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2022 USA Gymnastics Championships
June 21-26, 2022 - Des Moines, Iowa
ENTRIES
Entry fees are a flat fee of $175 for 1-4 events, including group athletes.
A step-by-step guide to register in the Meet Reservation System for this event is available HERE.
Athletes for the non-Elite portion of the USA Gymnastics Championships and all groups must also register on the KSIS platform, including full DOB, headshots, and music.

Entry Deadlines:
  • Deadline: May 27, 2022 (Qualified athletes MUST be registered by this date or their place will be forfeited and offered to the next gymnast in rank order).
NO CHANGES, REFUNDS, OR ADDITIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER JUNE 3, 2022.
Scratches should be submitted online by modifying your club's current entries through June 3, 2022.
Scratches made from June 3-June 19, 2022 should be submitted via the online registration system. Scratches submitted on or after June 20, 2022, must be done onsite.
Refunds will not be given for athletes who entered but do not qualify to the USA Gymnastics Championships.



SCHEDULE AND LIVE RESULTS
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit USAGymChamps.com.
Live results will be available on KSIS.



HOTELS
Click here to book accommodations.



MANDATORY COACHES' ORIENTATION MEETING
TBD



MUSIC
Music for all participants must be uploaded to the KSIS platform for Level 9/10 (non-elite) athletes and FIG groups by June 15, 2022.
  • Information on music for the Eilte Championships will be provided


QUALIFICATION
Elite
25 juniors/hopes athletes. The max of 25 in the field includes the top 25 juniors/hopes from the 2022 Elite Qualifier and those junior athletes per the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies. The total number of qualified juniors/hopes will not exceed 25.

25 seniors. The max of 25 in the field includes the top 25 seniors from the 2022 Elite Qualifier and those senior athletes per the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies. The total number of qualified seniors will not exceed 25.

All FIG groups who have competed at the 2021 Rhythmic Challenge

Levels 9-10 Championships
Levels 9-10 qualified through the Level 9 Classic and Elite Qualifier:
  • 55 Level 9 Juniors – Qualified from the Jr. Level 9 Classic (30 West/25 East)
  • 30 Level 9 Seniors – Qualified from the Sr. Level 9 Classic (17 West/13 East)
  • 25 additional Level 10 Juniors (after the 25 Elite) – Qualified from the Elite Qualifier
  • 10 additional Level 10 Seniors (after the 25 Elite) – Qualified from the Elite Qualifier


COACHES & OFFICIALS
Coaches, judges and officials who are professional members will be issued credentials. No pending pro memberships will be allowed. Coaches must register online for the 2022 USA Gymnastics Championships. No coach changes may be made after the registration deadline. No hospitality will be provided for coaches.



RULES
Level 9, Level 10, and Elite competition will follow the current FIG Code of Points. Inquiries will be handled according to the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies.



DOPING CONTROL
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will conduct doping controls for select athletes at the Elite USA Gymnastics Championships. Athletes will be notified immediately following competition if they have been chosen for doping control.

If an athlete is currently taking any medication that may be on the banned substance list, the athlete and/or parent/guardian should call the USADA Drug Reference phone line at 719-875-2000 or visit globaldro.com for verification. There are many over-the-counter medications, such as cold medicines, that are banned substances. It is important to call the drug reference line with any questions regarding this important issue or to speak with the medical doctor or trainer onsite at your venue. DO NOT leave this to chance. Use of methods or substances prohibited by any applicable anti-doping rules may be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. Possible doping violations will be managed by USADA protocol.



COACH ATTIRE
All coaches must wear club or athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the competition floor. No national team apparel that bears the USA flag or a national team logo may be worn at any time during training, warm-up or competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships. This includes warm-ups, t-shirts, competitive apparel, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. National team attire may not be worn even if the logo or flag has been covered.

The following dress code must be followed during all training, warm-up and competition sessions. Violators will be asked to leave the event floor or training/warm-up area.
  • Warm-up pants, long pants or capri length pants only. No shorts are allowed.
  • Team polo shirt or team t-shirt. Warm-up jackets are optional.
  • Gym /athletic shoes are required. No flip-flops.
  • No denim allowed.
  • No caps or hats allowed.


ATHLETE ATTIRE
All athletes must be in club or athletic apparel, and rhythmic gymnasts will be permitted to wear leotards that bear the American flag. With the exception of the leos, no national team apparel that bears the USA flag or a national team logo may be worn at any time during training, warm-up, or competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships. This includes warm-ups, t-shirts, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. National team attire may not be worn even if the logo or flag has been covered. Unless otherwise requested by your program director, please leave all national team apparel/accessories at home.

Athletes are required to wear competition apparel for all awards ceremonies.



AWARDS
Hopes Elite Competition (if applicable):
Awards will be given out for first through third for the all-around only.

Junior Elite Level Competition
Awards will be given out for first through third place for each event and the all-around. The top twelve athletes in the all-around will be named to the U.S. Junior National Team. Results will be based on the total of four event scores. Juniors will compete in four events, which serve as both the event and all-around finals.

Senior Elite Level Competition
Awards will be given out for first through third place for each event and the all-around. The top twelve athletes in the all-around will be named to the U.S. Senior National Team. Results will be based on total of eight event scores. Seniors will have two rotations during the all-around qualification. The afternoon session rotation will feature the 10 athletes meeting one of the following criteria:
  • Criteria 1: Any gymnast assigned to and competing in a World Cup, World Challenge Cup or FIG tournament in 2022
  • Criteria 2: The top SR results at the Elite Qualifier to complete the top 10 places not already filled by international assignment
The morning session will include the remaining 15 athletes who qualified through the Elite Qualifier. The all-around qualification serves as the event finals. The top 12 from the all-around qualification rankings (first four events) will advance to the all-around final.

Elite Coach of the Year Ballots will be distributed to elite clubs at the time of registration and completed ballots must be submitted by end of evening competition in the arena on Saturday, June 25.

Athlete of the Year
The recipient will be the highest senior finisher in the 2022 international season.

Sportswoman of the Year
The recipient will be elected by the top 25 seniors, timing TBD.

Awards for each session will be given immediately following the session. Senior elite awards will be presented after finals. If the session is running early, awards will be given early. Athletes receiving awards should be in the staging area immediately following the session.



CEREMONIES AND COMPETITION PROTOCOL
OPENING CEREMONY – Athletes competing in the Wells Fargo Arena
All elite gymnasts are requested to participate in the Opening Ceremonies prior to their competitive session. Competition leotards are the required attire. Athlete cooperation is requested in reporting promptly to the staging area in preparation for the march-in and introduction. All athletes are requested to follow the instructions given by the stage manager.

AWARDS CEREMONIES – Athletes competing in the Wells Fargo Arena
At the conclusion of competition, all competing athletes MUST return to the staging area to prepare for the awards ceremonies. All athletes are requested to cooperate, even if they are not participating in the awards ceremony. Athletes should be in their competitive attire.

AWARDS CEREMONIES – Athletes competing at the Grand Ballroom
At the conclusion of competition, all athletes receiving an award MUST return to the athlete staging area in the awards room to prepare for the awards ceremonies. Athletes should be in their competitive attire.



COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
All apparatus for Elite athletes must be measured on Thursday, June 23, during the elite training session.



NATIONAL TEAM MEETING
The 2022-2023 National Team meeting is scheduled for the morning of Sunday, June 26. This meeting is required for all 2022-2023 National Team members and coaches. Parents are invited to attend. Departing flights should depart after 2 p.m.



CONTACTS
Vice President of Rhythmic Program: Caroline Hunt at chunt@usagym.org or 317-490-4262
Program Maanger Kaitlin Baker at kbaker@usagym.org