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    ALABAMA CLUBS ARE HIRING! NEW OPPORTUNITIES!

    Several Alabama USA Gymnastics clubs are looking for coaches and office staff. We have a section on our State website dedicated to these opportunities. There are several new opportunities so check them out by clicking below!

    Click here to go the our Employment Opportunity Page


    Elite Drop Back Information

    With the 2023 Nastia Liukin Cup series qualifiers quickly approaching, please familiarize yourself with the Drop Back procedures required for any Elite level athlete to be eligible to qualify for the Nastia Liukin Cup, and ultimately, State through National meets.
     
    Any Elite athlete is allowed to compete as an Open athlete in invitationals. However, if the intention is for them to be eligible to qualify for any Development Program events, please submit an Elite Drop Back petition to Tom Koll - National Development Program Committee Chair, at tkoll60@gmail.com.  Any scores achieved from an invitational before the petition is approved will be invalid, meaning they would not be eligible to qualify to the Nastia Liukin Cup, State, Regional or National meets.
      
    Instructions on how to properly submit a petition can be found on page 77 in the Women’s Program Rules & Policies:
     
    A US Elite gymnast (an athlete who has competed as a Junior or Senior International Elite in a Classic Meet, Junior World Trials, or higher) who wants to enter the Development Program MUST petition to drop back to the Development Program, regardless of the year of competition, by completing the “reason for change” form (https://usagym.org/PDFs/Forms/Women/elitedropback.pdf) FROM HER COACH to the National Development Program Committee Chairman (NDPCC). For Information regarding Foreign Athlete (Elite or non-elite) participation in the Development Program, please refer to Chapter 2. 
     
    a. All petitions must be received at least three (3) weeks prior to the Level 10 State Championships. 
    b. The National Development Program Committee (NDPC) will review the petition and the NDPCC will notify the coach of the 
    acceptance/denial of the petition and will copy the respective SACC and RACC and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman (RTCC). 
    c. Accepted petitioned athletes may not re-enter the Elite/Pre-Elite Program during the Elite competitive year (through 
    Championships of the year in which she competes Level 10). 
    d. Clarification: An elite athlete dropping back into the Development Program is considered a Development Program athlete when 
    she enters her first USA Gymnastics sanctioned event as a Level 10 athlete AFTER the petition has been granted. 
    e. All scores obtained before the petition is granted are INVALID for qualification to State Championships and above in the current season. 
     
    Any gymnast who competed at the Pre-Elite level (at a Regional or National qualifier and/or Challenge competition) may choose to compete as a Level 10 in the following season, since she is considered as a Pre-Elite athlete. No petition is necessary. 
     
    The committee usually approves petitions within 48 hours.

     

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    Alabama USA Gymnastics Athlete Registration Fees Due

    Since this is the time of year that most of you have your athletes renew and your parents pay their annual fees to the club, this is just a reminder that the registration fee for Alabama USA Gymnastics for all compulsory and fall athletes is due annually by September 1 for Compulsory athletes and due by January 1 for Optional/Xcel athletes. If a gymnast changes levels or competes compulsory and Xcel or Optional in the same competitive season, they only owe the registration fee one time per competitive season.

    Registration fees are paid online at MeetMaker at the following link:

    http://meetmaker.com/meetdetails?eid=5577

    2022 Alabama USA Optional Club of the Year

    After adding up all the pointe earned in the team competitions at this past weekend's Alabama Optional/Xcel State Championships, there was only one point separating first and second place in both the Optional and the Xcel team totals.

    We are proud to announce that Mountain Brook Gymnastics won the Optional Club of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 season. We will present Mountain Brook with their banner at our Awards Banquet in June.

    Congratulations to all the gymnasts and coaches from Mountain Brook!

    2022 Alabama USA Gymnastics Xcel Club of the Year

    After adding up all the pointe earned in the team competitions at this past weekend's Alabama Optional/Xcel State Championships, there was only one point separating first and second place in both the Optional and the Xcel team totals.

    We are proud to announce that JamJev Gymnastics won the Xcel Club of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 season. We will present JamJev  with their banner at our Awards Banquet in June.

    Congratulations to all the gymnasts and coaches from JamJev Gymnastics!


    Mike Holdefer

    Mike Holdefer

    Alabama State Committee Chair

    Phone: 205-759-9359