Gymnastics

This fall the Bath Area Family YMCA Gymnastics Team programming will start on September 19 due to refinishing the gymnasium floor. Pricing will be adjusted accordingly for 4 weeks.

Gymnastics training increases strength and flexibility, enhancing performance and preventing injury in any sport. As well as being a sport itself, gymnastics is often used as cross training for sports like martial arts, swimming, diving, dance, and others.

Whether you train in gymnastics to compete, cross-train for other sports, or just for fun and exercise, the self-discipline, self-confidence, individual responsibility, and sense of teamwork you gain from gymnastics training are positive character skills that carry over into all life endeavors.

YMCA gymnastics classes begin at the preschool level (ages three through five) and progress through youth level classes and on to team competition, depending on skill level and interest.

ALL GYMNASTICS PROGRAMS ARE AT THE BATH FACILITY ONLY

Preschool Gymnastics

Children ages 2 to 4 will be introduced to all gymnastics apparatus in a structured manner. For 2- and 3-year-olds, parents must be present and stay with the child during the class. For 4-year-olds, parent involvement is encouraged but not required.

Day/Time: Monday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Age: 2 - 4 years
Fee: Members $65; Community $95

Youth Gymnastics

Budding gymnasts or those with a casual interest in the sport will enjoy this class. Basic gymnastics skills will be taught. For children grades K-6.

Day/Time: Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Age: Grades K - 6
Fee: Members $65; Community $95

Youth Tumbling

Tumbling is the basis of all gymnastics. This class is for gymnasts and cheerleaders of all abilities. This class will cover tumbling skills, floor skills, rope, mini-trampoline, spring board, and hand balancing. No matter what level you are, we’re sure you will enjoy this class! All ages.

Day/Time: Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: Members $65; Community $95

Team Skills Class

Day/Time: Friday, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Fee: Members $65
Membership Required

The skills class is to help team gymnasts work on new skills and refine skills they already have.

Pre-Team Class

Athletes considering participation in competitive gymnastics will benefit from our pre-team. Compulsory skills for team will be taught. The goal is for the gymnast to compete the following season for the YMCA gymnastics team.

Day/Time: Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: $75 Membership Required

Participation in the Youth Tumbling class is required for all Pre-Team gymnasts.

Competitive Gymnastics Team

Proficient gymnasts ready to commit to a full year of gymnastics including two practices each week and competitions in the spring will delight in the team experience. Please see the Gymnastics Director to determine if your child's skill level makes him or her eligible. Additional practice times may be scheduled during vacations. Gymnastics Team begins in September 2014 and goes through the Regional Competition in mid-May 2015. Please check our website for more information (www.bathymca.org). *Mandatory Team Meeting: September 12th, 2016 at 6pm.

Day/Time: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 8pm beginning September 19, 2016
Ages: All ages
Fee: $900/2 sessions per week, $1050/3 sessions per week, $1150/4 sessions per week

* PLEASE NOTE * Appropriate gymnastics wear is a leotard and fitted shorts for girls, and a T-shirt and shorts for boys. PLEASE NO SKIRTS OR TIGHTS. With the exception of preschool gymnastics, spectators are asked to stay on the right side of the gym next to the wall or on the bleachers.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Contact Gerry Bellemare - gerry.bellemare98@gmail.com, 207.213.0641, or
Kym Granger - kksg@comcast.net to make an appointment for a tryout or for more information on our Competitive Team.

Gymnastics Schedule 2017:

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Gymnastics Team Handbook:

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