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Competitive Program Coaches

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Kelsey Witten

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

Credentials: Former Level 9 Gymnast, 10 years coaching experience, Level 9 Judging Rating, W300 Junior Olympic Team Coaches Certified, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED 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.

Favorite quote:

Ignore the boos, they usually come from the cheap seats.

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Hanako Miura

Title: Optional Coach

Events: Level 6-10 Beam and Floor

Education/Degree: Asia University - International relations

Credentials: Former Olympian competing for Japan- Barcelona 92' and Atlanta 96', 5x World Championships, Asian Games – 2nd place team, 10 years on National Team, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED Certified.

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)

Favorite quote:

There is no shortcut to glory.

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Tanya Lynch

Title: Xcel Program Director, Recreation Director, Compulsory Coach

Events: Xcel Floor and Bars, Compulsory Vault

Education/Degree: AA Medical Assisting

Credentials: Former Class 2 Gymnast, over 15 years coaching experience, W300 Junion Olympic Team Coaches Certified, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED Certified.

Favorite thing about gymnastics: Watching the girls grow as individuals and as gymnasts.

Favorite thing about coaching: Helping the girls achieve their goals.

Favorite quote:

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

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Teri BetGeorge

Title: Team Coach, Developmental Director

Events: Compulsory Beam and Floor, TOPs

Education/Degree: CSU East Bay, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Credentials: Level 4/5 Judging Rating, W300 Junior Olympic Team Coaches Certified, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED 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.

Favorite quote:

Do or do not. There is no try.
– Yoda

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Shelby Matsuoka

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

Credentials: Former Level 9/Training Level 10 Gymnast, Varsity Elite Gymnast for Irvington High School, UC Davis NAIGC Gymnast, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED 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.

Favorite quote:

Your attitude determines your direction.

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Jordan Ratcliff

Title: Developmental and Xcel Team Coach

Events: Vault and Beam

Education/Degree: Studied Linguistics at California State University Fullerton

Credentials: Former Level 10 Gymnast, U101 Safety & Risk Management Certified, U110 Safe Sport Certified, CPR, First Aid and AED 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.

Favorite quote:

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

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Camille Paradis

Title: Xcel Coach

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.

Favorite quote:

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

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