Each year every sport looked at their current status and proposed the goals for the following year for their sport. Gymnastics was appreciated as a sport that was appealing to the spectator and the participant. It is a sport that promotes a “well rounded” athlete. It is a fundamental sport which could prepare the athlete for improved participation in virtually all sports.
In 1983, our goals included:
Our 1989 Sports plan continued our ambitious growth of gymnastics:
o Worked on new SSP for Gymnastics
o Hired an illustrator to illustrate the rhythmic routines
o Completed the Gymnastic Sport Directors notebook.
In 1990, much of our focus was on preparing for the 1991 World Games in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Our 1992-93 Sports plan was divided into a National Plan and an International Plan.
The sports plan for 1993-4 included:
In 1996, we worked in a Hub and Spoke Management Model. This included Public relations, event management, NGB & IGB relationships, International Development, demonstrations, Outreach with Families and Athletes, Marketing and Fund Raising, Unified Sports and Rules & Officials.
In 1997 SOI had a Sport Advisor Meeting and Planning Session in Wash. D.C. Goals, management, status of sports and our Sports Plans were discussed.
The Gymnastic Sport Plan for 97-98 included:
The Gymnastic Sport Plan for 98-99 included:
In 2012, Ase Torheim was responsible for Sports & Competition at SOI. We created a plan that would extend to 2015 for Rhythmic, Men’s, & Women’s Artistic Programs.
A recruitment poster.
Sports Plans included changing the rules. In gymnastics, we had 8 year rotations with the compulsory and optional rules, alternating Rhythmic and Artistic. Every 4 years, after World Games we either submitted new Rhythmic or Artistic routines, rules, and judging sheets.
And so it continues…