Manjak’s Gymnastics programs are lead by head coach and owner Kelly Manjak.
Coach of 2004 Canada’s first Olympic Medalist Kyle Shewfelt. Kelly coached Kyle from age 6 to 22 yrs and developed his coaching style over these years.
Kelly’s achievements as a coach has impacted the Canadian National Team from 1996- 2012. Kelly has coached many gymnasts achieve Canadian National Team Status represented at many major competitions ( Commonwealth, Pan American Games, 6 World Championships, 2000, 2004, 2012 Olympic Games ) for both men’s and woman’s artistic gymnastics.
Kelly emphasizes the human side of coaching, he demands good training habits and hard work but makes it fun for the athlete to come into the gym each day. He is a planner and motivator who likes working with children. Children learn faster if they enjoy and like their coach and environment they work in.
Coaching children is much different than coaching a teenager or young adult. Finding realistic expectations for each phase of development is very important for the coach. Consideration for the athletes feelings and careful guidance ever-changing obstacles of development is essential to effective and long lasting progress.
- 2000 Gymnastics Canada Coach of the year
- 2002 Gymnastics Canada Coach of the year
- 2003 Gymnastics Canada Coach of the year
- 2003 Canadian Olympic Committee Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award
- 2004 Gymnastics Canada Coach of the year
- 2004 Canadian Olympic Committee Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award
- 2004 Coach of the year ( Canadian Olympic Committee ) ” Jack Donahue Coach of the year Award ” All Sports
- 2010 Junior International Coach of the year Gymnastics Canada
- 2011 Senior International Coach of the year Gymnastics Canada
- 2013 Life Member Award Gymnastics Canada
- Brevet Certified International Gymnastic Federation
- Level 4 Certified
- 2003 Course conductor for the international Gymnastics Federation
- Course conductor for the Level 4 Certification Program