Youth Progressive Gymnastics program is for boys and girls ages 5 and up. The Licking County Family YMCA Gymnastics Program follows the guidelines of the National YMCA Progressive Gymnastics program and the USA Junior Olympic Gymnastics Program. Gymnastics is a sport that takes time to develop and will require time and experience along with practice to accomplish the skills necessary to advance through the program. We work to develop children's coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, and most importantly self-esteem. We focus on safety, encouraging kids to do their best, and to believe in themselves while instilling the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Beginner: Young Basics / Rollers
5-8 years old / 9+ years old
This one hour beginner level class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility, and is an introduction to gymnastics basics on vault, bars, balance beam, and floor. Children also learn listening skills, instructional and social discipline.
Intermediate: Flippers / Swingers/Kippers
5-8 years old / 9+ years old
This one hour class is for intermediate level gymnasts to explore their potential in gymnastics. Gymnasts need to have some previous gymnastics experience as they will learn more complex skills and combinations on all the apparatus. This progression focuses on improving previously learned basic skills while incorporating new intermediate skills. Prerequisite of at least three (3) sessions of YMCA Young Basics or Rollers is required. Prerequisite for Kippers (age 8 & up) of at least three (3) sessions of YMCA Flippers/Swingers is required.
This is a one hour boys gymnastics class that introduces the basics of boys gymnastics, emphasizing flexibility, strength building, agility and safe landings. Gymnastics helps children learn movement skills, build self-confidence, and gain social skills.
Trampoline and Tumbling
Tumbling Beginner (5 yrs & up) This beginner level class is for those wanting to learn about tumbling for gymnastics and cheer. Students will learn handstands, cartwheels, bridges, front limbers and walkovers.
Tumbling Intermediate 1 This class is designed to build on what your child has previously learned. They will work on roundoffs, front & back handsprings (with a spot). *Must have cartwheel/bridge kickover and handstand.
Tumbling Intermediate 2 (Advanced) This class is designed to work on connecting roundoff back handsprings, front handsprings (together & step outs), front tucks and working on drills to learn back tucks. *Must have roundoff and front & back walkovers.
Tumbling Advanced This class is by coach recommendation only. Students will continue to work on tumbling connections along with layouts and twisting.
***If your child is registered for the wrong tumbling class, we will move them to the appropriate class based upon their skill set.
Adult Open Gym Ages 18 and up
Open Gym time is an unstructured free time for adults. It is a great time to come hang out with friends, train previously learned skills, build strength for cross fit or learn something new. While our staff is not leading the Open Gym they will be available to maintain safety, assist you as needed and to answer any questions you may have. Come join us for a fun, unstructured free time that allows you to be your own coach. Register at the Y Front Desk.