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.

Virtual Gym

View June's Gymnastics Newsletter

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

We’ve joined the GK Give Back Program! Our GYM CODE is EDWARDYMCAIL and can be used when purchasing anything from the NEW Summer 2020 GK collection – just look for the GK heart icons on included styles! When you enter our GYM CODE at checkout, the Edwardsville YMCA will receive 30% of your total (pre-tax) back from GK to use on what we need most! And the best part, GK will send your new gear directly to you! But, you have to hurry – this program ends June 5th! Thank you for being a part of the Edwardsville YMCA family and supporting us during this time. For more details about the GK Give Back Program, visit gkelite.com.

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!

Stretching and Conditioning Resources

Progressive Gymnastics (Ages 5 & Up)

Rollers

No experience? Rollers are a beginning developmental class which will lay the foundation on which all other progressive gymnastics skills are built. (50 minutes; 8:1 ratio)

Mon 4:00 – 4:50pm • Mon 5:00 – 5:50pm
Tues 4:00 – 4:50pm • Tues 6:00 – 6:50pm
Wed 11:15am – 12:05pm • Wed 4:00 – 4:50pm • Wed 5:00 – 5:50pm
Fri 4:30 – 5:20pm • Fri 5:30 – 6:20pm
Sat 10:30 – 11:20am • Sat 11:30am – 12:20pm
Meyer Center Downstairs Gym

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Swingers

Gymnast must be able to do forward and backward rolls to a stand on the floor, front support roll-down on bars, and walk relieve in all directions on beam. (50 minutes; 8:1 ratio)

Mon 4:00 – 4:50pm • Mon 5:00 – 5:50pm
Tues 4:00 – 4:50pm • Tues 6:00 – 6:50pm • Tues 7:00 – 7:50pm
Wed 4:00 – 4:50pm
Fri 4:30 – 5:20pm • Fri 5:30 – 6:20pm
Sat 11:30am – 12:20pm
Meyer Center Downstairs Gym

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Gliders

Gymnast must be able to do a cartwheel, handstand and bridge kick-over on floor, pullover unassisted on bars and front support mount and tuck jump on beam. (60 minutes; 8:1 ratio)

Mon 4:00 – 5:00pm
Tues 6:00 – 7:00pm
Wed 6:00 – 7:00pm
Fri 5:30 – 6:30pm
Sat 12:30 – 1:30pm
Meyer Center Downstairs Gym

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Kippers

Gymnast must be able to do round-off, handstand forward roll and back-bend kick-over on floor, 2 legged pullover and back-hip circle on bars, whip up mount, handstand and cartwheel to handstand on beam. (70 minutes; 8:1 ratio)

Tues 5:00 – 6:10pm
Tues 7:00 – 8:10pm
Wed 4:00 – 5:10pm
Fri 5:30 – 6:40pm
Sat 12:30 – 1:40pm
Meyer Center 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.

Special Needs Gymnastics Class

This class is designed for children that have special needs and would like a much smaller teacher/student ratio. Please call for more information.

Sun 10:30 – 11:15am • 11:30am – 12:15pm

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Gymnastics & Dance Combo (Ages 3-5)

This class gives your child the opportunity to take gymnastics and dance. Class will participate in 30 minutes of gymnastics and 30 minutes of ballet. All classes will meet in lobby by Gymnastics room.

Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00am • Meyer

3 YEAR OLDS
Dance: 10:00 – 10:30am
Gymnastics: 10:30 – 11:00am
4 – 5 YEAR OLDS
Gymnastics: 10:00 – 10:30am
Dance: 10:30 – 11:00am

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Rock & Roll (Ages 3 - 4)

This exciting new class will combine your children’s two favorite places to visit: the downstairs gymnastics gym and the rock wall area. In gymnastics, students will build strength, agility and coordination while learning the basics of gymnastics and tumbling. Students will be introduced to and instructed on all of the events our gym has to offer. In climbing, students will begin to get comfortable on the wall through bouldering. No harnesses will be used. Students will focus on balance, coordination and gross motor skills through games and activities.

30 minutes per area
Wed 10:30 – 11:30am • Meyer Center

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Mighty Mites (Ages 5-6)

This special advanced class focuses on Swinger skills for gymnasts that have shown good flexibility, strength, listening skills, and good concepts of body awareness. Mighty Mites meets twice a week. Must be director approved. (75 minutes X 2 days; 6:1 ratio)

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Private Lessons

Must be scheduled with coach and approved by the Gymnastics Director.
Will not be held during regular class times unless by the Director.
Must be paid for PRIOR to the time of the lesson and receipt must be handed to coach.
Cancellation without notification will result in being charged for the missed lesson.

½ Hour: Members $15 • Non-Members $20
1 Hour: Members $25 • Non-Members $30

Semi-private Lessons

Both parties must agree to sign up together. The attending student pays for a full private lesson if one student misses.

½ Hour: Members $10 • Non-Members $15
1 Hour: Members $20 • Non-Members $25

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 Nationals

The 2019 – 2020 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.

Visit the USA Gymnastics Website ›

Macie Crow Invitational

Macie Crow Memorial Scholarship

The Macie Crow Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student attending a post-secondary institution of higher education and/ or trade school. The scholarship is intended to support a student who is committed to furthering their education after high school.

The YMCA scholarship committee will select one student based on the criteria listed below to receive a one-time $500 scholarship. Scholarship winner will be announced on the day of the Macie Crow Invitational.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating from high school on or before the end of the 2020 academic school year.
  • Must be a level 4 or higher gymnast
  • Competed in gymnastics for the past 2 years
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

 

Download Scholarship Application ›
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