Letter from Brant Luska, NJ SACC:
I delayed sending this to you, because I wanted to get the results from the Junior Competition. We had four athletes ( 2 MG Elite, 1 from ENA and 1 Atlantic Coast) competing and all four did an excellent job. Congratulations to Laurie Hernandez on becoming the new junior champion of the USA! Jasmine, last years national champion, finished second by .10 and Olivia Dunn and Margzetta Frazier had a great showing as well.
Dear NJ Pro Members,
Welcome to the 2015-16 season! Please remember all rule changes have gone into effect as of August 1, 2015. Last season was an incredible year for our state! State records were broken, we dominated level 8 regionals, level 9 & 10 was well represented at regionals, easterns and nationals and we also are home to the National Club of the Year. Congratulations Northstars! All of these achievements are because of your dedication, devotion and caring for our athletics. I thank you all for really putting NJ on the map. Every conference or meeting I attend I hear so many wonderful comments. Let’s keep this going, you are all wonderful coaches.
Our state clinic is being held on September 13, 2015. This will be the consistent weekend every year so you can plan annually. This year we have Tom Koll and Linda Thorberg as our guest speakers and of course we will have NJ coaches speaking as well. This is a great start to the season and it will refresh everyone. Judges you will have a track as well. On Saturday, September 12, 2015 we will be having our add-on day, but I have changed the format. This year Linda Thorberg and I will be running a “free” 3 hour clinic for preschool and recreational teachers. The clinic will run from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This should give teachers time to get to Bishop Ahr High School. Please send this to as many staff members as you want! We are going to give hundreds of ideas to assist you in bettering your class programs. We need to use fresh ideas and ways to excite children. Please take advantage of this opportunity. This is part of the state giving back to you! Next year we are going to offer a free business seminar on the add-on day.
I am currently in Indianapolis at the regional committee meeting and National State Chairman workshop. Any new information I receive will be presented at the state workshop. Please also remember if you are granted a sectional or state meet you must attend my mandatory meeting that will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 13th .
The state committee and I are working very hard for you. Please attend and see our efforts. Each meet I attend I’m always impressed with your nurturing and professionalism with our athletes. Please continue your hard work and know that I’m available for you. Please email me, if you need my assistance. Best of luck to all!
Brant Lutska/NJ SACC