WINTER ISSUE JANUARY 2009 U.S.T.A. begins and ends with ¡U¢ Your hard work and dedication throughout the past year are greatly appreciated. Best wishes for a Wonderful New Year! The U.S.T.A. Educational DVD has been completed and is for sale!! Hurry and get yours now. Rose Simpson, Ultimate Gym, Gurnee, IL - on the birth of her new Grandson, Corbin Paulette Konstantaras, 5 Star T&T, Crystal Lake, IL - on the birth of her new Granddaughter, Amira The Mason City Gymnastics Academy in Mason City, Iowa, is looking for a buyer/program director/head tumbling coach. We have over 110 recreational class students ranging in age from 3 to 18 and a strong committed tumbling team. This business is also the home of a seven month long professionally coached All-Star Cheer program involving 45 cheerleaders. This is the perfect opportunity for someone that likes to wear all the hats and make the club their own and earn a satisfying profit doing what they love to do. February 1 - West Palm Beach,FL You will have a clean, fully-equipped gym and a hosted by TNT Gymnastics Center & trained staff available. Gymnastics Revolution The best way to insure the success of your future March 8 - Orlando, FL business is to work yourself in while we are in hosted by Reflex Gymnastics full stride. We will work with you to ensure a smooth May 2 - MISSOURI STATE transition. St. Louis, MO; hosted by Concordia Turners To contact the current owner to negotiate a purchase price, please contact Andrei May 17 - FLORIDA STATE Tsaregorodtsev at 641-781-9060. If you have any Orlando, FL; hosted by Reflex Gymnastics operational questions, please contact Jo Also, The March 29 Twiststars T&T Meet will Hardinger at 641-423-6564. be held at Plainfield South High School instead You may visit our web-site at of Benedictine University. mcgymacademy.com for more information. Opportunity is knocking! Teresa Parmentar Iowa AAU Govenor Auburn Tumbling & Trampoline, Auburn, IL, hosted a competition in Chatham on November 5, 2008 with a focus on Breast Cancer Awareness. Coaches, Louise and Larry Moehn, 1. The 2009 USTA National Championship Mid-Illinois Gymnastics, collected Judging Survey is on the web page - the most money in their “favorite usta1.org. If you are interested in judging coach” box. All the money Nationals - complete the survey and return collected was donated to a Central as instructed. Don’t wait - do it NOW! The Illinois cancer patient. correct USTA fax number is 863-420-2050. 2. Beginning next year - recertification Competitors requirements will be: from Auburn A. All NTJC dues must be paid by T&T in their Breast Cancer September 1 each year. Awareness B. All judges must attend Congress once Leotards. every 4 years. C. All judges having completed 1-4 years must attend a course and take closed ''''''''''''' book tests in all events certified each year at $25 each. NOTE: If you attend Introducing: Congress, you only have to take tests in The New Technical Board the events not being changed at $10 each. Debbie Barber, Ohio D. All judges having completed 5+ years Ron Brooks, Iowa must take open book tests in all events Jackie Hamm (NTJC), Northern Illinois certified each year at $25 each. Gloria Herring, Ohio Danny Irish, Southern Illinois úúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúú Dana Johnson (Tech V-P), Oklahoma Steve Konstanty (NTJC), Northern Illinois Patti Lingenfelter, Florida Debbie Moser, Iowa Don’t forget to download Gail White, Northern Illinois your copy for your handbook! Terry Wight, Northern Illinois üüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüüü The New Safety Committee: The AAU & Stars of Tomorrow Jason Diepen, Northern Illinois Team Trial Entry Forms have been Roger Hollingsworth, Iowa mailed to eligible teams. If your Paulette Konstantaras, Northern Illinois team attended the 2008 Junior Debbie Moser, Iowa Olympic T&T Competition in Novi, Stella Sponsler, Southern Illinois Michigan, and you did not get yours - contact Matt Terlep, Northern Illinois Patti Lingenfelter ASAP...phone 863-420-3905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to thank everyone who submitted a resume’ for one of the Committee positions. There Competition Dates: February 14-15, 2009 were so many good candidates that the selection was Competition Location: Canton, Illinois difficult. Competition Entry Deadline: Jan 16 Postmark Linda Billiet, Technical Chair Many of you remember Thomas Hamblin who was one of the featured clinicians at the 2008 USTA National Congress in Ohio or from Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania. He recently sent us the following email. Amarillo Civic Center 401 S. Buchanan “Call me crazy! Yes, I'm Amarillo, Texas 79105 taking another plunge for a great organization. Be sure to check the USTA Web Site for the latest links to Amarillo Activities. I am writing to ask for your help. On January 24, 2009, I have committed to The National Championship Entry Form will grin and “bear” it for the athletes of Special be available on the U.S.T.A. Web Site Olympics Maryland by taking a chilly dip into February 1, 2009. the Chesapeake Bay alongside about 7,500 other warm-hearted people. PLEASE NOTE: In order to be eligible to try I know – you’re probably getting cold just out for the 2010 USTA National Team you thinking about it! But the cold that I will feel is must attend the 2009 National temporary…the positive impact this will have on Championships. Your team must be the lives of thousands of citizens with represented by at least one competing athlete intellectual disabilities will last a lifetime. and one coach! I have set a personal fundraising goal, and I need your help to reach it! So no, I’m not asking you to take the Plunge alongside, but instead, I am asking if you will make a donation to Special Olympics Maryland on behalf of me taking the U.S.T.A. National Team Trials 2009 MSP Plunge. Any amount would be have been scheduled for February appreciated – it all goes to a wonderful cause, 13-14, 2010, and March 13-14, 2010. and every little bit gets me that much closer to my goal. If you are interested in hosting one of the Team Trials, bring your bid to the 2009 USTA If you want to learn more about this wacky Mini-Congress Meeting at the 2009 National winter event, visit www.plungemd.com to find Championships in Amarillo, Texas. out all the chilly details. Think warm thoughts for me as January 24 approaches. I will do my best to “Be the Bear” and make my supporters proud! If you have a new mailing address, Thank you!!! phone number, or email address - Follow This Link to visit his personal web page PLEASE let us know as soon as and help me in my efforts to support Special possible! You can call 863-420-3905, Olympics - Maryland” fax 863-420-2050, or email email@example.com.
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