Li’l Rollers (Ages 2-3; with caregiver)
Lil’l Rollers is a 45-minute Co-Ed class that brings the caregiver into the gym amidst the excitement in this coach-led, caregiver-assisted class. The caregiver works with the developing toddler through activities designed to improve balance, strength, muscle development, and hand-eye coordination. Children will begin to socialize and learn how to interact with other children. A parent, grandparent, nanny, or other adult is required to attend class.
When a child shows progress and has gained some independence in following directions, then a coach will let the caregiver know the child is approved to move up to the next level.
Tiny Twisters (Ages 3-4)
Tiny Twisters is a Co-Ed class for three and four year old children who are ready to participate in class without a caregiver. This class builds on the fundamentals of gymnastics learned in the Lil’ Roller class, as well as introduces some of the skills required in our progress recreational program. It is helpful for children entering this level to know basic colors and numbers as coaches use them in their teaching methods.
This 45-minute class will teach students independence while teaching the concept of progressing through stations. The children warm-up together for 15-minutes while focusing on proper stretching techniques through games, role play, songs, and rhymes. The students will learn how to hop, jump, kick, roll, go upside down, support their body weight on their hands on the floor, and kick their feet in the air; all skills which prepare them for higher level gymnastics such as cartwheels, handstands, and bridges. On the bars they learn to swing, hang in different positions, support themselves in a front-support, go around backward on the bar, and execute a pull-over on the bar. The beams are used to teach stationary balance skills, along with walking forward and backward, kicks, jumps. Accessories such as foam blocks, bean bags, and cones are used as teaching aids.
Coaches will notify a parent/guardian when a child is ready to move up to the next level. Coaches make that decision based on a child’s knowledge of skills, class performance, and the ability to follow directions independently.
Super Tumblers (Ages 4-5)
Super Tumblers is a Co-Ed class for four and five year old children who are ready to learn more difficult gymnastics skills. This class builds on the skills learned in Tiny Twister and introduces new skills that are needed for our progressive Beginner level. Children entering this level should have a basic understanding of gymnastics or have been in our previous preschool classes (Lil’ Roller and Tiny Twister) and have been approved for the Super Tumbler level by a coach.
This 45-minute class teaches basic gymnastics skills on bars, balance beam, rings, floor, and trampoline. Many students will learn how to roll forward and backward, do a cartwheel, do a handstand up against a wall or mat, walk forward and backwards on the beam, in addition to kick walks,and balance moves. On bars they will learn how to do a glide swing, begin a pull over by themselves, and feel comfortable in the front support position. Vault drills are designed to teach students proper technique in running and jumping on the board, and how to do a variety of jumps off the board.
The skills learned in this level prepare students for our progressive recreational classes starting with the Beginner level. A coach will notify a parent/guardian when a child is ready to move up based on their ability to perform the necessary skills, ability to make corrections, and can follow directions and stay on task.