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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Gymnastics
RegisterYOUTH GYMNASTICS


Our Recreational Gymnastics program offers a sound foundation for gymnastics or any other sport. Children learn skills and drills in carefully graduated steps leading them from basic to more advanced. All classes incorporate fun and fitness!

Girls Gymnastics Attire: Leotard or shorts or 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.

BASICS
K - 5th grade
Stretch, balance, and tumble into fun! Our Gymnastics Basics program is designed for children who have little to no experience. This class introduces children to the gymnastics equipment and basic body positions while building fundamental skills. Children may explore in this fun gymnastics zone for multiple sessions or progress to more advanced classes under the guidance of our skilled staff. These classes are divided into three parts; warm-up and stretching, skills and drills, and cool down/reflection. 

NINJASTICS | K - 5th grade
Ninjastics combines climbing, swinging, vaulting and jumping with basic tumbling and balance skills for the active kid.  Participants will develop strength, gain body awareness and increase coordination by navigating around, across, through, over and under different obstacles. 

REC GYMNASTICS | K - 5th grade
Let your child take recreational gymnastics to a new level. We introduce gymnasts to a foundation of basic floor skills (rolling, cartwheels and handstands), basic bar skills (front support, casting, mill circles), basic vaulting skills (correct footing to vault handstand), and basic beam skills (pivots, mounts, leaps). Through strength and flexibility training, the gymnasts develop more advanced skills, including round-offs, handstands, walkovers and more complex skills on all apparatus. 

PRE-TEAM | K - 6th grade
This class is for the gymnast that seeks a challenge!  This class identifies the gymnast's strengths and areas of weakness and builds specific skills to help them become well balanced in all 4 events of the sport.  This is an intermediate to advanced class. A gymnast must demonstrate the following with no assistance: forward and backward roll, cartwheel, back bend kick over (or very close), round-off, the ability to walk forward and backward on toes on the beam, and 5 toes to bar or a 5 second chin-up.  Approval must be obtained from the Program Coordinator before registration.

SUMMER RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS | 1st - 6th grade
We identify the skills of each gymnast and work to move to the next level. We focus on floor, bars, beam and correct stretching techniques. Conditioning is part of each class to increase strength in order to achieve the gymnast's next skill level. The class includes the development or mastering of basic to advanced floor skills including: rolling skills, cartwheels, round-offs, back bends with a kick-over, and back walkovers. Bars are part of the weekly rotation with the emphasis on strength development, casting drills, and pull-overs. Basic beam skills are mastered with an introduction to forward rolls, round-off dismounts, leaps and turns. 

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Contact Us  | 704 716 4600