We are pleased to announce that Nor Cal United is off to a great start! We officially announced this new college opportunity at the 2017 Northern California State Championships March 18th. We were able to hand out flyers and information about not only our program but some of the other great college opportunities available for gymnasts that do not get on to an NCAA team.
We have had a great response from the gymnastics community. Several gyms have stepped forward to be training centers for our team. We are now able to have gymnasts from 18 different schools, and that number keeps growing!
We are currently working on recruiting the graduating classes of 2017 and 2018. We have had a great response so far from gymnasts that want to continue their sport. There are so many great gymnasts that are forced to stop training after high school. Those gymnasts now have many opportunities available through the great “NCAA Style” clubs around the country. (To be considered for the team Click Here and fill out or prospective athlete form).
Of the many clubs that compete with the NCAA schools none has a more successful history than Arizona State. Under head coach Scott Barclay they compete every year at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships. They were National Champions for the first time in 1994. Since then they have been the National Champion 20 times with 15 individual event or all-around National champions since 1987.
Washington has been the only club to come close to Arizona State as a team. They were national champions in 1993 and again in 2006. They have had 20 individual event or all-around National champions since 1987.
Southern California United has been a club team for only 3 years. During that time they have had an All-Around National Champion from 2015.
Northern California United is proud to join these other great clubs that compete all year against the NCAA schools and other highly competitive club teams across the country.
A big thanks to NCBGA for allowing clinicians Syque Caesar, Eric Van der Meer, and Steve Ross to donate their clinician pay from the All-star clinic. With support like this we can help to keep gymnasts dreams alive after high school.
President and High Performance Director
All stats were taken from Cliff Gauthier and the following document click here