The Valley Twisters Gymnastics Club announced in a release Friday that it has hired Suzanne Fischer as its new head coach/club director.
Fischer is a 20-year coaching veteran who will be moving to Valley City from Branch Gymnastics in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she was the head coach/program director.
â€śThe Valley Twisters board is very excited that Suzanne is joining our club,â€ť said Amber Olson, a Valley Twisters board member. â€śWe feel that Suzanne will be a huge asset to our gym with her experience and passion for the sport.Â We are very excited for her and her family to join our community.â€ť
Fischerâ€™s career includes successful experience at all gymnastics levels, from preschool to high school; college to elite. She is current on knowledge of national gymnastics programs and standards, including the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) code of points and skill requirements through Elite; the Talent Opportunity Program (TOPS); and National Team Warmup.
â€śSuzanne is a great choice for this position because of her extensive knowledge and experience in the sport of gymnastics.â€ť current Twisters coach Mari Milender said. â€śSuzanne is great with the gymnasts. I think she is very capable of bringing the gymnastics team to new heights in Valley City. Iâ€™m excited to see the gym grow and exceed expectations with Suzanne leading the way.â€ś
While at Branch Gymnastics, Fischer coached the level 8 and 9 girls to regionals and one level 9 girl to nationals, while greatly improving the compulsory gymnasts.
Prior to joining Branch Gymnastics, she was the head coach/program director at Infinite Gymnastics in Wisconsin. She coached and managed the girls teams levels 3-9, as well as developed and managed the recreation program for both boys and girls, including evening preschool classes. In just over a year, she grew the program from 40 girls to a team of 70. She had success at all team levels, with state recognition.
â€śI am excited to become a part of the Valley City community as the Valley Twisters Gymnastics head coach and club director,â€ť Suzanne said. â€śI believe that gymnastics provides not only for the for physical needs of children, but also teaches the skills necessary to be successful in all aspects of life.Â I seek to meetÂ each childâ€™s needs, goals, and personal dreams. I am looking forward to developing champion gymnasts as well as happy, successfulÂ individuals.â€ť
Suzanne is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana. Her love of gymnastics began in high school, where she competed as a gymnast and participated on the dance team. While in college, she continued to pursue her passion for gymnastics, coaching the Valparaiso University Gymnastics Team to its highest scoring season.