Girls' Junior Olympic coaches
We are proud to have a fantastic coaching staff. Four of our coaches are USAG certified judges, all have experience as a gymnast, and some have nearly 20 years of gymnastics experience between competing and coaching. With this level of expertise, we know what it takes to not only do well, but to win.
Gymnastics is Natalie's life. Coaching since age 16, she now has over 10 years of coaching experience and is a level 10 USAG certified judge. As our team director and Optional head coach, Natalie is the brain of our operation. She is committed to making our program the best it can be in order to help each girl fulfill their full potential as gymnasts and young women.
With over nine years of coaching experience and certified as a USAG level 9 judge, Meghan knows gymnastics. Her infectious laugh and award-winning personality round out the package. As assistant head coach, Meghan will help your daughter achieve her full potential.
Having two kids of her own in our program, Tiffani is fully invested in making each practice productive and fun. As a USAG certified level 9 judge she can identify key areas of improvement to help your gymnast achieve their goals.
Jennifer has over 10 years of experience coaching gymnastics and is a certified USAG judge through level 5. She works mainly with our compulsory levels 1 - 5 and sometimes with our beginning optionals. She loves the sport of gymnastics and is passionate about instilling confidence and strength into young kids.
Shelly has coached gymnastics and cheerleading for a very long time. She is passionate about helping young women achieve greatness in gymnastics and in life. With experience teaching High School and raising two kids of her own, Shelly brings a lot to the table and will help your gymnast realize their potential.
Originally from Idaho Falls, McKayla competed through level 9. She now coaches all of team levels at Danik. She is working on becoming a certified USAG judge and it is great to have her on our coaching staff.
From Las Vegas, Kylie competed through level 8 at Gym Cats and then began coaching there for about a year. She has been working at Danik since May of 2017 and brings lots of talent and experience to our coaching staff.
Gymnastics teaches you so much more then the skills itself ! I call it the three Ps , personal responsiblity , persevace and positivity ! These three things didn't help only me as a gymnast but as in life . Sports can teach you many life skills and it's very fortunate if you can carry those through your entire life.
With 16 years of experience as a gymnast competing through level 10, MyKelle knows gymnastics. She is passionate about helping those she coaches conquer their fears and become strong young women. She is also a very accomplished performer.
Hadley was recently an awesome level 8 gymnast here at Danik. She has since left the team but still loves gymnastics and is now a Team coach working with our beginning Compulsory levels 1 - 3. She is excited to give back to the younger gymnasts and help us strengthen our program.
Boise is Ali's hometown and Danik was her gym growing up. She competed through JO level 9 and was very talented.
Gymnastics teaches you a lot about yourself physically and mentally and it helps teach you that you can do anything you set your mind to, and that's what I loved! -Ali
She is now a valuable member of our coaching staff working primarily with our compulsory levels 1 - 3.
Lauren is pretty neat. She's well studied and does great work with our compulsory levels helping them to learn new skills and get ready for the next level.
Nadia is from Meridian, Idaho. She competed through JO level 8. She is passionate about coaching gymnastics because she loves the sport; it has made her the person she is today and she loves helping young gymnasts succeed. Nadia has been coaching at Danik since 2014. She coaches compulsory levels 1 - 5 as well as all XCEL divisions.