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February 2020 Newsletter

Dear Region 2 Pro Members,
Topics in the attached newsletter include:
1. Results of the RJOCC Election
2. State Chair Nominations
3. Clarifications from Linda Mulvihill on Level 7 Bars, Level 8 Floor, Level 9 Floor, and floor B turns
4. Jo Regionals
5. Xcel Regionals
6. Clarifications from Dianne Palmer
7. Regional Congress
8. Reminder date JO Camps
9. Agenda Items

Happy Reading!
Marian


Nomination Form

Women’s State Administrative Committee Chair (SACC) Position

All nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old and meet the prerequisites in Article V of the Operating Code Section L found posted in the Rules section of the USA Gymnastics website, Women’s Program home page. The term of office will begin July 1st, 2020 and will run until the next election in 2022.

Nominations are to be sent to Marian DeWane, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairperson, no later than March 1, 2020 at r2racc@gmail.com

Download the nomination form (.doc)

SECTION L- STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (SACC)

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

(See Duties and Responsibilities – Operating Code)

Upon completion, please return the form to the Region 2 Administrative Committee Chairperson via email to r2racc@gmail.com  no later than March 1, 2020.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (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) and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) to effectuate State programs. Any problems that cannot be solved by the State Administrative Committee Chairman (SACC) should be submitted to the appropriate regional personnel.

 

  1. Be directly responsible to their Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC).
  2. Serve as a voting member of the Regional Administrative Committee (RAC).
  3. Must submit all committee meeting agendas and subsequent minutes to their respective Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) prior to distribution.
  4. Serve as the USA Gymnastics Women’s Program consultant for that State and answer any correspondence directed to that office.
  5. Send copies of correspondence to the appropriate regional personnel.
  6. Be responsible for overseeing the Junior Olympic Sectional and State Championships in their state, at least once per year.
  7. Conduct the annual state meeting of Women’s Program Professional members.
  8. Submit financial reports to the Chief Financial Officer or his designee as directed.
  9. Assure that these competitions follow USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies.
  10. Attend the State Championships meets or send a state committee member as the USA Gymnastics representative.
  11. Provide State Administrative Committee (SAC) representation at all sectional meets and above.
  12. Make recommendations to the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) and the Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (RJOCC) concerning petitions into the Regional Competitions.
  13. 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).
  14. Publish minutes of all State Administrative Committee Meetings.
  15. Shall be accountable for all state funds and publish each year the financial statement reflecting activity as of July 1 – June 30. Failure to comply with the following policies and procedures results in notification to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman.  Non-compliance may result in removal from office.  See Article X – Removal.
  • Credit card expenses must be reconciled with a check request monthly.  A period of 90 consecutive days or 3 months of statements without reconciliation results in de-activation of the credit card until the expenses are brought up to date.
  • Financial accounts, including reporting on meets, recording deposits, and submitting credit card expenses must be in good standing for the Chairman to be eligible to run for election in the next term.
  1. Provide for a State Administrative Committee, the number and type of positions to be determined by each state, in order to best serve the needs of the program in the state.
  2. 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. After due investigation, corrective measures shall be recommended by the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC).
  3. The e-mail address published in the Women’s Rules and Policies Program Directory is required to be current and checked regularly.  Failure to respond to communication within 14 days will result in notification to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman. A letter advising the individual of their failure to comply will be sent.  The individual will be given 14 days to respond to the letter.  If no response is received, removal will be considered.  See Article X – Removal.
  4. Publish a newsletter as necessary (or as directed by the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC)). This newsletter shall include new information related to the USA Gymnastics program, results of competitions, dates of events, official bulletins from committees.
  5. Send state newsletters to the membership of the state, and to the Jr. Olympic Program Director and the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (NJOCC), the National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC), and the National Technical Committee Chairman (NTCC).
  6. 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.

Newsletter January 23, 2020

Region 2 Pro Members,

This notice is based off the membership e-mails on USA Gymnastics on January 26, 2020.

  1. VOTE! Please, remember to vote for RJOCC. Voting closes Jan 31st.  If you can’t find the link – go to usagym.org, LOG IN, click on Women and on the left side you will see elections.  😊
  2. JO Regionals: Reminder this year includes Level 7 in the Regional Meet!!!

Regional ESTIMATIONS for each state on the percent of a percent for Level 7 and 8. These are based off the current registered athletes at each level:

Alaska Hawaii Idaho Montana Oregon Washington
Level 7 13 16 31 18 63 99
Level 8 10 17 36 17 64 99

 

Remember these are not final numbers.  The final number will be calculated from the number of athletes entered in each respective state meet on March 16th.

Current registration numbers in the region are

Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10
452 360 214 106

If you are moving athletes, please move them in the registration system as this will help in estimations of sessions for regionals.

The Level 6 invitational still has a few spots available.  Register online at USA Gymnastics and send your $100 entry fee to Region 2 co/Marian DeWane PO Box 2137 Boise, Idaho 83701. (checks to Region 2) All profits will go towards athlete apparel.

Equipment for Regionals will be AAI Evo supplied by Jim Tighe.

  1. Nominations for State Chairman Positions

The nomination form is attached to this email.

SECTION E – STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN (SACC)

  1. State Administrative Committee Chairmen (SACC) shall be elected by the Professional members of the Women’s Program in their respective states.
  2. They shall serve for two (2) years and be elected in the spring on even- numbered years.
  3. Elections to be completed by April 15th. Term of office to begin July 1st.
  4. Election Procedure
    1. Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen (RACC) shall solicit nominations from the regional Professional membership through the regional newsletters and websites.
    2. All nominees who are eligible candidates for each office will be placed on the online ballot.
    3. A call for nominations must be published and/or posted online for a minimum of one month prior to the submission deadline of no later than March 1.
    4. The following statement will be placed on the USA Gymnastics national website and emailed to all Women’s Professional Members who have current email addresses. Each Region and State should post it on their web-sites so that the Professional members are aware of the voting procedures and their responsibilities to ensure that their vote will be counted.
      • Elections will be conducted online at usagym.orgfrom April 1 – 15.  In order to ensure that their vote can be counted, each Professional Members should make sure of each of the following:
        1. That their address is current (specifically the State)
        2. That they know their personal User ID
        3. That they know their password
        4. That their Professional membership, safety certification and background check must be fully processed and current.
      • If you have any questions regarding your voting privileges, please call USA Gymnastics Member Services – 1-800-345-4719.
  5. Each RACC must verify that the nominee meets the criteria for nomination, has agreed to run, understands the job requirements and has submitted a brief resumé/statement of purpose (no more than 300 words.) Endorsements should not be included. Any incumbent should not use non-public email or mailing labels for campaigning.
  6. Each RACC electronically sends to the Women’s Jr. Olympic Program Director the name, city and state and the resumé of each candidate in a Microsoft Word document no later than March 15th.
  7. The official Slate of Nominees for each state will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website to begin voting by April 1st.   The voting will be concluded on April 15th.
  8. The State Administrative Chairman (SACC) shall be elected by majority (1 over 50%) of the votes cast.
  9. If no candidate receives a majority vote, a run-off election will be held between the two (2) candidates receiving the most votes. The run-off election will allow all Professional members who were current by March 31 to vote. The Women’s Jr. Olympic Program Director will work with the individual RACC on the procedures for online run-off elections.
  10. In the case of a tie in the run-off election or in an election with only two candidates, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) of the respective state will vote to break the tie.
  11. Write-in votes will not be allowed.
  12. If only one nomination for state office is received, the RACC of that respective state will cast one (1) vote and the nominee will be elected by acclamation. This information is also to be sent to the Women’s Jr. Olympic Program Director by March 15th.
  13. The week after April 15th the RACC’s will receive their respective region’s election results by email, including the actual vote counts in the event that any of the candidate wants to know this information. The RACC’s will notify all of the candidates of the election results.
  14. After all elections are concluded, a complete list of the State Administrative Chairmen will be published at www.usagym.org.
  15. The Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) shall send a copy of the verified vote count to each candidate in each respective election, upon request of the candidate.

Hope everyone is having a great season!

Happy flipping,

Marian DeWane, RACC Region 2

Download this newsletter (.doc)


Region 2 Election Results 1-16-2020

Dear Region 2 Pro Members,
Election results are in. No candidate received 51% of the vote so there will be a runoff between the top two candidates. The two earning the most votes were Tiffany Quincy and Jeff Lutz.

The runoff election will begin this Friday January 18th and end February 1st.
Sincerely,
Marian

Voting Instructions:

Elections will be conducted online at http://www.usagym.org January 18 – February 1st. In order to ensure that your vote can be counted, each Professional Member should make sure of each of the following:

1) That their address is current (specifically the State)

2) That they know their personal User ID

3) That they know their password

4) That their Professional membership, safety certification and background check must be fully processed and current.

If you have any questions regarding your voting privileges, please call USA Gymnastics Member Services – 1-800-345-4719.

Region 2 News

Dear Region 2 Pro Members

  1. Voting for RJOCC is open until January 15th.  Your vote is important, please vote!
  2. One bid for Xcel regionals was received.  The committee awarded the bid to Performance Plus Events in Boise, Idaho for 2021.
  3. Bids for JO Regionals 2021 are being reopened:

Due to unforeseen circumstances that were just communicated to them, Hawaiian Island Twisters will no longer be able to host Regionals.  After much discussion, and with deepest regrets, HITS is removing their bid for Regionals in 2021. They hope to have the opportunity to host regionals in the future.

Due date for the bids will be March 1, 2020.

I hope everyone is having a great start to their seasons.  Stay healthy and travel safe!

Sincerely,

Marian

New Element Approved

Beam – Pike with a Quarter Turn (Download the PDF)

Beam – Gainer Back Pike off two Feet (Download the PDF)

Beam –Gainer Back Tuck off two Feet (Download the PDF)

All new elements for 2019 are listed on the Coach and Judge Technical Info Page

Level 6 Invitational:

Register online at USA gymnastics and then mail a check made out to Region 2 to:

Marian DeWane
PO Box 2137
Boise, Idaho 83701

The first 80 PAID entries will be accepted into the meet. Funds made from this session will go towards athlete apparel.

 

Nominations Due By December 15th

RJOCC Position

Congratulations to Ivan Alexov as the new assistant Coach at Boise State University.  We wish him well in his new endeavor. This will result in an election being held to complete his term.

Job qualifications:

SECTION I- REGIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (RJOCC)

1. Must have coached a gymnast who has qualified to Level 9 or 10 Regionals within the prior or current Olympic cycle and

2. Is presently coaching at the Junior Olympic level.

3. If a candidate does not meet the above criteria, the Regional Administrative Committee may nominate a candidate with demonstrated ability and suitability for the position.

Duties of the REGIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN (RJOCC)

A. Attend the meetings of the Junior Olympic Committee (JOC).

B. Serve as: • Chairman of the Regional Junior Olympic Committee (RJOC) • A member of all Regional Committees

C. Provide a minimum of one (1) Regional training camp per year for gymnasts and coaches.

D. Assist with the regional clinic or congress and competitions when called upon by the RACC.

E. Submit a financial report to the RACC for reimbursement of travel, phone and postage expenses.

F. Be prepared to represent the views of the region at annual meetings by the use of surveys and observations.

G. Support the regional teams at Junior Olympic Nationals and investigate and pursue financial support or donations for regional apparel.

H. Act in conjunction with the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC) on petitions and element evaluations.

I. Recommend topics, content, and presenters for Regional Congress.

J. Establish a Regional Junior Olympic Committee (RJOC).

K. Submit a written report to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman (RACC) of their activities in the region i.e., clinics, training camps, etc.

L. Review and accept or deny petitions to drop back from the Elite to JO Program.

The RJOC is part of the JUNIOR OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (JOC) The Junior Olympic Committee (JOC) shall be responsible for the Women’s Junior Olympic Program by coordinating a National effort to inform, train, educate and advise gymnasts and coaches in the Junior Olympic Program to:

A. Formulate philosophies and give direction to the program.

B. Work in conjunction with the Technical Committee (TC) on: • All technical aspects, competition format and rules and regulations of the Junior Olympic Program • The deductions for the Junior Olympic Compulsory Exercises • Evaluation of elements

C. Develop the Compulsory Routines.

D. Establish score requirements and qualification guidelines and procedures for the various levels of competition.

E. Establish the Junior Olympic Competition schedule.

F. Direct the activities of the Junior Olympic National Team, i.e., training camps, exhibitions, demonstrations and athlete and coach selection.

G. Revise the Junior Olympic section of the USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies on an annual basis and submit to Administrative Committee for inclusion.

H. Conduct and direct educational programs for the community.

I. Work in conjunction with the Technical Committee (TC) to evaluate petitions received.

J. Review and accept or deny petitions to drop back from the Elite to JO Program.

Election Procedure:

a. Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen (RACC) shall solicit nominations from the regional Professional membership through the regional newsletters and websites.
Download the Nomination Form here – 2019 R2 Nomination-RJOCC

b. All nominees who are eligible candidates for each office will be placed on the online ballot.

c. A call for nominations by the Regional Administrative Chairman must be published and/or posted online for a minimum of one month prior to the submission deadline.

d. The following statement will be placed on the USA Gymnastics national website and e-mailed to all Women’s Professional Members who have current e-mail addresses. Each Region and State should post it on their websites so that the Professional members are aware of the voting procedures and their responsibilities to ensure that their vote will be counted.

Elections will be conducted online at http://www.usagym.org January 1 – January 15th. In order to ensure that their vote can be counted, each Professional Member should make sure of each of the following:

1) That their address is current (specifically the State)

2) That they know their personal User ID

3) That they know their password

4) That their Professional membership, safety certification and background check must be fully processed and current.

If you have any questions regarding your voting privileges, please call USA Gymnastics Member Services – 1-800-345-4719.

e. Each RACC must verify that the nominee meets the criteria for nomination, has agreed to run, understands the job requirements and has submitted a brief resume/statement of purpose (no more than 300 words). Endorsements shall not be included. Any incumbent shall not use non-public email or mailing labels for campaigning or private use.

f. Each RACC electronically sends to the Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director the name, city and state and the résumé of each candidate (no photos) in a Microsoft Word document no later than December 15, 2019.

The official Slate of Nominees for each region will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website, with voting to begin by January 1, 2020. The voting will be concluded on January 15, 2020.

h. Regional officers shall be elected by majority (1 over 50%) of the votes cast.

i. If no candidate receives a majority vote, a run-off election will be held between the two (2) candidates receiving the most votes. The run-off election will allow all Professional members who were current by the date to vote. The Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director will work with the individual RACC on the procedures for online run-off elections.

j. In the case of a tie in the run-off election or in an election with only two candidates, the National Chairman of the respective committee will vote to break the tie.

k. Write-in votes will not be allowed. l. If only one nomination for regional office is received, the National Chairman of that respective committee will cast one (1) vote and the nominee will be elected by acclamation. This information is also to be sent to the Director of Program Administration by December 15, 2019.

m. The week after (TBD), the RACC’s will receive their respective region’s election results by email, including the actual vote counts in the event that any of the candidates wants to know this information. The RACC’s will notify all of the candidates of the election results.

n. Election results will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website.

o. The National Administrative Committee Chairman (NACC) shall send a copy of the verified vote count to each candidate in each respective election, upon request of the candidate.

The next meeting of the Region 2 Committee will be at the Region 7-10 meet on Thursday April 16th at 6:00 pm. If you have any items you would like the committee to discuss as agenda items, please send them to your state chairman.

 

Region 2 Xcel Athlete Clinic October 2019

Clinic Oct 2019Xcel Reg 2 Clinic Oct 2019


2020 Regional meet information in Helena Montana

 


News from Region 2

The e-mail list for disseminating this newsletter was taken from USA Gymnastics membership list on 09.01.2019 at 6:20 pm.

Inside:

  • Summer News and Results
  • Camps
  • Calendar
  • Meet Directors
  • New Rules and Policies
  • New Compulsories
  • Agenda items for September meeting

September Newsletter Region 2

 

Region 2 Xcel Clinic Graphic

Xcel Athlete Clinic Registration Forms GE 2019

North Super Camp 2019 2 Image

Download the North Super Camp Flier

 

Rules: JO Optionals

Additional replacement pages and Appendix 8:

Bars

Beam

General

Appendx08_2018-2022_L9-10cheatsheet rev 8.15.19


Congratulations to Our Region 2 Athletes in the HOPES Program

At the HOPE”S Classic in Salt Lake City Hailey Avellar of Auburn tied for 5th in the 10 -11 year old division and 23rd in the 12-13 age division was Sammy Smith of Gym East 28th Isabelle Futch from Auburn.

Congratulations to the Region 2 Program of the Year – Metropolitan.


Letter from Li Li Leung

May 22, 2019

To the women’s and men’s gymnastics Junior Olympic community:

With the 2018-19 Junior Olympic season coming to a close this month, I wanted to send my heartfelt congratulations to the athletes and coaches, not only to those who competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships, but also to everyone who participated in every level of the Junior Olympic program for your hard work and dedication.

I had the opportunity to attend both the men’s and women’s National Championships and watch young women and men giving their all on behalf of their regional teams.  It was wonderful to meet so many of the athletes, parents, club owners, coaches and judges.  I enjoyed watching the talented young men and women perform and presenting medals, as well as welcoming some of the newest men’s junior national team members and participating in the women’s entrance tunnel of “high-fives”.  It was a personal treat to see many familiar faces from my days as a gymnast and coach and to meet new ones.

Watching the competition brought back treasured memories from when I competed as a gymnast, and a time when I didn’t realize how much time and effort meet directors, coaches, club owners, judges, administrators, volunteers and parents put in to stage all of the competitions, from invitationals to state, regional and national Junior Olympic championships.  This doesn’t include the hours spent training and coaching athletes, running the club, and shuttling children. We appreciate your commitment to doing what it takes, and we recognize that we wouldn’t be able to do this without your support.

Thank you for everything you all do on behalf of our athletes.  Your dedication and passion are evident, and all of you are the reason gymnastics is the incredible sport it is.

I am looking forward to the next season!

Li Li Leung
President and CEO
USA Gymnastics

Region 2 Junior 4 Team Champions!

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Region 2 looking great on training day at Western Championships!!

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