YMCA Youth Performance Center

Gymnastics

We develop skills and good character!

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Spring 2 Session / April 17 - May 26  /
 
THE Y DIFFERENCE: The Y offers discounted program rates to our YMCA Members!
 

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.

Gymnastics Classes

Parent/Child

Preschool/Kinder

Recreational

Open Gymnastics

Gymnastics Program Questions

 

INCHWORMS-PARENT/CHILD: 30 Minutes 

(Walkers-3 yr olds with Parent)  

6-Week Session: YMCA Member: $36     Non-Member: $48
Spring 2 / April 18 - May 23 / Tuesdays / 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

This 30-minute class is designed for the child and parent. It emphasizes basic coordination skills, apparatus awareness, social interaction, and gross-motor development. Children have organized activities incorporated into a variety of fun stations, while interacting with mom, dad or even grandparents. (Back to Top)

 

BOUNCING BEARS: 30 Minutes

(3 yr olds "potty trained") 

6-Week Session: YMCA Member: $36     Non-Member: $48
Spring 2 / April 18 - May 23 / Tuesdays / 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

This 30-minute class is for the 3 year old child who is ready to participate without 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. (Back to Top)

 

KINDER ROOS: 45 Minutes (Beginner)

(4-5 yr olds) 

6-Week Session: Y-Member: $42     Non-Member: $60
Spring 2 / April 17 - May 22 / Mondays / 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Spring 2 / April 17 - May 22 / Mondays / 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Spring 2 / April 18 - May 23 / Tuesdays / 6:15 pm - 7 pm

5-Week Session: Y-Member: $35     Non-Member: $50
Spring 2 / April 22 - May 20 / Saturdays / 10 am - 10:45 am

This 45-minute class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility. Kinder-Roos is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor. Progressive skills are taught to encourage a foundation for long-term athletic development through fun activity stations and challenging skill progression. 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 fun! (Back to Top)

 

JUMPIN' JACKS: 60 Minutes (Intermediate) 

(4-5 yr olds; COACH INVITE ONLY) 

6-Week Session: Y-Member: $54     Non-Member: $72
Spring 2 / April 19 - May 24 / Wednesdays / 6 pm - 7 pm
Spring 2 / April 21 - May 26 / Fridays / 6 pm - 7 pm

This 60-minute class is a "Jump-UP" from the Kinder-Roos class. Jumpin' Jacks is for the Pre-K/Kindergartner gymnast who has mastered their skill progression in Kinder-Roos and/or is ready for more challenges. In this class there will be a continued focus on improving coordination, strength and flexibility through more advanced skills. Besides skill development, character development and FUN will always be a part each class. Be ready to "JUMP" like a "JACK"! Prerequisite for this class is to test out with a coach. (Back to Top)

 

BOYS TUMBLE & STRENGTH: 60 Minutes

(Ages 6+) 

6-Week Session: Y-Member: $60     Non-Member: $77
Spring 2 / April 18 - May 23 / Tuesdays / 7 pm - 8 pm

This 60-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. (Back to Top) 

 

TWISTERS: 60 Minutes (Beginner)

(Ages 6+) 

6-Week Session: Y-Member: $60     Non-Member: $77
Spring 2 / April 17 - May 22 / Mondays / 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Spring 2 / April 19 - May 24 / Wednesdays / 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

5-Week Session: Y-Member: $50     Non-Member: $65
Spring 2 / April 22 - May 20 / Saturdays / 9 am - 10 am

This 60-minute beginner level class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility while introducing basic gymnastics elements on the vault, bars, balance beam, trampoline and floor. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values. (Back to Top)

 

FLIPPERS: 120 Minutes (Intermediate)

(Ages 6+; COACH INVITE ONLY)

6-Week Session: YMCA Member: $120     Non-Member: $150
Spring 2 / April 20 - May 25 / Thursdays / 6 pm - 8 pm

This 120-minute (2 hour) class is for the intermediate gymnast to explore their potential in gymnastics. Gymnasts will need to have some previous gymnastics experience as they will learn more complex skills and combinations on all of the apparatus. The progression in this class will focus on improving previously learned basic skills while incorporating new intermediate skills. Prerequisite for this class is to test out with a coach. (Back to Top)

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM: 60 Minutes

(Walkers to age 5 with Parent)

Saturdays, 11 AM - 12 PM
Open Gym Dates: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
YMCA Member: $5/individual class     Non-Member: $7/individual class

Need a little extra time to practice? Open Gymnastics is class time for the older gymnasts to practice and improve their gymnastics and tumbling skills. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class. Open Gymnastics will be offered on Friday nights from 7 pm - 9pm for ages 10+. Flippers level gymnasts under the age of 10 are allowed to participate as long as they are working on skills during this time. (Back to Top)

 

OPEN GYMNASTICS I: 60 Minutes

(Ages 6-9) 

Fridays, 7 PM - 8 PM
Open Gym Dates: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
YMCA Member: $5/individual class     Non-Member: $7/individual class

Open Gymnastics I is class time for the younger gymnasts to practice and improve their gymnastics and tumbling skills. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class. Open Gymnastics will be offered on Friday nights from 7 pm - 8pm for ages 6-9. (Back to Top)

 

OPEN GYMNASTICS II: 120 Minutes

(Ages 10+) 

Fridays, 7 PM - 9 PM
Open Gym Dates: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
YMCA Member: $7/individual class     Non-Member: $12/individual class

Need a little extra time to practice? Open Gymnastics is class time for the older gymnasts to practice and improve their gymnastics and tumbling skills. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class. Open Gymnastics will be offered on Friday nights from 7 pm - 9pm for ages 10+. Flippers level gymnasts under the age of 10 are allowed to participate as long as they are working on skills during this time. (Back to Top)

 

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)

 

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. (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 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)

 

Who do I contact with questions?

For questions about the class content, your child's level and/or testing-out, please contact Coach Angela Hlavka at ahlavka@siouxfallsymca.org
For help with registration, please contact Bobbi Wynia at bwynia@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190, extension 17.  (Back to Top)

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