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 29 years and a member of the Ready Set Go family for sixteen years. She the author of the nationally

recognized TumbleBug preschool program for trampoline and tumbling gymnastics schools. She holds her international judge's Brevet in multiple

disciplines and is currently one of the highest ranked judges in the United States. She has judged at 11 world championships, 11 world cups, several

Pan American Championships, two World Games and two Pacific Alliance competitions. She serves as the Program Chair for USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Program. 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 grew up in the small town of Sundown, Texas and has been involved in the sport of trampoline for almost her whole life. A hobby turned into a passion and she started competing when she was 10 years old. She was a member of the USA Gymnastics National Trampoline Team for numerous years. During this time, she was named to multiple USA World Cup teams and two World Championships teams, representing her country nationally and in countries including Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark and

Switzerland. Amanda has a bronze medal from the 2005 World Championships and is the only woman in the United States to compete in the first two

Olympic trials for trampoline; placing third and fifth respectively. Amanda serves as the athlete representative on both the state and regional boards

for trampoline and tumbling. She has been a member of the Ready Set Go coaching staff for 12 years. She graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in Applied Sciences, focusing on 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 24 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 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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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!

KIANNA HATFIELD

Kianna Hatfield is currently attending Texas Tech University. She plans to graduate in May of 2020 with a major in political science and minor in

French. Kianna is from San Angelo, Texas. Here, she was a gymnast for multiple years, a volunteer, and lastly an employee at the local gymnastics complex

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HALEY LINDERMAN

Haley is currently attending nursing school at The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center here in Lubbock. She plans on graduating in December 2019 with her BSN and RN license and wants to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Haley is originally from San Antonio. Texas where she has 10 years of gymnastics experience at Powerhouse, and 6 years of cheerleading experience at Pinnacle and Brennan High School. Haley loves working with kids and helping them achieve new skill goals.

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