Maryland USAG Women’s Gymnastics
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2013 Championships Info
Results posted for All State Meets
2013 New Level Changes
USA Gymnastics will be changing the level structure and compulsory routines starting on August 1, 2013. Please take note there will be only five (5) compulsory levels as opposed to the current six (6) levels of compulsories. Therefore, there will be five (5) optional level as opposed to the current four (4) optional levels. The complete set of rules and requirements for all the levels will be available in May of 2013. National workshops to present and teach the new Level 1-5 Compulsory exercises to coaches and judges will be conducted May 30-June 2 (Orlando, Florida) and June 6-9 (Reno, Nevada). Registration information on these workshops will be provided soon
For information on the new level structure click here.
For information on proposed elements in the new compulsory routines click here.
Reminder that August of 2013 Rules and Policies will mandate all professional and Jr professional members acting in a coaching capacity in a USA Gymnastics Sanctioned competition must obtain a minimum certification with USA Gymnastics University of Instructor Certified. Click here for details.
Regional Congress is coming and it is going to be amazing. Region 7 will have Linda Johnson (author of the compulsories) teaching the compulsories. So if coaches in your state will not be attending the National Workshop…don’t worry. It will be amazing. Click here for the tentative schedule.
Other regional congress highlighted:
Minimum age is lowered now to 14 years so bring your Junior Staff…we have Linda Thorberg, Brant Lutska and Beth Gardner teaching the Recreational staff and if you haven’t heard them….they are great!
Member Club Pricing allowing clubs to bring their nonmember staff too.
Region 7 offers great bonus pricing Buy 2 Get 1 for Free~ You can’t go wrong.
Beat the Early Bird Date: May 24th.
USA Gymnastics Clubs Care Campaign
USA Gymnastics has created the Clubs Care Campaign. The Clubs Care Campaign was created to help individuals be more aware of the issue of child sexual abuse, and then suggest ways one can turn that awareness into action. Just recently, USA Gymnastics did a mailing to the clubs providing them with materials to assist in awareness of the societal issue. Awareness+Action=Prevention
The Clubs Care Campaign can help clubs:
· Develop or revise policies
· Establish standards of behavior for your staff and volunteers
· Examine your hiring and training practices
· Encourage parental monitoring
· Set up procedures for reporting and handling misconduct complaints
We encourage you to post the campaign logo and link on your website and encourage clubs to increase the safety of all children. The Parent Oriented site is found at USAGymClub.com
Classified Ads – 4/24/12
Current listing of job openings in the state. Did you know that any member club can advertise job openings on this site for FREE! Send your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it up.
Maryland USAG Coaches’ Dress Code
The new dress code implemented by USAG is now in effect at ALL MDUSAG competitions. The only exceptions given are for invitational theme based meets, where the coach may dress in accordance with the theme for that meet at the discretion of the meet director. Coaches in violation of this rule will NOT be allowed on the floor, even if they are the only coach from their gym. As a reminder, the dress code states that appropriate attire is:
Closed Toe athletic shoes
Athletic warm-up pants or “Docker” style pants (NO JEANS!)
Athletic or tailored shorts that are of a reasonable length (7” inseam)
No holes, tears, or short shorts
Collared shirts, business casual shirts, or T-shirts with gym logo (No spaghetti straps, low cut tops or midriff revealing shirts.
No hats or visors
This is the warm-up the Level 8 Regional Qualifiers will be doing. It is very similar to the National Team Warm-Up with some modifications.
Site Last Updated on May 8, 2013