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2013-14 State Handbook  

State Handbook 2014-15

updated August 1, 2014

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USA Gymnastics National Camp TOP Testing Skills Testing

Revised 11/28/2013| Effective for the 2014 TOP Season

Click here for TOPS National Testing Skills for 2014>>
(changes have been indicated in red)


2014 Judges Volunteer Form for Region 5 Training Camps Deadline is August 1, 2014

Please go to the Region 5 website and go to Judges Updates to complete your registration form today. Everyone who completes this form will be assigned provided you meet the August 1, 2014 deadline. This form allows judges to volunteer to either do a judging session with the athletes or be a technical assistant on an event by using your judging knowledge. Only sign up for the number of days or camps that you would like to be assigned. If you want to be considered for a coaching position, please complete the Region 5 Coaching Volunteer form by visiting the Training Camp Website. Thank you for being a Region 5 leader and volunteer !
Char Christensen, Region 5 Technical Chair

Training Camp Registrations Open

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 08:12 AM PDT

New Training Camp Website has been launched.

2014 Region 5 Summer Camp Registrations have begun.

You can register today for:
Super Camp, Hi-Tech, NCAA Showcase
Other Camp Registrations will be open soon!

You can also complete your Coach or Judge Volunteer Forms.

Visit http://trainingcamps.region5.com for the most recent information and to complete your registrations.

When registering, please sign up for Training Camp Updates. This will ensure that you receive any updates made on the Camp Website. These would include host hotel information, schedules, staff lists and other helpful information as you plan your trip.

2014-15 OHIO USAG BID FORM, click here >>

Level 3, 6, 7, 8 State Championship schedule, click here >>

Individual Event Specialists Qualification to State and Regionals Clarification

By Char Christensen, RTCC

Individual State Committees set the qualifying score for IES in their state.

Indiana 8.500
Kentucky 8.500
Michigan Level 8 7.750 and Level 9/10 8.000
Ohio Level 7/8 8.000 and Level 9/10 8.500

To qualify out of the State Meet as an IES to Regionals requires a 9.000.

NEW: To petition an injured gymnast to Regionals as an IES, a score of 9.250 must have been obtained from one sanctioned meet at the level the gymnast is petitioning. Then, follow the normal petition process of sending the score, petition form, and Dr. excuse and release. Petition is due on the Monday following the State Meet.

Click here for downloadable IES PDF >>

Level 3 Floor Music Clarification

Pro Members,
The re-mixed version of the Level 3 violin music is now available on iTunes for $0.99. Please be aware this re-mix is NOT required to purchase. It is the same song you received with your original purchase. The intensity of the violin note that occurs during the handstand bridge kick over has been reduced. You may continue to use the original version with no repercussions. iTunes has replaced the original version with the re-mixed version. It can be found on iTunes listed as Level 3 violin. Hopefully, this clears up some of the confusion.
Thank you, USA Gymnastics

State Meet Information Now Available:

Levels 3, 4, 5
State Camp Information
  Levels 6, 7, & 8
State Camp Information
  Levels 9, 10 & Xcel
State Camp Information

CORRECTION to State Hand Book: There is a mistake for the mailing address in the state hand book, for the Level 6, 7, 8 State Championship: Please mail your entries to:
Halker's Gold Gymnastics
310 Birch St.
Columbus Grove, OH 45830

The Meet Site is:
Line Drive Sports
2901 Key St.
Maumee, OH 43537

Xcel Code of Points Errata to the new Xcel handbook
, click here >>

The new Xcel Code of Points is ready for purchase!

The following link will take you to the purchase site on the USA Gymnastics web site.

The Xcel Code of Points is the official book for the National Xcel Program. The book comes shrink wrapped, 3-hole punched, and pre-tabbed for $40.00.
The Xcel Code of Points is a complete guide for coaches and judges. In addition to all of the rules and regulations the Xcel Code of Points includes examples of routines, allowable vs unallowable combinations and scenarios, and illustrations of all the allowable skills.

The newly formed National Xcel committee was not able to start writing the Xcel code of Points until last June and the committee knew it wouldn't be ready until the beginning of 2014. Because of that fact, the basic rules and regulations, event charts and deductions are posted online at the National web site. After this competitive year is over the only information that will be placed online will be an errata sheet for next year, if needed, and monthly FAQ's,

Who will benefit by purchasing the new Xcel Code of Points?

  • Any club currently running an Xcel Program
  • Any club interested in starting an Xcel Program
  • Any professional member judging the Xcel levels.

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call or send an email.
Nancy Gibson, R5 Xcel Chair - 219.781.3088 | judgen1@aol.com

State Camp Information   State Camp Information Now Available:
Levels 2- 5 (2 Camps) | Levels 9 & 10

2013-14 State Handbook   Due to upcoming changes in administration positions, this is not a comprehensive handbook. Updates WILL be added as information is obtained. This might cause a delay in the printing and mailing of the handbooks.


Effective November 2013
1. On Vault, there will no longer be any deduction in the Bronze Vault 2 (run, handstand flat back on mat stack) for one or both hands being past the line on the mat. There does not have to be a line on the mat.

2. On Bars, page 4, G, 2, b - there was an incorrect row in that table that has now been deleted. The INCORRECT row was "46 degrees or more from vertical, 0.15-0.20, award VP". Please cross this off on your old lists.

The Xcel Code is really getting close to being real! I know we all would have liked it in July, but it is worth the wait to have it as correct and complete as humanly possible. The Xcel Code will not only include all the rules, but also pictures of all the skills allowed in the Xcel program. I will let you know as soon as it is available.

Reminder that August of 2013 Rules and Policies will mandate all professional and Jr professional members acting in a coaching capacity in a USA Gymnastics Sanctioned competition must obtain a minimum certification with USA Gymnastics University of Instructor Certified. Click here for details.

State Camp   Advertise your meet
in the 2013-14 State Handbook

Advertising Deadline is July 13, 2013)

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