Hello Region 7,
In light of the recent development regarding the announcement from USA Gymnastics cancelling sanctions through the end of March (this is across all disciplines) we wanted to touch base with you to let you know we will be discussing options for rescheduling State meets that do not have qualification implications. We are in the process of scheduling a meeting to discuss the logistics of how athletes will qualify to the Level 8, 9 and 10 Regional meets now that there will not be a State meet. This has been a very trying time for all of us and we are doing our best to make decisions that fit all aspects of the dynamics this situation presents. Please know, as always, the participation in any of these events is your choice.
Our current action plan consist of the following:
1. I will be having daily/weekly conference calls with USA Gymnastics officials and all Regional Chairs to continue to discussing the future of Easterns/Westerns and JO Nationals, as well as to update them on our Regional meet qualification processes as they develop. In the event that April sanctions are also cancelled we will also being discussing plans to determine qualification to these National level competitions.
2. I will also be holding daily/weekly conference calls with all SACC’s and Regional personal to discuss the logistics of the rescheduling State meets where possible.
At this point, the plan is to move forward with the Regional meets until we are told we can not move forward either by the venue, the meet hosts or any higher power that can shut us down.
We are aware of the complexity of the situation, we are attempting to be proactive in managing and decision making as we move forward. Keep in mind this is an evolving situation, no one knows the extent to which this will affect our meets going forward. That said, rest assured we will do our best to organize the competitions within our States and Regions as best we can. Please give us some time to develop a plan and we will inform you of those plans as frequently and quickly possible. We appreciate your patience, your flexibility and please remember to wash your hands 🙂
Visit your Regional website (information regarding Regional meets will always go here 1st), State websites, Region 7 Facebook page and all other social media available within your State for updates as well.