Meet Our Staff | Instructors | Coaches | Lubbock ,TX

5828 W. 50th

Lubbock TX, 79424

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PATTI CONNER

OFFICE MANAGER & PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Patti has been involved in gymnastics for 26 years and a member of the Ready Set Go family for nine years.  She the author of the nationally recognized TumbleBug preschool program for trampoline and tumbling gymnastics schools. She holds her international judges Brevet in all three disciplines and is currently one of the highest ranked judges in the United States.  She has judged at nine world championships, 11 world cups, several Pan American Championships, two World Games and two Pacific Alliance competitions.  She serves as the National Technical Director for USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Program and is responsible for the education programs for training judges in the USA.  She is former gym owner and coach and has produced various national champions along with the bronze medalist from the 1997 Indo Pacific Games held in South Africa.  She is a member of the USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Program Committee and is a national safety Instructor along with a certified Level one coaches instructor. She is currently the director of Region 3 Trampoline & Tumbling a non profit organization that helps to raise funds for scholarships for athletes, coaches and judges involved in the sport at the highest level.

Our Instructors

You are entrusting us with your most precious possessions, your children, we realize that you want dedicated people who care about your child, people who are responsible, people who are continuing to learn and grow to meet the every growing needs of each and every child.  Each of our instructors are a unique part of the Ready Set Go family, and we are here to make sure that each week they encourage and influence your child in a positive way while participating in one of life’s greatest adventures!

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BYRON SMITH

AIR EXTREME TEAM COACH & RECREATIONAL COACH

Byron has been involved in gymnastics 29 years and coaching for 20 years. He earned 10 national titles and his international titles include: Bronze medalist at the 1994 World Age Group Games in Portugal, two silver and two bronze medals at the 1995 Indo-Pacific Games in Japan, and a gold medal for Double-Mini Team at the 1999 World Championships in South Africa. He was a 2009 inductee into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He serves on the STTA board of directors as the state chair and served on the 2004 Olympic Selection Committee as an athlete representative. He was the national coach for three World Age Group Games in trampoline. His athletes have earned two gold and two silver medals at World Age Group Games and over twenty national team spots over the last few years. He earned a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech.

 

AMANDA BAILEY

AIR EXTREME TEAM COACH & RECREATIONAL COACH

Amanda was a competitive athlete for over 10 years. She was a member of the USA Gymnastics National Trampoline Team for 7 years. During this time, she was named to numerous USA World Cup teams and two World Championships teams. Amanda is the only woman in the United States to compete in the first two Olympic trials for trampoline. She has been a member of the Ready Set Go coaching staff for 9 years. She will graduate in May with a degree in Applied Sciences and will go into the field of Physical Therapy.

 

 

REBECCA BAILEY

PRESCHOOL COACH

Rebecca is one of our newest members of the Ready Set Go family. She is from Sundown, TX and attended high school in Sundown.  She is a former gymnast and competed in Trampoline and Tumbling, where she competed at the National level. She currently attends South Plains College and is majoring in Marine Biology.

 

BRAD DAVIS

OWNER & AIR EXTREME HEAD COACH

 

Brad has been coaching for 21 years and has been involved in the sport as a seasoned competitor for many years. He was a three-time Sr. Elite National Champion in tumbling with USA Gymnastics. He earned these titles in 1990, 1999 and 2001. He was the gold medalist at the Pan Pacific Championships in 1991. He placed 5th in tumbling at the 1999 World Championships. Brad earned the gold medal in tumbling at the FIG World Cup held in 1998. He was a medalist at the world championships in 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2001 and a member of the 1992 and1996 gold medal tumbling team. Brad is a member of the USA Gymnastics national coaching staff and has served as the national coach for several international competitions including World Championships and the Pan American Games. He won USA Gymnastics James Rozanzes Tumbling Coach of the Year award for 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Brad has a degree in fitness management and recreational therapy. He currently serves as a member of the USA Gymnastics Elite National Coaching staff.

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CHANDLER BARNES

Chandler is from the small town of Farwell, Texas. Chandler is a senior at Texas Tech University, where she is going to graduate in May of 1027 with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Communications. Her goals are to start out with a company in the sales and marketing field. Then when she gets the experience needed, she wants to go and work for The Parade Of Homes in Austin, Texas as an event planner. Chandler has been in the gymnastics and cheer world since she was three years old and has continued to be involved in gymnastics as much as possible.  Chandler has always been involved with children in a variety of different ways, and wants to continue to do so!  

CHRISTIAN TERRAL

Christian is a senior at Monterey High School and will graduate in May of 2017. She plans to attend Lubbock Christian University and major in Pre-Physical Therapy. Christian has been involved in her church youth group since she was 11 and was also a member of the church worship and dance team. She enjoys spending time with her younger sisters and playing tennis with her friends. She was in tumbling when she was very young and did cheer throughout middle school. She loves being around children and has so much fun around them.

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PEYTON MINNICK

Peyton just recently graduated from Frenship High school in 2016. Peyton was highly involved in many clubs and organizations including National Honor Society, yearbook, FHS POM squad, and DECA. She is currently enrolled at South Plains College, and plans to transfer to Texas Tech University to double major in Marketing and Public Relations. Peyton loves to Travel, watch Disney Movies, and do all kinds of arts and crafts. She considers herself a young soul, and is extremely excited for this year!

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TAYLOR ROME

Taylor is from Fort Worth, Texas and is a freshman at Texas Tech University. She is working towards her goal of being a pediatric nurse. Taylor was a cheerleader from the age of 6 until she was 18 years old. Through those years she accomplished many tumbling skills. Taylor has a great background working with children and wants to continue working with them in the future.

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