Celebration of Life for Hiroshi Fujimoto & 50th Anniversary of Monterey Gymnastics Center

April 23rd, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

hiroshi1Sunday May 4, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Monterey Beach Party, 285 Figueroa Street, Monterey

Please join us on May 4th in a celebration of the extraordinary life of Hiroshi Fujimoto, co-founder of the Monterey Gymnastics Center and head gymnastics coach for decades, who peacefully ended a courageous battle with cancer on February 28, 2014. Hiroshi was an outstanding gymnast and an incomparable coach and mentor not just here on the Peninsula, but throughout the greater western US gymnastics community. Hiroshi’s expertise in coaching, and his distinctive quiet and calm demeanor were well recognized at all levels of the sport. Thousands of gymnasts and their families were forever changed by his goodness, quiet strength, and fierce commitment to others.

This year marks the proud but bittersweet 50th anniversary of the opening of the Monterey Gymnastics Center (now called the Monterey Bay Academy of Gymnastics, Dance, and Cheer), making it the oldest privately owned gymnastics facility in the United States.

This celebration is a chance to reflect upon Hiroshi’s legacy, share stories, and commemorate Hiroshi’s many accomplishments and joys.

Dress is casual, and children are very welcome. Bring a potluck item, photos to contribute to a scrapbook, and memories to share.  Food and conversation start at 1:00, speeches and remembrances will be from 2:00 to 3:00, and s’mores and bonfire will be from 3:00 to 4:00. There will be a no host bar, and donations at the door are much appreciated.

Contributions in Hiroshi’s memory may be given at the door or may be made to: Union Bank, Main 1-170c, 495 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940, Acct. No. 0043729243. Donations will be used to defray outstanding medical costs, cover memorial service costs, and go towards continuing his legacy at the gym.

Rest in Peace, Hiroshi


Gym Rosters for Regionals

April 9th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »
2014region1championshipsHere are the gym rosters. Coaches please verify all information on them.

Stanford Summer Camp

April 9th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Summer_Camps_Header910eaf244c192014 Summer Camps Open!

High Performance CampJune 24 – 28


Ultimate Power Kids Ninja Warrior CampsJuly 21 – 25 and July 28 – August 1

Stanford Men’s Gymnastics will be hosting 3 WEEKS of Summer Camp!!!

The Stanford Men’s Gymnastics High Performance Camp is open to any and all children but is geared towards level 6+ competitive level athletes hoping to jump to the next level with 6+ hours of training time per day. Gymnasts will have the opportunity 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 Glielmi on performance cycling (peaking when it counts) as well as how to pursue gymnastics at the NCAA level.

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!

For more detailed information CLICK HERE

Register Camps Now!
Residence Option Added for High Performance Camp!!!High Performance Campers can now choose to stay on campus! Airport transportation is available as well!

We are happy to announce that High Performance Campers can now choose to stay on-campus throughout the week of camp! We have secured a limited number of beds in the nearby dorms and can now offer campers a true residence camp experience on the beautiful Stanford University campus! Resident campers will be supervised 24 hours per day by camp counselors and will be treated to 3 nutritious meals per day. In addition, resident campers will experience the fun of added post-practice activities, games and campus excursions.

All Stanford Camp Counselors and Coaches will have passed a background check, fingerprinting and policy training. Night-time counselors will have rooms on the same floor as campers and will be available throughout the night.

Resident Campers who wish to travel to camp unaccompanied by parents can be shuttled to and from the airport as well.

Residency Option cost is $495.Airport Transportation cost is $50.


To add the Residency Option and/or Airport Transportation to an existing registration, parents can either:

1. Log into Active.com, choose Edit Purchases, and add the residency or transportation options.

2. CLICK HERE to email us and we can add the options for you.


To download travel planning guidelines please CLICK HERE



GK apparel for nationals

April 1st, 2014 by olssonf No comments »


gk-jo-univormsAttached please find the GK Apparel form that you will need to turn in at Regional Championships. I have also attached a pdf that shows the apparel design.  Every athlete who qualifies to Nationals will receive a competitive jersey from GK.  It is mandatory that all athletes wear these jerseys while competing at Nationals.

Please look this file over closely and read the directions.  At Regionals, you will need to include a paper copy of the order form from GK (with crossed out athletes) with the packet that you hand in to me with your National entries (as spelled out in the Registration Guidelines sent out last week). The directions state to hand the form in to your Regional Chairman…..I would like that form to be handed in at the same time as your entry and NCAA forms.  It is important to follow these procedures to alleviate any mistakes.

You will then need to email the updated form to me by 9:00am Monday morning as directed by USAG.  Please make sure that you follow this step as well.  I will check those forms with the ones you turn in at Regionals to go over any discrepancies.  We want to make sure the boys have the correct sizes as they have to wear these at Nationals and we don’t want them to be uncomfortable!

Any questions, give me a holler.  I know this is confusing.  It is to me, as well.  I think if we all do our best with this, we can pull it off smoothly.



JO National Championships Registration Requirements

March 30th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Download this document (pdf)

JO National Championships Registration Requirements


Each CLUB must submit the following as a packet for entry to JO Nationals:

❏ One Club Entry Form

❏ One NCAA form per athlete

  • Form can be found at http://www.2014jomen.com/entry_forms.html
  • Completely filled out and signed by parent and athlete. Fill form out ahead of time online and bring printed copy with you. Destroy forms for athletes who don’t qualify.\

❏ One check per club for entry only (not apparel purchases) made out to USAG Region 1

  • No cash or credit cards

❏ One GK form per club for athlete competitive jersey

  • Additional apparel may be purchased. This will need to be accompanied by a separate check for each order form made out to USAG Region 1. No cash or credit cards.

Please use this check list as preparation for Regional Championships. Incomplete packets will be returned to Coach for additional information.

Deadline for JO National Entry Packets is at the end of competition on Friday of Regional Championships.

Boys Dev and Team Coach Needed near San Francisco

March 29th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Accel Gymnastics is looking for a Boys Dev and Team Coach for our growing Boys Team Program at our Training Center in Burlingame, CA.

Successful candidate will have at least one year of experience working with competitive boys team, as well as a desire to work with developmental groups to ensure the future of the program.

We are seeking a coach who will work with our existing boys coaches with Developmental and Team students ( compulsories and optionals ).

Accel Gymnastics Training Center is a fully equipped 30,000 square foot facility! We believe in hard work and that training great gymnastics is fun!

The position can be part or full time.

Please send resume if interested!

Company/Club Name: Accel Gymnastics
Web Address: www.AccelGymnastics.com
Contact: Matt
Email: info@accelgymnastics.com
Phone: (650)777-5458
Fax: (650)204-9012

2014 NCBGA Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet Signup

March 24th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

We’re doing an ONLINE registration for this year’s Awards Banquet and Golf tournament.  (fancy, I know!)

Here is the link to the form:


27th Annual NCBGA Awards Banquet
Dennis Ferranti Golf Tournament

2014NCBGA_Banquet (pdf)

Sunday, May 18th , 2014
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 27th 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.
First Tee 10:30 AM
Time Lunch/Awards Banquet 2:00 PM

Schedule of Events

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 NCBGA.com
Please make checks payable to: NCBGA
Mail to: Michelle Huffman * 446 May Ave. * Santa Cruz * CA * 95060



Regional Hotel for Wednesday

March 23rd, 2014 by olssonf No comments »
We understand that there has been some problems with getting into the host hotels we have on our website on April 9th.  Because of the room block that we had set for that date all the rooms at the 3 hotels have been booked for sometime.  We unfortunately can not get any rooms added for that day due to two conferences that are taking place downtown that week.
We have however been able to obtain some rooms for the nights of April 8 & April 9 at the following hotel which is 20 minutes from downtown. You can either call them directly or go through the link below and use the code attached. The rate is $99/ night. You can then book the remaining nights at the listed Host hotels on our website if they haven’t released the rooms yet.
The Radisson of Chandler

7475 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

www.radisson.com/chandleraz   code  140408SUNN

Paula Auger

ASU Men’s Gymnastics

All-Star Team Clinic

March 22nd, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

Hi Guys-
This Sunday is the All Star Team Clinic at Head Over Heels Gymnastics. The clinic starts at 9:00 am and will finish by 4:00 pm. Athletes should remember to bring their training equipment (grips, tape, etc.) and regular training attire (t-shirt and shorts) is fine. Please be sure to bring a healthy lunch. While the athletes invited are the All Star Team members, ALL coaches are invited and encouraged to join us as we prepare for Regionals. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and share insight into our pursuit of outstanding gymnastics.
Be sure to check the host website for some “unusual” parking situations: hohathleticarts.com.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!

Michelle Huffman
NCBGA Chairman

2014 J.O. Nationals Allotment (by region)

March 20th, 2014 by olssonf No comments »

The Junior Olympic Program Committee has approved the following allotment numbers that will be used to determine the number of athletes who will qualify to the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships by Region and Level. Athletes will qualify within the allotment based on their competition results at the Regional Championships.

2014 J.O. National Championships

For more information regarding the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships please go to: