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
OUR COMPETITIVE TEAMSO
AAU Levels 1 throuh 3
USAG Junior Olympic Compulsary Levels 1 through 5
Elite Compusary Program
USAG Jr. Olympic Optional Levels 6-10
USAG Xcel Jr. Olympic Program
TALENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Oconee Gymnastics offers the USAG “TOPS” program to gifted athletes who train in our competitive program Level 4-10. Each year we test the physical, emotional, and mental development of our athletes to make sure that we are providing the challenges and opportunities that they are ready for. In addition to their team practices, these athletes practice two other days to increase their strength and flexibility. Between June and August the gymnasts test physical abilities to qualify for the USA Gymnastics Diamond National Team (7-8 year olds) or a chance to test at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center for the opportunity to make the TOP National Team.
OGC prides itself with a phenomenal team staff that includes a former Olympic Coach, team dance instructors, team choreographers, team strength and conditioning coach, team director and 6 former/current collegiate gymnasts!
Alicia Pachuta Team Director
Allison Blount Team NAWGJ (gymnastics judge)
Ashley Sellers Head Compulsory Coach
Bridget Boyd Optional Coach, Level 1 & Level 2; Former NCAA Gymnastics Coach with 12 years club experience. She coached several level 10 regional championship qualifiers. Bridget also mentored gymnasts to the level 9 Eastern National Championships
Caroline King Team Coach
Christa Tanella (Former Gym Dog)- Downtown Gymnastics and Choreography
Dorothy Kozlowski Level 1, Level 2 & Gym Stars; Coach Dorothy has a gymnastics background that spans 26 years. She competed through L8 at Rome Gymnastics and was a UGA competition cheerleader. She has coached gymnastics and cheerleading for the last 16 years, everything from infant through adult age-groups at various skill levels. Most recently she was one of the Level 5-6 coaches at ACGA.
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, including Courtney Kupets, 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.
Gerg (Greg) Penning Cheer Director
Grace Taylor Johnson (Former Gym Dog)- Choreography
Jeff Gothard Optional 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
Laura Moffatt (Former Gym Dog)- Choreography
Megan Beckett Dance
Sharon Lichey AUU & USA L3 and Level 4 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.
Zoe Smith Team Physical Therapist