Meet Our Coaches:
Emily has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years, starting out as a junior coach at Crescentwood while training as a regional stream gymnast. She has coached many different skill levels and ages at many different gyms throughout her career; from parent-tot classes to elite level athletes, and pre-schoolers to teens. Currently her focus is on offering quality programing for all levels at Crescentwood Gymnastics; her goal is to help every athlete reach their full potential.
She has her full NCCP level 2 certification and has completed her technical and theory portions for level 3. In 2009 she received her Diploma for Competitive Gymnastics Coaching from Seneca College in Toronto. Emily is certified with Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid and CPR/AED level C/HCP and as a Sport First Responder. Emily is currently completing her Athletic Therapy undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg.
Carolyn Rapson is an ex-Regional Stream gymnast from Crescentwood. She has over 20 years experience coaching at Crescentwood in the kindergym, recreational, pre-competitive, Regional Stream and Provincial Stream levels, coaching athletes age 3 through 17 years of age.
Carolyn is fully NCCP level 2 certified and level 2 trained on Trampoline. She has up to date first aid and CPR certification. Carolyn has successfully completed the Respect In Sport online course and has graduated from Business Administration through Red River College. Carolyn is currently attending the University of Manitoba, working towards a second degree.
Mia Van Der Krabben
Mia has experience coaching gymnasts between the ages of 2 and 14, between the levels parent and tot to competitive. She is fully NCCP level 2 certified and has completed her Respect in Sport online course. Mia previously trained and worked at Kenora Gymnastics and has been at Crescentwood since 2015. Mia is currently enrolled at the University of Winnipeg and is completing a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mia is certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.
Amber has been coaching gymnastics since 2013 and has worked with athletes’ ages 2 to 13, she also has experience participating in and coaching cheerleading teams. Amber is one of our energetic Kindergym and recreational coaches. She also works with our Level 1 and 2 competitive classes. Amber has successfully completed her Respect in Sport online course and is currently working on becoming fully certified in Gymnastics Foundations through the NCCP. She is currently enrolled in the education program at the University of Manitoba.
Nicole is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba. This is her third year coaching gymnastics at Crescentwood. Nicole has completed her NCCP Gymnastics Foundations certification and Respect in Sport online course. Nicole is certified in First Aid and CPR.
Dara is an ex-provincial stream gymnast from Crescentwood. She has been helping as a junior coach since 2014. Dara has experience helping with kindergym, recreational, and regional stream classes. She is part of our energetic recreational coaching team. Dara is working towards completing her Gymnastics Foundations certification.
Ariella is an ex-provincial stream gymnast from Crescentwood. She started as a junior coach at Crescentwood and has had experience working with recreational and regional stream athletes. Ariella has completed her Gymnastics Foundations certification through the NCCP.
Missy is an ex-regional stream gymnast from Crescentwood, she also has experience in cheer. Missy started as a junior coach at Crescentwood in 2014 and has had experience working with kindergym, recreational and regional stream athletes. Missy is an enthusiastic part of our recreational, level 1, and level 2 coaching team. She has completed her Gymnastics Foundations certification through the NCCP.
Eve is an ex-provincial stream gymnast from Cresecentwood. She started junior coaching at our club in 2014. Eve has her Gymnastics Foundations certification and has taken the Introduction to Competition NCCP course. She has worked with recreational and regional stream athletes. Eve enjoys working with kids outside of the gym as well and works at day camps during the summer. She has completed her CPR/AED level C and her Respect In Sport online training.
Nicole is one of our regional stream gymnasts and started as a junior coach at Crescentwood in 2016. She has experience helping with our kindergym, recreational, and level 1 competitive classes. She also has experience participating in cheer. Nicole has taken her Gymnastics Foundations course and is trained in level 1 trampoline. She also has her First Aid and CPR certification.
You will see a number of Jr.coaches wearing blue shirts during all of the recreational classes at Crescentwood and also with the level 1 competitive group. These are current or past athletes of Crescentwood gymnastics who volunteer their time every Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday to come help us run our gymnastics program. We hope that they continue on to become gymnastics coaches or are able to learn new life skills and independence which they will continue to use outside of the gym. The jr.coaches at Crescentwood are an integral part of our gymnastics program and we appreciate all the time they put in to help make our program a success!