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ATTENTION REGION 7 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

REGIONAL POSITIONS
NOMINATIONS & ELECTION COMING SOON

More information regarding the call for nominations for regional positions was sent out via email on 5/3/2020. If you are an active professional member in Region 7 and you did not receive this email from the Region 7 Acro Committee, please email region7acro@gmail.com as soon as possible to be added to the email list of active professional members. Those who received the email directly do not need to email to be added to the list.
 

View Regional Committee Section of the draft 2020 Operating Code  >>  

Please review the qualification requirements for the positions listed and be prepared to submit your nominations for these positions for the 2020-2022 term. We do not anticipate changes to this section. The official call for nominations will be sent to active professional members within the acro discipline as soon as the changes to the Operating Code are finalized.
 
Not included in the attached draft is the Athlete Rep criteria because there is still work needed on this section, as the Athlete's Council and the USOPC are both updating their athlete representation criteria, some of which will need to be incorporated here.  Again, any questions, please email region7acro@gmail.com
 
Region 7 virtual blocks competition on the weekend of May 16th and 17th! 
 
Rules: Xcel Blocks Information and Tariff Sheets
Exceptions: The athletes will be allowed to use: the floor, the small blocks, or regular blocks for the competition
All of the Xcel Blocks rules will be used. Athletes will make their own tariff sheets and upload them to their registration form. If athletes need assistance they should reach out to their coach. 
 
Registration: 
Link to Register: https://forms.gle/z1A615ymmyH1jgRt5
Registration Deadline: May 14th
Donations: https://www.paypal.com/us/for-you/transfer-money/send-money send to region7acro@gmail.com

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

USAG has a dedicated page with a variety of resources for parents, coaches, and athletes.

View this website »

U. S. Acrobatic Gymnastics

Quarantine Work Outs

U.S. Acrobatic Gymnastics National Team members are providing videos of workouts you can do at home to stay in shape during the quarantine. More will be added as they arrive.

View these workouts »

Acrobatic Program Committee
Summary of Updates

The Program Committee Chair and the 5 Regional Administrative Chairs met on Friday, 4/3. Below is a summary of important topics discussed.
 
1) USAG webpages are frequently updated with info and resources related to COVID-19. Please watch these pages for updates.
2) Formal approval to waive qualification requirements
  • Program Committee unanimously approved waiving of qualification requirements for the remainder of this season.
  • New partnerships are permitted as well as existing partnerships dropping back levels if necessary.
 
3) USA Gym Champs postponement
  • USAG is looking at new dates for Gym Champs as well as the artistic events that were to be held in June.
  • Acro, rhythmic and T&T have all expressed that they are interested in rescheduling this event.
  • Major factors under consideration at this time:
    • When will it be safe to hold events and have people traveling in light of the global pandemic
    • Safe for athletes to compete, ability to train beforehand (feel as though 2-3 months back in the gym prior to event is necessary)  
    • Location suitability and availability
  • National Team Selection: If USA Gym Champs is held, a National Team will likely be selected at that event, with a second selection to take place in early 2021.
  • Suggestions about the structure of the event and inclusion of additional levels because of the hiatus in training will be discussed if a decision is made to move forward with a USA Gym Champs event.
4) Acrobatic World Championships & World Age Group Competitions
  • Olympics have been postponed until July 23 - August 8, 2021 and World Games have been postponed to July 7-17, 2022.
  • Acro Worlds competitions have been postponed. USAG has not received any information regarding dates beyond the information posted on the FIG website.
  • Will wait for official announcement of new dates from FIG before amending the selection procedures and proceeding with the selection process.
5) 2020 Elections
  • The terms for the following positions are scheduled to end on July 31, 2020
    • Acro Program Committee Chair - currently held by Carisa Laughon
    • National Elite Committee Chair - currently held by Ronda Francis
    • National Elite Committee - 3 positions up for election this year
    • Regional Administrative Committee positions
  • Operating Code updates, to include changes to eligibility requirements for positions as well as voting, are in progress and will be available soon. Call for nominations to be sent out by RACCs following posting of updated Operating Code.
  • Targeted timelines for nominations/voting has been extended as follows:
    • Nominations - 5/15/2020
    • Regional Committee Elections - June 1-15
    • National Elections - June 15-30
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Rising High School Juniors and Seniors: 
 
Check out the recent recruitment webinar from The NCATA regarding Collegiate Opportunities in Acrobatics and Tumbling for Athletes and Judges.

For those who had booked flights through Southwest, particularly for upcoming acrobatic competitions, including the Vegas Acro Cup and Nationals - be sure to check out Southwest's updated flexible policies for utilizing those travel funds.

View Southwest Notice Dated 4/16/2020 >>
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