Lynn Perrott Update & Region 7 Admin Changes

Our Regional Chairman, Lynn Perrott, has re-started extensive treatment for cancer.  Our positive thoughts and prayers go out to Lynn and her family at this time.  You may read Linda Johnson’s (JOCC) letter HERE.

Temporary Region 7 Administrative changes follow:  While Administrative business is not a priority right now in our hearts and minds, we (the Regional Committee) feel it is important to proactively set an interim plan in motion so that Lynn can focus on her recovery.  Until further notice, please use the following points of contact for regional business:

Financial:  Please send competition fees (with sanction, no scores needed), invoices and any other financial business to Donna Guenther, SAC PA.  Checks should be payable to “USAG Region 7″. Donna’s  address is 155 Philmont Avenue, Feasterville, PA 19053    somertongymnastics@gmail.com

Administrative (Regional or National):  Should be directed to Steve Garman, SAC VA at VAUSAG@gmail.com

As always, we will work together as a committee to respond to any issues or concerns.

Thank you all for your support and understanding during this time.

Best,
Linda J.
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC

9 Eastern & 10 National Sites Announced

The 2015 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships will be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Orlando Metro Gymnastics and held at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall in Kissimmee, Florida on May 8-10.  The Eastern Championships include the top gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

The 2015 U.S. Women’s National Junior Olympic Championships for Level 10 are slated for May 15-16 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament follows the Junior Olympic Championships on May 17.  The Des Moines Area Sports Commission and Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute are the local organizations working with USA Gymnastics on staging the two events.

Positive Rewards

Coaching Tip from the Postive Coaching Alliance and Liberty Mutual’s Play Positive program.

Positive Rewards – Create rewards other than MVP to reward what you value.  Try selecting the Most Valuable Teammate, or a the Most Ready To Go award.  Involve your athletes in choosing the winner.

USAG-NJ Club Directory Updated

The updated USAG-NJ Club Directory is now available.
Right column under USAG-NJ Information, select Club Directory

Club Owners – Please check your listing and submit any corrections.
Right column under USAG-NJ Forms, select Club Directory Update, complete and submit or email corrections directly to the Webmaster at usagnjwm@aol.com.

National Gymnastics Day – 20 September 2014

National Gymnastics Day is right around the corner! Help spread the word about our 16th annual National Gymnastics Day taking place September 20, 2014. Get involved with your community while celebrating our great sport!

Visit our brand new page for National Gymnastics Day and encourage clubs to share their plans for National Gymnastics Day (via social media), find out about partnering with Right to Play, and view our National Gymnastics Day Webinar to learn more about this event!

Get more children into the gyms while enjoying physical activity through this wonderful sport!

RACHEL BRAZO
USA Gymnastics
Director of Program Administration
usagym.org

USAG Judging Exam – 13 September

USAG Judging Exam 

Date:  September 13, 2014

Location:  Bishop Ahr High School, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison NJ 08820

Time:  11:00AM   Note: Time may be adjusted if necessary to accommodate the number of registrants.

How to register:

  • Go to www.usagym.org ; Do this before August 30.
  • Click on Women –>  Judges –>  Judging accreditation/Master Testing Schedule
  • Read carefully all information before proceeding to the Master Testing Schedule
  • Find the NJ Sept 13 test date and sign up for each level you want to take and for which you are eligible
  • Be kind enough to let Test Administrator Ellen Kovac know that you have registered, and ask any questions you may have, by emailing her at ellenkovac@aol.com.  She will contact you a few days before the exam to confirm details.
  • Study — Memorize all rules and deductions — practice judge on videos if taking an optional level 

Congrats Jazzy

Congrats to New Jersey’s Jazmyn “Jazzy” Foberg/MG Elite.
Jazzy is the 2014 P&G National Gymnastics Championships Jr National All Around & Uneven Bar National Champion and has been named to the USA Jr National Team.

Go NJ

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