**This page lists the various gymnastics classes offered for boys. It does not include the boys competitive team (levels 4-10)**
If you have a preschool aged child…please visit the “Preschool Gymnastics” Page
All of our classes start with approximately 8 minutes of warm-ups. Stretching promotes a healthy life style and is occasionally done in the middle or at the end of the workout. Classes sometimes finish with 2 to 3 minutes of fun time in the foam pits, swing, trampolines, zip line, or with the parachute. Most classes usually cover 3 events. Our coaches continually strive to bring fun and excitement to each class by introducing new skills, and practice drills.
We believe each student should be praised for their individual accomplishments and abilities, not compared to other students. We want children to achieve their personal best in our classes. Our classes are fun and fast paced. We expect students to walk away with a sense of good self-esteem and having been physically challenged in our classes. Students progress at different rates in gymnastics; students may sometimes remain at the same level for 1 or more years. This does not mean they are not learning and progressing. Gymnastics is a difficult sport and pushing students into levels and skills they are not ready for may cause them unnecessary harm physically and emotionally. Students wishing to move up may want to consider taking two classes per week. Your child’s coach will notify you when your child is ready for the next level. Please feel free to inquire about your child’s progress with the teacher or club director.
High Flyers (1 hour class, Ratio 8 students – 1 coach)
4-6 years Boys
This class is designed for boys ages 4 and 6 who demonstrate exceptional strength, coordination and flexibility. Children who have participated in our preschool program for 1 or more years should consider this option. Admission into this class will be by permission or recommendation by an instructor.
Top 3 Goals: Develop upper body strength, clean form on skills like cartwheel (hollow body, head in, etc.), and learn long hang swing pull over on high bar.
Beginning Boys (1 hour class, Ratio 8 students – 1 coach)
5 ½ -12 years
Introductory class specific for boys. Students work on tumbling basics, coordination, strength and dexterity. Students practice on all the men’s Olympic events (Vault, Floor, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings, and Pommel Horse) and trampoline. A progression of basic skills will be taught on each apparatus.
Top 3 Goals: Learn cartwheel, learn pull over on low bar, and front flip into foam pit.
Advanced Beginning Boys Gymnastics (1 hour class, Ratio 8 students – 1 coach)
5 ½ -12 years
*Pre-requisites: Must have a cartwheel on floor & pull over on bars*
This level bridges the gap from beginning boys to intermediate boys. However, this class is not always offered all year long. Boys in this class will practice on all the men’s Olympic events (Vault, Floor, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings, and Pommel Horse) and trampoline with emphases on learning a back hand spring and a front flip.
Top 3 Goals: Learn back handspring on wedge mat, learn back hip circle on bars, and front flip on trampoline.
Intermediate Boys Gymnastics (1½ hour class, Ratio 8 students – 1 coach)
7 -13 years
*Pre-requisites: Cartwheel on floor, pull over on bars, and a front flip on trampoline*
Students will work on all the men’s Olympic events (Vault, Floor, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings, and Pommel Horse) and trampoline. In this class boys the emphases will be on round offs, back handsprings, front flips, back flips, etc. At this level boys can ask to join any of our Boys USAG Level IV boy’s teams.
Top 3 Goals: Learn back handspring on wedge mat, learn long hang swing pull over on high bar, and back flip on trampoline.
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