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Preschool gymnastics is for children ages 12 months through 5 years of age. These programs provide children a fun way to learn about body movement while gaining increased motor skills, strength and develop social interaction skills.
Mom/Pop & Me
1-3 years old with parent
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 stations, while interacting with mom, dad or even grandparents.
3-4 year years old without parent
This 30-minute class is for the child who is ready to participate without a parent. It offers a variety of fun and challenging activities with an emphasis on coordination skills and basic progression skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor. It is also an introduction to listening and turn taking skills and instructional and social discipline.
RAT (Rowdy Athletic Training)
4-5 year old boys without parent
This 45-minute high energy class involves running, jumping and exploring with constant mobility for preschool age boys only. RAT is an acronym for Rowdy Athletic Training and it allows boys to be boys. They train in all aspects of gymnastics with a fun twist on the approach to all of the events.
Preschool Plus Gymnastics
4-5 years old without parent
This 45-minute class is for the child who has had some previous gymnastic experience and is ready for a more intensive class. It offers a variety of fun and challenging activities with an emphasis on coordination skills and basic progression skills on the vault, bars, beam and floor. It also focuses on instructional and social discipline. Prerequisite of at least three (3) sessions of YMCA Preschool Gymnastics is required.
4-5 year old girls without parent
This 45 minute class is for girl's who have advanced through our basic preschool skill set and who have a passion for gymnastics. A child must be evaluated by a coach to quality for this class.
Gymnastic Birthday Parties
You may schedule a gymnastics party for your child's next birthday. You may have up to 12 children for two hours on either a Saturday or Sunday (you may include additional children at an additional cost per child). Use of our gymnastics facility is packed with fun and supervised age appropriate activities for your child. A separate area is set up for cake, ice cream, snacks and gifts. A refrigerator/freezer is available for your snacks and drinks. CD/MP3 players can be used with our sound system. Cost is $160 for members and $240 for non members. All standard YMCA rules apply. Call the gymnastics department for more information, at 740-349-9585 (ext. 385).