Rutgers Parking Info – Everyone Should Read

Rutgers Parking Procedures – All Meets/Events

Below is a link that anyone coming to our meets at Livi Rec will need to complete (so you will want to go ahead and do it as well). It is the same like for the entire 18-19 season for the invitationals and NCAA meets. Once someone fills it out they are set for the whole year. It is a new system with our parking department which has involved them going completely digital. I was wondering if you could sent this out to the gyms, asking them to forward it to all of their parents and coaches. They can fill it out once site, and we’ll have things posted about it, but I figure sending it directly should help alleviate a lot of issues.

Regional & National Messages to USAG Members

Hello Region 7!

In light of the most recent events impacting USA Gymnastics, on behalf of the Region 7 Committee I wanted to provide you all with an update on the status of Region 7.  Your elected Region 7 Committee of volunteers is united in our message of strength.  Region 7 is STRONG!  We are functioning (and able to function) under the assumption that all events scheduled or to be scheduled for the 2018/2019 season will run as planned (see message Annie Heffernon highlighted below).  Now is the time to continue to show our strength and function with a business as usual approach.  As your elected representatives of Region 7 – your Committee will continue to put the athletes, coaches, club owners, parents, and all associated with Region 7 as the top priority as we move forward!   We will also continue to update you with any new information we receive in a timely manner.Please feel free to pass along my contact information on to anyone with any questions.  I will be happy to address any concerns, to the best of my ability, that they might have.  We look forward to incredible season of gymnastics and are excited to see it all come together at the invitational, State and Regional meets this year.

Region 7 Strong,
Jennifer Bundy-Bortz

JBortz7rac@gmail.com

 Letter from Annie Heffernon to National, Regional and State Chairman:

I understand many of you are concerned about your state and regional funds. I spoke with Scott Shollenbarger, our CFO, this morning. He assured me that your funds are there and that you should continue to run your state and regional camps/clinics/events/competitions as you normally would.  Any decision eventually made by the USOC will not impact state and regional funds. Also, the Junior Olympic National and East/West Championships and any other championship events will take place, as scheduled.

The following is the letter to the USA Gymnastics membership, Nov. 6, 2018:

To the USA Gymnastics membership: Yesterday’s news from the United States Olympic Committee is both unsettling and upsetting, especially for athletes, coaches and club owners.  We know you have questions and concerns about what this means for you, your athletes, your gym, your invitationals, your club members.
Although we don’t yet have answers to all of the questions, here’s what we do know:

  • USA Gymnastics is, and will continue, providing services and opportunities for our members.
  • All sanctions, member benefits, policies and services are still in place.
  • Existing event sanctions are still valid and new ones are being issued. The thousands of young gymnasts who are entered in invitationals this weekend, and in the coming weeks and months, will still have the opportunity to compete. 
  • All athlete and professional memberships and educational, judging and background check certifications are still valid, and member requirements and benefits in place.
  • Member club memberships are still valid.
  • Educational courses and programs are available online and as scheduled.
  • Individual and club memberships are being processed and open to interested individuals and clubs.
  • Each discipline will continue to plan and host its events and championships.

USA Gymnastics and its staff continue to be here to assist and serve you, our members. We will continue to carry on the day-to-day operations and business of the organization.  Our commitment to the gymnastics community and this sport is unwavering. To be clear, USA Gymnastics remains the recognized national governing body, including by the International Gymnastics Federation, unless or until the USOC process is concluded and a decision is made whether or not a change is necessary.   We have athletes competing at the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships this week, trampoline and tumbling’s World Age Group Competition next week, and the World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, later this month. We will keep you informed as we learn more information and details going forward.  Please send us any questions you may have, and we will respond to those we can and work on getting answers for the rest. USA Gymnastics is the sum of all of its parts. Along with athletes, we are comprised of thousands of coaches, gym clubs and professional members who work every day to help athletes follow their dreams, whether it is learning to do a handstand or competing.  The safety and interests of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission. While the athletes are the heart and soul, and our coaches, judges, administrators, meet directors and gym clubs the backbone of our organization and sport, the grassroots level is the bedrock and foundation for gymnastics.  We are here for you and committed to serving our members.

USA Gymnastics

USAG W200 Hands On Course in NJ

USA GYMNASTICS W200 COURSE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th. 12:30-7:30.
Freehold Elite Gymnastics- 6 Paragon Way Suite 113, Freehold, NJ, 08753
Instructor – Tony Retrosi/President of US Elite Coaches Association for Women

You will need to register through USA Gymnastics website.
This is a live, six-hour, hands-on training course designed for school age, pre-team and Level 1-4 coaches. This is a NEW course developed for pre team, level 1-4 coaches and even school age recreational coaches. Course topics include warm ups, conditioning, lesson planning, hands on spotting and lecture for all Olympic events. This is a great hands on experience of drills and skill progression with instructors demonstrating practical examples of coaching level 1-4 gymnastics.

Karen Smith 1958-2018

With a heavy heart we report the passing of Karen Smith, owner and founder of Atlantic Coast Gymnastics.
Karen has supported New Jersey gymnastics for over 32 years and she will be missed by all.
Deepest condolences to her family, friends and Atlantic Coasters.

2018 USA Championships

Congrats to NJ athletes who competed at the 2018 US Gymnastics Championships in Boston, MA this weekend.

Jr Division
Olivia Greaves/MG Elite 6th AA, Named to Jr National Team
Zoe Gravier/MG Elite

Sr Divison
Riley McCusker/MG Elite 3rd AA, Named to Sr National Team & Sports Women of the Year
Olivia Dunne/ENA Paramus

Congrats also to our friend Slava Glazounov/First State Gymnastics in Delaware named Elite Coach of the Year

2018-2019 Meet Entry Fees

Meet Entry Fees for the 2018-2019 USAG NJ Season have all been increased by $5 except 8-10 States which has increased by $10.

New Fees:
2 Sectionals – $70
3-7 Sectionals – $75 (Corrected 8.21.2018)
Xcel B/S Sectionals – $70
Xcel G/P/D Sectionals – $70

2 States – $75
3/4/5 States – $85
6/7 States – $95
8/9/10 States – $130
Xcel B/S States – $75
Xcel G/P/D States – $75

National TOP’s Testing Info

Congrats to all of the TOPS National Testing qualifiers!
TOPS National Testing will take place October 5 – 7, 2018.
Testing Schedule

The host club:
The Gymnastics Company
5646 Mutual LaneIndianapolis, IN  46239

Registration for TOPS National Testing is through Group Processing only, this is the same registration system as TOPS State Testing.
Testing fees are $85.00 for athletes.  Must register in the correct age group.  Coaches must register, no fee, but need to register to be on the testing floor.  Register once, and it will cover all three age groups.  Registration opens on Wednesday, August 15th.

Parents allowed to observe testing.
There is an admission fee of $10/day or $15/two-day pass.

Hotels nearby the hosting club:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Home Suites by Hilton
Hilton Garden Inn South/Greenwood
Courtyard by Marriott South

USOC Safe Sport Deadline – Attention Pro/Instructor Members

The Deadline is approaching for the U110 certification (USOC Safe Sports) to be completed by all professional and instructor members of USA Gymnastics who are 18 and older.
You will not be permitted on the floor as a coach or official if this is not completed.
The deadline for completion is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
The course will take at least three hours to complete.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to finish.

Meet Schedules – How Meets Are Added

All USAG Sectional, State, Regional Meets, Clinics and Congresses are listed in 3 locations on the website as soon as available.
Main Menu: Schedules
Links: Meet Schedules-NJ
USAG NJ Info: Meet/Event Schedule

USAG Sanctioned Invitationals and Non-USAG Meets (listed as a courtesy) are posted after Judges are requested and paid for through the NAWGJ NJ State Judging Director.

Links to other Region 7 Meets are listed and updates occur only when the individual States update their schedules.

Ad Posting Procedures Review

How to Place an Ad on the USAGNJ Web Site

Cost: $75.00 for 3 months // Payable to: “USA Gymnastics NJ”  (no credit cards)

Mail Check to: USAGNJ Treasurer/Bill Psiuk, 110 5th Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Email Ad in PDF or Word Doc format to: billpsiuk@aol.com or submit with the Ad/Help Wanted Request Form found under USAG-NJ Forms in the right column.

Once check is received by USAGNJ, the ad will be posted in the USAG-NJ Info/For Sale-HelpWanted section.