Spring 2024 Gymnastics Lessons
(Ages 3&4 by Start of Session)
Children learn basics of how to tumble, balance on a beam, and swing on the low bar. Parent
participation is not required, and preschool gymnasts should be able to participate independently of their parents. Parents will be allowed to watch class from the hallway.
Children must be 5 years old by the start of the session (exception of two class times which
allow independent 4-year-old children). Classes follow progression guidelines developed by
USA Gymnastics. Emphasis is on individual skill development in tumbling, floor, balance beam, vault, and bars. Class stations are designed to allow for a successful progression of skills regardless of ability level. Parents will be allowed to watch the first and last class only.
The basics of gymnastics are taught at this stage. Gymnasts who are new to the program but have
some gymnastics experience may be tested.
Have mastered a forward roll to sit, backward roll down an incline, cartwheel over a block, donkey kick, and round-a-bout cartwheel.
Have mastered a forward roll to stand, backward roll to their feet, straight arm bridge, cartwheel,
and ¾ handstand.
Pre-Team (USAG Level 1)
Have mastered a vertical handstand, roundoff, standing backbend, arch-up kickover down incline, walk-up pullover mount on bars, and one pull-up with their chin passing above the bar.
Introductory Competitive Team
Xcel Bronze: Gymnasts must be able to do a cartwheel, round-off, vertical handstand, backward roll to push-up, one pull-up, and pullover mount on bars. Level 2: Gymnasts must be able to do a backward roll to push-up, backbend kickover, pullover mount on bars, back hip circle on bars, three pull-ups with their chin passing above the bar, and one split. In addition to physical skills, gymnasts must demonstrate a positive, hardworking, and respectful attitude to be considered for our competitive team. Gymnasts must be tested by the Director.