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Event Information

The National Gymnastics Challenge (NGC) will take place in Athens, GA on Friday, March 12 - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the Ramsey Center on the University of Georgia campus (Turn-by-turn Directions and Area Map).  For those attending NGC, free parking is available in the East Campus Deck E04 adjacent to Ramsey Center. This competition will be part of a multi-event weekend featuring all levels of women's gymnastics from USAG Levels 2-10/Open and Prep OP to Collegiate, in addition to the National Cheer & Dance Challenge being held at the Classic Center.

Special Note: USAG Prep Op levels will follow the Regional Guidelines as outlined for Region 8. If you have any questions, please email info@nationalgymnasticschallenge.com. Prep Op Guidelines are here.

It's a gymnastics packed weekend you won't want to miss!

 

SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, March 13th - NGC will host a reception for all NGC coaches. Site and details coming soon.

Sunday, March 14th - UGA GymDogs will face off with North Carolina State in a regular season showdown on Sunday. Tickets for NGC participants will be available for a discounted price. More details to come soon.

Tours of the state of the art Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center will be available throughout the weekend for participants of the NGC.


Registration Form and Deadlines

HOLD YOUR SPOT - To reserve your spot and pre-register for this competition complete the Hold Your Spot registration form online.

The official National Gymnastics Challenge Registration Form and more information can be found on this website or by calling 317.891.8260 if you have trouble downloading the form. Team Rosters are requested to be submitted by email to info@nationalgymnasticschallenge.com or submitted by mail on the official registration form. The completed form and total registration fees due must be postmarked by February 5, 2010. Any fees received after this date will be accessed a $10.00 per gymnast late fee. A full refund will be given if cancelled in writing by February 12th. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER FEBRUARY 12, 2010. 


Participation and Registration Fees

All USA Gymnastics athlete members are eligible to compete at the National Gymnastics Challenge for individual and team titles. The following levels will be contested at these Championships:

Level 2 - 3

$55.00

Level 4 - 5 

$65.00

Prep Op 

$90.00

Level 7 - 10/Open

$90.00

Team Entries

$45.00


Competition Venue

The Ramsey Center

201 Ramsey Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: (706) 542-5060


Competition Dates and Times

Day 1

Friday, March 12, 2010

 

Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center

8:00am

     

Day 2

Saturday, March 13, 2010

 

Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center

8:00am

NGC Coaches Reception - Site TBD

TBD

     

Day 3

Sunday, March 14, 2010

 

Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center

8:00am

North Carolina State vs. UGA Collegiate Competition - Stegeman Coliseum

tbd


Competition Format

The 2010 National Gymnastics Challenge will consist of a modified traditional format.

MODIFIED TRADITIONAL FORMAT (warm-up; compete): The open stretch, timed warm-ups and competition are conducted in one gym in which there is only one set of apparatus. The timed warm-ups immediately precede competition on each event (this format eliminates the requirement of a 30-second touch warm-up).


Team Competition

Registration for the team competition is $45.00 per team per level as indicated on the Official Registration Form. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top three (3) scores from each event for each team registered. There is no designation of team members unless clubs enter more than one team. Teams with more than 10 team members will be separated into different groups and start on different events and possibly different sessions. It will be necessary to provide a minimum of 2 coaches with team members over 10 members.


Awards

ALL participants of the 2010 National Gymnastics Challenge will receive an all-around plaque and be recognized on the awards stand. Placement awards will be given for all levels. The USAG R&P recommended age groups will be used as a guideline however age groups may be broken down further depending on the number registered in each age group in each session. Placement awards will be given to a minimum of half the number of participants in each age group.

Team awards will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place teams for all sessions and all levels. A National Gymnastics Champion banner will be awarded to each first place team.


Miscellaneous Competition Details

A. All current rules of USA Gymnastics J.O. Program will be used for all USAG levels of competition.  USAG Prep Op levels will follow the Regional Guidelines as outlined for Region 8. Prep Op Guidelines are here.

B. Floor Exercise Music: Only music on CD will be accepted for this competition. Coaches are responsible for bringing their gymnast's music to the designated music table in competition order. The coach is responsible for giving the Music Coordinator the start cue. All Floor Exercise music must be clearly marked with the Athlete's first name, last name and team name.

For any questions regarding the 2010 National Gymnastics Challenge contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director by calling 317.891.8260 or by email to info@nationalgymnasticschallenge.com.