Ayrlawn: The emphasis in this class is to teach solid basic skills while improving strength, flexibility and balance. They will learn basic skills and gymnastics concepts on all four events; beam, bars, vault, and floor.
Woodmont: The Beginners class is for children 6 years or older who have never had formal gymnastics instruction before as well as advanced beginners. During the class, gymnasts learn gymnastics skills including rolls, both side cartwheels, and bridge kickovers on floor; pullovers and back hip circles on bars; and scales and jumps, forward rolls, and handstands on beam.
Get involved in a gymnastics team at either YMCA Ayrlawn (Bethesda, MD) or YMCA Woodmont (Arlington, VA)!
YMCA Ayrlawn's team will either perform at exhibitions and will do one mock meet at the end of the season or compete in the Mason Dixon League Meets. Please contact Keisha Thompson for information on tryouts at 301-530-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YMCA Woodmont's Angels Gymnastics Team starts at Level 3 (old Level 4) and goes through optional levels. We follow the USAG curriculum and guidelines. To be a part of the team, you must be evaluated by the head coach and then be invited to participate. Regular attendance is expected of all team members. Fees vary.
In the Swingers class, children 5 to 6 years old continue to learn basic gymnastics skills and gain confidence. During the 60-minute class, gymnasts warm up with basic motor skills and stretching. Then they work on some beginner gymnastics skills on floor and vault and negotiate obstacle courses. Gymnasts also develop strength, balance, and focus with increased use of the high beam and bars. Swingers classes have a student:teacher ratio of no more than 7:1 and focus on independent movement, muscle control, and body awareness.