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Vermont State Service Award

Congratulations to our Vermont State Service Award winners

Ruth McGowan

Carolyn Krug

Xcel Regional Placements

Northern Lights Gymnastics

Annabelle Brabant (XP) - 4th Bars

Payson Fowler Thorsen (XP) - 3rd Floor and 4th Beam


Brattleboro Gymnastics

Kelsey Fillion (XD) - 3rd beam and 4th floor. 


Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center

Lacy Carmack (XG)- Bars 2nd, Beam 14th, Floor 5th

Eda Mae Fioretti (XG) - AA 5th, Bars 6th(T), Beam  2nd,  Floor 5th(T)

Amelia Gibbs (XG) - Beam 6th (T)

Charli Fahoury (XS) - Vault 6th (T), Bars 6th (T)

Sophia Geider (XS) Bars  5th (T), Beam  6th (T)


Regal Gymnastics Academy

Brynn Loeffler, Silver, 1st VT, 4th BB, 4th FX, 3rd AA

Simone Knoth, Silver, 4th VT, 4th UB, 6th AA

Ellie Conti, Silver, 2nd VT

Juniper Blasch, Silver, 5th VT, 1st UB, 3rd BB, 6th AA

Maddy Beach, Silver, 6th UB, 5th FX

Josie Berger, Silver, 1st BB, 4th FX, 6th AA

Jessa Abbey, Silver, 5th BB, 5th FX, 6th AA

Madison Lambert, Gold, 1st BB

Bianca Cius, Gold, 5th BB

Abi McCampbell, Gold, 6th FX

Emerson Marckres, Platinum, 5th BB

Anya Neil-Burroughs, Platinum, 6th UB

Maybel Lyon-Horne, Platinum, 1st UB, 6th BB, 6th AA

Amber Whitcomb, Platinum, 4th UB

Taylor Smith, Diamond, 4th VT


Vermont Xcel Club of the Year

Congratulations to Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center

2024 Vermont Xcel Club of the Year 

Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center has been involved in the USAG Xcel program since their first season of a team in 2012 and hosted 50 athletes in the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond levels this season.  Owner and head coach, Shelby Barsalou, has always believed in multi-sport athletics and has strongly promoted the Xcel Program in her facility. 

Cobra was 99% an Xcel gym this year, with their Bronze and Gold teams winning Vermont state titles, alongside 40 individual state titles.  Seven athletes qualified for Regionals and while they earned many podium finishes, Amelia Gibbs, (Gold Vermont State Team) was Regional champion on vault, bars and all-around. 

Athletes from Cobra share that Cobra feels like a second home and look forward to going to practice where they feel supported in all aspects of themselves.  They share that the coaches, Shelby, Kymi, Topsy, Gail and Karena are kind, funny and creative.

Vermont Dev Club of the Year

Congratulations to Regal Gymnastics Academy

2024 Vermont Dev Club of the Year

Regal Gymnastics won the state championship team titles across all optional levels. They proudly qualified 30 athletes to Regionals and had athletes compete and medal at Eastern Nationals. With a philosophy built upon kindness, respect, and excellence, the coaching staff works hard to create a positive gym culture and promotes a love for the sport through self-confidence, teamwork, and fun. Their continued success, coupled with their dedication to the gymnastics community within the state and region, makes them a fitting nominee for Development Program Club of the Year.

Coaching Staff: Laura Reeves, Katherine Reeves, Michelle Rubman, Chloe Daniels

Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers and Results

Regal Gymnastics Academy

Evelyn LaCroix - 2nd Floor, 7th Beam, 7th All Around

Sabena Dymond


Regional Placements 2024

Regal Regional Placements

Level 6 Regionals

Emma Bennett- 1st UB, 5th BB, 5th AA

Paige Bero- 5th UB, 2nd FX

Clare Hamilton- 4th VT, 5th UB

Avery Morisseau - 5th VT, 5th FX

Ariana Richard - 6th UB, 6th FX

Kamryn Boire - 3rd FX

Level 7 Regionals

Anna Colby - 1st VT, 5th BB, 5th UB, 5th AA
Summer DiGuglielmo- 1st UB, 4th FX

Addison Sullivan- 1st UB
Ashley Gokey- 4th UB

Level 8 Regionals

Patience Semahar- 2nd BB
Lauren Roper- 4th FX, 5th AA
Juliana Gurley- 5th UB
Evelyn Thomas- 6th UB

Level 9 Regionals

Evelyn LaCroix - 4th UB, 1st FX, Eastern National Qualifier
Sabena Dymond - 4th UB, 2nd BB, Eastern National Qualifier
Danica Woodside - 4th UB, 5th FX

Northern Lights Regional Placements

Level 7 Brooke Nigriny - 2nd place Vault

Cobra Regional Placements

 Level 8 Karena Kuehl - 6th place Floor

Brattleboro Regional Placements

Level 8 Lauren Chute - 5th on vault and bars.

Vermont State Championships 2024

2024 Vermont State Meet – Rutland Recreation – 134 Community Dr., Rutland VT

Saturday March 16

Session 1 – Xcel Bronze 

8:30am Open stretch

8:45am March in

11:15pm Awards


Session 2 – Level 6 & 7 

12:15pm Open Stretch

12:30pm March in

2:30pm Awards


Session 3 – Level 8 & 9, Xcel Diamond 

3:30pm Open Stretch

3:45pm March in

5:30pm Awards


Session 4 – Xcel Gold and Platinum 

6:15pm Open Stretch

6:30pm March in

9:15pm Awards


Sunday March 17

Session 5 – Level 4 & 5 

8:00am Open Stretch

8:15am March in

9:45am Awards


Session 6 – Level 3 

10:30am – Open Stretch

10:45am – March In

12:45pm – Awards


Session 7 – Xcel Silver 

1:45pm Open Stretch

2:00pm March in

4:45pm Awards

Regionals Level 9, 10

MARCH 5, 2024

Regional Championship Coaches Meeting

Via Zoom*


Level 9/10 Tuesday April 9, 2024 at 8:45pm


*Zoom invitation will be sent the Monday prior to the meeting using the Club Contact registered on Meet Reservations.





2024 USA Gymnastics

Region 6 Championships


Level 9 / 10 Regional Championships

April 12-14, 2024

CLICK HERE - Level 9-10 Regional Packet

Class of 2024 Graduating Seniors


Coaches - please submit the names of your graduating seniors as soon as you can to


Please have your athletes return the requested information in THIS flyer to be included on the senior gallery on the LED wall during Regional Championships.



IES Petitions will be allowed at the 

Level 9/10 Regional Championships.


2025 Level 9/10 Regional Championships


Reminder for 2025 - due to Passover and Easter

the dates for Level 9-10 Regional Championships

are April 9-11, 2025 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)


Please communicate this information often

so that no one is surprised with the days of competition :)


Level 9-10 Regionals Hotel Link


Regionals Level 6-8

MARCH 5, 2024

Regional Championship Coaches Meeting

Via Zoom*



Level 6/7/8 Tuesday April 16, 2024 at 8:45pm



*Zoom invitation will be sent the Monday prior to the meeting using the Club Contact registered on Meet Reservations.





2024 USA Gymnastics

Region 6 Championships



Level 6/7/8 Regional Championships

April 19-21, 2024

Click Here - Level 7/8 Regional Championships


Class of 2024 Graduating Seniors


Coaches - upon qualification to Level 6-7-8 Regionals, please submit the names of your graduating seniors to


Please have your athletes return the requested information in THIS flyer to be included on the senior gallery on the LED wall during Regional Championships.


Level 6-7-8 Regionals Hotel Link



Vermont State Championships 2024

Vermont State Championships 2024

Site:  Rutland Recreation and Parks, 134 Community Dr. Rutland VT

Cost:  $115 per athlete

Entries Due:  March 4th


Championship hotels info for 9 & 10

WAG Level 9 Easterns – Myrtle Beach, SC: Click HERE


WAG Level 9 Westerns – Coralville, IA: Click HERE


WAG Level 10 Dev Nationals – Daytona Beach, FL: Click HERE

  • New for 2024 – Dev Nationals ONLY: To ensure that all qualified athletes are able to secure accommodations, a cancellation policy will be implemented for hotel rooms booked prior to the event. See below:

Cancellation Policy – 2024 Development Program National Championships:

    • Cancellation occurs within 24 hours of booking – no penalty
    • Cancellation occurs after 24 hours but prior to 7 days to arrival - $100 penalty per reservation
    • Cancellation occurs 7 days (or less) prior to arrival - $100 penalty per reservation PLUS late cancellation fee of 1-night’s room + tax.

*If cancellation is required due to athlete injury, a doctor’s note will be needed to consider any waiver of cancellation penalties.


It is important to note that Dev Nationals is not the only large event taking place in Daytona Beach the weekend of May 9th – 12th. Please note that USA Gymnastics has secured enough hotel rooms in various blocks to account for both the MAG and WAG communities. However, individuals who hold rooms prior to qualification events do impact hotel block availability. In order to make sure there are enough rooms for those booking after their athlete qualifies, we ask for your assistance in helping to communicate this new policy for Dev Nationals.

New Regional Chairman

Michele Archer

PO Box 294

Ashburnham, MA 01430

978 866 0439


2023 Regional Placements

Regal Gymnastics Academy

Regional All Around Champions

Audrey Rogers, Xcel Silver, 6th Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around

Mia Santaniello, Level 7, 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Beam, 1st All Around

Regional Medalists

Haley Austin, Xcel Silver, 3rd Vault, 4th Beam, 6th Floor, 6th All Around
Madison Lambert, Xcel Silver, 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd All Around
Emma Peake, Xcel Silver, 7th Beam, 4th Floor
Abi McCampbell, Xcel Silver, 2nd Beam, 6th All Around
Simone Knoth, Xcel Silver, 2nd Vault

Brennan Miller, Xcel Gold, 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars

Zoey Johnston, Xcel Gold, 6th Vault, 6th Bars, 2nd Beam, 4th All Around

Cayla Wimette, Xcel Gold, 5th Bars

Bianca Cuis, Xcel Gold, 6th Floor

Maybel Lyon-Horne, Xcel Platinum, 3rd Bars, 6th Floor, 5th All Around

Jasmine Dye, Xcel Platinum, 5th Bars, 5th Floor

Taylor Smith, Xcel Platinum, 4th Bars

Anna Ruegsegger, Xcel Diamond, 5th Vault, 5th Beam, 6th All Around

Juliana Gurley, Level 7, 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd All Around
Lauren Roper, Level 7, 1st Bars, 2nd Vault, 3rd Floor

Evelyn Thomas, Level 7, 2nd Bars
Patience Semahar, Level 7, 4th Bars

Allison Rowe, Level 8, 1st Vault

Juliette Wilkens, Level 8, 1st Beam, 4th All Around

Julia Sides, Level 9, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam

Gracie Morris, Level 9, 2nd Vault, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor

Evelyn LaCroix, Level 9, 3rd Floor

Cobra Gymnastics

Nadia Tarbell- Diamond Xcel State Team 

4th place AA, 37.10

4th place Beam, 9.6

6th place Vault, 9.15

7th place Floor, 9.45

Karena Kuehl- Diamond Xcel State Team

5th on Vault 9.125

Hazel Mabey- Silver Xcel All-Star

8th place on both Bars (9.5) and Beam (9.425)

Vermont State Service Award

Congratulations to Green Mountain Training Center for the honor of the Vermont State Service Award

Vermont Xcel Club of the Year

Congratulations to Cobra Gymnastics for the honor of Vermont Xcel Club of the Year

Vermont Developmental Club of the Year

Congratulations to the Regal Gymnastics Academy for the honor of Vermont Developmental Club of the Year

2023/24 Membership

USAG Member Services began communicating in May newsletters that the 2023-2024 membership season will be opening the first full week of June. We are excited to open early this season, and wanted to make sure everyone is clearly communicating what this means in relation to the annual U110 membership requirement. In short:

  • Anyone who takes the U110 SafeSport course from June 1 - July 31 will be issued an expiration date for the course of 12/31/23. This means that these Individuals will then have to take the course again after 8/1/23 for their membership to remain current for the remainder of the 2023-2024 season. 
  • Anyone who takes the U110 from August 1 - May 31, 2024 will be issued an expiration date for the course of 7/31/24.
  • If you do not need to be at, or registered for, a sanctioned event prior to August 1, we recommend waiting until August 1 or after to complete your U110 SafeSport Course so that it is valid through 7/31/24. 

Keep an eye out for an email from USAG Member Services announcing the opening of the 2023-2024 Membership season soon.

Any membership questions can be directed to USA Gymnastics Member Services at

Level 9 Easterns

Congratulations to Regal Gymnast Julia Sides

Region 6 Team Champions Sr 8 Age Group

Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers

Congratulations to our Eastern Qualifiers

Danica Woodside

Julia Sides - Regional Bar Champion

Alternate - Bryanna Palmer


Level 10 Nationals

Alternate AA and All Star on Vault - Julia Before

RACC Nominations

RACC call for nomination information is in the link below.  Region 6 will need a new Chairman.

Xcel Regional Criteria

The NEW XCEL Qualifying Criteria is published on the Region 6 website.

Peak Season Clinic 2023

Peak Season Clinic information

The deadlines to register are time-sensitive.   Any questions - please reach out to Nicole at 


GMI Schedule

Green Mountain Invitational 2023 – PJ Theme

Saturday February 11

Session 1 – Xcel Bronze – 25 – GMTC, Twin Falls, Sunrise

8:00am Open Stretch

8:15am National Anthem

9:15am Awards

Admissions – Twin Falls


Session 2 – Xcel Bronze – 45 – Cobra, Kingdom, Brattleboro

10:15am Open Stretch

10:30am – National Anthem

11:45pm – Awards

Cobra is in 2 squads

Admissions - Cobra


Session 3 – Xcel Gold, Platinum, Diamond - 45

12:45pm Open Stretch

1:00pm National Anthem

3:45pm Awards

Admissions - GMTC


Session 4 – Xcel Silver - 55

4:30pm Open Stretch

4:45pm National Anthem

6:45pm Awards

Admissions – Northern Lights


Sunday February 12

Session 5 – Level 3 – 31   

8:00am Open Stretch

8:15am National Anthem

9:30am Awards

Admissions - Kingdom


Session 6 – Level 4, 5 - 38

10:15pm Open Stretch

10:30am National Anthem

12:15pm Awards

Regal is in 2 squads

Admissions – Regal


Session 7 – Level 6 -10 - 39

1:00pm Open Stretch

1:15pm National Anthem

4:00pm Awards

Admissions – Brattleboro and Sunrise



Sanctioned Event Safe Sport Protocol

Virtual Competition Update

Mobility and Virtual competitions

  • The Development Program committee has decided that effective January 1, 2023, ONLY "LIVE" sanctioned competitions will be allowed for the purposes of mobility in the Development Program. This item will NOT be revisited at this time. Any questions should be directed to your RDPCC.
  • The Xcel committee would like to continue to allow virtual competitions for mobility for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season. This item will be added to the May agenda for discussion regarding allowing past this season. Any questions should be directed to your RXCC.

Backless Leotard Update

Backless leotards: any questions should be directed to your RTCC.

  • Racerback: The Technical Committee has agreed to allow a 1-year grace period for clubs and leotard companies to become compliant with the new racerback addition to the definition. A reminder: if there is ever any question on a leotard being in compliance, always include your RTCC in all communication.

CVGA Address

81 Demeritt Place
Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676

USA Gymnastics Policies


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.


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,






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.




Kathy Ostberg

Regional Committee Chairman

98 Washington Square

Unit # 4

Salem, MA 01970


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



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



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



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


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.

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