USA Gymnastics supports GAT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund


AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 – USA Gymnastics supports the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which GAT established to help gym owners hit hard by Hurricane Harvey with their efforts to rebuild, refurbish, clean and recover. Many clubs are at or near a total loss. The fund will provide assistance not only for clubs in South and Southeast Texas, but also in Louisiana and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


“Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people and communities who have been and continue to be impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer of USA Gymnastics.  “USA Gymnastics is proud to support GAT’s relief initiative, and having one central point for channeling the gymnastics community’s effort to help its beleaguered brethren is an ideal approach.  We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity of those who can contribute to the relief fund, whether it is large or small.”


“It is with great appreciation that we receive the notes and prayers the community has sent to us directly and through USA Gymnastics," said James Jeffers, chairman of Gymnastics Association of Texas. “It is truly inspirational to those of us who are on the ground and dealing with the realities of the situation.  We realized the importance of an effort to assist our clubs in moving forward, and we thank USA Gymnastics for its immediate and steadfast ongoing support of our gyms and people in need here in Texas and the other areas impacted by the storm.”


Donations to the GAT Hurricane Relief Fund may be made via the association’s website and/orFacebook page.  GAT is a 501(c)(3) corporation.


Information for gym clubs about how and where to apply and the process and the criteria for awarding assistance will be posted on the GAT website


“Experience has shown just how much our gymnastics community can do when working together for the benefit of our sport, athletes and clubs,” said Jeffers. “Thanks to everyone for whatever support you can provide to help us through the difficult days, weeks and months to come.”


The Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) exists to serve the gymnastics club owners, coaches and judges by providing the most up-to-date training, teaching, business and early childhood development practices available. Through an annual convention, GAT serves not only the great State of Texas, but also the entire United States by being a go-to source for everything gymnastics, both recreational and competitive.


Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to


Labor Day Closure


Reminder that we will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4th in honor of Labor Day! Enjoy your day off! Make ups can be done at Open Gyms. Just make sure to write your name down on the sign up sheet!


~Ruby Staff


September 2nd Open Gym

Dear Ruby Families,

 Open gym for September 2nd is canceled due to it being a holiday weekend! Thanks for you understanding!

~Ruby Staff


Certified National Coach 


Ruby is proud to announce that Coach Dustin Lee competed his National Coach Certifacation. Dustin spent a week down in Texas at the ranch and was certified on his W300 training(L4-7). Following it up with the W400 training(L8-Elite). He has come back to the gym on fire with new drills, new shaping, new warm-up and a lot on new knowledge. Congratulations Dustin! We are proud of your desire to be the best!


Ruby 2017 Seniors 

This spring brought Ruby four graduates that we will be wishing the best; but with heavy hearts as we loose them from our staff and team. Each one brought something special to our Ruby family and will be missed. We pray for a great future in the new paths they are beginning.

Miss Micah was our Pre-team and rec coach. She graduated from UNI with a masters which landed her a job at the Mayo Clinic. We will miss her bubbly personality, smile and focus to teach every skill correctly.

Miss Holly graduated from Columbus and will be spending her first year in Brazil. She was a great recreational coach that was filled with excitement, great personality, smiles and love for her gymnasts.

Miss Maaike graduated from Cedar Falls High and will be spending her first year in Holland for school. She is a great asset to the Ruby family, teaching recreational classes and Xcel, always demanding more from her gymnasts. We are blessed to have her for half of the summer.

Miss Delaney also graduated from Cedar Falls High and will going to Iowa for a degree in Human Physiology. Delaney was a great team leader, completing her career at Level 9. A 4.0 student and also a judge for U.S. Women's J.O program.The team will miss her support, love and cheering for all Ruby gymnasts. We will enjoy seeing her at meets, sitting at her judging table.