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Seniors 2015
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Mark your calendar for the 17th annual National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

2016 Illinois State Meets

Level 3 - March 4-6, 2016 - Gymnastics X-Calibur
Level 4 - March 11-13, 2016 - Gymnastics Etc.
Level 5 & Xcel - April 22-24, 2016 - Prairie Gymnastics
Levels 6-7 - April 1-3, 2016 - Energym
Levels 8-9-10 March 18-20, 2016 - Gymnastics Spot

Illinois Meets For 2015 - 2016 Season
Phase Three Meet Assigning will start July 14th through July 28th.  Phase Four will Start July 29th thru August 8th.
Fill Out Request for Meet
(Link to Illinois Meet Scheduling Procedures)

Coaching Student Athletes

When Wednesday August 19, 2015 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Breakfast will be served or 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch will be served
Register today - space is limited.
Where Marquardt Administration Center 1860 Glen Ellyn Rd. Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Contact Jordan Esser

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Please go to the Region 5 Training Camp Web Page and go to the Training Camps Judging Volunteer Form at the top of the home page or use this link (Judge Volunteer Form) to complete
It is important to complete this form for ALL camps by the August 1, 2015 deadline to be assigned in leadership role. NO one will be assigned after this deadline
A leadership position includes leading a judging session or being a technical  assistant on an event with helpful comments to the gymnasts from a judging point of view. We welcome judges to bring their ipad and use Coaches Eye to assist with seeing angles, deductions and meeting the skill criteria. ALL judges are assigned if you apply by the designated deadline. It is acceptable to do one day or more. On Sunday, we will not have any judging sessions for this 2015 year. Judges are encouraged to sign up for Friday and Saturday’s only as Sunday’s are only a partial day with other activities being planned.
NEW for 2015-  On June 25, 2015, the Region 5 Administrative Committee voted that a judge must be in a leadership role for a minimum of one day at a Region 5 Training Camp to receive a Regional judging assignment.
Thank you for considering being a Region 5 Training Camp leader !
Char Christensen, Region 5 RTCC,

2015 Illinois State Banquet

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In Memory of

Maria "Jojo" J. Strandquist
March 18, 1961 - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Illinois State Banquet Is FULL!

Anyone still wanting to come will have to go
onto the wait list.

2015 Illinois Gymnasts at JO Nationals

The Erna Wachtel Athlete's Award
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Due by June 8, 2015

Check Out This Years State Congress
June 27,2015
Add on classes June 26 and 28
(click here) 

2015 IL Election Report

Up for elections this year was the following,
Level 3, Level 6-7, Level 9-10, JO and Safety.
The Level 3, 9-10, JO and Safety Chairman ran
The Level 3 nominees for Level 6-7 were
Nick Becker, Steve Cacchione, and Amy Krotser.

Nick Becker WON the Level 6-7 Chairman vote.

The Total votes for Level 6-7’s was 111.
5 votes not counting because of expired USA Gymnastics #’s.

Thanks to all members that casted a vote.

Terry Theobald, IL USA Gymnastics Election Commissioner
May 18, 2015


For those of you going to Level 8 and/or Level 9-10 Regionals, the Illinois t-shirt for the day is as follows
Friday  - 
Saturday  - 
Sunday  - 

2015 Secret Classic Call For Volunteers
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Illinois State Committee Elections
The following postions are up for re-election. 
Level 3 Chair, Level 6-7 Chair, Level 9-10 Chair,
JO Chair and Safety Chair

Please Submit your nominations by April 25th. 
All resumes must be emailed to Terry Theobald at by April 25th. 
Election voting will begin on May 1st and ends May 15th.

The election of the Illinois State USA Gymnastics 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 USA Gymnastics 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.

To see the duties oo the Level Chairs, JO Chair, and Safety Chair. (Click Here)

Link to Nomination Form
(Download Form - Fill out and Attach  email to:

The web sites for the 2015 JO Events
Level 10 JO Nationals -

Level 9 Eastern Championships -
Level 9 Western Championships -

Secret U. S. Classic Exclusive Pre-Sale Ticket Offer!

The 2015 Secret U.S. Classic is returning to Chicago! 

The Secret U.S. Classic, the final women's gymnastics qualifying event for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, returns to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for the third straight year. Scheduled for July 25, the Secret U.S. Classic features some of the USA's top female gymnasts, and tickets will go on sale Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. CT. USA Gymnastics fans can purchase tickets before the general public through a special pre-sale offer! Click here and use the password: USA.  Pre-sale tickets are available until Sunday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. CT. 


Nomination Form for the Women's Regional Administrative Committee Chair Position
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Congratulations to Audrey & Amelia
 on making the Tops National A Team!

The Passing of Kyler Reddick
(Coach Carey's Son -Chicago Park District)

Kyler L. Reddick, age 3, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on November 21, 2014 under the loving care of his family. Kyler was born June 17, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois to Carey and Rebecca (Pollok) Reddick.

Kyler’s smile could light up a room, his laugh was infectious. He brought so much joy to so many people, even to those he never met. He loved life, he loved eating the air, feeling the rain and snow on his face. He was a super trooper and he never stopped fighting. Kyler also loved cars, trains, pizza parties, guacamole and chips, Disney movies and Henry Huggle monster.
Funeral visitation to honor the life of Kyler L. Reddick was held Monday, November 24th, 2014 and Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 10 A.M. at The Elms Funeral Home, 7600 W. Grand Ave. (North on 76th Ave.), Elmwood Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, or Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,

In case you missed it last week, USA Gymnastics presented a webiner on concussions with special guest Dr. David Kruse that everyone could benefit from.  If you have time to watch it and want to share it with your membership, you can find it at

Updated JO Minutes
1.  Effective 2015:  Top 7 athletes in each age division will qualify to Level 9 East/West Championships. 
2.  Effective 2016:  The JO NIT will be eliminated and there will be 12 age divisions at JO Nationals with three days of competition.  
There have been a few updates to the R&P this week – mainly the updated meet format charts on pages 61 and 97.  Please note that we added a column for combined JO and Xcel sessions.

This Campaign is raising money for "Megan's Rehab Fund"
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Illinois Competitive Information Summary
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2014 – As part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to promote a safe environment for athletes, USA Gymnastics has strengthened its policy regarding athlete participation in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events. Effective Sept. 15, 2014, all athlete members must be affiliated with a USA Gymnastics member club to participate in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events.
As of Sept. 15, 2014, unaffiliated athletes may no longer compete in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events. All athletes participating in USA Gymnastics-sanctioned events must be affiliated with a USA Gymnastics member club. Only member clubs may apply for membership in USA Gymnastics on behalf of an athlete and/or register a team of athletes into sanctioned events. All member clubs agree to follow a number of registration requirements, including implementing recommendations from the Participant Welfare Policy; certifying that no persons permanently ineligible for USA Gymnastics membership – which includes convicted sex offenders and/or persons on the permanently ineligible for membership list – are or will be associated with the club or its activities in any way during the club’s membership period; and employing at least one staff member who holds a current, certified professional membership (or a certified instructor for a recreational facility).

Temple University Men's Gymnastics Program
There is an effert to try and get the Temple University Men's Gymnastics Program re-instated as a vasity sport.  The effort is put forth by the Men's Intercollegiate Support Program headed up by Bob Wuornos, Ph. D.  For the Temple University Program they have started the "Temple Challenge" which is a ten day effort with the purpose of fundraising, contacting the Temple University Administration and Trustees.  You can donate money by purchasing a t-shirt and/or banner.  See the attachments for further details. (Letter)  (Administration)  (T-shirt order)

Pictures from 2014 Secret US Classic

Pictures from Super Camp 2014

State Meets for 2015 Set
Level 3 - March 13-15, 2015
Level 4 - March 20-22, 2015
Level 5&Xcel - April 10-12, 2015
Level 6/7 - May 1-3, 2015
Level 8/9/10 - March 27-29, 2015

State Banquet Pictures
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State Congress Pictures
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2015 Seniors

Emily Basara
Level 10
Ultimate Gymnastics

Dara Williams
Level 10
Gymnastics Etc

Julia Beyer
Level 10
Naperville Gymnastics

Tessa Walsh
Level 10

Deminique Seo
Level 8
Flying High Gymnastics

Abby Ostrovsky
Level 10
Libertyville Gymnastics
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Hayley Steinberg
Level 9
American Eagles Gymnastics
Carroll University

Kelsey Ranneklev
Level 10
Naperville Gymnastics Club

Brigid Cultra
Level 9
Action Gymnastics

Lisa O'Donnell
Level 10
Chicago Park District

Allison Jahns
Level 10
Energym Gymnastics

Jill Hoffman
Level 10

Gabi Belvis
Level 10
Legacy Elite

Courtney Goody
Level 9

Jacqueline Fuller
Level 10
Flying High Gymnastics
Attending Roosevelt University

Molly Cutler
Level 10
IK Gymnastics

Kristin Morgan

Katie Ford
Level 10
Legacy Elite Gymnastics

Rachael Underwood
Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship to Western Michigan University

Madeleine Larock
Level 10
Elk Grove Gymnastics

Skyler Lyons
Level 10
BIG Gymnastics
Attending UIC and will compete Gymnastics


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