Only 3 more this year…

January 22nd, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.32.11 PMStanford still has 3 more home meets:

Sat 1/24/15 - Stanford vs no 1 ranked Oklahoma, Cal and Nebraska. Starts at 4pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

Friday 2/13/15 - Stanford vs ASU. Starts at 7pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

Saturday 2/28/15 - International Challenge Stanford vs Japan. Starts at 4pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

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Did we mention FREE ADMISSION?!?

 

2015 Region 1 Championships website

January 20th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

http://mensregion1champ.com/

Date:
April 9 – 12, 2015

Location & Host Hotel:
Ontario Convention Center in  Exhibit Hall A
2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
(See the Host Hotel page of the Regionals website for more information.)

Website address:
www.MensRegion1Champ.com

​Meet Directors:
Roger & Debbie Baldwin  and Tim & Melany Klempnauer

Contact Info: 
baldwin.roger@gmail.com (Roger Baldwin)

Host Gym:
Charter Oak Gymnastics

Airports:
Ontario Airport (next to Competition Site & Hotels)

Entry Fee:
$125.00 (due at your State Championships)
(additional $25.00 for Technical Sequences)

Event Format:
Capitol Cup (for all sessions)

Smart cookies!

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

gienger_booksAcademic All-American Recognition Award Application

Recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in junior gymnasts is an important factor in the success of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program.  The Junior Program is designed to provide a positive and rewarding training ground for the development of young athletes. While physical development is obviously important, the program must also stress the development of values, morals and social skills which will remain with these future citizens all their lives.

Encouraging a high level of academic achievement in our young athletes is as important as encouraging their athletic achievement. Motivation for this achievement, while intrinsically driven, can be enhanced through recognition by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Program.  Therefore, the Men’s Program established the Academic All-American Recognition Award Recognition. 

Applicants do not have to attend JO Nationals to receive this award recognition.  They must only be registered in an accredited high school program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Please review the application for further information regarding the program requirements.  The deadlines for the 2015 Academic All American Awards are March 15 for Early Bird consideration or April 1.  No 2015 applications will be considered after May 1.

The 2015 Academic All American Recognition Award application can be accessed through USA Gymnastics website – https://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/Rules/Rules%20and%20Policies/AcadAllAmer15.pdf.

Elementary, my dear Watson

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

In August, our newest developmental program was introduced – Essential Elements.  The mission of the Essential Elements program is to provide the opportunity for clubs to initiate and grow a boys’ gymnastics program while at the same time helping to train coaches to the discipline of boys’ gymnastics. The program provides the opportunity to do this in a way that is cost-effective for both the club and the participant, flexible in terms of space and equipment, and at the same time interesting and fun for all!   The Essential Elements program focuses on both athletes and coaches becoming more proficient with their ability to move freely through a number of foundational areas of boys’ gymnastics. In other words, this curriculum provides the opportunity for any coach to learn how to set up a program, apply it to a team structure and become well versed in teaching boys gymnastics. This can be an invaluable resource for clubs who are always searching for boys coaches or simply would like to start a program but do not have a boys coach. The Essential Elements program can be purchased through the USA Gymnastics website: http://usagym.sportgraphics.biz/c-23-additional-educational-materials.aspx.

Now, USA Gymnastics has made this outstanding program available for download with iBooks on your iPad or MAC for only $29.99.  Once purchased, any updates to the Essential Elements program will be emailed to the owner for free.

Click here to purchase your Essential Elements program from iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/essential-elements/id951753809?mt=11&uo=4

Calling all boy scouts

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Boys’ Life magazine is interested in including a profile of one of USA Gymnastics’ Junior Olympic national champions, who is a member of the Boy Scouts.  The age range for a gymnast who meets the “criteria” is 11-18.  The profile would appear in a series of features that spotlight high achievers, and the series features athletes and young men who have enjoyed success in non-athletic pursuits.

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If you have time, we would appreciate your sharing this information with the coaches of the national champions (it can be all-around and/or one of the event champions) to see if one is a Boy Scout.  If so, the coach or the athlete’s parents should contact Paula Murphey, who is the managing editor of Boys’ Life.  Her email address is paula.murphey@scouting.org.  This is a great opportunity for one of our rising stars to be recognized for his accomplishments in the sport.  Thanks for considering this, and if you have questions, please contact Leslie King at lking@usagym.org.

Have a wonderful day!

Share, share, share!

December 6th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Hey there!

Did you know we have an NCBGA facebook page?  We do.

I’d like to populate it with all sorts of amazing and fun things.  Let’s share with the world our amazing State association.

Please help me by sending (Breeze) links to photos, videos, articles, etc.

Also, help us spread the good word.  Share the link to our Facebook page (#NorCalGymnastics) on your respective websites.  Send your members, athletes, parents, friends and anyone else to the page too!

Oh! And, remember to LIKE IT and stuff. 

Position Available

November 18th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

scgymnastics-logoBoys Program Director and Team Coach

Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center is looking for an experienced coach to take over the growing boys program. The position includes managing the Boys Rec and Team programs, hiring and training new staff, as well as coaching the team boys. We are looking for someone with the leadership and creativity to take ownership of the program and develop it as he or she sees fit.

Established in 1973, SCGC is committed to helping children discover the joy of movement and fitness in a fun and safe environment. Our coaches provide kids with the physical and mental skills needed to achieve their goals inside and outside of the gym. Strong minds, strong bodies.

Full-time position. Compensation based on experience. 2 miles from the beach!

Send resume and cover letter to info@scgym.com.

2015 Winter Cup Challenge

November 4th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

The 2015 Winter Cup Challenge will once again be held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 18 – 21. Hotel information and a detailed event schedule will be posted in the very near future.

Information regarding the format and entry procedures for the 2015 Winter Cup Challenge is now posted on the Events Page page of the USA Gymnastics web site. The link to that page is:
https://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html

Please read the Winter Cup Challenge information carefully and note the due dates for:
Entries: December 12, 2014 – This is a hard due date for entries from all invited participants. All entries must be received at USA Gymnastics by December 12.
Petitions: November 21, 2014 – The deadline for any athlete submitting a petition requesting to participate in the 2015 Winter Cup must be received at USA Gymnastics by November 21. Petitions must meet the criteria as outlined in the 2015 Winter Cup Challenge Entry Procedure document.
Please contact the Men’s Program at USA Gymnastics if you have any questions.

For USA Gymnastics,

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DENNIS MCINTYRE
USA Gymnastics
Vice President of Men’s Program

2015 Academic All-American Recognition Award

October 8th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

usag_logo_2002015 Academic All-American Recognition Award

is given every year at National Championships.

Here is the program’s Mission Statement (Per USAGym.org):

Mission Statement

Recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in junior gymnasts is paramount to the success of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program.

The Junior Program is designed to provide a training ground for the development of young athletes. While physical development is obviously important, the program must also stress development of values, morals and social skills, which will remain with these future citizens all their lives.

Encouraging a high level of academic achievement in our young athletes is as important as encouraging their athletic achievement. Motivation for this achievement, while intrinsically driven, can be enhanced by recognition by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Program.

The USA Gymnastics Men’s Program has therefore established the following Academic All-American Recognition Award program to be presented annually at the Junior National Championships.

2014 State Future Star informational flyer and registration form

September 4th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

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Northern California
State Future Stars Testing

 

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Where: Accel Gymnastics
888 Hinckley Rd. Burlingame, CA

Event Director: Eric Totman (Eric@GoldCountryClassic.com)

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Cost: $75 per athlete ($85 if post marked after Aug. 15th). Send one check per club, payable to “GCC, LLC”, and mail to:

Eric Totman
1919 Latigo Way Stockton, CA 95206

Entry Form and Fees Due: Friday, August 15th

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