Archive for National Updates
JO Nationals will be held May 9-12, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Videos included in this playlist:
- 2013 Rules and Policies Coaching Certification Requirement
- Importance of Basics for Beam
- Pre-School Lever Drill
- Athletes With Disabilities
The Region 7 jackets from High Performance were very popular, and many people were asking if they could order additional jackets. People who did not attend HPC may also be interested
in purchasing one. Here is a link that includes a picture of the jacket and how to order jackets through Sports and Beyond. They will be available to purchase until
In response to the issues we have had in past years with people securing hotel rooms for JO Nationals and NIT, Craig Zappa has arranged a hotel block for our region in Minneapolis. I am attaching the information. It is a very reasonable rate. I recommend that if you have any athletes you anticipate will qualify, make a reservation now. After regionals, if your athlete does not qualify, or if you do not need as many rooms, be sure to cancel or modify your reservation. Remember that our region holds a separate regional meet for Level 10 (only region to do so) and it is scheduled 1 week later than the rest of the regions….
Thanks and best of luck with your seasons!
Region 7 JOCC
P and F (410) 721-5853
Input request from the Region 7 RACC:
NEEDED: IMPORTANT FEEDBACK!
This spring the position of RJOC is up for election. There is concern that Linda Johnson, the current Region 7 RJOC, does not meet the qualifications as specified in the Operating Code. We are asking for feedback from the professional members of Region 7, in the form of a brief, 10 question survey available at the following link. To have your answers counted, please have your USAG # and various expiration dates ready when you go to fill out the form. Survey must be completed before 10/27/12.
Information for the 2012-2013 Competitive USAG Season has been published.
USAG Rules & Policies for 2012-2013
UPDATED 8/21/12 - A correction has been made to the Apparatus chapter under Vault (page 67):
Jr. Olympic: A hand placement mat may be placed on the runway (but not on the board) ONLY for vaults that require placing the hands on the runway in front of the board (Round-off or Front handspring entry.)
The hand placement mat must be manufactured by a gymnastics equipment company and cannot exceed 2 inches in height.
No other type matting is allowed.
Women’s Professional members may request a bound copy of the Women’s R&P from Member Services via the ONLINE REQUEST FORM. Fill out the required information on the linked form and then click the button at the bottom to submit your request for the copy of 2012-2013 Women’s Rules and Policies. You can also print out this form and mail it to: USA Gymnastics Member Services, 132 E. Washington St., Ste. 700, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.
Women’s Administration Committee Minutes from from May 13, 2012
Includes: Elections, Rules & Policies, Financial Issues, Miscellaneous
Joint Jr. Olympic/Technical Committee minutes from May 14, 2012
Includes: NAWJC, Compulsory Program, Process for Evaluating and Naming a New Element, Technical Concerns on All Four Apparatus, General Technical Issues, Rules & Policies Changes, Member Services Report, Xcel Program, 2013-17 Optional Program
Women’s Junior Olympic Committee minutes from May 15, 2012
Includes: Junior Olympic National Program of the Year, Equipment Discussions, Miscellaneous Update, Future J.O. Championships Sites
Women’s International Elite Committee minutes from June 9, 2012
Includes: National Qualifiers 2013, 2013 Rules Changes, Committee Structure for Pipeline, Training Camp Invites
USAG Technical Materials Store
Photo from USAG by John Cheng
Full report & photos HERE
USA Gold Medal Team – Well Done!
Amazing Gymnastics from each and every athlete.
View all the details and photos HERE
Photo from USA Gymnastics by photographer Joh Cheng
Region 7 Congress is scheduled for 17-19 August 2012 in Baltimore, MD.
New Jersey Gymnasts Take National Titles at J.O. Nationals and 9 Easterns
Alicia Boren from North Stars won the AA for the Junior B Age Group at the Junior Olympic Championships in Norfolk, VA with a 38.325 score. She was also the National Champion on the Floor Exercise as well, scoring a 9.70 there. Nicole Medvitz from ENA Paramus repeated as National Champion on Balance Beam winning with a 9.50. Nicole also placed 4th on Uneven Bars and is committed to Penn State at the end of the 2013 season.
In the National Invitational Tournament, Zaahira Muhammed from TNT won the AA in the Junior C division with a 37.75. She also won the Balance Beam (9.425) and Floor (9.575).
At the Level 9 Eastern Championships, Mikayla Waddell from Zappa’s Athletic Center won both Vault (9.80) and Beam (9.475) in the Junior 7 age group, while Kelsi Kuprats form North Stars won Beam in the Junior 8 competition. In the Senior 6 division, Diya Uthappa from Head Over Heels won Beam with a 9.175.
Congratulations to our National Champions from New Jersey!