PETER NEU - TEAM COACH - Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Hofstra University, He has a 3rd degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate, 8 years of competitive gymnastics coaching experience, 10 years special needs training in fine and gross motor skills, 8 years sport specific training for competitive athletes, USAG professional member/safety certified and NYS AAHPERD professional member. Pete's knowledge and understanding of teaching is a valuable asset to all the gymnasts he trains, his teaching techniques are uplifting and give gymnasts the support they need when trying new skills.
HANNAH FORTI - TEAM COACH - was a competitive gymnast for 20 years. She competed in USAG as a high level gymnast. Like most optional levels, Hannah worked very hard and has spent countless hours in the gym. She realized early on that the ultimate goal for gymnastics was an education. Hannah’s hard work helped her get a scholarship for the University of Bridgeport. During her college gymnastic carrier Hannah and her team won the National team Championship. This is a major accomplishment she and the University of Bridgeport gymnastic team have done two times over. Hannah was the gymnastic team captain and a major anchor on bars. Meaning her strong bars skills was needed for the teams success. In 2009/10 Hannah was named Scholar athlete of the year. She has shown great leadership both academically and in the sport of gymnastics. In the 20 years of gymnastics, Hannah Forti has coached for 7 of those years. In the time she has coached, 20 girls have gone to USAIGC nationals. Hannah’s leadership ability is evident today. She coaches all levels and guides all of the young aspiring gymnasts. She brings to her young gymnast her college experience for those aspiring to go to college on a scholarship for gymnastics. Most importantly Hannah brings structure of academic excellence and all the mechanics necessary for success for the sport of gymnastics.
SUSAN PUSATERI - DIRECTOR OF COMPULSORY TEAM - Competitive gymnast for 10 years. She truly understands the hard work and dedication of a gymnast. She has also 25 years coaching experience. In the last 25 years Susan has won many state champion team banners. She has also helped many gymnast win their state and regional titles. Some of the high level gymnast today, in New York state, began with Susan Pusateri. Susan also has an extensive dance back round. Her dance experience range from ballet, hip hop, Latin dancing, break dancing to jazz. She is also a certified Zumba instructor. Susan has danced and taught dance for the last 30 years. It is this wide range of dance that makes her floor routines so unique. Her choreography has won many state, regional and placed in national competition on floor exercise. Susan Pusateri is a USAG and USAIGC judge. She will be judging local, sectional, state and High School meets. Susan's combination of Gymnastics, Dance and USAG and USAIGC judge is an integral resource to the gymnast she teaches.
TARYN RUT - COMPULSORY TEAM COACH - Taryn has been part of the gymnastics community all of her life. She competed both as a USAG Club member and as a High School Varsity gymnast. During her gymnastics career she learned many lessons and skills which helped her earn a Scholarship to Southern Connecticut State University as a Diver. There she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. Taryn continued her education to earn a Masters Degree in Sports Management at Adelphi University. Upon graduation she was employed by Adelphi University as Assistant to the Athletic Trainer. She is certified in first aid, CPR, AED, emergency principles, USAG professional member and safety certified. She is also an active NPC competitor, personal trainer and water safety instructor. Taryn's love for gymnastics brought her back to the sport as a team coach. Her passion is to help young children achieve their goals as a gymnast and teach them the lofelong lessons she learned through the sport of gymnastics. Taryn's knowledge and experience as an athletic trainer is an asset to the gymnasts she trains.
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