2009 T&T Final Selection Event


DATE: Sept. 24-27, 2009
VENUE: Cashman Center
850 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89101
HOST: USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling
CONTACT: For questions concerning the Final Selection Event, 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 Final Selection Event:
  1. is the last of three events where athletes may earn points toward the World Championships team.
  2. is the selection event for the World Age-Group team.
HOTELS: Because of the variety of hotels in Las Vegas, we have not blocked rooms. If you would like help in securing accommodations, 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>br? Each additional event -- $15.00
ENTRY DEADLINE: Deadline for entries is September 4, 2009 (Must be in the USAG National Office on or before September 4.)
The entry form should be faxed to 317-237-5069.
  • Senior Elite: Rules from the current FIG Code of Points, plus USAG T&T exceptions will be used.
  • World Age-Group: The FIG World Age-Group Competition rules will be used, with the following exceptions:
    • All athletes will go to finals regardless of rank.
    • New life finals will not be used. Finals scores will be cumulative (preliminaries + finals).
    • Warm-up rules:
      • Trampoline and synchronized trampoline: 30 minutes immediately prior to each flight on the warm-up trampolines.
      • Double-mini and tumbling: 15 minutes warm-up immediately prior to each flight on the competition equipment.
      • No general warm-up sessions on competitions days.
ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS: Currently-registered USAG T&T athletes who are Jr./Sr. Elite or Level 10 and have met the qualification requirements to participate in the FSE. Must be a US citizen.
  1. Only athletes who are on the Official List of Qualifiers are allowed to enter the Final Selection Event. Athletes who previously appeared on the list but who did not qualify to J.O. or Visa Championships have been removed. Also, athletes were added who qualified by petition or by being named to the Junior National Team.

  2. Athletes may only enter the FSE in the event(s) in which they qualified.

  3. Athletes MUST have a valid U.S. passport to enter the FSE. The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) requires all delegations to the World Championships and World Age-Group Championships to have an FIG license to compete. The FIG has set September 14 as the date we must give them a list of potential team members with passport numbers, therefore, we must have your passport number no later than September 14 if you plan to go to St. Petersburg. If you do not have a passport, please apply immediately and expedite the process so you will not miss the opportunity to be on the team.

  4. All athletes, coaches and spectators who plan to travel with the official delegation to St. Petersburg MUST bring their passports to Las Vegas. National Travel Systems will collect all passports for the delegation and take them to obtain visas for everyone. In order to make this happen, you must use another form of ID for your airfare to/from Las Vegas.

  5. An electronic copy of the passport and a digital photo are required for all athletes who plan to participate in the FSE.

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