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Judge's Compulsory Clinic


2018 Region 6 Judge’s Compulsory Clinic




Sterling Academy of Gymnastics

December 16th, 2018

9:00 – 1:00PM


Levels 4 - 7 are invited to the R6JCC

Club Administrators should register athletes, via the USA Gymnastics website, prior to December 1st.

Search for sanction #69622

The registration fee is $70/athlete.

Coaches will bring one check, written out to "USA Gymnastics Region 6 Men's" to the event

Space is limited; reservations will close if the event becomes full prior to December 1st.   

All Region 6 gymnasts who are entered into the Judge's Compulsory Clinic, as well as their coaches and parents, are invited to come to the Region 6 Clinic on Saturday, November 17th, at 5:00PM to learn from Coach Doug Price.  There will be no additional charge for this learning opportunity.    


R6JCC Schedule

9:00 – 9:30:  Parents


The NEGJA President, Billy Callahan, and the Region 6 Technical Director, Sean Monaco will address the parents and athletes specifically discussing how to calculate a compulsory score.  This discussion will be rather general.  Topics covered will be:

  1. Determining a start value
  2. Examples of bonus:  Showcase easy-to-see bonus skills (i.e. press on floor, lots of circles on pommels, muscle up without help, etc.)
  3. Form deductions
  4. Where can the parents find pertinent documentation?


9:30 – 10:00:  Coaches


The Region 6 Chairman, Daniel Young, will take the athletes to the floor exercise and start warm up. From 9:30 – 9:45 the athletes will perform the junior national team warm up.  At 9:45 athletes will begin junior national team basic tumbling sequence when applicable.  

In the meantime, Billy and Sean will address the coaches.  The following topics will be covered:

1.    Coach and judge commuication at meets

2.    Recruitment of coaches and gymnasts to become junior judges.

3.    Clarification of any judging questions related to routine construction (i.e. an official list of JO A’s for the upcoming season, any F.I.G. newsletter information and changes, etc.) 


10:00 – 12:30:  Athletes

Level 4 & 5 Athletes from Region 6 will have an opportunity to meet and work with the judges. These athletes should learn at a very young age to respect and care for the judges.  These athletes should work with and talk to the judges to improve their scores.  The youngest athletes will learn that judges are a very important part of their Region 6 men’s gymnastics community. 

There is also an obligation and need to introduce young, willing judges to their first assignments.  The R6JCC will be an opportunity for junior judges to get their first opportunities to work with athletes and coaches.  There will be a functional combination of young judges to experienced judges to ensure that opportunity is available, yet expertise and experience remain critical components.  

The R6JCC will be a low-pressure, community-based environment where judges will be encouraged and can learn alongside their gymnastics community.  The coaching community will work with the younger judges to ensure a strong working bond from coach to judge and vice versa.

 Judges will be willing to watch individual skills and make observational comments, give full routine judgements, write comments, discuss bonus skills and credit, discuss their ideas related to form and execution deduction (every judge is a bit different), and work with the coaches to make the gymnasts better.  



Level 4:               FX PH    |  SR   V   |  PB  HB

Level 5:               SR   V    | PB   HB  | FX  PH

Level 6 & 7:         PB   HB  |  FX   PH |  SR   V


Each coach will take their athletes to the events they need guidance.  


Rotation 1:

10:00 – 10:50 

Rotation 2:

10:50 – 11:40

Rotation 3:

11:40 – 12:30



12:30 – 12:35:  Clinic Summary


The judges will address the athletes and coaches and recap each event, trends they noticed, and common questions they answered while working with the athletes.


The President of the NEGJA will make a statement to the coaches, athletes and parents addressing recruitment, training and certification to be sure there are an appropriate number of judges to serve the needs of the Region 6 Gymnastics community.


12:35:  Athlete Dismissal


12:35 – 1:00:  Judges and Coaches interested in becoming a judge


Judges should make note of and discuss when appropriate questions, clarifications, issues and concerns that parents or coaches mentioned during the first hour of the R6JCC.

Recruitment:  Information will be given to coaches and athletes on how to become a judge and a member of the NEGJA.  How does one become a judge if they did not go to the October 14thjudging course?  The judges will collect an email list for people who wish to become involved in the judging community.  

Training: The Region 6 Technical Director will remind judges and coaches about the regional judging clinic held each year; important dates for other learning opportunities held by the NGJA, EGJA, or NEGJA will be shared.  Any other aspects of technical judging information will be addressed if necessary. 

Certification:  The NEGJA President will discuss becoming a member of the NEGJA, including the fees and processes involved with becoming a national judge and moving up in the hierarchy of judging.  Any other aspects of membership in the NEGJA, NGJA, committees and other NEGJA organizational issues should be discussed if necessary. 

All judges and coaches should be directed towrds documentation needed for the upcoming season, including all current version of the JO Program rules and updates, the Future Stars program rules and updates, the current F.I.G. book and any other documentation necessary.

The judges and coaches will be made aware of the iBook for men’s gymnastics.  All updates will be automatically updated.  Anyone who ordered the USA GYMNASTICS app in the past can contact Lisa Mendel lmendel@usagym.organd she will give you a code so you can have free access to the new iBook.  It is a very useful resource, and Region 6 is on the cover.