2015-2016 Rules & Policies (New USAGym policy - no hardcopies will be available to the general membership.)

2015-2016 Judges Compensation

Blank Heat Sheet
refer to R&P concerning open scoring and Technical Committee Minutes, Oct. 2014 concerning use of heat sheets.

Optionals Updates

Vault Balk Clarification from Connie Maloney read more

Sept. 23, 2015 Updates!

Appendix 7 - Level 9-10 Cheat Sheet (revised Sept. 2015)
Appendix 8 - Level 6-8 Cheat Sheet (revised Sept. 2015)

Sept. 21, 2015
2013-17 Code of Points Errata
Appendix 6 Floor Symbols
Replacement pages:
Page 64 (L.6 bar release)
Pages 168-169, 171 (beam bonus)

Sept. 14 USA Gymnastics Updates
Replacement pages:
Page 35
Pages 230 & 243

JO Code of Points UPDATES (revised pages and errata)

Appendix 4 - Uneven Bars Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 5 - Beam Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 6 - Floor Exercise Symbols (revised July 2015)

Appendix 7 - Level 9-10 Cheat Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 8 - Level 6-8 Cheat Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 11 - Level 9-10 Score Sheets (revised July 2015)

Appendix 12 - Level 6-8 Score Sheets (revised July 2015)

Appendix 13a - Level 8 Vault Score Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 13b - Levels 6, 7, 9, 10 Vault Score Sheet (revised July 2015)

Appendix 14 - Level 6-10 Optional Requirement Chart (revised July 2015)

Compulsory Updates

Vault Balk Clarification from Connie Maloney read more

Compulsory Flip Book Errata (Sept. 2015)

Women's Compulsory Program updated version for iPad version 1.09 (July 8, 2015 Updated to reflect changes through 6/24/2015.) click here

Compulsory Program Q&A revision 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Errata 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Revised Pages 6-24-2015

JUDGES: Compulsories are closed scoring - please only put the average score on the gymnasts card. You need to put both scores and the average on the heat sheet. (Invitationals can determine if they want scores on the cards.)

Xcel Updates

WA XCEL updates

Xcel Code of Points Revised Pages (77/79 & 129/132) (posted 9/17/15)

Xcel Code of Points ERRATA (posted 9/15/15)

Xcel Replacement Page Sept. 2015
Xcel Replacement pages Aug. 2015

4-7-15 Additional updates to Xcel Code of Points read more

Xcel FAQ
from USA Gymnastics - updated 2/25/15 - this FAQ has not been updated in the electronic version the Xcel Code
XCEL Floor - Order Matters
Xcel Additional "A" Skill Charts - updated March 2015



NAWGJ National Board Meeting Minutes July 2015

National Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Women's Administrative Committee Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Joint Meeting: Junior Olympic & Technical Committees Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Women's JO Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

National NAWGJ Board Meeting Minutes Montgomery, Alabama, Jan 10, 2015


National Technical Committee minutes from Oct. 24-26, 2014
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.
Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes 5/29/14
Joint Meeting Junior Olympic and Tech Comm Minutes May 2014
Women's Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: Nov. 1-3, 2013

NOV. 26, 2015 Happy Thanksgiving!

TIP: Please refresh your browser occasionally for this website.

NEW: Working on a new improved NAWGJ Washington website - check it out - it is under construction and should be complete by next spring when we will remove this site. www.wanawgj.com. (The new site will work better with phones and tablets as well as desk top computers.)

Palouse Empire Gymnastics of Moscow, ID is hosting Regionals April 1 – 3, 2016. The event will be held at Beasley Coliseum on the Washington State University campus.
• Volunteer auxiliary judges will be needed for this event.
• Please contact Dianne Palmer (tenskira@gmail.com) if interested.
• Please provide days/times you are available along with your contact info (email and cell phone number).
• Housing and on-site meals will be provided. Competition is anticipated to occur on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks, Dianne Palmer tenskira@gmail.com (509) 432 3389

NOTE: Region 2 Congress is cancelled for next summer

NCAA Cheat Sheet

NCAA Q&A #2 (Nov. 1, 2015)

Pac Rim 2016Sign up now for opportunity to volunteer at Pac Rim Championships in Everett, WA, April 8-10, 2016! more info

Oct. 25

Oct. Board Meeting Minutes and All Judges Meeting Minutes

NAWGJ WA 5 Year Plan

Fantastic Candy Corn/NAWGJWA Critique Meet!
Thank you everyone - especially Tom Koll, Laurie Reid, Kim Thomson and crew and the clubs that attended.

all judges at cc 2015

Great group of women and Dean and Tom!

Our special Service Award recipients:
Mandy Eldredge, Marge Eilers, Dean Ratliff and Barb MacAfee

Chrystal, Laurel, Denise, Michelle

Chrystal Lofton, Laurel Tindall, Denise Green, Michelle Lawhorn

Dawn and Pier

Dawn Kiss and Pier Hansen

new judges training

Our new judges training!! Caron Schmidt, Katie Thieme, and Jayme Hostetter.

NOTE: Please check page 99 of R&P for number of athletes allowed per session. If 4 judges are doing 2 events - please remember to double the number of athletes to arrive at correct number of judgements. The club may jeopardize their sanction if they go over the allowable number of judgments per session. 

NOW - This is CLASS - http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/social-media-buzzing-lsu-usc/

Spokane Video Training this past weekend for local Region 2 judges!

Thanks Tracy - for hosting!

Back row: Barbara May (ID), Erin Stone (ID), Linda Wren (WA), Di Palmer (WA), Pam Harper (WA), Tyanna (ID), Tracy Duncan (WA)

Middle row: Laurie Chadwick (WA), Chrystal Lofton (WA), Kelsey Cairns (WA), Michelle Ladow (WA), Judee Scarola, (ID)
Front: Lizzie Dolan - MT

WA Xcel Clinic for Athletes, Judges, Coaches Dec. 6, Everett Community College (NAWGJ WA fundraiser)

Why Can't We Agree? (Evelyn Chandler - NAWGJ Pres.)


Fundraisers and CPE opportunities, Exams, Board Meetings:

Exam: Dec. 13, Sunday 9:00 am, Kent, WA, all levels. Sign up on USAG.

NWA / NAWGJWA Xcel Athlete/Coach/Judge Clinic: Sunday Dec. 6 at Everett Community College. Times TBD. (This is in on the weekend of State - please also consider volunteering at the State Meet.)

Holiday Express / NAWGJWA Critique Meet. Metropolitan Gymnastics Dec. 11-13. website
(CPE credit for Miscellaneous - read more and print CPE form here )

Jordan Chiles, Naydenov, National Vault Champion at P&G Championships! Congrats to Jordan! (4th AA and 4th Bars)
Check out the video of Jordan's vault! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDazVpEVXf0&feature=youtu.be

Cool video on Gymnastics in the Olympics

Aug. 13
Videos of new moves in JO Code of Points: click here
(Thanks to Judy Hoeferlin NAWGJ)

Aug. 5 NAWGJ INSURANCE - What does it cover?
$500,000 covers each NAWGJ member - ONLY while we are at a meet which has been assigned by an elected NAWGJ assigner. USAG has a million dollar coverage per occurance. Ours is $500k per person.

If you accept a critiquing situation and let our assigner know when and where you will be, you can be covered. Please make sure you let the assigner know in writing.

2015-2016 Rules & Policies (New USAGym policy - no hardcopies will be available to the general membership.)
TIP: open the R&P in Noteshelf. Turn on the wrist guard and then you will be able to go into the page finder and highlight and make notes on any page of the R&P. This makes it very easy to find pages and items - especially since you can use the many color highlighters. (You can find tips on how to use Noteshelf on
Digital Judging Tips)

New NAWGJ Canon:
Judges may not participate in any wagering activities
involving amateur, collegiate or professional gymnastics, nor can they provide any information to individuals involved in any type of gymnastics wagering activities

2015 Season - Level 2 - WA - One judge panel is acceptable, but must be a rated official. Level 5's do not need to go to sectionals to qualify to State.

UW will be hosting the Pac- 12 Championships on March 19, 2016 - tentatively at 4:00 pm.

New Digital Judging Score Sheets (Tracy Duncan's) posted on Digital Judging.

NAWGJWA Co-hosted Judges Cups
(Candy Corn and Holiday Express/WA Judges Memorial meets)

Digital Judging Tips - Lee Bjella and Lisa Boylan Region 2 NAWGJ Symposium Presentation June 2015


from USA Gymnastics: Turn off flashes and lights sign


USA Gymnastics How to Guide for Becoming a Gymnastics Judge

** Joe Rantz, the book The Boys in the Boat and WA coach Jen Huffman:
Anyone who has read the book The Boys in the Boat about the 1936 Olympic Team Gold Medal Rowing Team from the University of Washington, will know that Joe Rantz was number 7 in the 8 man boat. It is a true story of the team and in particular Joe's amazing story.

Click here to read more about Joe, Jen and Gymnastics connection - and see photos

Here is the neat history connection about Joe and gymnastics:
Joe Rantz was on the gymnastics team at Roosevelt High School. He later went on to help the UW win a gold medal in Berlin in the 1936 OIympics. His granddaughter, Jen Huffman coached at Northshore Gymnastics in Woodinville, and has recently started to coach again. Jen put together a scrapbook of her amazing grandfather which became an important part of telling the story of the rowing team.

Jen commented on Joe's gymnastics: "that was what ultimately started him on the path to rowing and Olympic gold... if Al Ulbrickson hadn't come by and given him a business card while he was on the bars in the gym, who knows if he ever would have found the sport?"

This weekend March 8th: The Boys in the Boat: A look behind the scenes PUD Auditorium, Everett, WA read more


Book cover


Jen Huffman (Jen is wearing Joe's rowing medal from UW.)

Joe Rantz, top row, 2nd from right. 1932 Roosevelt HS

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

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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Dec. 13, Kent, WA

Upcoming Events

Fall State - Dec. 4-6
NWA/ at Everett Community College
AND a One Day Xcel Clinic/Fundraiser with NAWGJWA

Holiday Express/NAWGJWA Fundriaser, Dec. 10-13 at Metropolitan flyer

Jan. 8-10 - National Judges Cup: Covington, KY read more

PAC RIM Championships 2016 returns to Everett, WA April 8-10, 2016

PAC RIM Championships 2016 returns to Everett, WA article

National Congress Registration Form

NOTE: Region 2 Congress is cancelled for next summer

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USA Gymnastics Code of Ethics

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.
Judges may not participate in any wagering activities involving amateur, collegiate or professional gymnastics, nor can they provide any information to individuals involved in any type of gymnastics wagering activities




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