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NATIONALS 2023

Renasant Convention Center

Memphis, TN

March 29 – April 1, 2023

 

 


FAQ

The community division originated because there are some clubs whose schools will only provide funding for nationals if it is a collegiate-only competition.

When the NAIGC was created, it only catered to collegiate clubs. As athletes graduated, they couldn’t find a venue for continuing the sport of gymnastics, so the NAIGC stepped up to fill that need. This is aligned with our core value of providing radical opportunity.

Allowing cross gender competition aligns with the NAIGC’s core value of providing radical opportunity. Gymnastics is one of the few sports that offers different opportunities based on gender, and the NAIGC is working to provide equal opportunity for all participants.

The scoring software used by the NAIGC is custom to the organization because our rules are so unique in order to cater to all the needs of our members. This software is built by a corps of volunteers on top of their full time jobs. Every time we change the rules in reaction to membership feedback, major software changes are required. The board recognizes this is a huge area for improvement and has placed high priority on related tasks.

Top of session qualification requires enough information about each team to properly seed sessions. Due to inconsistency between scoring across the country, lack of sanctioned meets, and the low number of competitions offering certain levels, fair session seeding is not possible at this time.

For WAG, we do not have enough equipment and space to offer finals for all levels, and historically the lower levels have lower registration numbers. In 2019, developmental had half the number of participants as Level 7 and Level 9. As we continue to grow, we look to increase the number of levels that we are able to host finals for.

For MAG Developmental, we don’t have enough space in finals because all levels must share the same equipment.

NAIGC MAG, WAG and T&T no longer have uniform deductions, so wear proper attire for doing gymnastics. Athletes in all disciplines must wear tight fitting apparel that will not pose a safety threat when doing gymnastics. The judges or NAIGC rules representatives at any meet have the authority to not allow the gymnast to begin their routine if their attire is deemed unsafe. (e.g. excessively baggy clothing, dangerous jewelry, etc.)

Non-NAIGC members may purchase banquet tickets through the NAIGC store online.

You can access the Nationals waiver on the NAIGC Registration page. From there, you can click on "My Team" then click on "Meet Waivers" and then select nationals and sign the waiver on that page. Please login with the same account you used to register for Nationals.

Yes, you can find the Code of Conduct here. By signing the waiver, you are agreeing to abide by the terms of the Code of Conduct. Additionally, in order to receive banquet tickets, each team must send at least one representative to a Code of Conduct meeting during Nationals.

There are several options for alumni/adults to compete at Nationals and at NAIGC meets throughout the year.
  1. Remain a part of their Alma mater's club and participate on a community team within the club.
  2. Form a community club with other alumni/adults.
  3. For Nationals: Create a temporary team to compete with people in their region, former teammates, or other NAIGC Alumni friends.
  4. Compete with the NAIGC Alumni team, which serves as a generic place for members not affiliated with an NAIGC club to gather and form teams of multiple disciplines and levels.
More details can be found on our Join Now page. If you have any questions, or want help registering for a meet, please contact our Alumni coordinators Danelle at danelle.pecht@naigc.org and Claire at claire.timlin@naigc.org. For other questions on Nationals, please email nationals@naigc.org.

  • Fees paid for any part of NAIGC Nationals, including individual registration, team fees, and banquet tickets are eligible for a full refund or transfer within the same club. You may also transfer funds for an individual to a different club, if approved by the purchaser. We will provide refunds up until the beginning of open stretch of a team or individual's assigned first session of competition.
  • NAIGC Club and Individual membership fees are not refundable or transferable. Errors in purchasing may be address if reported within a reasonable time frame.
  • Admissions to NAIGC Nationals is non-refundable.
To request a refund, please email nationals+refund@naigc.org with order details including purchaser name and the items you wish to have refunded. We will reply with confirmation of your request within 1 week of receiving your email. Refunds will be processed on the first of each month (with the exception of April 1, when they will be processed by the Monday one week after Nationals).

Questions? Email nationals@naigc.org