R&P Pg 36: Judges are not allowed to accept gifts... unless the gift does not exceed a retail value of $20.00.
12-15-14 New updated XCEL FAQ's
NAWGJ 2014 DVD Scripts - for all levels (From National Office.)
Judges Fee Schedule 2014-'15
9-16-14: The update for iBooks - J.O. Optional Code of Points will be coming soon....
Your tablet app of the Compulsory Book has been updated. (update your ipad/tablet app.)
Additional Optional/Compulsory Deductions:
Landings: Staggered feet - up to .1
DEC. 16, 2014 - Happy Hanukkah / Merry Christmas
NOTICE: Flip Factory Gymnastics is looking for 4 more judges for their Monkey Madness meet in Hayden, Idaho on Saturday February 14th. Contact email@example.com
Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors: Effective January 1, 2015, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.57 per mile to reflect the recent increase in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2015.
12-14-14 Two new important NCAA updates - read more
We had a fantastic and fun Holiday Express/ NAWGJ WA Judges Open this past weekend - thanks so much to Metropolitan Gymnastics for their great facility and the festive atmosphere!
Their generosity to WA judges is what helps keep our chapter of NAWGJ functioning! (Along with Gym East and the Candy Corn meet.) Thank them! We also thank all our volunteers and clubs who attended the meet.
(We are so glad to have Chrystal Lofton back in WA - cute outfit. We also had judges who are testing up get in a bit of practice judging with Patty Ames.)
W200: Development Coached Course Hands-on Training - January 25, 2015: 10:00am-5:00pm at NWA. register here
CONGRATS TO STELLA AND CHRIS SORENSON ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER THIS PAST WEEKEND!
Dawn Kiss at Fall State
Thanks GYMNASTICS EAST for hosting a fantastic Fall State Meet! Results
Please pray for Marlene Cervantes, Black Hills gymnast - diagnosed with A.L.L. (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), last Friday - and she began chemo on Monday. Please send checks - made out to:
Scott and P.J. Slater have created study flashcards for smart phones -
Another interesting website: The Hybrid Perspective: Linking Gymnastics and Physical Therapy ( http://www.hybridperspective.com/ )
Request hard copy of R&P - email firstname.lastname@example.org
NCAA - COLLEGE VIDEO REVIEW click here
11-17-14 We welcome Priscilla Hickey back to WA!! Welcome back home Priscilla. We also want to extend a warm welcome to Wendy St. Claire who has moved here from CA.
NOTICE: renew your membership - all memberships must have a renewal date of July 31 starting in 2015. If your renewal date is anything other than 7/31 now, you are eligible to pro-rate the remaining months of your membership by sending a check or money order to NAWGJ Vice President Mary Lee Martin (10305 Chapala Place NE, Albuquerque NM 87111).
The pro-rate chart can be found on this link http://www.nawgj.org/Pro%20Rating%20Info%20update%20Black.pdf
For online renewal: http://naow3gj.wildapricot.org/
NAWGJ 2014 DVD Scripts - for all levels (From National Office.)
R&P Chapter 5 Pages 40-41 - Click to read more and to close
a. On the Meet Director’s part:
(CLARIFICATION from USA Gym:
2) Regardless of the timing of the cancellation of the meet, if the judge has purchased a nonrefundable airline ticket, the meet director is responsible for reimbursing the judge for the “change fee” charged by the airlines to use the ticket for a future flight. In order to receive future credit for the cancelled flight, the judge must contact the airlines PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE to cancel the originating flight and must rebook a flight within one year of the DATE OF ISSUE of the original ticket by providing the ticket number. If the ticket is not cancelled prior to the scheduled departure, it becomes null and void.
b. On the Judges’ Part
2) Regardless of the timing of the cancellation on the part of the judge, if the Meet Director has purchased a non-refundable airline ticket, the judge is obligated to contact the airlines PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE to cancel the originating flight and to then reimburse the Meet Director for the cost of the ticket. The judge is then able to use the credit (minus a “change fee”) to purchase another airline ticket for themselves within one year from the DATE OF ISSUEof the original ticket by providing the ticket number. If the ticket is not cancelled prior to the scheduled departure, it becomes null and void.
FYI - there is a cool app -Tiny Scan - for your smartphone - it is free and it lets you take a photo of a document, and it changes it to a pdf that you can email.
Aug. 28: Very cool website that has films of elements in the FIG code of points -not USA Gymnastics, but it's great to see skills as they are done by gymnasts, not just the little drawings - www.codeofpoints.com
Interesting website - latest article: 20 Thoughts That go Through Your Head Before a Gymnastics Meet: Parent, Gymnast, Coach, Judge and Meet Director Perspectives
Aug. 27: Read about former UW gymnast Emily Pritchard Carothers and her successes as a CrossFit Athlete: read more
Notes from J.O. Update presented by Connie Maloney at the State Clinic. click to open and close
Judges: all per diem is now listed as taxable income. You would need to keep receipts in order to claim per diem on your income tax return.
Gifts for judges may now be given - $20 limit.
R&P - Coach must act in a manner that reasonably ensures the safety of an athlete. A judge cannot say -I won't judge a scary vault - a coach needs to go to the Meet Director and do a Jury of Appeals.
Music: Coach must take an iPad or iPod off shuffle and put on airplane mode. Coach cannot use the excuse of ringing or pinging of the iPad or iPod for a re-do of routine.
Nationals - added more age divisions and they will eliminate the NIT. Pending- adding more age divisions to Westerns.
FOR MORE INFO ON THE UPCOMING SEASONS CHANGES - READ THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:
At State Meets and above, judges will be paid from the start of the judge's meeting time.
Clarified: Angle of Repulsion Level 4/5 Handspring Vault and all Level 6/7 vaults - body part the furthest past vertical.
NOTE: NEW! Level 6 Bars The 3,6,7 MUST be a clear circling element.
NEW Bars Composition Change: For Levels 9 and 10 - the Direction deduction - gymnast may now do a 1/2 turn and 360° turn for no direction deduction. The 360° now counts as one of the turns. If both elements are 360° = .05 ded.
Bars Level 9 and 10 at STATE and above - 2.5 min per athlete - warm up.
Judges will be getting a slight pay raise this year.
NAWGJ WA - winner of 2009 NAWGJ Nettie Award
Upcoming Events - 2014
NAWGJ Region 2 Symposium - NEW info: -moved to June 19-22 in conjunction with Reg. 2 Congress. MAC
WA State Clinic July 10th-12th 2015
2015 National Congress, Indianapolis, Aug. 13-16
Under the NAWGJ Code of Professional Responsibility:
• A judge should not solicit meets for herself/himself or for others.