Coach Nick

Coach Nick, President and Co-Founder

Coach Nick, President and Co-Founder

“In a hundred years it won’t matter how well I did in sports, how much money I made, or what kind of car I drove, but eternity may be a different place because I was important in the life of a child.”

Nicholas Minney is a former elite gymnast, national level judge, head coach and owner of the National Artistic Sports Academy, Inc.

Nicholas holds first place titles at the state, regional, and national level in the sport of trampoline & tumbling and has been coaching trampoline & tumbling, cheerleading, and gymnastics for the better part of seven years. He trained primarily at Flip Force in Greensboro NC, but also worked with National team coaches at the Karolyi Camp in Texas and clinics across the country.

Before opening the National Artistic Sports Academy, Nicholas was the head coach for the competition team at All N2 Air Gymnastics, where he specialized in helping athletes with mental blocks, spotting complex skills, and developing drills and lesson plans to help athletes achieve their full potential.

Nicholas is identified by USA Gymnastics as a competitive gymnastics Junior Olympic Development Coach, a safety certified and first aid trained instructor, and a Professional Member of USAG.

“Coach Nick” can be found following his passion—that is, coaching his athletes—almost every day at his gym, the National Artistic Sports Academy. There he says that it is his mission share with kids the Love of Christ through the tool of coaching and gymnastics. Further information on Nicholas Minney, including a list of his certifications and accomplishments, can be found on his blog at Nicholas.Minney.net.

USA Gymnastics Athlete

  • 2006 State Champion on Trampoline
  • 2006 State Champion on Double Mini
  • 2006 State Champion on Rod Floor
  • 2007 State Champion on Trampoline
  • 2007 State Champion on Double Mini
  • 2007 State Champion on Rod Floor
  • 2008 State Champion on Trampoline
  • 2008 State Champion on Double Mini
  • 2010 State Champion on Rod Floor
  • 2010 State Champion on Double Mini
  • Competed at the National Championships in Chicago 2006
  • Competed at the National Championships in Memphis 2007
  • Competed at the National Championships in Virginia Beach 2009
  • Competed as the Region Five All Star at the 2009 National Championships
  • Competed at the Elite Qualifier in Huston, Texas 2010
  • Competed at the Elite Qualifier in Fort Worth, Texas 2010
  • Competed at the Elite National Championships in San Antonio, Texas 2010

USA Gymnastics Certifications

  • Background Check
  • School of Business: Administrator
  • School of Business: Manager
  • School of Competitive Gymnastics for All: Junior Olympic Development Coach
  • Safety Certification
  • USA Gymnastics University: Instructor
  • School of Competitive Gymnastics: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Junior Olympic Development Coach

Additional Certifications

  • NCIS Background Checked
  • USA Gymnastics Active, Professional Member

USA Gymnastics Courses Completed

  • B101 Business Foundations 1 (Issued on Mar 28, 2011)
  • First Aid Basics (Issued on Dec 16, 2010)
  • Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
  • Level 1 Cert – Program/Rec (Issued on Mar 10, 2011)
  • B201 Business Foundations 2 (Issued on Mar 28, 2011)
  • T200 Trampoline & Tumbling Development Coaches Course-Level 1 (Issued on Jun 28, 2010)
  • T201 Trampoline & Tumbling Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training-Level 1 (Issued on Jun 28, 2010)
  • Development Coaches Course: Sport Science (Issued on Jan 12, 2012)
  • U301: Stewards of Children; Darkness to Light (D2L)

USA Gymnastics Judge

  • Category III Judge on Trampoline 2009 to 2010
  • Category III Judge on Double Mini 2009 to 2010
  • Category III Judge on Floor 2009 to 2010
  • Category II Judge on Trampoline 2010 to 2011
  • Category II Judge on Double Mini 2010 to present
  • Category II Judge on Floor 2010 to present
  • Category I Judge on Trampoline 2011 to present
  • Judged the 2010, and 2011 VA State Championship
  • Judged the 2010, and 2011 NC State Championship
  • Judged the 2011 Regional Championship in TN
Coach Nick in Elite Competition, 2011

Coach Nick in Elite Competition, 2011

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