Benefits of Gymnastics
Gymnasts learn how to concentrate, handle their fears, focus their minds, develop positive attitudes toward new learning situations. They learn tenacity and its role in attaining goals, from which they develop confidence, self-esteem and emotional self-control.
Since 2004, the Y gymnastics program has produced nine all-around state champions, a regional qualifier and fifty-four event champions.
More importantly, in keeping with the Y mission, we strive to empower youth to be healthier in spirit, mind and body.
Three and four year olds learn basic gymnastics skills and the social concepts of taking turns, listening, following directions, and sharing. The objective of preschool gymnastics is to heighten body awareness, promote social development and most importantly to have fun!
Students are grouped by age and ability. Gymnasts progress levels as key skills are learned, on the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor. To insure further skill development, strenghth and flexibility drills are incorporated into every practice.
Core Floor Elements:
Level 1-Rolls, cartwheels and round-off
Level 2-Kick-overs, handstands, basic dance skills
Mini-Team-Walkovers, dance, competitive routine skills
Pre-Team-Front and back handsprings, competitive routines
A progression of skils, drills, and strength training help athletes develop new tumbling and acrobaticv skills. The in-ground tumble trampoline and training mats allow for more repetition and minimal stress on the body which leads to a more accelerated learning pace. Ldeal class for cheerleaders and those interested in cheering.
Boys train on the parallel bars, vault, floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, and high bar. Our recreational program is designed to develop coordination, strength, flexibility and agility through motor activities and progressive gymnastics skills.
Competitive Gymnastics Team
Delta Explosion team members in level 3-6, compete USA Gymnastics compulsory routines. Level 7-10 and prep optional gymnasts compete routins choreographed exclusively for them by our coaching staff. The music, tumbling and dance elements are chosen with the individual gymnast's personality and skill strengths in mind.