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EVENTS MAY

200 6 NOVEMBER 3-8 4-5 9-12 9-12 11 -12 11 -12 11 -15 17-18 23-26 28-Dec 2

FIG Academy (High Performonce Coaching Seminar (W) David Word Hunt Camp (TT) Future Stars Notional Championships (M) Notional Coaches Workshop (M) USA Gymnastics Boord Meeting World Cup (MIW) Pre-Elite Training Camp (W) World Cup Final (R) World Cup Final (TT) Developmental Training Camp (W)

Houston, TX Gillingham, ENG Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Cincinnati, Ohio Glasglow, GBR Houston, TX Mie, JPN Birmingham, ENG Houston, TX

9-13 11-13

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

11-13 18-20 25-27 TBD

American Classic (W) JO Notional Championships (W) International H_Chmielewski Tournament (SA) Mochuga Cup (SA)

Oklahoma City, OK Kissimmee, Fl & Spokane, WA Houston, TX Mason, OH Swidnica, Polond Krasnodar, RUS

JO Championships (R) Trampoline & Tumbling Notional Championships (TT)

TBD Memphis, TN

World Gymnaestrada (GG) EastlWest Championships Rhythmic Pan American Gomes (M,W,R,TR) EastlWest Championships Rhythmic Freedom Cup (SA) Notional Championships (SA)

Dornbirn, AUT TBD Rio de Janeiro, BRA TBD USA TBD

Notional Business Conference Visa Championships (MIW/ R/AG) Notional Congress and Trade Show

Son Jose, CA Son Jose, CA Son Jose, CA

World Championships (M,W) U.S. Elite Challenge (TT) World Championships (R)

StuHgart, GER TBD Patras, GRE

Future Stars Notional Championships (M) Notional Coaches Workshop (M) World Championships (TT) International Age-Group Competition (TT) Olympic Test Event

TBD TBD Quebec City, CAN Quebec City, CAN Beijing, CHN

JUNE 8-10 20-28

JULY DECEMBER 1-3 1-3 2-6 6 6-10 7 16-17

Notional JumpStart Testing (TT) British Open Tournament/ Stoke-on-Trent (SA) TOPs Notional Team Training Camp (W) l-Day Business Builder Workshop with Jeff Metzger TOPs Notional BCamp (W) l-Day Business Builder Workshop with Jeff Metzger World Cup Final (MIW)

TBD Great Britain Houston, TX Fremont, CA Houston, TX Portland, OR Son Paulo, BRA

SEPTEMBER

JANUARY Super Clinic lAG)

TBD

2007 Winter Cup Challenge (M) Rhythmic Inv'!., Challenge & Coaches Symposium (R) International Competition (AG)

los Vegas, NV Colorado Springs, CO Australia

Tyson American Cup (M, W) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M)

Jacksonvi"e, Flo. TBD

NCAA Championships (M) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (W) World Cup (SA) level 9/ 10 Regionals (W) NCAA Championships(W)

State College, PA SeaHle, WA Puurs, BEL Various Sites Salt lake City, UT

FEBRUARY 7-11 15-17 TBD

MARCH 3 22-25

APRIL 12-15 17-21 TBD 21 -22 26-28

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8-14 7-8 13-29 21 -22 TBD TBD

1-9 13-15 19-23

NOVEMBER TBD TBD 2-4 7-9 25-Dec. 7

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PUBLISHER

Steve Penny EDITOR

Luan Peszek GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Zemetria Barnes-Perry USA GYMNASTICS IXICUTIVI cOMMlnll CHAIR: Ron Froehlich; PRESIDENT: Sieve Penny; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomila; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Paul Parillo; VICE CHAIR ACRO·GYMNASTICS: Tanya Case; SECRETARY: Gary And",on; TREASURER: Bob Wood; FIG REPS: Bob Colar",si (Execulive Committee), Ron Froehlich (Audilor), Tanya Case (Sports Aero Technica) Committee) and John Roelhlisberger (Alhlele Rep.). AT LARGE MEMBERS: Sieve Bulcher, Oavid Holcamb; ATHLETE DIREGORS: Kim Zmeskal·Burdette, John Roelhlisberger, Vanessa Vonder Pluym, Karl Heger; USOC ATHlETE OIREGOR: Larissa Fonlaine. USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRICTORS CHAIR: Ron Froehlich; PRESIDENT: Sieve Penny; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sandy Knapp, Mike Donahue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gary Anderson; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomilo; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Paul Parillo; VICE CHAIR ACRO·GYMNASTICS: Tanya Case; PUBLIC SEGOR: Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Ron Ferris; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milan; AMERICAN TURNERS: Setty Heppner; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION·MEN: Fronds Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Mark Cook; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRlS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Marilyn Strawbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUOGES: Corole Ide; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHlETIC ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Mark Williams; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Becky Oakes; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Butch Zunich; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Margie Canfield; U.S. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS ClUBS: Paul Spadaro; U.S. ElITE COACHES ASSOCIATION·MEN: Thom Glielmi; U.S. ElITE COACHES ASSOCIATION· WOMEN: Sieve Rybacki Tony Gehman; U.S. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Tim Klempnouer; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie Dilullio; YOUNG MEN'SCHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE USA: C",ey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Meg Slephenson; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIREGORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Grossfeld; RHYTHMIC: lvanka Kirov, Michelle Lorson; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Tom Forsler; TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kemplon, Dr. George Drew; ACRO· GYMNASTICS: Undo Parler, Jay Binder; ATHLETES COUNCil Vanessa Vander Piuym, Caroline Hunl, Larissa Fonloine, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskol· Burdette, Jamie Marshik, Karl Heger, Jay Thornlon, Sieve McCoin, A~hur Davis, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Larissa Fonloine, Execulive Boord Member John Roelhl~berger. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lari Katz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kale Fober·Hickie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, Howard Schwartz

FEATURES 6 USA Gymnastics Member Club Survey: Selected Results 10 National Gymnastics Day 12 Member Club Invitational Listing

DEPARTMENTS 4 USA Gymnastics Message 18 Member Services 20 Athlete Focus 22 Business Tips 26 What's New 27 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show 46 Classifieds 48 Safety Certification Schedule

PROGRAM UPDATE 2 8 Women's Program Update 33 Rhythmic Program Update 34 Men's Program Update 36 Rhythmic Selection Procedures 42 Trampoline Selection Procedures

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• • USA GYMNASTICS MESSAGE

AS THE USA WOMEN'S TEAM APPROACHES THE FINAL PREPARATION period for the 2006 World Championships, it is important to take a minute to sit back and reflect upon this past year's accomplishments and use those successes as the foundation for the future. This past year has produced some amazing competitive results by numerous talented athletes. For the first time in the history of gymnastics, the women's performances at the 2005 World Championships dominated the podium by capturing an unprecedented nine medals. Chellsie Memmel earned the all-around title and captured silver medals on both bars and beam. Nastia Liukin nearly missed the all-around title by .001, finishing second and earned another silver medal on floor exercise. She is also the reigning world champion on uneven bars and balance beam. Alicia Sacramone's floor exercise routine thrilled the audience and earned her the title of world champion on that event, and she secured the bronze medal on vault as well. The fourth member of the USA Team, Jana Bieger, gave a strong performance on uneven bars in the preliminary round and would have qualified to finals if the rules had allowed it. 2006 results showed the U.S. women are still the leader on the international scene. Liukin and Shayla Worley finished first and second at the Tyson American Cup; the senior team dominated the Pacific Alliance Championships, winning the team title and with Memmel and Liukin tying for the all-around victory, followed closely by Bieger. The Senior U.S. Women won every gold and silver medal except one in event finals. The Junior Pacific Alliance Team also dominated the competition with equally impressive results. Our athletes were impressive in World Cup competitions, where both Ashley Priess and Jana Bieger took home gold medals this spring. Our national competitions brought even more athletes to the podium with Natasha Kelley and Ashley Priess sharing the title at the U.S. Classic and Kelley finishing just behind Liukin at the Visa Championships. The U.S. national program is a unique system and is as American as apple pie. The junior ranks are remarkable! Developmental and open camps were added to our calendar and served more than 90 athletes striving to join the elite ranks. The new HOPES competitive division brought 45 athletes to the competition stage to begin their journey to the national team. The TOPs program continues to enrich the gymnastics experience for the athletes and coaches who participate. It is important to say thanks at this time to all of the exceptionally fine athletes, and to wish them all good health and the best of luck in the competitions ahead. The athletes have formed true friendships and are always supportive of one another. The team spirit is alive and competition healthy. I would also like to extend appreciation to all of the elite coaches who continue to dedicate themselves to our goals. They are to be commended for forming the cohesive group that gives heart and soul to our team. Thanks to the judges who continually assist our athletes at our training and preparation camps and to the Athlete Selection Committee-Steve Rybacki , Kim Zmeskal-Burdette and Martha Karolyi-who shoulders, this difficult task with the highest degree of integrity and compassion. I would also like to give special recognition to Martha Karolyi, our National Team Coordinator, who guides us all though the good times and over the tough hurdles with her wisdom and experience, all the while working side-by-side with the national team coaches and athletes. Martha shines in the final stages of competition by designing the team plan with particular attention given to each athlete's needs. Training is tailored to the needs of the athletes' competitive strengths and their physical status. I am confident the athletes who will represent us at the World Championships in Aarhus will be well prepared, confident and the gymnastics community will be proud!

Kathy Kelly Vice President of Program

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Nastia Uukin and Chellsie Memmel were golden at the 2005 World Championships. PHOTO SIEVElANGE


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USA Gymnastics Member Club Survey: lectec

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[ BY David Halcomb ]

During the formative years of the gymnastics club industry, the years following the gold medal performances of Olga and Nadia, and later during the explosive growth after Mary Lou won gold in 1984, most gymnastics clubs were opened by gymnastics coaches or would-be coaches who wanted to develop competitive gymnasts. The typical gymnastics coach/gym-owner would find a warehouse with high ceilings in an area supporting only modest lease payments and one truck-load of gymnastics equipment later, a gymnastics club was born. A surprising number of these early clubs survived. The owners who opened their doors counting on love to get them through (love of gymnastics and children) discovered that love alone did not always keep the lights on and the heat going. In fact, many discovered that their love of coaching was making it very difficult to keep their doors open. The large open space required for gymnastics training was often filled with gymnasts who trained many hours, but who were not paying much for the privilege.

What to do? Gymnastics schools had always offered gymnastics classes to school-age children. How else were they to attract new gymnasts to the team? But even the most flip-obsessed soon realized that it was the recreational students that allowed them to pay the rent each month. It was not long before the more forward thinking gyms were offering gymnastics training to preschoolage students. Dance and martial arts programs were a logical next step. Soon cheerleaders were not only learning their back handsprings at the local gym but the gyms were fielding their own all-star cheer squads. The gyms had to grow bigger to allow room for all these programs and they had to move up-market so they were closer to the families with the income levels necessary to pay for all of this youth-sports training. ~

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• The average gymnastics school was opened 15 years ago. • The average gymnastics facility is 15,175 sq.jft. in size. • Most gyms (66%) are air-conditioned. • The average national enrollment in 2005 was around 500 students. This is not peak enrollment, but an average enrollment during the course of the year. • Preschool classes averaged between 45 and 50 minutes in length, with 6-7 students in a class, at an average tuition of $18 an hour. Class length did not vary muth across the country, but tuition levels varied greatly from less than half the national average to almost double the average .

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In the beginning, all of this growth and expansion served mainly to allow the gyms to survive while the gym owner/coach indulged in the joy of teaching double backs. But a funny thing happened. These additional programs and larger facilities required some actual business expertise to make it all work. Formerly viewed as a marginal activity restricted to the gymnastics savvy, the local gymnastics school is evolving to become more of a mainstream phenomenon in the children's sports and fitness industry. And with that evolution the gymowner/ coach was often forced with a choice: either step back from the team to learn and master the business-centered skills required to keep the gym open or coach the team and hire someone else to run the business end of the gym. This brief tumble through the last 30 years of the gymnastics club scene in the United States is the story told in the results of the 2006 USA Gymnastics Member Club survey. The survey was offered on-line to the owners of more than 1,600 gymnastics schools that are Member Clubs of USA Gymnastics. Selected results of the survey are presented below; more detailed results will be distributed to the Member Clubs; and complete results will be available to all who completed the survey.

The survey results • More women (55%) than men (45%) own gymnastics clubs in the USA. • Most of the gym owners (75%) are under the age of 50 but only a third are under the age of 40. • Most gym owners (70%) have earned a college degree. Only a quarter have earned an advanced degree. • Most gym owners were gymnasts (78%), but only a third claim to have been an accomplished gymnast. • Most gym owners coach the team fewer than 10 hours a week or not at all. • 80% of gym owners think that owning a gymnastics school is a good business to be in; more than 90% believe that their gym school will continue to grow; and the vast majority of the gym owners (88%) say they would open a gym again if they had it to do all over agai n. 8

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• Entry-level, beginning classes for school-age students averaged about 65 minutes in length , with 8.5 stude nts in a class at an average tuition of $13 an hour. Again, class length did not vary much, but tuition levels varied greatly from less than half the national average to almost double the average. • Teams vary widely (from half the average number of hours and/or tuition to almost double the averages). The averages are as follows. Pre-Team 4 hours a week

$116 a month

7 or 8:1 ratio

$148 a month

9 or 10:1 ratio

$175 a month

9 or 10: 1 ratio

11 hours a week

$211 a month

8.5:1 ratio

Level 7 13.5 hours a week

$217 a month

8:1 ratio

LevelS 15 hours a week

$230 a month

8:1 ratio

$250 a month

6.5:1 ratio

$285 a month

6.5:1 ratio

Level 4

6 hours a week Level 5

8.75 hours a week Level 6

Level 9

16.5 hours a week Level 10

18 hours a week

Elite: not enough information; only 5 gyms out of the 300+ that responded had elite gymnasts.

The gym owners were asked about the features of their gyms that they felt contributed the most to the overall success of


What the gym owners wanted more of from USA Gymnastics: the gym owners

their gym. The gym owners feLt that "open observation of aLL gym activity" was most critical. ApparentLy the days of not aLLowing the parents to watch their child's training are over. There is more at work here than mereLy appeaLing to the parent's concerns over safety. Many gym owners reaLize that aLLowing the parents to watch every minute of every class is a great marketing tool. If the parents cannot see their boy's eyes Light up the first time he makes a back somersauLt without a spot, or see an entire group of LittLe girls make a mad dash to be first in Line for the back-handspring machine, or hear the voice of the coach praising the 4-year-oLds for being so brave as they crossed the aLLigator pit-upside down-then how can these parents teLL their friends and neighbors about aLL the great activities going on in the gym every singLe day of the week? We aLL know that even the best gymnasts faLL off the beam on occasion and our gym owners recognize chaLLenges that the gymnastics club industry faces challenges. The top three were identified as Lack of quaLified teachers, increased competition in kid's sports and generaLLy poor economic conditions. The survey also asked about the best business decision the gym owner made in the past two years, and the top responses centered on hiring taLent, both in terms of business management and in gymnastics expertise, and in relocating and expanding their facilities. Bigger appears to be better as those gyms offer more programs, and many gyms are relocating to the fast-growing suburbs where young families can be easily found . The books most often recommended by club owners for other club owners to read were the Bible and The E Myth, by MichaeL E. Gerber. The survey asked the club owner's opinions about the job USA Gymnastics was doing and ways in which USA Gymnastics couLd heLp them even more. The resuLts of that portion of the survey foLLow.

What the gym owners liked best about the work and activities of USA Gymnastics: the gym owners expressed their appreciation for the technicaL information provided by USA Gymnastics, the Web site, regional and nationaL Congresses, Technique Magazine, the Member Club program, the NationaL Business Conference, the strong performances of the USA NationaL Team and the exposure of the top gymnasts on teLevision. PHOTO BY SIEVE lANGE (IV IMAGE)

wanted, first and foremost, additionaL educationaL materiaLs and opportunities. This was far and away the most pervasive and aLL-encompassing finding in the entire survey. The educationaL information sought by club owners was overwheLmingLy centered on the non-competitive aspects of gym club operations, including preschooL programs; schooL-age and recreation programs; fitness programs including the Tyson Fitness ChaLLenge; cheerLeading; trampoline and tumbLing; gym business information; and promotionaL activities, such as television commerciaLs and more teLevision exposure. The gym owners stiLL wanted additionaL training and educationaL opportunities for aLL LeveLs and discipLines within the competitive programs offered by and through USA Gymnastics. Of course, many also wanted fees Lowered.

Final thoughts:

More than 300 gyms from 41 states responded to the survey. The gyms ranged from the very smalL (20 students) to the very Large (more than 2,500 students) and every size in between. The oLdest gym responding opened in 1949 and the most recent opened in June 2006. Most of the gyms offered competitive gymnastics, though many did not. What became clear while organizing and compiling the data and reading the written responses (often very detaiLed and Long responses) was the passion the gymnastics community has for its sport and for the children who attend the programs. The simpLe act of responding to the survey was a demonstration of this passion because it took close to an hour to answer aLL of the questions with care. (I know, 1 know. 1 Lied when 1 impLied that it wouLd onLy take 30 minutes.) Thanks to aLL who took the time to compLete the survey. Thank you for what you bring to your community. And thank you, most of aLL, for what you provide to the children who waLk through your doors . 1(.

David Holcomb Owner, Buckeye Gymnastics 7159 Northgate Way, Westerville, OH 43082 (614) 895-1611 (614) 895-7644 (fax) buckgymnast@aol.com

David HoLcomb, J.D., is the president of Buckeye Gymnastics, Inc. , which serves more than 3,000 families each week from two Locations in centraL Ohio and currentLy serves the gymnastics community as a member of the Executive Committee for USA Gymnastics. Oavid was honored at the 2002 USA Gymnastics NationaL Congress by receiving the USA Gymnastics 2002 Business Leader Award. In 2001 he received the Service Star Award for his work on behalf of the membership of USA Gymnostics.

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2006 NATIONAL GYMNA TYSON FITNESS The theme for National Gymnastics Day 2006 was "A celebration of Fitness;' and the Tyson Fitness Challenge was the platform for raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. This year's National Gymnastics Day activities culminated on Aug. 5, 2006. In just six years, gymnastics clubs have raised a total of more than $640,000 for local children's hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network. This year, the top three clubs with the highest number of participants in the Tyson Fitness Challenge wi ll be featured in USA Gymna stics' publications and on usa-gym nastics.org, as well as receive gifts from Tyson. In addition, the top three individual fundraisers for the Children's Miracle Network wi ll receive a trip to the 2007 Tyso n American Cup in Jackso nville, Fla. Massac husetts Gymnasti cs Center in Boston , Mass., owned by Mike Colarossi, had the largest number of participants in the Tyson Fitness Challenge with 802 participants and will be featured on the National Gymnastics Day 2007 poster. Massachusetts Gymnastics Center also earned the most money fo r Children's Miracle Network by raising an incredible $18,304.76. "We have prided ourselves on being such an integral part of our community, said Colarossi. "For the past 30 years our goal has been to enrich t he lives of those around us. Hosting the Tyson Fitness Challenge Cartwheel-A-Thon , the students at Massachusetts Gymnastics Center have Above left: Andrew Wise raised the most money for the Children's Miracle Network as an individual. Left: Massachusetts Gymnastics Center had the most participants in the Tyson Fitness Challenge. These ath letes are showing off their cartwheels.

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STICS DAY AND CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED demonstrated that no matter how young or old, there is always something you can do to help. Kids helping kids has been the most rewarding part of this whole experience." Coming in second, the American Institute of Gymnastics in Aurora, Ill, had 254 participants in the Tyson Fitness Challenge, followed by Gymnastics World of Broadview Heights, Ohio, with 181 participants. These top three clubs earned VIP coupons for Tyson Products and a one-year USA Gymnastics Member Club membership for having the most participants in the Tyson Fitness Challenge. Another big salute for the funds raised for Children's Miracle Network goes to both Gymnastics World, owned by Joan and Ron Ganim, for raising $15,594 and Aim High Gymnastics in East Greenwich , R.I. , owned by Amy Nelson , for raising $5,202.50. Eleven-year-old Andrew Wise raised $2,578, the most money for an individual! Andrew is from Sonshine Gymnastics Academy in Conway, Ark., and will have his photo included on the 2007 National Gymnastics Day poster. Congratulations also go to Michelle Moock, 11, from Gymnastics World of Broadview Heights, who raised $1,126 and to Gaby McCarty, 5, from The Flip Zone in Plainfield, Ind., who raised $834. For their efforts, Wise, Moock and McCarty, earned two roundtrip tickets to the 2007 Tyson American Cup in Jacksonville, Fla., March 3, 2007. USA Gymnastics and Tyson Foods extend a sincere thank you to all the clubs that participated in the Tyson Fitness Challenge and for their efforts toward improving the fitness and nutritional health of our country's youth, as well as getting more kids off the couch, into the gym and raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network! Next year's National Gymnastics Day is scheduled for Aug. 4, 2007. Mark you calendar and begin your plans. More details will follow in upcoming issues of USA Gymnastics and Technique and/or online at www.usa-gymnastics.org ~ continue on p.26 v

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t Gymnastics in Hillsborough, N.J., celebrated National Gymnastics Day with an open house and raised more than $1,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand for Pediatric Cancer Research. Their theme was "Kids helping Kids;' and they collected donations at stands that were set up in front of the gym, including Lemonade, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Hotdogs, and the Big Kahuna Water Slide. Inside the gym, team members performed demonstrations, and coaches taught new students cartwheels and took children through supervised circuits on all the apparatus. More than 500 individuals were involved throughout the day and it was a huge success. nastics Beat of Fresno, if., sponsored an open house celebration and invited George the giraffe of the local Children's Hospital. Children took the challenge and went to their relatives and friends to sponsor their efforts in the Tyson Fitness Challenge, which included five categories: cartwheels, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and handstand holds. The team raised $1,000. Don Spencer, who owns Go For It US~ in North Las Vegas, Nev., gets creativ with his National Gymnastics Day celebration! His club hosted its 18th annual triathlon at Nellis Air Force Base. The club raised$l, 152, surpassing its goal of $1,000. The club had 62 gymnasts, ranging in age from 6 to 17 (Levels 4-10), swim, bike and run. Every gymnast who started the race, finished it!


Member Club Invitational Listing ALABAMA Planet Mardi Gras Invitational Start Date - 2/9/2007 Club Name - Planet Gymnastics Phone - 2511650-0699 Levels- W2-10, prepopt. ARIZONA AH Start Date - 12/2/2006 Club Name - Academy of GYM - Saldanu GYM Phone - 702/795-3332

Phone - 760/728-8582 Levels - W4-6 Fallbrook Team Challenge Start Date - 1219/2006 Club Name - Fallbrook Gym. Club Phone - 760/728-8582 Levels - W04,W05,W06

Phone - 858/748-1716 Levels - M4-elite Snowflake Invitational Start Date - 1120/2007 Club Name - Oroville GYM Sports Acad. Phone - 530/533-1043 Levels- W4-10

Fifth Annual San Diego Rhythmic Invitational Start Date - 1/6/2007 Club Name - San Diego Rhythmic Phone - 858/945-4114 Levels - R4-elite

Spirit of the Flame Challenge Start Date - 212312007 Club Name -West Valley Gym. School Phone - 408/374-8692 Levels - W2-elite Stanford Open Start Date - 112612007 Club Name - San Mateo Gym. Phone - 650/591-8734 Levels- M4-elite

Phone - 904/998-8681 Levels- W4-1 0, prepopt. Edgewater Classic Start Date - 2116/2007 Club Name - Edgewater Gym. Acad. Phone - 850/814-3468 Levels - W3-10 Junior Orange 80wl lnvitational Start Date -1111 /2007 Club Name - Boca Twisters Phone - S61nSO-6001 Levels - W2-10, open, prepopt.

Gymnastics in Paradise Start Date - 1119/2007 Club Name - Hawaiian Island Twisters, Inc. Phone - 808/839-4494 Levels - W7-10 Hawaiian Classic Start Date - 1/5/2007 Club Name - Kokokahi Gym. Team Phone - 808/235-6866 Levels - W7-elite, college IDAHO Gem State Invitational Start Date - 1/25/2007 Club Name - Gem State Gym. Acad. Phone- 208/853-3220 Levels- W2-elite, open

Mardi Gras in the Desert Start Date -1 /12/2007 Club Name - Arizona Dynamics Gymnastics Phone - 480/633-8414 Levels- W4-elite

Golden Gate Invitational Start Date - 1/20/2007 Club Name - Golden Gate Gym. Phone - 925/674-9683 Levels - W4-10

Winter Sun Invitational mrt Vate - 1/1 W2007 Club Name - Phoenix Gym. Acad. Phone - 6231582-5293 Levels - W4-elite

Golden State Friendshio Start Date - 3/2/2007 Club Name - Golden State Gym. Phone - 818/558-1177 Levels - W4-elite

Surf Classic Start Date - 111312007 Club Name - Santa Cruz Sports Central Phone - 831/427-3547 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite

Start Date - 12/28/2006 Club Name - Boca Twisters Phone - 5611750-6001 Levels- W2-10, open, prepopt.

Gem State Invitational Start Date - 1/2512007 Club Name - Gem State Gym. Acad. Phone - 208/853-3220 Levels - M4-elite, open

CALIFORNIA 2007 All Olympia Invitational Start Date - 21912007 Club Name - All Olympia, AOGC Phone - 310/301 -8066 Levels - W4-elite

High Tech Invite Start Date - 1113/2007 Club Name - Technique Gym. Phone - 916/63 5-7900 Levels - M4-elite

Top Flight Invite Start Date - 3110/2007 Club Name - Scats Diamond Bite Gym. Phone - (909)591-0771 Levels - W4-elite

Sand Dollarl Whitlow Invitational Start Date - 1119/2007 Club Name - Orlando Metro Gym. Phone - 407/246-1200 Levels- M4-elite; W4-elite, prepopt.

Great West Gymfest Start Date - 212312007 Club Name - Funtastics Phone - 208/772-9443 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite, open

Invitational Start Date - 1127/2007 Club Name - California Dynamites GYMTra Phone - 805/482-8000 Levels - W4-10

Universal Studios Gymfest Start Date - 112012007 Club Name - Fallbrook Gymn. Club Phone - 760/728-8582 Levels - GA

GEORGIA 2007 Atlanta Crown Gymnastics Inv Start Date - 1/1212007 Club Name - Gwinnett Gym. Ctr. Phone - 7701921-5630 Levels - W2-elite

Swingtime Invitational Start Date - 3/912007 Club Name - Gem State Gym. Acad. Phone - 208/853-3220 Levels - M4-10, open; W2-10, open

2007 Novato Classic Start Date - 3/10/2007 Club Name - Novato Gymnastics Phone - 415/899-8279 Levels- W4-10 Aerials Invite Start Date -1114/2007 Club Name - Aerials Gymnastics Phone - 7071447-2327 Levels - W4-10

Jump Start Challenge Start Date - 1212/2006 Club Name - Santa Cruz Sports Central Phone - 83 1/427-3547 Levels - M4-elite

Bridgette Clement Memorial Invitational Start Date - 1/20/2007 Club Name - Gymtowne Gym. Phone - 650/589-3733 Levels - W4-10

LA Classic Start Date -1 /2012007 Club Name - Gymnastics OIympica USA Phone - 818/785-1537 Levels - W4-10

ByersSacramento Invitational Start Date - 3/912007 Club Name - Byers Gymnastics Ctr. Phone - 916/689-5075 Levels- W4-10, open

Liberty Classic Start Date - 21312007 Club Name -liberty GYM Training Crr. Phone - 925/687-8009 Levels - W4-10

Caribbean Carnivale Start Date - 3/3/2007 Club Name - TwistersGym., Inc. Phone - 650/967-5581 Levels - W4-10

Mardi Gras Invitational Start Date - 2/24/2007 Club Name - North Bay Athletic Assoc. Phone - 707/643-9622 Levels- W4-10

Character Counts Classic Start Date - 1/1312007 Club Name - Josephson Acad. of GYM Phone - 310-287-9886 Levels - W4-10, open

Peter Vidman Men'sGymnastics Invitational Start Date - 311 /2007 Club Name - Broadway GYM School, Inc. Phone - 310/450-0012 Levels - M4-elite

Chris Wallers Heart of a Champion Invite Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Wallers' GymJam Acad. Phone - 661/251 -3390 Levels - W4-10

SCEGAS California Classic Start Date - 2123/2007 Club Name - Southern California Elite GYM Phone- 951 /699-4499 Levels - W4-elite

Dreams of Gold Start Date - 3/17/2007 Club Name - Gym. Olympica U5A Phone - 8181785-1537 Levels-W4-6

San Diego Classic Start Date - 1/26/2007 Club Name - Poway Gymnastics Phone - 8581748-1716 Levels- W4-elite

Fallbrook Spring Classic Start Date - 2/1012007 Club Name - Fallbrook Gym. Club Phone - 760/728-8582 Levels - W4-6

San Diego Tand TOpen Start Date - 1/26/2007 Club Name - Poway Gymnastics Phone - 858/748-1716 Levels - T4-elite

Fallbrook Team Challenge Start Date - 5119/2007 Club Name - fallbrook Gym. Club

San Diego Team Cup Start Date - 1126/2007 Club Name - Poway Gym.

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Wine Country Classic Start Date - 2/312007 Club Name - Rohnert Park Gym. Phone - 7071585-9377 Levels - W4-10 Winter Challenge Start Date -1 /20/2007 Club Name - Gymtowne Gym. Phone - 650/589-3733 Levels - M4-1 0 COLORADO Mardi Gras in the Mountains Start Date - 1/2012007 Club Name- Grand Junction GYM I Kidz Plex Phone - 970/245-3610 Levels - W7-10 CONNECTICUT New England Invitational Start Date - 121212006 Club Name - Glastonbury Gym. Club Phone - 860/652-7847 Levels - W4-10 FLORIDA 2007 Cruise Classic Start Date -1/27/2007 Club Name - Park Avenue Gym. Phone - 954/434-0099 Levels - W4-10, prepopt. 2007 Princess Classic Start Date -1113/2007 Club Name - Horizon GYM Dance Acad Phone - 941/627-5342 Levels - W4-10, prepopt. 200lTampa Bay Turnef5lnvitational Start Date - 3/812007 Club Name -Tampa Bay Tumer; Gym. Phone -727/328-8500 Levels - W7-elite, prepopt. Daytona Beach Open Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - ACE Gymnastics Phone - 407/831-2582 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite Dynamite Invite Start Date -1211712006 Club Name -TNT Gym &Fitness Complex Inc

Magical Classic Start Date - 2117/2007 Club Name - Brown'sGym. Central Phone - 407/869-8744 Levels- Wopen Npw VPA"C lnvit~tinn:lll

GGA EZ Classic 2007 Start Date - 116/2007 Club Name - Georgia Gym. Acad. II Phone- 770/945-3424 Levels- M4-10, open Gymnastix Champions Cup Start Date - 2124/2007 Club Name - Gymnastix Training Ctr. Phone - 678/546-6626 Levels- M4-elite Jack Frost Invitational Start Date - 212/2007 Club Name - Ultimate Gym. Phone - 770/623 -8212 Levels - W7-10 Level 7 State Start Date - 3/3012007 Club Name - Vidalia Springers Phone - 9121538-1000 Levels - W2-8 Optional Christmas Outersquad Start Date -1211612006 Club Name - Georgia All-Stars Gym. Phone - 770/516-2654 Levels - W7-10 Sterling Classic Start Date - 219/2007 Club Name - Gym. Training Ctr. Phone - 678/546-6626 Levels - W7-10 Sweet Onion Classic Start Date - 3/3/2007 Club Name - Vidalia Springers Phone - 912/538-1000 Levels - W2-8 Winter Blast Start Date - 1/20/2007 Club Name - Georgia All-Stars Gym. Phone - 770/516-2654 Levels - W5-10 HAWAII Aloha Gymfest Start Date -1 /12/2007 Club Name - Kokokahi Gym. Team Phone - 8081235-6866 Levels - W2-elite

ILLINOIS 6th Annual Heart of Illinois Gymnastics Invitational Start Date - 211712007 Club Name - Dynamite Gym., Inc. Phone - 217-875-1400 Levels -W4-10 6th Annual Meme Ca((hione Invite Start Date - 1120/2007 Club Name - American Eagles Gym. Phone - 847/201-1567 Levels - W4-10; M4-10 Arena Classic Start Date - 31212007 Club Name - Arena Gym. Phone - 8151730-7453 Levels - W4-10 Cupids Twist Invitational Start Date - 2123/2007 Club Name - St. Charles Gym. Club Phone - 6301584-5544 Levels- W4-10 Elgin Invitational Start Date - 1/6/2007 Club Name - Spring Hill Gym., Inc. Phone - 847/488-9467 Levels- W4-10 Hawaiian Pineapple Classic Start Date - 12116/2006 Club Name - Buffalo Grove Gymn Ctr. Phone - 847/459-8842 Levels - M4-elite IGI Chicago StyleGymnastics Meet Start Date - 2/912007 Club Name - Illinois GYM Institute, Inc Phone - 630/325-3333 Levels - W4-elite March Of DimesInvitational Start Date - 3/212007 Club Name - Gem City Gym. & Tumbling Phone - 217/224-8491 Levels - W4-10, exhibition Mardi Gras Invitational Start Date - 1/27/2007

Club Name - Buffalo Grove Gymn Ctr. Phone - 847/459-8842 Levels - M4-elite Midwest Open 2007 Start Date - 3/9/2007 Club Name - Aerial Gym. Club Phone - 630/495-0150 Levels - W4-elite St. Valentines Day Classic Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Gymnastics Spot Phone - 847/949-7768 Levels- W4-10 St. ValentinesDay MnesClassic Start Date - 2/3/2007 Club Name - Gymnastics Spot Phone - 847/949-7768 Levels - M4-10 Stars and Stripes Candy Cane Classic Start Date - 121212006 Club Name - American Inst. of Gym. Phone - 630/851-5437 Levels - W4-10 Turkey Meet Start Date - 11/19/2006 Club Name - Jand JTumbl and TrampTm Phone - 815/239-1558 Levels - Tl-elite Windy City Eleven Start Date - 1/1212007 Club Name - Aerial Gym. Club Phone - 630/495-0150 Levels - M4-elite, open INDIANA 15th Annual Indy Classic Mens Invitational Start Date - 1120/2007 Club Name - Indy School of Gym. Phone - 317/872-5948 Levels - M4-10 Circle of Stars Start Date - 2123/2007 Club Name - DeVeau's School of Gym. Phone - 317/849-7744 Levels - W4-elite; M4-10 Motionwear For Love or Money Start Date - 2/912007 Club Name - Wrights American Gym. Phone - 317/888-4805 Levels - W4-10 KANSAS Diamond Jewels Invitational Start Date -111912007 Club Name - Diamond GYM & Dance Acad., I Phone - 913/851-7500 Levels - W4-10 KENTUCKY Champion's Winter Challenge Start Date - 1218/2006 Club Name - Champion Gym. Phone - 502/809-1386 Levels - M4-elite, open, exhibition Flippin' into Spring Start Date - 3/31/2007 Club Name - Centre Acad. Phone - 6061759-5056 Levels - Tl-10 US Coaches Cup Start Date -1 /19/2007 Club Name - Cincinnati Gym. Phone - 513/860-3082 Levels - W4-elite LOUISIANA Battleof New Orleans Invite Start Date - 212212007 Club Name - Elmwood Gym. Acad. Phone - 504/733-4496 Levels - W2-elite, prepopt. ~


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Member Club Invitational Listing Jambalaya Invitational Start Date - 311012007 Club Name - Athletes In Motion Phone - 225/673-4966 Levels - W2-10, prepopt.

Bretstyans Invitational 2007 Start Date - 1/1212007 Club Name -Brestyan's American Gym. Phone - 5081881-7770 Levels - W4-elite

McDonalds Invitational Start Date -121112006 Club Name - New Heights Gym. Phone - 337/365-3806 Levels - M4-10; W2-10, prepopt. North Shore GymnastiCS Classic Start Date - 1/1212007 Club Name - North Shore Gym. Phone - 985/624-8310 Levels - W2-elite, prepopt.

Daggens Invitational Start Date - 213/2007 Club Name -Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gym. Phone - 413/786-4686 Levels - W4-10, prepopt. Lets Make a Deal Start Date - 2110/2007 Club Name - Sterling Acad. of Gym. Phone - 978/422-7655 Levels - W4-10, prepopt.

The New Orleans Jau Invitaional Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Empire Gym. Acad. Phone - 5041734-0644 Levels - M4-10;W2-10, prepopt.

Linle Bigger Invitational Start Date - 2122/2007 Club Name -Gymnastics And More Phone - 781 /938-3669 Levels - W4-10, prepopt.

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Phone - 207/856-0232 Levels - W4-elite MARYLAND 2007 Frederick Classic Invitational Start Date - 3/1612007 Club Name - Frederick Gym. Club Phone - 301/695-0205 Levels - W4-10 2007 Hill's Maryland Classics Start Date -111312007 Club Name - Hill's Gym. Phone - 301/840-5900 Levels - W4-elite, open 30th Nations Capital Cup Start Date - 31212007 Club Name - MarVaTeens, Inc. Phone - 301/468-9181 Levels - W4-elite

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Starlight Invitational Start Date - 3/16/2007 Club Name - Massachusens GYM Center-Wal Phone - 781/893-2009 Levels - W4-elite, prepopt. Thompsons Holiday Meet Start Date - 121212006 Club Name -Thompsons Gym. Phone - 413/532-0374 Levels - W2-10, prepopt. Yellow Jackets Holiday Invitational Start Date - 11119/2006 Club Name -Yellow Jacket Gym. Club Phone - 978/774-7840 Levels -W5-6

Baltimore Washington Invitational Start Date - 12/912006 Club Name - Fairland Gym. Phone - 301/953-0030 Levels - M4-elite

YellowJackets Holiday Invitational Start Date - 1211/2006 Club Name -Yellow Jacket Gym. Club Phone - 978/774-7840 Levels - W7 -10, prepopt.

Capital Challenge of MD State Meet Start Date -1 126/2007 Club Name - GYM of Amer & Rhythmflex Phone - 301/977-3835 Levels - R4-elite

MICHIGAN Christmas in the Motor City Classic Start Date - 1218/2006 Club Name -Michigan Acad. of Gym. Phone - 7341721-4001 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite

Christmas on the Chesapeake Start Date - 121812006 Club Name - Docksiders Gym., Inc. Phone - 410/987-8780 Levels - W4-elite

Festival In Motion Start Date - 2124/2007 Club Name - Gym-Jester Gym., Inc. Phone - 989/754-7401 Levels - W5-elite, prepopt.

Columbia Challenge Start Date - 211712007 Club Name -Top Flight Gym. Or. Phone - 410/992-1600 Levels - W4-10

GTC Classic Cup Start Date - 3/9/2007 Club Name - Gym. Training Or. Roch Phone - 2481852-7950 Levels - W4-1 0

East Coast Classic Start Date - 219/2007 Club Name - Fairland Gym. Phone - 301/953-0030 Levels - W4-10

Gym Jester Prep Opt Meet Start Date - 1113/2007 Club Name - Gym-Jester Gym., Inc. Phone - 989/754-7401 Levels - Wprepopt.

Gingerbread Invitational Start Date - 121212006 Club Name -Delmarva Gym. Acad., In Phone - 4101742-2053 Levels -W4-9

Holiday Invitational Start Date -121212006 Club Name - Greater Kalamazoo World of Gym. Phone - 269/381-5749 Levels -W4-6

Winter Classic Start Date -111312007 Club Name -Top Flight Gym. Or. Phone - 410/992-1600 Levels - M4-9 MASSACHUSm S Boston Classic Start Date - 112712007 Club Name - New England Sports Acad. Phone - 781/493-6345 Levels - W2-10, prepopt.

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Jester Fest Inv Start Date - 2110/2007 Club Name - Gym-Jester Gym., Inc. Phone - 989/754-7401 Levels - M4-10 March Madness and Invitational Start Date - 3117/2007 Club Name - Greater Kalamazoo World of Gym. Phone - 269/381 -5749 Levels -W4-6

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2006

Totally Rad 14 Start Date - 212312007 Club Name - Greater Kalamazoo World of Gym. Phone - 269/381-5749 Levels - W4-10, prepopt.

All American Spring Inv Start Date - 31912007 Club Name - All American Gymnastics Phone - 314/426-2496 Levels -W5-7

NEW JERSEY Event Name - Cherry Bowl Start Date - 1/5/2007 Club Name - Cherry Hill Gym. Acad. Phone - 856/795-4599 Levels - W4-10

Twistar Wars invite Start Date - 111212007 Club Name - Gedderts Twistars USA Phone - 517/322-0360 Levels - W4-elite

Pony Express Gymnastic Challenge Start Date - 2123/2007 Club Name - AriSing Stars Gymnastic Center Phone - 8161232-7502 Levels -W3-10 Spirits Invitational Start Date - 121812006 Club Name - St. Louis Spirits Phone - 314/843-3322 Levels -W3-8

Greater NY Gymnastics Invitational Start Date - 1211/2006 Club Name - US GYM Develop Ctr. II Phone - 201/891-2496 Levels -W4-10, open

U.S. Airborne Invitational Start Date - 31212007 Club Name - ANA Sports U.S. Airborne Phone - 616/975-2992 Levels - W3-1 0 MINNESOTA 2007 Winter Carnival Classic Start Date - 1/26/2007 Club Name - Midwest Gymnastics Center Phone - 6511482-9616 Levels - W4-elite; M4-elite

St Louis Classic Start Date - 115/2007 Club Name -Team Central Phone - 314/291-5436 Levels - W4-10 St Louis Open Start Date - 111912007 r •.. '. 11 . _ _ •..• _ r ~

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Greater New York Gymnastics Invitational Start Date - 121112006 Club Name - USGYM Develop Ctr. II Phone - 201/891 -2496 Levels - M4-elite, open Snowflake Invitational Start Date - 1/2712007 Club Name - Schafers School of Gym. Phone - 609/393-5855 Levels -W4-8

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Phone - 314/968-9494 Levels - M4-8; W2-10 Kansas City Coed Invitational Start Date - 112512007 Club Name - Emerald City Gym., Inc. Phone - 9131438-4444 Levels - W4-10; M4-elite NEVADA AH Las Vegas Start Date - 31212007 Club Name - Academy of GYM Salcianu GYM Phone -702/795-3332 Levels - W4-elite Cactus Cooler Invitational Start Date - 212312007 Club Name - Desert Gymcats Gym. Phone - 702/798-3547 Levels - W4-elite Go For It Classic Start Date - 1126/2007 Club Name - Go For It USA Phone - 7021658-9003 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite Gymnastics Nevada Challenge Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Gymnastics Nevada Phone - 775/355-7755 Levels - M4-10, Gymnastics Nevada Challenge Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Gymnastics Nevada Phone - 775/355-7755 Levels -W4-10 Lady Luck Invitational Start Date - 1/5/2007 Club Name - Brown's Gym.Las Vegas Phone - 702/257-9009 Levels - W4-elite Starz and Stripes 2007 Start Date - 211712007 Club Name - Starz Gym., Dance, &Che Phone - 775/853-9494 Levels - H-elite; M4-10; W4-elite Vegas Cup Start Date - 2/9/2007 Club Name - Gymcats Gym. Phone - 702/566-1414 Levels - W4-10 Vegas Lights Mens Invitational Start Date - 111312007 Club Name - Desert Gymcats Gym. Phone - 702/798-3547 Levels - M4-elite Vegas Vacations Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Academy of GYM Salcianu GYM Phone -702/795-3332 Levels - W4-elite

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Start Date - 3i1 lIi007 Club Name - Eastern National Acad. of Gym. Phone - 9731835-1665 Levels -W5 Winter Festival Start Date - 12116/2006 Club Name - Airborne Gym. Acad. Phone - 856-507-1700 Levels -W4-7 Winter Stars 2007 Start Date - 111312007 Club Name - Attitude Phone - 908/654-9734 Levels - R3-10 NEW MEXICO 2007 American Dream Invitational Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Dana's Westside Gym., In Phone - 505/898-7334 Levels - W3-elite New Mexico Judge's Cup Start Date -12/9/2006 Club Name - Gold Cup Gym. Phone - 505/821-8417 Levels - M4-6 NEW YORK Event Name - Candy Cane Classsic Start Date - 12/9/2006 Club Name - Bright Raven Gym., Inc. Phone - 585/247-0800 Levels - W4-10 Leatherstocking Invitational Start Date - 1/1212007 Club Name -Valley Gym. Co. Phone - 3151736-4400 Levels - W3-10 Long Island Classic Start Date - 31212007 Club Name - Long Island Gym Nest Phone - 631 /924-9422 Levels - W3-elite Manhanen Classic Start Date - 1/26/2007 Club Name - NYC Elite Gym., Inc Phone - 212-334-3628 Levels - W4-elite New York Spectacular Start Date - 1219/2006 Club Name - Nina Gymnastics Or. Phone - 718/533-0121 Levels -W4-8 Event Name - Niagara Cup 2007 Start Date - 3/9/2007 Club Name - Niagaral Gleason's Gym. Phone - 716/694-6557 Levels - W4-elite Qualifying Kick-Off Start Date - 1211/2006

Club Name - Long Island Gym Nest Phone - 631 /924-9422 Levels -W3-10, open NORTH CAROLINA Gym Co 500 Start Date - 21212007 Club Name -The Gym Company LLC Phone - 704/663-7510 Levels - W2-10, prepopt. NC Level 3 Challenge Cup Start Date -12/16/2006 Club Name - Langley Gym. Phone - 919/639-8288 Levels - W3-10, prepopt. NRG Challenge Start Date - 112012007 Club Name - North Raleigh Gym. Phone - 919/790-9400 Levels -W3-10, prepopt NRG Invatational Start Date - 3/3/2007 Club Name - North Raleigh Gym. ~~':~~ - ~~~.'7~,! -~~00 Levels - W3-10, prepopt. OHIO Candy Cane Classic Start Date - 1211612006 Club Name - Gym. of Ohio, Inc. Phone - 330/499-5572 Levels -W3-10 DSW Buckeye Start Date - 2115/2007 Club Name - Buckeye Gym. Phone - 614-895-1611 Levels - W4-10 Dominique Moceanu Invitational Start Date -111912007 Club Name - Gymnastics World, Inc. Phone - 440/526-2970 Levels - W4-10 Follow your Dreams Inv 2007 Start Date - 3117/2007 Club Name - Fliptastic Gym. Inc Phone - 614/529-8828 Levels -W4-8 Holiday Classic Start Date - 1111 912006 Club Name - Gym. of Ohio, Inc. Phone - 330/499-5572 Levels -W3-6 Men's Winter Blast Start Date - 21212007 Club Name - Hyde Park Gym. Phone - 513/527-4343 Levels - M4Shooting Stars Invitational Start Date - 21312007 Club Name - Stars GYM And Dance, Inc. Phone - 937/252-8787 Levels -W4-9 Sunrise Boys Gymfest Start Date - 211112007 Club Name - Sunrise Gym. Acad. Phone - 419/841-2902 Levels - M4-10, open Sunrise Boys Open Start Date -1111912006 Club Name - Sunrise Gym. Acad. Phone - 419/841-2902 Levels - M4-10, open Sunrise Gymfest Start Date - 3/10/2007 Club Name - Sunrise Gym. Acad. Phone - 419/841-2902 Levels -W4-10 Sunrise Open Start Date -1/27/2007 Club Name - Sunrise Gym. Acad. Phone - 419/841-2902 Levels-W4-10 ~


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ENTRY DEADLINE: December 15, 2006

AWARDS: Medals, Team Banners and Cash Prizes for 1 st, 2 nd & 3 rd place teams

GYMNAST ENTRY FEE: (includes gift bag) Level 4-6; $70 Level 7-0pen; $85

EQUIPMENT: AAI Elite

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Member Club Invitational Listing Winter Blast 5tart Date - 2/2/2007 Club Name - Hyde Park Gym. Phone - 513/527-4343 Levels - W4-10 Winterfest 2007 Start Date - 1/2712007 Club Name - Queen City Gymnasticsl Kids First Phone - 513/489-7575 Levels - M4-elite

Brian Babcock Invitational Start Date - 1/19/2007 Club Name - Parkettes National GYMCtr. Phone - 610/433-001 1 Levels - M4,elite Dalmation Classic 5tart Date - 2/9/2007 Club Name - Spirit GYM Training Ctr. Phone - 215/699-2900 Levels - W4-10

OKLAHOMA Arctic Blast Start Date - 12/8/2006 Club Name - Mat Trotters Gym. Phone - 405/722-0808 Levels - W4-10

Dutch Classic Start Date - 2/1012007 Club Name - Berks Gym.Acad. Phone - 610/372-8454 Levels - W4-10, prepop!.

Bart Conner Invitational Start Date - 1/19/2007 Club Name - Bart Conner Gym. Acad. Phone - 405/447-7500 Levels - M4-elite

First Class Gymnastics Inv. Start Date - 1218/2006 Club Name - First Class Gym. Phone - 570/487-1422 Levels - W4-10

Nadia Comaneci Invitational Start Date - 2/9/2007 Club Name - Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Phone - 405/447-7500 Levels - W4-elite OREGON Daisy Cup Start Date - 4n12007 Club Name - Gym-Nest Ltd. Phone - 503/640-6378 Levels - W4-10, prepop!. EmeraldTeam Challenge Start Date - 3/10/2007 Club Name - National Acad. of Artistic Gym. Phone - 5411744-2002 Levels - W4-elite High Desert Gymnastics Invitational Start Date - 2/2/2007 Club Name - Acrovision Sports Ctr. Phone - 541/388-5555 Levels - W4-10 MAC Express Start Date - 1/6/2007 Club Name - Multnomah Athletic Club Phone - 503/223-6251 ext 242 Levels - W7-10 MAC Open Start Date - 2/16/2007 Club Name - Mullnomah Athletic Club Phone - 5031223-625 1ext 242 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite Shamrock Invitational Start Date - 3/17/2007 Club Name - Gym-Nest Ltd. Phone - 503/640-6378 Levels -W10,W04,W05,W06,W07, W08,W09,WPREPOPT Winter Invitational Start Date - 1/18/2007 Club Name - Gym-Nest Ltd. Phone - 503/640-6378 Levels - W4-10, prepop!. PENNSYLVANIA 2007 Parkettes Invitational Start Date - 1/2612007 Club Name - Parkettes National GYM Ctr. Phone - 610/433-001 1 Levels -W8-9 2007 Parkettes Invitational Start Date -1 12612007 Club Name - Parkettes National GYMCtr. Phone - 610/433-0011 Levels - W3-9, prepop!.

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Fun In The Sun Meet Start Date - 3/2/2007 Club Name -Trinity Gym. Inc Phone - 724/444-3010 Levels -W3-10, prepop!. Funny Bunny Inv Start Date - 515/2007 Club Name - Hanover Area FamilyYMCA Phone - 717/632-0195 Levels -W4-6 Hanover Classic Start Date - 1119/2007 Club Name - Hanover Area Family YMCA Phone - 7171632-0195 Levels - W4-10, prepop!. John Pancott Invitational Start Date - 3/3/2007 Club Name -John Pancott Gymnastic Center Phone - 610/647-9847 Levels - W3-10 John Pancott Invitational Start Date - 2/10/2007 Clu b Name -Jo hn Pancott Gym.Ctr. Phone - 610/647-9847 Levels - M4-10 KMC Boys Classic Invitational Start Date - 1212/2006 Club Name - KMC Dance and GYM Center Phone - 610/444-4464 Levels - M4--10 LVSA Mens Invitational Start Date - 12/8/2006 Club Name - Lehigh Valley Sports Academy Phone - 610/264-2208 Levels - M4-10 Legs Fall Storm Invitational Start Date - 12/9/2006 Club Name - Lake Effect GYM School, Inc. Phone - 814/474-1835 Levels -W4-7, prepop!.

Club Name - Nittany Gymnastics Academy Phone - 8141238-8995 Levels - W4-10 Nittany Spring Invitational Start Date - 3/25/2007 Club Name - Nittany Gymnastics Academy Phone - 8141238-8995 Levels -W4-7 Over the Rainbow Start Date - 3/4/2007 Club Name - Columbia Academy Phone - 570/387-0539 Levels -W4-7 Pittsburgh Northstars Coed Classic Start Date - 1211/2006 Club Name -Jewarts School of Gym. Phone - 4121487-5999 Levels - M4-10; W4-10, prepop!. Return to the OIde Country Invitational ,. . _ ~

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Club Name - Eagles Wings Athletics Phone - 972/727-9911 Levels - M4-elite Level 7 All Star Challenge Start Date - 12/9/2006 Club Name - Reflex Gym. Acad. Phone - 281 /412-3350 Levels-W7 Lone Star Boys Invitational Start Date -121212006 Club Name - Lone Star Gym. Phone - 817/294-1114 Levels - M4-elite Metroplex Challenge Start Date - 1119/2007 Club Name - Metroplex Gym. Phone - 214/343-8652 Levels - W2-elite River Walk Classic Start Date - 2/24/2007 Club Name - Brown's Gym. Central Phoop - an7 IRhQ-R744

Levels - W2-elite Rose CityClassic Gymnastics Start Date - 3/9/2007 Club Name -Texas East Gymnastics Phone - 903/509-2924 Levels - W2-elite Trevino's Tumbling &Trampoline Invitational 2007 Start Date - 2123/2007 Club Name -Trevino's Gymnastics Phone - 9721223-0167 Levels - Tl-elite Valeri Liukin Invitational Start Date - 1218/2006 Club Name -WOGA Gymnastics Phone - 972/985-9292 Levels - M4-elite WOGA Classic 2007 Start Date - 2/3/2007 Club Name -WOGA Gymnastics Phone - 972/985-9292 Levels -W2-elite UTAH Event Name -Winter Classic Start Date - 2/23/2007 Club Name - Black Diamond GYM & Sports Cen Phone - 435/615-1800 Levels - W4-elite, open VIRGINIA 13th Ann ual Beach Invitational Start Date - 111912007 Club Name - OceanTumblers Gymnastics Phone-7571547-0169 Levels - W4-10, prepop!. 2007 New Year Opener Start Date -1/6/2007 Club Name -Virginia International Gymnastics School Phone - 804/276-7039 Levels - W4-10 Coca Cola Classic Start Date - 12/2/2006 Club Name - Lynchburg Acad of GYM & Power Phone - 434/239-8900 Levels - W4-10 Emerald City Classic Start Date - 3/212007 Club Name - APEX Phone - 703n77-5344 Levels - W4-10, prepop!.

Nittany Boys Invitational Start Date - 2/25/2007 Club Name - Nittany Gym. Acad. Phone - 8141238-8995 Levels - M4-7

Carol Hillenburg State Achievement Invitational - B Start Date -12115/2006 Club Name -Trevino's Gymnastics Phone - 9721223-0167 Levels -W2-5

Excalibur Cup Start Date - 2/16/2007 Club Name - Excalibur Gymnastics Phone - 757/499-8258 Levels - W4-elite, open

Nittany Invitational Start Date -1114/2007

Friendship Invite Start Date - 2/312007

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Club Name - Chantilly Academy Phone - 7031378-4966 Levels -W4-10 Jerrell Steele Winter Blast Start Date - 1/6/2007 Club Name - Gym Quest Phone - 804/262-9400 Levels - M4-elite; W4-elite Merry March Invitational Start Date - 3117/2007 Club Name - Chantilly Academy Phone - 703/378-4966 Levels-W4-10 Miss March Meet Start Date - 3/3/2007 Club Name - Lynchburg Acad. of GYM & Power Phone - 4341239-8900 Levels - W4-10

Phone - 360/413-9855 Levels - W4-10 Go for the Gold Inv Start Date - 1/20/2007 Club Name - Black Hills Gym. Phone - 360/413-9855 Levels - W4-10 Invitational Meet Start Date - 2117/2007 Club Name - Northshore Gym. Ctr. Phone - 425/402-6602 Levels - W4-10, Invitational Meet Start Date - 3/31 /2007 Club Name - Northshore Gym. Ctr. Phone - 425/402-6602 Levels -W4-6

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Snowflake Invitational Start Date - 1/6/2007 Club Name - All Star Gym. Phone - 757/449-6252 Levels-W3-8

WISCONSIN Bliuard Invite Start Date - 2/3/2007 Club Name - Scamps Gym. Phone - 262/694-0805 Levels - W3-10

Sweetheart Invitational Start Date - 2117/2007 Club Name - OceanTumblers Gym. Phone - 757/547-0169 Levels - W4-10, prepop!.

Midwest Challenge Start Date - 1/20/2007 Club Name - MAnd MGymnastics Phone - 262/789-6885 Levels -W3-10, prepop!.; M4-10

VA NAWGJ Judges Cup Start Date - 2/24/2007 Clu b Name - Ocean Tumblers Gym. Phone - 7571547-0169 Levels - W4-10

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do is for our Beehive Gift Shop and that is done at the end of every evening. As to deposit frequency, we make a physical deposit, on average, two times per week. But, here is the rest of the story -our teams pay tuition on a monthly basis and classes on a term basis (five terms per year) so our bank runs are on an "as needed" basis. Whenever our Customer Service Department processes a large batch of checks or cash, it triggers a run to the bank, perhaps at midday or day-end. So, with our 'as-needed' system in place, at anyone moment, on average, we have only about $3,000, sitting in our safe waiting to be deposited. The lost opportunity for interest on $3,000 is only $150/year. I calculate that the labor cost of going to the bank is, say, $25 per trip. That means, if we can save just one bank run per week that is a savings of 52 x $25 = $1,300 per year. And if we save three trips per week that equates to a yearly savings of almost $4,000! I'll gladly forgo $150 of lost opportunity interest in favor of a $4,000 payroll savings! Of course, there is a capital investment one must make to make fewer bank runs and that is bolt-down 'drop' or 'depository safe' (turn the crank and checks and cash disappear safely down the slot). I bought ours about 25 years ago and it cost me

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Women's Program

UPDATE INTERNATIONAL ELITE PROGRAM COMMITTEE JULY 30 & AUGUST 18, 2006 The meeting was called to order 8:15 am.

ROLL CALL Chairman .................................................. Steve Rybacki Valeri Liukin Al Fong Donna Strauss Mary Lee Tracy Athlete Rep ........................................... Kim Zmeskal-Burdette NTC . . ...... ......................................... ............... Martha Karolyi Vice PresidenL.. ............... Kathy Kelly WPD ................................................................ Gary Warren

1. THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED THE 2006 FALL AND THE 2007 CALENDAR. The committee discussed the 2006 fall and the 2007 calendar. Next year has some unique challenges so Martha and the IEC will try to provide a more comprehensive training plan. The committee has approved the training plan. Motion Second PASSED

Fong Liukin

2. AFTER AN ANALYSIS OF THE SCORES AND DISCUSSION THE COMMITTEE MADE THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Recommendation to allow ONLY National Team Members to qualify to the National Championships from the verification camps or international assignment. Motion Second PASSED

Tracy Fong

Recommendation that Junior and Senior International Elites only may qualify to Classic meets from a National Qualifier or the Verification camp under competition conditions. Motion Tracy Second Liukin PASSED

Recommendation that the following qualification scores: To Championships will be in effect for the 2006(fall}/ 2007 season: Senior InternationaL.. ..................... AA .......... 56.00 Senior International ........ (3 event} ..........................45.00 Junior International ......................... AA ................................................. 54.00

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To Classics will be in effect for the 2006(fall}/ 2007 season: Senior International ...........AA ............................................55.00 Junior International ......................... AA... .................. 53 .00 Motion Second PASSED

Tracy Strauss

Recommendation that the 2006 Championships Jr. & Sr. competitors that attained the 2006(fall}/ 2007 season qualifying scores (53 .00 & 55.00 respectively) will be directly qualified to the 2007 Classic competitions. Motion Second PASSED

Liukin Fong

Recommendation to the JO Program Committee to allow any Junior International athlete who did not qualify to the 2006 National Championships from the 2006 US Classic to return to the JO Program with no restrictions. The Committee felt that the qualification score was too low and do not wish to inhibit the athlete's choices or opportunities. This would be for the 2007 seaso non ly. Motion Tracy Second Liukin PASSED

3. ELITE COACHES MANUAL Steve Rybacki wishes to create an Elite Coaches Manual to bring all pertinent information into one document so that the elite coaches and those wishing to enter the elite program will have an easy reference manual. Committee would like this document completed before Championships if possible.

4. FINANCIAL MATTERS Gary distributed a spreadsheet with the income and expenses for this year. We still are in good financial shape. Gary reported to the committee that he is in discussions with Gym Nova to obtain equipment for the verification camp. Steve Rybacki sent a letter to Steve Penny recapping the meeting conducted with the national team coaches at the last training camp. 2008 Tour discussions and decisions will be on-going.

5. JUDGING ISSUES Committee discussed judging format for the Classics meet and complimented the judges on a good job. We will use the same system at the Championships. The committee also recommends to continue to bring judges into training camps. This has been of benefit to the athletes and coaches. ~


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"We are excited about returning to the city of Jacksonville," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. ''The 2007 Tyson American Cup will showcase the world's top gymnasts as they travel the road to Beijing in earnest. This will be a great opportunity for sports fans to see our sport's future stars in person." The 2007 Tyson American Cup, which features an all-around competition, begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale now for $50, $35 and $19.50 and are subject to applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster and its outlets; by phone at (904) 353-3309; online at www.ticketmaster.com; at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena box office; or through participating gymnastics clubs in the Jacksonville area. The competition on March 3 will be televised live on NBC Sports at 1 p.m. ET. ''The powerful athleticism displayed at the Tyson American Cup in Jacksonville will be exciting for fans to watch," said Sue Quillin, Tyson's vice preSident of marketing services. ''This prestigious event allows us to communicate the importance of protein and nutrition to the Jacksonville community and the millions of Americans who tune in." The old Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena was the site for the 1985 U.S. Championships and the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials. ''The city is thrilled to welcome USA Gymnastics and the Tyson American Cup to Jacksonville," said Mayor John Peyton, City of Jacksonville. "It is truly an honor to host such an array of top international gymnasts and a competition of this stature. We are excited to once again have an opportunity to showcase our great city to a live national television audience."

Tyson American Cup to Jacksonville Reigning uneven bars and balance beam world champion Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas, won the women's title at the 2006 Tyson American Cup, with Jonathan Horton of Houston defeating Japan's Hisashi Mizutori, ranked second in the world in the all-around, in the men's competition. Shayla Worley of Orlando was second in the women's event. Since the 2006 Tyson American Cup, Liukin has gone on to win her second straight all-around title and Horton won the men's 2006 NCAA all-around title. The athletes competing in the 2007 Tyson American Cup will be announced closer to the event.

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II. Kathy Kelly welcomed the committee and thanked them for all they do on a daily basis. Kelly congratulated Kathy Ostberg, the newly elected National Administrative Committee Chairman .

TOP's program is strong. The on-line registration went well. Have 2700 tested. State Managers were appointed to improve consistency between testings. State TOP's Managers must be at every state TOP's testing. These TOP's state managers were brought in to a workshop. Program has reached 60-70 new clubs. Hope's program replaced Children's Elite. Many new clubs participated in the Hope's meet. Developmental Camps were added to the calendar this year and will continue. They proved to be very successful in involving new athletes and clubs.

IV. WOMENS PROGRAM COMMITTEE Tom Koll discussed meeting agenda to approve Operating Code changes .

V. JO COMMITTEE REPORT Tom Koll discussed leotard colors of the region which is ultimately the Women Administrative committee's responsibility. Committee requests that Connie provide them with accent color and other information Tom requested that each region consider a method for the nomination of a Regional Coach of the Year. The nominees should be submitted via the JO Chair to the National JO Committee who ~


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VI. FINANCIAL REPORTING The committee discussed financial reporting issues. State Chairs need to report to their constituents. Regional Chairs need to report to their constituents. John Hewett, USA Gymnastics Controller, addressed the committee on a number of issues relating to financial reporting, updates in technology and future possibilities. John will create an excel worksheet so that the financial reporting will be uniform and done electronically. RC's are still the control of the SC's finances and RC's still need to receive a copy of the SC's reports. RC's will hold rebates until paperwork is complete. Regional rebates may also be held if reporting is not received. Receipts - must be kept. A minimum of a bank statement must be filed with the financial report. The Regional Committee Chairman may require additional documentation . John will review categories and format of the spreadsheet and make any suggestions if needed. Both state and regional accounts will be maintained with the same spreadsheet. State and Regional chairs should be listed on the States account and Regional accounts should also have two signatures. Recommendation that the states and regions file both a quarterly report for the period ending June 30, and an annual report reflecting activity from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the current year ie. (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006). The annual report must be published in the next newsletter or posted on the web-site Motion: R. Sandoz Second: L. Perrott PASSED

VII. REGIONAL CONGRESS Kelly presented a check to Cori Rizzo for Region 3 Congress. The Congress wa s both a financial and educational success . The office staff is looking forward to servicing all the regions next year. Kathy Kelly requested that the RC's submit a choice of 2 locations and 2 dates for 2007 . Promotion at the State and Regional level need s to improve in order to increase participation. Kathy Ostberg will be a great asset to this project.

VIII. STATE CHAIRMEN'S WORKSHOP The committee addressed the agenda for the State Chairmen Workshop and went over the preparations.

JO Nationals on Sunday evening and continue on Monday. May 20 and on May 21 in Mason , Ohio.

X. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - KATHY FELDMANN Hired Carisa Laughon as Director of Education. Degree in finance and has much project manager experience. Tan ia Heath will be Education Manager. USA Gymnastics University will be developed for each discipline. Each will be their own 'college' in the University. USA Gymnastics will be hosting the first FIG Level 3 Academy in the US. The event will be conducted Nov 3-8 in Houston. Women's National Team Coaches will be invited. The Women's High Performance Coaching Seminar will be held in conjunction with the FIG Academy and will allow us to include (as audits) up to 30 more coaches in the program. The audits will not receive an FIG certification , but attendance will be considered in the USA Gymnastics University Tracking will be able to be done in membership files . KF discussed improvements in website and on-line registration process. We will be able to do group registrations as well as individual.

XI. A·l AWARDS Toni from A-1 Awards gave everyone a brochure. Discussion was held, relative to personalizing the ribbons or adding a charm to the state or regional medal. Any additions to the USA Gymnastics medal will incur increased cost. Any request for additions to the state or regional medal (charms or ribbon) should be sent to Kathy Ostberg. Recommendation to eliminate the Silver Quill Award for next year. Motion R. Sandoz Second J. Schlott In favor 1 Against 4 Abstain 3 Motion withdrawn

XII. NEW BUSINESS Ostberg reminded the committee of the duty and obligation to attend meetings when you serve in an elected position. Recommendation that State Chair workshop be conducted on Wednesday at National Congress, Aug 15, 2007. Motion: C. Rizzo Second: R. Sandoz PASSED Recommendation to the Women's Program Committee: Add to the Duties and Responsibilities of the State Administrative Committee Chair, that the SACC or a designated proxy will attend National and Regional Congresses and all designated meetings, with travel and expenses funded by the state account. Motion: R. Sandoz Second: D. Kornegay PASSED

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MEN'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE US OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO JULY 14, 2006 The meeting was called to order at 1:10 p.m. MDT by Chairman Yoichi Tomita.

I. ROLL CALL Voting Members Present:

Men's Program MEN'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE CONFERENCE CALL MINUTES JULY 21, 2006 Chairman Yoichi Tomita called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. CST.

I. ROLL CALL Yoichi Tomita, MPC Chairman & Vice Chairman for Men Bill Foster, MPC Secretary & Junior Coaches' Representative Steve Butcher, Junior Coaches' Representative absent Kurt Golder, Senior Coaches' Representative absent Miles Avery, Senior Coaches' Representative Jay Thornton, Athletes' Represe ntative John Roethlisberger, Athletes' Representative Present, Not Voting: Butch Zunich, National Gymnastics Judges Association (absent) Ron Brant, Senior Program Coordinator Dennis McIntyre, Men's Program Director

Yoichi Tomita, MPC Chair & Vice Chair for Men Kurt Golder, Sr. Coaches Rep . Miles Avery, Sr. Coaches Rep. Steve Butcher, Jr. Coaches Rep. absent Bill Foster, MPC Secretary & Jr. Coaches Rep. Jay Thornton, Athlete Rep. Steve McCain for John Roethlisberger, Athlete Rep. Non-voting Members:

Dennis McIntyre, Men's Program Director Ron Brant, Senior Men's Coordinator Butch Zunich, NGJA Representative (absent)

II. UPDATE ON NATIONAL QUALIFIER AND VISA CHAMPIONSHIPS System has worked well so far in getting to the qualifier. 27 gymnasts will qualify to the Visa Championships.

III. PETITIONS TO 2006 VISA CHAMPIONSHIPS

III. SELECTION OF COACH REPRESENTATIVE ON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

Motion: Approve Cole Storer to compete (junior) -- 2006 Visa Championships. Motion: Jay Thornton Second: Kurt Golder PASSED: Unanimously Motion: Approve Edward Umphrey to compete -- 2006 Visa Championships. Motion: Bill Foster Second: Miles Avery PASSED: Unanimously

Motion: Bill Foster to be the Coaches' Representative Motion: Jay Thornton Second: John Roethlisberger PASSED: 4 favor, 0 against, 1 abstain

MPC is developing guidelines for all aspects of future petitions, particularly in the area of information and documentation of Doctors' statements and description of the rationale for a petition.

II. PETITIONS TO VISA CHAMPIONSHIPS Petition for Johnny Schell was considered and denied

IV. SELECTION OF ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE ON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE Jay Thornton reported the opinions of the se nior national team athletes who were polled concerning the Athlete Representative to World Championships selection committee. Discussion followed . Motion: Jay Thornton to be the Coaches' Representative Motion: John Roethlisberger Second: Yoichi Tomita PASSED: 4 favor, 0 against, 1 abstain

IV. 2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PROCEDURES Butch Zunich and Harry Bjerke have been selected as judges for the 2006 World Championships by the Independent Selection Committee. WC Selection Committee: Yoichi Tomita, Ron Brant, Dennis McIntyre, Athlete's Rep, Coaches' Rep. Final selection will be made by July 21.

V. FIG TECHNICAL COMMITTEE POSITION路 UPDATE The MPC wi ll begin to discuss the 2008 elections for representatives on the Men's FIG Technical Committee and the process for identifying potential candidates at the Visa Championships meeting.

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VI. UPDATE ON 2007 PAN AM GAMES The 2007 National Qualifier will be the selection event for the 2007 Pan America n Championships. Team nominations must be submitted to the USOC by June 15. Currently the Qualifier is scheduled for June 2 but the MPC would like to consider June 9 and is checking on site availability for that weekend.


*NEW* VII. SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR 2007 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Early Discussions - The MPC began discussion for the 2007 World Championships Selection Procedures by looking at the difficulty that the '07 calendar presents. • Pan American Games are two weeks prior to the Visa Championships. • Travel for the World Championships team would occur less than two weeks following the Visa Championships. • As an added factor the 2007 World University Games are on the same date as 2007 Visa Championships.

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IX. 2007 MEN'S PROGRAM BUDGET Early Discussions - Start consideration of major areas • Athlete/ Coaches Support Funding • Types of meets - World Cup vs. Team

X. INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR/MEET REPORT • Discussion of European Championships and comparison to USA • European Team Meet with France and Switzerland - USA won the meet by fighting to the end • Japan and China look outstanding; very deep teams • Tomita scored 93 .0 at the Japanese second trials; the rest of the world all arounder athletes are 87-90.

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SELECTION PROCEDURES 3. The Selection Committee will consider the selection criteria as listed in Section II and any petitioning athletes when selecting the final member of the team and the rank order of the replacement athletes. PETITIONS Petitions to the 2007 Pan American Team will be limited to the top five (5) senior athletes from the 2007 Rhythmic Challenge. Petitioned athletes are subject to the same criteria for selection as the second athlete. In order to submit a petition to be nominated to the 2007 Pan American Games Team, the athlete must submit a written petition to the Rhythmic Program Director as soon as practical after learning of her inability to participate or continue to participate in the 2007 Pan American Selection Camp. Petitions based on illness or injury must be accompanied by a physician's report indicating the nature and extent of the injury and illness, and the nature and extent of that injury or illness is subject to verification by a doctor selected by USA Gymnastics. Petitions will be accepted or denied by the Selection Committee, in conjunction with the Rhythmic Program Director and the USA Gym nastics President. E. Provide the names of all committees/groups who oversee the selection process, including the name(s) and title(s) of their members. SELECTION COMMITIEE The selection committee is comprised of the following individuals: • Rhythmic Vice Chair - Andrea Schmid • Athlete Representative - Caroline Hunt • A third member will be determined by January

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2007 by the Rhythmic Program Committee In the event any member of the Selection Committee is currently affiliated with an athlete in contention, the Rhythmic Program Committee will select another individual who is unaffiliated to serve on the Selection Committee.

II. DISCRETIONARY SELECTION (if applicable) A. Provide rationale for utilizing discretionary selection: The sport of gymnastics is not a measured or timed event. Rhythmic gymnastics is a subjectively evaluated sport, therefore, in the selection of athletes it is difficult to make decisions based solely on objective criteria. B. List the discretionary criteria and explain how it will be used: SELECTION CRITERIA The committee will consider the following areas when nominating the second athlete to the 2007 Pan American Team and replacement athletes: 1. Results of the 2007 Rhythmic Challenge. 2. Routine performance "Hit" consistency. 3. Results from international and national competitions. 4. International experience. 5. Competitive readiness that allows for maximum performance. 6. Medal potential. 7. Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to positi vely contribute to the team dynamics. C. Discretionary Selection Committee SELECTION COMMITTEE The selection committee is comprised of the following individuals:

• Rhythmic Vice Chair - Andrea Schmid • Athlete Representative - Caroline Hunt • A third member will be determined by January 2007 by the Rhythmic Program Committee In the event any member of the Selection Committee is currently affiliated with an athlete in contention, the Rhythmic Program Committee will select another individual who is unaffiliated to serve on the Selection Committee.

III. REMOVAL OF ATHLETES A. Prior to acceptance of nomination by the USOc. USA Gymnastics has jurisdiction over potential nominees. An athlete who is to be nominated to the Team by USA Gymnastics may be removed from the Nominations for any of the following reasons, as determined by USA Gymnastics. 1. Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter to the USA Gymnastics President/CEO. 2. Injury or illness is certified by an USA Gymnastics physician (or medical staff). If an athlete refuses verification of their illness or injury by an USA Gymnastics physician (or medical staff), their injury will be assumed to be disabling and they may be removed. 3. Violation of the USA Gymnastics Code of Conduct and/or the Team Responsibility Manual (Attachment A) . An athlete removed from the Team pursuant to this provision has the right to a hearing per the USA Gymnastics Constitution and Bylaws (Article 10) or by USOC Bylaws, Article 9. B. After acceptance of nomination by the USOc. the USOC has jurisdiction over the Team and an athlete may be removed for any of the following reasons. ~


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SELECTION PROCEDURES 1. After acceptance of nomination by the USOc, the USOC has jurisdiction over the Team under the USOC Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures. This occurs no earlier than 45 days and no later than 30 days prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the Games (unless expressly waived by the USOC). Injury or illness which prohibits peak performance as defined by the USOC Code of Conduct may be cause for removal. USOC approved team member is subject to the USOC Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures. C. Anti-Doping Removal. An athlete may be removed from Nomination or from the Team at any time for violation of PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and/ or USOC anti-doping protocol, policies and procedures. In such instances, the adjudication process will be managed through the United Stated Anti-Doping Agency.

IV. REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETES A. Describe the process by which the replacement pool of athletes will be identified: Same Criteria as nominated 2007 Pan American Team members B. Describe how the replacement athlete(s) will be selected to replace a previously nominated athlete, should a vacancy occur. 1. Prior to acceptance of nominations by the USOC: By the rank order of the Replacement Athletes at the 2007 Pan American Selection Camp. 2. After acceptance of nominations by the USOC: By the rank order of the Replacement Athletes

at the 2007 Pan American Selection Camp. C. Identify the group or committee that will be responsible for ma king athlete replacement determinations: 1. Group or committee who determines the replacement pool: Selection Committee 2. Group or committee who determines a replacement to the team: Selection Committee

as possible, but not more than 5 business days following notice of approval by the USOC and will include the USOC approval date. B. USA Gymnastics Official Publication(s) (if any) : Technique Magazine C. Other

VIII. DATE OF NOMINATION Nomination of Athletes form , including replacements, will be submitted to the USOC on: June 15, 2007

V. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS USA Gymnastics will retain all supporting documents, including scouting or evaluation forms , etc., and data from the selection process for six months past the date of the Closing Ceremonies of the 2007 Pan American Games.

IX. MANDATORY TRAINING AND/OR COMPETITION Specify the location, schedule and duration of mandatory training and/or competition: N/ A

X. ANTI-DOPING REQUIREMENTS VI. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS The following documents are required to be signed by an athlete as a condition of participation in the Olympic or Pan American Games and are included as attachments: National Team Agreement/ Rhythmic Team Responsibility Manual (Attachment A) USA Gymnastics Code of Conduct (Attachment B)

VII. PUBLICITY/DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEDURES The USOC approved Selection Procedures (complete and unaltered) will be posted/ published by USA Gymnastics in the following locations: A. NGB Website: www.usa-gymnastics.org The website information will be posted as soon

Athlete must adhere to all PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and USOC anti-doping protocols, policies and procedures. This includes participation in out of competition testing as required by the PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and USOC Rules.

XI. DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTION PROCEDURES The following committee/ group (include names and titles) was responsible for creating these Selection Procedures: Rhythmic Program Committee These Selection Procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Rhythmic Program Committee. The Rhythmic Program Committee consists of the following members: ~

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XII. USA GYMNASTICS BYLAWS AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES The USA Gymnastics Bylaws and Grievance Procedures ca n be found at: http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/organization/usag-02bylaws.pdf

b. Must be a member of USA Gymnastics c. Athletes must meet the Senior Elite mobility requirements to compete as a senior. Senior Elite mobility requirements are posted at www.usa -gymnastics.org. d. Athletes must compete at the 2007 America n Classic. B. Provide a brief summary outlining how an athlete is selected as a nominee to the Team . The Trampoline Pan American Team will be comprised of two (2) men and two (2) women. The man and the woman who are ranked first. based on the points system (See Table Section I(D) , following the 2007 American Classic wi ll be named to the Pan American Team. Points wi ll accumulate from January 1, 2007 to the conclusion of the 2007 American Classic.

USA GYMNASTICS SELECTION PROCEDURES 2007 PAN AMERICAN GAMES RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Men and Women Trampoline

XIII. INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMER The procedures are based on PASO and/or the FIG rules and regu lations are presently known and understood. Any changes in the selection procedures caused by a change in PASO and/or the FIG rules and regulations will be distributed to the affected athletes immediately. The selection criteria are based on the latest information available to USA Gymnastics. However, the selections are always subject to unforeseen, interveni ng circumstances, and realistically may not have accounted for every possible contingency.

XIV. ATHLETE OMBUDSMAN Athletes who have questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by USA Gymnastics may contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman: John W. Ruger by: - Toll free telephone at (888) ATHLETE - E-Mail at john.ruger@usoc.org - www.888athlete.org

I. SELECTION SYSTEM A. Provide the minimum eligibility requirements for an athlete to be considered for nomination to the Team : 1. Citizenship: Athletes must be U.S. citizens and hold a current passport at the start of the selection process, January 1, 2007. Each preliminary qualifying event has its own citizenship ru les which take precedence for that event. Eligibility ru les may be found in the Trampoline & Tumbling Rules and Policies. 2. Minimum Federation Internationale de Gymnastique sta ndard s for participation (if any) : The minimum age requirement wi ll follow PASO statutes. Athletes must be 17 years old as of Dec. 31, 2007. 3. Other requirements (if any): a. Athletes must be named to the 2007 Trampoline Se nior National Team or be added to the National Team by the Selection Committee (See Attachment A)

The second man and the second woman will be selected by the Selection Committee (Trampoline & Tumbling Elite Program Chair, an Athlete Representative who meets the definition of active athlete and one member of the National Coaching Staff selected by the Trampoline & Tumbling Program Committee) and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics. If any member of the Selection Committee is currently affiliated with any athlete vying for a position on the Pan American Team, the Trampoline and Tumbling Program Committee will replace them with someone who is unaffiliated. Athletes may also be added to the Pan American Team through Petition Procedures outlined in Section 1(0). C. Tryout Events: 1. Provide the event names, dates and location of

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the conclusion of the 2007 American Classic as posted on www.usa-gymnastics.org. 2. Provide event names, dates, locations and description of how athletes qualify for any "preliminary or qualifying" events or procedures that are prerequisites to attend any of the events listed above in Section I(C)(l) (if any). a. To qualify for the National Team Camp (see Le.a.i.) athletes must be a member of the Trampoline Senior National Team. b. To qualify to compete at the American Classic (see I.e. 1. a.ii.) athletes must meet mobility requirements to compete as senior elite (see LA.3.c.) c. For international events as defined in Section Le.1.b. (see Attachment A): i. To compete in 2007 International A events, athletes must be a member of the 2007 Senior National Team. Athletes are assigned to International A events by the International Assignment Committee. The members of the International Assignment Committee are the Elite Program Committee Chair, Trampoline and Tumbling Program Director and an athlete who meets the definition of an active athlete. ii. To compete in International B events, athletes must meet the mobility requirements to compete as senior elite (see LA. 3.c.) 3. Provide the event name, dates and locations of additional trials that will be used to determine "start positions" (if any) . N/A

D. Provide a comprehensive, step-by-step description of the method that explains how athletes will go through the selection process to become team nominees. 1. Subject to the petition process identified below, the 2007 Pan American Team members will be nominated at the conclusion of the 2007 American Classic. The man and the woman who are ranked first, based on the points system (see table below), following the 2007 American Classic will be named to the Pan American Team. PIKe In Ftnllitesults

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Discretionary criteria will be used to select the second man and second woman to the Pan American Team. Discretionary criteria will also be used to select replacement athletes. See Section II(B) . The Selection Committee (Trampoline & Tumbling Elite Program Chair, an Athlete Representative who meets the definition of active athlete and one member of the National Coaching Staff selected by the Trampoline & Tumbling Program Committee) will select the athletes. If any member of the Selection Committee is currently affiliated with any athlete vying for a position on the Pan American Team, the Trampoline and Tumbling Program Committee will replace them with someone who is unaffiliated. Notwithstanding the process identified in the preceding sections of these Selection Procedures, USA Gymnastics recognizes that extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances may occur which could cause an athlete otherwise deserving of a spot on the Pan American Team because of his/her previous competition results, to be unable to participate in one or more of the steps in that process. Petition Rights: Accordingly, USA Gymnastics will allow athletes to petition for the right to be named as a member of the Pan American Team. Petition procedures: The procedures governing such petitions are as follows: 1. Before a petition may be granted, the petitioning athlete must demonstrate that: a. An injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstance exists which prevents him/her from competing in or completing one of the qualifying events and b. The petition was submitted as soon as practical after the athlete became aware ~

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SELECTION PROCEDURES of t he injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstance, but before the conclusion of the 2007 American Classic. 2. On ly athletes who are current or former Tra mpo line Senior National Tea m members may petition to the Pan American Team. PETITION REQUIREMENTS 1. In order to be considered for the Pan American Team, petitions must be submitted in writing to USA Gymnastics national office as soon as practica l after the athlete becomes aware of their inability to participate in the process described above. The petition must state the specific injury, illness, or unusual circumstance whi ch prohibited t he athlete from participating in the competitive process. 2. Any athlete submitting a petition due to injury or illness must agree to submit to an examination of his/her injury or medical condition by one or more doctors selected by USA Gym nastics. 3. Petitions will be decided by the Selection Committee. 4. The com mittee will use the following criteria to evaluate at hletes who have submitted petitions to be named as a member of the Pan American Team : • Past domestic and internationa l performance. • Expe rience, type, frequency and level of domestic and international competitions. • Routine perfo rmance "hit" percentage. • Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to positive ly co ntribute to the team dynamic.

E. Provide the names of all committees/ groups who oversee the selection process, including the name(s) and title(s) of their members. Selection Committee (as designated my the Tram poli ne and Tu mb ling Progra m Commitee) Selection Committee TBA Selection Committee TBA Selection Committee TBA

III. REMOVAL OF ATHLETES

Trampoline and Tumbling Elite Program Chair Athlete Representative National Coaching Staff Member

II. DISCRETIONARY SELECTION (if applicable) A. Provide rationa le for utilizing discretionary se lection (if any): The sport of gymnastics is not a measured or timed event. Trampo line is a subjectively evaluated sport, therefore, in the selection of athletes it is difficult to make selection decisions based solely on objective criteria. B. List the discretionary criteria and explain how it wi II be used: The co mmittee will use the following criteria to nominate the second athlete and replacement athletes: • Past domestic and international performance • Experience, type, frequency and level of do mestic and internationa l co mpetitions • Routine performa nce "hit" percentage. • Demonstrated professiona l attitude and ability to positively co ntribute to the team dynamic. C. Discretionary Se lection Committee See Section I(E).

A. Prior to acceptance of nomi nation by the USOc. USA Gymnastics has jurisdiction over potential nominees. An athlete who is to be nominated to the Tea m by USA Gymnastics may be removed from the Nominations for any of the following reasons, as determined by USA Gymnastics. 1. Voluntary withdrawa l. Ath lete must submit a writte n letter to the USA Gymnastics President/ CEO. 2. Injury or illness is certified by an USA Gymnastics physician (or medica l staff) . If an athlete refuses verification of their illness or injury by an USA Gym nastics physician (or medical staff), their inj ury will be assumed to be disabling and they may be removed. 3. Violation of the USA Gymnastics Code of Conduct and/ or the Team Responsibility Manua l (Attachment A) . An athlete removed from the Team pursuant to this provisio n has the right to a hearing per the USA Gymnastics Constitution and Bylaws (Article 10) or by USOC Bylaws, Article 9. B. After acceptance of nomina tion by t he USOc. the USOC has jurisdiction over the Team and an athlete may be removed for any of the following reasons . 1. After acceptance of nominatio n by the USOc. the USOC has jurisdiction over the Team under the USOC Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures. This occurs no earlier than 45 days and no later than 30 days prior to t he Opening Ceremonies of the Games (unless expressly waived by the USOC).

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Injury or illness which prohibits peak performance as defined by the USOC Code of Conduct may be cause for removal. USOC approved team member is subject to the USOC Code of Conduct and Grievance Procedures. C. Anti-Doping Removal. An athlete may be removed from Nomination or from the Team at any time for violation of PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and/or USOC antidoping protocol, policies and procedures. In such instances, the adjudication process will be managed through the United Stated AntiDoping Agency.

IV. REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETES A. Describe the process by which the replacement pool of athletes will be identified: See Section 1(0). B. Describe how the replacement athlete(s) will be selected to replace a previously nominated athlete, should a vacancy occur. 1. Prior to acceptance of nominations by the USOC: See Section II(B). 2. After acceptance of nominations by the USOC: See Section II(B). C. Identify the group or committee that will be responsible for making athlete replacement determinations: 1. Group or committee who determines the replacement pool: See Section I(E) . 2. Group or committee who determines a replacement to the team: See Section I(E) .

V. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS USA Gymnastics will retain all supporting documents, including scouting or evaluation forms, etc., and data from the selection process for six months past the date of the Closing Ceremonies of the 2007 Pan American Games.

VI. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS The following documents are required to be signed by an athlete as a condition of participation in the Olympic or Pan American Games and are included as attachments: Senior National Team Selection Procedures (Attachment A) USA Gymnastics Code of Conduct (Attachment B)

VII. PUBLICITY/DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEDURES The USOC approved Selection Procedures (complete and unaltered) will be posted/published by USA Gymnastics in the following locations: A. NGB Website: www.usa-gymnastics.org The website information will be posted as soon as possible, but not more than 5 business days following notice of approval by the USOC and will include the USOC approval date. B. USA Gymnastics Official Publication(s) (if any): Technique Magazine C. Other Direct email to 2006 and 2007 Junior and Senior National Team athletes.

VIII. DATE OF NOMINATION Nomination of Athletes form, including replacements, will be submitted to the USOC on: May 31, 2007.

Committee Name . Title Program Committee Megan Gearhart Chair Program Committee Shaun Kempton Elite Program Committee Chair J.O. Program Program Committee John Reeves Committee Chair Program Committee Patti Conner Technical Committee Chair Program Committee Karl Heger Athlete Jaime Marshik

XII. USA GYMNASTICS BYLAWS AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES The USA Gymnastics Bylaws and Grievance Procedures can be found at: http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/organization/usag-02bylaws.pdf

XIII. INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMER IX. MANDATORY TRAINING AND/OR COMPETITION Specify the location, schedule and duration of mandatory training and/or competition: N/A

X. ANTI-DOPING REQUIREMENTS Athlete must adhere to all PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and USOC anti-doping protocols, policies and procedures. This includes participation in out of competition testing as required by the PASO, WADA, FIG, USADA and USOC Rules.

XI. DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTION PROCEDURES The following committee/group (include names and titles) was responsible for creating these Selection Procedures: These Selection Procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Program Committee.

The procedures are based on PASO and/or the FIG rules and regulations are presently known and understood. Any changes in the selection procedures caused by a change in PASO and/or the FIG rules and regulations will be distributed to the affected athletes immediately. The selection criteria are based on the latest information available to USA Gymnastics. However, the selections are always subject to unforeseen, intervening circumstances, and realistically may not have accounted for every possible contingency.

XIV. ATHLETE OMBUDSMAN Athletes who have questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by USA Gymnastics may contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman: John W. Ruger by: - Toll free telephone at (888) ATHLETE - E-Mail at john.ruger@usoc.org - www.888athlete.org X

• Resources to the Program Committee: Ann Sims , Senior Program Director, Trampoline & Tumbling Program; Dmitri Poliaroush, National Team Coordinator, Trampoline & Tumbling Program; Steve Penny, President, USA Gymnastics

For a full copy of Selection Procedures with attachments, go to www.usa-gymnastics.org

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