NOR-CAL JUDGES ASSOCIATION
JUNIOR OLYMPIC JUDGES
The National Gymnastics Judges Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serve the gymnastics community by performing services relating to the evaluation and judgment of gymnastics performances.
The National Gymnastics Judges Association (NGJA) was conceived and formed from a recognized national need for unifying rules interpretations, improving the quality of gymnastics judging, increasing the quantity of gymnastics judges, and maintaining high ethical standards. To serve these ends, the National Gymnastics Judges Association is dedicated to provide the gymnastics community with rules interpretations (aligned with the International Gymnastics Federation), certification clinics and recommendations of judges to the Governing Bodies for National and International Competitions. In all other judging matters at all competitive levels, the National Gymnastics Judges Association stands ready to serve when called upon.
National judges certification courses are to be conducted by Regional Technical Directors or their designees. Judges certification is required yearly for all judges to maintain or acquire status as an active national card holder or as as an active Junior Olympic card holder. Judges certification courses shall cover all areas of gymnastics judging. An evaluation procedure will include practical and written examinations that stress the application of judging rules and procedures.