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Nationals 2015 Preliminaries

Women's Level 8
Session 1 Level 8
(April 9, 8:00am-12:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 2 Level 8
(April 9, 12:30am-16:30pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 3 Level 8
(April 10, 8:00am-12:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 4 Level 8
(April 10, 12:30am-16:30pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 5 Level 8
(April 10, 17:00am-21:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
To qualify for event or all-around finals, you must be highlighted in yellow above, or in green below.
Women's Level 8 Sessions Combined
(1-5)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail



Women's Level 9
Session 1 Level 9
(April 9, 8:00am-12:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 2 Level 9
(April 9, 12:30am-16:30pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 3 Level 9
(April 10, 8:00am-12:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
Session 4 Level 9
(April 10, 12:30am-16:30pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail
To qualify for event or all-around finals, you must be highlighted in yellow above, or in green below.
Women's Level 9 Sessions Combined
(1-4)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail



Men's Classic Division
Session 1 Classic Division
(April 9, 8:00pm-12:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 2 Classic Division
(April 9, 12:30pm-4:30pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 3 Classic Division
(April 10, 8:00pm-12:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 5 Classic Division
(April 10, 5:00pm-9:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
To qualify for event or all-around finals, you must be highlighted in yellow above, or in green below.
Men's Classic Division Sessions Combined
(1,2,3,5)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail



Men's Collegiate Division
Session 1 Collegiate Division
(April 9, 8:00pm-12:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 2 Collegiate Division
(April 9, 12:30pm-4:30pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 3 Collegiate Division
(April 10, 8:00pm-12:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
Session 5 Collegiate Division
(April 10, 8:00pm-12:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail
To qualify for event or all-around finals, you must be highlighted in yellow above, or in green below.
Men's Collegiate Division Sessions Combined
(1,2,3,5)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail



Nationals 2015 Finals

Women's Level 8
Finals Session Level 8
(April 10, 12:00pm-4:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail


Women's Level 9
Finals Session Level 9
(April 10, 12:00pm-4:00pm)
Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor All Around Team Team Detail


Men's Classic Division
Finals Session Classic Division
(April 10, 12:00pm-4:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail


Men's Collegiate Division
Finals Session Collegiate Division
(April 10, 12:00pm-4:00pm)
Floor Pommel Horse Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar All Around Team Team Detail




Schedule:

Wednesday

Equipment Set-Up

12:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Open Workout and
Team Packet Pickup

8:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Thursday


Session 1:

WL8, WL9, MC, MG

8:00 am Open Stretch

8:20 am Timed Warm-ups

8:40 am Competition

Session 2:

WL8, WL9, MC, MG

12:30 pm  Open Stretch

12:50 pm Timed Warm-ups

1:10 pm Competition

IGC Coaching &

Safety Clinic

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Open Workout

7:00pm - 10:00pm

NAIGC Roundtable #1

Meet the Board Nominees
8:00pm - 9:00pm

NAIGC Roundtable #2

New Division Structure Q&A,
Open Q&A to follow
9:00pm

Friday


Session 3:

WL8, WL9, MC, MG

8:00 am Open Stretch

8:20 am Timed Warm-ups

8:40 am Competition

Session 4:

WL8, WL9

12:30 pm  Open Stretch

12:50 pm Timed Warm-ups

1:10 pm Competition

NAIGC Roundtable #3

Event Sanctioning & Nationals
Location Selection Q&A
4:00pm - 5:00pm


Session 5:

WL8, MC, MG

5:00 pm  Open Stretch

5:20 pm Timed Warm-ups

5:40 pm Competition

Saturday

NAIGC Annual Meeting
9:00-11:00am
*

Finals Session

11:00am March-in**
11:30am Open Stretch
12:00pm Timed Warm-up
12:15pm Competition
4:00pm Finish

 

Awards Banquet
Times Are Approximate

7:15pm Dinner

7:45pm Awards



* All clubs should send one or more representatives to the NAIGC Annual Meeting. Typical agenda items include: director elections, nationals feedback, rule changes, future Nationals announcements.

** The march in prior to finals is for all teams participating in Nationals, not just the finals qualifiers.

MC denotes Men's Classic Division. MG denotes Men's Collegiate Division.
All women's sessions will be conducted in capital cup style.
All men's sessions will be conducted in warmup-compete style.

Clinic and Roundtable Descriptions:

IGC Coaching & Safety Clinic: will provide lectures in

  • How to protect your team (safety and risk prevention)
  • Easy steps to getting involved in gymnastics judging
  • How NAIGC gymnasts who join the IGC summer coaches program will get world class training
  • 1 hour of technical coaching across men’s and women’s events

Svetlana Boguinskaia, 3 time Olympic gold medalist, will be hanging out at the IGC booth all weekend! Stop by, say hello, and grab a picture and autograph!*


Session Assignments

Current session assignments are displayed in the following tables.
The tables can be sorted in various ways by clicking on the ^ symbol next to a column header.
You can also use the filters to view only a specific session or only a specific gender.

Session Assignments for Nationals 2015 Competition

190 Club Name ^ Gender ^ Division ^ Level ^ Team
Designation ^
Session ^ 190
1 American University Women classic level 8 A 4A 1
2 American University Men collegiate default A 5M 2
3 Arizona State University Men collegiate default A 5M 3
4 Ball State University Women classic level 8 A 4A 4
5 Ball State University Men classic default A 3M 5
6 Boston University Women classic level 8 A 4A 6
7 Boston University Men classic default A 5M 7
8 Boulder Gymnastics at the University of Colorado Women classic level 9 A 4B 8
9 Boulder Gymnastics at the University of Colorado Men collegiate default A 5M 9
10 Bowling Green State University Women classic level 9 A 3B 10
11 Bowling Green State University Women classic level 8 A 3A 11
12 Bowling Green State University Men classic default A 3M 12
13 Brandeis University Women classic level 8 A 2A 13
14 Brandeis University Men classic default A 1M 14
15 Cambridge Community Gymnastics Women classic level 8 A 5A 15
16 Cambridge Community Gymnastics Men classic default A 5M 16
17 Central Connecticut State University Men collegiate default A 5M 17
18 Clemson University Women classic level 9 A 3B 18
19 Clemson University Women classic level 8 B 4A 19
20 Clemson University Men classic default A 1M 20
21 Colorado State University Women classic level 9 A 3B 21
22 Colorado State University Men classic default A 22
23 Cornell University Women classic level 9 A 4B 23
24 Cornell University Women classic level 8 B 5A 24
25 Cornell University Men classic default A 5M 25
26 Eastern Michigan University Women classic level 9 A 3B 26
27 Eastern Michigan University Women classic level 8 A 3A 27
28 Eastern Michigan University Men collegiate default A 3M 28
29 Eastern Michigan University Men classic default B 3M 29
30 Emory University Women classic level 8 A 1A 30
31 Emory University Women classic level 8 B 1A 31
32 Emory University Men collegiate default A 1M 32
33 Florida State University Women classic level 8 A 5A 33
34 Florida State University Men collegiate default A 5M 34
35 Georgia Institute of Technology Women classic level 8 A 1A 35
36 Georgia Institute of Technology Men classic default A 1M 36
37 Grand Valley State University Women classic level 8 A 4A 37
38 Grand Valley State University Women classic level 9 A 4B 38
39 Grand Valley State University Men classic default A 5M 39
40 Gymnastics at The University of Houston Women classic level 9 A 3B 40
41 Indiana University Women classic level 8 A 3A 41
42 Indiana University Men classic default A 5M 42
43 James Madison University Women classic level 9 A 1B 43
44 James Madison University Women classic level 8 B 2A 44
45 James Madison University Men classic default A 2M 45
46 Johns Hopkins University Men collegiate default A 3M 46
47 Kennesaw State University Men classic default A 1M 47
48 Kennesaw State University Men collegiate default B 1M 48
49 Kent State University Women classic level 8 A 4A 49
50 Kent State University Women classic level 9 B 4B 50
51 Liberty University Women classic level 9 A 2B 51
52 Liberty University Women classic level 8 A 1A 52
53 Liberty University Women classic level 9 B 53
54 Liberty University Men collegiate default A 3M 54
55 Manchester Community College Men collegiate default A 5M 55
56 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women classic level 8 A 2A 56
57 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Men collegiate default A 1M 57
58 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Men classic default B 1M 58
59 McMurry University Women classic level 9 A 2B 59
60 Miami University Women classic level 9 A 1B 60
61 Miami University Women classic level 9 B 1B 61
62 Miami University Men classic default A 2M 62
63 Miami University Men classic default B 2M 63
64 Michigan State University Women classic level 8 A 4A 64
65 NAIGC Alumni Women classic level 8 A 5A 65
66 NAIGC Alumni Women classic level 9 A 2B 66
67 NAIGC Alumni Women classic level 9 B 3B 67
68 NAIGC Alumni Women classic level 8 B 3A 68
69 NAIGC Alumni Women classic level 8 C 1A 69
70 NAIGC Alumni Men classic default A 3M 70
71 NAIGC Alumni Men classic default B 1M 71
72 NAIGC Alumni Men classic default C 5M 72
73 North Carolina State University Women classic level 9 A 4B 73
74 North Carolina State University Men classic default A 3M 74
75 Ohio State University Women classic level 9 A 3B 75
76 Ohio State University Men classic default A 2M 76
77 Ohio University Women classic level 9 A 1B 77
78 Ohio University Women classic level 9 B 1B 78
79 Oregon State University Women classic level 8 A 2A 79
80 Oregon State University Men classic default A 5M 80
81 Pennsylvania State University Women classic level 9 A 1B 81
82 Pennsylvania State University Women classic level 8 B 1A 82
83 Pennsylvania State University Women classic level 8 C 1A 83
84 Pennsylvania State University Men collegiate default A 1M 84
85 Purdue University Women classic level 9 A 2B 85
86 Purdue University Men classic default A 2M 86
87 Purdue University Men classic default B 2M 87
88 Rutgers University Women classic level 9 A 1B 88
89 Rutgers University Women classic level 8 B 2A 89
90 Rutgers University Women classic level 8 C 2A 90
91 Rutgers University Women classic level 8 D 2A 91
92 Salisbury University Women classic level 8 A 4A 92
93 San Jose State University Women classic level 8 A 3A 93
94 San Jose State University Women classic level 9 A 4B 94
95 San Jose State University Men classic default A 5M 95
96 Slippery Rock University Women classic level 9 A 1B 96
97 Southern California United Men collegiate default A 5M 97
98 SUNY Brockport Men collegiate default A 5M 98
99 SUNY Cortland Women classic level 8 A 5A 99
100 SUNY Cortland Men classic default A 5M 100
101 Syracuse University Women classic level 9 A 4B 101
102 Syracuse University Women classic level 9 B 4B 102
103 Syracuse University Men collegiate default A 5M 103
104 Syracuse University Men collegiate default B 5M 104
105 Temple University Women classic level 8 A 2A 105
106 Temple University Women classic level 9 A 2B 106
107 Temple University Men classic default A 3M 107
108 Temple University Men collegiate default A 3M 108
109 Tennessee Tech University Women classic level 9 A 4B 109
110 Tennessee Tech University Men classic default A 3M 110
111 Texas A&M University Women classic level 9 A 2B 111
112 Texas A&M University Women classic level 9 B 2B 112
113 Texas A&M University Men collegiate default A 2M 113
114 Texas State University Women classic level 8 A 4A 114
115 Texas State University Men collegiate default A 2M 115
116 Texas Tech University Women classic level 9 A 116
117 Texas Tech University Men collegiate default A 3M 117
118 Tulane University Women classic level 8 A 5A 118
119 Tulane University Men classic default A 5M 119
120 University at Buffalo Women classic level 8 A 5A 120
121 University at Buffalo Men classic default A 5M 121
122 University of California, Berkeley Women classic level 8 A 4A 122
123 University of California, Berkeley Women classic level 9 A 4B 123
124 University of California, Berkeley Men classic default A 2M 124
125 University of California, Berkeley Men classic default B 3M 125
126 University of California, Davis Women classic level 9 A 4B 126
127 University of California, Davis Men classic default A 3M 127
128 University of California, Los Angeles Women classic level 9 A 4B 128
129 University of California, Los Angeles Women classic level 8 B 4A 129
130 University of Cincinnati Women classic level 8 A 3B 130
131 University of Cincinnati Men classic default A 5M 131
132 University of Connecticut Women classic level 9 A 2B 132
133 University of Connecticut Men classic default A 1M 133
134 University of Delaware Women classic level 8 A 3A 134
135 University of Delaware Women classic level 8 B 3A 135
136 University of Delaware Men classic default A 3M 136
137 University of Florida Women classic level 8 A 3A 137
138 University of Florida Women classic level 9 B 3B 138
139 University of Georgia Women classic level 8 A 3A 139
140 University of Illinois Women classic level 8 A 2A 140
141 University of Illinois Men collegiate default A 2M 141
142 University of Iowa Men collegiate default A 1M 142
143 University of Maryland Women classic level 9 A 3B 143
144 University of Maryland Women classic level 9 B 3B 144
145 University of Michigan Women classic level 8 A 5A 145
146 University of Michigan Women classic level 8 B 5A 146
147 University of Minnesota Women classic level 9 A 1B 147
148 University of Minnesota Men classic default A 2M 148
149 University of New England Women classic level 8 A 1A 149
150 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Women classic level 9 A 4B 150
151 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Women classic level 8 B 3A 151
152 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Men classic default A 3M 152
153 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Women classic level 8 A 3A 153
154 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Men classic default A 3M 154
155 University of Notre Dame Women classic level 8 A 1A 155
156 University of Oklahoma Men collegiate default A 1M 156
157 University of Pennsylvania Women classic level 8 A 5A 157
158 University of Pennsylvania Men classic default A 1M 158
159 University of Pittsburgh Women classic level 9 A 3B 159
160 University of Rhode Island Women classic level 9 A 2B 160
161 University of Rhode Island Women classic level 8 B 1A 161
162 University of Tennessee Women classic level 8 A 4A 162
163 University of Tennessee Men classic default A 5M 163
164 University of Texas Women classic level 8 A 1A 164
165 University of Texas Men collegiate default A 2M 165
166 University of Texas at Dallas Men collegiate default A 2M 166
167 University of Vermont Women classic level 8 A 2A 167
168 University of Vermont Men collegiate default A 2M 168
169 University of Virginia Women classic level 8 A 1A 169
170 University of Virginia Women classic level 8 B 1A 170
171 University of Virginia Men classic default A 1M 171
172 University of Wisconsin-Madison Women classic level 9 A 3B 172
173 University of Wisconsin-Madison Women classic level 8 B 3A 173
174 University of Wisconsin-Madison Men collegiate default A 3M 174
175 University of Wisconsin-Madison Men classic default B 3M 175
176 Utah State University Women classic level 8 A 2A 176
177 Utah State University Men collegiate default A 3M 177
178 Virginia Tech Women classic level 8 A 3A 178
179 Virginia Tech Women classic level 8 B 3A 179
180 Virginia Tech Men collegiate default A 3M 180
181 Wake Forest University Women classic level 8 A 4A 181
182 Washington University in St. Louis Women classic level 8 A 5A 182
183 Washington University in St. Louis Women classic level 9 A 4B 183
184 West Chester Club Gymnastics Women classic level 9 A 4B 184
185 William and Mary Women classic level 8 A 3A 185
186 William and Mary Men classic default A 3M 186
187 Wright State University Women classic level 8 A 5A 187
188 Xavier University Women classic level 8 A 5A 188
189 Yale University Women classic level 8 A 4A 189
190 Yale University Men classic default A 3M 190
190 190

Nationals 2016 will be held in Sacramento, CA from April 13th-16th at the Sacramento Convention Center. See you there!

Venue Information:

Nationals 2015 will be hosted by the NAIGC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, April 8th through Saturday April 11th.
The event will be held at the The Pennsylvania Convention Center.
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(800) 428-9000

Host Hotel Information:

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-2900

Room Rate: $135/night + tax
Reservations:

  • Book online now to reserve in the NAIGC Block! Or call 877-212-5752.  
  • There is a 10% discount off standard 2015 restaurant breakfast menu for everyone booked in the NAIGC block
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in all guest rooms and lobby space. 
Reservation Deadline: March 18th, 2015.

Overflow hotels:

1. Hilton Garden Inn - Philadelphia City Center : Currently fully booked. (Please reserve with our overflow rooms at the Hampton. Information below)

1100 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 701-5713

Room Rate: $135/night + tax
Reservations

  • Book online now in the NAIGC Block using code NAI. Or call (215) 701-5706  
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in all guest rooms and lobby space.

Reservation Deadline: March 6th, 2015.


2. Hampton Inn City Center

1301 Race Street Corner of 13th St.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

(215) 665-9100


Room Rate: $145/night + tax
Reservations

  • Book online now in the NAIGC Block using code NAI. Or call (215) 665-9100
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available in all guest rooms and lobby space.

Reservation Deadline: March 8th, 2015.





Philadelphia Transportation Information:

  1. Getting to downtown from the Airport (and back)
    • By Train
      • Ticket cost $8.50. Travel time approx 45 min.
      • From the airport, take the train downtown to Jefferson Station (see the map in the venue section)
      • From Jefferson Station, follow the exit signs to exit at 12th street. The Marriott is across the street. 
    • By Taxi
      • Taxi fares are around $30+. Travel time approx 25-30 min.
      • Taxis are available at the airport. Follow the signs and look for the taxi dispatcher.
    • By Bus
      1. From the airport take bus route 37
      2. Stop at Passyunk Av + 20th St
      3. Take bus route 17
      4. Stop at 11th and Market Street
      5. Walk to the Host Hotel
      6. Time: 55min; Cost: $3.25 ($2.25+$1.00 Transfer Fee)
    • The Pennsylvania Transit Authority has a trip planner on their website to help you find your best way to travel to downtown. See the resource link below.
  2. Resource Links

Competition Fees and Registration:

Payment By Check

For those who cannot pay online and require payment of any of these fees by check, please download this check submission form, which contains instructions on payment via check.

1. NAIGC Club membership fee: $75 per club (NAIGC Membership Online)

Club membership is required to compete in NAIGC sponsored meets (Nationals for this season) and to participate in other NAIGC activities (i.e., clinics/camps). The club membership fee can be paid online by any authorized club representative. All NAIGC member clubs this year will receive a free NAIGC Banner bearing the club's name. The proceeds go to help fund and support the organization.

2. NAIGC Individual membership fees: $30 per person (NAIGC Membership Online)

Individual membership is required from each individual to compete in NAIGC sponsored meets (Nationals for this season) and to participate in other NAIGC activities (i.e., clinics/camps). Individual membership is open to athletes, coaches and anyone wishing to support the NAIGC organization. We also offer a $15 coaches membership for team coaches and non-competing gymnasts that will allow those individuals floor access. Please note that only the full membership will include the membership gift. All of these proceeds go to help fund and support the organization. The membership fees are separate from Nationals meet fees.

Each participant must have their own username and password. Members who participated at Nationals in prior years should use their old username and password. To reset a forgotten password or to set up a new username and password, go to NAIGC Membership Online. For additional username or password help, email info@naigc.net. Members from previous years do not need to make changes online, but still need to pay annual fees.

All full members will receive a yearly membership gift.

3. Nationals individual fees:

Nationals 2015 fees include individual registration fees, and team fees if competing as a team. These fees are in addition to the NAIGC membership fees (described above). Each club must pay an individual fee for each individual competitor, as well as a team fee for each team that is entered into the team competition.

The individual competitor fee includes a t-shirt automatically.

$75 for early bird registration paid / postmarked by February 1, 2015.
$85 for regular registration paid / postmarked between February 1 and March 1, 2015.
$110 for late registration paid / postmarked after March 1, 2015.

**If you do not pay by March 20, you are not guaranteed entry into the competition.

4. Nationals team fees:

Entering a group from your club into the team competition is not required, but it is necessary to be eligible for team finals. Each team can have at most 8 people compete on each event, but a club can enter multiple teams. (If confused about team fees, click here for examples.)

$100 paid / postmarked by March 1, 2015.
$125 paid / postmarked after March 1, 2015.
** If you do not pay by Mar 20, you are not guaranteed entry into the competition.

5. Banquet tickets:

Tickets can be purchased for athletes, coaches, parents, friends, etc. The award ceremony will be held at the banquet.

$25 per person by March 1, 2015
$30 per person after March 1, 2015

6. Signed waivers: Due Mar 20.

The Nationals 2015 waiver is required from each individual competitor, coach, and volunteer.
You must have a NAIGC username and password to access the waiver. Each individual must sign the electronic waiver themselves. After you sign the waiver, this part of your registration will be marked as completed.


Welcome to Philadelphia Nationals 2015!

Short History: The story of Philadelphia goes back over five hundred years. Originally settled by the Lenape people, English settlers arrived in 1664. In 1681, William Penn, a real estate entrepreneur, received the city as back pay from the King of England. Penn gave the city the name Philadelphia from the Greek (philos “loving” and adelphos “brother”) to encourage the colony as a center of democracy and religious freedom. In the coming century, the city became a beacon for commerce as well as revolutionary foment. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers, who signed both the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.  During the 19th and 20th centuries, Philadelphia continued to grow as a major economic center. Today, Philly’s hard-scrabble culture and diverse ethnic background can be found in the city’s distinct cuisine and numerous attractions. Welcome to PHILLY! WELCOME TO NATIONALS 2015!

Attractions:

  1. Reading Terminal Market
    • Directly across the street from the host hotel
    • A great stop for food and groceries
  2. Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Runs from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Run up the steps featured in the film Rocky (Go ahead, everyone does it)
  3. Philly Cheesesteaks
    • Try a Philadelphia staple- the Philly Cheesesteak
    • Order one at one of the famous rival shops- Pat's or Genos. Or check out any of the top 10 most authentic spots. 
  4. Independence Mall
    • Walk along the cobblestone streets to find the Liberty Bell
    • You may also see the remains of George Washington's Philadelphia digs. 
    • Check out Independence Hall, where independence was claimed from King George III. 
  5. Top 12 things to do in Philly in April

Looking for restaurant options nearby? See some options below. 
  1. Field House15% off your food bill for NAIGC members from April 8th-11th with your event badge! Field House is attached to the PA Convention Center and the Downtown Marriott. We are the only locally owned venue within convention center district, and just renovated our space with 40 local craft beers on tap, with 2 private party rooms for lunches, dinners and hospitality receptions
  2. Rosa's Fresh Pizza: Pizza with a unique cause. Stop by!
  3. Penn6Penn6 is on 12th street about a block away from the Loews Philadelphia. Fine dining menu and voted best Lobster Roll in the city! Private room brings you back to the 30s and 40s, with cocktails and libations!
  4. City Tap HouseCity Tap House is Philadelphia's newest gastropub in the heart of the business district and 4 blocks away from the Pa Convention Center. 

Nationals Checklist:

A printable checklist for nationals is available here, which details a list of things you need to do to be set up for nationals. For any other information, check the FAQ below.

Nationals FAQ:

  1. Do I have to compete all-around at Nationals?
  2. No, you may compete on as many or as few events as you would like.

  3. Is there both men’s and women’s competition at Nationals?
  4. Yes, there are men’s and women’s, team and individual competitions at Nationals.

  5. If I am alum can I still compete for my club team and count towards their team score?
  6. Each club has their own rules of membership often based on the rules at their College or University. If you are eligible member of your club, you are welcome to compete. If you are not eligible for membership through another club, you may compete on the Alumni club.

  7. How many people are allowed to count towards one team score?
  8. Each team can only have 8 competitors maximum per event. You may have as many people as you would like registered as part of one team, as long as no more than 8 members compete on any event.If more than 8 people want to compete on an event, then you may choose to have multiple teams (i.e., A and B teams). A single person can only compete on an A team or a B team, not both.

  9. Can the overall number of people on a team roster be more than 8 as long as there are not more than 8 competitors on each event?
  10. Yes (see answer above).

  11. How do teams and individuals qualify for finals?
  12. Check back soon.

  13. What is the mercy rule?
  14. The Mercy Rule states that if a club does not have at least one gymnast of each gender qualify into finals (event, all around, or team finals), the club may choose a member of each gender that did not qualify to enter into event finals competition on an event of their choice. Each club may have one male and one female qualify for the Mercy Rule. If a club has multiple teams per gender, they may choose to pay additional team fees to ensure that additional teams (i.e. team B) can have one person qualify for the Mercy Rule. The Mercy Rule is intended to ensure that all clubs can have at least one competitor in finals.

  15. Can I make a session request for prelims?
  16. Yes, if you would like to request a specific session for Nationals 2014 please email nationals@naigc.org.It is not guaranteed that you will be placed in the session you requested, but it is highly likely if we receive the request prior to March 1st.

  17. When will we know what session we are competing in?
  18. We cannot make the schedule until we have received all (or most) registrations, which means the session schedule will be available the second or third week of March.

  19. Can we switch sessions after they have been assigned?
  20. If you need to switch sessions once you have been assigned, you can email nationals@naigc.org and request to be switched.Requests are not guaranteed and it is much easier to meet these requests if they are submitted prior to the schedule being made.

  21. How do I make hotel reservations using the group rate?
  22. To book rooms using the hotel block, call the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at (215) 625-2900 and identify yourself as members of NAIGC.  You can also book online here.

  23. The hotel says the group hotel block is full?  Where should I have my team stay?
  24. As Nationals gets closer, an overflow hotel will become available if needed.Please check here for up to date information about an overflow hotel.

  25. Does the NAIGC provide transportation to and from the airport?
  26. No, NAIGC does not provide transportation to and from the airport.  Please check theNationals 2015 page for up to date information on public transit options from the airport to the hotel. 

  27. What is there to do at night during Nationals?
  28. Many teams find Nationals a good time to both bond with their teammates and meet gymnasts from other schools at the host hotel after competition has ended for the day.  There are also a lot of restaurants and local attractions in the area. On Saturday evening, there is an Awards Banquet and dance that all participants attend.  Please check the Nationals 2015 page for up to date information on local restaurants and attractions close to the host hotel and competition venue. 

  29. What is the refund policy for Nationals fees?  What if someone is injured and can no longer compete?
  30. If you need to be refunded for any Nationals associated fees paid, please contact the nationals@naigc.org.Membership fees go to support the organization and non-refundable. Paying members will receive their membership gift regardless of whether they attend Nationals.

  31. Are spectators allowed to come to Nationals?  Is there an entrance fee?
  32. Yes!Spectators are both allowed and encouraged.There is no entrance fee to come and watch the meet, but donations are always welcome.

  33. I forgot my username and password, how do I login to my account?
  34. Please do not create duplicate profiles – for username and / or password help, simply email info@naicg.net. There is also a feature on the website to retrieve your password automatically via email.

  35. How do I register my team for Nationals on the website?
  36. In order to register your team for Nationals on the website, your club’s admin needs to go to meet registration page and click on the Register button next to Nationals.  From here you can Manage Individuals (register members from your roster for nationals) and Manage Teams (designate members who are now registered for Nationals to specific teams).  This is also where you can designate members t-shirt size, order extra t-shirts, order banquet tickets, and designate who will be competing on which event. (See Nationals Checklist for more details).

  37. Can you pay for nationals online?  Can you pay with a check?
  38. Yes, you can pay for Nationals either online or with a check. Paying online if preferred and can be done through the meet registration page. If you prefer to pay with a check, please complete the Nationals check submission form and mail it to the NAIGC with your check.  The form and current mailing address can be found on the Nationals 2015 page. 

  39. How do I know if I have done everything I need to fully register and pay for Nationals?
  40. In order to see how much you owe for Nationals and if you have fully registered and paid click on the ‘Display Summary’ button at the bottom of the meet registration page.  Any item not completed or paid will be in red and/or marked ‘Not Received’.  If you have questions about anything relating to Nationals’ fees or payments please email the nationals@naigc.org.

  41. Can we bring our coach to Nationals?
  42. Yes, but only paying members are allowed on the competition floor.  In order to become a member of NAIGC, your coach simply has to create a profile on the NAIGC website and designate themselves as a member of your club.  The coach membership fee is $15 and can be paid from their or your club admin’s membership page.

If you still have questions, feel free to email us at nationals@naigc.org.

Questions? Email nationals@naigc.org

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