Nicole Sottiriou is a Level 10 athlete training at Head Over Heels where she is coached by Toni Borden & Sonny Smoljan.
She resides in South Plainfield, NJ with her parents Nicholas & Maria.
In the fall, Nicole plans on attending college to major in Physical Therapy.
Honor Roll, Spanish Honors Society
Gymnastics Achievements: 2014 State Bar Champion, 2014 JO National Qualifier, 2014 GMC Champion, 2014 2x Athlete of the Week
Words of Wisdom: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Rettig’s Gymnastics Training Center Inc., established 1992 is located in beautiful northwest New Jersey, half way between New York City and the Pocono Mountains. We are seeking full and/or part time Coach/Class Instructors for all levels. Positions are available immediately. Come join our great staff. Applicants need to be fun, energetic and team players. Rettig’s Gymnastics is a well established program with a strong foundation of recreational gymnasts to compliment our U.S.A.G. levels 3 – 10. Benefits include paid vacations, holidays and health ins.
At the ninth World Gymnastics Championships in 1930 at Luxembourg, the competition included the pole vault, broad jump, shot put, rope climb and a 100-meter sprint. Track and field did not fully disappear from the World Gymnastics Championships circuit until the 1954 competition.
At the 1924 Games in Paris, the basis of modern Olympic gymnastics competition was firmly established. The athletes (men) began to compete for individual Olympic titles on each apparatus, as well as in combined individual and team exercises. The 1928 Games witnessed the debut of the first women’s event, theteam combined exercise, won by the Netherlands. The U.S. women first competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
Regional Technical Director answers Questions about Mounting Beam:p. 88, 4a states: At levels 1-5 any manufactured mats, skill cushions, or padded spotting/ skill blocks may be used for mounting purposes.
In 4d it states: At levels 4-10, the board (or mount mat) may not be placed on an 8″ skill cushion for the purposes of mounting.
1. Does that mean that levels 1-3 can use the mount mat on top of an 8″ skill cushion for the mount, whereas the other levels cannot?
Yes, We are interpreting as such.
2. If they use two 4- 41/2″ mats, they are allowed to put another 4″ for a total of @12″ and still use a board But, they cannot use one 4 1/2 in and add an 8″ skill cushion which also totals @12″. So does that mean that it’s the composition of the 8″ mat that you do not want a board on versus 12″ of matting, since both combinations of mats still equal 12 inches?
You can use the two 4 1/2 inchers plus and additional 4 1/2 incher plus a board for mounting although we typically don’t see this. You cannot use an 8 incher over the 4 1/2 incher. We believe this originally was because the JO committee felt that the board would tear the comparatively soft surface of the 8 inch skill cushion.
3. So is it true that all levels 1-10 can use one 4 1/2″ landing mat plus two 4″ mats and put a board or mount mat on top of that mat combination for mounting purposes?
Yes, although, again we typically don’t see this. Page 88 #4.
Giant Gymnastics of Hackettstown and Sparta are seeking experienced girls/boys compulsory and optional Team coaches. Also seeking instructors for girls/boys Recreation and Tumbling classes as well as individuals who can assist with gym activities including Open Gym, Clinics, Birthday Parties, etc.
Candidate must be professional, highly motivated, energetic, have a positive attitude, and be a team player. They must have flexible schedule and be able to work nights and weekends.
Giant Gymnastics is a well-established program with a strong family-oriented environment. Benefits for full time employees include paid vacations and holidays, health insurance and paid educational training. Come join our ever growing GIANT family!
Please send resumes to: email@example.com
Giant Gymnastics, Inc.
306 W Stiger St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 850-3746
34B White Lake Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 579-9400
Gymnastics Coaches/Instructors – Team and Rec. Classes
Discover Gymnastics Academy, Hamilton, New Jersey (Central Jersey) has Full Time/Part Time position open for qualified highly motivated coach/instructors for Girl’s Compulsory Program and Recreational classes.
Multiple positions available. Eligible candidates must have:
– The ability to relate to children / with Strong communication skills
– A positive, enthusiastic and respectful demeanor able to provide motivating feedback
– Have reliable transportation and a flexible schedule
– Ability to work evening and weekend hours: Classes/Team/Open Tumble/Birthday Parties
During the winter months, we all need to take precautions when planning to attend gymnastic competitions. Please pay close attention to weather reports and please plan with care. As always, arriving safely is our number one concern.
Here are a few notes that I must share with you:
1. I am asking all hosting clubs to update their websites with current information. This will help with planning and distributing information to everyone. Please also have your phones staffed for emergency calls.
2. Most gymnastic competitions are not cancelled. This is where your own personal judgment must come into play and maybe you would prefer to leave the night before the competition.
3. Gymnastic schools incur a lot of expense when hosting meets and if a meet is not cancelled, please note that refunds will not occur.
For added safety, gymnastic competitions can delay the start of competition and adjust schedules as needed.
4. Please add extra time when driving in hazardous conditions, I want you to arrive safely.
5. Clubs should be sure their coaches have an up to date call list of their athletes. Developing a phone tree will help to get information generated in a more timely fashion.
Remember that “Pressure is a Privilege.” An oft-quoted remark from tennis great Billie Jean King — “pressure is a privilege” – means the athlete gets to experience the thrill of a meaningful moment. If the moment didn’t matter, there would be less thrill in passing the test…and less of a learning opportunity should the athlete fall short.
What you need to know to protect athletes: One of the greatest lessons athletes take away from sport is the experience of being on a team where coaches and individuals support one another. Actions that demean or intimidate athletes, either physically or emotionally, can affect performance and team cohesion. Since bullying often occurs among peers, coaches can set an example with a zero-tolerance policy and emphasize teamwork and mutual support. Giving athletes a way to report behavior without fear of reprisal is also important.