2018 USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships
May 5, 2018
Marietta, Ga.
WHEN: May 5, 2018
WHERE: Cobb County Gymnastics Center - 542 Fairground St. SE, Marietta, Georgia 30060
WHAT: An open gymnastics competition for athletes with disabilities and unified partners.
HOSTS: Chattooga Gymnastics, Special Olympics Georgia, and
Cobb County Special Olympics Gymnastics Team
EVENTS: Rhythmic Gymnastics (Individual, Group, Unified)
Artistic Gymnastics (Men, Women, Unified)
Team Gym
COMPETITION DIRECTOR: Cindy Bickman - cbickman@earthlink.net
SANCTIONED BY: USA Gymnastics and Special Olympics North America
REQUIREMENTS: All TeamGym, HUGS Artistic, and Rhythmic competitors must have a current USA Gymnastics introductory or full athlete membership. Special Olympics competitors must have a current medical and release on file with their Program office (local/state/provincial/national). Unified partners are required to have the same membership/documentation, as their special needs partner. Coaches for Special Olympics disciplines must submit a signed confirmation letter from the program office with each entry. Coaches with athletes competing in Team Gym and HUGS events must have a USA Gymnastics Professional Membership.
COMPETITION EVENT FORMAT:
  • RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS – Athletes have 2 choices for competition: Special Olympics & USA Gymnastics HUGS. . Rules for competition & awards will follow either Special Olympics or HUGS guidelines. Coaches should enter athletes on the appropriate Entry Form for either SO or HUGS. Separate sessions will be run for each. Unified is offered for all levels.
  • MEN'S AND WOMEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS – Athletes have 2 choices for competition: Special Olympics & USAGymnastics HUGS. Rules for competition & awards will follow either Special Olympics or HUGS guidelines. Coaches should enter athletes on the appropriate Entry Form for either SO or HUGS. Separate sessions will be run for each. Unified is offered for all levels.
  • TEAM GYM – Follows USA Gymnastics rules for competition and awards.
  • GALA – At the end of the competition on Saturday May 5th, all teams are invited to perform an exhibition routine in the Gala (3 minute maximum).
ENTRIES: Entry forms are available by clicking here
  • Athletes may enter two of the three disciplines (Rhythmic, Artistic, Team Gym)
  • Entry fee: $55 for one discipline, $80 for two disciplines
  • Entry deadline: April 1, 2018
NON-US CITIZEN COMPETITORS AND COACHES – Please complete the Foreign Athletes, Coaches and Judges form and return with your meet entry form. All fees will be waived.
T-SHIRTS: T-shirts may be purchased for $22 (pre-orders only). Please send orders with your entry form. New style – new design! T-shirt order form
JUDGES WORKSHOP: A workshop to educate coaches and judges about Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules & routines. The workshop will include classroom and practical sessions. Click here for more information and an entry form.
HOST HOTEL: National Travel Systems can assist booking the host hotel at a discounted group rate.
Click here to make reservations.

Wyndham Garden Marietta
455 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
TRANSPORTATION: You will need to rent a car or organize you own travel arrangements if you are flying into the Atlanta airport.

For more information contact Cindy Bickman at cbickman@earthlink.net