Illinois Lost a Very Dear Friend, Great Father, Husband, Coach.
Our Deepest Condolences to the Entire Palmer Family

For those interested, services to honor the life of Len Palmer will be conducted.
Visitation
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels
450 W. Lake Street
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 889-1700
3:00pm – 9:00pm
Funeral Services
Monday, July 30, 2012
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
2900 E. Main Street (The corner of Kirk Road & North Avenue)
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-2797
9:00am – 10:00am Visitation
10:00am Funeral Mass
A luncheon will immediately follow at St. John Neumann church. All are invited.
  • In lieu of flowers your thoughts and well wishes will be appreciated J
  • An obituary will be listed in Saturday’s edition of the Dailey Herald.


















Illinois Is Celebrating the 2 Athletes From Our Region

(one from our State) as a send off to London
 sorry for the late notice
  • JORDYN Wieber: Jordyn Wieber's Sendoff July 10th @ 5-7 EST @Lexington Hotel on Creyts Road in Lancing MI .....The first 10 interested please send your email request to NorbertIL@aol.com by Sunday July 8th
  • Anna Li: The City of Aurora, Fox Valley Park District and Indian Prairie School District 204 invite you to an Olympic sendoff for Auroran Anna Li on Monday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Rd.
    Come show your community spirit and join in on a “Pep Rally-type” celebration as we wish Anna the best of luck as an alternate member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team.
    Anna, a 2006 Waubonsie Valley High School graduate, will be welcomed by Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, District 204 Superintendent Dr. Kathryn Birkett and other dignitaries before she leaves next week for her final Olympic training.
    Just to let you know, aside from the Mayor and Superintendent, State Representative Singer and State Senator Johnson will also be in attendance. We’re working on some other surprises too but won’t have those finalized until Monday.





Adult Volunteer's Needed
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Female Athlete Volunteer's Needed
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Illinois State Committee Elections

The following positions are up for re-election: Level 4 Chair, Level 6 Chair, Level 8 Chair, Secretary and Elite Chairman

Please Submit your nominations by April 24th  .  All resumes must be emailed to Terry Theobald at TTheobald@aol.com by April 24th.  Election Voting will begin on May 1st and ends May 15th.
 

        The election of the Illinois State USAG Committee Members is done on a staggered year system in May of every year.  Each elected member: a) serves a two year term b) has one vote c) must be nominated by a USAG professional member and must first have given permission to be nominated.

Your Committee members are important people in Illinois.  They are responsible for decisions that affect your gymnasts and your program He/she should be able to make decisions for the betterment of all gymnasts and gymnastic programs.  Your Committee members should be people who are capable of effectively representing your views and suggestions to the State Committee and Chairman.  This enables the State Chairman to better represent the state of Illinois at Regional and National meetings.

Duties of:  

Level Chairman's Requirements and Responsibilities

1)   Be a member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

2)   Knowledge of Illinois, Regional and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies.

3)   Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations.

4)   Be the State Chairperson for their particular level.

5)   Track athletes “in” and “out” of their specific level.

6)   Must be present and assist in the State Meet Series (At their level).

a)  Work with the Meet Director to ensure that the meet run according to all of the rules that apply.

b) Establish age groups for level.
7) Level 8/9/10

 i) Keep the Regional and National personnel updated with all necessary information.

ii) Be present at the Regional Meet, if possible,   

8) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps.

9) Have access to a computer

a) Must have Microsoft Office - most of the communications that are sent between the State Committee is sent in this format.

10) Have a secure email address. 

11) Have a fax machine that is confidential.

12) Able to attend all Committee meetings, of which there are usually 3 to 4 a year.  These meeting generally occur at most major gymnastics events (State Meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

13) Understand that this position has the responsibility of confidentiality.

Secretary’s Requirements and Responsibilities

1) Knowledge of both Illinois and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies

2) Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations

3) Keeper of the State Records, Agendas, Newsletter, Minutes of meetings

4) Designs & Prints State Certificates. Then sends to Level Chairs for distribution

5) Access to computer

      A.   Must have Microsoft office since most of the communications that are sent between the State

            Committee are in that format

6) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps

7) A Fax machine that is confidential

8) Able to attend all Committee meetings, of which there are usually 3-4 a year.  Meetings typically occur at most major gymnastics events (State Meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

9) To exercise the understanding that this position has many areas of confidentiality

10) Prior Committee Position is strongly suggested

11) A member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

Elite Chairman’s Requirements and Responsibilities

1) Be a member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

2) Keep state up to date on the Elite & Tops Programs in Illinois

3) Have a working knowledge of the overall Elite program

4) Knowledge of both Illinois and USAG Rules & Policies

5) Have access to computer with Microsoft Office since most communications are sent in this format

6) Have a secure email address

7) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps

8) Have a Fax machine that is confidential

9) Be able to attend all Committee meetings usually 3-4 annually, held at most major gymnastics events (State meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

10) Understand that this position has the responsibility of confidentiality

11) Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations

Link to Nomination Form



Clarification - Bar
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USAG Level 10 Regional/National Age Group
USAG Level 9 Jr Regional/Eastern Age Group
USAG Level 9 Sr Regional/Eastern Age Groups





Erna Whachtel Scholarship Award
Nomination Form (Click Here)

BE PREPARED FOR THE OLYMPIC BOOM!








Caquatto, Wieber named to Red Pages' 2012 Hot 100

Congratulations to Bridget

All Around Champion Pan Am Games
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 26,2011 - Bridgette Caquatto of Naperville, IL., won the women title at the 2011 Pan American Games, making her the seventh consecutive American to win gold

Fall State Questionnaire

Please Fill out this form

Congrats Go Out To Anna & Bridgey

Anna Li, has been selected for the 2011 World Team.  The World Championships will be held Oct. 7-16, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.    Bridgey Caquatto was selected for the Pan Am Games which are being held Oct. 24-29 in Guadalajara, Mexico.  .  Congratulations to Anna, Birdgey

Handstand World Record Broken

If you have any pictures to add please email Norbertil@aol.com

9-20-2011

IL NAWGJ and MEGA are hosting a
Free Xcel Clinic
October 23rd 9:30 am � 2:00 pm

Classroom and practice judging sessions are planned. Gymnasts will receive a personnel critique from the judges. Requirements for each level can be found on the judge�s website (ilnawgj.com) Space is limited. You must register coaches and gymnasts before October 16 by e-mail to Bill Williamson at _bill.williamson@megaofelgin.com_ (mailto:bill.williamson@megaofelgin.com) Please bring your own lunch and drinks. There are several restaurants and sandwich shops located right by MEGA as well. Additional questions? Contact Deb Tritt at _debtritt@comcast.net_ (mailto:debtritt@comcast.net) Midwest Elite Gymnastics Academy (MEGA) 100 W. Higgins Rd South Barrington, IL. 60010 Ph: (847) 428-3200 _www.mymegagym.com_ (http://www.mymegagym.com/)

9-17-2011

Congrats! WE SMASHED THE RECORD! 20,478!!!! Check out the national release
below. Thanks for your support!
(Click Here for Link)

9-17-2011

Region 5 Congress Schedule
Click Here

9-6-2011

Level 6-7 State is out for Re-Bid.  Due to Norbert by September 20, 2011

9-6-2011

 

2013-2020 Women�s New Compulsory Program

 
What:            NEW JO Women�s Compulsory routines and music for Levels 1-5. (Level 6 will be an optional level starting in 2013.)
 
When:           National Workshops to teach the routines will be    conducted:
 
                              1st weekend:   May 30 - June 2, 2013�.Disneyworld, Florida 
 
                             2nd weekend:  June 6- June 9, 2013�.Reno, Nevada
 
                             Regional Workshops�.TBA
 
Use:                Competition using the new routines will begin August 1, 2013.
 
Materials:     Date for Release of Compulsory Materials is yet to be determined.

9-1-2011

2011 - Year of the Handstand

Want to be part of Breaking a World Record?

Click Here for More Information

8-30-2011

2011 Region 5 Congress Schedule
(Click Here)

8-26-2011

USA Gymnastics Trials San Joe
Early Bird Tickets Deadline October 1st
(Click here for order Form)

Seat Maps Click Here

8-15-2011

August Electronic Newsletter Posted
Click on menu on left

7-20-2011

USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

 Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form
(Click Here For Form)

National Hall of Fame For Athlete or Coach
(Click Here For Form)

Illinois July Electronic Newsletter

2011 Region 5 All Star Team
(Click here to read more)

2011 CoverGirl Classic
July 21-23, 2011

Adult Volunteers needed for 2011 Cover Girl
Click here for more information

Athlete Volunteers needed for 2011 Cover Girl
Click here for more information

2011 Illinois State Banquet Pictures

We would like to post your banquet pictures.
Email them to NorbertIL@aol.com
(Click Here to view)
 
Illinois State Congress
Featuring Tammy Biggs and Many of IL Best
June 25, 26,& 27 2011
Itasca Park District
350 E. Irving Park Rd.
Itasca, IL  60143

(6/9/2011)

Illinois Meet Scheduling for the 2011-2012 Season
Phase 1  Now till June 20th
Phase 2  June 25th to July 7th
Phase 3  July 7th to July 15th
Final Schedule published July 31st
(Click Here for R&P)

(Form for Meet Directors)
Fill out and return to NorbertIL@aol.com

(6/9/2011)

Region 5 Training Camps Going High Tech
(Click Here for more)

The following teams will be representing Illinois at the Open Championship June 3,4,5 in Orlando Florida

We wish them luck at the competitions

Level 4 Flip Star Gymnastics

Level 5 Naperville Gymnastics

Level 6 Northwest Turners Gymnastics

Level 7 Balance Institute of Gymnastics

The Combined team winners at each level were given the opportunity to accept the invite from the Illinois Committee to attend. If declined the runner up was asked and they declined the 3rd place team.

2011 Illinois State Committee Election Results
(Results)

Congrats To Both of You!

                         Level 7                                       Level 9-10
         
                   Steve Cacchione                       Shane Sanders
 

Cyndi Zimmerman JO,  Judy Redmond Level 5 and Don McPherson Safety Chair have been re elected to their posts as they ran un opposed

5/6/2011

USA Gymnastics names 2011 Hall of Fame inductees

Jill Hollembeak, tumbling.
Hollembeak, who trained at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford (Ill.), had a successful national and international tumbling career. In power tumbling, she was a three-time World champion (1982, 1984 and 1986); three-time member of a U.S. Team that won the World team title (1982, 1984 and 1986); and five-time national champion (1982-86). In platform tumbling, Hollembeak was a five-time World medalist (1983-87) and U.S. champion (1983-87). She earned a gymnastics scholarship to Illinois State University and was Athlete of the Year for the 1990-91 school year. She also received the Laurie Mabry Award in 1991. Hollembeak coached for five years at ISU. She currently works as an assistant director of athletics academic advising at DePaul University and is pursuing a doctorate in education. She has been inducted into the World Acrobatics Society Gallery of Legends.

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

                  
Terry Theobald                Todd Gardiner

 

Illinois State Congress

June 25 & 26, 2011
Itasca Park District
350 E. Irving Park Rd.
Itasca, IL  60143
Click on left under State Congress for more information and forms

 

Illinois State Training Camp
More Information Coming Soon!

 

(4/19/11)                             

(4/19/11)

First Look at Next Years Calendar
(Click Here)



11-20-2011
Reminder this was the last qualifling weekend for Fall Level 4-5 State and Level 3 Invite
See State Series for Information and Form




2011 CoverGirl Classic
July 21-23, 2011
Chicago, IL.

 

(4/01/11)

Illinois State Committee Elections

The following positions are up for re-election: Level 5 Chair, Level 7 Chair, Level 9-10 Chair, JO Chair and Safety Chair. 

Please Submit your nominations by April 24th  .  All resumes must be emailed to Terry Theobald at TTheobald@aol.com by April 24th.  Election Voting will begin on May 1st and ends May 15th.
 

        The election of the Illinois State USAG Committee Members is done on a staggered year system in May of every year.  Each elected member: a) serves a two year term b) has one vote c) must be nominated by a USAG professional member and must first have given permission to be nominated.

Your Committee members are important people in Illinois.  They are responsible for decisions that affect your gymnasts and your program He/she should be able to make decisions for the betterment of all gymnasts and gymnastic programs.  Your Committee members should be people who are capable of effectively representing your views and suggestions to the State Committee and Chairman.  This enables the State Chairman to better represent the state of Illinois at Regional and National meetings.

Duties of:  

Level Chairman's Requirements and Responsibilities

1)   Be a member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

2)   Knowledge of Illinois, Regional and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies.

3)   Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations.

4)   Be the State Chairperson for their particular level.

5)   Track athletes “in” and “out” of their specific level.

6)   Must be present and assist in the State Meet Series (At their level).

a)  Work with the Meet Director to ensure that the meet run according to all of the rules that apply.

b) Establish age groups for level.
7) Level 8/9/10

 i) Keep the Regional and National personnel updated with all necessary information.

ii) Be present at the Regional Meet, if possible, to distribute the state gift.  

8) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps.

9) Have access to a computer

a) Must have Microsoft Office -most of the communications that are sent     between the State Committee is sent in this format.

10) Have a secure email address. 

11) Have a fax machine that is confidential.

12) Able to attend all Committee meetings, of which there are usually 3 to 4 a year.  These meeting generally occur at most major gymnastics events (State Meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

13) Understand that this position has the responsibility of confidentiality.

 

JO Chairman’s Requirements and Responsibilities

1) Complete knowledge of both Illinois and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies. 2) Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their per­

sonal interests and affiliations. 3) Over-see the Level Chairs, in the planning of their State Series meets. 4) Track the awards required at each level.

   A. Order awards

   B. Distribute awards to Meet Directors

 C. Keep track of Financials relating to the Awards

D. Be present and able to assist as the State Series meets

E. If Level has a regional meet    i) Help in making sure the Regional personnel are up to date with all information needed Ii) Be at the meet if possible to help in the distribution of the State Gift

5) Gather Senior information and order plaques 6) Regional Leotard distribution 7) Responsible for Website and Scoretracker 8) Access to Pentium computer

A. Must have Microsoft Office— since most of the communications that are sent between the state        

Committee are in that format 9) A secure email address 10) A Fax machine that is confidential

11) Able to attend all Committee meetings, of which there are usually 3 or 4 a year. Meetings typically occur at most major gymnastics events (State Meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc

12) To exercise the understanding that this position has many areas of confidentiality

13) Must have help a Prior committee Position

14) Be a member in good standing of USA Gymnastics 

Safety Chairman’s Responsibilities

1)   Knowledge of both Illinois and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies

2)   Able to make decisions for the good of the entire USAG program and to be able to differentiate between that and their own interests

3)   Recognized by the National Office as person that understands, educated, represents the utmost in Safety consciousness

4)   Has a working understanding of all levels of Safety implementation from knowledge of the court systems, meet safety, gym safety, etc.

5)   Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps

6)   Have access to computer

 A.     Must have Microsoft Office—since most of the communications that are sent between the State  

Committee are in that format

7)   A secure email address

8)   A fax machine that is confidential

9)   Ability to attend all Committee meetings usually 3-4 a year & at most major gymnastics event (State meet,

State Congress, Regional Congress) etc 10) The understanding that this position has an area of confidentiality 11) Must have held a Prior Committee Position

Secretary’s Requirements and Responsibilities

1) Knowledge of both Illinois and USA Gymnastics Rules & Policies

2) Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations

3) Keeper of the State Records, Agendas, Newsletter, Minutes of meetings

4) Designs & Prints State Certificates. Then sends to Level Chairs for distribution

5) Access to computer

      A.   Must have Microsoft office since most of the communications that are sent between the State

            Committee are in that format

6) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps

7) A Fax machine that is confidential

8) Able to attend all Committee meetings, of which there are usually 3-4 a year.  Meetings typically occur at most major gymnastics events (State Meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

9) To exercise the understanding that this position has many areas of confidentiality

10) Prior Committee Position is strongly suggested

11) A member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

Elite Chairman’s Requirements and Responsibilities

1) Be a member in good standing of USA Gymnastics

2) Keep state up to date on the Elite & Tops Programs in Illinois

3) Have a working knowledge of the overall Elite program

4) Knowledge of both Illinois and USAG Rules & Policies

5) Have access to computer with Microsoft Office since most communications are sent in this format

6) Have a secure email address

7) Help with the State Banquet, State Congress and State Training Camps

8) Have a Fax machine that is confidential

9) Be able to attend all Committee meetings usually 3-4 annually, held at most major gymnastics events (State meet, State Congress, Regional Congress) etc.

10) Understand that this position has the responsibility of confidentiality

11) Able to make decisions in the best interest of the entire USA Gymnastics program, regardless of their personal interests and affiliations

 

 

Link to Nomination Form

 

(2/26/11)

Level 9 and 10 Regional Age Groups
Level 9 Jr.    Level 9 Sr  Level 10

 

 

(2/26/11)

March Electronic Newsletter Posted on left under Newsletters & Minutes

 

(8-30-2009 Minutes)
INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIST SCORES AND DECLARATION DATE

Motion No. 7: Moved that we go with the highest score that the Region will allow.  8.975
Proposed by Judy Redmond Seconded by Steve Cacchione All in favor Passed

Motion No. 8: Move that the last qualifying date to declare whether a gymnast is going All-Around or as an Event Specialist is the same date by both.  They will designate their intent on their entry form.
Proposed by Andy Morreale Seconded by Randy Parrish All in favor Passed

Note: Gymnast will still need to register at a competition as an Individual Event competitor if wishing to use that score for State as an Individual Event Specialist and/or register and compete in the All-Around to qualify to State as All-Around competitor. Gymnasts may not use the score achieved as a Registered All-Around gymnast as their qualifying score to Individual Event State.

(2/16/11)

Revised version of the Dance Technique found in the Appendix of the JO Code. (Click Here)
This will be posted in various locations on the USAG web site:

Women: Rules: JO Optionals
Women: Judges: Judging updates
Women: Jr. Olympic: Member Updates

 

 

(2/9/11)

The Erna Watchel Scholarship Application has been posted on the Illinois NAWGJ website,  www.ilnawgj.com under Judges Cup or (Click This Link)

 If you know a gymnast or coaches who may have gymnasts interested in this scholarship, please pass on the word. 

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2011.

(1/19/11)


(Click To Read)

Unfortunately, Liam was diagnosed at age 3 1/2 with an Auto Immune Disease called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD).  It is a disease in which Liam's body cannot fight off bacteria or fungi.  If Liam's body comes in contact with such things, he gets extremely sick and is normally hospitalized and medicated to help fight off the infection.  This type of disease is extremely rare and there are only 400 known cases worldwide.  Liam takes daily medications to help protect him against environmental things in which we can't control.  There is only one possible cure for CGD and that is a stem cell transplant.  We are hopeful that Liam will get a perfect match in which he deserves.  When his match is confirmed, he will undergo a stem cell transplant as early as spring/ 2011.  Liam's long term prognosis can be potentially fatal and to transplant earlier in life is safer.
As you can imagine, this process is extremely hard on our family as we are trying to save our little boy and have him cured of an ugly disease.  In order to have this transplant done, Liam and his mom will have to relocate to Bethesda, Maryland due to the fact that's where Liam's specialists are.  We will be there for a minimum of 4 months without family or friends in a nearby distance.  Liam's dad will travel back and forth on weekends as we still have 3 other children at home that need parents to help them understand what is going on. 
When it comes to the financial aspect, our focus really needs to be on our son and helping him to recover from this exhausting time in his life.  Of course, there is a financial burden weighing on our minds.  We can use any help that we receive.  We will be accepting donations in order to help Liam and his family get through this. We, Liam's mom and dad, are asking that you share Liam's story and keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

 
Norbert Bendixen
As always have a "Happy Handstand"

(12/18/10)

Attention Women’s Judges and Meet Directors:
Effective January 1, 2011, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.51/mile to reflect the recent in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2011.

(12/18/10)

NIU HUSKIE GYMNASTICS
CLUB DAY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16  2:00 P.M.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
 
The Northern Illinois Gymnastics team opens it's season on Sunday, January 16 with it's annual Club Day meet.

(11/9/10)

I'm writing on behalf of Unite for HER, a nonprofit organization, to tell you about a breast cancer grant we offer to USAG women's artistic members. I've attached a recent press release, the grant criteria and application. We are asking each chairperson to pass on this important information to clubs in your state. We need the help of the entire gymnastics community to spread the word about this grant so we can get the funds to the gymnasts and their families who have been affected by breast cancer and would benefit from financial assistance. Information is currently available on the USA Gymnastics website (Women's page), or you can visit the Pink Invitational website (http://www.pinkinvitational.com). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,
Julie Hillhouse
Unite for HER/Pink Invitational~Gymnasts Unite

New Meet Directors reporting information posted in
Rules and Policies on left please check out

2010-2011 Illinois State Series Judges List
(Click Here)

Illinois USA Gymnastics Wishes to congratulate Mackenzie Caquatto

USA Gymnastics names U.S. Women’s Team for 2010 World Championships

Huntsville, Texas, Oct. 6, 2010 - 2010 U.S. all-around champion and 2009 World all-around silver-medalist Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., and 2008 Olympic silver-medalist and seven-time world-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass., headline the U.S. Women's Team for the 2010 World Gymnastics Championships, Oct. 17-24, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The members of the World Team, which includes a mixture of veterans and new faces, are:

(

5/02/11)

2011 Elections will begin soon.
Since we will be using the USAG National Election software, we need to give the National office time to proceed.
 I will send an email to all Pro-members as soon as the set up is complete. The voting  will proceed for 15 days after that date
Thanks for your patience and understanding
Terry Theobald Illinois Election Chairman
Norbert Bendixen Illinois State Administrative Committee Chairman

 

(4/30/11)

Dan Malloy from Rich Central passed away
(Click here for full story)

Illinois Election State Committee Resumes
(Click On Name)
Level 7                             Level 9-10
Steve Cacchione                         Dan Miller
Brad Tubbs                        
Shane Sanders

 

 

(11/19/10)
                                      
 UIC Mixed Pairs Competition

Sunday the 5th of December at 2:00pm is a great time to check out the team this year as we host the Mixed Pairs competition.

 

 

 

9/5/2010

Volunteers are needed to assist World Sport Chicago on September 18, 2010 (National Gymnastics Day) for the Tyson Fitness Challenge and Interactive Gymnastics Area.  See the attachment for all details.  You do not need to volunteer for the entire time - it can be broken up into segments.  Please let me know if you, your coaches or your teenage team members are available and willing to assist in this event.  Please contact me by Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 773.550.1385 or via email: cindymorano@hotmail.com.
 
Your continued support and assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
Cindy Morano 

 

 

/14/2010

The time to help University of California, Berkeley men's gymnastics is now!

CAL Mens PageUSA Gymnastics has been in  contact with the administration of the University of
California, Berkeley,  and the Cal Gymnastics Forever Foundation, which has launched an impressive initiative to help men's gymnastics at Cal. At this time, we urge you to support the efforts of Cal Gymnastics Forever. The organization has raised more than $44,000 and received more than 100 letters of support. The leadership of Cal Gymnastics Forever is developing a business plan to present to the University next week, and they plan to include all letters of support, along with a summary of donations and financial pledges.

The details and links for online donations and letters of support are available through the group's website, www.calgymnasticsforever.com, or its Facebook page. The Cal Gymnastics Forever team has made it very easy to submit your letters, including an online "auto-create" letter system that only needs you to enter your name and contact information and click a button.

Please submit your letters and your pledges now so that your voice will be heard. The gymnastics family has shown repeatedly what can be accomplished when we join forces, and we would appreciate everyone's joining the effort to save this historic and storied program.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping us make sure the men's Cal gymnastics team celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012.

Regards,

Peter Vidmar   Steve Penny
Chairman        President/CEO
 

7/2/2010       UPDATE

USAG-Illinois NEEDS your help!

 
USA Gymnastics has again selected Chicago to host a Nationally televised gymnastics meet, the Cover Girl Classic being held from July 22-25th, 2010 at the UIC Pavillion.  This is the second prestigious artistic gymnastic event to be held here in Chicago in 2 years (we hosted the American Cup at the Sears Centre in February of 2009).  This is also the last qualifying meet to the USAG Visa Championships, which is our National Championships, and this is both an International Competition as well as a Junior competition.
 
We are in need of at least 40 volunteers on Thursday, July 22nd starting at 10:00am through approx. 4:00-6:00pm at the UIC Pavillion to set up the podium first, then the equipment.  We then need 40 volunteers to tear down the equipment after the event is over on Sunday July 25th starting at about 4:00pm to load the equipment back on the trucks and tear down and load the podium.  We would GREATLY appreciate your assistance in this task!  We are looking for coaches, parents judges, and athletes aged 14+ to help us out.
 
All we would need is for ANY volunteer to sign-up at the following link:
Click here: :: USA Gymnastics :: 2010 CoverGirl Classic ::  and click on the "Sign up now" button on the right side below VOLUNTEERS.
 
They will then be contacted by either myself or Cindy Moreno with further information.  As a thank you for their help, we are attempting to confirm that volunteers will be able to use their credentials to enter the arena for free during any of the competitions and watch the events from a designated seating area for volunteers.  This is not confirmed yet, however this has been allowed in the past.
 
Thank you so much for your time and for your assistance in this matter.  We look forward to putting on another remarkable event here in Chicago and hope that our hard work and dedication continues to bring us these meets, and hopefully a future National Championship competition!  I look forward to seeing you at the Classic!
 
Steve Cacchione
American Eagles Gymnastics
1880 Circuit Dr.
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
(847)201-1567-gym
(847)366-8841-cell

 

6/29/2010

New Committee Minutes posted on left

6/28/2010

Meet Directors here is a preliminary list of Meets that have been submitted so far.  This List is for INFORMATION ONLY AND DOES NOT SIGNIFY ACCEPTANCE onto the Illinois meet Schedule. 

Team Coaches please do not rely on this list for accuracy or for developing your 2010-11 meet schedule as this is a preliminary list that can change 
(Click Here)

6/17/2010

Judges Volunteer Forms for Regional  Training Camps July 15th deadline
(Click here for form)

6/16/2010

2010-2011 State Series Bid Forms are posted under the State Series page on left.  Bids are due by July 10, 2010 @ 10pm


6/16/2010

Illinois Meet Scheduling Phase 1
Submit by June 30th 

Phase 1 will be for previous existing meets
(Click here to download form). 
Form must be emailed in excel format to :
 NorbertIL@aol.com  & gymmom4@aol.com

6/12/2010

Corrected Electronic Newsletters posted on left under Newsletters and Minutes.  Minutes from meeting will be posted as soon as they are approved.

6/03/2010   

 

We are presently looking for Athletes that meet the following criteria
 
AWARDS TEAM (2)     Youth Position - Age 16 and older
The Awards Team will participate in all awards presentations.  Positions include:  Awards Trays, Flowers, Athlete escorts, and Presenter escorts.  The Awards Team should be dressed in black evening apparel. 
Awards Team reports to Staging Manager.
 
SCORING RUNNERS (3)      Youth Position - Age 12 and Up
Runners are needed for various duties throughout the competition.  These include but are not limited to running rotation results to designated coaches, production table, VIPs  and media and running technical videos to the Technical Director at the production table.  Runners will be trained by the Competition Director at Volunteer Rehearsal.  Runners report to the USA Gymnastics Competition Director at the Production Table.
 
SQUAD LEADERS (4)           Youth Position - Age 14 and Up   
Squad Leaders will participate in the opening ceremonies by leading athletes to the competition floor.  It will also be the responsibility of Squad Leaders to lead their squad to each competitive event following the official rotation schedule.     
Squad Leaders report to Staging Manager at Staging.
 
After we have received your interested email by June 30, 2010 (contact both Cindy Morano ( cindymorano@hotmail.com)  Norbert Bendixen (norbertIL@aol.com )
 
Name __________________________________ club _____________________________ email __________________________ age _______________________
 
USAG number__________________

6/03/2010

Safety Course Scheduled

A Safety Course has been scheduled for Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Eaglewood Resort Spa in Itasca, IL  You must register for the class online..  The course code is EP07182010IL

5/18/10

2010 Illinois USAG Final Election Results
 

Level 4  -  Cindy Morano

Level 8 - Dan Miller

Ballots were counted by  Mr. Terry Theobald, IL USAG Election Commissioner.  Ballot counting was supervised by Mr. Russell P. Maas

The following were unopposed
 Level 6 - Andrew Morreale
Elite- Todd Gardner
Secretary - Kathleen Gebhardt

5/13/10

USA Gymnastics National Business Conference
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marriott, Hartford, CT

Early Bird Registration Deadline - May 15, 2010

5/13/10
We are host to this years 2010 Cover Girls Classic.  We are in need of Volunteers for this event.  This year USAG has a link to a new automated registration system for volunteering
Please click the link below to register.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Thanks
 

4/27/10                        Illinois State Senior & Awards Banquet

 

 

9/2/2010

2010-2011 Illinois Competitive Information Summary
(Click
Here)


8/17/2010

August 2010 Electronic Newsletter
(Click on Newsletters/ Minutes on left)

8/13/2010

Level 5 State Meet is out for re-bid.  Bids are due by August 20th. 
Click on State Series on left for form.

Illinois Meet Scheduling Phase 3
Submit by August 20th

Phase 3 will be for any additional meets
(Click here to download form). 
Form must be emailed in excel format to :
 NorbertIL@aol.com  & gymmom4@aol.com

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Each year we host an Awards Banquet to honor the athletes from our state for their accomplishments that year.  Guests are welcome to attend this Afternoon Luncheon and Awards Banquet.  This year's banquet will be held Sunday, May 16, 2010   2:00pm at the Esplanade Lakes by Double Tree, 3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL  60515  The following is a list of those that will be honored.
High School Senior Athletes
Illinois Elite Athletes
JO National Qualifiers
Eastern Level 9 Qualifiers
All State and Regional All-Around Champions
Illinois Lifetime Achievement Inductees

If you have any questions please email Cyndi Zimmerman
gymmom4@aol.com  or call after 7pm  630 664-5530

Please fill out & mail the following  banquet form if you have not received one.   (Banquet Form)

Illinois State Committee Elections

Voting will be conducted online from 
May 1 -15, 2010 Vote closed on the 15th at 10:00 pm

Click here to vote (Starting May 1, 2010)
(Now Closed)

Reminder: Only Women's Professional Members in good standings as of May 1st can vote.


Click here for Resumes of Candidates

The following were unopposed
 Level 6 - Andrew Morreale
Elite- Todd Gardner
Secretary - Kathleen Gebhardt

Periodically USA Gymnastics releases broadcast e-mails to the Membership. Some members are not receiving these communications.  If you did not receive the recent e-mail ,with J.O. Clarifications,  - please contact Mike Bowman at mbowman@usa-gymnastics.org 

 USAG

 January 2010 J.O. Clarifications
 
 

 

 

 


Level 10
Gymnastics Etc.

 


Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics

 

Carsen Welch
Level 10
Gymnastics Etc.

 


Emily Heinz

Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Central Michigan University

 


Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics

 

Laura Ledvora
Level 9
Elite Sports Complex

 


Level 10
Gymnastics X-Calibur

 


Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics

 

Michele Ruzicka
Level 9
Flying High Sports 9 Rec Center

 


Level 10
IGI

 


Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to University of Alask-Anchorage

 


Level 9
North Shore Gymnastics

 

 


Level 10
American Academy

 

 


Level 10
IGI

 

 


Level 10
IGI
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Boise State University

 

 


Level 10
IGI

 


Level 10
IGI
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Michigan State University

 

 


Level 9
Naperville Gymnastics Club

 

 


Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship Illinois State University

 

 


Level 10
Spring Hill Gymnastics

 


Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics
Full Ride Texas Women's University

 

 



Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics
Full Ride Texas Women's University

 

 

Chelsea Probst
Level 10
IGI

 


Level 10
Gym Corner
Full Ride Scholarship to Northern Illinois University

 


Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to University of Georgia

 

Brittani Price
Level 10
United Gymnastics Academy
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to University of Missouri

 

 

Andrea Bevolo
Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Michigan State University

 


Level 10
GymNasti
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Western Michigan University

 


Level 10
World Class Gymnastics
Northern Illinois University

 


Level 10
Flying High Gymnastics

 


Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University


Taylor Fasel
Level 10
Arena Gymnastics

 


Level 10
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics

 


Level 10
IGI

 

 


Level 9
Crystal Lake Gymnastics
University of Dayton

 


Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics

 

 


Level 10
United Gymnastics Academy
Full Ride University of Kentucky

 


Level 10
Aerial

 


 


Level 10
St Charles Gymnastics

 


 


Level 9
Naperville Gymnastics Club

 

 


Level 9
Energym

 

Molly Novorolsky
Level 9
Energym

 


Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship Utah State

 


Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics
Western Michigan University

 

 


Elite
Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship University of Florida

 

 


Level 10
World Class Gymnastics
Springfield College, Springfield, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nastia Liukin @ Woodfield Mall on Saturday, August 7th
 

JCPenney is working with Warner Bros., along with Nastia Liukin, and debuting a new back to school line of girls' clothing called Supergirl by Nastia. We are having an event at Woodfield Mall with Nastia on Saturday, August 7th that all are invited to attend.  In addition we are going to hold a contest to win a chance to be a "Supergirl" for a day, receiving a $200 gift card to JCPenney, dinner with Nastia, and a Supergirl prize pack  (Click Here for more information)

Illinois Meet Scheduling Phase 2
Submit by July 27th

Phase 2 will be for second  meets
(Click here to download form). 
Form must be emailed in excel format to :
 NorbertIL@aol.com  & gymmom4@aol.com