July 21st, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

2014 Super Clinic Final Schedule

(Download PDF of schedule) 


Head Over Heels:
4701 Doyle St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Date: Saturday and Sunday

9:30am – 6:15pm
1:00-2:30 Lunch will be provided onsite


Dan Wood
Wes Haagensen
Sergey Vopnik
Sho Nakamori

Registered Athletes:

Jack Clark, Kaden Brownie

Dante Yasui, Kyle Moeller, Samuel Resendez

Anthony Ignacio, Benjamin Ard, Matthew Ard

Amitai Smyla, Christopher Luey, Elan Symla, Mark McGuire

Aiden Nielson, Atreyu Rivera-Lebed, Caleb Melton, Elijah Stieger, John Pollard

San Mateo 
Daniel Shilman, Dyson Adsit, Thomas Lee

SB Gym
Coda Struthers, Deno Roberts, Harrison Plate, Nash Gabrielson, Wyatt Gabrielson


2014ncbga-super-clinicJoin our coaches for a weekend packed with gymnastics and information. Focus will be on Future Stars, Technical Sequences, and Optional Skills. All Coaches are welcome to join us. This is a great op- portunity to build unity and peer-support with our phenomenal athletes.

Hosted At:
Head Over Heels
4701 Doyle St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Clinic Flier and Registration Form

Please fill out the form and email it to Michelle Huffman (ohanagymwest@yahoo.com)

Classifieds: Position Available

July 15th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

davis-diamond_logoMen’s Program Director

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics


Are you an experienced men’s gymnastics coach looking for a full-time career opportunity?  Davis Diamonds Gymnastics (Davis, CA) is currently searching for a Men’s Program Director to take over the men’s gymnastics program that has been in place since the opening of the gym in 2002.

We are looking for the right person to lead our men’s team, currently comprised of 20 gymnasts on team levels 4 – 10 plus a “Supermen” pre-team.  In addition to performing the hands-on coaching duties, the Program Director will be responsible for designing and implementing the men’s program from preschool to elite levels as well as hiring and supervising their own assistants.  The owners of Davis Diamonds have a flat organization structure and believe in delegation of authority and responsibility to their program directors.

This is a full time exempt position with an excellent medical benefits package including medical and dental coverage and a vision discount plan.  Profit sharing is available through a gym-sponsored 401K plan.

David Diamonds Gymnastics will be moving into a new 18,000 square foot gym in 2014 that will be fully equipped for our men’s gymnastics team.  The individual hired for this position will also have an opportunity to acquire ownership interest in the gym!  Davis Diamonds currently has approximately 1,000 students and are looking to grow with the increased space and equipment to be available in their new facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right coach for both personal and professional development.  If you are a qualified candidate, please send your cover letter and resume to the Davis Diamonds HR manager at janbraun.hr@gmail.com.


Classifieds: Coaching Position Available

June 11th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

byers gymnastics center

We are advertising for a boy’s coaching position.  Please give me a call/email.


Tom Gardner, Byers Gymnastics Center, Elk Grove


Classifieds: FREE Parallel Bars Base

June 11th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

We have a parallel bar short base with spin locks included we are no longer able to keep in our gym at Cal. If anyone would like to pick it up they must do so within the week as we will be forced to throw it away after that point. Rails and mats are not included.

Thanks so much,
JT Okada

NCBGA Super Clinic Coordinator Position Available

May 23rd, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Click here for the PDF application

Job Title: NCBGA Super Clinic Coordinator

Position Type: contract

Location: Head Over Heels, Emeryville

Travel Required: On Site during event

Level/Salary Range: $1000/event

Will Train Applicant(s): No

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

Applications Accepted By:

Subject Line: NCBGA Super Clinic Coordinator

Michelle Huffman NCBGA Chairman 446 May Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Job Description

Organize and Run the 2014 NCBGA Super Clinic

  • Maintain positive flow or break-even budget, managing registration income and event expenses
  • Provide completed prof/loss report within 3 days of the conclusion of the event
  • Secure clinicians as needed
  • Secure lodging and meals for clinicians/staff as needed
  • Update NCBGA Board on progress/development of the Super Clinic
  • Ensure the technical quality and development opportunities for both the athletes and coaches


Candidates should possess experience in running camp or clinic events.
Candidates should be able to foster a positive and inclusive event for the education of all participants (athletes and coaches).
Regional or National camp/clinic experience preferred but not necessary.
Please send resume by June 1st. Position will be filled no later than June 10th.

Save College Gymnastics: the Temple Edition

May 20th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

temple-foreverHere is a compilation of emails sent out by our incessantly devoted friends of Men’s Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program.

Dear Gymnastics Enthusiasts,

As you know, the Temple University Administration has chosen to eliminate its Men’s Gymnastics Team without any consideration for (or input by) its gymnasts, its coaches and the National Men’s Gymnastics Community (and all the current and future generations of gymnasts around the country). For this reason, a committee of interested people have joined together to fight this decision and to put the Team back on the map as a varsity sport.

This is a four pronged approach that involves action in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Public Relations
  • Political

The MIGS Program has been engaged in this process from the start and we are working on fund raising, public relations and political influence.




A you know, we are working to re-instate the Temple University Men’s Gymnastics Team to varsity status. We appeal to you for your immediate help.

IF you are hesitating to get involved, please consider this:

  1. You develop some of the best athletes in the country and they deserve an opportunity to compete in college at the varsity level just like any other athlete in any other sport. Your gymnasts deserve that opportunity.
  2. A strong and expanded collegiate varsity gymnastics program may motivate many of your gymnasts to stay in the sport longer…and develop to a higher level of proficiency because they see an opportunity to compete in college while pursuing their college education.
  3. Expansion of the collegiate varsity men’s gymnastics program (our goal is at least one varsity men’s collegiate gymnastics team in every state) will open up more competition and coaching opportunities at the collegiate and Junior Olympic levels as interest in the sport grows and more boys enter and stay in the sport.
  4. Increased demand will ultimately increase revenues for private clubs and allow coaches to be paid a higher wage. (A simple fact of supply and demand.)
  5. As your gymnasts graduate from college, some of them will enter the world of coaching (with an expanded competition experience and a higher education) and train the next generation of gymnasts.
  6. We must stand united as a national gymnastics community against unfriendly college administrations and protect the interests of men’s gymnastics in our country.  Simply put, if we don’t do it, nobody will.

We have asked that you have your team gymnasts buy a “College Gymnastics Forever” (Temple Edition) t-shirt and one banner for your team. Please do this immediately since time is of the essence.  If you cannot do it, hand it over to a trusted parent to get it done.  Proceeds will go toward re-instatement of the Temple Team.

Once your team has received the t-shirts and banner, take a picture of your team in front of your club wall logo (or something identifying your club).  On your picture, place text that says your team supports the re-instatement of the Temple University Men’s gymnastics team to varsity status.  Mail the picture to the Temple University President, Athletic Director and Board of Directors.  (I will provide that contact list of the Temple Administration  to you tomorrow.)

This effort on your part will go along way toward putting ample political pressure on the administration to reverse their ill advised decision to cut the team.  It is critical that every Junior Olympic Boy’s team in the country participate in this effort.

Again, the necessary order form and an example of the type of photo to create is (linked here).

Please fill out the order form, scan it and e-mail it to me by May 19 so we can order the necessary t-shirts in bulk on May 20.  Follow up with a hard copy and a check in the mail ASAP.  We will process your order get the t-shirts and banner out as quickly as we can so you can do your part with the photo in a timely manner.

Once again, thanks for you consideration in this very important matter.

Bob Wuornos
Founder & Executive Director
Men’s Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program



(We are compiling) a contact list of the Temple University President, Athletic Director and Board of Directors.

Once you get your t-shirts and banner and take a picture, please send your team picture along with a statement of support for the re-instatement of the Temple University Men’s Gymnastics Team to varsity status to everyone on the list.  It is important that each of them understand that the nature of their decision affects more than just the gymnasts at Temple University.  It affects the national program and opportunities for current and future generations of gymnasts (student athletes) all over the country.

A strong and unified message from the National Gymnastics community is important  to convince the Administration that they must reverse their decision and become an important player in the resurgence of men’s gymnastics at the collegiate level.

Please copy me with your picture and statement.

Thanks for your support of this effort.

Onward and Upward,

Bob Wuornos, Ph.D.
Men’s Intercollegiate Gymnastics Support Program
4930 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Temple University
Contact Information

Contact info for administrators:

Dr. Neil D. Theobald
President, Temple University
2nd Floor, Sullivan Hall
1330 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7405 (phone)
215-204-5600 (fax)

Patrick J. O’Connor, Chair
Temple U Board of Trustees
c/o Office of the Secretary
Sullivan Hall – 3rd Fl Mezzanine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-7308

Kevin G. Clark, Vice President and Director of Athletics
Temple University
1700 N Broad St – 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Pat Kraft, Deputy AD
Temple University
1700 N Broad St – 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Mark Ingram, VP Athletic Development, Exec Senior Assoc. AD

TU Board of Trustees
contact info

Mail can be sent to:
[trustee name]
Office of the Secretary
Sullivan Hall – 3rd Floor Mezzanine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Dennis Alter
Leonard Barrack Barrack, Rodos & Bacine
2001 Market St #3300 Philadelphia, PA 19103

John Campolongo
SEI Advisor Network
1 Freedom Valley Drive
Oaks, PA 19456

Joseph F. Coradino
PREIT Services, LLC
200 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

William H. Cosby, Jr.

Theodore Z. Davis

Nelson A. Diaz
Dilworth Paxson LLP
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ronald R. Donatucci
Register of Wills
City of Philadelphia Room 180
City Hall Broad & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Loretta C. Duckworth

Patrick J. Eiding
President, Phila Council AFL-CIO
22 S. 22nd St.,
Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Judith A. Felgoise
Abramson Foundation

Richard J. Fox
The Fox Companies Fox Realty Co.
One Tower Bridge
100 Front Street Suite 945 West
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Lewis F. Gould, Jr.
Duane Morris, LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Lon R. Greenberg
UGI Corporation
P.O. Box 858
Valley Forge, PA 19482

Lewis Katz 
Katz, Ettin, Levine
905 Kings Hwy North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1536

Patrick V. Larkin
AJG Risk Management Services
400 Market St #450
Philadelphia, PA 19106

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest
The Lenfest Group
300 Barr Harbor Drive #400
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Solomon C. Luo
Progressive Vision Institute
1300 Broadcasting Rd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Joseph W. Marshall, III
Stevens & Lee/Griffin Holdings Grp
1818 Market St-29th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Anthony J. Mcintyre
The McIntyre Group
220 Lake Dr E #210
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Theodore A. McKee
United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit
James A. Byrne United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Christopher W. McNichol
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
1787 Sentry Pkwy W
Blue Bell, PA 19422

J. William Mills III
PNC Bank chair, PA & S NJ
1600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Mitchell L. Morgan
Morgan Properties
160 Clubhouse Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Leon O. Moulder, Jr.
1000 Winter Street Suite #3300
Waltham, MA 02451

Patrick J. O’Connor,
Chair Cozen O’Connor
1900 Market St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bret S. Perkins
Comcast Corporation
1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Daniel H. Polett
Lexus of Chester Springs,
Wilkie Lexus
400 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs, PA 19425

Phillip C. Richards
North Star Resource Group

Edward Rudolph
Rudolph, Clarke & Kirk, LLC

Jane Scaccetti
Drucker & Scaccetti
1600 Market St #3300,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-3960

Anthony J. Scirica,
Vice Chair
United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit James A. Byrne United States Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Jay H. Shah
Hersha Hospitality Trust
510 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Michael J. Stack, III
State Senator, Commonwealth of PA
12361 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

James S. White

2014 NCBGA Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet Signup

May 13th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Reminder: Registration Deadline is Wednesday (5/14).

We’re doing an ONLINE registration for this year’s Awards Banquet and Golf tournament.  (fancy, I know!)

Here is the link to the form:


27th Annual NCBGA Awards Banquet
Dennis Ferranti Golf Tournament

2014NCBGA_Banquet (pdf)

Sunday, May 18th , 2014
Monarch Bay Golf Course
13800 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577

Gymnasts, Coaches, Judges, Parents, Family and Friends –

Please join us in honoring the

NCBGA Graduating Seniors,
Hiroshi Fujimoto Coach of the Year,
USA Gymnastics State, Regional and National Champions.

These young men have put in countless hours of hard work into their school and sport of gymnastics.
We would love to have you join us in wishing them well as they continue to pursue their dreams after their USGA Junior Olympic Gymnastics experience.
The Dennis Ferranti Golf Tournament* will begin at 10:30 AM Tee time followed by NCBGA 27th Annual Awards Banquet where lunch will be served 2:00 PM.
The golf tournament is a best ball scramble, so anyone can play! Come join us for a round of golf where everyone is trying for the lowest all-around score. It will be a great day of golf,
food, and fun with friends in our gymnastics community.
*Dennis Ferranti passed away in October of 2005. He and his wife, Cindy, owned Athletic Horizons in Chico, CA. He was a great coach, friend, and supporter of the Northern California gymnastics community. He was also an avid golfer who always made the trip to honor our seniors each year and play in the golf tournament.
First Tee 10:30 AM
Time Lunch/Awards Banquet 2:00 PM

Schedule of Events

Cost (If paid prior to April 20)
Golf and Banquet $ 60
Golf Only $ 35
Banquet Only $ 35
Child Banquet (12 and under) $ 12
Cost On or after April 20
Golf and Banquet $ 75
Golf Only $ 40
Banquet Only $ 40
Child Banquet (12 and under) $ 12


Please Register Online at NCBGA.com
Please make checks payable to: NCBGA
Mail to: Michelle Huffman * 446 May Ave. * Santa Cruz * CA * 95060



Equipment Sale

May 7th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »
AAI is supplying the equipment for the upcoming Men’s JO National Championships in Long Beach this week. The link below is a DEMO list of some of the equipment that will be on hand. Both Riley and Scott Barclay will be there on the floor to answer any questions you may have on equipment needs for your gym. If not already purchased, these items may be taken off the floor at the end of the competition on Sunday. If there is any girls equipment not used and it is on the truck, that can be taken anytime during the week.


Prices INCLUDE shipping TO CHANDLER AZ unless you pick it up yourself at the competition in Long beach. If you would like us to arrange delivery, just talk to us.
Feel free to contact Riley at any time at 602-312-8761
Best of luck to all teams this week!
Scott Barclay               Riley Barclay
602-750-3087               602-312-8761

Hiroshi’s Life Celebration

May 5th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Thank you to ALL who helped/participated/attended the amazing event that was Hiroshi’s Life Celebration.

Here is a link to the pictures Owen took: http://www.norcalgym.org/photo-gallery.htm

If you want to share YOUR experience (words and/or pictures, please send them to

“Breeze (webguru) Olsson” <ncbga.webguru@gmail.com>

and I’ll add them to our NCBGA website.

Peace, love and much aloha


Improving Regional Championships

May 5th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

In an effort to continually improve on hosting meets and this 2014 Regional in particular, we have made up a very short 1-minute (10 question) survey to evaluate our Regional Championship we held here in Phoenix last month.

Could you please send out one to the coaches and one to the parents?  It is important information that can be very useful in planning for future championship meets in our region.


Scott Barclay

ASU Head Men’s Coach

Here are the links for the surveys!

Coaches- http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e98zstc8humtfs5y/start

Parents- http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e98zmg0lhumss6n5/start