YMCA Youth Performance Center

Gymnastics

We develop skills and good character!

REGISTRATION for Fall Session 2 is NOW OPEN!!!

The Y is the starting point where many youth learn about becoming active while developing the healthy habits that they will carry throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to cartwheel or building the positive relationships that lead to teamwork, participating in programs at the Y is about building the whole youth, from the inside out.

The Y's focus is to ensure that youth develop an early love for physical activity and active movement. We do this through offering a fun non-competitive gymnastics program with a progression-based curriculum, teaching full-body movement skills with gymnastics and tumbling elements.

Our program will always prioritize safety while encouraging kids to do their best. We not only build skills, we build character. In everything we do, we emphasize the YMCA’s core character values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.

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BOUNCING BEARS (3 YEAR OLD W/PARENT): 30 MINUTES
(3 yr olds "potty trained" w/parent) Ratio: 1-6

This 30-minute class is for the 3 year old child who is ready to participate in gymnastics with the help from a parent. It offers a variety of FUN and challenging activities with an emphasis on learning coordination, various body positions and basic progression skills on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor.  In addition, this class will help the child with developing early life skills such as listening/following directions, turn taking skills and making new friends.

Fall 2 Rate: 7-Week Session: Y-Member: $42     Non-Member: $60
Fall 2 /  November 10  - December 22 / Friday / 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm
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KINDERGYM: 45-MINUTES (BEGINNER)
(4-5 yr olds) Ratio: 1-8
 
This 45-minute class focuses on coordination, body movement control & flexibility. KinderGym is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor. Skills are taught to encourage a foundation for long-term athletic development through FUN recreational activity stations. Children will learn about the YMCA's four character development values, practice listening skills and teamwork. Of course, whimsical music, games, trampolines and the foam pit will be a part of the recreational FUN!
 
Fall 2 Rate: 7-Week Session: Y-Member: $56     Non-Member: $74

Fall 2 / November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Fall 2 / November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Fall 2 / November 7- December 19 / Tuesdays / 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Fall 2 / November 8 - December 20 / Wednesdays / 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Fall 2 / November 10  - December 22 / Friday / 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

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HOPPERS : 55-MINUTES (BEGINNER) 
(6-7 yr olds) Ratio: 1-8
 
This 55-minute class. The Hoppers class is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor. Hoppers will focus on coordination, strength and flexibility. Students will work on carefully graduated steps leading from essential basics to more advanced skills. They are taught to encourage a foundation for long-term athletic development through FUN recreational activity stations. Children will learn about the YMCA's four character development values, practice listening skills and teamwork. Of course, trampolines and the foam pit will be a part of the recreational FUN!  This class can be a consideration for a 5 year old in KinderGym who has mastered their skill progression and is capable of a more challenging gym curriculum.
 
Fall 2 Rate: 7-Week Session: Y-Member: $70     Non-Member: $88
Fall 2 / November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 6:35 pm - 7:30 pm
Fall 2 / November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 6:50 pm - 7:45 pm
Fall 2 / November 7- December 19 / Tuesdays / 6:35 pm - 7:30 pm
Fall 2 /November 8 - December 20 /  / Wednesdays / 6:35 pm - 7:30 pm
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TUMBLERS : 55 MINUTES (BEGINNER)
(Ages 8+) Ratio: 1-8
 
This 55-minute beginner level class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility while introducing basic gymnastics. The Tumblers class is for the older beginner gymnast or a gymnast who is getting back into gymnastics and wants to explore their potential. Tumblers is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values.

Fall 2 Rate: 7-Week Session: Y-Member: $70     Non-Member: $88
Fall 2 / November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 7:35 pm - 8:30 pm
Fall 2 /November 6 - December 18 / Mondays / 7:50 pm - 8:45 pm
Fall 2 /November 8 - December 20 / Wednesdays / 7:35 pm - 8:30 pm
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FLIPPERS: 120 MINUTES (INTERMEDIATE)
(Ages 8+; COACH INVITE ONLY)
 
This 120-minute intermediate level class is our highest level of recreational gymnastics. We will focus on refining coordination, strength and flexibility. The progression in this class will focus on improving previously learned basic skills while incorporating new intermediate skills. Gymnasts will need to have previous gymnastics experience as they will learn more complex skills and combinations on the vault, bars, balance beam and floor. Youth in this class will already be capable of following instruction and are working on their knowledge of the YMCA's four character development values. The Flippers class is an INVITE ONLY class.  An evaluation will need to be scheduled for placement in this class. 
 
Fall 2 Rate: 13-Week Session: Y-Member: $260     Non-Member: $325
Fall 2 / September 14 - December 14 / Thursdays / 6 pm - 8 pm
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ADVANCED GIRLS PROGRAM: 120 MINUTES
(Ages 8+; (COACH INVITE ONLY)
Available starting in January 2018
 
This 120 minute Class (2 hrs) is designed for the gymnast that has graduated from our recreational gymnastics program. This gymnast has successfully mastered all of the skills and is dedicated to learning at a higher level. This class is designed for girls 8+ who have shown the ability to work hard, follow direction, and accomplish the required skills independently. Mobility to this level is based on both skill requirements and attitude; the gymnast must be recommended for the Advanced Girls Program by her coaches and approved by the gymnastics coordinator.  The class continues to reinforce on the YMCA's four character development values.
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BOYS TUMBLE & STRENGTH: 55 MINUTES
(Ages 5+) Ratio: 1-8
 
This 55-minute class for boys focuses on coordination, strength, conditioning and flexibility while introducing basic boys tumbling and gymnastics elements using rings, floorwork, trampoline and the pommel horse. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values.
 
Fall 2 Rate: 7-Week Session: Y-Member: $70     Non-Member: $88
Fall 2 / November 7- December 19 / Tuesdays / 7:35 pm - 8:30 pm
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PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM: 45 MINUTES
(Walkers to age 5 with Parent)
Preschool open gym is for Walkers to age 5. Stations will be set-up for fun play and gymnastics introduction. Parents are asked to participate and play with the children in class.
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OPEN GYMNASTICS: 90 MINUTES
(Ages 6+) 
Fridays, 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Need a little extra time to practice? Open Gymnastics is class time for gymnasts to practice and improve their gymnastics and tumbling skills. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class.

Open Gym Dates: November 10 & 17, December 1,8, 15 & 22
YMCA Member: $5/individual class     Non-Member: $10/individual class
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHAT SHOULD MY YOUTH WEAR TO CLASS?

  • For the safety of your youth, we ask that you adhere to the gymnastics dress code.
  • Clothing with buttons or zippers are not allowed.
  • Jewelry should not be worn and hair should be pulled back.
  • Girls are suggested to wear leotards and/or shorts. T-shirts or snug fitting tank tops are also okay.
  • Boys are suggested to wear athletic shirts and shorts or a boys’ leotard.
  • Any clothing should not be too baggy.
  • Instructors may ask your child to tuck their shirts in if they are too loose.
  • Shoes and socks must be removed.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN GYMNASTICS?

Gymnastics is for boys and girls of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities. Boys are welcome in all of our classes, however we do have a boys class for ages 6+, which incorporates elements specific for boys. Gymnastics is a great way for all kids to start building the foundation of strength, stability and flexibility which are needed in other sports such as soccer, football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball and more! (Back to Top)
 
MISSED CLASS POLICY
If you miss a class during your session, the class is forfeited, as the YMCA does not have the capacity to allow make-up classes. This is due to the limited availability of gym time and our focus on maintaining coach-to-gymnast ratios, and for safety and quality instruction. If you miss a class or do not attend classes, this does not qualify you for a refund. If the YMCA cancels class due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, etc.), the YMCA will do its best to schedule an additional class or may offer a pro-rated credit amount of the canceled class. (Back to Top)
 
CLASS OBSERVATION
We would love for you to observe your child's class.  ALL parents, siblings, and spectators are asked to watch class in progress from the upstairs viewing level.
 
WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?
For questions about the class content, your child's level and/or testing-out, please contact Coach Anne Johnson at ajohnson@siouxfallsymca.org

For help with registration, please contact Ellen Stewart at estewart@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190, extension 17. 

 

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