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REGION 5 NEWSLETTER

April 2020


A Message From RACC - Dave Stiles

I hope everyone is safe, well, and surviving these unusual times.  It is a good time to reconnect with your families and to plan for next season. 

The regional chairs have a weekly conference call with the National Office Staff to learn about updates and what others are doing. The office is hard at work with National Congress, Regional Congresses, competitions for the remainder of this year and planning for the 2021 season.  They are also updating online information concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and resources for clubs and members.

Please email me at: d.b.stiles@att.net any concerns or questions you may have before our meeting scheduled for Thursday(s) afternoon.  I should receive these emails by Thursday at 1 pm.

I have asked several of the committee members to say a few words:


From Char RTCC:

The good news for Region 5 is that our Regional Committee voted to keep all judging assignments the same for all 2021 Regional Championships! There could be a few changes based on availability of judges one year from now. The WTC, Women’s Technical Committee, also voted to keep judges the same for JO Level 10 Nationals and Eastern Nationals. Stay healthy and safe as we need all of you to get through our tough times!


From Kittia RJOC:

I am hoping our gymnastics community is staying healthy and safe.  Washing their hands, staying apart and wearing masks as needed.

However, I am feeling more and more optimistic about the light at the end of the tunnel. It has been such a tragedy for so many.  But our region has some of the best people who are always ready to lend a hand and do what we can to lift each other up. This makes me so proud.

The Region 5 newsletter has links to webinars, links for conditioning at home and information that is very helpful for our gym owners.  I hope you find it useful.

Although I am not an expert in these areas, I am here to listen and help where I can.  Email or call me if I can help you in any way.

I have found it a positive in my life to use this time to do major planning. 

  • How to return to the gym with possible new “normals”
  • Work on schedules that limit numbers in the gym
  • Work on lesson plans that provide stations that will create separation
  • Work on conditioning plans for each level with goals
  • Work on individual conditioning needs for upper level gymnasts with attached goals
  • Read a motivational book
  • Watch an inspiring movie
  • Stay positive for all the others around you that may need to hear those positive statements
  • Reach out to friends and family to let them know how much you care

AND I always say, “Everything starts with a smile.  Once you smile, things seem better!” TRY IT!!


From Nancy RXCC:

Hi Region 5, I hope everyone is safe and well.   I am so impressed how we have all pulled together,  continuing to practice social distancing, staying home, wearing masks out, and generally finding our way through a “ new lifestyle “.   The National Xcel Committee members are putting together our agenda for our yearly meeting.... quite possibly to be held on Zoom. We want to be ready to have the latest information ready for when our clubs can reopen and resume their programs.   I love watching the club challenges and social media workouts you have all put together. I realize how hard it is right now for the club owners and your original ideas , games, and challenges have been awesome. 

As a healthcare worker I implore you to keep washing your hands, continue social distancing, stay at home, and mask up when out... if we don’t let down now the quicker we will be able to get back to our livelihoods and the sport we all love!  

Stay safe and if you have any Xcel suggestions and or questions, please contact me. 

Hope to see everyone soon!
Nancy Gibson
R5 Xcel Chairperson


REGION 5 UPDATES

  • The committee voted to give “first right of refusal” to the 2020 regional championship meet directors for the 2021 season.
    All 2020 meet directors: Halker’s Gold (Level 9 and 10); JPAC (Level 7 and 8): Champion Gymnastics USA (Xcel G, P, and D); and Gymnastics Etc. (Xcel S and Level 6)  have confirmed venues for the 2021 Regional Championships.
  • Region 5 Apparel Store will be coming online soon.  It will be located on the Region 5 Insider webpage. 
  • Senior Recognition page will be up soon.  If you have a senior that has not sent me their information (Name, Club, Level/Division, College, and Photo-jpeg) please let them know we will have a webpage for them
  • A Facebook group: Region 5 Covid-19 Roundtable  has been set-up for you to share business, team, rec and preschool program ideas during this difficult time.  Please – use this site to share ideas about what your club is doing or to ask questions of others on what they are doing.
  • I want to thank Don Houlton for his time and expertise in setting up these webpages for you.

REGION 5 TRAINING CAMPS

TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION is now available.  Information will be updated in a timely manner. Dates have been set and will be reviewed as information is made available to us with regards to the Covid-19 outbreak.

2020 REGION 5 TRAINING CAMP DATES (TENTATIVE)

JULY 31-AUGUST 2, 2020

Hot Shot & Rising Stars Camp

LOCATION TBD

 AUGUST 21-23, 2020

LEVEL 9 HIGH TECH & HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMP

LOCATION TBD

September 11-13, 2020

LEVEL 10/ELITE High Tech & High Performance Camp

DeVeau's School of Gymnastics
Fishers, IN

 October 2-4, 2020

Forward Momentum Camp

OHIO & ILLINOIS LOCATIONS TBD

OCTOBER 23-25, 2020

Forward Momentum Camp

MICHIGAN & INDIANA LOCATIONS TBD


REGION 5 TRAINING CAMP HOST

The Region 5 Training Camp Committee is looking for clubs that wish to host a Region 5 camp. If you are interested, please contact your state's camp committee representative:

Indiana - Kristen Hines
Illinois - Jake Stoeckicht
Kentucky - Jason Button
Michigan - Brett Wargo
Ohio - 
Rachael Tracy

REGION 5 EVENTS CALENDAR

2019-2020 Events

Dates Event Host Location
May 31 - June 1, 2019 TOPS/Hopes Training Camp Buckeye Gymnastics Westerville, OH
June 2, 2019 TOPS Testing Buckeye Gymnastics Westerville, OH
June 7​-8​, 2019 TOPS/Hopes Training Camp Set-10 / More Than Gymnastics Fort Wayne, IN
June 9, 2019 TOPS Testing Set-10 / More Than Gymnastics Fort Wayne, IN
August 2-4, 2019 Hot Shot & Rising Stars Camp Set-10 Gymnastics Fort Wayne, IN
September 6-8, 2019 Forward Momentum Camp #1 Gym-Nation Gymnastics Mason, OH
September 13-15, 2019 Region 5 Congress USA Gymnastics Grand Rapids, MI
September 27-29, 2019 High Tech & High Performance Camp DeVeau's Gymnastics Fishers, IN
October 11-13, 2019 Forward Momentum Camp #2 Branch Gymnastics Kalamazoo, MI
November 1-3, 2019 Forward Momentum Camp #3 Olympia Gymnastics Shelby Township, MI
March 21, 2020 NCAA Conference Championships Various Various CANCELLED
March 27-29, 2020 Level 9/10 State Championships Various Various CANCELLED
April 4, 2020 NCAA Regional Championships Various Various CANCELLED
April 16-19, 2020 Level 9/10 Regional Championships Halker’s Gold Gymnastics Bowling Green, OH CANCELLED
April 17-18, 2020 NCAA National Championships NCAA Fort Worth, TX CANCELLED
April 24-26, 2020 Level 7/8 Regional Championships JPAC/USA Sports Production Noblesville, IN CANCELLED
May 1-3, 2020 Xcel Regionals - Gold-Platinum-Diamond Champion USA Allendale, MI CANCELLED
May 8-10, 2020 Level 9 Eastern Championships Branch Gymnastics Battle Creek, MI CANCELLED
May 15-17, 2020 Level 10 National Championships USA Gymnastics Tacoma, WA CANCELLED
May 15-17, 2020 Xcel Regionals - Silver - Level 6 Gymnastics Etc. Bloomington, IL CANCELLED
June 26-28, 2020 Region 5 & National Congress USA Gymnastics St. Louis, MO TBD

If the LOCATION is in () it indicates it is that states turn to host.

2021 Events

Dates Event Host Location
March 20, 2021 NCAA Conference Championships Various Various
March 26-28, 2021 Level 9/10 State Championships Various Various
April 2, 2021 NCAA Regional Championships Various Various
April 15-18, 2021 Level 9/10 Regional Championships TBD TBD
April 16-17, 2021 NCAA National Championships NCAA Fort Worth, TX
April 23-25, 2021 Level 7/8 Regional Championships TBD TBD
Apr 30-May 2, 2021 Xcel Regionals Gold-Platinum-Diamond TBD TBD
May 7-9, 2021 Level 9 Eastern Championships TBD TBD
May 14-16, 2021 Level 10 National Championships TBD TBD
May 14-16, 2021 Xcel Regional Silver & Level 6 TBD TBD

Graduating Seniors