Your Info
You Are Not Logged In.
Member Login
Call for Nominations - Athlete Rep Positions
posted on 10/26/2021

The USA Gymnastics Athletes' Council (AC) encourages all current and former Elite athletes - especially those who have competed in the last 10 years - to join us in ensuring that athletes are well represented in areas of USA Gymnastics' governance across all disciplines. Build your resume while making your mark on the sport, outside of the gym!

With seats coming open due to terms ending and other, new seats being added, there are roughly 50 athlete representative seats opening at the end of 2021, from the USA Gymnastics board of directors to hearing panels and program committees. Open positions are listed below. To nominate yourself or someone else to an athlete representative position, please submit the following information via email to athletescouncil@usagym.org. Nominations are due December 1, with elections and appointments to follow by December 17.

  • Name
  • Specific positions of interest - we encourage nominees to list several different seats or positions of interest. You may also declare a general interest to serve in any available seat
  • Last year of participation in a Delegation Event (listed below)
  • Resume, CV or other list of qualifications
  • Optional: Letter of interest, including the reasons you would like to serve

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be eligible to work in the United States;
  • Have competed in a Delegation Event defined as:
    • The Elite National Championships for Women's Artistic, Men's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline & Tumbling, or Acrobatic between 2001 and present; or
    • World Championships; or
    • Pan American Games; or
    • Olympic Games
Athlete representative open positions, 2022

All positions are 4-year terms unless otherwise specified

USAG Board and Board Committees

  • Board of Directors:
    • 1 Combined Athlete Rep (T&T, Rhythmic, or Acro)
  • Athletes' Council
    • 1 Women's Artistic, 1 Men's Artistic, 1 T&T, 1 Rhythmic, 1 Acro
  • Programs Council
    • 1 Women's Artistic, 1 Men's Artistic, 1 Rhythmic, 1 Acro
  • Affiliated Orgs Committee
    • 2-3 Athlete Reps
  • Ethics & Grievance
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Finance & Audit
    • 1 Athlete Rep
  • Nominating & Governance
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Safe Sport Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps

Hearing Panels

  • Safe Sport Hearing Panels - serve for one hearing or more
    • Rolling need
  • E&G Hearing Panels - serve for one hearing or more
    • Rolling need

Women's Program

  • Women's Program Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps

Men's Program

  • Men's Development Program Committee
    • 5 Athlete Reps*
  • Men's Senior Selection Committee - 2-year term
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Men's Junior Selection Committee - 2-year term
    • 2 Athlete Reps
*Athlete Reps for these committees may be non-elite athletes but must have competed in a USAG sanctioned event within the last two years.

Acro Program
  • Acro Program Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Acro Selection Committee
    • 1 Athlete Rep

Rhythmic Program

  • Rhythmic Program Committee - 2-year term
    • 1 Athlete Rep
  • Rhythmic Selection Committee - 2-year term
    • 1 Athlete Rep

T&T Program

  • T&T Program Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Trampoline Development Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps*
  • Double Mini Development Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps*
  • Tumbling Development Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps*
  • Trampoline Elite Committee
    • 1 Athlete Reps
  • Double Mini Elite Committee
    • 1 Athlete Reps
  • Tumbling Elite Committee
    • 1 Athlete Reps
  • Trampoline Technical Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Double Mini Technical Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • Tumbling Technical Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
  • T&T Scholarship Committee
    • 2 Athlete Reps
*Athlete Reps for these committees may be non-elite athletes but must have competed in a USAG sanctioned event within the last two years.

Descriptions of each board/committee function are below (listed alphabetically):

Acro Program Committee:
Develop a well-organized and well-designed program for the disciplines of Acrobatics in the United States consistent with the goals and objectives of USA Gymnastics; Distribute and disseminate technical material, rules, and regulations, educational and scientific literature and other information necessary and appropriate to support the coaching and judging community; Provide for the improvement and growth of the sport of Acrobatics, through the training, education, certification, and evaluation of coaches, judges, and athletes; Recommend to the Program Director candidates to represent USA Gymnastics in the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique ("FIG") activities, including but not limited to the international judges' course, coaches' courses, FIG Congresses and international competitions; Set the criteria for nomination of candidates for Program Council Member of the Acro Program; Verify that the nominees of the Program Council meet the criteria for nomination; Annually recommend a slate of nominees (athlete and coach) for the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame; Support USA Gymnastics, the Program and its Rules & Policies; Review and update the existing Development Program Code of Points and Acrobatics Rules & Policies; Review revisions to the Development Program Code of Points and Acrobatics Rules & Policies sent to the committee from the respective sub-committees; Perform duties as assigned by the Board, the Program Director, the Chief Programs Officer, the President, and the PC Chair; Meet regularly in adherence with the Committee Charter; and Provide leadership for a visible, viable relationship with USA Gymnastics, subcommittees, Acro members and other related groups.

Acro Athlete Selection Committee:
The Acro Athlete Selection Committee is responsible for the selection and assignments of all pair/groups for the Junior National Team (12-19 & 13-20), and Senior National Team, according to selection procedures, for athletes, coaches, and staff for all Team USA international competition assignments, including but not limited to World Championships, World Age Group Competitions, and World Games. The ASC may also assign ranking to the national team.

Affiliated Organizations Committee:
Elect its representative on the Board from among the members of the Affiliated, Organizations Committee; advise the Board regarding input from amateur sports organizations that conduct a national program or regular national amateur athlete competition in the sport of gymnastics on a level of proficiency appropriate for the selection of amateur athletes to represent the United States in international competition; perform other duties as may be assigned to it from time to time by the Board; and report to the Board as may be requested by the Board or the Chair from time to time.

Athletes' Council:
USAG's Athletes' Council (the "USAG AC") shall be a forum for comprehensive communication between athletes and USAG. The USAG AC will lead, serve, and engage athletes to communicate the interests and protect the rights of athletes, and be a conduit to USAG. serve as a vehicle for athlete engagement; endeavor to protect the rights of athletes; provide athlete feedback; build and establish relationships among the athletes of the Corporation; assist in identifying potential future athlete directors and introduce athletes to the Corporation's governance structure; serve as Safe Sport and USADA ambassadors and advocates; develop pathways for athletes within the structure of the Corporation; and advise the Board of matters of interest to the athlete membership.

Board of Directors:
Implements procedures to orient new directors, to educate all directors on the business and governance affairs of USAG, and to evaluate Board performance; selects, compensates, evaluates, and may terminate the President; plans for management succession; reviews and approves USAG's strategic plan and the annual operating plans, budget, business plans, and corporate performance; sets policy and provides guidance and strategic direction to management on significant issues facing USAG; reviews and approves significant corporate actions; reviews and approves USAG's athlete and participant safety policies, rules, and procedures; oversees the financial reporting process, communications with stakeholders, and USAG's legal and regulatory compliance program; oversees effective corporate governance; approves capital structure, financial strategies, borrowing commitments, and long-range financial planning; reviews and approves financial statements, annual reports, financial and control policies, and, upon the recommendation of the Finance and Audit Committee, selects independent auditors; monitors to determine whether the Corporation's assets are being properly protected; monitors the Corporation's compliance with laws and regulations and the performance of its broader responsibilities; ensures that the Board and management are properly structured and prepared to act in case of a corporate crisis; and ensures that USAG adopts and maintains athlete and participant safety rules, policies and procedures that comply with or exceed the requirements of the Ted Stevens Act, the USOPC, and the Center.

Ethics & Grievance:
Oversee implementation of, and compliance with, USAG's Code of Ethical Conduct, Speak Up, Opportunity to Participate, and Conflicts of Interest policies; advise the Board on all ethical matters and grievances that are not Safe Sport matters or grievances; develop, and review on an annual basis, a Conflicts of Interest Policy for the Board, officers, staff members, committee members, volunteers, and member organizations for review and approval by the Board of Directors; review and investigate matters of ethical impropriety and make recommendations on such matters to the Board of Directors; review and provide guidance on ethical questions presented to it by the Board of Directors, officers, committee members, volunteers, staff and USAG's members; review annual and periodic Conflicts of Interest disclosure forms and determine if a conflict of interest exists as to any particular transaction, relationship, or matter involving the Corporation; evaluate requests for approval under USAG's Gift and Entertainment Policy; perform such other duties as assigned by the Board; and report to the Board of Directors as may be requested by the Board or the Chair from time to time.

Finance & Audit:
Be responsible, in cooperation with the Treasurer and President, for recommending the annual budget for operations of USAG, reviewing financial statements as appropriate, reviewing internal financial policies and procedures, and for making recommendations for investment of excess operating funds; review the allocation of funds for specific programs; recommend the independent auditors of USAG for Board approval, review the report of the independent auditors and management letter, and recommend action as needed; oversee financial controls and disclosure and such other matters as directed by the Board of Directors; perform such other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Hearing Panels:
An important right for athletes is to have representation on hearing and appeals panels authorized to review and resolve grievances. Athlete representation means a grievance or Safe Sport complaint will include an athlete with the knowledge and experience to appreciate the impact of alleged conduct and the appropriate remedy to address a violation of the USAG Bylaws, Code of Conduct, and policies. A panel of disinterested individuals is assembled by the Ethics & Grievance or Safe Sport Committee to review and resolve a complaint, including the issuance of any remedy. Your name will be on a panel "roster" and, when needed, a call for panelist will be made. The time per case varies, as it can be a short hearing of several hours, to several days, depending on the number of witnesses (if any). The need for panelists is fulfilled on a rolling basis. Consider serving in the role of Athlete Representatives on hearing panels. It is an opportunity to provide your expertise of the sport while gaining experience in a quasi-adjudicatory process with lawyers and former legal judges that reviews complaints, hears testimony of to parties and witnesses, and renders a ruling that reinforces the USAG Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and our policies.

Men's Development Program Committee:
The MDPC operation directives are to assist the MPC in the development of a consistent and well-designed program for boy's gymnastics in the USA. The MDPC creates adequate and equal representation across all nine (9) regions of the men's program by ensuring each Regional Chair a voting position on the MDPC. Term begins Spring 2022.

Men's Senior Selection Committee:
Hold at least two in person meetings each calendar year at U.S. Championships and Winter Cup. More frequent meetings may be called, either in person or via phone/virtually, as necessary or desirable. Be responsible for selecting athletes for the Senior National Team. Select and assign senior athletes to international assignments including but not limited to Pan American Games, World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Attend all selection competitions such as Winter Cup, USA Championships, World and Olympic Trials. Produce minutes from all SSC meetings and have them published on the USAG website. Maintain open and consistent communication with the Men's Program community and report feedback from the Men's Program community to the Board as requested. Support USA Gymnastics, its rules and policies, and competition programs. Term begins Fall 2022.

Men's Junior Selection Committee:
Hold at least two meetings each calendar year at Development Program National Championships and U.S. Championships. More frequent meetings may be called, either in person or via phone/virtually, as necessary, or desirable. Be responsible for selecting athletes for the Level 8/9 Junior National Team and the Level 10 Junior National Team. Select and assign junior athletes to international assignments including but not limited to Junior Pan American Games, Junior World Championships, and Youth Olympic Games. Attend all selection competitions such as Winter Cup, U.S. Championships, Junior Pan Am or Junior World Trials. Produce minutes from all JSC meetings and have them published on the USAG website. Maintain open and consistent communication with the Men's Program community and report feedback from the Men's Program community to the Board as requested. Support USA Gymnastics, its rules and policies, and competition programs. Term begins Fall 2022.

Nominating & Governance:
Identify and evaluate prospective candidates for the Board; recommend unaffiliated directors for Board approval; recommend unaffiliated directors for Board approval; recommend as requested by the Board individuals to serve on various committees; work with the Ethics and Grievance Committee to vet all nominations for potential conflicts of interest or other issues; develop and recommend to the Board for its consideration an annual self-evaluation process of the Board and its committees; other governing documents; perform such other duties as assigned by the Board; and report to the Board of Directors as may be from time to time. requested by the Board or the Chair provide feedback when requested by the Board regarding changes to policies.

Programs Council:
Provide one Board member to represent the interests of and advocation for the needs of USA Gymnastics programs and total membership, Develop and discover best practices that can be applied to all programs and to each program, Present agenda items to the Board pertaining to programs operations, policy, and challenges as representation from membership, Act as a think-tank and problem-solving representation of membership in addressing concerns and issues facing members, Provide approval for USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Selection Procedures, Act as a feedback deposit for concerns from membership.

Rhythmic Program Committee:
The USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Program Committee ("RPC" or "Committee") is a standing committee under USA Gymnastics' Bylaws. The Committee will develop, organize, and design USA Gymnastics' Rhythmic (the "Program"), and will have overall responsibility for the direction of the Program. As an operating committee under the USA Gymnastics Bylaws, the RPC will work with the appropriate USA Gymnastics staff persons as set forth herein, such staff persons will be overseen by the President.

Rhythmic Athlete Selection Committee:
The Rhythmic Athlete Selection Committee is responsible for the selection and assignment of Rhythmic athletes and coaches to International Events including but not limited to World Championships, Pan American Games, Olympic Games.

Safe Sport Committee:
Review and assist with the development and implementation of the athlete and participant safety policy and other policies or procedures related to Safe Sport; monitor compliance by USAG with the policies, procedures and requirements of the Center and USAG, as well as other safe sport initiatives of the USOPC and the Olympic movement; perform such other duties as assigned by the Board; and report to the Board of Directors as may be requested by the Board or the Chair from time to time.

T&T Program Committee:
The USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Program Committee ("PC" or "Committee") is a standing committee under USA Gymnastics' Bylaws. The Committee will develop, organize, and design USA Gymnastics' Trampoline & Tumbling (the "Program"), and will have overall responsibility for the direction of the Program. As an operating committee under the USA Gymnastics Bylaws, the PC will work with the appropriate USA Gymnastics staff persons as set forth herein, such staff persons will be overseen by the President.

TRA, DMT and TUM Development Committees:
Working closely with the Program Director and Program Committee Chair; Contributing to the development of a well-organized and well-designed Development Program for the disciplines of Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline, and Tumbling in the United States consistent with the goals and objectives of USA Gymnastics; Supporting USA Gymnastics, the Program and its Rules & Policies; Annually reviewing and recommending to the Program Committee updates to the existing Development Code of Points and Rules & Policies pertaining to the DCs; Performing duties as assigned by the Program Director, and the Program Committee; Meeting regularly in adherence with the Committee Charter; Providing leadership for a visible, viable relationship with USA Gymnastics, subcommittees, T&T members and other related groups; Supporting Development athletes, and their training and development; Developing and distributing coaches education; and Submitting all DCs actions, decisions and recommendations to the PC for final approval.

TRA, DMT AND TUM Technical Committees:
Working closely with the Program Director and Program Committee Chair; Contributing to the development of well-organized and well-designed Elite and Development Programs for the disciplines of Trampoline, Synchronized Trampoline, Double Mini Trampoline, and Tumbling in the United States consistent with the goals and objectives of USA Gymnastics; Recommending qualified judges for international competitions to the SCs; Selecting qualified judges for national events; Supporting USA Gymnastics, the Program and its Rules & Policies; Annually reviewing and recommending to the Program Committee updates to the existing Elite and Development Codes of Points and Rules & Policies pertaining to judging and the TCs; Performing duties as assigned by the Program Director, and the Program Committee; Meeting regularly in adherence with the Committee Charter; Providing leadership for a visible, viable relationship with USA Gymnastics, subcommittees, T&T members and other related groups; Developing judges certification; Developing and distributing coaches education; and Submitting all TCs actions, decisions and recommendations to the PC for final approval.

Women's Program Committee:
The Women's Program Committee (WPC) through its sub committees shall be charged with the development of a well-organized and well-designed program for Women's gymnastics in the United States, consistent with the goals and objectives of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors. The WPC through its sub-committees shall distribute and disseminate technical materials, rules and regulations, educational and scientific literature, and other information necessary and appropriate to support the coaching and judging community. The WPC through its sub-committees shall provide for the improvement and growth of Women's gymnastics through training, education, certification, and evaluation of coaches and judges.

To nominate yourself or someone else to an athlete representative position, please submit the nomination via email to athletescouncil@usagym.org.