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2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
June 22-27, 2021 - St. Louis, Mo.
SCHEDULES


COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS
All Credentialed Participants of ALL AGES must follow the testing protocol EVEN IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

All COVID tests must be a PCR or Molecular test. Antigen testing is NOT an accepted test. Please verify BEFORE you get tested that they are not giving you an Antigen test.

Elite-level Credentialed Participants (includes those who may have duties with elite AND developmental athletes): All elite-level credentialed Participants will be divided up into Tier 1 or Tier 2 categories. Tier 1 participants are those who may come within 6’ of athletes for greater than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period. All other credentialed Participants are Tier 2. Event staff, Volunteers and all Media will be contacted prior to the event to let you know which Tier you fall into. Please do not email us unless you have not heard by June 20th.

Development-level Credentialed Participants (who have NO duties with elite-level Participants): You are categorized as Tier 2.

Family members who are staying with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Credentialed Participant at the event: We encourage you to follow the same testing protocol as the credentialed Participant you are staying with. We recommend Lucira tests for all family members of Tier 1 Credentialed Participants to use as your onsite test (this will not be provided by USA Gymnastics). Please help us protect our athletes and shelter in place during the duration of your stay by avoiding eating indoors in restaurants, staying away from crowded places and limiting shopping to necessary trips only.

Tier 1 includes:
  • All Elite-level Athletes
  • All Elite-level Coaches
  • All Elite-level Judges and Auxiliary Judges
  • All Medical
  • All Elite-level Equipment Techs
  • Some Elite-level Event Staff
  • Some Elite-level Volunteers
  • Some Media/Broadcast/Photo (those on the FOP or who will be interviewing athletes in person)
Tier 2 includes:
  • All Development-level ONLY Athletes
  • All Development-level ONLY Coaches (not also coaching an elite-level athlete)
  • All Development-level ONLY Judges (no elite-level judging duties)
  • All other Development-level ONLY Participants (no elite-level duties)
  • All Committee Members
  • All Vendors/Partners
  • Some Event staff
  • Some Volunteers
  • Some Media/Broadcast/Photo
Testing Requirements: Anyone with a positive test within 90 days of the start of the event will not be required to complete any testing if they are no longer contagious. All others should follow the directions below:

Tier 1 will test twice:
  • First Test: Within 6 days of your first day at the venue.
  • Second Test: Onsite prior to your first access to the venue. Testing will be provided for you at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Results will take 1-2 hours and you cannot pick up your credentials until after you have your test result. Please plan for this and arrive early enough to complete your onsite testing. Any equipment techs or event staff who are part of the set-up crew will have their onsite test the evening of June 20th prior to the arrival of athletes.
Tier 2 will test once:
  • Test within 6 days of your first day at the venue.
Your pre-event test will be uploaded to a web app. Additional information about the web app will be provided to you prior to June 20. Onsite test results (for Tier 1 Credentialed Participants only) will be provided via this same web app. You will not be able to pick up your credentials unless you can show that you have met all the testing requirements for your Tier.

If your first day at the venue is:
  • 6/20, do your pre-event test on or after 6/14
  • 6/21, do your pre-event test on or after 6/15
  • 6/22, do your pre-event test on or after 6/16
  • 6/23, do your pre-event test on or after 6/17
  • 6/24, do your pre-event test on or after 6/18
  • 6/25, do your pre-event test on or after 6/19
  • 6/26, do your pre-event test on or after 6/20
  • 6/27, do your pre-event test on or after 6/21
If you have any questions about the above, please visit the FAQ here or contact Kim Kranz at kkranz@usagym.org.



ENTRIES
Entry fees are a flat fee of $150 for 1-4 events. The entry deadline is May 17, 2021.

A step-by-step guide to register for this event is available here.

A LATE FEE WILL APPLY FOR ADDITIONS BETWEEN MAY 18 AND MAY 23, 2021. The entry fee for additions will be $300.

NO CHANGES OR ADDITIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER MAY 23, 2021.

Scratches made from May 23, 2021, through June 18, 2021, should be submitted via the online registration system. Scratches submitted on or after June 18, 2021, must be done onsite.

Refunds will not be given for athletes who entered but did not qualify to the USA Gymnastics Championships.



ELIGIBLE COMPETITORS
All athletes who have met the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships qualifying scores and eligibility requirements at USA Gymnastics T&T sanctioned competitions may compete at the USA Gymnastics Championships. All entries are subject to verification by the respective State Chair. All competitors must enter the USA Gymnastics Championships at the same competitive level where the qualifying score was achieved. If the athlete competes at a higher level after the qualifying score is reached, he/she may not compete at the previous level at the USA Gymnastics Championships. See the Rules & Policies and Development Code of Points for complete information.

Non-resident international competitors, and resident elite athletes are not allowed to compete at the USA Gymnastics Championships. Resident international development athletes who are members of USA Gymnastics and have met all qualification requirements may compete at the USA Gymnastics Championships.



HOTELS
Hotel booking information will be published very shortly – we are expecting this to be released by mid-May.



COACHES & OFFICIALS
Coaches, judges and officials who are professional members will be issued credentials. No pending pro memberships will be allowed. Coaches must register online for the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships. No coach changes may be made after the registration deadline. No hospitality will be provided for coaches.



JUDGES
Judges can complete their request to be considered for assignment for the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships. The deadline to submit completed forms is May 17, 2021.



TICKETS
Tickets will go on sale on June 4th. A link to purchase is coming soon.



COMPETITION CARDS
Competition cards must be filled out using the International Gymnastics Federation’s FIG terminology. All competition cards should be on the correct color paper and must be filed correctly at the competition office. Any competition card that is not turned in by the respective deadline will incur the deductions listed in the Code of Points.

Deadlines
  • All Synchronized trampoline: Monday June 21, 11:30am
  • Level 9-10 (all disciplines except SYN): Monday June 21, 5:00pm
  • Youth Elite, Junior Elite and Open Elite (all disciplines except SYN): Tuesday, June 22, 5:00pm
  • Level 8 (all disciplines except SYN): Thursday June 24, 5:00pm
  • Senior Elite (all disciplines except SYN): Thursday June 24, 5:00pm
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MANDATORY COACHES’ ORIENTATION MEETING
8:00pm-9:00pm, Sunday June 20, 2021

One coach from each club is required to attend a coaches' orientation meeting during the event.

You have two options to attend:
  • In person: 8:00-9:00pm, Hyatt Grand Ballroom C
  • Virtually


RULES
Rules from the current FIG Elite Code of Points with the USA Gymnastics T&T Special Requirements and Development Code of Points will be used.

Time of Flight will be used for all trampoline elite divisions and Level 10 at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships.

All age groups are based on the age of the competitor on December 31, 2021.

The 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships scoring is cumulative, including prelims and finals on all events. There are no “new life” finals.



VIDEO REVIEW
Video review will be provided for the following:
  • Trampoline: Level 10 and above
  • Tumbling: Senior Elite
  • Double mini: Senior Elite
If coaches wish to video their athletes’ routine in other levels, they must shoot the video from the designated spot set by the Meet Director.



COACH & ATHLETE ATTIRE
All athletes must be in club or athletic apparel. No national team apparel, including anything with the USA flag or logo, may be worn at any time during training, warm-up or competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships by coaches or athletes. This includes warm-ups, t-shirts, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. USA attire may not be worn even if covering logo and flag. Unless otherwise requested by your program director, please leave all national team apparel/accessories at home.

Athletes and coaches must follow the dress code listed in the Elite, Development and/or FIG Code of Points, depending on the level of competition in which they are participating or coaching.



DOPING CONTROL
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will conduct doping controls for select athletes at the USA Gymnastics Championships. Athletes will be notified immediately following competition if they have been selected.

If an athlete is currently taking any medication that may be on the banned substance list, the athlete and/or parent/guardian should call the USADA drug reference phone line at 719-875-2000, or visit www.globaldro.com for verification. There are many over-the-counter medications, such as cold medicines, that are banned substances. It is important to call the drug reference line with any questions regarding this important issue or to speak with the medical doctor or trainer onsite at your venue. DO NOT leave this to chance. Use of methods or substances prohibited by any applicable anti-doping rules may be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. Possible doping violations will be managed by USADA protocol.



COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
America’s Center Hall 3
  • Eurotramp trampolines with Eurotramp 4x4 beds and springs
  • Eurotramp ultimate double mini-trampolines 6x6
  • Skakun tumbling floors
America’s Center Dome (Hall 6)
  • Eurotramp ultimate trampolines with Eurotramp 4x4 beds and springs
  • Eurotramp ultimate double mini-trampoline 6x6
  • Skakun tumbling floor


WARM UP
America’s Center Hall 3
Each session will have a one 50-minute general warm up prior to the session or one 60-minute general warm up in the case of SR, YE, JR, and OE sessions, as well as the following:

Prelims
    Trampoline
    • Level 8-10 individual: 2 touches
    • YE, JR, & OE individual: 2 touch
    • Level 9-10 synchro: 1 touch
    • YE, JR, OE, & SR synchro: 2 touch
    Tumbling
    • Level 8-10: 3 touches
    • YE, JR, & OE: touches
    Double Mini
    • Level 8-10: 3 touches
    • YE, JR, & OE: 3 touches
Finals
    Trampoline
    • Level 9-10 individual: 1 touch
    • YE, JR, & OE individual: 1 touch
    • YE, JR, OE, & SR synchro: 1 touch
    Tumbling
    • Level 9: 2 touches
    • Level 10: 3 touches
    • YE, JR, & OE: 3 touches
    Double Mini
    • Level 9: 2 touches
    • Level 10: 3 touches
    • YE, JR, & OE: 3 touches
America Center Dome (Hall 6)
Prior to their designated flight time, each athlete will have a one hour general warm up in the America’s Center- Hall 3 that ends 15 minutes prior to their designated flight time in the arena. Athletes will be marched over to the arena directly following their general warm-up.

Prelims
  • Trampoline: 1 touch
  • Tumbling: 2 touches
  • Double Mini: 2 touches
Finals
  • Trampoline: 1 touch
  • Tumbling: 2 touches
  • Double mini: 2 touches


AWARDS
Overall awards will be presented to 1st through 6th place in each age group and level for development, and 1st through 3rd for elite. No flight awards will be given. Overall awards for each session will be given immediately following the session. Level 9,10, and elite awards will be presented after finals. If the session is running early, awards will be given early. Athletes who place in the top six in development divisions and top three in elite divisions should go to the staging area immediately following the session. All athletes are required to wear competition attire for all awards ceremonies.

The Junior National Team will be announced following junior elite finals in America’s Center Hall 3. The Senior National Team will be announced following the senior elite finals in the America Center Dome (Hall 6).

The following awards will be presented at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships Senior Elite session. Details regarding the awards can be found in Section VI (Elite Program) of the Rules & Policies.
  • Trampoline & Tumbling Coach of the Year
  • Trampoline Athlete of the Year
  • Tumbling Athlete of the Year
  • Double Mini Athlete of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Star Service Award
The following awards will be presented at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships in America’s Center Hall 3. Details regarding the awards can be found in Section VI (Elite Program) of the Rules & Policies.
  • James A. Rozanas Tumbling Coach of the Year
  • Milton B. Davis & George Nissen Trampoline Coach of the Year
  • Bob Bollinger Double Mini Coach of the Year
  • Trampoline & Tumbling Club of the Year


CEREMONIES AND COMPETITION PROTOCOL
Opening Ceremonies – Athletes competing in the America Center Dome (Hall 6)
All elite gymnasts are required to participate in the Opening Ceremonies prior to their competitive session. Club/team warm-ups are the required attire. Athlete cooperation is requested in reporting promptly to the staging area in preparation for the march-in and introduction. All athletes are requested to follow the instructions given by the stage manager.

Awards Ceremonies – Athletes competing in the America Center Dome (Hall 6)
At the conclusion of competition, all competing athletes MUST return to the staging area to prepare for the awards ceremonies. All athletes are requested to cooperate, even if they are not participating in the awards ceremony.

Awards Ceremonies – Athletes competing in America’s Center Hall 3
Exact dates, times and locations of all awards ceremonies will be released with the event schedule. At the conclusion of competition, all competing athletes MUST return to the athlete staging area in the awards room to prepare for the awards ceremonies. All athletes receiving an award are requested to cooperate.



NATIONAL TEAM MEETING
9:00am-10:45am, Monday, June 28, 2021

This meeting is required for all 2021-2022 National Team members and coaches. Parents are invited to attend.

You have two options to attend:
  • In person: Hyatt Grand Ballroom D&E
  • Virtually (zoom): Join Zoom Meeting
    Please note that the virtual option is only available to Junior National Team members, due to their competition concluding earlier.
    For those attending virtually, roll call will be taken so please ensure both athletes and parents, as well as coaches, log in.


LIVE STREAM
Watch the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships LIVE on FloGymnastics.com.





CONTACTS
Event Director: Scott Cole at scole@usagym.org or 317.829.5633
Trampoline Program: Jacqui Godfrey or Sydney Carlson at trampolineandtumbling@usagym.org or 317.829.5665