Meet the Coaches and Staff

Coaching Philosophy

 

“It is impossible to underestimate the importance of the coach in the development of an athlete. From the youngest player to the elite Athlete, the coach is the pivotal character in the moral as well as the physical development of his/her charge (C.L. Dublin, 1990)”

Coaches can impact a gymnast’s sense of self by teaching and reacting in a positive manner in all aspects of training. Being positive means reacting to situations in a positive way. It involves a conscious effort to make the gymnast feel good about what he/she has done, and will be able to do in the future. It is not only about not being negative, but also about not being indifferent. It means making a difference every chance possible! Being positive means being aware of: actions, words, facial expressions, tone of voice along with the spoken words. It is not always easy but the extra effort will be worth it!

 

 

 

Nicola - Head CoachHead Coach

Nicola

Nicola is an NCCP level 3 coach and has a BA from SFU in Anthropology. She is certified in PCCP, Special Olympics, Level 1 Trampoline, Standard First Aid and CPR C. She has been coaching for over 22 years and got her start as a competitive gymnast in Delta. When she’s not at the gym she loves to snowboard, mountain bike, disc golf and garden.

Tessa - Assistant Head CoachAssistant Head Coach

Tessa

Tessa was a member of Team Ontario in her competing days, and has degrees in Kinesiology and Psychology. She brings a lot of great experience with her to our club! Tessa loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, kayaking, surfing and winter sports. She is enthusiastic and friendly and has extensive experience with Educational Gymnastics.

Emily - Coach, WAG and RecreationalCoach, WAG and Recreational

Emily

Emily is an NCCP level 2 coach. She has a BA from UBC in Cultural Studies as well as her TESOL certificate from Selkirk College. Emily has worked at Victoria Gymnastics as a performance coach, and here as a recreational and competitive coach from 2004-2008. She is an avid athlete, photographer and outdoor enthusiast.

Sherri - CoachCoach

Sherri

Sherri is an NCCP Level 2 coach with her level 3 theory. She was a gymnast and coach for many years and has recently returned to coaching after a hiatus to raise her kids. In her spare time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and travelling. She is a Nursing Unit Assistant at KBRH.

Katy - Office AdministratorOffice Administrator

Katy

Katy has been in the office of Trail Gymnastics since 2013, after a brief stint on the Board of Directors. Away from work, she enjoys snowboarding, camping and spending time with her family.

Angela - CoachCoach

Angela

Angela is an NCCP level 2 coach. She is currently in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Selkirk College. She was a gymnast for many years in Delta before moving to the Kootenays. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family

Patrick - CoachCoach

Patrick

Pat has a BSc from University of Calgary in Actuary Sciences and is an NCCP level 2 coach. He was on the National Gymnastics team for 10 years and has a wealth of coaching and gymnastics experience.

Kim - ChoreographerChoreographer

Kim

Kim has a BSc in Nursing and when she isn’t working as a nurse, instructing nursing, or teaching yoga, she finds the time to teach dance and do the choreography for our competitive team. She is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for mountain biking, snowboarding and skate skiing.

Amber - CoachCoach

Amber

Interclub and Recreational coach. She has coached for the Selkirk Challengers in Castlegar, as well as Aviva Gymnastics, Surrey Gymnastics and Quantum Gymnastics. Amber is an NCCP level 2 coach. She is also certified in Level 1 trampoline as well as first aid.

Grace - Coach Coach

Grace

Grace is a Foundations trained coach and also competes at the high school level. She has a passion for the sport of gymnastics and shows great promise as a coach!

Amy - CoachCoach

Amy

Nicole - Junior CoachJunior Coach

Nicole

Anna - Junior CoachJunior Coach

Anna

Reigha - Coach in Training (CIT)Coach in Training (CIT)

Reigha

Claire - Coach in Training (CIT)Coach in Training (CIT)

Claire

Brooklyn - Coach in TrainingCoach in Training

Brooklyn

Charlotte - Coach in TrainingCoach in Training

Charlotte

I am in grade 10 and was a competitive gymnast for 3 years. Some of my hobbies are playing guitar, drawing, skiing and just being in the outdoors. I also participate in school soccer and running. I'm exited to be a coach and pass on all the great things I have learned at gymnastics.

Paulina - Coach in TrainingCoach in Training

Paulina

Elly - COACH IN TRAININGCOACH IN TRAINING

Elly