Passing the torch

June 18th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

To all Coaches in Region 1.

If you have not already heard, let this be my official letter to you to announce my stepping down as your Regional Chairman.

It has been an honor to serve with and for you for the last 15 years.  You are the the most amazing coaching community in the country, and I will truly miss this relationship with you.

I will be replaced with one of the best of us.  Adam Lomax has agreed to, and been unanimously approved to, be the Region 1 Chairman.

Adam will need all of our support, the same as I did, to make the Region successful.  I know he can count on all of you. 

I am sure I will see all of you around and am looking forward to this next chapter in my life.


Roger Baldwin

Bids for State Events Needed

June 9th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Hello Coaches!

As we charge ahead into the new season I have a couple VERY important requests and information. 

  • June 1st was the deadline for State event bids.  As of today I have only received 1 bid for Level 4-5 States.  I am placing a 11th hour call for bids for:
    • State Future Stars Testing- possible dates include Aug 27 or 28 or Sept 10 or 11 
    • Level 6-10 State Championships March 18-19
    • State All Star Clinic March 25 or 26
  • The calendar is in the process of being completed, the forms on the website will be updated tonight.
  • Future Stars testing will be the first event under the NEW program rules.  If you are planning on having athletes in the future stars program and you do not have a copy of the new program, please email me. (
  • The Regional Board meeting is this weekend, I’m sure we will have lots to discuss with the program changes. However the biggest change will be the announcement that Roger Baldwin is stepping down as the Regional Chair.  We hope to learn the new appointee at or prior to this meeting.
  • The NCBGA Board meeting is Saturday, June 18.
  • Currently the next NCBGA General Membership meeting is tentatively set in conjunction with National Congress.  The board will be discussing if this is the best time or if a different date will be better.  The Calendar will be updated as soon as dates are set.

Thanks for your time to read this note. Feel free to email me with any questions, comments or concerns.

Much Aloha!

Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman
Ohana Gymnastics

2016 NCBGA Awards Banquet and Golf Tournament

May 12th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

This year’s Awards Banquet and Golf Tournament will be Sunday MAY 22 at: 

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club
1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94591



  • $40/golfer or adult Banquet
  • $20/banquet attendee under 18
  • $75/both ($5 discount)
  • All Graduating Seniors are FREE for golf and banquet
  • All State All Around , Regional All Around, and/or National Event or All Around Champions are FREE to attend Banquet

RSVP no later than Monday May 16th with attendee names to

Payments can be made payable to and sent to

446 May Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95060

Position Available

April 8th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Liberty Gymnastics in Concord is looking for a Boys Team Coach for Levels 5 & 6.

Come be part of our growing and successful Boys Team program! We currently have over 30 boys on Team at all Levels from 4-10. Our Optional boys earned 8 medals at the 2015 Junior National Championships.

In addition to coaching the Level 5 & 6 boys you would also have the opportunity to add to your hours by teaching some recreational classes.

Contact us at

All Star Clinic

March 24th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »


New Quadrennium J.O. Rules

March 23rd, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

The 2016 – 2020 Junior Olympic Age Group Competition Program Workshops will introduce the new programs and new routines for the 2016 – 2020 quadrennium at four different National Age Group Competition Program Workshops – see chart below.  These Workshops will cover all aspects of the 2016 – 2020 Age Group Competition Program including compulsory routines, Technical Sequences and optional level rules. The 2016 – 2020 National Team Program – including the Future Stars, Junior National and Junior Elite facets will also be covered in the Workshop.  Participants will receive USA Gymnastics University credit for attending (M401 Men’s Junior Olympic Competition Program Workshop). 




Deadline to Register

May 8-9

Battle Creek, Mich.

McCamly Plaza Hotel

April 22

June 4-5

Hartford, Conn.


May 20

June 18-19

Dallas, Tex.

Double Tree by Hilton

June 10

* July 8-10

* San Jose, Calif.

McEnery Convention Center

June 24

The Age Group Competition Workshop scheduled in San Jose will be offered as part of the USA Gymnastics National Congress Trade Show.  However, the Age Group Competition Program materials would have to be purchased separately from Congress Registration.  The cost for the 2016-2020 Age Group Program materials will be at the discounted rate of $35.  You must be registered for Congress then register for the Age Group Competition Program to take advantage of this offer.  If you have already registered for Congress, you may go back in to purchase the 2016-2020 Age Group Competition Program materials.

Pre-registration for Congress is $240 for professional members ($350 for non members) and must be completed by June 10.


2016 National Championships Qualifying Procedure

March 15th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Good morning.

The 2016 JO Nationals Qualifying Procedures are now posted on our website. Please give this notice the widest distribution possible.

Thank you and have a nice day.


USA Gymnastics, Men’s Program Manager

Level 4 State Championships Rosters and Rotation Schedule

March 10th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »


Here is the final roster and session times for the state meet… I did adjust the times a little bit due to a few extra additions and I wanted to make sure that athletes got the recognition they deserved and we were not rushed for awards.  

Please Note: Saturday night is day light savings time so we actually loose an hour.

Hope everyone has safe travels.

  • Rotation schedule (updated 3/9/2016) with athletes listed.
    Please note that the latest version shows the printed date “3/9/2016″ at the top of each page.
  • Gym Rosters

If I have missed an athlete we can get this taken care of asap. 


John Keeter

2016 Region 1 Championships procedures

March 8th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »

Congratulations Everyone!

We have made it through another invitational season and now on to the Championship Season.  Congratulations to all our State Qualifiers and I look forward to seeing great State gymnastics competitions over the next two weekends.  Here is a checklist of reminders for you:

    • Be prepared to attend the General membership Meeting on Saturday after the final Level 5 awards.
    • Double and triple check your rosters, including athletes birth date, athlete and coaches name spellings, coaches accreditation!
    • Bring that triple-checked roster with you to the meet
    • MEET ATTIRE: No hats or denim, only collared shirts are allowed (team jackets/warm-ups are acceptable)
    • Please limit coaches on the floor to 2 per club
    • Bring 1 check for your Regional Qualifiers made out to: Ohana Gymnastics 
    • All Star Team Members are the top 6 per division:


    • All Star Team members and the alternate will need to stay after the meet to size for uniforms
    • All Star Members are required to attend the All Star Team Clinic to be held Sunday April 3 from 9-4 at Davis Gymnastics.
    • Here are our allotment numbers:2016ncbga-r1allotment-numbers


2018 Regional Bids

March 8th, 2016 by olssonf No comments »


Click on the image to download the pdf version of the file2018regional-bid