Welcome to Ohio USA Men's Gymnastics Website
The 2014 state championships will be hosted by Gym World at the Brecksville Broadview Heights High School.
Beginning with the 2014 State Championships, there will be an Ohio State Team which will focus on the compulsory levels and junior elite development. It will serve as sub-unit of our Region 5 Team program. Please find attached the document which was voted on that describes the state team program. It is modified from the document I sent out earlier today.
The 2013 state clinic will be held at HVGC October 19-20. Attached is the description and entry form. Again, slightly modified based on discussion in the conference call. Level 7s will now be both days.
National Future Stars and Coaches' Worshop
The 2013 Future Stars & Coaches Workshop information and entry is now posted on the USA Gymnastics website – http://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html. Please note the GK Sizing Chart. Lisa is having everyone include the GK sizing. She does not want to wait until December/January just to submit the sizing charts. If I could have them with the entries –ATHLETES & COACHES, she can pull them immediately following the competition and have them ready to go. The sizing is needed for athletes who make the National Developmental Team. Also, don't forget the OTC forms.
Qualitfications to Regionals:
Level 4: No advancement beyond state championships
Level 5: ages 7-10 qualifying score to regionals is 54.00 (no advancement beyond regionals)
Level 5: ages 11+ No advancement beyond state championships
Level 6: All ages qualifying score to regionals is 54.00 (no advancement beyond regionals)
Level 7: All ages qualifying score to regionals is 51.00 (no advancement beyond regionals)
Level 8: All ages qualifying score to regionals is 61.00 (11-12 year-olds may qualify to JO Nationals, allotment TBD)
Level 9: All ages qualifying score to regionals is 60.00 (13-14 year-olds may qualify to JO Nationals, allotment TBD)
Level 10: All ages qualifying score to regionals is 63.00 (15-16 & 17-18 year-olds may qualify to JO Nationals, allotments TBD)
The Junior Olympic Program Committee met on March 5 to finalize the qualification procedure and competition format for the 2013 Junior Olympic Championships in Portland.
The Update on Athlete Qualification to the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships document can be found at the following link on the USA Gymnastics web site.
Please note one important item that has been an area of confusion regarding the 17-18 year old Level 10 division for both the Junior Olympic National Championships and the U.S. Championships.
Athletes who were 18 years old on September 1, 2012 are eligible to compete in the 17-18 Level 10 age division at both the 2013 Junior Olympic Nationals Championships and at the 2013 U.S. Championships based on the Junior Elite qualification requirements noted in the qualification document.
The 2013 Academic All-American Award application is available
Early bird deadline is March 15 while the standard deadline is April 1.
Click here to view
The 2013 J.O. Nationals website is up and running
Updated and available on the website:
- Qualification Procedures
- General Schedule
- Host Hotels - reservations are open to the public through National Travel Systems (NTS)
- Event Merchandise (found under Visitor Info / Shirts & T-Shirts) - merchandise is available for pre-sale and will be available on-site upon arrival
- Entry Fee / Refund Policy
Click here to view: http://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html
Technical Sequence Update #2 has been posted on the men's page of the USA Gymnastics web site at: http://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/13techseq2.pdf
NGJA/USA Gymnastics Rules Interpretations #1 has been posted on the NGJA website at: http://ngja.org/
There will be Level 5 at regionals this year (limited to 7-10 year-olds).
The Technical Sequence Update #1 can be found at the following link: http://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/techseq1_092112.pdf
Future Stars Update #2 can be found at the following link: http://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/Future%20Stars/fsupdate2_092112.pdf
Important 2013 Junior Olympic National Championships qualification information, as well as competition format information for State, Regional and the JO National Championships, has been posted on the Men's Page of the USA Gymnastics web site.
This new information includes:
The link to information on the men's page is: http://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=10874&prog=m
Below is a link to an Age Group Program document that introduces a series of webinars covering the new Technical Sequences.
Each Technical Sequence webinar covers a specific event and goes over the evaluation of that event using routine videos and charts. The webinars are the result of web based meetings with the National Team Coordinator, Kevin Mazeika, Junior Olympic Program Coordinator, Dusty Ritter, NGJA JO Vice President, Dean Schott and the Junior NAL on each event.
These webinar meetings are being shared with the intention of giving coaches and judges more information and providing a baseline evaluation overview in preparation for the Technical Sequences as we move into the competition season. This is the first step in a series of educational initiatives that we hope to provide for coaches and judges to further improve the implementation and effectiveness of this important program.
The direct link to the document is: usagym.org/PDFs/Men/12TechnicalSequencesIntroWebinar.pdf
The Junior Olympic Program Age Group Competition Program Update #1 is now posted on the men's page of the USA Gymnastics web site.
The direct link to the update is: http://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/AgeGroupUpdate1_2012.pdf
Announcing New Men's Program Manager for USA Gymnastics
As many of you know Tania White has chosen to stay at home with her new little girl and has left USA Gymnastics following her maternity leave. I know this was a difficult decision for Tania, but we want to wish her and her family all of the best as she begins this new phase in her life. Tania did a great job and was a tremendous asset for USA Gymnastics and the men's program.
We have moved quickly to fill this important position and I would like to announce that Lisa Mendel has accepted the position of Men's Program Manager.
Lisa will be a familiar face to most of you as she is returning to the position she held prior to Tania coming in. This is great news as it means a fairly seamless transition as Lisa comes in with several years experience working with the men's program here at USA Gymnastics.
Lisa's contact information here at USA Gymnatics is:
2013 - 2016 Age Determination Rules for the Junior Olympic Competition Program
As we get started in the 2012 - 2013 competition season there still seems to be some confusion and questions regarding the age determination rules for the Age Group Competition Program. The confusion appears to stem not from what the rules say, but from what they do not say.
First, it is important to note that the Age Determining rules (page 1.4 in the Age Group Competition Program manual) for the Junior Olympic Program have changed for the 2013 - 2016.
Essentially all of the age determining rules have stayed the same with one very important exception. In the previous program athletes were allowed to move up and compete one year older based on their age as of September 1. This rule has been eliminated in the 2013 – 2016 Age Group Program. Athletes are no longer able to "age bump" based on their age as of September 1.
For example, an athlete who is six years old on September 1, 2012 is not eligible to compete as a Level 5 in the 2012 - 2013 competitive season. Level 5 does not have a six year old division and the athlete must compete as a six year old until he is seven years old on September 1. Only when the athlete is seven years old on September 1 will he be eligible to compete at Level 5 in that given season.
Please be sure to review all of the Age Determination rules listed on page 1.4 of the Age Group Competition Program manual. The Junior Olympic Program Committee (JOPC) reviewed and reaffirmed these age determination rules in a conference call meeting held November 16, 2012.
Meet Directors should take care to insure that athletes entered into their sanctioned events are registered to compete in the appropriate level for their age.