Our Staff

The coaching staff at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics is exceptional, with five coaches having over 25 years of experience, plus one being a USAG judge. They are trained to work with children in a safe and enthusiastic way, while teaching basic through advanced skills in the sport. The focus of the Castle Rock School of Gymnastics staff is not only to have fun and form your child into a gymnast; it is about leadership, setting goals and life lessons. Our coaches are USAG, CPR, and safety certified. Background checks are conducted every two years on every coach.

 

 

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Dani Raday

Dani started gymnastics when she was four years old at Rock Solid.  She competed there until Level 5 when she moved to Aerials Gymnastics in Colorado Springs.  Her family moved to Florida at that time and she competed at La Flores Gymnastics in Largo.  They then moved back to Colorado where she continued competing at Omega Gymnastics until she came to Castle Rock School of Gymnastics and competed under Coach Amanda.   Dani competed in high school gymnastics her freshman year at Castle View High School with Lisa Fischer and then switched to cheerleading where she competed on the varsity team four years.  Dani then moved to Florida and competed for All Star Cheer at Rock Solid on their Level 5 co-ed team.  Dani started coaching her senior year of high school at Chameleon Gymnastics.  She was there a year and then coached at Apollo Gymnastics in Florida.  Dani began training for fitness competitions and competed four times in every division except Women’s Physique.  She began coaching at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics in 2014.  Dani still does fitness competitions and likes to sing and play the piano in her spare time.

- First Aid, CPR, and safety certified

-USAG National Women’s Gymnastics Coaching certification

-USAG National General Gymnastics certification

-Numerous coaching workshops


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Nikki

Nikki started gymnastics at the age of three in Texas. She moved to Colorado when she was ten and continued training in gymnastics at Colorado Gymnastics Institute through Level 6. Nikki switched to Kids’ Quest with Coach Greg and ended her training as a Level 7 gymnast.

Nikki participated on the Rangeview Varsity Cheer Team for two years and did one year of cheerleading at Western State College.

Nikki started her coaching career at Colorado Gymnastics Institute in 2010 coaching recreational classes, Xcel and preschool.  She promoted to Director of Recreational Classes in 2011.  In 2013, she took over the head coaching position for Xcel.  Castle Rock School of Gymnastics became her home in April 2015.

Nikki likes to cook, is attending culinary school, and will graduate December 2016.  She also enjoys drawing and sewing.

•    First aid, CPR, and safety certified
•    USAG National Women’s Gymnastics Coaching certification
•    USAG National General Gymnastics certification
•    Numerous coaching workshops


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Lexy

Lexy began her gymnastics training at Aurora School of Gymnastics at the age of five. She was promoted to pre-team 6 months later and began competing when she was six, staying with ASG until level 10, when she was 15. Because of ongoing problems with her knees, she had bi-lateral knee surgery in the 8th grade. After therapy, she was not able to perform at her full potential but still competed on the Rangeview High School varsity gymnastics and diving teams through high school.

Lexy was a state and regional qualifier every year since the age of six, placing consistently in the top five at State and taking 5th all-around at Regionals. Over 30 trophies and medals [third place and above] and 100 ribbons proudly adorn her personal trophy case.

When she turned 13, Lexy began coaching pre-school to cheerleaders at ASG and continued coaching there for six years. Her last year, she was promoted to intermediate girls’ director. Lexy then went to Gymnastics Plus, coaching team from Levels 5 through 10. Her first year there, she helped take her Level 5 girls to state for a 3rd place team trophy. Mid-August 2004 brought Lexy to Castle Rock School of Gymnastics as front desk manager and head instructor for preschool Stars through Level 5 compulsory girls.

First aid, CPR, and safety certified

Pilates certified

USAG National Women’s Gymnastics Coaching certification

USAG National General Gymnastics certification

IFPA and ISSA personal training certifications

Numerous coaching workshops


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Betsy

Betsy started gymnastics at 7 years old at Castle Rock Gymnastics. She competed C.A.R.A. levels 4 and 5 while at CR Gymnastics and All American Gymnastics. Betsy qualified for regionals and state at All American as a level 5. Betsy was training for E.A.G.L.E.S. optionals when she tore the ligaments in her ankle. After two ankle injuries Betsy decided to stop competing and continue gymnastics recreationally at All American until she was 16.

Betsy began coaching as an assistant at age 13 while still at All American Gymnastics. At 17 she began coaching at Rock Solid Gymnastics to preschool, levels 1, 2, and 3. She stayed there until leaving for college in the fall of 1999. Betsy attended Whittier College in Whittier, CA. While there she earned a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Economics.

Betsy began coaching again in September 2004 at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics teaching preschool through level 2 girls. In June 2005 Betsy moved to California, teaching at Inland Empire Gymnastics Academy. While she was only there for six months, Betsy was in charge of all preschool classes. She also taught recreational levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as junior team and pre team. Betsy is now back at CRSG teaching preschool and girls Level 1 through compulsory girls team.

In her spare time Betsy loves drag racing and races her super comp dragster as often as she can.

First Aid, CPR, Safety Certified

USAG Professional Member

Various Coaching Seminars


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Tammy

Tammy has over 25 years of coaching experience consisting of preschool, high school, and USAG Levels 5 – 7. After competing on a State Championship team in high school, she received a four year gymnastics scholarship to attend Chadron State College. She qualified and competed in the N.C.A.A. National Championships in 1989.

While at Chadron State College, Tammy earned her B.A. in Education. While attending there, she developed and directed her own gymnastics program for three years. She coached at Arial Gymnastics, then became Head Coach for the boys’ and girls’ gymnastics programs for Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs. For the last 17 years, she was the head compulsory coach/preschool director at Champion Gymnastics.


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Jessie

Jessie started coaching at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics in November 2008. She began her gymnastics career when she was seven years old at Parker School of Gymnastics, training for 11 years. While at Ponderosa High School, she competed during her senior year. Her favorite and best event was floor.

Jessie attended the National Personal Training Institute, graduating in December of 2008. She received her diploma after two years in the program and has now obtained her personal training certifications.

Jessie enjoys working out, snowboarding, hiking and playing with her dogs, Tilly and Toby. She really enjoys working with all the students at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics.

CPR & First Aid certified

USA Gymnastics Safety certified

USA Gymnastics Instructor certified

ACE certified


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Amanda

Amanda began her gymnastics career at the age of 13 and trained through Level 10 as a USAG gymnast with Marcie at Quest Gymnastics.

During her training, Amanda also coached preschool gymnastics, eventually working up to instructor of everything through Optionals. She is a USAG member and safety certified.

Prior to her gymnastics career, Amanda was a high level USSA competitive swimmer for five years. The strength gained in this sport came in handy for gymnastics.

Amanda graduated from Denver Christian High School in 2004 and currently works for American National Insurance as a fully licensed CSR.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys cars, traveling, and “goofing around in the gym”. She began coaching for Castle Rock School of Gymnastics in February of 2008.


Tanner

Tanner

Tanner started his tumbling career when he was 12, right here at Castle Rock School of Gymnastics. At the age of 14 Tanner made the varsity cheerleading team at Douglas County High School. Tanner and his team went on to win with an undefeated season which included taking 1st at Mile High Regionals, receiving an invite to the national competition in Florida, and winning the Colorado High School State Championships in December of that year. At the national competition his team placed 12th in the nation. In his sophomore year Tanner would continue on to another undefeated season and receive another invite to Nationals. This season the team would place 20th.

Junior year was when college started to become an offer. Tanner was nominated captain of the varsity program as the youngest captain that had been nominated. With yet another undefeated season and another invite to Nationals the team placed 8th in the nation. During the national competition, Tanner suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder requiring surgery the month after Nationals. That year Tanner received two honors which included the teammate that you couldn’t live without and also the leadership award.

Senior year, he was healed up and started another year as team captain. With one final undefeated season, the team would head down to Florida once again. This year they placed 3rd in the nation and Tanner individually received 6th in the nation with his stunt partner Kelly Runyan. During his final season Tanner suffered another injury, a herniated disc in his back. With college interest expressed he would decide on University of Kansas. Unfortunately, his back injury would not heal correctly and he ended his competitive cheerleading career. Tanner has been coaching cheer and gymnastics ever since. Tanner started coaching in 2011 and has been with CRSG since March 2013.

• USA Gymnastics Pro Certification
• Universal Precautions
• Safety Certification
• First aid and CPR certified


Ashley

Ashley

Ashley started gymnastics at a young age. She has been with the Castle Rock School of Gymnastics for 9 years and started coaching in 2011.