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.
This is a one-hour boy’s gymnastic class introduces the basics of boys gymnastics, emphasizing flexibility, strength building, agility and safe landing. Gymnastics help children learn movement skills, build self-confidence, and gain social skills.
Age groups: 5-13 years old
These classes are offered to both boys and girls and focus on tumbling that can be incorporated into cheerleading. This class will work on all aspects of cheerleading skills like various jumps, cheers and of course tumbling.
Trampoline and Tumbling
Tumble Cheer (6-13 years) These classes are offered to both boys and girls and focus on tumbling that can be incorporated into cheerleading. This class will work on all aspects of cheerleading skills like various jumps, cheers and of course tumbling.
Beginner Tumbling (6 & up) This tumbling class is for those that do not have any experience or very little experience with tumbling. Students will be working on cartwheels, handstands, bridges, bridge kickover and roundoffs.
Intermediate 2 Tumbing (6 & up) This tumbing class will build on the previous skills learned in the Beginning Tumbing class. Students will continue to work on running roundoffs, walkovers front and back, front limbers and begin working aerials and standing back handsprings.
Intermediate 1 Tumbling (6 & up) This tumbing class will build on the previous skills learned in the Intermediate 2 Tumbling class. Students will continue to work on standing or connected back hand springs, front and back walkovers, aerials, front handsprings, front bounders, front and back tuck and layouts.
Advanced Tumbling This class is by coach recommendation only.
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.