Aerials GymStar, USAG and USAIGC TEAM LEVEL
SUMMER TRAINING CAMP 2019
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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rick Palumbo and I have had the privilege of training elite level athletes for over two decades. These athletes have represented the United States and other countries on their National, World and Olympic Teams. As the founder of Team USA Gymnastics Camp, which featured the most successful athletes and coaches of our time, I was able to promote the benefits of personalized and focused training.
If your daughter is a USAG level 2 and up, all Xcel Levels and GymStars, and wants to improve her skills, then allow me to extend an invitation to attend an intensive training camp right here at my fully equipped, gymnastics club.
And you can be part of it! Imagine your daughter as one of only 56 athletes. The campers are divided into skill groups and train at least 6 hours each day with my staff and I. We have seen the positive results of focused, goal-oriented training. Results that improve a gymnast's self-esteem, independence and performance abilities. Through this system of positive reinforcement and specific goal setting, we have been able to help place many athletes on their National Teams.
My philosophy has been the same for over 40 years. The Aerials program builds confidence through success. I believe that small successes build confidence. That new-found confidence leads to bigger successes and an even higher level of confidence. Through this progressive "success-confidence-success" method we help children understand how to set realistic goals and then achieve them.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Click above to see who's been at camp with us in previous years.
Our 15,000 square foot gym features the latest equipment and training devices available.
The facility includes:
As for accommodations we have two convenient options.
Our out of town campers can bunk in with members of the Aerials Team and their families. The Aerials Team families are great hosts and the athletes make new friends at their "Second" home. Meals, transportation and supervision are supplied by team families throughout the week.
Another option for our out of town guests who travel as a team, with their gym chaperones, is hotel lodging at the nearby French Creek Inn. Guests who stay at the Inn take their meals are at O'Grady's Family Restaurant just next door to our gym.
Whatever your choice you can rest assure that your children have quality supervision and safety as campers are under 24-hour observation by either our adult staff in the gym or a club parent, or coach, outside the gym. For all athletes attending, our medical doctor is on call 24 hours a day.
How about recreation? Of course, in order to be successful, we must strike a balance between hard work and recreation. Our rest times are intermingled with day and evening outings, like swimming and rock climbing, and trips that are unique to the Philadelphia area. In addition, we participate in friendship and memory making activities that will last your child's lifetime. However, keep in mind, our number one focus is training and improving your child's gymnastics skill level.
Parents, consider our philosophy and methods when deciding on your daughter's summer training environment. We believe it takes time and energy to learn, improve, and retain gymnastics skills. We are committed to focused, individualized training to achieve specific goals. These athletes should leave the gym having accomplished specific goals.
Because... You are one of only 56 gymnasts.
Because... 1 weeks of directed, focused and inspired training
Because... You can train 6 hours each day under some of the countrys best coaches.
Why? Because you want your child to improve!
So, time is fleeting. Please join us for this exciting training opportunity. You will be happy with the results. And with my high energy, high powered staff, you can't go wrong! Call us today to reserve your spot.
See you this summer, Rick Palumbo
P.S. Hey, how about staff? Over the last 30 years of conducting camps and clinics I have been privileged to have some of the most respected and knowledgeable staff available. Take a look at this partial list of folks who have taught at our camps in the past. They include (alphabetically): Lauren Alexander,Rob Alexrod, Heidi Anderson, Vladimir Artemov, Riley Barclay, Terry Bartlett, Raj Bhavsar, Tammy Biggs, DJ Branch, Barbara Cordova, Donna Culp, Sheryl Dundas, Michelle Dusserre, Glinni Elmore, Jenny Ester, Tony Fatta, Tom & Lori Forster, Gary Gonzalez, Penny Hauschild, Brian Howell, Aki Hummel, Jim & Cheryl Jarrett, Penny Johnson, Michael King, Kristi Kraft, Chris Laux, Danna Lister, Missy Leopoldus, Steve Marino, Shannon Miller, Kristin Naylor, Steve Nunno, Kateyly Ohashi, Genavieve Casey Shingle, Jennifer Sey, Jacqueline Shealy, Natalia Shoposhnikova, Hope Spivey, Milan Stanovich, Charlie Tamayo, Linda Tardiff, Nic Tomasette, Paige Urquhart and Mary Wright to name a few. Join us in 2019!
Sunday, June 23 - Thursday June 27, 2019
(Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Resident or commuter campers: $455
Visiting overnight campers: $525 (hosted by a team member's family)
Please remember, all athletes must be USAG level 2 and up, and all Xcel levels, to attend. Additional check-in information, medical forms, what to pack, schedules, etc. will arrive after registration.
Rick is a former Pennsylvania State University gymnastics coach, founder of TEAM USA Gymnastics Camp, and owner and founder of Aerials Fit'n'Fun Gymnastics Center.
Since 1979 Palumbo has been active as a gymnastics coach training both men and women for the United States Gymnastics Team and Olympic Teams. He has He has coached nine collegiate Division I All-Americans and has directly coached or assisted in coaching athletes representing the National Teams of the United States, Great Britain, Portugal, Puerto Rico, and Finland.
Athletes coached by Rick include: three-time Olympian Terry Bartlett; Olympic Team alternates: Chris Laux, Theresa Kulikowski, and Ian Shelly; and Olympic Trials participants: Tammy Smith, Traci Hinkle, Gina Stallone, and Traci Butler. Rick has also coached American Cup Champion Kristy Powell, numerous World Team members, and Olympian Kerri Strug.