OCONEE GYMNASTICS TEAM

 

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 competitive.

 

Non-OGC gymnasts are welcome to speak with the owner or team director anytime for team placements. Simply email us or click on the "schedule" link below.

 

 

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OUR PRE-TEAMS
GymChicks        3-5 years

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

TOPS

OUR COMPETITIVE TEAMSO

Gym Stars

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 former/current collegiate gymnasts!

 

Alicia Pachuta Team Director

Allison Blount Team NAWGJ (gymnastics judge)

Andrea Downs Team coach, former competitive gymnast, 30 year veteran coach, attended and received training at Regional & National USAG Congresses.

Ashley Sellers Team; Veteran coach attended and received training at Regional & National USAG Congresses.

Bridget Boyd Team Coach; 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 Sub

Christa Tanella (Former Gym Dog)- Downtown Gymnastics and Choreography

Dorothy Kozlowski Team Coach; 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 OGC Clinician; 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

Helen Fraser - Team coach, former competitive gymnast, internationally trained 10 year veteran coach.

Henry Johnson - Vault/Tumbling/Cheer Coach

Jennifer Lytle - Member of NSCA (Nation Strength & Conditioning Association) A competitive athlete since the age of 6, all sports she participated in required extensive physical & mental preparation - gymnastics, boxing & kick boxing (trained at Evander holyfield' gym in Atlanta for a short time & then with the south African kick box champion), and racing light weight twins in the motorcycle roadracing circuit. "You can't do these sports without also preparing mentally - you are asking your body to do and take the irrational and handling fear is a big part of the game."

Katina “Kat” Rotsides Buffa Owner/Coach

Megan Beckett Dance

Misty Edgington  Team Coach, former competitive gymnast World of Gymnastics in Idaho, competitive cheerleader, competitive dancer for 5 years,  10 year veteran coach, attended and received training at Regional & National USAG Congresses.

Zoe Smith Team Physical Therapist