My first experience coaching was in 2016. I coached both boys’ and girls’ recreational classes.
I began coaching at Deveau’s in March of 2022. I started with both boys’ and girls’ recreational classes.
As a gymnast, I always knew I wanted to coach. As soon as I turned 14 I got my first ‘real’ job as a coach!
My first gymnastics class was in 2007. Even at 5 years old, I knew this was the sport for me.
Why I Love Gymnastics: Initially, I fell in love with gymnastics because it was not only the most fun sport I have ever done, but was also extremely challenging! Gymnastics provided me with a healthy and progressive outlet for my energy; I was constantly moving, bouncing, flipping, and especially learning. Through gymnastics, I learned how to do basic things like how to roll safely, but I also developed complex topics like time management, self-discipline, and communication skills. My love for gymnastics has now blossomed into an all-encompassing appreciation for this amazing sport. I owe a lot of my personal growth and success in life to gymnastics. I encourage any aspiring athlete to give it a try; like me, it might just change your life for the best!
When I was in my senior year, I was selected to represent and compete for Region 5 at the Elite Team Cup. This competition was my first exposure to an on-podium and live-televised event. My team of specifically chosen gymnasts competed against the other 8 regions and placed 4th place!
I have 5 siblings, two of which are adopted! My siblings and I all have the same initials as well. They all have dabbled in gymnastics, in which to this day they attribute their physical and mental strength.
At my first competition as a gymnast, I was so nervous to compete in front of new people. When I got to my first event, I was going through my routine over and over in my head. I have practiced the same skills and routines countless times before, my confidence was building after every mental repetition of my routine. The judge raised their hand to salute me, signaling to begin my routine. As soon as I returned the salute, my mind went blank. I couldn’t remember my routine! I then proceed to make up my routine on the fly, just hoping and praying that I could remember what to do halfway through. Unfortunately, I never did. I turned red in embarrassment at the thought of that memory for a while but I learned that mistakes happen and that it is OK to laugh at yourself every once in a while!