The department offers a wide range of classes for boys and girls age 2-13, with fundamental through advanced skills on gymnastic apparatus. Our program prides itself on being able to offer a positive, safe and fun gymnastics learning environment for your child. Participating in gymnastics develops self-esteem, discipline, determination and a sense of achievement.
If your child needs accommodations, please contact John Walsh for more information. We will make accommodations based on an individual's needs.
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Parent-Child Age 2-3
Parent-Child class is an enjoyable physical, mental and social experience for your child, focused on age appropriate movements, games and equipment. Participation will enhance your child's body awareness, build confidence with movement, and is also a great way for you and your child to meet new friends.
Munchkateers 1 Age 3-4
This class will focus on beginning gymnastics terms and age appropriate coordination activities. Each week, the class will be taught fundamental gymnastic terms and skills (ie: point toes, flex toes, straight legs, forward rolls, etc). Instructors will also lead participants through fitness and coordination obstacles, as well as engage in age appropriate games and activities. No experience necessary, child must be able to separate from parent and follow group instruction.
Munchkateers 2 Age 4-6
This class will focus on beginning gymnastics terms and age appropriate coordination activities. Each week, the class will be taught fundamental gymnastic terms and more challenging gymnastic skills. These skills will assist in advancing your child's motor coordination, strength and flexibility. No experience necessary, child must be able to separate from parent and follow group instruction.
Young Beginner Age 5-12
This program is designed as a transition program to the Level gymnastics program. Class will focus on body positions, skill development and skill recognition. No experience necessary, child must be able to separate from parent, follow group instruction and learn gymnastics terminology.
USA Level Gymnastics
The Level program includes instruction in floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars and vaulting. Participants learn the fundamental progressions and are introduced to basic skills on each event. Participants are grouped by age and ability. Advancement is based on obtaining the required skill and correct form.
Level 1 Age 6-12
No experience necessary, but must be able to demonstrate a forward roll, elementary cartwheel rotation, a bridge on the floor, squat and straddle position on the vault, jump mount and forward dismount on the low bar, and forward walk on the high beam. Advancement to the Level 2 program is based on obtaining the required skills and correct form.
Level 2 Age 6-12
Successful completion of Level I or the ability to demonstrate a cartwheel with proper form, standing round-off, handstand against the wall, backwards roll and bridge on the floor, straddle over on vault, forward dismount on high bar, and a round-off dismount on low beam, back scale for 3 seconds and walk backwards on high beam. Advancement to the Level 2 program is based on obtaining the required skills and correct form.
Level 3 Age 6-12
Must be able to demonstrate running round-off rebound, handstand to bridge, standing to bridge, bridge kick-over on the floor, jump to handstand position on the vault, pullover on the bars, and straight jump as well as round-off dismount on the high beam. Advancement to the Level 4 program is based on obtaining the required skills and correct form.
Level 4 Age 6-12
This class is by INSTRUCTOR INVITATION or TRY-OUT ONLY. Must be able to demonstrate all 3 splits, front walkover, back walkover, front handspring on the vault, pullover and back hip circle on bars, a cartwheel on low beam, tuck jump, and a front handspring dismount on the high beam. This program is for our advanced students looking to take the next step in preparing for competition level skills.
Boys Level 1-3 Age 6-12
The Boys Level 1-3 program includes instruction in floor exercise, balance training, parallel bars, pommel horse,
and vaulting. Participants will learn the fundamental progressions and are introduced to the basic skills of each
event. Participants will be grouped by age and skill level. For more information contact John.Walsh@herndon-va.gov.
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Gymnastics Winter Break Camp Age 6 -14
Sprinkle gymnastics into your winter break by participating in floor exercises, balance beam, vault, cheerleading, swimming (optional) and active games. Bring a lunch, snack, tennis shoes, swimsuit, and towel. Focus will be on gymnastics and cheer, but we will play a variety of games and activities each day.