J.O. Nationals Website

February 7th, 2018 by olssonf No comments »

ANNOUNCEMENT – The 2018 JO Nationals website is now live.  Please let coaches and parents in your community know that they can access the JO Nationals website through the USA Gymnastics Men’s Artistic Events web page:  https://usagym.org/pages/men/events/program_events.html, and clicking on the 2018 JO National Championships logo.  All event information will be communicated through the JO Nationals website, including event schedule, rotation schedule, housing and area information. Bookmark this page so that you can visit it often between now and May.

Thank you and have a nice day.


USA Gymnastics

Region 1 Elite Team Roster

February 7th, 2018 by olssonf No comments »
Congratulations to all athletes and coaches!

Region 1 Men’s Gymnastics Would like to congratulate the following athletes on their qualification and selection to the 2018 Regional Elite Team!

Region 1 Elite Team:
1. Riley Loos- Technique Gymnastics
2. Brandon Nguyen- Elevate Gymnastics Academy 3. Brandon Briones- Aspire Jr. Sun Devils
4. Sam Phillips- G.O. USA
5. Blake Wilson- SCEGA
6. Jeremy Bischoff- Wallers GymJam
Alt: Brady Yamamoto- Aspire Jr. Sun Devils

Head Coach: Pavel Sargsyan- G.O. USA Asst. Coach: Adam Lomax- SCEGA
Asst. Coach: Raj Bhavsar- Wallers GymJam

The Regional Elite Team Championships is being held in conjunction with the American Cup and Nastia Cup at the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Ill. March 3, 2018.

Open Letter…

January 23rd, 2018 by olssonf No comments »
To all of our amazing professionals:
This is a letter from Jay Barrows to the coaches of Maryland. He has eloquently stated how I, and most others, feel in this time….
Our sport is going through a rough time right now.  The actions, or inactions, of a few at the top have given the entire organization a black eye, and in some cases have disgusted us and shaken us to our core. Do not let this discourage you from what you do. There are tens of thousands of professionals in our organization who are good people, and are doing this for the right reasons. We do not coach, or judge, for money or medals. We do it to help kids. We do it for the smile on a child’s face when they get a new trick, whether it is a Level 10 standing up a double back, a Level 4 making a kip, or an XCel making a cartwheel on beam. We do it to make each day that they are with us a better day than if they weren’t. We do it to make them stronger, healthier, and more confident in themselves. We do this to help them become better people. And we do it for our love of the sport. I feel privileged to have gotten to known you all, as fantastic ambassadors for doing our sport the right way, and commend you for your work for the athletes.
~ Jay Barrows
Thank you Jay for the words and Thank you Coaches, Judges, parents and athletes -past and present- for your dedication, love and support of this amazing sport.
Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman
Ohana Gymnastics

USAGymnastics Updates:

January 23rd, 2018 by olssonf No comments »

Good morning.

I would like to send out some reminders and updates that you will find very helpful as we approach Championship season:

Academic All-American Recognition Award Application

Please highlight the 2018 Academic All-American Award on your website with a link to the information.  Also, shoot out an email to your coaches asking them to get with their high school athletes to see if they are eligible to apply for recognition.  Since making the Academic All-American Recognition Award application an online submission, it has been a great success.  In 2017, we had over 500 submissions – a record!  Here is the link:  https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/academic_allamerican.html.  Note that the deadline for submission is February 15, so getting the information out to the community is time sensitive.

State Championships High School Results

Do not forget to email me the high school results from your State Championships for posting.  The High School Manual, https://usagym.org/PDFs/Men/MemUpdates/HSManual.pdf, covers all aspects of capturing and reporting High School results within your USA Gymnastics State Championships, but should you have any questions regarding the High School Program, please contact Dennis.

Apparel Update

In a recent turn of events, USA Gymnastics no longer has a relationship with Under Armour. We are very excited about the interest among other reputable apparel partners to sponsor our National Governing Body. However, in the interim, please follow the below guidelines to ensure your State/Region is in compliance with the current National Office practices:

State and Regional Apparel Guidelines – updated January 19, 2018 & in effect until further notice from USA Gymnastics.

    • Knowing that many of you have a significant amount of Under Armor(UA) branded apparel from the past couple of years, for the remaining competitive season, it is okay to continue to wear UA branded items.
    • As States and Regions are placing apparel orders for next season (2018-2019):
      • First option would be to choose our very valued and important National Partner, GK.
      • The second option at this time is to choose unbranded apparel.
    • Once a new apparel partner is named, the above guidelines will change, and we will communicate those guidelines as soon as possible.
    • There is no significant change in guidelines for competitive apparel.
    • GK apparel
    • non-branded apparel

If you have any further questions regarding apparel or any sponsorship questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Adrienne Evans, Marketing Manager, at aevans@usagym.org or (317) 829-5465.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on the Men’s Staff.

Have a wonderful day!


USA Gymnastics

Men’s Program Manager

USA Gymnastics statement regarding the National Team Training Center

January 19th, 2018 by olssonf No comments »

Public Announcement made by Kerry Perry, president and CEO.

“USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center.

“It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December. Our most important priority is our athletes, and their training environment must reflect this. We are committed to a culture that empowers and supports our athletes.

“We have cancelled next week’s training camp for the U.S. Women’s National Team. We are exploring alternative sites to host training activities and camps until a permanent location is determined. We thank all those in the gymnastics community assisting in these efforts.”

New 2018 FIG Code of Points

January 18th, 2018 by olssonf No comments »
Good Afternoon Everyone,

This morning the FIG released the updated January 2018 version of the MAG Code of Points.  This updated COP is effective immediately and contains updated skills and interpretations from the previous MTC Newsletters and the World Championships.
You can find the updated January 2018 version of the MAG COP at NGJA.org under latest FIG News or at the FIG website under Rules.
Please share this with everyone in the judging community.
Best to all,

Mike Juszczyk
NGJA President


January 12th, 2018 by olssonf No comments »

Happy New Year!

Updated #4 to the 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program has been posted on our website and is in effect for the 2018 competitive season.  Please share this with the people in your community.  Here is the link for your convenience – https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/index.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Dusty Ritter at dustyritter@usagym.org.

Have a nice weekend!


USA Gymnastics,  Men’s Program Manager

From USAGymnastics:

January 3rd, 2018 by olssonf No comments »

Below, please find update information for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Academic All-American Recognition Award Application

Since making the Academic All-American Recognition Award application an online submission, it has been a great success. In 2017, we had over 500 submissions – a record! The 2018 application process is now open. An announcement will be put into tomorrow’s member club newsletter, so if you could send a blast out to the pro members in your area, it would be greatly appreciated. Further, please link the USA Gymnastics page to your website if you have one. Here is the link: https://usagym.org/pages/men/pages/academic_allamerican.html. Note that the deadline for submission is February 15, so getting the information out to the community is time sensitive.


We have a new employee handling the accounting for our Chairmen. Her name is Shawna Ping and she can be reached at sping@usagym.org, 317/829-0452. If you have any accounting questions or concerns, please contact her. On that note, I have attached a new State/Regional Chair Financial Activity instructions cheat sheet to refer to in case you need a reference on an accounting topic. For those states/regions that have an elected treasurer, be sure to share this document.

State and Region Accounting Instructions


As we are heading into season, many of you will be planning your state/regional championships. Please be aware of the USA Gymnastics branding guidelines when designing logos, etc. Here is the link to the Branding Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2u34ni9vvmy90ti/AABgBwn66qCSwsJyviDLkCMOa?dl=0. Please let me know if you have any issues getting to this information. If you have specific questions or need to confirm a logo, please contact Rachel Brazo, rbrazo@usagym.org.

Event Calendar

Attached, please find a tentative 2018 event calendar. I would like to highlight some events. Please help bring awareness to these events and encourage people to attend and cheer our athletes on! Let’s not just make this the year for Men’s Program; let’s make it the quad for Men’s Program!!

MAG 2018 Calendar update 11.30.17

February 15 & 17 – Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nevada – event information posted here http://dustyritter.com/
March 3 – Elite Team Cup, Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, following the 2018 American Cup – http://www.americancup.com/info/
March 29-30 – Men’s Collegiate Championships, Air Force Academy, Colorado – when ready, event information to be posted here http://www.usagymcollegiatechamps.com/
July 14-15 – Men’s National Qualifier, USOTC, Colorado Springs, Colorado

USA Gymnastics Bylaw Amendments

The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors met on December 9, and approved amendments to the USA Gymnastics bylaws to strengthen safe sport provisions and complaint processing. Please visit our website to review the updated bylaws: https://usagym.org/PDFs/About%20USA%20Gymnastics/Governance/usag-bylaws.pdf. You can also read the article regarding the changes by clicking here https://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=21125&prog=h.


The SafeSport page of our website has been updated. Visit the web page and familiarize yourself with it and link it on your website: https://usagym.org/pages/education/safesport/. If you have any SafeSport questions or concerns that you may need clarification on, feel free to email Mark Busby at mbusby@usagym.org.

Also, a new requirement to hold a professional or instructor membership is the completion of the U110 USOC SafeSport course. Encourage our membership to go online and complete this: https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/U110/. This includes judges. Please note that there is one little hiccup in the USOC’s system. It asks for your membership number, but it does not prevent you from completing the course if you do not enter it. However, if the membership number is not entered or entered correctly, it will not get downloaded to the member’s profile with USA Gymnastics. If someone shows his or her certificate, let that person know that he or she needs to contact USA Gymnastics Member Services to have them update the membership profile manually.

On behalf of the Men’s Program and all the athletes, coaches, parents and judges, we are grateful for everything you do and all the time you volunteer for our program. We all look to your leadership and guidance and it is truly appreciated!

I wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2018!!!!


USA Gymnastics, Men’s Program Manager

State and Region Accounting Instructions


West Coast Classic

November 12th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »
Hi Everyone, hope all is going well with preparations for the competition season! I’d like to thank everyone for their continuing support of the West Coast Classic, especially the following registered clubs:

Here’s a table if that helps

Accel Gymnastics
Auburn Gymnastics
Cal Sports Center- Race
Cal Sports Center-Great Oaks
Clovis Academy
Davis Diamonds
Extreme Gymnastics
Gymnastics Zone
Incline Gymnastics Training Center
Liberty Gymnastics
Omega Gymnastics
Oroville Gymnastics
Redwood Empire Gymnastics
San Mateo Gymnastics
Stanford Boys Gymnastics
Lee’s United Gymnastics
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

All sessions are now full, and registration through the USAG website has been closed. If you feel that your gym should be on this list and isn’t, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks again,
Heather Flores
West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy

Judges Cup Information

October 30th, 2017 by olssonf No comments »

Based on the response we’ve received to date, this year’s Judges Cup is scheduled for 1 session. Details are below:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Stretch: 2:30 pm
Warm Up: 2:50 pm
Start: 3:05 pm
End: ~6:00 pm

Head Over Heels Athletic Arts
4701 Doyle St. Bldg. F Emeryville, CA 94608

Warm-Up, Perform, Feedback
If you haven’t been part of a Judges Cup in the past, this is a great opportunity for gymnasts and coaches to get feedback from the judges in a non-competitive atmosphere. After gymnasts perform their event, judges will provide feedback to the gymnasts and coaches. Our goal is to keep a friendly dialogue open between the coaches, gymnasts, and judges. Judges’ feedback can include any missing parts, routine construction, or general comments to help improve and prepare for the season. At the end of the clinic, the judges association will be providing each gymnast with a gift for their participation.

The judges will be our State Apparatus leaders and have been selected to judge at this year’s State Championships.

This will be a USAG sanctioned event, however, since it is considered a clinic and no scores are being provided, it cannot be used as a state qualifying meet.

Registration can be completed through the USAG Meet Reservation Portal. We are waiting for our sanction and will provide additional information once obtained.

Costs: $50/gymnast
Payments are accepted via check or PayPal.
Checks should be made payable to NCGJA and sent to:
1080 Stanford Ave #4 Oakland, CA 94608.
For PayPal, please send to ncgja.secretary@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your gym at this year’s Judges Cup. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Tom Kutz
NCGJA Secretary