NJ Hall of Fame Gala 2017

The New Jersey Hall of Fame Gala will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 7-11pm at St. Demetrius Hall in Carteret, NJ.

Come and celebrate our Annual Night of Hall of Fame Inductees:
Joyce Wilborn, Stacey Gunthorpe Reynosa, Traci Sommer Stanard, Anne Catherine Woynerowski Mead and Glen Wilson

Tax Deductible Prices
$100/Plate with Cash Bar
$115/Plate at the Door
$750/Pre-Paid Table of 10

A fun filled evening of dancing and dining in a formal atmosphere.
All profits go toward NJ athletes, coaches and judges.

Unable to attend? Donations accepted online HERE
Hall of Fame Gala Flyer & Ticket Purchase Form HERE

USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Program

Statement by Toby Stark, USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Program Director:

“The new Safe Sport Policy is about Zero Opportunity [for misconduct], and Zero Tolerance. We all have to work together for it to achieve what we want…what we need it to achieve: Gymnasts who are protected from misconduct to the best of our ability. USA Gymnastics staff and board of directors, gym owners, coaches, parents, judges and volunteers – we all have our role…our responsibility. And we have to support each other as we move forward in this important mission.”

USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Website HERE

USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Program pdf HERE

Looking Ahead to 2018-2019

Dear New Jersey Professional Members,

Please review and adjust your program to the fall and spring seasons in our state. The new seasons will go into effect as of August 1, 2018.

New Jersey Fall Season
Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and Xcel Levels Bronze and Silver

Fall State Meet Dates
Levels 2, 5, Xcel Bronze and Silver (combined)

On or about February 1 – 3, 2019*
Level 3 and 4 (combined)

On or about February 8 – 10, 2019*
*After the first season, we may shorten the fall season. But, the levels will remain in these seasons. Going into February for the 2018 – 2019 fall season is done to make the transition easier for everyone. 

New Jersey Spring Season
Levels 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Xcel Gold, Platinum and Diamond

Spring State Meet Dates
Levels 8, 9, and 10 (combined)

The last weekend for States is March 15 – 17, 2019.
Level 6, 7, Xcel Gold, Platinum, Diamond (combined)

Mid to late April 2019
The season will begin in November. 

Again, we are distributing this information as early as possible to ease the transitions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,
Brant Lutska/NJ SACC

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The fund will provide assistance not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also in Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics.  “USA Gymnastics is proud to support GAT’s relief initiative, and having one central point for channeling the gymnastics community’s effort to help its beleaguered brethren is an ideal approach.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of those who can contribute to the relief fund, whether it is large or small.”

Donations to the GAT Hurricane Relief Fund may be made via the association’s website and/orFacebook page.  GAT is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

Read the full USA Gymnastics Relief Fund Letter HERE

Congrats to McCusker & Dunne

Riley McCusker/MG Elite and Olivia Dunne/ENA Paramus competed at the 2017 P&G Championships this weekend in Anaheim, CA. Riley finished 3rd All Around in the Senior Division and Olivia had strong performances in the Junior Division.

National TOP’s Qualifiers

Congrats to al the New Jersey National TOP’s Qualifiers.

8 Year Olds
Maeve Connolly/Bright Stars
Dana Imperial/ENA Paramus
Lauren Campbell/ENA Paramus
Sahana Vasan/Indigo
Wylie Pappas/Indigo
Briann Lee Growalt/Jersey Shore
Nyla Pichette/Rebound
Sydney Spradley/Rebound

9 Year Olds
Julianna Cacavella/Aeon
Julianna During/Action
Skylar Sensi/Arena
Cailyn Havecker/ENA Paramus
Giovannina Beltra/Rebound
Olivia Leone/Rebound

10 Year Olds
Alexis Czarrunchick/Action
Ellianna Topchishvilli/ENA Paramus

Link HERE to a full list of all National Qualifiers

Bullying: Common Questions And Answers

Parents, coaches, school sports administrators and youth sports organization leaders who want to prevent bullying will find these commonly asked questions and answers helpful. Starting with “What is Bullying?” these seven basic questions and answers will arm adults with knowledge and skills to make the right choices in bullying prevention efforts.

Topics include:

  • Bullying vs.normal conflict between peers
  • How to talk with young people
  • What should children do if they witness bullying?
  • What if my child is the bully?

For answers to these questions, and more, see the link below.

This resource stems from a Positive Coaching Alliance Trusted Resource – Kidpower – a nonprofit leader in abuse and violence prevention for children and adults. Kidpower makes it FUN to learn about being safe, rather than scary. Caring adults can use the Kidpower Method™ to protect children and teens from bullying, child abuse, abduction, and other violence.

Download a PDF version HERE