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(continued from page 29) • Regional Apparatus Leaders (RAL) - Kevin White spoke in favor of the RAL. He feels that it bring the judging and coaching corrununity closer together. • Regional Web Sites: each region should have an active website and the address of that site should be e-mailed to Gil so that links can be created to each site. • The Judging Fee Structure found in the Rules & Policies is a recorrunendation for Regional and below competitions. • There needs to be further discussion of who is eligible for National Service Awards. This topic will be placed on the agenda for the meeting in Cleveland.

VII. NGJA REPORT Jon Culbertson • For the first time, all Junior Olympic NAL's were involved at the State & Regional Future Stars evaluations. • Recorrunendation - In order to help gymnasts and coaches with their preparation, Jon encourages judges at State & Regional Championships to do a report on all athletes who qualify to J.O. Nationals. • The NGJA board has passed a motion to create a J.O. Technical Director in each of the nine USA Gymnastics J.O. Regions. There still needs to be a final vote by the NGJA membership before this change will take effect. • It will be attempted again this year to have all J.O. Technical Director's involved with J.O. Judging Courses. Regional Meet Referees should provide feedback to be used for J.O. Program Updates. • Judges feel that they should be paid more for the J.O. National Championships.

VIII. AGE GROUP COMMITTEE REPORT Dennis McIntyre (Jeff Robinson unable to attend)

• As State and Regional Meets get closer, there is an increased need for updates before J.O. Nationals. • There will be monthly updates with #7 coming out after U.S. Championships. • Each Month will have an update- 7a, 7b, 7c, etc. The LAST update will be March I, 2003. • Coaches and Judges MUST ask all their questions before the March 1, 2003 deadline and all new information will be in BOLD TYPE! Motion to have the Final update by March 1, 2003. Motion: Bill Foster Second: Kelly Crumley PASSED: 1 Abstain

IX. NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION REPORT Bo Morris There was $ 26,500 given out in scholarships this year. The recipients were as follows: Chad Buzcek, Steven Gaudette, Morgan Harrun, Charlie Jones, Alan Parsons, Justin Toman and Yewki Tomita. Many Meet Directors have not paid their $1 head tax for the National Scholarship Foundation. Annual income to the Foundation would exceed $60,000 if Meet Directors would comply and send in their meet fees within the 48 hours required by the sanction. Letters to delinquent Meet Directors will be sent soon. Motion to adjourn Motion: Dave Klein Second: Kelly Crumley PASSED

Adjourned at 11 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Tom Fontecchio, Secretary, IOPC (more men's minutes on page 42)




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



21 st Annual Chalkville Invitational Event Site - 940 Chalkville School Rood; 8irmingham, Al35215 Start Dote - 10/25/ 2002 Club Nome -TNT Gym Clips 940 Chalkville School Rood; Birmingham, Al35215 Phone - 205/ 853-5888 Fox - 205/ 856-6662 levels - W4-6 Fliptanic Invitational Event Site - 3150 9th Court; Tuscaloosa, Al35401 Start Dote - 9/ 27/ 2002 Club Nome -Tuscaloosa Tumbling TIdes 3150 9th Court; Tuscaloosa, Al 35401 Phone - 205/345-0999 Fox - 205/ 345-2799 levels - W4-10



North Alabam Classic Event Site - Florence·lauderdale Coliseum; Veterons Dr; Florence, Al 35630 Start Dote - 1/24/2003 Club Nome -Shoals School of Gymnastics P.O. Box 2404; Florence, Al 35630 Phone - 256/767-7471 Fox - 256/ 767-7470 levels - Wprep. Opt. level 2-Elite

CALIFORNIA Classic Event Site - 1450 Great Moll Dr.; Milpitas, CA 95035-5206 Start Dote - 2/ 28/ 2003 Club Nome - Pegasus Gymnastics Academy 1450 Greot Moll Dr.; Milpitas, CA 95035-5206 Phone - 408/946-6607 Fox - 408/956-5993 levels - W4-Elite 1.

Concord Cup Event Site - 2330-A Bates Avenue; Concord, CA 94520 Start Dote - 2/ 22/ 2003 Club Nome - Michael Anthony'S Schl of GYM 2330-A Bates Avenue; Concord, CA 94520 Phone - 925/ 671·0262 Fox - 925/ 671-7589 levels - W4-Elite Fallbrook Fall Classic Event Site - 342 Industrial Way, Suite

103; Fallbrook, CA 92028 Start Dote - 9/21/ 2002 Club Nome - Fallbrook Gymnastic Club 342 Industrial Way, Suite 103; Fallbrook, CA 92028 Phone - 760/728-8582 levels - W4-6

Fox - 916/ 635-4940 levels - W4-6

For West Invitational Event Site -Stanford University; Fremont, CA 94538 Start Dote - 1/25/2003 Club Nome - Col West Gymnastics 4883 Davenport Place; Fremont, CA 94538 Phone - 510/651-5870 Fox - 510/ 651-1264 levels - W7-Elite For West Invitational Event Site - 4883 Davenport Place; Fremont, CA 94538 Start Dote - 10/12/ 2002 Club Nome - Col West Gymnastics 4883 Davenport Place; Fremont, CA 94538 Phone - 510/ 651-5870 Fox - 510/651-1264 levels - W4-6 Gold Country Classic Event Site - 900 Golden GateTerrace Suite E; Gross Volley, CA 95945 Start Dote - 9/ 29/ 2002 Club Nome - Rising Storz Gymnastics Academy 900 Golden GateTerrace Suite E; Gross Volley, CA 95945 Phone - 530/477-9581 Fox - 530/477-9583 levels - W4-6 Harvest Cup Event Site - 434 PayronStreet; Petaluma, CA 94952 Start Dote - 9/ 15/ 2002 Club Nome - Redwood Empire Gymnastics 434 Payron Street; Petaluma, CA 94952 Phone -707/ 763-5010 Fox - 707/ 763-5542 levels - W5-7 High-Tech Invitational Event Site - 11345 Folsom Blvd; Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Start Dote - 10/5/ 2002 Club Nome -Technique Gymnastics 11345 Folsom Blvd; Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Phone - 916/ 635-7900


High-Tech Invite Event Site - 11345 Folsom Blvd; Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Start Dote - 1/11/2003 Club Nome -Technique Gymnastics 11345 Folsom Blvd; Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Phone - 916/ 635-7900 Fox - 916/635-4940 levels - M1-7 and Elite Mikail's Navy III Event Site - 1740 leslie St; Son Mateo, CA 94402 Start Dote - 9/ 28/ 2002 Club Nome - Peninsula Gymnastics 1740 leslie St; Son Mateo, CA 94402 Phone - 650/ 571-7555 Fox - 650/571-1014 levels - W4-6 NAWGJ Judges Cup Event Site -Main Catholic High School; 675 Sir Froncis Droke Blvd; Kentfield, CA 94904 Start Dote -8/ 17/ 2002 Club Nome -Technique Gymnastics 11345 Folsom Blvd; Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Phone - 916/ 635-7900 Fox - 916/ 635-4940 levels - W5-6 Out of This World Event Site - 434 Payron Street; Petaluma, CA 94952 Start Dote - 2/ 9/ 2003 Club Nome - Redwood Empire Gymnastics 434 Payron Street; Petaluma, CA 94952 Phone - 707/ 763-501 0 Fox - 707/ 763-5542 levels - W7-9 Pacific Classic Event Site· 22982 Avenida Empresa; Rancho Santo Margari, CA 92688 Start Dote - 2/1/2003 Club Nome - California Elite Sports Center 22982 Avenida Empresa; Rancho Sonta Margari, CA 92688 Phone - 949/ 589-1512 Fox - 949/ 589-1377 levels - W7-10 Reach for the Stars Comp Invitational Event Site - 1740 W. Hammer lone; Stockton, CA 95209 TECHNIQUE'


Start Dote - 10/ 13/ 2002 Club Nome -GymStars Gymnastics, Inc. 1740 W. Hammer lone; Stockton, CA 95209 Phone - 209/ 957-1919 Fox - 209/957-0860 levels - W4-6 Reach for the Stars Opt Invitational Event Site - 1740 W. Hammer lone; Stockton, CA 95209 Start Dote - 3/2/2003 Club Nome -GymStars Gymnastics, Inc. 1740 W.Hammer lone; Stockton, CA 95209 Phone - 209/ 957-1919 Fox - 209/957-0860 levels - W4-10 River City Classic Event Site - CSU Sacramento/ South Gym; 6000 J Street; Sacromento, CA 95823 Start Dote - 9/ 21/2002 Club Nome - Byers Gymnastics Center 29 Massie Court; Sacramento, CA 95823 Phone - 916/423-3040 Fox - 916/ 689-8729 levels - W4·6

150; Rohnert Pork, CA 94928-2148 Phone - 707/585-9377 Fox - 707/ 585-0579 levels - M1-7 and Elite

FLORIDA Gold Coast Invitational Event Site - Santo lures Community HS; 6880 lawrence Rd; lantana, Fl 33463 Start Dote - 10/ 12/ 2002 Club Nome -Gold Coast Gymnastics Inc. 1420 Rupp lone; lake Worth, Fl 33460-6152 Phone - 561-585-2700 Fox - 561-642-4477 levels - W2-6 Great Pumpkin Invitational Event Site - 730 St. Johns Bluff Rood North; Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Start Dote - 10/26/2002 Club Nome -All American Gymnastics, Inc. 730 SI. Johns Bluff Rood North; Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone - 904/641-9966 Fox - 904/ 641-9966 levels - W3-6

Roseville Invitational Event Site -Woodcreek High School; 2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd; RoseVille, CA 95747 Start Dote - 1/3/2003 Club Nome - Byers Gymnastics Center II 2009 Opportunity Drive; Roseville, CA 95678 Phone - 916/354·4020 Fox - 916/ 354-3563 levels - W7-Elite

Magical Classic Event Site - Oronge County Conv Center; 9800 International Dr; Orlando, Fl32810 Start Dote - 2/ 21/2003 Club Nome - Brown's Gymnastics Centrol 740 Oronge Avenue; Altamonte Springs, Fl32714 Phone - 407/869-8744 Fox - 407/869-0774 levels - W5-10

Sock Hop Invitationol Event Site - 2411-J Old Crow Canyon Rood; Son Ramon, CA 94583 Start Dote - 10/ 12/ 2002 Club Nome - Diablo Gymnostics School 2411 -J Old Crow Canyon Rood; Son Ramon, CA 94583 Phone - 925/820-6885 Fox - 925/820-9388 levels - W5-6

Summer Sizzler Event Site - 730 SI. Johns Bluff Rood North; Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Start Dote -8/24/2002 Club Nome -All American Gymnastics, Inc. 730 St. Johns Bluff Rood North; Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone - 904/ 641-9966 Fox - 904/641-9966 levels - W3-6

Wine Country Classic Event Site - Rohnert Park Sport Or; 5407 Snyder lone; Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Start Dote - 2/1 5/2003 Club Nome - Rohnert Pork Gymnastics 320 Professional Center Drive; Suite

TBT Invitational Event Site - Bayfront Center; 400 1st Street S; St Petersburg, Fl33701 Start Dote - 1/16/2003 Club Nome -Tampa Boy Turners Gymnastics 3070 44th Avenue North; St.


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Petersburg, FL33714-3806 Phone - 727/ 522-2867 Fax - 727/ 522-2694 Levels - W7-Elite

GEORGIA Apple Classic Invitational Event Site - North Cobb Christian School; 4500 Lakeview Or; Kennesaw, GA 30144 Start Date - 10/ 12/ 2002 Club Name - Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta 3126 Cobb Parkway; Kennesaw, GA 30152 Phone - 770/975-8337 Fax - 770/ 975-3820 Levels - W4-6 Autumn Challenge Event Site - 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Start Date - 11/2/ 2002 Club Name - Northwind Gymnastics Center, Inc 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone -770/475-6103 Fax - 770/ 518-0841 Levels - W4-6 Georgia Cup Event Site - 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Start Date - 2/ 22/ 2003 Club Name - Northwind Gymnastics Center, Inc 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone -770/ 475-6103 Fax - 770/ 518-0841 Levels - Wprep. Opt. Level 7-10 Mardi Gras Invitational Event Site - Kennesaw Mountain HS; 1898 Kennesaw Due Wset Rd; Kennesaw, GA 30152 Start Date - 2/ 15/ 2003 Club Name - Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta 3126 Cobb Parkway; Kennesaw, GA 30152 Phone - 770/ 975-8337 Fax - 770/975-3820 Levels - W4-Elite Northwind Classic Event Site - 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Start Date - 1/11/2003 Club Name - Northwind Gymnastics Center, Inc 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone -770/475-6103 Fax - 770/518-0841 Levels - Wprep. Opt. Level 7-10


Odyssey Event Site - 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Start Date - 9/ 28/ 2002 Club Name - Northwind Gymnastics Center, Inc 7545 Industrial Court; Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone -770/475-6103 Fax - 770/ 518-0841 Levels - W4-6

HAWAII Ku uipo Classic Event Site - Neal Blaisdell Arean; Honolulu, HI 96781 Start Date - 2/ 15/ 2003 Club Name - Rainbow Gymnastics Academy 98-023 Hekaha Street #7; Aiea, HI 96701 Phone - 808/488-7030 Fax - 808/ 488-7030 Levels - W4-10

Joppo, MD 21085 Start Date - 12/ 6/ 2002 Club Name - Harford Gymnastics Club, Inc 701 Whitaker Mill Road; Joppa, MD 21085 Phone -410/879-3718 Fax - 410/877-7752 Levels - W4-10

MICHIGAN MI Academy 24th Annual Christmas Classic Event Site - 5870 North Hix Road; Westland, MI 48185 Start Date - 12/ 13/ 2002 Club Name - Michigan Academy of Gymnastics 5870 North Hix Road; Westland, MI 48185 Phone -734/721 -4001 Fax - 734/721-6445 Levels - W5-10



Go For It Classic Event Site - Cox Pavillion Univ of NV Las V; 4505 Maryland Pkwy; Las Vegas, NV 89154 Start Date - 1/31/2003 Club Name - Go For It USA 4310 Losee Road Suite 2; North Las Vegas, NV 89030 Phone - 702/ 658-9003 Fox - 702/658-0598 Levels - M1-7 and Elite, W4-Elite

Event Name - Circle of Stars Event Site - Indiana Convention Center; 100 SCapitol Ave; Indianapolis, IN 46225 Start Date - 2/ 21/2003 Club Name - DeVeau's School of Gymnastics 9032 Technology Dr_; Fishers, IN 46038 Phone - 317/ 849-7744 Fax - 317/ 846-4535 Levels - M1-7 and Elite

Invitational Event Event Site - 4544 C. W. Russell Rd.; Las Vegas, NV 89118 Start Date -8/ 9/ 2002 Club Name - Brown's Gymnastics-Las Vegas 4544 C. W.Russell Rd.; Las Vegas, NV 89118 Phone - 702/ 257-9009 Fax - 702/ 257-9039 Levels - W4-6

Circle of Stars Event Site - Indiana Convention Center; 100 SCapitol Ave; Indianapolis, IN 46225 Start Date - 2/ 21 / 2003 Club Name - DeVeau's School of Gymnastics 9032 Technology Dr.; Fishers, IN 46038 Phone - 317/ 849-7744 Fax - 317/ 846-4535 Levels - W4-Elite

LOUISIANA Festival of Flairs Event Site - 1973 Sixth Street; Mandeville, LA 70471 Start Dote - 1/10/2003 Club Nome - North Shore Gymnastics 1973 Sixth Street; Mandeville, LA 70471 Phone - 985/ 624-8310 Fox - 985/ 624-8346 Levels -Wprep. Opt. Level 4-Elite

MARYLAND Harford Holiday Invitational Event Site - 701 Whitaker Mill Rood;


Lady Luck Invitational Event Site -Tropicana Hotel and Casino; 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd; Las Vegas, NV 89109 Start Dote - 1/3/2003 Club Name - Brown's Gymnastics-Los Vegas 4544 C. W. Russell Rd.; Los Vegas, NV 89118 Phone - 702/ 257-9009 Fox - 702/ 257-9039 Levels - W4-Elite Perfector Invitotional Event Site - 4310 Losee Road Suite 2; North Los Vegas, NV 89030 Start Dote - 10/1 9/ 2002 Club Name - Go For It USA TECHNIQUE路


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NEW YORK Autumn Classic Event Site - Shaker High School; 445 Watervliet-Shaker Rd; Latham, NY 12110 Start Date - 11/9/ 2002 Club Name -World Class Gymnastics Academy 630 Columbia Street Extension; Latham, NY 1211 0 Phone - 518/ 785-3481 Fax - 518/ 785-3481 Levels - W4-1 0 Golden Apple Invitational 2002 Event Site - Gym Magic Gymnastics; Rt 22 Brewster Business Park; Brewster, NY 10509 Start Date - 10/ 26/ 2002 Club Name - Westchester GYM and Dance 5 Skyline Drive; Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone - 914/ 592-2324 Fax - 914/ 592-0204 Levels - W4-10

NORTH CAROLINA Salem Invitational Event Site - 4870 Country Clud Rd.; Winston Salem, NC 271 04 Start Date - 2/ 15/2003 Club Name - Salem Gymnastics Center, Ltd. 4870 Country Clud Rd.; Winston Salem, NC 27104 Phone - 336/ 765-4668 Fax - 336/ 760-3337 Levels -Wprep. Opt. Level 4-Elite Turkey Tumble Event Site - 4870 Country Clud Rd.; Winston Salem, NC 27104 Start Date - 11/23/ 2002 Club Name - Salem Gymnastics Center, Ltd. 4870 Country Clud Rd.; Winston Solem, NC 27104 Phone - 336/ 765-4668 Fax - 336/ 760-3337 Levels - W4-6

OHIO Buckeye Classic Event Site - Celeste Center/ Ohio Expo Ctr; 717 E17th Ave; Columbus, OH 43211 Start Date - 2/ 14/ 2003 Club Name - Buckeye Gymnastics 7159 Northgate Way; PO Box 2295; Westerville, OH 43082


Phone - 614/ 895-1611 Fax - 614/ 895-7644 Levels - W10, Elite Buckeye Classic Event Site - Celeste Center/ Ohio Expo Clr; 717 E17th Ave; Columbus, OH 43211 Start Date - 2/ 14/ 2003 Club Name - Buckeye Gymnastics 7159 Northgate Way; PO Box 2295; Westerville, OH 43082 Phone - 614/ 895-1611 Fax - 614/ 895-7644 Levels - W4-6 Fly Right Invite Event Site - 2900 State Road; Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 Start Date - 11/2/ 2002 Club Name - FLYTZ USA Gymnastics, Inc. 2900 State Road; Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 Phone - 330/ 926-2900 Fax - 330-929-6703 Levels - W4-8 Flytz Classic Event Site - Summit Co Fairgrounds; 229 East Howe Rd; Tallmadge, OH 44278 Start Date - 1/24/2003 Club Name - FLYTZ USA Gymnastics, Inc 2900 State Road; Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 Phone - 330/ 926-2900 Fax - 330-929-6703 Levels - W4-Elite Ohio NAWGJ Event Site - Kent State Mac Center; Summit Rd; Kent, OH 44240 Start Date - 10/4/2002 Club Name -FLYTZ USA Gymnastics, Inc. 2900 State Road; Cuyahogo Falls, OH 44223 Phone - 330/ 926-2900 Fax - 330-929-6703 Levels - W4-6

OKLAHOMA Nadia Comaneci International Invitational Event Site - Myriad Convention Center; 1 Myriad Gardens; Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Start Date - 6/ 20/ 2003 Club Name - Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy P.O. Box 720217; 3206 Bart Conner Dr.; Norman, OK 73070-4166 Phone - 405/447-7500 Fax - 405/321-7229 Levels - WElite

PENNSYLVANIA John Pancoll Invitational Event Site - Founders Pavillion; 1001 Elincoln Highway; Exton, PA 19341 Start Dote - 3/ 8/ 2003 Club Nome -John Pancoll Gymnastic Center 284 Lancaster Avenue; Malvern, PA 19355 Phone - 610/ 647-9847 Fox - 610/644-8244 Levels - W4-10 John Pancoll Invitational Event Site - Founders Pavilion at Church Fa; 1001 Elincoln Hwy; Exton, PA 19341 Start Dote - 2/ 8/2003 Club Nome -John Pancoll Gymnastic Center 284 Lancaster Avenue; Malvern, PA 19355 Phone - 610/647-9847 Fox - 610/644-8244 Levels - M1-7 Mardi Gras Invitational Event Site - 274 E. Fihh Street; Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Start Dote - 3/2/2003 Club Nome - Columbia Academy 274 E. Fihh Street; Bloomsburg, PA

17815 Phone - 570/ 387-0539 Fox - 570/ 387-0195 Levels - W4-6 Thanksgiving Invitational Event Site - 40 Ferry Rd ; Hanover Township; Wilkes-Borre, PA 18706 Start Dote - 11/17/ 2002 Club Nome - Northeast Gymnastics Academy 40 Ferry Rd; Hanover Township; Wilkes-Borre, PA 18706 Phone - 570/826-7090 Levels - W4-6

TEXAS Rising Stars 2002 Event Site - 1937 W_Porker Rood; Plano, TX 75023 Start Dote - 8/24/2002 Club Nome -World Olympic Gymnastics Acad 1937 W_Porker Rood; Plano, TX 75023 Phone - 972/985-9292 Fox - 972/964-8209 Levels - W4-6

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National GymFest TeamGymn Natio Is SEAWORLD Orlando, Florida June 21-23, 2002

The 2002 Notional Gym Fest and TeamGymn Nationals brought together in Orlando, Fla., a gathering of group gymnastics clubs from 12 states as well as a performing club from Honduras and representatives from Great Britain. The event took place at SeaWorld, June 21-23.

In Level A, Houston Gymnastics Academy (Houston, Texas) scored 13.80 in Female{hildren's division, World of Gymnastics (Woodstock, Ga.) scored 14.70 in the Mixed-Open age division, and Dream Gymnastics (Houston, Texas) achieved a 16. 80 in the Female-Open age division. =----------------1( 3S


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National Gymfest & TeamGymn Nationals Below is the number of gymnastics clubs in each state. State Total Alaska ...................... .... 12 Alabama ........................ 77 Arkansas ........................ 51 Arizona .................. ... ... .. 66 California ... ..... ... ..... .... .. 424 Colorado .................... .. .. 87 Connecticut .................... 65 Delaware .......... ...... ........ 5 Florida .. ........ ............ .... 209 Georgia .. .... .... ........ ........ 130 Hawaii .. ..... ..... .......... .... 24 Iowa ...................... .... .. 45 Idaho ............................ 34 Illinois .......................... 205 Indiana .......................... 146 Kansas ... ... .... .. ........ ...... 60 Kentucky ..... ....... ..... ....... 67 Louisiana ...... .......... ..... .73 Massachusetts .... ...... ... ... 132 Maryland ..... ....... ...... .... .. 65 Maine ............................ 28 Michigan ..... ............. .. .... 124 Minnesota ... .... ......... .. ... .70 Missouri ..... .... ..... ....... ... 113 Mississi ppi ... .. ..... ... .... ... 52 Montana ..... .. .... ...... ....... 18 North Carolina ... ...... ....... 119 North Dakota ....... .... ..... .. 22 Nebraska ........................ 34 New Hampshire .. ..... .......31 New Jersey .................... 131 New Mexico ........ ..... ... .. ..32 Nevada ........ ... ... ..... ..... .. 24 New York .......... ....... ..... ..230 Ohio ... ............. ............ .. 210 Oklahoma ........ .............. 76 Oregon .......................... 65 Pennsylvania ...... ...... ...... 198 Rhode Island ...... ........ .... 26 South Carolina .... ...... ...... 57 South Dakota ...... ...... ...... 15 Tennessee ... ....... ........... .75 Texas ......... ....... ... ..... .... 403 Utah .............................. 63 Virginia ...... ............. .... .. . 79 Vermont ........................ 14 Washington .................... 102 Wisconsin ................ .. .... 89 West Virginia ......... ... ...... 21 Wyoming ........................ 28 Grand Total ...................... 4526 ----------------{(

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MEN'S J.O. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Meeting on May S, 2002

San Diego, California Called to Order by Chairman, Gil Elsass at 8:12 a.m.

I. ROLL CALL Members: Chairman Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 RegionS Region 6 Region 7 (Proxy) Region 8 Region 9 Athl. Rep. (Absent) NGJARep. Jr. Rep. MPC Jr. Rep. MPC Jr. Coaches Rep Men's Program Mgr. Jr. Nat. Coordinator Men's Program Dir. (Absent)

Gilbert Elsass Roger Baldwin David Klein Gilbert Elsass Dan Coon Bob Witmer Tom Fontecchio Barry Mattern Kevin White Dean Schott Mihai Bagiu Jon Culbertson Bill Foster Steve Butcher Kelly Crumley Bo Morris Dennis Mcintyre Ron Galimore

II. SUBMITTAL OF BIDS FOR 2004 J.O. NATIONALS Steve Butcher and Tim Klempnauer submitted a bid to host the 2004 event at the San Diego Concourse in San Diego, California.


IV. 2002 J.O. NATIONALS REPORT· STEVE BUTCHER Meet Director, Steve Butcher, reported that the contribution to USA Gymnastics' Men's Program should be at least $2,000 from this year's event. Steve Butcher and Tim Klempnauer were very pleased with the format of the competition. They were very proud of the volunteer support they received from the local gym clubs staff, USOTC Chula Vista-San Diego, San Diego Visitors and Tourism and the San Diego International Sports Council.

V. DISCUSSION OF THE J.O. NATIONALS FORMAT Bo Morris • Recommendation - to recognize the senior athletes during the opening ceremonies. • The Academic All-Americans Awards were presented in a very efficient manner. • Attempt to have the gym open on Tuesday for workouts. • JOPC may need to consider raising the judge'S honorarium for J.O. Nationals. • JOPC may need to consider combining the All-Around scores from the preliminary competition and All-Around Finals competition to determine the All-Around champions for the Junior Elite 1 & 2 divisions.


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Ricky Deci Memorial Foundation • This Foundation will give funding assistance to 12 athletes to participate in the Ricky Deci Memorial Developmental Camp. These 12 athletes (4 JE 1's, 4 JE II's and 4 Class 3's) will be the 15th18th place Class 3's from J.O. Nationals and the 8th-11th place JE 1's & JE II's from the U.S. Championships. • Allow collegiate gymnasts to compete in the Jr. Program as long as they are age eligible.

MOTION: To remove the restriction of not allowing college students who are age eligible to compete at the J.O. Nationals. Motion: Bill Foster Second: Dan Coon Failed: 5 For; 6 Against; 1 Abstain Proposal By Mike Manahan - Pony apparatus (pommel horse for smaller athletes) No action taken. Motion to adjourn Motion: Roger Baldwin Second: Dan Coon PASSED

Adjourned at 10:32 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Tom Fontecchio, Secretary, Jope

The USA Gymnastics MPC is accepting resumes for the 2003 World Championships Head Coaching position. Send to: Ron Galimore, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave, Ste. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225 or email Deadline October 4.


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WOMEN'S NCAA During a Championships/Competition Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet approved the Women's Gymnastics Committee's recommendation regarding the new vault table. The rule reads as follows and will be in effect for the 2003 season: "Effective with the 2003 season, institutions and individuals must use a new International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) approved vault table apparatus during any regular season meet used in calculating regional qualifying score (RQS). During the 2003 regular season, any manufacturer's vault table apparatus will be acceptable provided the apparatus meets FIG specifications. During the NCAA National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships the American Athletic, Inc. (AAI) free standing vault table will be used at regionals and nationals." Marie Robbins, Chair NCAA Women's Gymnastics Committee

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19 Trumbull, CT; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trumbull Marriott Directions: Liz Cornish 860-404-1702 Course code: lC08192002CT Instructor: Elizabeth Cornish, Phone: 860/404·1702 28 Dyer, IN 46311; 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1530 Joliet Street Directions: Patti Komara 219-865-2274 Course code: EP092820021N Instructor: Edgar Pulido, Phone: 630/ 784-1460 28 Norwood, NJ; 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Parogon Gymnastics, 49 Walnut St, registration at 4: 15 p.m. Directions: 201-767-6921 Course code: CF09282002NJ Instructor: Cathy Finkel, Phone: 973/335-1943

8 Denver, CO 80222; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gymnastics Plus Directions: TIm Frye 303·512·0799 Course code: TF09082002CO Instructor: TIm Frye, Phone: 303/512-0799

26 Wall, NJ; 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Devlin Gymnostics, 2351 Hwy 34, regislrolion ot 4: 15 p.m. Directions: 732-223-5020 Course code: CF1 0262002NJ Instructor: Cathy Finkel, 973/335·1943

NOVEMBER 10 Denver, CO 80222; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gymnastics Plus Directions: TIm Frye 303-512-0799 Course code: TFlll 02002CO Instructor: Timothy Frye, Phone: 303-512-0799





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POSITION AVAILABLE INSTRUCTORS/ COACHES. Poragon Gymnastics of Norwood (Bergen County), NJ is looking for Instructors and Coaches, PIT· FIT Weekdays/weekends/ evenings. Requirements: Positive affitude, responsible, relioble, love of children. Positions available for pre·school through intermediate level instruction. Compemive Team Coach Levels 5·10. Company sponsored certifications (Safety, CPR, First Air) Full benefits/ paid vacation & sick days, company matched retirement plan. Will train. Salary commensurate with experience. NEW facility, state·of·the-art, approx. 11,000 sq. H. Located in the NY/NJ Metropoliton area, easily accessible from all major highways. Contact Dof: 201 · 767·6921 or fax resume to 201 ·767·6693 or e· 49 Walnut Street, Suite 4, Norwood, NJ 0764B.


GYM MANAGER/GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS. Great coreer opportunities! Jodi's Gym, an established gymnastics program (over 20 years) with locations in New York Gty and Westchester County, NY has positions available for gym managers and instructors. If you love kids, love gymnastics and would love to be a part of a fun, safe, and positive environment for children and their family's, please contact Jodi Levine of: Jodi's Gym, 25 Hubbels Or., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Phone 914·244· 8811. Fax914·244·8833. Email GO TO WWW.GYMINNYKIOS.COM and fill out our employment section if you are an energetic, dedicated individual who loves kids and gymnastics! Sunny, southern California beckons you to join our established team in 17,000 sq. H. gyms located in North County San Diego. Full and port time positions are available and can include insurance, vacation pay, and 401 K. We are educational, recreational gyms with all boy's and girl's Olympic apparatus and classes for 18 mo. through adults. Our company turns 15 years old in September and serves over 2500 students weekly. Hope to heor for you soon. TEAM COACHES/ CLASS PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ INSTRUCTORS: AII·Star Gymnastics hos experienced exceptionol growth in all program areas and is seeking experienced teachers and coaches. doss Program Director is needed for well established girls' & boys' recreational program. Motivated and experienced caaches ore needed to work with our strong, growing, competitive girls' team in a state of the art facility. Salary &Benefits cammensurate with experience. Call Tom @ AII·Star Gymnastics (978)256·7766 or fox resume to (978)256·7779. A11·Star Gymnostics, 5 Kidder Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. COMPULSORY COACH WANTED. New 12,000 sq. H. facility located in southern New Hampshire hos immediate openings for a highly motivated Compulsory Coach to be in chorge of Levels 5 & 6 Girls Team and also assist with Developmental/Preteam. Position will pay 515 hourly plus bonuses based on your success! Excellent opportunity ... Call us today at (603)880·8482 or FAX (603)880·1800.

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BOYS HEAD COACH NEEDED! Seeking certified, experienced coach to head all (0·5) Boys programs and to assist withgirk (Ll ·l 0) programs. Part lime and full time positions avoilable with great pay and benefits. We are located 45 minutes from Boston, beaches, and mountains. Our beautifully equipped 12,000 squore foot facility is three years young. Join our fun staff and make a nome for yourself in New Hampshire! Send resumes to: Uz or Paul Neale, Off the Wall Gymnastics, 191 Plaistow Rd., Plaistow, NH 03865. Phone: 603·382·0505. Fax: 603·382·5449. Email atolwalll GYMNASTICS MARKETING MANAGER. Motionweor, a leading manufacturer of dance, skate and gymnastics apporel, needs on experienced, high·level manager to direct the gymnastics' morketing program. This is a start·up for a newdivision within the company, initially focused in the Midwest. Responsibilities include recruiting sales representatives, implementing promotional initiatives, developing sales tools, and identification of potential customers. Knowledge of or experience in gymnastics is required, along with proven sales and management ability. Send a caver leNer with resume and salary requirements to: Motionweor, 1315 Sunday Drive, Indianapolis. IN 46217. FAX #317/ 780·4188 or e·mail

CONSIGNMENT LEOTARDS ON CONSIGNMENT: Rebecca's Mom Leotards' popular consignment program, featuring our newest styles and fabrics is currently available to qualifying Summer Camps, Gymnastic Club Owners, Parent Booster Groups, Pro Shops, and Retail Stores. Rebecca's Mom specializes in workout leotards and team warm·up leotards using holograms, foils, gliNer, nailheads and rhinestones with velvet fabrics. We also make nylon Iycra leotards with Hawaiion prints and geometric shapes. We are accepting applications for newaccounts starting withour Summer Collection. Get prepared for the warm weather with some new Rebecca's Mom Leotards for your gymnosts. Please call our toll free line at 1·888·289·2536, for details, forms, and prices. See you in Cleveland in August.

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GYMNASTICS BUS FOR SALE. 46 passenger-1980 International Gymnastics Bus. Comes equipped with new foam and corpel. White in color with red "Gym on Wheels" leNering. Standard transmission, new starter & baNery. About 10,000 miles on completely rebuilt engine. Perfect starter or back·up bus. Located 2hrs SE of SI. Louis and 5 hrs Sof Chicago. Buy today for only 53,950.00. Call ScaN at 618·997·3505. GYM FOR SALE IN BEAUTIFUL TAOS, NM. 6700 sq. H. with competitive teams to level 8, closs programs ages 18 months·adults, newclimbing wall, trapeze classes, school groups, sleepovers, cheerleading, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps, active Booster club and positive community support, neorest facility is 60 miles. 6 yeors new & very populor with multi·cultures. Taos is rapidly growing and is considered one of the most desirable small towns in America. Serious inquiries only or call John Cancro at Taos Properties, 505·758·9500.

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT Position wonted in United States: Gymnastics Coach/ Assistant either in Texas (Denton or Calhoun Bou levord . Houston or Waco) or Pennslvenia (Brood SI. and Montgomery Avenue ) or North Corolina (Chapel Hill lor Ohio (Neil Avenue, Columbus), with 20 years experience in all curriculums. Participated in more than 20 international competitions. Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, Gymnastics referee, with emphasis on troining and physically challenged. High~ motivatedand reliable individual. Prefer full/port time position. Preschool, primory school, Gymnastics Clubs. Will consider all offers. Genuine inquiries only. c.Y. available on request, or you can contact me at



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Technique Magazine - August 2002  

Technique Magazine - August 2002