Gymnastics Lessons

The YMCA Bellefonte branch offers an array of gymnastics classes for both recreational and competitive gymnasts.  Our highly trained staff utilizes a curriculum that is designed to advance each child’s gross motor skills, balance, and coordination in a fun, enjoyable environment while enhancing self-esteem, physical, and mental abilities of your child.  Children who show advanced capabilities beyond recreational classes will be invited to join our competitive program.  Team is invitation only, but if you are interested in joining our competitive program, would like your child evaluated, or would like more information contact Steve Greecher at [email protected].

 


Gym Tots

Wednesday, 3:00-3:45pm

This introductory class is for children ages 3 – 5 ready to begin a structured class.  It is designed to provide development of motor skills, balance, coordination, motor, and behavior skills utilizing playful gymnastics activities.  Your child will stimulate motor skills such as skipping, hopping, jumping, swinging and hanging, along with social awareness skills including sharing, taking turns, following directions, and child-to-child interaction.
Class will focus on basic gymnastics and strength development activities such as climbing, jumping, balance, hand/arm support utilizing all four Olympic events.

Class Age:  3 – 5
Class Length:  45 minutes

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Pre-School Gymnastics

Saturday, 8:30-9:30am

This structured 1 hour class introduces the 4 – 6 year old pre-school child to gymnastics.  Focus is based on building strength, flexibility, and coordination while providing the basic fundamentals of gymnastics on each of the 4 events.  Your child will stimulate motor skills such as skipping, hopping, jumping, running, and hanging, along with social awareness skills including sharing, taking turns, following directions, and child-to-child interaction. 
Class structure is similar to Gym Tots but will more intensely focus on introductory gymnastics skill development while utilizing more challenging elements.

Class Age:  4 – 6
Class Length:  60 minutes

Level 1 – Beginner Gymnastics

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am

 This is our introductory gymnastics class for ages 6 and up.  Focus is on basic fundamental and foundational gymnastics skills in addition to strength, flexibility, balance, and body awareness on Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor Exercise.  Children will begin to develop USAG level 1 skills such as rolls, cartwheels, handstands, front supports, casts, and confidence on high balance beam.
Class structure includes a warm-up stretch period and time spent on 2-3 events per class. 

Class Age:  6 and up
Class Length:  60 minutes

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Level 2 Intermediate

Saturday, 10:30-11:30am

This intermediate level class for students 6 and up further builds on introductory skills, strength, and flexibility on all gymnastics events previously learned.  Previous gymnastics experience or coach approval is required to join.  This class provides more challenging skills while continuing to promote self-esteem and body awareness.  Focus is based on USAG compulsory level 2 skills including bridge kickovers, backward rolls, round offs, back hip circles, and introductory acrobatic beam skills.
Class structure includes a warm-up stretch period and time spent on 2-3 events per class. 

Class Age:  6 and up
Class Length:  60 minutes

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2017 Session/Registration Schedule

 

 

Fall I; 8 weeks: Tuesday Septmber 4th-  October 29th; members 8/12/16 Non-members 8/16/16

Fall II; 8 weeks; October 30th- December 23rd;  members 10/7/16 Non-members 10/11/16

 

 

No class for Labor Day September 4th

No class November 23rd for Thanksgiving