Gymnastics

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Gymnastics challenges youth to persevere to new levels of achievement. Kids gain self-confidence when they realize their potential. They have a chance to express themselves in this unique sport that combines creativity and physicality. Our progressive lessons help kids fine-tune their talents and love of the sport. With enthusiastic instructors leading the way, students are excited and motivated to learn new skills each week.

Our Gymnastics programs change seasonally.
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We offer small class sizes so each child will get as much individual attention as possible. Our high quality instructors are dedicated to our participants, our programs, and our community and teach the four core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Plus, our recently renovated facility is clean and inviting, a perfect place for our young gymnasts to bounce around.

Preschool Gymnastics (Ages 1-6)

The youngest participants start out working along side a parent or guardian. Music and movement exploration is a major part of the curriculum. Hand eye coordination and ball handling skills are developed along with small motor development. Children will also work on some gymnastics skills on the spring floor, bars, beam, trampoline, and Tumble Trak.

As they grow older, classes progress and teach independence. Through games, songs and activities our little gymnast will work on the basic elements of gymnastics. Children will work on gross motor skills and coordination through, tumbles, balancing and tricks. This eventually leads into true gymnastics skills, including uneven bars, balance beam, tumbling, and Tumble Trak.

Youth Gymnastics (Grades 1 and up)

Our Youth Gymnastics classes are progressive. These classes are designed for development of skills on the uneven bars, balance beam and Tumble Trak. Children work on basic gymnastics positions such as tuck, pike, straddle, squat, and lunge. They will also work on skills such as handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, forward, and backward rolls. The children learn how to work well with others and improve their fine and gross motor skills, such as hand eye coordination, and readiness while learning gymnastics.

We also offer youth lessons focused on tumbling for cheerleading.

Kodiaks Gymnastics

The Cape Ann YMCA's Kodiak Gymnastics program is structured with progressive levels and formatted to teach recreational gymnastics with a focus on strength, flexibility, coordination and, of course, fun! The individual levels are age and ability focused. Each level includes over 50 skills that will build confidence, endurance and love for the sport of gymnastics. Please contact Katy Coffey with any specific questions you have on placement for your child.

For more information on Gymnastics programming please contact:  Brian Flynn at 978-283-0470x1704,  flynnb@northshoreymca.org