For the young men I coach, my biggest goal is to show them what it means to be a man.

Judah became involved in gymnastics at a young age when his sister Heather opened Emeth in 1999. He then trained as a competitive gymnast for two years at Gymnastics World in Broadview Heights as a part of their boys team. His favorite events were high bar and floor.

Judah was very influential in starting our boys team at Emeth during the 2007-2008 season and bringing them to first place at the North East Ohio Boys Gymnastics League Championships! He now directs our boys classes and team, and has been very successful in forming a program that builds strength and confidence into all of our boys with a good balance of structure and fun! In May of 2011, one of Judah’s Level 9 team members qualified to JO National Championships, bringing a new level of accomplishment to our boys team. Judah also works with preschool classes and girls team.

When asked about being an Emeth coach, Judah replied, “My favorite part of being a coach at Emeth is that I have the freedom to teach the athletes I coach what is truly important in life. Emeth is built on biblical principals, and we believe in building true character through gymnastics. I really value the opportunities I get to teach each young man I coach what it means to walk with character as a man of God. I love my job because I get to have a life long impact on the athletes I coach by teaching them life lessons and personal discipline everyday.”

In May of 2011 one of Judah’s Level 9 boys qualified to JO National Championships

Judah hopes to make a lasting impression on the lives of his athletes by investing deeply in them, just as others have taken time and effort to invest in him.  When asked what he wants the kids he works with today to take with them into adulthood, Judah replied,

“For the young women that I coach, I want them to know that I really care about them and will be there for them. I also try to show respect for each of the girls so that they have a standard for whom they should date and someday marry. That may sound odd, but I think it’s important for girls to know that they should be respected and loved, and that they should have a high standard for the men they let into their lives.”

“For the young men I coach, my biggest goal is to show them what it means to be a man. When I say a man, I mean someone who is God-fearing, respectful to all, confident, a good leader, driven, humble, and loving. I try to teach them how to set big goals, and then how to get there one step at a time. I want them to believe in themselves and to know that I will always be there for them, even when they move onto other things in life.”

Mr. Judah is a safety-certified Professional Member of USA Gymnastics.

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