9/10 Regional Petitions & Age Group Info

GYM-Member Logo-®-VERT-PMS CP-FNLAge Groups for Level 9 & 10 Regional Championships are available below:

Level 9 Regional Championships Age Groups
Level 10 Regional Championships Age Groups

The Procedure for Petitioning into the Level 9 & 10 Regional Championships is as follows:

Petition Instructions/
March 3, 2015

PETITION FORM (PDF)

I no longer have a fax machine so (1) petition forms, (2) a copy of one sanctioned meet showing a 35.00 AA score, and (3) a doctor’s note with a return date to gymnastics activity must be EMAILED to me by the Wednesday following your state meet at My region7rtc@comcast.net.

A picture of this material with a smart phone can also be used to send to me.

Scores of 34.95 will NOT be accepted, the score MUST be 35.00 or above. Additional information regarding petitions to J.O. Regional competitions can be found on Page 78 , #11.

Thanks for your cooperation!
Myra Elfenbein/Region 7 RTCC

Jen Bortz – New Region 7 RACC

GYM-Member Logo-®-VERT-PMS CP-FNLOn behalf of the Region 7 Regional Administrative Committee, we are so pleased to announce that Jen (Bundy) Bortz has been elected as our new Regional Administrative Chair!  Jen previously served as Regional Elite Chair, and we are thrilled to have her back on the committee, and in her new role.  She will be a huge asset to our committee, and our region!

Until July 1, please continue to send Steve Garman any administrativebusiness/concerns at VAUSAG@gmail.com.  Financial business will continue to be handled by Donna Guenther at somertongymnastics@gmail.com.  Continue to send competition fees to Donna at 155 Philmont Ave Feasterville, PA 19053.

Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Announced

THE LYNN PERROTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

I am pleased to share with you information regarding the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship.  We have been working with Lynn’s family to create a scholarship opportunity that pays tribute to Lynn’s dedication to the athletes in Region 7.  This year we will be offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. to an athlete that best fits the eligibility and application criteria.  I have attached information about the scholarship as well as the scholarship application.  Please share this with athletes who may be interested in applying for the scholarship.  The application deadline is April 20, 2015.  Applications will be reviewed by members of the RAC committee as well as Lynn’s family.  We will announce the scholarship recipient after June 1, and will award the scholarship at our 2015 Regional Congress June 26-28.

Scholarship applications, with references, should be mailed to Linda Johnson, RJOCC (mailing address included in attached information) on or before the deadline.

Please note the eligibility criteria for applicants:

~Graduating Senior
~Current Level 8-10 from Region 7
~Plans to attend college
~Has not received a gymnastics scholarship

The response from the regional community for the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been amazing!  We plan to offer this scholarship opportunity annually to keep Lynn’s memory and spirit alive in Region 7.  It has been such an honor for all of us involved with this scholarship fund to be a part of this tribute to Lynn. Thank you all for your support!
(Download Application)

Best,
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC
Cell:  (443) 569-9412
Home and Fax: (410) 721-5853
ljohnson.60@comcast.net

USAG Rules Interpretation

LawRegional Technical Director answers Questions about Mounting Beam:

p. 88, 4a states: At levels 1-5 any manufactured mats, skill cushions, or padded spotting/ skill blocks may be used for mounting purposes.

In 4d it states: At levels 4-10, the board (or mount mat) may not be placed on an 8″ skill cushion for the purposes of mounting.

1.
Does that mean that levels 1-3 can use the mount mat on top of an 8″ skill cushion for the mount, whereas the other levels cannot?
Yes,  We are interpreting as such.

2.  If they use two 4- 41/2″ mats, they are allowed to put another 4″ for a total of @12″ and still use a board But, they cannot use one 4 1/2 in and add an 8″ skill cushion which also totals @12″.  So does that mean that it’s the composition of the 8″ mat that you do not want a board on versus 12″ of matting, since both combinations of mats still equal 12 inches?

You can use the two 4 1/2 inchers plus and additional 4 1/2 incher plus a board for mounting although we typically don’t see this.  You cannot use an 8 incher over the 4 1/2 incher.  We believe this originally was because the JO committee felt that the board would tear the comparatively soft surface of the 8 inch skill cushion.

3. So is it true that all levels 1-10 can use one 4 1/2″ landing mat plus two 4″ mats and put a board or mount mat on top of that mat combination for mounting purposes?

Yes, although, again we typically don’t see this. Page 88 #4.

Meet Host Reminder

Reminder, all Clubs hosting Meets:
Send a copy of the Sanction Report form and a Check made payable to Region VII for the Regional Competition Fee of $2.00 per gymnast competing in your meet within 48 hours to:

Donna Guenther, Region VII
155 Philmont Avenue, 
Feasterville, PA 19053
Tel (215) 364-7379   Fax (215)364-7878