2015-2016 Rules & Policies (New USAGym policy - no hardcopies will be available to the general membership.)

2015-2016 Judges Compensation

Blank Heat Sheet
refer to R&P concerning open scoring and Technical Committee Minutes, Oct. 2014 concerning use of heat sheets.

Optionals Updates

USA Gymnastics Optional updates as of Dec. 9, 2015

Code of Points Errata
Page 245 (Correction for both 1st and 2nd editions)

Vault Balk Clarification from Connie Maloney read more

Sept. 23, 2015 Updates!

Appendix 7 - Level 9-10 Cheat Sheet (revised Sept. 2015)
Appendix 8 - Level 6-8 Cheat Sheet (revised Sept. 2015)

Sept. 21, 2015
2013-17 Code of Points Errata
Appendix 6 Floor Symbols
Replacement pages:
Page 64 (L.6 bar release)
Pages 168-169, 171 (beam bonus)

Sept. 14 USA Gymnastics Updates
Replacement pages:
Page 35
Pages 230 & 243

JO Code of Points UPDATES (revised pages and errata)

Appendix 4 - Uneven Bars Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 5 - Beam Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 6 - Floor Exercise Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 7 - Level 9-10 Cheat Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 8 - Level 6-8 Cheat Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 11 - Level 9-10 Score Sheets (revised July 2015)

Appendix 12 - Level 6-8 Score Sheets (revised July 2015)

Appendix 13a - Level 8 Vault Score Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 13b - Levels 6, 7, 9, 10 Vault Score Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 14 - Level 6-10 Optional Requirement Chart (revised July 2015)

Compulsory Updates

Vault Balk Clarification from Connie Maloney read more

Compulsory Flip Book Errata (Sept. 2015)

Women's Compulsory Program updated version for iPad version 1.09 (July 8, 2015 Updated to reflect changes through 6/24/2015.) click here

Compulsory Program Q&A revision 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Errata 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Revised Pages 6-24-2015

JUDGES: Compulsories are closed scoring - please only put the average score on the gymnasts card. You need to put both scores and the average on the heat sheet. (Invitationals can determine if they want scores on the cards.)

Xcel Updates

WA XCEL updates

Xcel Code of Points Revised Pages (77/79 & 129/132) (posted 9/17/15)

Xcel Code of Points ERRATA (posted 9/15/15)

Xcel Replacement Page Sept. 2015
Xcel Replacement pages Aug. 2015

4-7-15 Additional updates to Xcel Code of Points read more

Xcel FAQ
from USA Gymnastics - updated 2/25/15 - this FAQ has not been updated in the electronic version the Xcel Code
XCEL Floor - Order Matters
Xcel Additional "A" Skill Charts - updated March 2015



NAWGJ National Board Meeting Minutes July 2015

National Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Women's Administrative Committee Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Joint Meeting: Junior Olympic & Technical Committees Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Women's JO Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

National NAWGJ Board Meeting Minutes Montgomery, Alabama, Jan 10, 2015


National Technical Committee minutes from Oct. 24-26, 2014
Women’s Program Committee Minutes, August 23, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
Women’s Administrative Committee Meeting, August 22, 2014
National Xcel Committee Meeting 8/22/14, Pittsburgh, PA.
Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes 5/29/14
Joint Meeting Junior Olympic and Tech Comm Minutes May 2014
Women's Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: Nov. 1-3, 2013

Reminder - this website will switch to the "mobile" site in April.

March 8, 2016B
Check out the Xcel page for updates.

March 3, 2016

Xcel Quiz - Leesa Berahovich, NorCal NAWGJ

MARCH 1, 2016

We sadly bid farewell to Barb MacAfee! Thank you Barb for all your years of dedication to WA gymnastics - in all levels from junior high, to club, to college. God Bless you in your half year living in CA! We hope to see you around the other half of the year!

Feb. 25
NCAA Q&A #7 March 1, 2016

Priscilla's Mat Specs

Feb. 9, 2016

NAWGJ National Board Meeting Minutes

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Hubie Dunn. He played a great part in WA gymnastics history. Obit

Have you signed up to volunteer for PAC Rim? If so - log in and register for an assignment. Once logged in, click Register Now. Click here

Feb. 2, 2016

Women’s Artistic Coaches and Judges! Take a look at the NEW course J412- Optional Beam Connections: To Give or Not Give covering how to identify connected elements. Visit the Complete Course Catalog on the Education page for details on the course! http://ow.ly/XG9eD

Jan. 28, 2016


Update from Dianne and Jan: Jan. 19, 2016
A question was raised recently about the status of the tap swing half turn dismount for the Gold Division. Please be assured that this has been thoroughly checked out and there has been NO CHANGE IN THE RULES and the dismount IS VALID for the Gold Division gymnasts.

Updated R&P Jan. 14, 2016

Jan. 17, 2016


Jan. 12, 2016

USA Gymnastics Technical Committee Meeting Minutes Nov. 2016

JAN. 10, 2016 - Level 7 WA team 9th at National Judges Cup!

Courteney Hori -Emerald City, Amanda Hargraves -Emerald City, Emma Carlblom -Emerald City, Lindsey Koch -Cascade Elite, Jennifer Davis -Emerald City, Annika Reeve -Eastside

NEW - college information website! The Road to Nationals

New mileage for 2016 - $.54

Thank you NWA, clubs, clinicians and athletes who participated in our first Xcel Clinic at NWA. It was great fun and a very successful fund raiser!

Congratulations to the following 2015 Fall State Meet teams!
Level 2: 1st Eastside; 2nd Advantage; 3rd Ground Zero
Level 3: 1st Eastside; 2nd Gym East; 3rd CEG
Level 4: 1st Gym East; 2nd Eastside; 3rd Advantage
Level 5: 1st NWA; 2nd Eastside; 3rd Advantage

Great article by Tom Koll in the latest Technique Magazine pags. 32-34 on Top 10 Things To Remember for Compulsory Floor Routines - ESPECIALLY the Contractions!
For reference go to http://legacy.usagym.org/publisheddecade/2010s/ and scroll down to the latest issue of Technique November / December, 2015

Palouse Empire Gymnastics of Moscow, ID is hosting Regionals April 1 – 3, 2016. The event will be held at Beasley Coliseum on the Washington State University campus.
• Volunteer auxiliary judges will be needed for this event.
• Please contact Dianne Palmer if interested.
• Please provide days/times you are available along with your contact info (email and cell phone number).
• Housing and on-site meals will be provided. Competition is anticipated to occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks, Dianne Palmer tenskira@gmail.com tenskira@gmail.com(509) 432 3389

Pac Rim 2016Sign up now for opportunity to volunteer at Pac Rim Championships in Everett, WA, April 8-10, 2016! more info

Why Can't We Agree? (Evelyn Chandler - NAWGJ Pres.)

Cool video on Gymnastics in the Olympics

Videos of new moves in JO Code of Points: click here
(Thanks to Judy Hoeferlin NAWGJ)

NAWGJ INSURANCE - What does it cover?
$500,000 covers each NAWGJ member - ONLY while we are at a meet which has been assigned by an elected NAWGJ assigner. USAG has a million dollar coverage per occurance. Ours is $500k per person.

If you accept a critiquing situation and let our assigner know when and where you will be, you can be covered. Please make sure you let the assigner know in writing.

2015-2016 Rules & Policies (New USAGym policy - no hardcopies will be available to the general membership.)
TIP: open the R&P in Noteshelf. Turn on the wrist guard and then you will be able to go into the page finder and highlight and make notes on any page of the R&P. This makes it very easy to find pages and items - especially since you can use the many color highlighters. (You can find tips on how to use Noteshelf on
Digital Judging Tips

2015 Season - Level 2 - WA - One judge panel is acceptable, but must be a rated official. Level 5's do not need to go to sectionals to qualify to State.

UW will be hosting the Pac- 12 Championships on March 19, 2016 - tentatively at 4:00 pm.

New Digital Judging Score Sheets (Tracy Duncan's) posted on Digital Judging.

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WASHINGTON GYMNASTICS HISTORY: PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION (men's or women's gymnastics) that you feel would be of value to this project to Lee
Or click here to fill out an online form.



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Palouse Empire Gymnastics of Moscow, ID is hosting Regionals April 1 – 3, 2016. The event will be held at Beasley Coliseum on the Washington State University campus.

PAC RIM Championships 2016 returns to Everett, WA article

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National Congress Registration Form

NOTE: Region 2 Congress is cancelled for next summer

USAG WA State Clinic AUG. 19-21, 2016 at ECG

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USA Gymnastics Code of Ethics

Under the NAWGJ Code of Professional Responsibility:

• A judge should not solicit meets for herself/himself or for others.
• A judge should assist in maintaining the integrity and competence of the profession of judging women’s gymnastic events.
• A judge should assist the Association in fulfilling its duty to make judges for women’s gymnastics events available.
• A judge shall be completely unbiased.
• A judge should not give any appearance of any particular friendship with any coach or competitor.
• A judge should not become intimate with coaches or affiliates of teams or contestants who she/he may later be called upon to judge.
• A judge shall not use her/his position to endeavor to influence or attempt to influence anyone in any manner whatsoever, or to obtain any special advantage for herself/himself by reasons of or as consequence or her/his being a judge.
Judges may not participate in any wagering activities involving amateur, collegiate or professional gymnastics, nor can they provide any information to individuals involved in any type of gymnastics wagering activities




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