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Pam Rafe-Borges


I can answer questions about technique, choreography, skill values for both Women's USAG JO rules and NFHS rules. I have been in this sport for 35 plus years as an athlete and a coach. I have been a judge for 15 plus years.

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I have been in the sport for 30 plus years, as a gymnast, coach, choreographer,pre-school gymnastics instructor, and official.I was the gymnastics director for 10 years at a summer day camp


I have a USAG level 10 judges rating. I am also a NJSIAA judge which uses the NFHS rules.

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Recent Answers from Pam Rafe-Borges

2016-02-01 Floor routine:

As a really can't help her other than to give her support.  It is the job of her coaches to help her with her floor routine.  If you are not comfortable with how your daughter is being coached

2016-01-13 Beam A & B skill necessary for level 7:

Hi Tammy,  she needs a tumbling series AND a flight skill.  She combined them into her original series.  With back walkover-back walkover she has fulfilled her "series" requirement.  She is still missing

2015-03-23 USAG Level 9 bar routine deductions:

Hi Christina,    My best suggestion is to ask judges in your area how they would handle the composition of the combination. It seems that you have all the deductions down. I would not be able to comment

2014-11-26 bar change question:

Hi,  An overshoot is more difficult that a straddle back by a little.  The skill you are describing is a peach basket, it is similar to a Pak Salto which is a D.  The Pak is stretched out like a flyaway

2014-11-16 switching gyms?:

It seems you are asking my opinion.  My opinion is this is your daughter, why would you care about disappointing FORMER coaches.  Time to move on to a positive environment.  Your daughter gets one chance


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