Coaches’ Education Opportunity

CoachCoaching Observation Opportunity

This is an open invitation to all coaches and gymnastics instructors from two of New Jersey’s finest coaches and NJ USA Gymnastics Board Members, Craig Zappa and Valdi Kolasa to attend one of their optional team practices; to come observe and ask questions

Saturday, Nov. 22nd – Eastern National Academy, 600 Winters Ave, Paramus: 12:30 – 4:30

Friday, Dec. 19th – Arena Gymnastics/Gymland, 6 Tennis Ct, Hamilton Township
Levels 9&10 practice: 4:00-8:00 and Levels 6-8 practice: 5:00 – 9:00

If you are interested in attending either or both practices, contact Bonnie Ann Synol, NJ USA Gymnastics Education Representative at

bsynol61@yahoo.com

If you have any questions that you would like Craig and/or Valdi to address, please include them in your email.

Don’t miss these wonderful educational opportunities!

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.