The Riverfront YMCA Gymnastics Pre-Team is made up of gymnasts that have shown proficiency in their gymnasts abilities, allowing them the opportunity to excel from the Gymnastics Class Program into the preparing levels before reaching the competitive team. The purpose of the Riverfront YMCA Gymnastics Pre-Team is to teach discipline, focus, determination, teamwork, friendship, respect, responsibility, honesty, faith, and caring through the development of the fundamental gymnastics skills needed to advance to the competitive Gymnastics Team.
The Riverfront YMCA Gymnastics Team is made up of gymnasts' age 7-18 that have shown proficiency in their gymnastics abilities, allowing them the opportunity to compete in Levels 3-9. The purpose of the Riverfront YMCA Gymnastics Team is to teach discipline, focus, determination, teamwork, friendship, respect, responsibility, honesty, faith, and caring through the development of the fundamental gymnastics skills, and to allow athletes the opportunity to compete locally, regionally, and nationally.
Gymnasts should wear appropriate gymnastics (athletic) attire to encourage a comfortable class for the gymnast, coaches, and patrons.
What to wear: leotard (not mandatory), shorts, leggings, tank top, t-shirt, comfortable athletic wear
Hair should be pulled back. You are welcome to bring a hair tie and one of our coaches can assist you.
Please do not wear: socks, dangling jewelry, jeans, spandex and sports bra combo outfits
Make-up Class Policy
We do offer make-up classes! If you know in advanced that you will be missing a class, talk to your child's coach or a Member Service Representative at the front desk and they will review class options with you.
Trust The Process Of Progression
At the beginning of each session the coaches create a testing sheet that gymnasts receive week 6 of each session indicating if they have to retake the class or can progress to the next course level. In order to move up to the next level at the end of each session the gymnasts will be tested on various skills that they will learn, train, and perfect. As coaches, we teach them not only how to do each skill but how to implement control, confidence, and safety each time they practice that skill.
It's hard to expect a child to sit still throughout a gymnastics class. We give many opportunities for children to learn from their mistakes. There is a behavior protocol that we follow should a child's behavior become uncontrollable or a distraction to other children in their class. The instructor begins with a warning and an explanation to the child when they misbehave. If their behavior continues, we bring them to their parent or guardian and they have to either sit outside the gym for a time-out or for the rest of class depending on the situation. It is important that instructors use our session time wisely and ensure each class is beneficial for everyone.