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All Championship Meets are Cancelled Due to Covid19 Outbreak


  • All State, Regional, and National Championships Have Been Cancelled
  • All Sanctions Have Been Cancelled By USA Gymnastics Through May
  • A "Shelter In Place Order"  Has Been Issued For All Of California Now!
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Patty Shipman - Our USA Gymnastics State Chair


  • Patty Shipman lost her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Her impact on our community has been immeasurable. So many of us in the gymnastics community have benefited from her willingness to share her knowledge, time, and vision. Patty was an inspiration to all; our community has lost a truly special person.

Magnitude 10.0 Gymnastics of Nashville Needs Our Support!




  • Magnitude 10.0 Gymnastics in Hermitage, Tennessee was destroyed in the tornado that ripped through their State early this morning. Please  help the athletes, staff, and owner of Magnitude 10.0 get back up and running as soon as possible! Every prayer, every penny will help!
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Help Annette Rivera of Planet Gymnastics Fight Her Battle w/ Brain Cancer


Please help Annette Rivera fight and WIN her battle with stage 4 brain and lung cancer. She is an amazing friend, sister, cousin, and aunt. Annette is a coach at Planet Gymnastics and an active member in her church and community. She is a blessing and a light to everyone she interacts with.

3 years ago she fought and won her battle with breast cancer. Last week, she found out the cancer came back in her brain and lungs. There are two masses in her brain. The one on the right side, which is effecting her mobility, is the size of a golf ball. There is another mass on her left side, but it is much smaller.

National Gymnastics Day 2020


  • September 19, 2020
  • Theme:  Why Do You Love Gymnastics?
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NCWGA (NorCal)

The Northern California Women's Gymnastics Association is an organization of gymnastics clubs that works in conjunction with USA Gymnastics to promote and oversee gymnastics in Northern California.

USA Gymnastics SAC/NorCal

USA Gymnastics is the governing body of gymnastics for the United States.  The State Administrative Committee (SAC)  NorCal is the committee that makes sure all rules are followed in qualifying and competitions.


National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges NorCal recruits, trains, develops, assigns, and represents judges in Northern California.  It is the Northern California part of the National organization.


What is NorCal?

Officially, NorCal State is one of the many "states" recognized by USA Gymnastics (the state of California has so many gymnasts, they divided it in two! NorCal and SoCal). NorCal has it's own State Board which administers the rules and regulations of USA Gymnastics in USAG sanctioned events. NorCal extends from San Luis Obispo to the Oregon border. We are also part of Region 1, (The USAG has divided the USA into 8 gymnastics Regions) which is comprised of Northern and Southern California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. NorCal itself is divided into 9 'Zones', based on geography and population. In NorCal, Zones Championships are used as qualifying meets for the compulsory level gymnasts to their State Championships.

NorCal however, is more. It is also a collective body of gym club owners, judges and competitive programs head coaches in Northern California who decided to get together to get themselves organized, run camps and clinics, exchange information and run our own competitive program. By presenting a united front of a large population of the gymnastics community NorCal has also been an influence on gymnastics in the US at large with several of it's members serving in important positions with our National Governing body ( USAG at the moment.) NorCal has a second state board, elected by the membership, that looks after NorCal's needs, a fact which has led to some confusion and animosity at times with USAG. This has not been helped by the strident independence felt by most of the gymnastics community in NorCal (we have long been regarded as the "libertarian wing" of US Gymnastics!)

NorCal also has a rich tradition of excellence in competition. We have had our share of National Team members, Olympians and National Team Coaches, many who have gone on to be USAG Officials and some of the most successful university coaches in the US. Clubs like Diablo Gymnastics, Almaden Valley Gymnastics, West Valley Gymnastics, Rohnert Park Gymnastics, Twisters Gymnastics, Pozsar's Gymnastics Airborne Gymnastics, and Golden Gate Gymnastics have all competed at the International level and we have been home to Olympians like Amy Chow, Tracee Talavera, Julianne McNamara, Pam Bileck and Michelle Campi.

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