Motion Sports Academy welcomes every family to join our gymnastics family. MSA teaches gymnastics in an exciting, challenging, and positive environment. MSA programs are developed for all ages: parent/child, preschool, beginner through advanced classes and all the way up to National Champions. Welcome to our Family!!!!
My name is Heather Edwards and I am the owner and head coach here at Motion Sports Academy. I have been in a gym my entire life.
I have been an athlete, sibling of an athlete, an assistant coach, head coach, judge and owner. I love my sport. I started coaching 27 years ago with the idea that I could change the sport. As much as I love my sport, I hated parts of it. I felt there was a better way and I still feel this way. I believe you can still get athletes to the elite level with skill progressions, compassion, empathy, confidence, strength, and time. Coaching is about coaching the entire athlete. Helping them become the best person they can be and who they want to be. This is not a one man job. It takes communication between parent and coach and athlete, some great people for extra guidance, and the community.
Personally, I graduated from Concordia University, Saint Paul with my bachelors in Exercise Science. I am currently in graduate school at Concordia University, Chicago working towards my masters in applied exercise physiology. I am also working towards my CSCS and Human Movement specialist certifications. I have coached through Level 10 Junior Olympic women artistic and through Elite Trampoline and Power tumbling. I just started coaching men's gymnastics but have some great resources. I am also a Level 2 Power Tumbling judge.