Region 1 FS Evaluation and Camp Info

July 20th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Region 1 Coaches,

Save the Dates for Regional Future Stars

When: October 10-11, 2015

Where: WCOGA; Pleasanton, CA

When: October 23-25, 2015

Where: GO (Gymnastics Olympica); Van Nuys, CA


More Information and Downloads:

Northern California State Future Stars Testing

July 20th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Northern California State Future Stars Testing

When: Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Where: Accel Gymnastics
888 Hinckley Rd.
Burlingame, CA

Event Director: Eric Totman

Entry Form and Fees Due: Friday, August 14th
Cost: $75 per athlete ($85 if post marked after Aug. 14th).
Send one check per club, payable to “GCC, LLC”, and mail to:
Eric Totman
1919 Latigo Way
Stockton, CA 95206

$10 General Admission,
$5 Youth (12 and under) and Seniors (65+)
FREE for children 6 and under.



Position Available: Davis Diamonds Gymnastics

June 8th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

davis-diamond_logoMen’s Program Compulsory Coach

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics (Davis, CA) is currently searching for a Men’s Program Compulsory coach to assist in our growing boys gymnastics program that has been in place since the opening of the gym in 2002.

We are looking for the right person to coach our level 3-5 teams, plus some boys beginning classes.  In addition to performing the hands-on coaching duties, the applicant will be responsible for designing and implementing lesson plans, conditioning sets, and assisting our Head Coach in overall program implementation. Applicants will also have possibilities to supplement workload with recreational classes.

This is a possible full time position with an excellent 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 has moved into a new 18,000 square foot gym in 2015 that is fully equipped for our men’s gymnastics team.  Davis Diamonds currently has approximately 1,000 students and continues to grow with the increased space and equipment available in our 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 Boys Program Director- Tony Zeuli at

Free Webinar: How to Become a Judge for the Men’s Program

May 28th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

From Dan Bachman:

Do you know people who are interested in judging men’s gymnastics, but just don’t know how to become certified or what the process looks like? Good news! On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1 pm (Eastern Time), I am scheduled to do a webinar with USA Gymnastics. The topic I’ll be speaking on is “How to Become a Judge for the Men’s Program“. As you know, we’re always looking for new judges who love the sport and are eager to get involved. If you know of someone who is interested…or if you just want to learn more about the process to become certified, you can pre-register for this “FREE” webinar with USA Gymnastics.

TOPIC: How to Become a Judge for Men’s Gymnastics
DATE: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
DURATION: 1 hour
TIME: 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Register today at


Dan Bachman, NGJA President

*A huge thanks to Mark Sherman for his help in developing the power-point presentation!

Position Available

May 25th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

CCG is hiring for Boys TeamProgram Director & Head Coach position

This is a great opportunity to live and work in the Happiest place in the US – Live and work by the California BEACH. Central Coast Gymnastics Sports Center has a beautiful training facility with a growing boys team levels 4-10

CCG is looking for a knowledgeable, team coach with experience in all levels. Who is enthusiastic, dependable team-player for its men’s competitive program. This is a career opportunity for the right person which includes a full time position of 35-40 hours per week, with Paid Time Off (PTO of 48 hours), 6 paid holidays, and 75% of your health benefits paid up to $400.

Our ideal candidate has coaching experience through level 10, a solid understanding of fundamentals and skill progressions, familiarity with USAG JO routines and requirements, and outstanding interpersonal skills, and a current USAG professional membership is required. If you do not have a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification, we will get you certified within 6 months.

Full-time position, available by June 5th. Compensation based on experience. Travel for competitions & trainings, evening and weekend hours required. Send letter of interest and resume to

Please see our website to learn more at

Super Clinic

May 21st, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

The Northern California Boys Gymnastics Association aims to build long term success and raise the level of boy’s gymnastics in Nor-Cal by providing education for coaches. The Super Clinic is designed to teach new philosophies, techniques, and drills that can be applied into practice. Every event will begin with a focus on developing strong basics before moving onto the below specified topics.

The Super Clinic is open to all NCBGA coaches and visiting coaches (pending space availability). Although the clinic is focused on coach education, the weekend will be invaluable for gymnasts. With limited apparatus and safe group sizes, there is a maximum of 50 spots for gymnasts (maximum of 3 gymnasts per gymnastics club).

Registration has opened for the clinic. The direct link to the registration webpage is below. Also, attached is the flyer for the event. Space is limited for athletes, so register quickly to reserve your spot!

– Michael Ashe
Head Over Heals Head Coach

Click on the image below for the PDF flyer.

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Gymnastics rEvolution Seminar

May 21st, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.39.50 PMGreetings Northern California Gymnastics Community-

California Sports Center-Great Oaks will be hosting the Gymnastics rEvolution Seminar featuring Dr. Dave Tilley and Dr. Josh Eldridge from The Hybrid Perspective on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14. Saturday’s lecture and hands on training will be from 1-8pm and Sunday will be from 8am-3pm. The seminar is open to all those who would like a full weekend of learning about injury prevention, nutrition, injury rehabilitation and other various topics relating to keeping our athletes safe will be covered. More information and registration is found at the attached link. List of topics can be found in the attached PDF file. For any questions, please contact Ken Sloanhoffer at Thank you and I look forward to seeing all of you at the seminar!

Click on the image below for Seminar Info/Flyer: Final GRS Seminar (PDF 5mb)

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regional attire and tshirt pick up

May 4th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

From Debbie Baldwin
Can you send a note out to State Chairs to send to their clubs that the Regional jersey and Region 1 t-shirts can be picked up in room 101A just around the corner from the warm-up gym on Wednesday during Region 1 warm ups at 2:45.  Tell them to look for me (Debbie Baldwin).

And from Lisa Mendel

Good morning.

After seeing the actual JOPC minutes from last year, I wanted to send a quick reminder so that you can let your coaches know this.  When do the athletes where their GK regional competition jersey?

Jr Elite = Optionals Day

Jr Olympic =Finals Day

If you could spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated.  See you guys soon!

USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Manager

National Preparation Training Day

April 27th, 2015 by olssonf 2 comments »


We just experienced a grass-roots movement that was an amazing success.  Coaches and gymnasts from various gyms came together in a training opportunity to help prepare our athletes for the National Championships.

We called this ad hoc clinic “National Preparation Training Day” and it was Sunday, April 26th 10:00am-5:30pm at Technique Gymnastics. (Thank you, John Lucas for housing this awesome event)

Every National Qualifier was invited and strongly encouraged to attend with their coach.

ALL Judge or Coach in Nor Cal were welcome to come and help to prepare our gymnasts for the national championships.



“We had a total of 9 guys between Technique, Oroville, Liberty, AR Elite & IGC.  We had a lot of fun and the boys worked really hard.  Tom from Elevate stopped by to check in and added his expertise for a couple of rotations.  Peter Jenkins even did a front off on P-Bars…He’s still got it.  We are all thankful to John for setting this up and opening up the gym for us to get together.  Hopefully this was the first of many for our Nor Cal national qualifiers.”
Steve Ross

“One thing I picked up on was the boys really enjoyed working out together. Not one gym has all this level of skill in their gym so they were all able to share things as peers, push each and even cheer each other on as a norcal team. It had the feel of a young college team. Loved having this opportunity.  I personally also enjoyed working with other guys sharing my own experience and learning form them!  Thanks a bunch John and to everyone that was able to make it. Really looking forward to more of these.”
Drayke Farley

FIG MAG Newsletter 29

April 27th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »


Steve Butcher, FIG MTC President has informed us that FIG MAG Newsletter 29 has been posted on the FIG website. Parts of this newsletter are in effect immediately with some rule changes scheduled to go into effect October 1. 

Since all of these rules will be used at the 2015 World Championships, it is anticipated that all aspects of Newsletter 29 will be in effect for the 2015 National Qualifier and 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, except where specifically noted in official competition information. All of the rule changes in Newsletter 29 are favorable to the athlete and/or more clearly define existing rules.

The link to Newsletter #29 is listed below. You can also use the link to access FIG MAG Newsletter #28 which was released in March 2015.

For USA Gymnastics,

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