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Recommendation to allow a maximum of 80 gymnasts per session (10 per squad) for competitions that have sessions of ONLY Level 7 competitors, using non -traditional & modified non-traditional formats. All athletes in the squad will warm-up; then all will compete. There will be no splitting the squad for either timed or touch warm-ups.

Junior Olympic Program Director Vice President Program

Connie Maloney Kathy Kelly

II. JR. OLYMPIC NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOU RNAM ENT (JO-NIT) Connie Maloney presented the concept of a Natio nal In vitational Tournament for Level 10's to be held the day following JO Nation als. She requested the committee's support and suggestions for qualifications.

Motion: L. Reid Second: C. Jarrett PASSED Note: For traditional formats, the maximum number of Level 7 gymnasts per session remains at 56.

Recommendation that a National Invitational Tournament be conducted at JO Nationals, effective 2009. The format and qualification procedures for this individual competition is to be dete rmined after analyzing the 2008 data. Motion: D. Witenstein Second: B. Harris PASSED

VIII. PARENT EDUCATION Discussio n was held regarding better parent educatio n, within the gym or on the we b site. This wi ll be an issue that will be addressed in fut ure meetings.

Note: Don Houlton volunteered to analyze the data and proposed fo rmats for the co mpetition. Formats for the inclusion of the Individual Event specialists will be prese nted as we ll.

IX. EAST/W EST & JO NATIONAL JUDGES The possibility of having an on-site alternate available for Level 9 East/ West and JO Nation al championships was discussed in the event that a last minute substitution has to be made. No action was taken at t hi s time. X. NEXT MEETING The next Joint TC/ JO meeti ng will be held in Indianapolis on September 5-7, 2008 to finalize the rules that will be in effect from August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2013. Meeti ng adjourned at 6:00 pm.

WOMEN'S JUNIOR OLYMPIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE MAY 19 & 20, 2008 KISSIMMEE, FL I. Roll Call Chairma n Tom Koll ca lled the meeting to order at 8:00 PM on May 19th. Region 1 Dan Witenstein Region 2 Lauri e Reid Region 3 Cheryl Jarrett Region 4 Don Houlton Reg ion 5 Kitti a Carpenter (Regional rep for John Geddert) Region 6 Larry Go ldsmith Regio n 7 John Wojtczu k (Regio nal rep for Linda Johnson) Region 8 Brad Harris

III. JR. OLYMPIC NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP Presently the JO National Team (top 4 All-Around athletes per age division at JO Nationa ls) is invited (all expenses paid) to a training camp at the Co lorado Springs Olympic Training Center. In the effort to provide additional opportunities for more high level JO ath letes to experience a training camp, Connie proposed that the committee consider supporting t he office's idea to cond uct another training camp (for additional JO ath letes at their own expense). This camp wou ld be held annually in late October/ea rly November at the National Training Center in Houston . The proposed dates for 2008 are: arrival on Thurs. October 30th an d departure on Monday, November 3. The committee was requested to determine the qualifications for t his training camp . Recommendation that th e following 40 athletes be invited at their ow n expense to atte nd the Fall Jr. Olympic Trai nin g Camp: • Level 10 athletes ranked #5th, 6th, 7th & 8th All-Around at JO Nationals in the Junior A, B,C, D and Senior A & B age divisions. • Level 9 All-Around champions in each of the eight age divisions from both Eastern and Western Championships. • In the case that an athlete declines, the next ranked gymnast in that age division will be invited to attend. Motion: B. Harris Second: D. Houlton PASSED IV. VAULT RUNWAY Recommendation to increase the maximum runway length for

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