NY USAG Rules and Policies

In an effort to get information to USA Gymnastics members efficiently and to keep the material up to date, USA Gymnastics will no longer distribute hard copies of the Women’s R&P effective 2015. The latest version, with corrections, is available above. You may download it and save it as a PDF in your computer or save it to iBooks. That way, it will be available on your tablet or computer along with the JO Code of Points, the Xcel Code of Points, and the USA Gymnastics Compulsory Book.


The national committees (JO, Xcel, and TC) meet in May each year. They consist of your elected national and regional committee chairs (about 10 people each – see charts on page 4-11 of R & P).

At these meetings, they review the success and problems of the previous season.  They address problems and issues brought to them and their state chairs by the membership. They do their best to address these problems with changes to the program for the upcoming season.  These annual changes are effective August 1, at the start of the new season.  Any changes made after, or outside of this annual meeting, and there are very few, are made to address immediate safety concerns. The exception being the evaluation of new skills being performed by athletes in competition during the season.  Those are assigned a value by the Regional Technical Committee Chair and readdressed at the end of the season at the annual national committee  meetings. Any updates to the iCodes or revised pages to the printed Codes during the year are a result of individuals finding errors or contradictions in the Codes, which are corrected as quickly as possible to avoid misunderstanding of information. These corrections never involve a change, only a error that was missed in the proofing process.


The State of New York follows the guidelines on USA Gymnastics with regards to State Meets. Any variances from these will be documented on the NY state meets web page along with the state meet details.  Such variances could be  Age group determination, Age Divisions etc.

new york state championship meet registration process

All registrations for the NY State championships will be done on the USAG Registration system .  Following the registration on USAG, payment is made in meetmaker.  The online registration for all NY State championships closes 4 weeks PRIOR to the FIRST day of the State Championship.  A $50.00 per athlete LATE CHARGE will be applied for any registrations made AFTER the registration close date.We suggest that all clubs register all potential NY state championship qualifiers early to avoid any late charges, and then scratch those that did NOT qualify. PLEASE NOTE :NY State gymnastics will Refund any registration fees up until the Sunday before the State Championship.

judges selection procedure

The judges’ selection in New York is a combination of a popular vote and a selection committee. Half of state meet panels are decided by a ballot that is sent to all professional members in New York State. The top vote getters as well as any judge that has earned a regional or national assignment constitute half of the panels that will officiate each of the state meet. Two selection subcommittees, one upstate and one downstate, made up of the members of the State Administrative Committee that fall under the respective geographic distinction determine the remaining panel members. Any committee member officials that are still available for assignment are recused from the deliberation and vote. These subcommittees take into account the popular vote, experience, number of assignments, geography as well as other factors in their decision making process. The subcommittees also are charged with the selection of the meet referee for each of the state meets.

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