Archive for USAG Updates
Several new NJ Invitional Meets have been added to the Meet/Events Schedules.
2014 USAG NJ Micro Congress
Sunday – 9/14/2014
9am – 4pm
NAWGJ NJ State Meeting
11am – 1pm
Bishop AHR High Scholl
1 Tingley Ln
Edison, NJ 08820
Saturday – 9/13/2014
More Classes, Clinics, CPR & Judges Exams
Several verified Invitational Meets have been added to the USAG-NJ Schedule.
USAG Judging Exam scheduled for SeptemberDate: September 13, 2014Location: Bishop Ahr High School, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison NJ 08820Time: 11:00AM Note: Time may be adjusted if necessary to accommodate the number of registrants.How to register:
- Go to www.usagym.org ; Do this before August 30.
- Click on Women –> Judges –> Judging accreditation/Master Testing Schedule
- Read carefully all information before proceeding to the Master Testing Schedule
- Find the NJ Sept 13 test date and sign up for each level you want to take and for which you are eligible
- Be kind enough to let Test Administrator Ellen Kovac know that you have registered, and ask any questions you may have, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will contact you a few days before the exam to confirm details.
- Study — Memorize all rules and deductions — practice judge on videos if taking an optional levelPlease share this information with any potential judges you may know!
Registration Deadline for High Performance Training Camp, September 19-21 at Woodward, is August 22nd.
Danny Warbutton is a Hall of Fame gymnastics coach, originally from Pennsylvania. He is the original owner of the Gym Dandys, which he founded in 1976 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Danny coached for over 35 years, before he semi-retired to Myrtle Beach, NC.
Jazmyn “Jazzy” Foberg/MG Elite finished 5th AA in the Junior competition at the US Classic Meet held 1/2 August in Chicago and Melissa Reinstadtler/Rebound finished 8th in the Senior Division.
Congrats to both athletes!
The USAG-NJ State Board meet on 22 July 2014.
Congrats to Star Bound Gymnastics for their selection as a Nastia Liukin Cup Series qualifying meet.
The meet is the 18th Annual Star Struck Invitational being held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on 16-18 January 2015.
The meet includes USAG Boys & Girls, Xcel, USAIGC & JOGA competitions with event finals for USAG Levels 9 & 10.
The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held on 6 March 2015 at the Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboy territory for you Giants fans, in conjunction with the 2015 AT&T American Cup. Eighteen Seniors and 18 Juniors will be chosen from the qualifying meets held across the country to compete in Texas.
The USAG Xcel Program is off and running in New Jersey.
Xcel State Championships are scheduled for 2/3 May 2015.
As of 31 May 2014 from the USAG National Xcel Committee: “Recommendation in conjunction with the Technical Committee to allow at the Diamond Division a maximum of one “D” skill on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise. Not eligible for bonus and will not receive penalty for unallowable skill. Additional “D” skills will receive the 0.50 deduction for an unallowable/restricted skill from the start value.”
So far six clubs are officially participating and more are expected shortly.
Giants, Hendersons, Head Over Heels, Indigo, Middlesex & North Stars
New Club in town, USA Twisterz.
Welcome to New Jersey!
Some Basic info:
7B Spielman Rd
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Erin Gloor, Nicole Pappas
Ariana Agrapides and Jazmyn Foberg, both International Jr Elites from Bayville, NJ, training at MG Elite with coaches Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine, qualified to compete at the 2014 P&G National Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, PA August 21-24.
“Ari” competed her first year as an Elite last year in 2013. She qualified to the P&G Championships & became the Junior National Champion on vault. Ari posted the highest execution score by any junior in the competition. “Jazzy” competed her first year as an Elite last season, as well. Jazzy qualified to the US Classics in 2013. Jazzy won the American Classic 2014 & Ari won the American Classic 2013. So we have back-to-back Champions!
Jazzy & Ari (along with teammate & National Team Member, Laurie Hernandez/currently injured) have been attending the National Team Camps for this past year. Based on her performances at the National Team Camps; Jazzy has been selected to compete in the Senior Session at the US Classics, which is being held in Pittsburgh in a few weeks.
Good Luck Girls – Go New Jersey!
The 2014-2016 USAG-NJ State Board elections are complete.
Registration for the 10th Annual High Performance Training Camp scheduled for September 19-21, 2014 at Woodward is now open.
Camp and registration information is attached. Eligible athletes include athletes who were eligible to compete at 2014 JO Nationals, NIT or Easterns. All athletes must be accompanied by a coach. All participants must bring a completed liability waiver (attached). For minors, these forms must be completed by a parent/legal guardian. Page 2 (medical history) is not required.
This year’s team building fundraiser will raise money for the American Cancer Society to continue our “Region 7 Strong” campaign in honor of our Region 7 members courageously battling cancer. Clubs and individuals are invited to join the fundraising challenge (information attached)!!
Confirmed clubs will be posted on the Region 7 website.
The registration deadline is August 22nd. No refunds after this deadline. All participants must be pre-verified–please complete all fields on the registration form. Note: jacket styles and sizing (coaches) for men and women are different. Please refer to the attached sizing information and be sure to specify men’s vs. women’s on all jacket orders. Additional orders for jackets ($40.00 per jacket) may be included on the registration form. Links for additional orders will be available after the camp on the Region 7 website.
Region 7 JOCC
The 2014-2015 USAG-NJ Competition Schedule has been approved by the State Board.
Bids for the USAG-NJ Meets are now being accepted. (Bids due by 15 August 2014)
Clinic for Meet Directors hosting a Sectional or State Meet at the USAGNJ Micro Congress on 13/14 September 2014.