Presidents Update – August 2018

President’s Update
August 1, 2018

To All NGJA Members,
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, because fall is right around the corner. Here is the NGJA update for

  1. P&G Championships in Boston – August 16-19 are the dates for the US Championships in Boston. The
    NGJA will hold its annual meetings during this event. NGJA members are invited to attend and observe
    the meeting on August 17, at the Marriot Coply Place in Salon C-D from 3 – 6 pm.
  2. NCAA Initiatives for 2019 – the NGJA received very positive feedback from the NCAA coaches and
    administration regarding the implementation of last year’s initiatives. However, as an organization, our
    challenge now is to find consistency in our officiating across the US! This can only be accomplished by
    continuing our initiatives and evaluating our progress. As a result, I am asking everyone to again
    embrace the objectives established last year:
    a. Emphasis on applying FIG rules at NCAA competitions
    b. NCAA Judges Challenge in December and January – 4 week competition with awards
    c. NCAA NALs to align NCAA judging with FIG rules
    d. Evaluated NCAA routines on for education and comparison
    e. Self-evaluate your performance following each competition
  3. NGJA Fall Certification Courses – The 2018-19 certification course material is currently being developed
    for the fall courses. More information will be shared in the coming weeks regarding the registration and
    preparation process for all the courses.
  4. The 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program Update #5 – the latest update will be published in the
    next few weeks and will be effective upon release. A communication will be sent notifying every one of
    its release.
    I hope you enjoy the final days of your summer!
    Mike Juszczyk
    NGJA President