Team Sun Country

Sun Country Sports offers both developmental and competitive gymnastics programs as well as a competitive trampoline and tumbling program. These classes are traditionally offered by invitation only to those children that excel in the gym and desire accelerated instruction.

Our developmental program is typically for children ages 4 to 6. Children learn fundamental body positions, basic muscle strength and flexibility that competitive gymnastics requires. Most athletes in our developmental program will eventually graduate into our competitive team program.

We offer competitive team programs for both boys and girls from ages 6 to 18. Our teams practice extensively and travel the country to compete in both USA Gymnastics (USAG) and American Athletic Union (AAU) competitions. Many of our competitive team members go on to compete at the collegiate level.

Our USAG boys and girls teams train in our Millhopper facility with over 15,000 square feet of workout space. We have an in-ground foam pit, a 7′ x 14′ in-ground Australian hot bed trampoline, a 50′ rod floor, as well as a state-of-the-art tumble trak.

Our competitive trampoline and tumble team is coed and competes athletes from ages 6 to 18 in USAG competitions. We provide training for these athletes specifically on the trampoline, rod floor and the double mini trampoline. This team trains in our 40,000 square foot West/Jonesville facility. We have a 100’ rod floor, a double mini, a 7’ x 14’ in-ground hot bed trampoline, as well as a state-of-the-art tumble trak.

TEAM SUN COUNTRY DEPARTMENT LEADERS

MARY CARLSON
Girls USAG Team Department Leader

Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
Sun Country Family Member Since: 2012


Mary has a B.S. and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida, where she was also a competitive coxswain for the UF Men’s Crew team. She also competed in gymnastics for 12 years.

Mary has attended State, Regional, and National Coaches’ Congresses and has coached several state and regional event and all-around champions. In Mary’s first year as the Director of the USAG program at Sun Country, she qualified every single athlete to their Regional meet and two Level 9 athletes to Eastern Nationals, both of whom medaled twice.

In her spare time, she loves watching any and all Gator sports, especially football and basketball (and gymnastics!), rooting for Tampa Bay Lightning hockey, and living an active lifestyle!

GREG WELLER
Boys USAG Team Department Leader
Rainbow Gymnastics Coach
Homeschool Coach

Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Sun Country Family Member Since: 2013


As a 6-time National qualifier, Greg’s extensive gymnastics career earned him a scholarship to Temple University where he majored in Elementary Education. In addition to beginning his coaching career in 2001, he also worked as a firefighter and EMT.

Greg is currently a member of the FL State Elite coaching staff and the Region 8 Elite coaching staff, as well as a Men’s USAG State Chairman. He became a nationally ranked men’s judge in 2003 and earned Judge of the Year accolades in 2009. In 2013, he returned to Sun Country as the Boys’ USAG Team Department Leader and also serves as the Rainbow Gym Coach and Homeschool Coach.

He is originally from Warren, Ohio and loves spending time on the Santa Fe River canoeing, fishing, and camping. He hates to sit still, so if he’s not at the gym, you’ll catch him on the golf course!

TANAYA WILLIAMS
Rainbow Gymnastics Department Leader
Girls AAU Team Coach

Hometown: Islamorada, FL
Sun Country Family Member Since: 1996


Tanaya grew up as a gymnast and dancer at her grandmother’s dance studio and father’s gymnastics gym. She attended FSU, FIU and UF and studied Elementary Education, Business and Exercise Physiology.

Tanaya has been coaching preschool and recreational gymnastics at Sun Country since 1996. She holds certifications in Gym Levels 1-3, Kinder Teacher, USAG Levels 1-4 Skill Evaluator, USAG Safety, USAG Professional Membership, Preschool Fundamentals and Hands-on Training. She has been a presenter at regional, state and local level gymnastics clinics and is also a CPR/First Aid Instructor.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they have an amazing daughter named Perisa. Tanaya loves being active, being outdoors, traveling and spending time at home with her family.

JOEL THOMAS
Tramp and Tumble


PROGRAM DETAILS:

FREE Afterschool

Participate in two (2) Competitive Teams at Sun Country and receive FREE Afterschool. Includes Cheer, USA Gymnastics, AAU Gymnastics, Tramp & Tumble.

College Recruits

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OUR MISSION:

The USAG Girls Team’s mission is to inspire excellence in the sport of gymnastics, encouraging athletes to push themselves to their greatest potential through development of a strong mind, body and character in a safe environment.

The USAG Boys Team’s mission is to help each athlete reach his full potential in competitive gymnastics, developing a confident self-image and a love for fitness in a safe and positive environment.

The Tramp & Tumble Team’s mission is to train a team of nationally recognized trampoline & tumbling athletes by providing a fun, safe and rigorous education in the sport.

The AAU Gymnastics Team’s mission is to provide an opportunity for recreational gymnasts to further their training and develop healthy life skills including work ethic, goal-setting and teamwork.

teamcamp

Sun Country Team Camps have been some of the most progressive in the past several years. Precise basic training will be given in all levels of gymnastics. Basic skill development is a vital ingredient to the success of even the most advanced athlete. View our Team Camp page for further details.

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