Presidents Update – October 2017

President’s Update
October 1, 2017

To All NGJA Members,
Here is an NGJA update for October, 2017.

  1. Register Now for your NGJA Fall Certification Courses – Registration the 2017-18 course in your area is
    now open. Go to the home page and click on the registration link at the bottom of the page!
  2. JO Compulsory Judge’s Challenge has started – These routines are great for study and course
    preparation! You can participate anytime and at your own pace.
  3. Resources for your fall Judge’s Courses at – go to the NGJA home page, hover over the
    “Education” tab and click on “2017 Course Sign Up”. Everything you need to prepare for your course is
    provided for you.
  4. NCAA Initiatives for 2018 – get ready for some big changes in the NCAA program!
    a. Emphasis on applying FIG rules at NCAA competitions
    b. NCAA Judges Challenge in December – 3 week competition with awards
    c. NCAA NALs to align NCAA judging with FIG rules
    d. Evaluated NCAA routines on for education and comparison
  5. U110 Safe Sport Certification required – Effective immediately… when you renew your Professional
    Membership for the coming year, you will be required to also take a new education course called U110
    USOC Safe Sport. This course has been developed by the USOC and will be a requirement for all USAG
    Professional Members. The course is free but it will take you 1-2 hours to complete, so take it NOW and
    avoid procrastinating!!!
  6. NGJA needs Website expertise – The NGJA is looking for someone who has a background in Website
    programming, development or software to assist with its website needs. If you are interested, please
    contact me at [email protected].
  7. Good Luck to the USA Team at the 2017 Individual World Championships in Montreal!!!
    Best regards,
    Mike Juszczyk
    NGJA President

PS – Below is a list of New Year’s resolutions sent to me by Tom McNamee and published in the January update. How many have you been able to implement so far in 2017???

  • Visit a gym once a month to review the new rules and assist in routine construction (NCAA and/or JO)
  • Refer to the NGJA Gym-Duel routines before every assignment to brush up on the routines and rules.
  • USE SYMBOLS! Even if you only use a few to start, you can add more as you go.
  • Try to learn the Level 8 JO Pommel Horse rules! You never know when you may need to judge PH
  • If you are really bored try to learn all the JO exceptions and extra skills.
  • For all the old, I mean really experienced judges… Have you identified and worked to mentor an up and coming or new judge?