2009 T&T J.O. Championships


Coaches/Judges Guide
These documents will tell you everything you need to know if you are participating in the J.O. Championships.
DATE: June 23-29, 2009
PURPOSE: J.O. Championships will name National Champions at Levels 5-10 in age groups for all disciplines.
LOCATION: San Jose McEnery Convention Center - Hall 2-3
150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113
HOST: USA Gymnastics
HOTELS: Call National Travel Systems, 888-603-8747 or visit the web site at NTSSportsTravel.com
CONTACT: Kathy Tyler ktyler@usagym.org or phone 317-829-5674
SCHEDULE: Click here for a detailed schedule - Updated 6/2/09
TRAINING GROUPS: Click here for the training groups - Updated 6/12/09
START LIST: Click here for the start list - Updated 6/12/09
ENTRIES: Registration has closed. Entry deadline has passed.
ENTRY FEES: Levels 8-10
          First event - $125
          Each additional event - $20
Levels 5-7
          First event - $115
          Each additional event - $20

Note: An athlete who is Level 8-10 in one event and Level 5-7 in another event will pay $125 + $20.

INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT ENTRIES: Corrections after the entry deadline will cost $25 per correction (up to a maximum of $200), since the schedule, training schedule, start lists, athlete passes, certificates and program will be in progress. Entries after the deadline are subject to the approval of the Program Director and, if approved, entry fees will be doubled. Any late entry must be accompanied by verification from the State Chair that the athlete is qualified.
RULES: USAG T&T Rules (including warm-up rules) will be used. Finals for Level 10 only. All age groups are based on the age of the competitor on December 31, 2009.
PHOTOS: Champion Images is the official photographer of the 2009 J.O. Championships. To register for photos, please download and fill out the order form and fax it to them at 972-767-5000.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: Limitations on Activity, Unauthorized Use, and Distribution
In considerations of liability and athlete safety, parents are welcome to take pictures of their athlete only from the designated spectator seating areas so as to not interfere with athlete performances, disrupt the intended use of public areas, or inhibit viewing opportunities for other spectators. Use of professional camera equipment, monopod, or tripod is prohibited.
LEGAL NOTICE: Regardless of intended use, the unauthorized capture of images from this event is strictly prohibited by event officials. Authorization can only be obtained in writing from both event officials and event photographer. Violators are subject to removal and will be held legally and financially liable for any damage, or perceived damage, associated with the violation.

  • All athletes meeting National Championship qualifying scores and eligibility requirements at USAG T&T sanctioned competitions may enter the J.O. Championships.
  • All entries are subject to verification by the State Chair.
  • All competitors must enter the National Championships at the same level at which the qualifying score was reached. If the athlete competes at a higher level after the qualifying score is reached, he/she may not move back to the previous level to compete at National Championships. See the Rules & Policies and J.O. Code of Points for complete information and click here for qualifying scores.
Foreign Competitors:
J.O. Championships - Non-resident foreign competitors are not allowed at J.O. Championships. Resident foreign athletes who are members of USA Gymnastics and have met all qualification requirements may compete at J.O. Championships.
Regional All-Stars Each Level 10 regional champion is eligible to represent his/her region at the Regional All-Star competition. (Note: In order to allow the regions to have full teams, if a region has no Level 10 athletes in an age group, the Level 9 regional champion may be substituted. See complete Regional All-Stars rules.
  • Coaches, judges and officials who are Professional Members will be issued credentials. (No Pending Pro memberships all aspects of the Pro membership must be complete.)
  • Coaches must have completed the T&T Level 1 Coaches' Course and must be registered online with J.O. Championships entries.
  • Only 2 coaches per team will be issued credentials. Requests for additional coaches' credentials must be approved by the Program Director. Teams with fewer than ten athletes need not apply.
  • Judges must have a rating as designated by the Technical Committee and submit the Judge's Request for Assignment.
Participation certificates
Flight ribbons
Overall 1st 6th place
  • Participation certificates are placed in the team packets and are given to the coach at registration for distribution to the team.
  • Flight awards are presented by the Superior Judge immediately following each flight.
  • Overall awards will be presented to 1st-6th place in each age group and level.
  • Overall awards for each session will be given immediately following the session. Level 10 awards will be presented after finals.
  • If the session is running early, awards will be given early.
  • Athletes who place in the top six overall should be in the staging area immediately following the session.
  • In order to have professional awards pictures, all athletes are required to wear competition attire for all awards ceremonies:
    • Girls leo, bare feet or tramp shoes
    • Boys step-in, competition shorts or pants, bare feet or tramp shoes
    • No warm-ups or street clothes allowed.

Grand Champion Team Trophy to each member of the overall champion region.
1st Place Team per event Plaques to each member of the team, per gender.

  • All awards for Regional All-Stars will be presented immediately following competition.
  • All competitors are asked to remain on the competition floor until all awards are given and pictures have been taken.
  • Regional All-Stars are required to wear the warm-up or leo provided by GK/Elite Sportswear for competition and awards photos.
PROGRAM ADS: Clubs are allowed to sell advertising for the souvenir program at J.O. Championships and keep half the money. Click here to see how.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers (affectionately known as T&T Angels) are needed in many areas at J.O. Championships, including awards, staging, computer data entry, score posting, competition office and trampoline spotters. See more on trampoline spotters below. Click here for job descriptions.

Interested parties should contact Kathy Tyler at ktyler@usagym.org with the following information:

Team affiliation
Phone number
E-mail address
Sessions available
First job choice
Second job choice
T-Shirt size:
      Adult (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
TRAMPOLINE SPOTTERS: Spotters are required at each corner of the trampoline. Each team with athletes entered in trampoline is responsible to provide at least one age and size appropriate spotter for at least one session of the competition. Teams will be assigned a session in which they have an athlete competing. The Volunteer Coordinator will monitor participation and spotters will report to Volunteer Check-In near the awards stage 30 minutes prior to the session. Any additional spotters who would like to help will be welcome and appreciated. Spotters will be required to participate in a short training session prior to spotting.

Dress Code for Spotters:

  • Volunteer t-shirt (provided at check-in)
  • Gym shoes
  • No hats
  • No jewelry, purses or bags. (Belongings should be left with a responsible person as there is no secure place in the competition or staging area.)
COACHES' AND JUDGES' COURSES: Judges' and coaches' held in conjunction with J.O. Championships are:
  • Category 1 Judge's Course - June 23-24 See registration form for more information.
  • Leader Level Judge's Course Tentatively set for June 26. Details and instructions to follow.
  • Level 1 Coach's Course - June 23-24 See registration form for more information.
  • JumpStart Test Administrator Training - Tentatively set for the evenings of June 26 and June 28. Details and registration form to follow.
VENDORS: Trampoline & Tumbling offers an opportunity for a limited number of vendors at the 2009 J.O. Championships. Vendor booths will be inside Halls 2-3, near spectator seating. USA Gymnastics has an exclusive contract with GK/Elite Sportswear for all warm-ups, leotards and other competitive wear, and with Northwest Designs for event-related and USA Gymnastics logo merchandise, shorts, flannel pants, animals and medal-engraving.

If you are interested in being a vendor for items other than those listed above, you may apply using the Vendor Contract. For the vendor report form, click here

COMPETITION EQUIPMENT: Eurotramp trampolines with Eurotramp beds and springs
Eurotramp Double Mini-Trampolines
Ross Athletic Supply rod tumbling tracks>br? Equipment managed and additional equipment supplied by Ross Athletic Supply. Some equipment is for sale. If interested, call 888-600-7677.