Dear 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.
We are currently looking for nominations for the Annual 2014 USAG-NJ Season Awards
Eligible are any Gymnast, Club, Coach, Judge, etc. who has been exceptional in any category during the 2013-2014 Season.
Download the Nomination Form HERE
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
Message 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.
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
Jan 2, info is on the regional web site also. I will e-mail all.
Level 3 States hosted by Rebound on 7/8 February 2015 will now be held at:
Monmouth Regional High School
Norman J. Field Way, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Level 5/6/7 States hosted by Star Bound on 25/26 april 2015 will now be held at:
Lakeside Middle School
2 North Sharp St, Millville, NJ 08322
Many people have asked how we can help our Region 7 Chairman Lynn Perrott and her family.
We have created a great campaign for you to send your support called “Stretch Across the Region-Support for Lynn!”
If you or your club would like to support Lynn’s fight, please read the linked letter below to find out how.
Letter from Linda Johnson/Region 7 JOCC
The USAG-NJ State Handbook has been updated for 2014-2015.
The 1st Level 3 & 4 Sectional was held 8/9 November 2014.
Results for host sites below:
Meet Runners @ Bishop AHR HS
Results from the 2014 Pumpkin Cup are available HERE
Coaching 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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Region 7 JOCC
The USA Women’s Team won their second straight World Championships in China.
Follow the Competition HERE