Garison Clark

Head Coach

I was a JO gymnast for approximately 10 years before deciding to leave the sport. It was through the coaching of my own JO gymnasts since high school and competing with Syracuse University’s club team that I discovered my true passion for sport that I once tried to deny.  I was a gymnast for Syracuse University from 2012-2016. I acted as president and captain of the team my junior and senior years, and treasurer in my final extra semester.  Meeting Dave, Karl, and the other members of Brockport gymnastics in my first year of presidency, an immediate bond worthy of the gods was created in the state of New York.  I currently coach with Karl Jaanimagi at Bright Raven Gymnastics in Rochester NY. I am committed to seeing this team become successful as it continues to grow.


 I can be reached at 

or by phone at (860)-597-6015.

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Dave Albaranes

Program Director

I founded the NYA in 2015 with the help of Karl and Garsion. I was a gymnast for The College at Brockport from 2011-2015 and was president and captain of the team my senior year. I competed against varsity competition during my first three years of school, but when the other competitive gymnasts on the team graduated, I made the decision that the team would compete at the club level. Going to other NY club competitions gave me the idea to start the NY Alliance.

I currently reside in Tuscaloosa AL as a strength and conditioning coach at The University of Alabama


I can be reached at

or on my cell @ 516-662-9457.

Karl Jaanimagi

Technical Advisor

Karl received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001 and his Master’s Degree in Science Education from Brockport in 2007. Karl was one of the founding members of the Brockport Men’s Gymnastics Team in 2004 and was a four time NAIGC national champion competing for Brockport. Karl served as an assistant coach at Brockport prior to taking over as head coach in 2012. Karl was named the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Coach Of The Year in 2013 and has twice been a New York State Boys Gymnastics Service Award recipient. Karl is also a nationally certified men’s gymnastics judge and head boys team coach and boys program director at Bright Raven Gymnastics in Rochester, NY.

Karl's experience and leadership has been instrumental in growing the team.

Will Pichardo

Downstate NY Coach

Will Pichardo is a boys and girls coach at Athletic Edge in Staten Island NY.  He has been coaching for over 15 years in gyms through out New York.  Over the years he has worked with athletes of all levels and all ages. From recreational athletes to gymnasts looking to reach their fullest potential in competative gymnastics. Over the years he has taken athletes to state, regional and national championships