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MEET OUR COACHES
Erica Howland, Amy Peiss, Megan Behic, Nicole Moser
Maria Castagnola (not pictured)
MEET COACH ERICA
Hi, I’m Erica. I am 22 years old and was born and raised in California.
Erica grew up as a SpirtKid Gymnast! Erica also competed in dive at
Scripps Ranch High School and Mesa College. Erica also works as a dive
coach for Del Norte High School. I have worked for SpiritKids since 2016.
Things I like to share with the kids are that I love everything and
Coach Erica coaches Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.
MEET COACH AMY
Hi, I’m Amy. I am 22 years old and grew up in Wisconsin. I grew up
doing gymnastics and when I moved to San Diego last year I was very
excited to come back to the sport as a coach. I started working with
SpiritKids in 2016. Things that I love to share with the kids are that
my favorite animal is a cat, my favorite place to be is anywhere in
San Diego, and my favorite food is pizza.
Coach Amy coaches Tuesday and Saturday programs.
MEET COACH NICOLE
Hi, I’m Nicole. I am 22 years old and I was born and raised in California.
I grew up as a SpiritKid Gymnast. I started in the program when I was four
years old and never left! I started coaching when I was in high school and
after graduating from college last December I came back to San Diego and
returned as a coach and administrative manager. My favorite part of SpiritKids
is getting to see the kids progress and gain more self- esteem. There is no
better feeling then watching a kids face light up after months of working on
a gymnastics trick and them finally perfecting it. Things I like to share with
the kids are that my favorite food is anything SWEET, my favorite disney
character is Belle, and my favorite color is purple.
Coach Nicole coaches our Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday programs.
MEET COACH MEGAN
Hi I’m Megan. I am 19 years old and I was born and raised in California. I grew up doing gymnastics and cheer. I was on the Gyminny Kids Demo team, competed with Cheer Force and cheered for Poway High School for three years. I started working for SpiritKids in 2014 and love that I get to share my love for gymnastics with the kids in our program. Things that I love to share with the kids are that my favorite ice cream flavor is rocky road, my favorite color is blue and my favorite animal is giraffes. Coach Megan coaches our Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday programs.
MEET COACH MARIA
Hi, I’m Maria. I am 23 years old. I love teaching for Spiritkids! My favorite part about my job is watching the kids develop in their gymnastics skills, social skills, and confidence. Things I love to share with the kids is that my favorite color is purple, my favorite ice cream is cookies and cream, and my favorite animal is a monkey.
Coach Maria works our Saturday programs.
SpiritKids has been providing recreational gymnastics programs since 1999. We offer a relaxed, supportive and non-competitive environ-ment that does not require a large time commitment. Our pro-gram is a great accompaniment to other sports. Gymnastics is excellent for building strength, coordination, and flexibility while developing body awareness, the foundation of any suc-cessful athlete. Our goal is to help children build self-esteem, have fun and to instill positive attitudes that will set the pace for their future athletic development.
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