2009 T&T U.S. Elite Challenge

REGISTRATION: Registration is now closed
COMPETITION CARDS:
GUIDE: Click here for the Guide to the Elite Challenge
ENTRIES: Click here for a list of the clubs entered in the U.S. Elite Challenge and the number of entries received. More information will be posted as soon as it is available. Please contact Kathy Tyler (ktyler@usagym.org) if the number of entries shown for your club is inaccurate.
SCHEDULE: Click here for the schedule (updated 4/21/09)
DATE: May 8-10, 2009
VENUE: Ft. Smith Convention Center
55 S. 7th
Ft. Smith, AR 72901
HOST: USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling
CONTACT: For questions concerning the U.S. Elite Challenge, contact:
Kathy Tyler
Ph. 317.829.5674
E-Mail - ktyler@usagym.org
FUNDS: Entry fees may be paid with a credit card or by check or money order. No cash, please.
PAYABLE TO: USA Gymnastics
PURPOSE: The U.S. Elite Challenge:
  1. gives Elite and Level 10 athletes an opportunity to compete in a national event.
  2. is the second of two required qualifying competitions to National Championships for Jr. & Sr. Elites.
  3. provides an opportunity for Jr./Sr. Elite athletes to earn points toward the Jr. or Sr. National Team.
  4. is the second of three qualifying events to the Final Selection Event for World Age-Group Games.
HOTELS: For reservations at the host hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, please contact National Travel Systems at 888.603.8747 or visit their web site at www.ntssportstravel.com.
ENTRY FEES: All Levels
First event -- $125.00
Each additional event -- $15.00
ENTRY DEADLINE: Deadline for entries is April 15, 2009 (Must be in the USAG National Office on or before April 15.)
Late entries are subject to approval by the Senior Program Director and are doubled after April 15. (No entries accepted after April 22.)
INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT ENTRIES: Corrected or additional information may be submitted concerning entries on or before April 22. After April 22, information may be corrected for a charge of $10.00 per correction. Missing information is considered a correction when added. Corrections to entries after April 22 must be entered on the Corrections to Entries form and brought to the competition.
RULES:
  • Senior Elite and Junior Elite: Rules from the current FIG Code of Points, plus USAG T&T exceptions will be used.
  • Level 10: Rules from the current J.O. Code of Points will be used. Exception: Athletes will be divided by gender, but will compete in one or two open age groups, depending on the number of entries.
ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS: Currently-registered USAG T&T athletes who are Jr./Sr. Elite or Level 10.
COACHES & OFFICIALS Coaches, judges and officials who are currently-registered Professional Members will be issued credentials. Pending Pro members are not considered currently registered.
  • Coaches must be Level 1 or above and must register on the official Entry Form. Only 2 coaches per team will be issued credentials. No charge for coach's registration.
  • Judges must have a rating as designated by the Technical Committee. See Judge's Request for Assignment.
AWARDS: All Levels: 1st 3rd Place Medals
COMPETITION EQUIPMENT: 4 Eurotramp Trampolines with Eurotramp beds and springs
1 Eurotramp Double Mini-Trampoline
1 Ross Athletic Supply Rod Tumbling Track