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Gymnastics at Dan McKinney Family YMCA

Build Strength, Skills & Confidence with Your Friends at the Y

Welcome to Dan McKinney 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

Dan McKinney Family YMCA

8355 Cliffridge Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-3483
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Our Staff

Program Director: Melina Bradley • [email protected]

Gymnastics Coordinator: Caitlin Sanders [email protected]

Registering for Classes

Register online or call (858) 453 3483 for support. We have standardized our gymnastics curriculum and classes to support a clear path to advance in our programs. For information on which class to register for, please email [email protected]

View our July/August 2024 gymnastics schedule.
Last updated June 27, 2024.


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*Requires prerequisites to participate in the class. Speak with YMCA gymnastics staff for details.

RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS

The Y is the starting point for children to learn about the importance of being active and developing healthy habits they’ll carry through their lives. Gymnastics develops strength, balance and agility. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun and encouraging environment for kids to learn gymnastics, build confidence and make new friends. Depending on the age and skill level of your child, the YMCA offers private, semi-private and group gymnastics programs.

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Coed Gymnastics

Coed Beginner | Ages 5-17
Gymnasts increase strength and confidence while developing a strong foundation to learn safe skills, while utilizing equipment such as tumble track, bars, beam, vault and floor.

Coed Level 1* | Ages 5-17
Gymnasts progressing through level 1 continue to explore vault, bars, beam and floor equipment to increase comfort, familiarity as well as skill and technique.

Coed Level 2* | Ages 6-17
Gymnasts are introduced to intermediate strength training techniques and should be able to safely perform all beginner-level skills on equipment and floor routines while expanding technique.

Coed Level 3* | Ages 6-17
Gymnasts in this progressive class should be able to sufficiently follow routine and choreography, establishing confidence and efficiency on gymnastics equipment and floor exercises while working towards advancing.

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PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Our preschool gymnastic classes give your child a fun physical activity in a safe environment. This is a great way to introduce your child to developing fine social, listening, balance and motor skills.

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Parent/Child Gymnastics

Parent/Child | Ages 18 months - 2.9 years
Accompanied by a caregiver, children ages 18 months to 2.9 years learn to be comfortable in a gymnasium setting while setting the stage for a healthy lifestyle. This safe, fun and supportive environment enhances motor development and eye-hand coordination allowing your child to develop both physical and mental skills through various skill-focused rotations and free playtime.

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Preschool Gymnastics

Preschool | Ages 3-4 years
Preschoolers will increase their confidence transitioning into an independent class and learning new skills on gymnastics equipment including trampoline, bars, beam, and floor. Children must be able to separate from their parents and follow directions from a coach. Obstacle courses, parachutes, songs and other tools are used to develop balance, coordination, flexibility and strength through various skill-focused rotations to enhance motor development and eye-hand coordination.

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SPECIALTY GYMNASTICS

The Y is the starting point for many children to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Gymnastics is a wonderful development tool emphasizing strength, balance and agility. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and encouraging environment for kids to learn gymnastics, build confidence, and make new friends. Depending on the age and skill level of your child, the YMCA offers private, semi-private, and group gymnastics programs.

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Little Ninjas Gymnastics

Little Ninjas | Ages 3-5
Designed to match a preschooler's boundless energy, introduce your little ninja to parkour while working on coordination, speed, and balance while enhancing motor development and eye-hand coordination. Rotations on various gymnastic equipment teach children to run, vault, climb, and roll over obstacles.

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Parkour Gymnastics

Parkour Intermediate | Ages 6-17
Your athlete will learn expand on techniques learned in Beginner parkour. Our coaches will focus on more advanced drills and each class will emphasize learning proper techniques and increasing strength, confidence and flexibility. Students will learn how to run, vault, flip, climb, and roll over obstacles. The goal of these classes will be to teach students how to safely maneuver through their environment in a fun and creative way. Coach evaluation required.

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OPEN GYM

Open Gym is a time for gymnasts of all ages to jump, tumble, explore and practice their training outside of class. This is a great environment to meet new friends while working on new skills and enjoy the sport of gymnastics.

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Open Gym

Preschool Open Gym | Ages 1-7

Parent or caretaker must be within arm’s reach of their child at all times, no adults on equipment. The registration is for the specific day and time listed. Please register under your child’s name. Adults and children must have a waiver form on file.

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School Age Open Gym | Ages 5-12

No parents or caretakers are allowed in the gym. As our coaches will supervise multiple kids enjoying free play time, we do not provide spotting or class structure. The registration is for the specific day and time listed. Please register under your child’s name.

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*Prerequisites required to participate in this class.

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