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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Gymnastics
RegisterPRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS


Our preschool gymnastics program, facilitates the best learning environment for children by dividing the program into critical age groups. We provide an outlet for productive play with a focus on acquiring healthy learning attitudes for future success. 

Girls Gymnastics Attire: Leotard or shorts with elastics waist, t-shirt, bare feet. No jewelry, hair bows, belts, jeans, skirts or shorts with snaps or zippers. Hair pulled back, off the face.

Boys Gymnastics Attire: Shorts, t-shirt, bare feet. No belts, jeans, or shorts with snaps or zippers. 

GYMNASTICS | 3 - 4 years
Students develop strength, agility, flexibility, body positioning, and control through basic gymnastics skills. We introduce kids to the basic skills: front and backward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Plus new skills on the bars, beam, trampoline and vault. 

GYMNASTICS | 4 - 5 years
We continue with the basic skills: rolling, handstand variations and cartwheels. We introduce new skills on the bars, beam, trampoline and vault. Children participate in small and large groups to foster social and emotional skills needed to begin Kindergarten.

INTRODUCTION | 2½ - 3 years
Children foster independence in this first gymnastics class without a parent. We introduce the basic foundation of tumbling: rolling, handstand variations and cartwheels. Plus basic skills on all equipment: bars, trampoline, beam and vault. This class promotes the development of social skills including sharing, helping others, listening and learning through movement education. 

OPEN GYM | 1½ - 5 years
Join your child in playing, climbing and exploring the gym. Our Gymnastics Staff monitor this open gym playtime; however, you are the coach in this class and must stay with your child at all times. 

PARENT/CHILD | 1½ - 3 years
Your child will climb, crawl, jump and balance through games and obstacle courses. We introduce basic tumbling skills (body positions, rolls, handstands) as well as proper spotting techniques for parents to assist the children in class and at home. Children learn the structure of classes, sharing, listening to simple directions and demonstrating self-control with the help of a parent. 

PRESCHOOL BASICS | 3 - 5 years
A perfect time to get the wiggles out! This 45 minute clinic introduces kids to basic gymnastics skills: front and backward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. We utilize all pieces of equipment in the gym (bars, beam, vault and trampoline) in fun obstacle courses with friends. 

PRESCHOOL NINJASTICS | 3 - 5 years 
The emphasis of this class is on combining climbing, swinging, vaulting, balancing and jumping with basic tumbling and gymnastics skills for your active kid.  Through the use of gymnastics and other equipment, your child will continue to gain fine and gross motor skills.  There is also a continued focus on social skills, such as patience, following directions and teamwork.

SENSORY GYM/OPEN GYM |  2 - 6 years with parent 
Running out of ideas or need more equipment for your child's sensory diet?  Join us for open gym time specifically for sensory therapy activities.  With you by their side, your child can engage in heavy work, vestibular activities, strengthening, and texture play, while having fun! We will have one staff member in the room than can help with safety and instruction.

SENSORY SEEKERS | 1½ - 3 years with parent
With a parent by their side, your child will be set incorporating heavy work, vestibular input activities (spinning, swinging and hanging upside down) and jumping into your child’s play. Dynamic joint compression activities will be included in each class along with different opportunities for tactile exploration.  This class can improve motor skills, balance and strengthen special awareness for our youngest sensory seekers.
 
SENSORY SEEKERS | 3-5 years 
Explore the gym in a new way incorporating heavy work, vestibular input activates  (spinning, swinging and hanging upside down), and jumping.  Dynamic joint compression activities will be included in each class along with different opportunities for tactile exploration.  This class can improve motor skills, balance and strengthen special awareness for every preschool sensory seeker.
  For more information, please stop by or contact:
Contact Us  | 704 716 4600