Gymnastics

GYMNASTICS

Riverbrook Regional Y gymnastics programs emphasize Individual skill development in a safe, fun and supportive environment. While gymnastics is an extremely demanding sport, our coaching staff wants your child to have a rewarding experience and encourages children of all ages and ability to participate in our program.

Wilton Family YMCA Gymnastics Training Center, 644 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897 (Not at the main Y facility)
203-529-3636

Parent/Tot/Little Rollers (walking/climbing to 2 years old )
One or two coaches lead while parents interact with their children and teach them development skills utilizing all our equipment. An obstacle course is set up and toddlers learn very basic gymnastics skills, including rolls, jumps and balance. 

Tiny Tumblers age 2-3 years old
First independent gymnastics class, children will be introduced to equipment and learn balancing jumping and positioning.

Flippers (3 – 4 years old)
Although the skill differences are sometimes tough to see, it is the listening and directional skills that provide for a more advanced learning experience. As guided free play will start this class, many of the same gymnastics skills and concepts from previous level classes are used but enhanced, improved upon and perfected. Instructors will be working on the proper mechanics of rolling forward and backward, handstands, beginner cartwheels as well as the basic fundamentals on bars vault and beam. This class is also 45 minutes long.

Combo (4 – 5.5 years old)
A mix of pre-school ages from 4-5.5 years old. Must be able to sit in a controlled environment, listen and follow instructions.

Twisters (4.5 – 5.5 years old)
In this 45 minute class we will work on the fundamentals of gymnastics, correcting their form and technique. Your child will learn to develop and advance their gymnastics talents. This class is a step in to the world of gymnastics. Here they will challenge themselves to be stronger mentally and physically, more flexible and more determined!

*Intro to Progressive/ formally Kindergarten ages 5-6
This is a steppingstone from our preschool program to our progressive classes. This 45-minute class is more structured and teaches basic gymnastics skills. A more advanced level from the Twisters/preschool class. This class will have a dedicated stretch time. An introduction to progressive gymnastics focusing on introducing the 4 events, Floors, Bar, Beam, and vault.
* This class is in place of kindergarten. All Kindergarten children are welcome regardless of their gymnastics experience.

Acro I (ages 7 – 10)
Beginner acrobatic skills for dance, cheer, and gymnastics. Class will include leaping, jumping, strength and flexibility training.

Evolution  (Ages 7-12)

Is your child asking to “try gymnastics?” Evolution is an introduction to gymnastics or for the gymnast who wants to build on their basic fundamental skills. Your child will work to master their current skills or develop new ones through progression on every event. Non-competitive focused.

Progressive Gymnastics (Ages 6 – 12)
An hour-long class that teaches the basic and advanced skills used in gymnastics in a fun and safe manner. Improving natural abilities of new and previously learned skills in an intimate group of children at the same ability level. Your child can learn easily, no matter what his/her ability is, we have a class for everyone! Cartwheels, forward & backward rolls, donkey kicks, and bridges are some of the fun, basic gymnastics skills that your child will learn. Skills on the bars, beam, and vault will also be introduced. Your child will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment. Please choose the appropriate class for your child.

Beginner and Intermediate Progressive ages 6 and up

 Progressive Beginner– With or without experience age-appropriate skills will be taught through four supervised event disciplines (balance beam, floor, vault, uneven bars).  Focus will be on flexibility, balance, and all-around strength.  No prior gymnastics experience.  Intro level.

Progressive Intermediate– Completion of one year of progressive beginner or pass a coach evaluation.  More complex skills taught than progressive beginner.  Focus will begin on core and cardio awareness in addition to flexibility, balance, and all-around strength.

Pre-Team Gymnastics
This program is for girls who are expressing a serious interest in gymnastics. Gymnasts entering this program should have some prior experience and will be evaluated by the coaching staff. Some required skills include handstand, cartwheel, back bend, front and back walk overs and splits on floor. Some skills required on bars include a pull over and back hip circle. Please call the gymnastics center for more information and a list of skill requirements.

Note: Participants must be Full Y members.

Pre Team- Tuesday and Friday 4:45-6:00

Wilton Shining Stars: an introduction to our Level 2 competitive team. This is by Invite only, participant must be Wilton YMCA member and must have all level 2 requirements.

Competitive Gymnastics Team
Pre-Requisite: Pre-Team Gymnastics or Wilton Shining Stars.
Join the fun and challenges of being part of a team! All competitive gymnasts will be evaluated by the coaching staff to determine individual level according to USAG compulsory guidelines. The Riverbrook Regional Y Gymnastics Team competes in levels 2 through 10 in both the YMCA and USAG competitions.

Note: Participants must be Full Y members.

Level 2 – Monday and Thursday 5pm-6:30
Levels 3 and 4 Monday and Thursday 5pm-7pm
Levels 3,4 and 5 Wednesday 5pm-7pm
Levels 5 and up Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Levels 5 and up Thursday 6:15-8:15 – levels 6 and up stay until 8:45
Levels 6 and up Tuesday 5:45-8:45 and Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
Levels 3 and up Saturdays at 8:30-10:30am

2024 Gymnastics
2024 Gymnastics Team

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Gymnastics Director,
Victoria Bronson
203-529-3636 or
at vbronson@riverbrookymca.org

Gymnastics Class Policies
1. To prevent children from being distracted, parents and guardians must leave the gym area during class time. (Parents may watch the first and last class of each session)
2. Make-ups for classes missed because of illness, etc., cannot be scheduled due to full enrollment.
3. At least 3 participants are needed for a class to be scheduled.
4. Regular attendance is strongly recommended in order for children to make significant progress.
5. Make-ups because of gym closings or inclement weather will be scheduled during break week and/or other time designated by the Gymnastics Department.
6. Absences – Make-ups or credits will not be given for missed gymnastics classes. If the Y cancels a class a make-up or credit will be given.
7. Students must have a doctor’s note and the approval of the Gymnastics Director or Coordinator in order to make up classes missed due to prolonged illness.

Gymnastics attire for all gymnastics classes

Athletic, tight-fitting clothes. Stretch pants or shorts and tight-fitting t-shirts. Leotards are recommended but not required. Shoes, socks and jewelry will be removed. No dresses,  belts, buckles, snaps or loose-fitting clothes. Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail.

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