Executive Director and Competitive Head Coach
NCCP Level 3 Technically certified Women's Artistic, Level 2 Trampoline
Amanda has been coaching athletes in the sport of gymnastics since 1995. She began gymnastics at 4 years of age at the Sudbury Laurels Gymnastics Club where she competed for many years. This is where her passion for the sport began and she is now very proud to be able to offer a safe and challenging venue where the next generation of athletes can explore this exciting sport and make their own dreams a reality.
Amanda specialized in Psychology at the University of Toronto focusing on child development and cognition which provides her with a great deal of insight to the different learning stages and varying cognitive abilities of children. Following this degree, Amanda completed a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her love of gymnastics and enjoyment of working with children, however, kept her out of the legal field!
Amanda currently coaches the Provincial team and Pre-National athletes but oversees the progress of all pre-competitive and competitive girls in the gym. Her athletes have had great success during the short time the team has been around. These successes include a Provincial All around Champion, Vault, Bars and Beam Provincial Champions, an Eastern Canadian Champion and Bars Eastern Champion, and many athletes have taken the all around Gold at the International Gymnix competition held in Montreal, as well as at competitions in Florida.
Amanda believes that the strength of a coach lies in their ability to continue to learn and seek self improvement and encourages her team of coaches to learn from one another.
Level 4 Women's Artistic, Level 4 Men's Artistic, Level 3 Trampoline
Coach Mike, has such an extensive experience it is difficult to summarize. With 35 years coaching experience, he is a Level 4 women's and men's gym coach (there are only a handful of level 4 coaches in Canada!), and Level 3 trampoline coach. He is a certified NCCP course conductor in Men's, Women's and Trampoline (meaning he has trained other coaches to become coaches). Mike has owned his own gym in the USA, and he has acted as head coach and manager at various gyms. He has overseen the management of several provincial teams and three US Olympians. Mike coached Olympic Gymnast and gold medalist at Common Wealth Games for National Championship, Janet Morin. He has coached national level tumbling, has coached dancers on the Canadian World Team and National Level Divers as he also has his diving certifications. In Canada Mike spent many years in Windsor, but from '97-99 he was the area co-coordinator for the Kingswood facility, where he oversaw the development of the men's team that Canada sent to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Mike Attended World Championships for Gymnastics in 1985 (Montreal) and 1987 (Rotterdam). He Coached five Cirque de Soleil cast members, an athlete at the Indo Pacific Championships for Silver Medal in tumbling – 2006, Women and Tumbling at the Ontario Winter Games – 2004 and 2006, athletes at INDO Pacific Games – 2004 and 2006. He coached an athlete at the Indo Pacific Championships for Bronze Medal in tumbling – 2004, Coach of Bronze Medalist at Pan American Games – 1996. This is just a sample of what his resume boasts.
After an accident in 2010, Mike was told he would never walk again. Coach Mike defied all odds and surprised his doctors by doing more than that and returning to coaching. His will and determination to get mobile again, combined with his many years of being an athlete and convincing his body through the power of the mind that it could accomplish something lead to what many call a miracle recovery. Mike brings to our team such a vast array of knowledge and expertise, an incredible positive and optimistic attitude and first hand proof that anything you set your mind to, you can achieve.
Level 2 Women's Artistic, Level 3 Trampoline
Adrian grew up playing soccer in the fields of Argentina! His passion for gymnastics came much later in life as a coach to young children. Though Adrian's specialty is clearly with our pre-school aged children because of all the energy he brings into the gym, he has been coaching our competitive and pre-competitive athletes for the past 6 years. Adrian is always around to provide extra attention to the athletes through the form of video analysis and extra spotting.
Developmental Competitive Head Coach
Level 2 Women's Artistic
Maureen is a graduate of the Seneca College Gymnastics Coaching Technique program and is fully Level 2 certified in both Gymnastics and Trampoline with her Level 3 Theory. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 25 years at both the recreational and competitive levels and was also a Provincial level 2 judge for several years and is now a certified ODP assessor. A mother of two competitive gymnasts, Maureen enjoys working with children and having the opportunity to help them develop their sense of self, and strengthen their minds and bodies through gymnastics.
Trampoline Head Coach
Level 2 Women's Artistic, Level 3 Trampoline
Amanda, a former Canadian National Trampoline Champion, has been leading our Trampoline program to much sucess for the past few years.
During the 2016 competition season she produced a Provincial Champion and had two athletes qualify to Eastern Canadians where a Team Silver medal was earned.