Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaching Guide. They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics welcomes your ideas and comments for future revisions of this guide. We apologize if, for any reason, an acknowledgement has been inadvertently omitted.
Cindy Bickman, Special Olympics, Inc. — Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Delegate
Joey Burgess, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Jessica Israel-Hiles, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Rosie Lambright, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
Juliane Sanders, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Katie Scott, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Ashley Thompson, Rhythmic Gymnastics Sport Resource Team Member
Special Thanks To the Following for All of Your Help and Support
Floyd Croxton, Special Olympics, Inc., Athlete
Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
Becky Turner Buckland
Paul Whichard, Special Olympics, Inc.
Special Olympics Georgia
Special Olympics North America
Video Clips Starring Athletes from Special Olympics Georgia — Cobb County
Video Clips Starring Unified Partners
Video Clips Starring Coaches from Chattooga Gymnasium