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US Sports Camps and the Cal Men's Gymnastics coaching staff team up again for another fun summer of gymnastics! Join Head Coach JT Okada and Assistant Coaches, Mark Freeman and Koji Uematsu, at the historic UC Berkeley campus and experience elite collegiate gymnastics.

The Complete Skills Camp will help gymnasts improve their skill sets, further development, improve technique, and gain a deeper understanding of gymnastics. Camp is open to any and all participants ages 7-18, but is structured towards gymnasts that have completed or are training in USAG levels 4-10.

Highlights Include
  • Work and train with the Cal Men's Gymnastics Staff
  • Opportunity to practice and train on the world renowned UC Berkeley campus
  • Gain insight into what it takes to make it to and succeed at a top collegiate gymnastics level
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Camp Coaches

  • Mark Freeman

    Camp Director Mark Freeman

    Former Cal gymnast Mark Freeman returns to California as an assistant coach for the men's gymnastics program and is the first hire under head coach J.T. Okada.

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  • Jt Okada

    Camp Coach JT Okada

    Cal Alumni and South African Men's Gymnastics Head Coach, JT Okada, was announced as the California Men's Gymnastics Assistant Coach in February 2013.  

    View JT Okada's Bio
  • Camp Coach Koji Uematsu

    Koji Uematsu comes to Cal from Japan where he was regarded as one of the world’s best gymnasts in 2010. 

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Camp Details

2018 CAMP SESSIONS

Session I: June 10th-12th
Session II: June 13th-15th

CAMP HOURS

Camper Check-in: 8:30AM 
Camp Wrap Up: 3:20PM on last day followed by check-out at 3:30PM
Camp Hours: 8:30AM-3:30PM

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CAMP STRUCTURE

Day 1: Coaches will evaluate the gymnasts' foundations and basics on events to determine if they are in the correct grouping and levels. Gymnasts will work on foundations and drills to learn new skills and increase understanding.
Day 2: Gymnasts will work on improving skills with individualized attention tailored to their needs. This is an exciting day to try difficult skills in a safe environment. 
Day 3: Gymnasts will have the choice to take it a little easier and work on foundational skills or continue enhancing new skills. Gymnasts are more than welcome to work on basic movements.

CAMPER EVALUATION

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. Campers will be evaluated and split up into smaller groups according to age and ability and instruction will be tailored to each level's needs. Please see the Camp Structure for more information.

CAMP MEALS

Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch. 

TRANSPORTATION

Due to University and NCAA Policies, we are not allowed to offer any transportation to and from camps. The airport closest to the Berkeley campus is Oakland International Airport; San Francisco International Airport is also within a reasonable distance. There are several options that we suggest. There are a few shuttle services that offer transportation to and from Oakland & San Francisco International Airports. Reservations must be made at least a few days in advance, you can make reservations over the phone or online (see below).

BAYPORTER EXPRESS

Website: www.bayporter.com
Phone: 1-877-467-1800 (Local, Bay Area) 1-415-467-1800 (Long Distance, Outside Bay Area)

SUPER SHUTTLE

Website: www.supershuttle.com
Phone: 1-800-258-3826

LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

US Sports Camps does not provide hotel accommodations for campers or parents. If traveling from out of town, we recommend the following hotels:

  • Hotel Durant (Please call 510-845-8981 to reserve your room)
  • Hotel Shattuck Plaza (Please call 510-845-7300 to reserve your room)
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Berkeley (Please call 510-548-1700 to reserve your room)
  • Double Tree by Hilton Berkeley Marina (Please call 510-548-7920 to reserve your room)
  • Berkeley City Club (Please call 510-848-7800 to reserve your room)

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.  Campers must bring their health and release forms with them to check-in on the first day of camp.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

*This camp is open to any and all entrants

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 AM Warm up
  • 9:00 AM Rotation #1
  • 9:45 AM Rotation #2
  • 10:30 AM Rotation #3
  • 11:15 AM Rotation #4
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Rotation #5
  • 1:45 PM Rotation #6
  • 2:30 PM Free time (Gymnasts will choose which event they want to work on)
  • 3:15 PM Cool down and stretch
  • 3:30 PM Wrap up and departure

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.75 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Learned many new skills

    July 27, 2017: Preston learned many new skills. He loved his coach and came home excited to return the next day even though he was exhausted. Definitely returning next year.

    — Dynnel R. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Super nice staff

    July 26, 2017: Staff and Director was super nice. Approach to training was awesome. Our son is already talking about returning next year!

    — Fritzi W. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Enjoyed camp

    July 26, 2017: He enjoyed working out with other campers at his level.

    — Kerilynne R. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Liked the camp a lot

    July 27, 2017: Kai really liked the camp a lot. It offered many hours of intense training each day. He was sore and tired in the evening but felt good. Maybe, had he focused more on a specific new skill or trick to learn, he could have used the time more efficiently. (parent's judgement)

    — Antonia F. Parent

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Cal Men's Gymnastics Benefit Camp

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Mark Freeman, Camp Director
Cal Gymnastics Club
25 Sport Lane

Berkeley, California 94720

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