UPDATES

10-15-14 Updated USA Gymnastics XCEL Code of Points Pages

XCEL Floor - Order Matters 9-30, 2014

Errata Compulsories - updated Sept 18

9-16-14: The update for iBooks - J.O. Optional Code of Points will be coming soon....

Women’s Program Committee Minutes, August 23, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

Women’s Administrative Committee Meeting, August 22, 2014

National Xcel Committee Meeting 8/22/14, Pittsburgh, PA.

2013-17 Code of Points Errata (updated 9/5/14)
Women's JO Code of Points Updates (updated 9/5/14)

(9-1-14)
Compulsory Book updated pages

Your tablet app of the Compulsory Book has been updated. (update your ipad/tablet app.)

Joint Meeting Junior Olympic and Tech Comm Minutes May 2014

Women's Technical Committie Meeting Minutes: Nov. 1-3, 2013

Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes 5-29-2014

Additional Optional/Compulsory Deductions:

Landings: Staggered feet - up to .1
Landing with feet wider than hip-width apart .1
Clarification: If gymnast lands with feet a max of hip-width apart, no deduction provided that she slides the heels together.
If entire foot/feet slides or lifted - it is a step.


USAG Washington State Awards Winners

USAG WA Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Oct. 24, 2014

NAWGJ 2014 DVD Scripts - for all levels (From National Office.)
Suggestion: Watch Compulsory Floor and Beam routines once through just training yourself to see rights and lefts. Level 3 Beam has reversals and omitting of pivot turns. (Half the element for reversals; omission is twice the value.) Watch Floor for reversal of leaps - that is a .3 deduction.


Super Camp Information - All judges welcome to help and/or learn.
(This is optional gymnastics for Region 2)
Northern Camp – Emerald City Gymnastics – November 1 and 2
Camp hours – Saturday, November 1
Warm ups start at 12:00; First rotation at 12:25; Finish at 6:45

Sunday, November 2 (don’t forget the time change); Start warm up at 9:00; First event at 9:45

High Tech – Metropolitan Gymnastics – November 14-16
Friday – Hot Shots 3:00-8:30; Saturday – Hot Shots 8:30-11:30
Saturday – High Tech 12:00-7:00; Sunday – High Tech 9:00-2:00


Roosevelt High School is looking for a Head Gymnastics Coach. Contact: mjscott@seattleschools.org, or at 206-252-4911. This is a paid position, and the application information is also available at the school district website.

10 -14-14 NAWGJ WA Board Meeting Minutes


10-5-14 Dianne Palmer has updated the XCEL Judging Sheets - go to Resources and go to the XCEL link.

Interesting website - latest article: 20 Thoughts That go Through Your Head Before a Gymnastics Meet: Parent, Gymnast, Coach, Judge and Meet Director Perspectives

10-3-2014 NAWGJ Region 2 Symposium - NEW info: -moved to June 12-14 in conjunction with Reg. 2 Congress. MAC


OK - Come on now - this is fun - sorry Laurel - us oldies all had to wear those stupid leos, footies, and hairdo's.....WA judge/SPU and FGC coach Laurel Anderson Tindall video

9-18-14: R&P Pg 36: Judges are not allowed to accept gifts in addition to the USA Gymnastics Judges’ Compensation Package fees/expenses unless the gift does not exceed a retail value of $20.00.

R&P Chapter 5 Pages 40-41 - Click to read more and to close
USA Gymnastics Judge's Compensation Package

F. Cancellation
2. Failure to comply with the contractual agreement will result in the following:

a. On the Meet Director’s part:
1) A minimum of 14 days’ notice is required for amendments or cancellation of officials. If cancellation of officials occurs less than fourteen days prior to the meet and the officials are not re-assigned to another competition, the Meet Director is responsible for payment of 2 hours honorarium per judge and any non-refundable expenses incurred.

(CLARIFICATION from USA Gym:
Meet directors don’t have to have the sessions set 14 days out. In most cases, the meet director should know how many judges if he/she will need with just 14 days to go until the event. The meet director can move sessions around as needed inside the 14 day window with no penalty. This applies in the case where the meet director cancels a judge for the entire event or vice versa inside the 14 day window.)

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
1) If a judge is unable to fulfill a contract due to personal reasons, she is obligated to contact the assignor to determine which officials may still be available and call a proper replacement. If she fails to contact the assignor or does not give a minimum of 14 days’ notice to the assignor and/or the Meet Director, a penalty of 2 hours honorarium and any non-refundable expenses incurred by the Meet Director will be paid to the Meet Director by the judge.

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.


Oct. 11 Board Meeting Agenda
1. Welcome to new board members
2. Budget Proposal 2015
3. Candy Corn and Holiday Express
4. Assigner Report
5. NJC
6. New Business

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.

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Dealing With Difficult People - Denise's National Symposium Presentation.

Aug. 31: R&P NOTE: Chapter 5: pg. 40 b. On the Judges’ Part
1) If a judge is unable to fulfill a contract due to personal reasons, she is obligated to contact the assignor to determine which officials may still be available and call a proper replacement. If she fails to contact the assignor or does not give a minimum of 14 days’ notice to the assignor and/or the Meet Director, a penalty of 2 hours honorarium and any non-refundable expenses incurred by the Meet Director will be paid to the Meet Director by the judge.

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
(Thanks to Janette Doucette for the info!)

Aug. 27: Read about former UW gymnast Emily Pritchard Carothers and her successes as a CrossFit Athlete: read more

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Fantastic showing for two Washington Junior Elite gymnasts at the P&G:
National Team Member - Jordan Chiles, Naydenov;
4 AA; 3 VT; 21T UB; 10T BB; 3T FX.
Shilese Jones, AGC; 20 AA; 12 VT; 20 UB; 33 BB; 14 FX.


Former and Current NAWGJ WA State Governing Board members - please download this form and send to Denise/Lee. email

Oh Atlanta - great host for the NAWGJ Symposium - thanks to those southern ladies and their hospitality! Pecan Pie Muffins recipe.

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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.

New moves:
Dunn 1:311 FX - Sheep jump with 1/1 turn.
Jones 8.503 (WA) FX - 1½ twisting double salto backward tucked (Congrats to Shilese Jones, AGC!!)
Whitney 1.405 Beam Mount- Split leap forward with leg change (180° leg separation) to cross split sit position, no hand support.
Marinez 7.403 Beam -Side aerial, swing back (free) leg forward-upward to a stand on one foot with the leg held above 140° with the hand.

FOR MORE INFO ON THE UPCOMING SEASONS CHANGES - READ THE FOLLOWING MINUTES:
JOINT MEETING JUNIOR OLYMPIC & TECHICAL COMMITTEES Minutes May 2014
Women's Program Technical Committee Meeting Minutes May, 2014

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.



6-16-14 Message from your co-SJD's: NAWGJ’s main function is to educate judges. click here to open and close

In Washington State, 13 new judges have been added to the judge’s ranks in the past year. NAWGJ WA has worked very hard in the training and support of these new judges, and the continued education and advancement of all judges in this state. Considerable funds have been spent on clinic registrations, book reimbursements and the purchase of all levels of DVD’s for WA judges. Group rate opportunities for state clinics, Symposium and Region 2 Congress. Many opportunities have been supplied for mentoring and practice judging and real time judging assignments for WA judges. The nawgjwa.com website is full of information for training and aiding judges. Some judges have opened their homes for study sessions on both the East and West sides of WA, and for housing judges from the East who have repeatedly come to the West to go to clinics, volunteer at meets and to attend practice sessions. The training of judges is an ongoing effort. We want to thank our out-going board for their hard work and dedication and to many other judges in our state who spend time helping other judges to prepare for testing and help with practice judging and for everyone who has volunteered so much of their time. Everyone helping everyone else to be the best that they can be.
Lee and Denise

Opportunity for High School Students - Senior Project - become a gymnastics judge! read more

WASHINGTON GYMNASTICS HISTORY: PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION (men's or women's gymnastics) that you feel would be of value to this project to Lee
Or click here to fill out an online form.

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Upcoming Events - 2014

TESTS:
Dec. 14, Kent
Jan. 23, TBD

NAWGJ Region 2 Symposium - NEW info: -moved to June 12-14 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.
• A judge should assist in maintaining the integrity and competence of the profession of judging women’s gymnastic events.
• A judge should assist the Association in fulfilling its duty to make judges for women’s gymnastics events available.
• A judge shall be completely unbiased.
• A judge should not give any appearance of any particular friendship with any coach or competitor.
• A judge should not become intimate with coaches or affiliates of teams or contestants who she/he may later be called upon to judge.
• A judge shall not use her/his position to endeavor to influence or attempt to influence anyone in any manner whatsoever, or to obtain any special advantage for herself/himself by reasons of or as consequence or her/his being a judge.

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