Training and World Class Opportunities
WINTER SESSION -
DECEMBER 4 TO FEBRUARY 19 $250.00
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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BOYS TEAM PROGRAM
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
Office hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Since 1976 people have come from as far away as Annapolis, Delaware, and Salisbury because they know that we are SERIOUS -- serious about SAFETY, serious about TEACHING IT RIGHT, and serious about HAVING FUN!
The mission of Clark’s
Gymnastics is consistent with the stated goals of USA Gymnastics, our
WHY COME TO CLARK'S!
Gymnastics has grown to mean more and more to me during my 13 years at
Clark's Gymnastics. Before gymnastics, I was an energetic 4-year-old
rampaging around the house, worrying my parents. In an effort to
harness that energy, they enrolled me at Clark's. Gymnastics gave me physical
strength, suppleness, perseverance, and endurance. Eventually, it gave
me the same types of values as physical qualities: strength, suppleness,
perseverance, and endurance. Those values became a part of who I am,
and I carried them through high school. Because of those values, I was
a hard worker, both in and out of the gym. All of that hard work paid
off in an appointment to the Naval Academy, a place that will shape my
future. In short, gymnastics is both my past
and my future. It was a big part of my past because of the hours and
hours that I spent at Clark's. More importantly, it will be a big part
of my future because of the person that it has made me into and the
values that it has given me.
Lt. Ty Fritz
...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
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.
TEAM ALUMNI ATTEND FINAL TEAM EXPO
Front: Sarah King (06-07), Ashlyn Danis (07-09), Rachael Orsini (02-09), Amy Gardner(02 -12), Veronica Crenshaw, Morgan Fike, Alyssa Harrison, Autumn Watson, Alicia Anderes, Jamie Anderes, Ethan Barton(97-07), Derek Gygax(97-06), Sean McCrea(84-89), Ty Fritz(94-04).
Middle: Jessica Hotsko(09,10,13), Sarah Smith(06-12), Kate Rasczewski Ransom(94-97), Samantha Crowley(05-08), Shannon Lomax Tustin(91-92), Amy Robbins(94-97), Tori Radford(03-09), Aaron Clark(93), Carrie Clark Trudden & Taylor(88-94), Coach Rachael Wood, Coach Samantha Rumbley, Natalie Bolainez, Ayna Lins, Head Coach Don Clark, Hollis Luethy, Elijah Fisher, Coach Zakiya Chikwendu, Coach Maggie Rice, Coach Jules Shipps, Tjasse Fritz(97-02), Kaitlyn Cardwell(03-06), Katy Miles(03-10), and Brianne Jeffries(04-09, 12).
Back: Madelyn Szewczyk, Savannah Buffum, Anna Ratel, Kennedy Hayton, Nadia Miller, Jennifer Shaw, Sebastian Borland, Sumner Cunningham, Henry Shifrin, Bridget Midula, and Alanna Grace.
State Champion Gymnasts/Coaches