Rules & Guidelines
- Code of Professional Responsibility - Corrected 11.20.2023, View Standards to guide our professionalism, ethical, and personal behavior within our organization and in our public presence.
- Social Media Guidelines, View Presentations from NAWGJ National Symposium 2023
Never forget that Perception is Reality!
- Ethical Considerations of Professional Gymnastics Judges, View Provided by Kristen Estorge Email: September, 2022
- Professionalism: The Judges, View A 2017 presentation from Cookie Batsche.
- Professionalism - A Self Reflection, View Bonnie Synol Presentation 2020 Email
- How to Excel as a Meet Referee or Chief Judge, View Region 8 Symposium Presentation by Evelyn Chandler 2019
- What NOT to Say for Judges, View
- Judges Behaving Badly, View A fun attempt at showing "What NOT to do". Created by SoCal Judges.
- Unusual Judging Situations, View Paul Padron RFP Winner 2020
- Judging Rodeo – Professionalism, View Linda Thorberg, 2019
- Professionalism, View Jim Burton, 2001
- Message for Judges from Tim Rand, View Toni Rand, 2017
- You Know It’s Time, View NAWGJ Ad hoc Committee
- Self-Reflective Tool Ideas, View SJD Roundtable
- Traits & Skills to be Modeled, View SJD Roundtable
- Table Manners 2 video, View Ann Heppner & Denise Green
- The Psychology of Judging, View Ann Hepper - PowerPoint Presentation
Gymnastic Judges Educational Development (GJED) Talks
GJED Talks are modeled after the famous TED Talks that focus on “ideas worth spreading.” GJED Talks are short, focused presentations intended to stimulate your thinking about various aspects of gymnastics judging. If you would like to develop a GJED Talk for NAWGJ, please email Ann Heppner at or Denise Green at .
Dealing with Difficult People
This GJED talk features Denise Green, Brevet Judge and Region 2 Regional Judging Director. She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for years and is well versed in social, emotional, and behavioral situations as well as resolution of issues. Denise presents ideas for resolving conflict and provides an excellent forum for discussion. This talk was produced by Region 2 NAWGJ/RJD and is highly recommended.
Performance Science Theory
This GJED talk features Ann Heppner presenting Patty Hannan’s Performance Science Theory. Ann is a Brevet judge and the NAWGJ Vice-President. This is an excellent talk for beginning and advanced judges alike. You will learn about selective attention, categorizing deductions, the grandmother skill, skill proficiency, and inductive and deductive reasoning. Be sure to print off the handout for this presentation. This talk was produced by Region 2 NAWGJ/RJD.