Congratulations to our Level 9 Eastern Qualifiers
Ellie Quintin from Regal
Breezy Palmer from Kingdom
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
Session 2 – Xcel Silver
1:30pm Open Stretch
1:45pm March in
Session 3 – Level 3
4:45pm Open Stretch
5:00pm March in
Session 4 – Xcel Gold
7:00pm Open Stretch
7:15pm March in
Sunday March 20
Session 5 – Level 4 and 5
8:00am Open Stretch
8:15am March in
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
Vermont Gymnastics State Championships
Held March 19, 20 at The Rutland Community Center
Address: 134 Community Drive, Rutland VT
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
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.
USA GYMNASTICS REGION 6 MEET DIRECTORS
Meet Directors are responsible for adhering to all State / Regional and National reporting procedures. Region 6 requires Meet Directors to send a copy of the Sanction Report form and $1 / gymnast to the Regional Chairman. Additional reporting procedures are at the discretion of the State Committee. Please refer to your State policies for additional information.
Sanctions are required for all USA Gymnastics competitions, clinics, workshops, tours and exhibitions.
A request for sanction may be made by any USA Gymnastics Women’s Professional member with Meet Director certification.
When sanctioning a USA Gymnastics event, follow these steps:
1. Send ‘Request for Sanction’ to USA Gymnastics office with appropriate fees.
Forms are available online at
Sanction Fee - $140 Virtual - $100
2. Post Certificate of Approval Form at the competition site
3. Meet Directors are required to utilize the meet reservation system for all sanctioned competitions. It is the responsibility of the meet director to verify that all participants at the sanctioned event are current USA Gymnastics members in good standing, with all applicable member types, certifications, and levels/disciplines BEFORE they are allowed on the floor of the sanction event.
4. Send completed Sanction Report Form; Coaches / Officials ‘Sign in’ form to USA Gymnastics Member Services
5. Send a copy of the Sanction Report Form to the Regional Chairman with $1 / gymnast. Make check payable to USA Gymnastics Region 6
6. Follow State Committee Reporting procedures.
USA Gymnastics Member Services
1099 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Regional Committee Chairman
190 Bridge St
Salem, MA 01970
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.
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.
The 2021 - 2022 Women's Rules and Policies are available online. Please refer to this document for DP/ XCEL Program information. Click Here - 2020 - 2021 Rules and Policies
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
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.
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
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:
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.”
Women's Program Rules & Policies
Check out the easy access to the 2020-2021 Rules and Policies
Review the Rules & Policies: Updates are made each season to each discipline's rules & policies. Meet Directors should take the time review these, to ensure they are aware of any changes. Click here to view the R&Ps.
A USA Gymnastics sanctioned event CANNOT be run concurrently in the same session with a non-USA Gymnastics sanctioned event. All USA Gymnastics sessions must be concluded prior to the start of any non-USA Gymnastics sessions.
USA Gymnastics athlete mobility and/or qualification (if applicable by state) can only be achieved by participating in a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event.
Professional Photography and Medical Services at a Meet: Click here to view the USA Gymnastics sanctioned event policy regarding professional photography and medical services at a meet.
USA Gymnastics Members Must Report: The USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy mandates that all members follow state and federal laws governing reporting child abuse. All members 18 years-of-age or older are subject to USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Policy and required to report all instances of possible child abuse or neglect to law enforcement and state child protection services. Click here for questions related to filing a report.
USA Gymnastics introduces virtual event sanctions
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., October 22, 2020 – Today, USA Gymnastics announced multiple ways to hold competitive gymnastics events for the 2020-21 season, including virtual event sanctions and a free platform for hosting virtual meets:
“We understand how important competition is to our athletes and member clubs,” said Stefanie Korepin, USA Gymnastics Chief Programs Officer. “Virtual event sanctions will provide gymnasts across the country the opportunity to compete and receive feedback from official USAG judges, even if in-person events are not feasible in their area. While this may not be a traditional competition season, it can still be a meaningful one, and we’re excited to provide this service for our community.”
Athletes of all levels across all disciplines will be able to compete through sanctioned virtual events, and gymnasts will also be able to use their scores from sanctioned virtual events for level mobility.
To help meet directors facilitate virtual competitions, USA Gymnastics has created Virtual Playbooks for each discipline:
USA Gymnastics-sanctioned virtual and in-person events should always follow local public health guidelines and restrictions and are governed by USA Gymnastics’ discipline-specific Rules and Policies, judging criteria, and Safe Sport Policy. While meet directors have the flexibility to use a number of platforms to host virtual meets, it is important to note that the process of sharing of live video and recordings must comply with USAG’s Safe Sport Policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.