Nastia_Liukin_LogoCongrats to Star Bound Gymnastics for their selection as a Nastia Liukin Cup Series qualifying meet.

The meet is the 18th Annual Star Struck Invitational being held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on 16-18 January 2015.
The meet includes USAG Boys & Girls, Xcel, USAIGC & JOGA competitions with event finals for USAG Levels 9 & 10.

The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held on 6 March 2015 at the Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboy territory for you Giants fans, in conjunction with the 2015 AT&T American Cup. Eighteen Seniors and 18 Juniors will be chosen from the qualifying meets held across the country to compete in Texas.

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Jul
26

Coaching Positions Available

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Giant Gymnastics Inc., has locations in Warren and Sussex Counties near Route 80 and Route 15. We are seeking full and/or part time team and tumbling coaches. Applicants need to be good-natured, enthusiastic and reliable. Open job positions include, but are not limited to, coaching of tumbling classes, assisting with the girls’ teams, and coaching or running entire Boys Competitive program. Giant Gymnastics is a well-established program with a strong family-oriented environment. Benefits for full time employees include paid vacations and holidays, health insurance and paid educational training.  Come join our GIANT family!

Contact: Jennifer Packard
Web Address: www.giantgymnastics.com
Email: jcpgiant@gmail.com

Giant Gymnastics Inc.
306 W Stiger St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 850-3746

34B White Lake Rd.
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: (973) 579-9400

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Jul
24

Xcel State Championship Meet Scheduled

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The USAG Xcel Program is off and running in New Jersey.
Xcel State Championships are scheduled for 2/3 May 2015.

As of 31 May 2014 from the USAG National Xcel Committee: “Recommendation in conjunction with the Technical Committee to allow at the Diamond Division a maximum of one “D” skill on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise. Not eligible for bonus and will not receive penalty for unallowable skill. Additional “D” skills will receive the 0.50 deduction for an unallowable/restricted skill from the start value.”

So far six clubs are officially participating and more are expected shortly.
Giants, Hendersons, Head Over Heels, Indigo, Middlesex & North Stars

Xcel Program Overview & Rules HERE
Xcel Program Updates HERE

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VignolaOutlineBWAs parents, we try to keep our children’s “Emotional Tanks” full. “Emotional Tank” is like a car’s gas tank; when it’s full they can go most anywhere, but when it’s empty they go nowhere. Parents sometimes refer to “Tank Filling” as “happy talk.” But remember, the praises must be truthful and specific.

For more tips on how you can help fill your child’s Emotional Tank click HERE.

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Jul
17

Welcome USA Twisterz

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New Club in town, USA Twisterz.
Welcome to New Jersey!

Some Basic info:

USA Twisterz
7B Spielman Rd
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Erin Gloor, Nicole Pappas
usatwisterz@gmail.com
862-702-3052

 

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photo 2_WEBAriana Agrapides and Jazmyn Foberg, both International Jr Elites from Bayville, NJ, training at MG Elite with coaches Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine, qualified to compete at the 2014 P&G National Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, PA August 21-24.

“Ari” competed her first year as an Elite last year in 2013. She qualified to the P&G Championships & became the Junior National Champion on vault. Ari posted the highest execution score by any junior in the competition. “Jazzy” competed her first year as an Elite last season, as well. Jazzy qualified to the US Classics in 2013. Jazzy won the American Classic 2014 & Ari won the American Classic 2013. So we have back-to-back Champions!

Jazzy & Ari (along with teammate & National Team Member, Laurie Hernandez/currently injured) have been attending the National Team Camps for this past year. Based on her performances at the National Team Camps; Jazzy has been selected to compete in the Senior Session at the US Classics, which is being held in Pittsburgh in a few weeks.

Good Luck Girls – Go New Jersey!

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Jul
05

2014-2016 USAG-NJ State Board Announced

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The 2014-2016 USAG-NJ State Board elections are complete.

View the Results HERE

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Jul
05

Region 7 High Performance Training Camp Info

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Region 7

Region 7

Registration for the 10th Annual High Performance Training Camp scheduled for September 19-21, 2014 at Woodward is now open.
Camp and registration information is attached.  Eligible athletes include athletes who were eligible to compete at 2014 JO Nationals, NIT or Easterns.  All athletes must be accompanied by a coach.  All participants must bring a completed liability waiver (attached).  For minors, these forms must be completed by a parent/legal guardian.  Page 2 (medical history) is not required.

This year’s team building fundraiser will raise money for the American Cancer Society to continue our “Region 7 Strong” campaign in honor of our Region 7 members courageously battling cancer. Clubs and individuals are invited to join the fundraising challenge (information attached)!!

Confirmed clubs will be posted on the Region 7 website.

The registration deadline is August 22nd.  No refunds after this deadline.  All participants must be pre-verified–please complete all fields on the registration form.  Note:  jacket styles and sizing (coaches) for men and women are different.  Please refer to the attached sizing information and be sure to specify men’s vs. women’s on all jacket orders.  Additional orders for jackets ($40.00 per jacket) may be included on the registration form.  Links for additional orders will be available after the camp on the Region 7 website.

Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC

Camp Info:
Invitation
Fact Sheet
Registration
Camp Jacket
Fundraiser
Medical Form

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Jun
26

2014-2015 USAG-NJ Competition Schedule

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The 2014-2015 USAG-NJ Competition Schedule has been approved by the State Board.

Bids for the USAG-NJ Meets are now being accepted. (Bids due by 15 August 2014)

Clinic for Meet Directors hosting a Sectional or State Meet at the USAGNJ Micro Congress on 13/14 September 2014.

Download the 2014-2015 Schedule HERE
Download the Meet Bid Form HERE

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Jun
05

Coaching Positions Available

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Rettig’s Gymnastics Training Center Inc., established 1992 is located in beautiful northwest New Jersey, half way between New York City and the Pocono Mountains. We are seeking full and / or part time instructors and coaches. Come join our great staff. Applicants need to be fun, energetic and team players. Duties to include but not limited to are: instruction of recreational classes, assist in the coaching of all girls’ teams, preparation of work out schedules and lesson plans. Rettig’s Gymnastics is a well established program with a strong foundation of recreational gymnasts to compliment our competitive teams. Our teams compete in the Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association ( JOGA) and USA – Gymnastics. Benefits for full time employees include paid vacations, holidays, health insurance and membership fees.

Contact: Dave/Diane Rettig
Web Address: www.rettigsgymnastics.com.
Email: djrettig@cs.com.
Phone: (973) 267-5611
Fax: (973) 267-7796

RETTIG’S GYMNASTICS Training Center Inc.
19 E. Frederick Pl.
Cedar Knolls, N.J. 07927
Phone: (973) 267-5611
E-MAIL: DJRETTIG@CS.COM

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Jun
04

USAG NJ State Board Elections

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USAG Professional Members are invited to download the State Board Election Notice and Ballot below.
Ballots must be returned to the State Secretary by 1 July 2014.

USAGNJ State Board Election Notice
USAGNJ State Board Ballot

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May
31

NAWGJ Compulsory Clinic Available in NJ

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ARE YOU DOING IT RIGHT?:
Compulsory update with routine tips for coaches and judges 
Beam and floor text check and routine reviews 
Compulsory drills for skills for coaches 
Optional judging updates- rule clarification from wtc 
Practice judging optional level 6 ? 10 

Tom Koll , “the voice” (and co-author) of the new JO Compulsories and Chair of the USAG JO Committee will be reviewing the compulsory routines. 
He will spend the afternoon discussing drills for the elements in the compulsories as well as optional skill development. 

Linda Thorberg, USAG Regional Technical Chair Region 4, Brevet Judge, will evaluate compulsory routines, give Optional rules updates and Practice 
Judging Sessions for levels 6-10

Download Registration Form HERE

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May
29

Help Wanted

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SEEKING TEAM COACHES
   Gymland School of Gymnastics, home of Arena Gymnastics Team, is looking to hire team coaches.
   Our teams continue to grow as they train in our new, 25,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility, located near Princeton and only one hour from New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore.
   Coaching positions are full-time and may include some recreational class teaching. Salary is based upon experience. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, and paid vacations.
   Please visit our websites: www.arenagymnastics.com (team website) and www.gym-land.com (business website).
   Interested coaches should e-mail resumes to: office@gym-land.com with a subject heading of “team coach.”
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May
16

Consultant Available

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Experienced Gymnastics Consultant-

Need A Gymnastics Consultant? I can help! I have Coached for over 20 years, and was a former high level competitive gymnast.

I have helped produce level 10 national qualifier athletes as well as Division I collegiate gymnasts and scholarship athletes.  I have a love for the sport that is lifelong. I consider myself a bar specialist but love all the events. 

I currently work as a children’s nurse and raise my three kids but would love to stay connected to the gymnastics world and pass on some of my knowledge to other coaches and gymnasts.

Up until November 2013 I was the bars and vault head coach for the level 7 to 10s at a local gym. I’m proficient in teaching skills up to level 10 and collegiate level.

I have a positive and encouraging teaching style and solid knowledge of a diverse range of skills.

Anyone interested or wanting to know more information please call Courtney Bodley–Orriss at:
908-670-0266
Or email me at: ladysai420@gmail.com

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May
12

Concussion Awareness

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WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away.

Download a CDC Flyer: 
Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion
Concussions – Signs, Symptoms & an Action Plan

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