Class Descriptions

New to gymnastics?

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  • Furniture walkers to 23 months: Punkins
  • Ages 2-3: Scooters (coach-guided, child-directed)
  • Ages 3: Mitey 3’s (structured)
  • Age 4: Mitey 4’s
  • Age 5: Mitey 5’s or Girls=Mitey Miss, Boys=Mitey Men
  • Ages 6 & up: Girls=Girls 1, Boys=Boys 1.

Still not sure which level your child should be in? Free evaluations are offered Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 7:15pm and Saturday’s at 12:00pm. Call our member service desk at 419-874-1815 for availability during break weeks and holiday vacations.

TODDLER GYMNASTICS (Ages 1 – 3)
  • Members: $31
  • Program Participant: $74

Punkins: Movement Education for “furniture walkers” through 23 months, with parent. Introductory gymnastics skills with emphasis on large motor skill development, balance, and coordination. For safety reasons, younger siblings are required to be either in a carrier or stroller and older siblings must be able to entertain themselves in bleachers or on the foam letters by the mirrors during class time.

Scooters: For ages 2-3, with parent. Experience a fun and playful atmosphere with your little ones as they explore and experience the world of movement. Introductory gymnastics skills with emphasis on large motor skill development, balance, and coordination. Structure is introduced as well as plenty of time for free exploration—how Scooters learn best! For safety reasons, younger siblings are required to be in a carrier or stroller and older siblings must be able to entertain themselves in bleachers or on the foam letters by the mirrors during class time.

MITEY GYMNASTICS (Ages 3 - 5)
  • Members: $33
  • Program Participant/Youth Member: $78

Mitey 3’s: This is a 45-minute, parent aided, structured gymnastics class. Often, 3 year olds need special attention due to their size, fear, or adjusting to being on their own. This class is intended to bridge our Scooter class and our Mitey 4 class. Designed much like our Mitey 4’s class with the parents aiding their child through specific gymnastic circuits and stations, this class is for 3 year olds who are ready for more structure and instruction. Young 4 year olds who are not quite ready for Mitey 4’s are also welcome.

Mitey 4’s: Coed, 4 year olds, without parent. Gymnastics equipment-based classes. This developmentally appropriate program promotes strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, focus and gross motor skills. Progressive gymnastics skills (beginner-intermediate) are introduced and developed as the gymnast’s skill level improves. Equipment includes all “big kid” Olympic events sized for “little kids!”

Mitey 5’s: Coed, 5 year olds, without parent. Gymnastics equipment-based classes. This developmentally appropriate program promotes strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, focus and gross motor skills. Progressive gymnastics skills (beginner- intermediate) are introduced and developed as the gymnast’s skill level improves. Equipment includes all “big kid” Olympic events sized for “little kids”! Girls and boys will be divided if numbers permit, but not guaranteed.

Mitey Miss: 5-year-old girls. This gender and age specific class teaches the same skills as Girls 1, Girls 2, but is designed for the mental, physical, and social developmental stages of 5-year-olds. Gymnastics circuits, stations, and props are utilized to allow 5-year-olds to not only stay on task but also to have fun while learning gymnastics.

Mitey Men: 5-year-old boys. This is a gender and age specific class that teaches the same skills as in Boys 1 classes, but is designed for the mental, physical, and social developmental stages of 5 year olds. Gymnastics circuits, stations, and props are utilized to allow 5 year olds to not only stay on task but also to have fun while learning gymnastics.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Toddler Gym Time: Ages 5 & under. Meet friends for some great playtime! A coach supervises, but no specific instruction is provided. Parents must accompany and supervise children. Limited to a maximum of 30 people. Limited to one, one hour session per day.

  • Members only- FREE
  • Wednesdays from Fall 2 session through the end of Winter 2 session.
  • 12pm-1pm or 1pm-2pm

Mitey’s Gym Time: Ages 3.5 – 5 (must be potty-trained). Enjoy a fun Friday morning or afternoon at the Gymnastics Center! Gymnastics, crafts, and a snack. Parents are encouraged to leave the Gymnastics Center during this program. Pick up a flyer or contact the Gymnastics Center for times and dates.

  • Members: $12
  • Program Participants: $20
PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS-GIRLS
  • Members: $35
  • Program Participants/Youth Member: $80

Girls 1: Beginning gymnastics skills and an introduction to all four women’s gymnastics events. Minimum age of 6.

Girls 2: Advanced beginner level using all four events. Successful completion of Girls 1 skills is required. Minimum age of 6.

Girls 3: Intermediate level. Continues to build on skills learned in Girls 2. Body position and form stressed. Minimum age of 6.

Girls 4: Advanced Intermediate. Successful completion of Girls 3 skills is required. Minimum age of 6.

Girls 5: Advanced. Students progressing out of Girls 5 may move to Girls 6 or try out for Pre-team (June/Dec. only). Minimum age of 6.

Girls 6: (formerly Training Team) Most Advanced. Open-ended skill development, for girls not interested in competitive gymnastics or still training for Pre-Team/Gymcat tryouts. Skill based, no routine development. Minimum age of 7.

Teens & Tweens: Designed for girls ages 11 and older. You’re never too old to start! An age sensitive option for beginners and gymnasts of all skill levels.

Pre-Team: Gymnasts in Girls 5 and Girls 6 who are interested and ready for competitive gymnastics may try out for this training program. Pre-team gymnasts will focus heavily on USAG Level 3 competitive routines and skills. This class meets twice weekly and commitment to attendance is encouraged. Tryouts will be in June and December only, date and time will be posted. Realistic expectation would be for the gymnast to be ready for the annual June Gymcat tryouts.

  • Members: $75
  • Program Participants: $165

Mini Pre-Team (formerly Mini Training Team): Coach placement ONLY. Girls ages 5-7 work out two days a week with team coaches. Very advanced. Gymnasts prepare for competitive USAG routines.

  • Members: $72
  • Program Participants: $160 
PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS- BOYS
  • Members: $35
  • Program Participants: $80

Boys 1: Beginning gymnastics skills. Introduction to all six men’s gymnastics events. Body and spatial awareness stressed. Minimum age of 6.

Boys 2: Boys progress to this level after successful completion of Boys’ Level 1 with coach recommendation. Skills build progressively from the beginner level. Minimum age of 6.

Boys 3: Boys progress to this level after successful completion of Boys Level 2 with coach recommendation. Minimum age of 6.

Boys Pre-Team: Pre-team gymnasts will focus heavily on USAG Level 4 competitive routines and skills. This class meets twice weekly and commitment to attendance is encouraged. By coach invite only.

  • Members: $72
  • Program Participants: $160 
INDIVIDUAL EVENT SKILLS CLASSES-COED
  • Members: $35
  • Program Participants: $80

Bar Skills: A class concentrating on strength and skill development needed for bars. Ages 6 and up.

Tumbling 1: For ages 6 and up. Beginning tumbling. Skills include: forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, round-offs and bridge kickovers.

Tumbling 2: For ages 7 and up. Intermediate tumbling. Skills include: power round off, front and back walkovers, front and back handsprings. Tumbling 1 skills MUST be mastered first.

Tumbling 3: For ages 7 and up. Advanced tumbling. Skills include: Connected tumbling series, multiple handsprings, front and back saltos, aerials. Tumbling 2 skills MUST be mastered first (MUST have a standing back handspring). Coach recommendation required.

COMPETITIVE TEAMS

Y’s Guys Boy’s Gymnastics Team
Y’s Guys compete USAG routines at USAG meets throughout Ohio and Michigan. Practice year round. USAG levels 5 -10. Boys Training Team Coach placement ONLY. Boys work with team coaches on skill progressions leading to competitive levels. Call Jai Charles at 419-874-1815 for more information.

Gymcats Girl’s Gymnastics Team
GYMCATS compete in the Northwest Ohio YMCA District and USAG System—USAG routines are used. Levels 3-10. Call Casey Koenig at 419-874-1815 for more information.

CheerCats & CheerKittens Girl’s Cheer Team
Competitive cheer team in a fun and low-key environment with the YMCA philosophy and values! All-Star Competition format. This cheer season is underway, so look to register for next season during Fall 1, 2018 registration. Season runs Fall I - Winter II. Email ymcacheercats@gmail.com for more information.