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Illinois NAWGJ Judges’ Cup 2023 Critique Meet



November 10-12, 2023

Adventure Commons
70 Ken Hayes Drive, Bourbonnais, IL


Registration fees due October 1st, 2023

Please make checks payable to IL-NAWGJ

send to:

Heather Forbes

1170 White Chapel Lane

Algonquin, IL 60102



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  • August -- All proof of Credentials Due
  • Sept 1st
    • PIF Available: required to judge a State, Regional or National Competition
  • Sept 9th-10th
    • ILNAWGJ Committee in-person workshop (minutes)
  • Sept 15th 
    • PIF submissions close at MIDNIGHT
  • Sept 16th
    • National Gymnastics Day
  • Sept 22nd-24th
    • Forward Momentum Camp at Gym-Kinetics, Mokena, IL
  • ** NEW ** Sept 30th
  • Oct 1st
  • Oct 8th
    • First Assigning Meeting
  • Nov 10th-12th



  • Top News
      • p3 Words of Wisdom from the Education Chair, Christi Kearns
    • Mentors Needed
    • State meets
      • 3 alternates will be assigned to each state meet.  Complete your PIF by Midnight, September 15th.
    • AAU
      • AAU membership not needed to judge AAU meets (p5)
    • Update your NAWGJ, USAGYMNASTICS, and GYMJAS
  • Committee and Technical Updates
    • USAG National Committee Meeting Minutes link
    • Developmental Program updates
      Joint Dev Program/Technical Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2023
      Dev Program Committee Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2023
      • Chalk and water cannot be added to bar rails or mats once the exercise has begun
      • Any inquiry to raise a score 0.10 or less on the lowest event score to qualify to the State or Regional meet applies ONLY to All-Around athletes, -not- IES
      • Compulsory
        • No Deduction for Coach standing between the bars throughout exercise
        • a tuck or pike entracnce into the backward roll progress is allowed in the Level 1-5 Compulsory Floor Exercises​
      • Medium Step
        • 0.15 deduction for a medium step on landing on Vault, UB/BB dismounts, and BB/FX Acro. 
    • XCEL Program updates
      Joint Xcel/Technical Committee Meeting Minutes - May 16, 2023
      Xcel Committee minutes - May 16, 2023
      • Sapphire level is Nationwide now
      • Chalk only, no tape on hand placement mat
      • Underswing (toe-on or clear) to stand - Removing the Low Bar Option.  Add a new element for this dismount from the Low Bar.  Allowable for Xcel Bronze and Silver only
      • Allowed to sit on the floor to do a back hip pullover to front support mount on beam
      • Level to touch beam (5.001) requires the free leg to be at or above horizontal
      • Bronze Vault 2
        •  Vault deduction Approach – Additional Jump on the Board - 0.30 to Bronze Vault 2 (same deduction as Bronze Vault 1)
      • Medium Step
        • 0.15 deduction for a medium step on landing on Vault, UB/BB dismounts, and BB/FX Acro​




Updated 9/24/2023 rjs