WA Assigner is Michelle Ripple
email phone: (360) 349-1648
Jan. 18, 2016
Updated R&P Jan. 14, 2016
Jan. 17, 2016 NEW – LEVEL 10 VAULT VALUES
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
USA Gymnastics Optional updates as of Dec. 9, 2015
Page 245 (Correction for both 1st and 2nd edition
USAG WA State Clinic
July 29- Aug. 1, 2016 – DATE CHANGED TO AUG. 19-21, 2016 at ECG
Thank you NWA, clubs, clinicians and athletes who participated in our first Xcel Clinic this past weekend 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
1st Eastside; 2nd Gym East; 3rd CEG
1st Gym East; 2nd Eastside; 3rd Advantage
1st NWA; 2nd Eastside; 3rd Advantage
TIP: Please refresh your browser occasionally for this website.
Please note: Region 2 Congress is cancelled for next summer.
Sign up now for opportunity to volunteer at Pac Rim Championships in Everett, WA, April 8-10, 2016! more info
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
Compulsory Flip Book Errata (Sept. 2015)
NOTE: Please check page 99 of R&P for number of athletes allowed per session. If 4 judges are doing 2 events – please remember to double the number of athletes to arrive at correct number of judgements. You may jeopardize your sanction if you go over the allowable number of judgments per session.
NOW – This is CLASS – http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/social-media-buzzing-lsu-usc/
USA Gymnastics UPDATES:
Sept. 17 USA Gymnastics 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 Code of Points Revised Page (posted 9/10/15)
Vault Balk Clarification from Connie Maloney read more
Women’s Compulsory Program updated version for iPad version 1.09 (July 8, 2015 Updated to reflect changes through 6/24/2015.) click here
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov, National Vault Champion at P&G Championships! Congrats to Jordan! (4th AA and 4th Bars)
Check out the video of Jordan’s vault! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDazVpEVXf0&feature=youtu.be
Cool video on Gymnastics in the Olympics
Videos of new moves in JO Code of Points: click here
(Thanks to Judy Hoeferlin NAWGJ)
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 -WA – Level 2 – 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.
Mike Armstrong, Lisa Pizl Price and Linda Haverly Lutz receiving their Hall of Fame plaques from John Smith at the 2015 WA State Clinic.
Thank you for your contribution to WA gymnastics!
photos: Sandy Flores
Inspiration Award: Marlene Cervantes
WA PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR:
Compulsory: Naydenov Gymnastics
Optional: Auburn Gymnastics
Region 2 Program of the Year: Metropolitan
UW will be hosting the Pac- 12 Championships on March 19, 2016 – tentatively at 4:00 pm.
National Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015
Article on Dr. Eric Hughes, Mill Creek Living Magazine read more
NOTE: 2015-2016 Season: Level 2 will be changed to the current level 3 and 4 placement rules at Sectionals and State (Fall and Spring). Achievement ribbons for events and medals (top 10 or 50%, whichever is less) for All Around placement. All gymnasts must be recognized for achievement All Around. (per USAGWA Committee, April 20, 2015)
3-19-15 Interesting article (and website): The Enemy of Excellence in Youth Sports
1-21-2015 Compulsories must be closed scoring – judges must put only the average score on the gymnasts card. Please provide note paper – or use the heat sheets for collecting scores for input. (Invitationals can choose to have both scores on the card.)
Opportunity for WA High School Students – Senior Project – become a gymnastics judge! read more
USA Gymnastics Club Care Program– Prevent Abuse
Advertise your meets for free at Gymnasticsmeets.com
Due to confidentiality, no meet results may be posted on a website with birthdates or USAG numbers, and the host club must have listed that the meet results would be posted PRIOR to the meet in their meet information. (per USA Gymnastics)
Article on Tammy Sutton Carney former WA gymnast, current WA coach and owner of DareDevils Activewear: read more
9-24-14 Is the fire retardant in gym foam blocks a hazard? Read info from Dr. Bill Sands
Another interesting website: The Hybrid Perspective: Linking Gymnastics and Physical Therapy
Interesting website – latest article: 20 Thoughts That go Through Your Head Before a Gymnastics Meet: Parent, Gymnast, Coach, Judge and Meet Director Perspectives
Very cool website that has films of elements in the FIG code of points -not USA Gymnastics, but it’s great to see skills as they are done by gymnasts, not just the little drawings – www.codeofpoints.com
(Thanks to Janette Doucette for the info!)
Dr. Josh Eldridge’s book on treating the most common gymnastics injuries is now available. click here
Combating Achilles Tears In Gymnastics (Pt 1) Dr. Dave Tilley
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