2019 Level 9 Classic & Regional Team Championships
April 12-14, 2019 - Lake Placid, N.Y.
Schedule Click here for the detailed event schedule (Updated 3/20/19).
Rotations Click here for the detailed rotation schedule.
Deadline Summary
  • February 24, 2019 – Online Registration Deadline
  • March 8, 2019 (or when full) – OTC Lodging/Meals Reservation Deadline
  • March 8, 2019 – Travel Form Deadline (for those staying at the OTC and requesting transportation)
  • March 12, 2019 (or when full) – Crowne Plaza Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • March 19, 2019 (or when full) – Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Reservation Deadline
Venue US Olympic Training Center
196 Old Military Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Eligibility Open to all level 9 athletes who have competed in their State Championships. Note: if a participant’s own State Championship is scheduled for after the Level 9 Classic, participation in an invitational will be accepted.

FIG groups are invited to compete as an invitational.
Competition Format
  • Level 9 Juniors will compete 2 events per day.
  • Level 9 Seniors will compete 4 events in one day.
  • FIG groups will compete both events in one day.
  • Regional Team awards will be given here for level 9. The top 6 Junior All Around scores and top 3 Senior All Around scores, pulled from all gymnasts in each region, will count toward the regional team score. Gymnasts whose scores contributed to the team score will be awarded as the regional team.
Awards Awards will be presented in the below groupings:
  • Hopes – Top 10 for events and all-around
  • Jan to Jun 2006 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • Jul to Dec 2006 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • Jan to Jun 2005 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • Jul to Dec 2005 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • Jan to Jun 2004 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • Jul to Dec 2004 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • COMBINED JUNIORS (including Hopes) – Top 12 for all-around
  • JUNIOR TEAM – Top 3 Regions
  • 2000-2002 – Top 10 for events and all-around
  • 2003 – Top 12 for events and all-around
  • COMBINED SENIORS – Top 3 all-around
  • SENIOR TEAM – Top 3 Regions
Qualification Opportunities
  • Top 40 Juniors (including Hopes) and 25 Seniors move on to the Elite Qualifier
  • Top 70 Juniors (including Hopes) and 20 Seniors will advance to the Level 9 competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships
    • Note: Additional athletes below 70th place in the Junior division and 20th place in the Senior division should be prepared to attend if level 9s who placed above them at this event qualify as Elite or Level 10 competitors to the USA Gymnastics Championships. A final list of Level 9 qualifiers to the USA Gymnastics Championships will be published after the Elite Qualifier (May 18-19, 2019).
Registration Registration Deadline: February 24, 2019

$160 per gymnast, $200 per group

Registration will be conducted using the Meet Reservation system on the USA Gymnastics website. For instructions, click here.
Music/D Forms Please upload music for all of your gymnasts participating in the Level 9 Classic by Monday, March 18th, 2019. All music will be downloaded and sorted into rotation order on that date. Please be sure to check the music files after they are uploaded via the online playback button and bring back-up files to the event just in case (on a phone or CD).

  • Have any club administrator from your club log on to the USA Gymnastics website
  • Navigate to the profile page for your gymnast
    • In the sidebar, click “Club Administration”> “Athlete Roster”> then search for the athlete
  • Scroll down on the athlete’s profile page to the section that says “Routine Music”
  • Then click the “upload” button next to each event the athlete will be competing to add the music
D forms will not be used at this competition
Accommodation - Olympic Training Center Cost: $75/night per person – available to athletes and coaches (limited number of beds available)

Includes lodging (in a shared room with two beds) and meals. Check-in is 3:00pm, check-out is 9:00am. Dinner is provided on your arrival day. Breakfast and lunch are available on your departure day.

Payment in required immediately, upon registration through the Group Processing System.

Reservation Deadline: March 8, 2019 (any roommate requests should be sent to jvincent@usagym.org by this date)
Accommodation – Host Hotel Courtyard Marriott Lake Placid
5920 Cascade Rd.
Lake Placid, NY 12941

Reservation Deadline March 19, 2019 (or when full)
Call to reserve: 518-523-2900
Group Rate under: “USA Gymnastics – Level 9 Classic”

Crowne Plaza
101 Olympic Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Starting at $109/night
Reservation Deadline March 12, 2019 (or when full)
Call to reserve: 518-523-2556
Group Rate under: “USA Gymnastics – Level 9 Classic”
Meals Meal plans are available for participating athletes and coaches who are staying off-site at the rate of $45/day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the OTC cafeteria.

Reserve meal cards via the Group Processing system on the USA Gymnastics website.

Meals must be reserved by March 8th (payment required at the time of reservation). Remember that meals are already included for participants staying on-site at the OTC.
Transportation Official Airport: Albany, NY (ALB) – 132 miles
Train Station: Albany-Rensselaer, New York (ALB) – 141 miles

Alternate Airport Possibilities:
  • Saranac Lake, NY – 16 miles
  • Burlington, VA (BVT) – 63 miles (requires ferry)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL) – 116 Miles
Only those staying on-site at the OTC will be considered for transportation to/from the Albany airport. At no time is transportation guaranteed, but USA Gymnastics and the OTC staff will make best efforts for those staying on-site who have turned in flight information by March 8th.

Transportation Request Guidelines:
  • ARRIVALS: 5:00pm or earlier at the ALB airport
  • DEPARTURES: 12:00pm or later at the ALB airport
  • Flight information must be turned in to USA Gymnastics by March 8th using the travel form below to be considered for transportation.
  • All participants staying at the OTC must submit the travel form. It will be assumed that any participant who does not submit the travel form by March 8th will provide their own transportation.
Register for Transportation via the Group Processing system on the USA Gym website ($25/person – Deadline March 8th)
Travel Form (Due March 8th): https://goo.gl/forms/R8sh59BXQUV9q9752

Please be mindful of the fact that the OTC is several hours’ distance from the Albany Airport and there are a limited number of shuttles per day. It is possible that depending on arrival time there could be several hours wait for the next shuttle. It is also possible that a shuttle may not be available if there are not others leaving at a similar time.

Note: In the case of a flight delay when participants are scheduled for OTC transportation, it is the parent/club’s responsibility to provide Safe Sport compliant transportation from the airport to the OTC. USA Gymnastics will work with the OTC to accommodate the delayed participants on a later shuttle if possible or, in the case of a minor delay, may postpone the shuttle’s departure, however, this cannot be guaranteed nor expected. USA Gymnastics is not responsible for delayed flights that cause participants to arrive after shuttle departure times. Full responsibility for the participants’ transportation falls on the parents/club.
Refunds 50% Refunds for registration fees, OTC beds, and OTC meal cards will be provided in the case of injury or severe illness with a doctor’s note. Notification must be provided to jvincent@usagym.org at least 1 week prior to the event. Refunds without a doctor’s note are not possible.
Spectator Information A nominal admission fee will be charged for spectators.

Please note: There are no vending machines or concession on-site. Participating athletes and coaches may pre-purchase a meal plan (see above). Meals are not available for parents/spectators. Please inform the parents from your club so they may plan ahead accordingly. The downtown Lake Placid area has many restaurants and shops to serve those without a meal plan. There is also an “Adirondack Corner Store” with refreshments a 10-minute walk from the Olympic Training Center.

Adirondack Corner Store
188 Newman Rd,
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Contact Rhythmic Program Director, Caroline Hunt - chunt@usagym.org
Rhythmic Program Coordinator, Jayme Vincent – jvincent@usagym.org