November 2010 Member Services E-Newsletter
posted on 11/04/2010

Issue: #29 Nov. 4, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings from USA Gymnastics!

As always, please contact Member Services with any questions you may have. Our team is happy to assist you.

800.345.4719 (phone) | 317.692.5212 (fax) | membership@usagym.org

Happy flipping!
Your friends at USA Gymnastics

Member Advantage

Did you know that your USA Gymnastics membership has more to offer than just access to the floor of USA Gymnastics sanctioned events?

Read below to see if you are taking full advantage of all your membership has to offer you!

 

USA Gymnastics Member Benefits

Instructor Member Benefits
  • Portion of dues paid is submitted back to your state and region for financial support at the state and regional level.
  • Subscription to Technique magazine, the trade magazine of USA Gymnastics, featuring articles on technical aspects of the sport, rules updates, sports fitness updates and USA Gymnastics news ($25 value)
  • Monthly E-Newsletter
  • 5% discount on technical materials sold through USA Gymnastics
  • Seasonal discount on apparel and merchandise sold through USA Gymnastics online store
  • USA Gymnastics membership card and Member decal
  • Discounts on USA Gymnastics University educational courses and congresses (up to $500 value)National and Regional Congresses
    • Safety/Risk Management
    • Preschool Fundamentals
    • First Aid
    • Foundation Business Courses
    • National and Regional Congresses

Professional/Jr. Professional Membership

  • Subscription to Technique magazine, the trade magazine of USA Gymnastics, featuring articles on technical aspects of the sport, rules updates, sports fitness updates and USA Gymnastics news. ($25 value)
  • Subscription to USA Gymnastics magazine, the official magazine of USA Gymnastics, featuring personality profiles of U.S. gymnasts, training tips, coverage of major competitions, information on gymnastics camps, merchandise, and more. ($19.95 value)
  • Complimentary access to the new USA Gymnastics University Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction Course. ($25 value)
  • Discounts on USA Gymnastics University educational courses and congresses (up to $500 value)
    • Safety/Risk Management
    • Preschool Fundamentals
    • First Aid
    • Foundation Business Courses
    • National and Regional Congresses
  • Seasonal discounts on apparel and merchandise sold through USA Gymnastics.
  • USA Gymnastics membership card
  • Member decal
  • Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Right to participate in USA Gymnastics sanctioned events
  • Secondary accident insurance coverage at USA Gymnastics sanctioned events
  • 5% discount on technical materials sold through USA Gymnastics

Member Advantage

USA Gymnastics Member Benefits

Why is Membership Important?

Member Feedback

Don't miss an opportunity to educate your staff!

Safety Matters

USAGymClub.com

EDUCATION EVENTS

Did you know you can register and take a Safety/Risk Management Certification course up to a year prior to your expiration date? SIGN UP NOW for a live face to face safety course:

OCTOBER
30 - Lincoln, NE

NOVEMBER
13 - New York, NY
13 - Portsmouth, NH
20 - Northfield, NJ
21 - West, TX
21 - El Paso, TX
27 - Stroudsburg, PA
28 - Elgin, IL

*please check the schedule online to verify course dates and times

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

USA Gymnastics is now seeking candidates for two positions within the Member Services division; Vice President of Member Services and Director of Educational Services. Click the links below for a complete job description and details on the application process.

Vice President of Member Services
Director of Educational Services

 
Why is Membership Important?

Being a member of USA Gymnastics provides the members the ability to receive quality gymnastics education and the right to *participate in USA Gymnastics sanctioned events. But, it also supports gymnastics at the regional, state and grassroots level. The financial support received from USA Gymnastics members assist in the growth, development, and implementation of new recreational gymnastics programs and education. This financial support also assists in the development, coordination and success of national team athletes from all six disciplines. Your membership and support is important to USA Gymnastics. Without members like you, our success would be impossible.

*Only Professional/Jr. Professional members are allowed access to floor of USA Gymnastics sanctioned events.

 
Member Feedback

USA Gymnastics is a member driven organization and we want to hear for YOU, the member. Please email us at membership@usagym.org with your thoughts and ideas with regards to your membership. What can we do to make your membership more valuable to you and your gymnastics career? We thank you in advance for taking the time to provide us with this most feedback.

 
Don't miss an opportunity to educate your staff!

The focus of the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction Course is predominantly on the recreational gymnastics levels; however the information is applicable to all levels, from preschool, to school-age, to competitive athletes. The skills presented are basic skills, advancing no higher than levels 2 or 3. All gymnastics disciplines are covered, including women's artistic, men's artistic, trampoline, rhythmic, and acrobatics.

Course Fees:
Professional, Jr. Professional, Introductory Coach, Jr. Intro Coach Member - NO CHARGE
Instructor, Foreign Instructor, and Athlete members - $15
Non-members - $25

*Registration is required for all members.
Register today!

 
Safety Matters

 

Gymnastics professionals should approach all trampoline activities with a safety mindset and a vigilant approach to injury prevention. Here are a few key points to remember;

  • Rebound devices are used to propel an athlete higher so that he/she has more air time
  • Rebound devices are used to reduce the repetitive stress of acrobatic activities on normal competitive surfaces
  • Rebound devices tend to be heavy and difficult to move. Care should be exercised when setting up and dismantling these devices.
  • The integrity of the trampoline bed is vital to safety. A worn bed or missing springs can result in a dangerous and unpredictable bounce or fall.
  • Athletes should learn fundamental bounces and landings prior to progressing to more difficult skills. Controlled bouncing is more important than height.
  • Only one person should use a rebound device at a time.
  • Objects should never be placed under a trampoline bed.
  • Extrication of an injured gymnast from a rebound device should include help from EMS personnel and be practiced to reach proficiency.
Technical materials:
Item # 6106 Trampoline Safety Tips Poster
Item # 2416 How to Start a Trampoline and Tumbling Program Book
Item #2407 Basic Trampoline-The Beginning steps DVD

Please visit the Technical Materials Store to order.

 

USAGymClub.com

Join USA Gymnastics in promoting our New Member Club website! This resource is helpful for parents who are looking for a gym club in their area. Also on our new website, you will see our most recent grassroots marketing campaign. Visit usagymclub.com today!

 

 

USA Gymnastics is a non-for-profit organization which is the sole national governing body (NGB) for the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Our mission is to increase public awareness of, and encourage participation in, all aspects of gymnastics, and to support athletes in their pursuit of competitive excellence.

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