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2017 Training Camp Dates Announced!

2017 Training Camp Dates

*If you are interested in hosting a training camp, please contact Lori Koch for details at

August 4, 5 & 6
Super Camp & Forward Progress

September 8, 9 & 10
Hot Shot & Super Camp

October 13, 14 & 15
High Tech & High Performance
University of Michigan

November 3, 4 & 5
Forward Progress & Hot Shot

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Region 5 TOPs Training Camp Information Now Available!

What:  Region 5 TOPs Training Camp
When:  May 20 – 21, 2017
Where:  Buckeye Gymnastics (OH)
Who’s Invited:  2016 National TOPS Testing Gymnasts and Diamond Team Members/Gymnast Coaches and Observing Coaches

Gymnast Entry Fee: $100.00 per gymnast.

Coaches Entry Fee: Free to coaches with registered gymnasts. Observing coaches $40.00. No refunds after May 9th (midnight).  

Registration Deadline: Open online registration with USA Gym Registration System from March 20th (9am) to April 12th (noon). Select Region 5 TOPS Training Camp (Sanction # 62294).

Payable To: Region 5

Mail To: Dave Stiles, RACC
                   105 Woodland Lane
                   Carmel, IN 46032

The document below gives specific details for the weekend.  

2015 Region 5 Camps

* * Welcome to a New Season!!! 2015

Kudos to an amazing 2015 at so many levels. Congratulations to all the participating coaches, athletes and judges for a job so well done. Your programs should flourish as you follow the success of gymnastics performances all over the country and know that Region 5 is an integral part of the beauty and strength of our sport!!! It’s time to begin thinking about summer training and preparation for the upcoming season!!!!

I would like to introduce myself, Lori Koch, the owner and head coach of Olympia Gymnastics Academy in Shelby Twp. , Michigan. I have accepted the position of Co Camp Administrator for 2015 and will be working side by side with Sandy Sabo of Youngstown, Ohio. Working with the Regional board, this team will organize and staff the numerous training camps held from August to November.

With new eyes and leadership and fresh approach, Region 5 will be looking at:


* Winning Eastern and JO Nationals!
* Continuing Education at all levels at every camp
* Building camaraderie amongst our athletes, coaches and judges
* Sharing ideas on the Road to Accomplishment.
* Propelling our Region Forward


* Basics
* Execution
* Physical Preparation
* Attending MORE than ONE camp and attempting to travel to another state for a training weekend.
* Possibly adding Sports Psychology and Yoga
* Utilizing the Judging Community with Video analysis and more input on site.
* Add coach’s roundtables to the conclusion of camp.

Excellence begins as you enter the gym! Respect will build. Appreciation will be expressed!!

On a clerical note, we are asking that Registrants for camp please:
1. Register with your Level from 2015
2. Include your All Around Scores from the Highest Level Meet attended

Region 5
we are… Dream Builders

Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a TRIBUTE to our combined effort. (Walt Disney)

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2015 Region 5 Camp Locations Announced

Below is a listing of all the available locations for the 2015 Region 5 Camps. 

Registration for all camps will be open on Monday, June 1, 2015.

You are encouraged to attend camps that are not located in your home state. Take this opportunity to travel with your team and get to other teams in our great region.

2015 Region 5 Camp Locations

Camp NameCamp DatesLocationRegistration Deadline
Super CampAug 7-9, 2015Champion (KY)July 10, 2015
Olympia (MI)
Naperville (IL)
Hi Tech CampSept 4-6, 2015Cincinnati Gymnastics (OH)August 5, 2015
ShowcaseSept 4 or 5, 2015Cincinnati Gymnastics (OH)August 5, 2015
Hot Shot CampOct 9-11, 2015Buckeye Gymnastics (OH)September 11, 2015
Mid-Michigan (MI)
Forward Progress CampNov 6-8, 2015Gym Nation (OH)October 23, 2015
Euro Stars (MI)

Forward Progress Camp Update

Wow ! Region 5 IS simply the Best!

We have had overwhelming response to Regional Camps this year.  All 3 sites, MI, IN, and IL are already full and we are still nearly 3 weeks from the deadline to enter (Oct 3, 2014).  Therefore, we are accepting an offer from Aspire Gymnastics located in West Chicago to host a 4th site.  Registration is now open for this site.  This will be your last opportunity to participate in a Regional Camp for 2014.  Space in this site will be limited and time is running out so go to the training camps web site ( now to do your online registration.

If you plan to coach at camp, your coach volunteer form can be done at the same time.  If you would like to coach a camp but are not entering athletes there is a coach volunteer form on the web site you can use just for this.

Benefits for the Coach…..

Remember that as a coach to be eligible for National apparel, when you work all 3 days at a Regional Camp you get free National apparel should your club qualify anyone to level 9 or 10 Nationals….AND coaches of national qualifiers that coach additional camps (full 3 days) will be entered in a drawing for an iPad for each additional camp worked!!

Benefits for the Athlete…..
When your club has athletes participate in a camp this qualifies the national qualifiers to get their apparel for free.  If your club does not participate it will cost your club $300.00 for 1 qualifier and $600.00 for 2 or more qualifiers.  Also if you have a Level 10 that may qualify to All Star Team she “must” participate in a camp to eligible.
Besides, you don’t want to be left out on all the fun you and your athletes will have learning and sharing ideas at a Regional Camp.

TeamWork makes the DreamWork!!  Go Region 5 !

Sandy Sabo
Youngstown Gymnastics Center
Team Director