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YOUTH GYMNASTICS

8-WEEK SESSIONS FOR YOUTH GYMNASTIC PROGRAMS

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Fall 1 Registration begins August 5th

Fall 1 Session:  September 6th - October 30th 

Gymnastics is a great way for children to develop fine motor skills, self-esteem, self-discipline and coordination while learning to love fitness and sport. Here at the South Mountain Y, we are dedicated to providing children of all ages positive opportunities in a safe environment.  Whether your child is 2 years old or about to graduate from high school, we have it all, from our gentle adult/child classes to the high flying and strong ACES Team! All of our classes follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive skills program and USA-Gymnastics Safety Guidelines.  To receive a teacher recommendation or evaluation, please contact Gailmarie Sprague (973)762-4145 x115 or gsprague@metroymcas.org

Children wear non-restrictive clothing. Leotards are best for girls. Pants without belts, buckles, snaps and buttons are safest. Long hair should be tied back. No jewelry. For 4-year-old classes, children must be toilet trained (no pull-ups).  Prior registration is required.  A minimum of 4 participants must be registered within 3 days of the start of a new session or the program will be cancelled. 


adult / child GYMNASTICS (CO-ED) 

Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 ½ yrs)
A fun introduction to gymnastics that will help children develop their gross motor skills while rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Toddlers will get the experience of a structured class with the help of their adult chaperone. Stretching, circle time, parachute games, obstacle courses, skill building and singing are all key parts of this class that keeps it fun. Tiny Tumblers will help children transition into independent gymnastics and sports classes as they get older. This is a class that requires the adult chaperone to participate with the child.
Monday 9:00-9:30 am (78667)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, $70 for Program Members
Instructor: Miss Gail 

Tiny Tumblers II (Walking – 3 ½ yrs) 
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required A class for toddlers who have taken Tiny Tumblers I or other gym classes and are ready for more advanced instruction. Toddlers will get the experience of a structured class with the help of their adult chaperone. This class will be held similar to our preschool classes, yet still with the aid of an adult. This class is the next level in helping children transition into independent gymnastics classes as they get older. This is a class that requires the adult chaperone to participate with the child.
Friday 9:00-9:45 am (78666)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, $98 for Program Members
Instructor: Miss Gail 

Open Play (walking - 3yrs)
Open Play takes place three days a week and is only for children currently enrolled in one of our Adult/Child classes. This is an unstructured yet supervised gym time for those who wish to arrive before classes begin and free play. Child must participate with at least one adult.
Registration is required.
Times: Monday 8:30-9:00 A.M.; Thursday 8:30-9:00 A.M.; Friday 8:30-9:00 A.M.  (78652)
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership & must register for each session

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS (CO-ED) 

Schedule will change throughout the year as skill sets and ages grow. Drop off is strongly recommended to ensure participant concentration.

Superhero Training (3 - 4 yrs)
Save the day!  Train with us in the gym as we learn to run, jump, tumble and climb over obstacles!  This class is a great way to get your preschooler interested in gymnastics by using superhero themes to learn skills.
Monday 9:45 - 10:30am (78685)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Gail 

Stars (3 - 4 yrs)
Children will begin to develop an understanding of gymnastics terminology and skill. This is a perfect introduction to basic gymnastics with a fun and engaging instructor.
Thursday 10:00-10:45am (78694)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee:   $115
Instructor: Miss Varrita 

Shining Stars (3 - 4 yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
The next level in preschool gymnastics skill development. The instructor will continue to grow understanding of gymnastics and important technical terminology.
Friday 10:00-10:45am (78698)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee:   $115
Instructor: Miss Varrita

Shooting Stars (4 - 5 1/2 yrs) 
This class can either be the next progression for 4 year olds after Shining Stars or a starting point for older children. In preparation for further gymnastics development, children will start learning more challenging skills and terminology.
Monday 10:45 - 11:30am (78692); Instructor: Miss Gail
Thursday 1:00-1:45pm (78700); Instructor: Miss Varrita
Friday 11:00-11:45am (78693); Instructor: Miss Varrita
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: Monday $105; Thursday or Friday $120

Sparklers (4 - 5 1/2 yrs) 
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
Our highest level preschool class. The Sparklers are students either currently in Kindergarten or who have advanced past Shooting Stars.
Thursday 11:00 - 11:50am (78703)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $130
Instructor: Miss Varrita

SCHOOL-AGE GYMNASTICS

Classes will be divided by skill level, though there may be more than one class at a time in the gym as participants work on the various Olympic events. Schedule will change throughout the year as skill sets and ages grow. Drop off is required to ensure participant concentration.

Rollers (6 - 10yrs)
Works on the basics and introduces gymnastics skills on all Olympic events. An emphasis is on flexibility, strength, and the fundamentals of gymnastics. Begins with group warm-up/stretch then gymnasts are grouped by ability when working on each gymnastics apparatus.
Thursday 3:45 - 4:45pm (78701)
Saturday
10:35 - 11:35am (78699)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $159
Head Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Swingers (6 - 10yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
Further develop skills on the four Olympic events while building fitness and conditioning.
Thursday 4:00 - 5:15pm (78705)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $169
Head Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Kippers (7 - 12 yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
This class focuses on complex beginner skills and progresses to more advanced gymnastics skills. Previous gymnastics experience required.
Monday 4:00-5:15pm (78702)
Saturday 9:15-10:30am (78691)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Monday $148; Saturday $169
Head Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Aspiring ACES (7 - 12 yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
Gymnasts who show proficiency to transition to team in the near future will receive top-notch attention in this class, developing skills needed to participate on our pre-team.
Saturday 8:30 - 10:00am (78697) 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $179
Head Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Cirque du SOMA (5 - 10yrs)
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance, and circus arts. Participants will explore floor acrobatics, the trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension, in addition to practicing with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles!
Monday 3:15-4:00pm (78676) 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $131
Instructor: Miss Gail

COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS 

The South Mountain YMCA has a long history with gymnastics that we are proud of! Our ACES Team members are dedicated to learning new skills, cheering each other on and putting in the work to succeed.  The ACES compete across the state, scooping up medals and experiencing other gyms. Competitive Gymnastics is an intrinsic aspect of our Y; our coaches a strong team of fierce leaders guiding the gymnasts along.

PRE-TEAM GYMNASTICS
Interested in becoming a part of our competitive Aces Gymnastics Team? The pre-team was created to introduce gymnasts to the structure of team while building important techniques. Participants prepare for competitive gymnastics with a concentration on tumbling and dance connections, routine requirements, and essential gymnastics drills. When pre-team members show specific learned skills on each of the four events (balance beam, vault, uneven bars and floor), they will be advanced onto the team. Pre-team meets are held with the other New Jersey Gymnastics League Teams to offer the experience of a scored meet.

TRY-OUTS: Saturday, AUGUST 27TH, 2016 from 9:30-11:30 A.M. at the YMCA Gym

Pre-Team Schedule  (2 days/week)
Monday 5:00 - 7:30pm  at the Y Gym
Thursday 5:00 - 7:30pm  at the 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church, 111 Irvington Avenue in South Orange

For more information, please contact Gailmarie Sprague (973)762-4145 x115 or gsprague@metroymcas.org

THE ACES COMPETITIVE GYMNASTICS TEAM 

Our Competitive Team offers an ideal opportunity for young gymnasts exhibiting an aptitude and keen interest in gymnastics to take their skills to the next level. Gymnasts compete at their skill level at local, state, regional, and national level competition in the New Jersey YMCA Gymnastics League following USA-G Junior Olympic Program rules and guidelines. Coaches are safety certified and USAG members with a combined 50 years of coaching and competition experience. Our goal is for every competing gymnast to reach their individual potential. Practices are typically held at two different locations.

TRY-OUTS: Sunday, AUGUST 28TH, 2016 from 9:30-11:30 A.M. at the YMCA Gym

Practice Schedule/Location: 
Teams A, B and C (3 days per week) 
Monday: 4:30 - 7:30 pm at SMY
Wednesday: 5:00 - 7:30 pm at the 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church (111 Irvington Avenue in South Orange)
Thursday: 5:00 - 8:00 pm at SMY

For more information, please contact Gailmarie Sprague (973)762-4145 x115 or gsprague@metroymcas.org

    

 

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