This week, Managing Director of Central Coast Gymnastics Academy, Maryanne Tschanter takes us through the importance of Gymnastics to her local community and how her club meets these needs.
How did your club start?
Central Coast Gymnastics Academy was established in Charmhaven in 2006. Starting as a setup/pulldown program, we soon had the need to secure our own premises. Fast forward to 2019 and other move to a larger centre, we continue to proudly bring gymnastics to our local community & schools.
How many kids train there?
We have upwards of 380 athletes. Ages range from 10 months to teenagers
Do you have any special needs programs?
All children are welcome in our programs.
We especially enjoy working with our school groups, being able to provide inclusive, safe, active environment.
What are you most proud of with your club?
Hard to pick just one so…
The stability & loyalty of our Coaching Team, the enthusiasm of our senior athletes who are now studying as Junior coaches, ensuring a bright future.
Our gymnasts, kindergym to competitive and the huge support crew (families) that make it all work.
Why is gymnastics important to your families and their community?
Gymnastics is a well-rounded sport, promoting healthy lifestyle through movement. Our Club provides a safe, friendly environment in which parents trust in our abilities to coach the most precious persons in their world. That is such a privilege
What do kids gain out of gymnastics?
Gymnastics promotes solid life skills –Confidence, patience, perseverance & co-operation. We witness everyday how the kids self-esteem builds and friendships blossom.
What is your favourite quote?
No-one is you and that’s your super power.
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