Sports Academy gymnasts (ages 5 and above) are placed into class based on skill and age level. SAG’s curriculum is taught with progressions, allowing students to move at their own pace and advancing on the events on which they are ready. Frequent evaluations are low stress and allow the coaches to track the athletes’ progress using a Star Rating System. Progress to the next class is achieved when all stars from the previous level are earned. While age is the general guideline for how our classes are organized, our curriculum allows for flexibility that acknowledges that children develop at different rates. If a student has gymnastics experience prior to attending SAG, please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss the most appropriate placement for your child.
Gymnastics Beginner I (Ages 5-6), Gymnastics Beginner II ( Ages 7-8), Gymnastics III (Ages 9+)
Ratio 8 to 1
This class is for beginner gymnasts ages 5-12. Students will begin to learn the fundamentals of gymnastics on all four Women’s Artistic events (floor, bars, beam and vault) as well as trampoline and tumble trak. Students will rotate through a variety of stations which help your child learn safe progressions of skills before trying them on their own. Gymnasts will be working on introductory skills and progressions including: forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, basic jumps and turns, casting and swings on bars, and working on a low beam. Advancement to either the next age group (Gymnastics II or III) or to Advanced Beginner when all skills have been acquired. This is an important class that requires consistency and commitment. Gymnastics is an exciting turning point as students are maturing quickly and able to add more and more skills each month!
Gymnastics - Advanced Beginner
Ages 6+ Ratio 8 to 1
Students will continue to master the fundamentals of gymnastics on all four Women’s Artistic events (floor, bars, beam and vault) as well as trampoline and tumble trak. Gymnasts will continue to work on the basics along with more advanced skills and progressions including: straight armed rolls, round offs, leaps, jumps and turns, pullovers and swings on bars, and working on low and high beam. This is the level where we start to see gymnasts distinguish themselves as athletes in the gym. They are working hard and have enough skills and physical strength to take them out of the large category of beginning gymnasts and into the more exclusive groupings of intermediate and advanced work. Advancement to Intermediate when all skills have been acquired.
Gymnastics - Intermediate
Ages 7+ Ratio 8 to 1
Strong emphasis is placed on ensuring students continue to develop and maintain excellent form and technique as they begin mastering more advanced skills in all events. Students will work on fundamentals with a focus on USAG Level 2 skills including walkovers, roundoffs, advanced rolls and connected skills, leaps, turns and jumps on the floor and high beam, pullovers, and circling elements on the bars. Advancement to Advanced class when all skills have been acquired.
Gymnastics - Advanced
Ages 8+ Ratio 8 to 1
This is where technical fundamentals, combined with the hard-earned strength and flexibility developed in previous levels, begin to transform into powerful skills and graceful sequences. Gymnasts are working on USAG Level 3 skills and above including front and back handsprings, aerial cartwheels and front and back saltos, cartwheels and back walkovers on the high beam, kips and advanced circling elements on bars, vaulting over the table and more intricate routines to put it all together!