WA Assigner is Michelle Ripple
phone: (360) 349-1648

Jan. 18, 2016

Updated R&P Jan. 14, 2016

Jan. 17, 2016 NEW – LEVEL 10 VAULT VALUES

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



USA Gymnastics Optional updates as of Dec. 9, 2015

Code of Points Errata

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
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

TIP: Please refresh your browser occasionally for this website.

Please note: Region 2 Congress is cancelled for next summer.

Pac Rim 2016Sign 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)

National Congress Registration Form

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. 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)

Why Can’t We Agree? (Evelyn Chandler – NAWGJ Pres.)

Sept. 17 USA Gymnastics Xcel Updates

Sept. 14 USA Gymnastics Updates (Optionals)

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

Xcel Errata Sept. 2015
Xcel Replacement Page Sept. 2015

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

Aug. 13
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

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

National Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes

Women’s Administrative Committee Minutes

Joint Meeting: Junior Olympic & Technical Committees Minutes

Women’s JO Committee Meeting Minutes

Interesting article on retired gymnast Ariana Berlinread more

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)


from USA Gymnastics: Turn off flashes and lights sign


3-19-15 Interesting article (and website): The Enemy of Excellence in Youth Sports

3-18-15 PAC RIM Championships 2016 returns to Everett, WA April 8-10, 2016

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.)

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USA Gymnastics Code of Ethics


Interesting Topics

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

Get to know your WA Judges – Washington Judges Bios

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

IOC Consensus Statement on Training the Elite Child Athlete article

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!)

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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

Combating Achilles Tears (Pt 2) Dr. Dave Tilley

Podcast with Dr. Bill Sands on Gymnastcare website

Bullies in Gymnastics?

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