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Upcoming Events and News

VENDOR BIDS FOR ILLINOIS NAWGJ JUDGES CUP

IL NAWGJ would like to invite vendors to take part in the upcoming IL NAWGJ Judges Cup.  

For information contact Brook Bennett, Judges Cup Chair at illinoisjudgescup@gmail.com

JUDGES ASSIGNING SYSTEM

All Judges please update availability on GymJas

Note: When creating contract please create separate contracts for each meet assigned

CHECK OUT THE NEW ASSIGNING SYSTEM AND COACHES INFORMATION PAGES

XCEL STATE INFORMATION
April 2, 2017 is the last qualifying date for Xcel State. 
Qualifying Score for State - 33.00 A.A. / Event Specialist Score is 8.75.

Xcel Bronze will compete in state this year but not in Regional competition.
Entry Fee $75.00 on or before 4-3-17 / $125.00 after 4-3-17 11:59 p.m.

SPRINGBOARD CONFIGURATION

Please read the letter below referring to springboard configuration. The below e­mail does not state that you can only use 3 or 4 springs. This refers to USA Gymnastics allowing a 3 or 4 spring configuration.  Click here for the Xcel Rules and Policies and click here for the JO Rules and Policies. 

 

Dear USA Gymnastics Leaders,

 

It was brought to my attention that there has been a misinterpretation of the rule regarding the number of springs allowed/required in the spring board.  I have discussed this issue with the National Technical Chair as well as the National Xcel Chair and we all agree with the explanation below:

 

The statement listed in the Rules and Polices (below) is quite accurate; however, there have been others who have not interpreted it in the way it was written.

  1. P. 55 (Xcel chapter) and P. 91 (JO chapter)

“All Meet Directors must arrange to have boards that accommodate gymnasts of varying weight.  Any boards brought in to a competition must be assigned to an event and must be available to all gymnasts in that session for warm-up and competition.  The following 3-4 spring configurations for the springboard have been approved and may be utilized in USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitions:”

 

Here are the two issues which have arisen:

  1. Interpretation that the board must ONLY be used with 3 or 4 springs and some judges have informed the coaches they must take out additional springs to ONLY have 3 or 4 springs and that using more than 3 or 4 springs is a deduction.  Please refer people to the following sentence:    ”…springboard have been approved and may be utilized in USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitions.”  It does not say MUST be utilized in that manner.
  2. Coaches do not want to take the back springs out of the board to accommodate the illustrations in the Rules and Policies.  Only the 3 illustrations for a 3-4 spring board are allowed for the use of 3 or 4 springs in a springboard.  The coach is not allowed to come up with a different configuration that suits his/her needs.  This would result in a deduction of  0.30 that will be taken for using incorrect apparatus specifications. (P. 7 of the Code of Points)

Thank you in advance for assisting in passing along the correct interpretation of this rule.

 

Tom Koll, NJOCC, Cheryl Hamilton, NTCC, Claudia Kretschmer, NXCC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL JUDGES WITH REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

 

Xcel Regionals

  • Heather Forbes
  • Jessica Holtz
  • Jeanne Johnson
  • Natalie Koga
  • Shane Sanders

 

 

7/8 Regionals

  • Amy Delaney
  • Kathie Gebhardt
  • Mary Joe Roehrig

 

 

9/10 Regionals

  • Mary Lou Ackman
  • Sue Brosnan
  • Linda McDonald

 

Eastern Nationals

  • Mary Lou Ackman
  • Sue Brosnan

 

 

JO Nationals

  • Linda McDonald

2017 Illinois NAWGJ Newsletter

 

  • New Judges and new ratings
  • State, Regional and National Dates
  • Judges Exam
  • 2016 Illinois Judges Cup Benefits
  • Education Reminders
  • Regional and National Assignments
  • Illinois Expense Vouchers
  • Volunteers for Xcel Regional Meet
  • Assigning System
  • Click here for newsletter or go to Meeting Minutes & Newsletters page

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR REGION 4 AND 5 CONGRESS

  • Region 4 Congress is June 16-18
  • ​Region 5 Congress is September 15-17
    • ​Louisville, KY
    • Registration info is due to Kathy Krebs by July 7, 2017 at kmkrebs@comcast.com
  • ​Please include:
    • ​Name
    • Date of Birth
    • USA Gymnastics Pro Number
    • Address (include street, city, state and zip code)
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number

 

State and Regional Meets

  • Level 4 State - March 10-12
  • Level 8/9/10 State - March 17-19
  • Level 6/7 State - March 24-26
  • Level 3/5 State - March 31-April 2
  • Level 9/10 Regionals - April 6-9
  • Level 7/8 Regionals - April 21-23
  • Xcel State - April 21-23
  • Eastern Nationals - April 27-10
  • JO Nationals - May 6-7
  • Xcel Regionals - May 12-14

 

Congress Dates

  • Region 4 Congress - June 16-18
  • Illinois State Congress - July 7-9
  • National Congress - August 17-20
  • Region 5 Congress - September 15-17

 

Effective January 1, 2017, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.53 per mile to reflect the recent decrease in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2017.



Expired NAWGJ and USA Gymnastics Memberships

  • Failure to renew memberships by September 1, 2016 will place a Judge into an inactive status
  • All Judges must ssend a photo of their USA Gymnastics Card and a copy of their NAWGJ Membership Profile to Kathy Krebs at kmkrebs@comcast.com