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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.

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

2018 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp – Bid Call

Last call for bids for the 2018 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp scheduled for July 13-15, 2018.
I have attached all of the camp bid information and bid form.
This is a fantastic educational opportunity for your team coaches and athletes, as well as a great fundraiser for your gym!
Please return completed bids and floor plan (or pictures) of gym spaces, to Linda Johnson, RJOCC, on or before 12/1/17.

Bid Form HERE
Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Linda Johnson/Region 7 JOCC
Cell:  (443) 569-9412 / r7jocc@gmail.com

Region 7 High Performance Camp Info

Athletes eligible for High Performance Camp (HPC) must have scored a 36.AA or higher at 2017 JO Nationals or Easterns.  If we do not fill the camp, we will drop the qualifying score and notify clubs.
The deadline for registering for the camp is AUGUST 4th.
 
Forms related to the camp are linked below.  Please remember that ALL participants (athletes, coaches, judges) must bring medical forms to camp.  These attachments also include the camp schedule and what people will need to bring to Woodward.

Also, you MUST renew your memberships (athletes and Pro) in order to register for the camp.  This includes background checks, safety (if up for renewal) and SAFE SPORT.

HPC Invitation
HPC Fact Sheet
HPC Registration Instructions
Medical Form
Fund Raising

Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC
USA Gymnastics
Cell:  (443) 569-9412

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

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.