Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches of the Year
Championship season begins in 1 week and it time to select Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches of the 2017 – 2018 Season.
Compulsory Coach of the Year is selected by you the professional membership who coach and judge at compulsory events here in Kentucky. Voting will be open at levels 4 & 5 State Meet in Lexington and the following weekend at levels 2 & 3 State Meet in Erlanger. Take the time at 1 of the 2 meets to fill out your ballot for the Kentucky compulsory coach who you feel best represents the qualities of a great coach.
Optional Coach of the Year is selected by the State Administrative Committee. If you would like to send a recommendation, please firstname.lastname@example.org. Your recommendation letter should include a brief list of their accomplishments and their coaching responsibilities. The letter should also include why you feel this optional coach best represents the qualities of a great coach.
Xcel Coach of the Year is selected by you the professional membership who coach and judge at events here in Kentucky. Voting will be open at Xcel State Meet in Paducah. Please take the time to fill out your ballot for the Kentucky Xcel coach who you feel best represents the qualities of a great coach.
When making your decision for Coach of the Year please keep the following criteria in mind.
Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors:
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard IRS mileage rate will be 54 cents per mile, up 1 cent from 2017.
By Char Christensen, Region 5 RTCC
Donna Trevethan, Region 5 RJD
Regional Application Form for Levels 7-10 Region 5 Championships – Last year the number of Level Ten judging sessions was added with NCAA Meets being added for this coming year. Both of these items show judging at a high level in our sport. Please keep track of these so that you can accurately report these next year. It will be helpful for you to keep the number of judgments you do for all Level 10 and NCAA meets that you judge for 2017-2018. The weight of this information will be determined at a late date.
Being a meet referee counts as judging for the criteria listed above. All of these Level 10 and NCAA judgments show our involvement at the highest level of competitions.
Region 5 Training Camps- Judges are encouraged to attend our training camps to observe, offer judging comments or lead Sunday judging rotations. Judges no longer will be assigned to a camp/event but will be assigned to the judging rotations. This information will still be part of the PIF-Professional Involvement Form to show involvement.
For additional questions, please contact Char Christensen or Donna Trevethan.
A reminder that your NAWGJ and USAG dues are due July 31, 2017. I cannot assign you if your dues are not current.
Please go on Gymjas.com and update all of your information and availability. All assignments will be made through this system including practice meets. I cannot assign you if you have no availability completed. There are 14 Invitationals this year and the schedule should be finalized within the next 2 weeks.
Also update your information on the NAWGJ website. Please include birthdate, email address and USAG number so I can easily locate all information.
PIF/Regional application is now available to fill out. It is different this year. It is all one form. Go to Region 5 gymnastics website. In drop down box select judges and select PIF form. The due date is also different this year. It is sooner. The PIF must be completed by all judges no later than AUGUST 15,2017 to be considered for a State, Regional, or National Championship.
Region 5 congress registration has been sent in. The new season will be here before we know it.
The new, 2017-18 USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies is now available for download in .pdf form:
2017 – 2018 Women’s Rules and Policies
1) Professional Involvement Forms need to be completed by August 15, 2017 to be assigned a State, Regional or National Championships. 2018 Region 5 Judges PIF – Professional Involvement Form
2) USA National /Brevet Course eligibility forms must be submitted to Char Christensen, Region 5 RTCC, by November 2, 2017 Eastern time zone by midnight.
Use the link for information about running for NAWGJ Board positions. Please read qualifications and duties before sending in form to make sure you are eligible to run ( per national qualifications). Listed on application is where you should email your completed application. Also attached are dates for specifics of election. Your application needs to be sent in by June 15, 2017.
Board Positions Information
There have been lots of questions about how long the current books will be in effect and when judges have to re-new their optional ratings, so this attachment will hopefully answer some questions.
JO/Xcel Program Update 2018 & Beyond
You can also take a look by using this link to the USA Gymnastics Website.
Please remember to vote for your favorite Compulsory and Xcel Coach of the Year at Level 2-3 and Xcel State Meet!
Keep in mind the professionalism of the coach and the way they treat their athletes, judges and other coaches.
There will be a ballot box located on site.
If you are not attending and still want to vote, please send your votes to Brian Blewitt.
Be sure to put your USA Gymnastics Pro number in your email along with your name.
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