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2021-2022 Judges Advisory Council
posted on 09/22/2020

USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Senior Advisory Judges Council (SJAC)
The purpose of the Senior Judges Advisory Council (SJAC) is to educate, train and mentor the judging community ensuring a strong foundation for the T&T Program. The SJAC will exploit its collective national and international experience to build trust and a good working relationship among athletes, coaches and judges. Utilizing a proven system of education and mentorship, the SJAC seeks to bring consistency and fairness to a subjective sport.

The Senior Judges Advisory Council (SJAC) will:

  • Consist of up to 12 members
  • Develop and educate the Junior Judges Council
  • Provide support and assistance to the T&T Technical Committee
  • Attend national team events as assigned
  • Attend and judge at national events as assigned
  • Provide education and mentorship at the local, state, regional and national level
  • Must continue to meet Senior Judges Council expectations to remain on the Senior Judges Council

Expectations of a member of the SJAC:

  • Increasing personal judging knowledge through continuing education and judges courses
  • Pursue personal judges rating advancement
  • Uphold the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior

Individual criteria for inclusion in SJAC:

  • Must have served or are serving on a T&T committee at the state, regional or national level
  • Must have been actively judging for a minimum of 8 years
  • Must be a FIG Judge in one discipline and Category 1 Judge or higher in another discipline for at least 5 years
  • Must have been the Chair of the Panel at a national event and / or assigned to an international panel

Benefits of serving on SJAC:

  • Funding may be available to assigned events
  • Increased opportunity for international judging assignments
  • Build and maintain judging excellence at judge’s own club and local level
  • National recognition of service to T&T community

USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Junior Judges Council (JJC)
The purpose of the Junior Judges Council (JJC) is to target and train new judges to help build a strong foundation for the future of the program. These judges will be mentored by the SJAC to build leadership skills. This process will develop a pipeline of T&T technical experience, knowledge and education.

The JJC will:

  • Consist of up to 12 members
  • Attend national team events (subject to participant availability)
  • Judge state, regional & national events (subject to participant availability)

Individual criteria for inclusion in JJC:

  • Must be a minimum of Category 1 or higher in one discipline and Category 2 or higher in at least one other discipline
  • Must have been actively judging for a minimum of 4 years
  • Must have judged at a previous National Championships
  • Term is 2 years (2021-2023); judges must reapply for subsequent terms

The membership of these councils (SJAC & JJC) will be named every two years or as needed by USA Gymnastics and inclusion will be based on the needs of the T&T program, existing members and new membership applications. Please click here to request an application.