Chris Foo, Women's and Men's Artistic Gymnastics Head Coach
Chris has been the MAG Head Coach at Gymnastics Mississauga for over 18 years and most recently has taken on the position of Head Coach for both the Men’s Artistic and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics competitive programs. Chris is a level 4 NCCP coach that has been coaching for over 30 years with a wealth of knowledge and experience in both Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics. In the most recent past, Mr. Foo has been awarded the Men’s International Coach of the year (2010), while coaching athletes to championship games at the Junior and two Senior Pan American Championships, two Pacific Rim Championships, the 2010 World Games Championships (Rotterdam), The Commonwealth Games, and The Chinese National Championships. In 2012, Chris was the coach of a London Olympic Games test event team member, followed by taking an athlete to the 27th Summer Universiade Games in Kazan, Russia in 2013. Mr. Foo’s attention to the development of the athlete from beginner level 1 Provincial to Senior High Performance is evident in a snapshot of successes in the 2006 season producing six Provincial and three National Champions. His philosophy integrates and supports all facets of the developing athlete in and out of the gym.
GO Award for Chris Foo
At the recent 2015 Annual Gymnastics Award Banquet, held in October, our Head Coach Chris Foo received a National/ High Performance Coach of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to the sport. Congratulations Chris!
Souren Torosyants, Acrobatic Gymnastics Head Coach
Souren has been the head coach of Mississauga's Acrobatic Program since its inception. Acrobatic has a long history and is well loved in Europe. It is comparatively new in Canada. With his wealth of international experience, Souren was an instrumental figure in bringing Acrobatic Gymnastics to Ontario. A graduate of Moscow Circus College and Moscow Russia Academy of Performing Arts (Gitis), Souren has performed and coached in 40+ countries, and Canada for over 30 years. He has taken his athletes twice to the World Championships in Florida and Paris as well all the national and provincial championships. Under his leadership, our Acrobatic program has grown tripled in size. Souren Torosyants is a NCCP level 3 Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach and a NCCP level 3 trampoline coach. Souren is known in the gymnastics circle for his uncanny ability to offer high level training while making it fun for all involved.