Position Available

March 27th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Extreme Gymnastics in Loomis California is searching for an enthusiastic experienced boys optional team coach. 

We are 20 minutes east of Sacramento in the beautiful foothills of the Sierras Mountains.  Our facility is over 16,000 square feet and has had a high level Girls and Boys competitive team for 25 years.  Our current coach is moving back to his home country after J.O. National Championships this year to be closer to his family.  We have level 4 through 10 boys and a large feeder program.  This position requires a responsible, experienced, highly motivated individual that can develop gymnasts through good basics and a fun environment.

Please contact 

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NCBGA All-Star Clinic

March 25th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »


2015all-star-flyer (pdf)


March 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Elevate Gymnastics Academy
3132 Dwight Rd. #100, Elk Grove, CA 95758


Athletes will receive invaluable feedback from our state’s best coaches and judges to promote optimal performance at Region 1 Championships.


Cost: FREE




Mas Watanabe, Tom Gardner, Ron Howard, Sergey Vapnik, Scott Burns, Wes Haagensen, Fabricio Olsson, Chris Talbot, Michelle Huffman


Jon Culbertson, Tom Kutz, Dan Wood, Daniel Geri, Charlie Kharsa


  • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Welcome, Athletes Warm Up, 4 Clinic Rotations
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    3 Clinic Rotations, Final Statements

2015 Golf Tournament and Graduating Senior Awards Banquet

March 25th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

28th Annual NCBGA Awards Banquet
Dennis Ferranti Golf Tournament

Sunday, May 31st , 2015
Monarch Bay Golf Course
13800 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577

Gymnasts, Coaches, Judges, Parents, Family and Friends –

Please join us in honoring the

NCBGA Graduating Seniors,
Hiroshi Fujimoto Coach of the Year,
USA Gymnastics State, Regional and National Champions.

These young men have put in countless hours of hard work into their school and sport of gymnastics.
We would love to have you join us in wishing them well as they continue to pursue their dreams after their USGA Junior Olympic Gymnastics experience.
The Dennis Ferranti Golf Tournament* will begin at 10:30 AM Tee time followed by NCBGA 28th Annual Awards Banquet where lunch will be served 2:00 PM.
The golf tournament is a best ball scramble, so anyone can play! Come join us for a round of golf where everyone is trying for the lowest all-around score. It will be a great day of golf,
food, and fun with friends in our gymnastics community.
*Dennis Ferranti passed away in October of 2005. He and his wife, Cindy, owned Athletic Horizons in Chico, CA. He was a great coach, friend, and supporter of the Northern California gymnastics community. He was also an avid golfer who always made the trip to honor our seniors each year and play in the golf tournament.

Schedule of Events

First Tee 10:30 AM
Time Lunch/Awards Banquet 2:00 PM

Cost (If paid prior to April 20)

Golf and Banquet $ 60
Golf Only $ 35
Banquet Only $ 35
Child Banquet (12 and under) $ 12
Cost On or after April 20
Golf and Banquet $ 75
Golf Only $ 40
Banquet Only $ 40
Child Banquet (12 and under) $ 12


Please Register Online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kgrWrNqryZCQOCIonITCX4JRlyAJqcYJfWkca1sEkpo/viewform
Please make checks payable to: NCBGA
Mail to: Michelle Huffman * 446 May Ave. * Santa Cruz * CA * 95060



March 21st, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

norcal gymnastics facebook page

2015 State Championships Checklist

March 12th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Hi Everyone-
I am excited to see our numbers growing at State Championships and I look forward to an exhilarating and rewarding competition. I’ve put together an information packet and checklist for your convenience.

  • Let’s have a professional event. USAG Code of Conduct and policies will be enforced.
    • Coaches Dress code
      1. Collared Shirt
      2. Closed-toe shoes
      3. No hats, sunglasses, denim, cargo-style pant or short
    • Inquiry Process
      1. Fill out the inquiry form and turn into the Meet Referee before the next rotation.
      2. Professionally accept any decisions from the Meet Referee.
      3. Report and file any grievances with the proper documentation to NCBGA, NCGJA, and Region 1 Board AFTER the competition.
  • Club and Athlete dues must be paid in full prior to the competition. If your club is not a current member, you will not have a vote during the General Membership Meeting. If your athletes are not current members, they will not be allowed to represent your club in the State Team competition nor will they be allowed to be named to the State All Star Team to Regionals. If you have any questions, contact me ASAP.
  •  If you believe you have an athlete who may make the State All Star Team come to the meet with his uniform sizes written down on a roster or separate paper.
    1. Step-in/Comp Top
    2. Shorts
    3. Pants
  • Regional Entries will be provided at the meet. No handwritten entries or entries with missing information will be accepted. (Per Regional Director)
    1. Entry Fee is $125 for all JO athletes (L5-10); $150 for all JE athletes (L8-10 doing technical sequences)
    2. One entry check per club payable to NCBGA will be collected after your last State session
    3. Regional Allotment Numbers:


  • Calendar Bids are due June 1 (May 1 for State Meets)
    • Several Meets have verbally committed for next year based on facility availability:
      • Jan 8-10 Cal Benefit Cup
      • Jan 16-17 San Mateo Invite
      • Jan 29-31 Stanford Open
      • Feb 19-21 Gold Country Classic
      • Feb 26-28 Spirit of the Flame
      • March 4 West Coast Classic
      • March 4-6 Mas Watanabe Invitational
  • Please review the NCBGA Board Member Duties as listed in the By-Laws at ncbga.com. Candidates for each position are listed below. Nominations will also be taken from the floor during the meeting.
  • Chairman
    • Heather Flores
    • Michelle Huffman (incumbent)
  • Vice Chairman
    • John Keeter (incumbent)
  • Secretary
    • Tony Zeuli
  • Treasurer
    • Vince Miller (current At-Large Representative)
    • Sho Nakamori
  • At Large Representative (two seats)
    • Dave Eaton
    • Rene Esparza (incumbent)
    • Pearce Wagner

NCBGA General Membership 2015 Spring Meeting

March 12th, 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


  • 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

2015 Stanford Gymnastics Camp

March 10th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

Stanford Gymnastics Summer Camps are Filling Up Fast!!!

Stanford is offering it’s annual High Performance Camp 6/23-6/27/15 as well as 3 weeks of recreational Ninja Camps plus a new one-week, half day Competitive BootCamp. Information and registration at www.stanfordmensgymnastics.com

Stanford Men’s Gymnastics will be hosting 5 WEEKS of Summer Camp!!!  

High Performance Camp
June 23 – 27

Competitive Gymnastics BootCamp
August 3-7

Ultimate Power Kids Ninja Warrior Camps
June 29 – July 3
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17stanford gyy panorama

The Stanford Men’s Gymnastics High Performance Camp is open to any and all children but is geared towards boys competing at level 6+.  Athletes hoping to jump to the next level will have ample opportunity with 6+ hours of training time per day. Gymnasts will have the chance to rise to new heights in a world class facility.

Coached by Stanford Men’s Gymnastics Staff and Team Members, gymnasts explore their potential in a fun and stimulating training environment. Athletes and parents will also be treated to a seminar by Head Coach, Thom Glielmi on performance cycling (peaking when it counts) as well as how to pursue gymnastics at the NCAA level.

The Competitive Gymnastics BootCamp is open to any and all boys but is best suited for boys at a Pre-Team or Competitive Level.  This camp is intended to help local boys supplement their summer training schedule with a week of extra practices.  This is an opportunity to get into the gym with some new coaches, work alongside other athletes and push yourself to the next level during a fun week of serious training. The Arrillaga Gymnastics Center on the Stanford campus is a truly world class facility with everything a gymnast could ask for.  Coaches will include Stanford collegiate coaches, coaches from SB Gymnastics and other local clubs as well as athletes from the Stanford Men’s Team.

Early Bird pricing until 2/1/15, Sibling and multi-session discounts

The Stanford Ultimate Power Kids Warriors Ninja Acrobatics and Gymnastics Camps are half day camps offering children of all levels and abilities the chance to learn aspects of Parkour, acrobatics, tumbling and artistic gymnastics in one of the coolest places ever!  This camp was introduced last year and was a highlight of the summer!!! 

Early Bird pricing until 2/1/15, Sibling and multi-session discounts

For more detailed information CLICK HERE

2015 NCBGA Seniors

March 5th, 2015 by olssonf No comments »



American Gymnastics




California Sports Center




Central Coast Gymnastics Sports Center




Davis Diamonds Gymnastics




Demaray’s Gymnastic Academy




Elevate Gymnastics Academy




Elevate Gymnastics Academy




Gymnastics Unlimited




Gymnastics Unlimited




Head Over Heels




International Gymnastics Centre




International Gymnastics Centre




International Gymnastics Centre




West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy




Oroville Gymnastics




San Mateo Gymnastics




Stanford Boys Gymnastics




Stanford Boys Gymnastics




Technique Gymnastics




Technique Gymnastics


La Rochelle


Top Squad Gymanstics




West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy


ALSO current list of Member Clubs:

Club Name


American Gymnastics 

Athletic Horizons

Auburn Gymnastics


Central Coast


Clovis Academy

CSC- Great Oaks

CSC- Race St

Davis Diamonds

Edge Gymnastics

Elevate Gymnastics


Gold Country

Gymnastics Unlimited

Gymnastics Zone



Menlo Park

Monterey Gymnastics

Ohana Gymnastics





Redwood Empire

Rising Star

San Mateo 

Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center

Stanford Boys Gymnastics

Technique Gymnastics

Top Squad Gymnastics

United Gymnastics Academy


new rules documents now posted

March 3rd, 2015 by olssonf No comments »

To All NGJA Members,

Please be advised there are two new rules documents now posted at NGJA.org which can impact any option competition you judge.  Please go to the NGJA website; download, review and implement these two documents immediately.

1.      FIG Newsletter 28 – this document has been released by the FIG Technical committee and can be found at the link under “Latest FIG News”.

2.      NGJA/USAG Interpretations #5  – this document has been released by the NGJA and USAG skills committee and can be found at the link under “Latest NGJA News”.

The 2015 season is now headed into the State, Regional and National Championships part of the year.  Please make sure you are as prepared as possible for this extremely important part of the season.

Best of luck to everyone,

Mike Juszczyk
NGJA National Technical VP

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 http://www.hohathleticarts.com/2015boysstate/entry 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 http://www.hohathleticarts.com/2015boysstate 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