It’s a Parade!

LaurieIn honor of one of our great gymnasts Laurie Hernandez.
Old Bridge Township will welcome home Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist, Laurie Hernandez on Saturday, August 27th from 12 PM – 4 PM.
Celebrations begin at noon with a Motorcade starting at  Jonas Salk Middle School and traveling through town to Lombardi Field. (See full motorcade route here)

See flyer for details

*This is a rain or shine event*
If you have any questions feel free to call (732) 721-5600 Ext 2045

Compulsory Clinic & Athlete Camp

Tom Koll Compulsory Clinic and Athlete Camp  Next weekend Tom Koll and Linda Thorberg are doing a 2-day clinic at Bishop Ahr High School in Edison, New Jersey.  Saturday is for coaches and judges (5 CPE hours) and Sunday is for compulsory athletes.  Information can be found at www.flipclinic.com  Every year I try to have a clinic with the best of the best clinicians.  I was actually hoping for better  registration as of right now.  Education is the key to success.  All questions can be answered from the man who wrote the routines.  I can take registration for Saturday even at the door, but Sunday I have to have finalized by next Wednesday.   I do this to help all of you.  Other states attend our clinics more than our own members.  Do not miss a great day of learning.  Hoping to see you there.

Accomodations can be made at: Hilton Woodbridge 120 Wood Ave. South Iseline, NJ 08830. (732)494-6200 Click HERE to download the printable registration form as a PDF …

2017 National JO Sites Announced

USA Gymnastics selects sites for women’s Junior Olympic championship events in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2016 – USA Gymnastics has selected the sites for 2017’s three Junior Olympic championship events for women’s gymnastics: U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.; Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships, Lansing, Mich.; and Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships, Boise, Idaho. The Junior Olympics is USA Gymnastics’ age-group, developmental program, and these three events feature the country’s top female gymnasts for Levels 9 and 10.

“We look forward to staging the championship events in these three cities next year, and we encourage fans to come out and support these outstanding athletes,” said Rhonda Faehn, senior vice-president of women’s gymnastics for USA Gymnastics.

The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination of the competitive season for Level 10, the highest Junior Olympic skill level that is just below the elite level. The Eastern and Western Championships serve as the pinnacle for Level 9. More details for each of the championship events are outlined below.

Numerous Junior Olympic champions and medalists have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics. Many of the country’s top gymnasts are former participants in the Junior Olympic program, including 2012 Olympic team champions Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross, 2009 World vault champion Kayla Williams, 2008 Olympic team silver-medalists Shawn Johnson and Samantha Peszek, and 2004 Olympic team silver-medalist Courtney McCool, to name a few.

U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships

The 2017 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships will be held at the Indiana Convention Center. Scheduled for May 6-7, the two-day competition is expected to showcase over 675 gymnasts.

USA Gymnastics is staging the event in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983.

The Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination event for the competitive season. The competition features twelve age divisions (Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Junior D, Junior E, Junior F, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C, Senior D, Senior E and Senior F), which are determined by birth date. These gymnasts are vying to become Junior Olympic national champions in the all-around, as well as in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The competition schedule will be determined closer to the event.

USA Gymnastics has eight regions, and the top seven gymnasts from each region’s Regional Championships advance to nationals. The winning regions will also be determined at the conclusion of the competition. The top four all-around athletes in each age division also qualify to the 2017 Junior Olympic National Team and are invited to attend a national training camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.

The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin; Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships

Slated for April 28-30, the Eastern and Western Championships are the competitive season’s finale and feature the best gymnasts in the country for Level 9. The 2016 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships are headed to the Summit Sports and Ice Complex, and the Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships go to the Century Link Arena.

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and Gedderts’ Twistars USA Inc. are organizing the Eastern Championships, which feature 16 age divisions that are determined by birthdate. The Eastern Championships include the top gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

The Western Championships, which feature sixteen age divisions determined by birthdate, will be hosted locally by the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Committee. The Level 9 Western Championships showcases the top gymnasts from Regions 1-4. The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; and Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.

Fundraiser – Help Send Tony & Wanda to Brazil

Hernandez-Online-T-600x600USAG-NJ is sponsoring a Fundraiser with all profits going to assist Tony & Wanda Hernandez with travel to Brazil so they can watch their little dynamo compete next month.

“Jersey Girl” – “Go USA” Graphite Colored Jersey Cotton T-shirt
$15 and $4.95 shipping.

Order online HERE

Don’t delay!
Store Closes the end of Tuesday, 26 July

Orders expected to ship in time to watch the games in your New T

Printing by RKE Athletic

P & G Championships Note from Brant

Dear Professional Members,

It was a great honor to be on the floor of the P & G Championships last weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Not only were the gymnasts incredible, but the showing of New Jersey athletes was spectacular. Maggie Haney of MG Elite and Craig Zappa of ENA Paramus brought great pride to NJ with their professionalism and outstanding coaching.

In the Junior Division, Riley McCusker and Olivia Dunne showed the future strength coming up through the ranks. They performed like champions and they are improving so well. Lauren Hernandez was quite a show stopper with eight solid routines. We all need to support her at Olympic Trials and show the country that New Jersey supports their elite level athletes. Please pay close attention to the NJ Website and Instagram. I will be sending updates from the trials.

Let’s go New Jersey!
Brant Lutska/NJ SACC

View Photos from the P&G Championships HERE