6500 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth, TX
Founded locally in 1912, SOKOL FORT WORTH is the oldest continually operating gymnastics club in Tarrant County. We have been the home to countless aspiring and talented young gymnasts, including the alternate to the 1960 Rome Olympics; and the host club of numerous prestigious events, such as the 1979 World Championships held in Fort Worth.
SOKOL FORT WORTH and our staff are dedicated to the healthy growth and development of all individuals through physical activity. Our senior staff has over 100 years of combined gymnastics coaching/teaching experience. All of our staff members are USAG Safety Certified, background checked and appropriately certified to teach gymnastics. These warm, caring and highly qualified individuals are dedicated to making your child’s experience safe, fun, and rewarding.
Using gymnastics instruction, we encourage preschoolers, children, and even adults to become more physically, socially, and mentally active.
SOKOL is inclusive, believing that each child is special and talented. Fostering a true sense of self-worth and high self-esteem, we promote full participation in classes, Slets (Sokol competitions), and exhibitions regardless of age, experience, or ability level.
In our pre-school and children’s programs, our instructors create a positive, safe, and fun environment above all else... because at SOKOL we know that when children feel secure and enjoy themselves, learning comes naturally.
Above all else, the SOKOL philosophy emphasizes the recreational aspects of gymnastics and fitness that children may carry throughout their entire lives... becoming healthy, socially active, well rounded young men and women.
Pauline has competed extensively internationally including both the Olympic Games and World Championships. She coached at both the national and international level, was on the Board of Directors of USAG and was a Training Site Director at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Rome Milan is a Brevet Judge, a Life Member and former President of GAT (Gymnastics Association of Texas) He is still actively coaching while pursuing a career as a prominent American Impressionist. His works can be seen at Milan Gallery in Downtown Fort Worth. He too was a Training Site Director at the 1984 Olympic Games and since has become an avid Olympic enthusiast. Pauline jokingly claims he married her to complete his vast collection of Olympic memorabilia. They reside in Fort Worth with Sydney (12), Athens (11), their 2 year old mini pig Bacon and recently rescued dog Biscuit.
Pauline & Rome Milan, 2008 Olympics, Beijing, China