to the website of Region VII Gymnastics! Region VII Gymnastics
is a diverse organization with over 1,200 professional members and 7,000 athlete members throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia ranging from small recreational gymnastic programs to those that produce Olympic athletes.
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2014 Region 7 All Star Team
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2014 Region 7 JO Program of the Year Sportsplex
UPDATES & NEWS
Prince Edward Classic 2015
October 15, 2014
Inviting Region 7 Clubs to Invitational in Prince Edward Island! The meet will be held January 23-25, 2015. Meet registration closes on December 8, 2014. Please open the meet flyer for more information.
Once again I am writing you to share an update on Lynn Perrott. Lynn (very) recently began experiencing abdominal discomfort and bloating, and was admitted to the hospital yesterday. The medical team found cancer cells in her peritoneal cavity, and are proposing an intensive in-hospital course of chemotherapy beginning as soon as possible. As you can imagine, this is a very stressful time for Lynn and her family.
Lynn is such a strong woman, as we have known for years, and as she displayed last year as she recovered from her surgery, infection and chemo. We will stay united and Region 7 Strong to support her through this new challenge. Please keep Lynn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Lynn mentioned to me several times this year how comforting and supportive your thoughts were while she courageously rallied back from her surgery last fall and underwent subsequent chemotherapy. I have no doubt that she will feel lifted and supported from hearing from you. Feel free to send cards and thoughts her way. I will keep you updated as I know more.
While Administrative business is not a priority right now in our hearts and minds, we (the Regional Committee) feel it is important to proactively set an interim plan in motion so that Lynn can focus on her recovery. Until further notice, please use the following points of contact for regional business:
Financial: Please send competition fees (with sanction, no scores needed), invoices and any other financial business to Donna Guenther, SAC PA. Checks should be payable to "USAG Region 7". Donna's address is 155 Philmont Avenue, Feasterville, PA 19053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative business (regional or national): should be directed to Steve Garman, SAC VA at VAUSAG@gmail.com
As always, we will work together as a committee to respond to any issues or concerns.
Thank you all for your support and understanding during this time.
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USA Gymnastics Names Sites
September 29, 2014
USA Gymnastics has named the host sites for the 2015 season!
The 2015 Women's Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships will be held at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall in Kissimmee, Fla., and the Level 9 Western Championships will be staged at the Spokane (Wash.) Convention Center. The 2015 U.S. Women's National Junior Olympic Championships for Level 10 are slated for May 15-16 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Our incredible RTC, Myra Elfenbein, has been recognized for her contributions to the judging community and the gymnastics community in general, by being inducted into the NAWGJ Hall of Fame. She and Marian Dykes, the Region 8 RTC, were each recognized this past weekend at the NAWGJ Symposium in Atlanta, GA. To emphasize what an honor this is -there have only been 10 members inducted up until now!
NAWGJ Hall of Fame Inductees:
Here is a video made by the MD-NAWGJ squad in honor of Madame being inducted into the NAWGJ Hall of Fame. Enjoy! If the YouTube video doesn't load below, click here to open it a new window.
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High Performance Judges
July 11, 2014
Registration information and liability waivers for judges is now available for this year's HPC. The information includes fees, lodging and apparel information and a general schedule. Judges do NOT need to submit the medical information on the liability waiver.
Registrations should be mailed to Nancy Claar per the instructions in the PDF. Nancy will be coordinating the judges, including assignments at the camp.
We are continuing our Region 7 Strong campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of Lynn, Audrey, Jenny and Patti. Judges are welcome to place bets on teams and try for a free entry to 2015 Regional Congress!
Registration for the 10th Annual High Performance Training Camp scheduled for September 19-21, 2014 at Woodward is now open. Eligible athletes include athletes who were eligible to compete at 2014 JO Nationals, NIT or Easterns. All athletes must be accompanied by a coach.
All participants must bring a completed liability waiver. For minors, these forms must be completed by a parent/legal guardian; Page 2 (medical history) is not required.
This year's team building fundraiser will raise money for the American Cancer Society to continue our "Region 7 Strong" campaign in honor of our Region 7 members courageously battling cancer. Clubs and individuals are invited to join the fundraising challenge!!
Confirmed clubs will be posted on this website.
The registration deadline is August 22nd. No refunds after this deadline. All participants must be pre-verified. Please complete all fields on the registration form. Note: jacket styles and sizing (coaches) for men and women are different. Please refer to the attached sizing information and be sure to specify men's vs. women's on all jacket orders. Additional orders for jackets ($40.00 per jacket) may be included on the registration form. Links for additional orders will be available after the camp on this website.