Established 1973 - Reorganized 2001

                                     UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT 
                                                     GYMNASTIC CLUBS - USAIGC

                                      INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT 
                                                         GYMNASTIC CLUBS – IAIGC

                                                    7 International (IAIGC) Countries
                                                      We are just getting started!  

AUGUST 2001: Paul Spadaro becomes the new (non-paid) President of the USAIGC. The USAIGC has an 80K debt, a Small Club Membership and an Outdated Competition Program. The Association needs a Major Overhaul and a New Direction. The "Old" USAIGC becomes the "New" USAIGC with New Ideas, New Goals and a New Direction! This Association once must support its Gymnastics Club Owners, Coaches and Gymnasts in today’s Competitive & Business World with an Intelligent Competitive Program and Business Plan. To make this happen the USAIGC was redefined and restructured with a New Business Model and New Goals and Objectives for our Club Members, their Businesses and their Gymnasts. 

-Compulsory Competitive Program was eliminated
- An Optional Only "College Bound" Competitive Program replaced the existing Competitive Program. 
  This change provided our Gymnasts and Coaches with a large variety of optional skills to train with
-Our two highest Competitive Levels use the modified NCAA Competitive Rules. 
-Our Membership was given a "VOICE" with
 AN OPEN VOTE on all Rules & Policies brought forth by the
 Member Clubs every two years. Thiseliminated the need for State and Regional Chairs, Committees or

-The President & Technical Director have No VOTE, unless the recommendation is against the founding principles of
 the USAIGC/IAIG, or  there is a tie in a voting recommendation.

These changes gave our Club Members INDEPENDENCE and Opened the door for our Association to grow Nationally & Internationally. Our Association Members NOW control their destiny. All USAIGC/IAIGC Clubs are equal.

Our Changes
 made the USAIGC/IAIGC relevant once again. The USAIGC was no longer a poor copy of our National Governing Body (USAG). Our Reorganization and New Direction of an Optional Only Competitive Program OPENED the DOORS Internationally for IAIGC Clubs. The USAIGC & IAIGC follow the same Competition Rules. Both Association Members have voting privileges.

We NOW are an International Optional Only Club Owners Association. 
USAIGC/IAIGC Competitions
 are currently held in: Bermuda, South Africa and the UK. 
Other IAIGC Countries are planning to host International Competitions in the future.
Our Culminating Competition is our USAIGC/IAIGC World Championship held at the end of our Competitive season.! 


USAIGC/IAIGC Yearly Club Member Benefits:  
-Includes the Clubs’ entire Staff (18 years & Older). We have No Individual Membership Fees. 
-Free: Competition Sanctions
-FREE: Coaches & Officials Worldwide Rules & Policy Clinics
-Free Rules and Policy Book
 for those attending our Free Rules & Policy Clinics.
-Free Club listing on our International Club Directory Page. 
-Monthly Newsletters
-The Use of our Intellectual Properties (PDF Files) LOGO'S 
-National/International Competitions OPEN to EVERY USAIGC & IAIGC Club Member 
 on all Competitive Levels
-World Championship every year in the USA.

Our Competitive Program provides an environment that fosters and nurtures the attributes of a sound mind,
sound body leading to successful, healthy and well-rounded gymnasts. Our Competitive Program is built on long-term skill development with the intentional slowing down of our gymnast's learning curve providing them the necessary time to develop and perfect gymnastic skills in a safelogical, progressive manner within our recommended training hours per levelOver-training is the number one reason gymnasts leave our sport. 

Our Competitive Program provides our Gymnasts with ample time for school responsibilities, family activities and an outside life with friends. Life is about experiences and the USAIGC/IAIGC provides a positive well-balanced Competitive Experience for ALL of its USAIGC & IAIGC Gymnasts.

Our Competitive Options Prevent Gymnast's
 “Frustration” of being stuck in a competitive level: 
-Skill Level determines their Competitive entry level. 
-Mobility between Competitive levels is decided by their Coach, not a score. 
-Their Progression does not have to be in progressive order. 
-Our Gymnasts may compete on two Consecutive Competitive Levels 
 as an All-Around Gymnast and/or an Individual Event Specialist on their next level up,
 or on their primary level with a maximum of 6 events in a Competition. 
-The USAIGC/IAIGC Provides Five Competitive Platforms
 1. All Around, 2. Individual Event, 3. Team 4. High School, 5 International.
 The USAIGC currently Hosts these Special Competitions with the help of our Club Owners. 

The USAIGC/IAIGC is Currently Developing: a Tumbling Program & a Warrior Program.

ONE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTEVERY Club must maintain a 100% Mandatory Background Check 
 ALL Staff Employees 18years and older.


Paul Spadaro - President USAIGC/IAIGC


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Paul Spadaro - USAIGC President
450 North End Avenue - Suite 20F
New York, NY 10282
fax: 212.227.9793
email: paul.spadaro@usaigc.com

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