Newsletters and Agendas

Region 2 Newsletter September 7, 2021

What is in the Newsletter:

Xcel Qualifying to Regionals

Support Training Camps

New Membership requirements

Using Meet Reservations

Meet Directors – what’s new

TOPS Qualifiers

Calendar

Xcel Qualifying to Regionals

  • 1 – 2 sessions of Diamond Friday night with 34.0 QS
  • 4 sessions of Gold with 60 each on Saturday using a % of a %
  • 2 – 3 sessions of Platinum on Sunday with a 35.0 QS

 

CAMPS ARE BACK

Tiffany and a subcommittee have been hard at work to put these together.  Please support their efforts by attending.  Sign up on meet reservations.  😊

 

NEW REQUIREMENTS

New Course Requirements: This season, USA Gymnastics will introduce two new educational courses that certain membership roles will be required to complete as a condition of membership.

Look at the table here requirements_table.pdf (usagym.org) to review which roles will be required to complete the U112: Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse Course and the U113: USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy Course.

 

MEET RESERVATIONS

Meet Reservation is a requirement for all USA Gymnastics sanctioned events. Check out meet reservation_0820.pdf (usagym.org) for step-by-step instructions.

MEET DIRECTORS

NEW this season, Meet Directors are able to scan USA Gymnastics members’ membership cards to view their membership status in real-time. This new feature will allow meet directors/sanction administrators the ability to verify memberships quickly if an individual was not previously registered for their event.

  • Judges must be entered into the sanction by the event director, sanction administrator, or Meet Referee.
  • Event directors or sanction administrators must also add on-site and late entries (athletes, coaches, and judges) into the Meet Reservation system.
  • We are unable to accept sign-in sheets generated by outside meet registration or scoring companies. Please use the coaches’ and judges’ sign-in sheets provided in your sanction forms.

TOPS QUALIFIERS

Region 2 Congratulates all the following who are going to National TOPS! HITS had 9 Qualifiers and OGC had 6!  Way to go!  Advantage placed one on the Diamond Team!

 

2021 TOPS Testing Qualifiers

8 Year Olds:

Brooklyn Hardman           Ascend Gymnastics

Halle Bugeaud                   Cascade Elite

Ariah-Juliana Sanchez     Hawaiian Island Twisters

Luna Bird                             Hawaiian Island Twisters

Jaelya Appleton                Hawaiian Island Twisters

Kaiya Ichimura                   Hawaiian Island Twisters

Jaelyn West                        Olympic (OGC)

Kaley Blandford                Rigert Elite Gymnastics

Emily Mendoza                 SWAG

 

9 Year Olds

Analea Patalau                  Ascend Gymnastics

Georgia Carr                       Avant Coeur Gymnastics

La’iakea Reyes                   Hawaiian Island Twisters

Julie Bracamontes            Metropolitan Gymnastics

Talia Davis                           Olympic (OGC)

Emma Soeu                        Zenith West

 

10 Year Olds

Sadie Drake                        Advantage Gymnastics Center

Elizabeth Herbison           Advantage Gymnastics Center

Addie Lewis                        Advantage Gymnastics Center

Lexi Vanderlinde              Ascend Gymnastics

Maddie Moeller                Cascade Elite

Cassie Tan                           Cascade Elite West Gymnastics

Riley Dow                            Danik Gymnastics

Kinslee Keopple                Hawaiian Island Twisters

Kaleah Sanchez                 Hawaiian Island Twisters

Michaela Louie                  Hawaiian Island Twisters

Olivia Morrice                    Hawaiian Island Twisters

Janella Velarmino             Metropolitan Gymnastics

Allie Moore                         NAAG

Trinaty Atkinson               Olympic (OGC)

Eirabella Vicente              Olympic (OGC)

Maxie Long                         Olympic (OGC)

Rylee Powell                       Olympic (OGC)

Khalyah Mantanoa-Banks        SWAG

Madeleine Hoare             Technique Gynastics

Anna Blake                          Zenith West Gymnastics

Diamond Team

Charlotte Elzinga              Advantage Gymnastics Center

 

Calendar REGION 2

Inland Camp September 25 – 26                                 Dynamics             Spokane, WA

North Camp October 2 – 3                                            Emerald City       Redmond, WA

South Camp October 16 – 17                                       Naydenov           Vancouver, WA

High Tech Camp October 23 – 24                                Metropolitan     Kent, WA

DP Regionals April 21 – 24                                            Naydenov           Clark County Event Center Vancouver, WA

Xcel Regionals April 29 – May 1                                  NW Aerials          Gary D. Weikel Event Center Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

DP Westerns May 6 – 8                                                  Lindenwood U   St. Charles, Missouri

DP Nationals May 13 – 15                                             TBA


Region 2 Newsletter August 25, 2021

Welcome to a NEW season!  Lots of new changes with the compulsories and membership.  If you have any questions, please let me know. Westerns will be in St. Charles, MO this year.  The closest airport is St. Louis (STL) and is 7 miles (10 km) away. Nationals location is hopefully going to be announced soon.

Olympics! Congratulations to Jordan Chiles- a Silver Team medal! Wahoo! Also coming to Region 2, at Oregon State University will be Jade Carey, who won Gold on floor exercise.

The new compulsory exam is ready.  https://usagym.org/pages/women/pages/judging_accreditation.html to link to the registration page.

Calendar Updates REGION 2 Look for fliers from Tiffany Quincy!

Inland Camp September 25 – 26                             Dynamics           Spokane, WA

North Camp October 2 – 3                                       Emerald City      Redmond, WA

South Camp October 16 – 17                                  Naydenov           Vancouver, WA

High Tech Camp October 23 – 24                            Metropolitan        Kent, WA

DP Regionals April 21 – 24                                      Naydenov  Clark County Event Center           Vancouver, WA

Xcel Regionals April 29 – May 1                              NW Aerials Gary D. Weikel Event Center Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

DP Westerns May 6 – 8                                           Lindenwood U   St. Charles, Missouri

DP Nationals May 13 – 15                                      TBA

On another note:

I feel it is important to address a concern that impacts the competitive choices for a gymnastics club. As a private business, it is your decision to participate in any organization/s you choose. It is also important to determine the accuracy of the messaging from those organizations, particularly if they reference USA Gymnastics. The USA Gymnastics State / Regional / National Committees have worked tirelessly to provide a safe – organized and educational program for the entire membership. Our focus has always been on the growth and development of all programs with an emphasis on grass roots initiatives. We have emphasized the educational components needed to nurture this philosophy. Typically, I would not address this publicly, but there is misinformation that some of these groups are broadcasting about our organization.  The messaging is incorrect, and I would suggest a closer look at their rhetoric. As always, thank you for your continued support of USA Gymnastics Region 2.

Wishing you all a healthy and successful season,

Marian DeWane, RACC


Region 2 Newsletter July 2021

Dear Region 2,
In the Newsletter –
2023 bids
Important updates DP and Xcel
Regional Calendar
National minutes attached

July 2021 Region 2 newsletter

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Region 2 Newsletter June 7, 2021

  1. Old Compulsories and move up meets:  The old compulsories can be used until July 31 for move up meets.  After that date, the new compulsories must be used.  Once the new season of memberships opens (in a week or so), once joined, the membership is active and those athletes CAN be in move up meets etc. even though it is not August 1.
  2. Region 2 color has changed to turquoise for the next 3 years.  😊
  3. Regional Congress is not sponsored by USAG this year.  It will be sanctioned so everyone can get hours if you need them.  On Friday will be athletes Level 5, 4, 3 with Tom Koll and helpers going over the routines.  The focus will be beam and floor.  Cost per athlete will be $60.  (Athletes will need to have joined USAG for the 2021 – 2022 year since it is after August 1.) This will be limited in number at each level so register early on USAG.  Please make sure levels are correct when registering your athletes.

Saturday will be coaches and judges with Tom Koll going over routines.  Questions and answers, judging demonstrations, will be part of the clinic.  Sunday will open time to go over routines and there will be judging films and special lectures. Cost will be $100 per person.  Check out the attached flier! If you bring more than 5, it is $75 each.

  1. Regional Committee Meeting is June 9 at 8:00 am. If you have any comments, please direct it to your state chairman. Agenda includes:
    • Reports from chairs on their meetings: Linda, Dianne, Tiffany, Marian
    • Apparel Level 9 and 10: Tiffany and Marian

– Level 9

– Level 10

            – Athlete apparel for clubs that do not support regional events

    • Club of the Year Points – Suggestions to change/add a few items: Tiffany
    • Agenda item from Patti Gable about judges for Xcel regionals: Dianne
    • Xcel qualifying to Regionals and Regional Awards
    • Regional Congress: Marian
      Download Registration Form for Region 2 Congress (PDF)
    • Schedule for fall clinics: Tiffany
    • Bids 2023: DP – Emerald City, Northwest Aerials, Performance Plus Events; Xcel – Metheny Enterprises (NAAG)
    • Awards

Newsletter Region 2 May 2, 2021

Newsletter Contents:                                                (Download as a PDF)
  1. Voting
  2. Coaching attire
  3. Thank you to Gym 406 and Performance Plus Events
  4. Next year qualifying DP regional meet
  5. Compulsory Update
  6. National Congress
  7. Regional Congress
  8. Future news
  9. Message from Tiffany
  1. Voting for DP Chairman is still open through May 4. Your vote does not carry over from the first election- you must revote in the runoff election. Please vote. You have two excellent candidates: Brent Phelps from Ascend and Tiffany Quincy from OMEGA.

 

  1. Good luck to everyone headed to Westerns and Nationals. Coaches remember – p.21 C2 of the R and P: no hats, athletic shoes, Athletic warm-up pants or dockers (no jeans) and must be of reasonable length (No holes, tears or short shorts), and collared shirts, business casual or T shirts (No spaghetti straps, low cut tops or midriffs showing).  Please show your support of the region and be in Region 2 apparel.

 

  1. Thank you to our two regional hosts – DP – Gym 406 and Xcel – Performance Plus Events.  Both events were great!  The Level 6 invite was a success – thank you to all who participated!  This will be a continuing event – we made enough in entry fees after paying bills to outfit our level 10’s for Nationals. Yea!  From the sale of Leos at regionals, we helped outfit our Level 9 athletes.  Thank you to Shay Garner from GK and all you that bought them! We have 55 Level 10’s going to Florida and 77 Level 9’s going to Iowa.

 

  1. Next year, we will be going back to our traditional qualifying for the Regional Meet: Level 9 and 10 need a 34 at their state meet, Level 7 and 8 will both be percent of a percent to fill 3 sessions of 8 and 3 or 4 sessions of Level 7.  The regional committee will firm up number of sessions for Level 7 in their next meeting.  Next year DP Regionals are hosted by Naydenov in the Portland Area and Xcel Regionals are hosted by Northwest Aerials in the Seattle area.

 

  1. Compulsory Update:

Compulsory workshop Reno event: cost $385 and includes all online materials.

  • There is still space both live (it is half full) and virtual. The online version will be streamed live BUT will also be recorded ONLY for those with virtual access and will be available for 1 week after the event.
  • Those who preorder the compulsory book but do not attend, they will be shipped books after the Reno event ends.  FYI – If purchasing the materials, the big book is 75 and the mini version is 50.  The online materials will be $125 if you do not attend the workshop either virtual or in-person.
  • The mini books are what will be given to those who register for the events.  If attending live, you will get them at the event and if virtual, they will be shipped so you have them within the week of the event. The Monday after the event, all the materials in your USAG will be able to be accessed such as the music, videos of the routines, etc.  There is a Spanish version of the compulsory book being made.

All materials such as the compulsory online book will NOT be downloadable as an iBook onto an iPad.  It will always have to be accessed through USAG each time you want to use it, that way it will be always updated but it also means you will have to be online and logged into USAG every time you want to access it through your membership profile page.

The new compulsory exams for judges will be online.  More details will come out later.

For those wants to sanction mobility meets for the old Level 4 and 5 compulsories, this can be done through July 31st.  The new compulsories will begin August 1.

 

  1. National Congress:

National Congress will be held with Olympic Trials.  Information will be coming out next week.  They are waiting on a finalized schedule to post.

  1. Regional Congress:

Regional Congress will be held at OMEGA in Beaverton August 13 – 15.  August 13th will be a compulsory boot camp for athletes. More details will come out after Nationals.  Each chairman is working on their respective track for Saturday and Sunday. 😊 I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

  1. News:

When the DP optional and Xcel programs change in 2022, there is discussion of only 1 code.  If you are in favor let Linda and Dianne know before their meetings in May.

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From Tiffany:

Congratulations to everyone for making a success out of a difficult year.  It was inspiring to see how hard your athletes have worked to keep their passion for gymnastics alive.  Good luck to all of our Region 2 qualifiers!

This summer brings us our new compulsory routines.  We are working on adding workshops for the compulsory gymnasts/coaches over the summer.  It has been proposed to add an athlete day to Region 2 congress for compulsory review and instruction. Some type of an athlete day would be a great jump start to the new routines and help for anyone who is unable to attend the Compulsory Workshops.

The National Committee meeting is just around the corner at Level 10 Nationals.  I have had several excellent suggestions for topics to add to the committee’s agenda. Please send me any of your ideas for the National meeting agenda, as well as feedback and ideas for the Region.  If we all work together, we can make changes and make a difference.

Safe Training!


Region 2 Newsletter

3/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  

In this newsletter:

  1. Elections
  2. Regional Meets
  3. Western and National Age Groups
  4. Region 2 Apparel Store
  5. Petitions
  6. Western and National Workout times for Region 2
  7. Athlete GK apparel measurements
  8. Destira Fundraiser

Newsletter March 17, 2021

  1. Elections:  Dianne Palmer will continue as RXCC and the new RTCC will be Jeanine Henneford from Montana. A big shout out to Linda Mulvihill for all her years of service to the Region as RTCC! For the position of RDPCC, an election will be held.  Candidates in alphabetical order are as follows: Ian Campbell (CEG – Washington), Brent Phelps (Ascend – Washington), Tiffany Quincy (OMEGA – Oregon), and Joe Rapp (HITS – Hawaii).   The election will run from April 1 to April 15. Voting will be done on the usag.org website.
  2. Regional meets: Check out the website and look for any updates from the hosts.

DP Regional Website: Home | Region 2 Champs (wixsite.com)

Xcel Regional Website: Performance Plus Events – IDAHO STATE XCEL – Gymnastics Event Planner

    1. Western and National Age Groups will be determined the first week of April if all stays on track.

 

  1. Apparel: The coaches’ apparel store is currently open.  It will reopen in April at Regionals but it will be a tight squeeze to get it in time if ordered that late.  A big Thank You to Tiffany Quincy, (RDPCC) and Dani Sandum (Northshore) for planning all the apparel for athletes and coaches. Remember you can choose the shirt option but choose the color listed for each day.  This is our last year as Region 2 Blue.

Shirt colors for each day:

Meet Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Westerns Training – grey Meet – white Meet – blue Meet – black
Nationals Training – grey Meet – blue Meet – black

Store for men size apparel: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/YQDSGFXRPP

Store for women’s size apparel: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/B9wGzkspcj

Womens Region 2 apparel flyer

Men’s Region 2 apparel Flyer

  1. Petition letters need to be in by the Monday by 5 pm after the state meet and all documentation (doctors note with release date, scores by that Wednesday to Linda Mulvihill gymit@aol.com, Marian DeWane r2racc@gmail.com and your respective State Chairman.  See Rules and Policies DP 85 10.f. and Xcel page 52 E. 10.e.
    – Petition for Injury after three events
     – Injury Petition Form 2021

Xcel will allow petitions for noninjury to the Regional meet this year only provided the qualifying score has been attained in a meet this year. See attached for the forms.

  1. Work out times: Contact Tiffany Quincy, RDPCC, about the workout schedule. ** These times are tentative!
  2. Westerns – (Note location change) Coralville, Iowa: Thursday May 6, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
  3. Nationals – Daytona Beach, Florida: Friday May 14, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

 

  1. Measurements for athletes GK apparel for Western and National meets WILL NOT take place at regionals.  For those athletes who qualify to regionals, how to take measurements will be sent to them and sizes will be sent in before regionals.  The video to size athletes is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ick2Fbrpong2020 GK Sizing Forms-WarmUps
    2020 GK Sizing Forms
    2020 GK Sizing and Measuring Instructions-Womens
    2020 GK Measuring Cards

 

  1. A big shout out to Jody Levy, owner of Destira, and Sandy Flores for the national leotard fundraiser. The region took first place amongst the regions and Emerald City took first place as a club!

Sincerely,

Marian DeWane, RACC


Region 2 Newsletter

3/2/2021

XCEL REGIONAL INFO

The Xcel Regional Championships will be held in Boise, ID – April 23 – 25, 2021 at Idaho Central Arena (formerly Century Link Arena). It is in Downtown Boise.  233 S Capital Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Performance Plus Events is the meet host and more information can be found on their website regarding cost, schedule, host hotels:

http://www.performanceplusevents.com

 

Qualifying Score Information:

Qualifying scores must occur at your Xcel state meet.  If no state meet is held then the athlete may use a qualifying score from any sanctioned meet (in-person or virtual) during the season.

State chairs are responsible for entering the qualified athletes immediately after their state meet.  Clubs should have one check per club addressed to Performance Plus Events.

NEW Qualifying Scores:  

GOLD:     34.00 AA

PLATINUM:  33.00 AA

DIAMOND:  32.00 AA

SPECIALIST:    8.50

Short and Sweet this week!
Happy flipping!

Marian DeWane, RACC Region 2


Region 2 Newsletter February 14, 2021

Happy Happy Day Everyone!  We are all flipping excited to have all states able to have some type of competition.  (Minutes from the Last Regional Committee Meeting.)

The Regional Meet in Helena, Montana is on track.

Level 6 Invite is on Thursday April 15th. Register online.  The entry fee is $125.  Once registered, please send your entry fee to Region 2; PO Box 2137’Boise, Idaho 93701.  Fees are due by April 1. Monies from the invite are going to be used for athlete apparel.

So what do all the motions passed in the last two sets of minutes mean for regional qualifying? 

  1. There is not a % of a % this year since some states are not having state meets in Level 7 or 8; therefore, any gymnast with a 32AA at their state meet or an 8.0 for an event specialist qualifies to the regional meet.  If no state meet is held, a 32 AA in a sanctioned meet qualifies an athlete to the regional meet or an 8.0 for an I.E.S.
  2. Level 9 and 10 need a 32 AA at their state meet to qualify and an IES needs an 8.0. If no state meet is held, a 32 AA during the season is needed to qualify and an IES needs an 8.0.
  3. Petitions need 1 point above qualifying which is a 33 AA.

Website: https://gym406.wixsite.com/region2regionals

The following schedule was adopted in 2019 for Regionals to reduce the number of school days missed by our 9 and 10 athletes. Provide comments to your RDPC (Tiffany) or send them to me if you would like to change this for 2022. We are planning to have training times on the equipment for those that request it. A schedule will we forthcoming on the regional meet website.

Level 6 Invitational Thursday April 15th
Level 7 Sunday April 18th
Level 8 Friday April 16th
Level 9 Saturday April 17th
Level 10 Saturday April 17th

Dates for State meets, Regionals, Westerns, and Nationals 2022 – 2027.

Bids for 2022 Regional Meet are due May 1. (This is an extension since we just received the future dates.)

Don’t forget, nominations for RTCC, RDPCC, and RXCC are due by February 28th.

Help raise money for athlete apparel: Current Leo fundraiser from Destira provides $10 to the region and $10 to the club.

Hope to see everyone soon!

Marian DeWane, Region 2 RACC


Region 2 Newsletter Jan 22, 2021

Hello Everyone,

Everyone hopefully is back competing or close to competing.  Things are on schedule for our Regional Meet in Helena and Xcel regional in Boise.  Level 9 Westerns and Level 10 Nationals are still planned to be in person events. Be sure and check out the newsletter that has information about qualifying.

Download the newsletter – 1-22-2021

Regional Committee Meeting

Next meeting is scheduled for Feb 9th at 9 am.  Please send any agenda items to your state chairman or me.

In this newsletter:

  1. Nominations
  2. Address change USA Gymnastics
  3. Rules and Policies Updates
  4. Sanction Reminders
  5. Meet considerations for returning to competition
  6. Other items

Nominations RTCC, RXCC, and RDPC

As 2021 is the “year after” the original Olympics, the Women’s Program will still be holding elections for the following positions:

  • Regional Technical Chairman (RTCC)
  • Regional Xcel Committee Chairman (RXCC)
  • Regional Development Program Committee Chairman (RDPCC)

Nomination forms are at Women’s Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions (usagym.org) and are also attached. They are to be submitted to me at r2racc@gmail.com. Nominations are due by February 28th at midnight. Elections will be conducted online at www. usagym.org from April 1 – April 15.

Address Change

As of January 4th, USA Gymnastics New Address: USA Gymnastics has moved to 1099 N. Meridian Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

Rules and Policies

The Rules and Policies has been updated. Check here for the updated version:

USA Gymnastics | Women’s Program Rules and Policies

 

SANCTION Reminders and Updates

USA Gymnastics | USA Gymnastics Event Sanction Reminders & Updates

For sanction concerns, such as an event not in compliance with local government guidelines, please direct your concerns to membership@usagym.org.

 

Meet considerations for Returning to Competition Guidelines

Please check here for updates returntocompetition.pdf (usagym.org)

 

Other items:

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) climate across the country the 2021 Compulsory Master Workshop locations are subject to change. Please consider delaying travel arrangements until specific event location details are announced. More information will be published at USA Gymnastics.

Elite Drop Back Process:

US Elite gymnast (an athlete who has competed as a Junior or Senior International Elite in a Classic Meet, Junior World Trails, or higher) who wants to enter the DP Program MUST petition to drop back to the DP program, regardless of the year of competition, by completing the “reason for change” form FROM HER COACH to the National DP Committee Chairman. For Information regarding Foreign Athlete (Elite or non-elite) participation in the DP, please refer to Chapter 2, page 26.

  1. All petitions must be received at least three weeks prior to the Level 10 State Championships.
  2. The National DP Committee will review the petition and the Chairman will notify the coach of the acceptance/denial of the petition and will copy the respective State and Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman.
  3. Accepted petitioned athletes may not re-enter the Elite/Pre-Elite Program during the Elite competitive year (through Championships of the year in which she competes Level 10).
  4. Clarification: An elite athlete dropping back into the Development Program is considered a DP athlete when she enters her first USA Gymnastics sanctioned event as a Level 10 athlete AFTER the petition has been granted.
  5. All scores obtained before the petition is granted are INVALID for qualification to State Championships and above in the current season.

Good to hear from everyone! Happy flipping!

Marian


Region 2,

The membership list for this newsletter was generated November 1, 2020.

Please read all the newsletter!  Lots for your reading enjoyment. 🙂 Download as a PDF

Contents:

  • New JO Name
  • Rules and POlicies
  • Virtual Sanctions
  • Athlete Memberships
  • Medical Personnel at Meets
  • Meet Referees
  • Meet Directors
  • Flip Book Updates
  • Xcel Updates
  • Save the Dates

Also the Region 2 Committee is meeting Nov 9 at 9 am Pacific time.  The agenda is below:

If you have any comments, please contact your state chairman.

Financial Report: Marian

    • Level 10 entry fee
    •  Level 6 Invite
    •  Head Taxes
    •  Fundraiser
    • Policy Refunds Regional Meet

Reports Regional Chairs:

  • Linda Mulvihill RTCC
  • Dianne Palmer RXCC
    Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Tiffany Quincy (RDPCC)
    Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Denise Green R2NAWGJ

Reports State Chairs:

  • Charlene Moss SACC Alaska
  • Pam Zak SACC Hawaii
  • Mark Kindelspire SACC Idaho
  • Josh Burnham SACC Montana
  • Meg Doxtator SACC Oregon
  • Sandy Flores SACC Washington

New Business:

Glad we are all finally in the gym! Happy flipping!

Marian


Hello everyone,

What a year so far.  I am still in quarantine as where I am is in “lock down”.  My heart goes out to everyone as we try to navigate through this.  We are planning on going forward with the regional meets at this time.  The newsletter is downloadable and is also below:

Region 2 Newsletter August 28, 2020

The email distribution for this newsletter was taken from the USA Gymnastics website members list July 31, 2020. I know things may be tight but please renew your professional memberships. Your state does get a $6 rebate per professional membership.  The next newsletter will use the current list of members.

I hope this finds you doing well and staying safe. The new name for JO is Athlete Curriculum for Excellence (ACE) so Tiffany is now the RACECC.

The updated Operating Code https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/Rules/operatingcode.pdf (changes are in red) and Rules and Policies are posted at these links. https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/Rules/Rules%20and%20Policies/2020_2021_w_rulespolicies.pdf

Oregon State University is conducting a search for a new assistant coach. Interested candidates can apply at Oregon State University Portal | Assistant Coach for Gymnastics
https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/93893

Applications are accepted through Monday, August 31.

Reminder: The Region 2 Camps for fall are cancelled.  Depending on how things progress in each state, we are considering a Winter camp for Levels 8 – 10 on December 18 – 20. The decision will be made at our next committee meeting which will be the end of September/beginning of October.

National Congress: Link here to hear Li Li discuss the direction of USA Gymnastics. https://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=25613  Awesome job to our Region 2 members who presented in the National Congress! Frank Sahlein, Casey Chandler, Linda Mulvihill, Dianne Palmer, Laurie Reid, Susan Riley, and Marian DeWane.

New from USA Gymnastics: A “living document” on returning to competition.  It can be found at https://usagym.org/PDFs/About%20USA%20Gymnastics/covid/returntocompetition.pdf

Transitions: A long time Region 2 member Frank Sahlein and his wife Lourdes are moving to Puerto Rico. They have been long time supporters of the region and we wish them the best!

Get well wishes to Linda Mulvihill who broke her clavicle in 2 places.

Virtual Sanction – information will be coming soon about virtual sanctions from USA Gymnastics.

Sanctions:  Remember to have a valid sanction you must have an active Club with USA Gymnastics.  All on the floor must be USA active Members as well as all athletes.  For a score to count to move up levels or count as a qualifying score, these requirements must be met.

Bids are open for ACE Regional Championships Level 7 -10, 2022. The day prior, the Regional Level 6 Invitation will be held.  Questions? Please call Marian.  Bids are due by April 1, 2021. The 2022 Xcel Regional meet will be held by Northwest Aerials.

News from Joint USAG/NAWGJ Committee on Safe Re-entry during COVID-19 pandemic:  The document, Ten for 10, is a check list of ideas to ensure the safety of gymnasts, coaches and judges.  NAWGJ appreciates the work you are doing to provide a safe environment at gymnastics meets in the upcoming year. We look forward to working with you to help all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience. As you consider the modifications you will make to provide a safe environment, we thought it would be helpful if you had some ideas that our judges have suggested to facilitate their own safety as well as those with whom they interact. We recognize that different venues present different challenges and that conditions will vary. Please complete this checklist and return it to your assigner so that judges can be prepared for different meet settings. We thank you in advance for doing the best you can to promote the safety of all participants.

Calendar information from the last newsletter:

The Level 6 invitational will be hosted by the Region and is used to help fund athlete apparel. We are hoping to have 3 full sessions.  Please plan to bring your athletes.  😊

Calendar 2020 – 2021:

March 26-28      State meets last weekend

March/April       Various dates Xcel State Meets

April 15              Regional Level 6 Invite   Helena, Montana

April 16 – 18      Regionals Levels 7 – 10  Helena, Montana

April 23 – 25      Xcel Regional Gold, Platinum & Diamond            Boise, Idaho

May 7 -9            Level 9 Westerns            TBA

May 14 – 16      Level 10 Nationals          TBA

June 11 – 13      Compulsory Workshop Reno, Nevada

June 24 – 27      Olympic Trials                 St. Louis               Enterprise Center

June 22 – 27      USA Championships        St. Louis              (for all other disciplines)

June 22 – 27      National Congress           St. Louis              America Center

Possible Future Dates:

Please note, this is NOT final, dates are subject to change depending on circumstances.

WAG Last weekend 9/10 State Regionals East/West JO’s
2022 3/25-3/27, 2022 4/22-4/24, 2022 5/13-5/15, 2022 5/20-5/22. 2022
2023 3/24-3/26, 2023 4/21-4/23, 2023 5/12-5/14, 2023 5/19-5/21, 2023
2024 3/15-3/17, 2024 4/12-4/14, 2024 5/10-5/12, 2024 5/17-5/19, 2024
2025 3/14-3/16, 2025 4/11-4/13, 2025 5/2-5/4, 2025 5/9-5/11, 2025
2026 3/13-3/15, 2026 4/10-4/12, 2026 5/1-5/3, 2026 5/8-5/10, 2026

The approved agenda for the fall Region2 Committee meeting:  Please contact your state chairman with your opinions!

Agenda Items:

Call to Order

Financial Report: Marian and discussion on previous suggestions:

Level 10 entry fee to Level 10 Nationals (have the region no longer pay – this would provide half the funds for Level 10 apparel)

Level 6 Invite run by Region day before Regional meet (Use to raise funds for Level 10 apparel)

Head Taxes (Raise the tax to cover athlete apparel?)

States Pay the Level 9 apparel costs for Level 9 Western Championships ($125)

Reports Regional Chairs:

  • Linda Mulvihill RTCC
  • Dianne Palmer RXCC
    – Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Tiffany Quincy RACECC
  • Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Denise Green R2NAWGJ

Reports State Chairs:

  • Charlene Moss SACC Alaska
  • Pam Zak SACC Hawaii
  • Mark Kindelspire SACC Idaho
  • Josh Burnham SACC Montana
  • Meg Doxtator SACC Oregon
  • Sandy Flores SACC Washington

New Business:

Gymnastically yours,

Marian


Region 2 Newsletter July 19, 2020

The email distribution for this newsletter was taken from the USA Gymnastics website members list July 19, 2020.

I hope this finds you doing well and staying safe. We hope you are all up and running soon. I know everyone is worried about the future.

From Linda:

If you need to have music checked, there is a new form attached and on the website. Send to Linda Mulvihill. The steps then are:

  1. Form and music forwarded from RTCC to C Naik (JOPD) only
  2. JOPD will then rename email subject as it pertains to region and athlete name for easier tracking
  3. Renamed email sent from JOPD to C Hamilton (NTCC) and C Maloney (JOTD)
  4. Once approvals are received back from NTCC and JOTD, JOPD will forward over signed approval form back to RTCC
  5. RTCC will need to sign and date form before sending back to coach
  6. JOPD will keep copies of all forms, for future reference if needed

Questions that came up on vault at the Region 7 Clinic:

Q.#1: Level 6 & 7 Vault: how is the Angle of Repulsion measured?
A#1: For Level 6/7 Vaults, the Angle of Repulsion is determined by the Line from the Hands through the Hips (center of mass). If there is a shoulder angle, measure from the shoulders to hips.

This is different than the method used to determine the angle for Level 4/5 Compulsory Handspring as well as Non-salto vaults at JO Levels 8-10 and Xcel Gold/Platinum/Diamond. Level 6/7 Vault is intended as a “timer” to develop the Handspring Front Salto vaults and Tsukahara/Yurchenko vaults with salto and therefore the expectations in body position are different.

Q#2 Does the Angle of Repulsion using the line from hands to hips apply to the Level 4/5 Compulsory Handspring vault?
A#2: No, use the directive in the current Compulsory book on pages 82, 114 and 156: “Angle of Repulsion (failure to leave the vault table by vertical – Angle of repulsion is

determined by the angle created from the hands to the body part that is furthest past vertical.)

Q#3: Is the Angle of Repulsion determined by the line from Hands to hips for Non-Salto vaults for Xcel Gold/Platinum/Diamond and JO Levels 8-10?
A#3: No, use the same method as described in the Compulsory book, but the Xcel deduction is only “Up to 0.50” instead of “Up to 1.00” as in Level 4/5 Compulsory and Non

Salto vaults at Level 8-10.

Q#4 For Level 6/7 Vault, if the feet are not in alignment with the body line when using the line from hands to hips, how is it handled?
A#4 If the feet are not in alignment, it would be considered a body posture error (pike or arch).

From Tiffany:

The Region 2 Camps for fall are cancelled.  Depending on how things progress in each state, we are considering a Winter camp for Levels 8 – 10 December 18 – 20.

From Marian:

The Level 6 invitational will be hosted by the Region and is used to help fund athlete apparel. We are hoping to have 3 full sessions.  Please plan to bring your athletes.  😊

Calendar 2020 – 2021:

March 26-28       State meets last weekend

March/April       Xcel State Meets various dates

April 15                 Regional Level 6 Invite   Helena, Montana

April 16 – 18       Regionals Levels 7 – 10   Helena, Montana

April 23 -25        Xcel Regionals   Gold/Platinum/Diamond – Boise, ID

May 7 -9               Level 9 Westerns

May 14 – 16        Level 10 Nationals

June 11 – 13       Compulsory Workshop Reno, Nevada

June 24 – 27       Olympic Trials                    St. Louis               Enterprise Center

June 22 – 27       USA Championships        St. Louis               (for all other disciplines)

June 22 – 27       National Congress           St. Louis               America Center

Possible Future Dates:

Please note, this is NOT final, dates are subject to change depending on circumstances.

WAG Last weekend 9/10 State Regionals East/West JO’s
2022 3/25-3/27 4/22-4/24 5/13-5/15 5/20-5/22
2023 3/24-3/26 4/21-4/23 5/12-5/14 5/19-5/21
2024 3/15-3/17 4/12-4/14 5/10-5/12 5/17-5/19
2025 3/14-3/16 4/11-4/13 5/2-5/4 5/9-5/11
2026 3/13-3/15 4/10-4/12 5/1-5/3 5/8-5/10

Sincerely,

Marian DeWane


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 available here.

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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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 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

 


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

2017 Region 2 Newsletters