Recreational gymnastics classes are for school-aged boys and girls who are interested in learning the basics of the sport in a fun and noncompetitive environment. Our program is designed to improve each child’s core body strength, coordination and self confidence. Classes are arranged by age; however, within each class, students will progress at their own pace and are grouped by skill level. Instruction is provided on each piece of gymnastics apparatus and all students participate in age appropriate stretching and conditioning.
Which class is right for your child?
Co-ed 3-5 years (PRE-SCHOOL):
Our preschool gymnastics classes for 3-5 year olds are designed to improve your child’s motor skills, balance, and self confidence. Your child will have fun learning the sport of gymnastics with our dedicated staff.
Recreational gymnastics classes for children ages 6 and up.
Beginner: These classes are for the beginner gymnast. In this class children will be taught basic skills such as: body positions, how to stretch, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, sit-ups, push-ups, chin hangs and control when jumping on trampoline. This is the right class if this is your child’s first gymnastics class or if they are unable to perform these skills.
Intermediate: Children entering this class should be able to demonstrate the following with good form and proper technique: cartwheel, handstand, bridge, body control on trampoline, chin hold for 10 sec, pull over with a light spot and the ability to use a spring board. Skills your gymnast will learn in this class include: round-off, back bend, back walkover, pullover, climbing rope, increased core strength, increased flexibility.
Advanced: This class is for those children who have mastered the gymnastics basics and are ready to learn more advanced skills. This class will continue to focus on core strength and flexibility as well as skills. These include things like: back handsprings, round off back handsprings, front walkovers and front handsprings.
Racers: These classes are designed for those young gymnasts, (ages 5-7 years) who have been identified by our coaching staff to have the potential and desire to “Race” through our recreational program. The goal of this program is to improve your gymnast’s core strength, body awareness, balance, confidence as well as the skills needed to move into our pre-team group. Your child will have fun learning the sport of gymnastics with the goal of someday becoming one of the “big kids” in our gym.
NOTE: Classes labeled (wait) will begin once 3 students are on the wait list for that class. Parents on the wait-list will be notified once the class is open.
Excel: This is for those gymnasts 10 yrs and up who are not sure that competitive gymnastics is for them or have competed in the past and would like to return to gymnastics. These gymnasts will have the opportunity to learn routines and compete in a less competitive, fun, exciting and rewarding environment.
USAG: Girls must be invited to join the TCG team. These gymnasts should demonstrate the ability and willingness to consistently work hard and independently in order to represent themselves and TCG well in a highly competitive environment. Gymnasts will only be entered into competitions once they have mastered all required skills independently and with proper form and technique.Please call the gym to inquire about USAG (Levels 3 through Elite) and Excel Womens Teams as well as USAG Boys Team levels 4 and up.