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Event Information

The National Gymnastics Challenge (NGC) will take place on the campus of the University of Georgia at the Ramsey Student Activity Center in Athens, GA on Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2017 (Turn-by-turn Directions and Area Map).  This competition will be part of a multi-event weekend featuring all levels of women's gymnastics from USAG Levels 1-10/Open/Xcel to Collegiate.

Sunday, March 5th - UGA GymDogs will face off in a regular season showdown against Alabama on Sunday, March 5th at 2:00pm. Tickets for NGC participants will be available for a discounted price on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here for Group Ticket Order Form.   Because the GymDog meet is early on Sunday it may be necessary to hold NGC competition during the GymDog meet this year.

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


PARKING - is available in the East Campus Parking Deck E04 adjacent to Ramsey Center.  Parking fee is $5.00 on Friday only.  Free on Saturday and Sunday.  It is recommended that you park in the parking structure and not in the lot in front of the Ramsey Center.  This is a permit only lot and will be subject to parking tickets on Friday. 

Registration INFORMATION and Deadlines

HOLD YOUR SPOT AND REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ALLGYMNASTICS.COM.  Credit card payments (3% processing fee) accepted.  Register now and pay by the entry deadline of January 20, 2017.  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 January 27th. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER JANUARY 27, 2017.  

Your AllGymnastics account will work for all USA Sports Production competitions and other competitions listed on the website.  Create an account, download your team roster from USA Gymnastics and import into your account.  You can then choose a meet and just click the boxes for the gymnasts attending. You will have an option to pay by credit card or defer payment and send a check payable to USA Sports Production and mailed to the address below.  You may make changes to your roster up to the final deadline of January 20th.  Changes after this date should be emailed to

We highly encourage you to use the online registration system especially for submitting your team roster, however, if you prefer you may use the USA Gymnastics registration or email your roster to lbarclay@usasportproduction.  Payment by check may be made by mailing a check payable to USA Sports Production, add NGC to the memo line and mail to:
National Gymnastics Challenge 2017
11600 E. Washington, #29185
Indianapolis, IN 46229


GRADUATING SENIORS - will be recognized during their session in the opening introductions.  If you have a graduating senior please send an email to and include a short bio to be read during the recognition.  Special awards will be provided to be presented by the team coach.  If a bio is not received prior to the competition we cannot guarantee recognition or special awards for any notice given at the competition.

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 1 - 5


Xcel - Bronze/Silver/Gold

Xcel - Platinum/Diamond



Level 6 - 10/Open


Team Entries



$15.00 per person per day

Children 5 and under Free

Competition Venue

The Ramsey student Center - uga campus

330 River Road
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: (706) 542-5060

Competition Dates and Times


2017 Competition Schedule - TBD

Day 1

Friday, March 3, 2017


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center


Day 2

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center


Day 3

Sunday, March 5, 2017


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center


UGA vs. Alabama Collegiate Competition - Stegeman Coliseum 2:00pm

Competition Format

The 2017 National Gymnastics Challenge will consist of a modified capitol cup format for USAG Levels 7-10 and either a modified traditional or modified capitol cup format for all other levels.

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).


MODIFIED CAPITOL CUP FORMAT - Two sets of apparatus in one gym and where the first four squads (Flight 1) have timed warm-ups and competition on one set of apparatus, while the second four squads (Flight 2) have timed warm-ups and competition on the other set of apparatus.   As soon as the squads in Flight 1 finish timed warm-ups on their first event and begin competition, the four squads in Flight 2 begin their timed warm-ups on their first event. Once Flight 1 completes competition on the first event, the judges move to the other set of apparatus to judge Flight 2. The two flights continue to alternate between warm-up and competition until all eight squads have completed all four events. 2)Since the timed warm-ups are conducted on the competition apparatus immediately preceding the competition on the event, 30-second touch warm-ups are not required.

Team Competition

Registration for the team competition is FREE for all eligible clubs with three (3) or more gymnasts per level. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top three (3) scores from each event and the top three (3) teams per session per level will be awarded.

Teams with more than 10 team members will be separated into different squads and will start on different events and possibly different sessions.   It will be necessary to provide a minimum of two (2) coaches with team members over 10 members.   Clubs are able to determine which gymnasts will compete in which squad/session if team is split.


Each participant will receive a special NGC participant award based on all-around placement.  Event placement awards will be given for half of the age group up to 10 places and 100% All-Around and will be recognized on the awards stand.  

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 and Xcel Program will be used for all USAG levels of competition. 

B. Floor Exercise Music: CDs, MP3 and ipods/ipads will be accepted for this competition. Coaches are responsible for bringing their gymnast's music cued 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 National Gymnastics Challenge contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director by email to