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.

RTCC Note re 9/10 Regional Petitions

As a reminder to everyone, all petitions due to injury need to be into me by this Friday, March 17th.  The ONLY exceptions to this are the gymnasts who are injured during the state meet. (Completed paperwook including the doctor’s note can be in by midnight Wednesday, March 22nd)  Make sure you enter the petitioned gymnast into the Meetmaker program which will be up this Friday.

Due to the lateness of the New Jersey State meet, I am also requesting completed petitions be sent to me by this Friday.  The only other petitioned gymnasts from New Jersey will be those gymnasts injured during their state meet.

So far I have no received any injury petitions from New Jersey.

Many thanks in helping to expedite this process.
Myra Elfenbein
Region 7 RTCC

Level 8 Regional Meet Updates

Region 7

Level 8 Regional Meet updates:

1.  Due to unexpected volume, the host hotels are booking fast.  Families may need to reach out to other venues in the Pittsburgh/Beaver/Airport/Cranberry area.

2.  Some states are not hosting the L8 State meet until the weekend of 3/17.  For this reason, schedules will be delayed.  We hope to post immediately following all L8 State meets on 3/20/17.  (Parents/Athletes need to contact your club or coach for meet information.)

3.  Attached please find a form for Shout Out Banners.  In an effort to be green, this is being done IN PLACE OF the traditional programs.  Scoring sheets will still be offered.

Shout Out Banner info HERE

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
 

Cara Jane Blumenschein
XCel Gymnastics….Home of Team Xquisite
220 Executive Drive
Cranberry twp., PA 16066
724 772 0055

2017 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship

Region 7

Attached is application information for the 2017 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship This $5,000. scholarship will be awarded to an eligible graduating senior, currently competing in the sport, and who has not received a gymnastics scholarship for college.

Please see the attached information for additional eligibility information and application guidelines HERE.

The deadline for submitting applications for this scholarship is April 21, 2017.

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

2016 Region 7 High Performance Training Camp

GirlGym2010-02Registration for 2016 Region 7 High Performance Training Camp Sept. 16-18, 2016 at Woodward is now open! We are looking forward to another great event! Athletes who scored a 36.AA or higher at 2016 JO Nationals or Easterns are eligible to attend. All athletes must attend with a coach. If you have more than 5 athletes attending, please plan to bring additional coaches. Athletes will be assigned to squads and cabins based on graduation year.

Attached you will find all of the information you will need for the camp. All coaches and athletes must bring completed liability waivers!

NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS. PLEASE FOLLOW THE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS! You must renew your athlete and pro memberships in order to register!

Registration deadline is August 5th. No refunds after August 19th. If we do not reach 120 participants by August 5th, we will begin inviting additional athletes in rank order from JO Nationals and Easterns.

We will also be holding our annual team building fundraiser to benefit the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your support will benefit our outstanding student-athletes in Region 7 for years to come!

All information will be posted on the Region 7 website: http://www.region7usagym.com/camps-cpe/high-performance-camp/

Region 7 Congress Reminder

Region 7 Congress Early Bird Registration ends June 3, 2016.
*Region 7 Congress is just around the corner!  July 22 – 24 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland.
*Join us for a great line up of lecturers, wine and cheese receptions, award presentations, our silent auction, and multiple cash prize giveaways!
*Use the link below to view the tentative schedule and to register online before the June 3 early bird deadline!
Can’t wait to see you there!