PRESCHOOL, YOUTH, AND TEEN GYMNASTICS IN MARBLEHEAD

PARENT/CHILD PLAY GROUP
Ages: 0-6
Connect with other parents while your child explores the beginning stages of gymnastics. The class will begin and end with parachute songs with a focus on unstructured play. Class length is 45 minutes.

PARENT/CHILD TINY GymStars
Ages: 1-2
This class is specifically designed to help your child develop coordination, balance and peer socialization skills through social interaction, music, games, parachute play and obstacle courses. Each month will have a theme with content geared toward specific pre-school development. Children will learn spatial awareness, multi-step directions, gross motor skills, body awareness and so much more! Parents are expected to participate in the class and help their child follow the teacher’s instructions.

TINY GymStars
Age: 3
Run, jump, skip and hop! If your child is ready to follow a teacher’s instructions and independently participate in class then they are ready to be a Tiny GymStar! Children will learn how to follow multi-step directions from their teacher and stay engaged with their classmates. This class will focus on gross motor skills through interactive games and activities. Each month will have a theme with content geared toward specific preschool development.

LITTLE GymStars
Ages: 4-6
The purpose of LITTLE GymStars is to cultivate skill development, strength and flexibility. We have structured our program in a way that allows your child to progress without the inconvenience of having to re-register for a different class every two months. On the first day of class your child will be placed in an age & skill appropriate group. Once your child can properly execute the skills within their current level they will automatically be challenged with the next progression. We understand that all children learn at different rates. Therefore, our goal is to create an environment that allows children to develop at their own pace while maintaining the same class day & time.

GYMNASTICS TEAM
The Magic Gymnastics Team strives to provide quality instruction, individual attention, a safe environment, and program growth. This is achieved by providing innovative coaching techniques, supportive parental involvement, and integration of the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. We strive to reflect sportsmanship in our daily activities. Each child is given the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially through fun, safe and productive activities. We provide an open line of communication with gymnasts and parents, so please feel free to reach out to us!

For more information about team and levels, see our program guide or contact Danielle Walker, Gymnastics Director, 781.990.7011, walkerd@northshoreymca.org

MEET DANIELLE WALKER
Danielle has been with our Y for over 25 years, including being the head gymnastics coach for our team. She coached the Salem State College gymnastics Team from 1987-1990 and at Yellow Jackets from 1987-1992. She is a certified level 10 judge and YMCA of the USA Gymnastics Trainer, and is USA Gymnastics Safety Certified. Under her leadership, the Lynch/van Otterloo Y Gymnastics Team is currently ranked 4th in the country and two of her gymnasts have won YMCA Nationals Championships.

Jane Rizza
Level 6-7 Team Coach

Samantha Rizza
Level 2-7 Team Coach

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