Competitive Program Coaches
Title: Competitive Team Director
Events: Compulsory Bars, Level 6-10 Vault and Bars, TOPs
Education: University of Oklahoma, Master of Education in Athletic Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Sociology
Gymnastics Credentials: Former level 9 gymnast, 10 years coaching experience, Level 9 Judging Rating, W300 and Safety Certified
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Working tirelessly on the little details and seeing them together in a beautifully executed routine.
Favorite thing about coaching: Teaching life through gymnastics- perseverance, self-discipline and gratitude.
Ignore the boos, they usually come from the cheap seats.
Title: Optional Coach
Events: Level 6-10 Beam and Floor
Education/Degree: Asia University - International relations
Gymnastics Credentials: Former Olympian competing for Japan- Barcelona 92' and Atlanta 96’. 5x World Championships, Asian Games – 2nd place team. 10 years on national team.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Seeing beautiful gymnastics.
Favorite thing about coaching: Sharing my experiences/thoughts/knowledge and so on as a gymnast (including their future /gymnastics/life as well)
There is no shortcut to glory.
Title: Xcel Program Director, Recreation Director, Compulsory Coach
Events: Xcel floor and bars, compulsory vault
Education/Degree: AA Medical Assisting
Gymnastics Credentials: class 2 gymnast, 15 + years coaching , w300 and safety certified.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Watching the girls grow as individuals and as gymnasts.
Favorite thing about coaching: Helping the girls achieve their goals.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Title: Team Coach, Developmental Director
Events: Compulsory Beam and Floor, TOPs
Education/Degree: CSU East Bay, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Gymnastics Credentials: Level 4/5 Judging Rating, W300, Safe Sport, and Safety Certified
Favorite thing about gymnastics: How beautiful and mesmerizing gymnastics can be.
Favorite thing about coaching: Being able to inspire the girls to work hard and succeed.
Do or do not. There is no try.
Title: Competitive Team and Developmental Coach
Events: Level 3 Bars and Vault, Level 4 Bars assistant, Level 7 Vault, Shining Stars (Developmental Team), Silver Stars (Developmental Team), Developmental TOPS
Education/Degree: University of California, Davis ; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Gymnastics Credentials: Former level 9/training 10 gymnast, competed Varsity Elite for Irvington High School, competed in NAIGC for UC Davis, first year coaching competitive team, Safety Certified
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It is one of the few sports that is both a team sport and an individual sport. Plus, flipping is super fun!
Favorite thing about coaching: Sharing my love and enthusiasm for the sport with future generations.
Your attitude determines your direction.
Title: Developmental and Xcel team coach
Events: Vault and Beam
Education/Degree: Studied Linguistics at California State University Fullerton
Gymnastics Credentials: Former level 10 gymnast. Coaching for 4 years. Safety certified.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Learning life lessons you can't learn anywhere else.
Favorite thing about coaching: Seeing the results of hard work and dedication.
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.
Title: Xcel Team Coach
Events: All events
Education/Degree: Majoring in Biology with a Minor in psychology
Gymnastics Credentials: Former Gymnast (Level 5 and Xcel Gold) with 8 years coaching experience. USAG safety certified.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Everything you learn in gymnastics can be carried with you for the rest of your life. If you take your practice seriously and apply the perseverance, dedication, and work ethic to school, your job, and other areas of life you will succeed at life as well as gymnastics.
Favorite thing about coaching: Helping young gymnasts become the best athlete they can be!
Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Title: Excel Coach
Gymnastics Credentials: Gymnast for 10 years, Coach for 3 years
Favorite thing about gymnastics: I love how passionate girls are about it.
Favorite thing about coaching: I love helping girls become the best they can be.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.