Unaffiliated Gymnasts Policy Updates




INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2014 – As part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to promote a safe environment for athletes, USA Gymnastics has strengthened its policy regarding athlete participation in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events. Effective Sept. 15, 2014, all athlete members must be affiliated with a USA Gymnastics member club to participate in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events.

As of Sept. 15, 2014, unaffiliated athletes may no longer compete in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events. All athletes participating in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events must be affiliated with a USA Gymnastics member club. Only member clubs may apply for membership in USA Gymnastics on behalf of an athlete and/or register a team of athletes into sanctioned events. All member clubs agree to follow a number of registration requirements, including implementing recommendations from the Participant Welfare Policy; certifying that no persons permanently ineligible for USA Gymnastics membership – which includes convicted sex offenders and/or persons on the permanently ineligible for membership list – are or will be associated with the club or its activities in any way during the club’s membership period; and employing at least one staff member who holds a current, certified professional membership (or a certified instructor for a recreational facility).


2014 Regional Camp Information

Three Great Opportunities for our Regional Gymnasts, Coaches and Judges

Please Mark these Dates!


SUPER CAMPS:  Two Locations   November 1st and 2nd

Eligible gymnasts: Level 7-10

North Camp:  Emerald City Gymnastics

South Camp:  Oregon Gymnastics Academy

Attention:  We need coaches for each location, please contact Laurie Reid if you would like to be a clinician and share your expertise!  We are trying to do a coaches exchange with Washington and Oregon, we need one or two coaches to participate!!

E-Mail: laurie@gymnasticsplus.net

Call: 509-952-1830    Thank You!


Hot Shots Camp: November 14 and 15   (Great opportunity for our young R 2 future stars)

Site:  Metropolitan Gymnastics, Kent, WA

Tentative times, Friday 4:00-8:00 and Saturday 8:00-11:30

Clinicians: Mike Hunger and an additional clinician TBA

Eligible Gymnasts: This camp is for R 2’s young talented optional level gymnasts – or working on optional skills and highly motivated.  Ages 7-13, approximately (We are flexible with the ages).  We would like them to have some talent in flexibility, strength and shapes and be working on strong basics for upper level skills.  They should also be very hungry to learn and easily coached.  If they have TOPS experience, that is a plus.  We encourage all coaches to come even if you don’t bring gymnasts and learn great techniques to put into your program for high level development.


High Tech Camp: November 15 and 16

Site:  Metropolitan Gymnastics, Kent, WA

Tentative times, Saturday 12:00-7:00 and Sunday 8:30-1:00

College Clinicians:   Valerie Kondos Field UCLA, Michael Chaplin Oregon State,

Dan Miller U of Nebraska, David McCreary U of WA.

Additionally:  Mike Hunger from Twin City Twisters and Tom Koll from Premier Gymnastics, & TBA, TBA

Eligible Gymnasts:  High Tech is only for Level 9 & 10 athlete’s (no exceptions)

Mark the dates on your calendar.  Go Region 2!


2014 USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships

2014 USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships

May 1-4
Boise, Idaho

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday May 1st
8:30am – Region 3 Workout
10:30am – Region 4 Workout
12:30pm – Region 1 Workout
2:30pm – Region 2 Workout
6:30pm – Welcome Banquet at Stueckle Skyroom Boise State University

Friday May 2nd
8:30am – Junior A Competition
12:30pm – Junior B Competition
4:30pm – Junior C Competition

Saturday May 3rd
8:30am – Junior D Competition
12:30pm – Senior A Competition
4:30pm – Senior B Competition

Sunday May 4th
8:00am – Senior C Competition
12:00pm – Senior D Competition


For more information:


State Chairman Elections Coming Soon!

USAgymNominations Requested


Nomination Form Is Here: Region 2 Nomination Form 

Criterion for nominations:

All nominees must be Professional Members of the Women’s Program at least 21 years old and in good standing for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination.

A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies. Special circumstances involving residency criteria for any State or Regional Chairman position can be petitioned to the Regional Administrative Committee (RAC), in consultation with the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC), if necessary.

Prior to being placed on the ballot, all nominees must sign a document that verifies that they have read and understand the duties and responsibilities of the office for which they have been nominated and submit their resumes to their Regional Administrative Committee Chairman.

Current elected officers seeking re-election must be compliant with all their duties and responsibilities.

  1. Must have been active within that State’s program for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years.
  1. It is strongly recommended that the candidates have
    1. financial skills,
    2. organizational skills,
    3. communication skills,
    4. a working knowledge of the program,
    5. a willingness to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Duties and responsibilities of the SACC:

The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) is responsible for the overall organization of all designated qualifying events and programs within their State. The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) shall work in close cooperation with the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC), Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC), the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) and the Regional Xcel Committee Chairman (RXCC) to facilitate State programs. Any problems that cannot be solved by the State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) should be submitted to the appropriate regional personnel.

A.     Be directly responsible to their Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC).

B.     Serve as a voting member of the Regional Administrative Committee (RAC).

C.     Must submit all committee meeting agendas and subsequent minutes to their respective Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) prior to distribution.

D.       Serve as the USA Gymnastics Women’s Program consultant for that State and answer any correspondence directed to that office.

E.     Send copies of correspondence to the appropriate regional personnel.

F.     Be responsible for overseeing the Junior Olympic and Xcel Sectional and State Championships in their state, at least once per year.

G.     Conduct the annual state meeting of Women’s Program Professional members.

H.     Publish yearly reports to the membership for the fiscal year starting July 1st and ending June 30th.

I.     Assure that these competitions follow USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies.

J.      Attend the State Championships meets or send a state committee member as the USA Gymnastics representative.

K.     Provide State Administrative Committee (SAC) representation at all sectional meets and above.

L.     Make recommendations to the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC), the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) and the Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) concerning petitions into the Regional Competitions.

M.    Establish procedures to raise operating funds for the state, if necessary. The State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) may, with the approval of the State Administrative Committee (SAC), determine and/or collect competition and/or club fees for the purpose of raising operating funds for the state. All fees will be retained in the State account for use as determined by the State Administrative Committee (SAC).

N.     Publish minutes of all State Administrative Committee Meetings.

O.     Shall be accountable for all state funds and publish each year the financial statement reflecting activity as of July 1 – June 30, as provided by USA Gymnastics Chief Financial Officer.

P.     Provide for a State Administrative Committee, the number and type of positions to be determined by each state administrative chair and term lengths to be decided by the committee, in order to best serve the needs of the program in the state.

Q.     Inform the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) and other appropriate Regional Administrative Committee members of any actions contrary to the Rules and Policies of USA Gymnastics. The Regional office shall inform the appropriate National Chairman of any problems.  When appropriate the NACC will inform the National Office which will take corrective measures as necessary.

R.     Maintain a website and disseminate information as necessary (or as directed by the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC)). This shall include new information related to the USA Gymnastics program, results of competitions, dates of events and official bulletins from committees.

S.     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.


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