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Gymnastics

Our Gymnastics program offers classes for those looking to grow as a gymnast and a team option for those advanced gymnasts who want to compete.

Progressive Gymnastics
(Ages 5 & Up)

Rollers

No Gymnastics Experience?  Rollers is a 50 minute Beginner Gymnastics Class for athletes ages 5 and Up.  This class lays the foundation on which all other progressive gymnastics skills are built.  In this class students will be instructed on: Lunges, Levers, Toe-Kiss Handstands, Lunge to Cartwheels, Bridges, Rolls in all directions, Basic Jumps, Safety Landings, Bar Hangs and Swings, Skin the Cats, Pull Over Progressions, and a variety of Beam and Vault Progressions. (50 minutes; 7:1 ratio)

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Swingers

Swingers is a 50 minute Advanced Beginner Gymnastics class.  Registrants must be 5 years old and should have progressed out of Rollers before registering for Swingers.  Registrants for swingers must have the following skills:  Backward and Forward Rolls, Lunge to Handstand, Lunge to Cartwheel, Front Support Cast Back on Bars, Releve walks in all directions on Beams, 2 foot jumps onto and off of a variety of landing heights. (50 minutes; 7:1 ratio)

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Gliders

Gliders is a 70 minute Intermediate Progressive Gymnastics Class for athletes Ages 6 and Up. Athletes must progress out of our Swingers class before registering for Gliders and should have mastered the following skills:  Backbends and Bridge Kick Overs, Chin Up Pullovers on Bars, Front Support Forward Roll Dismount on Bars, Front Support Mount on Beam and Lunge to Handstands and Tuck Jump on Beam. (70 minutes; 7:1 ratio)

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Kippers

Kippers is a 2 day a week Advanced Gymnastics Class.  Registrants for this class must be 7 years old and should have progressed out of our Gliders class. (70 minutes x 2 days; 7:1 ratio) Now A 2 Day A Week Class!

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Mighty Mites (Ages 5 - 6)

Mighty Mites is an invite only Developmental Gymnastics Class for athletes Ages 5-7 who have better than average flexibility, upper body strength and body awareness and show an interest in progressing to our Gymnastic Team Program.  This class is by invite only and all registrants must be Coordinator Approved. (75 minutes X 2 days; 6:1 ratio)

Mon & Wed 4:00 – 5:15pm
Meyer Downstairs Gym

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Gymnastics Specialty Classes

YMCA Gymnastics Pre-Team

A special invite-only introduction to our gymnastics team. In this class, they will learn the basics of vault, beam, bars, and floor and begin to work on skills that will ready them for competition.

Must Be Director Approved

Not Currently Offered

Adaptive Open Gym (Ages 5 - 15)

This Open Gym is designed for students that need extra supervision and a small student to coach ratio while playing in our gym. Please contact Jenn our Gymnastics Coordinator for more info at jstukenberg@edwymca.com. (45 min; 5:1 ratio)

Sat 1:30 – 2:20pm
Meyer Downstairs Gym

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Mighty Mites (Ages 5-6)

Mighty Mites is an invite only Developmental Gymnastics Class for athletes Ages 5-7 who have better than average flexibility, upper body strength and body awareness and show an interest in progressing to our Gymnastic Team Program.  This class is by invite only and all registrants must be Coordinator Approved. (75 minutes X 2 days; 6:1 ratio)

Mon & Wed 4:00 – 5:15pm
Meyer Downstairs Gym

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Must be scheduled with coach and approved by the Gymnastics Director. Will not be held during regular class times unless approved by the Director. Must be paid for at the TIME OF THE LESSON. Cancellation without notification will result in being charged for the missed lesson.

1 Hour: $35 for members & non-members

Gymnastics Private Lessons

Preschool Family Private Rentals

Preschool Family Private Rentals

$35/hour for members & non-members

Only Children age 4 & under admitted. Max of 5 immediate family members allowed in preschool gym.

Schedule with coordinator Jenn at jstukenberg@edwymca.com

Gymnastics Family Private Preschool Room Rental

Gymnastics Team

Gymnastics Team

This recreational team practices year round and competes throughout the states of Illinois and Missouri in the USAG levels 2-8. Team spirit, sportsmanship and self-esteem are emphasized. Must Be Director Approved.

Gymnastics State, Regionals & Nationals

The Edwardsville YMCA Gymnastics season is underway. We always look forward to working with both athletes and parents as we prepare for another successful competition season.

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Virtual Gym

We know you are missing your Gymnastics classes, but we got you covered with our Virtual Gym!

Make a Homemade Floor Bar
Follow along with the Women’s High Performance Team Director, Tom Forster, as he provides instructions on how to make a floor bar from home! Click here to view.

Norbert’s Athletic Equipment
We recently received an email from Norbert’s providing us with a coupon code that provides our gym with 5% cash back on all purchases. Currently, they have many items in stock and ready to ship for athletes to exercise at home. You can visit their website HERE. Make sure to use code YM010 at checkout!

Basic Dance for Gymnasts

Stretching and Conditioning Resources

Activities

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