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SCHEDULE NOVEMBER MARCH 4-6 4-6

Winter Classic (TT) American Challenge (W)

Ft. Smith, AR San Antonio, TX

JO Regional Chomps (M) JO Regional Chomps (M) NCAA National Championships (M) NCAA Regional Championships (W) Collegiate National Championships (M,W) National Team Camp (TT) level 9/1 0 Regional Championships (W) NCAA National Championships (W) level 10 Regional Championships (W)

Various Sites Various Sites West Point, NY Various Sites Ithica, NY Kansas City, MO Various Sites Auburn, Al Region 7

J.O. Notional Championships (M) level 9 East Championships (W) level 9 West Championships (W) Jeff Metzger's Boot Camp J.O. National Championships (W) J.O. Championships (R) National Team Training Camp (W) High Performance Coaching Seminar (W) National Elite Qualifier (W)

Houston, TX PalmeMo, Fl St. louis, MO Cincinnati, OH Ontario, CA TBD Houston, TX New Waverly, TX Houston, TX

APRIL 1-3 7-9 7-9 9 14-16 14-17 15-17 21-23 23-24

MAY 4-8 6-8 6-8 12-16 13-15 14-15 18-26 19-22 21-22

10-11

17-19 18-19 22-26 24-26 29-July 2

Moster Compulsory Workshop (W) level 9 Championships (R) Master Compulsory Workshop (W) GG Nationals (GG) Pacific RimSports Summit (M, W) U.s. Qualifier (M) Reg. 3 Compulsory Workshop and Technical Symposium Reg. 2 Compulsory Workshop and Technical Symposium XXI American Sokol Slet (M,W,R,IT) U.S. Elite Challenge (IT) J.O. Notional Team Training Camp (W)

louisville, KY Detroit, MI Reno, NV Ft. Worth, TX Tacoma, WA Colorado Springs, CO Plano, TX Portland, OR Chicago, Il Phoenix, AZ Colorado Springs, CO

World University Games (M,W,R) Eastern Championships (R) Future Stars Camp (M) Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp World Games (R,TT,AG) Western Championships (R) U.SClassic Challenge (W) Notional Championships (AG) Notional Championships (TT)

Izmir, TUR College Pork, MD Colorado Springs, CO Houston, TX Dallas, TX Duisburg, GER Portland, OR Viginia Beach, VA lOUisville, KY Houston,TX

Notional Gymnastics Day Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG) National Business Conference (B) National Congress

Nationwide Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN

AUGUST 6 10-13 10 11 -13

SEPTEMBER 14 15-18 21 -23 30-0ct 2

Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp World Championships (TT) World Age-Group Games TOPs Notional Testing (W)

Chicago, Il Eindhoven, NED Eindhoven, NED Houston, TX

TOPs Notional Camp (W) Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp TOPs BNotional Camp (W)

Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ Houston, TX

American Cup

TBD

level 9/1 0 Regional (W) level 9 East & West Championships (W) JO National Championships (W)

Various Sites TBD TBD

JO Notional Championships (M)

TBD

GG Nationals GG World Gymnaestrada Training Camp

TBD TBD

Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG)

TBD

MARCH 4

APRIL 1-2 21-23 28-30

MAY TBD

JUNE TBD TBD

AUGUST 16-19

OCTOBER World Championships (M,W)

Aarhus, DEN

NOVEMBER TBD TBD

Future Stars National Championships (M) Notional Coaches Workshop (M)

TBD TBD

FEBRUARY 24

American Cup

TBD

level 9/ 10 Regionals (W)

Various Sites

JO Notional Championships (W) level 9 East & West Championships (W) JO Notional Championships (M)

TBD TBD TBD

World Gymnaestrada (GG)

Dornbirn, AUI

APRIL 21-22

Financial Management Seminar with Sean Dever

11 -13 18-20 TBD

JULY TBD

AUGUST 15-18 Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG)

TBD

NOVEMBER TBD TBD

Future Stars National Championships (M) Notional Coaches Workshop (M)

TBD TBD

American Cup Olympic Gomes (M,W,R,TR)

TBD Beijing, Chino

AUGUST 1 8-24

W= Women M= Men ACRO = AG

OCTOBER 29

Cincinnati, OH Melbourne, AUS TBD TBD

MAY

JULY TBD 9-10 10-17 13 14 14-24 16-17 22-23 22-28 26-Aug 3

Jeff Metzger's Boot Camp World Championships (M,W) Future Stars National Championships (M) Notional Coaches Workshop (M)

DECEMBER 3-7 7 7-11

TBD

JUNE 2-5 4-5 9-12 9-12 9-12

17 -21 21-27 TBD TBD

R= Rhythmic GG = Group Gymnastics B= Business

Indianapolis, IN

TR =Trampoline TU = Tumbling IT = Trampoline/ Tumbling

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FEATURES Getting to the Core

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CHAIR: Ron Froehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob Colarossi; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sandy Knopp, Mike Donahue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomila; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Paul Parillo; VICE CHAIR SPORTS-ACRO: Tanya Case; PUBLIC SEGOR: Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Ron Ferris; AMERICAtt SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milan; AMERICAN TURNERS: Beny Heppner; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION·MEN: Francis Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE COACHES-WOMEN: Mark Cook; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Marilyn Slrawbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'SGYMNASTICS JUDGES: Carole Ide; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·MEN: Lou Burkel; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Cynlhio Doyle Perkins; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATION-MEN: Bulch Zunich; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Todd Vesely; US. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS CLUBS: Mike Jacki; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATION-MEN: Thom Glielmi; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATION-WOMEN: David Holcomb, SIeve Rybacki; U.S. MEN'SGYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Tim Klempnouer; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie DiTullio; YOUNG MEN'SCHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE USA: Cosey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETICASSOCIATION-WOMEN: Meg Slephenson; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIREGORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Gro<sfeld; RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, Michelle Lorson; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Tom Forsler; TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kemplon, Dr. Gearge Drew; SPORTS·ACRO: Undo Parler, Jay Binder, ATHLETES COUNCIL: Vanessa Vander Pluym, Caroline Hunl, lorillo Fonloine, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskol·BurdeHe, Jamie Slrondmork, Karl Heger, Joy Tharnlon, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Dominick Minicucci, Execulive Board Member John Roelhlisberger. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lari Katz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kale Fober-Hickie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, Howard Schwartz. CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES: In order 10 ensure uninlerrupled delivery of TE(HNIQUE magazine, nolice of change of address should be made eighl weeks in advance. For faslesl service, please en dose your presenl mailing label. Direct all subscriplion mail 10 TE(HNIQUE Subscriplions, USA Gymnastics, 201 S. Capilol Ave., Sle. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225. TE(HNIQUE is published monlh~ excepl bimonlh~ in Sepl/Oct and Nav/ Dec by USA Gymnastics, Pan American Plaza, Suile 300, 201 Soulh Capilol Avenue, Indionapor~, IN 46225 (phone: 317-237-5050) or visi! online @ w•• • usa-gyonast its. org Subscriplion prices: US.-525 per year; Conada/MexicQ-54B per year; all olher foreign caunlries-56D per year. If available, back illue single copies 54 plus postage/handling. All reasonable care will be loken, bUI no responsibilily can be ollumed for unsoliciled maleriol; endose relurn poslage. Copyrighl 2004 by USA Gymnastics and TE(HNIQUE All rights reserved. Prinled by Sport Graphics, Indianapolis, IN. Member Services l-BOO-345-4719

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USA GYMNASTICS Message The dawn of a new quadrennium has arrived. As the luster from Athens continues to shine on USA Gymnastics, we recall the stellar performances of our athletes at the 2004 Olympics. The team's success provided a bold signature on the progress USA Gymnastics has made over the past four years. The future is bright, hopeful, and exciting. Our Olympic success is not solely a demonstration of talent at the elite level. It is an indication of the unwavering commitment and dedication of our athletes, coaches, professional members and volunteers. USA Gymnastics has developed and refined an incredible infrastructure of Junior Olympic events and athlete identification programs, creating valuable opportunities for our young gymnasts and funneling emerging talent to the elite level. Steve Penny Sr. Vice President

Within gymnastics, this successful system is as strong as any in the world. In fact, USA Gymnastics fields inquiries from other national governing bodies eager to learn more about our program and the development of our athletes. The tireless effort of everyone involved in our athlete development pipeline is being widely recognized. Our progress is assisted by the strong support and commitment of some outstanding corporate sponsors. USA Gymnastics identifies corporate sponsors who share in our core values and who want to contribute to our growth and success. We work closely with these companies to help them create a positive association between USA Gymnastics and their brands. I am happy to report that Visa, IJ. Maxx, GK/Elite Sportswear, AAI, and A-l Awards are continuing their support through 2008. In addition, agreements with more companies are being negotiated. A priority with all of these partnerships is to closely align our joint marketing activities with the gymnastics community so that our members, event promoters, and clubs benefit from these relationships.

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GETTING TOTHE

By Chris KoLba MHS PT CSCS Masters of Health Science Degree in Physical Therapy Certified Strength/ Conditioning Specialist Director of OrthoNeuro sports medicine clinic in Columbus, OH Strength/co nditioning consultant for Buckeye Gymnastics, Columbus, OH National lecturer/ speaker on topics of strength, conditioning and rehab

R facilitate greater muscle, joint and Most would agree that a strong "core" balance receptor activity, ultimately is essential to all sporting activities The internal oblique is th e leading to greater carry-over to the and tasks of daily living. What is the middle muscle of the abdom inal wall and runs at skill or activity. It also facilitates core and howdo we train itto maximize right angles to the oblique performance? Generally speaking, more effective interaction between all the muscles and joints involved the core consists of the lower back, in the skill, not just one or a few lateral trunk and abdominal (rectus as seen in the traditional sit-up or abdominus, obliques, transverse hyperextension exercise. The object abdominus) musculature. For years, being to enhance the body's ability largely based on traditional anatomy to load to explode. lessons and body building routines, we believed that endless sit-ups and hyperextensions were the way to The true function of the abdominal go. As our understanding of human muscles is to decelerate or control The external oblique backward bending and rotation of is the outermost movement and sports performance muscle of the have grown, we began to realize the trunk. You do not need them abdominal wall to forcibly flex the trunk forward that training for performance often (as a sit-up does) because gravity required a different approach - hence will do this for free. The muscles the term "sport specific" training. of the low back help decelerate Simply stated, the more an exercise forward flexion and rotation of the looks and feels like the activity to trunk. The respective muscles of the be performed, the greater the carrytrunk rely on various other muscles over to that activity. When designing exercises to enhance performance, to assist them with the task at hand. One common theme that is one must look at the activity or skill critical for human movement and and ask - how does gravity, ground sport is that all muscles need to be reaction forces and momentum effect eccentrically elongated relatively the body and how do all the muscles quickly (loading) to enhance their and joints interact to complete a skill or movement? In the traditional sit up one lies on their back concentric contraction (exploding). Think of a rubber band, and attempts to bring the shoulders up towards the pelvis, the more you pull it the harder and faster it snaps back. in essence contracting only the abdominals. For performance/ Your muscles utilize the same principle called the stretch function we would ask - when in gymnastics do you lay on your shortening cycle to enhance the muscles ability to move the back and do this? Are the gravitational forces the same? Are body explosively. An easy example of this is in jumping. You the ground reaction forces the same? Is the momentum the always "squat" down or load first to enhance your ability to same? Do all the body parts interact similar to a gymnastics jump or explode higher. Try jumping up high without bending skill? The answer is rarely, if at all. In gymnastics, the body is your knees or ankles first; its impossible. primarily in a vertical position with various components of spin and rotation acting against gravity, utilizing and absorbing Presented here are what we call the Med Ball 6 exercises. They ground reaction forces and momentum. Therefore, training are designed to train the core more appropriately to enhance the core in an upright position would be a better choice to the skills performed in gymnastics. Initially focus on correct

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form, control and full range of motion. Work from slow to higher speeds of movement. Start with light and progress to moderate resistance. Initially, begin with 10-15 reps of each. Gradually work up to 2-3 sets of 10-15 using a light to moderate med ball (depending on size/ age of gymnast). Never sacrifice form for speed or resistance. This only leads to poor results, compensations and injury. Remember the idea is to help increase the muscles ability to load in order to more forcefully explode in an environment that closely mimics what the muscles and joints will experience in the actual skill.

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Figure lA and lB. MB Chop

Hold MB with both hands. Reach high overhead and back and then "chop" down between legs. Bend knees on downward movement. Alternate up and down chop in controlled rhythmic motion for desired reps.

Figure 3A and B. MB DiagonaL Chop

Reach high over one shoulder and then "chop" down and across to the opposite hip. Pivot feet with rotation movement to protect low back. Knees should bend with downward movement. Diagonal chop up and down in controlled rhythmic motion for desired reps. Do both left and right diagonal chops Figure 4. MB Long Arm Rotation

Same as above except hold MB out in front of body at chest level.

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said, "It's a great step for this year but I have a lot of things to improve upon and I know I need to get my start values up. The results show that I'm prepared and the USOTC has been a good change." David's long term goal is to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He added, "But, along the way, I want to make the 2005 World Championships team and compete in as many competitions for the U.S. as I can and bring back as many medals as possible."

Durante Driven to Succeed

In 2004, after Olympic Trials, Durante moved from California to Colorado to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. We asked about his move and he said, "I was ready for a change. I needed to get away from college life. I'm surrounded by other great gymnasts at the OTC like Jason (Gatson) and Brett (McClure) and Yewki (Tomita) and Steve McCain comes in on occasion, too. It really pushes

So what does Durante like to do when he's not in the gym? "I like to draw. I'm into art. I do portraits, some gymnastics pictures, landscapes and a variety of things. It's relaxing for me. I also like to watch other sports. My favorite sport besides gymnastics is soccer. I played soccer in high school and a lot of my family plays soccer, too." We asked Durante to tell us one thing that most people don't know about him . He said, ''I'm an Italian citizen . My dad was born in Italy and my mom's family is from Italy. I received dual citizenship when I was younger. I just had to apply for it before I was 18 years old. I can speak Italian just okay but I can understand it pretty well. My dad speaks fluent Italian. I've been to Italy 8 or 9 times and I love it. I'd like to eventually live there for a little while." Good luck to David as he drives to succeed in his sport!

By Luan Peszek David Durante is 24 years old and a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in biology. He's also a full-time gymnast at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and recently became the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge All-Around Champion. We asked David how it felt to win the Winter Cup Challenge and he said, "It was a great feeli ng to win--It was amazing. It's the start of what I want to accomplish in the next few years." Durante is defi nitely driven to succeed. In fact, his goal coming into Winter Cup was to win. He

As far as the next big event, Durante is not quite sure. He says he knows there are some international events coming up and he hopes he gets an assignment in the next few months. As far as the future, Durante would like to go into physical therapy but, at the present, there are no schools in Colorado Springs for this pursuit, so Durante will be taking some business and art classes at a local college. "I prefer to be busy and concentrate on more things than just gymnastics," said Durante. "Once I leave gym I want to get it out of my mind and be passionate about other things. Focusing on the gym 24 hours a day makes me crazy."

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To provide the participants with a clear understanding of the 2005-2013 USA Gymnastics Women's Junior Olympic Program: concepts, compulsory exercises, the interpretation of the text, technical execution of the skills, as well as the optional rules and requirements. To enhance the knowledge of the teachers, coaches, and judges, enabling them to effectively and professionally serve in the development of the young gymnasts engaged in the USA Gymnastics Jr. Olympic Program. To provide an opportunity for gymnastics professionals to become Safety-certified. MAST~R

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WORKSI-IOP/SYMPOSIUM COST Online registration and registration forms will be available on the web site in early January of 2005. Members and non-members may register by mail or FAX (1-317-692-5212). On-line registration is available to Professional, Jr. Professional, and Instructor Members ONLY. D~ADLlN~

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$325.00

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3. TechnicaL Symposium - LeveLs 7-10 (Sat. night/Sun.)

$200.00

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4. CompuLsory Workshop (Lev. 5 & 6 onLy-Fri./Sat.)

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The following additional materials will also be available for purchase at the workshop: Floor Exercise music Compact Disc: ...................... ........................... ........ .... ".,"', .. ,..................................... .... ................................................................. $15.00 Level 1-6 DVD (videos will be available also) ................... ... ........ ....... .,............. ..... ................................... .... .. .. ..... .... .. .. ... .. .. ............................................ $30.00 Wall charts for compulsory levels (Level 1-4, LevelS, Level 6) .. .. ...... .... ...... ... ... .... .. ................ ....... .. ... ... ...... .. ... ..... ..... ....... ... .. ............. ................... $4.00 each Awards Program materials (Lev. 1-4 Wall chart, skill report cards, patches, pins & chevrons) .. ... .... ...... .................. ... .. .... .... .................................... $50.00

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Lecture Demonstration:

Louisville: June 2 & 4, 2005 #1 (Thurs. 6-10 PM) Code BM06022005KY

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"Walk through" parts of the routines for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Balance Beam and Floor Exercise. In general, the group participation on the floor will be limited in time in order to cover all the materiaL Therefore, please do not expect to complete the memorization of the routines on site. There will be additional practice time available each evening. For all levels of Vaulting, Uneven Bars, Flexibility and Conditioning and Beam and Floor Exercise for Levell & 2.

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I-IOUSING 1) LOUISVILLE: Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel 280 W. Jefferson, Louisville, KY A very large block of rooms has been reserved. Call (800) 228-9290 by Wed. May 4, 2005 for reservations. Louisville Marriott Workshop Guest Room Rates: Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy $95.00 plus State & Local tax (currently 13.95%) Use Code "USAG Workshop" to receive workshop rates The Maniot is 8 miles from Louisville Airport. Shuttle to hotel available for $9.00. Parking at the hotel is $9.00 per day. 2) RENO: Reno Hilton 2500 E. Second St., Reno, NV 89595 A very large block of rooms has been reserved. Call (800) 648-5080 by midnight Wed. May 9, 2005 for reservations.

Reno Hilton Workshop Guest Room Rates: Single/Double/Occupancy $89.00 plus State & Local tax (currently 12%) Use the Code "USA Gymnastics" or "TUSA" to receive workshop rates The Hilton is located only 5 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Complimentary airport shuttle from airport to the hotel available every 15 minutes before and after the hour, with the last airport pick-up at 11:45 PM. ComplimentanJ and valet parking is available at the Hilton. Note: For either location, any reservations after the cut-off d ate will be based strictly on availability. All reserva tions must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credi t card. Any reservation can celled within 48 hours of the arrival d ate will be charged for one (1) night's room and tax.

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hat do you think of when you hear the number 10.0? We in gymnastics have been able to take a mere number 10.0 and have the entire world associate that number with perfection . r don't know of a ruling body that has developed a concept of such magnitude. People understand that a 10.0 is a symbol of perfection. People use the 10.0 all the time in humor and judgment of non-gymnastics related concepts to denote striving or achieving perfection. Each association relates to the concept that gymnastics has developed, and we benefit by people associating the 10.0 with gymnastics and perfection. First and foremost the 10.0 defines our sport. Are we willing to give all that up because we feel the need to fix the rules but are not creative enough to fix them within the parameters of a 10.0? This abandonment of the 10.0 will not serve gymnastics well.

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the best score is and can feel they have a reason to relate to the performer and the other audience members. Do we think the audience not knowing or understanding our basic scoring would better serve us? Would it allow the judges to hide their mistakes and ineptness? It is very difficult to complain about a score if you do not understand the system . We in gymnastics engage the audience by giving them the parameters of the scoring system. Do we need to be better? Absolutely! We give the spectators a reason to be engaged in the scoring, that being the knowledge of how to achieve perfection by scoring a 10.0. Gymnasts and their struggles to achieve a 10.0, and thus achieve perfection, have defined the Olympic games of the past. We need to ask those in our sport who have achieved the symbol of perfection how it defined them and their relationship to the audience. Nadia Comaneci, Nellie Kim and others can speak to that issue. r strongly feel it gives us an advantage in the public eye over other judged sports. Are we concerned about improvement in judging or just eliminating the audience's understanding of our scoring system? We should be proud of our development of the 10.0. We can find creative solutions to our problems without the loss of the 10.0. Are we willing to abandon the most important symbol developed by a sports ruling body to achieve an open-ended code that is understood by no one but the people involved in the sport? The concept of the 10.0 is what r believe creates involvement by our audience and thus allows more spectators to understand and view gymnastics as a measure of perfection.

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n the heels of one of the most successful post-Olympic Tours in USA Gymnastics history, T.J . Maxx and USA Gymnastics have enhanced their successful partnership through 2008 with support for grassroots developmental programs and the potential for another post-Olympic T.J . Maxx Tour following the Beijing Olympic Games.

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to introduce kids to the principles of gymnastics, and the formation of a scholarship program to aid gymnasts in their pursuit of higher education goals. "T.J. Maxx and USA Gymnastics have closely aligned core values that represent hard work, opportunity, and hope for children's future," added Steve Penny, Sr. Vice President of USA Gymnastics. "This unique partnership allows T.J . Maxx to become involved in our organization at all levels, and to become an integral part of the athlete development process." USA Gymnastics' athletes earned 56 Olympic, World and Pan American medals in 2001-2004, culminating in a nine-medal performance at the 2004 Olympic Games. Of the six medalists among the U.S. Women's Olympic Team, five emerged from the TOPs program. The current U.S. Women's National Team includes more than 20 TOPs graduates, signifying the importance and success of USA Gymnastics core athlete development program. T.J. Maxx's support of the ath lete development process will expand the program's testing and training, bring national attention to the program, and allow more athletes to have access to development programs which maximize the athletes' opportunity to gain the skills necessary to one day vie for the U.S. National Team . T.J. Maxx has been a proud sponsor of USA Gymnastics and USA Gymnastics events since 2000, including the 2000, 2003 and 2004 lJ. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions, and the 2001 T.J. Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge. The 2004 lJ . Maxx Tour visited 42 cities and entertained more than 240,000 spectators from late September through November.

Global Strategies Group of Boston served as a broker of the T.J . Maxx agreement, on behalf of USA Gymnastics. lJ. Maxx, a division ofThe TJX Companies, Inc. (www.tjx.com). is the

nation's largest off-price retailer, was founded in 1977 and has since grown to almost 800 stores in 48 states. T.J. Maxx offers brand name merchandise for the entire family and home at prices up to 60 percent below department and specialty store prices, every day.


The Retention Paradox: A Contrary Point of View Longtime foLLowers have heard me forward that good decisionmaking requires the abiLity to embrace paradox-two opposites that seemingLy can't be true at the same time but nonetheLess are. WeLL, this month's topic is a classic case, and those who are unabLe to deaL with its paradoxicaL nature wiLL gain Little, and perhaps be misLed. So, grab a cup of coffee, Lock your door, put your feet up and keep an open mind. For years, I went around the country to Congresses and beat the drum about retention. To me, it was seLf-evide nt that higher retention wouLd transLate into a stronger, more profitabLe business. I now know such a bLack and white view was too simpListic; higher retention does not necessariLy mean a stronger, more profitabLe business. SkepticaL? Read on! ClearLy, there are certain things every business shouLd strive to do that are LikeLy to raise retention; one basic exampLe is to perpetuaLLy seek better EmpLoyee/ Client reLations. On the other hand, I am convinced, there are some things a business couLd do to 'drive' higher retention that may not Lead to a stronger, more profitabLe business, Long term. In fact, over the years, I have found that a high retention number can actually be a contrary indicator of a business's vitaLity. Surprised? I am not making up the ruLes, I am simpLy reporting the news.

happy his clients are and that his historic retention rate was 92+%, month over month, far better than my GymClub. Perhaps this is an isoLated event? No, too many times to ignore, I have heard Gym Club A speak of 90% retention and Gym Club B speak of 80% retention , onLy to Learn that Gym Club A has an eternally mediocre business whiLe GymClub B has demonstrated growth, vitaLity and profitabiLity. I used to think this phenomenon was a function of size-that the Larger GymClubs weren't doing 'as good a job' as smaLLer GymCLubs and therefore had Lower retention. But after studying specific operations, that proved not to be the case. Besides, if that were true, we wouLd see a trend for Larger Gym Clubs to beco me weaker, and smaLLer Gym Clubs to become stronger, and that is definiteLy not happening. There is something eLse at work here and I think it has to do with the business model. I used to beLieve that a smart Gym Club owner designed his/ her business to 'mini mize any and aLL chances of a student ever 'dropping out: I have come fuLL circle; I now subscribe to the beLief that 'I can buiLd a stronger business, Long term, by being easy to do business with and if Mrs. Everyday Client desires to take breaks and enter in and out, I wiLL design a business that makes that easy to do. By catering to Mrs. Everyday Client, I wiLL generate more revenue per student OVER THE LONG RUN AND buiLd greater client LoyaLty AND broader word of mouth , AND THEREFORE, a stronger, more profitabLe business even though retention data may trend Lower.

Allow me to share a story: Just Last week, a teLephone discussion with 'Sam' from Missouri once again brought to Light the Retention Paradox. Metzger, what couLd possibLy be good for retention data but not good Sam Lamented: his enrollment was static, his profit was abysmaL and for Long-term profit? Any of the following efforts to raise retention he 'didn't know how much Longer he was wiLLing to hang on; perhaps rates couLd invoke the Law of unintended consequences. Do you ... he shouLd just seLL: In asking, I Learned that his club's demographic profiLe is very good-in fact, good enough to support a club of : • ... design curricuLum/ skiLL goaLs to make it awkward to or discourage 1,000+ (unfortunateLy, not his club). Sam went on to stress how : 'taking a break'; (co ntinued on p. 43)

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41 st ANNUAL USA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL CONGRESS and TRADE SHOW Held in conjunction with 2005 VISA Championships August 10-13, 2005 • Indianapolis, Indiana Business Manag ement, 11 sessions for Cheerleading, sessions for Rhythmic, Acrobatic and Trampoline programs, Sports Science sessions and more.

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Plan now on attending. Bring your entire family. Bring your entire staff. Hotels, Congress and Visa Championships venues all within walking distance from one another. There is something for everyone and plenty to do. Education for all levels. 30 sessions for Women's Program, 20 sessions for Men 's program, 15 sessions for Developmental Instructor/ Coaches (pre-school. recreational, class) , 14 sessions for

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All USA Gymnastics Professional and Instructor members. Coaches, judges and instructors of a II levels. Recreational and preschool teachers, business managers, administrators, club owners, high school and college coaches.

WHAT IS OFFERED: Three days of education with over 130 sessions offered. Lectures given by top recognized individuals in the field. Sessions on coaching, judging, business, preschool, recreational. sports science, athlete wellness, fitness, and cheerleading. The leading experts in the areas of Women's, Men's, Rhythmic, Acrobatics, Trampoline and Tumbling, and Group Gymnastics programs.

WHERE: Congress will be held at the Indiana Convention Center and the VISA Championships will be held at Conseco Fieldhouse Aug . 10-13 for men and women, while rhythmic

Exhibit floor with more than 150 companies and 200 booths filling the hall. Shopping, discounts, networking , Club Owners opening breakfast, plus save on shipping, and more. National Championships fo r Women, Men . Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics Programs. Attractions abound in Indianapolis! From world-class museums and exciting attractions to Hoosier history and heritage. Indianapolis can inspire. entertain and educate visitors with a diverse array of attractions and landmarks. For details about attractions. events or hotels, vi sitors can call .. .

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WHEN - TENTATIVE CONGRESS SCHEDULE: August 10, 2005 Congress Reg. opens 12:30-6:00 p.m. Annual Business Conference, Safety/ Risk Management course, KAT and ME LPD courses, Women's Program State/ Regional Chair workshop. Site TBD

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Indy is known for racing and the 2005 USA Gymnastics National Business Conference will fill up fast 50 register early!

Early bird by June 10, 2005 Member C lub $ 125.00 Non-Member Club $ 175 .00

Come to the 2005 USA Gymnastics Nati onal Business Conference to "Rev Up" your business. Take a victory lap and join the winners circle with Jeff Metzger. Sean Dever, Patti Komara, Frank Sahlein, Steve Greeley, Tom Forster, Julia Thompson, David Holcomb, Don McPherson, Tom Lenzini, Rita Brown, and race team captain Gary Anderson. All are invited to speak at this year's Conference and will help to fi x your business "FLAT TIRE!" Get it changed and, whi le you're at it, get a shot of "High Octane" at the Indy seminar.

Cost Member Club $150.00-per person Non Member Club $200.-per person No on site registration

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First Lady of Gymnastics Retires Jacquelyn IIJackie" Klein Fie By Bruce Frederick

Jackie Fie retired last year as President of the FIG Women's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee following the Olympic Games and World Cup Final. Her 12-year tenure in that office secures her legacy as the most influential person in history to shape judging techniques and the evaluation of artistic gymnastics in general. She has set an admirable standard for the field worldwide. Jackie had her first major judging assignment at the 1957 National AAU Championships held at the University of Chicago. Since then, she ascended to the Presidency of the Women's Technical Committee (WTC) of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) having served that organization since 1976 as a member and Vice President. She is the first American to be elected to the WTC attesting to her wide acceptance by Eastern Europeans who dominated the post since 1934. In that year, Countess Jadwiga Zamoyska of Poland assumed the leadership for the first competition for women at a World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Fie retired at the end of 2004 following the Olympic Games and World Cup Final. Jackie Fie got her start in gymnastics as a 4 year old at the Lincoln Turners where she competed under her first teacher, Alex Erisoty, and eventually, under Erna Wachtel who would also become her Olympic team coach in 1956. She had instruction in dance and acrobatics from Jim Rozanas at his dancing school in Chicago. She competed in speed skating and track and field for the Chicago Park District. Later, representing the Lincoln Turners, she made the 1956 Olympic team and was a member of the national team in 1955 and 1956. After winning the balance beam title at the National Turner Championships in 1959, she injured her back and was forced to retire from competition.

Fie pioneered judging certification for women in the United States and assisted in designing an outline for training judges for the national governi ng body, assisted by Kitty Kjeldsen and Delene Darst. Kjeldsen later became the first Director of the National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ). Fie received her international judging "Brevet," a commlSSlon or certification awarded by the FIG upon the completion of requirements, in 1968 and co-authored a book with Carolyn Bowers, Andrea SchmidShapiro and Kjeldsen on judging and coaching women's gymnastics. She contributed technical articles for the Division for Girl's and Women's Sports (DGWS) of the American Association for Health , Physical Education and Recreation (AAH PER). The AAH PER published rules and guidelines for girls and women as early as 1963 and sponsored several National Institutes on Girls Sports to upgrade existing skill levels in track and field and gymnastics. Fie contributed to these Institutes, also the DGWS Gymnastics Guides from 1967 to 1980 and was coauthor for the FIG's Code of Points for the 1980, 1985, 1989 and 1993 editions. She was the author of the 1997 and 2001 Codes. She sing le-handedly designed the foundation for the USGF's Women's Committee including its administrative structure, its function, programs for competition and judges' training. She has been active with the Committee since 1964, among other positions serving on

Fie majored in physical education at Northwestern University and graduated with highest honors and a Bachelor's degree in education in 1959. She took a position at Evanston Township High School and later worked in Evanston's Parks and Recreation Department (1963-68). She taught one and one half years at Niles West High School (1970-71) trying to balance a teaching load and coaching with her ever growing responsibilities with the fledgling United States Gymnastics Federation (USGF) serving as Asst. Executive Director from 1968 to 1970 and VP for Women from 1967-1969. She served as the National Technical Director for USFG Women's' Junior Olympic Age Group Program and Elite International Program 1965-1980. Her professional life after 1971 has been almost exclusively in gymnastics.

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Jackie has been a judge, Apparatus Chair or Chair of the Superior Jury at aLLOlympic Games since 1968, aLL WorLd Champions hips and WorLd Cup competitions since 1976, as weLL as numerous continentaL championships and internationa L invitationaLs abroad and in the United States. At the OLympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004 she aLso functioned as the FIG TechnicaL DeLegate - Director. After she was eLected to head the FIG's Women's TechnicaL Committee, her duties escaLated considerabLy. She was regarded as an evenhanded administrator and attempted to minimize the nationaListic fervor in judging which has caused probLems in the past. Jackie is married to Larry Fie, former CEO and President of American AthLetic, Inc. , a major manufacturer of gymnastics equipment and the coupLe resides in Jefferson, Iowa.

1956 Melbourne Gymnastics Olympians reunite at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens: Larissa Latynina - USSR, Jackie (Klein) Fie - USA, Tamara Manina - USSR, Lydia Ivanova - USSR.

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4. TOP STATE MANAGERS Recommendation to assign TOP State Managers to oversee the TOP program in each state using the following "Duties and Responsibilities." TOP State Managers Must: • Coach or work at a club that participates in the TOP program • Participate in State / Regional clinics where TOP athletes are attending. • Conduct and attend all TOP tests in their state (unless there is more than one State TOP Manager for that state) • Be responsible for assigning and educating respective TOP State Testing Staff • Be responsible for notifying all clubs within their state of dates and locations of all TOP tests and clinics. This should be done in cooperation with the Regional Elite Chairman. Notifications can be done via State / Regional Newsletters, emails or by direct mailings. • Communicate directly with the National TOP Manager state TOP test sites and dates. • Be responsible for collecting all registration forms and fees • Be responsible for reporting TOP testing results to the National Office in a timely manor. • Be responsible for sending the entry fees to the Regional Chairman along with an itemized account of expenses. Motion: Mary Lee Second: Mike Harris PASSED State TOP Managers will be asked to attend the State TOP Manager Education Clinic that is scheduled for April 30 - May 1, 2005 to be held at the National Team Training Center, Houston, Texas. Airfare will be paid for by State/ or /Regional funds. USA Gymnastics will be responsible for room, board and local transportation. A listing of the TOP State Managers can be found on the TOP Website: www.usa-gymnastics.org / women / tops/ tops.html

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2005 Winter Cup Challenge to obtain the final score & the following tie breaking procedures: 1. Highest start value 2. Lowest B panel score 3. Average of two lowest B panel scores

Conference call began at 8:05 a.m. Pacific by Chair Yoichi Tomita

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Motion: Steve Butcher 2nd: Kurt Golder PASSED: Unanimously

Members Present: Yoichi Tomita, MPC Chair & Vice Chair for Men Steve Butche!; MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. George Beckstead, FIG Rep. (absent) Kurt Golde!; Sr. Coaches Rep. Miles Avery, Sr. Coaches Rep. Bill Foster, Jr. Coaches Rep. Jay Thornton, Athlete Rep. Jo1m Roethlisberger, Athlete Rep.

The 2004 Olympic Team has been invited to the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge to be recognized at the beginning of the Individual Event Finals competition on Saturday.

V. ADJOURNMENT Motion: To adjourn at 8:50am Pacific

Moton: Yoichi Tomita II. 2005 BUDGET Ron Galimore proposed modifications to the 2005 Men's 2nd: Steve Butcher Program budget in order for it to be in balance with what PASSED: Unanimously was approved by the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors. These modifications included an increase in the . Next two MPC Meetings will take place February 4 & 5, in Las Vegas entry fees for athletes and coaches attending the Future Stars : from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. National Championships and Coaches Workshop. Ron also made other recommendations to decrease spending from the Closed meetings will also be conducted after the competition each night original budget that was submitted. All of the changes were to discuss National Team selection. endorsed by the Men's Program Committee.

Respectfully submitted by Steve Butcher, MPC Secretary

III. SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA TO WINTER CUP CHALLENGE

MEN'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL MINUTES JANUARY 11, 2005

Ron Brant reviewed the criteria for the selection of Senior National Team members that has been used in the past.

Conference call began at 7:05 a.m. Pacific by Chair Yoichi Tomita

The MPC will use the following criteria to select members onto the Senior National Team at the conclusion of the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge: Six athletes will be selected by the Men's Program Committee and placed on the Senior National Team at the conclusion of the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge. These positions could be awarded to an all-around gymnast, a multiple event competitor, a specialist, or a petitioned athlete that the MPC believes has a chance to compete and win medals internationally.

I. ROLL CALL Members Present: Yoichi Tomita, MPC Chair & Vice Chair for Men Steve Butcher, MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. George Beckstead, FIG Rep. (absent) Kurt Golder, Sr. Coaches Rep. Miles Avery, Sr. Coaches Rep. Bill Foster, Jr. Coaches Rep. Jay Thornton, Athlete Rep. John Roethlisberger, Athlete Rep.

Motion: To approve both alternates from the 2004 Olympic Team as Sr. National Team Members through the 2005 Visa Championships.

II. 2005 WINTER CUP CHALLENGE PETITIONS Motion: Yoichi Tomita Motion: Kurt Golder PASSED: Unanimously . :

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Motion: To approve Nyika White's injury petition for the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge (Rings only). Motion: Steve Butcher 2nd: Kurt Golder Approved: Unanimously Motion: To approve the foreign athlete petitions of Canadian gymnasts Adam Wong and Casey Sandy for the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge. A letter of request was submitted from the Canadian Gymnastics Federation. They will not displace any positions open to U.S. gymnasts.

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Motion: To approve the petitioned athletes to the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge based on the following set criteria: All-Around & 5-Event Qualifiers= 8.0 average score 4-Event Qualifiers= 8.2 average score 3-Event Qualifiers= 8.4 average score 2-Event Qualifiers= 8.6 average score I-Event Qualifiers = MPC selection There will be no change in the participation policy and athletes who qualify through the 3, 4, & 5 event criteria will be allowed to compete in the All-Around. Motion: Kurt Golder 2nd Jay Thornton Approved: Unanimously

Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Bill Foster Approved- Unanimously

Motion: To approve Brian Lee's injury petition for the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge (Rings only).

Jose David Ramos of Puerto Rico has requested to participate in the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge. The Men's Program Committee must first receive a letter from his federation requesting participation.

Motion: Steve Butcher 2nd: Bill Foster Approved: Unanimously

Nikolai Korepanov, Gym Force Gymnastics Training Center, is also requesting to participate in the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge. He has Russian citizenship, but is a U.S. resident seeking citizenship. He has never represented Russia in international competition. He also did participate in the 2004 U.S. Championships (exhibition only). Ron Galimore will request a petition tape from this athlete to determine if he will meet the participation criteria established by the MPC. At this point in the meeting it was decided to have a one hour recess to provide an opportunity for Ron Galimore to recalculate potential approved petitions according to criteria adjustments made by the MPC.

III. ADJOURNMENT Motion: To Adjourn at IO:OOam Pacific Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Steve Butcher PASSED: Unanimously

Respectfully submitted by Steve Butcher, MPC Secretary Approved by: Ron Galimore, Senior Director, USAG Men's Program Approved by: Bob Colarossi, USAG President

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• ... have monthly billing cycles rather than terms (statistically, monthly cycles have higher retention than Terms); • ... have pricing/registration/payment syste ms that overtly or covertly punish 'taking a break' (using Client contracts are an overt example of this); • ... use literature/marketing that stresses or implies for everyone, 'gym nastics is a long term commitment' (Kid First does but for team only); • ... design your programming model with only one pyramid and all students aiming toward the peak (team) rather than multiple pyramids with goals and objectives tailored to each pyramid; • ... subscribe to the belief that 'once a child drops out, s/he is gone for good'? I strongly suggest eliminating the word 'droppi ng-out' from your mind, your vocab ulary and your business. Substitute 'taki ng a break; and work and work and work on your business until you are confident that when a Client does take a break that s/he will return . If you believe that a 'drop out' is 'gone forever; you first need to fix your thinking, and then fix the way you do business if long term growth is your goal! Scream it from the rooftops : the 2nd best source of new revenue is former Clients so nurture t hem as if they are gold (by the way, the #1 source of new revenue is current Clients)! Further confirmation of the Retention Paradox is my own business experience. Today, in 2005, co mpared with 1990, my business performs better in every non-financial measure I can think of: Client relations; -----------------«

teacher/child relations; teacher/parent relations; coworker/coworker relations; leader/coworker relations; communications; marketing; skill development; competitive team performance. You name it and we are doing it better and in most cases a LOT better! Yet, today, our retention averages 10 percentage points lower than in 1990. Metzger, that's interesting, how about the financial performance, then to now? No comparison: we have hugely higher revenue, profit margin and profit, plus, we are able to compensate better. The cold, hard facts are: Kids First does better today by every measure except one ... retention! I have thrown a lot at you so allow me to try to distill the Retention Paradox into one sentence. Seeking to encourage behaviors that enhance relationships and traditionally increase retention are worthy goals of any GymClub; however, designing your business model to maximize retention at every turn is probably not the best strategy if long term growth and profitability is your goal. In closing: I think I know a measu rement that wi ll more effective ly measure what we think we are measuring with retention . I intend to experi ment with it and after I give it a fair try I will report back. Of course, it might take a while before its true effectiveness is known: after all, it took me decades to recognize the Retention Paradox! Of course it is those and other challenges that make running a sma ll business so much fun. Jeff Metzger • USA Gymnastics Business Development Partner President, Gym Club Owners Boot (amp • President, Kids First Sports (enter

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Course Code: _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ Course City/State: _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ ___ Dote: _ _ _ _ _ __ Form of Payment:

o VISA o MasterCard o Discover o American Express

Payment Amount: ___ _ _ _ __ __ __ _ __ _ _ __ _ __ Nome on Cord: _ _ _ __ __ _ _ _ __ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ __

Pro-Member with Current Safety Certification wishing to r~certi~ at live course .............:.:....:................ no charge Pro-Member With Expired or New Safety Certification ............ $ 65.00 Instructor Member ................................................................ $ 65.00 Non-Member or Associate Member ........................................ $ 115.00 • You must have your USA Gymnastics number or date applied For on the registration Form in order to qualify For the discount. All registrations must be received at USA Gymnastics lwo(2) weeks prior to the course dote' . Late registrations, incomplete registrations, or registrations without proper payment will not be processed. Late registrations are not guaranteed a book or admission to the course. On-site and late registrations will be charged a $25 on-site/late fee. All materials, indudinD the course book, are provided at the course and are port of the course fee. Certification is valid for four( 4) years. Safety Certification is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another individual. Safety Certification registration, however, may be transferred to another course within six(6) months with prior written notification. Late fee will apply if notification is received after course deadline. 'Usa Gymnastics reserves the rightta alter course deadline

Mail regis,ration form and payment to:

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USA Gymnastics Member Services Pan American Plaza, Suite 300 201 S.Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225 or Fax to 317-692-5212

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Technique Magazine – March 2005