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Benefits of a Structured Trampoline Program

USA Gymnastics has posted an article on their website discussing the benefits of trampoline and trampoline programs. Please take a look!

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Kids take play very seriously at Kids World Gymnastics

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St. Louis Elite Flyers Perform at First Night in Grand Center

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From the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Shaun Scott performs with other members of the St. Louis Elite Flyers, a group of trampoline and tumbling athletes, during the New Year’s Eve celebration First Night in Grand Center in St. Louis Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Photo by Sid Hastings

Fort Zumwalt East’s Mainieri reprises role as national trampoline champion

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Sam Mainieri has done it again, and this time it was twice as nice.
After winning a national championship for his Junior Olympic Division level in 2011, Mainieri recently competed in a series of tumbling and trampoline events at the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held July 3-10 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, where he won two national championships.
“It’s normally just a surprise to me,” Mainieri said of the realization that he’d won national championships. “Most people I go against are the same skill level as me. That’s when (you start) looking at the scores overall to see where you are.”
This year, Mainieri, who will be a junior at Fort Zumwalt East, won the gold medal in two of his three events at the championships and won the bronze in the third competing for St. Louis Elite.
In the Level 9 trampoline competition for males 15 and over, Mainieri accumulated 83.30 points on his two turns on the apparatus. His score edged Clifford Martin of the Twistars by 1/10 of a point. “It was disbelief,” Mainieri said. “The great thing about (going twice) is that it gives you a chance to correct things if you need to do that.”
In the double mini trampoline competition, Mainieri once again won the gold medal by 1/10 of a point.
This time, his 59.90 points bested Matthew Wileyto of KMC.
For Mainieri, the hardest part was just being able to maintain focus in the cavernous 10,000-seat, 26,000-square-foot auditorium.
“That place was pretty big,” Mainieri said. “The fact that it was in a huge stadium and there were a whole bunch of people watching made it tough.”
Mainieri also took home the bronze medal in Level 6 tumbling in the male 15 and over category.
“This has just been so much fun,” Mainieri said of the experience. “It isn’t as strict as regular gymnastics, and you get the chance to mix it up. I really enjoy it and look forward to continuing.”
Mainieri wasn’t the only member of the St. Louis Elite team to earn a medal at the competition.
Eleven other Team Elite athletes competed, and the team brought home an additional three silver and two bronze medals.
Clayton Janvrin took second in the Level 10 trampoline for 15-16-year-old males.
Andrew Shelton took second in the Level 10 double mini trampoline event for males 17 and over.
Abbigail Young took second for the Level 5 tumbling for girls six and under. James Tarman took third in the Level 6 tumbling competition for 11-12-year-old males. Connor Ray took third in the Level 6 trampoline for 11-12-year-old males.
“I knew our athletes had a good shot at placing,” Team Elite coach Gene Kohler said. “They train incredibly hard with strong drive and determination. At an event this big with the best talent across the US coming to claim a medal, pressure is high. I am incredibly pleased to see all of this hard work pay off.”
Team Elite gymnastics trains at Kids World Gymnastics in Hazelwood.

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Kids World Gymnastics wins medals

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The newly-renovated gymnastics facility at Kids World Gymnastics has some stars who earned some medals at a recent event in Kansas City.

Some of the kids stopped by with coach Gene Kohler to reach new heights at the studio. Coach Kohler even gave Tim Ezell a quick lesson on the trampoline.

Kids World Gymnastics is a children’s activity center with 19,000 square feet of adventure awaiting your child’s discovery. In addition to the state-of the-art in-ground trampoline and foam-pit facilities, their accommodations offer separate, age-appropriate areas for the pre-school and younger child, as well as professional amenities for artistic gymnastics and cheerleading, and students of trampoline and tumbling.

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Kids World Athletes Win Medals at the 2013 U.S. Championships

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Contact: Gene Kohler

Telephone: (314) 838-5867

E-mail: gene@kidsworldgymnastics.com

 

KIDS WORLD GYMNASTICS ATHLETES WIN GOLD, BRONZE, AND SILVER MEDALS!

2013 U.S. TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

The 2013 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships took place July 4th-10th inside Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO. The event featured competition for the Elite Division and the Junior Olympic Division for Levels 5-10 with athletes competing in trampoline, double-mini trampoline, synchronized trampoline and tumbling for both men and women. With more than 2,100 athletes from all of the US, this was a jam packed weeklong competition and the biggest U.S. Championships yet.

Kids World Gymnastic’s competitive Trampoline and Tumbling team called St. Louis Elite sent 12 athletes to this event, claiming a total of 2 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals. The top 8 athletes in their level and age group make the podium. Our team also had 2 Fourth place, 1 Six place, and 2 Seventh place and 1 Eighth place finishes.

“I knew our athletes had a good shot of placing. They train incredibly hard with strong drive and determination. At an event this big, with the best talent across the US coming to claim a Medal, pressure is high. I am incredibly pleased to see all of this hard work payoff! These athletes deserve the recognition and continue to impress me every season with these huge accomplishments!” said Head Coach Gene Kohler

Results are available online at http://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=12500&prog=tt

Samuel Mainieri

Won a Gold Medal Level 9 Trampoline 15 and Over Male

Won a Gold Medal Level 8 Double Mini Trampoline 15 and Over Male

Won a Bronze Medal Level 6 Tumbling 15 and Over Male

Clayton Janvrin

Won a Silver Medal Level 10 Trampoline 15-16 Male

4th Place Level 10 Double Mini 15-16 Male

4th Place Level 10 Tumbling 15-16 Male

Andrew Shelton

Won a Silver Medal Level 10 Double Mini 17 and Over Male

Abbigail Young

Won a Silver Medal Level 5 Tumbling 6 & Under Female

James Tarman

Won a Bronze Medal Level 6 Tumbling 11-12 Male

8th place Level 8 Trampoline 11-12 Male

Connor Ray

Won a Bronze Medal Level 6 Trampoline 11-12 Male

These athletes made the Podium at their 1st US Championships.

Rachael Gray

6th Place Level 7 Tumbling 13-14 Female

Marshall Burgess

7th Place Level 7 Trampoline 13-14 Male

7th Place Level 6 Double Mini 13-14 Male

Max Grimes, Max Boehmer, Taylor Fumagalli, and Kaitlyn Robertson also performed well placing in the top 1/2 of their competitors in their age groups.

Athletes must qualify for The U.S. Championships at State or Regional Championships. At the U.S. Championships athletes compete in their level against other qualified athletes in their age group and gender.

All 12 of our athletes performed well having a great experience at the 2013 US Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. These St. Louis Elite athletes have made us all proud here at Kids World Gymnastics “A World Where Every Child Can Succeed”

St. Louis Elite is a competitive team organization dedicated to enhancing each athlete’s life through competition and training, by developing strength, agility, courage, confidence, and discipline; thereby creating a safe, positive, winning environment. Coaches are Charles Miller and Gene Kohler. St. Louis Elite trains at Kids World Gymnastics, 8701 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042. For more information about St. Louis Elite and Kids World Gymnastics please visit our website at http://kidsworldgymnastics.com.

Discovery Summer Camp 2013

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