Erin Brackney

Program Director / Head Team Coach

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Erin B.Education:
B.A., Sports Management, 2003
University of North Florida - Jacksonville, Florida


Athletic Experience:
Erin began taking gymnastics at the age of 5 and was a competitive gymnast for 11 years. She was forced to retire due to an injury while competing as a level 9 gymnast and training for level 10.

Coaching Experience:

Erin began her coaching career here at NFGC in 1998, where she taught our preschool and recreational classes while attending the academically renowned high school, Stanton College Preparatory School. She soon became one of the most popular and sought after coaches in our program. Erin quickly moved up in the program, becoming a huge asset as a Team Coach in our girls and boys competitive programs. After graduating from the University of North Florida in 2003, with a degree in Sports Management, she took on the job of NFGC's Assistant Director and Head Girls Team Coach. Her hard work and dedication lead her to the top as NFGC's Program Director and Head Team Coach in 2006, working to become the outstanding leader she is today.

Certifications:
USA Gymnastics Professional Member
USA Gymnastics Safety Certified with U-100 Certification
Background Check is current as required by USA Gymnastics
CPR & First Aid Certified
Meet Director Certified
KAT Certified: Kinder Accreditation for Teachers
MELPD Certified: Movement Education Lesson Plan Development
PDP1 Certified: Professional Development Level 1
R101 Certified: Preschool Fundamentals Theory

Fun Facts:
Erin loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys snowboarding, skydiving and riding motorcycles. Although Erin loves all gymnastics events, her favorite event to coach is the Balance Beam.

"Day after day girls come in and work hard, working through the struggles of obtaining new skills. I love that moment when it finally "clicks" and they finally "get" the new skill.”