2010 Junior Olympic and National Team Training Camp

DATE: March 5 - 9, 2010
PARTICIPATION: USA Gymnastics invites all current pair-group members of the Junior Olympic National Team, Junior 11-16 National Team, Junior 12-19 National Team, and Senior National Team.

Participation is mandatory for each Senior National Team Member. Junior Olympic, Junior 11-16 & 12-19 National Team Members are strongly encouraged to participate.

NATIONAL TEAM PLAN: Click here to review 2010 National Team Plan
  1. The camp will focus on routine preparation, skill development, execution, artistry, and preparation for international competition. The camp will focus on preparing for international competition.

  2. Pair-groups proofing readiness for an international assignment, per the National Team Plan, must run a full program. Scores are analyzed and used as an additional means of evaluating pair-groups, thusly will not be published.

    Athlete Selection Committee:

    • Kari Duncan
    • Ivaylo Katsov
    • Michael Rodrigues
    • Selena Peco
    • Tom Housley

  3. Presentation of 2010 National Team Plan, development of 2011 National Team Plan and strategic planning of 2010 & 2012 World Team

  4. Review of Online Tariff Sheet Submission Process for 2010

  5. Skills Testing

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

Driving Directions

Camp Rules

SCHEDULE: Click here for a traning camp schedule
TRAINING GROUPS: Click here for the training groups
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Houston Intercontinental* (IAH) - NT/JONT
ACCOMMODATIONS: All NT and JONT members must stay at the Karolyi ranch.

USA Gymnastics will make the room assignments for NT and JONT athletes and coaches staying at the ranch. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided at the ranch.

March 5 Dinner
March 6 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 7 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 8 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
March 9 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.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION: NT members arriving for the camp must stay at Karolyi's Gymnastics Center/Ranch for the duration of the camp. USA Gymnastics will provide transportation to and from the airport. Excelsior Motor Coach will pick-up each team at Terminal C Ground Transportation.
CHAPERONES: Club coaches are responsible for chaperoning athletes during 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 throughout the duration of the camp. USA Gymnastics is not responsible for supervising/chaperoning the athletes outside of the scheduled gym time. Coaches will be responsible for athletes from their clubs, this includes chaperoning duties and reviewing and enforcing the schedule and camp curfew.
PARENTS: Parents are not allowed to stay at the camp for any reason.
APPAREL: National Team and JONT athletes and coaches are encouraged to wear their USA warm-ups. Appropriate training and competition attire is required at all times. Junior and Senior National Team athlete will receive the National Team warm-up at the NTTC.
CAMP FEE: Camp fee per person is approximately $900.00 (includes room, board, airfare and ground transportation before athlete funding. Final cost to be determined based on group airfare costs; Fee includes air fare (est. $375.00).
JNT 12-19 - $500.00
JNT 11-16 - $250.00
JONT - $100.00

NT/JONT Coaches staying at the ranch - $900.00 for 4-nights (includes housing, meals, and transportation from/to the airport and air fare*.

*Airfare estimated at $375 and determined following paperwork deadline

PAPERWORK DEADLINE: The below paperwork is due, IN-HAND, by Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: The online registration deadline is due by Wednesday, January 20, 2010. Click here for to access online registration site. (Paperwork must be submitted with registration form and copy of online registration)
Click here to submit the tariff sheets online.

Each pair-group must submit online tariff sheets by the said date. Pair-groups will run routines on Saturday morning for review by the Athlete Selection Committee and Program Committee. All athletes will run routines regardless of international assignments.

TRAVEL POLICY: The reservations for a specific USA Gymnastics event will be made directly through the USA Gymnastics office for individuals attending the event on behalf of USA Gymnastics. As a member of the Junior Olympic, Junior or Senior National Team, you will be contacted with your specific travel arrangements approximately 30 days prior to your departure date. Elizabeth Millard will handle all travel arrangements for individuals participating in the event (see NTS Travel Information form)

Final cost will be determined once flights are booked through National Travel Service. NTS will book flights based on cheapest fares. Estimated cost: $375.00

After airline tickets are issued, any changes will be at the expense of the ticket holder.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: The final payment deadline is Friday, February 12, 2010. Final costs are dependent on group fare obtained by National Travel Systems. The head coach will be emailed exact cost of airfare prior to payment deadline stated above.
REFUND DEADLINE: The refund deadline is Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
CLINICIANS: 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.

Arthur Davis
Arthur Davis is the first ever and two time World Champion for Acrobatic Gymnastics, USAG Hall of Fame member, and six time National Champion. With over 15 years of choreographic experience, he has created acts and routines for Acrobatic Gymnastics, Ice Skating, Dance, Cirque du Soleil, and numerous performance entertainment companies. His routines have won Gold medals internationally, multiple National titles, have been featured in special events around the world, and on National television. Arthur has performed and choreographed for America's Got Talent, Dancing With the Stars, Stars on Ice, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, the Today Show, and four NBC Ice Skating and Gymnastics Spectaculars. Arthur's focus for this clinic is to combine fresh, creative inspiration, with the technical structure of acrobatic competitive guidelines, to create beauty and success for the athletes, coaches, facilitators, and organization.

Linda Porter
Linda first entered the sport as Head Coach of the Rising Star Acrobatic Club in 1990. Since then she has produced athletes that have been on the Junior Olympic and National Teams with athletes attending many national and international competitions including the 2008 World Championships. Linda also serves the USA as an Internationally Ranked Judge. She was a member of USA Sports Acrobatic Executive Committee before the organization merged with USAG in 2002. She was a member of the USAG Board of Directors from 2004-2008.

Vladimir Vladev
Master of sport since 1989!
International master of sport since 1993. FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics rated judge.
USA Acrobatic Gymnastics rated judge.
National team member of Republic of Bulgaria 1990-1998.
European and World Champion. In his career, he has collected more the 30 medals competing at:
...6-European Championships!
...4-World Championships!
...2-World Cups!
...1-World Games!
Currently develops a Acrobatic Gymnastics program in San Antonio,Texas!

Rumen Lachkov
As an athlete on the Bulgarian national Team as a Men's Pair, was awarded:
Silver medals 1994, World Championships-Pekin, China; Bronze medals: 1988, World Championships - Antverpen, Belgium,1990; World Championships - Augsburg, Germany 1991; World Qualifications- Tokio, Japan 1992; World Championships- Ren, France 1993; Olympic Games for non-Olympic Sports- Hague, Holland Bronze and Silver,1993; European champion all around 1993; Antwerpen, Belgium. Second place in European Championships-1988; 1990,1991, 1992; Third place in European Championships, 1994.
1984 till 2000 coached Acrobatics in Sliven, Bulgaria.where he had national team members and tumbling athletes with European and world achievements.
Currently coaching at Boerne Gymnastics Center, TX. With numerous national champions and national team members.

Gawain DuPree
Gawain started competing in acrobatics in 1986. Through his athletic career, he competed in power tumbling, men's pair, men's four, and mixed par. Gawain represented the US in various international events as well as 1988, '96, '97, and 98 World Championships. During his career, his pair/groups won gold medals in 1987 in Hungary, 1997 Azur Acro Cup in France, and 1998 Flanders Cup in Belgium along with other international medals. With over 20 years of coaching experience, Gawain now co-owns and coaches Crescent City Gymnastics (CCG) in New Orleans, LA with his sister Julie. Gawain coached his women's pair to win a silver medal at the 1999 Junior World Championships in Poland and many other international competitions. Since 1998 he coached numerous athletes to win National Championships and make the US National Team. Gawain has worked as a clinician at multiple national and international clinics coaching tumbling, acrobatics, as well as choreographing routines.