Call For Nominations - National Committee Chair Positions
posted on 02/02/2010

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Program will hold elections for the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman and National Technical Committee Chairman online. The National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman will be elected by all coaches. The National Technical Committee Chairman will be elected by state and higher rated judges.

Nominations for all national positions shall be solicited in February of the year of the election. Nominations shall be sent to the Senior Program Director for Acrobatic Gymnastics by April 1 of the election year by submitting the National Nomination Form. Prospective candidates shall forward a resume’ to the National Office by May 1. Resumes’ of prospective candidates will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website by June 1.

Ballots for all national positions will be prepared by the Senior Program Director. Ballots for the National Junior Olympic Committee Chair and the National Technical Committee Chair will be presented online. Online voting must conclude by August 1 of that year. Write-in votes will not be allowed.

All National Officers shall be elected by a majority (1 over 50%) of the votes cast. If no candidate receives a majority vote, the run-off election will be between the two candidates receiving the most votes. The positions to be will have an immediate runoff. If only one nomination for a National Officer is received, the nominee will be elected by acclamation.

The National Officers’ term of office is four years. The term of office will begin on September 1, 2010.

National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman
| 2010 National Election Nomination Form |

The following text lists the qualifications and duties of the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman.

The National Junior Olympic Committee shall consist of:

  • National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman
  • Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairmen (4-8)
  • National Elite Committee Chairman or Representative
  • National Technical Committee Chairman or Representative
  • Senior Program Director for Acrobatic Gymnastics (non-voting)

The National Junior Olympic Committee shall:

  • Set goals for the Acrobatic Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program nationally.
  • Work in conjunction with the National Technical Committee on technical aspects, competition format, and rules and regulations of the Junior Olympic Program.
  • Work with the National Elite Committee on the development of the Level 1-10 exercises.
  • Establish score requirements and qualification guidelines for the various levels of competition.
  • Conduct and direct educational and certification programs for the community as needed including video education of the Junior Olympic Program.

I. Criteria for Nominations

All nominees must be Professional Members of the USA Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, be at least 21 years old, and be in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies.

II. Qualifications:

  • Nominees must also have been coaching at the Junior Olympic level for a minimum of five years including having experience coaching Level 10 athletes at Junior Olympic National Championships.

III. Duties & Responsibilities:

The National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman shall:

  • Have been coaching at the Junior Olympic level for a minimum of five years including having experience coaching Level 10 athletes at National Championships.
  • Serve as a voting member on the Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Committee.
  • Serve as a liaison between the National Junior Olympic Committee and the Program Committee.
  • Organize and direct the activities of the National Junior Olympic Committee.
  • Effectively communicate information with all coaches across the country.
  • Represent the committee on all sub-committees as necessary.
  • Submit financial reports to the Senior Program Director for Acrobatic Gymnastics for reimbursement of expenses.
  • Prepare and distribute the agenda to the Junior Olympic Committee in a timely manner for each National Junior Olympic Committee meeting.
  • Recommend subject and content for national clinics and publications.
  • Oversee and guide the work of the Regional Junior Olympic Committees.

 


 


National Technical Committee Chairman
| 2010 National Election Nomination Form |

The following text lists the qualifications and duties of the National Technical Committee Chairman.

The National Technical Committee shall consist of:

  • National Technical Committee Chairman
  • Regional Technical Committee Chairmen (4-8)
  • National Junior Olympic Chairman or Representative
  • National Elite Committee Chairman or Representative
  • USAG International Technical Consultant (non-voting)
  • Senior Program Director for Acrobatic Gymnastics (non-voting)

The National Technical Committee shall:

  • Work in conjunction with the National Junior Olympic Committee on technical aspects, competition format, and rules and regulations of the Junior Olympic Program.
  • Work in conjunction with the National Elite Committee concerning technical aspects, competition format, and rules and regulations of the Elite Program.
  • Respond to technical inquiries regarding the interpretation of the FIG Code of Points for Acrobatic Gymnastics and the USA Gymnastics Rules and Policies for Acrobatic Gymnastics.
  • Dispense information of a technical nature to the membership.
  • Recommend topics, content, and presenters for national clinics.
  • Make recommendations to the Program Committee for changes to Rules and Policies and Code of Points for Acrobatic Gymnastics.
  • Be responsible for the continuing education of judges.
  • Implement the testing and active status requirements for judges.
  • Keep a record of active status for all judges
  • Recommend to the Program Committee the judges’ compensation schedule.
  • Recommend to the Program Committee Meet Referees for national events.
  • Appoint one member of the Jury of Appeals at Junior Olympic the National Championships.

I. Criteria for Nominations

All nominees must be Professional Members of the USA Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, be at least 21 years old, and be in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies.

II. Qualifications:

  • Hold an FIG Brevet judge rating of Category I or II.

III. Duties & Responsibilities:

The National Technical Committee Chairman shall:

  • Hold an FIG Brevet judge rating of Category I or II.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Committee.
  • Serve as a liaison between the National Technical Committee and the Program Committee.
  • Effectively communicate information with all judges across the country.
  • Represent the Technical Committee on all sub-committees as necessary.
  • Submit financial reports to the Senior Director of Acrobatic Gymnastics for reimbursement of expenses.
  • Prepare and distribute the agenda to the National Technical Committee for each National Technical Committee meeting.
  • Oversee the assigning of judges at the regional levels and consult with the Meet Referees about the assigning of judges for the National Championships and for other national events.
  • Administer at least one judge’s certification course per season.
  • Recommend subjects and content for national clinics and publications.
  • Review reports for judges’ active status.
  • Oversee and guide the work of the Regional and State Technical Committees.

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