2016 Future Stars

August 10th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

All Coaches,

 Please “Save the Dates” for the Regional Future Stars Evaluation, Camp, and National Championships.  Please also be aware that the age determination date for Future Stars will be the same as the rest of the USAG Men’s Program.  That means it is a looking forward to how old they will be on May 31.  More details about the schedule and how to register will be available in the next couple of weeks.


The region has decided to no longer offer the modified 8 and 9 year old routines.  With the update of the National Future Stars Program we feel as though the 8 and 9 year old routines are now more appropriate. You will find the updated regional routines and the regional grid attached.


Date: September 24-25, 2016
Gym: High Sierra Gymnastics
Location: Reno, NV


Date: October 15-16, 2016
Gym: Technique Gymnastics
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA


Date: November 10-13, 2016
Gym: Olympic Training Center
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Let me know if you have any questions.


2016 Membership registration and meeting minutes

August 6th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Hello NCBGA past members-

I hope everyone is getting excited for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games!  The season is fast approaching and I want to remind everyone to get your membership forms and payments sent in ASAP so you can speak and vote at the next General Membership Meeting August 28th.  I would love to be able to announce an exact time, however we need to know how many fabulous Future Stars athletes will be participating in State Testing this year. SOOOO if you have Future Stars athletes please register them ASAP online at:


The club and athlete registration form is attached along with the agenda for the upcoming meeting and the minutes from the last.  Please review all documents.  It is crucial for the season to run smoothly that you get your athlete registration returned and updated correctly ASAP.  

See you in a couple of weeks at Head Over Heels

Much Aloha!

Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman
Ohana Gymnastics

New and… already improved.

July 28th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

update-stock-imageGood morning.

The 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program Update #1 has been posted on the front page of the Men’s Program website and can also be found under Rules/Technical Updates.  Please give this the widest distribution possible and make sure to replace your updated pages.


Thank you and have a nice day.


USA Gymnastics

Men’s Program Manager

Position Available

July 18th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

bayshoreelitePosition Available at BAYSHORE ELITE MEN’S GYMNASTICS

Tired of working at a club where MEN’S gymnastics is not the highest priority? BAYSHORE ELITE MEN’S GYMNASTICS, in Redwood City, is looking for a Boys Team Coach. This employee will also start by instructing some boys recreational gymnastics classes as well as instructing in our new Ninja Kids program (Ninja Kids program training and certification will be provided if needed)

Our rapidly growing program has quadrupled in size over the past 8 months and we are expecting continued growth due to the upcoming Olympics, as well as the normal Fall enrollment increase. In addition to coaching boys gymnastics, you would also have the opportunity to add to your hours (if needed) by giving private lessons, teaching girls recreational classes and/or girls team.

BAYSHORE ELITE MEN’S GYMNASTICS is solely dedicated to developing high level, and high quality, male gymnasts so applicants MUST:

  1. Enjoy working with boys.
  2. Be knowledgeable of at least all the compulsory skills and routines (Knowledge of optional skills and requirements, or even experience as a judge, is preferred but not required).
  3. Be willing write and maintain lesson plans.
  4. Maintain on-line testing charts.
  5. Be positive and even tempered towards athletes.
  6. Be fully committed to the full development of ALL the children they teach.
  7. Be willing to co/coach in the best interest of the athletes. 
  8. Be willing to continually grow and learn as a coach. 

If this piques your interest, please email your resume, and/or send questions to ERIC TOTMAN at BayshoreEliteMensGym@gmail.com. You can also call us at 650-365-4700.

Relevant Meeting Documents

July 9th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Hope everyone is having an amazing time at the Olympic Trials and National Congress.

What an amazing historical event this has already been with all of the heroes of the sport strolling about and mingling. Have you noticed the kids faces?!? It’s AWESOME!

Meanwhile… These have been uploaded to their respective places within the website structure, but here is a Cliff Notes version of the latest document updates for your viewing pleasure:

NCBGA General Membership 2016 Summer/Fall Meeting

June 30th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Hello Coaches!

Congratulations to our 2016 Men’s Olympic Team – 3 of which were outstanding Region 1 athletes!  I hope that Rio fever is bringing the athletes and you can jump into this amazing motivational wave.

National Congress and the women’s trials are just around the corner and we were able to secure a room for our General Membership Meeting on Thursday July 7th 8:00pm – 10:00pm.  The board and I feel with all the changes with the new Men’s JO program, we really need to keep our General Membership Meeting early with National Congress.  

What:  NCBGA General Membership 2016 Summer/Fall Meeting

When: July 7th Time: 8:00p

Where: National Congress
San Jose Convention Center 150 West San Carlos St
San Jose Room 210 G





Download the agenda here:

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Chairperson’s Report
    • Regional Chairman Change
    • New Program Update
    • State/Regional Eligibility
  • Board Members’ Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Adjournment

Thursday before the meeting USAGym is offering the new M200 hands-on training presented by Mark Yancy and this is some information provided by USAGym to encourage our participation.

National Congress and GMM

June 30th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Thursday, July 7th, before the NCBGA General Membership Meeting, USAGym is offering the new M200 hands-on training presented by Mark Yancy and this is some information provided by USAGym to encourage our participation:

We are happy to host your Men’s State General meeting in San Jose with National Congress.

We have reserved room: 210 G  – San Jose Convention Center  8:00-10:00pm

This room is located on the same floor as the Congress Registration Desk,  as well as Exhibit Hall 1/2

Please personally invite your members to join us for the  ‘premiere’ of M200: Men’s Development Coaches’ Course: Hands-on Training

 Thursday, 7.7.16 – 1:00-8:00pm in San Jose Convention center.

 Its –FREE please bring all staff that teach boys classes too-great free education!

For more information: 


Also,National Congress & Trade show will host the:

San Jose Workshop Men’s 2016 – 2020 Age Group Competition Program Workshop:  Included with your Congress Registration! (Materials not included)

  • Session I – Friday July 8 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
  • Session II -Saturday July 9 1:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m. 
  • Session III -Sunday July 10 1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m. 

Register for the course – scroll down to find the course: 


National Congress & Trade Show information is located:


We are excited to see you all in San Jose!

Let me know if you have any questions,

Cheryl Jarrett 

I look forward to seeing all of you next week!

Much Aloha!

Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman
Ohana Gymnastics

Passing the torch

June 18th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

To all Coaches in Region 1.

If you have not already heard, let this be my official letter to you to announce my stepping down as your Regional Chairman.

It has been an honor to serve with and for you for the last 15 years.  You are the the most amazing coaching community in the country, and I will truly miss this relationship with you.

I will be replaced with one of the best of us.  Adam Lomax has agreed to, and been unanimously approved to, be the Region 1 Chairman.

Adam will need all of our support, the same as I did, to make the Region successful.  I know he can count on all of you. 

I am sure I will see all of you around and am looking forward to this next chapter in my life.


Roger Baldwin

Bids for State Events Needed

June 9th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Hello Coaches!

As we charge ahead into the new season I have a couple VERY important requests and information. 

  • June 1st was the deadline for State event bids.  As of today I have only received 1 bid for Level 4-5 States.  I am placing a 11th hour call for bids for:
    • State Future Stars Testing- possible dates include Aug 27 or 28 or Sept 10 or 11 
    • Level 6-10 State Championships March 18-19
    • State All Star Clinic March 25 or 26
  • The calendar is in the process of being completed, the forms on the website will be updated tonight.
  • Future Stars testing will be the first event under the NEW program rules.  If you are planning on having athletes in the future stars program and you do not have a copy of the new program, please email me. (ohanagymwest@yahoo.com)
  • The Regional Board meeting is this weekend, I’m sure we will have lots to discuss with the program changes. However the biggest change will be the announcement that Roger Baldwin is stepping down as the Regional Chair.  We hope to learn the new appointee at or prior to this meeting.
  • The NCBGA Board meeting is Saturday, June 18.
  • Currently the next NCBGA General Membership meeting is tentatively set in conjunction with National Congress.  The board will be discussing if this is the best time or if a different date will be better.  The Calendar will be updated as soon as dates are set.

Thanks for your time to read this note. Feel free to email me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Much Aloha!

Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman
Ohana Gymnastics

2016 NCBGA Awards Banquet and Golf Tournament

May 12th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

This year’s Awards Banquet and Golf Tournament will be Sunday MAY 22 at: 

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club
1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94591




  • $40/golfer or adult Banquet
  • $20/banquet attendee under 18
  • $75/both ($5 discount)
  • All Graduating Seniors are FREE for golf and banquet
  • All State All Around , Regional All Around, and/or National Event or All Around Champions are FREE to attend Banquet

RSVP no later than Monday May 16th with attendee names to ohanagymwest@yahoo.com

Payments can be made payable to and sent to

446 May Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95060