2019 Regional Hosts Announced

On behalf of the Region 7 Committee I would like to thank all of the programs who submitted bids to host the 2019 Regional Championship meets.
After careful consideration of all the bids received, the Region 7 Committee has voted to award the competitions to the following hosts:

Level 8 Regionals:
Berks East Gymnastics, PA

Level 9/10 Regionals:

Ocean Tumblers Gymnastics, VA
Please check the Region 7 website at:  https://www.region7usagym.com for details on the exact meet locations and to watch for updates as the season progresses.
Also, we will be requesting a call for bids for the 2020 Regional competitions soon so don’t miss your opportunity to bid on one of these meets for the next season!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  Enjoy the last few days of summer!
Jennifer Bortz
Region 7RACC
cell:  814-380-1195

National Congress A Must

National Congress is close this year, so no Region 7 Congress. 
Please make plans to attend National Congress in August!  Register today and save!

National Congress pre-registration ENDS July 20th.

Amazing Topics: http://www.usagymcongress.com/sessions/

Presenters: http://www.usagymcongress.com/presenters/

Something for EVERYONE in your club with over 200 topics.

On-site Registration only after July 20th.

Register NOW: http://www.usagymcongress.com/registration/

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

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

First Xcel Regional Invitational Announced

Date: June 3-4, 2017
Host: Giant Gymnastics
Location: Crystal Springs Resort, Minerals Hotel, Vernon, NJ 07462

http://www.crystalgolfresort.com/stay/minerals-hotel/

Traveling from a distance?  Make this a family vacation!  Something for everyone: golf, arcade, horseback riding, zip-lining, spas, water parks & so much more.

Qualification & Entry Guidelines
GOLD: 35AA during the 2016-2017 season
PLATINUM/DIAMOND: 34AA during the 2016-2017 season

Date of Open Registration for Qualifying Entries will be announced after Thanksgiving.

Accepting All Graduating Seniors for 2017
BRONZE/SILVER level Showcase Sessions for Aspiring Xcel Gymnasts!No qualifying score, limited space will be available

Accommodations and other details to follow after the holidays.

Download Xcel Regional Meet Info HERE

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.