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Notices & Announcements

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Tuesday
Sep122017

2017 Region 6 Future Stars Qualifier

2017 Future Stars Qualifier

October 15th at M.E.G.A. from 9:00A - 1:00P.

 

Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy

725 Main St., Millis, MA 02054


Please enter your athletes via the online meet reservation system on USAgym.org.  Search for sanction #65103

 

The cost for the Regional Qualifier is $75 per athlete.  Checks should be written to "USA Gymnastics Region 6 Men's".

 

Information regarding the future stars national championships can be viewed here.

 

Please come to the Future Stars Qualifier with the qualification documentation and GK sizing chart filled out.

Athletes expecting to qualify to the national championships should come to the regional qualifier with $125 payment for the national qualifier.  Checks should be written out to "USA Gymnastics Region 6 Men's"

 

The following scores in each age division are required for advancement from the Regional Future Stars Evaluation to the National Future Stars Championships: All Around scores include the six competitive events plus trampoline, flexibility, and strength scores.

10-year-old division: 74.00 AA

11-year-old division: 76.00 AA

12-year-old division: 78.00 AA

13-year-old division: 79.00 AA

 

General Information:
1. Future Star routines and evaluation guidelines will be used from the 2016-2020 Future Stars Program Manual, All AGCP Updates including the recently released Update #3 from July 28, 2017, and the 2016-2020 Technical Sequence Manual including any updates.
 
2. All athletes will be placed in the age group according to their competitive age determination as of May 31, 2018.
 
3. Competitive age 9 year olds will not be allowed to participate in the 10 year old division.
 
4. There will be no advancement to Level 8 for competitive age 10 year olds.

5. Selection to the Junior National Development Team at the 2017 Future Stars National Championships will be based upon AA ranking using all 9 events (6 events plus trampoline, strength and flexibility).
 
6. Athletes must achieve the qualifying score listed above to advance to the FS National Championships from the Regional Championships. Upon conclusion of the evaluations, petitions based upon injury or valid special circumstance may be submitted to the Regional Chairman. The Regional Chairman will forward all petitions to the Junior Olympic Program Coordinator.  Valid petitions should include the reason for petition (coach’s statement), injury documentation, and verifiable documentation of previous score(s) or competitive history. Petitions must include a recommendation from the respective Junior National Coaching Staff member present. The Junior Olympic Program Coordinator will review all petitions to the Future Stars National Championships. Coaches will be informed of whether or not a petition has been accepted within 72 hours of the Junior Olympic Program Coordinator receiving the petition.

 

Contact Daniel Young, 617-285-0406 or dan_young5@hotmail.com, for any information or issues.

 

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Monday
Aug072017

2017 Region 6 Future Stars Workshop #1

2017 Region 6 Future Stars Information

 

Click here for results from the 2016 Region 6 Future Stars Regional Qualifier 

 

Workshop #1:  August 27th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Sterling Academy of Gymnastics ($35/athlete)

Coaches:  Please come to this workout prepared to discuss the Future Stars Routines with the other coaches and athletes in your group.  The first future stars workshop should serve as a collaboration attempt to be sure that we, as a region, are all understanding the rules and applying them consistently.  

To make this event as smooth as possible, it would be beneficial if all coaches have a means to view the newest future stars routines prior to and during the workout.  

This workout will also serve as an opportunity to become familiar with the other coaches and athletes who will participate in the future stars program. 

There will be no event specific clinicians at this workshop.  Coaches should be willing to direct their own athletes when they get to the respective events with the hopes of sharing ideas and interpretations of the updates with other coaches.

Any issues or rules discrepancies should be discussed at the workout, noted and brought up for further discussion via email or at the future stars clinic on September 18th.

All athletes should be in competition attire; bring your Black Region 6 shirt if you have one from regionals.  Coaches should wear collared shirts.  

 

Tentative Schedule:

9:00 - 9:15 warm up

9:15-9:30 flexibility routines together as a group

9:30 – 10:30:  Rotation 1

 

  • 8-9:   FX and/or PH
  • 10 :   SR and/or Vault
  • 11+:  PB and/or HB

 

 10:30 – 11:30:  Rotation 2

 11:30 – 12:30: Rotation 3  

 12:30 - 12:50:  Parallel Bar Strength

 12:50 - 1:00:  Wrap up and Dismissal

 

 

Event Focus Points:  Use video, ipad, Coaches’ Eye, and metronomes

Understand the Bonuses and their impact on overall score.

 

Floor Exercise:

8 – 10 year olds:     Arm pull down on round off and back handsprings; vertical takeoff on dive roll and dismount; tight stretch in dive roll; tumble on a line; open out of your back tuck;  stick your landings; use a metronome.

11+:  Arm pull down on round off and back handsprings; leave the floor with feet facing forward on Arabian; Double leg hurdles; vertical takeoff on dive roll and dismount; tumble on a line; stick your landings; use a metronome.

 

Pommel Horse:

8 year olds:  Start with both hands on mushroom; no skewing hands; use a metronome; turn hips

9 year olds:  Back loops; No skewing (use tape lines); use a metronome; turn hips

10 year olds: Be sure to count circles correctly; no skewing; keep hips turned; use metronome

11+ year olds:  Counter rotation and No skewing; Use metronome; count circles and travels correctly

 

Still Rings:

8 – 10 year olds:  Rings parallel or wider on all support skills; inlocates and dislocates with shoulders above rings; Get feet horizontal, 45 degrees or between straps; No arching in the back on turn over swings 

11+: Straight arm press to handstand; Rings parallel or wider on all support skills; Feet between cables and shoulders at ring height on swings; Open dismount before horizontal; Handstands aligned with cables; stick your landings.

 

Vault:

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjj8ZBbz6qg

8 and 9 year olds:  Speed up with every step; straight body at board strike; open body before landing

10 year olds:  Straight body and vertical off table; On-Off, In-Out

11+ year olds:  Center of Gravity; 4 distinct shapes: On-Off, In-Out; Stack up mats and do “Tom Meadows” drills

 

Parallel Bars:

8 year olds: Swing higher than the bars; swing handstands; hold handstands

9 year olds: Understand the sequence; swing higher than the bars; swing handstand to hold; bail to flyaway

10 year olds:  Giants; Open hips during swings; early pirouette; THIS ROUTINE IS DIFFICULT.

11+ year olds:  Giants without traveling; Extend shoulders and hips on the glide kip; open hips during swings; peaches without travelingearly pirouette to 3 second hold

 

High Bar:

8 year olds:  Free hips with shifted wrists; hollow in the front and back of all swings

9 year olds:  Free hip from high start; Giants; swing half turns

10 year olds:  Free hip from giants; swing half turns; Straight handstand at the top of all giants; Vertical rise on dismount; use metronome

11+:  Use a metronome; Hecht tap backuprise to 45˚; hop ½ turns; early pirouettes; straight handstand at the top of all giants; vertical dismount

 

Flexibility Routine:

1.  Step forward (leg horizontal) and raise arms to vertical

2.  Single leg prone fall (leg past vertical)

3.  Push to support

4.  Right leg swing forward to split (arms horizontal)

5.  1-2-3

6.  Turn to center split (arms horizontal)

7.  1-2-3

8.  90 degree pancake in prone position (arms vertical)

9.  1-2-3

10.  Slide legs back through split to prone position (upper body on floor)

11.  Push arms straight and go directly to

12.  Left leg split (arms horizontal)

13.  1-2-3

14.  Back leg forward to pike

15.  Push to bridge (arms shoulder width)

16.  1-2-3

17.  Lower down and reach arms back to shoulder stretch (arms shoulder width)

18.  1-2-3

19.  Sit up to Pike and reach to stretch (hands on floor reaching)

20.  1-2-3

21.  Pike sit (arms horizontal)

Friday
Aug042017

Meet Request Forms and Judge's Fees

Good afternoon Region 6:

The newly determined judges fees, which are set just below the national average, for the years 9/2017 - 5/2019 are as follows:

 

COMPULSORY:                                    OPTIONALS:
FIG $1.60/judgement                           FIG $1.95/judgement
NAT $1.45/judgement                          NAT $1.75/judgement
JO $1.25/judgement                            JO $ 1.25/judgement
Modified Capital Cup will remain at 30%
Minimum 50 Gymnasts
Minimum $90 dollars
Click here for the meet request form.  Please complete this meet request form and email to Billy Callahan to reserve judges and a date for your competition.

All forms should be emailed to wfc51881@gmail.com by September 1st.

 

 

 

Tuesday
May022017

 

Handstands for Hunger was an incredible success.

Thank you to Region 6 for participating in this initiative.

Gymnastics is for the good of the community.

 

Thank you to Max Finn for being brave and standing up for what he believes in.

Practice your handstands.  Next year we will be even better.

 

Be Great.

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