USAG TEAM GYMNASTICS
Competing, growing and having fun at the highest level
Competitive Philosophy at Momentum
It is our basic and fundamental competitive team philosophy at Momentum to provide each and every athlete an environment in which they can reach every ounce of their potential, and achieve the greatest levels of success while fostering the highest levels of personal self-esteem and self-confidence. Teaching life skills, personal integrity and character are the cornerstones of this philosophy as we help to shape each of our athletes into strong, powerful and courageous young people.
To help your daughter reach her full potential as a gymnast while having fun and creating memories for a lifetime.
We compete in the following USAG Junior Olympic Levels: 3-5 Compulsory and 7-10 Optionals.
Develop the right athletes by mastering the fundamentals in a fun environment. We never encourage our gymnasts to attempt a new skill until her coach has the utmost confidence that she has mastered all the progressive steps leading up to it. The process can sometimes be frustrating and/or time-consuming, but the end result is well worth the method, and it is the key to a successful program.
We take great pride in our coaching staff at Momentum Athletic Center. All of our coaches are Professional Members of the USAG led by Director of Operations, Michael Monti.
Michael Monti began his own gymnastics career at the age of 7, and eventually moved over to the coaching side where he has 24 years of experience in educating children of all age groups in a variety of different physical and academic endeavors. In 2014, Michael led his level 3 girls team to the Colorado State Championship, and in 2015, Michael was named the Colorado Compulsory Coach of the Year. Michael is a truly exceptional coach and even more exceptional person, and we’re so honored to have him leading our crew here at Momentum.
Women’s Team Head coach Hannah Bower started gymnastics at the age of 8 and quickly excelled. Some of her gymnastics accolades include National Tops team by age 10, first and only female athlete to win 3 consecutive State Championships in Colorado, and being inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Hannah balances praise with intensity by maintaining a coaching style centered around what she believes makes a gymnast successful: work ethic, perseverance and heart. Her main goal is to establish key character traits learned through the trials and tribulations of gymnastics to make these girls amazing young ladies inside and outside of the gym.
When coach extraordinaire, Dylin Loder, began his gymnastics career at the age of 10, there was no boys program in his area. That didn’t stop him from developing a love for the sport. He simply worked out with the girls and did girls events, eventually making his way through all 10 levels. Since he wasn’t able to compete in gymnastics, Dylin began cheering in 7th grade. He continued cheering in middle school, high school and college, serving as the team captain his senior year. Dylin began coaching girls competitive gymnastics in his sophomore year of high school. Throughout his coaching career he’s worked with various ages in all 10 levels of competitive gymnastics. Dylin’s goal as a coach is to use gymnastics as a way to teach life lessons and build strong individuals that will grow into tomorrow’s leaders.