Coaches

PROGRAM MANAGERS

Jason Lang

Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Program Manager

  • NCCP Level 3 Men’s and Women’s Artistic
  • Level 3 Trampoline
  • Over 25 years at Gymnastics Energy

“I am so proud of all of my athletes! They have won seven gold medals at nationals and Canada winter games. When not training athletes at the gym, I enjoy spending time with my son Nathan, reading, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and bungee jumping.”

Amy Cranch

Women’s Program Manager

    • NCCP Level 3 Women’s Artistic
    • Level 2 Trampoline
    • B.A of Sport Management

Cody MacDonald

Men’s Program Manager

      • NCCP Level 2 Women’s & Men’s Artistic
      • Level 3 WAG & MAG “trained”
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2011
      • Former National Athlete (Men’s Artistic & Tumbling)

“Gymnastic Energy, the friends I have made and the experience of competing have really had a positive impact on me and my future. It’s something I want to share with the next generation of gymnastics. As a coach, building trust with my athletes is a key priority for me. It allows me to coach each athlete with confidence and help them reach their full potential.”

 

Becky Bridges

Invitational Program Manager

  • NCCP Level 2 Women’s Artistic
  • Level 2 Rhythmic
  • B.A. of Education
  • Joined Gymnastics Energy in 2008

“I love coaching gymnastics because not only do I get to teach the skills, I also get to help my athletes develop confidence, work ethic, perseverance, and passion, which are traits they will carry on to all areas of their life!”

Brandes Struger-Kalkman, B.Sc., B.A., M.Sc.

Men’s Technical Director

  • MAG & WAG Competition Level 1 Trained; Competition Introduction (L2) in progress
  • Trampoline NCCP Level 1 Certified
  • MAG Level 2 Judge
  • Joined Gymnastics Energy in 1997
  • Energy Coach 2005 – 2007 and 2016 – Present
  • ACCOMPLISMENTS AS AN ATHLETE:
  • * Competed Provincially for Gymnastics Energy (2003 – 2007)
  • * Eastern Canadian Champion – Provincial Level 3 (2005)
  • * Competed Nationally for Loyalist Gymnastics Club (2007 – 2011)
  • * National Pommel Horse Champion – National Open (2009)

“Gymnastics is one of the greatest sports for anyone to do because it truly makes one well-rounded as an athlete and a person. I am so lucky to have been involved in it for most of my life and I will continue to be involved in it for the rest of my life – one way or another. I once enjoyed competing as an athlete; now I enjoy playing, coaching, and judging gymnastics as much as I can.”

COMPETITIVE COACHES

Rachel Biancaniello

    • NCCP Level 2 Women’s Artistic
    • Registered Practical Nurse – Niagara Health System and Hamilton Health Sciences
    • Former Provincial Athlete
    • Coaching at Energy since 2006

    “Gymnastics Energy has been my home for as long as I can remember. We aren’t just a club, we are a family. I find great pride in teaching this sport to kids and adults of all ages because it not only challenges the body, but also the mind. There is something amazing about teaching a sport that allows people to not only grow as athletes, but as individuals. This sport will always and forever be my life and I have Gymnastics Energy to thank for helping to shape me into the person I am today.”

 

Stacey Cameron

  • NCCP Level 2 Women’s Artistic
  • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2014

“Seeing the smile on my athletes face when they achieve a new skill, and hearing their teammates cheer them on is the most amazing thing about coaching gymnastics!”

Abe Daya

    • NCCP Level 2 Men’s Artistic
    • NCCP Level 1 Trampoline
    • Provincial Men’s Artistic Level 3 Judge
    • Currently Training as a National Athlete
    • Majoring in Electrical Engineering

    “I didn’t start gymnastics until I was 15. I immediately fell in love with the sport so much that it became my passion and it became a big part of who I am. The strength, the power, and the endurance this sport needs is absolutely amazing. My role as a coach is to share the sport I love with my athletes, and to shape them into the best versions of themselves.”

Carly Dunbar

      • NCCP Level 1 Competition (Level 2 Women’s)
      • Level 1 Trampoline
      • BSc in Kinscieology
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2012
      • Former National athlete (12 years at Energy)

Tina Ives

      • NCCP Level 2 Women’s Artistic
      • Level 1 Trampoline
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2010

“I love what I do!  I love seeing the pride and happiness on a child’s face when they accomplish something! I love each kid as if they are my own, and strive to teach them to be the best they can be and be confident!”

Eric Mariglia

      • NCCP Level 2 Women’s & Men’s Artistic
      • Level 2 Trampoline
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2014
      • Former Athlete from 2001-2012
      • Bachelor Degree of Communication Studies
      • Post-Graduate Degree in Public Relations

“Gymnastics is an amazing sport because we as coaches do not only develop great athletes but teach children the developmental assets to become great citizens. Gymnastics teaches determination, responsibility, discipline, patience, and the understanding that somethings are not easy and you must therefore work hard to achieve your goals. I am proud to be a coach, mentor, and help guide athletes on their path way to success, whether in the sport or wherever life may take them”

Rebekah Siu

      • NCCP Level 2 Women’s Artistic
      • Level 1 Trampoline Certified
      • ODP Assessor
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2012
      • Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma
      • Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure

“Coaching is an amazing experience! It is so rewarding to be able to walk alongside children and youth in a fun activity based environment. Each day brings something different, either, funny stories, team building, meaningful conversations and much more. I hope that these athletes continue to live active lives for 10 to 70 years from now.”

Allison Stamp

      • NCCP Level 2 Women’s & Men’s Artistic
      • Level 1 Trampoline
      • Coach at Gymnastics Energy since 2009
      • Former National Athlete (14 years at Gymnastics Energy)

“Gymnastics has always been my passion! I love coaching because it gives me a chance to share the sport I love with my athletes. Not only do I get to help my gymnasts learn new skills, but I also get to teach them life skills such as sportsmanship, discipline, and determination, all of which accompany the sport of gymnastics”

Amy Teetzel

      • Bio coming soon

 

A big high five for all of our amazing coaches!