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GIRLS GYMNASTICS

Gleason's recreational program has many levels from beginning to advanced. Class time is usually 1/3 time tumbling, 1/3 apparatus, 1/3 trampoline. In emphasizing these three areas in our basic curriculum, Gleason's gives the student a strong all-around gymnastics foundation. 

 

The sport of gymnastics can be used as a vehicle to enhance children's adaptation to both academics and sports. It is important to learn the movement concepts involved in a skill as well as learning the skill. The focus should be on the development of self-esteem along with skill acquisition.

GIRLS BEGINNING A 

Ages 5-7, 55 minutes 1x week

In Girls Beginning A, forward rolls, handstand and cartwheel progressions, basic jumps and locomotor skills are taught on tumbling. On trampoline, correct bouncing and stopping, seat drops, jumps in different positions (tuck, straddle & pike), and half and full turns are taught. On bars, students will learn beginning support and suspension positions, and the different hand grips that are used (over, under & mixed). 

GIRLS BEGINNING B 

Ages 5-7, 55 minutes 1x week

In this level Forward Rolls, Backward Rolls, Handstands, Cartwheels, Basic Jumps and Locomotor Skills are taught on Tumbling. On Trampoline, correct bouncing and stopping, Seat Drops, Front Drops, Back Drops, jumps in different positions (Tuck, Straddle & Pike) and Half and Full Turns are taught. On Bars students will learn beginning support and suspension positions, the different hands grips that are used (Over, Under & Mixed), and some beginning Mounts and Dismounts as well as correct landing technique. 

GIRLS BEGINNING C 

Ages 5-7, 55 minutes 1x week

Development of control and strength in the Handstand position, power and technique in Cartwheels, Dive Rolls, development of flexibility needed for Tumbling, and introduction of Front and Back Handsprings are emphasized. On Bars, students will be introduced to the beginning swing movements, Casts, Glides, and technique for developing rotational momentum. On Trampoline, the basic drops (Front & Back) are refined and put into Combinations. Half and Full Twists to all of the basic skill fundamentals. 

GIRLS BEGINNING 1 

Ages 8+, 85 minutes 1x week 

In this level Forward Rolls, Backward Rolls, Handstands, Cartwheels, Basic Jumps and Locomotor Skills are taught on Tumbling. On Trampoline, correct bouncing and stopping, Seat Drops, Front Drops, Back Drops, jumps in different positions (Tuck, Straddle & Pike) and Half and Full Turns are taught. On Bars students will learn beginning support and suspension positions, the different hands grips that are used (Over, Under & Mixed), and some beginning Mounts and Dismounts as well as correct landing technique. Girls Beginning B is a 55 minute class. 

GIRLS BEGINNING 2

Ages 8+, 85 minutes 1x week 

Development of control and strength in the Handstand position, power and technique in Cartwheels, Dive Rolls, development of flexibility needed for Tumbling, and introduction of Front and Back Handsprings are emphasized. On Bars, students will be introduced to the beginning swing movements, Casts, Glides, and technique for developing rotational momentum. On Trampoline, the basic drops (Front & Back) are refined and put into Combinations. Half and Full Twists to all of the basic skill fundamentals. 

GIRLS INTERMEDIATE 

Ages 6+, 85 minutes 1x week 

Learning Front and Back Handsprings is the main focus of the Intermediate Level. Headsprings and Running Dive Rolls are also taught during Tumbling. On Bars, students are taught Front and Back Hip Circles, Stride Circles, and Mini-Routines. On Trampoline, Back Handsprings and Front Somersaults are introduced. Basic skills are refined and put into developmental Routines

GIRLS ADVANCED 1 

Ages 6+, 85 minutes 1x week 

Refinement of Back and Front Handsprings and connecting them in developmental series is the main focus of Tumbling at this level. Front Somersaults are introduced as well as Aerial Cartwheels. On Trampoline, development of Somersaults is most emphasized. On Bars, students begin to learn Kips, swings for advanced Dismounts, and continue to build on the previously learned Routines. 

GIRLS ADVANCED 2 

Ages 6+, 85 minutes 1x week 

Individualized instruction allows each person to progress at their own pace. Competitive Routines and Skill Combinations are taught on all four events (Floor, Bars, Balance Beam & Vault). With added Trampoline training, Somersaults in different positions and with twists are acquired. 

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