Elections for the Arizona State T&T Board will be held in April. Nominations are to be made according to USAG guidelines as outlined below:
State Regulations / By-Laws
It is the responsibility of each State Board to compose and operate under its own individual rules and policies. These regulations must meet the minimum requirements listed in these guidelines and must align themselves with those of USA Gymnastics. State organizations shall submit any rules and policies to the Trampoline & Tumbling Program Office.
Teams within the state must pay an annual fee to the State Association to gain membership for each calendar year. The State Board shall determine this fee at the annual meeting. In addition, each team must have at least one USA Gymnastics Professional Member and be in good standing with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for trampoline and tumbling in the United States. A team is not required to register with USA Gymnastics as a Member Club, but must have at least one professional member in order to qualify as a member team.
The State Board shall manage the affairs of each State Association. Each State Board should contain at least the following members: State Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Coaches’ Representative, Technical Representative and Athlete Representative. The State Chair and each board member must be registered with USA Gymnastics as a Professional Member.
D. State Chair
The State Chair is a position elected every two years (2005, 2007, 2009, etc.) by the state member teams. The State Chair is in charge of the business and affairs of the State Association and will preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board.
Responsibilities of the State Chair include:
1. Call and preside over the annual State Association meeting.
2. Maintain an updated list of all clubs in his/her state. This list shall be forwarded to both the Regional and National Offices. Any time changes are made to the list, updated information must be sent to both the Regional and National Offices.
3. Maintain an open line of communication between his/her office and both the Regional and National Offices. The State Chair shall actively gather information regarding trampoline and tumbling in his/her state throughout the year.
4. Conduct the USA Gymnastics State Championship Meet and insure that all official rules and regulations are met. Send the meet results to the Regional Office within forty-eight (48) hours from the conclusion of the meet.
5. Track athlete mobility and national qualification status within the state.
6. Send a list of competitors in the state who qualify to the National Championships (from either the State or Regional Championships) to the National Office. This list must be sent out within 72 hours from the conclusion of the Regional Championships.
7. Conduct an annual State Clinic, notifying both the Regional and National Offices. Plan the site and date of this clinic in cooperation with the Regional Office. The specific content of the clinic shall correspond with the gymnastics priorities of the state: judging, compulsories, coaching techniques, etc.
8. Decide state matters in concurrence with the State Board and Regional Office. Develop policies and procedures governing activities and events in the state.
9. Be responsible for the promotional and public relations development of the trampoline and tumbling programs within the state.
10. Oversee the activities of the State Board.
11. Required to attend his/her Regional Championships.
12. Must immediately pass on information to Professional Members from the Regional or National Offices through broadcast e-mail, newsletters, meetings, etc.
13. Maintain open line of communication with local judges.
14. Open and maintain the state USA Gymnastics bank account. Provide USA Gymnastics a yearly report on disbursement of funds. Funds should be used for the state newsletter, State Chair’s travel to clinics, workshops, promotions and other projects as approved by the State Board.
15. Serve on the Regional Board.
The Secretary is a position elected every two years (2005, 2007, 2009, etc.) by the state member teams. The Secretary shall:
1. Record the minutes of the state meetings and the minutes of the State Board meetings.
2. Submit minutes of meetings to the Program Office.
3. Work with the State Chair to keep an accurate data base/mailing list of all member teams and potential member teams within the state.
4. Assist the State Chair with the publishing of the state newsletter.
G. State Coaches’ Representative
The State Coaches’ Representative is a position elected every two years (2005, 2007, 2009, etc.) by the state member teams. The Coaches’ Representative shall:
1. Serve as the member teams’ liaison to the State Board concerning technical issues.
2. Promote and develop coaches’ education throughout the state.
3. Conduct coaches’ meetings at state competitions.
4. Perform duties as assigned by the State Chair and/or the State Board.
5. Serve on the Regional Coaches’ Committee.
H. State Technical Representative (Judges’ Representative)
The State Technical Representative is a position elected every two years (2005, etc.) by the state member teams. The State Technical Representative, who must be at least a Category 2 judge, shall:
1. Serve as the member teams’ and judges’ liaison to the State Board concerning
2. Promote and develop judges’ education throughout the state.
3. Assist meet directors with the slating of judging panels for competitions.
4. Perform duties as may be assigned by the State Chair or State Board.
5. Serve on the Regional Technical Committee.
I. Athlete Representative
The Athlete Representatives are elected every two years (2005, 2007, 2009, etc.) by the athletes in each state. The State Board shall determine which athletes are age-eligible and which athletes are ability-appropriate for election.