Hello SoCal Gymnastics
I would like to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year! It’s my most sincere hope that the lifting of the stay-at-home order today (1/25/21) is a sign that things are finally looking up for all of us, and there may be a light at the end of this tunnel.
Below you will find the latest SoCal competition updates, please be sure to read all of it so you’re up to date.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will continue to send you updates as soon as I have them.
So Cal State Administrative Committee Chair
Due to numerous restrictions and completely unprecedented unpredictability, most competition venues are not hosting events during our competitive season. Therefore, many invitationals have sadly had to postpone until 2022. The meet calendar will be updated this week to reflect the changes. Please be sure to review and see if any meet on your schedule has been postponed.
SoCal 2021 Meet Schedule
As many of you are finding alternate places to compete, please be reminded that it is your responsibility to send your competition results to SoCalSACC@gmail.com to ensure that qualifying and mobility scores are recorded.
2021 SoCal State Championships
The SoCal State Championship meet for Levels 3-10 has been awarded to American Gymnastics Academy. They are diligently working to ensure we hold an in-person state championship meet this year; competition details will be coming soon. It's important to remember that State Championships play an integral part in the development of our gymnasts by providing a culmination of the many hours of hard work. While the athletes can adjust to missing one State Championship meet, having our gymnasts miss a second championship will create a ripple effect in the SoCal gymnastics system that will be very hard to repair. Each time we dismiss a championship event for the gymnasts, the overall value of their experience is diminished, enabling them to easily walk away from our sport, especially at the lower levels. The loss of these athletes will undoubtedly affect the ability of all SoCal gyms to rebuild after these stifling CA COVID restrictions.
2021 Regional Championship
The Regional Board has voted to award the 2021 Level 8-10 Regional Championships to Arizona Dynamics. The Level 8-10 regional meet will be held in conjunction with the Level 6/7 Regional Championship meet on April 17th-20th, 2021. The regional qualifying process has been updated: If your state does NOT host an in-person state championship, athletes can qualify to Level 6-10 or Silver thru Diamond Xcel Regional Championships as follows:
1. Scores from a sanctioned competition in 2020 if an athlete is the same level.
2. In-person sanctioned competition in 2021
3. Virtual sanctioned competition in 2021
If number 1, 2 or 3 cannot be met:
Video submission of routines on all four events may be used for athletes competing at a new competitive level. Videos must be submitted to the RACC (email@example.com) for review by the RAC. Video submissions are due no later than March 12, 2021, for Level 6 to 10 and April 2, 2021, for Xcel Silver through Diamond.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SOCAL GYMNASTICS??
Since SoCal is having an in-person state championship meet, the only way for your gymnasts to qualify for regional championships is to compete at the 2021 SoCal State Championship meet, or use the injury/illness petition process. You can only use the alternate qualification process listed above if SoCal does not have a State Championship meet.
2021 Regional Qualifying Scores
Xcel Silver: 34.00
Xcel Gold: 33.00
Xcel Platinum/Diamond: 32.00
Levels 6 - 10: 34.00
Levels 9 & 10 Event Specialists: 9.00