Gymnastics

Following group sizes and cleaning protocols recommended by USA Gymnastics, Y USA and the CDC, we are happy to be able to offer Gymnastics programming.


7-week session begins the week of October 26, 2020

No classes the week of Thanksgiving – November 23 – 28, 2020. If our minimum of class participants isn’t met for a specific class time, we will move your child to another class time.

Gymnastics teaches more than flips. Gymnastics teaches confidence, discipline, courage, and perseverance

By participating in gymnastics, children encounter things that will push them out of their comfort zone. Making a decision to trust themselves and their coaches is a skill that will carry over to all areas of their life. Participating in a sport that has a strict code of conduct teaches the importance of safety and respect. Gymnastics can assist with the development of confidence through positive experiences and achievements, and requires concentration and commitment.

ADULT GYMNASTICS

AAdult (18 yrs. +)
Our adult gymnastics class is 18 years and older and for all levels. Class will include flexibility, strength training, and other gymnastics skills. Class will start as a group cardio warm-up, followed by full deep stretching. We will then do a few different stations tiered for beginners up to more advanced participants to give an idea of skills you can work on, if you need ideas. Every class we will open for skills each individual is interested in. Great time for for fun, gaining strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and confidence! 

$55 YMCA Member, $75 Community Member
Wednesday | 7:00 – 7:45pm


YOUTH GYMNASTICS

RRoller Babies (Parent/Child)
2mo. – walking, w/Parent
Babies are incredibly mobile in the womb and love to continue moving and wiggling around after being born. Putting babies in different positions strengthens and stretches their bodies, creating a foundation for a physically healthy child.

$45 YMCA Member, $65 Community Member
Tuesday | 10:30 – 11:30am
Tuesday | 11:15 – 11:45am


TTiny Tumblers (Parent/Child)
18mo. – 3yrs. w/Parent
Our Tiny tumblers-Parent Tot class is for children who are confidently walking on up until they turn four years old. This co-ed movement focused class is a great opportunity for parents to come in and bond with their children as they move, learn, and develop. Our staff will lead the class through gymnastics every week, along with engaging stretches and strength.

Vault: Straight & tuck jumps on tumbl trak, seat bounces on tumbl trak, jump apart together
Bars: 5 sec hang, swing, front support with help, casting with help, pull over with help
Beam: Walks, step over shapes, jump, jump off land low beam
Floor: Sitting tuck/pike/straddle jump positions, bear crawl, forward roll down incline, lever, start of cartwheel, log roll, crab walk
Strength: 1 pull up, 3 push ups, 5 sit ups, 3 sec handstand hold against wall

$45 YMCA Member, $65 Community Member
Saturday | 9:00 – 9:30am
Saturday | 9:45 – 10:15am
Tuesday | 3:30 – 4:00pm


LLittle Stars I & II
Age 4 – 6
Little Stars I
This class is an introductory gymnastics class for gymnasts and is a great opportunity for children to gain strength and confidence in their skills on all the gymnastics apparatuses. Our staff will challenge children to learn body and spatial awareness through gymnastics experience as they work on balance, dynamic movement, social competence, and listening skills. Skills mastered in this level are required to move to the next level, Little stars 2.

Vault: Working concept of hitting monkey board with two feet, straight & tuck jump on tumbl trak, jump and land
Bars: Tuck hang, chin up, front support, spotted pull over, spotted casts, forward roll dismount with spot
Beam: Forward & backward walks with help, straight jump with help, releve with help, bear crawl
Floor: forward & backward roll down incline with spot, lever, tuck & pike jumps, cartwheel with spot, 5sec hold table top
Strength: 1 pull up, 3 push ups, 5 sit ups, 3 sec handstand hold against wall

Little Stars II
This co-ed gymnastics class is a great opportunity for children to gain strength and confidence in their skills on all the gymnastics apparatuses. Little stars 1 is a prerequisite for this class. Students will learn harder level skills on bars, balance beam, vault, floor, and trampoline. Our staff will challenge children to learn body and spatial awareness through gymnastics experience as they work on balance, dynamic movement, social competence, and listening skills.

Vault: Seat drop on tumbl trak, straight/tuck/pike/straddle jumps on tumbl trak, run and hit monkey board with two feet, run jump forward roll on tumbl trak
Bars: Tuck/pike/straddle hang, chin hang, small casts, forward roll dismount, pull over with incline, possum hang
Beam: Forward & backward walks, legs kicks, straight & tuck jump, releve, lever
Floor: forward & backward roll, handstand with spot, cartwheel, 3sec hold bridge, tuck/pike/straddle/wolf jumps
Strength: 2 pull ups, 3-5 push ups, 10 sit ups, 7 sec handstand hold against wall

$65 YMCA Member, $85 Community Member
Thursday | 3:30 – 4:15pm
Saturday | 10:30 – 11:15am


PProgressive Level 1 thru 4 (Beginner thru Advanced)
Age 5+

Progressive 1 & 2 (Beginner – Intermediate)
This class is an introductory gymnastics class for gymnasts ages six and up. Students will learn skills on bars, balance beam, vault, floor, and trampoline. Skills mastered in this level are required to move to the next level, Level 3&4.

Vault: High knees run, bottom kicks run, straight legs in front run, arm swing for running, handstand flat back, working board entry
Bars: Bat hang, pull over with incline, cast push away, pike & straddle hold from hang, pike/tuck/straddle hold on floor, jump block on low bar
Beam: Leg swing over mount, forward/backward/side ways/ dip walk, working jumps on low beam, releve hold 1 foot and 2 feet, lever, working handstand on low beam, forward & backward roll/cartwheel on line
Floor: Forward & backward roll, cartwheel, handstand with wall, 10 second bridge, working jumps
Strength: 3 pull ups, 3-5 push ups, 15 sit ups, 15 sec handstand hold against wall

$70 YMCA Member, $90 Community Member
Monday | 5:15 – 6:15pm
Wednesday | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Friday | 3:30 – 4:30pm
Saturday | 11:30am – 12:30pm

Progressive Level 3 & 4 (Intermediate & Advanced)
AGE 6+
This class is for ages six and up. Level 1&2 is a prerequisite for this class. Students will learn harder level skills on bars, balance beam, vault, floor, and trampoline. Students will be challenged throughout this class in order to gain their highest skills on each event.

Vault: Proper run/arm placement, strong board hit, handspring on stacked mats
Bars: Glide swing, pull over, sole circle dismount, single leg cut on floor bar, squat on floor bar, casts with hips off bar, working back hip circle, floor kip
Beam: ½ turn on toe, all jumps hip height on low beam, cartwheel/forward roll/backward roll on low beam, round off or front handspring dismount off high beam, cartwheel handstand low beam
Floor: Back bend, front limber, bridge kick over, round off, working on dive roll, working leaps, working back and front walkover, speed cartwheel, jumps hip height
Strength: 5 pull ups, 5-10 push ups, 25 sit ups, 30 sec handstand hold against wall

$100 YMCA Member, $120 Community Member
Monday | 3:30 – 5:00pm
Saturday | 12:45 – 2:15pm


DDaredevils I & II (Boys only)
AGE 6+

Daredevils fully structured recreational gymnastics classes are based on a progression learning system, emphasizing safety and success while having fun. Your child will be guided through step by step skill progressions and specific drills/exercises, providing the opportunity to effectively achieve and refine gymnastics skill, while progressing from beginner to advanced levels. Students will be working on all Olympic events/equipment: Floor Exercise, Parallel Bars, High Bars, Pommel Horse, Rings, and Vault. Further, they will use Trampolines, Foam Pits, Spring Floors and a large variety of small specialized equipment. Our objectives for your child are to learn proper gymnastics skills safely, and increase strength, flexibility, coordination, and fitness levels. Our goal for your child is to become a hard working, self-confident and healthy individual.

Daredevils I & II
$70 YMCA Member, $90 Community Member
Monday | 6:30 – 7:30pm


COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS

PreTeam
Pre-team serves as an introduction to the world of competitive gymnastics. Athletes will be competing in from the beginning of April to the end of June. They will see an increase in the number of hours in the gym. The focus of this program is to get the athlete physically ready for the skills required for competitive gymnastics. Must be requested by coach to join.

Pre team (dedication/attendance, loyalty, hard work, attitude, understand terminology, confidence)

Vault: Handspring over table with minimum spot, handspring on resi
Bars: Pull over, back hip circle, working clean dismount, working single leg cut on low bar, strong casting, tap swings, stem riser
Beam: Working full turn, cartwheel/forward roll/backward roll on medium beams, willing to try new skills, confidence on any beams, round off or front handspring dismount with flight, jumps hip height on high beams, cartwheel handstand high beam, bridge
Floor: Front and back walkover, front handspring step out, strong clean handstand, working front and back handspring, working jumps connection, back ext. roll to push-up, dive roll, 90° leap, working aerials
Strength: 7 pull ups, 10-20 push ups, 50-75 sit ups, start of press handstand against wall, 45 sec handstand hold against wall


Competitive Pre Team
$135 YMCA Member, $155 Community Member
Wednesday & Friday | 4:45 – 6:45pm

Team has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. Competition is from the beginning of December to the end of March. We compete with the Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association (MAGA). From December to February is our normal competition season-competing in around 7 meets, and March is our divisions and individuals’ competitions. Divisions is our team state-based on average scores as a team throughout the normal competition season. Individuals is a state for individuals who scored in the top 12 of their age group based on their scores from divisions.

Team 4 – pre team is the prerequisite to this team
Team 3 – skills building on from team 4
Team 2 – skills building on from team 3
Team 1 – top team, skills building on from team 2

Competitive Team 1 & 2
$200 YMCA Member, $220 Community Member
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30 – 7:30pm

Competitive Team 3 & 4
$170 YMCA Member, $190 Community Member
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30 – 7:00pm


Please read and abide by the following for EVERY practice to keep us all safe & healthy:

We are excited to welcome you back into our gym to begin training again! For some of you it has been a while, we assure your that our coaches will move with the pace of our gymnasts and practice strict Covid protocols to ensure their safety.

Please read and abide by the following for every practice:
Check in process
A Coach will greet you at the West Entrance of the building to perform a health screening and temperature check. (must be below 100.4 to enter). After the screening you will be assigned a chair and sent into the gym.

Only one person may escort child & view practice
Due to Covid protocols and our building capacity restrictions, no siblings or additional people are allowed to view at this time. Only one person per gymnast. We apologize for the inconvenience, we are working to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Must wear a mask
Both gymnast and parent must wear a mask when entering into and exiting the gym. Gymnast can take it off once practice has started. Parents must wear mask the entire time in the gym.

Wear tennis shoes 
Gymnasts, please wear athletic shoes so we can take advantage of our outside space for warm-ups and conditioning.

Minimal items
Essential items only will be allowed in the gym (water bottle, chalk, etc.). Locker rooms will not be open so please come dressed and prepared for practice.

Bring a water bottle
Drinking fountains are not in use, stations are open for bottle fill only.

Bring a container for personal chalk
Following COVID-19 protocols; there will not be a shared chalk bowl. The personal container will stay in the gym. Chalk will be available at the y to purchase for $5 per block, or you can bring your own. A ‘one-time fee’ has been added so that you will have the option to pay for the chalk via debit or credit card (more COVID friendly than cash or check).

Please check your email for future announcements and updates. We are looking forward to seeing you, if you have any questions, please direct them to Coach Katy at gymnastics@ymcaatacrc.org

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