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OUR PHILOSOPHY

  We believe in a healthy, safe, and friendly environment that promotes self-esteem, self confidence and an all around positive experience. This can only be achieved by having professional, caring, energetic, and qualified instructors who love children and love their job.

OUR STAFF

NICOLAE PIPEREA - OWNER/INSTRUCTOR

Nicolae grew up in Bucharest, Romania. His sporting background began at an early age. He became an accomplished soccer player, competing for the Romanian First Division Club "Sportul Studentesc". Nicolae was also a member of the Romanian Junior National team program. He later competed for the Lohne Obernbeck soccer team in  Germany. In 1992, he graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sports of Bucharest. In 1994, Nicolae moved to the United States to seek out other opportunities and utilize the skills he had gained while playing competeively in Romania and Germany. The rest speaks for itself. Becoming a United States Citizens in 2002, Nicolae resides in Stamford with his wife Daniela, and two daughters, Georgiana and Nicole.

Former Professional Soccer Player Romania & Germany
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with specialization in Soccer and Tennis

National Academy of Physical Education & Sports, Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Coaching Licenses:
UEFA "A"  Soccer License 
Tennis Coaching License

American Soccer Coaching Licenses:

NSCAA International Coaching Diploma  
NSCAA Premier Coaching License
USSF Youth National Coaching License
USSF D National Coaching License

Other Certifications
USA Gymnastics – National Safety Certification
USA Gymnastics Professional Member
CPR & First Aid Certification
Co-Host – Romanian Junior National Gymnastics Exchange

Personal Trainer

Former Head Girls Soccer Coach – Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Former Head Boys Soccer Coach – Darien High School, Darien, CT
Connecticut Olympic Development Program coaching staff member
Owner – NFSC (Nicolae’s Fun Soccer Club)
Owner – Jack Rabbits Gymnastics Club, LLC

 

AUGUSTINA BADEA - INSTRUCTOR

Augustina brings with her over 30 years worth of gymnastics experience. She had started her gymnastics career at age 5, after watching Nadia Comaneci on TV at Clubul Sportiv Scolar II in Bucharest, Romania. Very shortly after that she entered the competitive gymnastics arena in Romania. At age 12, Augustina was included in the Romanian Junior National Gymnastics Team at Onesti, Romania. At age 14, Augustina made the Romanian National Gymnastics Woman's Team at Deva, Romania. She competed internationally in Poland, Germany, Belgium, etc. In 1987, Augustina Badea competed in Virginia, at the USA McDonald Cup.

Competition Results:

1986
Leningrad International:  7th AA
Moscow News International:  2nd AA, 2nd UB, 2nd FX

1987
American Cup:  5th AA
Belgian Gym Masters:  5th AA, 2nd V, 3rd FX
Intl. Mixed Pairs:  3rd Team

1988
Cottbus International:  4th AA, 3rd UB, 3rd FX
Gander Memorial:  3rd AA

After retiring, Badea coached in Germany and came back to the USA in November 1991 where she coached beginners to level 7 at Westchester Gymnastics and Dance in Hawthorne, NY. She also coached at West Valley Gym in California (levels 5,6,7,8), and the International Gym in California (beginners to level 10).

 

DANIELA PIPEREA - ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Certifications:

USA Gymnastics – National Safety Certification

CPR/AED FOR PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS and HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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