Gymnastics

 

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

Whether you train in gymnastics to compete, cross-train, 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 3-5) and progress through youth level classes and on to team competition, depending on skill level and interest.

*All classes will take place at the Bath YMCA.*


Classes

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: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
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.

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

Youth Tumbling

Tumbling is the basics 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!

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

Team Skills Class

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

Day/Time: Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee: Members $65 <Membership Required>

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 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Fee: Members: $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.

Day/Time: Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Fee: $900/2 sessions per week; $1050/3 sessions per week; $1150/4 sessions per week

Gymnastics Handbook

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