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Friday, August 30
 

10:00am

GAT Board Meeting
CLOSED Meeting for GAT Board

Speakers
JJ

James Jeffers

President, GAT Board


Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

EXHIBIT HALL = SETUP (Closed to public during setup)
CLOSED - Set up for Exhibit Hall Vendors only

Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am - 5:45pm
Rio Grande (downstairs)

1:00pm

Texas USAG Board Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Speakers

Friday August 30, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:00pm

THSGCA Rules Committee Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Friday August 30, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:00pm

THSGCA Rules Committee Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Friday August 30, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

3:00pm

TGC
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Speakers

Friday August 30, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

5:00pm

THSGCA Executive Board Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Friday August 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

5:30pm

GAT Registration Booths Open
You will need to remember to arrive in time to pick up your name badges to attend GAT.  To help move the registration line, only one person is needed to pick up packet for Group Registration.  There will also be forms at that registration booth for onsite registration that can be filled out and turn in with your payment.

Friday, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Group pickup - upstairs
Individual & On-site Payment - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All packet pickup - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs
Onsite Payment - downstairs

Cash, Check, and Credit Cards will be accept for onsite payment.

NOTE:  T-shirts will be for sell for $15 in Booth 43 of Exhibit Hall.  Variety of other GAT Merchandise will be for sell.


Friday August 30, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Plaza Booths (Up and Down Stairs)
  • surveys y

6:00pm

EXHIBIT HALL
Be sure to visit the GAT Exhibit Hall located downstairs to take advantage of special GAT deals.
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM

Friday August 30, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rio Grande (downstairs)
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6:00pm

NAWGJ Board Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Friday August 30, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

6:00pm

THSGCA General Membership Annual Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Friday August 30, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)
 
Saturday, August 31
 

7:30am

GAT Registration Booths Open (DOWNSTAIRS ONLY)
You will need to remember to arrive in time to pick up your name badges to attend GAT. To help move the registration line, only one person is needed to pick up packet for Group Registration. There will also be forms at that registration booth for onsite registration that can be filled out and turn in with your payment.

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All packet pickup - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs
Onsite Payment - downstairs

NOTE: T-shirts will be for sell for $15 in Booth 43 of Exhibit Hall. Variety of other GAT Merchandise will be for sell.

Saturday August 31, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Plaza Booths (Up and Down Stairs)
  • surveys y

8:00am

EXHIBIT HALL
Be sure to visit the GAT Exhibit Hall located downstairs to take advantage of special GAT deals.
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Friday 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:00am - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall (Downstairs)
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8:15am

ITP 101-Recreational Coaching
Check In Begins Promptly at 8:15 am outside Ballroom B

Speakers
AT

Annette Thomas

ITP 101
National Instructor for 15 years (KAT, MELPHD, R102, R103), Spearker for Gymnastics Education Workshops for 3 years, Creator and Presenter of Instructor Training Program: Recreation and Preschool for Gymnastics Association of Texas for 15 years.


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:15am - 5:00pm
Ballroom A (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:15am

ITP 102 - Preschool Coaching
Check In Begins Promptly at 8:15 am outside Ballroom B

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:15am - 5:00pm
Ballroom (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:15am

ITP 103- Recreational Boys
ITP 103 for coaches of Recreational Boys- CLOSED COURSE
8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:15am - 5:00pm
Pecos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

How to Start an Acro Program
Speakers
avatar for Brandi Wren

Brandi Wren

National Superior rated Acrobatic Gymnastics judge and former National Team Coach, Highland Park Varsity & Middle School Gymnastics Coach
Highland Park Varsity & Middle School Gymnastics CoachNational Superior rated Acrobatic Gymnastics judge and former National Team CoachDallas, TX http://mishpms.hpisd.orgI have been involved in acrobatic gymnastics since 1999 and coached high school gymnastics at Highland Park for 13 years. I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Andrew, and have 2 amazing children, Easton and AnnaBelle... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Gold is great, Cash Flow is still King!
This session is to ellaborate on the importance of cash flow on a personal and professional level. I will be going over some relative factors to help coaches and club owners achieve maximum return on your vested time and effort. It is possible to acquire gold medals and have a positive cash flow at the same time!

Speakers
avatar for Don Spencer

Don Spencer

GFI Coach LLC
I got chalk in my blood! Married with kids and grand kids and a great grand kid in the oven. Been blessed with a lifetime of "hungry eyes and perfect smiles" in the child activity industry. I have learned a lot over the years and happy to share some insight.



Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Creative Ideas for Ninja Classes
how to run ninja classes utilizing gymnastics equipment with or without ninja mats and equipment

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Knapp

Tyler Knapp

Missouri City gym manager, Alpha Omega Gymnastics and Dance
IAM married with 4 kids. I've been coaching since 2006 and teach recreational and competitive Gymnastics for all ages and levels. I am the current Missouri City gym manager for Alpha Omega Gymnastics and Dance


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Starting a TNT Program
Speakers
avatar for Bret Stout

Bret Stout

CEO, Eagle's Wings Athletics


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

Introduction to Sports Science ...Core: The Foundation of Movement- OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

8:30am

JO Updates
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

Must Have Skills & Drills (3-5 year olds)
In a sport of repetition, creativity is critical. Finding new methods for old skills is key to keeping everyone engaged.
Check out some of our favorite skills and drills that are a must have for preschoolers.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Trampoline Drills and Skills Part 1
All the trampoline basics(bouncing, drops, single flipping with twists) that build a great foundation for to progress to more difficult skills~Artistic and TT coaches will benefit greatly from this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Bars is Hard!: Drills, Progressions, and Building Confidence to get to Level 5 and Beyond
The jump from Level 4 Bars to Level 5 and beyond is a tough one for most athletes. These drills and complexes help your compulsory athletes dip their toes into the world of optional gymnastics with confidence. Fly-aways, clear-hips, baby giants, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Craft

Geoff Craft

Team Coach, K2 Academy
Coaching competitive gymnastics in Texas since 1998, Geoff has had the opportunity to be involved in several successful programs and has coached 2-year-old beginners through Level 10 USAG athletes. Before starting work at K2 in 2018 he owned and operated West Houston Gymnastics Club... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall B (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Floor Artistry and Execution
We all have the WHAT, but do we have the HOW?
The HOW to execute the basic skills and technique for optimal performance.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Co-Owner, Masters of Sport
Elite coach since the 70’s. Coach of 11 Olympians, many National Team members and 128 athletes received college scholarships. Co-Owner with Chere Hoffman of Masters of Sports. We have many videos available including the following topics. Conditioning, Flexibility, Circuits for Meet... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Xcel Updates
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:00am

GAT T-Shirts
GAT T-Shirts will be for sale for $15 each.  Sizes are limited, so come early to purchase yours.

You can also visit GAT Booth #43  to purchase a variety of other GAT items such as hoodies, ball caps, etc.  

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall (Downstairs)
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9:45am

Your Front Office & First Impressions
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Castle

Rachel Castle

Office Manager, Kids First Sports Center
I love Customer Service and all the challenge that comes with it. Diving deep on topics such as understanding, educating, & creating fans in your clients and managing your office with simplicity, integrity, & good staffing are passions of mine. I enjoy the process of teaching and... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Creating Coachable Athletes
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gillham

Andy Gillham

Sr. Sports Performance Specialist, Sanford Sports Science Institute
I just joined Sanford Health's Sports Science Institute where I focus on performance enhancement for coaches and athletes. My PhD is in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I have an MS in Human Performance with certifications from the National Strength Conditioning Association and Advancement... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

9:45am

Twisting Drills
Speakers
avatar for Calvin Parker

Calvin Parker

USA Athletics
Professional gymnastics and trampoline & tumbling coach for 36 years. Professional cheer coach for 20 years.Owner of two gyms.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Trampoline 1
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

Shaping and loading: Upper Body -OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

9:45am

Is it Connected? Dance and Acro/ Dance
Looking at the connection rules and how to make decisions to give or not give. Videos of skills to work from.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

Men's General: FX/VT
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

9:45am

Brain Development: Integrative Movement and Learning
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Redefining Beam
Redefining the balance beam’s place in our sport for our developmental classes (preschool/school-age). The Beam has been focused on as an Olympic event and has often been underutilized and overlooked for the development of movement education and the confidence it can build. We are the ultimate foundation for movement education and are miss selling the sport of gymnastics. This entire lecture will be focused on using the beam in a nontraditional, nonthreatening, but challenging way. Pictures/video will demonstrate this in great detail.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

6/7 Vault
Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

NCATA-Scholarship Opportunities
Speakers
CP

Courney Pate

UMHB - Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach, NCATA


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

A Disruptive Approach to Gymnastics Marketing (using facebook)
We will be covering:

- A Step by Step Approach to what we do to grow gyms everyday.

- What you can you accomplish, mindset and goals based on stats and numbers. This might Surprise you!

- Crafting your message and optimizing your online presence to get results.

- The Facebook Secret Sauce how to target your perfect Audience "Moms".



Speakers
avatar for Andy Seeley

Andy Seeley

CEO, Creatively Disruptive
Hello Everyone,I'm a former Gymnastics Club Owner (12 years), CEO, Husband to a Gymnastics Coach and Dad to River my 2 year old son :) .My Company Creatively Disruptive is a Online Marketing Agency focused on growing the sport of Gymnastics. We started as a eCommerce focused agency... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Hiring and Training
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

11:00am

Trampoline 2
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

11:00am

Shaping and loading: Lower Body- OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

11:00am

11:00am

Judging the Compulsories- Beam
Let’s look at beam!! What do you need to know!!

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Become a Child Development Expert
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Warm -Ups!
Speakers
avatar for Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson

ITP 101/Rec
Robin has been coaching for over 25 years in 5 different states, directed / managed a variety of programs, National Instructor, and consulting / training staff under the premises of FUN! Beyond gymnastics I have been a special education teacher for 10 years and 0-3 evaluation and... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Trampoline Drills and Skills Part 2
Starting from strong single somersaults to double, triple somersaults without and with twists~Coaches this presentation is where you learn how to teach Back in Full out, Half in Half out, Double Double (Full in Full out), Triple Double (Miller)… very safe, easy, quick learning progressions!

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

KIPS, KIPS, KIPS!
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall B (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Verification, Skill Profiling, Side Stations
How to use skill verification, skill profiling and skill acquisition within all team levels throughout the season, for measured success. A 3-part lecture that will be fast-paced and filled with lots of information!


Speakers
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Co-Owner, Masters of Sport
Elite coach since the 70’s. Coach of 11 Olympians, many National Team members and 128 athletes received college scholarships. Co-Owner with Chere Hoffman of Masters of Sports. We have many videos available including the following topics. Conditioning, Flexibility, Circuits for Meet... Read More →
avatar for Chere Hoffman

Chere Hoffman

Co Owner, Masters of Sport
Coaches education is now a top priority. After co-chairing the US Elite Coaches Association and coaching my daughter for 17 years, time for me to devote time to giving back via education...I have learned from some of the best in the gymnastics industry!


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

12:00pm

NAWGJ Luncheon
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Saturday August 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

12:30pm

TEXAS USA Gymnastics Women General Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Class Management and Operations Systems
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Castle

Rachel Castle

Office Manager, Kids First Sports Center
I love Customer Service and all the challenge that comes with it. Diving deep on topics such as understanding, educating, & creating fans in your clients and managing your office with simplicity, integrity, & good staffing are passions of mine. I enjoy the process of teaching and... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Human Resource Compliance
With the average cost of an employee relations claim at $10,000, knowing the laws and how to handle difficult situations is key to reducing your risk. It is difficult for business owners to know of potential problems with the increasing number of Human Resource laws, guidelines and regulations.  In this session, we will cover the employee lifecycle from hiring employees to exiting employees and the key areas to keep you in compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Locke

Lisa Locke

Owner, Human Resource Solutions, LLC
With over 25 years of Human Resource experience, we want to help companies with their Human Resource needs, allowing business owners to focus on their business. Resolving employee relations issues are ensuring compliance with State and Federal laws a few areas where we can help your... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Tumbling
Speakers
avatar for Bret Stout

Bret Stout

CEO, Eagle's Wings Athletics


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

Stretching- OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Beam and Floor Dance Technique
What makes it correct and what makes it great!!

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

1:30pm

Foundation of Gymnastics -Preschool/School Age Floor Tumbling
Presenting ways to incorporate body positions basic to the foundation of gymnastics, continuing with skill deconstruction of the handstand and cartwheel.
Most of this lecture will focus on step-by-step pictures and video of stations and rotations that provide a strong foundation for developing skill progression in tumbling. It will revolve around the use of panel mats, which are found in most all gyms.


Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Coaches and Judges Collaboration-Roundtable
Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Developmental coaching
Devo Team Development has been developed over a 3 year period...it is ready and packed with all the information needed to start or re-start or re-vamp a current program. Our developmenetal teams are our future and great care MUST be placed on their development. By putting a solid program in place, it makes the job easier and more fruitful in the end. Learn from my mistakes and use this information to uplift your devo team!

Speakers
avatar for Chere Hoffman

Chere Hoffman

Co Owner, Masters of Sport
Coaches education is now a top priority. After co-chairing the US Elite Coaches Association and coaching my daughter for 17 years, time for me to devote time to giving back via education...I have learned from some of the best in the gymnastics industry!


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

2:45pm

"Let's Talk Exit Strategy"
No matter how successful you are or even if you are just starting a new career; having at least a concept of how you will eventually exit is a very important key to success. We will cover individual, collective, and business exit strategies that will enhance your journey through life.

Speakers
avatar for Don Spencer

Don Spencer

GFI Coach LLC
I got chalk in my blood! Married with kids and grand kids and a great grand kid in the oven. Been blessed with a lifetime of "hungry eyes and perfect smiles" in the child activity industry. I have learned a lot over the years and happy to share some insight.



Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Leadership of your staff and in your club
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gillham

Andy Gillham

Sr. Sports Performance Specialist, Sanford Sports Science Institute
I just joined Sanford Health's Sports Science Institute where I focus on performance enhancement for coaches and athletes. My PhD is in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I have an MS in Human Performance with certifications from the National Strength Conditioning Association and Advancement... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Conditioning FUN!
Speakers
avatar for Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson

ITP 101/Rec
Robin has been coaching for over 25 years in 5 different states, directed / managed a variety of programs, National Instructor, and consulting / training staff under the premises of FUN! Beyond gymnastics I have been a special education teacher for 10 years and 0-3 evaluation and... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Creating a Positive Gym Culture
Speakers
avatar for Nicki Wyant

Nicki Wyant

Program Director, Capital Gymnastics


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

2:45pm

Double Mini
Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:45pm

Taping 101- OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:45pm

2:45pm

2:45pm

2:45pm

2:45pm

A Few of our Favorite Things
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Concentration on BB Dace and Mixed Connections
Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Don't Forget the Front Tumbling
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Craft

Geoff Craft

Team Coach, K2 Academy
Coaching competitive gymnastics in Texas since 1998, Geoff has had the opportunity to be involved in several successful programs and has coached 2-year-old beginners through Level 10 USAG athletes. Before starting work at K2 in 2018 he owned and operated West Houston Gymnastics Club... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall B (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

Elevate Your Proshop's Success
And Let Me ASK YOU?
  • Are You Settling For Crumbs When You Could Have The Entire Feast?
  • Are You Taking The Maximum Advantage of Your Situation?

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

How to Build Social Media Community to Profit Your Business
Ever wondered why some people on social media are able to build not only a strong brand but a profitable business just by posting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? Have you ever wanted to show off your skills as a coach and turn it into a money making vertical on YouTube?

None of this happens by magic. None of this is impossible for even the least tech savvy among us. It takes intention, planning, consistence, and time. You can create all of above and more for your gym, I'll help show you how.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kiser

Bryan Kiser

Coach, Katy Gymnastics and Sports Performance
FOLLOW on ALL social accounts @icoachbizpros & @brianandbryantvSubscribe, LIKE, and SHARE our Youtube Channel - Brain and Bryan TVFacebook - Ultimate Gymnastics Growth Solutions


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Embracing Limited Resources and Tiny Space
Being forced to teach with less can help us enhance our awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses.
It's not what you have, it's what you do with it that counts. The larger the gym them more space you will find being wasted. We will focus on safe ways to organize our classes and develop skills with the lease amount of equipment and space.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

Systematic Goal Setting for Coaches and Athletes
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gillham

Andy Gillham

Sr. Sports Performance Specialist, Sanford Sports Science Institute
I just joined Sanford Health's Sports Science Institute where I focus on performance enhancement for coaches and athletes. My PhD is in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I have an MS in Human Performance with certifications from the National Strength Conditioning Association and Advancement... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

Advanced Taping and Competition After Rehab- OPEN COURSE
ITP: 701 BULLET PROOFING YOUR ATHLETE
This course will address the many ways to use movement to BULLET PROOF YOUR ATHLETE. The interactive course will touch on the fundamentals of the core, upper and lower body shaping, stretching, taping techniques, and return to sport after rehab. There will be a hands-on taping lab portion, where you will get a chance to try out some of the most effective taping techniques with gymnasts. We will take a biomechanical approach to loading the upper and lower body in gymnastics and address ways, even with beginners, to bullet proof them early when teaching shapes and loading. We will touch on nuerodynamic or “kinesiological” stretching along with other stretching methods to improve flexibility. The course will include ideas of how to incorporate prevention in the gym based on motor learning to get the greatest effects and carry over of corrective exercises. We will discuss return to sport after rehab based on tissue healing and addressing skill selection for common injuries. You will go home with an extensive plan of how to bullet proof your athletes.

Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

4:00pm

4:00pm

"Up To"- when to take the maximum/minimum
What are the most common mistakes? What is the best way to make decisions to be fair and consistent.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

4:00pm

Men's Round Table
Speakers
avatar for Jerit Pogue

Jerit Pogue

Business/Men's, Alpha Omega Gymnastics
I have owned Alpha Omega Gymnastics since 2002 and I currently serve as the Region 3 Men's Chairman.


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Frio (Upstairs Atrium Level)

4:00pm

Preschool Trampoline for Strong Foundation for Skill Development
Developing a  successful culture in your club begins with preschool. Here is where you establish a great work ethic, confidence, understanding of fear, and strong foundation for skiil development. We will look at plyometrics, conditioning, along with trampoline progressions from "Baby and Me" class through Hot Shots Team.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Fast, Slow or NO Beam Acro Connections
Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

6:00pm

Participants Line up for Awards Ceremony
Saturday August 31, 2019 6:00pm - 6:01pm
Glass Oaks
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6:30pm

Ceremony of Honors Awards
Come honor your fellow coaches and State and National athlete award winners at this special ceremony. All are welcome to attend, but get their early to secure your seat.

NOTE: GAT Banquet will follow the Awards, so make sure you have your banquet ticket with you.

Saturday August 31, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glass Oaks
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7:30pm

Banquet
”Come Home to GAT” is this year’s theme and we will be hosting a Homecoming Carnival for our banquet.  So come ready for some FUN!  In addition to our dinner, we will have carnival games, inflatables, photo booth, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and more.  So come casual to truly let loose and have fun….think about wearing your favorite football jersey, cheerleader uniform, football mums, etc.

The banquet will begin after the awards ceremony ends, around 7:30 p.m. Wristbands are required to attend and will be provided in exchange for banquet ticket at registration pickup or at registration booth downstairs before 3 PM on Saturday.


Saturday August 31, 2019 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Ballroom (Upstairs Atrium Level)
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Sunday, September 1
 

7:30am

GAT Registration Booths Open (DOWNSTAIRS ONLY)
You will need to remember to arrive in time to pick up your name badges to attend GAT. To help move the registration line, only one person is needed to pick up packet for Group Registration. There will also be forms at that registration booth for onsite registration that can be filled out and turn in with your payment.

Friday, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
Group pickup - upstairs
Individual & On-site Payment - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs

Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All packet pickup - downstairs
Life Member – downstairs
Onsite Payment - downstairs

NOTE: T-shirts will be for sell for $15 in Booth 43 of Exhibit Hall. Variety of other GAT Merchandise will be for sell.

Sunday September 1, 2019 7:30am - 5:00pm
Plaza Booths (Up and Down Stairs)
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8:00am

EXHIBIT HALL
Be sure to visit the GAT Exhibit Hall located downstairs to take advantage of special GAT deals.
Exhibit Hall Hours: 
Friday 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 4 PM

Sunday September 1, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Exhibit Hall (Downstairs)
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8:15am

Men's Gymnastics Clinic at Crenshaw Athlete's
GAT Clinic with Special Guest Coaches Andriy Stepanchenko, Head Coach at the United States Olympic Training Center and Former Olympian Lance Ringnald!
When:  Sunday September 1, 2019
Times:
Level’s 6-10  8:30AM to 12:30PM (Limited to the 1st 60 athletes that sign up)
Level’s 4 & 5 10AM to 12:30PM (Limited to the 1st 30 athletes that sign up)
Where:
Crenshaw’s Athletic Club - 5000 Fairview Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Cost: $35 per athlete
To sign up: Use the Texas meet entry form, completely filled out. Email the form to Brian Smith – brianlsgteam@yahoo.com and bring to GAT a copy of the form and a check made payable to GAT to Brian Smith or Bryan Kiser.

NOTE: Your athletes will NOT be allowed on the floor or get a refund, if they have not completely filled out the mandatory Crenshaw’s Release form. Coaches, we STRONGLY suggest getting your parents to fill this out at your gym and YOU bring it to either Brian Smith, Bryan Kiser or Glenn Morris at GAT. We do not plan on having any extra copies.

Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 8:15am - 12:30pm
Off Site

8:30am

Intro to Coaching Acro
Speakers
avatar for Brandi Wren

Brandi Wren

National Superior rated Acrobatic Gymnastics judge and former National Team Coach, Highland Park Varsity & Middle School Gymnastics Coach
Highland Park Varsity & Middle School Gymnastics CoachNational Superior rated Acrobatic Gymnastics judge and former National Team CoachDallas, TX http://mishpms.hpisd.orgI have been involved in acrobatic gymnastics since 1999 and coached high school gymnastics at Highland Park for 13 years. I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Andrew, and have 2 amazing children, Easton and AnnaBelle... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

How to Increase Profits by Managing Risks
Speakers
avatar for Robert Darnell

Robert Darnell

Dean and Draper Insurance
Specializing in providing risk management programs and tailored insurance packages for Sports and fitness facilities.


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Round Table for Business Owners
Speakers
avatar for John Basel

John Basel

Owner, Basel\'s All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
Basel, John - Financial Advisor, 4963 Louetta Road, Spring, TX  77379 713-291-9357 basgac@hotmail.com,  Basel's Gymnastics, 4963 Louetta Road Spring, TX  77379281-370-2882


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

Balanced Coaching
Speakers
TW

Tokki Williams

Tumbling Specialist/Conditioning Trainer, Basel's Allstars Gymnastics
I AM a tumbling coach, Spiritual Life Coach as well as a motivational speaker. I simply provide people with simple quick mental tools to help themselves in any given situation.


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Pecos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

Yoga for Gymnastics
Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

Men's Judging: NGJA Test Review and Application
Speakers
avatar for Mark Sherman

Mark Sherman

Officer, NGJA, TGJA, THSGCA
FIG and National Judge 38 years. Judged 4 USA Olympic Trials, 22 USA (P&G-VISA)Championships, 4 NCAA Championships. Created online testing for National Judges Certification. Current President of the THSGCA. Wife is Thuy and we have two girls, Macy and Bailey.


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

Xcel Updates
Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

8:30am

What to Do under 2
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

8:30am

8:30am

ITP 501 - T&T - Session To Be Held Off Site
Off Site- Hands on Training for Trampoline and Tumbling
Tumble Tech
1301 Toro Grande Blvd
Cedar Park, Tx 78613

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's
avatar for Bret Stout

Bret Stout

CEO, Eagle's Wings Athletics


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Off Site

8:30am

ITP 101 and 102
Ball room 1/2 Day
OFF SITE 1/2 Day
See Instructors for exact schedule

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson

ITP 101/Rec
Robin has been coaching for over 25 years in 5 different states, directed / managed a variety of programs, National Instructor, and consulting / training staff under the premises of FUN! Beyond gymnastics I have been a special education teacher for 10 years and 0-3 evaluation and... Read More →
AT

Annette Thomas

ITP 101
National Instructor for 15 years (KAT, MELPHD, R102, R103), Spearker for Gymnastics Education Workshops for 3 years, Creator and Presenter of Instructor Training Program: Recreation and Preschool for Gymnastics Association of Texas for 15 years.
MC

Melissa Cutright

ITP 101-102


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom A (Upstairs Atrium Level)

8:30am

XCEL ITP- CLOSED COURSE
Speakers
CW

Carol Williams

judges, NAWGJ
JudgesSan Antonio, TexasAs a National Judge, I have been working hard to increase education to the judges and coaches in the Women's program. This Xcel session is designed to help coaches and judges in working together for the benefit of the athlete. This session will go over coaching... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

NAWGJ Official, Liberty Gymnastics Academy - Gymnastics Director


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ballroom B (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

How to organize your program to grow it quickly.
Speakers
avatar for Marc Yancey

Marc Yancey

Life Member 2000, General Manager, Fun & Fitness Gymnastics
YANCEY, MARCUS Elected: 2000 Phone: 512-913-4481 Cell: Marc Yancey began his gymnastics career at the age of 7, was an excellent team motivator in high school and college competition, became a national-class women’s coach in the 1970s and1980s, and an international-class men’s... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:00am
Frio (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

9:45am

Setting Healthy Boundaries
This session relates to Dawn's book and we all have boundaries to demonstrate self respect in order to be fully empowered in life.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Koufakis-Basel

Dawn Koufakis-Basel

Founder, Precipice Life Coaching
Dawn Koufakis is the founder of Precipice Life Coaching. She facilitates workshops that are designed to help young women take stock of their lives. She co-wrote a book entitled, “Drawing Your Line, Setting Boundaries”. The book is a 14 step guide that is designed to lead women... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Pecos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Basic Tumbling Drills through Back handsprings
Speakers
avatar for Calvin Parker

Calvin Parker

USA Athletics
Professional gymnastics and trampoline & tumbling coach for 36 years. Professional cheer coach for 20 years.Owner of two gyms.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Moving Conditioning Rotations toward best practices from Strength and Conditioning
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gillham

Andy Gillham

Sr. Sports Performance Specialist, Sanford Sports Science Institute
I just joined Sanford Health's Sports Science Institute where I focus on performance enhancement for coaches and athletes. My PhD is in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I have an MS in Human Performance with certifications from the National Strength Conditioning Association and Advancement... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Power Team Gym- The Next Quad
I will present the new rules & policies for Power TeamGym, show some videos, and give a general 101 about the sport. Check out this wonderful opportunity to compete gymnastics in a true team enviornment.

Speakers
avatar for Don Spencer

Don Spencer

GFI Coach LLC
I got chalk in my blood! Married with kids and grand kids and a great grand kid in the oven. Been blessed with a lifetime of "hungry eyes and perfect smiles" in the child activity industry. I have learned a lot over the years and happy to share some insight.



Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall B (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

9:45am

Level 6/7 Vault
Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

Men's General: Compulsory Floor/Vault
Speakers
avatar for Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Men's Program Manager, Lone Star Gymnastics
Brian has been actively involved in gymnastics for over 20 years. He is currently the head coach at Lone Star Gymnastics; which is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Brian joined the GAT baord as the Mens Program Coordinator in 2012 and is continuing to look for more ways to serve in... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Kiser

Bryan Kiser

Coach, Katy Gymnastics and Sports Performance
FOLLOW on ALL social accounts @icoachbizpros & @brianandbryantvSubscribe, LIKE, and SHARE our Youtube Channel - Brain and Bryan TVFacebook - Ultimate Gymnastics Growth Solutions


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

9:45am

Best Practices of GREAT teachers
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Develop New Tummy Time Classes for babies 2 to 12 months
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Developing an Annual Plan
We, as coaches, must be prepared 100% in order to properly train our athletes with safety and success. For 10 years, we have listened to the worlds top scientists...Dr. Bill Sands, Dr. Gerry George and Tudor Bompa...on creating and implementing an annual plan for our gymnasts. This lesture will go over the parts needed to devleop a plan...and then, together, we will develop an Annual Plan.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Co-Owner, Masters of Sport
Elite coach since the 70’s. Coach of 11 Olympians, many National Team members and 128 athletes received college scholarships. Co-Owner with Chere Hoffman of Masters of Sports. We have many videos available including the following topics. Conditioning, Flexibility, Circuits for Meet... Read More →
avatar for Chere Hoffman

Chere Hoffman

Co Owner, Masters of Sport
Coaches education is now a top priority. After co-chairing the US Elite Coaches Association and coaching my daughter for 17 years, time for me to devote time to giving back via education...I have learned from some of the best in the gymnastics industry!


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Converting Interest into New Gymnasts
In this class you will learn the following:

- A step by step approach to turning a phone call, walk in, email or lead into a paying happy customer.

- What our successful clients do each day.

- The importance of understanding who your potential customer is and what their day is like.

- How to turn your front desk into a revenue driving machine

- Assume the sale ALWAYS.

- Get them into the Gym 1st... then sell

Speakers
avatar for Andy Seeley

Andy Seeley

CEO, Creatively Disruptive
Hello Everyone,I'm a former Gymnastics Club Owner (12 years), CEO, Husband to a Gymnastics Coach and Dad to River my 2 year old son :) .My Company Creatively Disruptive is a Online Marketing Agency focused on growing the sport of Gymnastics. We started as a eCommerce focused agency... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Coaching Strategies for Millennial Problems
Speakers
avatar for Calvin Parker

Calvin Parker

USA Athletics
Professional gymnastics and trampoline & tumbling coach for 36 years. Professional cheer coach for 20 years.Owner of two gyms.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pecos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Judging the Compulsories-Floor
Let’s look and floor. What do you need to know!!!

Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

11:00am

Men's General: Compulsory P-Bars and High Bar
Speakers
BK

Bruce Kowal

Owner/Head Coach, San Antonio Gymnastics Academy


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

11:00am

Movement 101
Speakers
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Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Raising the Bar
Mentally re-thinking our approach to teaching on this apparatus. Like any Olympic event there’s a preconception of what should be accomplished on bars. Many of us are in that mindset of competitive gymnastics and we miss the opportunity to see the bar as a completely different animal. Nothing will push a student out the door of our gyms faster than creating a scenario where we frighten them with difficulty or disappoint them with rushing them into skills they were not ready for.

Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:30am

Life Member Luncheon
Luncheon for GAT Life Members. Information will be mailed to members

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Wedgewood (Upstairs Atrium Level)
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12:15pm

TAAF Meet Directors Meeting and General Meeting
Contact the organization directly for additional information about this Non-GAT Meeting, being held at conference site.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Develop a Risk Management Program
How To EFFECTIVELY Develop A Risk Management Program For Your Gym

Speakers
avatar for Robert Darnell

Robert Darnell

Dean and Draper Insurance
Specializing in providing risk management programs and tailored insurance packages for Sports and fitness facilities.


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Creating Teambuilding Activities that actually work
Speakers
avatar for Andy Gillham

Andy Gillham

Sr. Sports Performance Specialist, Sanford Sports Science Institute
I just joined Sanford Health's Sports Science Institute where I focus on performance enhancement for coaches and athletes. My PhD is in Sport and Exercise Psychology and I have an MS in Human Performance with certifications from the National Strength Conditioning Association and Advancement... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Introduction to Rebound Therapy
Learn about rebound Therapy and how to become a certified practitioner. Rebound Therapy has proven great results in autism, down, cerebryl palsey, verbal and hearing impairments, wheel chair bound, etc. This program provides a wonderful service and can increase gym revenue by utilizing the gym during the down time.    

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

World Gymnaestrada 101
Join me as I explain and explore the wonderful celebration of gymnastics for all ages and ability levels that is the World Gymnaestrada! This event is held every four years and the US participates with several hundred in their delegation. Stop by and check out something extraordinary. If you love gymnastics, you will appreciate this opportunity to share common chalk with people from all over the world and you do not have to be an elite gymnast to do it!

Speakers
avatar for Don Spencer

Don Spencer

GFI Coach LLC
I got chalk in my blood! Married with kids and grand kids and a great grand kid in the oven. Been blessed with a lifetime of "hungry eyes and perfect smiles" in the child activity industry. I have learned a lot over the years and happy to share some insight.



Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Saba (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Organization and Lesson Planning
Speakers
avatar for Bret Stout

Bret Stout

CEO, Eagle's Wings Athletics


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

Men's Judging: Routine Construction – “What were you thinking?”
Speakers
avatar for Eric Briley

Eric Briley

Eric Briley is in his 21st year of education with his present position at Saginaw High School as the Varsity Men’s Gymnastics coach. Eric was honored by the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 Educator of the Year. In addition to coaching, Eric Briley is a nationally certified... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

Good, Better, Best and Why- Bars
Selected Bar Skills - see the small differences that should make a big difference!

Speakers
avatar for Jan Eyman

Jan Eyman

Coach/Owner/National Judge, GymTricks Gymnastics
Coach/judge/educator/meet director - passion for education of coaches and judges and committed to continuing education among professionals. National Judges Education Director - hoping to continue to enrich judges education in order to satisfy our own goals and better serve our athletes... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

Men's General: Developing a Men's Compulsory Program
Speakers
avatar for Jerit Pogue

Jerit Pogue

Business/Men's, Alpha Omega Gymnastics
I have owned Alpha Omega Gymnastics since 2002 and I currently serve as the Region 3 Men's Chairman.


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

1:30pm

Creating Sensory Based Curriculum for 0-3 years
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Building future gymnasts-shapes, concepts and confidence for pre-team and preschool athletes
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Craft

Geoff Craft

Team Coach, K2 Academy
Coaching competitive gymnastics in Texas since 1998, Geoff has had the opportunity to be involved in several successful programs and has coached 2-year-old beginners through Level 10 USAG athletes. Before starting work at K2 in 2018 he owned and operated West Houston Gymnastics Club... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

2:45pm

Solutions to Handle Difficult and Irrational Situations
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Castle

Rachel Castle

Office Manager, Kids First Sports Center
I love Customer Service and all the challenge that comes with it. Diving deep on topics such as understanding, educating, & creating fans in your clients and managing your office with simplicity, integrity, & good staffing are passions of mine. I enjoy the process of teaching and... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Antonio (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

2:45pm

The Brain, the Body and Performance
Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

Games and Injury Prevention
Speakers
avatar for Bret Stout

Bret Stout

CEO, Eagle's Wings Athletics


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:45pm

Men's Judging: New Exercise Presentation Rules
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Muenz

Kevin Muenz

Coach/Teacher, Garland ISD
MUENZ, KEVIN Elected: 2008Phone: Cell: Kevin started his journey into the world of gymnastics, at the age of 12, as manager of a high school gymnastics team in Yorktown Heights, New York. The following year, the family moved to the suburbs of Chicago, a hot bed for high school gymnastics... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:45pm

Excel @ Xcel
Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

2:45pm

2:45pm

2:45pm

Core Conditioning for Shapes
Core strength and stability is the #1 thing we as coaches need to develop and maintain. We address the frontal abs with great detail with exercises such as leg lifts, but do not work (on the whole) the side obliques. This example will be addressed with amny others with a robust lecture complet with video and full explanation on what to expect. In a 2-part lecture (both presented), you will have more exercises than you need to improve the core strength of your athletes!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Wright

Mary Wright

Co-Owner, Masters of Sport
Elite coach since the 70’s. Coach of 11 Olympians, many National Team members and 128 athletes received college scholarships. Co-Owner with Chere Hoffman of Masters of Sports. We have many videos available including the following topics. Conditioning, Flexibility, Circuits for Meet... Read More →
avatar for Chere Hoffman

Chere Hoffman

Co Owner, Masters of Sport
Coaches education is now a top priority. After co-chairing the US Elite Coaches Association and coaching my daughter for 17 years, time for me to devote time to giving back via education...I have learned from some of the best in the gymnastics industry!


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Hall B (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

How to read the code to get maximum start value for XCEL
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

NAWGJ Official, Liberty Gymnastics Academy - Gymnastics Director


Sunday September 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

Men's Judging: NCAA Judging Rules, Requirements, Participation
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Muenz

Kevin Muenz

Coach/Teacher, Garland ISD
MUENZ, KEVIN Elected: 2008Phone: Cell: Kevin started his journey into the world of gymnastics, at the age of 12, as manager of a high school gymnastics team in Yorktown Heights, New York. The following year, the family moved to the suburbs of Chicago, a hot bed for high school gymnastics... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Guadalupe (Upstairs Atrium Level)

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

Women's Officials Testing
Contact Bonnie Crawford 

Sunday September 1, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Concho (Upstairs Atrium Level)

5:00pm

Women's Officials Testing
Contact Bonnie Crawford

Sunday September 1, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Frio (Upstairs Atrium Level)

5:00pm

Women's Officials Testing
Contact Bonnie Crawford 

Sunday September 1, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Nueces (Upstairs Atrium Level)

5:00pm

Women's Officials Testing
Contact Bonnie Crawford for more information

Sunday September 1, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brazos (Upstairs Atrium Level)

5:30pm

GAT Board Meeting
CLOSED Meeting for GAT Board

Speakers
avatar for John Basel

John Basel

Owner, Basel\'s All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
Basel, John - Financial Advisor, 4963 Louetta Road, Spring, TX  77379 713-291-9357 basgac@hotmail.com,  Basel's Gymnastics, 4963 Louetta Road Spring, TX  77379281-370-2882


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)