WHAT WE DO
Our club is proud of our experienced coaching team and their long-term commitment to the club that for many started when they were young gymnasts. Each of our coaches is certified with the Manitoba Gymnastics Association (MGA), has completed their Respect in Sport program, and is also CPR certified by Safety Services Manitoba.
We are always working on improving our coaching techniques. To do this we have multiple coaching clinics held at our gym each year. Our goal with these clinics is to provide our coaches with the information they will need to properly and safely coach the gymnasts. At our coaching clinics we practice spotting techniques, go over safety rules and discuss what our behaviour and attitude in the gym should look like.
I first started at Selkirk Selects as a gymnast at the age of 3. At the age of 10 I started competing with Selects, then 3 years later, I switched clubs and went to Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre until I was 18. I had the privilege of being able to go to Manitoba Games in 2014 which was an experience I’ll never forget. I started coaching with Selkirk at the age of 12 as a junior coach. In the 2016/17 season I took a break from coaching to focus on my first year of university. Aside from coaching, I am also a regional stream judge working my way into the provincial stream, and have been judging since I was 12. The reason why I love coaching is being able to pass on my knowledge of the sport to younger athletes and being able to see them improve and succeed at their own goals.
Assistant Head Coach
My experience with gymnastics started when I was 4 years old and joined the Selkirk Selects. At the age of 12 i then decided to start coaching. The best part about being a coach is the joy I get when I encourage children to try something until they succeed. It makes me very proud once they finally meet their goals. I love the freedom I have as a coach to be able to run a class in many different ways and ultimately find what suits each class and gymnast the best. Watching how much our gymnasts can accomplish with the right guidance drives me to always try to better my self as a coach. In 2015 I began University to become a teacher. Coaching gymnastics has played a big part in that decision and helped me determine my path.
I first joined the sport of gymnastics at 3 years old. Starting at Tumblebees (now closed down), then moving to Silhouettes and lastly, spent most of my competitive years at Panthers Gymnastic Club. I retired as a gymnast at 15 years old and began coaching for the City of Winnipeg as I was not ready to leave the sport all together.
I recently moved to coach here at Selkirk Selects as I wanted to be a part of a real Gymnastics Club. The sport has left me with many lifelong memories and friends. I hope to be able to give the gymnasts the same fun and rewarding experience that I had growing up in gymnastics.
I started gymnastics when I was three years old in the Parent and Tot class. While training at Selkirk Selects I met so many amazing friends and looked forward to training every week. Once I turned 12 I was able to begin coaching the younger kids in the gym. After being a coach for a couple of years now, I’ve learned that the best part is being able to interact and bond with the kids while helping them achieve their goals.
My goal as a coach is not only to help them grow and learn new skills but to make sure they feel welcome and a part of our gymnastics family.
I joined Selkirk Selects at 10 years old, after falling in love with the sport, by teaching myself gymnastics skills I had seen online. I competed for 4 years, finishing at the Advanced level. Gymnastics gave me so many friends and memories, as well as taught me life lessons, such as hard work and accountability. I started coaching in 2015, and I love being able to stay connected to the sport I grew up with. My favourite part of coaching is seeing and understanding the feelings of gymnasts, such as when they get a new skill.
My goal in coaching is to allow the gymnasts to have fun and gain experiences like I did, while also learning and succeeding.
I started gymnastics at the age of 10 and and I soon worked my way up to the competitive program. Selkirk Selects is the only gymnastics club I have belonged to and one of the reasons that I became a coach is because of my coaches who have taught me so many things. My coaches are always there for me and are always encouraging me to do my best and all I want to do is share my knowledge and experience with other gymnasts like they did for me. My goal as a coach is to make sure the gymnasts have fun and to learn new skills.
I started gymnastics when my mom took my brother & I to Parent and Tot classes. I continued for a few years but then took a break for to play softball. I came back in grade 5 and before I knew it, I was at my first competition winning medals. Gymnastics has been a big part of my life and I’ve made so many great friends. I love how strong gymnastics makes me feel.
Though I am no longer a gymnast, I am proud to now be a coach. I am happy to still be involved with the sport and I hope to help the gymnasts today have just as good of an experience as I did.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
I was first introduced to the sport of gymnastics at the age of 3 when I joined the St. Andrews Gymnastics Club. Shortly thereafter, I switched to the Beausejour Elite’s club and spent 5 years training there. Finally, I made the move to Selkirk Selects where I trained for another 7 years. Throughout my 13 years of gymnastics, I had the honor of going to the Manitoba Games at the age of 12, win M.G.A.'s Provincial High Score Award and I also got to travel to Switzerland as part of Gymnaestrada's Team Canada! I have been a coach with the Selkirk Selects since 2008 and I love being able to pass down my knowledge of the sport to the gymnasts I coach.
Women's Competitive Program Coordinator
I started gymnastics at Selkirk Selects when I was 5 years old. Everyone in my family has tried gymnastics before, even my brother who has Down Syndrome who keeps me well on my toes! When I was 8, I started to do gymnastics competitively with the Selects, then when I was 11 I switched to Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre. I was fortunate enough to attend the Manitoba Games and went home with 5 medals! I also had to honor to win M.G.A.’s Provincial High Score Award. I began by coaching recreational at W.G.C., then moved to the Selects team . I enjoy coaching gymnastics very much, and I love watching the gymnasts I coach grow up to love this sport as I did at their age!
I started coaching at Selkirk Selects in 2014 and I have loved every minute of it! Before coaching I was competing at the Advanced level, attending competitions around Manitoba.
I love coaching the younger kids and seeing how happy they are when they realize they can complete a skill without assistance. I like to provide all my gymnasts with the confidence they need to excel and become their very best.
I am currently pursuing my goal of graduating high school with a major in Family Studies so I can continue my education and become a Social Worker for children.
When I was eleven years old, I began gymnastics at St. Andrew’s Gymnastics and trained there for two years. After that, I switched to Selkirk Selects Gymnastics and competed at the Advanced level. Unfortunately, near the end of the season, I discovered that I had a potential fracture in my spine. In order to heal, I decided to stop competing. However, I wanted to stay involved with the Selkirk Selects, so at fourteen years old I became a coach with the club. Coaching is such a rewarding experience for me. I really enjoy helping young gymnasts learn new skills and build their confidence.
I first joined gymnastics at the age of 3 in Winnipeg, and at the age of 5, I was asked to join the pre-competitive team. That is when my family moved to Selkirk, and I joined Selkirk Selects. In 2017 I was asked to be in the competitive program, which was a big achievement of mine because of my love for the sport. Over the years I have found many things that I love about gymnastics; competing, the floor routines, and meeting so many amazing people. My last year competing was in spring 2019 but I still wanted to be a part of the sport, that’s when I decided to be a coach. With being a coach, I want the gymnasts to feel the same way I did; strong, independent, and most of all, love the sport. I am enjoying my time as a coach at Selkirk and hope the kids are enjoying their time as well.
I started doing gymnastics at the age of 2 with the Selkirk Selects Gymnastics Club and I was 12 years old when I stopped doing the sport. This is my first year of coaching, and I am enjoying it so much.
I became a coach because I missed being in the gym. My favourite part about coaching is seeing the kids learn new skills. I especially enjoy working with children who have special needs and helping them achieve their goals.
I started gymnastics at the age of 4 at Keystone Kips but then took a break from gymnastics for 2 years. After my break from gymnastics, I decided to go to Panthers Gymnastics for another 2 years. During my break from gymnastics, I taught myself many skills that helped me come to where I am now. Finally, I joined Silhouettes’ competitive program at the age of 10 and I am currently competing at the level of JO 3. This is my first year coaching at Selkirk Selects and it is one of the greatest things I have done. I love working with kids and gaining this experience as a coach.