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WAG Region 8 Regional Information

As we are getting close to championship season, here are a few reminders you need to be aware of.

Important Regional entry information -


Qualifying numbers- these numbers are not yet available and will be published the week prior to the first state meets (March 15th).


All Coaches - please communicate with your team families about Region 8 competition dates and sites for their Level or Division Regionals. They’ll need to decide NOW if they plan to attend or not. When registering for State Meets, you must check yes or no on Meetmaker as to whether each athlete will be entering Regional Competitions. States not using Meetmaker coaches will be required to commit to Regional competition at State Meet. Regional information must be given to parents before State Meet.


All qualified athletes to a regional competition MUST BE ENTERED INTO THE REGIONAL MEET BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY FOLLOWING EACH STATE MEETS FOR THOSE LEVELS & DIVISIONS


All clubs should make sure that their accounts are updated on Meetmaker, if their state uses Meetmaker, and before each state meet they need to confirm athletes that will attend if they qualify. Each State will publish a final qualifying list ASAP after the last session of each level/division. Coaches or the person that enters your athletes into competitions will have until Midnight on Sunday to enter athletes - There will be NO refunds for any regional competition FOR ANY REASON so be sure to enter only the athletes that you are sure will attend. Late entries will NOT be accepted AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY - you cannot wait until Monday to decide if your athletes will attend - YOU MUST KNOW AT THE STATE MEET AND ENTER BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY.


All entries for Region 8 Regionals must begin at USA Gymnastics Meet Reservations and with payment through Meetmaker.

Here are some things to double check NOW to make sure that the remainder of your season goes smoothly. 


  • All athletes' levels/divisions are correct in the USAG system.


  • All athletes that have turned 18 have taken Safe Sport


  • All coaches have current USAG memberships.


  • Know your state qualifying scores and procedures for each level/division.


  • Note these important dates:

  • Level/division & program declaration dates

  • State meet qualification and entry dates


  • Regional qualifying scores, entry fees, and entry procedures. 


  • If applicable, petition deadlines and procedures for regionals.


If you have any questions or need clarification, please reach out to your state committee.

Qualification to 2024 Regionals

ALL Regional Information can be found on the Region 8 website Here


Due to a typo earlier last summer please be aware that Qualifying Scores for Level 9/10 are:


35 AA at State Meet, Petition Score 36 AA

IES Level 9 is a 9.5, Petition Score 9.75

Level 10 is a 9.25, Petition Score 9.50


I apologize for any miscommunication surrounding the new IES petition score


Qualification to 2024 Level 9/10 -

Level 9 and 10 Regionals will be held at Manatee Center in Palmetto, FL

hosted by Tampa Bay Turners April 12-14 , 2024. Level 9 & 10 athletes must qualify by scoring 35.00 at their state meet. Individual Event Specialists no longer need to declare upon entering state meet. IES qualification score in Level 10 - 9.25 and Level 9 - 9.50 at state meet. Region 8 Petition form is available HERE. Petition Form must be received by Michelle and Evelyn by midnight Monday, March 25th. Petitions must also enter as a petition through USA Gymnastics Meet Reservations with payment at Meetmaker.com. Petitions are not charged until athlete competes at Regionals. Entry fee is $130.00. All entries are through USA Gymnastics Meet Reservations with payment at Meetmaker. There will be no refunds for any reason.



Qualification to 2024 Level 6/7/8 Regionals

Level 6/7/8 Regionals will be held at The Foley Center, AL hosted by Bama Bounders on April 26-26, 2024. Level 6/7/8 athletes will qualify by percentage. Each state will receive their number of athletes by March 12th. There will be no replacements for any scratches. All athletes must commit to compete as their Level completes State Championships. State Teams will be the top 8 athletes of all age groups combined for Level 6, Level 7, and Level 8. Entry fee is $130.00. A fee of $50/gymnast be assessed to a club who has indicated at State Meet that a gymnast would participate at Regionals and subsequently fails to enter the gymnast. There will be no refunds for any reason. The fee is to be paid by the club to their SACC.  Clubs must be in good standing with their State and Region 8 to be eligible for team awards at any state Competitions the next season.  If the fee is not paid, the club will not be in Good Standing and therefore not eligible for state meet team awards at any State championships in the following season. Athletes that declare they will attend and then do not enter take a regional competitive experience away from another athlete that wants to compete. We cannot replace an athlete after the official list of qualifying athletes is published which is done immediately following the State Championship. Please talk with all your parents/athletes now and be ready to let your State Chairman know at the STATE Championship the names of all your athletes that will attend the regional championship and the names of athletes that will NOT attend if they qualify. Hopefully this season everyone will enter who stated they will compete, and no one will be left at home!

There will be NO petitions for Level 6/7/8 Regionals. All entries are through USA Gymnastics Meet Reservations with payment at Meetmaker.com


Qualification to 2024 Xcel Regionals -

Xcel Regionals will be held at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC May 3-5, 2024, hosted by Greenville Gymnastics and MGK Productions. There will be NO competition for Bronze or Silver athletes at Xcel Regionals. Gold, Platinum, and Diamond athletes will qualify by percentage and Sapphires must score 34.00 AA at State Championships. Sapphires may petition with a score of 35.00 AA. Each state will receive their number of athletes by March 12th. There will be no replacements for any scratches. All athletes must commit to compete as their Division completes State Championships. A fee of $50/gymnast be assessed to a club who has indicated at State Meet that a gymnast would participate at Regionals and subsequently fails to enter the gymnast. The fee is to be paid by the club to their SACC.  Clubs must be in good standing with their State and Region 8 to be eligible for team awards at any state Competitions the next season.  If the fee is not paid, the club will not be in Good Standing and therefore not eligible for state meet team awards at any State championships in the following season. Athletes that declare they will attend and then do not enter take a regional competitive experience away from another athlete that wants to compete. We cannot replace an athlete after the official list of qualifying athletes is published which is done immediately following the State Championship. Please talk with all your parents/athletes now and be ready to let your State Chairman know at the STATE Championship the names of all your athletes that will attend the regional championship and the names of athletes that will NOT attend if they qualify. Hopefully this season everyone will enter who stated they will compete, and no one will be left at home!

  

State Teams will be the top 8 athletes of all age groups combined for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. NO STATE TEAM FOR SAPPHIRE. Entry fee is $130.00. There will be no refunds for any reason. All entries are through USA Gymnastics Meet Reservations with payment at Meetmaker.com



All qualified athletes to a regional competition MUST BE ENTERED INTO THE REGIONAL MEET BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY FOLLOWING EACH STATE MEETS FOR THOSE LEVELS & DIVISIONS

When Regional Schedules will be Available

Since all states in Region 8 do not have their state championships on the same date, schedules for regional championships cannot be released until all state championships are completed. Below is the expected release date for each regional schedule. 

Please share this information with your athletes' parents.

 

Level 9 & 10 Regionals Schedule release date - March 28, 2024

Level 6, 7, & 8 Regionals Schedule release date - April 3, 2024

Xcel Regionals Schedule release date - April 18, 2024

 

Level 6/7/8 Competition Days

Reminder to coaches they may have athletes in the same level going on at the same time in 2 different gyms.

At 2024 Level 6/7/8 Regionals there will be two gyms competing at the same time. Friday all the Level 7 athletes will compete with 2 sessions of All Stars in each gym and then the Level 7 State Teams as the final session Friday in one of the gyms. There will be no competition in the other gym during State Team competition. Saturday all the Level 8 athletes will compete. There will be 3 sessions of All-Star athletes in each gym and then the Level 8 State Team session will be the last session on Saturday in one of the gyms. There will be no competition in the other gym during State Team competition. Sunday all the Level 6 athletes will compete. There will be 2 sessions of All-Star athletes in each gym and then the Level 6 State Team session will be the last session on Sunday in one of the gyms. There will be no competition in the other gym during State Team competition.


*Sessions of each respective level will begin with the youngest age groups and culminate with the oldest age groups.


Xcel Competition Days

Reminder to coaches they may have athletes in the same division going on at the same time in 2 different gyms.

At 2024 Xcel Regionals there will be two gyms competing at the same time.

Friday there will be 3 sessions of Gold athletes competing in each gym. The Gold State Team session will be the 4th session in Gym A. There will be no competition in the other gym during State Team competition.

Saturday there will be 1 session of Gold followed by 2 sessions of Platinum in Gym A. There will be 3 sessions of Platinum in Gym B. The Platinum State Team session will be the 4th session in Gym B. There will be no competition in the other gym during State Team competition. 

Sunday there will be 1 session of Platinum athletes competing in each gym. The 2nd session will have Diamonds in each gym. The 3rd session will have Diamond team in Gym A and Sapphire in Gym B. There will be no State Team for Sapphire.


*Sessions of each respective level will begin with the youngest age groups and culminate with the oldest age groups.

 

Level 9/10 Competition Days

At level 9 & 10 Regionals in 2024 Level 10s will start the competition on Friday or possibly Thursday afternoon. Level 10’s will continue to compete on Saturday. The Level 9 athletes will begin competition on Saturday and continue Sunday. Since the age groups are set by USA Gymnastics nationally it is impossible to determine what age group will compete when until all qualifiers and petitions are entered. While we make every attempt to not combine Level 9 and 10’s in one session, there are times that we are forced to place them in the same session.

 

Schedules will be posted on Meetmaker.com, Region 8 Gymnastics Webpageand an email will be sent that schedule is available.

Special Notice Regarding U110 for Athletes

turning 18 yrs Old

Special Notice Regarding U110:

U.S. Center For SafeSport Core Course Training:

    

USA Gymnastics athlete members 18 years of age are required to complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport Core Course Training. Adult athlete memberships will go into a pending status if the member does not complete this requirement by the time the athlete turns 18 years old.


Parents/Guardians of 17-Year-Old Members can grant permission for their child to complete the U110: SafeSport Core Course prior to turning 18. 


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