TOP’s Testing 2018

2018 TOPS State Testing Dates and Sites are up on USA Gymnastics website!!
Registration is now open for all May and June testing dates.
Registration is through USA Gymnastics group processing only!
Cost is $50.00 per athlete per testing. $25.00 late fee if registering within one week of testing.
Any questions, please contact your TOPS State Manager. They are listed in our website.

TOPS. Work Hard. Dream Big. Make it Happen!!!

NJ TOP’s Testing – Friday, July 20th, 5pm
Bright Stars Academy, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

Register Online  HERE

View Flyer HERE

USAG-NJ State Entry Fees

USAG NJ State Entry Fees:

Level 2 State Entry Fee $70.00 per gymnast
Level 5 State Entry Fee $80.00 per gymnast
Level 6-7 State Entry Fee $90.00 per gymnast
Xcel all levels $70.00 per gymnast

8 Regional Information

2018 Level 8 Regional Championships Information

At the June 15, 2017 Region 7 Committee meeting the Committee discussed, voted on and passed the increase of the qualifying score to Level 8 Regionals to a 35AA.

  • All athletes who score a 35.00 AA or higher at their State meet will qualify to the Level 8 Regional meet in 2018.(This is in an increase to the qualifying score from last year).
  • ADDITION TO THE LEVEL 8 REGIONAL MEET FOR 2018: 1 PREMIER SESSION OF A STATE TEAM COMPETITION (See specific details on qualification below)
  • No petitions to Level 8 Regionals, No IES at Level 8 Regionals
  • Region 7 will provide a tank leotard for all competitors.
  • Region 7 will provide a Regional t-shirt to all competitors and coaches.
  • Age groups determined by the total athletes qualified and will be distributed as quickly as possible after the last State meet.
  • Awards for the top 25% in each age division.

STATE TEAM COMPETITION QUALIFICATION INFORMATION:

Also, at the June 15, 2017 Region 7 Committee meeting the Committee voted to add a ONE SESSION ONLY State Team Competition to the Level 8 Regional meet.  This will be a premier round of the competition and will be separate from all other sessions of the Regional meet weekend.

  • Qualification to the State team will consist of the Top 8 AA athletes, per State, regardless of age division (minimum of 35 AA).Again, this will be a one session, premier round of the top 8 athletes per State regardless of age.  Should be very exciting!
  • Please note that means you may not know if you have made the State team until the entire weekend of your State meet is complete.
  • Each State Chair will contact the coaches of the State Team qualifiers (we will also notify the 1st alternate) once all competition is complete for the weekend.
  • The State Team competition will most likely be Saturday evening.
  • Team and individual awards will be given.Team awards will be presented to the Top 3 teams (5 scores count/team).
  • 25% for individual event and AA awards will be given in 4 age divisions.
  • Region 7 will provide a tank leotard specific for the State Team competitors.
  • Region 7 will provide a Regional t-shirt to all competitors and coaches.
  • Any additional details will be posted on the Region 7 website as they become available.

Meet Angelina Minchillo – 2018 Graduating Senior

Angelina Minchillo is a Level 10 athlete training at TNT Elite Gymnastics where she is coached by Todd Weiss, Tom Kruppa and Chris Fennell.
She resides in Marlton, NJ with Edith Giordano.
In the fall, Angelina plans to attend the Quinnipiac University to study Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
National Society of High School Scholars
National Honors Society Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter
Honors with Distinction all four years of high school
Academic Achievement Awards in US History, Religion, Honors Algebra, Honors Geometry, Biology and Dance
Maria Goretti Religion Society
Sebastian Physical Education Society.

Gymnastics Achievements:
Scholarship to do Acrobatics and Tumbling at Quinnipiac University
State Qualifier Levels 4 through 9
Level 8
State and Regional Qualifier
Placed at Regional’s
Level 9
State and Regional Qualifier
Level 10 Event Specialist

Words of Wisdom:
Do not quit because of fears and anxiety, instead work hard and face them.

9 Easterns Ad Book Opportunity

Coaches/Gym Owners.

We are proud to be hosting the Level 9 Eastern National Championships this year.
We will be distributing a booklet/program to all COACHES at the meet which can/will showcase the upcoming meets for 2019.
This will give them early notice to meets in the upcoming season, to help better plan for their competitive schedule.
If you would like your meet published in this program, please see the attachment.
Kind regards and all the best in your preparation for Easterns       
Barry Coss
Rochester Gymnastics Academy

Attachment

Mei Li Costa – 2018 Graduating Senior

Mei Li Costa is a Level 10 athlete training at Arena Gymnastics where she is coached by Ann and Valdi Kolasa.
She resides in Lawrenceville, NJ with her parents Shu Shu and Chris Costa.
In the fall, Mei Li plans to attend Brown University to study International Relations.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Honors and AP Student

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 9
2013 Eastern National Bar Champion
2015 State AA Champion
2015 Eastern National Qualifier
Level 10
2016 State AA Champion
2016 Regional and JO Nationals Qualifier
2016 JO Nationals 9th Place AA
2017 State AA Champion
2017 Regionals and JO Nationals Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
“Refuse to be defined by someone else’s vision of what’s possible.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin

Message from USAG NJ SACC

Dear NJ Professional Members,  
The incredible work you have done over the years should not be shadowed by the torment of one person.  Starting today we have to stand strong and believe in each other and help to make our organization stronger. At this time, I am beginning a series of emails to you with information that was shared with us.  I believe in you and the work you have done with our athletes.  Help me in showing that New Jersey is strong and united.  Over 30 years ago gymnastics directed me into a lifestyle and a career of helping, working with and guiding children.  I know how much I care for all of our athletes and you do as well.  Lets stand tall and preach empowerment of our athletes and the work that we have all done to better the lives of children.  I know with your support, we can come back as a stronger organization. I have also included in this email, the statement that all states are standing behind.

These words were written by the state and regional chairs of the womens’ program.
USA Gymnastics holds the highest standard of care for athletes and members.We have the desire to rebuild and to move forward. We have the opportunity right now, in the history of USA Gymnastics, in our sport, and in our country, to lead, saying, we are going to get it right.  By doing that, we will honor our athletes who have been impacted and we will honor all USA Gymnastics members and participants, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers. We will not be the organization that shuts the doors, changes the name, and puts a new face on the same institution. At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to improve USA Gymnastics.  We have an obligation to meet the challenge that has been set before us and to become a better organization.  It is about sharing positive gymnastics stories and getting it right.
We will get it right.
Eighty-Eight Women’s Program USA Gymnastics National, Regional, and State leaders stood today to wholeheartedly support USA Gymnastics.

Mr. Brant Lutska
New Jersey State Administrative Committee Chairman

Statement by Kerry Perry/USAG President & CEO

3/4 States Parking jNotice

Note from Precision Gym – 3/4 States Meet Host:

I have just been informed that Sportika has booked multiple events this weekend, 17/18 February 2018.  This was not the case when the venue was contracted.
We are expecting to meet the parking capacity of 450 cars. There will be a complimentary bus shuttle to Sportika from a school on Woodward Rd. and parking personnel will direct cars to the over-flow lot.
There is a drop off area in front of the Sportika building if passengers would like to be dropped off while the driver goes to the over-flow lot.
Please pass along this information so that your coaches and parents will expect possible parking delays.
Please accept my apologies in advance for any inconvenience. We are diligently planning to make this a great meet experience.

Good luck to all!

Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria include:

~Currently competing in the Womens Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior Olympic Program (Level 8-10)
~Graduating Senior
~Plans to attend college
~Has not received a gymnastics scholarship
Eligible candidates can find the application information and review process in the attached document.  Applications (with resume and essay) and references should be mailed to Linda Johnson, RJOCC.
Download Flyer & Application HERE
The application deadline is April 13, 2018.
Thank you!

Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC
USA Gymnastics