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

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

JO Nationals 2017 – Important Info

Important information on the 2017 JO National Championships from Annie Heffernon, USA Gymnastics Women’s JO Program Director:

Congratulations to you and your athletes for qualifying to the 2017 Womens JO National Championships.  We are looking forward to a great event in Indianapolis!
 
It is important to read through all of the following information surrounding the event and share it with your attending coaches, athletes, and parents.  To avoid any unnecessary glitches during the weekend, it is imperative that everyone is informed before arriving in Indianapolis.

Letter from USAG Women’s JO Program Director
Floor Plan
Downtown Indy Restaurants

Important 9/10 Regional Meet Info

Attached is the schedule for Level 9/10 Regionals, Level 9 and 10 Regional Announcements, JO Qualifiers Meeting Brochure, Publicity Release Form (Level 10), Athlete Bio Form (Eastern and JO National Qualifiers), All Star Qualification (Level 10). (also posted on the Region 7 and Sportsplex websites)
Roster:  An updated roster of Level 9 and 10 regional qualifiers will be posted Tuesday evening.  Please email any changes, scratches or omissions to Patti Delaney, copy Jen Bortz and Linda Johnson. The sooner we get these, the better!  Remember, if your athlete competes in the wrong age division, she is not eligible for Easterns or JO Nationals.
We will post a club draw later in the week.  We will NOT be posting an athlete draw.  Too many changes…
Announcements:  In an effort to shorten the coaches’ meetings at regionals, please read through the attached announcements before you come to regionals.  This has very important information that will help prepare you for both regionals and nationals.
GK Sizing:  We will be sizing AA places 1-10 after awards for each session.  We realize that 10th place is not an alternate, however we need to be prepared in the event of scratches.
JO Qualifier Meeting:  Scheduled for all Level 10’s who qualify for JO Nationals, alternates, and coaches.  Scheduled for Friday April 7 (PG Complex Field House) 5:30-7:30pm.  Yes, later than last year, but no worries—you don’t want to be on the Capital Beltway or I-95 before 7:30pm on a Friday!!!!  We will pay for entry fees to JO Nationals for all athletes who attend.  If you do not attend, please be prepared to give Jen Bortz a check for $150. payable to “Region 7” after your competition session.  Additional info attached.

Publicity Release Form:  JO Nationals will be streamed, therefore releases must be collected.  Please have these signed by the parent/legal guardian and bring them to regionals.  We will collect these at regional registration for ALL regional competitors.  This way we are prepared in the event of scratches to nationals.

Thanks and good luck to everyone at regionals!!  GO REGION 7!!!

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

View Documents Below: 

9 Regional Championship Announcements
10 Regional Championship Announcements
9/10 Regional Championship Meet Schedule
9/10 Athlete Bio Info Sheet
JO National Qualifying Meeting
JO Publicity Release Form
All Star Qualification Procedure