Meetings, Minutes and Newsletters

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:


Minutes

Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes May 1, 2020

Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes April 18, 2020

 

Newsletter


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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Newsletter February 1, 2020

The e-mail list for this newsletter was generated from USA gymnastics on February 1, 2020.

  1. Results RJOCC Election

Congratulations to our new RJOCC Tiffany Quincy from OMEGA. She will begin immediately. Thank you to everyone who participated in the election!

  1. State Chair Nominations

Just when you thought, enough of elections already, all state chairman elections are coming up.  Attached is the state chairman nomination form which is also on our regional website at https://usagregion2.com/  Nominations will be accepted until March 1st.

  1. Clarifications from Linda Mulvihill
    • Level 7 Bars Special Requirement: A 360° circling element from group 3/6/7 is required. A release (toe shoot to the high bar) does not count as a 360° circling element.
    • Level 9 Floor Special Requirements: A 2 pass routine with a first pass of a roundoff, whip half, front layout, front layout and the second pass with a front layout is missing 3 different saltos (-0.50 SR), missing a B salto at the end (-0.50 SR) and has no dismount (0.30 off SV) because the third front layout has NO VALUE PART.
    • Level 8 Floor Special Requirements: A two pass routine with a front tuck, roundoff, back handspring full twist and the second pass front tuck, front tuck, is missing 3 different saltos (-0.50 SR). Even though the last front tuck has no Value Part, there is a counting A salto in the last pass.
    • Any routines requiring a B turn on floor (Levels 8, 9, and 10): If a gymnast is doing a turn with a leg up to get credit, please read the requirements to receive credit on Floor page 12. You would not know if credit is being given from the Start Value as this is a composition deduction. Many athletes attempting this turn are not receiving credit.
  1. JO Regionals

Preliminary Schedule Reminder that Level 8 will be Friday, Level 9 and 10 on Saturday, and the NEW Level 7 Regional on Sunday. The Level 6 Invitational is on Thursday night.  Profits from the Level 6 Invitational will go to the Regional Athlete Apparel Fund.

  1. Xcel Regionals Update from Dianne Palmer and Patti Gable

Remember, this year it is not an invite but an Official Regional Meet for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond being held at Northwest Aerials May 7 – 10, 2020 in Everett, WA.

Look for the email sent out by Dianne to Region 2 clubs on January 30th requesting to know if your club is planning to participate in the Region 2 Xcel Championships.  Please respond by February 10.

  1. Clarifications from Dianne
    • Bronze and Silver Bars stretch jump dismount: A gymnast who has performed cast squat on followed by a stretch jump dismount receives credit for 2 “A” Value Parts.
    • Beam Handstands: Handstands in Xcel DO NOT have to be held 2 seconds.   For vertical credit at Gold, Platinum, Diamond they must reach vertical (hands through hips – leg position optional).     Vertical handstands can be used in a series as the first, the second or as both skills in the series IF correctly connected.
    • Silver and Gold Floor Special Requirements: Acro flight skills/elements with hand support are eligible to receive Value part credit regardless of the number of times performed and may also fulfill Special Requirements provided that the series in which they are performed are different. “     A roundoff, back handspring pass and a roundoff, back handspring, back handspring pass are two different passes and would fulfill the Acro Special Requirements.

Likewise, a Front handspring, front handspring pass and a front handspring, roundoff pass are two different series.

  1. Regional Congress is set for August 1 and 2 at the Delta Hotel in Everett, WA! The final schedule is being worked on, but the lineup of clinicians is going to be stellar!  There will be several courses offered as well. Please register at http://www.usagymrc.com/region2/
  2. Reminder Dates for 2020 Camps:
    • High Tech: third weekend in September (Sept 18 – 20). 8-hour camp for Hot Shots on Friday night and Saturday morning and Invited 9 and 10 athletes Saturday starting at 1 and finishing on Sunday. Remember, this camp is by INVITATION ONLY. The RJOCC will send invitations based on Western, National, TOPS results, and the recommendation of each state TOP’s coordinator.
    • South Camp: Sept. 26 & 27
    • Inland Camp: Oct. 3 & 4
    • North Camp: Oct 10 & 11
  1. Any agenda items for the April meeting need to be submitted by April 1. Agenda items that will be discussed and voted on are apparel funding ideas (see the minutes from the September meeting), logos, and submitted bids.

Happy Flipping!

Marian DeWane, RACC Region 2

 

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.  😊

 

  1. 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 News:

  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


Region 2 December 2019 Newsletter

Wherever you are, please travel safe.  It looks to be cold and snowy in most of the region.  Even Hawaii got snow on the big island last week!
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  1. Dates for 2021 and 2022 released
  2. Applications westerns and nationals 2021 and 2022
  3. RJOCC Nominations Due Dec 15th.
  4. Additional athletes invited to B TOPS camp
  5. Current Numbers and the Regional Schedule
  6. Level 6 Invite at Regionals

 

  1. Dates for 2021 and 2022 are out!

2021:

Last 9/10 State meets: March 26-28, 2021

L9/L10 Regionals: April 16-18, 2021

Level 9 East/West: May 7-9, 2021

Level 10 JO’s: May 14-16, 2021

 

2022:

Last 9/10 State meets: March 25-27, 2022

Level 9/10 Regionals: April 22-24, 2022

Level 9 East/West: May 13-15, 2022

Level 10 JO’s: May 20-22, 2022

 

  1. Applications are being taken for JO Westerns and JO Nationals for 2021 and 2022. For any interested parties wanting to bid on 2021 and/or 2022 events, a separate bid form is required for each year.  To be considered, all completed bids for 2021 events must be received no later than February 28, 2020; and February 28, 2021 for 2022 events.  Completed bids should be sent Christy Naik at Cnaik@usagym.org. Once a bid is received, the event informational “Appendix A” will be sent to the interested party.  Once the deadline to submit bids has passed, the national office will determine which party will be awarded the bid no later than 4 weeks from the deadline.

 

  1. Don’t forget to submit nominations for RJOCC. Nominations are due by December 15th. See the last newsletter or the region 2 website for more information. The nomination is attached.

 

  1. Additional congratulations to the following athletes invited to the B TOPS camp:

Madison Moeller         CEG
Mari Willoughby          Metropolitan

 

  1. Current numbers in the region as of 12/1/2019 are as follows:
    1. Level 10 – 103 (this will most likely translate to 1 session of Level 10 at Regionals)
    2. Level 9 – 210 (this will most likely be 3 sessions at Level 9 Regionals)
    3. Level 8 – 348 (4 sessions of 60 athletes based off a percent of a percent on numbers registered for state meets on March 9.)
    4. Level 7 – 449 (3 sessions of 80 athletes based off a percent of a percent on numbers registered for state meets on March 9.)
    5. The schedule will be Level 8 on Friday, Level 9, 10 and if time the level 8 state session on Saturday, and the Level 7 on Sunday.

 

  1. Level 6 – 1 session invitational Thursday evening. This is on a separate sanction and is a fundraiser for Regional athlete apparel. It will be open to the first PAID 80 athletes. Entry fee is $100.  A big thank you to Denny Allen for allowing us to use the equipment and run this session.

Happy flipping!


USA Gymnastics Region 2 Newsletter November 2019

RTC Corner from Linda Mulvihill

1.    Forms and procedure for checking music: Reminder – the regional updated form that needs to be submitted WITH your music in ONE e-mail to Linda is on the regional website under forms.  https://usagregion2.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/women-2019s-program-floor-exercise-music-approval-form-reg-2.pdf

2.    New element evaluation form: Reminder – The form must be filled out completely and submitted along with a video of the skill in ONE e-mail to Linda.

a.     For JO https://usagym.org/PDFs/Forms/Women/NewElementEvalform_JO.pdf

b.    For Xcel https://usagym.org/PDFs/Forms/Women/NewElementEvalform_Xcel.pdf

3.    Reminder to judges: You may not leave a session until the Meet referee has released you.  This is not when the last gymnast finishes as inquires may still be submitted.

4.    Be sure to attend Regional Congress.  Lectures from the WTC will ONLY be presented at Regional Congresses.

Xcel Corner from Dianne Palmer

Many thanks to Gymnastics East and Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy for hosting the recent Region 2 Xcel Updates and Athlete Clinics.   137 athletes and 48 clinicians and coaches from WA, OR and ID participated in the events in October.

Be sure to update your Xcel Code of Points with the replacement pages on the USA Gymnastics website:  https://usagym.org/pages/women/updates/xcel.html

Also check that you have updated your Xcel iCode.

Xcel Regional Bid 2021

Applications for the Xcel regional 2021 bid are open and will be due December 31, 2019. Bid forms are on the Regional Website.  The dates of the meet will be April 21-22,2021. This is the week after JO regionals. Forms/bid packets need to be submitted by mail to Marian DeWane PO Box 2137 Boise, Idaho 83701 with a postmark on or before Dec 31 or be e-mailed to r2racc@gmail.com by 11:59 Dec 31st.

JO Corner

1.       Camps

The camps this year were well received. Ivan tried to keep them consistent and use the same clinicians as much as possible. Be sure and talk to your state chairman as we are looking times, clinicians, and costs for camps for next year.  As requested by the membership, Ivan changed camps to bring in out-side clinicians that are top notch.  They cost big dollars to bring in, so the camps are no longer a money maker for the region. While the camps are awesome, we do have to meet costs. The High-Tech camp limited the numbers to 50 invited athletes at $200 each (which included a leotard), ran a deficit. The criteria for an invitation will be reviewed in April. Next year’s camp dates are as follows:

a. High Tech: third weekend in September (Sept 18 – 20). 8-hour camp for invited Hot Shots on Friday night and Saturday morning and invited 9 and 10 athletes Saturday starting at 1 and finishing on Sunday.

b. South Camp: Sept. 26 & 27

c. Inland Camp: Oct. 3 & 4

d. North Camp: Oct 10 & 11

e. Hawaii Camp: Jan 10

 

RACC Corner:

Minutes of the last Region 2 committee meeting (download here).

Regional Congress is set!  SAVE the DATES:  August 1 – August 2, 2020 Reserve your room NOW at the Delta Hotel in Everett, WA. Click here for Region 2 Congress Registration: http://www.usagymrc.com

A schedule will be out shortly but there will be lots of education for everyone. We actually start Friday evening July 31 with a new event in conjunction with Washington – Region 2 NCAA Showcase for all our 9/10 Regional Gymnasts at LEGA from 6 – 9 pm. Reception and Social following the Showcase for all Regional Congress and Showcase Attendee’s.

1.       TOPS Testing – Congratulations! 

Region 2 had 20 athletes qualify for National TOPS testing. We are excited to announce the following:

A Team: 1. Kaleah Sanchez Hawaiian Island Twisters

2. Chloe La Mismo Gymnastics

B Team: 1. Lavi Crain Avant Coeur Gymnastics

2. Michaela Louie Hawaiian Island Twisters

3. Jillian Fisher Hawaiian Island Twisters

4. Kira Wayfer Hawaiian Island Twisters

5. Kaylee Sath Metropolitan Gymnastics

Diamond Team:

1.       Vivi Crain Avant Coeur Gymnastics

2.       La’iakea Reyes Hawaiian Island Twisters

3.       Brooklyn Miller Hawaiian Island Twisters

 

2.       Level 10 Nationals:

Congratulations to Emerald City who will be hosting this prestigious event May 15th – 17th. They will do a fabulous job.

If a judge is interested in volunteering as an auxiliary judge for JO National in Tacoma, please contact Denise Green at denisereg2rjd@gmail.com.

3.       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.

 


2019 Region 2 Newsletters

 

2019 Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes


June 2019 Agenda Items

Region 2 Committee Meeting

6:00 pm June 26, 2019

The MAC Club

RACC Report – Marian (including financial)

RJO Report – Ivan (excused) Marian has his report

RTC Report – Linda

RXCC Report – Dianne

NAWGJ Report – Denise?

State Reports:

  • Alaska – Martha
  • Hawaii – Pam
  • Idaho – Mark
  • Montana – Josh
  • Oregon – Molly
  • Washington – Susan

Agenda items June meeting:

  • Logo ideas – Mark
  • POY work – Martha

1) We discussed the need to add a clause that the clubs in question must be in good financial standing with both their home state and the region.

2) I’d like to tweak the sportsmanship so that every gym getting a vote gets some love.  To do this, I’d like to try the following: a) Voters can select five gyms; 2) First, second and third still get 30, 20 and 10 points, respectively.  Anyone else who gets a vote gets 5 points “honorable mention”.

3) A suggestion to give each voting member of the regional committee a vote.

4) A suggestion to ask each panel of judges to confer with the person timing warmups to see if everyone played nicely together during warmups.

Xcel Regional Meet 2020 Logistics – Dianne

Bids for Regionals 2020 and 2021 Both JO and Xcel – Marian

Regional Congress 2021 dates and location

Regional Awards


April 2019 Agenda Items

Call to Order: Marian DeWane

Regional Administrative Chair Report: Marian DeWane

Financial Report: Marian

Swag for athletes Level 9 ($125) and 10

Regional bids 2020

Dates 2020 and 2021

Regional Junior Olympic Chair Report: Ivan Alexov

Training Camps dates and hosts

Change for High Tech to invitation and adding Friday night Hotshots

Regional Technical Chair Report: Linda Mulvihill

  •  Petitions
  •  Suggestions Rule Changes in May
  •  Dates state judges list due (currently July 1) move to later?

Regional Xcel Chair Report: Dianne Palmer

NAWGJ Report: Denise Green

Business Discussion items:

Level 7 or 6/7 Regional Meet

Xcel Regional Meet

Proposing to USA to add a session to Level 10 Nationals for specialists

Revisit Level 8 34.00 AA as well as % of a %

Qualifying scores regionals Level 9 and 10

Clarification dual roles

State Reports:

  • Alaska: Martha Dunn
  • Hawaii: Pam Zak
  • Idaho: Mark Kindelspire
  • Montana: Josh Burnham
  • Oregon: Molly Gill
  • Washington: Susan Riley

Program of the Year

To be considered for the Region 2 Junior Olympic Program of the Year (POY), a gym should demonstrate a high level of success in athletic achievements at Levels 9 and 10The attached point system has been adopted to assign points based on individual gymnasts’ achievements at Levels 9 and 10 for the current season. Gymnasts’ points are then credited to their gym and the points totaled. The goal is to determine programs with a high level of excellence and a broad depth of program through use of quantifiable methods. Points accrued by each gym will be used as a factor when determining the regional POY. The nominee must be a member in good standing with the Region.


2018 Region 2 Handbook

This handbook is intended to explain policies within the Region. Policies not under regional control are referenced to the Rules and Policies and Operating Code of USA Gymnastics. The handbook will be updated yearly to be in accordance with any changes to the R and P, Operating Code, and Regional policy changes. Regional policies are identified with an * and a date when they were put into effect. Download the Region 2 Handbook (.docx)


 

2018 Region 2 Newsletters

2018 Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes

Approved budget 2018 – 2019 season


Region 2 Handbook – 9/2017

Women’s Program Committee Minutes

2017 Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes

2016 Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes

March 1, 2016
STATE CHAIR ELECTIONS read more

Feb. 10, 2016
2016 updates from Committee Members:

JO information update – Laurie Reid
Region 2 Xcel SAC
Region 2 Stats Chart January 2016
Xcel Reminders 2016
Technical Reminders 2015 Linda Mulvihill_final

2015 Region 2 Committee Meeting Minutes

USA Gymnastics National Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes
WAC
Joint JO/Technical
Woman’s JO Committee Meeting

2014 Region 2 Minutes

National Minutes:


2013 Regional Minutes

2013 National Minutes

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