USA Gymnastics is accepting bid proposals for Women’s Eastern and Western Level 9 Championships

Deadline to submit an Intent to Bid – November 1, 2016.

USA Gymnastics is accepting bid proposals for Women’s Eastern and Western Level 9 Championships.  At this time, we are not accepting bid proposals for JO National Championships.

The process, it is as follows:

  1. Potential host submits the Intent to Bid Form to Annie and Jordan by November 1, 2016.  Click here for information and the form.
  2. After review, USA Gymnastics sends finalists Bid Books.
  3. Finalists review the bid book and send the completed bid to Annie and Jordan by January 1, 2017.
  4. USA Gymnastics selects hosts.

Click here for more information.

Membership Luncheon (Region 5 Congress)

Join fellow business owners and USA Gymnastics staff for a complimentary luncheon, our gift to YOU!
In conjunction with Region 5 Congress – Grand Rapids, MI

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th 1:00-2:00 pm

LEARN ABOUT:
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Space is limited to the first 50 club owners.

Must be registered to attend Region 5 Congress.
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Region 5 Ambassador Team Announcement

We are excited to announce the 2016 Region 5 Elite Ambassador Team!

Congratulations to the athletes, coaches and parents for this prestigious achievement.

5 PRIDE!

On behalf of the Region 5 Committee we want to congratulate all of you for an outstanding P&G Championships.  You have been amazing representing Region 5 and we thank you for your dedication and commitment.

This year we are planning an international experience to Nassau, Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort December 14th – 19th, 2016.

2016 Elite Ambassador Team
Gabby Perea
Shania Adams
Shilese Jones
Aria Brusch

Printable Elite Ambassador Trip 2016 Announcement

Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships

Slated for April 28-30, the Eastern and Western Championships are the competitive season’s finale and feature the best gymnasts in the country for Level 9.  The 2016 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships are headed to the Summit Sports and Ice Complex, and the Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships go to the Century Link Arena.

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and Gedderts’ Twistars USA Inc. are organizing the Eastern Championships, which feature 16 age divisions that are determined by birthdate. The Eastern Championships include the top gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are:

Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

The Western Championships, which feature sixteen age divisions determined by birthdate, will be hosted locally by the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Committee. The Level 9 Western Championships showcases the top gymnasts from Regions 1-4. The states that comprise each region are:
Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming
Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships

The 2017 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships will be held at the Indiana Convention Center.  Scheduled for May 6-7, the two-day competition is expected to showcase over 675 gymnasts.

USA Gymnastics is staging the event in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983.

The Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination event for the competitive season. The competition features twelve age divisions (Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Junior D, Junior E, Junior F, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C, Senior D, Senior E and Senior F), which are determined by birth date. These gymnasts are vying to become Junior Olympic national champions in the all-around, as well as in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The competition schedule will be determined closer to the event.

USA Gymnastics has eight regions, and the top seven gymnasts from each region’s Regional Championships advance to nationals. The winning regions will also be determined at the conclusion of the competition. The top four all-around athletes in each age division also qualify to the 2017 Junior Olympic National Team and are invited to attend a national training camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.

The states that comprise each region are:
Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming
Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

USA Gymnastics selects sites for women’s Junior Olympic championship events in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2016 – USA Gymnastics has selected the sites for 2017’s three Junior Olympic championship events for women’s gymnastics:

* U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships ~ Indianapolis, Ind.
* Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships ~ Lansing, Mich.
* Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships ~ Boise, Idaho.

The Junior Olympics is USA Gymnastics’ age-group, developmental program, and these three events feature the country’s top female gymnasts for Levels 9 and 10.

“We look forward to staging the championship events in these three cities next year, and we encourage fans to come out and support these outstanding athletes,” said Rhonda Faehn, senior vice-president of women’s gymnastics for USA Gymnastics.

The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination of the competitive season for Level 10, the highest Junior Olympic skill level that is just below the elite level.  The Eastern and Western Championships serve as the pinnacle for Level 9.  More details for each of the championship events are outlined below.

Numerous Junior Olympic champions and medalists have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics. Many of the country’s top gymnasts are former participants in the Junior Olympic program, including 2012 Olympic team champions Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross, 2009 World vault champion Kayla Williams, 2008 Olympic team silver-medalists Shawn Johnson and Samantha Peszek, and 2004 Olympic team silver-medalist Courtney McCool, to name a few.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States.  Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport.  Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.