Mallakhamb Federation of USA is incorporated in 2015 and is based in New Jersey. The objective is to be a governing body for Mallakhamb in the United States of America. This is similar to other Amateur sports organizations in the United States of America.
Mallakhamb Federation USA will be responsible for the selection and training of the men's and women's teams that represent the United States in international tournaments, men's and women's, as well as for the promotion of Mallakhamb amongst prospective players, spectators, and fans. Mallakhamb Federation of the USA will represent the USA globally and the men's and women's National Mallakhamb teams in the United States.
The National Team
The national teams feature a designated number of mallakhamb players for men’s mallakhamb, women’s mallakhamb, and artistic mallakhamb. Members of the national team are selected based on performances in the all-around at the national championships or through an alternative system established by the respective program.
The men’s national team has 10 senior and junior elite members. The junior national team is broken into two age groups, 12 & below, 12-15 and 16-18. The number of junior and senior members fluctuates depending on the timing within the World Cup Cycle. The men’s senior national team is selected after the National Championships, based on performances at the event, points earned through the points-evaluation system and other factors considered by the committee. For the most part, the junior team members are chosen based on performances at the U.S. National Championships.
The women’s national team includes a total of 12 junior and senior members. The number of junior and senior members fluctuates depending on the timing within the World Cup Cycle. In the year before the World Cup, the senior national team will include mallakhamb player who will be 12 years in the calendar year of the World Cup. The U.S. women’s national team is named based on finishes at the U.S. National Championships and approved petitions to the team.
Artistic mallakhamb have age-group, developmental programs to identify young, talented mallakhamb players. The program for women is called the Talent Program (TP), while the programs for men’s mallakhamb are called Future Stars (FS).
For women’s gymnastics, the Talent Program (TP) is a nationwide, annual program to identify young mallakhamb player who have the ability to excel in the sport. Mallakhamb players participate in state testing, qualifying for national testing based on state scores. State testing is conducted for mallakhamb players 12 & below years of age, 12-15 years of age, 16-18 years of age, and 18 years and old. The best qualify based on their test scores from state testing.
For the men, the Future Stars (FS) program is designed is to identify talented athletes and to get them started on the right developmental path to national and international success. The program uses a special competitive routine format to evaluate the skill, strength and flexibility development of the athlete. The Future Stars National Championships features 12 & below years of age, 12-15 years of age, 16-18 years of age, and 18 years and old. Based on the results at the championships, MFU identifies the Future Stars Developmental Team. The programs for artistic mallakhamb are aimed toward 12-18 year olds. Based on national tests for fitness, flexibility, strength, skills, and presentation a national Team is named.
National League Development Program offers
Training and Championships
- Federation has outlined Curriculum which is skill level specific that helps institutes track progress of individual athlete. This is for Men’s and Women’s both.
- Apparatus requirements are Fixed Pole, Rope, and Hanging Pole
- Federation will be conducting National Championship in the future they may allow credits to the athletes. Federation has started discussions with appropriate bodies.
- Federation will promote institutes via social media channels which are already established
- Federation will promote institutes via connections in the Asian Community. This will also help institutes to participate in specific performances.
- Federation will allow institutes to use Copyrighted materials (In process)
- Federation will be applying for patents for fitness techniques in 2016
- Federation will provide financial assistance to eligible institutes in acquiring instrumentation
- Federation will extend current insurance for the program
- Federation has included safety techniques in the Teachers Handbook / Training Programs