Anastasia – HEAD COACH
Master of Sports of Russia in Rhythmic Gymnastics
Anastasia started her rhythmic career as an athlete herself. From 1986 to 2000 she was trained in the sports school of Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Sverdlovsk Regional Voluntary Sports Society ” Spartacus” under the leadership of Honored coach of Russia Ratmansky Rosalia Bilyalovny and senior Honored Master of Sports of the USSR Nazmutdinova Lilia Bilyalovny.
Combining theoretical knowledge from the university and her coaching experience working with Honored Coach of Russia Ratmansky Rosalia, she applied the new methods of training process in rhythmic gymnastics. During the period of 2002 to 2008 in conjunction with the Youth Sport School’s coaches, Anastasia prepared three Candidates for Master of Sport in Rhythmic Gymnastics. In 2010 Anastasia moved to sunny Orange County, California. In May 2012 IRENE School of Rhythmic Gymnastics was born. After nearly 6 years the school has grown from 2 girls to over 100 young and talented athletes. We are proud to have many State, Regional and National champions as well as USA Elite and Young Squad members. Anastasia has been awarded Coach Of The Year award for the last two years in a row 2016 and 2017!
-“Rhythmic gymnastics – is a huge part of my life. Physical and psychological development of children in sport , education and training of gymnasts to compete and popularization of this sport are my main goals. Our school is named in honor of my mother in memory of her. She brought me to this sport which gave me huge opportunities in life.”
“I think the child, being in the gym, is distracted from negative street factors, gets physical activity, becomes sociable, gets to know new friends, develops leadership qualities, forms the ability to achieve goals, is not afraid to deal with difficulties, which will be very useful in later life.”
Master of sport in rhythmic gymnastics, level 10 athlete, and winner of many international competitions. Over 8 years of coaching experience.
“I believe that sport is training for real life and is ideal for enhancing the positive development on children. Youth development through sport goes beyond building an athlete’s specific abilities. It aims to cultivate the psychological, social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills that they can apply in all facets of life .”
Master of sport in rhythmic gymnastics, with over 10 years of coaching experience.
“When a little girl comes into the rhythmic gymnastics gym for the first time the most important thing is to give her the fundamentals of this beautiful sport, teach her commitment, hard work and of course love for gymnastics. As she grows older and transforms into a young gymnast there are new, higher mountains she has to climb. My job is to guide her through those mountains, show her the path I once took when I was a gymnast just like her. It won’t be easy, it will be tough and challenging but there’s nothing you can’t do when there is someone with you on your journey who believes in you even when you don’t believe in yourself. A a dedicated gymnast and a coach who is confident in her success is an unstoppable force.”
“Believe in yourself and the right people will help you to achieve your goals and this isn’t only about athletes and coaches. In group routines, girls spend a lot of time together and they become more than a team, they become a family. Little family with their own amazing communications. They support and help each other. They are still individual people, but their common goals unite them. I believe so much in this connection. That’s marvelous!”
Master of sport in rhythmic gymnastics and 2-times bronze medalist of championship of Ukraine in group routines.