USAIGC SANCTIONING POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Thank You for hosting a USAIGC sanctioned competition or event. The success of all USAIGC Competitions and Events rests on our USAIGC Meet Directors. USAIGC Competitions and Events must be a positive experience for our gymnasts, parents, coaches & officials. As a USAIGC Meet Director and Host this is your responsibility. Strong organizational planning and execution create successful USAIGC competitions or events. Perfect Planning Prevents P… Poor Performance. Life is not perfect, things happen but the Host Club/Meet Director has the responsibility to handle all problems in a professional manner. There are no real problems, only solutions. Our USAIGC Members, gymnasts, parents, officials and spectators must be treated with respect and show respect to the Host Organization. If there are any problems, concerns or questions e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Host Club/Meet Director are legally bound to our USAIGC Competitive Rules & Policies posted on our website and mailed to each USAIGC Club in our Rules and Policy book. Our USAIGC rules and policies may not be changed nor altered without permission from the USAIGC National Office.
By accepting a USAIGC sanction you acknowledge to the USAIGC Membership that the competition is being conducted in a adequate facility with competitive equipment meeting or exceeding all safety standards set-forth by the Gymnastic Community.
Host Club/Meet Director Responsibility:
(a) ONLY USAIGC Club Members in good standing are allowed to enter a USAIGC sanctioned competition or event. The validity of each gymnasts and club registered for your competition must be verified by using your log-in code to attain this information on our Club and Athlete Membership Page. For login code e-mail:email@example.com
IF a Club or Gymnast cannot be verified or an expiration date is not current, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-696-7167. IF a reply is not received have the Coach put in writing that the facts listed on their USAIGC entry form are true. Fax this verification to: (212-227-9793) or e-mail this information to the National Office. Allow the Club Gymnast(s) to compete. The USAIGC believes in the professionalism of its membership.
AWARDS: The USAIGC strongly recommends using our branded USAIGC Medals from A-1 Awards for all USAIGC sanctioned Competitions. There is a 7-day minimum ordering period. Payment is by credit card at the time of the order. E-mail orders to: email@example.com OR call A-1 Awards at: 800-444-9569 ask for Jami. Please tell Jami this is a USAIGC Medal Order.
(a). Mail, Fax or E-Mail an accurate entry form with the required information to the Host Club with the competition fees or credit card information to the Host Club before the deadline date. Entries should not be accepted until the payment is received.
(b). Entry Forms must include: USAIGC Athlete Number, Gymnasts DOB, Competition Level: All-Around and/or Individual Event (designate events) .
(c). Refunds: USAIGC Scratch Date: 2 weeks prior to the first day of competition. Gymnasts scratched before the scratch date must receive a refund.
Session length: maximum of 3 hours from beginning (march-in) to end (last competitor) barring any injury or unforeseen circumstances
Number of Athletes per session
Copper – up to 74 gymnasts per session
Bronze & Silver – up to 64 Gymnasts per session
Gold – up to 56 Gymnasts per session
Platinum & Premier – up to 40 gymnasts per session
Meet Directors must use the best competition format based on level and number of competitors in their competition. The number of gymnasts per session is not as important as the length of time of the competition session.
1. Gymnasts personal conduct on and off the competitive floor
2. No cell phone or any communication device on the competitive floor at any time. The use of a cell phone by a gymnast during the competition will void the gymnast’s score received at the event of the infraction or if the gymnast has competed the gymnast will be scratched from her next event.
3. Coaches must set the example.
Conclusion of the Sanctioned Competition
(a). Competition Results E-Mail in a PDF. File to the USAIGC National Office within 48 hours after the competition firstname.lastname@example.org
(b). Educational Fees: mailed to the USAIGC National Office 48 hours after the competition with the date and name of the competition on the bottom of the check.
(c). USAIGC Accident Form is posted on our Sanction Procedure Page (top tab).
(1). $4.00 Per Gymnast for all USAIGC sanctioned competitions with 26AA gymnasts or more (4 competitive routines = one gymnast).
(2). In-house Competitions (no more than two teams) will not pay the Educational Fee providing there are no more than 25/100 gymnasts/routines.
(3). Competitions held in the host club facility pay $4.00 per for competition with more than 25 gymnasts/100 routines.
(4). Competitions held in outside facilities pay a $3.00 per gymnast.
(5). All State/Regional Championships pay $3.00 per gymnast
OFFICIAL’S Hiring Policies
USAIGC Host Club Meet Directors may hire officials directly for their availability. No USAIGC Meet Director is REQUIRED to use any association to hire officials. The USAIGC encourages Meet Directors to use the “Officials Pool” posted on our website who have attended our free USAIGC Rule & Policy Clinics. Any problems e-mail: email@example.com
Requirements to Judge a USAIGC Sanctioned Competition
There is no professional membership for judging USAIGC sanctioned competitions. Our insurance includes both officials and spectators.
1. Officials must be NAWGJ optionally rated with a minimum requirement of a current OPTIONAL rating appropriate for the USAIGC Competitive levels they are judging.
3. Officials MUST understand the USAIGC Rules & Policies.
Questions Mary: M143BNY@aol.com
4. Officials Dress: any professional combination of red, white & blue.
Multi-Organization Gymnastic Competitions
USAG has a “ruling” for Competitions that have other competitors besides USAG. Any Invitational Competitions using one competitive area may have only one Association group competing followed by the next. There can be no mixing of Association groups within a session. For multi-competitions taking place at the same time in the same space but in different areas, the same “rule” applies. Keep the different Associations in their own area until their competition is over and another different Association enters that specific competition area. USAG does not want the mixing of Associations in the same competitive format. One must finish before another can begin.
The USAIGC understands the rule. Simply put, do not mix Associations. The USAIGC cannot tell any USAIGC Meet Director/nor non-USAIGC Meet Director hosting USAIGC Gymnasts what to do. Next Season 2013-2014 the USAIGC will only sanction competitions for USAIGC Members. The USAIGC does support both “cancer fund raising invitationals” open to those interested in fighting cancer. These will be the only exceptions and the USAIGC sanctions those competitions as an Association.
Officials COMPENSATION PACKAGE
1. Travel expenses limited to: tolls, cabs, bus fares, train fares, parking, air fares, parking, room accommodations (when required). The USAIGC does not pay mileage.
2. There are No Head Judge Fees
3. Per Diem: One session: no meals, two sessions: one meal, three sessions: two meals.
If food is not provided: Officials will purchase their meals and present their receipt to the host club (including 15% tip) for re-imbursement. Breakfast-Lunch up to $15.00 +tip, Dinner up to $20.00 +tip
Any USAIGC Sanction Competitions exceeding three-hours (10 minute grace period) beginning with march-in, to last competitor dismounting the Meet Director will pay each official $25.00. If the time exceeds 3 hours 40 minutes an additional $25.00 shall be paid to each of the officials. If overtime is due to an injury, unusual circumstance the Meet Director will not be obligated to pay the $25.00
One Judge Panel $130.00 per session
Two Judge Panel $105.00 per session
This compensation package puts the money in the judging time.
USAIGC ENTRY FEES
The USAIGC is an organization that is moving in a different direction for our gymnasts and parents. We have changed the competitive format and allowed for greater variation. We strongly recommend a reduction to training hours per our USAIGC Code of Points / Rules & Policies.
The USAIGC realizes people count the income and never the expenses. USAIGC competitions provide opportunities for our gymnasts and bring in additional income for the Host Club / Parents Group. This being said the USAIGC requests our Meet Directors to be sensitive to entry fees and additionally sensitive to admission fees. The USAIGC feels its impossible to set guidelines because every competition is different but appreciates those who can you can not only to make the competition experience positive for our gymnasts and create a competition friendly atmosphere for our parents. Thank you. Paul
With growth there are growing pains. For the last 11 years when we have had a USAIGC Competition run on the same day or weekend as USAG Competition the Officials were allowed to charge for mileage (USAIGC does not pay mileage) in one direction. The USAIGC has no mileage because we pay more, much more to our Officials. Competitions that are ONLY USAIGC have no problem. The USAIGC Meet Directors pay per our Contract, a contract that will become a legal document within the next 72 hours.
USAIGC Meet Directors that have both USAIGC and USAG competitions taking place on the same day MUST remind the Officials that they will receive mileage ONLY ONE WAY. There will be NO double dipping.
Meet Directors and Officials have three choices:
a. Pay One Way Mileage plus everything else in our USAIGC Contract.
b. Pay round-trip mileage BUT use ONLY the USAG contract for the entire competition. DO NOT PAY PER SESSION FEES.
c. Replace those Officials with USAIGC Officials who agree to the one-way fee.
Send the USAIGC Office the names of those who had to be excused.
The Meet Director is the employer. The USAIGC has created an ecellent judging package. We all must work together. As a USAIGC Meet Directors you need to take charge of your sanctioned competition.
USAIGC Meet Directors can HIRE their own Officials. You DO NOT have to go through any Association. You can have our Technical Director, Mary hire Officials or use a USAIGC Official in your State. Beginning immediately ALL NEW YORK STATE DOWNSTATE MEET DIRECTORS MUST USE OUR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR ALL SANCTIONED USAIGC COMPETITIONS. THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE CHANGE!
Thank you. Paul Spadaro – President USAIGC