USA Gymnastics names Kerry J. Perry as new President and CEO

The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors announced today the unanimous decision to appoint Kerry J. Perry as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Perry assumes this role Dec. 1, 2017, and will be based at the USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. 

Perry was formerly vice president of business development at Learfield Communications, Inc., and president and owner of KP Sports, which was acquired by Learfield. In her various leadership roles, Perry has led many high-performing teams and organizations to great success, most recently in the collegiate sports field.

For the complete announcement click here to go to USA Gymnastics

Collegiate Gymnastics Growth Initiative

WHAT IS THE Collegiate Gymnastics Growth Initiative?
The Collegiate Gymnastics Growth Initiative (CGGI), was formed to promote awareness in the pursuit and addition of new women’s collegiate gymnastics programs across the country, thus providing more opportunities for college bound gymnasts. We would like to extend an invitation to gymnastics clubs nationwide to support and assist our Initiative’s needs through donations.

As interest in collegiate gymnastics continues to grow, funds are necessary to cover production materials, administrative costs and travel for representatives of CGGI, as they provide promotional and informative presentations to conference and athletic administrators nationwide. Every dollar of contributions made will be used to help defray these expenses.

Letter to Coaches

NATIONAL/BREVET JUDGING COURSE

NOVEMBER 1, 2017  is the DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE NATIONAL/BREVET JUDGING COURSE

Current USA Brevet, National and Level 10 Judges who are eligible for the summer 2018 Judge’s Course need to complete the form by November 1, 2017.

Please go to the USA Gymnastics website to get the:
2017 Judges’ Course Eligibility Form

It must be received by Char Christensen, Region 5 Regional Technical Chair, by midnight on November 1, 2017.

Level 9/10 Regional Meet Bids Reopened

Kentucky was unable to come up with a suitable facility for the 2018 Region 5 Level 9 and 10 Championship, so we are opening up the bid process to the entire region.
Here is the link to the online Bid Form for the 2018 Level 9/10 Regional Meet:

All Bids are due November 8, 2017

You will need to fill out the online form during which you will need to upload:

  • Competition Area Floor Plan
  • Facility Floor Plan

You will also need to submit a signed Regional Bid Form Agreement

All meets must adhere to and conform to USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies as well as the
Region 5 Regional Championships Procedures Manual

GAT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

USA Gymnastics supports GAT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The fund will provide assistance not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also in Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics.  “USA Gymnastics is proud to support GAT’s relief initiative, and having one central point for channeling the gymnastics community’s effort to help its beleaguered brethren is an ideal approach.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of those who can contribute to the relief fund, whether it is large or small.”

“It is with great appreciation that we receive the notes and prayers the community has sent to us directly and through USA Gymnastics,” said James Jeffers, chairman of Gymnastics Association of Texas. “It is truly inspirational to those of us who are on the ground and dealing with the realities of the situation.  We realized the importance of an effort to assist our clubs in moving forward, and we thank USA Gymnastics for its immediate and steadfast ongoing support of our gyms and people in need here in Texas and the other areas impacted by the storm.”

Donations to the GAT Hurricane Relief Fund may be made via the association’s website and/orFacebook page.  GAT is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Information for gym clubs about how and where to apply and the process and the criteria for awarding assistance will be posted on the GAT website.

“Experience has shown just how much our gymnastics community can do when working together for the benefit of our sport, athletes and clubs,” said Jeffers. “Thanks to everyone for whatever support you can provide to help us through the difficult days, weeks and months to come.”

The Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) exists to serve the gymnastics club owners, coaches and judges by providing the most up-to-date training, teaching, business and early childhood development practices available. Through an annual convention, GAT serves not only the great State of Texas, but also the entire United States by being a go-to source for everything gymnastics, both recreational and competitive.

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 Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.

ANNIE HEFFERNON
USA Gymnastics
Women’s JO Program Director