The 2023 Alabama USA Gymnastics Optional/Xcel State Championships finished March 26 at the Trustmark Arena on the University of Montevallo campus. The event was hosted by Legacy Gymnastics and was a fantastic weekend despite some bad weather.
The wonderful community of Alabama USA Gymnastics came together in a weekend of community, competition, and celebration during our weekend at the State Championships. Everybody pitched in to help each other and our wonderful athletes to make their State Meet a very special experience!
And for the first time since Alabama USA Gymnastics has been presenting our Team of the Year Awards, we had a sweep of the Optional and Xcel Team of the Year Award! Both titles went to JamJev Gymnastics scoring 23 points in the Optional and 18 points in the Xcel. They will be receiving their banners at our Awards Banquet in May 2023. Congratulations to JamJev Gymnastics and to their athletes and coaches.
Nominations for the Alabama USA Gymnastics State Administrative Committee will open Wednesday February 1, 2023. Please email nominations to email@example.com
The call for nominations will be from the state Professional Membership through the most current e-mail that is on their membership at USA Gymnastics, the state newsletters, and websites.
The nomination period will close on February 28, 2023, at 5 PM CST.
Each nominee will be contacted by the State Administrative Committee Chair to verify the nominee’s willingness to run for election to the committee.
After the nomination period closes, candidate statements/resumes will be posted online
Voting will begin April 1, 2023 and conclude on April 15, 2023. Instructions for voting will be posted and emailed to all current Alabama USA Gymnastics Professional Members before April 1, 2023. All nominees who are eligible candidates with current memberships and have accepted the nomination will be placed on the online ballot.
Alabama elects 7 At-Large members to the State Committee. The top 7 nominees in votes received will be elected to the committee for a 2-year term which begins June 1, 2023.
Please review the information in the link below on the election process and the responsibilities of State Administrative Committee Members.
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!
The 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, in conjunction with USA Gymnastics’ annual National Congress and Trade Show, will return to San Jose, Calif., August 24-27.
The annual national championship event for artistic gymnastics in the U.S. will take place at SAP Center at San Jose and will determine the men’s and women’s junior and senior all-around and individual apparatus national champions. The National Congress and Trade Show will run concurrently at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
“The San Jose area has a longstanding history of partnering with our sport, and we can’t wait to return in 2023 with our season’s marquee event,” said USA Gymnastics President and CEO Li Li Leung. “The U.S. Gymnastics Championships are a prime opportunity for fans to get to know the gymnasts who hope to represent Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics, while our annual National Congress and Trade Show brings together thousands of community stakeholders from around the country.”
SAP Center previously hosted U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women in 2016 and men and women in 2012. The San Jose area has also welcomed the 2016 National Congress and Trade Show, 2011 U.S. Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, 2009 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Junior Olympic Championships, 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2007 Visa Championships – the equivalent of the current U.S. Gymnastics Championships – and 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials for rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics.
“We are excited to welcome back USA Gymnastics and the nation’s gymnastics community for the 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in what promises to be an amazing event showcasing the top gymnastics talent in the United States,” said Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment. “SAP Center at San Jose has a tremendous record of hosting successful, world-class gymnastics events including a sold-out U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials in 2016.”
The U.S. Gymnastics Championships feature the country’s top artistic gymnasts and will take place less than a year before the start of the Paris Olympic Games. Previous winners include Olympic medalists Bart Conner, Paul Hamm, Jonathon Horton and Danell Leyva, among others, on the men’s side, and Simone Biles, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin and Shannon Miller in the women’s division. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams will be named following the competition.
The accompanying National Congress and Trade Show provides more than 2,000 attendees access to valuable educational opportunities, including seminars and live demonstrations focused on a range of topics spanning coaching, judging, general business, sports science, fitness and nutrition, athlete safety and more. Meanwhile, the trade show hall is a space where gymnastics professionals can connect with vendors who provide goods and services to the community.
“We are thrilled for our Northern California gymnastics community with USA Gymnastics' decision to host the 2023 U.S. Championships in San Jose,” said John Poch, Executive Director of the San Jose Sports Authority. “Our region loves their Olympic sports as evident from our track record of hosting premier events at SAP Center. We are extremely thankful for our partnerships with Visit San Jose, the San Jose Marriott and SAP Center to bring the championship back to our city.”
Tickets for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships will be available for purchase at a later date. If you are interested in receiving ticketing updates, please sign up here. Registration for the 2023 National Congress and Trade Show is now open. Visit usagymcongress.com and usgymchampionships.com for additional details, including hotel information for Congress attendees.
The 2023 Easterns hotel booking link is now LIVE!
An update on 2024 Easterns and Westerns bids… USA Gymnastics has received multiple from the West side, but no one from the East side. The deadline for bids to be received has been extended until February 15th, so please provide the below information to your communities so that we can have a competitive bid process to help us deliver the very best experience for these athletes.
2024 Easterns / Westerns Intent to Bid: https://usagym.org/PDFs/Women/development/24eastwestbid.pdf
For the first time since Alabama USA Gymnastics has been presenting our Team of the Year Awards, we had a tie! Both the NSG Saltos and Vision Gymnastics scored 16 points in the Compulsory Team of the Year results and both will be receiving their banners at our Awards Banquet in May 2023.
Congratulations to both teams and to all our clubs and athletes for a great Compulsory season.
Alabama State Committee Chair