Welcome to the all new CollegeGymFans.com!
After eight seasons of coverage, we are relaunching the website with an all new set of capabilities. We've supplemented the News pages with a wide range of interactive capabilities. More interactive, more frequently updated and more graphical, the new site has a ton of new features to explore! As the preseason progresses, you will see new content and features appear. Also, be sure to head over to our forums to report bugs, issues, or new things you would like enabled.
Here's a few tips for getting the most of the new site:
Register: Registering for the site is simple, easy and free. If you are just browsing news, you are missing a wide range of additional interactive features. Registering a profile unlucks a wide range of interactive features in the Community Section. Also, Registered Users can maintain their own Recruit profile in the Recruitables database. If you have a Facebook account, the registration process couldn't be simpler. The Facebook Connect feature will pull key information from your account.
Community: The Community section not only includes profiles, but Walls, Groups, Group Discussions, Twitter Integration, Instant Messaging, Chat, Chat Rooms, Event Calendar and much more. If you are a member of a Booster club, team or team parent group, a special group can be reserved for you. Volunteers are needed to moderate each group.
Four Types of News: There are four types of news -- they appear on the front page in summary form but also have a dedicated section in the News section:
Search: You can now search on any of the News, except for external news linked from the web.
Customizing: You can customize the layout of the pages. Each square section of the site has handles in the upper right hand corner that allow you to drag and drop the modules in a number of different ways. Thus, you can prioritize the content that you want to see at the top part of the page. Use the link link "Restore to Default" to put the modules back in their original position.
Recruitables: The Recruit Database is now fully searchable, and offers expanded options for each athlete, including a summary of key meet results and skills competed. Plus, video can be directly embedded in each profile or simply linked.
Help: Help with the site features is available in the FAQ section (with more articles on the way). Also, you can head to the Site Forum for information on planned upgrades, bugs/fixes, and how to use certain features.
Site Forum: The Site Forums are primarily for support of the site. Please use the existing message boards for general conversation. However, there are classifieds and notices available in a new section. And, if you wish to create a moderated forum for specific purposes, just ask.
It's important at this early stage to report feedback on what you would like to see different and what problems you might be having. Through the fall, the site content will be updated, and the automation of certain features will enable for expanded, more in-depth coverage.
Charter Oak Glider L10 Henrietta "Henri" Green has committed to Iowa State, according to a site submission. Green placed 3rd on UB, 8th on FX and 40th AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Senior A division. She also tied for 20th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals, Junior C.
Have you ever found yourself scratching your head during an introspective moment, in an attempt to figure out how someone or some team grabbed the brass ring before you did? I have! It can be a low and frustrating inner debate, but in most cases the difference between success and failure can be a very fine line and the game changer was simply that… The other guy “found it” and you didn’t. This is a very simple statement to make and the probable solution to a challenge that haunts a lot of us in many areas of our lives, but by making a dedicated effort to “awaken the wizard” inside of us could be the first step in moving to new and exciting personal levels, including the college search.
The US squad for the upcoming World Championships includes several present and past NCAA stars. Previously named to the team were former Cal star Tim McNeill and OU grad Jonathan Horton, as well as current Sooner Steven Legendre. The OU pair will be joined by incoming frosh Jake Dalton and former Illinois star Wes Haagensen. Current Illini Daniel Ribeiro is the alternate.
Doniele Volopich has committed to Southern Utah, according to a site submission. The L10 at Phoenix Gymnastics Academy placed 10th AA and 5th on UB at the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, Senior B. Link: YouTube.com UB Video