Welcome to Ohio USA Men's Gymnastics Website
On July 12, we had our first State Team Camp at Queen City followed on the next day with a coaching somposium. The weekend was an absolute success and we want to thank Sean Sawyer for arranging for the facility and all the coaches who participated. Coaches honorariums will be out shortly.
Coming up in Ohio we have some important dates:
On August 16th, we will have our Fall State Meeting. This will be held at Mike Serra's residence in Laurelville, OH. We will have a cookout/state coaches party immediately following the meeting. If you fish, bring your pole. The meeting will start at 5:00 will the frstivities to follow. Please RSVP to Mike Serra by August 9th so that he can plan accordingly.
Sunday August 17th, we wil have our open State Compulsory Clinic at Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center. The event will run 10:00 - 6:00 with a lunch break. This clinic is open to all gymnasts planning on competing Levels 4 - 7 this season. There will be a $30 fee for participating. Please look for a registration form soon. If you think you will need a place to stay for Saturday night after the get-together, please let Mike know.
The State Optional Clinic will be September 13 - 14 at Integrity. Details to follow.
The Region V Future Stars Workshop will be at Interactive Gymnastics in Indianapolis again this yer on the weekend of September 20th. See the new Region V website for details.
2014 State Meet Information
State Meet Flier HERE!
State Meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. at Justin Kreit‚€™s house. Contact state chairman if you need directions.
2014 Regional Meet Information
Regional Qualifying Scores
Level 5 - 54
Level 6 - 54
Level 7 - 51
Level 8 - 61
Level 9 - 61
Level 10 - 63
2014 National Championships
National Championships Website: http://www.2014jomen.com/
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 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.