Gymnastics at McGrath Family YMCA
Build Strength, Skills and Confidence with Your Friends at the Y
Welcome to McGrath 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
McGrath Family YMCA Gymnastics Center
12006 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Gymnastics Coordinator: Mikah Olsen • [email protected]
Registering for Classes
Register online or call (619) 462-9622 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 gymnastics schedule.
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*Requires prerequisites to participate in the class. Speak with YMCA gymnastics staff for details.
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.
Girls Beginner | Ages 5-17
Female gymnasts learn proper technique, developing a strong foundation and increasing confidence and strength while utilizing equipment such as tumble track, bars, beam, vault, and floor.
Girls Level 1* | Ages 5-17
Female gymnasts continue to explore vault, bars, beam, and floor equipment to increase comfort, familiarity, skill, and technique while progressing through level 1.
Girls Level 2* | Ages 6-17
Female gymnasts should be able to safely perform all beginner-level skills on equipment and floor routines while working to expand technique as well as introducing intermediate strength training techniques.
Girls Level 3* | Ages 6-17
Female gymnasts should be able to adequately follow routine and choreography, demonstrating confidence and efficiency on gymnastics equipment and floor exercises in this progressive class while working towards advancing.
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Boys Level 1* | Ages 5-17
Male gymnasts progressing through level 1 continue to explore vault, rings, floor, bars, and p-bars equipment to increase comfort, familiarity, as well as skill and technique.
Boys Level 2* | Ages 6-17
Male 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.
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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.
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 | 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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Hotshots 2* | Ages 3-6
Gymnasts ages 4-6 will expand on skills learned in Preschool Gymnastics. Children that already achieved all required skills, can continue working on more challenging skills and preparing for higher level recreational programming, once they reach age and skills requirement.
FIND HOTSHOTS CLASSES
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.
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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Tumbling Intermediate* | Ages 7-17
Intermediate tumbling students will build on skills, strength and flexibility gained in beginning tumbling. Students will be taught back handsprings in staged progressions, utilizing specialized equipment and develop a strong round off rebound. Conditioning emphasis is placed on shoulder and back flexibility as well as leg strength which is all needed to progress through curriculum. Coach evaluation required.
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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.
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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Adult Open Gym | Ages 12+
This open gym is for teens and adults. Children that are part of the competitive team may be allowed to practice their skills. As our coaches will supervise multiple people enjoying free play time, we do not provide spotting or class structure. The registration is for the specific day and time listed. All participants must have a waiver form on file.
*Adults can participate but not spot or coach children.
FIND ADULT OPEN GYM SESSIONS
*Prerequisites required to participate in this class.
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