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February 5, 2021
Dear AGS Family and Gymnastics Community,
Albuquerque Gymnastics School and the gymnastics community has sadly lost one of its own, John Charzuk on February 1st, 2021. We are all tremendously sadden by this news. Johns impact on individuals and the gymnastics community is undeniable. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
We understand the overwhelming feeling of helplessness, and the desire to help celebrate such a great man and coach. At this time, the family is still figuring out details, and would like to ask for privacy while they work through this emotional time. If you feel so inclined to make a donation in Johns name, we will be starting a John Charzuk Scholarship fund through Tumbleweeds. Please make checks out to Tumbleweeds with JC Scholarship in the memo and mail them to the gym at 10280 Comanche Rd Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
Friday, February 5th at 4:00pm there will be a memorial service for John available virtually. Please use the link below.
With that being said, AGS will also be planning a “celebration of life” sometime in the next couple of months. At this time, given the restrictions that are in place due to COVID, we strongly feel that we would not be able to do John justice until we are allowed to gather with the amount of people that loved and cared for him. Please be patient with us as we all work towards an opportunity to celebrate such an amazing man.
Thank you for helping celebrating such an amazing life. We will all miss John dearly.
Here is a link to John’s obituary.
AGS is family owned and has been in operation since 1974. Our school has dedicated more than 45 years to the sport of gymnastics and have fostered a business that puts the children first.
AGS Mission Statement
AGS is committed to providing high-quality training in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. Our mission is to provide a structured program where students will gain the mental, emotional and physical discipline necessary for competitive gymnastics. Students will learn lifelong skills such as responsibility, self-discipline, teamwork, goal setting and perseverance which will serve them a lifetime.
Some tips to keep in mind while helping your athlete succeed in this sport:
- Respect the fact that all children learn at different rates of time.
- Allow your athlete to enjoy the positive and the negative of “her sport.” Reward the effort – not the numbers. Encourage your athlete to keep problem solving, this will help her learn.
- Failure is part of the overall learning process. There is no magic or incidental learning in competitive sports.
- Remind yourself as a parent that complex motor skills take time to learn. Many learning trials have to occur in order to develop muscle memory, excellent bio-mechanical techniques, and focused safety habits.
- Allow and respect the teachers, to let them decide, the level that your child trains and/or competes.
- Attendance, warm-up and training are extremely important. Gymnastics is a repetitive sport, practice makes perfect!
- No cell phones out on the floor at any time. Permission needs to be asked from coaches to record anything out on the floor.
“Remember that all learning is trial and error based – Negative experiences do not inhibit – but rather contribute to the learning process.” – V. Lombardi
“Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big and accept the challenge and never look back.” – Alicia Sacramone
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shots and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why l succeed.”
– Michael Jordan
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The following is the 2020 vacation schedule:
July 4th Independence Day Saturday
September 7th Labor Day Monday
Nov 25th– 28th Thanksgiving Break Wednesday- Saturday
Dec 21st– Jan 2nd Winter Break Monday- Saturday