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CVGA Address

81 Demeritt Place
Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676

Clinic Clinician Bios

Nicole Langevin, Event Director

Olympic Choreographer

Swiss Jr. National BB & Floor Technical Clinician

Swiss Sr. National Team BB Choreographer

Level 10-Rated Judge

International Clinician

Regional and National Congress Presenter

Owner, Precision Choreography

Co-Owner (w/Chellsie Memmel), My Gym Judge 

Co-Owner (w/Alicia Sacramone), Like a Champ!

 

Shira Lewis

Doctor of Physical Therapy Specializing in Gymnastics

Director of Choreography for Precision Choreography

Regional Congress Presenter

International Clinician

 

Amanda DePaola

Region 6 Clinician

NCAA Clinician

Apex College Showcase Coordinator

Coach of State, Regional, & National Champions

Coach of NCAA D1 Scholarship Athletes

 

Jayne Skimbo Marascio

National Clinician

Program Director, Bright Stars Gymnastics Academy

USAG National Congress Presenter

Recreational and PreSchool Gymnastics guru

 

Robert Wing

National Clinician

Coach of State, Regional, & National Champions

Coach of NCAA D1 Scholarship Athletes

Owner and Director, Apex Athletics

 

 

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Feel free to reach out via phone, text, or email using the contact info below.

 

All the Best,

Nicole Langevin
Owner, Precision Choreography
p) 774.258.1582
e) precisionchoreo@gmail.com
www.precisionchoreo.com

USA Gymnastics Policies

USAG DRESS CODE

Dress in appropriate attire that reflects the best image of gymnastics.

At State meets and above, the coaches’ dress code is as follows:

  • Athletic shoes with rubberized soles. Athletic warm-up pants or “Docker-syle” pants (No jeans).
  • Athletic or tailored shorts that are of a reasonable length. No holes, tears or short shorts.
  • Collared shirts, business casual shirts or T-shirts with gym logo. (No spaghetti straps, low-cut tops or midriff revealing shirts). No hats or visors.

USA GYMNASTICS EVENT PHOTO & VIDEO POLICY

Limitations on Activity, Unauthorized Use, and Distribution

For considerations of liability, participant safety, and overall event enjoyment, family members/coaches are permitted to photograph and/or video their participant only from the designated spectator seating areas so as to not interfere with nor disrupt (i) any portion of the event; (ii) event participants and their performance; (iii) the intended use of public areas; and/or (iv) the viewing ability of others. All photos and videos taken during the event must be for personal use only.

Unauthorized commercial use, sale, or third party distribution of photos and videos from this event is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from USA Gymnastics. Violators are subject to immediate removal from the event and potentially held liable for any damage, or perceived damage, associated with the violation.

Prohibited Equipment: No Monopod, No Tripod, No Telephoto Lens greater than 6 inches or 200mm. For the safety of the athletes, No Camera Flash is allowed during the event

2022 updates

U110: Safe Sport course

  • Please take the time to make sure your U110 Safe Sport course is updated, as this is a requirement of membership.  As we have now passed the 8/1 date, anyone taking this course now will receive a 7/31/23 membership expiration date.  A reminder that if this course was taken before 8/1, your membership will expire on 12/31/22 and you will not be able to register or enter into any 2023 sanctions.  You must retake the U110 course due to the Center changing their definition of the word “annual”.

 

Dev COP eBook updates

  • As you all hopefully know by now, the Code of Points eBook has been updated.  I have created a tutorial to address these updates, as there has been some changes in the process from when we last updated the Compulsory eBook.  Please share this page with your communities to make sure we are all on the same page.

 

Meet Director Updates

 

Dear Meet Directors,

 

Congratulations on a successful 'return to competition' season. The gymnastics community appreciates your efforts to offer 'live' competitions and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all.

 

As this season ends - planning for the 2022 - 2023 season begins. Please take a moment to review the NEW information associated with USAG Region 6-sanctioned events. The following policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 season.

 

Happy and Safe July 4th Holiday,

Kathy

 

IMPORTANT

USA GYMNASTICS REGION 6 MEET DIRECTORS

 

At the 2022 Spring Meeting the USAG Region 6 Committee voted on the following:

 

Effective for the 2022-2023 season the competition fee at USAG sanctioned events will increase to $2/ gymnast.

 

Send a copy of the Sanction Report Form to the Regional Chairman with

$2 / gymnast. Make check payable to USA Gymnastics Region 6.

 

 

NEW ADDRESS!

Kathy Ostberg

Regional Committee Chairman

98 Washington Square

Unit # 4

Salem, MA 01970

EFFECTIVE FOR THE 2022 - 2023 SEASON - 

The $2 / gymnast competition fee will be capped at $1500.00. This discounted fee is only available when meet directors submit the appropriate fees and paperwork w/in 72 hours of the competition

COMPETITION ENTRY GUIDELINES FOR 2022-2023

 

Effective immediately - the terminology impacting sanctioned competitions will be updated.

Competitions are referred to as:

  • In-Gym Qualifiers
  • In-Gym Invitationals
  • Invitationals held in outside venues.

 

The qualifying schedule is under the jurisdiction of the State Administrative Committee. The committee cannot deny a club from hosting a competition. They can determine if the competition may be used as a qualifying event.

 

The following are suggested entry fees:

 

Compulsory / Bronze / Silver

In-Gym Qualifiers $50.00

In-Gym Invitationals $75.00

 

Optional / Platinum / Diamond and Sapphire

In-Gym Qualifiers $55.00

In-Gym Invitationals $80.00

 

Mileage Reimbursement rate for officials, effective July 1, 2022

 

For the final 6 months of 2022, the IRS business standard mileage rate is 62.5 cents per mile (a 4-cent increase from the rate effective at the start of the year). Click Here

Vermont Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners

DEV Club of the Year - Kingdom Gymnastics and Northern Lights Gymnastics

Xcel Club of the Year - Cobra Gymnastics

State Service Award - Anissa Davis

 

Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers

Congratulations to our Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers

Ellie Quintin from Regal

Breezy Palmer from Kingdom

Good Luck

State Championships

2022 Vermont State Meet – Rutland Recreation Center, 134 Community Dr., Rutland VT

Saturday March 19

Session 1 – Xcel Bronze 

10:00am Open stretch

10:15am March in

12:30pm Awards

 

Session 2 – Xcel Silver 

1:30pm Open Stretch

1:45pm March in

3:45pm Awards

 

Session 3 – Level 3 

4:45pm Open Stretch

5:00pm March in

6:15pm Awards

 

Session 4 – Xcel Gold 

7:00pm Open Stretch

7:15pm March in

9:15pm Awards

 

Sunday March 20

Session 5 – Level 4 and 5 

8:00am Open Stretch

8:15am March in

10:30am Awards

 

Session 6 – Level 6 and 7 

11:30am – Open Stretch

11:45am – March In

2:00pm – Awards

 

Session 7 – Level 8, 9 and Xcel Platinum and Diamond 

3:00pm Open Stretch

3:15pm March in

6:00pm Awards

State Championships

Vermont Gymnastics State Championships

Held March 19, 20 at The Rutland Community Center

Address: 134 Community Drive, Rutland VT

Regional Info

2022 USA Gymnastics - Region 6 Championships

April 22 - 24 Level 9 / 10 Regional Championships

April 30 - May 1 Level 7/8 Regional Championships

Level 9/10 and Level 7/8 Regional Championship packets HERE



May 21 - 22 XCEL Regional Championships

Shrewsbury High School - Shrewsbury, MA

XCEL Regional Championship Packet HERE

 

REGIONAL COACHES' MEETING VIA ZOOM

Level 9/10 Regional Championships - Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 8:45 PM

Level 7/8 Regional Championships - Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 8:45 PM

Jozef Safko

We are extremely sad to learn of the passing of Jozef Safko of Sunrise Gymnastics.  We send our thoughts and sympathy to his wife and daughter and to all of his friends and family who loved him.  The Vermont Gymnastics Community is thinking of all of you and Jozef will be missed by all of us.

Safety Champion

The Safety Champion program is a new initiative by USA Gymnastics to help bring the message of safety and wellness to member clubs in a more personal and unique way. The Safety Champion is a person who will serve as a liaison between USA Gymnastics and the Member Club to help disseminate important information related to policy, educational initiatives, and health and wellness information.

Visit the link below to learn more about the Safety Champion.

Click Here Safety Champion

Xcel Judging Course

ANNOUNCING

NEW JUDGES COURSE

XCEL Bronze - Silver - Gold

The J110 Xcel Bronze/Silver/Gold Judges' Course is now available as a review for current DP-rated officials as well as a prerequisite for non-rated individuals to begin judging in the Xcel Program.

This is a great opportunity to get involved w/ gymnastics officiating.

Click Here to Register

 

Meet Schedule

NLG Meet - Dec 18, 19 - DP and Xcel - small meet

Royal at Regal - Jan 15, 16 - DP and Xcel

Cobra Meet - Jan 30 - Xcel

GMI - Feb 5, 6 - DP and Xcel

I Love VT at Champlain - Feb 13 - DP

Sunrise Meet - Feb 26, 27 - canceled

Central VT Meet - March 13 - DP and Xcel

State Meet - March 19, 20 - site tbd- DP and Xcel

2021/2022 Membership

The 2021-2022 Membership Season is Now Open: When professional and instructor members renew their membership this season, they will find a change from the traditional membership options.

USA Gymnastics recognized the need to provide a membership program that was a bit easier to understand. We are eliminating the broad membership terms of "professional" and "instructor" and are replacing these terms with new membership categories that more accurately identify the roles each member serves within the sport.

While the membership renewal process will not change, the membership selection process will appear slightly different. When professional and instructor members renew memberships this season, they will select from member categories such as competitive coach, recreational coach, judge, club owner, meet director, etc.

Additionally, membership opportunities will now be available for volunteers, medical providers and photographer/videographers who may be participating in USA Gymnastics sanctioned events.

Click here for full details.

 

New Course Requirements: This season, USA Gymnastics will introduce two new educational courses that certain membership roles will be required to complete as a condition of membership. Click here to review which roles will be required to complete the U112: Tough Coaching or Emotional Abuse course and the U113: USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy course

Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers

Congratulations to our Level 9 athletes for a great Regional competition.  All 3 gymnasts qualified for Level 9 Eastern Nationals.

Ellie Quintin from Regal

Chloe Daniels from Regal

Julia Before from Kingdom

New Transgender and Non-Binary Inclusion Policy

USA GYMNASTICS ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY INCLUSION POLICY

INDIANAPOLIS, November 17, 2020 – USA Gymnastics today introduced an updated policy for transgender and non-binary inclusion. The policy is intended to promote a safe and inclusive environment for athletes of all gender identities, while protecting the privacy of trans and non-binary athletes.

 

“Our top priority is and must always be the safety of our athletes, including their emotional and psychological safety,” said USA Gymnastics CEO Li Li Leung. “Inclusivity plays an important role in creating safe and welcoming environments for our community members, and this policy will help ensure athletes who identify as transgender or non-binary feel at home in our sport.”

The policy, which is based on current medical science and consistent with anti-discrimination legislation, makes several changes to the 2015 policy, including:

  • Transgender athletes no longer need to apply to participate in the discipline that aligns with their gender identity.
  • Surgical sex reassignment, legal gender recognition, and hormone therapy requirements have been removed.
  • Guidance for non-binary athletes has been added.
  • Educational resources have been incorporated within the policy to help build a more informed community.

While USA Gymnastics’ updated policy will apply to nearly all member athletes, ‘International Track’ gymnasts – defined as those who, in the next 12 months, intend to qualify for the Junior or Senior National Teams, who may represent USA Gymnastics internationally, or who qualify to any event where a National Team is selected – will continue to be governed by the International Olympic Committee’s policies.

To create the most inclusive and effective policy possible, USA Gymnastics’ officials and members of the organization’s Athlete Health and Wellness Council conducted a review of available research on transgender athletes as well as best practices and existing inclusion policies adopted by national and international sport bodies. Much of that research is available under the resources section of the policy. USA Gymnastics also solicited input directly from the transgender athlete community.

“We are grateful to the members of the Athlete Health and Wellness Council as well as those in our gymnastics community who contributed their time and expertise to this policy,” said Kim Kranz, USA Gymnastics’ Chief of Athlete Wellness. “This policy is part of our commitment to help create an inclusive environment within our sport. Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in gymnastics with the knowledge that they will be safe and have their dignity respected.”

 

 

In House Meet Medical Requirement

Program Name Change

USA Gymnastics announces ‘USAG Development Program’ as new name for the Junior Olympic Program

 

INDIANAPOLIS, October 21, 2020 – USA Gymnastics today announced that “USA Gymnastics Development Program” will be the new name for the development program formerly known as the Junior Olympic program.

 

USA Gymnastics made the decision to change the program name following increased restrictions around the use of the title ‘Junior Olympic’ earlier this year. No substantive programming changes will accompany the change in name.

 

“USA Gymnastics remains committed to supporting athletes of all levels across all disciplines as they strive to reach their goals in and out of the gym,” said Stefanie Korepin, Chief Programs Officer. “Under the USA Gymnastics Development Program, we will continue to provide the same top-tier competitive structure and programming initiatives that our community members have come to expect, while looking for new ways to innovate and adapt, as we explore opportunities to improve the gymnastics experience for all participants.”

 

This summer, USA Gymnastics issued a crowdsourcing request to the gymnastics community and received hundreds of suggestions for renaming the program. Though the organization held a public vote in August and announced a winning submission, concerns about the name’s acronym ultimately led USA Gymnastics to opt instead for another popular submission, the USA Gymnastics Development Program.

 

ELT Information

If you have been wondering about the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and who they are, feel free to visit this page for individual bios, as well as a “Meet the Team” video from Virtual National Congress.

Athletes' Council

USA Gymnastics is excited to share that an Athletes’ Council webpage has been created under ‘About’ on USAG’s website (link below). Visitors can learn more about the role of the AC, how it is structured, and who currently represents each discipline. More importantly, athletes will be able to quickly and easily identify who their representatives are, and we are working to add contact information to streamline the process of getting in touch with AC reps. To increase transparency, meeting minutes will also be available from this page.

https://usagym.org/pages/aboutus/pages/athletescouncil.html

Message from USA Gymnastics about Athlete A

In order to learn from the mistakes of the past and the mishandling of the horrific abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar, we must listen with open hearts to Maggie’s story, and the experiences of other survivors – so that we can better understand the impact it had, and the circumstances that led to it and enabled it for too long.

 Because of the bravery of Maggie and other survivors who have come forward, there have been transformational reforms across the sport.  Within USA Gymnastics, under an entirely new leadership team, we have implemented stronger policies and preventative measures, launched multiple educational efforts, and made sweeping organizational, leadership and personnel changes.  Most importantly, we have prioritized changing the sub-culture within our community that allowed this to happen.  We owe these survivors an incredible debt of gratitude for sharing their stories, and igniting these changes across the sport.

 And yet, despite these changes, we recognize that the work is not done.  We must keep listening, keep evolving and keep improving – and we are committed to doing so.

    Jill Vanderpot

    Jill Vanderpot

    State Chairman