Please see below for gymnast suggested qualifications.
Level 7 - 2023 State Qualifiers
Level 8 – 2023 State Qualifiers
Level 9 – 2023 Regional Qualifiers
Level 10 – 2023 Regional Qualifiers
Apex Athletics is the proud home of the largest NYS Level 10 team and reigning two time State Champions.
Many of these gymnasts have been awarded with scholarships for colleges across the country.
Lead by Head coaches Amanda Depaola & owner Robert Wing with a combined 40 years of experience.
It’s Apex’s goal to help the growth and success of all gymnastic programs!
Stephen Hood is an Assistant Coach at the University of Denver. He has coached multiple athletes to all-american honors, two athletes to perfect 10s, and his floor squad holds the 8th highest floor score in NCAA history (49.825). In addition to coaching, he has been a clinician around the country and internationally for the past 6 years. He currently resides in Denver with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding and gardening in his free time.
Jennifer Green's profile on the GoAirForceFalcons website showcases a dedicated professional with a strong commitment to athletics. As an integral part of the athletic department, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role. With a focus on sports medicine, Jennifer plays a crucial part in ensuring the health and well-being of the Air Force Academy's student-athletes.
In her position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, Jennifer Green takes on a range of responsibilities that directly impact the performance and recovery of the athletes. Her educational background and hands-on experience in the field of sports medicine equip her with the knowledge needed to address and prevent injuries. By working closely with coaches, athletes, and medical professionals, Jennifer contributes to creating a comprehensive approach to maintaining the physical fitness of the Air Force Academy's sports teams.
Jennifer's dedication goes beyond the confines of her job description. Her involvement in the athletic community extends to fostering a culture of teamwork, discipline, and resilience. By providing essential care, guidance, and rehabilitation strategies, she not only aids in the athletes' recovery but also contributes to their personal growth and success both on and off the field. Through her profile on the website, Jennifer Green emerges as a valued member of the Air Force Academy's athletic program, dedicated to elevating the standards of sports medicine and supporting the development of well-rounded student-athletes.
Currently in third season as assistant coach at the University of Nebraska. Primarily responsible for coaching bars and as recruiting coordinator.
Amato spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Oregon State. He helped lead Oregon State to a sixth-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships and coached multiple All-Americans, Regional and Pac 12 Champions. Was the 2015 NACGC West Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.
Served as Vice-President of the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association 2018-2021. Has spoken and presented a many state, regional, and national clinics and congresses.
Prior to his time at Oregon State, Amato served as the head bars coach at Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics in Clermont, Fla., since 2008. In 2013, Amato's team won the Level 10 Florida State Championship and was voted the nation's Level 10 Team of the Year in 2012. During his 17 years of club coaching, Amato helped 20 gymnasts earn Division I scholarships, coached multiple JO and USA National Team Members including an Olympic alternate, World Championship Medal winner, and several US and JO national champions on bars. Innovated and coached an original E release skill, the “Sims”, that is listed in the JO code of points and had a provisional FIG rating.
I’m DeAvera Todd, better known as Coach Dee. I help gymnasts, cheerleaders, tumblers, and other amazing athletes excel in their sports by fine tuning their technique, drilling the skills to mastery, and adding that little bit of “spice” to their choreographed routines.
I was born and raised in Georgia where I started my dance career at age 3 and discovered my love for performing. Despite limited finances, my mom made a way for me to participate in gymnastics eventually becoming a student athlete for Boise State University & University of Illinois-Chicago. Now, as Founder of Elite Talent Academy, I am able to fulfill a lifelong dream of creating a program to help young gymnasts achieve their dreams regardless of their life experiences. I also travel the world training gymnasts, athletes, and coaches in my advanced skills and drills techniques.
My coaching style is nurturing, but also disciplined and structured. I love to have FUN! And I am known to spontaneously bust a move or two!
At the end of the day, coaching is about so much more than just the sport. My goal is to reinforce important social skills, enforce consistency, and help my athletes become good teammates and who support and encourage each other. As your child conquers physical challenges they may have never thought possible, they develop confidence, and get inspired to do more and try new things.
At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. It’s these lessons they carry for a lifetime, and ultimately, the reason why I do what I do…
Nick Cedillo is an esteemed gymnastics coach and an integral part of Pearland Elite Training Center, a renowned gymnastics institution. With a passion for the sport and a commitment to excellence, Nick has dedicated his career to helping aspiring gymnasts reach their full potential.
Born and raised in Pearland, Texas, Nick developed a deep love for gymnastics from a young age. He embarked on his own gymnastics journey as an athlete, mastering various disciplines and honing his skills. Through hard work, perseverance, and a natural talent for coaching, Nick quickly rose through the ranks and established himself as an exceptional gymnast.
After his competitive career, Nick transitioned into coaching, eager to share his knowledge and inspire the next generation of gymnasts. Joining Pearland Elite Training Center, he found the perfect platform to nurture young talent and shape future champions. With his expertise, patience, and unwavering support, Nick has been instrumental in guiding numerous athletes towards success.
Sarah has been coaching gymnastics since high school, and has a genuine passion for the sport which is immediately obvious. She has coached all levels, and loves nothing more than sharing her experience and knowledge with beginners, all the way to the top elites, in a positive training environment. Sarah has an eye for detail and precision that has helped her athletes achieve success and consistent quality results.
Other Qualifications (Past and Present)
California TOPs State manager
Level 10 Rated Dev Judge
Southern California Women’s Coaches Association Board
NCCP Level 2 Certified
Donagene’s passion for our sport and involvement in gymnastics bridges 40+ years, with travel around the world as a coach, choreographer, and National judge. She was a gymnast at Queen City Gymnastics in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1986 she received a full athletic scholarship to Montana State University. She has successfully completed numerous National judging courses & four International Brevet judging courses. Her travels to Africa, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and South America have allowed her to organize and coordinate International gymnastics events and give back to the gymnastics community. She choreographs around the country and has had numerous State, Regional, and National Floor champions throughout the decades.
Fun facts about Dona…
I have been involved in gymnastics my entire life. I started competing in elementary school and competed around the country through high school. Unfortunately, I sustained injuries that did not allow me to continue gymnastics; however, this opened the door to diving, as well as my passion for physical therapy. I competed for the Northeastern University Swimming and Diving team before continuing my studies to earn my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013.
While I loved my PT career working with children with special needs, I always wanted to combine my passions for gymnastics and physical therapy. I have been coaching gymnastics and choreographing since high school and have spent the past 5 years developing programming to reduce injuries and further the sport of gymnastics through science-based training and techniques. In 2014 I joined Precision Choreography and since then have taken part in gymnastics camps and clinics from Alaska to Vermont, as well as choreographed beginner through elite-level routines.
I love being able to share my knowledge and excitement for gymnastics with coaches and athletes around the country.
1983-1986 Brookfield Gymnastics
1 st Junior National Team Member selected to train in Moscow Russia
1986-1994 Gymnastics of Ohio
33 Division I scholarship recipients
39 Region 5 JO qualifiers
4 JO National Champions
1995-1997 The University of Michigan
2 nd and 6 th place NCAA Championships
Back to Back Big 19 Champions
1 Individual NCAA Champion
Honda Award Winner
1997-2018 The University of Alabama
3 NCAA Team Championships - 2002, 2011, 2012
6 SEC Team Championships - 2000, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015
19 NCAA Regional Team Championships – 1998-2003, 2005-16,
5 Honda Awards
16 Individual National Champions
218 All American Honors
2018-2020 Auburn University
1/1 st individual NCAA Champion
2020-2023 Oregon State University
Back to Back PAC 12 Regular Season Championships
4 All-American Honors
1 st Sold out home meet 2023 vs. Utah
Single season attendance record
Currently NAAG Gymnastics in Eugene Oregon
Head Optional Coach
Brittany Harris is in her second season in 2024 as the head coach of Brown Gymnastics. Harris was introduced as the fourth head coach in program history on August 3, 2022.
In her first season with the Bears in 2023, Harris led Brown to a 15-14 record, including a perfect 8-0 at home, and its fifth overall Ivy Classic title. The team posted its highest-ever National Qualifying Score (194.315) to qualify for the USAG National Team Semifinals. Brown gymnasts achieved a total of five USAG First Team All-America honors, 19 All-GEC honors and eight All-Ivy honors. The Bears also posted two of the top five scores in program history, and Julia Bedell was named the GEC Co-Specialist of the Year and captured the USAG national title on floor. In the classroom, the Bears posted the highest team GPA in the nation, the first time the program has ever finished in the top five nationally, and had 19 student-athletes earn Scholastic All-America honors from the WCGA.
Harris came to College Hill after serving as the head coach at Centenary College of Louisiana during the 2022 season. In her lone season at Centenary, Harris coached two USAG First Team All-Americans, five USAG national qualifiers, 12 MIC Academic All-Conference honorees and one CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Harris also spent three seasons as the top assistant coach at Lindenwood University, leading the Lions to the 2019 USAG Women’s Collegiate National Championship team title. Lindenwood also captured the 2019 and 2021 MIC Conference Championship titles, with Harris being named the USAG Collegiate Assistant Coach of the Year in 2019 and the WCGA DII Assistant Coach of the Year in 2021. Harris served as the Lions’ floor choreographer and also served stints as the team’s interim head coach during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Harris began her collegiate coaching career as a student and volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Oregon State from 2015-18