Mt. Prospect: Boys Recreational
Our recreational program is for children ages 6.5 to 12 years old. These classes are great as a continuation of your boy’s gymnastics career, a supplement to other sports, or for the very beginner.
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The student will work on beginner gymnastics skills and body positions utilizing the floor, parallel bars, high bar, pommel horse, rings, and vault. Trampoline and tumble trak exercises are also incorporated in order to improve body awareness. Handstands, forward and backward rolls, pull-overs, and basic swings are taught in this class. Basic skills on all apparatus should be mastered at this level.
Students are required to have instructor approval to enroll in intermediate or advanced classes
After mastering the basic sequential skills and developing strength and flexibility, the gymnast should be ready for intermediate exercises. This level incorporates an increase in strength and flexibility and intermediate skills on all apparatus. Front handsprings, back handsprings, and round-offs are some of the skills taught in this class.
After mastering the basic and intermediate sequential skills as well as developing strength and flexibility, the gymnasts should be ready for more advanced exercises. This level incorporates repetitive drills in order to increase body awareness and program muscle memory. Combination tumbling passes and apparatus routines are emphasized in this class. Students are encouraged to train twice per week at this level.