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Judges Course this weekend

September 22nd, 2017

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 ( – 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

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 (
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
* 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

2017 NCFS Rotation Groups updated 8-25

2017 Final future stars schedule updated 8-25





Regional Registrations are Open

August 23rd, 2017


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 
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 
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

2017 Summer Board Meeting

August 17th, 2017

Here are the documents associated with the 2017 Summer Board Meetings

Positions Available

August 9th, 2017

Extreme Gymnastics in Loomis, California is searching for enthusiastic and experienced individuals who would like to join our team! We have the following positions available:

  • Boys and Girls Compulsory and Optional Team Coaches
  • Recreational, Kinder and Tumbling Coaches
  • Multiple Program Director positions

These positions require responsible, experienced and highly motivated coaches that can develop gymnasts through solid basics and a fun environment.

Our 16,000+ square foot facility is located 20 minutes east of Sacramento in the beautiful foothills of the Sierras Mountains. We have maintained high level Girls and Boys Competitive Teams for over 25 years!

Please contact

Check out our web site

2017 Summer/Fall GMM

July 29th, 2017

NCBGA General Membership
2017 Summer/Fall Meeting

Date: August 26th Time: 4:00p

Place of Meeting: Oroville Gymnastics
1875 Feather River Blvd. Oroville, CA 95965

Here are the associated documents for 2017 Summer/Fall General Membership Meeting:

Meeting Agenda:


  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
    • Chairperson’s Report
    • Membership/Registration Updates
    • New Xcel Program
  • State/Regional Eligibility
  • Board Members’ Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Adjournment

BIG CHANGES this year.

July 28th, 2017

usag_logo_200The 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program Update #3 is now available on our website –

The program changes will be in effect for all AGCP events as well as the Future Stars program as of the date of this release.

Of particular note for this 2017-2018 season, the age group optional program will follow Jr. FIG Rules with the exception of specifically noted JO Modifications, Special Exceptions or Restrictions by event. Therefore, FIG rules are in effect unless otherwise stated. For example, the FIG time rule will be applied on Floor Exercise for Levels 8, 9 & 10 only in the JO & JE divisions. Similarly, these divisions will follow all applicable FIG Rules unless exceptions are stated in the competition manual (as in the case of special Level 8 rules or the Bonus Table, for example). For all judging questions or interpretations of the rules not stated as specific modifications in the Age Group Competition Program Manual, refer to the FIG Code of Points.

Best regards,


USA Gymnastics

Future Stars and Meeting Agendas

July 27th, 2017
Summer is quickly drawing to an end and we have athletes working hard at new skills, at a train-away in Hungary, preparing for P&G Championships, looking forward to the inaugural season for Nor Cal United and even newbies taking the plunge in our wonderful world of competitive gymnastics.  Attached to this email you should find several important items for you to review.  The most pressing would be the State Future Stars Testing Information and Entry form.  The entry deadline is August 15th….
Also we will be using the webportal to track member clubs and athletes.  Please visit the Region 1 website and register with Matt Lowry to get your login and password ASAP:
There are also changes to Club and Athlete dues as well as due dates and late fees.  Please refer to the proposals that were passed by the board during the summer board meeting for details.  There will not be an updated “Registration Form” so be sure to utilize the webportal to update any club or athlete information.
Action List:
1) Download and READ all attachments
2) Complete State Future Stars Forms and mail/email entries
3) Visit the Region 1 website and follow the directions to sign up for and use the webportal
4) Plan your travel to the General Membership Meeting August 26th at Oroville Gymnastics. All coaches are welcome to stay and observe the Future Stars Testing on Sunday.
5) Check the NCBGA Calendar to start planning your meet season

2017 Spring Board Meeting

July 27th, 2017

Here are the documents associated with the 2017 Board Spring meeting.