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

Region 7 High Performance Camp Info

Athletes eligible for High Performance Camp (HPC) must have scored a 36.AA or higher at 2017 JO Nationals or Easterns.  If we do not fill the camp, we will drop the qualifying score and notify clubs.
The deadline for registering for the camp is AUGUST 4th.
 
Forms related to the camp are linked below.  Please remember that ALL participants (athletes, coaches, judges) must bring medical forms to camp.  These attachments also include the camp schedule and what people will need to bring to Woodward.

Also, you MUST renew your memberships (athletes and Pro) in order to register for the camp.  This includes background checks, safety (if up for renewal) and SAFE SPORT.

HPC Invitation
HPC Fact Sheet
HPC Registration Instructions
Medical Form
Fund Raising

Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC
USA Gymnastics
Cell:  (443) 569-9412