West Coast Classic

November 12th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »
Hi Everyone, hope all is going well with preparations for the competition season! I’d like to thank everyone for their continuing support of the West Coast Classic, especially the following registered clubs:

Here’s a table if that helps

Accel Gymnastics
Auburn Gymnastics
Cal Sports Center- Race
Cal Sports Center-Great Oaks
Clovis Academy
Davis Diamonds
Extreme Gymnastics
Gymnastics Zone
Incline Gymnastics Training Center
Liberty Gymnastics
Omega Gymnastics
Oroville Gymnastics
Redwood Empire Gymnastics
San Mateo Gymnastics
Stanford Boys Gymnastics
Lee’s United Gymnastics
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

All sessions are now full, and registration through the USAG website has been closed. If you feel that your gym should be on this list and isn’t, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks again,
Heather Flores
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

Judges Cup Information

October 30th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Based on the response we’ve received to date, this year’s Judges Cup is scheduled for 1 session. Details are below:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Stretch: 2:30 pm
Warm Up: 2:50 pm
Start: 3:05 pm
End: ~6:00 pm

Head Over Heels Athletic Arts
4701 Doyle St. Bldg. F Emeryville, CA 94608

Warm-Up, Perform, Feedback
If you haven’t been part of a Judges Cup in the past, this is a great opportunity for gymnasts and coaches to get feedback from the judges in a non-competitive atmosphere. After gymnasts perform their event, judges will provide feedback to the gymnasts and coaches. Our goal is to keep a friendly dialogue open between the coaches, gymnasts, and judges. Judges’ feedback can include any missing parts, routine construction, or general comments to help improve and prepare for the season. At the end of the clinic, the judges association will be providing each gymnast with a gift for their participation.

The judges will be our State Apparatus leaders and have been selected to judge at this year’s State Championships.

This will be a USAG sanctioned event, however, since it is considered a clinic and no scores are being provided, it cannot be used as a state qualifying meet.

Registration can be completed through the USAG Meet Reservation Portal. We are waiting for our sanction and will provide additional information once obtained.

Costs: $50/gymnast
Payments are accepted via check or PayPal.
Checks should be made payable to NCGJA and sent to:
1080 Stanford Ave #4 Oakland, CA 94608.
For PayPal, please send to ncgja.secretary@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your gym at this year’s Judges Cup. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Tom Kutz
NCGJA Secretary

Cal Benefit Cup

October 27th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

2018 CBC Schedule

Here is the Tentative Session Schedule for the 2018 Cal Benefit Cup. Please use this for planning purposes as we don’t anticipate any major changes.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Level 9

Open Warm-up 2:00 pm; March-In 2:20 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 2:30 pm

Level 10

Open Warm-up 5:45 pm, March-In 6:05 pm Competition (warm-up and compete) 6:15 pm

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Level 4 Division 1&2 and Level 5 Division 2

Open Warm-up 8:00 am, March-In 8:20 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 8:30 am

Level 6 Division 1&2

Open Warm-up 11:45 am, March-In 12:05 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 12:15 pm

NCAA & Level 10 Qualifiers

Open Warm-up 5:00 pm, Competition 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Level 5 Division 1

Open Warm-up 8:00 am, March-In 8:20 am, Competition (warm-up and compete) 8:30 am

Level 7 Divisions 1&2

Open Warm-up 12:15 am, March-In 12:35 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 12:45 pm

Level 8 & JD

Open Warm-up 3:45 pm, March-In 4:05 pm, Competition (warm-up and compete) 4:15 pm

Nakamori Memorial Invitational

October 27th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

February 23-24, 2018

Red Morton Community Center, Redwood City, CA

MontCo Invite

October 27th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »


We are pleased to announce that The Fourth Annual Montco Invite will be on February 3rd and 4th, 2018. Many of you inquired and assumed that our Invitational would take place as it has in the past, over the first weekend in March; however, our goal was to be certain that there would be no conflict with the 2018 PBI. We selected the weekend of February 10 -11, not being aware that KMC had also scheduled their meet for that weekend. Bottom line… We thank you for your patience as we pursued an alternative date and hope you all can join us February 3-4, 2018.

Information and updates regarding the 2018 Montco Invite are available on our website. There, you will find registration forms, hotel information, and a portal for any questions pertaining to the meet. We look forward to seeing you all again this year!


2018 Winter Cup Challenge Format

September 25th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Information regarding format changes for the 2018 Winter Cup Challenge, the 2018 National Qualifier and the 2018 P&G Championships is now available at the following link:


Additional information regarding ‘2018 Winter Cup qualifying competitions and national team selection will be released at a later date.

If you have any questions regarding this information please contact the Men’s Program at USA Gymnastics.

LISA MENDEL, USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Manager

Judges Course this weekend

September 22nd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Here are a few updates for this weekend’s course.

September 23 and 24, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm w/ a 1-hour break for lunch
Board Meeting – Saturday 7:30 AM (Optional for non-Board Members)
General Membership – Saturday 1:15 PM

Emeryville Center of Community Life
4727 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
Room: D203

Parking is available on 47th Street. There is also an entrance into the facility from 47th street.

The course fees are noted below and I have already received some payments. Thank you. Please note if you are planning to audit , you will not need to sign-up for the NorCal Course on NGJA or pay their $25 fee. You would just need to pay the audit fee to NCGJA. If you have already paid for the $25 fee to NGJA, we’ll work of requesting a refund.

$60 for judges
$40 for audit
$25 student
Payment is preferred via PayPal (ncgja.secretary@gmail.com) – If paying via PayPal, please pay as a family/friend so there are no transaction fees.

Please note that since out last General Meeting, the NCGJA Board has decided to allow any non-NCGJA Board members to listen in on the Board meetings. As noted above, there will be 2 meetings.

Click on the links below to see the Agendas for each meeting. Minutes will be added to the agenda following the meeting and posted online:
NCGJA Board Meeting- 9/23/17
NCGJA General Membership Meeting – 9/23/17

Also, it was agreed to make the Minutes available as well. Here are the Minutes from the last meeting in May:
NCGJA Board Meeting – 5/5/17

Thank you all in advance for taking the time to attend the course this weekend. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Tom Kutz
NCGJA Secretary

2017 NorCal Judges Course Info

August 26th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Fellow Judges,

Mark you calendars for this year’s NCGJA Judges Course!

There have been quite a few changes to the JO program and we will be concentrating this course on the most recent changes, including the JO FIG, Xcel, and compulsories. With multiple coaches being able to audit this year with the help of NCBGA, we hope make this as informative as we can and encourage your participation.

September 23 and 24, 2017
Time: tentatively 8:00 am – 5:00 pm w/ a 1-hour break for lunch

Emeryville Center of Community Life
4727 San Pablo Ave Emeryville, CA 94608
Room: TBD

Here’s the tentative schedule for the weekend:

General Rules
Compulsories (L4-7)
JD and Excel

General Membership Meeting
Optionals (8,9,10)

Our State Apparatus Leaders (SALs) will be presenting their respective events. They are:

FX – Dan Wood
PH – Sho Nakamori
R – Greg Ter-Zakhariants
PB – Michelle Huffman
HB – Tom Kutz

Please keep in mind that the following items are required to judge:

1. Have a valid USAG Professional Membership
2. Pass your Background Check
3. Have a current Safety Certification
4. Register for the Northern California Course via NGJA. (currently being updated but should be up by 9/1). In order to register for the course, you’ll need to pay NGJA Dues of $25.
5. Be current on NCGJA Dues.
$60 for judges,
$40 for audit (may be covered by NCBGA)
$25 student
Payment is preferred via PayPal (ncgja.secretary@gmail.com)
6. Pass the JO and/or National Test (70% needed to pass).

Here are some links to judging resources to review for the course. They are also an essential art of a judging kit:

* 2013-2017 FIG Code of Points
* 2016-2020 Men’s Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Manual (JOAGC)
* JOAGC Update #3
* Xcel Manual
* NGJA.org
* 2020 CoP Study – available on the iOS

We look forward to seeing everyone at the course. My mailing list is incomplete.
Please pass this on to anyone that may be interested in attending the course.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Tom Kutz
NCGJA Secretary

NorCal Future Stars Testing Schedule (revised)

August 24th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

2017 NCFS Rotation Groups updated 8-25

2017 Final future stars schedule updated 8-25





Regional Registrations are Open

August 23rd, 2017 by olssonf No comments »



The WebPortal is up and going. Please get the Club & Athlete Registration completed by September 1.  If you do not have a WebPortal account please contact Matt Lowry at Region1Webmaster@gmail.com. 
Your athletes and coaches must first be registered with USAG before they will show up in the WebPortal.  Please allow 24 hours after USAG Registration for it to show up in the Portal. 
Activate all of your athletes and coaches in the WebPortal.  If you do not see one of your athletes please contact Matt Lowry at Region1Webmaster@gmail.com. 
Please make sure all information below is filled out otherwise you will not be able to submit:
Club Short Name
Club Zip Code
Athlete T-Shirt Sizes
Athlete Competitive Program
Athlete High School
Athlete Graduating Senior
Coach T-Shirt Size
Under your notifications you will see the “Submit Registration” Button.  Press that when you have completed everything else. If you did forget something it will bring you to an error page that will show what you missed. 
Once again if you have any WebPortal issues please contact Matt Lowry at Region1Webmaster@gmail.com.