Potential members for the Regional Team will be based on a points system. These athletes will be able to eligible to participate in special events/competitions to represent the Region. *(Ex. Elite Team Cup, Brian Babcock Team Cup, West Point Open).
Gymnasts that are members of the Jr. National Team will automatically have a spot on the Regional team (gymnast must be healthy and able to compete, or their spot will be included in the regular team selection). The Regional Team will have a maximum of 45 gymnasts, (18) Level 10, (17) Level 9, and (10) Level 8. These gymnasts will be selected based on the highest point totals.
The team selection will happen in the month of June, after the National Championships.
Team membership will run from July 1 - May 31
Athletes selected to be on the Regional Team will be expected to participate in the Regional camps & clinics. Gymnast that are selected to compete for the Region will receive a Regional competition uniform to be worn when representing the Region at a competition.
Points will be awarded based on the listed criteria below:
10 points for placing 1st AA at the 2023 Regional Championships
7 Points for placing 2nd AA at the 2023 Regional Championships
5 Points for placing 3rd AA at the 2023 Regional Championships
2 Points for placing 1st on an event at the 2023 Regional Championships
1 point for qualifying to Dev National Championships
5 Points for placing top 10 at Dev Nationals
3 Points for as a member of the regional team, with the team finishing in the top 3 at Dev Nationals
3 Points for qualifying to US Championships
3 Points for placing top 10 at US Classics
5 Points for winning a medal at US Championships
2 Points for attending any Region 7 camp or clinic
Elite Team Selection
The Region Elite team will be made up of Region Team members that are Level 10 or rising Level 10 gymnasts. (a possible Level 9 Jr. National Team Member may be considered).
The gymnasts with the top eight point totals will be selected to participate in the Elite Team Cup to represent the Region.
The Region Team members will have an opportunity to participate in various competitions during the season, Brian Babcock (late January/early February), & West Point Open (mid-January). Elite Team Cup members will compete for the region at the Brian Babcock Team Cup to help prepare for the Elite Team Cup.
The next set of top ranked gymnasts will be invited to participate in the West Point Open as members of the Region team.
The top 6 Level 9 team members will be invited to participate in the Brian Babcock Jr. Team Cup (late January/early February).
Gymnasts wishing to petition to Region Team must submit a letter of recommendation from their coach and scores from 3 separate competitions from the previous season that demonstrate their ability to support the Region's effort for success at competitions. (AA score 73 or above).