Welcome to the Gymnastics page of the Grand River YMCA (4051 bytes)

1725 Locust Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

   Phone:  660-646-6677    FAX:  660-646-5668

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Registering for Classes
In an effort to better manage the gymnastics program, we are requiring patrons to register and pay for classes and lessons PRIOR to participation and to hold your spot. Children will not be allowed to participate without prior payment. Our goal is a ratio of 1 coach to 5 or fewer students. Thank you for your cooperation with this. Class sizes are limited. Contact us for more information.

Aerial Angels Gymnastics Team (Competitive Gymnastics)
Additional monthly meet fees required as well as uniform. Must be a Y member.
Level 2-3: Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm $55/month
Level 4: Monday and Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm; Wednesday 4:45-6:15pm $65/month

Aerial Angels 2010

Click on photo above to see a closer view
of our award-winning Aerial Angels!


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Childrens' Gymnastics

If your child is 7 years old or older, she will begin in Rockers. Younger children are assigned by age to classes as well.

Register for all 3 fall sessions - hold your child's spot and receive a $10 discount ($15 for twisters and kickers)!

Class sizes are limited. Schedule is subject to change. No classes Labor Day, Halloween, Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day.

(3 1/2 and 4-year-olds)
Girls and boys will explore basic gymnastics skills with emphasis on confidence, following directions, listening and cooperating and motor skills. 
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm OR 
Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm OR Thursday 5:30-6:15pm
$32.50/members, $50/non-member

(5 year olds)
Develop gross motor skills and body awareness while developing gymnast basics.
Mondays 6:15-7:00pm 
$32.50/members, $50/non-member

Rockers (Entry class for age 7 & up)
First class of the progressive gymnastics program for girls including all four events: floor, bars, beam and vault. Students must master rockers skills to progress to Shifters
Mondays 7:10-8:00pm OR Thursday 4:00-4:50pm
$32.50/members $50/non-members

Shifters (Intermediate)
Second class of the progressive gymnastics program for girls who have progressed through all the Rockers level skill sets on all four events. Continue to build and improve execution of skills. 
Must be evaluated to be in this class.
Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
$32.50/members $50/non-member

Spinners (USAG Level 1 skills class)
Third class of the progressive gymnastics program who have shown the desire and ability for gymnastics twice a week and excel in all four events. Strength and endurance conditioning are a part of this level. Socks, shoes and shorts required. Must be evaluated to be in this class.
Monday & Wednesdays 4:45-6:15pm
$48.50/members $78/non-member

Core Technique (gymnasts/ dancers ages 7 and up)
The students will explore how to use their core and control it through gymnastics movement and dance technique. These skills will help to improve their overall performance.
Thursdays 7:00-7:45pm
$32.50/members $50/non-members

Private Lessons
Private lessons from any of the Gymnastics Instructors are available for all ages and levels of gymnasts.
Fee: $25/members/hr. 
$12.50/half hour/members 
$16/half hour/non-members

Possible Boys' Gymnastics 7 to 12 years-olds call if interested.

Twisters (USAG Level 2 skills class) 
Fourth class for progressive gymnast. Will work on round-offs, back kick-overs, forward stride circles and more! Must be evaluated to be placed in this class.
Mon. & Wed. 4:45-6:15pm

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Gymnastics Pro Shop
Soon you will be able to get everything your gymnast needs at one place - your YMCA! Great place to shop for necessities, as well as Christmas and birthday gifts.

  • Grips
  • Tiger Paws in all colors
  • Home gym equipment
  • Tape
  • Wristbands
  • Wrist support
  • Trinket items
  • Leotards
  • Snacks

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Gymnastics Birthday Parties
Like the Pool/Play Park Birthday Parties, it is 2 hours in length and includes cake, drinks, balloons, decorations, party favors plus the use of the Gymnastics Center. Gymnastics parties include gymnastics staff members who will supervise kids in the Gymnastics Center.

  • Cost: 12 children plus 2 adults = $85.00 Members / $115.00 Non-Members
  • Additional children are $3.00 each

A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required, which will be applied toward your bill. Call us for more information at 660 646 6677 or email Matt.

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Program Information
Your YMCA Gymnastics Program is based on the National YMCA Progressive Gymnastics Program and the USA Junior Olympic Gymnastics Program. This program is designed for children to have fun while learning gymnastics skills - and, lifetime skills such as goal setting, safety, self-discipline, and self-confidence. We also try to instill the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Parent Information
What should my child wear? If your child is in the preschool gymnastics program, he or she should wear comfortable clothes like sweatshirts, shirts and leggings or leotards. Children will go barefoot in class. Avoid wearing jewelry, tie hair back when possible. Children in progressive or competitive gymnastics need to wear leotards. Leotards are available in all sizes at the Gymnastics Pro Shop located in the Gymnastics Center at the YMCA. Leotard skirts and tights with feet are a safety hazard and are not allowed for Progressive classes.

Where are the calendars and important notices posted? Calendars and important information for children's gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, and progressive gymnastics are posted at the bulletin board outside the Gymnastics Center director's office door. Please pick up a calendar each month. The calendar lists important meeting times for parents, class changes, and holiday schedules.

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