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LOCATION: Cleveland Convention Center, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio (Hall D)
DATES: Monday, August 2 Athlete Check-In (Cleveland Convention Center)
Monday, August 2 Practice (Cleveland Convention Center)
Monday, August 2 Coaches'/Officials' Meetings (Cleveland Convention Center)
Monday, August 2 Weigh-In (Cleveland Convention Center)
Tuesday, August 3 - Thursday, August 5 Competition (Convention Center)
Wednesday, August 4 Celebration Ceremony (Gund Arena)
AGE DETERMINING DATE: Athletes shall compete at their age as of July 1, 1999.
AGE DIVISIONS: The following divisions will be offered for the 1999 event:
AGE GENDER BELT DIVISIONS
7-8 Male Advanced, and Black
7-8 Female Advanced, and Black
9-10 Male Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
9-10 Female Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
11-12 Male Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
11-12 Female Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
13-14 Male Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
13-14 Female Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
15-16 Male Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
15-16 Female Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
17-18 Male Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
17-18 Female Advanced, Black 1, and Black 2 AND UP
AGE GENDER BELT DIVISIONS WEIGHT CLASSES
7-8 Male Advanced, and Black -60 lbs. 60+ lbs.
7-8 Female Advanced, and Black -55 lbs. 55+ lbs.
9-10 Male Advanced, and Black -75 lbs. 75+ lbs.
9-10 Female Advanced, and Black -70 lbs. 70+ lbs.
11-12 Male Advanced, and Black -95 lbs. 95+ lbs.
11-12 Female Advanced, and Black -90 lbs. 90+ lbs.
13-14 Male Advanced, and Black -115 lbs./ 115-155/ 156+ lbs.
13-14 Female Advanced, and Black -100 lbs./ 100-130/ 131+ lbs.
15-16 Male Advanced, and Black -130 lbs./ 130-160/ 161+ lbs.
15-16 Female Advanced, and Black -110 lbs./ 110-140/ 141+ lbs.
17-18 Male Advanced, and Black -140 lbs./ 140-170/ 171+ lbs.
17-18 Female Advanced, and Black -115 lbs./ 115-145/ 146+ lbs.
AGE GENDER BELT DIVISIONS WEIGHT CLASSES
7-8 Male Advanced, and Black Under 60 lbs. 60-80 lbs. Over 80 lbs.
7-8 Female Advanced, and Black Under 50 lbs. 50-70 lbs. Over 70 lbs.
9-10 Male Advanced, and Black Under 75 lbs. 75-95 lbs. Over 95 lbs.
9-10 Female Advanced, and Black Under 70 lbs. 70-90 lbs. Over 90 lbs.
11-12 Male Advanced, and Black Under 85 lbs. 85-105 lbs. Over 105 lbs.
11-12 Female Advanced, and Black Under 80 lbs. 80-100 lbs. Over 100 lbs.
13-14 Male Advanced, and Black Under 105 lbs. 105-135 lbs. 136-155 lbs. Over 155 lbs.
13-14 Female Advanced, and Black Under 100 lbs. 100-120 lbs. 121-140 lbs. Over 140 lbs.
15-16 Male Advanced, and Black Under 120 lbs. 120-145 lbs. 146-170 lbs. Over 170 lbs.
15-16 Female Advanced, and Black Under 105 lbs. 105-120 lbs. 121-145 lbs. Over 145 lbs.
17-18 Male Advanced, and Black Under 120 lbs. 120-145 lbs. 146-170 lbs. Over 170 lbs.
17-18 Female Advanced, and Black Under 105 lbs. 105-120 lbs. 121-145 lbs. Over 145 lbs.
The tournament committee reserves the right to further divide or combine divisions depending on the number of competitors registered to compete in each.
SPECIAL NOTES: For AAU Taekwondo Competitions: Advanced Divisions consist of both Red and Brown Belts. Black Belt Divisions are meant to include Junior Black as well. If your school or club uses any other belt ranking order or system, your athlete should conform to the above-mentioned criteria.
Olympic Sparring Division is Modified WTF (Olympic) type sparring. If your athlete has not been trained and had experience with this type of sparring, NOW is NOT the time to begin.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 14, 1999. No applications will be accepted or processed which are received after this date. OVERNIGHT EXPRESS MAIL is highly recommended in order to meet this application deadline. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE DATE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.
The Local Organizing Committee and the AAU have spent many hours planning and preparing for this AAU Event. In order to make it a great success, we are asking for your cooperation. It is the responsibility of the parent, coach, instructor, and athlete to ensure that the application is in on time and complete in every detail. Incomplete applications (missing age, belt, weight, etc.) WILL BE REJECTED!
ENTRY FEE: One (1) or two (2) events $60.00
Three (3) individual events $70.00
Team Forms $45.00 per three (3) member team
The three person synchronized forms team competition requires a separate entry form and entry fee.
No personal checks will be accepted. All entry fees must be in the form of either a cashier's check or money order and should be made payable to the 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games. Do not send cash.
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes, coaches, and officials must be members of AAU and be able to present their AAU membership card on demand.
In addition, all athletes should be prepared to produce a copy of their birth certificates at Athlete check-in and/or at the competition site.
COACHES/OFFICIALS: All coaches and officials must attend the appropriate NATIONAL clinic to be held on Monday afternoon, August 2, beginning at 12:00 pm. The clinics will take place at the Cleveland Convention Center (Stratford Hall). The only exception will be those coaches and officials who have attended the National Clinic held in conjunction with the 1999 National AAU Youth and Adult Taekwondo Championship in Cedar Rapids, IA. The National Clinic Fee will be $20.00 and include your AAU Taekwondo Coach's Pass to get on the competition floor. Checks should be made payable to the National AAU Taekwondo Fund and paid at the clinic to the clinic instructor only. This clinic fee is separate from any and all other fees charged by the Local Organizing Committee in order to obtain coaches'/athletes' credentials. In addition, those officials or coaches who do not have the current AAU Taekwondo handbook will be required to purchase it at $10.00. These handbooks may also be ordered directly from the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
Please Note: All coaches must have been previously certified and worked at least one AAU Taekwondo sanctioned qualifier in order to coach or work at this event. Unless you can substantiate that you have met these criteria (i.e., present your license book), you will not be allowed into the National Clinic or onto the competition floor!
RULES: AAU Taekwondo rules shall apply to all Taekwondo competition at the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Again, please refer to the AAU Taekwondo Handbook.
QUALIFICATION: Qualification to the event must be determined by actual competition. Qualification may only be determined through: (A) AAU Association Championships, (B) AAU Regional Championships, (C) AAU Regional Junior Olympic Games Qualifiers, or D) the prior year's AAU Junior Olympic Games.
A, B, and C above may qualify the top eight (8) athletes from each appropriate age and belt division category to participate in the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Last year's AAU Junior Olympic Games Gold Medalists are also eligible to participate.
AWARDS: AAU Junior Olympic Games medals will be awarded to the top four (4) competitors in each division competed.
CHECK-IN & WEIGH-IN: All AAU Taekwondo athletes must also check-in and weigh-in with the AAU Taekwondo Committee on Monday, August 2nd between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Cleveland Convention Center. NO EXCEPTIONS! At that time your weight AND what events you have entered will be verified by the Committee. Failure to weigh-in will prohibit you from participating in any sparring event. Those who fail to "make weight" will be automatically disqualified from sparring competition (i.e. if you register, as a lightweight you MUST come in under the weight as prescribed for your age bracket according to AAU Taekwondo rule or you will be disqualified). The national committee reserves the right to move athletes up in weight class, but will not move an athlete down.
All check-in and weigh-in activity for athletes participating in will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. For check-in hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout Greater Cleveland, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook.
Athletes should first check-in with University Hospitals Health System 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games Personnel and pick up their credentials, t-shirt, certificate, and goody bag prior to check-in/weigh-in with the Taekwondo Committee.
DIRECTIONS TO ATHLETE CHECK-IN: From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street Exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
BIRTH CERTFICATE: All athletes should be prepared to produce a birth certificate at Taekwondo Committee check-In or at the competition site.
SCHEDULE: Monday, August 2
8:00am-3: 00pm Athlete Check-In Cleveland Convention Center
9:00am-3: 00pm Athlete Weigh-In Cleveland Convention Center
9:00am-5: 00pm Athlete Practice Cleveland Convention Center
12:00 noon-4: 00pm Officials' and Coaches' Clinics Cleveland Convention Center
Tuesday, August 3
9:00am-9: 45am Taekwondo Opening Ceremonies Cleveland Convention Center
10:00am-3: 00pm Individual Forms Competition Cleveland Convention Center
3:00pm-5: 00pm Team Forms Competition Cleveland Convention Center
Wednesday, August 4
9:00am Individual Olympic Sparring Cleveland Convention Center
7:30pm Celebration Ceremony Gund Arena
Thursday, August 6
9:00am Individual Point Sparring (All Divisions) Cleveland Convention Center
UNIFORMS: All contestants must wear a clean, white dobok. Patches will be limited to the AAU Taekwondo patch, which must be worn on the upper left breast. Other than this one patch, the uniform must be totally free of any other embellishment including school logo or any colored trim with the exception of corporate brand names (i.e., Adidas, USA Spirits, etc.). See AAU Taekwondo Handbook for further description.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: Point Sparring: All competitors must wear full hand and foot protectors (RED foam dipped or vinyl only), chest protector, FULL headgear (RED or WHITE FOAM dipped only), and mouth guard. Male competitors must also wear groin cup and supporter.
International Sparring: All competitors must wear an olympic style chest protector, headgear, shin/instep protectors (white only), forearm protectors (white only) and mouth guard. Males are also required to wear a protective cup.
CELEBRATION CEREMONY: Celebration Ceremony will be held at Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30pm. To facilitate your arrival at the event, the Local Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of the Celebration Ceremony, you will board the shuttles and be returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the arena in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking directions will be provided at Athlete check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated locations to pick you up! We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration Ceremony!
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number 1-888-524-8785. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook, review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information ready:
· the sport you will be competing in
· the number of people in your party
· the number of rooms you need
· your arrival and departure dates
· your credit card number
IMPORTANT: Please note that all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dormitory housing will also be available at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
INFORMATION: SPORTS FOR ALL, FOREVER
AAU NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAIR: AAU NATIONAL STAFF:
Michael D. Friello Adrian Ellis
2434 Troy Road AAU National Headquarters
Niskayuna, NY 12309 c/o Walt Disney World Resort
(513) 372-6849 (H) P.O. Box 10,000
(513) 372-6987 (F) Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 828-5602 (O)
(407) 934-7242 (F)
Web site: www.aausports.org
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