USAG Judges Exam in September

USAG Judging Exam scheduled for September 
Date:  September 13, 2014
Location:  Bishop Ahr High School, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison NJ 08820
Time:  11:00AM   Note: Time may be adjusted if necessary to accommodate the number of registrants.
How to register:
  • Go to ; Do this before August 30.
  • Click on Women –>  Judges –>  Judging accreditation/Master Testing Schedule
  • Read carefully all information before proceeding to the Master Testing Schedule
  • Find the NJ Sept 13 test date and sign up for each level you want to take and for which you are eligible
  • Be kind enough to let Test Administrator Ellen Kovac know that you have registered, and ask any questions you may have, by emailing her at  She will contact you a few days before the exam to confirm details.
  • Study — Memorize all rules and deductions — practice judge on videos if taking an optional level 
Please share this information with any potential judges you may know!

High Performance Camp Deadline

Registration Deadline for High Performance Training Camp, September 19-21 at Woodward, is August 22nd.

All camp and registration information, and liability waivers, can be found on the Region 7 Website:
A reminder that only athletes who were eligible to compete at 2014 Easterns, NIT or JO Nationals are eligible for this camp.  All athletes must be accompanied by a coach.
Linda Johnson
Region 7 JOCC


Danny Warbutton

WarbuttonDannyWe regret to announce the passing of Danny Warbutton and send our condolences to his wife Sue and his two boys Bobby and Steven.

Danny Warbutton is a Hall of Fame gymnastics coach, originally from Pennsylvania. He is the original owner of the Gym Dandys, which he founded in 1976 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Danny coached for over 35 years, before he semi-retired to Myrtle Beach, NC.

USAG Press Release
Gym Dandy’s Web Page


Star Bound Chosen As Nastia Liukin Cup Series Qualifier

Nastia_Liukin_LogoCongrats to Star Bound Gymnastics for their selection as a Nastia Liukin Cup Series qualifying meet.

The meet is the 18th Annual Star Struck Invitational being held at the Atlantic City Convention Center on 16-18 January 2015.
The meet includes USAG Boys & Girls, Xcel, USAIGC & JOGA competitions with event finals for USAG Levels 9 & 10.

The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held on 6 March 2015 at the Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboy territory for you Giants fans, in conjunction with the 2015 AT&T American Cup. Eighteen Seniors and 18 Juniors will be chosen from the qualifying meets held across the country to compete in Texas.


Xcel State Championship Meet Scheduled

The USAG Xcel Program is off and running in New Jersey.
Xcel State Championships are scheduled for 2/3 May 2015.

As of 31 May 2014 from the USAG National Xcel Committee: “Recommendation in conjunction with the Technical Committee to allow at the Diamond Division a maximum of one “D” skill on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise. Not eligible for bonus and will not receive penalty for unallowable skill. Additional “D” skills will receive the 0.50 deduction for an unallowable/restricted skill from the start value.”

So far six clubs are officially participating and more are expected shortly.
Giants, Hendersons, Head Over Heels, Indigo, Middlesex & North Stars

Xcel Program Overview & Rules HERE
Xcel Program Updates HERE

Agrapides & Foberg to Compete at P&G National Championships

photo 2_WEBAriana Agrapides and Jazmyn Foberg, both International Jr Elites from Bayville, NJ, training at MG Elite with coaches Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine, qualified to compete at the 2014 P&G National Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, PA August 21-24.

“Ari” competed her first year as an Elite last year in 2013. She qualified to the P&G Championships & became the Junior National Champion on vault. Ari posted the highest execution score by any junior in the competition. “Jazzy” competed her first year as an Elite last season, as well. Jazzy qualified to the US Classics in 2013. Jazzy won the American Classic 2014 & Ari won the American Classic 2013. So we have back-to-back Champions!

Jazzy & Ari (along with teammate & National Team Member, Laurie Hernandez/currently injured) have been attending the National Team Camps for this past year. Based on her performances at the National Team Camps; Jazzy has been selected to compete in the Senior Session at the US Classics, which is being held in Pittsburgh in a few weeks.

Good Luck Girls – Go New Jersey!