USAG Updates

2013-2014 Member Updates Membership and Educational Renewal Reminder: Professional and Instructor membership expiration dates now align with the athletic competitive season. Therefore, most professional memberships expired on 7.31.13. Any new or renewing safety and background check certification will have the 7.31 expiration date.

U100/Instructor Certification does not expire nor need be renewed. Members can renew safety certification 1 year prior to expiration date Members can renew background check certification 6 months prior to expiration date. Posting Schedule: As a reference, below is the schedule to which online payments and certifications will appear on an individuals membership record. Membership and Educational Payments: -24 business hrs. (payments placed Friday-Sunday will post the following Monday) Background Check Certifications -24 business hrs. (results received Friday-Sunday will post the following Monday) Safety and U100 Certifications: -Monday-Wednesday-Friday (courses completed Friday-Sunday will post the following Monday) Online Level Changes Club administrators now have the ability to update levels online via their athlete roster without contacting Member Services. In addition, Women, Men and T&T has had some slight changes to their level structures. Women’s: Xcel divisions-Bronze, Sliver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond Men’s: Now include levels 1-3, and Levels 8-10 are no longer listed by age group T&T: Due to the complexity of the T&T levels, you will notice that we no longer indicate an actual trampoline level. Therefore, when T&T level will only be listed as T&T discipline Member Club USA Gymnastics will no longer be offering the Registered Business membership. Moving forward we will only be offering the Member Club membership. In addition, we are aligning all Member Club expiration dates with the 7.31 model. Membership Verification Function USA Gymnastics has a new tool that will assist both meet directors and club administrators in the process of meet registration. The new membership verification functionality will provide club administrators a tool to assign coaches and athletes to sanctioned competitions. While, providing meet directors a sense of ease that those assigned to their meets have had their memberships verified through USA Gymnastics. Click here to view an online “how to guide” or visit usagym.org/memberservices and click on “member updates” and select the New Membership Verification link. U100 Fundamentals of Instruction Coaching Requirement On August 1, 2013, U100 certification became a requirement for all professional member acting in a coaching capacity at a sanctioned competition. There are a variety of ways that both state/regional chairman, club administrators, meet directors and individual members can verify the U100 certification online. Click here to find out how.

USA Gymnastics Clubs Care and We Care Campaign Promoting a safe gymnastics environment is a top priority for USA Gymnastics, and we continue to take steps to help educate coaches, parents and gymnasts about safety. Last year USA Gymnastics began the Clubs Care/We Care Campaign as a vehicle to educate both coaches, parents and staff on this most important issue. Clubs Care Campaign On a monthly basis the Clubs Care Campaign will deliver information, strategies, templates, toolkits, checklists, action steps, posters, etc., directly to gymnastics clubs through a variety of avenues, including email, Technique magazine, Clubs Care website and the U.S. Postal Service. Clubs can use these materials to develop or refine policies and procedures geared toward eliminating the opportunity for inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct to occur. We Care Campaign An educational program designed specifically for parents and concerned adults that focuses on establishing and maintaining a safe gymnastics environment. We encourage all members, especially state and regional chairman to take a moment to review usagym.org/ClubsCare website to review the important information regarding both campaigns.

USAG-NJ Annual Awards Announced

Annual Award Winners for the

Year 2013

Category

Name

   
J.O. Optional Club of the Year 

North Stars

 

J.O. Compulsory Club of the Year 

Arena

 

Judge of the Year 

Leslie McPeek

 

Meet Host of the Year

E.N.A. Paramus

 

Volunteer of the Year

Kelly Gaston

 

Optional Gymnast of the Year  

Laurie Hernandez

 

Compulsory Gymnast of the Year

Sophia Valenza

 

Educator of the Year

Brant Lutska

 

Terry Veit Harmening

 

Lifetime Achievement

Chrystal Chollet Norton

 

Honorable Mention

Dave Rettig

Congrats to Jersey Girls at USA Championships

New Jersey was well represented at the 2013 P&G National Championships held in Hartford, CT over the past few days with four athletes competing in the Jr Championships:

Ashley Foss/North Stars, Melissa Reinstadtler/Rebound, Lauren Hernandez/MG Elite and Ariana Agrapides/MG Elite.

Ariana was 1st on Vault. Lauren was 2nd All Around and was named to the Jr National Team.
Congrats to you all!

View Results, Photos & Videos HERE

View Lauren Hernandez’s Floor Routine below.

Pumpkin Cup Announced

BackHandspringCome support the NJ NAWGJ Judges Pumpkin Cup Invitational
26/27 October 2013 @ Bishop AHR High School, Edison, NJ

Proceeds from this competition support the efforts of the NJ Judges Association which includes:
·         Financial support towards the Level 9 and 10 State Championships
·         Judges’ education and a donation will be made to a charitable organization
·         This year’s recipient is The Maureen Sutphen Fund

‘STRIKE A POSE’ PHOTO CONTEST DURING EACH SESSION!!

Here is the direct link with all the information:  http://www.njpumpkincup.com.  We hope you all are enjoying your summer and we hope to see you at another great Pumpkin Cup Invitational