The 2009 JumpStart National Testing will be held in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, at the SSB Kids gym. This is the second year that national testing has been held at this site, due primarily to its central location. In a change from previous years, testing will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 24-25, 2009. This should help alleviate some of the school absence problems. Click here for a tentative schedule. Rooms have been blocked at the Towne Place Suites, about 2 miles from the gym. Contact National Travel Systems for reservations on their web site at www.ntssportstravel.com or call 888-603-8747.
State testing was completed this month, and in the first week of December, the JumpStart Committee will name the top athletes to advance to national testing. Invitations will be e-mailed to the coaches and a list of athletes will be posted on the web site.