Children must be 5 years old by the start of the session. Classes follow progression guidelines developed by USA Gymnastics. Emphasis is on individual skill development in tumbling, floor, balance beam, vault and bars. Classes are divided by ability levels to ensure that all gymnasts progress in a safe and appropriate manner.
Everyone enters at the beginner level. The basics of gymnastics are taught at this stage. Gymnasts who are new to program but have gymnastics some experience may call to be tested.
Advanced Beginner (USAG Pre Level 1)
Gymnasts enter after they master a forward roll to stand, straight arm bridge, cartwheel, and ¾ handstand.
Intermediate (USAG Level 1)
Gymnasts enter after they have mastered a handstand, round-off, backward roll to push-up position, standing backbend, and one pull-up with their chin passing above the bar. To eligible for the Xcel Bronze Team, gymnasts must be able to do a backbend kick-over, handstand forward roll, pull-over mount on bars, back hip circle on bars, three pull ups with chin passing above the bar, and one split. Gymnasts must be tested by the Director to move to Xcel Bronze Team. Recreation Classes are offered as follows: