Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics Bylaws

Prepared by:  Daniel E. Young, Sc.D.

Region 6 Chairman

Established and approved on 3/27/2019

 

INTRODUCTION

USA Gymnastics, the Junior Olympic Men’s Gymnastics governing body, divides our country into nine geographic areas, Region(s) 1-9.   

Region 6 is comprised of the following states (~Allotment %):

Massachusetts: 50% 

Connecticut: 25% 

New Hampshire: 8%   

Rhode Island: 8%

Vermont: 4.5%

Maine: 4.5%

 

REGION 6 MEN'S GYMNASTICS MISSION STATEMENT

Region 6 strives to provide the best opportunity for junior men’s gymnastics development and retention through training, competition and education. 

 

 

The Region 6 Board consists of the Region 6 Chairman, the State Chairmen, the Junior National Team Coaches’ Representative(s), the President of the NEGJA, and the Regional 6 Junior Technical Director 

The following are voting members of the Region 6 Board

Connecticut State Chairman: Tom Greet

Maine State Chairman: Jonathan Liedke

Massachusetts State Chairman:  Cal Booker

New Hampshire State Chairman:  Mike Ouellette

Rhode Island State Chairman: Jarod Pelletier

Vermont State Chairman: Elisha Howard

Junior National Team Coaches Representative(s): Lorenzo Macaluso [only one vote]

Region 6 Junior Technical Director:  Sean Monaco

 

The following are non-voting members of the Region 6 Board

Region 6 Chairman: Daniel E. Young, Sc.D.

President of the NEGJA: Billy Callahan

 

COMMUNICATION

Please help to maintain the highest degree of professional courtesy for all members of the gymnastics community.

Gymnasts and Parents: 

We ask that you respect the chain of command in the gymnastics community.  You should always communicate your concerns directly through your personal coach. 

Coaches:

 We expect you to maintain the highest level of professionalism, which includes the responsibility of adhering to the standards set by the USA GYMNASTICS National Rules & Policies. 

For brevity, we note a few of these policies, but have not recreated that document.  

Always put the gymnasts’ needs first.  

 

Represent your gymnasts and parents by acting as their liaison. Respectfully direct concerns when appropriate through the following chain of command:

Coach > Meet Director/Judge/State Chairman > Regional Chairman > Men’s Junior National Program Director.

Coaches must not interfere with judging during USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitions.

 

Region 6 Chairman

Daniel Young

46 Cochituate Rd Apt 510

Framingham, MA 01701

617-285-0406

Dan_young5@comcast.net

Massachusetts State Chairman

Cal Booker

894 Boston Post Rd East, Marlboro, MA 01752

508-460-6324

calbooker@aol.com

Connecticut

State Chairman

Tom Greet

811 Straits Tnpk.

Watertown, CT 06795

860-945-6970

Tsgreet@gmail.com

New Hampshire State Chairman

Mike Ouellette

55 Robinhood Rd, Nashua NH 03062

603-860-6693

Mouellette1359@GMAIL.COM

Rhode Island State Chairman

Jarod Pelletier

10 Scott Ct.

Warren, RI

02885

401-403-5945

jpell@fullchannel.net

Vermont State Chairman

Elisha Howard

199 Autumn Pond Way #203 Essex Junction VT, 05452

703-975-2665

elikhoward@gmail.com 

Maine State Chairman

Jonathan Liedke

39 River Rd. Windham, ME 04062

207-613-0589

jonathanliedke07@gmail.com 

Junior National Team Coaching Rep

Lorenzo Macaluso

 

413-218-1543

macalusol@yahoo.com

President of the NEGJA

Billy Callahan

32 Lake Street Unit #1

Weymouth, MA 02189

617-688-1536

Wfc51881@gmail.com

Technical Director

Sean Monaco

33 Marine Rd.

South Boston, MA 02127

781-964-1340

Spmonaco23@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGION 6 WEBSITE:

WWW.REGION6MENSGYMNASTICS.COM 

REGION 6 FACEBOOK:

REGION 6 MEN’S GYMNASTICS

 

USA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL OFFICE

132 E. Washington Street, Suite 700  
Indianapolis, IN 46204

1-317-237-5050 Main Number

1-800-345-4719 Member Services

 

USA GYM CONTACT INFO

 

POSITION

 

NAME

 

PHONE

 

EMAIL

 

Men’s Program Manager

Lisa Mendel

1-317-829-5664

lmendel@USAGym.org

Men’s JO Program Coordinator

Dusty Ritter

1-702-768-1459

dustyritter@gmail.com

Men’s Program Director

Dennis McIntyre

1-317-237-5050

dmcin@USAGym.org

 

REGIONAL EVENTS

 REGION 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS

 The Regional Championships is the culmination of the season for the Level 4, 5, 6, 7 & JD athletes from the participating states.  This is also the qualifying meet to the Junior Olympic National Championships for Levels 8, 9 & 10 and both JO & JE divisions (within certain age groups).  

Regional Championships are typically held in April and must be conducted four weeks prior to the National Championships unless approved by the USA Gymnastics national office.

Bids must be submitted in writing at or before the annual Regional Board Meeting held prior to the Regional Championships.  The meet director must be a USA GYMNASTICS professional member with an active involvement in the Men’s Junior Program.   

CLARIFICATIONS:

 

In the case that a bid has been submitted, the Region 6 board votes on the site of the regional championships.

If a State Chairman places a bid, that chairman will be excluded from voting.

The Regional Chairman has the authority to pick the site or reselect the site, especially if there are changes to the following:

 

a) Meet director & host gym

b) Competition Facility

c) Major changes with equipment

d) Meet date.

 

The Region 6 board may entertain bids on a two-year timeline.

State Chairmen may elect to consult their constituency to review bids throughout the season.  The final vote is due by the Saturday evening session of the first portion of the Regional championship, so that the decision can be announced.

REGION 6 TEAM REGISTRATION

Each team that qualifies athletes to Regional Championships must pay a Regional Team Registration fee of $60.  This fee is made payable to USA Gymnastics Region 6 Men’s.  This fee must paid at the state championships along with the entry fee to Regional Championships.

ELIGIBILITY

The USA GYMNASTICS National Rules and Policies has a recommended list of age groups and levels that attend Regionals.  Upon approval from USA GYMNASTICS, each Region is allowed to make changes to those recommendations.  

LEVELS FOR 2018-2019 REGION 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Level 4 Division 1 & 2

Level 5 Division 1 & 2 

Level 6 Division 1 & 2 

Level 7 Division 1 & 2

Level 8 JO& JE

Level 9 JO & JE

Level 10 JO & JE

Junior Developmental Divisions 1 & 2

 

CLARIFICATIONS:

Qualification into Regional Championships will be based on the rough allotment percentages listed after each state in the introduction.

Allotments will be made available and posted on the individual state website by the date of the respective state championships

Age is determined as of May 31st of the competition season per National R&P.

Gymnasts may move competitive levels upwards and backwards during the competitive season.

Gymnasts may not change levels after February 15th.

Gymnasts must remain in the level/age group/division that they competed at the State Championships.

Specialists: Only Level 10 and JD division athletes may qualify as a specialist to Regional Championships if the athlete places in the top three on an individual event at the State Championships.  The specialist is required to pay $35 per event to compete at the Regional Championships.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Awards will be separated by the Junior Olympic and Junior Elite divisions and will be presented as directed in the rules and policies of USA Gymnastics.

Large age groups (more than 30 athletes) may be divided into equal sub age groups by birthdate with no more than 30 athletes.

 

TEAM COMPETITION

It is recommended that the Team Awards are presented subsequent to the Individual Awards.  The following levels/age groups are observed in the team competition. 

 

TEAM COMPETITION TITLES

LEVEL

 

AGE

 

Level 4D1 & Level 4D2

1st and 2nd place combined per division

Level 5D1 & Level 5D2

1st and 2nd place combined per division

Level 6D1 & Level 6D2

1st and 2nd place combined per division

Level 7D1

1st place combined

Level 8

1st and 2nd place combined

Level 9

1st and 2nd place combined

Level 10

1st and 2nd place combined

JD1 & JD2

1st & 2nd place JD1;

1st place only JD2

 

CLARIFICATIONS:

A member club must have three gymnasts in a level/age group to be eligible for the team competition. 

The top three scores per event create the team score. 

 

2018-19 ENTRY FEES

Level 4 -10 & JD athletes:

$130 per athlete 

$155 JE Athletes 

 

CLARIFICATIONS:

All entries must be entered into the USA GYMNASTICS Reservation System by their State Chairman at the State Championships.  The entry fees must be one-day mailed or ACHed to the Regional Meet Director within 24 hours of the State Championships.

GATE FEES

Maximum Day Gate fees are: 

$15-Adult, $10-Children/Seniors(65+), Free-Preschooler. (per session)

Multi day passes are $20/$15/Free. 

Competing gymnasts are free.  

Military discounts are allowed.

 

2018-2019 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LOCATION

APRIL 5TH– 7TH2019:  

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE:  

Technical Sequences: Friday Evening

Level 8 JO and JE: Sunday morning

Level 9 JO and JE: Sunday morning

Level 10 and 15 & 16: Saturday evening

Level 10 and 17 - 19: Saturday evening   

 

APRIL 13TH& 14TH

WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY

Level 4 All Ages and Divisions:  Saturday morning

Level 5 All Ages and Divisions:  Saturday afternoon

Level 6 All Ages and Divisions:  Sunday morning

Level 7 All Ages and Division:  Sunday afternoon

Junior Developmental D1 & D2:  Sunday evening

 

PETITIONS FOR REGION 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The petitioning process is as follows:

The coach of petitioning gymnast must contact their State Chairman and submit all documents at their state championships.

Regional Chairman approves or denies petition with input from the State Chairman.  

Coach must remit petition with entry form and entry fees at State Championships.

 

SCHEDULE

Every effort will be made to have a tentative schedule for the weekend posted by mid-February so that travel arrangements can be made.

A final schedule will be posted on www.region6mensgymnastics.com after all State Championship meets have been completed and all entries are in.

 

AWARDS

Minimally, Individual and All-Around Awards will be presented as outlined by the USA GYMNASTICS Rules & Policies.   

The Region 6 Chairman must approve all awards.

 

MEET DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Once the meet has been awarded, the Region 6 Chairman and their assistant will act as the meet director. Aside from running the scoring table, the meet director is responsible to adhere to the National Rules & Policies to assure that sanction guidelines are observed.  The Regional chairman can appoint a meet director if necessary.  The meet director will be responsible for populating the meet, organizing scoring files, organizing rotations, conducting coaches’ meetings, sending documentation to the national office, and running the competitions.

 

CLARIFICATIONS:  

The Host Organization must communicate with the Region 6 Chairman and fill out an official Bid Form prior to submitting an official Regional Championship bid.  The bid form will be provided by the Region 6 Chairman.    

The Host Organization must provide copies of written contracts to the Regional Chairman no later than 30 days after the bid has been accepted.  These contracts are to include the facility, lodging and equipment.

The Host Organization will negotiate the best possible rate with hotels and have a sufficient number of rooms blocked to handle the group.

The Host Organization must request and pay for a sanction for this event.

The Host Organization will purchase individual, all around and team awards from the approved vendor.

After having all final information approved by the Regional Chairman, the Host Organization must have meet information posted on a website or make the meet information available to the Regional Chairman no later than 90 days prior to the event.

The Host Organization must ensure adequate seating for all parents, coaches, judges and athletes.  

The Host Organization will verify that all participating coaches are current USA GYMNASTICS professional members and are safety-certified in order to comply with the USA GYMNASTICS liability insurance coverage requirements.

The Host Organization will ensure that the current USA GYMNASTICS Men's Rules & Policies are followed completely for the Event.  Any variance from these procedures must be approved by the Region 6 Chairman.

The Host Organization will assume responsibility for the costs and all arrangements for travel, hotel, per diem (or meals), and local transportation for the 13 Judges.

The Host Organization will make available at least one medical trainer, to be present for all training and competition sessions. 

The Host Organization will provide an emergency first aid facility and first aid supplies on site during all training and competition sessions.

Host Organization will provide for a conference room for the Region 6 Board Meeting if needed.  Date and time to be determined.

The Host Organization will provide personnel to adequately staff this event. This includes, but not limited to, providing all auxiliary personnel, such as scorekeepers, clerical support, runners, flashers, etc.

The Host Organization will submit a Profit & Loss Statement to the Regional Chairman by June 1stfollowing the meet, detailing standard income and expense items.

 

INVITATIONAL MEETS:

The Regional board approved the following stipulations at all major invitationals

  1. 1.     A certified trainer must be present 
  2. 2.     Adequate seating for parents, coaches and athletes

 

REGION 6 ELITE TEAM PROGRAM

The Region 6 Elite Team Program (R6ETP) was organized to serve as a structure for the selection of athletes that will represent Region 6 at the Elite Team Cup. 

 

Separate R6ETP bylaws have been written for this program.  Bylaws for the R6ETP are revised and approved by the R6ETP Coaching Committee on an annual basis or when necessary.

 

REGION 6 FUTURE STARS

The future stars program is closely associated with the R6ETP with the goal that athletes in the future stars program will eventually transition into the R6ETP. 

The Junior National Development Team is determined through the use of a "Future Stars" National Championships/Evaluation held in the fall of each year. The competition targets the 10, 11, 12-year-old age groups of athletes and involves athletes being judged/evaluated on the six events using a basic skills compulsory routine composed of approximately ten basic skills elements placed together in routine form. In addition, there are events that involve evaluation on trampoline, flexibility, strength and body positions.

The Future Stars Program is an athlete development and education program created by USA Gymnastics.  The Regional Future Stars testing is typically held in October, at least three weeks prior to the National Future Stars in Colorado Springs.

Due to the similarity in the paths of the two programs, detailed information regarding the structure of the Future Stars Program is included in the R6ETP Bylaws. 

 

REGION 6 CONGRESS

Region 6 Men’s and Women’s Programs conduct this annual educational seminar, typically held in early August.  

 

REGION 6 CLINIC

Each year, the region will hold a USA GYMNASTICS Sanctioned clinic emphasizing the development of both the coach and gymnast.  This is typically held in mid-November.  

 

NATIONAL EVENTS

JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Junior Olympic Nationals is the final competition for the age group program for Level 8 (11-12yrs), Level 9 (13-14yrs) & Level 10 (14-15yrs & 16-19yrs) qualifiers from Regions 1-9 participate in this prestigious event.  There is also a Regional Team competition.

ENTRY TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

All entries must be turned into the Regional Chairman at the conclusion of the Regional Championships. The Regional Chairman within 1 day mail the entries to the National Meet Director.

SPECIALIST TO NATIONALS:

The top 2 (2) Level 10 gymnasts (in each age group - 15,16 & 17,18-19) on each event at the Regional Championships may compete at the Junior Nationals as a specialist in the event provided that:
1) They do not qualify in the All Around by score or allotment.
2) They are in an age group that qualifies them to Junior Nationals.

JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Entry forms and fees are due at the Regional Championships. Checks from state directors should be made to Region 6 Gymnastics.  

 

The 2019 entry fee is $170 per gymnast, including specialists.  

 

2019 USA GYMNASTICS JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL AGE GROUPS & QUALIFYING SCORES

The JOPC reviews and establishes the qualifying process for the Junior Olympic National Championships which may be by qualifying score, allotment system or by a combination of the two methods.  The qualification process will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website by April 1stof each year.

 

The competition will take place in two divisions.   1) Junior Olympic and 2) Junior Elite. 

Qualifying using a minimum score and/or allotment will be set by the JOPC for each of the following age groups:  

Level 8 (11&12 years)

Level 9 (13&14 years) 

Level 10 (15&16 years)

Level 10 (17,18&19 years)

It is the goal of the National Office to set a target number of qualifiers to Nationals not including petitions.  Because of this, there is an established allotment for each Level.  Boys who fall within the allotment, will be invited to JO Nationals.  The allotment is set in March of each year.

 

 

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN AWARD:

Each year, coaches should check with High School Students within their gym to see if anyone would be eligible for this academic award. Please refer to the National Rules and Policies for a complete set of guidelines. Due date for applications is February 1st.  Please see the new form on the Men's Program website.

SERVICE TO YOUTH AWARD:

Any coach who is currently a USA Gymnastic Professional Member is eligible for this award if they have given service for exact periods of 5, 10 or 15 years. Volunteer service should be connected with the USA Gymnastics. Examples are: State or Region Chairmen, Committee Membership, National Coaching Staff, National Board membership, etc. This is not an award for the number of years a person has been coaching. Possible selections for this award should be forwarded to the Regional Director or National Director by the first of April each year.

 

NATIONAL TEAM

2016-2017 NATIONAL TEAM DOCUMENT

 

NATIONAL CONGRESS

Typically held in June in conjunction with the USA Championships, the senior qualifying meet.

 

NATIONAL FUTURE STARS & COACHES WORKSHOP

Boys selected from the Regional Evaluation will attend the National Future Stars Testing. The meet will be held in November if possible. A national coaches’ workshop will be included in the three-day event.  Age group development camps for some of the top finishers will take place in the summer of the following year. Check the USA GYMNASTICS Rules and Guidelines (click here) for more details.

 

REGION 6 BOARD

The Region 6 Board consists of the Region 6 Chairman, the State Chairmen, the Junior National Team Coaches’ Representative, the President of the NEGJA, and the Regional 6 Junior Technical Director

 

The following are voting members of the Region 6 Board

 

MA State Chairman: Cal Booker

CT State Chairman: Tom Greet

NH State Chairman:  Mike Ouellette

RI State Chairman:  Jarod Pelletier

VT State Chairman:  Elisha Howard

ME State Chairman:  Jonathan Liedke

Junior National Team Coaches’ Representative: Lorenzo Macaluso 

Region 6 Junior Technical Director:  Sean Monaco

 

The following are non-voting members of the Region 6 Board

 

Region 6 Chairman: Daniel E. Young, Sc.D.

President of the NEGJA: Billy Callahan

 

 

REGION 6 CHAIRMAN

Election is held every three years at the official conference call that is held in conjunction with the Region 6 Championships.  (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)

Responsibilities for the Regional Director are outlined in the USA GYMNASTICS Rules and Guidelines Booklet. Below is a list of items that are specific to Region 6.

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

Secure bids for the Championships.  If there is no bid, the Regional Chairman must host the regional championships.

Make sure to give the Host Organization all pertinent information concerning the running of the meet.

Appoint a Meet Referee 

Work with the Region 6 Board and the President of the NEGJA to secure judges for the Championships.

Set up meeting site for the Annual Regional Board Meeting

Serve as Chairman for Annual Regional Meeting held at Regional Championships.

Set meeting agenda and prepare upcoming annual calendar.

Post all of the results on the Region 6 Website

Organize all of the National Entry forms and entry checks.

Break ties regarding votes by the region 6 board.

 

REGION 6 ELITE CAMP RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish site and dates.

Obtain approval from the Springfield Health Inspectors prior to camp.

Prepare all correspondence.  This includes applications and contracts, information and medical history forms.

Approve schedule.

Secure coaches and clinicians.

 

FUTURE STARS AND CLINIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct Future Stars Testing by securing location, judges, entry information and final schedules.

Organize the Region 6 Clinic.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain the Region 6 website.

Maintain the Region 6 Rules and Policies.

Maintain open communication with the State Chairman.

Attend as a voting member the JOPC meeting(s).  

Maintaining and reconcile the Region 6 checking account. 

 

STATE CHAIRMEN

Duties for the State Chairmen are outlined in the USA GYMNASTICS Rules and Guidelines Booklet. Below is a list of items that are specific to Region 6.

 

STATE CHAIRMEN DUTIES

Maintain an updated list of all gymnasts and clubs in the state.  The list of clubs should be forwarded to the Regional Chairman.

Maintain electronic communication with all state coaches.  Forward all Regional and National information to all professional members.

Secure bids and conduct the State Championships

Conduct an annual State Clinic (if possible)

Conduct State Chairman elections every two years. (odd years)

State Chairman may appoint a state board if necessary

Attend the State Championships

Attend the Regional Championships

Approve or disapprove petitions to the State Championships.  Receive and make recommendations for all petitions to the Regional Championships.

Maintain an open line of communication with the local judging organization.

Open and maintain the state USA Gymnastics bank account. Keep all records for a period of at least five years.

Attend all board meetings and conference calls or assign a proxy.

Scan or mail State Meet results to the Regional Chairman within 24hrs of the State Meet. 

Collect all Regional Championship entry fees and deliver one check to the Regional Meet Director for the total amount for their state.

 

STATE CHAIRMEN DUTIES IN REFERENCE TO THE REGIONAL BOARD MEETING

Attend all board meetings or conference calls or assign a proxy.

Items that must be brought to the meeting.

a)  An annual report of the state and USA GYMNASTICS sponsored activities.  This report should include numbers of gymnasts, their levels and number of coaches and clubs.

b)  A detailed Profit and Loss Statement for the USA Gymnastic State Account.

       1. List all sources and amounts of income

       2. List all checks written from the account. (This can be as simple as copying the check register.)

c)  Include a copy of the most recent bank account statement to verify bank balances.

d)  The minutes of the latest State Coaches meeting.

 

OUTGOING STATE CHAIRMEN DUTIES

Outgoing chairmen should attend the regional board meeting with the incoming chairman.

The following items MUST be transferred within 30 days of the election.

a)  All bank statements from the term of office.  (No less than 5 years of records.)

b)  A copy of all past reports.

c)  Most recent list of coaches, gymnasts and judges within the state.

 

REGION 6 JUNIOR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Be familiar with the current USA Gymnastics Program Rules and Policies concerning all aspects of the Junior Olympic Program. 

Act as the liaison between the NEGJA and the JO State and Regional Chairmen of your respective JO Regions. This includes coordinating with these Chairmen and utilizing their input in the selection of Judges for State, Regional and JO National Championships. These volunteer Chairs should have input and endorsement of these selections. 

Act as the Meet Referee or be involved in the selection of the Meet Referee for State and Regional Championships. Help the Meet Director in following the guidelines set forth by the JOPC and USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies. 

Be aware of and follow the proper procedures when raising questions and providing answers to all JO Technical concerns. 

 

You should not provide your own interpretations to questions. 

 

Questions should be directed to the JOVP who will be in direct communication with USA Gymnastics, the Age Group Competition Committee (AGCC) and the Junior Olympic Program Committee (JOPC). No interpretation is official until it has gone through this procedure and subsequently has been published by the AGCC in an official JO Update and / or in either the USA GYMNASTICS Website or Technical publication. 

 

Submit candidates’ names when asked by the JOVP for:

  1.  Assignments 
  • ·     Junior International Competitions 
  • ·     JO Nationals 
  • ·     JO National Apparatus (JONAL) positions 
  1.  Selection 

 

Selection to any/all of these positions may be through the NGJA and/or USA Gymnastics and/or the designated Independent Selection Committee (ISC). 

The Judges Activity Vita’s will accompany these selections. 

 

Work with the JOVP and other NEGJA members to assist in the development of Course 

Material and for the JO Program. 

Work with the State and Regional Chairs to attend and provide officials for the State and 

Regional National Future Stars events and competitions. 

Provide a leadership role and be proactive in arranging and conducting JO Program Courses 

and working with the State and Regional Chair’s. Be willing to assist these Chairs in the 

additional opportunities for Judging and Coaching workshops and clinics. 

Provide reports deemed necessary by the JOVP or State and / or Regional Chairs upon 

request.

Provide open communication to the JOVP on any issues that arise in Region 6 or any 

opportunities to promote gymnastics in your community. 

 

PRESIDENT OF THE NEGJA

As stated in the EGJA By Laws

 

  1. 1.    Recruit, train and certify an appropriate number of judges to serve the needs of the Gymnastics community.
  2. 2.    To foster excellence in judging and to promote high standards of ethics, sportsmanship, co-operation and closer understanding among gymnasts, coaches, spectators and judges.
  3. 3.    To support the [Eastern Gymnastics Judges Association].

 

Shall preside at Region 6 Board meetings.

 

Appoint all NEGJA committee members and the chairs of those committees

Appoint or serve as the liaison officer to all organizations served by the NEGJA

Shall be the chief fiduciary officer of the NEGJA

Inform and consult with members of the NEGJA on discretionary disbursements and on other matters of importance to the association and to its members

Be responsible for keeping the EGJA (and the NEGJA) constitution and by-laws current

 

Establish an NEGJA website that has a current calendar that details the important judging dates throughout the year (e.g. national judging courses, certification dates and times, NEGJA judging courses, etc.)  This website should also include the various documents needed throughout the year including the current FIG book, the JO age group competition manual and all updates, the future stars manual, the Xcel program manual, and any other document needed for judges and coaches to have the current information.

 

Provide judges and event assignments for the various sanctioned events throughout Region 6.

Provide judges and event assignments for the State and Regional championships.

Provide judges and event assignments for the Judges’ Compulsory Clinic.

Be aware of and communicate with the Region and State chairmen regarding the calendar and timing of events so that assigning judges is reasonable.  

Avoid scheduling events during the same weekend as Regional and State clinics (when possible).

Schedule two judge panels for at least the National bound gymnasts. (Levels 9-10)

Submit to the Regional Chairman, for approval, the pay sheets for all of the judges before turning them into the meet director.

 

REGION 6 JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM COACHING REPRESENTATIVE

Junior National Coaching Staff members are charged with the responsibility of providing direction, education, and coordination of the technical aspects of regional camps and coaches workshops consistent with national program goals. Toward that end, Junior National Coaching Staff members must work with the Regional Chairman of the staff member's home region to develop and carry out a Regional Clinic within the needs and realities of that region. 

Junior National Coaching Staff members are charged with the responsibility of planning, approving and, whenever possible, directing the technical aspects of state camps and coaches’ workshops. Toward that end, Junior National Coaching Staff members must work with the State Chairmen of the staff member's home region to develop and carry out a State Clinic within the needs and realities of that state. 

Attend and oversee the Regional Future Star's evaluation in the staff member's home region. Junior National Coaching Staff members must serve as technical director of the evaluation, be responsible for training and education of officials, and approving all qualifiers for advancement to the National Future Stars Championships. 

Serve as a resource person for the community. 

  • ·     Be willing to work with and serve as a technical resource to coaches within their region and to national team member's coaches 
  • ·     Be willing to draft and submit technical articles for publication in a timely manner when requested 

Miscellaneous: Junior National Coaching Staff members should attempt to make themselves available for the following events:

  • ·     Attend other training camps as requested by the Junior Olympic Program Coordinator or National Team Coordinator 
  • ·     Conduct other regional clinics or camps 
  • ·     Attend domestic or international events as assigned 
  • ·     Attend FIG Solidarity Courses as assigned whenever possible, for the following when requested 

BOARD MEETINGS

Several conference calls will be scheduled throughout the season.  The official regional conference call is held the Wednesday prior to the first regional championships.    

 

CLARIFICATIONS:

Regional Chairman sets agenda

Regional Chairman’s vote should be used to break ties

Professional Members are allowed to attend with no voice/no vote

A State Chairman may appoint a proxy

Regional Chairman may initiate conference calls, as needed

 

MEETINGS:

There will be regularly scheduled meetings of the Region 6 Board each year predominantly via conference call.  

 

A majority of 5 active, voting members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of

Region 6 business

Meeting agenda: meetings shall include the following items

 

1.         Opening and determination of the necessary quorum

2.         Reading and approval of the minutes of the last meeting

3.         Reports of liaison officers, commissioners and committee chairs 

4.         Reports of special committees

5.         Special Orders

6.         Unfinished business and General Orders

7.         New business

 

Meetings of the Region 6 Board will be conducted according to the rules of parliamentary

procedure (i.e., Robert’s Rules of Order).

 

JUDGING INFORMATION

SELECTION OF JUDGES - REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two judges (nationally rated who have judged three J.O. meets in which Level 8, 9, & 10's routines were used) are required on each event during the Level 8 age 11-13, 9 age 13-14, & 10 sessions. Regional representation is strongly recommended if possible. Any judge from the region who has been selected to judge J.O. Nationals is automatically selected for the panel.  Although it is not required, it is preferable to use two judges on each event for the Level 6-7's.

 

JUDGING PAY RATE:

For 2018-19 the judging pay rate will be $110/session per judge of the Region 6 Championships.

 

JUDGING REPORT:

The Region 6 Technical Director will provide a meet report to the JOVP and the Regional Chairman.  The scope of the report should be focused on coach’s education.   Region 6 would like these reports in a format that could be uploaded on the website.

 

JUDGING FEES:

 

Judges’ Rating

 

Cost per judgment entered

(Compulsory Routines) Minimum 50 gymnasts

 

Cost per judgment entered

(Optional Routines) Minimum 50 gymnasts

Brevet / Nat’l / JO

 

$1.25

 

$1.55

National / JO

 

$1.25

 

$1.50

Junior Olympic

 

$1.25

 

$1.50

 

 

Add 30% - Modified Capital Cup

 

Add 30% - Modified Capital Cup

 

  1. Session Minimums- For sessions with less than 50 judgments, the judge shall be paid by the number of athletes entered times the number of events judged (with a minimum of 50 judgmentsper session required).

         Example #1: 35 judgments X 2 events judged = 70 multiplied by the cost per judgment = Judges Fee

           Example #2:35 judgments X 1 event judged = 50 (minimum) multiplied by the cost per judgment = Judges Fee

  1. For mixed sessions, multiply the number of compulsory judgments times the compulsory fee and the number of optional judgments times the optional fee.
  2. To simplify reporting and payment, the number of judgments will be assessed at the beginning of each session and be deemed the same for each judge per session (and flight in the case of Capital Cup). The intent is to base payment on the number of competing athletes.
  3. Modified Capital Cup – “Warm up, compete, warm up, compete” (or any similar format where competition is interrupted to allow the primary warm up time per event once competition has begun) shall have a negotiable increase of up to amaximum of 30% per judgment fee per session as specifiedabove). Capital Cup sessions (where competition/judging are not interrupted) do NOT incur this fee. True “one touch” warm up, where each athlete gets one brief turn, donot incur this fee. 
  4. Judge rating must be current and in good standing for the year (or quadrennium in the case of brevets). 
  5. Associations generating funds from sessions may be included as part of fees, but may not exceed the max listed fees.
  6. This document applies to all USAG sanctioned events, other thanState, Regional, National Championships, and Future Stars Evaluations.
  7. **The XCel Program is run by the State Directors with a goal to allow small competitions. Those events may be unprofitable using the above fees so assigning organizations MUST work constructively with clubs/meet hosts to provide officials as necessary. The fees above apply to invitationals and other large competitions; in the Xcel program the per-judgment rates and minimums may require judges to accept lesser amounts as the program ramps up in the first 2-4 years. 
  8. The JO RTD and local judging associations will work with the Regional Chairmen and their local/state coaching associations to negotiate the fees for their region/state during this review. The NGJA also recommends local associations standardize fees across their Region where possible. 

Conflicts arising over judge pay should be escalated to the NGJA Regional Director and JO RTD as necessary

Additional Judges Fees 

Downtime = $10 per 1⁄2 hour (Calculated after initial 2 hours from the session end time) 

Assigning Fee = $0.30 per entry payable to the local association or assigning director. 

 

Mileage 

Driver - The driver shall receive the current IRS rate (2015 rate = $0.58/mile) 

Rider - The rider shall be 30% of the current IRS rate 

(The total mileage cost should not exceed the cost of a round trip airplane ticket to the same location) 

Tolls & Parking - Shall be assumed by the host club. Lodging 

If an official must stay over-night prior to, during, or following a competition, lodging must be provided. 

 

Meals 

If nutritious meals are not provided by the host club, then the following rate shall apply: Breakfast: $12 Lunch: $15 Dinner: $18 

 

*Fees shall be reviewed & updated every 2 years. 

September 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023, 2025 


JOHN REDMON REGION 6 SERVICE AWARD

John Redmon was a Region 6 judge, coach and gymnast for many years.  His consistent and long serving contribution to the Junior Olympic program, the high school gymnastics association and the Special Olympics as a valid and hard-working judge was honorable and made a vast impact on this community.

 

The John Redmon Award is given to a member of the Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics community who has contributed, in an outstanding manner, towards providing opportunity for junior men’s gymnastics and developing and retaining members.

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CLARIFICATIONS:

The recipient is voted by the Region 6 Board.

The award is announced annually (and should be presented) at the Regional Championships

 

YEAR

 

RECIPIENT

 

2014

Steve Randall

2015

Tom Steeves

2016

Tom Fontecchio

2017

Richie Ellis

2018

Bob Donahue

2019

Cal Booker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGION 6 HALL OF FAME

In 2019, the Region 6 Board established the hall of fame to honor those individuals who have had exceptional careers or have had significant achievement or contributions to Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics.   Enshrinement into the Region 6 Hall of Fame is the ultimate honor given to a member of the Region 6 men’s gymnastics community. 

 

The Mission of the Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics Hall of Fame is to honor the heroes of gymnastics, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence everywhere. The Region 6 Men’s Gymnastics Hall of Fame was created to empower athletes to succeed, to be excellent during competition and to reach their destiny.

 

Athlete: A gymnast must be fully retired for four full seasons before being eligible for enshrinement. He/she may then be considered for enshrinement in the fifth year of retirement. Should a player come out of retirement for a short period of time, his/her case and eligibility for enshrinement shall be reviewed on an individual basis.

 

Coach: A coach must be either fully retired for four full seasons or, if still an active coach, have coached as either a fulltime assistant or head coach on the junior and/or professional level for a minimum of 20 years. That person will then be considered for enshrinement in the fourth year of retirement or 24thyear of active coaching.

 

Judge: A judge must be fully retired for four full seasons or, if still an active referee, have been an active referee for a minimum of 20 years. That person will then be considered for Enshrinement in the fourth year of retirement or 24thyear of refereeing.

 

Contributor: A person is eligible for Enshrinement as a contributor at any time for significant contributions to the game of gymnastics. What constitutes a "significant contribution" shall be determined by the Region 6 Board.

 

This award is not necessarily awarded annually. 

 

YEAR

 

RECIPIENT

 

CATEGORY

 

2019

Tim Daggett

Athlete, Coach, Owner, Announcer

 

Joe Schuhwerk

Coach, Judge

 

Peter Kormann

Athlete, Coach, Owner

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These bylaws were established and approved by the Region 6 Board on March 27, 2019.