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Notices & Announcements

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Thursday
Mar212019

New Safe Sport Policy for Athletes

Each USA Gymnastics athlete member, age 18 or over, should have received a message from USA Gymnastics Members Services regarding the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s requirement that they take the Safe Sport course. 

This is a mandated policy from the U.S. Center for SafeSport. USA Gymnastics, as well as any other National Governing Body within the Olympic movement, is required to implement this policy.

The March 23 deadline for taking the Safe Sport course has been dictated by the Center for SafeSport and not by USA Gymnastics. However, USA Gymnastics has received permission from the Center for SafeSport to not begin auditing athlete compliance with the completion of the Safe Sport Course until April 23. Member Services has updated the effective date in the message included below.

What this means:

  • You should encourage your athletes, age 18 and over, to try to complete the Safe Sport course by March 23.
  • You should inform your athletes, age 18 and over, that after April 23 they will no longer be allowed to participate in any sanctioned event until they have completed the Safe Sport course.  Athletes 18 and older MUST complete the Safe Sport course prior to participating in the Men’s 2019 JO Nationals.
  • When an athlete turns 18 year old, he will have to take the Safe Sport course prior to being able to participate in any USA Gymnastics sanctioned event. This requirement extends to all USA Gymnastics sanctioned events including camps and workshops,as well as any activity held at the USOTC. Please work with your athletes to ensure that they are aware of this new requirement as we move forward.

Since we are now well into the championships part of the season for the age group and NCAA programs, the 30-day grace period granted by the Center for SafeSport certainly takes some of the pressure off of athlete compliance within the short window of time that the March 23 deadline dictated. However, all sanctioned events after April 23 will be affected by the requirement.

The first major event that will be affected is the JO National Championships in May. Therefore, it is important that the Regional Chairs and the participating coaches at the respective Regional Championships make the 18 and older age athletes who have qualified JO Nationals aware that they must complete the Safe Sport course prior to being allowed to participate at the JO Nationals.

As noted below, the Safe Sport course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Please be proactive about helping our athletes to fulfill this U.S. Center for SafeSport directive.

Thank you for your time and energy in addressing this important new initiative.

USA Gymnastics

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact any member of the Men’s Program staff or USA Gymnastics Member Services.

Thursday
Mar212019

Impact Gymnastics Academy Clinic

Impact Gymnastics Academy will be celebrating their one year anniversary on May 1st. 

Hard to believe it's been a year!

Last August, we had a 3-day boy's team clinic at Impact, and it was a great success.  We would like to expand our enrollment so that more boys can participate.  

Click here to view a flier for the clinic, which will take place Friday June 28th, Saturday June 29th and Sunday June 30th.  The clinic is for boy's team athletes (levels 5-10 and JD). 

We have families who are willing to host athletes, so let us know if that is something that would be helpful.

 

Wednesday
Mar062019

2019 Region 6 Championship Schedule

Region 6 Championships for 

ALL level 8, 9 & 10 Athletes

April 5th - 7th, 2019

Springfield College

263 Alden Street

Springfield, MA 01109

 

A limited number of hotel rooms have been made available for Friday and Saturday evening at the same hotel for both weekends.

Quality Inn

1150 Riverdale Street

West Springfield, MA 01089

413-739-7261

gm.MA005@choicehotels.com 


  

Friday, April 5th

Session 1: Technical Sequences           Warm up - Compete - Repeat                          

6:00                 Check in / stretch

6:20                 Coaches’ meeting

6:25                 Warm up first event, Compete first event, continue

9:35                 Competition ends 

 

Saturday, April 6th

Session 1: All Level 10                         Warm up – Compete - Repeat                                                  

                                                                        

4:30                 Check in / stretch in Wrestling Room

4:45                 Coaches’ meeting in Wrestling room

4:55                 Move to arena area       

5:00                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

5:05                 Warm up first event {15 minutes}         

5:20                 Competition begins

9:20                 Competition ends

9:30                 Awards, followed by National Qualifiers Meeting

 

Sunday, April 7th

Session 1: All Level 8                          Warm up – Compete - Repeat                          

9:00                 Check in / stretch 

9:20                 Coaches’ meeting

9:25                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

9:30                 Warm up first event {11 minutes}         

9:41                 Competition begins

12:40               Competition ends

12:50               Awards, followed by National Qualifiers Meeting

Session 2: All Level 9                           Warm up – Compete  - Repeat                         

1:30                 Check in / stretch 

1:50                 Coaches’ meeting

1:55                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

2:00                 Warm up first event {12 minutes}         

2:12                 Competition begins

5:50                 Competition end 

6:00                 Awards, followed by National Qualifiers Meeting

 

 

Region 6 Championships for 

All Level 4 - 7 & JD

April 13th - 14th, 2019

Westfield State University

Woodward Center Field House

Westfield, MA 01085

 

A limited number of hotel rooms have been made available for Friday and Saturday evening at the same hotel for both weekends.

Quality Inn

1150 Riverdale Street

West Springfield, MA 01089

413-739-7261

gm.MA005@choicehotels.com 

 

Saturday, April 13th

Session 1:

Level 4            Division 1                                Traditional Warm up                                                  

8:00                 Check In/Stretch in Competitive Gym

8:15                 Coaches’ meeting

8:20-9:26         Traditional warm up (11 minutes per event)

9:30                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

9:35                 Competition begins 

11:25               Competition ends

11:35               Awards 

Session 2:                                                                                 

Level 4             Division 2                    Traditional Warm up                                      

11:25               Check In/Stretch in back gym                                        

11:40               Coaches’ meeting

11:45-12:51     Traditional warm up (11 minutes per event)

12:55               Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

1:00                 Competition begins 

2:50                 Competition ends

3:00                 Awards 

Session 3:                                                                                 

Level 5             Division 1                    Traditional Warm up                                                  

2:50                 Check In / Stretch in back gym

3:05                 Coaches’ meeting

3:10-4:16         Traditional warm up (11 minutes per event)

4:20                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

4:25                 Competition begins 

6:25                 Competition ends

6:35                 Awards 

Session 4:                                                                                 

Level 5             Division 2                    Traditional Warm up                          

6:25                 Check In / Stretch in back gym

6:40                 Coaches’ meeting

6:45-7:51         Traditional warm up (11 minutes per event)

7:55                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

8:00                 Competition begins 

10:00               Competition ends

10:10               Awards 

 

Sunday, April 14th

Session 1:

Level 6            Division 1                                Traditional Warm up                                                  

8:00                 Check In/Stretch in Competitive Gym

8:15                 Coaches’ meeting

8:20-9:20         Traditional warm up (10 minutes per event)

9:25                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

9:30                 Competition begins 

11:10               Competition ends

11:15               Awards 

Session 2:                                                                                 

Level 6             Division 2                    Traditional Warm up                                      

11:10               Check In/Stretch in back gym                                         

11:25               Coaches’ meeting

11:30-12:30     Traditional warm up (10 minutes per event)

12:35               Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

12:40               Competition begins 

2:20                 Competition ends

2:30                 Awards 

Session 3:                                                                                 

All Level 7                                           Traditional Warm up                                      

2:20                 Check in / stretch 

2:35                 Coaches’ meeting

2:40                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

2:45-3:45         Traditional warm up (10 minutes per event)

3:50                 Competition begins 

5:30                 Competition ends

5:40                 Awards 

Session 4:                                                                                 

All JD              Traditional Warm up              

5:30                 Check in / stretch 

5:45                 Coaches’ meeting

5:50                 Stand at first event for introductions and National Anthem

5:55-7:25         Traditional warm up (15 minutes per event)

7:30                 Competition begins 

9:40                 Competition ends

9:50                 Awards 

 

 

The cost per athlete regardless of level or weekend is $130 per athlete.

The doorcharge will be $10 for children (13 and younger) and $15 for adults.

There will be a $5 discount for all individuals who also attend the ECAC championships on Saturday, April 7th. 

 

ALL LEVEL 7, 8,9, & 10 ATHLETES ARE INVITED TO REGIONALS.

The Level 8 - 10 Regionals has already been sanctioned.  State chairman should enter all of your 8,9, & 10 athletes into regionals ASAP.  This will help ensure the most effective scheduling and planning.

ENTRIES INTO THE LEVEL 4 - 7 & JD REGIONALS WILL BE BASED ON ALLOTMENT AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

COACHES:  Click here for Registration Information.  Please come to your state championships with the roster complete so that names of athletes who qualify to the Regional Championships can be highlighted.

The cost for the team competition is $60 per Club.  This fee will enter your club into all Level 4 - 10 & JD team competitions.

Athletes competing in the Technical Sequence portion will have an additional fee of $25.

 

There will be team competitions for:

Level 4 (Division 1 and 2 all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd)

Level 5 (Division 1 and 2 all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd)

Level 6 (Division 1 all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

Level 6 (Division 2 all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

Level 7 (Division 1 all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st place only)

Level 8 (all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place

Level 9 (all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

Level 10 (all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

JD Division 1 (all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

JD Division 2 (all ages combined; top 3 scores per event; award for 1st and 2nd place)

 

State directors will have information regarding allotment details for qualification into the Level 4 - 7 & JD Regional Championships. Directly after the completion of state championships, each coach should give the regional director one check representing payment for all athletes advancing to regionals from their member club. 

All fees for Regional Championships are due at the state championships.

Checks should be made out to "USA Gymnastics Region 6 Men's"

 

Petitions should be addressed to the regional director and must comply with all of the rules and policies of USA Gymnastics regarding these requests.  Incomplete petitions will not be accepted.   

 

All athletes expecting to qualify into the 2019 JO national championships should come to the Regional Championships with all JO National Championship forms filled out and with payment ready.  All necessary forms will be available on the JO national website which can be accessed via the link to the left of this page.  

Information regarding the procedure for qualification to the Junior Olympic National Championships, as well as the regional allotment to the JO Nationals, has been posted on the men’s page of the USA Gymnastics website.

There will be a JO national qualifiers meeting directly following the awards for level 8, 9 and 10.  All qualifying athletes and their parents must attend.

 

Coaches must come to the Regional Championships with the GK sizing charts filled out.  A link to these charts can be found here

During the Regional Championships, all scoring inquiries must be complete and submitted to the meet official.  Coaches must not communicate directly with the judges at any time.  Only inquiries presented on the provided forms will be considered.  The appropriate score inquiry forms can be downloaded here.

Click here for a link to the 2019 JO National Championships information page.

 

Click here for a link to the meetscores online results for the 2018 Level 4 and 5 Region 6 Championships

Click here to view the results of the 2018 Level 6 - 10 & JD championships

Click here to view the Technical Sequences results.

 

A limited number of hotel rooms have been made available for Friday and Saturday evening at the same hotel for both weekends.

Quality Inn

1150 Riverdale Street

West Springfield, MA 01089

413-739-7261

gm.MA005@choicehotels.com 


Monday
Feb042019

2019 Friends of Golf Honor Application

Gymnastics Coaches, Officials, and Friends have been gathering for over 46 years for a golf outing, coming together to raise funds to benefit Gymnastics in Region 6.  Founders of this event and major contributors have been George Jessup, Dwight Church, Ray Willock, Bill Jones, George Wheeler, John Redmon and Steve Randall. Over the years the event has produced new ideas to keep our sport growing.  Our funds encourage our gymnasts to continue to pursue a higher level of gymnastics and academic achievement.  Last year volunteers from the Gymnastic Community raised over $5,000 towards our fund.  

THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM MUST BE POSTMARKED BY TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019

Best of luck,

FOGG