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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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!
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.
AND I always say, “Everything starts with a smile. Once you smile, things seem better!” TRY IT!!
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!
R5 Xcel Chairperson
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.
DeVeau's School of Gymnastics
OHIO & ILLINOIS LOCATIONS TBD
MICHIGAN & INDIANA LOCATIONS TBD
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:
|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.
|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|