Coaches – Bar Warm Up Survey

Hello Region 7!
I am conducting a survey on a proposal brought to the JOC to limit bar settings in the JO Program for optionals and compulsories.  The survey will only take a couple of minutes.  Please follow this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQZMFBL
The survey will be open until May 1st.  Please encourage your coaches at all levels to participate!
There is a comment section at the end if you would like to add any ideas/concerns for me to share with the committee.  Please note that there will be a National Compulsory Survey in September.
Thanks for your time and input!!  Good luck with the rest of your competition season!
Linda J.

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

USAG NJ Annual Awards for 2017

The Annual USAG NJ Awards were presented at Level 10 State Meet.

And the Winners are:

North Stars – Optional Club of the Year
Atlantic Coast – Compulsory Club of the Year
Rachael Lukacs – Optional Gymnast of the Year
Christina Fallon – Compulsory Gymnast of the Year
Valdi Kolasa/Arena – Meet Host of the Year
Jeanne Devenney – Educator of the Year
Mary Peters – Volunteer of the Year
Tony Gehman – Life Time Achievement Award
Kelly Gaston – Honorable Mention Award

Important 9/10 Regional Meet Info

Attached is the schedule for Level 9/10 Regionals, Level 9 and 10 Regional Announcements, JO Qualifiers Meeting Brochure, Publicity Release Form (Level 10), Athlete Bio Form (Eastern and JO National Qualifiers), All Star Qualification (Level 10). (also posted on the Region 7 and Sportsplex websites)
Roster:  An updated roster of Level 9 and 10 regional qualifiers will be posted Tuesday evening.  Please email any changes, scratches or omissions to Patti Delaney, copy Jen Bortz and Linda Johnson. The sooner we get these, the better!  Remember, if your athlete competes in the wrong age division, she is not eligible for Easterns or JO Nationals.
We will post a club draw later in the week.  We will NOT be posting an athlete draw.  Too many changes…
Announcements:  In an effort to shorten the coaches’ meetings at regionals, please read through the attached announcements before you come to regionals.  This has very important information that will help prepare you for both regionals and nationals.
GK Sizing:  We will be sizing AA places 1-10 after awards for each session.  We realize that 10th place is not an alternate, however we need to be prepared in the event of scratches.
JO Qualifier Meeting:  Scheduled for all Level 10’s who qualify for JO Nationals, alternates, and coaches.  Scheduled for Friday April 7 (PG Complex Field House) 5:30-7:30pm.  Yes, later than last year, but no worries—you don’t want to be on the Capital Beltway or I-95 before 7:30pm on a Friday!!!!  We will pay for entry fees to JO Nationals for all athletes who attend.  If you do not attend, please be prepared to give Jen Bortz a check for $150. payable to “Region 7” after your competition session.  Additional info attached.

Publicity Release Form:  JO Nationals will be streamed, therefore releases must be collected.  Please have these signed by the parent/legal guardian and bring them to regionals.  We will collect these at regional registration for ALL regional competitors.  This way we are prepared in the event of scratches to nationals.

Thanks and good luck to everyone at regionals!!  GO REGION 7!!!

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

View Documents Below: 

9 Regional Championship Announcements
10 Regional Championship Announcements
9/10 Regional Championship Meet Schedule
9/10 Athlete Bio Info Sheet
JO National Qualifying Meeting
JO Publicity Release Form
All Star Qualification Procedure

2017 Region 7 PSP Camp Registration Now Open

The 2017 Region 7 PSP Camp will be held on July 14-16, 2017 at World Class Gymnastics in Newport News, VA.

Gymnasts who competed optionals in 2017 and who will qualify to a minimum of Level 8 in 2017-18 are eligible.
Athletes will be grouped first by level then club.
100 gymnasts will be accepted per level on a first come, first serve basis.

Registrations are being taken now at this LINK.
Full Camp info package can be found HERE.

RTCC Note re 9/10 Regional Petitions

As a reminder to everyone, all petitions due to injury need to be into me by this Friday, March 17th.  The ONLY exceptions to this are the gymnasts who are injured during the state meet. (Completed paperwook including the doctor’s note can be in by midnight Wednesday, March 22nd)  Make sure you enter the petitioned gymnast into the Meetmaker program which will be up this Friday.

Due to the lateness of the New Jersey State meet, I am also requesting completed petitions be sent to me by this Friday.  The only other petitioned gymnasts from New Jersey will be those gymnasts injured during their state meet.

So far I have no received any injury petitions from New Jersey.

Many thanks in helping to expedite this process.
Myra Elfenbein
Region 7 RTCC

Level 8 Regional Meet Updates

Region 7

Level 8 Regional Meet updates:

1.  Due to unexpected volume, the host hotels are booking fast.  Families may need to reach out to other venues in the Pittsburgh/Beaver/Airport/Cranberry area.

2.  Some states are not hosting the L8 State meet until the weekend of 3/17.  For this reason, schedules will be delayed.  We hope to post immediately following all L8 State meets on 3/20/17.  (Parents/Athletes need to contact your club or coach for meet information.)

3.  Attached please find a form for Shout Out Banners.  In an effort to be green, this is being done IN PLACE OF the traditional programs.  Scoring sheets will still be offered.

Shout Out Banner info HERE

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
 

Cara Jane Blumenschein
XCel Gymnastics….Home of Team Xquisite
220 Executive Drive
Cranberry twp., PA 16066
724 772 0055