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USAG 2016-2020 Age group Cpmpetition Program Update #3 is now available on the USAG Website - July 31, 2017

https://usagym.org/pages/men/updates/technical.html

 

The program changes will be in effect for all AGCP events as well as the Future Stars program as of the date of this release.

Of particular note for this 2017-2018 season, the age group optional program will follow Jr. FIG Rules with the exception of specifically noted JO Modifications, Special Exceptions or Restrictions by event. Therefore, FIG rules are in effect unless otherwise stated. For example, the FIG time rule will be applied on Floor Exercise for Levels 8, 9 & 10 only in the JO & JE divisions. Similarly, these divisions will follow all applicable FIG Rules unless exceptions are stated in the competition manual (as in the case of special Level 8 rules or the Bonus Table, for example). For all judging questions or interpretations of the rules not stated as specific modifications in the Age Group Competition Program Manual, refer to the FIG Code of Points.

Best regards,

LISA MENDEL

Click link below for update #2

https://usagym.org/pages/men/updates/technical.html

Update # 1 Link

2017-2020 JO manual

Click here to purchase the 2017-2020 USAG JO Program Manual

2015 Judges Optional Challenge

 

2015 JO Optional Challenge Reminders!!!

 

When you click on the links, you will connect to YouTube and see the routine.  The routines are not high level

routines and can be a little rough.  Also, these routines are in gym settings so you may see the gymnasts in

workout clothes (do not deduct for this).   Please keep in mind the following information:

 

  • These routines are freely accessable on YouTube.   There is no intent to embarrass or demean any gymnast, coach or program.
  • The routines can be tricky since kids are unpredictable.  You may find missing requirements and/or added skills.
  • After you judge the routine, determine your Start Value including Difficulty, Requirements & Bonus.  Then  take your total deductions for each routine to arrive at a final score.
  • You can use any reference materials you choose
  • Next Monday, I will send out the evaluations for each routine and you can compare your scores. 

 

Week 3 Optional Judges Challenge - Evaluations!

Week 3 Routine Evaluations for the 2015 Optional Challenge are now posted at the link below!!!  Special thanks to Chris Adams and Adam Hattersley for their work on these evaluations.

As you review the routines and the evaluations, please keep in mind the evaluations are designed to help "guide" you toward a proper score range and evaluation of each routine.

Week 3 Level 10 - Routine analysis here

 

Week 3 Level 10

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to week 3 of the Optional Judges Preparation Challenge!!!  This week we will evaluate 2 level 10 routines on each event.  When you click on the links below, you will connect to YouTube and see the routine.  Most of the routines are high level 10 routines and are more likely what you will see when you are at a state, regional or national junior meet. 

Level 10 – Week Three links

FX 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tlvs6Ff0Cc

FX 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv9JjrEnf_U

PH 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJuRhdHgVO4

PH 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNezrYwodAg

SR 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P29Af6YnzAw

SR 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPHuDIuaxo

VT 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-1MKHAl2TM

VT 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aApRGYWZTZM

PB 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0gjV_4_C3s

PB 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66mcTmYC1PQ

HB 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fE31Jqe7KU

HB 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZDCcXMZrDw

 


 

Week 2 Optional Judges Challenge - Evaluations!

Week 2 Routine Evaluations for the 2015 Optional Challenge are now posted at the link below!!!  Special thanks to Chris Adams and Adam Hattersley for their work on these evaluations.

As you review the routines and the evaluations, please keep in mind the evaluations are designed to help "guide" you toward a proper score range and evaluation of each routine.

 

Week 2 Level 9 - Routine analysis here

 

 

Week 2 Level 9

 

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to week 2 of the Optional Judges Preparation Challenge!!!  This week we will evaluate 2 level 9 routines on each event.  When you click on the links below, you will connect to YouTube and see the routine.  The routines are not high level routines and are more likely what you will see when you are at an optional junior meet. 

 

FX 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QR1bPf9Dgc

PH 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO__4-j3Fe0

SR 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuoxVBepljc

VT 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0OD-JCOwMU

PB 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_vLVBChIpE

HB 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX_AFAsB_9M

 

All #2 routines are in one link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rzderMENXE

 

 


Week 1 of the Optional Judges Challenge - Evaluations!

Week 1 Routine Evaluations for the 2015 Optional Challenge are now posted at the link below!!!  Special thanks to Chris Adams and Adam Hattersley for their work on these evaluations.

As you review the routines and the evaluations, please keep in mind the evaluations are designed to help "guide" you toward a proper score range and evaluation of each routine.

 

Week 1 Level 8 - Routine analysis here

 

Week 1 Level 8

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to week 1 of the Optional Judges Preparation Challenge!!!  This week we will evaluate 2 level 8 routines on each event.  When you click on the links below, you will connect to YouTube and see the routine.  The routines are not high level routines and are more likely what you will see when you are at an optional junior meet.  Please keep in mind the following information:

• These routines were selected from YouTube and there is no intent to embarass or demean any gymnast, coach or program

• The routines can be tricky at this level as many gymnasts may not perform enough skills or meet all the requirements.  However, we are not trying to trick anyone, only prepare you for what you will see when you judge.

• Remember to use the NEW JO Level 8 Optional rules to determine your scores

•  After you judge the routine, determine your Start Value including Bonus and your total Execution deductions for each routine

• You can use any reference materials you choose

• Next Tuesday, I will send out the evaluation by our judging panels and you can then compare your scores

Week 1 Level 8 – there are 2 routines per event

Remember, you can do this by yourself, work in a group or consult with judges or coaches.  Have fun!!!

Routine #1 - all events are on the this one link

FX, PH, R, Vt, PB, HB  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJURv8ICKhc

Routine #2

FX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffgHkGyM-Kw

PH:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poum8DDWaS8

SR:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ym71hAkxaQ

VT:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gznLrmtNmYU

PB:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cSVn8QdSV0

HB:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xImBm9BKftw&t=1m27s

 


General Instructions 

Beginning Tuesday, November 24th, all NGJA judges are invited to participate in the 2015 Optional Judges Preparation Challenge!  There are no fees or outside commitments, only a little of your time each week is required to prepare for the upcoming compulsory and optional season.  Here are the details:

Purpose:   The judge’s preparation trial is designed to help you prepare for your JO optional judging certification course and subsequently the 2015 – 2016 boys’ gymnastics optional judging season.

Fees:  NONE

How does it work? 

1.     Every Tuesday an email will be sent to all current NGJA judges announcing the posting of the routine links

2.     Each email will contain basic instructions for the week and direct you to the NGJA website where you can access the routine links 

3.     Each week a different level of routines will be posted at NGJA.org (week 1 – level 8, week 2 – level 9, week 3 – level 10, week 4 – NCAA).

4.     You simply go to the NGJA.org home page, click on the JO Optional Challenge and then each event link (links will take you to YouTube) and judge the routine.  You can review the routine as many times as you wish and you can refer to your new 2013 – 2016 JO rules. 

5.   You can also discuss the routine with other judges or coaches

6.   After you judge each routine, identify your difficulty, group requirement and any bonus to arrive at your Start Value.  Then deduct your total Execution deductions to arrive at your final score for each routine.  You have the week to review any rules or updates to help you arrive at your “best scores”.

7.     Each week, a judging panel will judge the routines and write up their evaluation.  Each routine will have a complete analysis of the difficulty, requirements, bonus and total Execution deductions arriving at a final score. 

8.     On Monday of the following week, the judging panel’s evaluations will be posted at NGJA.org so you can compare your scores and determine how accurately you evaluated the routine.  This is an outstanding way to learn (or refresh your knowledge of) the JO optional rules, the latest interpretations and practice judge with real routines.

9.     The entire process will repeat itself again each week.  Every Tuesday a new set of routines for a different optional level will be posted and the following Monday you will find the evaluations.

There are no other rules.  If you elect not to participate, no one will know.  If you do participate, you can work independently or consult with other coaches or judges!  Your participation can only help you better prepare for both your certification course and the upcoming season.  The Judges Preparation Trial can only help improve your knowledge and make you a better judge.

I look forward to speaking with many of you regarding the routines and the scores!!!

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