Welcome to Illinois National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges

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UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS

 

ILLINOIS NAWGJ JUDGES CUP 2022 CRITIQUE MEET

 

NOVEMBER 11-13, 2022

ADVENTURE COMMONS

70 KEN HAYES DRIVE

BOURBONNAIS, IL

 

WE DEDICATE THIS YEAR'S MEET TO JUDY REDMOND

 

  • Coaches will receive a verbal critique of all routines!
  • Judges will answer coach’s questions after each rotation and talk to the gymnasts!
  • Free T-shirt for all competitors!
  • Click here for flyer and registration information

USA GYMNASTICS JUDGE'S COMPENSATION PACKAGE

RULES AND POLICIES

Effective August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023

 

  • A brief overview of updates for Judge's Compensation Package
  • Judges are not required to carpool.
  • Lodging
    • ​The form of accommodation (double occupancy vs. single occupancy) must be specified in the judge’s contract
      • Accommodations based on double occupancy in a room must provide two beds, which CANNOT include a sleeper sofa.
    • A judge may request single room accommodations if not provided by the Meet Director.
      • If necessary to share the cost of the room with the Meet Director, the judge will pay no more than the difference between the actual cost of the room and the standard national IRS rate for overnight accommodation.
    • Meet Directors are strongly recommended to provide single room accommodations when a hotel stay is required, at no additional cost to the judge. 
  • Overnight Meets
    • Guidelines for meals the night before the competition begins.
      • For a judge traveling by air, meals that occur while the judge is traveling to and from the competition, a per meal per diem may be requested.
      • For a judge traveling by ground and travel time is more than 3 hours or 150 miles one way, a $20.00 per diem may be requested. 
      • For a judge traveling less than 3 hours or under 150 miles one way, there is no per diem request. 
  • ​​Chief Judge/Meet Referee Payment (Applies to Development Program and Xcel meets only)
    • A judge serving as Meet Referee OR Chief Judge shall receive $10.00 per day at the following USA Gymnastics competitions:
      • Sanctioned local / sectional meets where the Meet Referee also serves as the Chief Judge
    • Chief Judge OR Meet Referee payment ($10) is NOT paid at:
      • Local / sectional meets with a separate Meet Referee (non-judging);
      • Local / sectional meets with one-judge panels, such as intrasquad meets, or meets with less than four events running concurrently. 
  • Click here for the 2022-2023 Rules and Policies.  The USA Gymnastics Judge's Compensation Package is Chapter 5, starting on page 45

AUGUST 7, 2022 ILLINOIS NAWGJ BOARD MEETING MINUTES

  • The August 7, 2022, Illinois NAWGJ Board Meeting Minutes are posted on the "Meeting Minutes & Newsletter " page
    • All members must send judge rating cards, USAG membership card, NGA membership card and AAU membership card to Kathy Krebs before assigning begins.
    • National Judges Cup is January 6-8. 2023 in Denton, Texas
    • The Assigning process was modified.  Changes are in the Illinois NAWGJ Official Guidelines posted on the "Judges Information" page.
    • Meet Directors are expected to respond to the five for five expectations when requesting ILNAWGJ Judges.  The 5 for 5 expectations are posted on the "5 Expectations" page.
    • First assigning meeting is October 15, 2022.  All perfect matches for the season will be assigned.  
    • Second assigning meeting is November 11, 2022.

SEPTEMBER IL NAWGJ "IN"

 

  • Membership Renewals
    • Membership Renewals: Safe Sport Certification: Must be renewed annually after August 1
    • USA Gymnastics Professional Membership: Renew by July 31
    • USA Gymnastics Background Check: Renew by July 31 if your cycle expires this year
    • USA Gymnastics Safety Certification: Renew by July 31 if your cycle expires this year
    • NAWGJ Professional Membership: Renew by July 31 N
    • GA Membership: Join/renew on August 1
    • AAU Membership: Join/renew on August 15
  • Testing
    • Written Testing - available on-line at usagym.org
    • Practical Testing
      • ​September 4: Kalamazoo, Michigan
      • September 16: Indianapolis, Indiana
      • September 17: West Des Moines, Iowa
      • October 15: DeKalb, IL.
  • Deadlines for reimbursements and guidelines
    • ​Optional Testing
    • Judges Cup 2021 Benefits
  • Click here for the September "IN"

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

 

  • Reimbursement for the following after all testing is completed and all materials are purchased.
    • ​National/Brevet Course - Up to $200.00
    • One Written Exam - Up to $25.00
    • One Practical Exam - Up to $25.00
    • Develompent Program Code of Points - Up to $80.07
    • Xcel Code of Points - Up to $80.07
    • Extra Benefit - $225.00
  • Completed form and all receipts must be submitted by January 31, 2023.
  • Click here for form to claim educational benefits.
  • Click here for procedures to print receipts from USA Gymnastics.

MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT FOR JUDGES AS OF 7/1/2022

 

As of July , 2022, the IRS business standard mileage rate is 62.5 cents per mile (a 4 cent increase from the rate effective at the start of the year).  Click here for information on the increase.