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Greetings Region 2 Pro Members,

This newsletter is being sent based on the membership list at USA Gymnastics May 18, 2020.

Another week, and I am hearing about successful gym openings in some states.  Hopefully, all states will be open soon.

The next Region 2 Committee Meeting will be May 29th.  If you have any items you would like discussed as agenda items, please send them to your state chairman by May 25th so I can get them on the agenda.

 

Celebrating 2020 Seniors’ on USA Gym. Instagram story!

For the next three weeks (the duration of graduation season) on our Instagram stories, we’ll be posting photos of graduating high school gymnasts from across the country! Each day, we’ll feature a number of athletes from all disciplines. Keep an eye on our IG page to spot the gymnasts from your area. Thank you for helping us celebrate the class of 2020 in this special way! https://www.instagram.com/usagym/

 

Considerations on a Safe Reopening

USA Gymnastics recommendations on opening back up.  Remember though, your state and local CDC and government regulations take precedence.

https://usagym.org/PDFs/About%20USA%20Gymnastics/covid/safereopening.pdf

GK Give Back Program

GK recognizes the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the gymnastics community and is committed to supporting gymnastics clubs and athletes through this difficult time. That is why they are introducing the GK Give Back Program, which will give back 30% of retail sales to registered gyms through June 6! Learn more and sign up for the program TODAY at https://www.gkelite.com/

 

Live Virtual Education Courses

Brand new virtual courses taught by Tom Koll, National Junior Olympic Committee Chair, there will be two separate offerings of these courses – see dates and times listed below. The same information will be covered in each session, so please feel free to register for the one that works best with your schedule.

W203: Women’s JO Current Compulsory (2013-2020) Routine Refresher for Level 3 Beam & Floor

https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/W203/

  • Wednesday, May 27 10:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. ET
  • Friday, May 29 10:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. ET

W204: Women’s JO Current Compulsory (2013-2020) Routine Refresher for Levels 4/5 Beam & Floor

https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/W204/

  • Wednesday, May 27 1:30 – 5:00p.m. ET
  • Friday, May 29 1:30 – 5:00p.m. ET

 

USA Gymnastics University Online Courses

Now is a great time to invest in your education! USA Gymnastics offers a wide range of affordable online educational courses that can help further professional development goals of coaches, judges, club owners and administrators. https://usagym.org/pages/education/pages/index.html.

 

Recorded Webinars:


Newsletter May 2020

Dear Region 2 Pro Members,

The e-mail list for this newsletter was generated from USA Gymnastics May 9, 2020.

This is very bittersweet; our athletes and coaches would have been rocking Level 9 Westerns this last weekend and next weekend our Level 10’s would be at Nationals.  My heart goes out to all our community, our clubs, coaches, judges, parents, and athletes that are trying to survive through all this. Things will not be the same when everyone can get back in the gym and reaching a new “normal” will be challenging.

The Regional Committee met April 15th and May 1.  Minutes from both meetings are attached.

The National Administrative Committee continues to have weekly conference calls to keep us updated.  All regional congresses have been cancelled and National Congress will now be virtual at a lower cost.  All the National meeting minutes will be posted in the next couple of weeks.  Please know all committees tried to make changes minimal during this time but there are some changes.

USA Gymnastics is working on developing Industry Guidelines for maintaining health and wellness during this time as well as recommendations to assist clubs.  They are only recommendations as local CDC Guidelines must be followed and supersede any recommendation. Check here for updates: https://usagym.org/pages/aboutus/pages/coronavirus.html

Also  here are some quarantine workouts put out by the national staff: https://usagym.org/pages/women/pages/quarantineworkouts.html


Newsletter April 17, 2020

  1. Tell your athletes and coaches!

USA Gymnastics plans to create a video that is basically a “you miss gymnastics, we miss you” for young gymnasts that will be posted on USA Gym Social Media etc. The producer is looking for a selection of videos from coaches saying “I or We miss you” or something similar or inspirational that he can include. The only thing he asks is that you shoot the video horizontally, NOT vertically on your phone. Creativity is encouraged! Incorporate your staff – pass this along to your coaching friends. Please wear your gym t-shirt or Team USA apparel, if you have some – so you are clearly associated with gymnastics. This would be a great opportunity for your staff and gym coaches from all over the country to send a message to athletes that we miss them. I know you are already doing this, but this is more of a community-wide effort and we would love to feature our Women’s Program leaders.

 

Please send your videos by Monday April 20th to Annie Heffernon at aheffernon@usagym.org

 

Click on the links below to see some examples received so far.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zorzdpmej5peqn5/Betty%20Okino.MOV?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yx07t1otm1b55gt/Brad%20Harris.mov?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/43utkmlitpf4wvj/Paige%20Roth.mov?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kce2ydeh7hgaj41/Kittia%20Carpenter.MOV?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ryz3ptaea2bdnqx/Tom%20Koll.mp4?dl=0

 

  1. SACC elections are final. Although only two elections were held, there are three new chairmen.  Congratulations to all the new chairmen.

Alaska – Charlene Moss will take over for Martha Dunn who is moving to PA.  Good luck to Martha and thank you for 10 great years on the committee.

Hawaii – Pam Zak retained her position as chairman.

Idaho – Mark Kindelspire continues as chairman.

Montana – Josh Burnham continues as chairman.

Oregon – Meg Doxtator will be the new chairman.  A big thank you to Molly Gill for all her work as chairman.

Washington – Sandy Flores will be the new chairman.  Kudos to Susan Riley for all her work on the committee.

  1. Don’t forget to send in NCAA bios! See the last newsletter for details if you missed it.
  2. Calendar, Congress, Camps (CCC)

The committee is currently looking these items and will update everyone after our committee meeting April 18th.

  1. Webinars for Club Owners
    1. These are free and missed webinars are recorded for you to listen to. They are excellent.
    2. https://usagym.org/pages/membership/pages/webinars.html
    3. Also check out 3rd Level Consulting with Region 2’s own Frank Sahlein – they are hosting a lot of online seminars for everyone that are excellent! http://3rdLevelConsulting.com
  2. SARS-2 (coronavirus 2019) updates – there is a lot of good information here.
    1. https://usagym.org/pages/aboutus/pages/coronavirus.html
  3. Weekly RACC meetings with USA
    1. Everyone feels strongly there should be few changes for next year.
    2. We are waiting for information on National Congress location and date for 2020.
    3. Louis is still planned for 2021 Olympic Trials and Congress. Dates are being finalized.
    4. The May meetings of the NAC, NJOC, NTC, NXC, and the Joint meeting will be scheduled as Zoom meetings. They will occur at approximately the same time as usually scheduled. Dates should be out in the next 2 weeks.
    5. NO National Club of the Year will be chosen this year so Regions and States do not have to choose one.

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Region 2 Newsletter March 30, 2020

This newsletter comes with great hope that we will soon all be able to be off quarantine, and everyone can begin the recovery process. I know things are uncertain at this point.  There are many resources for everyone at the following link including upcoming webinars: https://usagym.org/pages/aboutus/pages/coronavirus.html

The weekly conference calls with USA have been very beneficial.  They are keeping us abreast of all the possible changes in the works. They are looking at redoing schedules and changing in response to the postponement of the Olympics. As soon as I know about dates/location for National Congress, I will let you know.

  1. 2021 Westerns and Nationals
  • The 2020 hosts were given the first right of refusal. After April 1, they will know if both hosts can host in 2021. For Level 10 Nationals in 2021, Emerald City has indicated they do want to host.
  1. Regionals
  • Region 2 and all other regions are all giving the first right of refusal to the regional hosts that did not get to host in 2020 unless they had already awarded the 2021 bid. If that was the case, they are offering them first chance on the 2022 bids. I am waiting on hearing from all the parties involved and will announce as soon as this is finalized. This will include having a calendar of events for 2021 and 2022.
  • Some research was done on the possibility of rescheduling the Region 2 Xcel Championships to late spring or early summer.  It was deemed that the number of potential participants and well as the number of clubs that might have participated would not be representative of a championship event.   In addition, it is entirely unclear when things will return to normal and everyone’s well-being is of the utmost importance.   As such there will be no rescheduling of this event.
  1. State Chairman Elections
  • Elections begin April 1 and continue through April 15th. In Region 2, no elections will occur in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.
  • Alaska will have a new chairman, Charlene Moss. Current Chairman, Martha Dunn, is moving back east to take care of her mother.  We wish her the best and she will be missed.  She has been an excellent representative for Alaska.
  • Mark Kindelspire will continue in Idaho and Josh Burnham in Montana.
  • Oregon will have a new chairman, Meg Doxtator. A big thank you to Molly Gill for all her work on the committee. She has done a great job as state Chairman of Oregon.
  • Hawaii is having an election between Cora Taylor Fonseca and Pam Zak.
  • Washington is having an election between Sandy Flores and Susan Riley.
  1. Regional Senior Recognition

The region is going to have a section on the website for the senior class of this year. Anyone with seniors, please send your state chairman the following by April 15th:

Name Club Level College/University/Plans Picture

If you can do it in this table format, it will be easier to put together.  We have permission to have them on the website if we do not have birthdates or USAG numbers.  I will have a section for each state.  I know it cannot replace them having a season ending event,

but we can pay them tribute.

  1. NCAA and USA Gymnastics (any high school athlete grad year 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 that is interested in college gymnastics)

USA Gymnastics has been working with the NCAA to help connect athletes and schools.  They have come up with a form that will be will put together as a list for colleges and universities. Please see the attached form. Reminder – athletes also need to go online and update their bios at USA Gymnastics. Directions on doing this are on the attached form. Once live, there will be a hyperlink attached to each athlete’s name that will take you to their online bio, which is why it is so important that these be filled out.  Athletes will be able to enter in any social media webpages specific to them (personal webpage, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).  These will prove helpful to recruiters, as they will still be able to see any videos of routines or skills that have been uploaded.

4/10: Form due back to cnaik@usagym.org

4/15: NCAA tab on website live with athletes listed

 

  1. Agenda Items Regional Meeting

Please send any ideas for agenda items to your state chairman. The agenda will be sent in for approval April 5th to the NACC, so any items will be due April 4th.  The committee will be having a ZOOM meeting April 18th.

 

  1. National Meetings

All regional chairmen are having meetings in May (dates to be determined). Please send any items you want put on agendas for discussion to the appropriate chairman:

Administrative: Marian DeWane r2racc@gmail.com

Technical: Linda Mulvihill gymit@aol.com

Xcel: Dianne Palmer tenskira@gmail.com

JO: Tiffany Quincy tiffany@omega-gymnastics.com

Stay safe everyone!

Marian

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USA has Cancelled all Events through May 10th and Cancelled Level 10 Nationals

Dear Region 2 Pro Members,

You should have received an update from USA Gymnastics today. Your Regional Committee and USA Gymnastics worked to find solutions to allow athletes to complete their seasons, especially the seniors, but keeping athletes, coaches, and fans safe is the number one priority.  Given this, USA has cancelled sanctions through May 10th and cancelled Level 10 Nationals. I know this is heartbreaking to our athletes and coaches that have worked so hard. I can’t even begin to express the sadness I feel for everyone involved.

We will keep you apprised of any updates.

Region 2 Congress is still on the Schedule for August 1 and 2.

The Regional Committee will be having a conference call for our April meeting that would have happened at the Regional Meet.  If anyone has items they want discussed, please send those to me by April 1st.

Sincerely,

Marian


Effective immediately, USA Gymnastics has canceled all events and event sanctions through the end of March

Please communicate with your membership how this affects your states and regions.  The attached document is what will be going out to the entire gymnastics community shortly.  Please see below for some additional information from the National Office:

  • We will be canceling meets & sanctions through the end of March, maybe longer.
  • We know this causes quite a bit of disruption and impacts qualification procedures – but we also know that our community’s health must come first.
  • We will refund sanction fees, or allow postponement of meets.
  • We also know that you have questions on whether or not to provide refunds for events, which will depend on your unique situation and circumstances.

We thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these unknown waters.  Together, we will get through this rough spot, and come out even stronger as an organization.


Dear Region 2 Pro Members,

As you are all aware, all state meets THROUGH MARCH 31 are now cancelled.  Compulsory and Xcel meets may be able to be postponed but for Optional Levels 7-10, the steps I outlined in the last newsletter are in effect with 2 exceptions. 1. The regional committee has changed the number of scores for qualifying at Level 7 and 8 to one (1) score instead of two (2).  2. We requested to lower the qualifying score for regionals for 1 year to the qualifying score for state meets since no state meets are being held. It has been approved so all Level 9 and 10 athletes with a 32 AA are qualified to the regional meet. This also means specialists would qualify with an 8.5, the same as for a state meet.  At this time, all regional meets are still scheduled. Your State Chairmen will keep you up to date on the latest developments and what coaches need to do. Please know we are also researching additional possibilities to reach Western and National Events in case regional meets are also cancelled.

Sincerely,

Marian


Below is a newsletter with many important updates including information on updates on possible schedule changes due to the corona-virus.     Your state committees will be in contact with you with any updates at the state level.
1. State Meets
2. Regional Meet
3. Safe Sport
4. Level 10 Nationals
5. Apparel
6. Injury Petitions
7. Bar Settings
8. Agenda Items
Please stay safe!
Marian

Dear Region 2 Pro Members,

The list for this newsletter was generated on March 11, 2017 from USA Gymnastics membership lists.

I know there is some concern about the coronavirus and how it may affect our athletes, coaches and spectators at upcoming state and regional events. The safety of everyone is paramount in our minds. We certainly do not want to jeopardize anyone, and we do expect everyone to take the required precautions including washing their hands often to keep safe. If anyone is sick, they should not attend events. Coaches and athletes have the choice as to whether they are comfortable competing and spectators have the option as to whether they wish to attend or not. Currently, the only way for our Level 9 and 10 athletes to qualify to Western’s or Nationals is through the regional meet.  As a region, we have come up with an alternative plan for athletes to reach the regional meet if a state meet is not held. The Regional meet is planned as scheduled in Helena, Montana. While this is not a journey we have planned to be on, we will work together to make this be the best we can for all our members.

  1. State meets are under the jurisdiction of each SAC. Currently, all state meets are scheduled as planned across the country and in Region 2. Alternative plans are in the process of being formed by each SAC. Each SAC will keep their state’s informed. While we understand that competition disruption is not ideal, the health and well-being of our athletes and members must be our top priority. If a state meet does have to cancel Levels 7 – 10, the RAC has established a plan for these athletes to move on to the Regional meet.
  2. For JO optional athletes to qualify to the JO Regional Meet in case a state meet is cancelled see below. REMINDER- THIS IS ONLY IF A MEET IS CANCELLED.

If a state meet is cancelled, Level 9 and 10 AA athletes can move onto the Regional meet without petitioning, if a 34 AA this season has been earned or a 35 AA last year at the same competitive level during state, westerns, or nationals. These scores would be submitted to the state chairman that would make a list of qualifiers from their state for the regional meet.  Following the same process, an individual event specialist (IES) can move onto the Regional meet without petitioning if a 9.0 from this year has been earned or a 9.25 from last year’s state or regionals at the same competitive level has been earned.

Since Level 7 and 8 athletes are a percent of a percent, a different route will be done to qualify to the regional meet. Coaches will submit the top 2 scores for each athlete and the state chairman will average the scores and then rank the athletes in order. Using the number determined by the RACC for a state’s allotment, the state chairman will then submit the list of Regional meet qualifiers from the rank order.

  1. This question was submitted to me. Question: Would it be against safe sport to not have spectators at gymnastic meets? (Some areas have limited the number of people at an event.)

Answer from Shelba Waldron (USA Gymnastics Director of Safe Sport Education and Training): It would not be against safe sport. We would consider this “open and interruptible” as coaches and judges and others would still be there. It’s not an ideal situation, but I think at this point everyone understands why that scenario would occur. A perfect scenario for this would be if it could be live streamed.

  1. Level 10 Nationals: Currently, USA Gymnastics is planning to still host the Level 10 National meet in Tacoma. They are looking at alternative plans and will inform the regions by the regional meet if any changes in venue will occur.
  2. Don’t forget the first apparel store closes 3/12 at midnight. It will reopen during state meets but the earlier it is ordered, the better. The extra time will make sure it will be delivered to YOU.

Men’s:  https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/RGMN20

Women’s: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/RG2WMN20

  1. Injury Petitions to the Regional Meet Levels 9 and 10: Read page 84 # 10 in the Rules and Policies! ONE (1) e-mail is to be sent to Linda Mulvihill at gymit@aol.com with ALL the required materials attached. https://usagym.org/PDFs/Forms/Women/injury2019.pdf A petitioning athlete pays their entry fee for the regional meet at the state meet.  A petitioning athlete can compete in 3 events at the state meet.  If the athlete competes in 4 events, the petition is invalid as they must now qualify by AA score in the state meet.  If an athlete is injured in the state meet on the 4th event, there is a special form to petition. https://usagym.org/PDFs/Forms/Women/injury2019_3event.pdf
  2. Bar settings for LEVEL 9 and 10. See the Rules and policies page 104 II. 2.2)i. The 2.5 minutes per athlete INCLUDES SETTING THE BARS regardless of the format.
  3. Please submit any items you want the region to discuss at the Regional Meeting to your state chairman.

 

Stay Safe everyone,

Marian DeWane, RACC

 


XCEL Region 2 Championships

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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

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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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