News & Updates

Please see the Forms page for updated in-gym forms for 2017-2018.

The digital version of the Jr. Olympic Code of Points has been updated.

January 2017—Version 2.7
VAULT—Chapter 3
Corrected 4.303 description as RO FF On, Back Tuck 1/1 for both L9 and L10 Vault Charts—the “1/1” was hidden in the cell and was not showing.

Effective January 1, 2017, the rate for mileage reimbursement

for judges is $.53 per mile to reflect the recent decrease in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2017.

Appendix item updated December 2016

December 2016 Training Camp/Optional Judges Cup Information

Tennessee NAWGJ announces new state governing board effective for the next two years!

State Judging Director – Sibby Lane

Assigner – Jeana Rogers

Hospitality – Shannon Osucha

Secretary – Jessica Counts

Judges Trainer – Dawn Roy

Membership – Pam Hannan

Web Site – Mary Phelps

2016 Region 8 Training Camp Registration

Region 8 Newsletter – Fall 2016

April 2016 National Governing Board conference call minutes

Reminder that this year CPE is due to Pam by June 30th, 2016.  For the 2016-2017 accreditation year CPE will be due May 31, 2017.

Effective January 1, 2016, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.54 per mile to reflect the recent decrease in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2016.

Sheila Ragle has announced that Kerma Headrick and Sibby Lane are eligible to run for RJD.

Connie’s Pet Peeves

Assigning multi-day flowchart



Middle Tennessee Judges’ Cup at the Master’s School of Gymnastics

NAWGJ National Governing Board Minutes – July 8, 2015

TN NAWGJ Minutes 2015-06-30

Happy Summer!!  Check the Forms page for the updated Judges’ Resume, In-Gym and Practice Judging forms for the 2015-2016 season.  CPE is due June 30 and the forms can be found below:

Annual CPE Record

CPE Cards

Clinic Hours for Multi-Track Educational Events


January 2015 National Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Winter 2015 Region 8 Newsletter

AmeriKids Gymnastics Rules & Updates

In-gym and availability forms for 2016 Regionals are on the Forms Page.

Judges’ Mileage Reimbursement for 2015

Xcel FAQs

November News

Code of Points Errata and Appendix Updates

New Elements from 2014 J.O. Nationals

Tennessee Judging Handbook

Brenda’s Xcel Notes 2014

Brenda’s JO Notes 2014

National Xcel Committee And Joint J.O/Technical Committee Minutes From May 2014

2014 NAWGJ Symposium Lecture Schedule & MARTA Directions

2015 National Judges Cup Announcement

USA Gymnastics free webinar: – How to Become a Judge for the Women’s Program July 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Technical Committee Minutes – May 12-13, 2014

Congratulations to Team Tennessee for winning the Bronze and Gold State Team Championships at Xcel Regionals!!

Click here to see complete results.

Reminder that CPE is due to Pam by June 30.  Click here for the form.

Region 8 Newsletter, Spring 2014

2017 National Judging Course Eligibility Form

National Governing Board Meeting Minutes


NAWGJ Membership

If you did not renew your membership by December 31, 2013 to receive the prorated fee you will need to pay the full amount of $60.  The renewal date is changing to July 31st to coincide with your USAG renewal date.  This will make it much easier to remember when your memberships are due.

Now that the on line membership renewal and registration is in place the National Governing Board is working on plans to send each member a membership card.  Also, each judge has a new NAWGJ Membership number.  If you do not know your new number you need to go to the web site at and log in to find it.  The old membership numbers have been taken out of the system and only the new numbers appear.  Make sure you have a new number for any contracts you sign.  You will also need to update your info on Tennessee NAWGJ web site and change your membership renewal date and new NAWGJ Membership number.

Tennessee NAWGJ Governing Board Elections

There will be elections for a new Governing Board this spring/summer.  You will receive the information by email. You will receive this information in the next few months.


NAWGJ Email Blast

If you have not signed up for the NAWGJ Email Blast you need to do so as soon as possible.  Our National Web Site has all the updates from USAG, NAWGJ, and NCAA posted.  If you are signed up an email will be sent when items are added to the web site.  If you previously signed up for the Blasts and are not receiving notifications you need to go into the program and unsubscribe and re-subscribe.  Something was wrong with your email address.  This is a great way to receive updates and keep current.

National Judges Cup 2014

This year Joyce Wallace represented TN at the National Judges Cup. There were 80 judges from 25 states at the meet with 26 sessions (two gyms).   Judges from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana were also present from Region 8.

National Judges Cup 2015, Montgomery, Alabama

National Judges Cup (NJC) will be in Montgomery, Alabama next year at the Crampton Bowl Recreation Center. Since it is in Region 8 next year, maybe more judges will volunteer to judge and help with what needs to be done.  If you have never been to National Judges Cup, the judges of course judge but they also time routines, time warm ups (modified capitol cup), data input, verify scores, awards, and music. This will be the 25th anniversary of NJC so we are hoping to make it a big deal!

Each event, even the compulsory, have 4 judge panels.  So you can see how many judges are needed.  A  minimum of 28 judges are needed in each gym and that does not count the other jobs that are covered by volunteers. I hope we can show the nation the support from Region 8 and make NJC 2015 as large as it was in Tacoma, Washington this year.

Each judge who volunteers can use the hours they work NJC on their Brevet/National Course Eligibility Form.  Patty Shipman is the National Board Member in charge of NJC.  She will send a volunteer form to all the SJDs which I will forward to each of you.  You will need to complete the form and email or mail back to her for event and job assignments.

Congratulations to Pam Hannan, Shannon Osucha, and Natalia Grosso on ther new National ratings, Audrey Davis and  Laurel Douthwaite on their new Level 9 ratings, Cindy Fisher, Julie Crider, and Melanie Everett on their new 4/5 ratings. Testing dates will be available this summer at Regional Congress, National Congress, National NAWGJ Symposium, and Region 8 NAWGJ Symposium.  If you plan to test before next summer make sure to visit the USAG web site for new test dates.

Region 8 Newsletter, January 2014

The new Xcel Code is available through the Store on the USAG web site. There are also new updates since December that have been posted for Xcel.  The JO Code of Points is also available for download through IBooks.

Region 8 Newsletter, Fall 2013

Xcel Program Updates

2013-2014 JO Compulsory & Optional Program Updates

Women’s Program Committee Minutes

Women’s National Technical Committee Minutes

Women’s National Junior Olympic Committee Minutes

Women’s National Administrative Committee Minutes

Region 8 Newsletter, Spring 2013