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USAG Washington State Awards Winners

USAG WA Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Sept. 18, 2014

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.

Errata Compulsories - updated Sept 18

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.


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

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

Women’s Administrative Committee Meeting, August 22, 2014

2014 National Xcel Committee Meeting 8/22/14, Pittsburgh, PA.


9-15-14: Michelle Manduchi Ford update - she is now at home but will have a long recovery.

USA Gymnastics updages:

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 & TECHICAL COMMITTEES Minutes May 2014

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9-14-14 Sign up for Oct. 10th test - Everett

Laurel Tindal in the news: read more

NOTE: Practice Judging opportunity at Eastside during their intersquad meet on Sept. 27th. Please contact Michelle Ripple if you are interested.

JUDGES VIDEO Practice Judging: Spokane, Tracy Duncan's Friday, Sept. 26 thru Sunday Sept. 28th.


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. 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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NAWGJ Washington would like to express our deepest sympathy to coach/judge Linda Wren upon the loss of her father.

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

NAWGJ Region 2 Symposium - put it on your calendar for next May 22-24, 2015 - Memorial Day weekend - Friday through Sunday noon. Site - probably Kelso again. Get your CPE credits taken care of early! (All judges invited! All levels-beginner to advanced.)

You may input your JAS Availability between Aug. 25 and Sept. 25. link
How- to Guide to JAS
New College Judge info link

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.

JUDGES VIDEO Practice Judging: Spokane, Tracy Duncan's Friday, Sept. 26 thru Sunday Sept. 28th.

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.


Congratulations to the new USAG WA Board: (Sandy Flores - Chair)
Educational Chair: Nola Ayres*
Optional Rep: Brian Muenz
Compulsory Rep: Laurie Reid
Xcel Rep: Jan Urfer
Central Rep: Kim Thomson
South Rep: Brent Phelps
North Rep: Kelle Riley
East Rep: Mike Armstrong*
Secretary/Treasurer: Lauren Phelps (appointed)

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Congratulations to judge Mandy Tommervick and Josh Eldredge on their recent marriage!


NEW RULES AND POLICIES 2014-2015

XCEL Rule Revision pages Aug. 2014

 

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.

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OPENING VIDEO FROM 2014 SYMPOSIUM
Lee Bjella (9 minute video on YouTube)

Congratulations to Genie McElroy, Oregon, for induction into NAWGJ Life Membership at the Symposium and to Myra Elfenbein into the NAWGJ Hall of Fame! (Myra is a part-time resident of WA.)

Fantastic Symposium - we will be sharing what we learned in the next few weeks - with posts to this website page.
You can check out a little of the history of NAWGJ at this site - http://www.bjelladesign.com/NAWGJ/nawgjHistory.html -
it is in the formative stage and many judges and founders of NAWGJ will be submitting stories and memories in the near future.

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Local Judges in the National Spotlight:

Denise Green - presenting at the NAWGJ Symposium

Dianne Palmer - presenting at USAG Congress

Laurie Reid - presenting at USAG Congress

Linda Mulvihill from OR - presenting at USAG Congress

 

WA Hall of Fame Inductees for 2014 - Cathy Sutherland and Catherine Williams Kadera

 

 

 

 

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  • New - iPAD JUDGING INFORMATION. read more
    More of the forms will be posted as we get familiar with judging on tablets. Send any of your forms to Lee for consideration!

  • Congratulations to Pam Cays - WOA High School Judge of the Year!!


Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes 5-29-2014

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

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Corine Olsen - WA's Smiley Judge - We miss you!Touching tribute to SPU alumni and WA judge, Corine Olsen watch


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:
Oct. 10, Everett
Dec. 14, Kent
Jan. 23, TBD

NAWGJ Region 2 Symposium - put it on your calendar for next May 22-24, 2015 - Memorial Day weekend - Friday through Sunday noon. Site - probably Kelso again. Get your CPE credits taken care of early! (All judges invited! All levels-beginner to advanced.)


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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