[x]Location: toronto, ON
[x]Gymnastics role (Gymnast/Fan/etc): ex-gymnast/coach
[x]Favorite gymnast: shannon miller
-If you are a gymnast:-
[x]Years doing gymnastics: i trained until i was 22. i would still train if i had the time and the money!
[x]Level: interclub (about equal to a level 6/7 in the US. the canadian system was totally different up until now - we've just this year implemented a cohesive sort of 10-level program similiar to the states)
[x]Favorite event: as a little kid, beam. as a teenager/adult, vault.
[x]Least favorite event: as a kid, oddly enough, vault. probably because i wasn't very strong or very powerful. as a teenager/adult, i'll say floor, but only because tumbling tends to give me a headache.
some odd facts for you - i had never set foot on a trampoline until i had to take a tramp coaching course when i was 19. our gym never had one until then. needless to say, i am still not entirely comfortable with either bouncing or teaching on them.
i did my first beat board vault at the age of 20. i have never vaulted on the new table. altho' it's my favorite to do, it is my least favorite event to coach on.
i love tumbling, and this year is killing me because my teenagers have all retired and i've got all little kids, just learning roundoffs and handsprings.
any other coaches out there?