At the Y, we emphasize individual development and progress through skill-based curriculum, a caring environment, and attentive instructors. Your kids will not only learn skills, but also build self-confidence and character. 

For any questions about Gymnastics classes or class placement evaluations, please contact Lacey Pate at (660) 646-6677Click the button at the bottom of the page to download the current gymnastics/cheer schedule or here to download a registration waiver. 

Beginner Level Classes

Roly Poly (Age 9 months - 4 years)
With coach supervision and limited guidance, bond with your little one while teaching the
importance of physical activity at a young age during this exploratory time. 

Bouncers (Age 3 1/2 - 4 years)
Girls and boys explore basic gymnastic skills with emphasis on self-confidence, following directions, jumping with two feet, and more! CHILDREN MUST BE POTTY TRAINED!

Hoppers (Girls - Age 5 years)
Girls will develop gross motor skills, listening skills, body awareness, and self-confidence while developing basic gymnastics skills.

Jumpers (Girls - Age 6 years)
Girls will improve strength, listening skills, body awareness, flexibility, and self-confidence while improving basic skills.  At this level, girls practice jumping from one foot to two, swings, rolls, and more!

Rockers (Girls - Age 7+ years)
First progressive gymnastics class for girls.  Girls will improve strength, listening skills, body awareness, flexibility, and self-confidence, while learning basic gymnastics skills.

Tiny Boys (Boys - Age 5+)
Boys will improve strength, listening skills, and self-confidence.  In this class, boys will focus on the pommel, floor, vault, and bars.  Boys will not focus on dance skills or the beam.
 

Meet your Coaches!  From left to right - Lauren Gregory, Renee Downing, Courtney Reger, Kendra Cobb, Lexi Shoemaker, Alexis Lavature, Betsy Garcia, Renea Morris, Brit Lowery, and John Morris.         

Meet your Coaches!  From left to right - Lauren Gregory, Renee Downing, Courtney Reger, Kendra Cobb, Lexi Shoemaker, Alexis Lavature, Betsy Garcia, Renea Morris, Brit Lowery, and John Morris. 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Level Classes

Gymnast may enter advanced level classes only with permission from the Program Director.

Advanced Rockers (Girls - Beginner Level 2)
Second progressive gymnastics class for girls.  At this level, girls continue to learn basic gymnastic skills with an increased focus on fundamentals and technique.

Shifters (Girls - Intermediate Level)
Third progressive gymnastics class for girls.  At this level, girls learn more advanced gymnastic skills including backbend from standing, cartwheel to handstand on the beam, stride circles on the bar, and more!

Boys Gymnastics (Intermediate Level)
Boys will improve strength, speed, and self-confidence while improving gymnastics skills.   This class focuses on male skills on the pommel, floor, vault, and bars.  Boys will not focus on dance skills or the beam.  Socks and shoes are required for endurance and strength conditioning.

Spinners (Boys and Girls - USAG Level 1 Non-Competitive)
Fourth progressive gymnastics class.  At this level, boys and girls train twice a week to increase strength and endurance.  Spinners learn backbend kick-overs, round-offs, shoot out dismounts, and more!  Socks, shoes, and shorts are required.

Twisters (Boys and Girls - USAG Level 2 -3  Non-Competitive)
Last progressive gymnastics class.  At this level, boys and girls continue to train twice a week with an emphasis on strength, endurance, and flexibility.  Twisters work on tumbling, flat back on the vault, shoot-throughs on the bars, and more!  Socks, shoes, and shorts are required.

 

Competitive Team (Aerial Angels) 

Participation in Aerial Angels is by invitation only.  Aerial Angels train two to four days each week.  All Aerial Angels may register for their choice of practice days as long as they reach the required amount of practice hours per week.  Practices include one mile of running, pool conditioning, ballet,  and skill training on all artistic gymnastic apparatuses. 

Please see your handbook for required practice hours.  In some cases a gymnast’s age or body composition may be considered in the calculation of required practice hours.  If you have any questions, please see the Program Director.

The Aerial Angels must wear their hair in a bun.  Only black shorts and leggings are allowed.  Aerial Angels fees are per month and are based on the number of practice hours each week.  Please see the Gymnastics Director for details.  Aerial Angels participate in seven competitive meets each year between November and April.  Additional meet fees are required. 

Gymnasts must be at least 5 years old to be on the competitive team.

 

 

Tiny Angels

Participation in Tiny Angels is by invitation only.  No more than 10 gymnasts will be invited to join.  The Tiny Angel program is designed to be an intensive training gymnastics summer camp to prepare 6-10 year olds for future participation in Aerial Angels.  Tiny Angel gymnasts who display a readiness for competition may be invited to join Aerial Angels in August.  Tiny Angel gymnasts, however, are not guaranteed an invitation to Aerial Angels.

 

Private Lessons

Our gymnastics coaches offer private lessons for gymnasts wishing to improve their skills. Please contact Lacey Pate lpate@grandriverymca.org or (660) 646-6677 to schedule your lessons.

1 Hour = $25 for Members / $40 for Program Participants 30 Minutes = $12.50 for Members / $25 for Program Participants 45 Minutes = $18.75 for Members / $33 for Program Participants.

Discounts are available when you purchase 4 or more lessons at one time. Please see the Welcome Center for more details.

 

Dress Code

All girls enrolled in gymnastics must wear one piece leotards that cover their sides and stomach.  Tight gymnastics shorts of any color are permissible. Unless otherwise noted, socks and other foot covering (except gymnastic slippers)  are not allowed.  Gymnasts should not wear jewelry.

Leotards, shorts, jackets, t-shirts, and scrunchies are available for purchase at the Gymnastics Pro Shop located in the gym.

 

Cheer

YMCA Cheerleading offers girls and boys the chance to get active and have fun. Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other kids.  They will learn all the fundamentals of cheerleading including basic motions, jumps, cheers and chants.  Cheerleaders will practice once per week.  Extra rehearsals and performances will be announced.  Click here to download a Cheer waiver.  For more information please call Lacey Pate at (660) 646-6677 for more information.  All first time cheerleading students must pay a registration fee of $25. One free uniform is included with the registration fee.