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  2017
2017 July 15 MaryLou Smith put together updates for Xcel

Changes March
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Changes or clarifications
Additional bars skills
Committee May 9
  2016
2016 Oct 7 New Online Judges' Course Now Available!

https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/J416/

J416: Level 9 Composition is an online video course. The goal of this course is to train judges and coaches to identify compositional requirements for Level 9 Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise and to apply deductions correctly. Starting with a review of the compositional considerations, the course then presents theoretical routines (in symbols) to review the appropriate deductions, and then 6-8 routine videos are followed by symbols and deductions.
Once the course is complete, Judges are able to print a one-time/one-hour of CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit.
  2015
2014 Aug 19 NAWGJ Newsblast
2014 July 31 NAWGJ Newsletter 2015 Summer
  2014
2014 Oct 28 Updated Judges Assignment for 2014/2015 meets
  2012
2012 Aug 15 GAIL MCGANN: NAWGJ-Vermont news flash august 2012
2012 July 3
Notes from Alicia McCurley

Hello Vermont clubs, coaches and judges!
  I am very excited to be joining Gail in the role as State Judging Director. Gail is an incredible mentor for this very important role!
  I have just returned from the annual SJD meeting in Las Vegas. It was a great first experience as co-SJD and I came back with a lot of great tools and information.   Some notes I would like to pass on that would be of interest to you all:
  • It was mentioned at the meeting that Gail is the longest standing SJD in the country - since 1982. I felt very proud to be joining such an influential figure in our organization (and am very aware of just how big her shoes will be to fill!)
  • If your club is looking to travel to sunny Florida this competitive season, please consider the National Judges Cup Jan 4-6 in Daytona Beach. 11/30/12 is the deadline for the entry. You can get all the info here: http://www.judgescup.com/
  • National Congress 2013 will be held in Hartford, CT 8/15-8/19
  That's all for now. The announcement of the location and date of the Green Mountain Invitational is coming very soon!
  Thanks for all you do for our state and our sport! Have a great holiday week!
2012 May 23
Coaches and Judges:
Safety Course U101 Safety and Risk Management has been scheduled for
Friday, September 21st at Central Vermont Gymnastics Academy
on 80 Commercial Drive in Waterbury, Vt. The course will frun from 5 -9 then the test.
The Course Code: GM09212012
You must register on line at USA Gymnastics. If you have not logged in and set up your account, do so, it is not difficult. For new judges/coaches you may want to call USA Gymnastics as they may "bundle" a course and membership fee together saving some money. The number is 1-800-345-4719.
You must register a month in advance to be safe. You cannot walk into the course, you must be registered. Coaches, you must be a USA member to be on the floor at competitions and must be safety certified. If you intend to judge, you must also be safety certified. The rating is good for 4 years.
The test is open book.
So, give it a week or so to get up online, I just faxed it in today. Spread the word so the course will not be cancelled due to lack of numbers.

Gail McGann, SJD and National Instructor
2012 May 01 Gail McGann: NAWGJ 2012 Spring Update
2012 Jan 6Reminder regarding regional judging selection
  2011
2011 July 17Gail D McGann: 2011 State Judges Clinic September 18
2011 July 2Gail D McGann Update on Safety Course and State Clinic
2011 Feb 17Gail: Question clarification
2011 Feb 09Vague question, please re=state and use references
  2010
2010 July 6Summer update NAWGJ from Gail - 2010 July 6th
2010 Feb 22Update for season conclusion from Gail
2009 Sep 11 Gail D. McGann: Vermont NAWGJ Fall 2009 Update
2009 Aug 11Test Registration for Judges
2009 Jul 17 Gail's Lesson plan for clinic 2009 July 15th
2009 Jun 16Optional Rules Clinics
2009 Apr 25 Beam Clarification based on the joint WTC/JO meeting after JO Nationals
2009 may 12Level 5/6 Judges Exam. May 30, 2009 Boston Newton Marriott
2009 Mar 16   Vermont NAWGJ Spring 2009 Update
2009 Jan 28   Quick Notes from Gail D McGann
2009 Jan 04   The skill was #7.310 - Sole Circle on LB release to catch HB - C
2009 Jan 03   Gail McGann: NAWGJ Vermont January 2009 Newsletter
2009 Jan 02   Effective Jan 1, 2009, the rate for mileage reimbursement is $0.55 / mile
  2008
2008 Nov 01   Newly revised USAG Women's Operating Code
2008 Oct 20   Information for judges and clubs from Gail
2008 Aug 16   New score sheets for hs competition (compositional deductions)
2008 Jul 21   Summer NAWGJ News Update and Clinic Information
2008 Jul 16   Vermont State NAWGJ Clinic and Safety course
2008 May 27   NAWGJ Spring / Summer 2008 Newsletter
2008 Feb 01   NAWGJ Highlights from 2008 Jan 29
2008 Jan 03   January 2008 NAWGJ News Update
   2007
2007 Dec 21   Judges' mileage update from Jan 1st 2008
2007 Dec 03   Responding to emails in a timely manner
2007 Nov 27   Reminder from Gail: Meet information form
2007 Nov 20   USA Back ground checks and renewing of membership
2007 Sep 11   September 2007 judges/coaches update
2007 Aug 06   NAWGJ Fall 2007 newsletter
2007 July 13   Meet information form in Excel format
2007 Apr 13   Safety Course at Dunkley's on Friday, June 22nd 4:30-8:30
2007 Jan 23  USAG Clarifications in regards to carpools for judges from 2007 Jan 11
2006 Oct 04  Errata to the original JO C/O Flip Book from September 23 2006
2006 Sep 21  Gail: Compulsory Clinic and Safety Course October 27
2006 Aug 27  Gail: Some of my optional notes from regional and national congess
2006 Aug 09  Vermont Gymnastics Clinic August 26-27

Judges' Selection            Regional Selection Committee 8/11

    Because we have such depth in our gymnastics judging ranks and such high quality officials, we tend to default to the same group of excellent judges for Level 9/10 Regionals. In an effort to provide more opportunity for regional judging experience, the same judges may not be assigned every year to Level 9/10 regionals. This is not to be taken as a reflection of their ability as a valued official. This in no way is a traditional rotation system.

    The USAG Regional Board judges selection committee (RACC/RJOPCC/RTCC) will look at the USAG State Board recommendations, the Regional Availability & Experience Resume (see Reg. 6 website), and professionalism. Use as a Chief Judge will also be considered during the selection process.

   The USAG State Boards are asked to consider opportunities for qualified officials. If a judge is assigned to a regional meet, it would be helpful if she/he is also assigned to the respective State Meet. The State Meet selection process is to be posted on each State's website and/or distributed via a newsletter.

Pat Panichas, RTCC


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Gail D McGann: 2011 State Judges Clinic September 18 - Schedule
Hello Members,
My National Governing Board meetings had soooooo much information and updates to share with all of you. So, this is the sanctioned clinic for your CPE, mark it on the calendar. As you know, all NAWGJ judge members, USA Coaches in Vt., those who judged the Green Mt (our New York helpers) all attend at no cost.
Any new judge or judges from elsewhere are Welcome and the cost is $25 for the day. Bring your own lunch, it is a working lunch.
We will have gymnasts again, everyone felt that last year this was helpful. Any clubs who would like to bring a Prep Opt gymnast, please notify me so we have enough but not too many. Please come prepared, as you have thoughts or questions arise, please write them down so they can be addressed. If you can, copy off your CPE forms so we can list this first clinic on it and take you through.
I added Laura and Alicia for any high school updates so that would be great if there are changes.
We have some really cool DVDs to use as part of the clinic so I feel no one will be yawning or board. I tried to mix up the schedule so there would be activity between the verbal update sections to keep everyone upbeat.
Have a great summer and see you on the 18th. My summer is packed to capacity!! YIKES!
Tumbling your way,

Gail McGann, SJD

2011 State Judges Clinic September 18 - Schedule

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Gail D McGann Update on Safety Course and State Clinic
Hello Members,
  I just want to let you know that the Safety Course is up online to register. The Course is Sat. Sept. 17th at 4:30 at Northern Lights Gymnastics, 94 Olcott Drive , Wilder (White River Jct. ), Vermont.

  The State Clinic is Sunday , September 18th , it will be sanctioned so will cover the hours needed for CPE for sanctioned clinic hours. I am definitely planning on a Prep Opt. session. I am open to other suggestions and will also love demonstrators, maybe for combinations. The State Clinic is also at Northern Lights. This will be an easy interstate drive for those in the Burlington/ and Peru, NY area and also those coming up from southern Vermont. It will be a secondary ride for me and any others from the west. The shortest commutes are 1 hour and most the rest of us will have and hour and a half so I think that works well for all.

  I hope everyone is enjoying the summer (please come again, teaching in the rain is cold) and hope all our new additions of babies are doing fine. I will have DVD's for ALL judges from the governing board meetings this summer and will have a few Prep Opt. DVD's to put in each area of VT for people to share. I will also have update from the board meetings, REgional and National Congress.

  Fee for the State Clinic is FREE to all NAWGJ and VERMONT USA members and VERMONT Junior and High School Coaches. It will be a $25 fee for any others. Those who judged the Green Mt. also come free (Donna and Kathy)

So, more information to come on the days events but mark those calendars.

Gail

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Question clarification from Gail - 2011 Feb 17
I have had some judging questions come up this Fall/Winter so I am sending this e-mail to all just in case you are having some of the same issues or questions. Please make sure that all of the judges are consistent in their interpretation.

1. Compulsory Beam - a gymnast may receive partial credit for a skill even if her foot does not touch the beam.
Ex. Gymnast does a cartwheel and is really close to completing it but for some reason she doesn't put her foot on the beam and falls. Take the fall .50 + deduction for incomplete element as listed in the compulsory book.

2. Optional Beam - The gymnast will receive value part credit as long as she gets ONE foot on the beam.
EX. gymnast does a flic flac and only gets the first foot on the beam before she falls - she will receive 'B' credit.

3. Compulsory or Optional BB or FX - Giving credit for a leap or jump that requires a 180 degree split or straddle.
When the requirement is a 180 degree split for leaps and/or jumps, the gymnast will receive credit for the element if the degree of split is 135 degrees or greater. Of course, she will receive deductions for lack of split as indicated in the USAG JO Technique Chart, revised 5/26/09 and 2/9/11, or as listed in the compulsory book. The above comment is only addressing the split or straddle requirement and not other technical requirements.

Pat Panichas
WTCC/RJD - Region 6

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Vague question, please re=state and use references
A question about when using the butt thrust method for back roll or back extension, when is it a pike and what is the deduction.
  This has taken me almost a week, calling the TOPS director in Mass. and none of us could figure out what they (you) were really asking. The compulsory book is clear on all the levels from 3-6 on the back roll to back extension the expectation is to enter with bent knees. We are confused on the butt thrust as this was something from the OLD compulsories (prior to 2005) and none of us had heard this again. We know you cannot double bounce into these rolls (on the butt) and basically the part "when does it become piked?" is when you do not bend the knees on the entry. Deduction: up to value of element. Best solution is to follow the guided descriptions of the moves in the compulsory books to avoid any deductions. Jill can't remember whose question this was but it was so vague to us (we had a powwow with other Mass. coaches too) that we were not sure what you really wanted to know.
  So, basically, you can reword the question, send to me and I will get an answer. That is the best I can do and also please send page # , book, or technique where you have information that will help me with my search.

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Summer update NAWGJ from Gail - 2010 July 6th
NAWGJ Members:

Test on 7-21-10 all levels must register by tomorrow Another test in the fall for 7/8's to test to Level 9 (probably November to include Jenna)

Safety Course: being scheduled for late Sept.

Clinic: September 12th try to be there or for part of it. This is a practical workshop to get everyone on the same page. I will also hand out DVD's at the workshop

DVD's: I have ordered 10 Level 9/10 new DVD's and 5 Level 4/5/6 and 5 Level 7/8 . These will be assigned out in groups so you must share. Alicia will get all three as she can share with all those judges who are on the Regal Staff and Ken will receive all three since he has headed up the courses. I will check to see how many judges are on the GMG staff and perhaps do 3 for Ashley there and then those who have a difficult option of getting together due to distance will receive one or two. But you have to come, first , you need to get your credits for the new year and second to get the DVD No mailing, sorry, I seldom do snail mail unless an emergency.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW GOVERNING BOARD:

MARYLOU SMITH CPE COORDINATOR
PATTY TURLEY VPA REPRESENTATION AND LEGAL
ALICIA MCCURLEY HIGH SCHOOL RULES AND ASSIGNMENTS
KEN NEWTON EDUCATION
RUTH DUNKLEY MCGOWAN EDUCATION AND HIGH SCHOOL WATCH DOG

A SPECIAL THANKS: KARA BISSONNETTE AND NANCY ROGERS: Kara served as education and did a fabulous jog organizing courses and getting the high school work cards in place and also is tireless in her devotion to our gymnastics. Thanks for the great tee shirt designs too!!! Awesome job Nancy: fabulous job as our high school watchdog. It was tough at times but you were fabulous. Just for coaches and clubs reading this: Kara and Nancy are still judging etc. They have just taken time down from the NAWGJ governing board. We congratulate Nancy on the birth of her daughter on May 31st so with two young ones and coaching and judging, life gets crazed. Kara, thanks again, time you gave us while coaching and working on your Master's was wonderful.

SECOND PART OF THE CLINIC: I will be setting the second part of the clinic for a Friday night but want to make sure it doesnot conflict with any NY HS meets. Laura, if you could check the schedule and let me know ASAP so we can set the second clinic date, that would be wonderful.

Have a wonderful summer.

Gail

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Update for season conclusion from Gail
Hi Everyone,
Things are spreading out, slowing down etc. we have three meets prior to states: Groovin, Sectional and Hip Hop:

This is just a reminder, no one has done anything wrong, we just want everything to be tip top for states: (when I send notes, sometimes people think something went wrong NO NO) Just being Pro Active Hopefully, all the kinks of the new quad's rules are settled but just to make sure , please do the following:

  • Make sure you are prepared for your event with all the rules for each level
  • If unsure of something, STOP and look it up (can also check with the meet ref for each meet)
  • Put start values for Prep Op through level 10 on the cards so the coaches can check them
  • Count skills on L 7 Bars: this was something this past weekend out of state, not having 5 A moves
  • If a coach has a question on a start value, ask him/her to please fill out an inquiry. We are all pals here in Vt. but the parents in the audience do not know that and since we have affiliated judges, it is best to have the question presented in writing and the response. That also gives them a hard copy to refer to to adjust or make changes prior to states.
All of you have been terrific and rocked as judges. Keep up the great work. Hopefully you will be able to get to the Tyson's AMerican Cup in Worcester, Ma. and see great international competition up close and personal. The Nastia Luikin Supergirl Cup should be terrific on Friday evening as well and worth seeing the top Level 10's in the US.

Thanks Gail

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Test Registration for Judges
  The Certification Examination for Judges is on September 12th at the village school on Mechanic Street in Castleton on Sept. 12th. Many of you have been great and registered, however, there are still some from NY and a few from Vt. who are not on the list. Remember, you must register at minimum of two weeks prior. You can register online or call 1-800-345-4719. The course code is GM0912W___ A1 for written. The unscored section is to put which level you intend to test at (10, 09.7/8, 5/6) The practical is GM0912P___ and the level. Don't put it off and get caught past the registration time. You can also register snail mail when you download the form from the website on Women's and Judges at www.usa-gymnastics.org

Thanks Gail

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Optional Rules Clinics
owl   We have an entire summer planned for judges training for recertification in Sept. Many of the classes are held at individual's homes so due to numbers, we are keeping those classes just for judges (unless you emailed me earlier) However, we have two classes being held at Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston on Pioneer Drive.

  Those classes are Wednesday July 15th from 6 -9 PM we will be covering General and Vaulting Rules so all USA and High School coaches are invited to attend. We ARE NOT going over HIGH SCHOOL RULES at this time. That is for a later date. We are covering the deductions and requirements for the levels.

  On Wednesday August 5th I will be back at Green Mountain Gymnastics to review the UB, BB and FX rules and deductions. So again, since we have a larger place, any coaches may attend and we encourage you to attend.

  I thank Robin Bourdeau for her generous offer of her gym for these two classes. You are awesome. So, again, coaches, if you want the skinny, please feel free to attend. The new codes are out now so you may order them.

Gail

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Level 5/6 Judges Exam. May 30, 2009 Boston Newton Marriott
Date:Saturday - May 30, 2009
Site:Boston Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA
Time:2:30 PM
TA:Gail McGann
Judging Accreditation http://usa-gymnastics.org/women/pages/judging_accreditation.php
Members - Register online at https://extraweb1.gomembers.com/TransGen.asp?Action=Read
Non Members - Download Registration Form http://usa-gymnastics.org/PDFs/Women/Judges/registration-form.pdf

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Quick Notes from Gail D McGann - 2009 Jan 28th
  Jill let me know that there are NO Novice Closed in Vermont in the Prep Opt. Division so all our competitors are Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. All these routines have a start value of 10.0 (unless they are missing a special requirement or it was broken etc.) The ONLY exception is in Novice at the Level 4 Vault which has a 9.0 start value. Landing on the feet in a handspring is the 10.

  CPE's: I am waiting for Marylou to compile the list. I believe about 85% are in. The spring with regionals, end of school year, testing etc. is hard for us so since we have had ample clinics (if you attended all of them, every judge could have 30+ hours in CPE) we would like them turned in now so the spread sheet can be completed and ready to send.

  CPE forms were given out in Sept and Ken also made extra copies at the Green Mountain. If you have misplaced yours, go online to www.usa-gymnastics.org and click on women (programs at the top) then click on judges and then forms, you may print from there.

  I do suggest that you take all your cards and staple them to one copy of the CPE for YOUR records, in the case of an audit by the National Office. Then send the other duplicate CPE form to Marylou. Please circle your rating so she is sure of how many credits to carry forward.

  So, for the few remaining, please send to Marylou prior to Feb. break. Her address is:21 Adams St. Westminster, vt. 05158-9706.

  Any questions, or curious cases that arise in a meet, let me know so we can find out the correct procedure.

Thanks and Happy Judging.
Gail

PS: Royal Invite is a Theme meet

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The skill was #7.310 - Sole Circle on LB release to catch HB - C
Coaches and Judges
There was question this past weekend at the SB Invitational about a skill on bars:

The skill was #7.310 - Sole Circle on LB release to catch HB - C

Regardless if the skill is not executed well, it is still a C value - judges would just apply the appropriate deductions. If the skill ends in a dead hang - it will most likely require the gymnast to "extra swing" and that would result in .3 for each of those swings. And the fact that the skill ended in a dead hang means the counter movement forward was not executed properly (hip height) and would result in a deduction as well. In any case, it still remains a C skill and can not be de-valued as I do not see anything in the code that resembles this skill at a lower value.

If anyone has anything to add or any other questions, please let us know!
Alicia

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Information for judges and clubs from Gail
Judges:
I sent out assignments for the Green Mountain Invitational so you would know which day you were on and also someone may want to pick up the Sat. High Meet for income. It looks like I will be judging on Sunday, Jobi has applied for a Master's Course which would take her out of the country for January so, no sick calls. Plan accordingly and check the weather predictions. I have no replacement judges.

Jenn Whitten, Jenna Lorenzini, Lauren Braunegg and Laure M are not assigned. (they are all out of state at this time) I am not sure when you are home but if any of you are and need clinic credits for your CPE ( for those who have missed last year's CPE), come and volunteer plus there will be a clinic in between and I will run it to focus in on those of you who have not been around for the other clinics. If any of you are available to help out, let me know immediately, that would be wonderful. (Jenna, if you are home, you could judge on Sunday!!!)

Clubs, if you have a meet in December, I would be getting my request for Judges in with the fee. You have a 30 day time frame before the price goes from $3 per judge to $5 per judge and also you risk the chance that you may loose the judge ) they hold dates but only for so long especially with the holidays. Those with meets in Jan. and Feb., there is no reason you can't get your request to me also. It makes life easier for the judges (they can plan their weekends) and for you to know you have judges. Often, you are not sure if you need 8 judges, if not, at least send in for four. If you need more and we can get them great, if not, you simply just add an additional session.

Thanks and Happy Halloween,
Gail

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New score sheets for hs competition spelling out our hs compositional deductions
NEW ADJUSTED HIGH SCHOOL SCORE SHEETS AND HIGH SCHOOL COMP

I DID NEW SCORE SHEETS FOR HS COMPETITION SPELLING OUT OUR HS COMPOSITIONAL DEDUCTIONS.

PLEASE COPY FOR YOUR USE OR REFERENCE FOR VERMONT HS COMPETITION. I WILL HAVE A FEW HARD COPIES AT THE C LINIC

Thanks, Gail

High school bars sheet        High School Beam        High School Floor



Vermont State NAWGJ Clinic and Safety course
Hello Everyone,

  I did receive some feedback from coaches who really would like part of the clinic on Sunday. Next, my clinician needed child care and it turned out that Sunday would work better for her. So our state clinic at Dunkley's will be Sat. Sept 6th. I try to get as many hours in as we can so it fulfills most of everyone's CPE credits then the Gr. Mt. for volunteer. I am looking at 3-9 on Sat. and 8:30 -3:30 on Sunday. The dance segment with Shelby will be from 10-12:30.

  I can now work with the actual schedule of sessions and get that together with a newsletter within two weeks. Then I will be sidelined on the finishing touches of my son's wedding with the reception following two weeks later. Yikes!!! As I mentioned, all NAWGJ Vermont and Affliliates as well as Vermont USA/High School Coaches attend for free. All others will be a $25 fee and pre-registration is required. I have too much on my plate to handle walk ins.

  Safety Course is Sunday Sept. 14th beginning at 9:30 AM at Northern Lights Gymnastics in White River Jct. , Vt. The course code is GM09142008VT. Registration is required a minimum of two weeks in advance. Copy the form from a recent Technique Magazine and get it in, if a USA member, you can register online or you can call 1-800-345-4719 and register over the phone. The sooner the better. Registration on site is a $25 late fee plus you have to handle that after the course is over so please do it ahead of time.

Newsletter and clinic forms will be out soon.

Thanks, Gail (2008 July 15)



NAWGJ HIGHLIGHTS from 2008 Jan 29
  Thank you for your participation as timers or judges or both for our Green Mountain Invitational. As you know, this is our only income to run our judges association for Vermont. For this, you receive your NAWGJ dues paid for the upcoming year, this also offsets costs of running judges courses (if the individuals paid for a course, it would be $300 plus books, testing etc.) This also covers food and expenses for our State Clinic.
  We also send a judge to the National Judges Cup every other year. Next year is our turn and the meet will be in Florida. It is the first weekend of January. This past year, we sent a NY judge as no one from Vt. Was able to go. I hope this will change, nothing against our wonderful Newmonters, growth and confidence affects all and helps us grow as a strong unit.

  There were no complaints at the Gr. Mt. and everyone was happy (from all the reports I received) so pat yourselves on the back for a job well done including bringing food to share. For those who also helped with awards, thank you so much.

A couple of reminders:
• Patty Turley will be the high school liason if there are situations involving improper payment. Try to communicate in advance as that often helps. Kim, let Patty know if the Milton Jr. High mileage is not resolved.
• I have been flashing start values at high school meets and I think this helps. If you are not alone and have the time, try it. Remember that start values must be on the cards for club meets, however, I strongly suggest you do both (flash and put it on the card) Try to answer questions of coaches by suggesting they put in an inquiry.
• The mileage fee for clubs will be 50 cents a mile round trip now (not for high school). I know there are some meets coming up. Remember to review the mileage information and carpooling information in the Rules and Policies which I photocopied for all and handed out at the September clinic.

• Remember to check emails often. Jenna, Katy, Becca and Ashley, I need to give two months notice to book a test. My school break is the week of April 14th so if you think that may be a good week, decide and let me know so I may request. At the March 16th sectional, I will do a compulsory walk through and go through deductions and items to concentrate on for the test. The papers I gave Ashley to photocopy will work for you.
• Patty is burning a bar DVD for all. Once I receive them, I will hand them out for home study. There is a paper with brief explanation which will accompany the DVD.

Again, Thanks for a great weekend and superb costumes.

Green Mountain Invitational 2008 Green Mountain Invitational 2008


Gail



Judges' mileage update
From: Connie Maloney - Sent: Fri, 21 Dec 2007
Subject: Judges' mileage update

  The following announcement is being posted on our web site, but wanted to make sure you all know about it and could post on your sites as well.

Judges Mileage Reimbursement

Effective January 1, 2008, the rate for mileage reimbursement is $0.50/mile

to reflect the upcoming change in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2008.
Happy holidays to all of you.!
Connie

Update from Gail:
As of Jan. 1st the mileage rate for judges for USA competitions or meets assigned by NAWGJ will be .50 per mile. This is NOT the high school rate. That has already been set by the Vermont Principals Association.
Thanks and Merry Christmas.
Gail



Reminder from Gail - Responding to emails in a timely manner
Hello everyone,

  The season is here, competition, holidays, food and so on.... but most of all, since Kara and I work more than one job, email is an essential way for us to communicate. It is important that you respond immediately. If you cannot do or fill in at a meet such as high school, email us anyways, that way we know you received the message. Also, I have some contracts out for meets, please get them in.

  Kara has some gaps to fill on the High school schedule and the first meets are Friday. This presents a problem with getting the meets assigned and the schedule out (and this is important as one judge does not have a computer so snail mail may not get to her). New judges, we want to use you but you must get your memberships in and let us know what you can do. There is a need for a Jr High judge this Friday in Middlebury and that would be a great opportunity for some.

So, we must request:

  • CHECK YOUR EMAILS OFTEN DURING THE SEASON


  • LET KARA KNOW TODAY 12-3 YES OR NO WHAT YOU CAN OR CAN NOT DO (MOST EVERYONE HAS DONE THIS THERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF STRAGGLERS) IN OTHER WORDS RESPOND EITHER WAY


  • RETURN YOUR CONTRACTS FILLED OUT TO ME IMMEDIATELY


  • MOST OF ALL, RELAX AND HAVE A GREAT SEASON


  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HAPPY COMPETING AND HAPPY COACHING.

    GAIL



    Reminder from Gail - Judges request form
    Hello all clubs out there,

      I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. You are so good with getting money to me to assign when you see me at meets or I get checks in the mail but I really, really , really need the form which Stano has so kindly linked at our Vermontgymnastics.com website. This gives me all the information on levels, times, who the meet director is etc. When I just receive checks, it is a guessing game to assign judges and to whom the contracts are returned to.

      Please include that information with your check or write it out on a piece of paper. That insures the correct officials are assigned and the correct person gets the contract. That would be heavenly.

    Thanks so much,
    Gail

    MS Excel  Meet information form



    Judges - USA Back ground checks and renewing of membership
      The background check website is up and running on USA Gymnastics. ***A very important note*** you must have this check to renew your membership. If you have a membership due in Dec. etc., DO NOT PROCRASTINATE, Go online and fill out the information because your membership WILL NOT BE RENEWED until the background check is done. This can effect judges assigned to meets, coaches on the floor etc. So, please, everyone do this now.

  • Go to: usa-gymnastics.org

  • on the main page, scroll down to where it says: USA Gymnastics Background Check, and click on the big red check to the right.

  • This will bring up another page that say member service updates

  • Go to the fourth bullet which says Log on to start background check.


  • From there you will need your USA number (judges, this is your number also on your rating card) and your birthdate: ex: 10061967 (which is Oct. 6th, 1967) This gives you access to the site to fill out the basic information. You will need a credit card to place in that information at the end. The fee is $21.25

      Please do it today. I do not want any sanctions pulled on meets because of expired USA membership of a judge or coach. If you do not have a credit card, I would call 1-800-345-4719, Member Services and explain that and they will instruct you how they would like it done.
      Again, please follow through today, it takes less than five minutes.

    Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to all, (gobble, gobble)

    Gail

    PS: Reminder to coaches/clubs: please send meet information with your assignment check, I have on hold contracts waiting for information for a December meet and January meet. Judges are anxious to get the contracts so please, send that with the assignment fee. Thanks so much.



    September 2007 judges/coaches update

    SEPTEMBER JUDGES/COACHES UPDATE
    NAWGJ-USA VERMONT

    Clinic:
      On behalf of both USA and NAWGJ- Vermont, I would like to thank Ruth Dunkley McGowan for the use of her summer gymnastics camp for the state clinic and USA meeting. This was very generous, Thanks Ruth.
      I also need to thank Bob (I owe him big time) for all the cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. Truthfully, he really enjoyed every minute of it and he says his reward was everyone enjoying his cooking.
      Our clinicians Marylou, Kara and Allison filling in for me as I bopped from USA to judges, thank you.

    Website:
      Stano from Green Mountain Gymnastics has done a tremendous job building the Vermont Gymnastics website. This is an all inclusive site, it has the NAWGJ newsletters and updates, USA meet schedules, links to NAWGJ and USA sites, meet results, pictures etc. This is a valuable site. If you have misplaced some Technical information, try the site and it will link you to the information you Need. The site address is www.VermontGymnastics.com. If you would like to submit information email webmaster@vermontgymnastics.com

    Meet Schedules:
    The Vermont High School Schedule was handed out at the clinic, the New York Fall High School Schedule and I have the USA schedule. Return information for Vermont High School to Kara, ASAP, for New York, I Need this by Thursday AM, as I putting the schedule together and sending it out Thursday evening (9-13-07)

    The USA Schedule is below, email me with your availability ASAP.
    Harvest Classic Northern Lights 11-11yes     no (no maybes)
    Let it Snow Green Mountain 12-9yes     no
    Sectional 1 Woodmans’ Brattleboro 12-16 (two session, optional 2nd)      yes     no
    Royal Invitational Hruska’s 1-6yes     no
    Green Mountain Invitational Burlington area 1-19/20 site depending
    For all judges themed meet Haunted
    mandatory
    Brattleboro Meet 1-27yes     no
    2nd Sectional Hruska’s 2-10yes     no
    Qualifying Meet Champlain Valley following state high school 2-16yes     no
    Woodman’s Invitational Brattleboro 2-23/24yes     no
    South of the Border Northern Lights 3/9yes     no
    Sectional 3 Northstars3-16yes     no
    USA States 4-5/6 southern/central yes     no


    In case I made a mistake on a location or date, check the website. Gym owners, I will have judges waiting but get your request for judges in now, with the fee of $3.00 per judge. Some weekends I know will have conflicts with other states or high school so the sooner you send me the fee and form, the quicker I can work on judges and contract them.

    My address is: Gail McGann PO Box 631, Bomoseen, Vermont 05732

    Kara did a great job with a quick guide to the High School Gymnastics program. We will receive a copy of email and phone connections to AD’s and schools. It is suggested for the high school season to contact the other judge so you can determine your events in advance. You can then forward that to both the AD and coach. Some schools like the Beam and Floor judged with two judges so by communication you can determine that information prior to the meet. This will enable coaches to know where the money for exhibition and individuals will go. This also allows judges assigned to Junior High meets to contact the school with their mileage prior to the meet so the checks are ready. At this time, Randolph, Middlebury, and Essex still have checks ready for us. The other schools use vouchers. The coaches handbook will come out soon.

    High School coaches are welcome to contact any of the judges to go to their schools for routine assessment for the varsity fee and mileage. (since it is an assessment and not a meet, the mileage will not be placed in the mileage pool)

    Technique:
    We covered and updated our Techniques, make sure you get the changes into your Flip charts and Coaches/Judges Technical handbook (Code). Just two clarifications since we touched on these items at the clinic (a refresher)

    Bars: a gymnast attempts a squat on, falls backward, but stays on the bars and continues the exercise with a glide kip, DO NOT consider it a fall, use execution deductions (if applicable)

    Bars: After a fall from the bars, the routine resumes when the gymnast performs an element that is listed in the JO Code of Points. If a gymnast falls from the bar, re-mounts with a glide kip, stops in front support to crawl up to stand on LB = take .1 for uncharacteristic element, plus .1 for lack of continuity.

    Green Mountain Invitational:
    waiting to hear from St.Mike’s concerning their facility for use on Martin L Kings B day weekend. This is the USA Vermont and NAWGJ Vermont fund raiser for judges clinics and athlete funding. This is mandatory for all judges to either judge or participate in another way. The judges also provide the food for the hospitality room. This is a themed meet, the theme is Haunting.

    In summation:
    get your availability to myself for NY and USA and to Kara for High school. Read and WRITE the technical changes in your Code and Flip book.

    Safety Course:
    I am currently looking at dates in Nov. for a Safety Course. I will put That date and location on the website.

    Happy Judging and Coaching,
    Gail



    NAWGJ Fall 2007 newsletter
    NAWGJF Fall 2007 Newsletter Artistry by Tom Koll


      Judges and coaches, we will use this information at our state clinic and judges meeting in Sept. so please bring this with you to save me on additional photo copying.
      There were also some rewards at Regional Congress and I did not know if Jill was going to announce in a newsletter so I will add here:

    USA Coach of the Year for Vermont: Nat Goodale

    Service Award for Vermont: Tom and Erika Reeves

    Region 6 Sportsman Award to individual with academics, community service and competitive acheivements. This award was given to Vermont to Laura Reeves.
      It was amazing to learn of her accounts and her achievements with fund raising as well as competition.

    Congratulations to all.
    Gail



    Safety Course at Dunkley's on Friday, June 22nd from 4:30 until 8:30.
    There will be a Safety Course at Dunkley's gymnastics Camp in South Hero on Friday, June 22nd from 4:30 until 8:30. Testing has been re-instated in the Safety Program. It is open book and we will cover the majority of the information.
      You must register online at least two weeks prior to the course. You can also register by snail mail using a form on the back of Technique. The information you will need is the course code:

    GM06222007Vt and location: south Hero , Vermont. and a check or Cr. card.

      If you know of anyone who needs to renew or take this, please let them know. I will put out several more reminders. Renewals are free providing the registration form or online form is done prior to two weeks. To judge USAG meets, one must be Safety Certified and also be a USA member as well as NAWGJ member. You must be Safety Certified to be a USAG member.
      You may renew within 12 months of your expiration date.
    Thanks, Gail



    USAG Clarifications in regards to carpools for judges - January 11, 2007

      The following recommendations are a result of discussion between Carole Ide and Pat Panichas representing NAWGJ, along with Connie Maloney, USAG Jr. Olympic Program Manager.
      In all situations, the decision to carpool or not should be made based on what is the most economical for the Meet Director. If there are certain situations that cause two or more judges to drive independently when they should/could have carpooled, this needs to be discussed with the assigner (as stated in the R & P) who will then intercede with the Meet Director.
    • Assigners may indicate on contracts which judges could possibly carpool, based on their location.

    Situation 1:
    Judge #1 smokes. Judge #2 is allergic to smoke and can’t carpool in Judge #1’s car. Judge #1 wants to be able to smoke going to the meet, even if judge #2 drives. They decide they can’t carpool. Who gets mileage? Both judges are willing to drive, but judge #2 is allergic and judge #1 wants to be able to smoke.
    ANSWER:
    Split the mileage. When splitting mileage, each judge calculates their own roundtrip mileage, deducts 30 miles, multiplies it by the current mileage fee ($0.48) and then charges half of that amount.


    Situation #2:
    Judge #1 doesn’t get along with judge #2, so they don’t carpool. Who gets mileage?
    ANSWER:
    Split the mileage (see #1)


    Situation #3:
    Judge #1 and Judge #2 live 15 miles from a gym. If they both drive, the gym doesn’t pay mileage to either of them. If they carpool, the gym pays mileage. What is the correct thing to do?
    ANSWER:
    There is no need to carpool in this situation; however, if two or more judges who each live 15 miles or less from the meet site (and would not be eligible for mileage reimbursement) choose to carpool, mileage will not be paid to the driver.


    Situation #4:
    Judge #1 and Judge #2 usually carpool. Judge #1 has other plans at the end of the meet, and can’t make the return trip. Who gets mileage?
    ANSWER:
    Judge 1 should give up the mileage. When personal plans prevent the normal return, it should not cost the other judge or the meet director.


    Situation #5:
    Judge #3 replaces a judge on a meet. When all the judges arrive at a meet, it appears that another judge could have carpooled with judge #3, but didn’t know that judge #3 had replaced someone. Who takes mileage?
    ANSWER:
    In this case, Judge #3 and the other judge(s) she could have carpooled with all receive mileage. However, any changes to the assignments should be reported to the assigner, who should then inform the replacement judge of any possible carpooling opportunities. If it is a last-minute replacement, the newly added judge may want to call the meet director to find out who else is judging in order to determine if there is a possibility for carpooling.


    Situation #6:
    Judge #1 loves to drive and has a larger, more comfortable vehicle than the others in same carpool group. If he/she always wants to drive, is this fair?
    ANSWER:
    If the others in that carpool are satisfied that Judge #1 always drives, there is no problem; however, if others would like to drive and Judge #1 is not willing to give up his/her driving “rights”, then Judge #1 may want to consider offering a portion of the mileage to the rider(s). Some individuals who always drive make sure that their actual expenses for gas are covered and then split the remaining amount with the rider(s).


    Situation #7:
    Judge #1 and #2 both have older vehicles (with over 100,000 miles each) and they are assigned to a meet 200 miles away (400 mi. RT). Neither wants to drive their own vehicle, so they decide to rent a car. The cost of the car rental and gas is less than the mileage reimbursement of $.48 per mile. What should they charge the meet director?
    ANSWER:
    They should submit receipts for the gas and the car rental and be reimbursed those costs only. It is unethical to charge mileage (400 x $0.48) and then rent for a lesser amount. The purpose of mileage reimbursement is to cover not only the cost of fuel, but the “wear and tear” on your vehicle. If you are renting a car, you obviously do not have the concerns for “wear and tear.”
      In order to decide if renting a vehicle will be cheaper, or equal to, being reimbursed for actual mileage, the judge should check on Map Quest to confirm the round-trip mileage; then calculate the cost of the car rental (plus insurance) times the number of days required and the approximate gas.
      A judge traveling alone may also decide to rent a car due to a problem with his/her own vehicle. In that case, the judge MUST charge the meet director with the lesser of the two amounts (either mileage or rental/gas costs).




    Gail: Compulsory Clinic and Safety Course October 27

    Hello Judges,

      Marylou has requested a registration for the comp. clinic at Northern Lights on Oct. 27th from 6:30 to 9:00. This way she knows how many to prepare for. She also has gymnasts performing. There will also be a Safety Course that night. Please let her know ASAP at gmtchr53@yahoo.com.

      Also, I know the following meets will be coming up. I have not received the official request for judges but thought I would start to get availability so once I get the requests ( with the fee) I can contract people. Judges, please start checking email a couple of times a week. Kim, I will snail mail contracts unless you are able to receive now.

    Dates: Nov. 19th Harvest Classic at Northern Lights
    Dec. 3 at Green Mountain
    Dec. 17th Sectional at Hruska's
    Jan. 13 & 14th Green Mt. Invitational (this is mandatory for all judges, hopefully you will just have to judge one day )
    Jan 27 & 28th Hruska's
    Feb. 11th Sectional at Green Mt.
    March 11th and possibly 10th Northern Lights Invitational
    March 18th Sectional at Woodman's in Brattleboro
    March 31 and April 1st States, location unknown

    Reply to all dates ASAP, this includes my NY Affiliates.
    Thanks, Gail

    Coaches: If any other gyms are planning on meets, the early coach gets the judges. Send in march in time, date, number of sessions and level of meet with $3 per judge requested ( if done 30 days plus in advance) or $5 per judge if less than 30 days to:
    Gail McGann
    PO Box 631
    Bomoseen, Vt. 05732

    New Judges, get your memberships in and then send me a copy of your membership card so I may assign you. I have heard from Lauren that hers is in the mail ( Murphy) I haven't heard from Lauren B yet.

    Thanks Gail


    Gail: Some of my optional notes from regional and national congress

    BAR RELEASES OVERSHOOT ½:
    Do not break the CV, think, where did she start: nothing to nothing = B, handstand to nothing = C, nothing to HS = D and HS to HS = D
    Where did she start, where did she finish and what skill proceeded this as now if a B move but proceeded by a D release, this will = C

    COUNTER MOVEMENTS:
    Toe up, hecht up, hiccup, Chinese sit up, any position, stalder, toe on pike, straddle on, hecht/ clear all = C Look for 1. height 2. disengaging of the legs so not to hang, in the height you want to see the tkachev type movement

    SCHAPOSHNIKOVA:
    Clear hip type action on low bar and release to catch high bar. Again, can be from a clear hip or with or without feet on bar. Watch the back swing as it must be @ horizontal or deduct

    TKATCHEV:
    Height, total extension and disengaging of the legs. If done from a giant= D if done from a clear hip ( hindorf) = E Hindorf is like what D. Dawes did

    GIENGER:
    Height, distance away from bar, can be done both ways, in bar and outside HB, deduct for leg separation before and after, often will be combined with overshoot ½ so note this will increase value of overshoot ½ to C/. Looking for giant ½ pike or stretched release Pike = D stretch = E Straddled is the DELCHEV = D

    JAEGER:
    Comes down from a front giant with a release in either straddle or pike position. If straddled = D if pike = E. Look for height and distance, again watch for it being followed by overshoot ½ or bail ½ if that is your terminology which will make that a C (the bail ½ raises from B to C)

    KHORKINA:
    Front giant ½ release, looking for some flight = D

    PAK:
    Flyaway stretched between the high bar to the low bar. If you catch and slam , the requirements are to catch in a “clear” position. The catch is clear and slam is connected to glide move so would still get the CRValue for the move.

    HINDORFF:
    Clear hip hecht back or counter straddle, can also be done from a stalder or toe on, look for height, extension and disengaging of the legs

    TKATCHEV FULL:
    Looks like a flying helicopter and you will go, what was that?

    CHANGE IS UPRISE TO HANDSTAND ½ IS NOW A C RATHER THAN A D MOVE.

    CONNECTIONS
    Good connections smooth transitions, breathing, the gymnast feels it, so as a judge and coach you can see it and hear it.

    Jumps/ Leaps
    - 2 feet to 2 feet : This is the easiest, jump, jump want it sharp and powerful whether the same or different, no moving of foot or double plie. 1001 rule if no moving of foot
    - 1 foot to 2 feet, gets a bit harder, moving forward to in place, best way is to select skills with simple body shapes to always get connection credit
    -1 Foot to 1 foot leap leap : harder

      Change of direction is the hardest from forward to backward or vice versa, want to see movement continue
    Connection feel, compression to push off, not every gymnast will have the same speed due to size and length of legs etc. To train or prepare for what you are looking for clap it out: example leap to jump 1-2 - 1 land land jump
      On Front to back: the front aerial is completed when the head is up and 2nd leg lands and there is a rhythm change here, people watch for second leg to land and forget that the head and arms and not finished upward so they break this, Look for both
      Think of breaking a series in these terms: loitering, hanging around, dawdling, dallying or unsureness. That will help with the decision other than watching gymnasts in gyms, on videos etc. to train yourself.

    VAULT:
    A few notes: Dynamics is up to .3 so 1.5 is the middle ground.
    Take .2 if pretty serious deduction
    Take .3 as the worse possible scenario
    With up to deductions: always think: can this get any worse? If yes, don’t take the full amount

    Overall for Vault: look at them as a small, medium and large vault. Is it in hollow or stretched hollow. Must land on hands and soles of feet to get credit , not the tops of the feet. When is a layout a pike? Body shape in majority of vault is what determines it.

    Dynamics on Floor: ease of performance as well as being explosive. Sharpness of jumps, leaps and turns. Artistry: music is not background, this is a performance.

    Up to Level of competition: at 10 Nationals only 14 routines of the entire meet dismounted without a D or E in last pass. So this is the basis of level of Acro. At 9 Nationals very few without a C salto in the last pass.

    Note only 25% of L10 national floor routines received the cat double for D credit. Not marching majorettes

    OVERALL: WHEN JUDGING , BE TRUE TO YOURSELF, AFTER THE FIRST ROUTINE. DON’T LOOK TO JUDGE TO THE AVERAGE. OBVIOUSLY IF SERIOUSLY OFF, YOU MAY HAVE TO ADJUST (THIS IS DONE IN VIDEO PRIOR TO MEET SO YOU CAN DISCUSS)
      I FIND IT BEST WHEN I DON’T KNOW THE SCORE AVERAGE, I STAY ON TRACK. THAT IS PART OF BEING CONFIDENT BUT ALSO HELPS WHEN JUDGING COLLEGIATE WITH OPEN SCORING.
    FLOOR CHANGE:
    MORE THAN 2 LEAPS OR JUMPS WITH SAME BODY SHAPE WITH OR WITHOUT TURN (TUCK AND WOLFS ARE ONE GROUP AND STRADDLES ARE ANOTHER) =.1 IF 3 OR MORE TUCK/WOLFS AND .1 FOR 3 OR MORE STRADDLES. SWITCH SIDE IS NOT IN STRADDLE CATEGORY.
    So if jump tuck full, wolf full, tuck 1 ½ = -.1
    If straddle jump, popa, straddle ½ = .1
    So, maximum is .2 for the floor, if they do four jumps of the same -.1

    Overall when judging Beam or Floor, a survey of Judges this is what they remember when the routine is over:
    1. Feet, feet, feet
    2. Split position of 180* or not
    3. Height of Jumps and Leaps
    4. Dynamic/ Aggressive rhythm
    5. Variety of skills
    6. Torso movement
    7. Artistry

    Judges work together, not apart, kids are number 1.

    ARTISTRY
    QUALITY UP TO .1: This is the personal style and .1 is the maximum. I hate that style a judge may say but you don’t have to like the style, does the gymnast do it well? If a big girl is doing a cutsey routine that is wrong, music is to go with the style and body type. Not just a performance face with canned smiles at judges: if jazz routine must be snappy, if balletic, must be soft

    ORIGINALITY UP TO .1: Sometimes you can predict what comes next when you have seen a lot of floor routines. You want to see a variety of movement and not done redundant over and over. Try to have a signature skill in the routine usually the mount section in a pose/ want it to be unpredictable

    QUALITY OF EXPRESSION UP TO .1: more than just a smile. More than face, it is the eyes and body, not a plastic cheerleader type smile or I will smile at the judges here, look for diagonal focus change, do what the music says

    Summary: Artistry is very subjective, you don’t have to agree as judges but try to use the above guidelines to help. The entire category is worth up to .3 so don’t take .3 on overall originality, that is .1 max.
      Artistry is much harder on beam due to the fact the gymnast is more nervous, concentrating on tricks but you don’t want to see big pauses before series so put a pose or moving pose before that trick or series. Try counting to go with the skill as for hand, arm , face placment. On beam, the enhancement of music is not available so the gymnast must work harder to be not just artistic but also a performer on Beam.

    WHAT SHOULD A JUDGE LOOK FOR ON BEAM ARTISTRY? There are already compositional deductions but these compositional requirements do affect the artistry:
    --need for level changes, make them fit the routine and choreography
    --variety of facial expressions- use a mirror
    --do not show boredom, show confidence
    --quality of movement be sharp, smooth, pendulum circular and angular
    --variety in direction of movement which is part of artistry
    --rhythm changes
    --focus diagonally or sideward
    These are all part of composition but all affect the individual’s artistry

    Floor: Gymnast works with the music, do not ignore it, what kind of message is in the music or is the music sending? Need a rest before a pass, add a “groveling” section, no standing in the corners passing out flyers.

    IT IS NOT YOUR JOB AS A JUDGE TO LIKE IT: IT IS THE JOB OF THE GYMNAST TO SELL IT.


    VERMONT GYMNASTICS CLINIC:

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH

    TIME: 8:30-5:30
    64 CLIFFDWELLERS
    BOMOSEEN, VT ( GAIL MCGANN) 273-3637

    SAME SYLLABUS FOR SUNDAY AS SATURDAY, YOU MAY CHOOSE YOUR DAY.
    AGENDA:
    8:30 - 9:30 LEVEL 7 & 8 PRACTICAL JUDGING
    9:30-10:00 TO CONNECT OR NOT TO CONNECT ON BB AND FX
    10:00-10:15 COFFEE BREAK
    10:15 -11:45 COMPULSORY FILMS FOCUS ON ANGLES
    11:45-1:00 LUNCH BARBEQUE AND Q & A/ SWIM
    1:00-3:00 TESTING
    1:00-2:00 BARS SKILL IDENTIFICATION
    2:00-3:00 UNUSUAL SITUATIONS AND HOW TO HANDLE THEM
    CHIEF JUDGE, MEET REF AND PANEL JUDGE DUTIES
    3:00-4:00 L9 AND L10 PRACTICAL JUDGING
    4:00-4:30 BAR ANGLES HANDSTANDS
    4:30-4:45 SNACKS AND STRETCH
    4:45-5:30 GOOD , BETTER, BEST RANKING ROUTINES ( NOT JUDGING)
    5:30 HAND OUT CPE FORMS AND CARDS FOR CREDITS.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    PLEASE RESPOND EITHER VIA EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL TO ME BY AUGUST 20TH SO MARYLOU AND I CAN PLAN SPACE ETC. PRE REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY SO WE KNOW HOW MANY WE HAVE EACH DAY AND HOW MANY TO COOK FOR.

    NAME:______________________________________

    DAY:___________________________________


    FEE: NAWGJ VERMONT AND VT. USAG MEMBERS : FREE
    NEW JUDGES IN THE COURSE: FREE
    JUDGES WHO VOLUNTEERED AND JUDGED THE GREEN
    MT. INVITATIONAL : FREE
    ALL OTHERS: $20.00 TO COVER FOOD ETC.
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO ALL JUDGES, USAG COACHES AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHES.

    TO GET TO MY HOME , THE MAP QUEST DIRECTIONS ARE EXACT : 64 CLIFFDWELLERS BOMOSEEN, VT. 05732

    ALL SNACKS, LUNCH AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED. HANDOUTS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

    REGISTRATION FOR JUDGES EXAM MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE USA OFFICE A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE COURSE. JUDGES CAN ALSO USE ANY OF THE CLINICS FOR THE NEW JUDGES IN AUGUST AS CREDIT FOR CPE AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND. ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.

    HAPPY SUMMER, GAIL

    SEND ALL UNUSUAL SITUATIONS YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED TO ME SO I CAN DISCUSS THEM WITH REGIONAL SOURCES. THANK YOU.




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