Tom Smart, Deseret News
USU's Heather Heinrich shows her form as her team competes with the University of Utah in women's gymnastics last season in Salt Lake City.

LOGAN — Utah State gymnastics will be conducting a free youth clinic on Saturday, Jan. 14 for boys and girls ages 6-12. The clinic will start at noon and will be held in the USU gymnastics practice gym, Room 211 in the HPER building on the Utah State campus at 700 North in Logan.

The clinic, which will be conducted by USU head coach Jeff Richards, his coaching staff and the Aggie gymnastics team, will last approximately one hour. Participants will learn basic gymnastics skills and have the opportunity to use the same equipment used by the USU gymnastics team. The clinic is limited to 60 participants.

Following the clinic, the Aggie gymnastics team will sign autographs for the participants.

To register, email the participants’ & parent/guardians name(s), phone number, address and age of participants to The first 60 participants to register will be admitted to the clinic. A confirmation email will be sent to let participants know if they are one of the first 60 people. If any questions or for more information, email

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The Aggies will open the season with two meets on the road, starting Jan. 13 at No. 5 Utah and Jan. 21 with a tri-meet at Texas Woman’s University with No. 4 Oklahoma. The team will return home to the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday, Jan. 27 where it will host a tri-meet with Southern Utah and No. 14 Boise State.

For USU gymnastics ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at and clicking on the “buy/renew tickets” under the “tickets” drop down menu.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University.