Preschool and Toddler Gymnastics
Preschool and toddler gymnastics is for children ages 18 months through 6 years of age. These programs provide children a fun way to learn about body movement while gaining increased motor skills and develop social interaction skills.
BUSY BEES — Level 1 (18 months-3 yrs with parent)
This parent tot class will introduce your child to a variety of movements using bean bags, lummi sticks, ribbons, hoops and more. Basic tumbling will be taught– rolls, animal walks, balance, and self-confidence. Parents dress comfy, your participation is required!
WIGGLY WORMS — Level 2 (3 year olds w/out parent)
Children explore basic body movements, beginning tumbling, body balance and coordination. Gymnastics skills are taught on all 4 gymnastics events. This class allows for independence from parents and learning how to take turns. Child must be able to attend class without mom or dad. (MUST be 3 Years Old!)
LEAPIN’ LIZARDS — Level 3 (4 year olds)
This class will introduce your child to the basic fundamentals of gymnastics. Various gymnastics equipment will be used to help develop your child’s strength and coordination. Teamwork is also emphasized.
KRAZY KANGAROOS — Level 4 (5 year olds)
This is an intermediate preschool class that will improve on skills learned in Leapin’ Lizards! Forward rolls, introduction to cartwheels & handstands as well as skills taught
on all four gymnastics events.
FLIPPIN FISH — Level 5 (Intermediate 3-5 year olds)
This is an intermediate preschool class for those who have 1 year previous gymnastics experience, completed Wiggly Worms or Leapin Lizards or have coaches recommendation. Cartwheels, Handstands, Pullovers & high beam are the main focus in this level.
TUMBLING TIGERS — Level 6 (Advanced 4 and 5 year olds)
This class will prepare our 4 & 5 year olds for the school age gymnastics program. This class is more skill and technique oriented. Skills will be taught on all four
gymnastics events. Completion of Krazy Kangaroos is required.
Youth Progressive Gymnastics (6-12 yrs)
Youth Progressive Gymnastics program is for boys and girls ages 6 and up. The Tri-Cities Family YMCA gymnastics program follows the guidelines of the USA Gymnastics Program. We work to develop children’s coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, and most importantly self-esteem. We focus on safety, encouraging kids to do their best, and to believe in themselves while instilling the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
ROLLERS – Level 1
This class is designed for children who are at a beginner level. Children will work on rolls, cartwheels, bridges and handstands on floor. Bar work-intro to front supports, pullovers and casts. Beam will work on basic balance skills. Vaulting includes running techniques and spring board approach with proper body shape and safety on all equipment. Proper attire required.
KIPPERS – Level 2
This class is designed for those children who have completed level 1 and have teacher approved. Children will build on all level one skills, increasing skill difficulty on all equipment. Floor skills will include Headstands, Bridge kickovers and Backward Pike rolls. Bar work included intro to Back Hip Circles & Straddle Dismounts. Beam work mastering confidence on high beam. Proper attire required.
FLYERS – Level 3
Must have completed level 2 and have teacher approved to register for this class. This is an intermediate level which adds some challenge. Continued skill difficulty and flexibility will be worked on all events. Must have Pull over and Back hip circle on bars, Excellent Cartwheel, Handstand & Bkwd. Roll on floor & Handstand on low beam.
FLIPPERS – Level 4
Must have completed level 3 and promoted with teacher approval. This more advanced class is designed to work complex gymnastics skills in all areas. Good form is a must! This is a “pre-team” level.
BOYS ONLY – (6-10 yrs)
In the Beginning Boys classes, the students will be introduced to the basics of gymnastics: Floor, Rings, Vault & Horizontal Bar. The trampoline is used for learning and fun in this level. Rolls, handstands, and cartwheels are the basics taught in the tumbling section, while hanging, supporting, traveling, and proper landing techniques are the basic themes on all of the apparatus.
Competitive Gymnastics Team (girls ages 4-15)
Our Gymnastics teams are designed with an emphasis on FUN!
We know that gymnastics is an important part of our athletes’ lives, but we also know that it is only one part. Our team competes in local “fun meets” a few times a year. It is all the fun of a gymnastics team without all the travel and long hours in the gym
Our goal for the team program is to provide gymnasts with safe, positive & fun learning experiences! We coach gymnasts to work hard and do their best each day. We also focus on TEAM. Everyone is a part of a team and each member is important. We support each other, cheer for each other and encourage each other. Be a part of the FUN, be a part of the TEAM.
USAG Levels 1 through Pre-5 are the first levels of competitive gymnastics. The girls will attend a several local “fun meets” designed to introduce competitive gymnastics. These meets are low-key, and gymnasts will not receive individual scores. However, each gymnast will receive ribbons at each event based on their performance and a medal OR trophy.
Practices are two nights per week. Girls must attend both practice times in order to participate in the team.
For more information on the team, contact Katie Steele for an evaluation & level placement!
Gymnastics Birthday Parties
Does your child LOVE gymnastics? Why not have a Gymnastics Birthday Party! Click here for more information.