Meet Schedules – How Meets Are Added

All USAG Sectional, State, Regional Meets, Clinics and Congresses are listed in 3 locations on the website as soon as available.
Main Menu: Schedules
Links: Meet Schedules-NJ
USAG NJ Info: Meet/Event Schedule

USAG Sanctioned Invitationals and Non-USAG Meets (listed as a courtesy) are posted after Judges are requested and paid for through the NAWGJ NJ State Judging Director.

Links to other Region 7 Meets are listed and updates occur only when the individual States update their schedules.

Ad Posting Procedures Review

How to Place an Ad on the USAGNJ Web Site

Cost: $75.00 for 3 months // Payable to: “USA Gymnastics NJ”  (no credit cards)

Mail Check to: USAGNJ Treasurer/Bill Psiuk, 110 5th Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Email Ad in PDF or Word Doc format to: billpsiuk@aol.com or submit with the Ad/Help Wanted Request Form found under USAG-NJ Forms in the right column.

Once check is received by USAGNJ, the ad will be posted in the USAG-NJ Info/For Sale-HelpWanted section.

SACC Newsletter – A Must Read

Major changes coming from USAG and YOU need to be up to speed.

The USAGNJ State Clinic is Scheduled for Saturday, September 11th form 4-9pm at Bishop AHR HS in Edison, NJ.
Major topics to be covered include: JO & Xcel Program Updates, Level 6/7 & Xcel Silver Vault, Optional Rule Changes and Safe Sport.

Our State Chairman has made a compelling case for every USAG Coach & Official to attend the Clinic in his July Newsletter.
We all need to know our rights and responsibilities, don’t be left in the dark, read the Newsletter and attend the Clinic.

Read the July 2018 USAGNJ SACC Newsletter HERE

Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

Enthusiasm

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.
When you do a thing, do it with all your might.
Put your whole soul into it.
Stamp it with your own personality.
Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Under Pressure Tip


PCA National Advisory Board Member and Head Coach for the Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens (@BCCoachStevens) is known as a positive coach. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens rose to prominence as the preternaturally calm and cool coach of the Butler University basketball team that he led to consecutive NCAA title game appearances.

In this video, Stevens describes an experience he had playing Little League® Baseball. As a pitcher under a lot of pressure, Stevens was incredibly nervous and anxious. His coach, who was also his father, called timeout and walked out to him. Stevens was expecting a few words of technical coaching, but instead his father simply asked ……

Summer Hydration Tips

Water is essential to our daily diet and everything we do, especially in the warmer months. It’s important to know the facts about hydration before starting a workout routine or enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. Dr. Heather Bergeson, Medical Director for the TRIA Kids Program share tips on how much water one should drink to stay hydrated.

Hydration tips:

  • Drink 16 ounces of water one hour before exercise
  • Drink four to eight ounces of fluids every 15-20 minutes of exercise
  • Drink eight ounces of fluid every 15 -20 minutes after your workout or activity it over
  • One to two gulps = one ounce
  • Drink water for events lasting less than one hour and sports drinks for events lasting over an hour

Sports drinks, protein shakes, and recovery drinks can be acceptable for a post-workout drinks.  But, it depends on the intensity and length of the workout. Water is still the best option. During a prolonged, vigorous workout, an individual can lose carbohydrates, minerals, and electrolytes. In this case, sports drinks would be a good choice because they usually contain those necessary components. Sports drinks also usually contain an unnecessary amount of sugar and calories. Protein shakes and recovery drinks can also be a good supplement for hydration. Protein has shown it can enhance muscle recovery when consumed immediately after a workout. Low-fat chocolate milk is actually a better choice over a protein shake.

Energy drinks lead people to believe they can improve physical performance, but they contain negative side effects from non-nutritive stimulants such as caffeine, guarana, taurine or creatine.

Proper hydration not only helps improve overall athletic performance, but it can also aid in the recovery process. Water is always the best option when deciding what to drink after exercising.

Dehydration 

Dehydration is the excessive loss of fluids from the body or through sweating, urination, diarrhea or vomiting. The signs and symptoms can range from minor to severe and may cause:

  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased performance
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irritability
  • Extreme fatigue

As Dr. Bergeson likes to say, “Start hydrated, stay hydrated.”

Meet Olivia Lowe – 2018 Graduating Senior

Olivia Lowe is a Xcel Diamond athlete training at Devlin Gymnastics coached by Kaitlyn, Donna, Ali, Kelly, April, Jamie B, Joe, Mary and Jamie S.
She resides in Wall, NJ with her parents Jamie and Ed.
In the fall, Olivia plans to attend Rhode Island College to major in Business Management.

Gymnastics Achievements:
2005 Level 5 Floor State Champion
2017 Xcel Diamond Bar Champion
2017 Xcel Diamond Team Champion Member
2018 Xcel Diamond Team Champion Member

Words of Wisdom:
You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit.

Xcel Bronze States 2018 – Results

Xcel Bronze States were hosted by Giant Gymnastics at County College of Morris on 6 May.

Congrats to USA Twisterz the 2018 Xcel Bronze Team Champions.

16 Clubs participated and 3 New State Records were set.

Congratulations everyone!

111.875  USA Twisterz
111.675  Bright Stars
111.300  Star Bound
111.025  LaGymnastique
110.900  Riverview
110.675  Twisters

Team Results
Individual 7 & 8 Yrs Results
Individual 5/6, 9, 10 & 11+ Yrs Results
New State Records

Xcel Platinum States 2018 – Results

Xcel Platinum States were hosted by Giant Gymnastics at County College of Morris on 5/6 May.

Congrats to North Stars Gymnastics Academy the 2018 Xcel Platinum Team Champions with a New State Record Score of 112.875.

12 Clubs participated and 14 New State Records were set.

Congratulations everyone!

112.875  North Stars
112.800  Riverview
112.175  Bright Stars
111.075  Flippin Out
108.475  Madison Area YMCA
108.425  Devlin

Team Results
Individual Results
New State Records