USAG W200 Hands On Course in NJ

USA GYMNASTICS W200 COURSE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th. 12:30-7:30.
Freehold Elite Gymnastics- 6 Paragon Way Suite 113, Freehold, NJ, 08753
Instructor – Tony Retrosi/President of US Elite Coaches Association for Women

You will need to register through USA Gymnastics website.
This is a live, six-hour, hands-on training course designed for school age, pre-team and Level 1-4 coaches. This is a NEW course developed for pre team, level 1-4 coaches and even school age recreational coaches. Course topics include warm ups, conditioning, lesson planning, hands on spotting and lecture for all Olympic events. This is a great hands on experience of drills and skill progression with instructors demonstrating practical examples of coaching level 1-4 gymnastics.

Karen Smith 1958-2018

With a heavy heart we report the passing of Karen Smith, owner and founder of Atlantic Coast Gymnastics.
Karen has supported New Jersey gymnastics for over 32 years and she will be missed by all.
Deepest condolences to her family, friends and Atlantic Coasters.

2018 USA Championships

Congrats to NJ athletes who competed at the 2018 US Gymnastics Championships in Boston, MA this weekend.

Jr Division
Olivia Greaves/MG Elite 6th AA, Named to Jr National Team
Zoe Gravier/MG Elite

Sr Divison
Riley McCusker/MG Elite 3rd AA, Named to Sr National Team & Sports Women of the Year
Olivia Dunne/ENA Paramus

Congrats also to our friend Slava Glazounov/First State Gymnastics in Delaware named Elite Coach of the Year

2018-2019 Meet Entry Fees

Meet Entry Fees for the 2018-2019 USAG NJ Season have all been increased by $5 except 8-10 States which has increased by $10.

New Fees:
2 Sectionals – $70
3-7 Sectionals – $75 (Corrected 8.21.2018)
Xcel B/S Sectionals – $70
Xcel G/P/D Sectionals – $70

2 States – $75
3/4/5 States – $85
6/7 States – $95
8/9/10 States – $130
Xcel B/S States – $75
Xcel G/P/D States – $75

2019 Regional Hosts Announced

On behalf of the Region 7 Committee I would like to thank all of the programs who submitted bids to host the 2019 Regional Championship meets.
After careful consideration of all the bids received, the Region 7 Committee has voted to award the competitions to the following hosts:

Level 8 Regionals:
Berks East Gymnastics, PA

Level 9/10 Regionals:

Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics, VA
Please check the Region 7 website at:  https://www.region7usagym.com for details on the exact meet locations and to watch for updates as the season progresses.
Also, we will be requesting a call for bids for the 2020 Regional competitions soon so don’t miss your opportunity to bid on one of these meets for the next season!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Enjoy the last few days of summer!
Jennifer Bortz
Region 7RACC
cell:  814-380-1195

National TOP’s Testing Info

Congrats to all of the TOPS National Testing qualifiers!
TOPS National Testing will take place October 5 – 7, 2018.
Testing Schedule

The host club:
The Gymnastics Company
5646 Mutual LaneIndianapolis, IN  46239

Registration for TOPS National Testing is through Group Processing only, this is the same registration system as TOPS State Testing.
Testing fees are $85.00 for athletes.  Must register in the correct age group.  Coaches must register, no fee, but need to register to be on the testing floor.  Register once, and it will cover all three age groups.  Registration opens on Wednesday, August 15th.

Parents allowed to observe testing.
There is an admission fee of $10/day or $15/two-day pass.

Hotels nearby the hosting club:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Home Suites by Hilton
Hilton Garden Inn South/Greenwood
Courtyard by Marriott South

Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
– Albert Einstein

National Congress A Must

National Congress is close this year, so no Region 7 Congress. 
Please make plans to attend National Congress in August!  Register today and save!

National Congress pre-registration ENDS July 20th.

Amazing Topics: http://www.usagymcongress.com/sessions/

Presenters: http://www.usagymcongress.com/presenters/

Something for EVERYONE in your club with over 200 topics.

On-site Registration only after July 20th.

Register NOW: http://www.usagymcongress.com/registration/

USOC Safe Sport Deadline – Attention Pro/Instructor Members

The Deadline is approaching for the U110 certification (USOC Safe Sports) to be completed by all professional and instructor members of USA Gymnastics who are 18 and older.
You will not be permitted on the floor as a coach or official if this is not completed.
The deadline for completion is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
The course will take at least three hours to complete.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to finish.