About

Mission: Embrace Your Gift. Achieve Your Goals. Influence the Multitudes. 

Gifted Athletes is a nonprofit homeschool physical education program serving the Memphis, TN area. We exist to provide a quality physical education program for homeschool students.

Saleama A. Ruvalcaba: Executive Director of Nonprofit

Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS, serves as Executive Director of Nonprofit for Gifted Athletes overseeing all administrative, strategic, marketing, and community relations.

Saleama is on staff at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis TN. She is the executive director of Proverbs Twenty-Two Six Homeschoolers and she writes for her blog Lead Me the Way. Saleama holds a B.S. in Church Ministries and a M.A. in Theological Studies.

Omar Ruvalcaba: Gifted Athletes Teaching Instructor

Omar Ruvalcaba

Omar Ruvalcaba (Coach Ru) is a certified group instructor and has been teaching youth sports for over 20 years. Coach Ru has a strong desire to empower the homeschool community athletically. He has experience coaching a wide range of sports. He is CPR, First-Aid, and AED certified and hold a B.S. in Church Ministries. Omar serves on the deacon body at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.

Coach Ru is the varsity inside linebackers football coach at (Football State Champions 2019) Evangelical Christian School. He is gentle and kind and he uses his football experience to help students learn loving discipline.

In addition, Coach Ru serves as athletic director, non basketball sports, for Memphis-area home education association. (MHEA)

Omar is a firm believer that we all have God-given talents. As a passionate sports enthusiast, Omar is using his love for sports and gift of coaching to bring out the best in his students.

The Ruvalcaba Family

The Ruvalcaba family are active members of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. Omar and Saleama serve as Sunday Life Group teachers to second and six grade respectively. In addition they serve as Wednesday evening Bible teachers in second grade.