2017 NorCal Judges Course Info

August 26th, 2017 by olssonf Leave a reply »

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


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