Gymnastics Lessons

Check out our new gymnastics gym at the Meriden YMCA Athletic Center at 74 Cambridge Street!

Fall I Session begins September 5, 2017
Fall II Session begins October 30, 2017

TUMBLE TIME WITH ME

This class is the foundation for movement, ability, motor skills, flexibility, balance, coordination, and basic gymnastic skills. Our Tumble Time With Me Class is a parent-assisted class which is designed to acclimate your infant or toddler to the gym, the feel of the equipment, allow them to explore the gym space with guidance, and provide social interaction with other children and adults as authority figures. This class teaches the parents how to properly stretch the child in a safe manner so that the child stays flexible, getting a head-start for any activity or sport, or for life in general! As the child progresses in age, more structure is added, allowing the child to become comfortable and able to transition to a class alone. For mobile infants to age 3.

  • Day/time: Choose your class
  • Tuesday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
  • Saturday 10:15 – 11:00 AM
  • Full member fee: $45*
  • Program member fee: $75*

PRESCHOOL
The Preschool Class focuses on introducing fundamental movement and gymnastics skills in a structured environment. Instructors and coaches will work on cultivating the child’s fine and gross motor
skills, hand-eye coordination, and above all their listening skills. The structured curriculum is skill-driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.
Day/time: Choose your class.

  • Monday 5:00 - 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday 5:45 - 6:30 PM
  • Full member fee: $45*
  • Program member fee: $75*

RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS
The Recreational Gymnastics program focus on building a strong understanding of gymnastics skills, body movement, self-awareness, strength building, improved coordination, flexibility and focus through the use of apparatus. Students are grouped in small classes (usually 5-8 students) based on age (5/6, 7-9, 10+) and ability (Level 1, 2 or 3).

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER
The student will be introduced to the basic principles of gymnastics, including: positions, proper form, how to stretch, light strength training and conditioning, use of the gym apparatus and basic gymnastics skills. The structured curriculum is skill driven and aims to progress the student in their ability and knowledge of gymnastics.

  • Day/time: Choose your class
    Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM
    Friday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 10:15 - 11:15 AM
  • Full member fee: $45*
  • Program member fee: $75*

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE
Students in this class have already gained a basic understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, as well as the ability to perform those skills. This class will continue to teach the student the concepts from Level 1, but will refine those concepts and skills, as well as teach new and more advanced skills.

  • Day/time: Choose your class
    Monday 5:45-6:45 PM
    Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Full member fee: $45*
  • Program member fee $75*

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED
Students in this class have a higher understanding of gymnastics concepts and skills, and are able to perform a multitude of skills. The coaches in this class strive to advance the ability and knowledge of each student so that they can pursue joining team or whatever endeavor they choose.

  • Day/time: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Full member fee: $50*
  • Program member fee: $80*

TUMBLING FOR CHEER/ACRO
This class is intended to teach basic tumbling: limbers,walkovers, handsprings and saltos with emphasis on proper skill progressions and conditioning. It is geared toward the aspiring or accomplished cheerleader, or anyone looking for more tumbling skills, whether they are a dancer, wrestler, football player or just looking for fun and exercise this class will help them reach new heights!

  • Day/time: Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Full member fee: $50*
  • Program member fee: $80*

Boys Gymnastics/Pseudo-Parkour Class for teens and pre-teens (ages 11-17)
The male pre-teen/teenage student will be introduced to the basic principles of gymnastics - including body mechanics, form, stretching, strength training and conditioning, fundamentals of tumbling, use of the gym apparatus: rings, ropes, uneven bars, balance beam and vault; as well as basic gymnastics skills. This class will teach male students with minimal to no prior experience, while also accommodating former gymnasts and parkour enthusiasts who want to do "flips, running, jumping, swinging, rolling, & more", "Splat 101 training" and other "cool stuff.”

  • Fall I Session: Sept. 7 - Oct. 19, 2017 
    Fall II Session: Nov. 2 - Dec. 21, 2017 (No class November 23rd)
  • Day/Time: Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Full member fee: $50
  • Program member fee: $80

ADULT GYMNASTICS
The adult student will be introduced to the basic principles of gymnastics including positions, proper form, how to stretch, light strength training and conditioning, fundamentals of tumbling, use of the gym apparatus including but not limited to: uneven bars, balance beam and vault; as well as basic gymnastics skills. This class will teach adults with minimal to no prior experience, while also accommodating former gymnasts who still have the desire to do “flips and stuff.”

  • Day/Time: Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Full member fee: $50*
  • Program member fee: $80*

Questions: For more information, contact Mandy, our Gymnastics Director & Team Coach at 203.235.6386 or mmakein@meridenymca.org

Registration:

  • * Early registration for Fall programs is August 7 - 21, 2017. Price noted is the early registration price.
  •    Registrations after the early registration period will have a $10 late registration fee added.
  •    Please call 203.235.6386 for registration information. 

 

 

 

 

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