South Mountain YMCA

Youth Gymnastics





Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Fall 2 Registration begins October 13th 
Fall 2 Session: November 1st –December 23rd
**No classes October 31st (Halloween)!** 

Gymnastics is a terrific way for children to develop fine motor skills, self-esteem, self-discipline and coordination while learning to love fitness and sport. We are dedicated to providing kids of all ages positive opportunities in a safe, fun environment.

From toddlers to high school seniors, we have it all. Check our Gymnastics Progression Guide for level requirements and skill development. All classes follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive skills program and USA-Gymnastics Safety Guidelines.

*For a teacher recommendation/evaluation, or questions contact Gailmarie at or call (973)762-4145 x115


Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 ½yrs)
Gymnastics helps to develop gross motor skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Have fun stretching, playing parachute games, running obstacle courses, skill building, singing and more! This structured class helps children transition into more independent gymnastics and sports classes. 
Monday 9-9:30 am (81069)
Thursday 9-9:30am (81098)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, Monday $70; Thursday $80 for Program Members
Instructor: Miss Gail (Monday); Miss Alyssa (Thursday)

Tiny Tumblers II (Walking – 3 ½yrs) 
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required. This toddler class provides more advanced instruction for those who have taken Tiny Tumblers I or other gym classes. This is class requires adult chaperone participation.
Friday 9-9:45 am (81070)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, $98 for Program Members
Instructor: Miss Gail

Open Play (Walking - 3yrs)
Open Play is five days a week and is children currently enrolled an Adult/Child class. Shake out your wiggles before your other class begins with this unstructured, supervised free play. Participation required; one adult per child. Registration is required.
Times: Monday 8:30-9am; Thursday 8:30-9am; Friday 8:30-9am (81091)
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership & must register for each session


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

Superhero Training (3 - 4yrs)
Save the day!  Train with us in the gym as we learn to run, jump, tumble and climb over obstacles!  Our superhero themes keep gymnasts on the move and learning new skills.
Monday 9:45 - 10:30am (81073)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Gail 

Stars (3 - 4yrs)
This is a perfect introduction to basic gymnastics with a fun and engaging instructor. Gymnasts develop an understanding of gymnastics

vocabulary and skills.
Thursday 10-10:45am (81066)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee:   $115
Instructor: Miss Varrita

Shining Stars (3 - 4yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required. This is our next level in preschool gymnastics skill development. Our instructor brings an understanding of the sport and highlights important technical vocabulary.
Thursday 1-1:45pm (81064)
Friday 10-10:45am (81061)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee:   $115
Instructor: Miss Varrita

Shooting Stars (4 - 5½yrs) 
After Shining Stars or as starting point for older gymnasts, this class focuses on more challenging gymnastic skills and terminology.
Monday 10:45 - 11:30am (81063); Instructor: Miss Gail
Friday 11-11:45am (81062); Instructor: Miss Varrita
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $120

Sparklers (4 - 5½yrs) 
*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 11:00am – 12:00pm (81065)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $130
Instructor: Miss Varrita


Classes are divided by skill level, and there may be more than one class in the gym simultaneously we work on Olympic events. Drop off is required to ensure concentration. Refer to our Gymnastics Progression Guide for class and skill development details.

NEW! 5 Year Old Rollers (5 - 6yrs)
Identical to our Rollers class, but specifically for children not yet 6 years.
Thursday 3:45 - 4:45pm (81096)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $159
Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Rollers (6 - 10yrs)
We introduce gymnastics skills on all Olympic events with an emphasis on flexibility, strength, and the basics. Begins with group warm

up/stretch, then gymnasts are grouped by ability while working on apparatus.
Thursday 3:45 - 4:45pm (81060)
Saturday 10:35 - 11:35am (81058)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $159
Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Swingers (6 - 10yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required.  Develop additional skills on the four Olympic events: balance beam, vault, uneven

bars and floor, while building fitness and conditioning. 
Monday 3:45 - 5pm (81067)
Location: Y Gym 
Fee: $148
Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Kippers (7 - 12yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required. This class focuses on complex beginner skills and progresses to more advanced gymnastics skills. Previous gymnastics experience required.
Monday 3:45-5pm (81056)
Saturday 9:15-10:30am (81057)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Monday $148; Saturday $169
Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Aspiring ACES (7 - 12yrs)
*Teacher recommendation or evaluation required. Gymnasts who show proficiency in transitioning to a team in the near future develop the skills needed to participate on our Pre-Team.
Saturday 8:30 - 10am (81059) 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $179
Instructor: Courtney Hazlewood

Cirque du SOMA (5 - 10yrs) NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance, and circus arts. We explore floor acrobatics, the trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension. Plus gymnasts practice with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles!


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

The Pre-Team prepares gymnasts for competition in a team structure concentrating on tumbling and dance connections, routine requirements, and essential gymnastics drills. Pre-Team scored meets are held with other NJ Gymnastics League Teams. Once Pre-Team members demonstrate specific learned skills on the balance beam, vault, uneven bars and floor, they advance to the ACES.
Pre-Team Schedule  (2 days/wk)
Monday 5 - 7:30pm  at the Y Gym
Thursday 5 - 7:30pm at the 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church, 111 Irvington Avenue in South Orange
For more information, contact Gailmarie (973)762-4145 x115 or


Our Competitive Team offers the ideal opportunity for gymnasts with an aptitude and keen interest in the sport to take their skills to the next level. Gymnasts compete at individual skill levels at local, state, regional, and national competitions in the NJ YMCA Gymnastics League that follow the 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 her potential. Practices are typically held at two different locations. Practices are typically held at two different locations.
Practice Schedule/Location: 
Teams A, B and C (3 days/wk) 
Monday: 4:30 - 7:30pm at SMY
Wednesday: 5 - 7:30pm at the 1st Presbyterian & Trinity Church (111 Irvington Avenue in South Orange)
Thursday: 5 - 8pm at SMY
For more information, contact Gailmarie (973)762-4145 x115 or



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