Potential members for the Regional Team will be based on a points system. These athletes will be 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’s, (17) Level 9’s, and (10) Level 8’s. 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. Gymnasts 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 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
THE LINK BELOW LISTS THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE 2023-2024 REGION 7 TEAM MEMBERS:
Region 7 Training opportunities will be used as a tool to create camaraderie among team members, share knowledge among athletes and coaches, and help with selection and readiness for Region 7 competitions.
Elite Team Selection
Summer Training Camp –ALL Athletes selected to the Regional Team will be invited to this camp.
December 2023: Winter Training Clinic– Based on the points system, the top 30 athletes will be selected to participate in the Region 7 Winter Camp.
Regional Competition Opportunities
The Region 7 Team members will have an opportunity to participate in various competitions during the season—The goal being to create team unity and growth throughout the Region.
The three (3) tentative competitions will be available to our Regional Team Members:
The West Point Open (mid-January)*.
The Brian Babcock Invitational (late January/early February).
The Elite Team Cup (February)
The Elite Team Cup is the premier event for Region Team members to be selected to. The top 6 gymnasts with the highest scores along with competition readiness during the Region 7 Winter Training Clinic will earn a spot to represent the Region at the Elite Team Cup
Members chosen for the Elite Team Cup competition will also be entered in the Brian Babcock Elite Team Cup in Late January/early February, to give the gymnast the opportunity to bond as a team. In addition to the Elite Team cup members, the top level 9’s will be selected to also participate in the Brian Babcock Senior Team Cup.
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 Regions effort for success at competitions. (AA score 73 or above).