Region 7 Call for 2016 Camp Bid

Region 7
Region 7

The Region 7 Pre-Season Prep training camp is in its 11th year, and has been a tremendously successful event for our Level 8-10 athletes and coaches.  Each year the camp fills to capacity, with 100 athletes per camp (Level 8, Level 9/10) for a total of 200 athletes.  We are looking forward to another great camp in 2016, and invite clubs to consider hosting the camp.  This is a great fundraising opportunity for clubs, and a great way to have access to the camp for your athletes.

We are now accepting bids for the 2016 camp, scheduled for June 24-26, 2016.  The Level 8 camp runs from Friday (noon) until mid-day Sat, and Level 9/10 begins mid-day Saturday to mid-day Sunday.  Due to the size of the camp, it is necessary to have a minimum of 2 floors, training/drill stations at each event, and auxiliary training areas. The attached bid information outlines the club’s and region’s responsibilities. Please forward any questions regarding the camp, including financials or space requirements, to Linda Johnson.
Interested clubs should submit the attached bid form with a floor plan of the gym to Linda Johnson, RJOCC, by December 15, 2015.  Bids may be emailed to or mailed to 2456 Vineyard Lane, Crofton, MD 21114. The Regional Administrative Committee will review bids in early January.

Thanks all!

Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC/USA Gymnastics
Cell:  (443) 569-9412

Map of NJ Clubs – Now Available

mapThe Map of NJ Clubs is now available in the Menu listed at the top of the website and under USAG-NJ Info on the right. The Map has Google Maps functionality for Directions, Club Website Linking (if available), etc.

If you are a Club Owner and you need to change/add data related to your link please submit the Club Directory Update form found in the right column under USAG-NJ Forms


Future USAG-NJ Compulsory Clinic

A USAG-NJ Compulsory Clinic is on the Schedule for 20/21 August 2016, mark your Calendars.

Saturday – Coaches’ Clinic
Sunday – Gymnast’s Training Camp

Master Clinician – Tom Koll, JO Program Chairman
Site – TBA

2016 AT&T American Cup Info

This is the latest up-date on the Nastia Liukin / American Cup Prudential Center. Please note the attachment,  seating with price range,  an incentive program for all clubs etc.

I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jason Taub and I work at Prudential Center. We have recently announced the 2016 AT&T Cup in March. I know your gym has shown interest in the past about gymnastics events and wanted to pass along information on the event. We are hosting a select a seat event ran by Nastia Liukin! All you need to do to come to this event is put down a deposit for 25 seats ($1 per seat). This will put you on our priority list for seating. If you have any questions please let me know. Otherwise let me know when I can give you a call to go over all information.

National Meet Hotel Block

Region 7 Hotel Block for 2016 JO Nationals:  Craig Zappa has arranged the following hotel block for 2016 JO Nationals. I strongly suggest that you consider making hotel arrangements early, then canceling any rooms you do not need after regionals. Finding hotel rooms close to the venue is very difficult after regionals.

Region 7
Start date: 5/5/16
End date: 5/9/16
Last day to book: 4/14/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel for 169.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for Ena Gymnastics- Zappa Region 7
Go HERE to Register Online

Rule Clarification – Mount Mat Use

LawBookA question came up at the USAG-NJ State Clinic last weekend regarding the use of a Mount Mat and/or a Board on top an 8″ Skill Cushion for mounting the apparatus.

Answer – Mount Mat only allowed on 8″ Skill Cushion for Levels 1-5 only.

11. Clarification to page 88 H.4.d. and H.4.e. in the R&P:
d. At Levels 1-5, the mount mat (not a board) may be placed on an 8” skill cushion for the purpose of mounting.
e. At levels 6-10, the board (or mount mat) MAY NOT be placed on an 8” skill cushion for the purpose of mounting.

Temporary USAG-NJ SACC Appointed

Due to health reasons, Brant Lutska, USAG-NJ SACC, is taking a temporary leave of absence from his position.
Brant requested the appointment of Dave Rettig as the interim SACC and the State Committee has approved this appointment.
Please send all requests, questions and concerns to Dave at Always include Brant at in communications as Dave will discuss all situations with him.