Training and World Class Opportunities
SPRING SESSION - MARCH 16 TO MAY 18,
2015. 5:00 - 6:30 PM, $250.00 per session.
This is an entry level class for 5-9 year old boys with little or some previous experience. Boys work all six Olympic events each class!
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GIRLS CLASSES are now operated by Tidewater Gymnastics at Clark's Gym. Call 410-822-7636 for class information.
Hello, I'm Don Clark, the founder and owner of Clark's Gymnastics.
Since 1966 I have been actively involved in the sport of gymnastics
which I feel is the greatest sport on earth. One that develops the
total athlete, both physically and mentally. In 1974 I
started training boys for competition and by 1976 had the first boys
team in the Mid-Shore area of Maryland. At present I am the Senior
coach in Maryland with the longest active career and also one of the
longest active coaching careers in USAG Region 7.
Founder of Clark's
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Gymnastics is consistent with the stated goals of USA Gymnastics, our
WHY COME TO CLARK'S!
...dedication, loyalty, determination..."
Gymnastics has been one of the biggest influences on my life and has been my greatest teacher. It has taught me dedication, loyalty, determination, and an excellent work ethic. These traits have carried over from gymnastics and into other areas of my life, including school and other activities.
Our Adventure !
Clark's Gymnastics Boys Team News Volume 39 2014 - 2015 Season
Adventures, Obstacles, and Rewards
15 March 2015
Maryland State Championship
Hosted by Fairland Gymnastics
BOYS QUALIFY TO REGION 7 CHAMPIONSHIP
The day of the Maryland Championships started out as a disaster. The entire week I had been suffering with Kidney Stone pain, and Hollis Luethy was hurt and unable to perform. Not a promising start. The morning of the meet I started to pass out prior to leaving for the meet so I had to call Jon Fisher and ask for help with the boys as I could not attend the meet. It was the only time in 40m years I had been too ill to attend a meet. Arrangements were made at the meet for the boys to travel with another coach and Fairland Gymnastics graciously helped and were appreciative. Hollis, who was unable to compete helped with the equipment settings.
Level 6, 11+: Eli Fisher scored a 53.3 AA which was his best score for the season and was 4th on Rings. Henry Shifrin scored a 48.8. Both Eli and Henry qualified to the Region 7 Championship.
Level 5, 10: Sebastian Borland scored a 47.4 and qualified to the Region 7 Championship the hard way. His scores on his first 4 events were fair but not as good as I hoped and at that point it was pretty close. With 2 events to go he needed 15 points, that's 7.5 on each and he's in. Next event - Pommel Horse and he got a 7.5. Uh-Oh! Last event was Rings and he scored an 8.9! He's in!!
Next stop for the boys is the Region 7 Championships in Pennsylvania next month.
BORLAND AND SHIFRIN -THE LITTLE ENGINES THAT COULD
8 January 2015
Maryland Designated Qualifier #3
Hosted by Paragon Gymnastics, Elkridge, Maryland
This was the final qualifying meet for the Maryland State Championship and at the meet there was important improvement by the boys. Now all four of our boys are now qualified. Congratulations Boys!
Level 5, 9-10: Sebastian Borland showed his best routines of the year and scored a 48.3 AA to qualify to States. His scores came up over 4 points.
Level 6, 11+: Eli Fisher gave his best scores of the season and scored a 52.2. Henry Shifrin scored a 50.8, an improvement of nearly 5 points, and was 4th on Vault. Lastly, Hollis Luethy did not have the day that he hoped because of illness and scored a 46.0.
11 January 2015
Maryland Designated Qualifier #2
Hosted by Fairland Gymnastics, Laurel Maryland
The boys team gave very respectable performances and showed moments of brilliance as well as some major disasters. At times they looked like the Baltimore Ravens and you needed a good dose on nitro glycerin to get through it. This is one of those seasons; everybody working new levels, and most boys missing a significant practice time due to injuries and other events presenting them with adverse conditions. I'm happy to say that they pulled it off and I was surprised to say that we may have a few contenders again this year. Miracles do happen.
Level 6, 11+ : Hollis Luethy was 5th AA with a 49.9 and was 2nd on Floor (tied for 1st), 5th on Pommel Horse, 4th on Vault, and 4th on High Bar. Elijah Fisher scored a 49.0 AA, and was 5th on Floor, and 5th on High Bar.
Level 6, 9-10: Henry Shifrin was 4th on Parallel Bars, and scored a 45.0 hitting the qualifying score right on the spot.
Level 5, 9-10: Sebastian Borland scored a 44.2 and was 0.8 short of the qualifying score.
2015 Qualifying scores to states.
Level 4: 47
Level 5: 45
Level 6: 45
Level 7: 43
2015 SEASON TO START AUGUST 18
1 August 2014
This past month I have been doing some repair work in the gym in preparation for our first practice. There are some changes however none of them are major. Plans are underway to purchase a new spring floor so I will need the help from as many parents as are available to get the job done quick. Last year the parking lot was in real bad shape most of the time and I plan on having a portion of it paved this fall. See you soon.