Cisco Yamazalez

Recreational Program Manager

Cisco’s parents enrolled him in gymnastics in preschool to keep him safe while he flipped and rolled off the furniture and monkey bars in his home state of Virginia. After years of training at a recreational and team level he started his coaching career after moving to California at the age of 14 at Windmill Gymnastics in Richmond, CA in 1994.

By age 18 Cisco was working full time teaching everything from 2 year olds to adult gymnastics. He was offered a chance at being head coach of the boys’ competitive program after several years of being an assistant coach. He stayed head coach at Windmill for three more years and then returned to Virginia, coaching for another year at Ocean Tumblers.

Upon moving back to California Cisco started a long successful career at Marin Elite Gymnastics Academy (MEGA) in San Rafael and, in his 13 years there, was head coach of the Men’s Team, Women’s Compulsory Team, and the Trampoline and Tumbling Team. He has helped build curriculum, managed summer camps, trained staff, organized special events and just about everything in between.

Cisco is extremely passionate about teaching the sport of gymnastics and creating positive, happy, and successful gymnasts. He especially loves the lifelong benefits of discipline, self-control, and work ethic that is taught and reinforced in our sport. Cisco takes pride in watching his students grow into wonderful, successful people. He has been fortunate enough to work with several students that became collegiate gymnasts, including Cal Gymnastics Alumni Kyle and Kyson Bunthwong and Jacob Jizrawi.

In his free time, Cisco maintains an active lifestyle, participating in gymnastics, freerunning, skateboarding, snowboarding, skydiving, flying trapeze, and rock climbing which he has done abroad in Greece and Sicily, and in the U.S. from California to New Hampshire.