Head Coaches 

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Andrei Gorodetskii (Head Coach)

* Level – 3 NCCP Fully Certified Competitive Artistic Gymnastic Coach

* Level – 2 NCCP Fully Certified Coach in Trampolining

* Masters Degree in Journalism - University of Lviv, Ukraine

* Masters Degree in Physical Education, Specialty in Competitive Gymnastic Coaching -    

   Institute of Physical Culture, Lviv, Ukraine

* Trained in basics of Sports Medicine, Massage and Physiotherapy at Lviv Institute of Physical Culture, 

   Ukraine

* Trained in First Aid and CPR

* Master of Sports in Artistic Gymnastics

* National Junior Champion and Medalist of former USSR.

* Member of Combined Team of Armed Forces of the former USSR representing former USSR

   at international competitions

* National High Performance Champion of Ukraine

* Gymnastic National Level Judge in former USSR and Ukraine

* Coach (Men) of Specialized School of Olympic Reserve, Lviv, Ukraine

* Head Coach (Men) of College of Physical Education, Lviv, Ukraine

* Co-trained Junior National Level athlete, Silver Medalist in European Junior Championships, Sweden-1989

* Prepared five Ukrainian Masters of Sports in Men’s Competition, Junior Champion of Ukraine,

   Medalists of Ukraine and Sport Army Clubs

* Awarded many times with “Charters of Honor” for excellent work

* Prepared National and Provincial level Champions and Medalists in Provincial and National Canadian

   Championships, Elite Ontario, Ontario Cup and Ontario and Canadian Winter Games

Valentina Kashkevich (Head Coach / Choreographer)

* Level – 3 NCCP Fully Certified Competitive Artistic Gymnastic Coach                            

* Level – 2 NCCP Fully Certified Coach in Trampolining

* Masters Degree in Physical Education Specialty in Competitive Gymnastic Coaching and Choreography  -

   Institute of Physical Culture, Lviv, Ukraine

* Trained in basics of Sports Medicine, Massage and Physiotherapy at Lviv Institute of Physical Culture,

   Ukraine

* Trained in First Aid and CPR

* Solid background in ballet (8 years of ballet classes)

* Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics

* Gymnastic national level judge in former USSR and Ukraine

* Coach-Choreographer of Specialized School of Olympic Reserve, Lviv, Ukraine

* Acrobatic Head Coach-Choreographer (Women/Men) of Sport School of Olympic Reserve “TR”, Lviv, Ukraine

* Worked as a part of the team preparing Junior National Level athlete, who won Silver Medal in

   European Junior Championships, Sweden-1989

* Winner of award “The Best Coach of Ukraine” – 1991

* Prepared choreography, created floor and beam routines for gymnasts and acrobats in former USSR

   and Ukraine for National and International competitions

* Choreographed programs for mixed acrobatic team, who won Silver Medal in Junior World Championships,

   Germany -1995

* Awarded many times with “Charters of Honor” for excellent work

* Prepared and organized very successful gymnastic show for 25th Anniversary of Gymnastics Mississauga -

   1994

* Awarded with the Medal for “The Best Floor Choreography” in 1995 Canada Winter Games, Ontario

   Selection Meet, Vancouver 

* Twice awarded with GO “Irina Ivleva Award for Outstanding Floor Choreography” in Provincial

   Championships, Kingston 2005 and 2006

* Awarded with Special Judges award for “The Best Floor Choreography” in Provincial Championships,

   Windsor-2011

OUR COACHING TEAM

NIAGARA FALLS LIGHTNING GYMNASTIC CLUB COACHES are all NCCP and first aid certified. 

Lightning has an active Coach-in-Training program, which provides opportunities

for older gymnasts to continue to stay active in their chosen sport and to share

their skills with young gymnasts. 

ALEXANDRA

BRONTE

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