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Coaching Staff

Yvette Sommer-Pechanec

Former owner and founder of SUNBURST GYMNASTICS.

SUNBURST GYMNASTICS Training Center raised many NJ State, Regional and National Champions during the years of Yvette's ownership (1996 - 2003). Six girls from former Sunburst Gymnastics received full gymnastics scholarships later on and two of them became the members of the US National Team.

During the years 2007-2008, Yvette was a member of the Czech Gymnastics National Team coaching staff.

Yvette's daughter left to Stanford University on a full gymnastics scholarship and after coaching her through two World Championships and European Championships respectively, she has decided to direct her attention and experience towards our younger generation.

Hubert Etchison

Coach Hubert comes to Twilight Gymnastics with over 20 years of coaching experience.

As a competitive gymnast in Nebraska, he was a High School All American. He attended the University of Georgia on a Full Scholarship, and was nationally ranked on four events throughout his college career.

During and after college he also was a Master Instructor at Woodward Gymnastics Camp, International Gymnastics Camp and several National Gymnastics Clinics across the country focused on the Biomechanics of gymnastics. He was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia for the Women's team for 2 years.

One of the nations youngest Nationally Rated Judges, Hubert judged several USGF championships in the Southeast, as well as the National Junior Olympics in Jacksonville, FL.

"My focus is on enjoyment and Safety", says Coach Hubert. "This sport has given me quite a bit, but I want to make sure that my students not only get better, but do so in a safe and fun way. So I use coaching techniques that focus on the proper mechanics of swing that will allow for good execution without injury. We should all have fun along the way".

Michelle Sucigan

Lauren Esposito

Roxanne Schisler

Harmony Stryker

Tiffany Skelton

Chelsea Swick

Cassi Brescia

Kayla Mercado

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join our team We are always seeking part time recreational gymnastics teachers for our program. Successful candidates must be dependable, energetic and enjoy working with children.