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Q&A With Cheryl Hamilton – USA Gymnastics’ Women’s NTCC

Post Views 194   We recently did a LIVE Facebook interview with Cheryl Hamilton, USA Gymnastics Women’s JO Program National Technical Committee Chair & Brevet Judge. Cheryl responded to questions that were submitted by coaches and judges from around the country. The topics included; Level 2/3 Vault Level 6/7 Vault Potential new deductions for Vault Read More

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NEW Level 6/7 Vault – Judges Eye

Post Views 10,610   As many of you know by now, the JO Women’s Program has new vault choices at Levels 6 and 7.  Long gone is the Front Handspring vault to a hard landing surface. The new vault choices now include; Front Handspring Entry Tsukahara Entry Yurchenko (Round-Off) Entry From a Judge’s perspective, we Read More

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Op Ed – Judge Bashing

  I have wanted to talk about something for a long time and now that I am on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) due to GBC, I am seeing more and more of something that I take personally. I notice it a lot during the NCAA gymnastics season and at National or International meets.  Read More

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Making An Olympic Team – By The Numbers

Post Views 10,575   For some athletes and their parents participating in sports, the ultimate goal is to make an Olympic Team. But how achievable is this goal, especially in the sport of women’s gymnastics? Lets first look at the number of female athletes participating in gymnastics in the United States. According to USA Gymnastics, Read More

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Proposed Compulsory Skills for 2021-2029

Post Views 11,150   USA Gymnastics has given a sneak peak at the proposed new skills and “probable” routine sequences for Levels 1 – 5 for 2021-2029. Listed below are the proposed skills and sequences by event for each level. VAULT Level 1: Straight jump onto min. of 16″ mat, kick up to HS, fall to Read More

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Don’t Forget The Small Stuff – Compulsory Beam & Floor

Post Views 4,958   As coaches and judges get ready for another competitive season, it is always good practice to review the compulsory beam and floor routines. ESPECIALLY the small details! As a coach, it is valuable to review each compulsory routine found in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic (JO) Compulsory Program book to ensure Read More

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Becoming A Gymnastics Judge – Part 2

Post Views 1,152   Did you miss Part 1? Click Here You passed your test, now what? Before you can actually begin judging you will need to obtain a Safety & Risk Management Certification and a few professional memberships. The Safety & Risk Management Certification you need to obtain is through USA Gymnastic. This is Read More

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Becoming A Gymnastics Judge – Part 1

Post Views 2,096   Have you ever watched a gymnastics meet and wondered what it takes to become a Women’s Gymnastics Judge? What the process entails, what you need to know, or how to begin? Evelyn Chandler, President of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ), lists a few things people interested in judging Read More