The National Office is compiling a database to help NCAA programs and athletes in the recruitment process. This project is for all athletes graduating high school in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 who are interested in college gymnastics.
Athletes interested must: - don't forget to do BOTH by April 10th
1. Fill out and return the attached athlete bio form to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Log on to usagym.org and update/fill out your online bio form. Directions to help you can be found here https://usagym.org/pages/athletes/bio_instructions.html
Once the Website is up - approximately April 15th - it may to look similar to the current National Team webpage. There will be a hyperlink attached to each athlete’s name that will take you to their online bio, which is why it is so important that these be filled out. Athletes will be able to enter in any social media web pages specific to them (personal web page, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube). These will prove helpful to recruiters, as they will still be able to see any videos of routines or skills that have been uploaded.
March 30th, 2020
A Message from Li Li Leung
The last several years have had a profound impact on us, and have necessitated changes in nearly every aspect of our sport. Each of us has had to process what it means to truly create change and transform our culture, while still continuing to celebrate everything that makes gymnastics the incredible sport it is.
Now, we are facing a global pandemic, and the concerns that come with that about our own health and well-being, and those of our children, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and the entire global community.
We do not yet know the magnitude of this pandemic, or the extent of the emotional, physical and financial toll that will result from it. We do not know what events we will be able to hold or participate in this year, or what “normal” will look like on the other side of this.
What we do know is that even though we are all facing hardship and even though we are physically apart, we are coming together to support each other in so many ways – virtual training for athletes, sharing business resources between club owners, and even using the power of social media and our love of gymnastics to stay connected to each other during this isolating time. That is powerful, and worth celebrating.
There is so much uncertainty right now, and that is unsettling. But, I am certain that if we continue to think about how we can support our athletes and community, how we can continue to show each other kindness and compassion, and how we can keep coming together even while we are apart, I know that we will be even stronger as a community when we emerge from this.
This community has shown tremendous resilience in the past and I have no doubt that our strength will help us persevere again.
Thank you for your patience as we try to work through this and provide resources for you all. Thank you for your compassion, for your creativity and ideas, and for your commitment to helping the community navigate this unprecedented situation together.
Li Li Leung,
President & CEO, USA Gymnastics
March 27th, 2020
"With the postponement of the Olympic Games now official, there are a number of resulting impacts to our community, particularly around events that would have occurred this year, that are still unclear. We are working through contingency plans and hope to provide an update as soon as possible. But, we also know that any new plans will be tentative at best, until we have a better idea of how long this continuing pandemic will affect us.
We are in the process of exploring alternative dates for events that have been impacted by the Coronavirus and the postponement of the Tokyo Games. Specifically, we are working with the USOPC and the St. Louis Sports Commission to reschedule the Olympic Trials, once the new dates for the Olympics Games are set. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold Olympic Trials in St. Louis in 2021. We are also exploring rescheduling the 2020 GK U.S. Classic, 2020 U.S. Championships, 2020 USA Gym Champs and 2020 National Congress and Tradeshow sometime in July or August, assuming it will be safe and prudent to hold events at that time.
As you can imagine, working through the rescheduling of these events, and the details of each, is challenging and complex, so we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this.
As soon as new information is available, we will share it with you.”