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Gymnastics

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Upcoming Registration Dates – Session II

  • Early Registration (Members who purchased their membership during Session I): October 1st – October 7th
  • Open Registration: October 8th – October 14th
  • Classes: October 17th – December 19th
  • Closed: October 31st; November 19th – November 25th
  • Open House: October 6th
Gymnastic Center Office Hours
M, T, Th, F 9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. &
4:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday's 4:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday's 9:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

The Gymnastics Center is a 12,000 square foot facility with both Recreational and Competitive equipment to fully meet the needs of all gymnasts. Amenities include: one competitive tumbling floor, one recreation tumbling floor; numerous balance beams, uneven bars, vaulting apparatus, boys apparatuses, and various training equipment. It also houses a variety of equipment to entice the little ones in the Parent and Tot programs.

Parents & Tots I:

45 minutes

(Ages 1-3 & walking) This program is activity-and-child-centered. The class is based on the premise that all children learn best when engaged in individual meaningful motor activities that involves action and adventure. a team-based approach is essential as parents and teachers focus on the individual child's needs in a collaborative effort.

Parents & Tots II:

45 minutes

(Ages 2-3) This program is activity-and-child centered. It is based on the premise that all children learn best when engaged in individual meaningful motor activities that involves action and adventure. A team-based approach is essential as parents and teachers focus on the the individual child's needs in a collaborative effort.

Tumble Tots:

45 minutes

(Ages 3-4) Must be fully potty trained and independent (No parent participation in class). This program focuses at the elementary stages of fundamental movement skills. This stage of development children will have the opportunity to enhance their coordinated and rhythmical performance gaining greater control over the skills being taught.

Kindergym:

45 minutes

(Age 5) Pre-requisite: Tumble Tots. This program focuses on the elementary stages of fundamental gymnastic skills. Students are introduced to gymnastics apparatus. All skills are taught in a developmental sequence. The class is designed to develop flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and self-confidence.

Kartwheel Kids:

60 minutes

(Ages 6 & 7) This program is specially designed for the introduction of basic fundamental skills of gymnastics on the large apparatus (i.e., vault, bars, beam, floor, mini-tramp, and trampoline.) Skills are taught in a developmental sequence so that students can develop flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Passing all skills in this class is required before advancing to the next level.

Beginner Gymnastics:

60 minutes

(Ages 8 -15) This program is specially designed for the introduction of basic fundamental skills of gymnastics on the large apparatus (i.e., vault, bars, beam, floor, mini-tramp, and trampoline.) Skills are taught in a developmental sequence so that students can develop flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Passing all skills in this class is required before advancing to the next level.

Intermediate Gymnastics:

60 minutes

(Ages 7-15) Pre-requisite: Kartwheel Kids or Beginner Gymnastics. Skills taught include all gymnastic apparatus; Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor, plus Dance and Trampoline. Floor skills include handstand forward roll, back bend kick-over, right & left handed cartwheel, and held handstand. Bar skills include pullovers, cast, single leg shoot thru, and toes on dismount. Beam skills include jump to demi plié, turns, and cartwheels. Vault skills include step hurdle, jump to stick landing, and punch to dive roll. All skills are taught in a developmental sequence for gymnast to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Passing all skills in this class is required before advancing to the next level.

Advanced Gymnastics:

90 minutes

(Ages 7-15) Pre-requisite: Intermediate Gymnastics. Skills taught in this class include all gymnastic apparatus; vault, bars, beam and floor exercise at an advanced level. Instruction includes squat vault on horse (low setting), squat on 3’ box, cast back hip, cast single leg shoot thru, cartwheel, forward roll on beam, tick tock with an 8 inch mat, and back bend kick over. All skills are taught in a developmental sequence for gymnast to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, and self-confidence.

Boys Rec Gymnastics:

60 minutes

(Ages 7-15) This program is designed to educate participants of basic men's gymnastics. Participants will have the opportunity to work on the pommel horse, vault, rings, high bar and floor exercises. The class will work towards improving strength, flexibility, coordination and confidence.

Basic Tumbling:

60 minutes

(Ages 7-15) Only basic tumbling skills will be taught in this class. Students will work to improve flexibility, strength and coordination, as well as form when learning these skills. Some skills that will be taught are forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs, bridges and kick overs as well as back and front walk overs. Students will also have use of the tumble track and trampoline.

Intermediate Tumbling:

60 minutes

(Ages 7-15) This class is for those who have mastered their basic tumbling skills and are ready to progress to more advanced skills. The curriculum will include back handsprings, round off back handsprings, and back tucks, as well as front tumbling such as front handsprings and front tucks. Students will also work to improve their strength and flexibility needed for these more advanced stills. *Coach evaluation may be needed to join this class.

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St. Mary's County Gymnastics Center
21770-A FDR Boulevard
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-862-1462

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