Oconee Gymnastics Center's team is by invitation only and requires a one year commitment. Selection to these levels means a serious commitment to gymnastics, for the athletes as well as their family. First and foremost, we feel gymnastics should be fun! Team gymnastics is more demanding than the average recreational class, but the overall experience should be positive while being competative.


Non-OGC gymnasts are welcome to speak with the owner or team director anytime for team placements.

GymChicks        3-5 years

Tiny Twisters    4-6 years
Hot Shots           5 -7 years
Flip Stars            7 years and up



Gym Stars

AAU Levels 1 throuh 3

USAG 4&5

USAG Xcel Silver, Gold & Platinum

Optional Levels 6 through 10

OGC prides itself with a phenomenal team staff that includes a former Olympic Coach, team dance instructor, team choreographer, team strength and conditioning coach, team director and 6 former/current collegiate gymnasts!

Alicia Pachuta- Team Director

Allison Blount- Team (NAWGJ Judge)

Ashley Sellers- Team

Christa Tanella (Former Gym Dog)- Choreography, Sub

Elena Todorova-A former Olympic Coach with too many accolades to list. MANY young gymnasts Elena worked with eventually went on to receive full collegiate scholarships throughout the US. She has worked with NUMEROUS Renown World Class Elite Gymnasts trained for Collegiate Gymnastics, Nationals, Worlds & the Olympics. She coached 5 Olympians in her career as well as coaching Elite Gymnast Kytra Hunter to the National Team & the 2009 World Championships. Kytra is currently a gymnast for the Florida Gators.

Grace Taylor Johnson (Former Gym Dog)- Choreography

Jeff Gothard- Head Coach Jeff Gothard brings many accolades to the OGC team including Seven U.S. National Team Members (Elite and Level 10) Level 10 National Floor Champion, Level 10 National All Around Champion, USAIGC Open Division National All Around Champion, Over 70 All Around State and Regional Champions (Region 5 and Region 8), Fifteen Years USAG Clinician, US Olympic Training Center Clinician, Nominated Rookie Coach of the Year by the United States Elite Coaches Association, Former NCAA Gymnastics Coach (University of Pittsburgh), Recipient USAG Leadership Award, Former NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Personal Trainer (IDEA)

Katina “Kat” Rotsides Buffa- Owner/Coach

Kassandra L Nathe- ( Former Nebraska Cornhusker) Classes, Team

Kimberlyn Wilson- Team

Laura Moffatt (Former Gym Dog)- Team, Pre-team, Choreography

Megan Beckett- Dance

Misty Edgington- Team

Bekah Bennetts (Former Gym Dog)- Team

Sharon Lichey-Team Coach. Sharon has taught gymnastics for 36 years, 19 of those were with Cincinnati Gymnastics, one of the top gyms in the country, with Olympian and Hall of Fame Inductee Mary Lee Tracy. Not only has Sharon coached many champions, both Sharon’s daughters, Karin and Krisiti, were on the National Team as well as former Gym Dogs. Karin Lichey was the only Gym Dog in history to score a perfect 40.