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Krista Johnsen

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Krista has been a Springer Competitive Coach since 2008 and is now our Competitive Program Director, overseeing our competitive program. A former gymnast from the Sudbury area, Krista has an encouraging, positive approach to teaching gymnastics and a true desire to keep athletes involved and enjoying the sport.  This dedication has helped to develop and expand our competitive program to include multiple levels with a “Sky is the Limit” approach. 

Krista’s vision is to develop young athletes to become the most successful gymnast they can be in a “Firm but Fair” atmosphere and then encourage them to become an even greater role model.  Krista has been recently certified as a Sports Psychology Coach.

Krista’s experience and certifications include:

  • Level 3 NCCP Certified Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach
  • Level 1 Certified Trampoline Coach
  • First Aid, CPR and Risk Management
  • 25+ years of coaching experience
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • "High Five" Train the Trainer Certificate
  • Certified Sports Psychology Coach

 

Rod Hounsell

ELITE TEAM COACH

Rod Hounsell is a graduate from the Elite Coaching Program at Seneca College, certified Level 4 coach, and has been coaching gymnastics for over 30 years.

Originally from Newfoundland, and a gymnast himself, Rod came to Ontario to pursue a coaching career.  He has developed many provincial and Eastern Canadian Champions and most recently acted as the Team coach for the Level 10, 16+ Ontario Team at National Championships in Ottawa.

Outside the gym Rod is an avid outdoorsman.  He is happy married to his wife Kelly, and they have 2 wonderful children together.

  • Level 4 Women's Artistic Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Risk Management Certification

Tammie Gray

ELITE TEAM COACH

Tammie is a graduate of the Elite Coaching program at Seneca College and is a certified Level 3 coach.  She has been coaching gymnastics for over 32 years in the GTA area.  Tammie has experience working with both provincial and national level athletes.  She enjoys coaching all four apparatus and has produced several gold medal winning floor routines over the course of her career. One of her proudest and most memorable gymnastics moments to date was the day one of her optional level athletes received a perfect 10 for her beam routine at a qualifier! Her athlete had tears in her eyes and exclaimed “I did it? I didn’t think I could” to which Tammie replied “I always believed you could”. 

Finding that “belief in yourself” is what Tammie would like all of her athletes to take away from sport.   Gymnastics (and life) can sometimes be a struggle, but working with her athletes to build up their resilience and find the motivation and inner belief to get up and try again is a quality that she hopes to nurture in all of them, knowing that this skill will be one that they can rely on throughout their lives beyond gymnastics.

Outside the gym, Tammie is the mother of 2 amazing little girls that keep her very busy!  Biking and hiking are favourite pastimes as are spending time at the cottage swimming, fishing or roasting marshmallows.

  • Level 3 NCCP Women's Artistic Certified
  • First Aid/CPR Certifed
  • Risk Management Certified 

Stephanie Head

PROVINCIAL/DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM COACH

Coach Stephanie holds the distinction of being our longest employed Springer Coach.  She is respected and adored by all of our athletes and coaches because of her incredibly strong work ethic, resilience, knowledge and adaptability.

A former high level rhythmic Gymnast, she understands the dedication required to achieve success in this sport, and has acquired an ability to develop  this skill within her gymnasts.
 
She started Coaching  for Springers in 2006.  Since that time Stephanie has "worn many hats " - from Recreational Supervisor to  pre-comp coach to compulsory coach to Optional coach, as well as Assistant Recreation director.
 
During her time here  at Springers Stephanie has continuously increased her coaching certifications and honed in on her appreciation of  shaping and technique.
 
Stephanie has recently adopted a giant fur baby named tanner who keeps her and her Fiance' VERY, VERY busy!! 
  • Level 2 NCCP Women's Artistic Gymnastics Certified
  • Level 1 NCCP  Trampoline Certified
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Risk Management Certified
  • "High Five" coaching seminar                                                   
  • Former Rhythmic Gymnast

Heather Coffen

COMPULSORY TEAM COACH

Heather started gymnastics as a Springers in 1983 and competed provincially for 6 yrs.  She has continued doing gymnastics as an adult and now has been doing gymnastics for 35 years! 

It was only natural for her to move into a coaching career.  Heather started coaching at Springers in October 2017. She is Foundations Trained, and has completed her Introduction to Competition Training.  Heather coaches compulsory and invitational groups and assists with the optional teams. 

Heather's coaching goals are to continue growing and learning as a coach and to provide a positive environment where gymnasts can reach their goals, and be the best they can be.  
 
Heather's interests include spending time with her four daughters, working out and gymnastics.
 
  • NCCP Foundations Trained 
  • NCCP Introduction to Competition Training
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Risk Management Certified
  • Former Springer Provincial Gymnast

Dayna Simbeya

DEVELOPMENTAL/COMPULSORY TEAM COACH

Welcome back to Milton Springers! Coach Dayna is excited to return back to the Springers family! After all home is where the heart is. 
 
Dayna is a level 2 certified WAG and trampoline coach. She finds joy in building her athletes confidence and fostering their individual potentials. Most importantly she loves to see them shine and enjoy life!  In her younger years Dayna competed gymnastics at the provincial optional level. Her favourite events to compete were beam and floor. 
 
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with close family and friends, going hiking and camping, and attending live shows to discover new artists with her sister.
 
Dayna is more than excited to be back at Springers and looks forward to the future with a great organization! 
 
  • Level 2 NCCP Women's Artistic Certification
  • Level 1 NCCP Trampoline Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Risk Management Certification

Hannah Morrison

EXCEL/COMPULSORY TEAM COACH

Coach Hannah has been a dedicated Springer for over a decade!  
 
Hannah began coaching at Springers when she was only 15. Her passion for gymnastics has come full circle, first as a provincial gymnast and then as a recreational coach and now we are fortunate to have her on the Competitive Coaching Team.
Hannah is a certified Level 2 Women's coach as well as a Level 2 trampoline coach.
 
In her spare time Hannah enjoys hiking, reading and learning Circus Arts.
  • Level 2 Women's Artistic NCCP Certification
  • Level 2 Trampoline Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Risk Management Certified

Mia Levstik

DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM COACH

Mia started gymnastics as a Springer in 2008 and competed until 2019.  Finishing off her competitive career as a level 7 gymnast.  Mia is passionate about gymnastics and has chosen this as her career path.  

She is Foundations trained Level 2 certified and coaches our Compulsory and Development groups.  

Mia is a positive role model to all young gymnast and well her way of becoming one of Springers best coaches.

  • Level 2 Certified Artistic Gymnastics Coach
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Risk Management Certified
  • Sport Taping Trained

Felicia Ford

EXCEL/FUNDAMENTAL TEAM COACH

Felicia has been coaching at Springers for 11 years and is an NCCP Level 2 Certified Artistic Coach and NCCP Level 1 Certified Trampoline Coach. During her time at Springers, she has had a variety of different roles including CIT, Coach, Supervisor, and Marketing Coordinator. Felicia has also been a key player in the success of our Fundamental Program and has been coaching within the program for 6 years. This is her first year coaching within the competitive program and is coaching one of our Excel groups. Her goal as a coach is to be a positive role model and ensure that the gymnast's love for the sport is always there. 
 
Outside of the gym, she has her Bachelors Degree in Marketing Management and loves spending her weekend at the cottage with her family as well as going to the gym, reading and spending time outdoors. 
 
  • Level 2 NCCP Women's Artistic Certification
  • Level 1 NCCP Trampoline Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Risk Management Certified

Austin Dagg

COMPETITIVE TRAMPOLINE TEAM COACH

Austin was a former National Level Trampoline athlete for 4 years and has been training for over 14 years. He started coaching at the age of 14 in his hometown gym in Caledonia. Since then, he has worked in different gyms across Ontario to focus on his educational goals of being a firefighter.

Austin Has also been involved in Tumbling for 3 years in the Cheerleading world and went to Worlds back in 2017. With his hands-on approach in both tumbling and trampoline as well as his many years of experience Austin strives to help kids attain basic to advance level skills through progressions, drills, and spotting.

Outside the gym, Austin enjoys Snowboarding, Rock climbing and Producing Music

  • Level 3 NCCP Certified Trampoline
  • Level 2 NCCP Certified Artistic Gymnastics
  • EMR Certified
  • First Aid Certified

 

 
 Our office is open every day, however we are not yet open to the public.
      Monday to Fridays9:00 am-7:30 pm
        Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
 
 Please call us at 905-878-5030 or email us at info@miltonspringers.ca

 

    

 

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