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OBESITY - AN EPIDEMIC THAT EXPANDS WITH OUR WAISTLINES NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY 2005 NATIONAL CONGRESS 2005

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SCHEDULE 21 -23 28-30

JUNE 17-19 18-19 22-26 24-26 25 29-July 2

Reg. 3 Compulsory Workshop &Technical Symposium Reg. 2 Compulsory Workshop XXI American Sokol Slet (M,W,R,TTI U.s. Elite Challenge (TTl U.S. Qualifier (M) J.O. National Team Training Camp (W)

Plano, TX Portland, OR Chicago, Il PhoeniX, Al Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO

Florida Compulsory Workshop (W) Coaching Clinic (TTl National Elite Qualifier (W) Region VI -VII Regional Compulsory Workshop 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) National Championships (AG) National Championships (TTl

Ellenton, Fl laurel, MD Houston, TX Providence, RI College Park, MD Colorado Springs, CO Houston, TX Dallas, TX Duisburg, GER Portland, OR Virginia Beach, VA louisville, KY Houston,TX

National Gymnastics Day Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG) National Business Conference (B) National Congress T&T Scholarship Camp (TTl

Nationwide Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Three Rivers, MI

level 9 East &West Championships (W) JO National Championships (W)

TBD TBD

JO National Championships (M) World Championships (AG)

TBD TBD

GG World Gymnaestrada Training Camp GG Nationals

Indianapolis,IN TBD

National Championships (AG)

TBD

Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG)

TBD

MAY TBD TBD

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JULY TBD

AUGUST 16·19

OCTOBER World Championships (M,W)

TBD

Aarhus, DEN

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

TBD TBD

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AUGUSI 6 10·13 10 11 -13 14-20

Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp World Championships (TTl International Age-Group Competition (TTl Deci Memorial Camp (M) TOPs National Testing (W)

Chicago, Il Eindhoven, NED Eindhoven, NED Colorado Springs, CO Houston, TX

OnOBER 5-9 6-9 28 28-29 28-30 30

World Team Selection Camp Pan American Championships (M/W) Jeff Metzger's Front Office &Customer Service Compulsory Check Up Clinic Core Symposium Financial Management Seminar with Sean Dever

Colorado Springs, CO Rio de Janeiro, 8RA Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN

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

TBD

level 9/ 10 Regionals (W)

Various Sites

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

TBD TBD TBD

World Gymnaestrada (GG)

Dornbirn, AUI

Visa Championships (M,W,R,AG)

TBD

21 -22

MAY 11·13 18·20 TBD

JULY TBD

AUGUST 15-18

NOVEMBER

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American Cup

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14 15-18 21 -23 25-0cl. 1 30-0cl. 2

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Colorado Springs, CO Cincinnati, OH Melbourne, AUS TBD

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Future Stars National Championships (M) National Coaches Workshop (M) World Championships (TTl International Age-Group Competition (TTl

TBD TBD Quebec City, CAN Quebec City, CAN

Olympic Games (M,W,R,TR)

Beijing, China

DECEMBER 1-4 3-7 7 7-11

JumpStart National Testing (TTl 1J. Maxx TOPs National Camp (W) Jeff Metzger's I-Day Boot Camp TJ. Maxx TOPs BNational Camp (W)

TBD Houston, TX Phoenix, Al Houston, TX

R=Rhythmic GG =Group Gymnastics B=Business

ACRO =AG

American Cup

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level 9/ 10 Regional (W)

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USA GYMNASTICS Message It is with great pleasure that I make the transition to serve as President/ CEO of

USA Gymnastics. Building upon USA Gymnastics' past successes, I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. As we move forward, our focus will be on the needs of our athletes at all levels, a commitment to high standards in driving USA Gymnastics' growth and service to our members, and a dedication to expanding the lines of communication amongst all of our constituents.

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USA Gymnastics remains committed to serving the needs of all our athletes in their quest for competitive excellence. Whether it is the elite athletes in pursuit of World and Olympic medals, or the recreational gymnast aspiring to his or her own personal achievement, we will keep the interests of our athletes at the forefront of our efforts. In doing so, our goal is to sustain the strong athlete development pipeline from the grassroots to the elite program while ensuring a fun and safe environment for athletes of all ages. We will continue to evaluate the benefits and services we offer, with a particular emphasis on the business of gymnastics and our relationship with the Member Clubs and our professional members. In an effort to grow our sport and expand the recognition of USA Gymnastics programs, our link through the Member Clubs and professional members is vital. Working together to promote a positive image for our sport will increase the opportunities for all of us. As an organization, we will emphasize the prioritization of those tasks and objectives that best serve the gymnastics community. The lines of communication will remain open to expand our understanding and increase the unity among all members of our gymnastics family. USA Gymnastics will work to foster productive relationships with our dedicated athletes, coaches, volunteer leaders, Member Clubs, sponsors, and other key organizations. We will seek and develop partnerships that bring new ideas and opportunities to further promote the benefits of gymnastics. Together, we Begin Here .. .and Go Anywhere, as a unified gymnastics family. Please join me in our effort to remain among the most successful gymnastics countries in the world, and a premier national governing body in the United States. Sincerely,

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AN EPIDEMIC THAT EXPANDS WITH OUR WAISTUNES By Susan Steeves

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hile she was a stay-at-home mom of three for 12 years, Peg Johnson's weight crept up. In late 2002, divorced and with her children grown, she decided it was time to shape up.

Johnson had an advantage over the millions of Americans who struggle to lose weight-her job as a clinical nutrition research assistant in a Purdue University lab gave her access to some of the most current research regarding diet and health. She decided to follow the dietary guidelines of a School of Consumer and Family Sciences clinical study, which was based on eating cereal high in vitamins, minerals and fiber for two meals a day and one normal-but healthy-meal. The first week, Johnson lost six pounds. The second week, at an out-of-town conference, she ate cereal in the morning, yogurt and salad at lunch and a regular dinner, including wine. She lost another four pounds.

liealtlm-care costs related to obesit;w are a staggering II7 billion annually..

The taste of success whet her appetite for more. She joined a health club, using cardio and weight machines regularly. Within six months, she had lost 50 pounds-a weight she has since maintained. Now, she wears the same size jeans that she did in college. But the biggest payoffs have been weight loss, lowering her cholesterol from 200 to 151 and lowering her Body Mass Index (BMI) by five points.

Johnson's battle with her weight is an all-to-common occurrence in the United States today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 64 percent of adults and 30 percent of children are either overweight or obese-double the amount of 20 years ago. Health-care costs related to obesity are a staggering $117 billion annually. Weight and fitness-related conditions are the second-leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in about 300,000 deaths each year. If current trends continue, obesity will surpass smoking as the nation's leading cause of preventable death. Purdue researchers and Extension specialists are at the forefront of the struggle to reverse these trends.

There's no simple solution for overweight and obesity, says Mattes, whose research team focuses on weight regulation through intensive study of appetite, metabolism and energy expenditure. "The si mple equation is energy in, energy out. The concept is simple, but the reality is complex," he says. "So, it's not surprising that it's difficult for people to lose weight and sustain a lower weight." To help more Americans reach the goal of controlling their weight, Mattes and his colleague Wayne Campbell created the Purdue Resource for Integrative Dietetics and Exercise (PRIDE). Clinical studies conducted through PRIDE generate new information about diet, health and exercise, which is distributed to the community. One way to decrease consumption of pound-producing food components, such as saturated fats and sugars, is to stop eating them for about eight to 12 weeks. "Preference for high levels of fat, sugar or salt in foods is dictated by frequency of exposure to a particular kind," Mattes says. "If you don't allow yourself to eat foods high in fat, eventually you will come to prefer foods with lower levels of fat." This is a strategy that William Evers understands well. A Purdue Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian, Evers educates people about the importance of proper diet and exercise, and the health consequences of being overweight or obese. And it's a philosophy he has practiced at home. "From the time my kids were maybe three, non-fat, dry milk has been the only milk in our house. Now, my sons are in their 30's, and they still drink it. To them, whole milk tastes like cream. To most people, whole milk has a pleasant taste, and skim milk is blue water. When you've been conditioned all your life to enjoy things that are higher in fats, a carrot or even an apple seems like nothing unless you put peanut butter on it."

CHRNGE COMES ARST By maintaining a lower weight, Johnson has reduced her risk for a number of related health conditions. Overweight and obesity can results in cardiovascular disease; Type 2 diabetes; breast, prostate and colon cancer; apnea; stroke; gallstones; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; and joint problems, according to Richard Mattes, professor of foods and nutrition, who studies many aspects of diet and health .

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Evers works at the other end of the research spectrum by taking his knowledge about healthy food , exercise and the health consequences of overweight and obesity into the community. In 1993, he established the first computer-linked forum for Extension foods and nutrition specialists and other nutrition educators. The subscription service now allows more than 700 nutrition professionals from around the world to discuss topics related to diet, health and food safety. The participants include experts from the Cooperative State Extensio n

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Change can be difficult, and people often revert to then old eatmg habits, no matter how much information they receive about the benefits of a healthy diet. Campbell says that diet and exercise can help reverse the effects of poor food choices and sedentary lifestyle, even if they are habits developed over a lifetime.

Campbell, associate professor of foods and nutrition , studies ways to help people fight fat and maintain - even gain - muscle strength as they age. "Typically, people lose about 1 percent of their strength a year from the time they're in their 30s." He says. "It accelerates more after the age of 70. "In 11 weeks, you could basically offset about 20 years of age-associated strength loss with strength training. That doesn't mean you'll regain the body of a 25-year-old, but it does show that muscles and the brain retain the ability to work together to increase strength, even if you haven't done purposeful exercise for years." It's important to combine strength training with a weight loss program, he says, because losing weight without exercise results not only in a loss of fat but of lean body mass, or muscle, as well. For clinical diet studies, Campbell's team uses a research kitchen to prepare daily meals to exact recipe specifications and in precise quantities for participants. "In one study, we fed post-menopausal women very exacting menus with a 500-calorie-a-day energy deficit," he says. "Over the course of 11 weeks, these women lost approximately 7 to 8 percent of their body weight. The interesting finding from our standpoint was that half of the women were sedentary. The other half participated in three days a week of strength training; they lost less lean body mass than the women who were sedentary." The research team also provides menus for outpatient diet-counseling programs with prescribed portions and preparation. The menu program worked for 50-something Jan Gavril, who dropped 40 pounds in a year on a diet centered around eating chicken breast. She also walked the three-mile round trip to the public school where she teaches. "I just wasn't happy with how I looked at more than 175 pounds, and I knew there were health reasons to do it," says Gavril, who also saw her blood pressure drop by 55 points. "At 135 pounds, I've gotten rid of my fat clothes and have no temptation to go back to my old eating habits."

SmENGTH TO AGHT DIABEIES Other researchers also are exploring the relationships between muscle and human health. Molecular biologist David Gerrard studies muscle growth and metabolism, research originally designed to produce meatier livestock. But recently, he's had a good reason to look at how muscle responds in modulating diabetes.

"My dad has diabetes," Gerrard says. "He's 76 now, and he's had diabetes for maybe 15 years. And he just had a stroke. It was a good stroke, if there is such a thing. There's no paralysis, but his shortterm memory is awful. I didn't know a lot about diabetes until I started thinking about it in this vein," he says. Gerrard began investigating how muscle relates to blood glucose metabolism. Glucose, a sugar derived from various foods, is transported by blood to cells throughout the body. Fax accumulates around organs, including the pancreas, where glucose-regulating insulin is made. If not enough insulin is produced, or if cells have become resistant to insulin, glucose isn't metabolized, and Type 2 diabetes results. Lack of glucose for energy causes cells to die, leading to health consequences associated with obesity and diabetes. "The really interesting thing is that you can change the type of muscle that you have to help you better deal with diabetes," Gerrard says. "Muscle in individuals who become diabetic changes in such a way that is exacerbates the diabetic condition. The muscle can't take up more energy to lower the glucose levels." Gerrard studies the molecular signaling pathways that tell muscle to switch from white muscle-the kind of muscle that gymnasts have for short bursts of energy-to red muscle-the type marathon runners have for sustained energy. Research has shown that a signaling mechanism turns on a cascade of biochemical reactions that tells muscle cells which type to be. "We can't all be marathon runners, but we can be more like one than like a sprinter," Gerrard says. People who are diabetic or overweight are told to exercise, because certain activity will cause muscle tissue to have more red, endurance cells as they receive signals to take up more energy and more oxygen. "In sedentary individuals, more muscle is white. The more you exercise the more muscle becomes red, which may relieve some of the health problems," he says. As with his colleague Gerrard, animal scientist Mike Spurlock's research was designed to improve livestock production. Now, he studies animal models with similarities to human disease, including obesity and diabetes, to determine how hormones and hormone-like proteins called cytokines are involved in development of obesity and related health problems. His research is promising enough to have won him the 2004 Purdue Agricultural Research Award. "We're looking for answers to two fundamental questions," Spurlock explains. "Why do we over consume, and what biochemical defects prevent normal cellular processes from disposing of excess energy as opposed to storing it?" Pigs are good models for this, he says, because, like humans, they no longer forage for food . Though they eat as much as or more than their ancestors did, they don't expend as much energy. "We want to find out how leptin and adiponectin, two hormones, affect energy metabolism as it relates to obesity and diabetes," Spurlock says. "That will help us identify effective preventative and therapeutic strategies for humans. (continued on page B)

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THE DEBHTE OVER CHRBS Changing eating and exerci se habits is essential, but basic researc h also is needed to determine why so me people store and use energy from food. Adjusting starch digestion could affect obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and general energy expenditure, says food scientist Bruce Hamaker. Starch is the part of carbohydrates that the body utilizes as glucose, and that provides energy for cells. "Sorghum has a naturally slowly digesting starch property," says Hamaker, director of Purdue's Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research . "We've found out why. It has to do with proteins."

says. "Perhaps people need to be eating carbohydrate-based foods that have different digestion properties. Consistent consumption of starchy food s that digest very quickly an d put a lot of glucose rapidly into the blood probably isn't healthy, but neither is cutting out certain foods completely.

CHHNGING UFESTYLE Research has made it possible for people to live longer, healthier lives, but advances in technology have, in many ways, enabled Americans to adopt a lifestyle that leads to overweight and obesity, Evers says. "We have become a species that allows other things to do our physical work. That's not a negative, but it means we aren't burning the calories our ancestors did when they were out looking for food," he says.

Because of sorghum's slow digestibility, peo ple may feel full longer with the food releasing energy over time. "I lived in Africa for two years and also did some work in India," says Hamaker, a former Peace Corps volunteer. "People in rural areas in these countries believe their energy levels are sustained if they eat sorghum before they go out in the fields to work. It also relates to the idea of satiety. "

Compounding the lack of physical activity, foods bigger in portion and higher in fat have become the norm. "By walking five miles daily, you can increase your energy expenditure by 500 calories a day, but you can down 500 extra calories in 20 seconds," says food and nutrition researcher Carol Boushey.

Hamaker's research team has discovered how to give rice and corn flour products the same slow digestion rate as sorghum. This holds promise for changing the amount people eat and also helping prediabetics and diabetics, because it would alter when and to what deg ree glucose leve ls spike.

Purdue researchers are making discoveries that will improve the overall health of people, especially those3 with obesity-related conditions. And Purdue Extension specialists and educators are reaching out to educate citizens about the importance of proper diet and exercise, and the health consequences of being overweight or obese. The result promi ses to be more Americans with an increased appetite for health and fitness.

Over-consumption of any highly processed food that has fa st-bu rning starch may not be good, but "not all carbohydrates are bad," Hamaker

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Childhood Disease Health conditions once confined to adults now prevalent in children. USA Gymnastics Fitness Program

The obesity epidemic in the U.S. has affected children to the same degree that it has adults-rates for both have doubled in the last 20 years. Not only are nearly 9 million youths between the ages of 6-19 overweight, they're more likely to develop obesity and diabetes related illnesses in their 30s that previously didn't appear until people were over 60, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While those of us who are involved in gymnastics know that eati ng healthy and exercising are two important components of a healthy lifestyle, many chi ldren in America do not understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. In fact, over 70 percent of girls and 40 percent of boys don't have enough muscle strength to do even one pull up!

The CDC also reports that obesity wi ll contribute to the likelihood that one-third of children born in 2000 will develop Type 2 diabetes. This disease, formerly known as adult onset diabetes and usually found in overweight senior citizens, is being diagnosed in children under 10 years old.

USA Gymnastics asks yo u to join us in our fight against childhood obesity. The USA Gymnastics Fitness Program was especially designed to teach all kids about the importance of nutrition and to show them just how fun exercise can be. The lessons can be modified to adapt to the skill level of each individual child, rewarding each child for their efforts while guiding them on the path to healthy habits.

? Wayne Campbell, associate professor of foods and nut 7tion, worries about children becoming obese and diabetic bec~use so many activities revolve around eating, citing elementary schools that use soda pop as a reward for student behavior and achievement as an example.

"We must be aware of the consequences of obesity ar d start making different food and exercise choices," adds William Evers, Purdue Extension nutrition specialist and a registered dietitian . "Purdue Extension educators are setting up programs to show youngsters behaviors that promote good health. Better choices early in life for young diabetics could mean they won't lose a limb or go blind when they're 40 or 50 years older."

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The Fitness Kit contains two posters for recording class information, a black and white ad slick to customize with your club information, and the link to the USA Gymnastics Fitness website, a site filled with great articles on nutrition and exercise, handouts, and the program information to get your club started with the program. The kit also includes a VHS video filled with sample warm ups, conditioni ng and stretching as well as a sample commercial and GG routines for your group to perform. Also included will be a sample of one of our "Fitnastics spots" to help keep the children in a safe place. The USA Gymnastics Fitness Program is a perfect way to get kids off the couch and into the gym. By starting this new fitness program

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in your community you are not onLy teaching chiLdren about the importance of exercise, but you are Laying the foundation for a heaLthy LifestyLe. USA Gymnastics began a piLot Fitness program in the IndianapoLisarea in 2005. USA Gymnastics asked area clubs to get invoLved. The Gymnastics Company and Gymnastics UnLimited voLunteered to heLp with the program.

community. Consider working with a hospitaL or doctor in the area to prescribe your fitness program.

Why Develop a USA Gymnastics Fitness Program? Over the years, chiLdren in America have become increasingLy more inactive, spending more of their time in front of the teLevision or computer screen than participating in physicaL activity. USA Gymnastics Fitness is designed in part to get kids off the couch and into the gym . Kids on the move is simpLy about getting kids to enjoy physicaL activity, whether they are pLaying with friends or participating in a team sport.

USA Gymnastics is working with St. Francis HospitaL and its Hip Hop Clinic as leading the way weLL as the doctors to put It's also a great way to introduce new programming in your gym. This together sampLe Lesson pLans for the Fitness program. The hospitaL type of class wiLL attract a different customer to your gym. and doctors are referring patients to the two gyms conducting the Fitness classes. So far they program has been a tremendous success.

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The classes meet once a week for eight week sessions. The students use the onLine form and emaiL their exercise program to the instructor at the end of each week. The instructors are encouraging their students to stay invoLved, even on the days they are not in class. The students are encouraged to wear pedometers, keep track of their steps, and keep active each day. The two piLot programs wiLL be presented at this year's NationaL Congress. Kim ModgLin an exercise physioLogist at St. Francis HospitaL & Heath Centers, wiLL give the presentation and share information on how you can get a Fitness program started in your area. She aLso discusses ways in which you can work with heaLth care providers in your area. With chiLdhood obesity on the rise, this new direction with not onLy heLp our youth but wiLL also deveLop a new niche in your community.

What is The USA Gymnastics Fitness Program? USA Gymnastics Fitness is a program that you can design in your faciLity to promote heaLth and fitness. You can use the Fitness Kit to heLp with ideas on how you can make the program unique to your business and community. Encourage famiLies to work out together in this unique program, invite schooL groups and scouting troops to do fieLd trips. Offer a fitness class for the home schooL groups in your ------------------((

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National Gymnastics Day attracts participation from nearly 80,000 gymnasts and supporters nationwide, along with celebrity endorsements and testimonials. Recognized by Governor's Proclamations in all 50 states in 2004, National Gymnastics Day also has the sanction of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) . Karolyi is recognized as one of the great coaches in gymnastics history. Serving his seventh year as Honorary Chairman, Karolyi is best known for coaching some of gymnastics' greatest champions including Retton , Nadia Comaneci, Kim Zmeskal and Kerri Strug. Retton became the first U.S. woman to win the Olympic all-around title at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Her total of five medals at those Games was the most won by any athlete. In 1993, almost a decade after her Los Angeles triumph, an Associated Press national survey named her the "Most Popular Athlete in America." Now a mother of four young girls, Retton continues to motivate and inspire young people by encouraging their participation in physical fitness. Gymnastics clubs nationwide are encouraged to participate in the annual Cartwheel-a-thon as a way to give back to the community. Participating gymnasts secure pledges within their community for the number of cartwheels the gymnast can perform on National Gymnastics Day. Many clubs also use National Gymnastics Day as a means to further the sport's awareness in the community, and help communicate the ideals of physical fitness and community service among children nationwide.

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In addition to receiving an all-expense paid day visit from a National Clinician, the club and individual gymnast raising the most money for CMN will be featu red on the 2006 National Gymnastics Day poster and in USA Gymnastics publications. Meghan Sweeney of Chardon, Ohio, a 14-year-old gymnast at Gymnastics World in Broadview Heights, was the single largest fundraiser in 2004, having collected $3,097.47 for CMN. Gymnastics World also raised the most among the clubs with a total donation of $16,100. "National Gymnastics Day continues to be one of our annual cornerstones," said Penny. "It has helped us stay in touch with an important member of USA Gymnastics - the member clubs. This group (continued on poge 12)

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Broadview Heights Gymnasts To Ra ise Money For Children's Miracle Network During 7th Annual National Gymna stics Day For Immediate Release - Date goes here John Doe, 317-123-4567, Email address here BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio - Broodview Heights Gymnastics will show support for America ' s Children 's Hospitals by pledging to raise money for the Children ' s Miracle Network during the seventh annual USA Gymnastics National Gymnastics Day, slated for Aug . 6, 2005. legendary Olympic coach Bela Karolyi will co·chair the annual event which serves to promote the ideals of physical fitness and community service to youth nationwide . USA Gymnastics clubs have contributed more than $37 9 ,000 to the Children ' s Miracle Network over the past five years by hosting Cartwheel·A·Thons and open house activities for gymnasts and gymnastics supporters . Braadview Heights will host an apen house from 1·3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug . 6 during which more than 100 gymna sts will participate in the annual Cartwheel·A·Thon. Broadview Heights gymnasts raised more than $16,000 in 2004 for the Children ' s Miracle Network - funds which directly benefit children 's hospitals in the Cleveland metro are a . Media are welcome to attend the National G ymnastics Day open house and the Cartw heel·A-Thon activities at Broadview Heights Gymnastics, located at XXX Broadview Heights Road. For more information and direction s, please contact John Doe at 216-XXX-XXXX. "National Gymnastics Day has become a true celebration of the many benefits our sport has to offer," said Broadview Heights owner John Doe. " Five years of continuous success and growth in supporting the Children 's Miracle Network is an example of the power of the gymnastics industry and community working together." Broadview Heights is an all·ages privately ow ned gymnastics club with more than 1,000 students participating in beginner through elite gymnastics instruction. Broadview Heights Gymnastics emphasizes the importance of physical fitness participation among youth in the fight against youth obesity and in support of an active lifestyle for all family members . Broadview Heights has been a member club of USA Gymnastics since 1997, and most recently placed XXX athletes in the Junior Olympic National Championships . National Gymnastics Day annually attracts participation from nearly 60,000 gymnasts and supporters nationwide, along with celebrity endorsements and testimonials. Recognized by Governor' s Proclamation s in all 50 states in 2004, National Gymnastics Day also has the sanction of the United States Olympic Co mmittee and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Karolyi is recognized as one of the great caaches in gymnastics history. Naw in his sixth year as Honorary Cha irman, Karolyi has guided 27 different athletes to the Olympics, including Mary lou Retton, Nadia Comaneci, Kim Zmeskal and Kerri Strug. Gymnastics clubs natianwide are encouraged ta participate in the annual Cartwheel·a·thon the community. Participating gymnasts secure pledges within their community far the number can perform an National Gymnastics Day. Many clubs also use Natianal Gymnastics Day sport's awareness in the community, and help communicate the ideals of physical fitness and children nationwide.

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David Sender, 19, is a gymnast to watch in the men's program . David finished fifth on still rings at the 2005 American Cup, which was also a World Cup event. He said, "It was exciting to compete in my first World Cup event. I gained lots of experience." David is a freshman from Stanford University where he's coached by Thom Glielmi and J.D. Reive. Glielmi said, "David is not willing to settle for doing stock gymnastics. He wants to push to do more difficulty and to perform trend setting gymnastics. He's always working on being the first guy to do a new skill." A two-time national vault champion, Sender won this event at the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge and the 2004 Visa Championships. Known for his power, David has three categories of vaults valued at a 9.90 start

value including: Yurchenko two and a half twist, Kasamatsu full and a half twist, and Handspring Front layout double full twist. Coach Glielmi said, "We're trying to turn one of these up to a 10.00." Sender competed internationally twice in 2003. At the Junior International Invitational in Japan he won rings and vault and was third in the all-around and on pommel horse. Also in 2003 he was a member of the bronze medal winning team at the 2003 Sr. Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. This Chicago-native trained at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics with his coaches Don Osborn and Kelly Crumley before heading to Stanford. His past claim to fame was winning the all-around title at the 2004 JO National Championships.

David is looking forward to competing in the Visa Championships this August in Indianapolis. He said, "Lots of my family and friends are planning to drive over to the event so it will be nice to compete so close to home." As for the future, David would like to make 2005 World Championships team and stay at that level for the next four years. Coach Glielmi added, "We have the big picture in mind which is the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing ."

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Come to the 2005 USA Gymnastics National Business Conference to "Rev Up" your business. Take a victory lap and join the winners circle with Jeff Metzger, Jeff Lulla, Laura Mikszan, 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 fix your business "FLAT TIRE!" Get it changed and, whi le you're at it, get a shot of "High Octane" at the Indy seminar.

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Saturday, August 13, 2005 • Downtown Indianapolis Marriott Hotel 11:30 am - 1:30 pm REGISTRATION/TICKET FORM: Plan on attending this prestigious special event. Individual Tickets $35.00 per person Tables: $ 350.00 Full tables will be reserved. Individuals will be open seating . Tickets may be picked up at the National Congress Registration Desk at the Indianapolis Convention Center, August 10-13, or Saturday, August 13 at the Marriott Hotel beginning at 11 :00 a.m .

PLEASE PRINT: Please submit email address. Confirmation will be sent via email. Name_ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Member # (if Applicable}_ _ _ _ __ Address,_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____ City_ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __ __ __ State_ __ _ _ _ _ __ Zip Code_ _ _ _ _ __

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KAT preschool/developmental teacher certification course MELPD Movement Education Lesson Plan Development certification course Front Office & Customer Service Workshop with Jeff Metzger Cheerleading coaches/ judges seminar Roundup Reception for Clinic and Competition Attendees: Tom Koll, Connie Maloney, Jeff Metzger, Sean Dever, Linda Thorbe rg, Kathy Feldmann, Loree Galimore, Sandy Oldham and others to be announced

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As some of you know, I have recently begun my term as the president of the Women's Sports Foundation. For the next two years, I will work to promote the Foundation , its mission and its programs ... with one program in particular being my reason for reaching out to you now. I think you're all in a position to be interested ... and to help.

Thank you to the over 1500 USA Gymnastics Member Clubs that participated in the "Chance of a lifetime, Powered by Tyson" promotion, a chance to win a visit from Carly Paterson, Team USA Olympic Medal Winner!

Last year, we launched GoGirlGo! , a campaign whose primary goal it is to get inactive girls moving. As we're so often hearing these days, physical activity can help reduce a gi rl's health risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, depression , stress, anxiety and lack of self-esteem. But what about those girls who don't have access to opportunities? Who don't have the financial resources to get involved? Who don't have a support system encouraging them to get moving? The inherent risks of inactivity are pretty high stakes for these young women ... ones that I'm not willing to accept. So what am I asking you to do? It's very simple. Would you visit ~ my GoGirlGo! web page and either pledge to personally get founded by Billie Jean King one inactive girl ® active (we'll show you how) or, if you don't have the time (or access to an inactive girl), make a small donation to sponsor an opportunity for an underserved girl to play. Or do both! And, also important, send this email on to the people in your email address book and ask them to join the campaign too!

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World Championships Selection Procedures The full copy of the World Championships Selection Procedures for Men, Women , Rhythmic and Trampoline and Tumbling can be viewed online at: http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/athletes/ • The World Championships for Men and Women are scheduled Nov. 21-27 in Melbourne, Australia • The World Championships for Rhythmic are scheduled Oct. 5-9 in Baku, Azerbaijan . • The World Championships for Trampoline and Tumbling are scheduled Sept. 15-18 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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IV. APPROVAL OF PURSUIT OF PERFECTION DOCUMENT Motion: To approve Pursuit of Perfection document Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Steve Butcher PASSED- Unanimously

V. QUALIFIER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Proposal to qualify to the 2005 Men' s National Qualifier to the Visa Championships; scores required for eligibility are as follows :

MEN'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL MINUTES MARCH 18, 2005 Conference call began at 8:05 a.m. Pacific by Chair Yoichi Tomita

I. ROLL CALL Members Present: Yoichi Tomita Steve Butcher George Beckstead Kurt Golder Miles Avery Bill Foster Jay Thornton John Roethlisberger

MPC Chair & Vice Chair for Men MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. FIG Rep. (absent) Sr. Coaches Rep. Sr. Coaches Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep . Athlete Rep. Athlete Rep.

II. APPROVAL OF MARCH 3, 2005 MINUTES Motion: To approve the minutes of the March 3, 2005 Men's Program Committee conference call Motion: Steve Butcher 2nd: Kurt Golder PASSED- Unanimously

III. APPROVAL OF INTERNATIONAL PROCEDURES MANUAL Motion: Accept International Procedures Manual Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Bill Foster PASSED- 6-1

FIG Rules Competition Scores • 48 .00 all around score • 41.50 five-event total (if one of the five events is vault, the score is 41.9) • 33.90 four-event total (if one of the four events is vault, the score is 34.3) • 26.30 three-event total (if one of the three events is vault, the score is 26.7). • 17.70 two-event total (if one of the two events is vault, the score is 18.1). • 9.1 one event total (if the event is vaulting the average score of two vaults must be 9.15 or greater). Junior Olympic or NCAA Rules Competition • 50.00 all around score from an official NCAA competition • 51.00 all around score from a USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Junior Olympic competition • 43.50 five event total from either an USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Junior Olympic competition or an official NCAA competition • 35.50 four event total from either an USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Junior OlympiC competition meet or an official NCAA competition • 27.50 three event total from either an USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Junior OlympiC competition or an official NCAA competition • 18.50 two event total from either an USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Junior Olympic competition or an official (continued on page 36)

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NCAA competition • 9.5 one event total from either an USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Jwuor Olympic competition or an official NCAA competition Scores must be achieved between November 1, 2004 and May 16,2005. This proposal will be approved by email.

VI. POINT SYSTEM FOR SELECTION OF ATHLETES TO THE SR. NATIONAL TEAM & MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS Through lengthy discussion, the Men's Program Committee decided that this is just one of several factors to be used in determination for selection to the Sr. National Team and the major international competitions.

VII. JUDGES SELECTION The independent selection committee has chosen the following judges for upcoming international competitions: • Stella Zakharova Cup in Ukraine w / USA Jr. National Team - Don Osborn • France International World Cup in Paris - Dan Bachman • Pacific Rim Sports Summit in Seattle - Dave Juszczyk & Mike Cook, with Mark Sherman as the alternate

VIII. NEW BUSINESS All petitions to the 2005 Men's National Qualifier should be submitted to the Men's Program Committee with supporting documents as well as recent scores and competitive achievements.

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Men's Program Committee Conference Call Minutes

April 18, 2005 Conference call began at 8:05 a.m. Pacific by Chair Yoichi Tomita

I. ROLL CALL Members Present: Yoichi Tomita Kurt Golder Miles Avery Steve Butcher Bill Foster Jay Thornton John Roethlisberger

MPC Chair & Vice Chair for Men Sr. Coaches Rep. Sr. Coaches Rep . MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. Jr. Coaches Rep. (absent) Athlete Rep. Athlete Rep . (absent)

The chair offered his congratulations to the new President of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny and wished him the best of luck in his new position. The chair also provided a recap of the election process.

II. 2005 WINTER CUP CHALLENGE UPDATE Ron Galimore communicated that he received a final report and check from the proceeds of the Winter Cup Challenge from Dusty Ritter, the meet host. Ritter is also interested in continuing to host the event in the future and requests the MPCs consid eration of his request. Dusty has exceed ed all expectations concerning this event including his financial obligations to USA Gymnastics each year.

Motion to Adjourn at 9:05 a.m.

Motion: To approve the bid for Dusty Ritter Gymnastics, LLC (Las Vegas) to host the 2006-08 Winter Cup Challenges.

Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Steve Butcher PASSED: Unanimously

Motion: Kurt Golder 2nd: Miles Avery PASSED: Unanimously

Respectfully submitted by Steve Butcher, MPC Secretary

Bids for the 2009-2012 Winter Cup Challenge will be due at the 2007 U.S. Championships. (continued on page 38)

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III. U.S. OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER UPDATE A special training request for Joey Haggerty to participate in the Olympic Training Center's resident program on a trial basis was approved. Also, Michael Reavis was granted a special training request for the summer only. The MPC policy that National team members be given priority concerning participation in the resident program at the u.s. Olympic Training Center is still in affect.

VI.PACIFIC RIM SPORTS SUMMIT: CANCELLED The Pacific Rim Sport Summit (every sport) has been cancelled. Therefore, ' we are shifting resources from a budgeted senior dual competition and providing additional participation opportunities for gymnasts in the 14th Internationaux de France World Cup event this May. Gymnasts attending this world cup event are Todd Thornton, Brett McClure, Sean Townsend, Eric LaMorte, Guillermo Alvarez, and Jonathan Horton, The coaches attending this event are Kevin Mazeika, Mike Burns and Mark Williams, Ken Achiron and Dan Bachman will attend as judges,

V. POINT SYSTEM A point system that could be used to select gymnasts for the National Team and to compete in international events was presented by Ron Brant, Sr. National Team Coordinator. The point system offers an objective form of measurement in the selection process. The men's program committee is in agreement that the point system can be used to determine certain positions on the National Team, but not the entire team.

opportunities. Any approved petitions would occupy one of these positions. Note: The National Team ranking will be determined at the conclusion of the World Championships Team Selection Competition in October. Motion: Yoichi Tomita 2nd: Kurt Golder PASSED: Unanimously

VI. SR. PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM SELECTION Selection to the 2005 Sr. Pan American Championships will need to be done in conjunction with Sr. N ational Team selection this year. The 2005 Sr. Pan American Championships are scheduled for October 23-27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Because the format is 4 gymnasts compete and 3 scores count on each event gymnasts who compete on all six events at the 2005 Visa Championships will be very important when conSidering the team's selection. This event is also the qualifying competition to the 2007 Pan American Games. World Cup points can also be achieved through the individual event finals of this competition.

VII. WORLD TEAM SELECTION PROCEDURES The Men's Program Committee approved this document on a previous conference call. The final document is cu rrently being approved by USA Gymnastics Executive Committee.

VIII. NEW CODE OF POINTS Motion: To select the 2005-06 Sr. National Team in the following manner: 1. The top two all-around gymnasts will be locked onto the team (using the final rank order all-around competitive results from the 2005 Visa Championships). 2. The next six highest ranked gymnasts using the new point system will automatically be selected to the team. 3. Six gymnasts will be selected by Men's Program Committee vote. The Men's Program Committee will select athletes that will help to meet the needs of our 2005 competitive

Steve Butcher will be attending the FIG Symposium on the new Code of Points next week in Budapest. He will be representing the Pan American Gymnastics Union as the Men's Technical Committee President.

IX.NEW BUSINESS • Petition to U.S. Qualifier Motion: To approve the petition of Daniel Diaz-Luong for participation in the 2005 Qualifier (continued on page 41)

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oaches may be nominated either as individuals or as members of a coaching partnership. In order to be considered, the following eligibility criteria is used as a guideline: • Has fiheen yeors experience as a coach • Has been consistently successful in National Collegiate Championships • Has coached one or more athletes who have been members of national teams (international, senior or junior) recognized by the NGB (AAU, USGF or USAG) • Has coached National or Collegiate Champions • Has coached an NGB (AAU, USGF or USAG) recognized international team Please continue the application with the following information: 1. Number of years in coaching 2. Coaching positions held (i.e., club(s), collegiate, organization, or school) and what years coached at these locations 3. Gymnasts and coaches (i.e., Olympians, national champions, conference champions, elites, outstanding coaches, etc.) developed by nominee 4. National Team coaching positions held by nominee (please include dates) 5. Additional information about the nominee's career in coaching (i.e., background as an athlete, honors, publications, contributions to the gymnastics field, records, etL) 6. list of names, addresses and telephone numbers (with area code) of additional persons who might add to the information you listed here on behalf of this nominee

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• Men's Program Positions Individuals for the following positions need to be selected by Men's Program: 1. Men's representative to the USAG Hall of Fame Committee 2. FIG Task Force Committee: to formulate future candidate strategy 3. Vice Chair for Men position to be selected in 2005 Motion: To appoint Yoichi Tomita to the FIG Task Force Committee as the men's program representative. Motion: Steve Butcher 2nd: Kurt Golder PASSED: Unanimously

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The Lifetime Achieve ment Award recognizes individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of service to the sport of gymnastics and have made a considerable impact upon our sport. Selected by the Hall of Fame Committee, this recognition will be presented at the Hall of Fame Awards at the USA Gymnastics National Congress. There will be no minimum or maxi mum number of recipients and the award may not be given every year.

Privileges for the recipients will be: • Lifetime complimentary membership in USA Gymnastics • Lifetime complimentary subscriptions to Technique and USA Gymnastics • Recognition in appropriate publications and ceremonies as a recipient of the USA Gymnastics Lifetime Achievement Award • Presentation of the award • Complimentary admission to designated Gymnastics Championships and the USA Gymnastics National Congress In order to be eligible for this award, the following minimum criteria must be met: 1. Minimum of 25 years dedicated to gymnastics 2. His/he r service must stand out above the normal person who loves gymnastics and has a lifetime of appreciation or ordinary participation 3. This person(s) should have accomplished an involvement at the regional, national, and/or international levels in one or a combination of the following: coaching, judging, volunteering, and promotion of the sport of gymnastics. It is not necessary to have been a competitor in gymnastics. He/she may have been a competitor and have continued to enhance the sport in multiple ways . The Hall of Fame Committee has assumed the philosophy that the Hall of Fame will have an emphasis on the accomplished athlete. Coaches and contributors who are inducted will be limited to the few individuals with outstanding and special accomplishments at the very highest level of contribution or coaching. As we have received nominations and credentials for persons who have given a lifetime of meaningful dedication which has greatly influenced the sport of gymnastics through coaching, judging, vo lunteering, and promotion of the sport, it was felt that prominent national recognition shou ld be possible through the introduction of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Many have contributed to the growth and development which has helped gymnastics in its progress to where we stand today.

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Coach - List locations and dates of where coached, level of athletes coached, names of outstanding athletes and major titles won. List coaching contributions through the establishment of regional or national workshops and clinics; as staff members of national level workshops, through presentations at national meetings; and by writing publications. List membership on major committees served, including dates. Judge - List the total number of years of judging. Include dates and the number of years at each judging rating held. List dates and major judging assignments. Include contributions made at state, regional, national and international levels in teaching, writing and publications, training camps for evaluation of athletes for education, and major committees served, including dates. Volunteer & Promoter - List major vo lunteer efforts, giving dates and number of years of participation. List state, regional, and national offices held, number of years held, including the type of work accomplished. List any other promotional efforts or invented devises that advanced the development of apparatus, or promoted a safe gymnastics environment. List research, articles or books published. You may, as the nominator, also provide a brief personal account of why you feel that the person who you are nominating is deserving of national recognition. If the nominee is a past competitor, list major accomplishments of the competitive career giving dates and specific levels of competition, including any titles won. Nominations for the Class of 2006 must be completed and copies sent by August 1, 2005 to Kathy Feldmann at USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics, Kathy Feldmann -Vice President, 201 S. Capitol Ave. Suite 300, Indianapoli s, IN 46225

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1005 SAFETY CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE The Safety Schedule is updated weekly on our website www.usa-gymnastics.org. Please see the website for the mast CUlTent schedule.

Course code: J006252005WI Instructor: Joson Orkowski 608·848-3547

June

26 Roswell, GA; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Roswell Recreation Directions: Cindy Furman 770-641 -3987 Course code: CC06262005GA Instructor: Chris Calvert 404-687 :9911

'Tme aJd date sdJject to durge. See usa-gyrmaslics.org lor c¢ates.

24 Mills, WY 82644; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wyo. Gym. Center, 220 N. Hudson Directions: Dave 8runner 307·266·3023 Course code: RW06242005WY Instructor: Raleigh Wilson 307·745·8302 25 West 80bylon, NY 11704; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 8K Gymnastics Center Directions: Ed Konopa 631·422-0116 Course code: EK06252005NY Instructor: Ed Konopa 631 -422-0116 25 Hilliard, OH 43026; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Universal Gymnasts, Inc. Directions: 80bbi Montanari 614·777-9430 Course code: BM062520050H Instructor: Bobbi Montanari 614-777·9430 25 lower Burrell, PA 15068; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. American Gymnastics Acad. Directions: Tommy Nulph 724-337-7200 Course code: ES06252005PA Instructor: Edward Swerdlow 724-327 -2475 25 Coble, WI 54821; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. lake Owen Camp, 46445 Krahs Point Road Directions: Ron lenz 715-798-3785

17 Portland, OR 97207; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mullnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon Street Directions: Debbie Anderson 541-430-8783 Course code: DA071720050R Instructor: Debra Anderson 541-496-3692 24 Itasca, Il60143; 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 350 EIrving Pork Road Directions: Chris Eismenn 630·355-1779 Course code: EP072420051l Instructor: Edgar Pulido 630-784-1460

26 Huguenot, NY 12746; 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. YMCA Gymnastics Camp Directions: Chris Schever 845-858-2200 Course code: TR06262005NY Instructor: Anthony Retrosi 603-433-0404

24 SI. louis, MO; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel Directions: Vicki Kalloff 636-230-9866 Course code: RW07242005MO Instructor: Robin Weidmaier 816-232-7502

July Myrtle 8each, SC 29579; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Terry and Don's Gymnastics, 280 Hidden Woods Drive Directions: Terry Mula or Chris Mula 843-650·6731 Course code: KB07092005SC Instructor: Kimberly Boyd 803-348-2693 16 Baton Rouge, LA 70815; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. c.G.'s Gymnastics Inc. Directions: Caesar Garcia 225-275-5597 Course code: CG07162005LA Instructor: Caesar Garcia 225-275-5597 16 Woodward, PA 16882; 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Woodward Camp, 134 Sports Camp Dr, Rt45 Directions: Steve Hass 814-349-5633 ' lunch available on site Course code: SH07162005PA Instructor: Stephen Hass 814-349-5633

August Woodward, PA 16882; 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Woodward Camp, 134 Sports Camp Dr, Rt45 Directions: Steve Hass 814-349-5633 ' lunch available on site Course code: SH08062005PA Instructor: Stephen Hass 814-349-5633 10 Indianapolis, IN; 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Notional Congress, Downtown Morrio" Hotel Course code: PM081020051N Instructor: Debbie Anderson and Jan Eyman

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