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.
Nicole is a competition 2 certified coach and has 10 years of coaching experience of everything from parent & tot to pre-competitive right up to national level gymnastics. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her degree in Kinesiology in 2012 and in addition to coaching worked with athletes & teams in many different sports as a strength and conditioning specialist. After taking time off to be at home with her son she is excited to be back in the world of gymnastics!
I’m very excited to be part of the Selkirk Selects team! I started gymnastics myself when I was 7 years old and eventually competed at the national level, along the way I started coaching and I’ve yet to outgrow my passion for the sport! Gymnastics has given me lifelong friends and many transferrable skills for success in other sports and other areas of life such as hard work and discipline plus an appreciation for an active lifestyle. As a coach, I hope to inspire gymnasts of all ages to strive for their goals by providing a fun and supportive environment for them. My favourite part of coaching is watching a child learn a new skill and seeing their confidence soar.
I joined Selkirk selects in 2012, quickly falling in love with the sport. Shortly after I began coaching in 2014, I soon realized it was something I wanted to do for a long time. Every year I learn more and I can’t wait to share my skills/knowledge the next season. I competed for 5 years, ending my JO4 year with a vault score of 9.7
My favourite part about coaching is watching the gymnasts gain confidence. Seeing how determined they are to succeed at any skill they do, and when they do, the smile on their faces makes my day!
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.
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 started gymnastics when I was 3 years old and fell in love with the sport. I made so many friends that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t joined gymnastics. I started doing competitions when I was 9 years old and loved the sport even more. I competed until I was 15 and then started coaching since I didn’t want to leave the gym I grew up in.
I always had very motivating and inspiring coaches when I trained at the gym, so my goal as a coach is to be that for other kids.
I first started gymnastics when I was 4 years old. My real passion for the sport began when I was 7-8 years old when I got to compete in my first competition at the beginner level. After that my love for the sport just kept on growing. I competed in my final competition last year at Winnipeg gymnastics center getting 3rd overall. I had to leave the sport because unfortunately I was too tall for our gym.
I started coaching last year when I was asked to coach the boy's program, and I could not turn down that offer. Being able to pass on my knowledge of boy's gymnastics was like a dream come true. My favourite part of coaching is seeing all the smiles on the kids faces when they learn a new skill
I started doing gymnastics when I was 7 years old, and started competing when I turned 9. When the opportunity came up for me to be a coach, I was more than excited! I love being a coach because it makes me happy seeing my gymnasts getting new skills and improving. I hope that the kids I coach can love and enjoy gymnastics as much as I do.
I started gymnastics at the age of 2 at Selkirk Selects. I started in Kindergym and throughout the years I have moved up to JO4! I have always wanted to be a coach, and as soon as I turned 12 I knew it was time. I started in Spring Session as a rotating junior coach and even after a short time, I immediately knew that I would love to continue as a coach! I love supporting all the talented girls and boys and watching them improve and grow in the sport!
Assistant Head Coach
I joined Selkirk Selects at age 10 after teaching myself gymnastics online and falling in love with the sport. I competed for 4 years at the Advanced level, and began coaching in 2015. As a gymnast, I learned many valuable life skills such as accountability and hard work. I also gained many friendships from the sport which still continue to this day!
My favourite part about coaching is creating various connections with gymnasts of all levels. I hope that I can give my gymnasts a similar experience to what I received, where they can learn life-long lessons that will benefit them in the future.
I have been involved in gymnastics since the age of 2. It has always been my passion. I competed for 7 years and retired at the Pre-National Level. Since then, I have been coaching for 20+ years! I have taught all levels and ages from parent & tot to Level 6 Competitive. I was previously the Head Coach at Selkirk Selects and stepped away for a few years as my daughter was pursuing her love for gymnastics as well. I am very excited to be back in the gym working alongside our amazing coaches. My goal is to help our gymnasts work hard, learn new skills and to have fun doing it!
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 started gymnastics at the age of 10 at Selkirk Selects. I no longer compete as I now coach, but my love for the sport still remains. Gymnastics has not only brought me happiness, it has also made me into the person I am today. The sport itself and my coaches have taught me many life lessons and I am beyond grateful. As a gymnast and coach I have made so many memories. One of the reasons I love being a coach is seeing the smiles on gymnasts faces when they complete a skill. My goal as a coach is to make sure the gymnasts have fun and learn new skills while maintaining a safe environment.
Gymnastics started for me when I was 4, and I rediscovered it at age 8. I stayed with the sport for 7 years before leaving as a gymnast.
I always loved working towards new skills, and was constantly amazed by the things gymnasts could do.
After quitting gymnastics I decided to come back to the gym as a coach to keep gymnastics in my life. I love helping kids find joy and challenge in gymnastics just as I did.
I started gymnastics at Selkirk Selects when I was 8 years old. I’m still doing competitive gymnastics there, while also junior coaching, which means I’m at the gym almost every day! Clearly, I love the environment at Selkirk Selects. Gymnastics is an amazing sport where you can improve and see progress when you train hard. This is my favourite part about being a coach - helping the gymnasts see progress, get their new skills, and seeing how happy it makes them. Their smiles and the joy of their accomplishments makes me so happy. I absolutely love being a coach. I have coaches that I look up to and admire and I want to be that for my gymnasts.
I’ve been doing competitive gymnastics for two years now, and I absolutely love it. When I heard that the Selects were looking for new junior coaches, I was excited for the opportunity to start coaching. I have been coaching for almost a year now, and I hope the kids have been enjoying it as much as I have.