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Glastonbury Gymnastics Club
Committed to providing a fun and safe learning experience, we offer individual instruction, recreational and competitive programs and structured classes for ages 3 through high school.

About our Staff
Staff consists of caring, dedicated and well trained class instructors. Director Kathy Johnson is a USAG Professional Member, with Safety and Meet Director certifications. Team Coaches are USAG members and safety certified. All are First Aid/CPR certified.

About our Facility
Located in the Academy Building, 2143 Main Street, our facility meets all the standards of USA Gymnastics and is outfitted with multiple balance beams, uneven bars, tumble trak trampoline, full spring floor and a large array of creative preschool equipment.

Preschool Classes
Ages 3&4 (Ages 3&4 by Start of Session)
Children learn the basics of how to tumble, balance on a beam and swing on the low bar. Parent participation is not required and you will be allowed to watch the class.

Fantastic 4’s (Age 4 by Start of Session)
Drop off class for four year olds who are gaining independence from their parents. Children travel to a variety of stations to learn the basics of how to tumble, swing on bars, balance on beams, and jump on trampolines. A great activity to build coordination and confidence! Parents will be allowed to watch the first and final class only.

Gymnastics Lessons – Fall
Ages 3&4 – Wed. 3:05-4:05           206108-07
Ages 3&4 – Fri. 3:05-4:05              206108-08
Fantastic 4’s-Tues. 3:30-4:30        206108-09
Fantastic 4’s-Thurs. 3:30-4:30       206108-10

FEE:               $140/child
DATES:          10 Weeks beginning September 5

Recreation Classes

Children must be 5 years old by the start of the session. Classes follow progression guidelines developed by USA Gymnastics. Emphasis is on individual skill development in tumbling, floor, balance beam, vault and bars. Classes are divided by ability levels to ensure that all gymnasts progress in a safe and appropriate manner. Parents will be allowed to watch the first and final class only.

Beginner: Everyone enters at the beginner level. The basics of gymnastics are taught at this stage. Gymnasts who are new to program but have gymnastics some experience may call to be tested. Advanced Beginner (USAG Pre Level 1): Gymnasts enter after they master a forward roll to stand, straight arm bridge, cartwheel, and ¾ hand stand. Intermediate (USAG Level 1): Gymnasts enter after they have mastered a handstand, round-off, backward roll to push-up position, standing backbend, and one pull-up with their chin passing above the bar. To eligible for the Xcel Bronze Team, gymnasts must be able to do a backbend kick-over, handstand forward roll, pull-over mount on bars, back hip circle on bars, three pull ups with chin passing above the bar, and one split. Gymnasts must be tested by the Director to move to Xcel Bronze Intermediate Team. Recreation Classes are offered as follows:

Gymnastics Lessons–Fall
Beg & Adv – Tues. 3:30-4:30           206108-01
Beg & Adv – Thurs. 3:30-4:30         206108-02
*All Levels – Wed. 4:10-5:10           206108-03
*All Levels – Wed. 5:15-6:15           206108-04
*All Levels – Fri. 4:10-5:10              206108-05
*All Levels – Fri. 5:15-6:15              206108-06

*Combinations class where kids are grouped by level

FEE:            $140/child
DATES:       10 Weeks beginning September 5

Tumbling Classes
Great for cheerleaders and those who want to learn the basics up through advanced tumbling skills.
Beginner (ages 10 & up by Start of Session) Must be able to do a vertical handstand, cartwheel, and round-off. Back handsprings will not be taught until a gymnast is able to do a backbend, kick-over and one pull up with chin passing over the bar. Advanced (Ages 10 & up by Start of Session) Must be able to do a pull up with chin passing above the bar and a back handspring. For the safety of the gymnasts, no exceptions will be made to these requirements.

Tumbling-Winter
Beginner-Mon. 4:00-5:00         206508-01
Beg & Adv. -Fri. 6:15-7:15       206508-02

FEE:             $140/child
DATES:        10 Weeks beginning September 8

Junior Olympic Competitive Team
Gymnasts must be tested by the Director and have prior competitive experience in order to be placed on Junior Olympic (J.O.) Competitive Team. J.O. team gymnasts work out between 4.5-7.5 hours/week, allowing them the flexibility to participate in other sports and/or activities. Level 2-9 gymnasts compete at sanctioned USA Gymnastics and YMCA events. All J.O. team gymnasts must possess a current Athlete Membership to USA Gymnastics ($57 annual fee) and be members of the Glastonbury Family YMCA. Fees will be collected by the Gymnastics Director.

Gymnastics Team
Level 2                                206308-01
Mon. 4:00-6:10
Fri. 6:15-8:30
Level 3 (Choose 3 nights)  206308-02
Mon. 4:00-6:10
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30
Fri. 6:15-8:30
Level 4 (Choose 3 nights)   206308-03
Mon. 6:00-8:30
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Wed. 6:15-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30
Level 5-9                             206208-04
Mon. 6:00-8:30
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Wed. 6:15-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30

FEE:                $314/Level 2
                        $334/Level 3,4,5-9
DATES:           12 Weeks beginning September 5

Xcel Competitive Team
Xcel is an opportunity for recreational level athletes to experience the thrill of gymnastics competition. Xcel Bronze is the introductory level of competition. Open to female gymnasts ages 6 and older, who are able to do a cartwheel, round-off, handstand, and backward roll to push up. Being a member of our Xcel Team is considered a year-long commitment. All Xcel gymnasts must possess an Introductory Athlete Membership to USA Gymnastics ($25 annual fee) and be members of the Glastonbury Family YMCA. Fees collected by Gymnastics Director.

Bronze                              206208-05
Tues. 4:15-5:45
Thurs. 4:15-5:45
Silver (Choose 3 nights)    206208-06
Mon. 4:00-6:10
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Wed. 6:15-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30
Gold (Choose 3 nights)      206208-07
Mon. 6:00-8:30
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Wed. 6:15-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30
Platinum/Diamond (Choose 3 nights)
Mon. 6:00-8:30                    206208-08
Tues. 5:45-8:30
Wed. 6:15-8:30
Thurs. 5:45-8:30

FEE:             $314/Bronze
                     $334/Silver, Gold, Platinum
DATES:       12 Weeks beginning September 5