AAU

AAU team Christmas Party

AAU GIRLS TEAM

The AAU program is rapidly growing! AAU is the ideal program for the recreational gymnast who wants to compete. The philosophy of GymQuest's AAU program is to give girls an opportunity to compete and be a part of team in a positive environment. We keep our practice hours low so that the girls can still participate in other activities but we still teach quality gymnastics during those hours.   Come check out our program! Contact our Team Director Laura Dykema (coachlaura@gymquest.com) for more information or to set up a trial practice!    

MEET OUR AAU COACHES

Laura Dykema- Team Director-
I have been coaching at GymQuest since it's doors opened in Romeoville in 2003. I have coached all levels from Parent/Tot to competitive team, and I can honestly say that I get just as excited about a toddler jumping on two feet or remembering the moves to their goodbye song at the end of class, as I do about a competitive team girl getting a major skill. I just love working with kids of all ages!
I am just as passionate about teaching non gymnastics skills that will last a lifetime. Learning to be a teammate, accepting failures graciously, properly celebrating victories, being respectful, understanding that with hard work comes success, and more is just as important in my mind.
I have made great friends through this sport and have been touched by so many of the families I have coached. My love for the sport of gymnastics began when I was a gymnast with the Chicago Park District, and becoming a coach of the sport that I love was a dream! My goal is always to nurture that same love of this sport for every child I coach. Seeing kids succeed is my favorite part!
Laurie Crowe
I have been involved in gymnastics for over 13 years. During that time I participated in USAG competitions for Midwest Academy in Warrenville and for Batavia High School. After graduating from Northern Michigan University, I moved back to the area and took a part time coaching job at GymQuest. My intention was to look for a "real" job however coaching quickly became my passion. This passion has turned into a career over the last six years. Throughout my coaching career, I have coached all levels of recreational gymnastics as well as AAU, USAG, and Xcel Teams. I am excited to return to GymQuest where my passion for coaching was sparked. I value the lessons that I have learned through participation in sports and being part of a team. I hope to teach children to enjoy being active and healthy and to inspire them to love the sport of gymnastics the way I do.

 

GymQuest participates in AAU sanctioned competitions

Levels 3-Xcel