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2022 Super Camp - Acrobatics Development Camp
October 21-23, 2022 - Blue Springs, Mo.
LOCATION
Acro Explosion
2901 US-40 W
Blue Springs, MO 64015



OVERVIEW
This will serve as a Development Camp for athletes who are named to the ICT or Future Stars Teams, as well as all athletes in level 7 through Junior Elite. ICT or Future Stars who have had partnership changes are still encouraged to attend. This clinic will also serve as Coaches and Judges Education Course, with USA Gymnastics University Credit. The purpose of this camp is to teach courses and hands-on training to help coaches and athletes progress to the next level.



PARTICIPANTS
Space is limited to 100 athletes and priority will be given to athletes selected to the ICT and/or Future Stars Teams that register within the ICT/Future Star registration period. Athletes who earned a spot on the ICT or Future Stars Team who have had partnership changes, are still eligible for the discount. However, if the additional athlete in the new group is not ICT/Future Stars then that particular athlete is not elidable for the discount and will pay full price. There is no limit for coaches and judges. Coaches may attend with or without athletes.
  • Registration opens on the dates above.
  • ICT/Future Stars will have priority registration August 16 - 22, 2022.
  • All teams will register as individual athletes and participants not as pair groups.
  • Each team will submit pair groups and shirt sizes by September 2nd to kknights@usagym.org
  • Coaches and Judges not attending with a team will submit shirt size(s) by September 2nd to kknights@usagym.org
  • Once the registration limit is reached, a waiting list will be offered but does not guarantee a spot for attendance.


REGISTRATION DATES
ICT and Future Stars Team Members - August 16, 2022
Coaches and Judges - August 16, 2022
All other athletes - August 23, 2022
Registration Deadline for All Participants: September 2, 2022



REGISTRATION FEES
Cost (per person) Athlete: $150.00
$25.00 Discount for ICT/Future Stars Team Members
Coach: $75.00 with or without athletes
Judge: $75.00
Refund Policy - No refunds will be given after the registration deadline.



SCHEDULE
  • October 20th – Arrivals: Welcome Meeting 8:00 PM.TBD
  • Day 1 - October 21, 2022: Coaches and Athlete Training
  • Day 2 - October 22, 2022: Coaches and Athlete Training
  • Day 3 - October 23, 2022: Coaches and Athlete Training. Departures- Flights should be scheduled after 3:00pm to allow enough time for travel to the airport from the training camp.


CLINICIANS
  • Kyla Knights - Acro Program Director
  • Mindi Katsov - Elite Coach
  • Rumen Lachkov - Elite Coach/World Championships Medalist
  • Dylan Mauer – Development Committee Chair/Elite Coach
  • Ronda Francis – Elite Committee Chair/Elite Coach
  • Holly King – National Technical Chair
  • Marcia DeGuire – Growth & Development Committee Chair
  • Carrie Tennis – Region 4 Judges Coordinator and KSIS Committee
  • Steve Figueiredo, ATC - USAG Medical Staff


TRAINING CAMP SESSIONS
  • Why Blocks?
  • Spotting Belt - Use and Safety
  • Spotting Techniques and Twisting
  • Developing a Routine: Do's and Don'ts
  • Skill Choices & Individual Elements – Skills that Progress
  • Development Level - Growing Thru Progressions
  • How to Progress to the International Levels
  • How to Make Practice Time More Efficient
  • Judge's Eye View: Deductions vs. The Golden Buzzer
  • Injury/Recover/Nutrition
  • KSIS/Acro Companion/OTSM


TRANSPORTATION
  • Athletes/Coaches/Judges are responsible for flights and transportation to and from the event. Please keep in mind current Safe Sport travel policies.
  • Kansas City (MCI/KC International) airport.


ACCOMODATIONS & MEALS
  • Athletes/Coaches/Judges are responsible for securing/booking hotel rooms for this event. Please keep in mind current Safe Sport rooming policies. All snack, drinks, and meals are to be scheduled and provided by the athlete/coaches/judges at their own expense.
Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City Independence
Address: 157 Drury Inn & Suites
20300 East 42nd Street S.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Telephone: (816) 795-9393

Hampton Inn
Address: 900 NW South Outer Road
Blue Springs, Missouri, 64015, USA
Telephone: (816) 220-3844
Stoney Creek Hotel Kansas City - Independence
Address: 18011 Bass Pro Dr.
Independence, MO 64055
Telephone: (816) 908-9600



COACH AND JUDGE ATTIRE
All coaches and judges must wear athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the floor. The following dress code should be followed during all sessions.
  • Warm-up pants, long pants, or capri length pants only. No shorts are allowed.
  • Team polo shirt or team t-shirt. Warm-up jackets are optional.
  • Gym/athletic shoes are required. No flip-flops.
  • No denim allowed.
  • No caps or hats allowed.


ATHLETE ATTIRE
All athletes must wear club or athletic apparel on the floor. The following dress code should be followed during all training sessions.
  • During training, girls may wear long-sleeve or sleeveless leotards, and boys may wear shorts and t-shirts.
  • Girls may wear black bike shorts or leggings during training or warm-up sessions.
  • Athletes should have their hair secured.


QUESTIONS
Contact - Kyla Knights - Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Director
kknights@usagym.org
317-829-5611