Presidents Update – February 2020

February 6, 2020

To All NGJA Members,
Here is an NGJA update for February 2020.

  1. 2020 NCAA Judging Season – don’t let up now, keep applying the FIG rules at NCAA competitions!
    1. NCAA Rules Interpretations and Modifications – Please make sure to review these documents before judging any NCAA competition. The interpretations document is updated frequently and you need to be aware of this important information when judging these competitions!
    2. All “NCAA” Challenge routines used and evaluated in the December NCAA challenge are also great for competition preparation! These are still available in the NCAA News box on the NGJA website.
  2. Important changes at NCAA Road to Nationals website – This website contains videos of almost all NCAA competitions!!! The videos are great for preparing to judge (or reviewing routines). Go to then click on Men at upper right
    1. Click on “Videos” Section in black menu bar – At this page, you can select a team, event and date of competition and see videos from the competition. This is a great resource for studying and preparation for NCAA competitions. OR…
    2. Click on “Standings”, then click on a team, then scroll down to their schedule and click on “View” at the left, then on the new page you will see the meet results. At this page, click on an event on the Grey bar at the top and you will see the competitors on that event. Click on their score and you will see the video
      of their routine. Important… at the top of the page is a PDF icon, click on this for breakdown of D/E scores by event!!!
  3. The 2020 JO Judging Season – New optional routines are posted every 2 weeks at in the “Latest NGJA News” box. These routines are evaluated for execution errors only. These routines are evaluated by the NGJA Jr., Sr. and NCAA National Apparatus Leaders. Similar to the challenge routines, you can judge, review and compare your work at your pace.
  4. American Cup – Good luck to all the judges and athletes!!!

Mike Juszczyk
NGJA President