April 2020 T&T General Update
posted on 04/24/2020

Dear T&T community,

As you all know, there continue to be constant changes related to the COVID-19 situation, and USA Gymnastics, along with all other organizations and individuals, has been working to reorganize plans for the remainder of 2020. This update is intended to give the T&T community an understanding of discussions that are currently taking place regarding upcoming activities.

This update is intended as a guide only, regarding the current circumstances at the end of April, and may not represent the final outcome as the situation continues to develop. Official confirmation of all decisions will be published on the USA Gym website, usually via a Member Update or within national committee minutes.

Refunds
Elite Challenge 50% refunds have all been processed, and March camp 50% refunds should be complete by the end of next week.

Selection Procedures
The Program Committee, Selection Committee and Elite Committee have been meeting to discuss options for fair and logical selections of 2020 teams and events, including National Teams, developmental (EDP and Jumpstart) teams, and Indo-Pacific Championships. These procedures will be published once the status of key selection events is established.

Olympic Games
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and cancelation of the final part of the qualification process has meant that the FIG Technical Committee is currently updating the Trampoline qualification procedures. We have been involved in these discussions, and are waiting to receive the final documents to understand what this means for the U.S. Similarly, the USOPC has requested updated selection procedures from USA Gymnastics. The Program Committee, Selection Committee and Elite Committee have been meeting regarding this, and athletes have been invited to provide feedback through Athlete Reps. The new document is currently in the early draft stages, and it is likely to be some time before it is published.

New U.S. Code of Points
With the FIG delaying all rule changes to December 2021, it is the intention to also delay the J.O. and Elite Codes of Points one year, to August 2021. Committees are working to have draft resources available late 2020, with final rules to be determined following the release of the 2022-2024 FIG Code of Points.

USA Gymnastics Championships
USA Gymnastics is currently evaluating the feasibility of hosting this event in August 2020.

Stars & Stripes Championships
USA Gymnastics is currently evaluating the feasibility of hosting this event in September 2020.

Jumpstart / EDP camp
This camp is intended to take place in late September, dependent on USA Gymnastics Championships taking place as the selection event.

Indo-Pacific Championships
This event has been postponed by Gymnastics Canada to November 25-30, 2020. Dependent on the status of key selection events, USA Gymnastics has expressed continued interest in attending.

Stay safe and healthy,

Jacqui Godfrey
T&T Program Director