2017 Region 1 Championships Tentative Schedule

February 24th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »



2017 Men’s Region 1

Gymnastics Championships

Reno, Nevada


Notes: Levels and age groups have now been set on which session they will be competing in. Start times might change when final numbers come in after all State Championships. The FINAL Schedule will be posted late March (this will have the final start times). 8:00am start times are FINAL; all others are plus or minus 30 to 45 min. You can now make transportation arrangements based on this schedule.

Upcoming Stanford Meets

February 9th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Stanford International Challenge

  • Saturday, Feb. 25 – 4pm
  • Burnham Pavilion – 616 Serra St., Stanford, Ca
  • Free Entry – Pizzas and T-Shirts sent into the crowd at every rotation!

No. 2 ranked Stanford will be fighting to retain their 2016 International Challenge Title against National Teams from Japan and Canada, as well as the No. 7 ranked University of Minnesota Gophers! Last year was an epic battle in which Stanford upset reigning International Challenge champ and 2016 Olympic Champion Japan for the first time. This year will be another great competition.

Stanford vs Oklahoma

  • Saturday, Mar. 4 – 4pm
  • Burnham Pavilion – 616 Serra St., Stanford, Ca
  • Free Entry – Pizzas and T-Shirts sent into the crowd at every rotation!

No. 2 ranked Stanford takes on No. 1 ranked Oklahoma University in a NCAA Championships preview. Come see the top two teams in the country and cheer on your favorite gymnasts.  The 2016 NCAA 1st and 2nd place All Around Gymnasts will be battling for dominance. This will be a competition to remember!

2017 Nor-Cal State Qualifying Scores

January 20th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »
Hello Coaches!
As season is moving along at full steam here is a list of reminders so we can all be prepared for our Championship meets.
1) Finalized Qualifying scores for State Championships:
      Level 5 Division 1 = 51.00
      Level 5 Division 2 = 40.00
      Level 6 Division 1 = 50.00
      Level 6 Division 2 = 40.00
(All Level 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and JD athletes automatically qualify to States)
2) PLEASE be sure to update your athletes levels (and DIVISIONS) in the USA Gymnastics database.  These numbers are what our Regional and National allotment will be based on.
3) Club and Athlete membership payments are now past due.  Please refer to the current by-laws to understand the benefits of membership.
4) All clubs will need to register for States, Regionals and Nationals using the USA Gymnastics Reservation System.  I will not have more details on how this is going to be implemented until next week.
5) This is an election year for all NCBGA positions.  If you are interested or might be interested in any position please contact Tony Zueli ASAP to get on the ballot or ask questions about the requirements. Elections will take place at the General Membership Meeting scheduled to take place immediately following the Level 5 State Competition at Head Over Heels.
I wish everyone the best of luck and much success this season! As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Much Aloha!

Michelle Huffman, NCBGA Chairman/Ohana Gymnastics

From the Main Office

January 14th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »
Greetings and happy New Year!
Please give this information the widest distribution possible:
·         JO Nationals online housing reservations will open at 8:00 am on Monday January 16, 2017.  The link will be on our Men’s Event web page under JO Nationals: https://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html .  Our hosts, Orlando Metro & the Central Florida Sports Commission is working on wrapping up the JO Nationals website.  When that is available, I will send that link out to everyone for distribution.
·         The online NCAA Release Form is ready for 2017.  Please ask your coaches to inform their athletes to complete this release if they want to be recruited by college coaches this season.  It can also be found under the JO Nationals event logo on our web page: https://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html.
·         The 2017 Academic All-American Recognition online submission is open.  Have your coaches remind the 9-12 grade athletes to visit this page for requirements if they are interested in submitting for this award.  The due date for the GPA confirmation page to arrive at USA Gymnastics is February 15. https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/academic_allamerican.html
·         In September, the JOPC voted to take scholarship applications once a year and due by May 15.  College bound high school seniors are welcome to apply.  Notify your coaches to let them know about this and that the program information and application can be found at: https://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/Scholarships/application16.pdf
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
USA Gymnastics
Men’s Program Manager

2017 Academic All-American

January 11th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Good morning.

I wanted to let you know that the 2017 Academic All-American Recognition Award online application is now open. Please encourage your athletes who are in grades 9-12 and who have a CUMULATIVE GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply. The GPA verification form must arrive at USA Gymnastics by FEBRUARY 15 to be considered.


I wish you good luck this season.

Best regards,

USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Manager

J.O. Update #2

January 11th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Happy new year!

Update # 2 of the Men’s Age Group Competition Program is now posted on our website. Please share this with the constituents in your area.


Thank you.

USA Gymnastics
Men’s Program Manager

Please Help: Mass flood at NBAA

December 17th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

nbaa1North Bay Athletic Association (NBAA) is a non-profit gymnastics organization.

On December 15th the facility was hit by a major flood due to a storm and high tide.



Judges Course Schedule

October 20th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

scoresDear Judges,

Here is the schedule for the judges course October 22-23.

Emeryville Center of Community Life
4747 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville CA 94608

Saturday Oct 22nd.

7:45-8a.m.: Intro Registration and Bagels 😉

8-10:30a.m.: General Information JO and FIG
10:30-10:40a.m.: Break
10:40-1:10p.m.: Floor; Compulsory, Optional and FIG
1:10-2p.m.: Lunch; please get something to go and finish it at the course, so we can begin promptly or even early.

2-4:30p.m.: Pommel Horse; Compulsory, Optional and FIG
4:30-4:40p.m.: Break
4:40-6p.m.: Vault; Compulsory, Optional FIG

Presenters may use two hour block of time at their discretion for he two programs.

Sunday October 23rd.

7:45-8a.m.: Bagels and Muffins
8-10:30a.m.: Rings; Compulsory, Optional, and FIG 10:30-10:40a.m.Break
10:40-1:10p.m.: Parallel Bars; Compulsory, Optional FIG
1:10-2:10p.m.: Lunch Break
2:10-4:40p.m.: High Bar Compulsory, Optional, FIG
4:40-6p.m.: Practice and Q and A

This schedule is designed to accommodate all the new material. Hopefully we can really go into depth and be thorough for the first year of the new quadrennium. Presenters may finish early or go a little late if they need to. Please be prepared. Look over the rules and review the universal symbols which is new this year. They don’t really apply to JO but you may want to begin to get familiar with them.


October 9th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »


The JOPC met in Indianapolis September 9 and 10.  Based on decisions and clarifications made at this meeting, the Men’s Rules & Policies have been updated on our website.  Please review this as we head into the competitive season, especially as it pertains to the new age groups and post-high school athlete participation.



We have a new website dedicated to the Men’s Collegiate Championships and the schools that participate.  The website is:  http://www.usagymcollegiatechamps.com/.  The portal to this page can be found at the bottom of the Men’s Program website.

Although the Collegiate Championships is a dormant event, the intent on creating it was to:

  1. Highlight the colleges and clubs that participate
  2. Provide news as it becomes available
  3. Provide photos of the Championship event
  4. Announce the upcoming date and location of the event
  5. Provide additional information to parents who are researching collegiate possibilities for their son.  Please ask your coaches to share this with their athletes and parents.



The online process for the Academic All-American Recognition Award application submission was a great success last year.  This will continue for the 2016-17 season.  The online submission will be available beginning in December and the new due date is February 15. 


The online process for submitting the electronic version of the NCAA form was also a success last year.  This will continue for the 2016-17 season.  The online submission will be available beginning in January. 

Best regards,


USA Gymnastics
Men’s Program Manager

Housing for the National Coaches Workshop & Nation Future Stars

September 1st, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

logo_future-starsIf you are going and want to stay at the Olympic Training Center make your reservations NOW.  This books up very fast. Link below also holds the qualification procedures for the meet. 

The 2016 Men’s National Coach’s Workshop Information is now posted on our website.  Please note that this is an online registration.  Please let the coaches in your community know that registration is now open.


The National Future Stars Qualification document will be posted shortly as well.

Thanks and have a wonderful day!