NCBGA General Membership 2015 Spring Meeting

March 1st, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

NCBGA General Membership 2015 Spring Meeting

Date: March 14th

Time: Immediately following final Level 5 Session

Place of Meeting: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts

4701 Doyle St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Download the Minutes (pdf)

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Chairperson’s Report
    • All Star Team Mini-Camp
      • Elevate Gymnastics
      • March 29
    • Incorporation and Non-profit Status  Dues Update
    • Financial Reports
    • Super clinic report
      • Still looking for Director and Site
  • Board Members’ Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Calendar
    • Interested parties, please review duties for each position as listed in the current By-laws and contact Mike Ashe to be put on the ballot.
  • Adjournment

Level 4 & 5 State Championships Registration Information

March 1st, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

2015level5states-logoGreetings from Head Over Heels Athletic Arts,

H.O.H. is pleased to be hosting this year’s NCBGA Junior Olympic State Championships on March 14th and 15th at our facility in Emeryville, CA.  The due date for rosters, meet fees, as well as t-shirt & sweatshirt orders and payment has been extended to Monday, March 2nd.

All Level 4 athletes automatically qualify to State Championships so please get your rosters in by March 2nd.  Level 5 athletes must meet the qualifying score of 54.00 All Around one time in a sanctioned competition within Northern California.  You will be able to add your Level 5s to your roster once you know if they have qualified without incurring the late fee of $20 per athlete as long as your Level 4 roster reaches H.O.H. by the March 2nd deadline and your payment for those athletes is postmarked by March 2nd.

Level 4 athletes are $85 and Level 5 state qualifiers are $100.  Each athlete who is not registered by the extended due date of March 2nd will be charged a $20 late fee.  No personal checks from parents will be accepted.  Gate fees will be $10 for Adults, $5 for Children under the age of 16 and for Adults over 65 years and older.

There are two methods of entry; through utilizing the online form at or by filling out the PDF Form which can be emailed, mailed, or faxed.  Payment of meet fees can be made either online through PayPal or by sending a check through the mail.  If payment is being mailed, the check must be postmarked by Monday, March 2nd in order to not incur the late fee of $20 per athlete. 

T-shirts and sweatshirts for State Championships are on the same deadline as the entry form, next Monday, March 2nd.  Pre-ordered T-shirts are $15 and Sweatshirts are $30.  If purchased at the event T-shirts will be $20 and Sweatshirts will be $35 but these will be limited to sizes on hand.  There is a space in which to order on both the online form as well as on the PDF form.  Please tally up the totals and include payment with your entry fees.

Please consult the 2015 Boys State pages on our website for further information including local accommodations and important driving and parking instructions (Google maps will get you to our area, not our facility).  If you have a question that cannot be answered by our website feel free to contact me and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Looking forward to seeing every on the meet,

Michael Ashe, Boys Team Program Director
Head Over Heels Athletic Arts

Grand Opening

February 9th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Dear Gymnasts, Coaches, Judges, and Friends of Davis Diamonds Gymnastics,

I would like to personally invite you to the Grand Opening Celebration of Davis Diamonds Gymnastics’ new location in South Davis.  The address for our new building is 2800 Cowell Blvd. Davis, CA.  Google Maps may not take you to the exact location, but if you have passed Playfield’s Park on the LEFT, keep driving. Davis Diamonds will be a large building by itself on the right.  Thank you for your support of our gym, and I hope to see you next Monday as Davis Diamonds begins a new chapter of gymnastics!


Tony Zeuli, Boys Program Director/Head Coach, Davis Diamonds Gymnastics

You are cordially invited to


FEBRUARY 16th, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm

Drop in to play, meet our instructors, see our NEW facility, and schedule a FREE trial class*

  • 11:30am Handstand Contest
  • 12:00pm  A Word From Gym Owners, Hilde Aune & James Major
  • 12:30pm  Help Us “Turn The World Upside Down!”
  • 1:00pm Girls and Boys Team Exhibition
  • 1:45 Raffle

The Davis Diamonds Parent’s Club will also be hosting a “gently used” Leotard Sale & Bake Sale!

Please feel free to bring a guest or two…ALL are welcome! 

*free trial class for new students only

We look forward to seeing you-

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics

Only 3 more this year…

January 22nd, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.32.11 PMStanford still has 3 more home meets:

Sat 1/24/15 - Stanford vs no 1 ranked Oklahoma, Cal and Nebraska. Starts at 4pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

Friday 2/13/15 - Stanford vs ASU. Starts at 7pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

Saturday 2/28/15 - International Challenge Stanford vs Japan. Starts at 4pm. Burnham Pavilion. Free Admission

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Did we mention FREE ADMISSION?!?


2015 Region 1 Championships website

January 20th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

April 9 – 12, 2015

Location & Host Hotel:
Ontario Convention Center in  Exhibit Hall A
2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
(See the Host Hotel page of the Regionals website for more information.)

Website address:

​Meet Directors:
Roger & Debbie Baldwin  and Tim & Melany Klempnauer

Contact Info: (Roger Baldwin)

Host Gym:
Charter Oak Gymnastics

Ontario Airport (next to Competition Site & Hotels)

Entry Fee:
$125.00 (due at your State Championships)
(additional $25.00 for Technical Sequences)

Event Format:
Capitol Cup (for all sessions)

Smart cookies!

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

gienger_booksAcademic All-American Recognition Award Application

Recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in junior gymnasts is an important factor in the success of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Program.  The Junior Program is designed to provide a positive and rewarding training ground for the development of young athletes. While physical development is obviously important, the program must also stress the development of values, morals and social skills which will remain with these future citizens all their lives.

Encouraging a high level of academic achievement in our young athletes is as important as encouraging their athletic achievement. Motivation for this achievement, while intrinsically driven, can be enhanced through recognition by the USA Gymnastics Men’s Program.  Therefore, the Men’s Program established the Academic All-American Recognition Award Recognition. 

Applicants do not have to attend JO Nationals to receive this award recognition.  They must only be registered in an accredited high school program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Please review the application for further information regarding the program requirements.  The deadlines for the 2015 Academic All American Awards are March 15 for Early Bird consideration or April 1.  No 2015 applications will be considered after May 1.

The 2015 Academic All American Recognition Award application can be accessed through USA Gymnastics website –

Elementary, my dear Watson

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

In August, our newest developmental program was introduced – Essential Elements.  The mission of the Essential Elements program is to provide the opportunity for clubs to initiate and grow a boys’ gymnastics program while at the same time helping to train coaches to the discipline of boys’ gymnastics. The program provides the opportunity to do this in a way that is cost-effective for both the club and the participant, flexible in terms of space and equipment, and at the same time interesting and fun for all!   The Essential Elements program focuses on both athletes and coaches becoming more proficient with their ability to move freely through a number of foundational areas of boys’ gymnastics. In other words, this curriculum provides the opportunity for any coach to learn how to set up a program, apply it to a team structure and become well versed in teaching boys gymnastics. This can be an invaluable resource for clubs who are always searching for boys coaches or simply would like to start a program but do not have a boys coach. The Essential Elements program can be purchased through the USA Gymnastics website:

Now, USA Gymnastics has made this outstanding program available for download with iBooks on your iPad or MAC for only $29.99.  Once purchased, any updates to the Essential Elements program will be emailed to the owner for free.

Click here to purchase your Essential Elements program from iBooks:

Calling all boy scouts

January 16th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Boys’ Life magazine is interested in including a profile of one of USA Gymnastics’ Junior Olympic national champions, who is a member of the Boy Scouts.  The age range for a gymnast who meets the “criteria” is 11-18.  The profile would appear in a series of features that spotlight high achievers, and the series features athletes and young men who have enjoyed success in non-athletic pursuits.


If you have time, we would appreciate your sharing this information with the coaches of the national champions (it can be all-around and/or one of the event champions) to see if one is a Boy Scout.  If so, the coach or the athlete’s parents should contact Paula Murphey, who is the managing editor of Boys’ Life.  Her email address is  This is a great opportunity for one of our rising stars to be recognized for his accomplishments in the sport.  Thanks for considering this, and if you have questions, please contact Leslie King at

Have a wonderful day!

Share, share, share!

December 6th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Hey there!

Did you know we have an NCBGA facebook page?  We do.

I’d like to populate it with all sorts of amazing and fun things.  Let’s share with the world our amazing State association.

Please help me by sending (Breeze) links to photos, videos, articles, etc.

Also, help us spread the good word.  Share the link to our Facebook page (#NorCalGymnastics) on your respective websites.  Send your members, athletes, parents, friends and anyone else to the page too!

Oh! And, remember to LIKE IT and stuff. 

Position Available

November 18th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

scgymnastics-logoBoys Program Director and Team Coach

Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center is looking for an experienced coach to take over the growing boys program. The position includes managing the Boys Rec and Team programs, hiring and training new staff, as well as coaching the team boys. We are looking for someone with the leadership and creativity to take ownership of the program and develop it as he or she sees fit.

Established in 1973, SCGC is committed to helping children discover the joy of movement and fitness in a fun and safe environment. Our coaches provide kids with the physical and mental skills needed to achieve their goals inside and outside of the gym. Strong minds, strong bodies.

Full-time position. Compensation based on experience. 2 miles from the beach!

Send resume and cover letter to