20% Off Turn’s Super Clinic For All NCBGA Coaches!

June 17th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Use discount code NCBGA20 at checkout for 20% off!

superclinicbannerIn the third installment of the MAG Super Clinic, Turn is proud to welcome head clinician and Team GB Olympic Coach Paul Hall MBE. The 3-day clinic is being held at Head Over Heels in Emeryville and will be focused on elite coaching techniques.

Paul’s approach to pommel horse, in particular, paved the way for the rise and success of the British team, with his gymnasts Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings picking up Olympic, World, and European medals. Paul will be hosting an evening lecture about his Olympic journey and lessons learned and a special look at teaching elite pommel horse.

Supporting Paul for Saturday and Sunday’s training is former Japanese national team member, Koji Uematsu. Koji is best known for his high-flying High Bar routine and was part of the Japanese team that won team silver at the 2010 World Championships. He currently holds the impressive title as the last man to beat King Kohei in the All-Around. We’ll also have a breakout session with Cal Mental Skills & newly named Head Coach, JT Okada, focusing on visualization techniques that aid performance.

This is not your regular camp, packed full of kids, it will be quality over quantity! For this reason, space is limited to 48 gymnasts, and for Level 7’s and up, so sign up today at turn-gymnastics.com to ensure your spot at this not to miss event!

 

Recreational and Compulsory coach position

May 25th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

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Davis Diamonds Gymnastics (Davis, CA) is currently searching for a Men’s Program Recreational and 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, and working with the Head Coaches in overall program implementation. Applicants will also have possibilities to supplement workload with birthday parties and other recreational classes.
This is an hourly position with pay commensurate with experience and performance.
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 a resume and a letter of interest to Boys Program Director Tony Zeuli – boysprogram@davisdiamondsgymnastics.com
You will find our application for employment at www.davisdiamondsgymnastics.com/forms

highshool nationals

May 19th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

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Good luck to the NorCal gymnasts going to this year’s high school nationals.

Coaching position available

May 11th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Boys Coach – Recreational and Team Development
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Hours: 10-25, additional hours could be available at other locations.
Pay: commensurate to your experience and the position – always negotiable

California Sports Center- Morgan Hill is looking for an experienced coach to lead the team development and boy’s recreational gymnastics program. We are looking for someone with a background in gymnastics, and experience coaching beginner-advanced levels. Applicants must have strong communication and leadership skills, and be excited about working with kids of all ages. Morgan Hill is an amazing community to live in and we have exciting plans for more growth. With Xcel for boys starting in 2017-18 season, the right candidate will be given the opportunity to lead this competitive program too. Apply on-line at http://www.calsportscenter.com/jobs/ for a confidential consideration.

Full and Part Time Coaching Jobs Available

May 9th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Bayshore Elite Men’s Gymnastics is hiring full time, and part time, staff. We are located in Redwood City, California on the peninsula half way between San Francisco and San Jose.

We are looking to grow and expand our program and can give more details when you contact us. We are currently looking for individuals with a great work ethic and a passion for men’s gymnastics and working with boys. We will provide paid training if needed to the right individuals. Experienced staff will be paid well based on your experience.

If you are interested, and want to learn more about the exciting future this job can provide for you, please contact Eric Totman at BayshoreEliteMensGym@gmail.com.

AAI High School National Team Championship

April 22nd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

AAI High School National Team Championship

Hosted by THSGCA

The mission of the AAI High School National Team Championship is to celebrate the hard work and dedication our seniors have given to the sport of gymnastics.

May 19th & 20th, 2017

Arizona State University

Gymnast Requirements

Current High School Senior gymnast with a USAG number

Must be accompanied by a coach (either the state team coach or their personal coach)

Entry Fee -$125 Due to the state Chair at Regional Championships or by April 14th

Team Requirements

Northern California will name a team coach responsible for the team at all times. This will also be the coach information is distributed to. Gymnasts may have their personal coaches attend as well.

All Coaches must be USAG members and teams may bring as many coaches as they want.

Meet Format

Modified Capital Cup

Level 9 Rules with a 10.0 Max

-6.0 Exercise Presentation, 2.0 Element Groups, 2.0 Difficulty

Maximum 6 gymnasts per event/3 scores count toward the team score

Teams may use any combination of All-Arounders and Specialists

AAI equipment

A Certified Trainer will be on-site

Attire

Competitive attire will be a Northern California All-Star Uniform.

Teams are encouraged to have team warm-ups which may include shorts and t-shirt.

Entries are due to the state Chair at Regional Championships or by April 14th

2017 National Training Day

April 22nd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

2017 national training day flyer (pdf)

And this is the detailed schedule:

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

warm up/Coaches Meeting

10:30 AM

10:40 AM

group assignment and team building

10:40 AM

11:10 AM

First event

11:10 AM

11:15 AM

rotate/group line up

11:15 AM

11:45 AM

Second event

11:45 AM

11:50 AM

rotate/group line up

11:50 AM

12:20 PM

Third event

12:20 PM

12:30 PM

Team building

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch (offsite, bring money)

1:30 PM

1:50 PM

Warm up

1:50 PM

2:00 PM

Team Building

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

Fourth event

2:30 PM

2:35 PM

rotate/group line up

2:35 PM

3:05 PM

Fifth event

3:05 PM

3:10 PM

rotate/group line up

3:10 PM

3:40 PM

sixth event

3:40 PM

4:00 PM

final activity/closing remarks

 

J.O. Manual Update

April 22nd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Age Group Competition Program Update #3 was posted recently, due to the timing of the update, implementation has been delayed until the 2017-2018 season. 

To see the official statement regarding update #3 on the Men’s Page of the USA Gymnastics web site, please use the following link.

https://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/MemUpdates/agc_041017.pdf

For USA Gymnastics,
Dusty Ritter
National Junior Olympic Program Coordinator

Nationals Entry Information

April 3rd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Hello All,

This post contains important information regarding JO National entry. Please read through it in its entirety…

JO National Entry Procedures:

  1. All entry will be done by the Regional Chairman via the meet reservation system. No forms required.
  2. Each qualifying athlete must complete the NCAA release form. This form can be found here: NCAA Release form
  3. JO National entry fee is $165/athlete. Please submit 1 check per club payable to USAG Region 1.
  4. Please submit the GK apparel order form (2017gk-jo-mens) to (Adam Lomax or Laurie Satmary) along with separate payment to USAG Region 1.
  5. If you have a petition make sure you have all necessary documents including doctors note, men’s program petition form, scores and payment prior to submitting it to me.

Also, the JO nationals website is now finally live… here is the link JO Nationals Website

Entries must be completed prior to the conclusion of Region 1 Championships. I would like them to be done by Saturday evening immediately following the JE session or by Friday evening if you do not have JE athletes.

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all this week!

Safe Travels to all!

Adam Lomax
Region 1 Chairman

Level 8 Clarification before Regionals

March 30th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Coaches please review these couple of points on routine construction. Level 8 has some pit falls  that I want you to be aware of.

One skill or sequence can only fill one special requirement.

Examples

  1. Layout front=B + front tuck=A. This sequence will not fill the B value forward requirement and the combination sequence requirement. It can only fill one of these.  You will still need a B value forward skill somewhere else in your routine.
  2. Whip=B + back layout=B cannot fill both layout backward and combination requirements and FIG dismount requirements.  If you dismount with whip to layout you could be missing 2 requirements if you do not have another layout and another combination pass.
  3. Layout 1.5 twist=C punch Layout front=B will only meet one spec requirement. Combination, Layout backward or B value front but not both.

These things are easy fixes. You may need to add a pass or replace a dismount. Level 8 can be a little tricky and I want to make sure you are not blind sided because this error was not reflected in your start value at state.  Please go back through your routines and make sure that you are getting credit for your groups.  I’m 90 percent sure that everyone was ok but it bares review. If you would like to call me and go over your composition I am free. From 9-1 and 6-9p

The other thing that I noticed is jump to prone skills.  If you do not land your tumbling and show control before jumping to prone, it is a .5 deduction.  I would alleviate all jump prones and replace them with a Swedish fall or just fall to prone.

Dan Wood
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