Gymnastics & Acrobatics Camp

The LIU Gymnastics Team and Acrobatics and Tumbling Team will be hosting a joint camp this summer for all levels! Campers will get to meet and learn routines and skills from the current coaches and members of our D1 programs. We’ll be focusing on Gymnastics and Acrobatics motions and skills. You will even learn how to do your own routine! We can't wait to see you here!

For grades 3-8

Camp Session: Date: Time:
Week 1 July 8th - July 11th (3rd - 5th grade) 9 AM - 2 PM
Week 2 July 15th - 18th (6th - 8th grade) 9 AM - 2 PM
Camp Cost:
$500/per week


Shelby Armstrong

Shelby Armstrong was named the first head coach of the LIU acrobatics & tumbling program in March 2023.

Armstrong arrived from her alma mater, the University of Oregon, where she most recently served as an assistant coach.

She previously served as the head coach at Mars Hill University as well as at Davis and Elkins College, similarly building the first acrobatics & tumbling teams at the schools.

As a student-athlete at Oregon, Armstrong helped lead the Ducks to back-to-back national titles.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in general social science from Oregon in 2016 and a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia at Irvine in 2019.

LIU announced the addition of acrobatics & tumbling in January 2023, becoming the eighth program to sponsor acrobatics & tumbling at the NCAA Division I level.

Randy Lane

Randy Lane is the 2023 EAGL Coach of the Year.

He was announced as the inaugural head coach for the Long Island University women’s gymnastics program in April 2020.

In 2021-22, the LIU gymnastics program reached new heights. The Sharks won their first-ever meet against Yale on Jan. 23 and produced the first 10.00 in school history on March 6 when Mara Titarsolej competed on uneven bars.

Under Lane's leadership, Titarsolej was named WCGA first-team regular-season All-American, EAGL Specialist of the Year, EAGL uneven bar conference champion, first-team All-EAGL on uneven bars, and placed fifth at the NCAA regionals at Auburn.

Lane comes to LIU with a wealth of coaching experience at some of the top programs in the nation. During his career, he has assisted with the mentorship of over 75 All-Americans and a dozen individual National Champions. He has also helped guide three squads to National Championships in 2000, 2001, and 2018.

"I so appreciate the opportunity that Dr. Martinov and Dr. Kimberly Cline have entrusted me to lead the newly added women's gymnastics program," Lane said. "After speaking with administration at great length, I knew this would be a great fit for me as head coach. LIU's passion and support for adding gymnastics, and the philosophy of positive learning and growth for student athletes coincides perfectly with my own core values and coaching philosophy. I am truly excited to start to establish the first family of talented and dedicated coaches and athletes, and work toward creating a legacy at LIU."

With over 25 years of coaching experience, Lane began his career as an assistant coach at UCLA for two years before earning his first head coaching job at UC-Santa Barbara in 1994. Following a three-year stint with the Gauchos, Lane returned to Los Angeles as an assistant with the Bruins. During his second tenure at UCLA, he earned the 1998 West Regional Assistant Coach of the Year award and helped produce three individual national champions on the uneven bars. In 2000, Lane garnered the NCAA's National Assistant Coach of the Year award, and two years later, moved east to become an assistant coach at Florida.

Four years with the Gators saw Lane lead Florida to four-consecutive NCAA appearances, and an abundance of All-Americans. Lane continued his coaching track as an associate head coach at Michigan State for five years, where he coached Rochelle Robinson to the Spartans' first-ever perfect 10 score on vault. During his most recent stretch, Lane served as associate head coach for eight years at national powerhouse UCLA, alongside legendary head coach Valorie Kondos Field.

"We are truly excited to have Randy join our Shark family," Martinov said. "We could not ask for an individual with a more proven record of success, both as a competitor and as a coach developing well-rounded student-athletes. I look forward to having Randy lead us into this new chapter of LIU athletics, and I am confident that he will quickly make LIU a well-known name on the national stage."

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