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Gymnastics Center

ENRICH THE SPIRIT, MIND, AND BODY AT THE OLD COLONY YMCA EASTON GYMNASTICS CENTER!

The Old Colony Y Easton Branch gymnastics center offers Preschool, Youth and Adult programs.  The center has all four Olympic gymnastics apparatus which include bars, beam, floor and vault.  We also provide preschool equipment, stations and much more for all to enjoy! For the more skilled gymnasts, our equipment will allow for a competitive and successful gymnastics experience. Join in and enrich the spirit, mind, and body with gymnastics!

 

Our Staff

Erin Lawrence
Program Director
508-230-9622 x104
elawrence@oldcolonyymca.org 

 

Gymnastics

The Y Preschool Gymnastics Program

The Y preschool gymnastics program allows boys and girls ages 1-6 years to experience the world of gymnastics. This progressive program will allow children to begin gymnastics classes with a parent in our Me and My Tumbler class (ages 1-3). Help children learn the basics of gymnastics independently in our Tumble Weeds class (ages 3-4). Develop skills and confidence in our Tiny Tumbler program (ages 4-5). Excel in our more advanced classes in the Rising Stars (ages 5-6). Our goal is that children and their parents have a fun, positive, and exciting experience in our preschool gymnastics programs at the OCY Easton Branch.

The Y Youth Gymnastics Programs (K–8th Grade & up)

The Y youth gymnastics program is created to be both recreational and instructional and to incorporate age-appropriate conditioning for the strength and flexibility needed for the sport. Gymnasts follow specific progressions and guidelines for proper skill development on each of the Olympic events. Participation helps develop agility, strength, balance and flexibility. For gymnasts safety appropriate gymnastics attire is required.

Special Events and Programs in the Gymnastics Center

Be sure to check out our Tumble Time class perfect for cheerleaders and extra practice in the basics and progressions of tumbling, as well as our Flip Fest Gymnastics Vacation Camps throughout the year. Our Ninja Warrior classes are great for helping enhance speed, strength and agility in all children.  From complete beginners to competitive gymnastics we strive to work with each individual to achieve a successful experience.

OCY EASTON Gymnastics Team

The Gymnastics Team competes in the XCEL Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. We compete in the MA and NH YMCA Gymnastics League and compete against other Y’s and gyms throughout the year. This program is by invitation only, please contact Erin for more details at 508-238-9758 or ELawrence@oldcolonyymca.org

Gymnastics AND NINJA WARRIOR Birthday Parties

Interested in a Gymnastics or Ninja Warrior Birthday Party? Let us do the work as you enjoy watching your child jump, play and swing around the gym with his/her friends. For more information on gymnastics parties - see downloadable pdf file on birthday parties on the right of this webpage. Sign up today - dates are limited!

What Should My Child Wear?

Preschool class kids should wear comfortable and fitting clothing. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts, and leotards are fine. Youth class kids should wear a leotard for girls, although not required. No jewelry should be worn. Kids will be barefoot or in socks in the gym. No buttons, jeans, or zippers on clothing. Tie back all hair when possible!


 

Classes and Descriptions

Please see our updated gymnastics schedule for days/times of when classes are offered.
If you have any questions about placement for your child please contact Erin Lawrence. Demonstration of skills for placement may be required.

 

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS:

ME & MY TUMBLER (1-3 YRS) (30 MINS):

Parents and their little ones experience the world of movement and gymnastics. Supervised by an instructor, caregivers bond with their child in preparation for classes on their own. Includes structured activities and open gym time.

Tumble Weeds (3-4 yrs) (45 mins):

For gymnasts who are ready for classes on their own! Class will focus on the basics of gymnastics through the use of drills and stations. Learn the importance of taking turns, following directions, and being respectful to others in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Tiny Tumblers (4-5 yrs) (45 mins):

Learn flexibility, basic gymnastics skills and get familiar with gymnastics terminology. Class prepares children for more advanced preschool classes. Class structure and gymnastics technique will be emphasized.

SUPERHERO GYMNASTICS (4-5YRS) (45 mins): 

Does your child love to run, jump, swing, hang and leap around the house? Hone those skills in our superhero gymnastics class where your little hero will learn how to use their body in a safe and fun atmosphere!

Hot shots (4-5YRS)(45mins):

An advanced preschool class.

KINDERGARTEN GYMNASTICS:

RISING STARS (5-6 YRS)(45 MINS):

Your child will further develop their basic gymnastics skills and learn the proper use of each apparatus, in addition to building strength, flexibility and gymnastics technique. Skills learned at this level include: forward rolls, candle sticks, assisted handstands, pull up, hurdles, straight jumps and more!

YOUTH GYMNASTICS:

Rollers (6-8YRS)(60 mins):

This is a beginner class that focuses on understanding class structure, basic gymnastics terminology and flexibility. Skills learned at this level include: forward roll, backward roll, beam leg kicks, front supports, pullovers, and more!

 

ROLLERS ADVANCED (6-8YRS) (90 MINS):

This class if for gymnasts age 6-8 years old who can demonstrate “Roller” level skills. Skills learned at this level include backbend kick over, side handstand dismount, back hip circle, dive roll & more!

SWINGERS (8-14YRS)(60 MINS):

For the beginner gymnast age 8-14 years old.  This class focuses on basic gymnastics terminology, strength and flexibility. Skills learned at this level include: forward roll, backward roll, beam leg kicks, front supports, pullovers & more!

KIPPERS (8-14 YRS) (60 MINS):

This class is for gymnasts age 8-14 years old who can demonstrate Swinger” level skills unassisted.  Skills learned at this level include: back bend kick over, cartwheel or front handspring dismounts, back hip circle, tap swings and more!

PRE-TEAM (6-14 YRS) (90 MINS):

re-team prepares gymnasts for our competitive gymnastics team.  Gymnasts will continue to learn more difficult skills at their own pace.  Memorization of routines will be introduced to prepare gymnasts for competitive gymnastics. 

SPECIALTY CLASSES:

Tumble Time (Ages 6+) (45 mins): 

Our tumbling classes aim to help gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders develop goal skills on the floor. Skills learned include Handstand, Cartwheel, Bridge, Round Off, Front Limber, Kick Over, Back Handspring, Round off Back Handspring, Front/Back Walkover

Ninja warrior training (4-8yrs) (45 mins):

Based off the show Ninja Warrior, be challenged to complete obstacle courses while building strength, balance, flexibility and team comradery.

Cheer Beginner (6-8 YRS)(45 mins):

Learn the basics of cheerleading including jumps, motions, cheers, basic stunting and tumbling.

Gymnastics-ability (5-8  & 9+ YRS)(30 mins):

Gymnastics-Ability is a part of our Y-Ability programming options for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. In this class we focus on balance, fine & gross motor development, building up self-confidence, and more.  We visit 1 obstacle course each week that includes strength based activities, gymnastics skills, balance ability, and so much more! This program is a benefit of having a membership with Old Colony Y!

FAMILY OPEN GYMNASTICS (ALL AGES) (60MINS):

This is unstructured time for families to enjoy the gymnastics center and practice skills they learn during class together. Parent supervision is required, however we will have a qualified staff member on hand to be sure safe spotting techniques and safe play practices are practiced.

Member: $5 per child  | Non-Member: $10 per child

YMCA Gymnastics Center

10 Barrows Street
North Easton, MA 02356
508-230-9622