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Gymnastics

GYMNASTICS

YMCA Gymnastics teaches children gymnastics skills, confidence, coordination, flexibility and strength. 

High Energy Fun! Our YMCA Gymnastics Program is for girls and boys of all ages, with adult programs as well.  

All classes are taught in a fun, safe environment using progressive skill instruction on gymnastics equipment.  Every class emphasizes balance, strength, coordination along with positive encouragement from our Y teaching staff.  Not only do we teach your child the fundamentals of gymnastics, we also focus on the YMCA’s character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.   

YMCA Gymnastics is available to both members and non-members. 

High Energy Fun! Our YMCA Gymnastics Program is for girls and boys ages three through Kindergarten. It’s an exciting activity where children develop and enhance their gross motor skills needed for kindergarten testing. We use fun gymnastics obstacle courses. Basic gymnastics skills are taught on the floor, bars, beam and vault.

PARENT & TOTS

MOVERS (6-18m)

Children at this age are beginning to move, reach, and grasp. Enjoy safe, fun bonding while learning social skills, core and balance, and bilateral awareness.

EXPLORERS (18-30m)

Children in this class will learn stepping, rolling, balancing, sliding, swinging, stopping, starting, and repetition. 

CLIMBERS (2.5 to 3.5 years)
Children in this class will learn gross motor skills, muscle awareness, and beginner level gymnastics skills. 

PRESCHOOL AGE

 

TURNERS (3.5 to 5 years)

This independent class teaches children the basics before the basics in gymnastics. They learn coordinated movements, body control, and dance skills. In addition, they will learn beginner skills such as handstands, pullovers, and how to use a springboard. Parents will remain in the waiting area during this class. 

JUMPERS (Invitation Only)
Children must have mastered previous level skills to move into this higher level class. This class teaches children the basics of gymnastics such as bridges, rolls, and cartwheels on floor. Additionally, they will learn spatial awareness and confidence on balance beam, pullovers, casts, and front rolls off bars. They will also learn how to hurdle and punch on a springboard for vault. 

FLYERS (Invitation Only)

This class is an intermediate level class teaching children to sequence movements, do multiple skills in a row, and use a vault. They will develop back hip circles on bars, dismounts on beam, and bridge kickovers on floor. 

FLIPPERS (Invitation Only)

This class is an advanced level class. Children will learn back walkovers, roundoffs, and front limbers on floor. They will learn the first real vault used in competition (handstand flat backs). They will also learn front hip circles and squat ons on bars. This class is the preschool equivalent of pre-team. Children who master the skills of this class will be moved to Level 1. 

SCHOOL AGE

 

ROLLERS (6 years and up)

This independent class teaches children the basics before the basics in gymnastics. They learn coordinated movements, body control, and dance skills. In addition, they will learn beginner skills such as handstands, pullovers, and how to use a springboard. They will also learn jump shapes, rolls, and cartwheels. Parents will remain in the waiting area during this class. 

SWINGERS (Invitation Only)

This class is an intermediate level class teaching children to sequence movements, do multiple skills in a row, and use a vault. They will develop back hip circles on bars, dismounts on beam, and bridge kickovers on floor. 

KIPPERS (Invitation Only)

This class is an advanced level class. Children will learn back walkovers, roundoffs, front limbers, and back handsprings on floor. They will learn the first "real" vault. They will also learn front hip circles and squat ons on bars. 

 

HOTSHOTS (Invitation Only)

This is our school age pre-team. Children will learn skills like roundoff back handsprings, front handsprings, front walkovers, handstands on balance beam, and vaults on the Level 3 vault system. They will be taught the Level 2 competition routines so that they can begin learning and retaining routines, even if they choose not to compete. 

LEVEL 1 (Invitation Only)

This is a class for children who wish to continue learning gymnastics and have surpassed the skills of pre-team, but do not wish to compete. Skills will be taught to each child's individual level up to roundoff 2 back handsprings, cartwheels on beam, and using the vault table. 

LEVEL 2 (Invitation Only)

This class is for children who want to continue learning gymnastics and have surpassed the pre-team, but do not wish to compete. Skills will be taught to each child's individual level with no ceiling on what skills they can learn. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons are scheduled with the instructor of choice, and are designed to focus on a skill in need of refinement. Our coaches can provide one-on-one or group instruction to your child, focused on their specific needs.

COMPETITIVE TEAM

Our gymnastics team has competed annually at regional and state events, and we've been represented at YMCA National Championship events many times. The competitive team is a one-year program where they focus on their individual skill development and compete with same level children. Levels range from 2 to 9 at competitions. 

Classes are offered year round. A typical session is seven weeks in length. No worries if you missed registration! Registrations are always accepted once a session begins as long as class availability permits.

More than just Gymnastics. We encourage and reinforce social skill development such as listening to the teacher, following instructions, waiting your turn and having good manners.

Attire. Bare feet are best for gymnastics. Leotards or shirt & shorts are recommended. Please no zippers, belts, buckles, skirts or jeans.

To register or find detailed information: Click on the register link at the top for complete gymnastics details, registration information and rates.

ADULT PROGRAMS

Drop in class  Open to anyone 17+, male or female, and any skill level. A pay as you go class where the class is tailored to each individual's abilities. 

YOUTH BALLET

A class designed to teach athletes beginner ballet skills, body positions, and technique.

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ALL REGISTRATION

Send an inquiry by clicking here or call or visit your local YMCA during our operating hours. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve.

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CONNECT WITH US

YMCA of Ross County

100 Mill Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

740.772.4340

info@rosscountyymca.org

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