Rutgers Parking Info – Everyone Should Read

Rutgers Parking Procedures – All Meets/Events

Below is a link that anyone coming to our meets at Livi Rec will need to complete (so you will want to go ahead and do it as well). It is the same like for the entire 18-19 season for the invitationals and NCAA meets. Once someone fills it out they are set for the whole year. It is a new system with our parking department which has involved them going completely digital. I was wondering if you could sent this out to the gyms, asking them to forward it to all of their parents and coaches. They can fill it out once site, and we’ll have things posted about it, but I figure sending it directly should help alleviate a lot of issues.

Regional & National Messages to USAG Members

Hello Region 7!

In light of the most recent events impacting USA Gymnastics, on behalf of the Region 7 Committee I wanted to provide you all with an update on the status of Region 7.  Your elected Region 7 Committee of volunteers is united in our message of strength.  Region 7 is STRONG!  We are functioning (and able to function) under the assumption that all events scheduled or to be scheduled for the 2018/2019 season will run as planned (see message Annie Heffernon highlighted below).  Now is the time to continue to show our strength and function with a business as usual approach.  As your elected representatives of Region 7 – your Committee will continue to put the athletes, coaches, club owners, parents, and all associated with Region 7 as the top priority as we move forward!   We will also continue to update you with any new information we receive in a timely manner.Please feel free to pass along my contact information on to anyone with any questions.  I will be happy to address any concerns, to the best of my ability, that they might have.  We look forward to incredible season of gymnastics and are excited to see it all come together at the invitational, State and Regional meets this year.

Region 7 Strong,
Jennifer Bundy-Bortz

JBortz7rac@gmail.com

 Letter from Annie Heffernon to National, Regional and State Chairman:

I understand many of you are concerned about your state and regional funds. I spoke with Scott Shollenbarger, our CFO, this morning. He assured me that your funds are there and that you should continue to run your state and regional camps/clinics/events/competitions as you normally would.  Any decision eventually made by the USOC will not impact state and regional funds. Also, the Junior Olympic National and East/West Championships and any other championship events will take place, as scheduled.

The following is the letter to the USA Gymnastics membership, Nov. 6, 2018:

To the USA Gymnastics membership: Yesterday’s news from the United States Olympic Committee is both unsettling and upsetting, especially for athletes, coaches and club owners.  We know you have questions and concerns about what this means for you, your athletes, your gym, your invitationals, your club members.
Although we don’t yet have answers to all of the questions, here’s what we do know:

  • USA Gymnastics is, and will continue, providing services and opportunities for our members.
  • All sanctions, member benefits, policies and services are still in place.
  • Existing event sanctions are still valid and new ones are being issued. The thousands of young gymnasts who are entered in invitationals this weekend, and in the coming weeks and months, will still have the opportunity to compete. 
  • All athlete and professional memberships and educational, judging and background check certifications are still valid, and member requirements and benefits in place.
  • Member club memberships are still valid.
  • Educational courses and programs are available online and as scheduled.
  • Individual and club memberships are being processed and open to interested individuals and clubs.
  • Each discipline will continue to plan and host its events and championships.

USA Gymnastics and its staff continue to be here to assist and serve you, our members. We will continue to carry on the day-to-day operations and business of the organization.  Our commitment to the gymnastics community and this sport is unwavering. To be clear, USA Gymnastics remains the recognized national governing body, including by the International Gymnastics Federation, unless or until the USOC process is concluded and a decision is made whether or not a change is necessary.   We have athletes competing at the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships this week, trampoline and tumbling’s World Age Group Competition next week, and the World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, later this month. We will keep you informed as we learn more information and details going forward.  Please send us any questions you may have, and we will respond to those we can and work on getting answers for the rest. USA Gymnastics is the sum of all of its parts. Along with athletes, we are comprised of thousands of coaches, gym clubs and professional members who work every day to help athletes follow their dreams, whether it is learning to do a handstand or competing.  The safety and interests of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission. While the athletes are the heart and soul, and our coaches, judges, administrators, meet directors and gym clubs the backbone of our organization and sport, the grassroots level is the bedrock and foundation for gymnastics.  We are here for you and committed to serving our members.

USA Gymnastics

Level 8/9/10 Registration Reminder

It’s that time again to Register all your Levels 8, 9, and 10 gymnasts.

A $20.00 registration fee must accompany every gymnast on the form, made payable to USAG  N.J. by October 31, 2018.

Mail check and registration form to:
William Psiuk/USAG N.J.
110 Fifth Ave.
Bradley Beach, N.J. 07720

As per R&P a gymnasts is not considered registered for a meet unless all fees are paid.All Levels 8, 9 and 10 only needs to  have 1 qualifying meet (with a 32.00 A.A. score) 21 days prior to the State Meet. This meet must be in state with a minimum of 2 clubs presents. MUST have two teams present to use that score toward directly qualifying for States. There is no Sectionals for Levels 8, 9 and 10. Please do not make any changes to the registration form provided. Each level has its own tab at the bottom.


Copy Registration Form HERE 

2019 Region 7 Training Camp Bid Call

We are now accepting bids for the 2019 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp scheduled for July 12-14, 2019.  This camp has had a long history of success with bringing outstanding educational and training opportunities for athletes (Level 8-10) and coaches in Region 7.
Attached is camp information that outlines host and regional responsibilities.  The bid form and a sample camp schedule are included in the attachment.
Interested clubs should email the completed bid form, with a gym floor plan, to Linda Johnson, RJOCC on or before November 16, 2018.  The RAC will review bids in December.
Please direct any questions to Linda Johnson, RJOCC, at r7jocc@gmail.com

Thank you.

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

View Bid Form HERE

USAG W200 Hands On Course in NJ

USA GYMNASTICS W200 COURSE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th. 12:30-7:30.
Freehold Elite Gymnastics- 6 Paragon Way Suite 113, Freehold, NJ, 08753
Instructor – Tony Retrosi/President of US Elite Coaches Association for Women

You will need to register through USA Gymnastics website.
This is a live, six-hour, hands-on training course designed for school age, pre-team and Level 1-4 coaches. This is a NEW course developed for pre team, level 1-4 coaches and even school age recreational coaches. Course topics include warm ups, conditioning, lesson planning, hands on spotting and lecture for all Olympic events. This is a great hands on experience of drills and skill progression with instructors demonstrating practical examples of coaching level 1-4 gymnastics.

2018 USA Championships

Congrats to NJ athletes who competed at the 2018 US Gymnastics Championships in Boston, MA this weekend.

Jr Division
Olivia Greaves/MG Elite 6th AA, Named to Jr National Team
Zoe Gravier/MG Elite

Sr Divison
Riley McCusker/MG Elite 3rd AA, Named to Sr National Team & Sports Women of the Year
Olivia Dunne/ENA Paramus

Congrats also to our friend Slava Glazounov/First State Gymnastics in Delaware named Elite Coach of the Year

2019 Regional Hosts Announced

On behalf of the Region 7 Committee I would like to thank all of the programs who submitted bids to host the 2019 Regional Championship meets.
After careful consideration of all the bids received, the Region 7 Committee has voted to award the competitions to the following hosts:

Level 8 Regionals:
Berks East Gymnastics, PA

Level 9/10 Regionals:

Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics, VA
Please check the Region 7 website at:  https://www.region7usagym.com for details on the exact meet locations and to watch for updates as the season progresses.
Also, we will be requesting a call for bids for the 2020 Regional competitions soon so don’t miss your opportunity to bid on one of these meets for the next season!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Enjoy the last few days of summer!
Jennifer Bortz
Region 7RACC
cell:  814-380-1195