gymnastics

 

 

Gymnastics Classes 

Gymnastics teaches strength, flexibility and stamina as well as skills for life, such as persistence, independence, focus and self-discipline.  The Y has classes for all ages and skill level: for those who wish to compete as well as those who just want to have some fun! If you have questions about which class to enroll your child, please contact Gymnastics Coordinator, Annette Tang: atang@annarborymca.org.

 

Parent-Tot gymnastics (ages 18 months – 3 with the assistance of a parent or guardian) An instructor will lead parent and tot through the simplest forms of gymnastic movement using obstacle courses and other equipment.

 

Preschool Gymnastics (ages 3/4 & 4/5) The YMCA's early childhood classes are a great way for your child to learn body awareness while building a healthy self esteem. Our gymnastics classes teach developmentally appropriate skills with the direct aim of enhancing social behavior, gross motor ability and coordination. Each class includes a mixture of aerobics, stretching and body positioning associated with the proper use of gymnastics equipment.

 

Beginner (ages 5-7) Students practice two Olympic events during each class, learning gymnastics skills in a safe, progressive, non-competitive environment. Our gymnastics program is a fun way for girls and boys to learn gymnastics while gaining confidence, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Most beginning students spend 2-4 sessions in our Beginner classes before moving to Level 1.

 

Beginner (ages 8-13) Students practice two Olympic events during each class, learning gymnastics skills in a safe, progressive, non-competitive environment. Most beginning students spend 2-4 sessions in our Beginner classes before moving to Level 1.

 

Level 1 Classes are geared toward girls and boys who have mastered the basics of gymnastics and are ready to progress to more challenging training. Students practice two Olympic events during each class, learning skills associated with USAG Level 1 Compulsory routines. Classes include skill training as well as some strength and conditioning.

 

Intermediate Boys Class This class is for boys who have mastered the basics of gymnastics and are ready for more advanced training. The class is used as our Pre-Competition class for boys, though eventual competition is not required. Students practice two-three Olympic events during each class, learning skills and routines associated with USAG Men’s Gymnastics.

 

Level 2 Classes are geared toward children who have already mastered the skills associated with USAG Level 1. Students practice two Olympic events during each class, learning skills associated with USAG Level 2 Compulsory routines. Classes include skill training as well as strength and conditioning.

 

Level 3/4 Noncompetitive (Women’s Pre-team,) Classes are geared toward girls who have mastered the USAG Level 2 skills. Students practice two Olympic events during each class, learning gymnastics skills as well as strength and conditioning in a safe, progressive, non-competitive environment. Our Pre-team gymnastics program is a fun way for students to progressively learn gymnastics while gaining confidence, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Please discuss with your child’s teacher the appropriate time to move your child up to Level 3. By invitation only.

 

Competitive team- Girls Level 4-10, Xcel, and Boys Level 4-10 The Team program follows the USA Gymnastics guidelines for Levels 1 -7 and the Xcel program . Classes are geared toward girls and boys ages 6-18 who are prepared to compete. Students practice two Olympic events during each class as well as a regimen of strength and conditioning. By invitation only

Current Gymnastics Classes