Scott Johnson

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Welcome to my special Blog where you can get lots of information on gymnastics, tumbling, exercise, and all sports in general.  I will be providing information for students, parents, and coaches who will surely benefit from the content.  I will be blogging on skills, technique, trends, spotting, safety, counseling, and anything else that can help those who love sports.

I have made it a priority to educate and help all those interested in youth sports- specifically in the sports of gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, dance, martial arts, and others.  I have participated in the sport of gymnastics most of my life.  Through many years of hard work, triumphs and failures,  I have the experience and understanding of many issues that will be covered in my posts.

Have questions, concerns, advice?  I will do the best I can to assist you!!


About Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson started his gymnastics career at the age of 10 when his family moved to Colorado Springs, CO from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a “quick study” and became the Colorado State AA Champion by the time he was a high school senior at Colorado’s Wasson High School. Scott had a dream of becoming an Olympian since the early start of his gymnastics experience.  That dream came true in the Summer of 1984.

In the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the men’s gymnastics team –  “Boys of Summer” as they had been nicknamed, emerged from nowhere to win the title. The historic win marked the first American gold medal in decades and the first team medal of any kind since the early ’30s. Scott Johnson was a member of this team.

Johnson was a major player for the US National team throughout most of the 1980s. A three-time National champion, Johnson made history at the 1987 Pan Am Games. Not only did he become the AA champion, but in doing so he broke the Pan Am Games all around record. Even more impressive is that he became the first gymnast in Pan Am Games history to win medals on every event.

Johnson competed for the University of Nebraska for a fair share of his elite career. As a Husker, Johnson brought glamour and pride to his school, earning All American 11 times and 4 NCAA National Titles.

Scott Johnson went on to compete for the US as Captain of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, becoming one of a handful of two-time Olympians in American gymnastics. That same year, he was one of ten athletes nominated for the prestigious James E. Sullivan award.

Following the 1988 Olympics, Scott “retired” to Florida and began his gymnastics coaching career.

Scott currently owns and operates Scott Johnson’s Tumble & Gymnastics Academy in Florida while continuing to support American gymnastics as well as promote gymnastics and sports among young people. “Scott teaches how to turn negatives into positives, and he believes this is his greatest asset”.  Through his Blogs and Training Manuals, he has been able to help and guide athletes from around the world to achieve their own hopes and goals for success.

Highest Achievements

2006 USA Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee

1999 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee

1988 Olympic Team Captain

1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

Other Nominations & Awards

1987 USA National All Around Champion

1987 Pan American All Around Champion

4 times World Championship Team Member

7 times NCAA Collegiate National Champion

8 times USA National Team Member

James E. Sullivan Award

Most medals ever won at the Olympic Festival and Pan American Games


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1984 Olympic Gold Medalist  1988 Olympic Team Captain

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Contact me if you are interested in clinics, seminars, or special event presentations.  I am also available for one-on-one private lesson’s via Skype.  Have a skill or technique question or a video for evaluation?  I would be happy to help if I can.  I am here for you!!

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I am happy to tell you that Scott Johnson Tumble & Gymnastics Academy was chosen for the 2018 Best of Winter Springs Awards in the category of Gymnastics Center. The Best of Winter Springs Award was created to acknowledge the best businesses in our community.

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Lisa Mitzel
November 18 at 2:57 PM

May I just say, Scott Johnson, how honored I am that you endorsed my new book Focused and Inspired, and that I get to be in the same circle as you in developing the self-esteem and confidence in young athletes, especially to enhance their safety and well-being. Bravo, Scott! Keep spreading positivity and education – you are inspiring. xoxo

Lisa Mitzel

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