Bad Weather Tips

SNOWCLOUDDear Parents, Coaches and Judges,

During the winter months, we all need to take precautions when planning to attend gymnastic competitions.  Please pay close attention to weather reports and please plan with care. As always, arriving safely is our number one concern.

Here are a few notes that I must share with you:

1. I am asking all hosting clubs to update their websites with current information. This will help with planning and distributing information to everyone. Please also have your phones staffed for emergency calls.

2. Most gymnastic competitions are not cancelled. This is where your own personal judgment must come into play and maybe you would prefer to leave the night before the competition.

3. Gymnastic schools incur a lot of expense when hosting meets and if a meet is not cancelled, please note that refunds will not occur.
For added safety, gymnastic competitions can delay the start of competition and adjust schedules as needed.

4. Please add extra time when driving in hazardous conditions, I want you to arrive safely.

5. Clubs should be sure their coaches have an up to date call list of their athletes. Developing a phone tree will help to get information generated in a more timely fashion.

Brant Lutska
NJ SACC

Meet Host Reminder

Reminder, all Clubs hosting Meets:
Send a copy of the Sanction Report form and a Check made payable to Region VII for the Regional Competition Fee of $2.00 per gymnast competing in your meet within 48 hours to:

Donna Guenther, Region VII
155 Philmont Avenue, 
Feasterville, PA 19053
Tel (215) 364-7379   Fax (215)364-7878

Letter from NJ SACC – Brant Lutska

GO-NJMessage from USAG-NJ SACC:

Dear New Jersey USAG,

“I’d like to start off by saying thank you! Thank you for your professionalism and your excellence in coaching. I’ve been stopping by at meets / judging competitions and I’m constantly amazed watching you work. Thank you for treating our athletes with kindness and care, every child is a gift and they all deserve to be treated special.”

Several Notes & Reminders are included in the Brant’s full Letter found HERE.

Lynn Perrott Passing

We regret to inform you that Lynn Perrott, our Region 7 Chairman of many years, passed away yesterday shortly after entering hospice care.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Letter from Linda & Myra for those of you who knew Lynn

An invitation to join Lynn’s family and friends for a night of remembrance.
Come bring stories and memories to share.

Date: Friday January 2, 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Place: FCF World Outreach, 9306 Winands Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Jan 2, info is on the regional web site also. I will e-mail all.

Coaches’ Education Opportunity

CoachCoaching Observation Opportunity

This is an open invitation to all coaches and gymnastics instructors from two of New Jersey’s finest coaches and NJ USA Gymnastics Board Members, Craig Zappa and Valdi Kolasa to attend one of their optional team practices; to come observe and ask questions

Saturday, Nov. 22nd – Eastern National Academy, 600 Winters Ave, Paramus: 12:30 – 4:30

Friday, Dec. 19th – Arena Gymnastics/Gymland, 6 Tennis Ct, Hamilton Township
Levels 9&10 practice: 4:00-8:00 and Levels 6-8 practice: 5:00 – 9:00

If you are interested in attending either or both practices, contact Bonnie Ann Synol, NJ USA Gymnastics Education Representative at

bsynol61@yahoo.com

If you have any questions that you would like Craig and/or Valdi to address, please include them in your email.

Don’t miss these wonderful educational opportunities!

Lynn Perrott Update & Region 7 Admin Changes

Our Regional Chairman, Lynn Perrott, has re-started extensive treatment for cancer.  Our positive thoughts and prayers go out to Lynn and her family at this time.  You may read Linda Johnson’s (JOCC) letter HERE.

Temporary Region 7 Administrative changes follow:  While Administrative business is not a priority right now in our hearts and minds, we (the Regional Committee) feel it is important to proactively set an interim plan in motion so that Lynn can focus on her recovery.  Until further notice, please use the following points of contact for regional business:

Financial:  Please send competition fees (with sanction, no scores needed), invoices and any other financial business to Donna Guenther, SAC PA.  Checks should be payable to “USAG Region 7″. Donna’s  address is 155 Philmont Avenue, Feasterville, PA 19053    somertongymnastics@gmail.com

Administrative (Regional or National):  Should be directed to Steve Garman, SAC VA at VAUSAG@gmail.com

As always, we will work together as a committee to respond to any issues or concerns.

Thank you all for your support and understanding during this time.

Best,
Linda J.
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC