Call for Nominations: Multiple positions. Nominations needed by July 8, 2014
posted on 06/25/2014

The Trampoline & Tumbling program is looking for nominations of Pro members to serve in the positions listed below. Please e-mail nominations to sjacobson@usagym.org using the provided nomination form by July 8, 2014. The criteria for nomination and duties of each position are listed per the Rules & Policies.

Timeline;
Tuesday, July 8th – Last day for submitting nominations
Thursday, July 10th – Resumes due to USA Gymnastics from nominees
Friday, July 11th – Elections Opens
Friday, August 1st – Elections Close

Elite Committee Coaches Representatives
Trampoline, Tumbling/Double Mini (combined)

JO Program Committee Representatives
Trampoline, Tumbling, Double Mini

Technical Committee Representatives
Trampoline, Tumbling, Double Mini

Regional Chairs
Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6


ELITE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES
Trampoline & Tumbling Elite Program Committee (TEPC)

1. The TPC established the TEPC as a sub-committee of the TPC. Their operating directives are:

  1. To work closely with the Program Director of the Program.
  2. Elite athlete training, development, and support
  3. All athlete and coach selection procedures and policies.
  4. Development and distribution of coaches education
  5. Annually review and revise sections of the Rules & Policies and Code of Points pertaining to the Elite Program and submit them to the Program Office.

Nomination Qualification

  1. Nominations for the Coaches’ Representatives are made by Professional Members annually, based on the following criteria:
    1. Must be at least 21 years old, and in good standing for at least two (2) consecutive years prior to nomination.
    2. Must be currently active in National Team activities as a coach of an athlete.
    3. One (1) coach must have been the primary coach of a trampoline athlete who has competed at the World Championships or Olympic Games in the current or last quadrennial cycle.
    4. One (1) coach must have been the primary coach of a double-mini, or tumbling athlete who has competed at the World Championships in the current or last quadrennial cycle.
  2. The athlete representative will be nominated by the Athletes’ Council and should be consistent with the guidelines as outlined by the U.S.


JUNIOR OLYMPIC PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES
Trampoline & Tumbling Junior Olympic Program Committee (TJOPC)

1. The USA Gymnastics Bylaws established the TJOPC as a subcommittee of the TPC. Their operating directives are:

  1. Work closely with the Program Director of the Program.
  2. J. O. program development.
  3. Management of state and regional J.O. activities.
  4. J. O. athlete training and development.
  5. Development and distribution of coaches’ education
  6. Associated scheduling.
  7. Annually review and revise sections of the Rules & Policies and Code of Points pertaining to the J.O. program and submit them to the Program Office.
  8. Attend all meetings, activities, and events as required

Nomination Qualification

  1. Nominations made by Professional Members in the Program
  2. Criteria for nomination
    1. Must be at least 21 years old, and in a Professional Member in good standing for at least two (2) consecutive years prior to the nomination.
    2. Must have coached a Level 10 finalist at J.O. Championships in the discipline he/she intends represent within the current or last quadrennial cycle.


TECHNICAL COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
Trampoline & Tumbling Technical Committee (TTC)

1. The TPC established the TTC as a sub-committee of the TPC. Their operating directives are:

  1. Work closely with the Program Director of the Program.
  2. Education and certification of trampoline and tumbling judges in the United States.
  3. Development and distribution of judges’ educational materials.
  4. Management of state, regional and national judging activities.
  5. Work in conjunction with the TEPC and TJOPC to interpret, develop and maintain the Code of Points and Rules & Policies for both the J.O. and Elite programs.
  6. Selection of qualified judges for national events and recommendations to the IAC and TEPC for international competitions.
  7. Associated scheduling.
  8. Annually review and revise sections of the Rules & Policiesand Code of Points pertaining to judging and submit them to the Program Office.
  9. Attend all meetings, activities, and events as required.

Nomination Qualification

  1. Nominations are made by Professional Members in the Program
  2. Criteria for nomination (Must meet all of either i or ii)

    1. a. Must be a USA Gymnastics Professional Member, actively involved in the program, at least 21 years old, and in good standing for at least two (2) consecutive years prior to the nomination.
      b. Hold an FIG Brevet in the discipline he/she intends represent within the current or last quadrennial cycle.

    2. a. Must be a USA Gymnastics Professional Member, actively involved in the program, at least 21 years old, and in good standing for at least four (4) consecutive years prior to the nomination.
      b. Hold a Judges Category I in the discipline he/she intends represent within the current or last quadrennial cycle.


Regional Administrative Committee Chair
The Regional Administrative Committee Chair (Regional Chair) is a position elected in the second year of the quad (2014, 2018, 2022) by the Region member teams prior to Regional Chair Training. Term of office begins August 1 in the second year of the quad. The Regional Chair is in charge of the business and affairs of the Regional Association and will preside at all meetings of the Regional Administrative Committee.

1. Requirements to hold the position of Regional Chair:

  1. Must be a USA Gymnastics Professional Member
  2. Must have previously served on a State or Regional Administrative Committee or a State or Regional Administrative Committee
  3. Must have been a Meet Director at a USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition within the last four years

2. Responsibilities of the Regional Chair:

  1. Call and preside over the annual Regional Association meeting.
  2. Call and preside over all meetings of the Regional Administrative Committee.
  3. Conduct the USA Gymnastics Regional Championship Meet and ensure that all official rules and regulations are met. Send the meet results to the State Chairs in the region or post online.
  4. Conduct an annual Regional Clinic, notifying the Program Office. Plan the site and date of this clinic in cooperation with the Program Office. The specific content of the clinic shall correspond with the gymnastics priorities of the region: judging, compulsories, coaching techniques, etc.
  5. Oversee the naming of the Regional All-Star team and the sizing and distribution of uniforms for the team.
  6. Process all payments and deposits for Regional activity through the National office. Contact the accounting department at the National office to be set up on the system, and to address any questions.
  7. On an annual basis, no later than August 1, the Regional Chair shall publish an income statement for the year for distribution to the membership and copied to the Program Director. Financial reports are available through the accounting system maintained and distributed to the Regional Chair by the national office based on activity processed in #6 above.
  8. Be responsible for the promotional and public relations development of the trampoline and tumbling programs within the region.
  9. Maintain close contact with the State Chairs of the region, passing on all pertinent information and acting as liaison between the State Chairs and the Program Office. Provide leadership to the State Chairs and advise on administrative questions.
  10. Oversee the responsibilities of each position on the Regional Administrative Committee.
  11. Provide information to the Regional Administrative Committee on sites for Regional Championships. Upon approval by the Regional Administrative Committee, contract the necessary facilities, vendors and services to run the Regional Championships. Serve as Meet Director for Regional Championships.