Each year Islands YMCA offers a Tuesday gymnastics class for our students. They pick up the students at WIPP during carpool and have them ready at the Y for parent pick-up at 1:00. Space is very limited so if you're interested in having your child participate, please contact the Islands YMCA ASAP!
General registration info is included below. Please note that WIPP kids are on a month-to-month basis and that our classes start in September. All classes and registration is handled through the Y so if you have questions, please call Amanda at the Y @ 912-897-1192.
The sport of gymnastics is a great way to develop body awareness and coordination, increase confidence and independence, and learn social skills and good sportsmanship. The Islands YMCA gymnastics program is dedicated to producing successful gymnasts by providing a fun, safe and motivating atmosphere that enhances physical and mental well-being while encouraging all gymnasts to reach their full potential. We offer a variety of boys and girls recreational and preschool gymnastics classes. These classes utilize all of the gymnastics equipment and events. Class programs are based on skills as defined by USA Gymnastics. Required skills must be mastered at each level before advancing to the next class. The gymnastics program also offers summer camps, open gym, Parent’s Night Out and other special activities throughout the year.
Program fees are session based; classes are a first come, first serve basis. Fees are due by the end of week 5 in each session. Students are guaranteed priority enrollment in the following session, as long as payment is received one week prior to the beginning of the new session. A $10.00 late fee is applied to any tuition not paid by the first week of the new session and your gymnasts spot will be forfeited. New students may join a session already in progress. Please contact the GymnasticsOffice for pricing details or to schedule a free trial class!
Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Sessions
Session 1: August 7,2016-September 15, 2017
Session 2: September 18 ,2017- October 27, 2017
Session 3: October 30, 2017-December 15,, 2017
Session 4: January 1, 2018-February 9, 2018
Session 5: February 12, 2018-March 23, 2018
Session 6: April 2, 2018-May 11, 2018
**Special Note: UMC and WIPP are scheduled on a month to month basis following the school year start date**
Dates to Remember
No Classes: September 4, 2017 (Labor Day)
November 20-24, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week)
December 18-29, 2017 (Christmas Holiday)
January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Day)
March 26 - 30, 2018 (Spring Break)
Santa Rama: December 9, 2017
Spring Showcase: May 12, 2018
Open Gym: September 9, October 7, November 11,
January 13, February 10, March 17, April 14
Parent’s Night Out: February 10, December 9
Jumping Jitterbugs 45 minutes
Jumping Jitterbugs is for 18 months up to 3 years old. Parents are asked to assist their child. Children develop their body control and movement coordination through gymnastics obstacle courses.
Beginner Girls and Hi 5/6 1 hourThe beginner class is a fun introduction to the four women’s competitive events. The class focuses on body awareness and begins progressions for the basic skills on each event. The Hi 5/6 class follows the same lesson plans as the Beginner class but is reserved for 5 and 6 year olds.
Mighty Munchkins 45 minutesChildren age 3-4 years old participate in the Mighty Munchkins preschool class. The class helps to develop motor skills through the use of obstacle courses and also teaches about colors, shapes, and counting.
Advanced Beginner Girls 1 hour 15 minutesThe Advanced Beginner Girls class continues the skill progressions introduced in the Beginner or Hi 5/6 classes with emphasis on correct technique while developing greater strength and flexibility.
Beginner Boys 1 hourThis class introduces the six men’s competitive events: vault, high bar, pommel horse, parallel bars, rings and floor exercise. The class focuses on body awareness and works progressions for the basic skills on each event.
Intermediate Girls 1.5 hours twice weeklyThe Intermediate class helps gymnasts continue the skill progressions introduced in earlier classes and develop greater strength and flexibility.
Advanced Beginner Boys 1 hour 15 minutes
The Advanced Beginner Boys class continues the skill progressions introduced in the Beginner class while emphasizing correct technique and building strength.
Pre-Team Boys 2 hours twice weekly (invite only)
This class is designed as a preparation for USAG Level 4 of the competitive program. Gymnasts continue to develop their strength and flexibility while beginning to learn the skills required for Level 4.
Open Gym 2 hours (1 Saturday per month)Open gym allows time in the gym to develop gymnastics skills that athletes want to work in a fun and safe environment
Advanced Intermediate Girls 2 hours twice weekly (invite only)
This class is designed as a preparation for USAG Level 2 of the competitive program. Gymnasts continue to develop their strength and flexibility while beginning to learn the skills required for Level 2.
Tumbling 1 hour
The tumbling class (for both boys and girls) teaches proper tumbling skill progressions while building strength, flexibility and confidence. Skills include handstands, cartwheels, round-offs back handsprings.