For children ages 12 months - 5 years
The Jr Blugold YMCA Gymnastics Program aids in your child's physical, mental, and social development. Our objective is to provide children with safe, positive, and fun learning experiences! We aim to build strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and self-confidence while having fun with the sport of gymnastics. We provide an opportunity for the children of our community to participate, learn, and enjoy the skills of gymnastics in a safe, wholesome, family-friendly environment.
Parent & Tots | Ages 12 months to 36 months
We emphasize a safe, physical play environment to introduce basic gymnastics and gross motor skills. Instructors make classes fun and interesting with stretching, jumping, swinging, and learning how to roll and fall safely. Parents will assist their child through a series of obstacle courses and activities which will vary each week.
Tumble Tots | Age 3
This class provides basic gymnastics progressions taught on each apparatus. Children will be taught how to follow multi-step directions, communicate with peers, and improve strength and flexibility.
Big Shots | Age 4-5
This class is for children not yet enrolled in kindergarten. Children will practice basic gymnastics skills as they navigate through a variety of stretches, warm-up activities, and circuits. This class is intended to prepare children for our school-age progressive program.
Kindergym | Age 3-5
This is a new class within the YMCA preschool gymnastics curriculum aimed at students who will advance past the skills covered in the standard preschool curriculum long before they're 5 and in kindergarten, which is the point they can enter Progressives. The class will focus on body positions and correct technique and will have a higher expectation for attention span, listening to instructions, etc., than in a regular preschool class. This class will ideally progress into the team program, but this is not a requirement. (This class is by invitation or evaluation only.)