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 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

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


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.

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.


  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
707 338 1504

All Star Team Training Camp

March 21st, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Congratulations of being named to the Northern California All Star Team!

Please join us for the All Star Team Training Camp. This camp will be a great opportunity to come together as a team, work with many of the best coaches and judges in the state, and learn more about your State teammates and coaches. Uniforms will be available at Regional Championships at the Nor Cal State Table. Team Alternates are invited to Camp and will receive an All Star Team T-shirt at Regionals.

Camp Info (pdf):  2017 AA team letter

Camp Participants (pdf): 2017 All Star Camp Participants

Camp Date:
Sunday, March 26th

Camp Site:
Elevate Gymnastics
3132 Dwight Road Suite #100
Elk Grove, CA 95758

This year we have a new format and schedule:

Levels 51, 61, 71 Compulsory Teams:

Head Coach: Steve Ross

  • Coaches Report Time: 8:00am
  • Athlete Report Time: 8:20am
  • Warm-up: 8:30am
  • Rotations: 8:50-12:50pm
  • Dismissal: 1:00pm

Levels 8, 9, 10, JD Optional Teams:

Head Coach: Scott Burns

  • Coaches Report Time: 1:00pm
  • Athlete Report Time: 1:20pm
  • Warm-up: 1:30pm
  • Rotations: 1:50-5:50pm
  • Dismissal: 6:00pm

Please RSVP to Michelle Huffman and your Head Coach listed above by email if you can NOT attend.

Michelle Huffman:

Steve Ross:

Scott Burns:

2017 National Championships Qualification Procedures

March 18th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

2017 usagym nationals
On behalf of the JOPC and the Junior Olympic Program Coordinator,

Please give this information wide distribution within your area.

Information regarding the procedure for qualification the Junior Olympic National Championships, as well as the regional allotment to the JO Nationals, has been posted on the men’s page of the USA Gymnastics website.

The direct link to the document is: 

For USA Gymnastics, 

Dennis McIntyre, USA Gymnastics Vice President of Men’s Program

Region 1 Graduating Seniors

March 15th, 2017 by olssonf 1 comment »

Athletes, parents, coaches… anyone really!

Please check the list below for accuracy and let us know as soon as possible any corrections/changes necessary. (email or comment in the field below)