National Athlete Development Camp & National Team Open Slot Selection

DATE: December 17 22, 2009
PARTICIPATION:
  1. For the National Athlete Development Camp current Junior Olympic, Junior National and/or Senior National Team members are invited and encouraged to participate. This includes partners of NT/JONT members even if they are not current members of a team. All athletes and coaches participating in the National Team Open Slot Selection are invited to stay for the National Athlete Development Camp.

  2. For the National Team Open Slot Selection an open selection event for any pair-group vying for an open spot on a National Team (NT/JONT). Tariff sheets are due IN HAND by Friday, December 4. One copy mailed to: Kari Duncan, 9067 Wild Willow Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758. Only one (1) copy of each exercise is required.

    Tariff Sheet Deadlines - Tariff sheets are due IN HAND by Friday, December 4. One copy mailed to: Kari Duncan, 9067 Wild Willow Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758. Only one (1) copy of each exercise is required.

  3. Skills Testing - pair-groups who are Skills Testing on December 18 are invited to stay for the NADC camp.
    Tariff Sheet Deadlines - Tariff sheets are due IN HAND by Friday, December 4. One copy mailed to: Kari Duncan, 9067 Wild Willow Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758

  4. For coaches (w/out athletes) an opportunity to observe training, take notes, brush-up on technique, and network with fellow acrobatic coaches from around the country.

  5. Partnerships looking to represent the USA at the 2012 World Championships and World Age Group Competition "We begin the 2012 journey in 2010!"

SELECTION PROCEDURES:
PURPOSE: The National Athlete Development Camp serves as an integral part in the training and preparation process for National Team, Junior Olympic athletes, and athletes vying for a spot on a National Team. The intent of the camp is to best prepare athletes for the upcoming season. The focus of the camp is correct technique, proper execution of skills, cleaning and perfecting existing skills, and of course team building and preparation for the current and future international season(s). Finally, the road to the 2012 World Championships and World Age Group Competition begins in 2010 at the Athlete Development Camp. Partnerships will be evaluated by one a two-year plan to compete in the most prestigious events on the 2012 calendar. "We begin the 2012 journey in 2010!"

Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Director will present the 2010 Acro National Plan including the 2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics Strategic Plan, National Committee Work-Plan, National Program Development and National Team Development, and the National Team Plan.

VENUE: Karolyi Gymnastics Center
454 Forest Service Road #200
Huntsville, TX 77340

Driving Directions

Camp Rules

SCHEDULE: Click here for the schedule
Schedule is TENTATIVE and subject to change.
AIRPORTS: Houston Intercontinental* (IAH)
*athletes and coaches must use this airport to utilize transportation provided by USA Gymnastics

Houston Hobby (HOU) - is another local airport

ACCOMMODATIONS: All athletes and coaches are required to stay at the Karolyi ranch. Parents are not allowed to stay at the ranch for any reason.

USA Gymnastics will provide transportation to and from the IAH airport. Arrival dates are the following:

National Athlete Development Camp - December 18 - between 12:00 - 3:00PM; any athlete and/or coach arriving outside the above designated times and dates must provide their own transportation.

National Team Open Slot Selection - December 17 - between 12:00 - 3:00PM; any athlete and/or coach arriving outside the above designated times and dates must provide their own transportation.

USA Gymnastics will make the room assignments for athletes and coaches. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided at the ranch for each registrant (coach & athlete).

All athletes and coaches participating in the National Team Open Slot Selection are invited to stay for the National Athlete Development Camp.

Dec. 17 Dinner
Dec. 18 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dec. 19 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dec. 20 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dec. 21 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dec. 22 Breakfast, Lunch

WHAT TO BRING: The Karolyi Gymnastics Camp is just that, a gymnastics camp. It is located 70 miles north of Houston Intercontinental Airport in the middle of the Sam Houston National Forest.

Athletes and coaches should plan to bring the following items:

  • Although linens are provided, you may prefer to have an extra blanket, pillow or larger towel. If so, you will need to bring those items.
  • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
  • It may get cold at night, therefore athletes should have a jacket for the evening.
  • Shoes you can wear outside (rain boots if you prefer)
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer, if needed
  • Remember, we are in the middle of the Sam Houston National Forest, bring bug spray.
  • There is no gift shop, therefore, there is no need to bring a great deal of money.
  • Non-perishable snacks and drinks that you will want during training and throughout the weekend.
CHAPERONES: Coaches are responsible for chaperoning athletes during duration of the camp. Although USA Gymnastics is creating the rooming assignments for participants staying at the Karolyi camp, training camp is not being managed like an international delegation. Therefore, all athletes participating in the camp must have a personal coach with them throughout the duration of the camp. USA Gymnastics is not responsible for supervising/chaperoning the athletes outside of the scheduled gym time. Coaches are responsible for athletes from their clubs, this includes chaperoning duties and reviewing and enforcing the schedule and camp curfew.
APPAREL: National Team and JONT athletes and coaches are encouraged to wear USA warm-ups. Appropriate training and competition attire is required at all times. Junior and Senior National Team athlete will receive the National Team Apparel Package at the National Team Training Camp (Spring, 2010).
PARENTS: Parents are not allowed to stay at the camp for any reason.
REGISTRATION FEE: The registration fee includes registration cost, housing, meals, and transportation from/to airport. All participants must make their own flight arrangements.
Payment Information Cost (per person)
National Team Selection, no ADC Athlete(s)$272
National Team Selection, no ADC Personal Coach(s)$172
National Team Selection, ADC Athlete(s)$516
National Team Selection, ADC Personal Coach(s)$416
National Athlete Development Camp Athlete(s)$451
National Athlete Development Camp Personal Coach(s)$351
No athletes - Personal Coach(s)$451
Skills Testing$60 (per pair/group)
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Tentative Schedule Arrival Departure
National Team Selection, no ADC Athlete(s)Dec 17
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 19
(morning)
National Team Selection, no ADC Personal Coach(s)Dec 17
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 19
(morning)
National Team Selection, ADC Athlete(s)Dec 18
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 22
(1:00pm)
National Team Selection, ADC Personal Coach(s)Dec 18
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 22
(1:00pm)
National Athlete Development Camp Athlete(s)Dec 18
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 22
(1:00pm)
National Athlete Development Camp Personal Coach(s)Dec 18
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 22
(1:00pm)
No athletes - Personal Coach(s)Dec 18
(12:00-3:00)
Dec 22
(1:00pm)
REGISTRATION FORM:
Click here for the registration form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 (Entries must be postmarked by this deadline)

CLINICIAN BIOS: Ivaylo Katsov
A former World Championships medalist and Master of Sport from Bulgaria, Ivaylo is now coaching at Mid-America Acro Tumbling and Trampoline in Owensville, MO. Ivaylo is the Chair of the National Elite Committee and has placed athletes on the national team and international competition delegations.

Marie Annonson
Marie first competed as an athlete in acrobatics on Tonya Case's team, California Acrosports Team (CAT), in Sacramento, Ca. From 1999-2002 she competed women's pair at numerous International events and at the 2000 and 2002 World Championships. During her athletic career her pair earned bronze at the 2001 Azur Acro Cup in Antibes, France; silver at the 2002 Machuga Cup Competition in Krasnodar, Russia; and silver at the 2002 Flanders Cup in Purrs, Belgium. In 2003 she started coaching and has taken numerous pair/groups to National and International competitions from 2004-present. Notable accomplishments her pair/groups have earned are National Team members, National Champions, 2006 IAGC World Team, 2008 gold medal in Swidnica, Poland, 2008 IAGC and World Team, silver at the 2008 World Championships and Gold at the 2009 World Games. Marie has completed the FIG Academy, Level 1. Marie currently owns and coaches West Coast Training Center in Livermore, Ca.

Linda Meier
Linda is currently Head Coach at Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics in San Jose, California. She has been coaching since 2004 and has produced a number of National Champions at the developmental as well as the Elite level. She has had multiple pair/groups named to the National team and a pair that represented the USA at the 2008 World Age Group Games in Glasgow, Scotland in the 12-19 division. Most recently, her pairof Eirian Smith and Jake Kanavel won the Gold at the 2009 Visa Championships, as well as her trio of Alexa Vitale, Jessica Picone and Kelly Phillips. She is very passionate about growing the sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics and increasing the caliber of athletes that represent the USA.

Don Holmes
Don Holmes's gymnastics career started with a humble beginning on a small farm in rural Ontario Canada where he devoted numerous hours to trying flips that he saw on TV in his barn. Don competed as a national level power tumbler for three years then competed nationally as a springboard diver for four. While in university acquiring his Honors Degree in Biology and Psychology Don became one of the leading Power Tumbling Coaches in Canada and has developed the two largest and most successful tumbling programs in Canadian history. Two-time national team coach and coach of multiple national champions Don presently manages a team of 65 tumblers at the Oakville Gymnastics Club near Toronto. Don has been the Chairperson for the Canadian National Trampoline and Tumbling Committee but recently has redirected his focus to the creation of Acrobatic Gymnastics in Canada. He is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for Gymnastics Canada Acrobatics and is utilizing Cirque Du Soleil as a major supportive collaborator for the development of this dynamic discipline.

Brad Golden
Bradley Golden was a member of the Michigan State Men's Gymnastics Team where in 2001 he became a two-time All American gymnastics placing 2nd on Vault and 3rd on Floor. He was also the Big Ten Floor Champion during that year. While at Michigan State Univeristy he tied the school's floor exercise record and broke the school all around record. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, he went on to coach recreational and compulsory team gymnastics at Brown's Gymnastics in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Bradley is currently enrolled at Palmer College of Chripratic pursuing his Doctorate of Chiropratic.