Competition: Merriam-Webster defines it as: the act or process of competing.
History reminds us that people have competed with others for as long as there have been people. The goal of the NGTC Coaches is to prepare our athletes (young boys and girls) for a lifetime of competing. Whether it be for a job, entrance into the best university or Olympic Gold, you simply can't achieve all your goals without knowing how best to compete. All our team athletes are learning how to compete…and along the way, champions emerge!
What Websters fails to recognize is that 99% of the competition a gymnast faces is with themselves. We teach and encourage ALL our athletes to be first-class competitors by respecting other athletes, teams and judges. However, we empower them by providing each the tools for gaining that all-important inner strength to overcome obstacles and achieve personal bests! That is what we believe competition is all about…striving to achieve personal bests…every day!
Our program is designed for Pre-team (levels 2 & 3) and Team (levels 3-10 currently). With a full assortment of training equipment and all apparatus, we invite your gymnast to give our professional coaching staff a try! You won't find a more positive, safe and fun environment for your gymnast! Just ask our parents!
Competitive Teams are by invitation only. If you are looking to join us from another gym or area, please call or email to schedule a trial. Space is limited and reserved for those athletes that possess a sound work ethic, strong competitive drive to improve, and ability to be a great teammate and supportive family.
Our gymnast families join us from around the Portland Area: Clackamas, Damascas, Fairview, Gresham, Oregon City, Portland, Sandy, Troutdale, Vancouver, Welches and beyond.
Our 2013 Spring Season was successful, with 6-State Championships. Sarah Stinson, Level 7, won the Optional Championship in her age-group on All-Around, Beam and Floor.
Zayna Betrous and Cailyn Farness roughly a month later brought home compulsory state titles at Level 4: Zayna on Vault, Cailyn on Vault and Beam.
Congratulations to all our team girls and boys for a memorable season that saw all the gymnasts making great leaps forward these past few months! WAY TO GO! And thanks to our Team Coaches Dani Gergen, Haylee Trautman, and Yonty Urrutia, and our Mental Coach and Director of Gymnastics Eric Stinson
And, most importantly our team is not just about winning and creating champions. It's about fun, and family. Our families participate in special events throughout the year including community nights-out, parades, hosting Olympic Gymnast Chellsie Memmel (pictured above at our gym in 2012), sleep-overs at the gym, team parties, and even trips as a team. In July, 2013, the entire team is making a trip to the Oregon Zoo, including Preteam! And, as always, family and siblings are invited to join us!