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Nationals 2015 Information

Hotel and Venue Registration Rules & Qualification Transportation Meet Schedule Area Attractions Checklist/FAQ



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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

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

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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, just walk a few blocks to the host hotel!
    • 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. The waiver link will be available as nationals approaches.

Rules and Qualification:

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Schedule:

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Philadelphia Attractions:

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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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