Gymnastics at Rancho Family YMCA
Build Strength, Skills and Confidence with Your Friends at the Y
Welcome to Rancho Family YMCA gymnastics, where toddlers to teens can grow strong, get confident, find balance and jump into fun. Based on the skills, levels and progressions developed by USA Gymnastics, our gymnasts learn in an encouraging atmosphere as they build skills to progress through each level of the program.
Location and Contacts
Rancho Family YMCA Gymnastics at Canyonside Recreation Center
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 538-8131: Canyonside Rec Center
(858) 484-8788: Rancho Family YMCA
Director: Diane Wavrik • [email protected]
Registering for Classes
Register at the Rancho Family YMCA or online. Class registration is available up to three months in advance. Classes are often full; we suggest registering 3-4 weeks in advance to ensure your child gets the class day/time you want. Note: Registration is not available at Canyonside Recreation Center.
Preschool Gymnastics — Walking to Age 6
The preschool gymnastics program offers age-appropriate instruction to help children gain coordination, balance, listening, social and motor skills — all in a fun gymnastics environment.
- Transitional 2s
- Gymventures 1 — Walking to 24 months
- Gymventures 2 — Age 2
- Gymventures 3 — Ages 3
- Gymventures 4 — Ages 4
- Gymventures 5 — Ages 5-6
Boys Progressive Gymnastics — Ages 6-12
Boys in progressive classes will have the opportunity to use all of the men’s gymnastics apparatus: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Levels 1, 2 and 3
Girls Progressive Gymnastics
Girls enrolled in progressive classes will gain experience on each of the four women’s gymnastics apparatus: vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Gymnasts will learn gymnastics terminology and develop strength, coordination, flexibility and self-confidence.
- Levels 1, 2 and preteam
Schedule at a Glance
Please note Saturday classes run March – December.
Girls Progressive Classes
Gymnastics classes are not in session during the following dates:
- February 18, 2019
- May 27, 2019
- July 4, 2019
- September 2, 2019
- October 31, 2019
- November 28-30, 2019
- December 23-25, 2019
Note: Sessions with fewer than four classes will have an adjusted price.
Private lessons are available by appointment and are sold in blocks of five sessions or 30 of 45 minutes each.
Private Training (five sessions)
Semi-Private Training (2 people; five sessions)
General Information for Progressive Program
Progressive classes have a ratio of 1:9. Depending on registration, there may be fewer than 9.
Attire for Classes
- Girls: Leotards or comfortable shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.
- Boys: Athletic shorts and T-shirt. Avoid clothes with zippers, snaps, and buttons. Students may wear socks or go barefoot. Hair must be pulled back. No jewelry or gum.
Make-up classes can be scheduled on a space-available basis. Makeups are not guaranteed. Schedule makeups by contacting LIST CONTACT HERE. Please be sure to show up only on the day you are registered for classes.
Progressing to the Next Level
To progress to the next level, a student must be able to perform all skills in their current level. Skill lists are posted on the Parent Board.
Evaluation sign-ups are posted the third week of the session. Evaluations are held every other month, during the third week of the session. Your child must be evaluated and receive a certificate prior to moving up to the next level.
- You may observe your child's class from the viewing area. Parents/guardians are not permitted in the gymnastics center to ensure safety of all.
If you have questions about the gymnastics program or classes at Rancho Family YMCA, see individuals listed at the top of this page or call (858) 484-8788.