The purpose of this handbook is to clarify the rules and policies of boys’ gymnastics in the state of Oklahoma.  This handbook may be amended or changed by the coaches in the state.  Any questions should be referred to the state director.

All coaches must have professional certification to be on the floor at any USAG event. Coaches must have had their background check, safety, U101 course and their membership must be current. No exceptions can be made. In addition, only athletes that are competing in that session can be on the floor at the event. An athlete that is injured, but was entered into the event, may also be on the floor. No other athletes, children, parents or anyone else may enter the field of play.

Professional attire for coaches on competition floor- From USAG Rules and Policies.

The following attire is recommended at all competitions and is required at all sessions of State and Regional Championships, the Junior Olympic National Championships and all U.S. Championship events (Winter Cup, U.S. Qualifier & U.S. Championships). Those coaches who are in violation of the policy will be required to comply or may be asked to leave the competition floor.

1.         Closed toe shoes, no sandals

2.         Slacks, Warm-up pants or hemmed shorts (No Denim or “cargo style”)

3.         Collared shirts

4.         No hats


STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS


 The State Championships can be hosted by a club that has a viable junior boys program. However, it is the “state’s” meet, so all jurisdiction as far as awards and policies falls under the responsibility of the state chairman.

The site of the next State Championships will be decided by a vote of all the clubs represented at the state meeting, held at the current State Championships.  Any club interested in hosting the State Championships must submit a bid that details facilities, lodging arrangements and other information that they feel would be beneficial to their bid.  The club must have hosted at least one boy’s meet in the season prior to the one they want to host the state meet. The bids will be voted upon by a one club, one vote, policy.

The following policies concerning awards and levels must be followed.

AGE GROUP

Level 10
15-16, 17-18

Level 9
13-14, 15+

Level 8
11-12 13+


Level 7
9-10, 11-12, 13+


Level 6
7-8, 9-10, 11+

Level 5
7, 8, 9, 10+

Level 4
6, 7,  8, 9 +

Technical Sequences

No awards at this point


            These are the minimum age groups that must be awarded in a meet hosted in the state of Oklahoma.  Meet directors are allowed to break the age groups down into more award categories, if so desired.  The type of awards are left to the meet director, except for the State Meet in which USA Gymnastics guidelines must be followed. State Meet awards must be approved by the State Chairman. Team awards should be banners minimum size 3' x 4'.

State Meet

team awards should be presented as follows:

Level 10

Top 3 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 9

Top 3 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 8

Top 3 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 7

Top 3 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 6

Top 3 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 5

Top 5 teams, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Level 4

Award all teams with minimum of 3 participants, count 3 scores per event, regardless of age group

Technical Sequences

No team awards and scores do not count towards team

 
Individual Awards


# of gymnasts in an age group

# of awards

12 or more

1-10

8-10

1-8

6-7

1-6

3-5

1-3

1,2

1-2 AA Only


            All-Around places are all USAG medals. Individual event awards 1-3 must be medals. Any club may exceed these requirements.  All State Meet awards must be ordered through A-1 and be USAG medals.  Please approve all arrangements with the state director. These awards are not for technical sequences. Awards for gymnasts in the technical sequences session will be all-around by age group only. These scores and awards are totally separate from any other award at the state meet and will not count towards any team awards.


State Meet Entry Fees/Deadline:

The entry deadline is 3 weeks before the state meet. All entries must be submitted and paid for by that date. The State fees are set at the state meeting, for the following year. For the 2017-18 season, the entry fee for an individual is $65.00 and a $30.00 team fee. If there is a separate session for technical sequences, the fee is $25.00 per gymnast, in addition to the standard entry fee. The door fees for admittance to the State Championships cannot exceed $8.00 all day for adults $4.00 for children 12 and under, 3 and under free. If for some reason the meet spans more than one day, a weekend pass must be sold. Prices for a weekend pass would be $ 12.00 for adults, $ 6.00 for children 12 and under, and 3 and under free. There is a $5.00 meet tax per boy that goes to the state account for this meet. $1.00 still goes to the National Gymnastics Foundation. 

 

Moving Classes During the Season


            March 1st is the date that determines a boy’s level of competition.  The first meet a boy competes in after that date determines the level that he will compete for the remainder of the year.  In subsequent meets, the gymnast may move up a level, but once he competes at that level, it now becomes his official competition level for the rest of the season.  After March 1st, a boy may not move down levels.

            The only exception is that a coach may petition a gymnast to move down.  This petition must be filed with the state director.  The state director will then poll all of the clubs in the state, and a majority vote will determine whether the petition is accepted or not.


Switching Gyms During the Season

Oklahoma Gymnasts that switch gyms 2 weeks prior to the Oklahoma State Championships, scores will not count for team score. The gymnast will be eligible to receive individual awards and would be able to advance on, if applicable. This does not apply to a gymnast that has moved in from out of state. The state director should be notified of any athletes that have moved, in order to rule on the eligibility for team awards.

Level 4 Achievement Awards


            The state will present awards to all gymnasts in the Level  4 division, at the state championships, that attain a score of 40.00.  The State Meet Director must contact the state director to give an approximate number of gymnasts entered in the meet, in order for the state director to order the awards.

Level 5 Achievement Awards

            The state will present awards to all gymnasts in the Class 5 division, at the state championships, that attain a score of 40.00AA.  The State Meet Director must contact the state director to give an approximate number of gymnasts entered in the meet, in order for the state director to order the awards.

 
Hosting Meets

            Any gym can host a meet, however, a few guidelines must be followed.  All meets must be sanctioned by USA Gymnastics.  In addition, all gymnasts must have an athlete registration number, and all coaches on the floor must have a USA Gymnastics Men’s professional number.  Officials must be obtained by contacting the state judging director.

 
Meet Tax

            All meet directors will remit $2.00 per head for each boy that competes in a meet that they host.  This should be presented to the state director within one week after the meet.  $1.00 goes into the State Account.  The other $1.00 goes to the USAG Scholarship Fund

State Fund

            The state fund will be used to further boys’ gymnastics in the state of Oklahoma.  Some items that the state may use the funds for are as follows (not limited to only these):

Special clinician at a state clinic
T-shirts for regional qualifiers
Help out the judging association
Regional and National Testing entry fees
Regional and National entry fees
All-State Awards
Level 4 & 5 Achievement Awards at State

Professional attire for coaches on competition floor- From USAG Rules and Policies.

The following attire is recommended at all competitions and is required at all sessions of State and Regional Championships, the Junior Olympic National Championships and all U.S. Championship events (Winter Cup, U.S. Qualifier & U.S. Championships). Those coaches who are in violation of the policy will be required to comply or may be asked to leave the competition floor.

1.         Closed toe shoes, no sandals

2.         Slacks, Warm-up pants or hemmed shorts (No Denim or “cargo style”)

3.         Collared shirts

4.         No hats

 
Academic All American Award:

Each year coaches should check with High School Students within their gym to see if anyone would be eligible for this academic award. Please refer to the National Rules and Policies for a complete set of guidelines. Due date for applications is April 1st.

Service to Youth Award

Any coach who is currently a USA Gymnastic Professional Member is eligible for this award if they have given service for exact periods of 5, 10 or 15 years. Volunteer service should be connected with the USA Gymnastics. Examples are: State or Region Directorships, Committee Membership, National Coaching Staff, National Board membership, etc. This is not an award for the number of years a person has been coaching. Possible selections for this award should be forwarded to the Regional Director or National Director by the first of April each year.

 

 

 

 

2014-2015 Oklahoma Meet Dates

 

 

December 6    BCGA Winter Meet - Norman - Levels 4-10

​January 23-25     Victory - Levels 4-10

February 13-14     Bart Conner Invitational- OKC - Levels 4-10

March 15         Oklahoma Boys’ State Championships- Hosted by VIctory -Levels 4-10

April 10-12     Region III Championships- Oklahoma City, OK - hosted by Bart Conner Gymnastics - Levels 6-10 May 6-10         JO Nationals – Daytona Beach, FL - Levels 8-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-15

Oklahoma State Directory

 

 

Ben Fox

Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy

3206 Bart Conner Dr.

Norman, OK 73072

405-447-7500 ext 202

Direct line 405-701-7642

Direct Fax 405-701-7655

405-641-1812-Cell

 

 

 

Binh Le

Dynamo Gymnastics 

7212 W. Hefner Rd.

OKC, OK 73162

(405)728-0500 gym

(405)209-4649 cell 

gymben21@aol.com

 

Dynamo Gymnastics

7212 W. Hefner Road 

Oklahoma City, OK. 73162 

405-728-0500 gym

405-728-0993 fax

Dennis and Shannon Harrison Owners

405-370-7074 Dennis Cell

405-370-6973 Shannon Cell

www.dynamogym.com

 

 

Matrix Gymnastics

Pablo Narvaez

Sebastian Aleman

3450 S MacArthur Ste.A

OKC, OK 73179

(405) 681-3547

matrixgymnasticsteam@gmail.com

pablo_narvaez_83@hotmail.com

sebasaleman22@gmail.com

 

 

Primo Gymnastics

April Patton, Men's Coach

13717 Santa Fe Crossings Drive

Edmond, OK  73013

Gym:  405-340-7827

www.primogymnastics.com

primogymnastics@gmail.com

 

Zone Twisters

Julie Kemmerly

zonetwisters@gmail.com

405-533-4033

4609 Territory Ln.

Stillwater, OK  74075

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